Check out our list of 25 Shower Bombs That Make Perfect Gifts for any occasion! These are ideal for soothing, having fun making with kids, and more! I absolutely love making (and gifting) shower bombs. Shower bombs are so relaxing, and it’s like I am giving the gift of relaxation! If that doesn’t make your friends love you, I don’t know what will. You can also find more ways to use essential oils here!
If you are like me, you might sometimes feel as if you are running restaurant rather than being the mom of the household. It’s hard to please everyone in the house, but with this list of easy recipes for dinner, I usually get close!
I must admit that skin care and cosmetic surgery are not two things that I thought of when I was a teenager and baking in the sun. Now that I am over 40, skin care is one of the top things I think of. Thank you to Surface Clinical for this first in a two part series that addresses skin care and cosmetic surgery.
You’ve dieted and exercised to look great in that little black dress but what people notice first is your skin. What shape are you in? Liz Newman, RN, BSN
A proper skincare regimen can change the integrity and appearance of your skin regardless of age, ethnicity or race. Although a healthy lifestyle definitely contributes to better skin, staying “fit after forty” doesn’t stop with diet and exercise. As skin ages, it loses collagen and elastin, getting dryer and less supple. The epidermis (superficial layer of the skin) becomes thicker if sun damaged, while the dermis (deeper layer), thins, losing the ability to hold moisture. As time marches on, fine lines, wrinkles and sagging become more noticeable. Women arm themselves with lotions and potions promising to turn back the clock. What works? What doesn’t?
Considering women spend billions annually on skincare, it is ironic that so many misconceptions prevail. Here are four of the most common myths, debunked:
“The holy grail of skincare is moisturizer.” FALSE
In fact, not everyone over 40 needs moisturizer. True, some women have drier skin than others, but many have combination or oily skin. If treatments include a cream base, another moisturizer is unnecessary. Some products tout their ability to “build up collagen” which is misleading. The established “gold standard” of improving skin from the inside out is a product available by prescription called Retin A. Used as prescribed, Retin A penetrates into the dermis where collagen and elastin reside, encouraging skin cell turnover for fresher feeling and looking skin in 6 weeks. Retinol is a weaker derivative of Retin A which is converted to Retin A by the skin. It is available over the counter in cream or gel form. Some of these retinols are quite effective, but have different strengths so it’s important to consult with someone with a medical background.
Skin Care and Cosmetic Surgery
“You get what you pay for…the more I pay for a product, the better it is…” FALSE
This is a misconception on two levels. The first has to do with ingredients, the second with application. Skincare products at even the most upscale department store do not have pharmaceutical grade ingredients and are therefore not as strong as those you will find in dermatology and plastic surgery practices. Often you are paying for packaging and marketing. The price of a product is not a true indicator of its effectiveness. Real results start with what is on the label versus the container. In many cases you are paying the same or less for a more effective product in a clinical setting. In terms of getting what you pay for, the most critical step is an accurate diagnosis of your skin. This should precede any purchase. Until you know your “prescription” you may be spending lots of money on products you don’t even need. Keep in mind, it’s also possible you are paying top dollar to harm your skin if you are using the wrong products. Or you could be putting them on incorrectly and in the wrong order. Start with seeing a professional consultant in a clinical setting—not the cosmetics counter at the department store.
“I use a sunscreen with an SPF of 50 to protect me at the beach, and my makeup has an SPF of 20, so I’m covered.” FALSE
Did you know the rate at which your skin “ages” is only 20% dependent upon genetics? 80-90% of aging is attributed to sun exposure. There is a UV spectrum that includes both UVA and UVB rays. Not all sunscreens protect you from both regardless of SPF. Sunscreens must be worn every day and everywhere—cloudy, rainy, sunny—at the beach on the slopes or in the grocery store. You are constantly being exposed. The secret ingredient for the best coverage is zinc oxide. The newest products containing zinc are clear and cosmetically acceptable, imperceptible. Titanium dioxide is also good. Pay attention to your sun IQ. It is the single most important weapon against damaged skin that we can easily control. Prevention and protection go hand in hand. The key to sun protection is re-application at mid-day. Sunscreen applied in the morning is gone by afternoon when sun exposure is maximum.
“Botox and dermal fillers will improve my overall skin quality and appearance.” FALSE
Botox will smooth lines of expression by relaxing the muscles underneath the skin. Dermal fillers can alter folds and correct volume loss, essentially camouflaging some of the hallmarks of aging. When done conservatively, injectables can remarkably enhance one’s appearance. They do not, however, change the quality or texture of the skin. Similarly, cosmetic surgery improves the quantity of skin, not the quality through lifting sagging skin to a more youthful position. In short, skincare, injectables and surgery are three distinct propositions, although they can play in harmony. For instance, in our practice, a good skincare regimen prior to surgery yields better overall results for optimal facial rejuvenation.
Liz Newman is a registered nurse with close to 40 years’ experience in skincare. She is manager of SURFACE CLINICAL in Dallas. SURFACE CLINICAL is the skincare arm of Dr. Fritz Barton, and works in concert with Dr. Michael Lee’s cosmetic plastic surgery practice. Located within their medical suite, SURFACE CLINICAL allows the custom management of skin with total coordination or care. Initial skin evaluation with the VISIA photographic system helps identify each patient’s specific needs.
I don’t know about you, but school is about to start back up for us soon. High up on my to-do list is creating a series of easy weeknight one pot meals. This One Pot Meal Chicken Recipe is not only easy, but it’s delicious and quick. I’m using my favorite Barilla Blue Box Pasta and Barilla Blue Box Tomato and Basil sauce to create this recipe. I am also supporting Barilla’s initiative for the No Kid Hungry Organization. Keep reading for this delicious recipe and learn more about this great cause.
The biggest thing to hit my house this Summer has been Fidget Spinners, and we have finally jumped down the rabbit hole of making Fidget Spinner Cookies. I have been asking myself “how did you get roped into this?”, and today I am sharing my quick and easy spinner mold and cookie recipe.
If you haven’t heard of these yet, you’ve either been living in a hermit hole or you’re really good at sheltering your kids. Ha! Want my quick and easy recipe? Check it out below. (BONUS: Me and the kiddos made videos to show you how to make the cookie mold and how to make the cookies. You can find those at the end of this post.)
Check out what I personally believe to be the Best Young Living Thieves Products to invest in for keeping your home clean and healthy this year. Not only will I go over why I think these are the best, but I will also share with you how I use them at home, at work, and while our family is on the road. If you are new to essential oils, you can find more information here about how to be a part of what I believe to be the best essential oil company and how I use them.
