Welcome to the first 2018 monthly Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop, hosted by My Pinterventures. The purpose of this Pinterest Challenge is to motivate all the participants of this hop (and you too) to not just pin, but to make it happen! I have been doing 52 Weeks of Pinterest this year. When I saw this group doing a fun blog hop, I just had to join in! So this month, I chose to make Apple Nachos from a pin from Whole Lifestyle Nutrition. (more…)
Last weekend we added a new member to our family! After losing our senior Boston Terrier this past summer, we felt like we were ready to get another pet. We had tried for the past few months to get one from a rescue but it had not worked out. We had our hearts set on another Boston Terrier. So, when Matt found out about these puppies, we just couldn’t resist. Meet Bowzer! 🙂 (more…)
Does anyone else love Pinterest like I do? I love to pin recipes, crafts, scrapbooking pages, cleaning tips, organizing systems and all sorts of things. I decided that in 2018 I would try out one pin a month. It is time to spend some time actually doing the pins instead of just pinning the pins! (more…)
When I wrapped up my Freezer Challenge a couple of months ago, I mentioned that I would be starting the Whole 30 in January. Now that January is quickly approaching, I realized I need to start preparing for that. I have tried this program once before and was not successful. I lasted about 5 days. I think part of the problem was that I was not prepared at all. This time around I want to have some recipes and ideas ready instead of just jumping straight in without a clue! I have been pinning lots of great recipes and tips on Pinterest. Feel free to follow my Whole 30 Pinterest Board for more inspiration! (more…)
I don’t know about you, but we still have lots of Halloween candy hanging around! I have a really hard time during this season of the year caving to the sugar monster. This week I decided to take control of it and make these yummy Peanut Butter Crunch Powerballs. They still have enough chocolate to make me feel like I am getting a treat. Peanut Butter and Chocolate is my favorite combination. (more…)
I could not wait to get my Instant Pot! I asked for one for my birthday a few weeks ago and my family pulled through and got one for me. It is still sitting in the box in my kitchen. Now that I have it, I am not exactly sure what to do first! When I reached out to some of my friends on Facebook, I realized that I am not the only one who has encountered this feeling. So I went to some fellow bloggers for recipes that would be great for beginners and they gave me some recipes to get started. I thought I should share these with anyone else who might be struggling with how to get started. (more…)
Taco Soup is not a new concept. Most of us have made it or at least tasted it. This meal is a life saver for me on a busy day. It takes no time to throw it all in the crock pot in the morning! With fall coming up, this will be on our menu plan a lot. (more…)
Have you ever tried making your own granola cereal? It is so easy and tastes way better than the store bought variety! I’ve made a few different recipes before but decided I wanted to try making a nut-free version. Some of the schools and camps around here do not allow snacks or lunches containing nuts.
I decided to use oats, Cheerios, puffed rice and sunflower seeds. You could always add in dried fruit or coconut flakes as well. (more…)
Do you have an appliance that you use everyday? For us it is the espresso machine and the smoothie blender. I make the kids a Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Smoothie every day. I keep waiting for them to get tired of it. Since they have one every day, I prep them three at a time. The accountant in me loves the efficiency of this process.
We have the Ninja Professional Blender and Nutri Ninja Cups. This makes our mornings so much easier! It only comes with two cups so I always order another set of cups so that we have extra to make ahead. (more…)
I am almost embarrassed to share this recipe because it is so easy! I feel like I should because it definitely comes in handy for a busy family. If you are trying to find something simple to cook to avoid heading through the drive-thru, then this Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken recipe is for you. It only requires four ingredients and a Crock Pot! 🙂