My Experience at Build Your Blog Conference 2015

Posted on Feb 27, 2015 in Blogging | 5 comments

Last week at this time I was waking up in Salt Lake City for Build Your Blog Conference 2015. I anticipated this conference for many months. Blogging conferences are a great way to network with other bloggers and brands, as well as educate yourself in an ever-changing industry. If you already follow me on Instagram, you may have seen most of these pictures, but I wanted to give a quick recap of my weekend. Just for fun. :)

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Let’s Get Real #79

Posted on Feb 26, 2015 in Link Party | 5 comments

Welcome back to another great link party this week! You’re going to find all sorts of great recipes, tips, interesting stories and fitness inspiration linked up below. So join the party or just take some time to peruse the great content linked up here. And don’t forget to go check out today’s featured post from last week’s party. Who doesn’t like frozen yogurt? :)

Woot! Woot! Let’s get this Friday started. Let’s Get Real is all about Healthy Living. That’s right! It’s all about Real Food, fitness, health and wellness, and home life tips and tricks from Real people. That’s you! Grab a cup of coffee (or other preferred beverage ). Relax into a comfy spot and take some time to get to know the great folks that link up here.


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Brown Sugar Sweet Potato Fries

Posted on Feb 24, 2015 in Appetizers/Snacks | 7 comments

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

Brown Sugar Sweet Potato Fries take the best part of Thanksgiving dinner and make it easy for #GameTimeGrub this season! #ad

Sweet potatoes have never really been my favorite. Every year for Thanksgiving we make a small 8×8 dish of sweet potatoes because the only ones who really like them are all the “in-laws” like my husband and sisters-in-law. For some reason, the Rench family just didn’t ever take to the marshmallow-covered side dish. Which is a shame, because I really, really, really, REALLY like marshmallows. But when I saw the onion rings and sweet potato fries at Wal-Mart the other day, I figured I’d give them a shot. And then genius struck.

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Easy Tartar Sauce

Posted on Feb 23, 2015 in Main Dishes | 2 comments

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Make this easy tartar sauce with only TWO ingredients!  Tastes great with fish fillets.  #SamsClubSeafood #ad

I try to serve some kind of fish once a week. The only way I can get away with doing that is by making sure we have good sauce to go with the fish. My kids are actually happy with just ketchup (blech) but my husband really likes tartar sauce. It seems like every time we have seafood, we are out of tartar sauce. AGAIN. The bottles you buy at the store are so small! Ten minutes before dinner was supposed to be on the table, I was searching Pinterest for homemade tartar sauce recipes. I’ve tried a few sauce recipes that were OK, but often I don’t have the ingredients on hand for a last minute substitution. Until now! At a food demo in Sam’s Club the other day, I learned the simplest recipe for dipping sauce. I didn’t believe it until I tried it.

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Let’s Get Real #78

Posted on Feb 19, 2015 in Link Party | 0 comments

Woot! Woot! Let’s get this Friday started. Let’s Get Real is all about Healthy Living. That’s right! It’s all about Real Food, fitness, health and wellness, and home life tips and tricks from Real people. That’s you! Grab a cup of coffee (or other preferred beverage ). Relax into a comfy spot and take some time to get to know the great folks that link up here.

This week we have a new look and a new permanent Host.  We are excited to have Heather from Frugal Fit Family joining us each week.  What does this mean to you?  More exposure! You will now be seen on 5 blogs and this week with our special co-host…….you will be seen on 6 blogs

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5 Healthy On The Go Snacks

Posted on Feb 18, 2015 in Appetizers/Snacks | 11 comments

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

healthy on the go snacks that are satisfying
If you’ve been hanging out with me on social media, you probably know that I’ve been working on losing weight. It’s been a slow and steady task, but I’ve made progress! I’ve found that for me, the key to sticking with it is to have snacks handy for when the afternoon slump kicks in and my will power goes out the window. Whether you are doing a low-carbohydrate or low-calorie diet, these 5 Healthy On the Go Snacks will keep you energized, satisfied, and won’t ruin everything you’re working so hard to accomplish! 

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Chocolate Covered Banana Bites

Posted on Feb 16, 2015 in Appetizers/Snacks, Desserts | 4 comments

Chocolate Covered Banana Bites are a sweet treat that won't ruin your diet! The crunchy chocolate shell tastes great around cold banana slices!

I love an easy recipe. I especially love an easy recipe with just a few ingredients. Even better? When it tastes great on top of it all! :) These Chocolate Covered Banana Bites are a fantastic snack, especially when you are craving something sweet and chocolaty but don’t want to ruin your diet. Chocolatey? Chocolatie? Choklutty. There. That’s it. 

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