Do you love waking up to the smells of breakfast cooking in the kitchen? I do, especially if someone is making it for me. While that doesn’t happen too often for me, it does happen on occasion. One of my favorite go-to recipes is this buttermilk pancakes recipe.
Waking up in the morning to the perfect buttermilk pancakes can make your day or even your weekend. While I love to cook in the kitchen, sometimes I don’t have the time to cook breakfast during the weekday mornings. That’s why this pancakes recipe is a favorite to make on the weekends.
All in 4 quick steps and under 15 minutes!
I have made pot roast at least a hundred times in my life, but I have never really had one like this. My Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Pot Roast Recipe is a lot like the recipe I use in my slow cooker, only better. Not only does it taste great, but it also shreds easily for leftover sliders or wraps. Not only that, but I love how quick and easy this recipe is to make.
First off, this is an amazing Instant Pot Hawaiian Chicken recipe. If you have never had Hawaiian chicken, you are in for a treat. Not only is this one of my favorite and easy instant pot recipes, but it is super delicious and packed full of flavor. With only THREE ingredients, including delicious Dole Pineapple, this is a mealtime favorite. Are you following me on Pinterest yet?
The Whole30 diet plan can be a bit of a challenge during a busy day at work when you have no idea what to eat for lunch. It’s always a challenge to find healthy Whole30 lunch options when you don’t have enough time to make something.
Luckily for you, I put together a selection of 20 delicious and easy to make Whole30 lunch options that you can make and bring to work. From salads, spaghetti squash, loaded sweet potatoes, roasted shrimp, casseroles, and more, these ideas are super delicious and don’t require many ingredients.
Are you getting ready for the big game? If so, you need to add these Ultimate Game Day Chicken Nachos to your menu. Not only are they delicious and full of flavor, but they are simply irresistible and surprisingly easy to make. If you’ve got 20 minutes and a handful of ingredients, these ultimate game day chicken nachos are a HIT! Not to mention, the secret ingredient used is my favorite Dole item, pineapple!
In the morning when we are in the rush it’s not easy to resist unhealthy cravings, and since french toast and yogurt are off the table during the Whole 30 program, breakfast becomes one of the toughest meals on the diet. Lucky for you, I put together a selection of 30 easy and delicious Healthy Whole 30 breakfast ideas that will help you eat whole foods with high-quality ingredients.
From sweet potato curry and 2 minute tuna salads to make-ahead egg muffins, these dishes will save you time in the morning and will keep you full for longer.
Healthy Whole 30 Breakfast Ideas
You don’t have to eat the same breakfast over and over again. Take a look at the selection below and start cooking some of these creative Whole 30 approved recipes.
What I like the most about this collection is that it’s not all EGGS. Not all of us are the biggest fans (my husband happens to be one of those aforementioned people).
One of my favorite items in the Whole 30 diet is the use of sweet potatoes, I could eat them with every meal. I’ve made a list of some of the best Whole 30 breakfast ideas that use sweet potatoes. (But don’t worry, if you don’t want any sweet potatoes, we have more options below!)
Whole 30 Breakfast ideas using sweet potatoes.
- Breakfast Casserole With Bacon, Sausage, Sweet Potato, & Kale from acalculatedwhisk.com
- The Easiest Sweet Potato Curry from realfoodwithdana.com
- Baked Egg And Sweet Potato Nests from bowlofdelicious.com
Have you tried fish for breakfast yet? I have and it’s amazing, and another great way to get your protein. Here are a few Whole 30 breakfast ideas with fish.
- 2-minute Tuna Salad from lifemadefull.com
- Smoked Salmon Breakfast Bowls from realfoodwithdana.com
- Halibut Fish Tacos With Avocado Aioli from anyaseats.com
Healthy Whole 30 Breakfast Ideas
There are so many different Whole 30 breakfast ideas and options, you don’t have to search very far. Check out all of these other amazing Whole 30 options for breakfast.
- The Breakfast Salad from fedandfit.com
- Baked Egg And Sweet Potato Nests from bowlofdelicious.com
- Paleo Egg Muffin Recipe from mynaturalfamily.com
- Monkey Salad from seevanessacraft.com
- Spinach And Bacon SoufflÈ From Paleo Planet from acalculatedwhisk.com
- Chorizo Breakfast Bowl from anyaseats.com
- Paleo Bison Plantain Breakfast Bowl from fedandfit.com
- Mango Lime Chia Pudding from gritsandchopsticks.com
- Banana Chia Seed Breakfast Custards from meaningfuleats.com
- Sausage & Tomato Frittata from fedandfit.com
- Roasted Butternut Squash Hash With Apples & Bacon from paleorunningmomma.com
- Carrot Cake Smoothie Bowl from pancakewarriors.com
- Bacon Burger Paleo Breakfast Bake from paleorunningmomma.com
- Make Ahead Breakfast Egg Muffins from mannaandspice.com
- Zucchini Noodles with Pesto and Fried Eggs from foodfaithfitness.com
- Turkey and Egg Breakfast Casserole from The Dinner Chef
- Apple Nut Breakfast Bowl from Recipes Just4U
- Potato Avocado Toast from The Organic Kitchen
- Banana Muffins from The Fit Housewife
- Strawberry Coconut Breakfast Cake from Wholesomelicious
- Potato Apple Breakfast Bake from PaleoRunningMama
- Sweet Potato Waffle Breakfast from Cucinadeyung
- Ground Turkey Hash from Our Salty Kitchen
It’s never fun to be on a diet, but I do like all of the different options you can enjoy while on the Whole30 diet plan. There are so many different options and they really are good! It’s all about finding what works best for you and your palate.
If you are searching for more amazing and delicious Whole 30 options, you can check out this post I shared on Whole 30 Slow Cooker recipes. There is nothing better than coming home from a long day at work to an already cooked healthy Whole 30 dinner waiting on you.
Lunches can also be one of the hardest things to keep clean, so I also put together a list of EASY and healthy Whole30 Lunch options for you to choose from.
If you loved these recipes for Healthy Whole 30 Breakfast ideas, make sure you share it with your friends!
Super Bowl Sunday is just around the corner and for most American families it’s one of the biggest calorie feasts. We love to throw a great party and just over indulge, and that doesn’t usually bode well with our freshly minted New Year’s resolutions! That’s why I decided to put together this list of over 20 Healthy Super Bowl Recipes.
These healthy Super Bowl recipes will help you replace all those empty calories with tasty and good-for-your-health alternatives. You just can’t beat that!
