Lexis Rose Posts

Burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, corn on the cob, fruit… you know it all: staples of a good ‘ol cookout. It’s everything to make even the most hard-hearted cynics shed a tear at a beautifully stocked picnic table. Even though we are nearing the end of August (gasp!), I do believe we have a few more good barbeque days left.

Speaking of which, is anyone going away for the lo-o-ong weekend next week? My husband and I are heading to the Poconos to spend some time with friends! Hopefully, the weather will be cooperative for everyone planning to squeeze out a few, final bits of summer.

If you do happen to be cooking out within the next few weeks, I have THE recipe for you idea of the century! Okay, so that may be a small exaggeration, BUT I do hesitate to list this post as a “recipe”, for reasons that will soon become apparent.

Honestly, it’s somewhat of a food-DIY, a crafty-kitchen-concoction, if you will. Nevertheless, if you want to win impress everyone at your next get-together, continue reading. Also, if I have piqued your interest and you’re curious… keep reading! And, if you want me to quit rambling, well… you know it: keep reading.*

Continue Reading … Watermelon Bowl – So You Think You Have The Best Cookout Dish?

Food & Drinks

Hello, friends, and happy summer!

Okay, okay. So it’s not technically summertime yet, but with June as the unofficial kick-off to BBQ’s, pool season, and graduation parties, I’m feeling all sorts of festive!

Along with the warmer weather of summer comes shedding your layers and showing off those shoulders, arms, and tummies! If you’re anything like me, this is the hardest part of preparing for summer. What, you mean I can’t hide my bloated, carb-filled self inside of a thick, comfy hoodie anymore? PISH POSH. (Yeah, I don’t know.)


Continue Reading … Sun’s Out, Guns Out – Upper Body & Core Workout


Hey, friends!

I want to open with a straightforward confession: I struggled for longer than normal with how to begin this post. Usually, when I sit down and type, the words just begin to flow. Today, though, I felt as if I had an obstruction to my normal progress.

That obstruction? The unavoidable discussion of my absence from this blog. *sad face*

I checked – just to be sure – and, as I thought, it has been over one month since my last blog post! *double sad face*

Ready for another confession? I don’t even have a good excuse for going all ‘AWOL’ on y’all. Life has just been… life. BUSY. See? I told you: LAME excuse. (It IS playoff season… give me a break! Go PENS! Go CAVS!) The lack of free time hinders crafting, trying new recipes, and basically anything that creates media for an intriguing blog post. (Though we DID travel a bit… more on that to come!)

So, from the bottom of my heart, I apologize. (And I do have a few things a’ brewin’ – just sit tight!)

Anyway, enough with all those feelings and stuff. *shudder*

Today I wanted to share with you a trend that I am utterly OBSESSED with…

Continue Reading … Not Your Grandma’s Sweater – What To Wear Spring 2017


Like many do as the winter season nears it’s end, Max and I have been attempting to keep up a balanced and nutritious lifestyle. To this regard, reducing our carb intake has been one method that is quite – and noticeably- beneficial. However, cutting out carbs creates it’s own issue: all of our meals begin to look the same! Some sort of grilled or baked protein served aside steamed or roasted veggies. BOOO-RING.

So, a few weeks ago, in an attempt to liven up our dinner menu, I whipped up a new recipe- and I have made it weekly since. It is flavorful, satisfying, fun, and (perhaps best) you don’t miss those pesky carbs at all! Thus, I present to you today my recipe for Taco-Stuffed Peppers!

Continue Reading … Healthy Dinner Recipe: Taco-Stuffed Peppers

Food & Drinks

“When words fail, music speaks.” -Hans Christian Anderson.

As a renowned poet and writer, I believe Anderson perfectly depicted a facet of our lives so common: music. Whether it is for relaxation, a career, everyday enjoyment, or in worship, we all are affected by the power of music. Combining specific instruments, melodies, and words can transmit overwhelming emotions to which one would not be inclined to feel otherwise. Some music conveys powerful messages, while other tunes bring peaceful, calming thoughts. The broadness of the term “music” is staggering, making it difficult to fully define in mere sentences. That being said, I am very excited to introduce the first ever installment of Music Monday!

This week, I happily present to you:

Continue Reading … (New) Music Monday: Island State of Mind


The office is quiet, with only the soft hum-drum of keyboard typing and computer fans. The clock is ticking by, slower and slower, as it seems. Tick… tock… tick… the hand shifts to three o’clock.

Suddenly you begin to hear a noise. “What could that be?!” you mutter to yourself, “I haven’t seen anyone go into the break room since lunch”. Intrigued, and looking for something to bring a bit of vigor to the afternoon, you get up from your desk and go investigate.

From the moment you swing open the door, you know exactly who – or rather, WHAT – was calling your name…

Continue Reading … Junk Food Is Calling My Name (and How I Resist!)


California is my favorite state. If at any time you catch me daydreaming, my mind has likely wandered to the Southern-most region of the West Coast. I had the pleasure to visit and explore Los Angeles last October and fell in love with the comfortable mix of an upbeat, modern city and the relaxed, carefree beach scene.

Then, this past April, Max and I were able to spend a week in San Diego to celebrate our second wedding anniversary.*  We loved every aspect of this location, from the perfectly seasonable weather to the indescribably beautiful ocean regions and the gorgeous city architecture; I just could not get enough of the wonderful San Diego.

Something else that Max and I really appreciated on this trip was the abundance of unique restaurants and cafes. No matter which meal we needed to eat, there was no lack of delicious options to try! So, if you are planning a trip to San Diego, pondering a visit to the West Coast, or you just like to look at photos of delicious food, here are our recommendations for great places to eat in San Diego!

Continue Reading … Eating Our Way Through San Diego


I LOVE ITALIAN FOOD probably more than the average person. I mean, I could eat lasagna every single day of my life with no qualms whatsoever.

Well, with only one qualm- the obvious injustice to my waistline. Because, really, all the gooey cheese and tasty carbs are Healthy-Eating-101 “no-no”s.

So what is a girl to do? Lightened up Italian, of course! Hence, this recipe was born; by replacing the carbs, adding some veggies, and combining a few diet-specific tweaks, we have created a delicious, healthy dinner that does not sacrifice taste!

Continue Reading … Baked Meatball-Stuffed Zucchini (Gluten Free/Paleo/Whole30/NSNG Compliant)

Food & Drinks

Inspiration Board (noun) – a collection of appealing or purposeful images and quotes artfully arranged to illicit a brainstorm, evoke inspiration, and incite pursuance of an idea or goal; also known as: mood board, vision board

Right now I am obsessed with softer, feminine pieces that are timeless no matter how fashions change. Trends come and go, but a respectable and classy style will remain fashionable forever. I love the idea of embracing gentle warm hues during the winter months when everything seems to be so dreary and gray.

Continue Reading … Inspiration Board – Pt. One (January 2017)


My wandering eyes followed their usual pattern while I was running on the treadmill this morning, eliciting thoughts such as:

  • How much is that person lifting?
  • How fast is my treadmill neighbor running? (It always feels like a competition…)
  • Any new headlines on one of the multiple channels broadcasting right now?
  • Hey, I think I know that person! *avoids eye contact because I look like a sweaty tomato*
  • Ugh, I wish I looked like that girl.

So on and so forth the dull musings continued until my eyes landed on two words boldly emblazoned on the wall above the TV screens:

Continue Reading … Workout Wednesday: Are YOU The Worst Person At The Gym?