Dad's Cheesy Egg Sandwhich

 Something that I will always remember from my childhood was my dad’s egg sandwiches. The way he made them were simply delicious. They’re quick and simple to make, and the great thing about them is that you don’t have to wait until breakfast to eat them, you can have them any time that you want.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 slices bacon (Diced)
  • 2 large eggs
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 slices American cheese
  • 1-2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 slices of toasted bread (whichever is your favorite)
  • A handful of chopped onion
  • Optional: Canned of sliced Jalapenos

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and bacon, cook until brown and crispy, about 3-4 minutes.
  2. Pop bread into the toaster.
  3. Add eggs to the skillet about 2-3 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste. And scramble all together.
  4. Place a slice of cheese over each slice of bread once it’s out of the toaster and set aside.
  5. To assemble the sandwiches, top one of the slices of bread with the scrambled eggs. and top it off with the other slice of bread.
  6. You can add the jalapenos in the sandwich or serve a side.
  7. Enjoy!

I hope you enjoyed this recipe!

-Sharlene

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Breakfast Egg Mufin Sandwich

McDonalds Egg McMuffins is one of my favorite breakfast sandwiches out there. Just something about them are soo delicious. And let’s be real sometimes you don’t want to go out and wait some long line just for these bad boys so I decided to just make my own version of it at home. Let’s be honest we don’t know exactly what fast food companies put in there food so at least when you make them at home you know what you’re eating and best of all you can change it any way that you like.

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole wheat English muffins, toasted
  • 1 fried egg (I prefer just egg whites)
  • 2 slices of bacon (I prefer turkey bacon)
  • 1 slice of American cheese ( you can use any cheese that you like)
  • optional: salsa or guacamole

Directions:

  1. Pop the muffins into the toaster while you fry the egg and bacon.
  2. To assemble, Lay the slice of cheese on top of the bottom layer of the muffin, on top of that lay the egg then bacon, top guacamole or fresh salsa if you decide to use.
  3. Finish it off with the other half of the muffin and Enjoy!

Hope you all enjoy and See you next week.

-Sharlene

Detox Water Recipes

I don’t know about you but I love me some detox water. I’ve always loved drinking water it’s my favorite drink but I know that for some it might be hard to drink a certain amount daily. That’s why I feel like detox waters are great, not only are you getting your daily water intake (everyone should be drinking plenty of water throughout the day not only to keep hydrated but water is just overall amazing for your body) they give the water some good natural flavor. So I’m gonna share a few of my favorite water recipes.

Fresh Lemon and Cucumber Detox

  • 1 sliced lemon
  • 10-15 slices of cucumber
  • Ice
  • Water

Water-Melons Detox

  • 3-5 Watermelon slices
  • 3-5 Honeydew slices
  • 3-5 Cantaloupe slices
  • Ice
  • Water

Ruby lemon Detox

  • 3-5 grapefruit slices
  • 1 sliced lemon
  • Ice
  • Water

Mangolicious Detox

  • 3-5 grapefruit slices
  • 1 cup of mango chunks
  • Ice
  • Water

*Ingredient measurements may vary based on the size of your water bottle so make your best judgment on the amount that will fit in your bottle.

All you have to do is add all the ingredients to a bottle like this Fruit Infuser Water Bottle and let it sit in the fridge for at least an hour. The longer you let it sit the stronger the taste, I personally like letting it sit for about 4 hours when I’m in a hurry. Otherwise, I like to make it the night before.

Hope you all enjoy the detox waters, until next time.

-Sharlene

2018 Goals and Resolutions

Happy new year everyone!

We can’t believe that 2017 has come and gone so fast.

Since it’s a brand new year it’s time for new changes, new goals, new aspirations and new resolutions. Not only for our personal lives but also for this blog, we want to explore, create different content and try new things.

It’s always great to change it up a bit so your creativity can flow, and what better time to start something than the new year.

So be ready to see more posts about different types of things.


Sharlene’s Goals & Resolutions

2018 GOALS

  • Get more blog followers
  • Meeting Josh’s family
  • Lose a few pounds
  • Make more friends
  • Making Josh happy
  • Create a business
  • Creating new and exciting blog content
  • Going to Kansas

2018 Resolutions

  • Be happy
  • Stay positive
  • Remember to appreciate the small things
  • Travel more
  • Be more healthy
  • Meet more people
  • Being a better person
  • Read more
  • Spending more time together as a couple
  • Read the Bible more
  • Pray more often

2017 Reflections

  • Started the blog not knowing what we were going for, but very glad we did.
  • Tried new things.
  • Had my first date.
  • Brought Josh home to meet the family.
  • Starting a new journey in life with Josh.
  • Got a new camera
  • Took more chances.