How delicious does this pin look below of the dark chocolate and exotic fruit? It makes my mouth water just looking at it!
I like to splurge and enjoy some treats during the holidays, but I don’t want to mess up the healthy habits I work on during the year. That’s why I decided to start planning early this year and I started looking for festive healthy Christmas holiday recipes that will allow me to enjoy my dinner guilt-free.
I put together a list of 20 healthy Christmas holiday recipes that will help you organize the perfect family get-together. From avocado pasta and eggnog french toasts to Christmas kale salad, these recipes will make your party prep much easier.
Baking Season is almost here and I can’t wait to feel the smell of fresh baked cookies in my kitchen. This year I decided to make some healthy cookies for my family and guests that will sweeten our holidays and will not add on the pounds so easily. These 20 Healthy Delicious Christmas Cookie recipes are so good, you won’t feel an ounce of guilt.
This is why I put together a list of the best healthy cookies recipes ever that are perfect to savor and share this holiday season guilt-free. From skinny sugar cookies to gingerbread cookies and even gluten free and vegan chocolate sugar cookies, these sweet ideas are the perfect way to enjoy the holiday season with a bit less “food guilt”.
If you have ever tried to make fresh pasta before, you know that it can be a painstaking process. You must have all of the ingredients just right, knead the dough perfectly, allow it to rise in a specific amount of time, and boil it once created at just the right time and temperature.
When I watched the documentary for Making Pasta on a Mission from the Artisans of Italy, I was refreshed at the the kindness in the world. Not only is this a mission of kindness, but it is a mission to share the 4000 year old art of making the perfect pasta.
The Italian farm La Lucciola is on a mission, and it’s a really great one. Not only are they known for some of the best balsamic vinegars, but they are also known for their mission in employing young adults with special needs such as Down Syndrome, autism, and cerebral palsy. The best part is that they are teaching these special young adults the 4000 year old art of making pasta.
When teaching these special needs young adults, they teach them with just two ingredients, 100% organic locally sourced flour and eggs. They learn to perfectly create pasta, and their employers are completely happy with the results. So much so that they even serve this handmade pasta at their La Lucciola restaurant.
Please take a few moments and watch this insightful and heartwarming video on La Lucciola and how they are Making Pasta with a Mission.
Christmas is almost here and I can’t wait to start baking tasty cakes, cookies, and pies for my family and friends. A couple of days ago I was looking for holiday dessert recipes on Pinterest and I stumbled upon so many tempting alternatives to the seasonal treats I can’t wait to share with you. I’ve made an awesome list of these 20 Skinny & Healthy Holiday Dessert Recipes!
This list of 20 Christmas desserts taste great and are healthier than the traditional treats. From fruit cakes and gingerbread muffins to vegan cookies and even raw strawberry tarts, these recipes will not damage your healthy habits during the holidays. Not to mention, it makes getting back into shape after the holidays a LOT EASIER when you splurge on healthier desserts.
One of my favorite dishes during the holiday season is my family recipe for sweet potato casserole. It’s always a favorite side dish and we NEVER leave with leftovers. This year I decided to make things a little sweeter and change things up. Today I am going to share with you this crazy awesome recipe, so move over marshmallows, this Pineapple Sweet Potato Casserole with Candied Pecans is going to be the NEW side dish favorite this year.
The BEST part is that this recipe is TWO in ONE. That’s right, it’s not only an amazing side dish, but it’s a delicious dessert made with Dole Pineapple Tidbits.
The Thanksgiving menu can be a bit of a challenge when you try to cook healthy and prepare dishes that bear unique flavors at the same time. This is why I put together a collection of 20 healthy Thanksgiving recipes that your dinner guests will love. From stuffing pomegranate salad and scalloped sweet potatoes to mashed potatoes and even healthy pumpkin pie, many of these dishes can be prepared at least a day in advance and reheated.
BONUS: Grab this FREE printable shopping list/checklist/menu planner for your Thanksgiving dinner!
It is fall and nothing says fall like winter squash! This whole grain rice & chicken stuffed buttercup squash is a great way to step into fall. Clean, hearty and full of nutrition!
Whole Grain Rice & Chicken Stuffed Buttercup Squash
Gardens have flourished all season long and the winter squashes are starting to make their appearance! We have an amazing, easy stuffed buttercup squash recipe for you that is hearty, clean and packed full of protein. The recipe is easy and takes minimal preparation, making it great for last minute weeknight meals or even Sunday dinner!
This stuffed squash is a little sweet & savory, crunchy and creamy. Shelled sunflower seeds, cranberries, and whole grain rice are just a few of the yummy ingredients you will find.
Here is how to make it :
1 buttercup squash
6 oz cooked, chopped white meat chicken
1 cup whole grain rice, cooked
1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
1/4 cup almonds, chopped
1/4 cup dried cranberries
Salt & pepper
Cut the bottom off the buttercup squash, discard.
Remove seeds, membranes and discard. Cut in half.
Mix filling ingredients together in a bowl.
Place squash halves on cookie sheet, drizzle with Olive oil. Spoon filling into squash halves.
Bake on 350 for 45 minutes or until fork tender.
When I am looking for a healthy dessert or simple clean breakfast, I love making this mandarin orange and blueberry yogurt parfait. My five year old is IN LOVE with this recipe, and you will be too. It’s simple to make and just downright delicious. Check out just how easy it is to make this yummy, clean and healthy dessert.
Eating clean does not mean you have to give up Chinese food, or meatballs! With this recipe for sweet chili chicken meatballs you can still enjoy both!
Sweet Chili Chicken Meatballs
My biggest fear when I started eating healthier, specifically clean, was that I would have to give up some of my favorite comfort foods- Chinese. I absolutely adore noodles, sauce and all things Chinese food. The problem with Chinese food, besides fat is the salt. In a clean eating recipe salt is used very minimally if at all, when used it is typically sea salt.
This recipe for sweet chili chicken meatballs uses low fat, lean ground chicken and we make our own sauce to avoid that added salt and of course, no MSG.
Serve these meatballs over whole wheat linguine (instead of lo mein noodles which are not considered clean) or whole grain rice, even quinoa. The meatballs also freeze really well. If you are on the 21 day fix or just plan your lunch/meals by servings for the week, it is very easy to do with this recipe.
Here is how to make them, enjoy!
1 lb ground chicken
1/3 cup cabbage, diced
1 small bell pepper, diced
1 small carrot, grated
2-3 green onion sprigs
1/2 cup low sodium, whole wheat bread crumbs
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup low sodium teriyaki sauce
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger (or powder)
1 teaspoon cornstarch
Peapods and Carrots to garnish
Preheat the oven to 425
Lightly grease a sheet pan with Olive oil.
