Recipe Sharing Party Week 7

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Welcome!
blog hop, link party

Join us every Thursday morning at 9am ET for a new 

Recipe Sharing Party


recipes, food bloggers

 

Visit us? We’d love it if you’d follow us on social media while you’re there!
Easy Party Rules…
  • Add up to TWO recipe posts of your own.
  • Visit all of the others (Please bookmark this party to come back a few times for late comers.)

  • Yum every recipe and Pin every recipe!
  • Why Yummly? It is a huge source of traffic for recipe post!
  • If a recipe does not have a YUM button and you have not added Yum button to your toolbar, then Plan B would be for you to just Pin the recipe. 
  • Adding a button to your toolbar is easy: How to add a YUM button 
  • PLEASE TWEET AND SHARE OUR PARTY to spread the news :)
  • Thanks for coming to our party! 
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Thee Lift Me Printable

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Free printable- Thee lift me and I lift thee and We’ll ascend together

Free printable- Thee lift me and I lift thee and We'll ascend together

I’m in the process of redoing our bedroom and trying to make it somewhere I actually want to be.  For so long our bedroom has been a dumping ground for everything we didn’t want in other rooms.  After 9 years of marriage I feel like it’s finally time to grow up and get a big girl room!

You know, one of the greatest pieces of advice we have ever gotten was from a longtime military wife.  She told me that the best thing we could do in the army for ourselves would be to make each place we lived feel like a permanent home.  We’ve moved 7 times in the last 9 years and we moved twice within 4 months somewhere in there.  It’s only been recently as I’ve tried to make our current apartment more homey that I’ve begun to truly understand what she meant.

As I’ve spent the time to actually put some thought into our home design and organization I’ve found I feel so much more comfortable and satisfied in our home.  I’ve been replacing our hand-me-down furniture that we received when we got married with better furniture.  Some of it’s new hand-me-downs just much better quality and some of it’s pieces I’ve bought.

So now I’m moving on to getting up some real decorations on the wall.  This quote is the next addition to our wall.  I hope you enjoy this free printable!

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What do you do to make your home feel more homey?

Recipe Sharing Party Week 6

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Hey food bloggers …welcome to our party!
Yummly, Pinterest, seo
 
 
We share 2 recipes each.
Yumming ALL of them.
Pinning ALL of them.
What a great way to get new recipe ideas and reap lots of new traffic to our blogs.
 
recipes, linkup, Yummly, PInterest
 
Visit our blogs? We’d love it if you’d follow us on social media while you’re there!
Easy Party Rules…
  • Add up to TWO recipe posts of your own.
  • Visit all of the others (Please bookmark this party to come back a few times for late comers.)

  • Yum every recipe and Pin every recipe!
  • Why Yummly? It is a huge source of traffic for recipe post!
  • If a recipe does not have a YUM button and you have not added Yum button to your toolbar, then Plan B would be for you to just Pin the recipe. 
  • Adding a button to your toolbar is easy: How to add a YUM button 
  • PLEASE TWEET AND SHARE OUR PARTY to spread the news :)
  • Thanks for coming to our party! 
Follow Our Pinterest Board

ElevAte Lunchtime

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ElevateSalads #CollectiveBias

Making smarter food choices throughout the day is so much easier when you make the choices at home.  Pack a Ready Pac elevĀte salad from Costco with other smart snack choices for all day eating to keep you happy and healthy.

Making smarter food choices throughout the day is so much easier when you make the choices at home. Pack a Ready Pac elevĀte salad from Costco with other smart snack choices for all day eating to keep you happy and healthy.

