Three Years Later…

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three year anniversary

805 posts.

2.5 million page views.

4,266 comments.

200,926 spam comments.

8,222 pins on 100 boards.

And it all started with this post on Day 1 of my 365 day journey: the sock bun

 

day 1

 

 

If you read that post (it will literally take you 20 seconds, it’s so short) you can tell I had NO idea what I was doing, nor did I have any idea what I was getting myself into that day. Frankly, if I’d had any idea of what I was going to do, I probably never would have started. But let me tell you, creating something out of nothing is amazing. It’s empowering to know that I am contributing to my family’s finances while constantly learning new things. We live in an amazing, ever-changing age and I don’t want to become stagnant. This blog has been a place for me to learn, grow, find online and “in real life” friendships and give an outlet to the little person inside of me who wants to just TRY new things-even if they end up as colossal failures. :) 

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Let’s Get Real #94

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The end of the school year is in sight (tomorrow for us) and so is the weekend! This is the last link party you’re going to be seeing from me for a few weeks, so be sure to link up with one of my co-hosts next week. Tomorrow will be my LAST new post for the next four weeks. I’m going to take a much needed break from posting to do some behind the scenes work, take a short vacation with my family, work on some videos and start developing an online piano course. I will also be working on creating some great new content for you, but you’ll have to wait until mid-July to see any of it. :) Have a wonderful kick-off to summer!

 

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! I encourage you to take a few moments just for you.  Grab a comfortable spot to sit and enjoy getting to know some of the best bloggers I know.

Let's Get Real Friday Party
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20 DIY Cleaning Products

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DIY cleaning products

Three years. I’ve been doing this blogging thing now for three years, and some of my most popular posts are still the cleaning tips and tricks or DIY cleaning products. I don’t know if it’s because we want to eliminate chemicals where we can, or if we just want to save some hard-earned money, but DIY cleaners are a hot topic! I’ve tried several different cleaning solutions after seeing things on Pinterest and blogged about them over the years. In this collection I’m sharing some of my favorites, as well as others’ that I have clipped to my Hometalk boards.

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Breakfast Tacos

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easy breakfast tacos

One of the things Jared has become very good at over the last few years is making breakfast. He can take a bunch of random “breakfasty” foods and put them together into a fantastic meal. I’m more of a cereal for breakfast kind of gal, so when I do make a hot breakfast, it’s not my best work. I’ll admit it, I overcook the eggs often and I HATE to cook bacon. When Jared made these for breakfast the day after we had Carne Asada Street Tacos for dinner, I told him to set some aside because I HAD to get a picture to share with you. These babies were SO good. 

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Honey Bun Cake

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honey bun cake

You guys.

I have found my new favorite breakfast.

Cake.

 

If you call it coffee cake, that makes it OK, right? Cinnamon rolls are basically cake anyway, and they are an acceptable breakfast dish. Not really a healthy option, but probably the best tasting one. That is, until you have this Honey Bun Cake. You know what a Honey Bun is, right? Those little packaged cinnamon roll treats from Little Debbie are so nostalgic. I always told myself that when I grew up I would be able to buy whatever kind of snacks I wanted (like honey buns, Swiss rolls and Moon pies.) Now that I’m a responsible adult, I realize there are better things to spend my money and calories on than packaged snacks. So instead I buy the ingredients and make my own. 😉

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Layered Drink and Let’s Get Real #93

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4th of July layered drink

One month from today we will be celebrating our country’s birthday (if you live in the USA) and it’s time to pull out the red, white and blue! This is still one of my favorite discoveries on Pinterest and I love that they taste great, too! Check out my post on how to create this layered drink for your summer celebrations and then scroll down to check out this week’s link party! 

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Easy Pico de Gallo

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This easy pico de gallo is the perfect addition to any Mexican dish. Thanks to Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser for sponsoring this shop. All opinions are mine alone. #HuntsFreshTwists #CollectiveBias

easy pico de gallo recipe

Mexican food has always been my favorite kind of cuisine, but I never really liked spicy foods. However, the last few years I’ve developed a taste for jalapenos and red peppers in moderation. I don’t want my lips and tongue to go numb, but I don’t mind if they tingle a bit. :) My favorite kind of “salsa” is a simple pico de gallo, sometimes called salsa fresca. Last night for dinner I made delicious carne asada street tacos and topped them with this quick and easy pico de gallo.

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10 Awesome Camping Tips and Tricks

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camping tips and tricks

Growing up, we spent many summer vacations going camping. Since being married and having a family of my own, we’ve been camping a couple of times. As a kid, I did not realize how much work goes into just preparing to go camping. Then again, we didn’t have the incredible resource of Pinterest to find all sorts of fantastic ideas to make camping easier. :) I’ve compiled a list of 10 Camping Tips and Tricks to make your next camping trip easier and more fun! 

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Day 75: Crunchwrap Supreme

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crunchwrap supreme
Even though this is a Taco Bell copycat recipe, I’d never had a Crunchwrap Supreme until Pinterest.  My sister-in-law said that she tried them and they tasted just like the ones from Taco Bell.  Well, I’ve since gone to Taco Bell and ordered one for comparison, and I can tell you for sure, these are better! We’ve had them several times now, and I could have sworn that I’d already done a blog post about them, but I can’t find it anywhere! I really like creating these copycat recipes because it’s a great way to get that “fast food” flavor but guaranteed to be better for you. :) 
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Grilled Banana S’mores

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grilled banana smores

 

These are certainly nothing new or original, but they ARE all over Pinterest, especially as grilling season is upon us, so I felt like I should try them. Plus, since I started the Slimfast challenge a few weeks ago, I’ve been doing a pretty decent job of watching what I eat and Grilled Banana S’mores won’t ruin your diet. I figured at the very least it would help curb my sweet tooth! (I REALLY want a big batch of chocolate chip cookies, but the 10 pounds I’ve lost so far are very motivating! 

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