Meet Up Monday Link Up Party #82

 

1-meet-up-mondayHey all! Hope you had a good week! Hopefully you enjoyed some kind of break.  We had our spring recess and let me tell you… the time off was AWESOME!  Our break was shortened due to the overuse of snow days this year, so I couldn’t really travel anywhere. So really-  I enjoyed a staycation!   Sort of…   We did something fun each day, but also got a million house projects done.  The weather here in NY was beautiful so I spiffied up the outside and now I don’t have to do it later.  Woot Woot!  Now to party…

Link up your recipes, ideas, and projects so we can all check them out!    Join in with me and share and comment on the posts so share the love and to keep this party growing!  I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us this week!  As always, 3 AMAZING posts will be featured this week- as well as the post that was most clicked!  I can’t wait to see what you all have been up to! Be sure to check out and follow the new and improved Meet Up Monday Pinterest Board HERE.   SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!  The more partiers, the merrier!

This link up closes Thursday night, so be sure to link up now!  (more…)

Quinoa Chia Power Breakfast Bowl

This Quinoa Chia Power Breakfast Bowl is the perfect way to start the day. It will power your day. It is simple to make and is delicious!There many different kinds of breakfast people in this world!  Some eat it, some don’t. Some are breakfast “pickers”, some are “sit down” breakfast people. Some people eat big breakfasts, and some like it light.

Hands-down, I’m a breakfast, non-picker, eater. I like a filling, warm, and substantial breakfast.  Normally each morning, I find myself enjoying a breakfast burrito consisting of egg, avocado, a small amount of cheddar cheese- wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla. This is my go-to, mostly healthy, breakfast that I can grab and take on the go. This breakfast burrito keeps me full until lunch time. I like it. However….

In hopes to cut down on some carbs and to add a little variation into my mornings, I was inspired to make this Quinoa Chia Power Breakfast Bowl. At first I was skeptical of having quinoa in my morning meal as I use it mostly in many dinner recipes. Let me tell you though, quinoa has made its way to my breakfast menu and it is here to stay!  This Quinoa Chia Power Breakfast Bowl meets all of my breakfast criteria. It is warm, filling, and teeming to the brim with protein and goodness.  The flavor is full and creamy, yet light and vegan. The sweetness of the cranberries balances with the nuttiness of the pecans. The coconut flakes on top add the perfect flavor to seal the deal. This recipe is a must try… (more…)

Meet Up Monday Link Up Party #81

 

1-meet-up-mondayHappy Monday all!   Hope your week went well!  Many of you are on spring break/recess now.  Where are you? Anyone traveling?  We are staying local this week, but we just booked a trip Iceland over the summer and I can hardly wait!  Has anyone ever been?  What things should not be missed?  Be ready for some serious amounts of picture and story sharing this summer !!!!!!

Well, back down to Earth now, Tara! 🙂   Lets get this party started.  Link up your recipes, ideas, and projects so we can all check them out!    Join in with me and share and comment on the posts so share the love and to keep this party growing!  I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us this week!

As always, 3 AMAZING posts will be featured this week- as well as the post that was most clicked!  I can’t wait to see what you all have been up to! Be sure to check out and follow the new and improved Meet Up Monday Pinterest Board HERE.   SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!  The more partiers, the merrier!

This link up closes Thursday night, so be sure to link up now!  (more…)

DIY Summer Leg Makeover- 3 Natural Ways to get BEAUTIFUL legs

 

Follow these 3 easy steps for a DIY Summer Leg Makeover. The best part is that you make your own products in minutes and get seriously amazing looking legs!

Let’s face it ladies. The struggle is real. Getting those legs back in shape to show in the summer. Living in the northeast like I do,  my legs haven’t seen the outdoors since last October!  It’s been a long winter. Before I can even think about leg exposure, I need to give them a little bit A LOT of love. Follow these three easy steps for a DIY Summer Leg Makeover.  The best part about this makeover is that you can make your own natural products in minutes and get some seriously amazing looking legs! (more…)

Meet Up Monday Link Party #80

 

1-meet-up-mondayHey everyone!  This week has gone by SO quickly! I celebrated my birthday midweek and had a wonderful day full of surprises!  My coworkers decorated my classroom door and surprised me with some delicious cakes, my students made me all kinds of projects and messages, and my husband did an amazing job of surprising me with dinner at a REALLY fun restaurant in the evening!  Woot Woot! Now I need a bit of time to recover from all this excitement and check out your wonderful posts!

