Birthday, Keto Style!

February 21, 2018

My husband is so thoughtful! He gave me beef for my birthday! I also got a beautiful card, a gift card and some new headphones! Sweet!

Ribeye with garlic butter, tomato with mayo and grilled onion. I ❤️ beef!

I also rounded my birthday out with a delicious cup of Smart Sips chocolate peanut butter coffee with whipped heavy whipping cream. It was delicious!

And my macros were spot on!

#keto #butterinmycoffee #steakinsteadofcake




Breakfast, keto style

February 18, 2018

2 Eggs scrambled with 1 oz. of cream cheese and 2 pats of butter, 10 delicious black olives and 3 tomato slices, chopped and topped with mayo. And, coffee in my Christmas cup! #keto #butterinmycoffee

Cheese Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf

February 17, 2018

February 17, 2018

Keto Works!

February 16, 2018

95 pounds weight loss and 100% keto. Follow me on FB Butter In My Coffee (page and group) for recipes, food ideas, articles and learn how I reversed my diabetes and came off of insulin, blood pressure meds, thyroid meds and statins. Keto rocks!

Elijah Toten Book Designer

October 11, 2017

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Keto Goodness

September 15, 2017

Coffee, pork chops on they grill, kabobs fixings (and squash dressing for those that aren’t keto like me). Can you say delicious? #keto #ketogenic #lchf

Highland Spy by Madeline Martin

September 7, 2017

Highland Spy Book Cover

Highland Spy (Mercenary Maidens, Book 1)
ISBN: 978-1-68230-295-8

Ariana Fitzroy is a determined young woman on her own and fighting for survival. Orphaned at a young age and left penniless after the death of her brother, she cheats at cards in order to pay the meager salaries of a few servants.

Connor Grant, a ruggedly handsome assassin for the King, catches Ariana cheating at cards and threatens to expose her if she did not go with him. With nothing lose, Ariana joins him and travels to a Scottish castle with him to train as a new spy for whatever he needs done.

As Ariana’s training progresses and their feelings for each other deepen, Conner learns that something was not right with his sister and the man she has been getting visits from and sets out to protect her.

Madeline Martin weaves an intriguing tale steeped in mystery, espionage , family and history. The characters we meet in Highland Spy are well-described, strong and colorful. The beauty of London and Scotland are strikingly vivid as Ms. Martin’s writing skills bring them to the forefront. Ms. Martin’s writing style kept me saying, “just one more page” .

I highly recommend Highland Spy by Madeline Martin if you love a historical story with espionage, danger, love and intrigue.

Teresa Toten
September 7, 2017

Word Rant

May 6, 2010

I often have days when I just can’t read enough or write my thoughts down enough. Then I have other days when I don’t know what to say or even what I want to do.   I wish I could blame it on things like being tired or hungry or even PMS… but not today.   I think I’d like to blame it on you.  Yes, you heard me right…  It is all your fault.

I believe that I know you pretty well, therefore, I have this immense and undeniable urge to talk about you. Because you read this, however, I feel a certain sorrow, maybe even a little bit of guilt about it all. I don’t want to be mean or cruel or even hateful. I actually don’t.  I’d like to be sweet and supportive, but I think that underneath it all, I’m just a little fed up and I need to vent some before I implode…

So!  In order to prove this theory to be 100% false, the gloves are off my friends. I’m talking trash about everyone and anyone and oh, yeah… you too.

Now that I have confessed that I want to vent my anger and frustrations, I am at a loss for words. For once in my life, I do not know what to say.  I don’t know where to begin.  The words are twirling around in the fog of my brain trying to find a way out… My fingers are poised just above my keyboard and the words are just itching to get out.

The names have been changed to protect the guilty….  this rant is actually just for my benefit because imploding really does not sound like something I really want to do.  In fact, it sounds quite painful.

Drama Queen… get a life.  The world does not revolve around you.
Big B…Do you talk to your mother with that mouth?  I talk like a sailor but get real…  You use words I have never heard of.
Baggy Drawers…pull your pants up!  Do you really know what that means?  I’m guessing that you don’t.
Rude School Mom… yes, you are late.  Your son is late. Quit cutting in line.  He is still going to be late.  Quit pressing the snooze button and get your ass out of bed….


It isn’t working.  I have writers block.  I really know what I want to say but I can’t make the words flow from my brain to my fingertips.  Does this mean that I can’t let you know how I feel?  What’s wrong with me?  Have I gone soft?  Have I lost my edge?

Maybe I just want to rant and rave and have myself a good temper tantrum.
No, maybe it’s because I just want to DOT someone’s eye and I can’t describe that in words.

Yep…  that’s it.

Today may just be the day that I unleash my volcano of pent up fury at the source of my frustration.  Keep the phone lines open my friend…  I may need bail money or an alibi.  I’ll let you know which when I call.

Supporting our Soldiers

September 4, 2009

Pompous, Annoying, Irritating, and I So Wanted to Say Something to this Obnoxious Lady

I listened to a client this afternoon  who could have used a lesson in manners and in freedom.   It’s amazing how people spend thirty minutes  on an introduction when their message is approximately a whole minute long and apparently way off track.   Get a watch lady!

I hated her tone. I disliked her glasses. I believed she talked much too long. I resented her body language.  I despised her way of thinking…   Why on earth does someone I disagree with so much have to talk in such an alarming and  irritating way?  The sound of her voice grated my nerves to no end.  Remember Fran Dreshner in The Nanny?  Like that but worse.  Nails on the chalk board.  Screeching, scratching nails….

To satisfy all of your curiosity she was talking about the war in Iraq.  That’s when Mrs High and Mighty  got on her high horse.

She said, and I am seriously down playing this, that she did not support our troops or any of their actions in Iraq.    She spoke for another five to ten minutes, all the while, I am mulling over my responses in my head…  She said she’s been against war  for the last twenty-five years and is embarrassed that she wanted troops out. Period.  No ifs, and or buts about it….    Yeah, I want our troops out but as long as they are there, I will support them all the way.  Yep. That’s about it in a nutshell.  I won’t bore you or stir the hornets nest…

I am starting to get a little bit annoyed by now as my son was stationed in Iraq and he served his country with pride. My heart was broken when my son left for his tour but I am proud that he stood up for people,  to help the less fortunate than us.   We need to be thankful for what we have here and the freedoms we have because of soldiers like him.

Sometimes people need to be educated and set straight.  Not all the people of Iraq are terrorists.  There are women, children and men…yes, men, who are innocent in war.  They want their families to be safe, to be happy, to live normal lives….   And our soldiers there are trying to make this happen for them.  All the while, they are trying to make  it safe for our families and our children to grow up and be free.

Back off lady…  As the proud mother of a soldier, I say support them or shut up!  You are free because of them.

And, that is all I’ve got to say about that at the moment.

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