Sunday, January 4, 2015

Mean Plan- Week of January 4th

Am I the only one needing some meal ideas? I feel like we have the same things over and over. Taco night is a given at this house, but I am trying to switch it up a little bit. Since I always plan out our meals the weekend before, I thought it would be easy to share that with you all! If you have some other easy, healthy ideas, I would love to hear them!

Monday-Buffalo Chicken Strips with green beans

Tuesday- Tacos

Wednesday- Roasted Potatoes, Chicken sausage, & Peppers 

Thursday-Grilled paninis with veggies,  chips & dip

Friday- Open house, no cooking


Sunday- Taco Junk , served over nachos with avocado, cheese, and salsa

What is your go-to meal at your home?

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Friday, January 2, 2015

Juice Cleanse... Day 1!

Day one of my juice cleanse is done, and it was more difficult than I thought it would be. I am feeling great, though, so I know it will be a great thing for my body!

If you are interested in purchasing a cleanse for yourself, you can use THIS LINK. 

Have you ever done any sort of "cleanse" before? 

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*This cleanse was sent to me from LoveGrace. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Post contains affiliate links- I sincerely appreciate your support!

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Juice Cleanse... here I come!

I am so excited to announce that I will be doing a 3 day juice cleanse starting tomorrow! I just received my box of nourishment for the next three days, so I did a video talking about my plans.

Drew and I plan on staying home tonight. We've been so busy this week, we felt that spending time at home would be best for us. I plan on starting this early tomorrow morning. I am also starting back with Weight Watchers tomorrow as well. My mom gifted me a membership, so I will be starting that along with the cleanse. I am excited for this new, fresh start!

What are your plans for NYE?

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Goals for 2015

Hi everyone! I made a video sharing our goals for 2015. We have some health goals, family goals, and I threw some personal and professional goals in, just for kicks. I pour my heart out a little bit, so it's a little long. Bear with me.

Click here to check out what I use in my budget binder. THIS will show you my envelope system that has worked for me for over a year.  THIS is the free google spreadsheet that is perfect for setting up a budget. Make sure to save it to your own google drive before editing it!

What are your goals for 2015?
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Thursday, December 18, 2014

What's Inside My Frosty VoxBox!

I haven't received a VoxBox for awhile, so I was excited when a new one finally came! Check out the video below to see my first reactions to the products. 

Did you get a Frosty VoxBox? What do you think? 

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*Products provided by Influenster. All opinions, as always, are my own. 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Flourish Fun!

The day had come. I had to go out into the shopping world and find a few items I couldn't buy online. I dread this EVERY year. Shopping, for me, is just something on my to-do list that I want to check off. I don't have tons of fun. I don't always look forward to it. Especially in December. I try to steer clear of any/all holiday shopping. That seems scrooge-like, doesn't it? Time and experience has taught me that people are meanies in December. Trying to find the perfect gift, trying to get it done in an hour or two. All that stress of shopping gets to people, and those people get to ME. 

See, I am a smily person. Smiling randomly at strangers is my favorite. (This may be because someone mentioned I have resting B-face, but that's another story.) I like to help people find things, or just make someone smile. During holiday shopping time, people have growled at me.    Merry Christmas to you, too! 

If that's not enough to turn your holiday smile upside down, I don't know what is. 

Back to my weekend. I HAD to go out and get some of my final shopping completed. I went on Saturday with my husband, ready to tackle the day. Our goal was to be in and out as quickly as possible. Our first stop? Lunch at Famous Daves. Fueled up with some yummy barbecue, we were ready to tackle the crowds. 

My husband dropped me off at Flourish Boutique and headed to a hardware store for a gift for his dad. As I strolled into Flourish, I was reminded of why I adore this place so much. 

This place isn't a store, it is truly an experience. From the sparkly accents to the fun chevron wall, and gorgeous chandeliers, it truly feels like one is walking through a dream. And the attention to detail always makes me appreciate the little things they have on display!


 I grabbed some things to try on and headed into the dressing room. 

Dress from old navy, chambray cardigan from target, leggings from Flourish, boots from Lane Bryant, Jewelry was gifted.

I found myself gravitating to soft, comfy sweaters, and they felt just as wonderful on as they looked on the rack! 

Thunder and Lightning Sweater 

So Much To Be Thankful For Sweater 

LOVED this one

Fabulous Holiday parties call for a fabulous new dress. Am I right, ladies? Unfortunately, teachers aren't usually ones to have said parties. Boo. If someone could please buy one of these super cute dresses for your party, I would appreciate it. Send me a pic so I can live vicariously though you, k? Thanks. 


After what seemed like only 5 minutes, my husband came searching for me in the store. Oops- I must have gotten carried away! Easy to do in such a gorgeous establishment! 

Flourish  is graciously offering you all 25% off online! They always have some amazing deals, so go check them out. You can order those last few gifts, or even something special for yourself! Just use the code EMILY when you check out.

What do you think of Holiday shopping? Online... in store... what is your go-to?

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*This post is sponsored by Flourish Boutique. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Andrew's "Helpless Husband" Recipe Vol I... Chicken Sandwich Edition

After my husband's softball games the other evening, he was hungry. Yes, he had already eaten dinner, but he had worked up a big appetite. If you've been watching my youtube videos, you know that he is OBSESSED with making his "chicken sandwiches." I was finishing up my vlog for the day, and he asked me to film him making his sandwich. To say I was taken aback is an understatement. 

My husband is hilarious. He will not stop talking. He loves telling stores. But that is to people he knows. Well. VERY well. To strangers? It is quite hard to get him to talk (unless it's about football or his job.. those are good talking points.) He HATES being on camera, and will shout out bad words if I ever try to film him, so that I have to edit him out. (True Story!) So when he asked me to film his sandwich, I didn't hesitate for a millisecond. 

He talked through the video like a pro. He had me move my camera to different angles, make me zoom in to important steps, and was loving it. He decided a voiceover would be better, so I edited the video clips for him, and handed over my computer. 

This was the end result: 

If you have anyone in your life who is helpless in the kitchen, please, share this video. I hope it can make someone else's day, too. :)

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