Monday, June 26, 2017



How are you?

Whatcha got planned for this summer?? I have a lot of this planned.. my wonderful sister and her boy have a beautiful pool.. lucky me (wink wink)

LOTS of things happening around Potter Palace these days...
we were in Montana last weekend for our Nephew's College Graduation party.. what a great time with family!!

Then in July we have JOHN MAYER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
at the gorge! A great concert in a GORGEOUS location!!

last time, about 4 yrs ago we had a BLAST.. one of my best memories with my big sis!!! And this time around my honey bunny is coming along!

IN OTHER NEWS..........

GUESS who FINALLY enrolled in the Institute of Integrative Nutrition program? two thumbs pointing at myself   

YEP you guessed it.. MEEEEEE!!!!

I'm so excited for this awesome opportunity to add more to what I've already learned during my time wellness coaching these last couple yrs. I've taken a different direction that recently and I'm really digging on it!! keep an eye out for some more of my school happenings.. I will be blogging about my experiences with IIN.

Today I wanted to bring you a delicious recipe that I've had floating around for a while now. my sister actually introduced me to this one.. but I put my twist on it like I usually do.... and I was not disappointed!

Tarragon Turkey Burgers

these are so moist and delicious. I took the idea for the sautéed veggies from a fixate turkey meatloaf recipe.. sorry to say I didn't come up with that one on my own. 

what you'll need:

1lb ground turkey breast
1/2 cup grated and squeezed zucchini
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup finely chopped pepper (I used an orange pepper)
2-3 finely chopped cloves of garlic
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp bl pepper
2 Tbls fresh tarragon or 2 tsp dried 
2 Tbls fresh dill or 2 tsp dried
2 Tbls fresh italian flat leaf parsley or 2 tsp dried
1/2 panko, bread crumbs, or roughly ground oats for gluten free option
juice from 1/2 fresh squeezed large lemon

sautée onions, pepper, zucchini, and garlic until soft and most of the moisture has cooked off, 
let cool,
once veggies are cooled, mix everything together
make 6 patties 
grill about 6 mins on ea side  

or make as a meatloaf
grease pan, add mixture, shape into a loaf
bake on 350 45-60 mins. checking about 1/2 way using a meat thermometer is the best way to get an accurate temp reading

with this recipe, I made 4 burgers and 1 small mini loaf pan of turkey loaf... it smells amazing with all those fresh herbs and tastes just as wonderful and fresh. 

let me know if you enjoy this delicious recipe!

Blessings coming atcha,


Monday, March 20, 2017


Hey Friends ~

I have been getting better about my yoga practice. I've started following Allie The Journey Junkie.
I found her when I was on youtube looking for videos for the yoga trapeze.
you can find her here

Also If you haven't heard of a yoga trapeze.. well, let me be the first to introduce you..

The yoga Trapeze

This little contraption is AWE. MAZE. ING!!!!!
I suffer from a couple disc issues so I JUMPED at the chance to try this thing out for a buck.. FOR REEEELS!!!

hanging in this for a couple mins makes my back feel great. plus you can use it as a TRX system, it has a similar handle system.

So That's how I found Allie. Her community on FB is AWESOME!!
it's a great tribe with great energy!
In fact I'm getting ready to start her body mind soul detox on April 1st!

A few pics from recent yoga sessions

I'm super stoked to be able to play around with inversions. I def need to gain more core and arm strength.. OKAY OKAY pretty much strength all over LOL... but I'm over coming fears and pushing comfort zones.. which is super exhilarating and freeing!!

My Crow is getting better and I'm able to hold it for longer now also

I want to add in more meditation and maybe some chanting! it's so crazy when I first started yoga it was to get a workout and be challenged.. now it's so much more than that.
It really helps my back issues and I feel more centered and calm. Also.. I'm more in tune with my body.

Do you have a yoga practice?
do you go to a studio or class?

I used to but now I enjoy doing it at home. and it's FREE!!


Monday, March 6, 2017

VITAMIX.... it's amazing!

HEY HEY you lovely people!

I hope all is well and you are living OUT LOUD!!!!

I have been wanting a vitamix for some time. I've made almond milk multiple times now and my little magic bullet is just not cutting it!!
last time I made almond milk I also tried using my french press to strain it and that was a BIG MISTAKE.. I read it on a blog, can't remember which now but this didn't work for me like it did for the blog author. LOL

what a mess.

so now I have a fancy powerful Vitamix.
mine doesn't have the dial just an on/off switch and a Low/Hi switch
and I also a dry container and blade with a cookbook as well. so it was a great deal. I got mine off QVC.

I've made Potato Chedder soup, which was amazing. silky and creamy and super easy bc Wendy's did half the prep for me. I went through the drive thru and got 2 plain baked potatoes for my soup and then just had to sauté some onions and garlic and then blend it up for 6 mins.. the vitamix ACTUALLY HEATS the soup as its blending it!!

we all thought that was pretty bitchin!!!

with the weather warming slightly and spring signs are starting to show.. I've been craving some good GREEN JUICE, so today I whizzed some up and it was easy peasy and delicious!!

This was refreshing, nourishing and delicious!!

I poured 1 cup of water into my vitamix and added
2 sm Persian cucumbers
1 green apple sliced
2 handfuls of kale
2 spears of pineapple
juice from 1/2 a lemon

I blended it for about a min starting on low and using my baton that came with my vitamix to help move the stuff around. once blended I poured it into a nut milk bag placed into some sort of juice vessel.

then I squeezed all the excess liquid out of the nut milk bag. I was delicious. I shared this with my sister but could have easily drank it all myself.

I'm excited to start juicing daily and playing around with different flavors..
planning on playing around with some...

Beets YUM
citrus fruits
celeriac (celery root)
carrots.. I love carrot juice!

I already know I will have a carrot, pineapple lime, orange concotion

and beets with kale, pineapple, lime & an apple is amazing.

I also want to do some research and make up some tumeric shots!

so stay tuned......