My Book Library Database using PostgreSQL

I completed the Codecademy course on SQL Databases. At the end of the course, it prompted me to create my own database. I chose to create a database of some of the books in my personal library using the client Postbird.

The database includes three tables. The main table lists 40 books from my personal collection. The other tables identify the authors and publishers. I created a Primary Key using the book id and two foreign keys using the author_id and publisher_id.

I really enjoyed creating this database and practicing querying it. It was a bit tedious putting the information for each row in by hand, but my son helped me look up the information for each book.

Here is the GitHub link if you’re interested in seeing my repository:

Dark Chocolate Almond Muffins (GF, Paleo)

Last year’s New Year’s Resolution was to write a blog post every month. Even though I definitely wrote more than 12 blog posts last year, I didn’t do it every month. It’s March of the current year and this is my only post so far this year. Oops!

I’m currently trying to live a low carb, low sugar, healthier-choice lifestyle due to some health issues. I still crave something delicious every once in a while and I just needed to indulge today.


Here are my no sugar-added, low carb, gluten free, paleo muffins made with almond flour, bananas, and zucchini.

Servings: 12

Calories: 183

  • 1-1/2 cups blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 bananas
  • 2 tbsp Natural Peanut Butter (no added sugar; I use Smucker’s Natural Crunchy PB)
  • 1/2 tbsp EEVO
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate morsels (look for paleo/gf)
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F and grease muffin tin.
  2. Mix together dry ingredients.
  3. Mash bananas and mix in mixer on fast setting with peanut butter, EEVO, eggs, and vanilla until well blended and slightly frothy.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, making sure not over mix.
  5. Fold in zucchini and dark chocolate chips.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes and let cool for 10 minutes, before removing to wire rack to finish cooling. Baking times may vary, depending on your oven.
  7. Enjoy! I would keep these stored in an airtight container on the counter for a couple of days, or place in refrigerator for up to a week.

Nutrition information based on MyFitnessPal:

  • (Calories: 183, Carbs: 15.5g, Fat: 12g, Protein: 7.1g, Cholesterol: 15.5mg, Sodium: 46.4mg, Potassium: 201.2mg,  Fiber: 4g, Sugars: 7.4g)


Getting Fit in the Neighborhood (PSL)

The last couple of months I’ve cut down on the number of days that I run from 3-4 to only 2 days. I increased my body weight exercises or did Popsugar Fitness Videos  on Youtube 5-6 days a week. I’ve seen a change in how I look and I’ve lost 3 of the 6 pounds I gained over the holidays.

Richard and I agreed that getting a membership at a gym was fiscally possible, so I joined the LA Fitness in Port St Lucie West, but he had one stipulation; I had to meet with a personal trainer.

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