Josh’s Reflections & Resolutions

2018 Goals

  • Buy a house
  • Give everything that Sharlene deserves
  • Promote our blog more
  • Get a better job
  • Make partner on twitch this year!

2018 Resolutions

  • Make Sharlene happy
  • Try to enjoy the little things more
  • Sleep more
  • Workout more
  • Be healthier
  • Focus more and set goals

2017 Reflections

  • Traveling to California to see the love of my life was very exciting. (Went three times)
  • Got on a plane for the first time.
  • Meeting Sharlene’s family was nerve-wracking but also very relieving. They welcomed me into the family, with open arms!
  • Started this blog with Sharlene and it was very exciting
  • Stepped out of my comfort zone but well worth it.
  • Overall an amazing year!

Wishes you all a blessed and wonderful New Years!

Can’t wait to share the new things that are coming soon.

-Sharlene & Josh

Celebrating Christmas in a LDR

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Unfortunately for us, we’re in a long distance relationship so it’s harder during the holidays since we can’t physically spend it together. But we try to look on the bright side and make the best of what we have. Luckily we live in a time where we can use technology to our advantage.

The smallest things are very important, whether it’s sending a Christmas card, opening Christmas gift while FaceTiming or watching a movie while Skyping. Making any type of effort in seeing each other makes all the difference. I know it gets hard and sad at times but it’s best to look on the bright side of things. Why dwell on the things you can’t change. Instead try to keep yourself occupied, spend some time with your friends and family, enjoy those moments and cherish them. Appreciate the small things in life after all that’s what Christmas is about.

Although we may not get to spend Christmas together this year, we have still hope that next year we will. So if you’re also in a long distance relationship don’t let it get to you, your day will come one day just don’t give up because the best things in life are worth fighting for.

So stay safe, spend time with loved ones and We wish you a very Merry blessed Christmas.

-Sharlene

Christmas Movie List

Just one more week until Christmas! I can’t believe it’s almost here, there’s so much to do and not much time left but no matter how busy I get, I always make time for some Christmas themed movies. During this time of year I look forward to watching all my favorite Christmas movies, just watching them gets me in the Christmassy mood. I usually like to watch them while I’m gift wrapping and baking.

Since it’s almost Christmas I wanted to share a list of some of the movies that I like to watch to get me ready for the big day.

  • Elf
  • The Nightmare before Christmas
  • A Charlie browns Christmas
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • A Christmas story
  • It’s a wonderful life
  • Home alone
  • Jack Frost
  • National Lampoon’s Christmas vacation
  • The Santa Clause
  • The Holiday
  • Scrooged with Bill Murray
  • Love Actually

What are some of your favorite Christmas movies? If you have any suggestions please leave them in the comments below so we can check them out. =)

Hope you all have a wonderful week filled with laughter and lots of movie watching.

-Sharlene

Motivational Monday #10

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Keeping your Christmas cheer during this time of the year.

Oh, the holidays. The time for joy, cheer, family and happiness. Although it’s a wonderful and beautiful holiday sometimes it can get a bit stressful and overwhelming to find the perfect gift.

During this time of year, my memories consist of always going to the mall with my mom, waiting in long lines, decorating the tree and helping with the gift wrapping and cooking. So I understand how busy people can and lose track of what Christmas is really about.

In order for me to keep my cool and be more joyful this year, I made a short list of some things that you can do to look past the stress and focus more on being cheerful and feeling the Christmas spirit.

1. SHOPPING! Now I’ll admit this is something I do enjoy doing no matter what the occasion is but hey, Christmas only comes around once a year and seeing the look on your loved one with something that you hand-picked for them is priceless.

I know times are tough so sometimes it’s hard to give presents but you don’t always need to go out and buy things. You can always make your gifts if anything they have more meaning. It’s the thought that counts not the price.

2.  Prayer and Reading the Bible – Take some time out of your day to pray and to read the Word. If you’re looking for a bible study, I suggest checking out Proverb 31 Online Bible Studies. All you need is your book.

3.  Listen to some Christmas music!  I love Christmas music, it gets me in such a happy mood. I play it when I’m cleaning, driving, wrapping gifts, cooking and just having it play in the house as background noise gives out a nice ambiance.

4.  DECORATE – Decorating and getting into the spirit of Christmas, making your home look and feel alive can be such a mood booster.

5.  BAKING – This is one of my favorite things to do especially during the holidays. Not only does it make your home smell amazing, you get a delicious homemade treat to enjoy at the end.

Just remember that Christmas is more than just about gifts, decorating and materialistic things. although it’s nice to receive and do those things sometimes we tend to forget about what Christmas really is. Spending time with loved ones and appreciating the true meaning of Christmas is what’s it’s all about.

I hope you all have a cheerful week, take some time to relax and enjoy what this season is about

-Sharlene