Foodie Friday: Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars

So this post is not healthy at all! Since Santa will be visiting homes tomorrow night make these for him! 

Here is our favorite plate to leave for the big guy and his four legged crew! 

Sopapilla cheesecake bars are something I found on Pinterest once while recipe surfing. Turned out to be a hit among my friends, but only eat one because the calorie count is off the chart. Like I said let the little ones leave these for Santa.

Making them is simple you need…

  • 2 cans of cresent rolls
  • 2 packages of cream cheese (room temp)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup butter (melted)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

The best recipe I found is here Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars
Merry Christmas! 


The struggle is real

Just in case you did not know Christmas is 3 days away.

I will be honest and admit this past month I have struggled with eating healthy and working out.

Yes, I’m  “training” for the half marathan. But I say “training” because one run doesn’t really count as training. 

Besides soccer I have been consistant with a little bathroom workout I do while the water gets warm.

20 squats and 20 dips on the side of the tub and repeat 3 times at least or until the water is warm.

At home circuits are quick and easy around busy times.

The struggle is real and I need to do better.


Just what I needed.

Well,my funk has continued. or maybe I should say I’ve allowed my funk to continue.

A little pitty party here a little pitty party there. 

I know we have said it many times but living so far away from family is tough.

But…yesterday I get the following text..

I was so excited I couldn’t even spell pick right!

Long story short one of my friends from college was stuck in the DFW area so we got a chance to grab lunch and catch up!

I had no plans but to be in bed reading all day along with being down.

It was much needed to get me out of my funk from the past several weeks.

Thanks Andrea!!

It is always good to catch up with old friends!


Favorite Things Holiday Party

For the past 4 years I have thrown a Favorite Things Party with my friends! The idea is to have a gift exchange and time with my girls! Everyone is supposed to bring 5 (all the same) of what you consider your Favorite Thing, the price per gift cannot exceed $10. 

Once the ladies arrive at the party, everyone puts their name in a bowl on 5 separate slips of paper. I always start and tell what my favorite thing is and where it can be found, I then pull 5 names out of the bowl to receive my Favorite Thing. This year I my Favorite Thing was a portable power-bank charger for your smartphone. Perfect for the girl on the go, from my favorite store Target! (It’s in the section by checkout so you can only get it in the store)

We had some many awesome gifts this year, some of which included a wine bottle cooler from Home Goods, awesome lipstick shades from various places, on the go drink tumblers and much more! I love getting together with my friends and it’s even better when gifts are involved! 

Can’t wait until next year! 


12 Weeks Until Disney

Whoa!!!! I feel like just a few weeks ago we were talking about registering for this race.

I’m  excited for the Disney Princess half marathon and have heard great things about the Run Disney series.
This week is the start of my training.  I will most likely do a modified Hal Higdon novice 2 or intermediate 1 program. 

Im currently on 4 indoor soccer teams so game days I may or may not run depending on how I feel.  

12 week plans I tend to struggle with the last month of sticking to because I get bored.  Hoping to do my best though! 

I also hate running on the treadmill.  It is getting cooler here in Texas so that is great! Getting a run in afyer work will be interesting since it is getting dark early.  I’m up for the challenge!

~ R

Foodie Friday

Sometimes you just need those quick go to meals. Taco boats of become one of those meals for me.


Ground meat (I like turkey)

Taco seasoning

Romaine hearts

Shredded cheese 

Sour cream


Black olives


Cook your ground meat and add taco seasoning . 

Place your Romaine hearts on plate as you would taco shells. Now fill with your favorite taco toppings!!

Quick, easy, yummy