Add chicken, egg, bread crumbs to a bowl and mix well.
Stir in the cabbage, peppers, onions and carrot.
It is best to just get right in with your hands and mix.
Roll into 2″ balls, place on sheet pan.
Bake for 15-20 mins or until cooked through.
Add all sauce ingredients to a skillet. Mix well.
If using peapods and carrots, add them now.
Place meatballs into the skillet and bring to a boil, reduce to simmer.
Cook until sauce starts to thicken and caramelize.
Serve over cauliflower rice, whole grain noodles or just more veggies!
Raspberry Lemonade Ice Pops are easy to make, refreshing and of course, clean! Sweetened all naturally and packed full of vitamin C.
Raspberry Lemonade Ice Pops
Easy & Refreshing
There is nothing like fresh fruit especially when made into a delicious frozen treat, like these raspberry lemonade ice pops. See, homemade pops are not just for summer. When you eat clean, you eat fresh and healthy all year round. Sometimes you crave something sweet and fruity other than a smoothie. Frozen ice pops are easy to make at home any time. Of course, yes you have to wait for them to freeze over night, but what we usually do is just make them weekly.
Use the blender to make a huge batch of smoothie like mixture and pour into molds. It literally takes minutes from the time you pull ingredients till the molds go in the freezer. The best part? You can make them ANY flavor combinations you want. If you can blend it, you can freeze it and enjoy as an ice pop.
These raspberry lemonade ice pops pack a major vitamin C punch. So, do not write them off just cause we are coming into fall. Make these and eat them right through the winter to help boost your immune system and kick a cold before it starts.
The process is so simple you won’t believe it (full recipe below):
Gather your ingredients, in this case raspberries, lemons, honey and ice.
Add raspberries, juice from the lemons, honey and ice to the blender.
Blend until smooth.
Pour into molds.
Freeze for at last 4 hours. Best over night.
1 cup frozen raspberries
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 cup crushed ice (optional, may not be needed)
Squeeze juice from lemons over a strainer into a blender cup.
Add raspberries and honey. Blend.
If consistency is too thick, add a tablespoon of water at a time.
If too thin, add a small amount of ice.
Blend until right consistency is reached (able to be poured)
Variation is due to size of raspberries and lemons.
Pour into ice pop molds. Freeze for at least 3 hours. Best if over night.
Looking for another delicious fruity treat recipe, but prefer something more decadent?
Be sure to check out our Upside-Down Blueberry Puffs – an amazing muffin like cake topped with blueberries, perfect for breakfast, snack or any time !
What’s better than a quick and clean eating salad for lunch? Well how about an amazingly delicious garlic lemon pepper shrimp salad! Made with snap peas, asparagus, garlic, mixed greens and more, it’s a super antioxidant protein packed green salad. Not only that, but it’s so good that you are going to want to make this dish on a regular basis. Check out how easy it is to eat “clean”.
Starting your day off with a healthy breakfast is the BEST way to kick off your day. These Blueberry pancakes are clean eating, and have NO BUTTER or SUGAR! It’s like pancakes meets zucchini bread. Now THAT is my kind of recipe. These are so good your family won’t know just how healthy they really are! Now check out JUST HOW EASY it is to make these clean eating blueberry zucchini pancakes.
One of the biggest things I had to get accustomed to when I started eating healthier was ridding my self of the unnecessary and unhealthy carbs. It was hard for me because I loved rice and noodles, they were my WORLD! But as I started learning more and more about how to eat healthier, I realized I could make some really delicious meals with some healthy pasta alternatives.
Eating healthy doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor. In fact, I have found more often than not I am enjoying my new dishes more than the old ones! Why? I am using more spices and venturing out into unchartered territory with my palate. If you are like I was with rices and noodles, you are going to be in for a treat. I did all of the searching for you and put together this great list just for you. Below is a list of over 30+ Low Carb and Healthy Pasta Alternatives.
This paleo and gluten free low carb dinner is such a favorite at out house, we have it several times a month. If you love a good spaghetti squash dish, you are in for a treat with this spaghetti squash & tomato basil meat sauce. It’s full of flavor and will have you asking for more.
I have been so excited to share this list of awesome recipes with you. These Whole 30 slow cooker recipes are just what I need to keep me balanced and going with a healthy meal. Now you don’t have to worry about rushing to make a healthy dinner when you can have your favorite slow cooker doing the work for you all day long.
Have you ever in your life tried crispy baked green bean fries? I hope you, because if you haven’t tried them before, you will surely need to try them now. This simple and healthy recipe is so delicious and so amazing, you won’t want to stop eating this yummy dish. Check out just how easy it is to make these crispy baked green bean fries.
Getting rid of the jiggle in the arms can be tough, but I have a few simple exercises that will help get those babies tones and in shape. There are a ton of different exercises you can do, but for today we are going to focus on the ones that I like to use to tone things up a bit. Get sleeveless dress ready with these solid toned arm exercises.
Zucchini Noodles are so delicious and so healthy, and they also make a great gluten free and wheat free recipe. I am such a huge fan of “zoodles”, I really can’t get enough of them. When you start adding in a few additional ingredients like pesto and give them a little zing, you won’t be able to get enough of them! I love this healthy zucchini noodles with pesto recipe, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
I have to tell you, this chicken fajita stuffed bell pepper recipe is quite amazing. In fact, it’s quickly become one of my favorite bell pepper recipes. Loaded up with cilantro flavored quinoa, chicken fajita meat, low fat shredded cheese, and topped with cilantro and avocado. You can eat it alone or with salad. Either way, this chicken fajita stuffed bell pepper is AMAZING. Are you following me on Pinterest yet?
Sometimes a well planned out breakfast can turn into something as simple and healthy as THIS. This chia yogurt apricot bowl may take a little longer than most breakfasts, but the time it takes is totally worth the wait. Made with yummy yogurt, crunchy nuts, chia seeds, and delicious apricots, you are going to want to save this protein packed breakfast recipe and make it soon.
Largely one of the biggest mistakes I made when I was trying to eat healthier and lose weight is that I would skip breakfast. I was under the mind set that if I wanted to lose weight, I needed to eat fewer calories and skip meals to do it. Not only is that a bad mindset to start off with, but is also completely wrong and unhealthy. Breakfast is very important, but not just any breakfast. These healthy high protein breakfast recipes will have you feeling better and staying full even longer.
