22 April, 2017

Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls

One of Mr. Bear's favorite recipes and mine is Buffalo Chicken dip, but tortilla chips aren't the healthiest things in the world, so I decided to try wrapping them in egg roll wraps instead!! Let's just say we're a fan of this recipe!!

21 April, 2017

Solo-Female Traveling

Let me first start out by saying, I'm no expert when it comes to solo-female traveling, and I didn't venture to a country where the customs, language, or even the fashion was all that different from home. But I do have a few tips on how to be a confident and safe Solo-Female Traveler. If you're a Plus-Size Traveler, please visit my post: My Plus Size Travel Tips!

18 April, 2017

My Plus Size Travel Tips

Even before I booked my ticket to London I began researching "plus size travel tips" wanting to find things that made traveling easier. I found a few, but I wasn't finding what I was looking for, mostly I just found ideas for outfits. And if you know me, you know that fashion is one of the last things I care about.

So this whole post will be about the things that helped me during my trip to London (this post will contain affiliate links)

13 April, 2017

Turkey Manhattans: The Easy Way

One my favorite recipes from childhood is Turkey Manhattans, but living in a small room with no real kitchen, I've had to find ways of cooking some of my favorites without traditional methods. Below is a typical Turkey Manhattan recipe, the easy way. 

1. Sliced Bread (I used 35 calorie Honey Wheat Bread)

2. Turkey Gravy
3. One pound thin sliced turkey
4. One packet instant mashed potatoes

1. Mix Mashed Potatoes with 2 cups water in microwave safe dish, cook for 3 minutes in microwave
2. In second microwave safe dish, warm turkey gravy for 1 minute 30 seconds. Cover with paper towel so it doesn't splatter
3. Put one piece of bread on dish, cover with your choice of serving size of turkey, microwave for 30 seconds
4. Cover with mashed potatoes and gravy

5. Enjoy 😋

12 April, 2017

My life as an Adult Picky Eater

Being a picky eater is something that people assume you leave behind in childhood, but for some adults it carries far past our childhood and creates havoc in our lives. I want to start this post by setting the record straight on a few myths about picky eating, especially in adulthood. Most of this is just to educate others about how life can be for an adult picky eater, because it's certainly no walk in the park.

So what exactly is a picky eater? Well it's a person who has an aversion to food. This can range between a mild aversion to a serve aversion, and the foods can vary greatly. Some picky eaters only have a handful (under ten) "safe foods" while others (like myself) can have more but still a very limited diet (under fifty).

08 April, 2017

How I saved money on my trip to London

Now that my trip to London is over, I can officially say I spent way too much money on souvenirs, to the point that my suitcases almost didn't close. But I could do that because I saved as much money as possible before I even landed in London.

Since London is one of the most expensive cities to visit, as reported by Business Insider, I needed to find savings wherever I could. The key was going to be before I landed because once you get there you can't negotiate. Prices are flat, you can't argue about food, you either eat, or go somewhere else. You either buy that souvenir or you don't.

05 April, 2017

Traveling to London with Mental Illness

I wanted to share the vlog I made about my struggle with mental illness just before I left for London my dream trip. Sometimes mental illness strikes at the worst times and this seemed to be one of them. I tried to stay calm, and tried to push through, but that's just not always the case. 

My countdown list, trying to keep focused on one thing a day!

Mock packing my bags, multiple times!