Summer Makeover

Summer - Flippy Floppy

My family has always struggled with weight so over the years I have become a student of different programs. I have counted calories, points, worked with trainers, tried to do it on my own. I have felt bad when my clothes became as my grandmother would say “snug”. But it was chronic illnesses that continued to motivate me to find a program that was the right fit for this body of mine that struggles with sleep apnea, interstitial cystitis, hypoglycemia and permanent nerve pain from shingles. I share this with you because I know that having a nutrition/fitness program that works for my body but has room to challenge me as I get stronger and allows me to be creative in the kitchen is a powerful tool in managing these conditions so they don’t manage me. Everyone needs good nutrition, a practice of proper portions and varied workouts that are being applied daily. Our bodies do so much for us but often we don’t maintain them well. If you are looking for a place to start because you’ve been lacking the proper tools, the at home program I’m using, 21-Day Fix, may be just what you need.  Read HERE for more information on my fitness journey.  I have spots for two women who are ready to make a change in my Summer Challenge Group starting Monday, June 29. It’s not too late to join us. Leave me a comment below or private message me.

 Note –   If June doesn’t work for you, I run a challenge group every month – just type I’m interest in a comment and I’ll email you.

Debbie - June Update - slant

Here is a healthy Chocolate Banana Nut Fudgepop I enjoyed using this recipe with a twist
Chocolate Banana Nut Fudgepop


Farewell to Summer Giveaway from Katherine’s Corner

I am so happy to partner with Katherine to pull together this fun giveaway that provides some items for you to use now (love those flip flop themed items and sweet tee) and some free dollars to shop with later (because seriously who can’t find something on Amazon or Paypal) – Below you will find the information provided from Katherine (our host) about how to enter.

Best of Luck – Sincerely, Debbie

August is here and the last days of summer are not far off. Although I hate the heat, I love all of the wonderful activities of the summer. I still haven’t made it to a beach. But, there’s still time. With that in mind I give you the August Giveaway- Farewell To Summer! This month’s AWESOME giveaway sponsors are Angel from Sew Crafty Angel, Whoop Tee, Debra at Deliciously Inspired, and of course, ME! ( if you would like to sponsor a giveaway please contact me )

Katherine's Corner August Giveaway

What will you win?
A $20 Amazon gift card from Debra.
A $10 PayPal gift Card from Angel.
A Katherines Corner Tee from Whoop Tee ( value $32)
A whimsical flip flop tote bag, napkins and a set of flip flop cheese /condiment spreaders from Me

Entering is easy, log into the entry form using your email address or facebook and click on the first entry on the rafflecopter form.  Confirm you are a follower of Katherines Corner.  Or become a new follower.  Then read the terms and conditions and click yes.  Any other entries you choose to enter are all optional additional entries.  Open to all over the age 18 ends August 29.

To get started – just click on the image below and scroll down until you find the Rafflecopter Entry Form and don’t forget to leave a comment below on what your favorite item of the giveaway is 🙂

farewell to summer giveaway


Summer Refresher

Summer brings laughter, splashing in the pool, bbqs and the heat of the sun.   Hydration is always important but even more so when the heat becomes extreme.  Try this orange-infused bubbly water to chase the heat away.

Summer Refresher w Words

Summer Refresher
An orange infused bubbly water with a hint of mint and coconut. This is a good way to get an extra glass of water in your system.
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
  1. 1 can La Croix Cran-Raspberry Water or flavored unsweetened carbonated water
  2. 1 Orange
  3. Ice
  4. 1/4 tsp coconut extract
  5. Spring of Mint
  1. Fill glass with ice
  2. Cut orange in half
  3. Juice one half of orange (remove seeds) and place in a small bowl
  4. Add the coconut extract in juice, stir and set aside
  5. Slice remaining half of orange
  6. Place juice into glass over ice
  7. Place several orange slices and mint in glass
  8. Pour the La Croix Cran-Raspberry Water into the glass
  9. Add remaining orange slices
  10. You can either stir or leave as is and enjoy the sweetness of the juice at the bottom of the glass
  11. Enjoy
Deliciously Inspired
Pull the ingredients together – juice 1/2 of orange and and add coconut extract –


Slice the other half of the orange and wash the mint….


Add everything into the glass – give a stir and enjoy –