Targeting your abs with these exercises and working the right areas can give you some amazing results over time. If you have never tried a targeted ab routine, you should stop the presses and start today. Focus on those areas that are giving you trouble and watch as your waist line shrinks. Not every exercise works the same area. If you want that six pack, you have to work the rectus abdominis.
Remember, exercise is only half of the battle. You also have to pay attention to your diet. You can work your abs over and over and never show any results if your body fat level isn’t low enough. Clean eating and low carb dieting is going to help you show off all that work. (If you are looking for some amazing recipes to get started, you can find some here.)
It’s time to get healthy and in shape, so join us on this healthy journey, and check out the targeted ab routine below.
Hello all of my friends who have been a part of this amazing diy Sunday Showcase party over the last several years. It is with a heavy heart that I must let you know that this will be the LAST WEEKEND party for the DIY Sunday Showcase. We have all truly enjoyed stalking and sharing all of the amazing projects you have linked with us over the last several years. I am forever grateful to all of you for making this party such an amazing success. Thank you again for joining us.
Since this is the last week, I want to wish you all an amazing career and success in your blogs. I know what it means to work on something so hard for so long. It’s a baby you love and grow and it’s all yours. Thank you for sharing all of your “babies” with us over the last few years. I truly wish you all have continued success.
With that being said, here are the favorites from this past week’s party!
These simple and nutritious snacks are perfect for weight loss! Snacking is the biggest thing that can derail a diet, but if you learn to snack like a pro, it won’t even get in your way. Check out this list of snacks under 100 calories, and I will even share a few more snack ideas that are close to ZERO calories. These guilt free snacks will have your munchies cured in no time.
One of the hardest things for me to do is grab a healthy breakfast and go. At one time I was notorious for just skipping breakfast altogether and waiting for lunch. Sound familiar? When I realized that skipping the best meal of the day was completely crazy, I started researching what those good healthy options were. When those mornings allow me time, I grab one of my favorite healthy eats, this Avocado Egg Toast. Pair it with and 8oz. glass of milk or a small container of yogurt and you should be close to hitting your protein goal for the morning.
It’s Summer and it’s time to show off those legs. If you are gritting your teeth and thinking of ways to skip swimsuit and shorts season, I have a little motivation for you. This super sexy legs workout will help you remove that extra jiggle and get those gams in shape. Are you ready to give it a try?
Welcome back to the diy Sunday Showcase! It’s been a long week and an unexpected vacation for me. We spent a lot of time at the lakehouse (without internet) so I have just about used up all of my data plan. Should make next month’s bill enjoyable to say the least! (NOT!)
Did you notice my new website design? I have been working on it for quite some time and taking my blog into a new direction with more healthy eats and treats. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Are you ready for this week’s party?
With Summer in full swing, it can be a challenge to keep the kids and family snacking healthy. The heat is scorching hot and the popsicles and ice cream sandwiches are flowing. It can be hard to convince the kids that they should also be eating their fruits and veggies. (Ok, I may need a little convincing on a hot day as well.) Make those healthy summer snacks enticing so they will gobble them up!
I know what some of you are going to say…I should just let the past go….but sometimes I just can’t let the past go without trying to recreate a little of the glory days. (AKA…when I could eat anything I wanted without adding a few pounds.) One of my favorite dishes is cheesy chicken spaghetti, but my old recipe just wasn’t cutting it and was NOT a very healthy dish. (But it was AMAZINGLY delicious!) Well I found a really good ‘work around’ and am going to share with you my simply amazing cheesy chicken spaghetti squash recipe. Hold on to your hats, healthy never tasted so good.
Welcome back to the DIY Sunday Showcase! Summer is in full swing here in Louisiana and we have spent the week under a heat advisory. It’s just plain HOT here in the south. Know what else is hot? All of our favorites from last week’s DIY Sunday Showcase party. We had some amazing crafts and recipes linked up, and I can’t wait to share them with you. Check out all of our favorites below.
S’mores are everywhere and there are a bazillion different ways to make them. I totally love the original, but decided to make this awesome S’more Cake for a large family cookout we recently had.
It was such a big hit I decided I would share it here with you. This S’mores cake recipe is super delicious and easy, and you found it here FIRST on PinkWhen.
Are you ready to be named the BEST dessert maker on the planet? Follow along as I share with you how I make this S’mores cake to serve the masses.
But if you want something a little faster, you can make this Smores Dip Recipe in just under 10 minutes from start to finish!
Today I am going to rock your world with this delicious and healthy Pesto Chicken Zoodles recipe. This recipe literally takes just minutes to make, and it is one of my new favorite lunch or dinner recipes. It’s Whole 30, PALEO, and it’s another of our Simple Fit Forty recipes, so you can bet your bottom dollar, this is not only good, but it’s also GOOD for you. Made with basil pesto, garlic, parmesan, zucchini, and a little seasoning, this recipe is sure to be one of your new go-to-healthy meals.
Another one of my favorite recipes is this delicious Chicken Avocado Burger. It is so delicious, and SO healthy, and these are loaded with fresh avocado, shredded chicken breast, and slightly seasoned. Let your friends go and eat those tricked out double cheeseburgers while you indulge in this flavor explosion that will keep your hunger satisfied and your waistline slim. Are you following me on Pinterest yet?
Welcome back to the diy Sunday Showcase! I hope you have had a fabulous week. I have been steadily making the changes to my blog and in the next 30 days I will be launching something completely new. I am so excited about it! Speaking of excited, have you seen the favorites from this past week’s party? They were SO awesome, I can’t wait to see what you are sharing with us this week.
One of the biggest ways to start clean eating is by adding more water to your diet. If you are accustomed to drinking sodas and coffee all day long, drinking water is probably not high on your list. In order to cut out all of the excess sugars and fats, you need to add more water to your diet. I remember when I would drink 8 sodas a DAY! Can you imagine what my kidneys were thinking? Check out this list of 8 delicious fruit infused detox waters and start adding a little water to your life.
I am such a huge fan of eating dried fruits and snacks and teaching my kiddos to eat healthy. Today I am sharing this simple and easy pineapple snack, and also show you how to make this cute pineapple mason jar for the kiddos to reach in and grab that snack. You can make this simple craft with supplies you might already have lying around. Today you get a TWO-fer with a craft and an easy recipe.
I love amazing recipes that take just a few minutes, and this Shrimp Scampi Zoodles Recipe will take you less than 10 minutes from start to finish. Isn’t that AWESOME!? With this recipe taking such a short amount of time, it’s perfect to have for lunch or dinner. Oh, and I forgot to mention, it’s also PALEO, Whole 30, and Simple Fit Forty ready. I can’t wait to share with you this amazingly delicious recipe!
