Monthly Archives: May 2017

May 30, 2017

Eating Well: Impostor Fried Rice

Want all the deliciousness of fried rice, without the extra carbs and guilt? Try this quick and healthy recipe for low-carb cauliflower fried rice with egg!

Fried rice.

It’s a staple on Chinese restaurant menus the world over, and for good reason.

There’s just something about that combination of salty soy sauce, starchy rice, and sweet vegetables that is undeniably delicious.

However, typical fried rice is also full of simple carbs and greasy oil… both of which will help you pack on pounds!

I’ve come up with a quick, easy, and healthy alternative that provides the taste and feel of fried rice – without the extra fat and carbs.

Let’s check it out!

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May 25, 2017

Tips and Tricks for a Perfect Housewarming Party

Housewarming parties are a great way to introduce your new home to friends and family. Follow these tips and tricks to plan a perfect housewarming party! Great ideas for food, invitations, and favors. Also works if you're on a budget!

Housewarming parties allow you to share the joy of a new home with friends and family, as well as meet new neighbors.  However, a big party right after moving to a new home can quickly turn you into a ball of stress.  By following a few simple tips and tricks, you’ll pull off the perfect housewarming party.  And, you’ll hang on to your sanity in the process.  Oh, and before I forget – I have a free printable for you, too!

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May 23, 2017

Utility Shutoffs: What You Need to Know to Keep Your Home Safe

Your electricity just went out. Your toilet is overflowing. Would you know what to do? Learn how to find and operate your utility shutoffs for water, natural gas, and electricity. Learn how to locate and safely disconnect your electrical breaker box, water main line, and natural gas line.

Your electricity just went out.

Your toilet is overflowing.

You smell natural gas in your home.

Would you know what to do?

If your first response is, “Oh, that’s my husband’s/boyfriend’s/random stranger’s job…” uh-uh.

No, lovely, it’s your job.  If you’re ever home by yourself for any length of time, you need to know how to react when your utilities go awry.

And even when you’re not home by yourself, strong women still know how to get stuff done.

In the interest of helping you to be a strong woman and take great care of your home, I’m going to give you the rundown on finding and using your utility shutoffs.

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May 18, 2017

Dessert Swap – Blueberries and Zabaglione

Love zabaglione, but hate what it does to your figure? Check out my recipe swap inspired by blueberries with zabaglione! You'll enjoy this quick, easy, and light dessert. It's great for parties. And, it's under 100 calories!

If you’ve never had zabaglione, let me describe it for you.  It’s a cool, sweet, silky custard, usually spiked with a little moscato.  It’s at its best in a champagne glass, under a layer of sumptuous fresh berries.  With blueberries especially, zabaglione is basically irresistible.

And it does your waistline zero favors.

I’ve made peace with my weakness for blueberries and zabaglione.  A simple swap was all it took to get a similar epicurean experience (Ok, a vaguely similar experience at least), with way fewer calories.

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May 16, 2017

Get your bills organized (Finally!)

Forgetting to pay your bills on time? Struggling to keep track of what you owe and when? Get your bills organized with this helpful guide, plus a free printable bill organizer!

Do you forget to pay your bills?  Are you struggling to keep track of which bills are due when?  Have no idea what your monthly expenses are and how you should be budgeting for them?  You’ve officially been thrown a lifeline!

Tracking and paying bills doesn’t have to be a crazy, stressful experience.  I’m going to show you a common-sense method for getting your bills paid on-time, and in the correct amounts.  Plus, a free printable!

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Little Luxuries: Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster

Waking up with a pale, pasty face is the worst! See how Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster makes it all better with a natural-looking, sunkissed glow in this tutorial. Great for giving your face a touch of color.

Waking up with a pale, pasty face is the worst!  You look and feel like someone zapped your energy (Or like you sleep in a coffin during the day…).  But I’m happy to say that my new favorite beauty find makes it alllll better.  And, I’m sharing it with you today!  Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster will save your face from the pallid side and get you glowing stat.

May 9, 2017

A Straightforward Strategy to Learn From Your Experiences

What we learn from our experiences makes us who we are. It's also an important part of self-care, personal development, and personal growth. Here's my straightforward strategy for learning from the lessons life throws at you. You'll learn to make better decisions, and decisions determine your destiny.

Our experiences make us who we are.

Actually, no.

What we learn from our experiences makes us who we are.

In that case, you’ll want to make the most of every lesson life throws at you!  Otherwise, you’ll find yourself making the same mistakes over and over.

Over the last several years, I’ve found an approach that helps me get a useful takeaway out of just about any situation I go through.  Here’s my strategy for learning from my life experiences.

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May 4, 2017

Healthy Snacking: Avocados 3 Ways

Need some ideas for healthy snacks? Avocados to the rescue! Avocados are a superfood rich in nutrients and healthy fats. Each of these healthy avocado snack recipes has just a few ingredients, and is quick and easy to make. And… they're all low-carb!

When I’m looking for a quick, filling, and healthy snack, I often reach for an avocado.  I love eating half an avocado right out of the skin, and I like to put a different spin on it each time.  Today, I’m going to share with you my 3 favorite (and healthy!) ways to munch on an avocado.

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May 2, 2017

A Super Easy Way to Reduce Paper Clutter

Need organizing ideas to get rid of piles of paper in your home? Try this one easy solution to greatly reduce the paper clutter littering your kitchen counter.

For many people, the kitchen is the hub of the home.  It’s the place where friends and family gather, pass through, and often leave their stuff.  The day’s mail, activity schedules, receipts, and lots of other papers end up in the kitchen.  If you’re like I used to be, you have a pile of mail and other paper clutter on your counter that you frantically shove into a drawer when company comes by.  I made one super easy change in my home, and it virtually eliminated my huge pile of paper clutter.

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