From sugar, to artificial sweetener, to natural sweetener, the end!

After many years of using Splenda, I finally stopped the obcession. I used to put Splenda in everything coffee, tea, greek yogurt, sweet potato, just to name a few. After reading many articles on the dangers of Splenda and Aspartame and started to adapt a clean eating lifestyle thats when I new it was time for a change. I did’t realize how much food and beverages I was eating that contained Splenda, lemonade, diet coke and low fat anything! Here are some of the changes I made

Truvia for Splenda

True Lemon for Crystal Light

STOPPED drinking Diet Coke, that was a hard one!

These little changes tapered my cravings for sweets and I was less bloated during the day, yay!

Friday Night Fun

I <3 Fridays! Fridays are the start of the weekend and usually date night with Bubba. We decided to hit the American Tap Room again, since we wanted something fast and tasty, with a  fun atmosphere.

Friday Night Outfit

The Necklace

The Ring

The Husband

As we were walking to the Tap Room we were able to get a sneak peak of the Taste of Reston event. We were starving, so we did not have time to check out any booths.

After we left the Tap Room, the Taste of Reston was still going on. We decided to stop by Pollo Peru’s tent and have a taste of their roasted chicken. My husband had gone to their restaurant a couple days before and raved on how amazing their food was. The chicken was  a definite success!

Plato liked it too!


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The Taste of Reston Experience

I am SUPER excited to attend my first Taste of Reston event. Can’t you tell by my huge smile!


They have so many activities ranging from carnival rides, to live music, a fitness expo and my personal favorite, food sampling!


There is going to be sampling from all these (see below) restaurants, and you know what that means, an ultra hard workout early Saturday morning! Below I bolded some of my must haves for the event. Hope I can make it to all of them.

  • American Tap Room: Grilled Chilled Shrimp
  • Big Bowl: Spicy Noodles
  • Buffalo Wing Factory & Pub: Bites
  • Cookology: Cookies
  • Clyde’s of Reston: Strawberry Short Cake
  • Finnegan’s Sports Bar & Grill: Guinness Stew
  • Flippin Pizza: Pizza by the slice
  • Hyatt Regency Reston: “Buffalo” Potatoes
  • Il Fornaio: Eggplant Pasta
  • Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern: Jambalaya
  • M & S Grill: Chicken Skewers
  • Mamma Lucia of Reston: Meatball Sliders
  • McCormick & Schmick’s: Crabcake Sandwich
  • Melting Pot: Chocolate Covered Strawberries
  • Milwaukee Frozen Custard: Root Beer Float
  • Mon Ami Gabi & Community Canteen
  • Obi Sushi: California Roll
  • Paolo’s Ristorante: Steak Salad
  • Paradise Ice Cream: Funnel Cake
  • Pitango Gelato: Gelato
  • Pollo Peru: Chicken
  • Sweetgreen – Reston: Yogurt
  • The Counter – Reston: Taco Turkey Minis
  • Trader Joe’s: Pulled Beef & Chicken Sliders
  • UNO Chicago Grill: Watermelon Slices
  • Vie de France: Fruit Tarts
  • Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro: Paella

I am making sure to have ready my handy dandy map so I don’t miss any of the scrumptious food tents that will be haunting me in my dreams!!!!

Hope to take lots of great pics so I can share with everyone !

Have a happy weekend!

Georgetown Date Night

We decided to spend our Friday night in Georgetown. I LOVE Georgetown! It is fun, retro and full of history. We walked around in a daze from a lack of food, so all we could think of was finding a restaurant. We found a great italian restaurant called il Canale. They are known for their pizza so we made sure to order their specialty. We ordered a red and white pizza, but I preferred the red sauced pizza. It was a great meal and I can’t wait to venture off more into Georgetown and find more restaurants to fall in love with.


Product of the Week: Crystal Light Drink Mix On The Go

Crystal Light has a product called Iced Tea Peach Lemonade On The Go and it is by far one of the best alternatives to Diet Coke. I have always used this product, but I really started to get into it when I was trying to get off of Diet Coke. Diet Coke is great but all the carbonation caused me to bloat  so I needed to find a better alternative. I stopped drinking Diet Coke for awhile, however I started to drink it again, due to a lack of self control. What gave me the idea to post about my new found love of Crystal light  was my co-workers neice. She came in for take your family to work day and I gave her a pack to try, she LOVED it. She is only 7 years old, but I thought this is a great alternative for kids to have and maybe I should try to ditch the Diet Coke again and go for the lemonade.