Welcome back to the diy Sunday Showcase. It’s the second week of Summer here and things are just flying by. While the kiddos are all having fun, I have been struggling to actually get some work done while also spending some time with them. It’s gearing up to be a busy Summer here at the West house. I can’t wait to see what you have been sharing this week and look forward to checking out all of the projects later this week.
Start each day with a grateful heart. I am so in love with this beautiful quote. This past year has been one of the hardest, toughest years of my entire life. I have honestly never felt so lost, so inadequate, so unsure of myself as I have in the last year. There are times when I honestly feel lost, but I have to always remember to give my burdens over to God and realize that I am not in control of anything. I must be grateful for what I have and for what I will or won’t have in the future. It spoke to me so much, that I had to re-create it and share it as a free printable for you as well.
I know I am not the only one who says this, but I seriously have the WORST seasonal allergies. When I say I have bad seasonal allergies, I mean that when they kick in, I inevitably end up at the quick care or emergency room with a migraine headache. In fact, I missed one of my favorite blog conferences this past year due to a migraine headache that was brought on by seasonal allergies. When Venta reached out to me to work with them, I easily agreed. I am now in LOVE with this system, and you will be as well. Check out this first hand user experience with this air purifier.
Are you ready to make your own Tic Tac Toe Backyard Bean Bag Toss? Well I have an awesome outdoor tic tac toe game I am going to share with you today. This simple Tic Tac Toe Backyard Bean Bag Toss game is so easy to make! In fact, it only takes a few items on hand to create this simple backyard game. I also love that it’s light weight and can be moved indoors if needed.
Have you ever tried to make the perfect boiled egg and something just didn’t turn out as it should? I know when I was growing up I would try different ways to make the perfect boiled egg and it never really turned out well for me. For me, the perfect boiled egg is the completely cooked egg through and through. I love how simple this is, and there is no guess work involved. Not to mention, it is literally just ONE simple step.
Welcome back to this weekend’s DIY Sunday Showcase! It’s Memorial Day Weekend and while we have storms outside all weekend, we are not letting that ruin our long weekend plans. We still have a ton of fun planned! What are your plans for this Memorial Day? I hope it includes checking out some of your favorite links from this past week’s party, and to link up with us again this weekend.
One of the things I love the most about this easy breakfast or brunch is that it’s REALLY easy and you don’t have to have a lot of time to make these. This simple spinach and tomato frittata is so quick and delicious and it keeps me satisfied all morning long. If you are looking for an easy, delicious, and healthy way to start the day you should keep reading.
Welcome back to this weekend’s DIY Sunday Showcase. I hope you have all had a fabulous week and are gearing up for Summer. Our kiddos had their last day of school this past week and today starts the first day of Summer vacation for us. The weather is warm and the skies are filled with sun and we are hoping to make this an amazing Summer. Do you have any BIG plans? I honestly can’t beleive it’s already here! So in the spirit of Summer, I would love to see all of your awesome Summer salads, recipes, outdoor activities, etc. Let’s get this party started!
Hey guys, we are leaving our regularly scheduled programming for a quick informational post. If you are not a blogger or a website owner, you are probably not going to be very interested in this post. If you are, then hold on to your hats because you are going to LOVE this. One of the biggest challenges for us bloggers is to not only create good content for our readers, but to also make sure our readers stay engaged. We have to use plugins, codes, photos, ads, and all sorts of things to keep our sites up and running, and then balance that by creating a good user experience. Site speed can make you or break you. I decided to write this post about how I increased my site speed when I posted a little blurb on my personal Facebook page and had a lot of people ask for my secrets. Why? Because I took my page from a 20-60+ second load time (slower than 90% of all websites with a 84% bounce rate) to a 2 second load time, making me faster than 71% of all website currently online.
Rather than rewrite all of those items to all of my friends with the pm’s I received on Facebook, I decided I would put this in a super easy format everyone could read. I even created a printable PDF site speed checklist for you to use while going through all of the steps. You can find that at the end of this post. Happy reading!
Update glass florist vases from dreary to stylish for a fabulous place to display those May flowers! Hi everyone, it’s Cindy from Little Miss Celebration. Today, we’re going to easily give a little pizzazz to any glass vase you already have. With just some paint and a handful of gems, we can transform a vase we already own into a wow for just a few dollars! Check out this amazing Glass Vase Makeover.
Welcome back to PinkWhen! I am so excited to share this delicious and healthy recipe here with you today. This Fajita Grilled Chicken Lunch Bowl is so delicious, and so good for you. (You can also find more recipes like this under the Simple Fit Forty section of this site.) Made with seasoned grilled fajita meat, avocado, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, quinoa, and topped with a little cilantro and green onion tops. This is is full of protein goodness and will keep you satisfied for a long time. Are you ready to dig in?
Welcome back to the DIY Sunday Showcase! I hope you have all had a fabulous week. I am currently in Chicago for a conference and enjoying all of the fabulous food and sights this beautiful city has to offer. In fact, I cannot imagine living here because the food is so amazing I would probably weigh 5000 pounds! Needless to say, you guys never disappoint when it comes to amazing food and crafts. There were so a=many awesome projects, I can’t wait to share our favorites from this past week!
Good morning, PinkWhen readers! Justine from Cooking and Beer here to get all summery on you. If there’s one thing I go crazy for once the weather starts to warm up, it’s fresh veggies. I am kind of a garden nut, and while we don’t have the perfect climate for growing some of my favorites, I do the best that I can. Snap peas and green beans are two veggies that I ALWAYS grow. Obviously, these two haven’t even begun to sprout yet, but it still doesn’t mean I haven’t been stocking up at the market! This snap pea and green bean salad with arugula pesto is summertime freshness on a plate. It’s the perfect side dish for all of your outdoor gatherings!
This Mason Jar Chicken Fajita Salad is so good, you might want to pack TWO jars to bring to lunch. I love a good salad, and this one is so good and so completely healthy. It’s filled with delicious, seasoned fajita meat, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, avocado, green onion tops, a little cilantro, and topped with lettuce. Drizzle the top with your favorite healthy salad dressing, or eat plain. Either way, your taste buds and your waistline are going to thank you.