 

Being constantly on the run I feel like I often forget to eat.  Which sounds so silly that I could forget to eat.  How do you forget to eat?  I guess really what it happens is that I don’t take the time to sit and eat. So when I got to try out the elevAte salads I was super pumped.  I know that NOT eating greatly contributes to my feelings of stress and anxiety.  Eating a good healthy lunch helps me jump start my afternoon and stay happy and ready for whatever may come.

elevAte lunch-STORE

I like salads but often get bored with the overly simple ones I make at home.  You can only have lettuce with cucumbers and tomatoes so many times, right? The Ready Pac elevĀte salads come in so many great flavors.  My local Costco had the Spinach Pow and the Organic Nutty Cranberry located right by the produce refrigerator room. I couldn’t decide between the two so I grabbed both. And I love that they come with everything all prepared and ready for you to grab and eat.  It even comes with a fork!

Making smarter food choices throughout the day is so much easier when you make the choices at home. Pack a Ready Pac elevĀte salad from Costco with other smart snack choices for all day eating to keep you happy and healthy.

These salads are full of anti-oxidant rich ingredients, including plant-based proteins are are high in those wonderfully good omegas.  Many of the salads are organic, most are gluten-free, and one of the salads is 100% vegan.  Looking at the packaging I thought that the salad might not be a filling meal all on its own but I was so wrong!  Just the salad was plenty for a lunch. And the packaging is 100% recyclable.  I can really appreciate companies that take the time to think through all of the aspects of an easy to grab food item.Making smarter food choices throughout the day is so much easier when you make the choices at home. Pack a Ready Pac elevĀte salad from Costco with other smart snack choices for all day eating to keep you happy and healthy.

ElevAte’s Facebook channel has lots of great healthy tips plus great posts from other bloggers. Or you can follow them on Instagram or Twitter if that is your choice form of social media.

I’ve also found I need to stay fueled throughout the day when I am gone all day running errands or volunteering at school.  So I like to pack a lunch that covers all day and not just the one meal.  Here are some of the other must haves in my lunch box:

Making smarter food choices throughout the day is so much easier when you make the choices at home. Pack a Ready Pac elevĀte salad from Costco with other smart snack choices for all day eating to keep you happy and healthy.

1. Water- we all know how important water is to staying healthy and active.  I love my Contigo water bottle that can clip onto my lunchbox and holds 24 oz.

2. Fruit- I like to pack 2 servings of fruit because I have found I will eat them and it helps me get in those 5 daily servings

3. Veggies- I try to do the same with veggies this time choosing cucumbers and hummus.  Veggies are the harder one for me because there are fewer ones I’m willing to eat on their own.  My go to veggies are carrots and edamame but I know it’s good to mix it up.

4. Yogurt- I buy the big containers of our favorite yogurts and then divvy them up each day amongst my family.  We save a ton of money by buying one big container over buying all the little containers. I can usually get 6 servings out of the 32 oz containers from my local grocery store.

5. Protein- this is the most varied for me. Sometimes it’s some cheese, other days, a 1/4 cup of nuts, hummus or maybe a protein peanut butter ball.  If I can pair it with another of my must-haves all the better!

Everything goes into a good quality thermal along with an ice pack to keep everything fresh all day long.  I also make sure to pack a reusable cloth napkin.  They hold up so much better than paper ones and I’ve saved tons of money by investing in a bunch of cloth napkins that we use at every meal.

What are your tips for creating a healthy lunch that keeps you fueled all day?

Meal Planning Made Easy Week 23

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Does meal planning have you stressing out?  I’ve got you covered with a full week’s worth of meal ideas!

Does meal planning have you stressing out? I've got you covered with a full week's worth of meal ideas!

I’ve been sick for over a week so meal planning has been thrown out the window and it’s been so frustrating.  I hate trying to come up with something last minute to eat.  It’s a good reminder of how valuable meal planning is and how much easier it makes my life.  So I’m ready to get back on the bandwagon this week and get back on track with meal planning.

Monday

Easy Chicken Parmesan

Tuesday

Taco Chicken Salad with Southwestern Salsa

Wednesday

Pesto Tuna Cakes

Thursday

Mexican Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Friday

Bourbon BBQ Bacon Meatloaf Sandwich

Saturday

Pork Chops with Warm Nectarine Sauce

Sunday

Creamy Chicken Casserole

Dessert

Cherry Pie