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thechiclife

California 94010
Hello! I'm a busy working woman who likes to lead a happy, balanced life. I like to juggle lots of things - from healthy cooking, to gardening, to being green to staying fit. I work 40+ hours a week, teach Zumba twice a week, and endeavor to feed my family clean, delicious eats, too. In my free... Full Bio
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First Foam Art and Greenville Faves by thechiclife Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Hope you’re all having a great Easter weekend! On Saturday, Dad and Sis wanted to watch the new Captain America 2 movie . With the weather being rainy with a high of 5 ... Read on »
Vegetarian Barley Black Eyed Pea Soup Recipe by thechiclife Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Go ahead and book this one for your post-Easter meal – a Vegetarian Barley Blacked Eyed Pea Soup recipe. After indulging in the traditions – ham, mac and cheese, mashed po ... Read on »
Totally 80s Dance Fitness Party by thechiclife Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Any 80′s fans out there? Last month, I hosted one of my favorite theme classes to date. I wanted to post that I recently hosted an 80s-themed Zumba class. But, seeing as h ... Read on »
10 Easy Kale Recipes by thechiclife Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Kale is still king in the land of vegetables and healthy eating, and if you haven’t tried it yet or don’t cook with it often, I wanted to share 10 simple ways to use this ... Read on »
Insta-Chic {4-12-2014} by thechiclife Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Happy weekend! Hope you’re all enjoying the beautiful spring weather as much as I am! I went with my friend Lindsey to see Michael Jackson The Immortal World To ... Read on »
Zumba Convention 2014 Schedule is LIVE! by thechiclife Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living To my fellow Zumba instructors, the schedule for Zumba Convention Orlando 2014 is LIVE! They’re doing things a little differently this year. Firstly, the schedu ... Read on »
Morning Coffee Break by thechiclife Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living How do you spend your mornings before work? As I tend to be more of a night owl, my mornings are usually a bit rushed. I hit snooze a time or two too many, and ... Read on »
Easy Brussels Sprouts and Cheddar Cheese Quiche Recipe by thechiclife Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Quiche. It’s what for breakfast, lunch, or even dinner. It’s like the gift that keeps on giving for busy people like us. Make it once and enjoy the leftovers for whichever ... Read on »
Cold Spring and No Dessert for Lent by thechiclife Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Hello! Hope you all had a great week. Bailey says, “Hi!” I’m not sure what the weather is like where you are, but it’s been really cold around town l ... Read on »
Weekend Eats and Soup Preview by thechiclife Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Hey everyone! Hope you had a great weekend! Mine was full of delicious eats from some of my favorite restaurant spots. Hubby and I had a date night at 1900 ... Read on »
Today’s Green by thechiclife Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I definitely forgot to wear green today. I work in corporate America. On Mondays, we wear black. But, hey…I had two green drinks: 1) green smoothie 2 ... Read on »
Jang Su Jang {Duluth, GA} by thechiclife Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Sis and I are taking a weekend road trip to Atlanta, GA, and we found a great stop on the way in Duluth, GA. We were up for a food adventure and decided to try Jang Su Jan ... Read on »
Amped Up Almond Butter Smoothie Recipe by thechiclife Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living You’ve already seen my recipe for a simple, 3-ingredient almond butter smoothie . This time, I’m bringing you an Amped Up Almond Butter Smoothie Recipe! I just made a coup ... Read on »
Loving Lately: Baguette and Brie by thechiclife Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Sometimes I just love to get a fresh-baked baguette and hunk of creamy brie for an afternoon snack…preferably with a glass of wine. My dad has always loved brie with bread ... Read on »
A Hands-On Chinese New Year Party by thechiclife Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Did you do anything fun for Chinese New Year? Hubby and I usually try to get dim sum every year, but this year, we did something even better. My friend Briana i ... Read on »
Healthy Almond Butter Smoothie Recipe by thechiclife Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I think some of my friends think that I always maintain healthy eating habits. But, sometimes I have a tendency to get caught up with things and start skipping out on some ... Read on »
Artisan Coffee at Due South Coffee in Taylors Mill {Greenville, SC} by thechiclife Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Since we have Not Just Coffee in town, I’m spoiled with delicious coffee. I now look for high quality coffees with latte foam art wherever I go. Imagine my surprise when j ... Read on »
Warm Lemon Quinoa Salad with Chickpeas {Recipe} by thechiclife Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Inspiration comes from the most unexpected places sometimes. I was in the office break room the other day waiting for my lunch to finish heating. As I stood there, a man c ... Read on »
How to Be a Champion (A Story from the Sochi Olympics) by thechiclife Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The key to being a champion is simple: Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Or, another way ... Read on »