Hey readers! We did a survey, and an overwhelming majority of you said you would like to see and hear more about my new Simple Fit Forty Lifestyle. THANK YOU!! I am so glad you are willing to go on this healthy inspiring journey with me. It’s not easy staying fit and healthy after the age of 40, but together we are going to make it look and feel easy. We are starting things of with our Simple Fit Forty Ab Challenge (you may have seen this on our NEW Instagram page) and we are LOVING it! Want to learn more?
Dessert. It’s not usually on any diet plans, but some of these amazing bloggers came up with a great way to have your diet and your dessert, too. Check out these 31 Delicious PALEO Dessert Recipes and don’t feel guilty about eating the entire plate.
Welcome to the DIY Sunday Showcase! I hope you all had a happy and festive Cinco de Mayo earlier this week. It has been crazy busy here! I have been working on cranking our posts and programs for my new venture, and it’s all finally starting to come together. I had to make a schedule and a plan and get really disciplined with it so I could complete it by the date I want. Otherwise, this would probably take my ADD self about 3 years to finish. Needless to say, I am super happy with all of the progress I am making and I can’t wait to share my little adventure with you soon. Are you ready to get this party started?
Well Summer is just around the corner and if you are looking to get healthy and feel good, I have got just the thing! This list of 31 fresh and healthy smoothie recipes will give you a delicious recipe for every day of the month. Now you don’t have to worry about what’s for breakfast, just make one of these deliciously healthy smoothies and hit the road running.
To celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend I am sharing with you a beautiful Mother’s Day Free Printable. I am always struggling with the perfect Mother’s Day gift, and I love that a printable can be the perfect gift idea. My mom means the world to me, and I am sure your mom does to you. In order to celebrate the love we all share for our moms, I am sharing this beautiful free printable.
As I am about to start the launch of the Fit Forty Lifestyle community, I decided I needed to share another roundup of some yummy paleo dinner recipes. You don’t have to look too hard to find something that will speak to you and that you will find DOABLE. I know the hardest thing to do when it’s “diet time” it to find something delicious to eat. Or rather, something that YOU find is delicious. Paleo recipes are another great way to keep fit and healthy and to remove those sugars and starches that are not good for you. Check out this great list of yummy paleo dinner recipes.
Welcome back to the diy Sunday Showcase! Can you believe that it’s going to be MAY tomorrow? School is almost out, Summer is about to begin soon, vacations or staycations are about to start, and I am totally unprepared. Completely, utterly, and totally unprepared. But, hey, that’s not why you are here. You are here for another awesome diy Sunday Showcase and to check out last week’s favorite posts. There were so many amazing ideas, I can’t wait to share them all with you.
Hey everyone! I hope everyone has a great month of April so far! I can’t believe it’s almost May and summer is right around the corner! I love summer for multiple reasons….outdoor fun, lake time, BBQs…and it’s a whole lot easier to paint and work on projects with nicer weather! 🙂 That being said, I love the power of paint. For those of you who don’t know a lot about me and my blog, Refashionably Late, I love to refashion furniture! I love how paint can transform a piece of furniture. One man’s junk is another man’s treasure! 🙂
These stools I made over were not junk, I was just tired of them and wanted a change. My mom purchased these bar stools on Amazon for my husband and I as I house warming gift when we moved to Minnesota. We temporarily rented a townhome and my mom wanted to get some stools that were versatile and could but cut shorter for a future home if need be.
Well we are in that future home and we’ve done a lot of adjustments to our kitchen. We painted the tile backsplash, replaced our appliances, painted our kitchen cabinets, painted the walls my favorite color in the world, Requisite Gray by Sherwin Williams, replaced the hardware and changed out a couple light fixtures. I was loving how the kitchen was looking but after the cabinets were white I felt the room needed a pop of color.
I am new to the chalk paint world and I’m really enjoying it! I have used it for a few other projects and love the finish and quickness of using chalk paint. One brand I have been using frequently is Chalkworthy Antiquing Paint. I love how you don’t have to sand your projects ahead of time and it dries so quickly. I used one of their painting brushes and applied two quick coats while catching up on some Netflix. 🙂 Once it was completely dry, I applied their soft wax to protect the paint finish. I love the pop of color it now gives my completed kitchen! It’s the perfect compliment to our “new” kitchen! The photos below were photographed by David, a talented photographer with HomeRight.
DIY Stool Makeover
Thank you so much for having me here at Pink When and I hope you love the transformation my kitchen has seen since we moved in! Here are 3 other projects that I love and have helped change our house into a home! Have a great rest of your week and see you next month!
Some of you know that I started a new program called the Simple Fit Forty Lifestyle. While it is in it’s infant stages (we have out FIRST challenge set to start next week!), I thought I would start sharing with you some of my favorite, delicious recipes from across the web that I like to make to help me stay lean and strong. These delicious protein packed salad recipes are so good, and so good for you. Check out all of these amazing protein packed salads below.
Welcome to the diy Sunday Showcase! We had a TON of amazing crafts and recipes this week. You are all so amazingly talented, I love looking through each and every post. Thank you for sharing your hard work and dedication for sharing the things you love, and thank you even more for sharing all of those things with us. Check out all of our diy Sunday Showcase favorites from last week, and then share your new and current projects with us.
Make these easy, Paint & Sparkle Mason Vanity Jars to give Mom or any special lady pretty places to stash their baubles or beauty supplies! Pint-sized Mason jars get a few coats of paint, some sparkle from glitter glue and finished with ribbon. Top them off with stunning, ready-made lids from Michaels that add a glamorous, jewelry-like touch!
Welcome back to the DIY Sunday Showcase! I was SO Excited to be attending SNAP this year, and due to a last minute and unforeseen MIGRAINE, I was unable to make the trip. I spent the day in bed, and then I started checking out all of your amazing links and projects that you shared with us last week. I am so excited to share with you this week’s favorites over here at the DIY Sunday Showcase.
Spring and Summer scream SALAD, and these 31 Fresh Salad Recipes do NOT disappoint. You can find everything from a simple caesar salad, to kale, grilled chicken, and even a few with quinoa. It’s the perfect time of year to start working out and getting fit for Summer, and these salads are going to help you get there!
Cheesy Cowboy Quesadillas – A quick and easy meal with some Mexican flavors and so much cheesy goodness! This is sure to put smiles on everyone’s faces!
Welcome back to this weekend’s DIY Sunday Showcase! I hope you have had a fabulous week wherever you are. It’s full blown Spring here in Louisiana and my allergies are paying for it. I love the warmer weather and all of the beautiful blooms, but I will be happy when the new pollen leaves the air! Speaking on a little Spring, check out all of these inspiring projects and recipes that have been shared here this week.