Link up your recipes, ideas, and projects so we can all check them out!    Join in with me and share and comment on the posts so share the love and to keep this party growing!  I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us this week!

As always, 3 AMAZING posts will be featured this week- as well as the post that was most clicked!  I can’t wait to see what you all have been up to! Be sure to check out and follow the new and improved Meet Up Monday Pinterest Board HERE.   SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!  The more partiers, the merrier!

This link up closes Thursday night, so be sure to link up now!  (more…)

Banana Chia Protein Smoothie

banana chia protein smoothie

What is your “go to” fix to keep your body fueled when having a busy day?  Mine are smoothies!  I make myself one just about every day.  They are the perfect healthy, quick and easy thing to make- either for a snack or sometimes as a meal itself!   I am on a mission lately to make my diet as simple and healthy as possible.  One of my recent favorites is this Banana Chia Protein Smoothie which happens to be packed with a huge protein punch.  It keeps me feeling full for hours and is chock- full of energy making ingredients.   (more…)

Meet Up Monday Link Party #79

 

1-meet-up-mondayHello!  HAPPY SPRING everyone!  I thought it would never come this year!  We are still dealing with getting the last of our 20″ of snow that fell last week.  I want to welcome in the warmer weather.  Each year, I look forward to the arrival of spring as it usually brings with it a sense of motivation for fresh new ideas! Woot Woot!  I need a bit of that after this long, cold winter!

Link up your recipes, ideas, and projects so we can all check them out!    Join in with me and share and comment on the posts so share the love and to keep this party growing!  I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us this week!

As always, 3 AMAZING posts will be featured this week- as well as the post that was most clicked!  I can’t wait to see what you all have been up to! Be sure to check out and follow the new and improved Meet Up Monday Pinterest Board HERE.   SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!  The more partiers, the merrier!

This link up closes Thursday night, so be sure to link up now!  (more…)

DIY Therapeutic Heat Pack

 

Treat discomfort from injuries naturally! This DIY Therapeutic Heat Pack is easy to make and uses essential oils to add therapeutic and calming effects!Are you and your family active?  Do you fight over the heating pad in your house? Well…. as normal as this may not be, this is the norm for us! 🙂

Between my husband, my dog, and myself, there is always an injury of some kind present in my household!  My husband is an ultra marathoner, so sore muscles are no stranger to him!  My dog is had 2 CCL surgeries (ACL in humans), so he gets sore sometimes after long hikes and rough playing  And me….?  Dancing, hiking, or just falling down on flat ground always leaves me with an injury to an appendage of mine!  Since we all end up fight over the use of the electric heating pad we have, I decided to make another one for us to share. This pack is extremely easy to make, incredibly inexpensive, and couple it with the use of Young Living Essential Oils  and add some pretty potent therapeutic effects!  (more…)

Meet Up Monday Link Party #78

 

1-meet-up-mondayHello!  Hope you all had a great week! Welcome to the Meet Up Monday Link Party #78 ! We had a HUGE snowstorm here in NY- 20 inches of snow on one day!  I was so busy shoveling, I hardly had time to post! So… I am looking forward to YOUR ideas and inspiration for this week! 🙂   Link up your recipes, ideas, and projects so we can all check them out!    Join in with me and share and comment on the posts so share the love and to keep this party growing!  I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us this week!

As always, 3 AMAZING posts will be featured this week- as well as the post that was most clicked!  I can’t wait to see what you all have been up to! Be sure to check out and follow the new and improved Meet Up Monday Pinterest Board HERE.   SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!  The more partiers, the merrier!

This link up closes Thursday night, so be sure to link up now!  (more…)

No Churn Espresso Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

 This No Churn Espresso Chocolate Chip Ice Cream is so easy to make! Within 10 minutes, you can mix all ingredients together and pop it in the freezer! 

Is there anyone in the world that doesn’t LOVE ice cream?  Well, I might say I LOVE coffee/ espresso MORE actually…. Hard decision to make.  Combining the two though, and WHOA!  That might be the greatest thing on earth!  I want to welcome the warmer weather here in NY with some of this creamy, coffee goodness.  What better way to do that then to make No Churn Espresso Chocolate Chip Ice Cream? Within 10 minutes, I was able to mix all ingredients together and pop it in the freezer! In a few hours, I was sitting outside in the sun, enjoying this ice cream! It was so simple to make… (more…)