Happy Friday, everyone! Justine from Cooking and Beer here once again to share one of my all time favorite dinner recipes with you! I feel like I have been going kind of crazy lately sharing only dessert recipes here on the PinkWhen blog, which is usually totally not my style. I tend to stay on the savory side of things. Number one because I am not the most amazing baker on the planet, and two because I tend to lean towards the saltier side of things. This roasted lemon pepper pork tenderloin with cornbread stuffing is a staple in my household. Tender pork tenderloin is seasoned with super savory lemon pepper seasoning, roasted, sliced, and laid out on a bed of luscious cornbread stuffing. I’m a firm believer that you can never have enough cornbread in your life!
Staying fit and healthy is a super high priority for me. (In fact, you can join our secret Facebook group where we share all things fit and healthy and motivate each other….because it’s easier when you have a tribe of people just like YOU!) What you ingest is about 80% of what can make you or break you in your quest to be fit. I LOVE a delicious and healthy dinner. It’s not often that I do a double take when I am creating a delicious recipe, but this one made my whole family do a double take. It was THAT good. If you love a good chicken dinner, and want something that is actually quickly prepared and baked, then this is a recipe you will love. If you are a fan of caprese salads, you are going to LOVE this Basil Infused Balsamic Oven Baked Chicken. It’s another winner/winner chicken dinner you are going to devour.
Welcome to this weekend’s DIY Sunday Showcase. It is full force SPRING here in Louisiana. I know a few of my friends were stuck in a blizzard this week. We have been blessed with sunny skies and 70 degree weather. (Perfect for tennis!) I also spent a little time indoors working on a few projects, and I bet you have a few projects you were working on as well. I can’t wait to see them!
Hello there! Justine from Cooking and Beer to share another recipe with you this month! I’m super excited to be able to do this twice this month. I thought that this boring Wednesday could step up its game, and I think the recipe for this gluten free almond blueberry coffee cake can help with that! I totally realize that this is the second recipe I’ve shared with you that contains both blueberry and almond, but I just can’t help myself. It’s one of my favorite flavor combos for spring. This almond blueberry coffee cake is perfect as we head into prime brunch season, and while it would have been absolutely perfect for Easter Sunday, it’s also the perfect coffee cake for Mother’s Day, Sunday brunch, or just your average Wednesday!
Hey everyone! Here I am again! 🙂 Ruthie from Refashionably Late. I’m feeling hopeful for the nice weather and Spring to come to meet me at our front door so I thought I’d push it along with a Spring craft like this DIY Stenciled Bird House. I thought Spring was right around the corner and then today in Minnesota we got a snow storm! I’m pretty sure Mother Nature is laughing her butt off!
Welcome to this week’s DIY Sunday Showcase, and HAPPY EASTER WEEKEND! Are your kiddos out of school? Our kids are on Spring Break all next week, so this is going to be a very long Easter Break for us. Needless to say, I hope I can get a few crafty things done over the next week or two. I can’t wait to share with you our favorite from this past week, and I am excited to see all of the new Spring projects you will be working on.
Serve Upside-Down Blueberry Puffs for a spring brunch, and everyone gets their own little cake! Hi everyone, it’s Cindy from Little Miss Celebration. With the arrival of spring, (hopefully!) winter is behind us and we’re ready for gatherings with family and friends. Sweet treats with berries just say spring to me and these small cakes feature juicy blueberries.
Welcome back to the DIY Sunday Showcase. This weekend is the FIRST DAY OF SPRING. Can you believe that? I cannot handle how fast time has been flying lately. It is beyond measure to understand how quickly this year is passing. Needless to say, you all shared some of the MOST AMAZING projects, and we are sharing them all here for you. Check them out below.
Hey there! It’s Carissa and I’m back and excited to share another one of our favorite recipes…Creamy Cauliflower Chowder. This is actually a recent discovery, but I love it so much I just have to share… My husband is pretty crazy about it, too!
Staying fit after 40 can be a challenge, am I right? In fact, you don’t even have to be over 40 in order for it to BE a challenge. I have a ton of friends who are younger (and older) than myself, and all of them have their own unique set of challenges. We aren’t a one size fits all society, and the stress from the media can cause depression for a lot of us.
This is what motivated me to create the Simple Fit Forty Lifestyle Facebook community. I want a place where we can motivate each other and share our highs and lows on this journey to stay fit and healthy. Let’s face it, it gets harder the older we get. From side effects of medications to eating too much fast food, staying fit can be hard.
I am so excited for Easter! I am in a rush to get all things Easter decorated, and I created a few free Easter printables for you to choose from. You can download one, or you can download all three! These are so cute, and completely original and made by me. All you have to do is click the highlighted link below each printable picture and download the high resolution printable for you to print and frame. Don’t you just love a cute free printable???
Welcome back to the diy Sunday Showcase! It’s been a CRAZY week here in Louisiana. I live in the area where all of the flooding and storms are, so if you happen to watch the national news, you know what we have been dealing with. The flooding and rain just won’t stop! Needless to say, I had plenty of time to look through all of the amazing projects you linked up this week and MAN, they are GOOD. Check out all of our favorites and then link up with us for this weekend’s party.
Happy Friday, PinkWhen readers! Justine from Cooking and Beer to share my monthly recipe with you! I hope you all have some fabulous plans for the weekend, and the temperatures are starting to warm up for those of you in colder climates! As we start edging our way into spring, I can’t help but think about all the delicious food that comes along with it. These blueberry almond crescent rolls are one of those recipes. These delicate little treats are stuffed with an absolutely addicting cheesy, blueberry, almond filling and then drizzled with an even more addicting almond-flavored glaze. This recipe is a must-make as we make our way into prime brunch season!
Cajun spices and Onion Thyme Harvest Snaps make a great combo to give your meal that delicious kick. You’ll want to lick the plate clean with this impressive and simple recipe. If you love to bake pork chops, this simple and flavorful cajun oven baked pork chops recipe will soon be a household favorite. Easy to make, and downright delicious!
I love a good crescent roll recipe, and this list of crescent roll recipes is one to keep! You can find 10+ Crescent Roll Recipes to make for a delicious brunch, breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Perfect to take to a potluck, or just because. Did you know there were so many different things you could make with crescents? If you are looking for a few good crescent roll recipes, you are in the right spot.
I have always enjoyed using my Silhouette for crafting, but it seems like Easter has always been one of the holidays that I use it the most. I am not the only one! If you are new to your Silhouette (or dreaming of buying one!) these 10 AWESOME Easter Projects to Make with your Silhouette should inspire you to create something fabulous.