I am thankful for my health. Although, like everyone, I have had my small health issues, I am thankful that overall I am a healthy and strong person.
Lately I have been finding myself needing a bit of inspiration. I feel that I need to focus on myself and my relationships a bit more, so I started reading The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman.
This week Barrett and I have really honed in on our fitness and nutrition. The holidays have really gotten us off track but we are ready to conquer! We started our superfood shakes again and have begun P90X3.
This weekend I have been binging on Greys Anatomy and I am totally not ashamed of it. It’s only the second time I’ve ever binge watched it!
Down here in sunny old Florida we are finally getting some cool air and I am greatful for that because it was getting way too muggy. I have had my windows open all weekend and I am loving it! My animals love it too. How do I know? Every time I turn around their heads are smashed against the screen sniffing the air.
Have a wonderful week everyone!
Starting a new healthy lifestyle for the New Year? Well then you will definitely enjoy this salt free fajita seasoning. Salt is something I really try to avoid as much as possible, but it’s hard with all of the pre-packaged seasonings and processed foods.
This recipe not only makes delicious fajitas and tacos (Yes I use it for ground beef also and it’s awesome!) but it is also super easy to make and extremely cost effective. I just use an old spice container to store the seasoning or you can store it in a tupperware.
1 TBS Chili Powder
1 TSP Cumin
1/4 TSP Cayenne Pepper
1/4 TSP Garlic Powder
1 TSP Black Pepper
1. Mix together in a bowl
2. Store in a sealed container
**This recipe is easily multiplied**
I feel that we often forget to be thankful for the small things that we are blessed to have in our life. We run out of gas, we get the wrong milk, our bananas go bad before we get to them, and so on. The little frustrations in life often get in the way of our being thankful for the small and large blessings in our life. In lieu of the new year, I want to remember to be thankful each and every day. I am starting a series called 365 Days of Being Thankful. Every day this year, starting January 1, I will post something I am thankful for, whether it big or whether it small. Follow along and even join with the hashtag #365daysofbeingthankful.
When looking for that special book that you want to steal your heart, make you cry, laugh, and yell at because you’re so frustrated because they’re just so darn perfect together! You need to check out the book Party Girl by Rachel Hollis. This book is by all means one of a kind. I have to admit that it has been a while since I have found a book that makes me feel the way that this one does. I like to have relationships with my books and I like to get to know the characters very well. I felt like Landon was talking to me and venting to me, and definitely making me laugh. When her heart broke, my heart broke. When she got anxiety, I got anxiety.
Rachel Hollis is an incredible writer and I cannot describe in words how her words touched me. I was so sad when finishing this book because I felt like I was so close to these characters. I feel like the story of Landon living out her dream in Los Angeles is one of a kind. I feel that Rachel using her own experiences helped to create reality to the story and definitely made it more personable and relatable.
This story is about a young girl named Landon. She is 20 something, witty, charming, and possibly everything a girl could want to be. Landon has finally gotten an internship with Selah Smith, a famous event planner. Landon finds that this woman that she has always idolized is definitely one of kind. Landon brings you into her life with her struggles and her exciting experiences that she is enduring while pursuing her lifetime dream. This book is definitely a must read!
1. To be thankful every day for what I have. I am hoping to start a series called 365 days of being thankful. (Starting January 1-Keep an eye out!)
2. To spend more time with my family.
3. To excel in my Scentsy business.
4. To finally write a book.
5. To graduate college with my Bachelors in Education.
6. To get my first teaching job.
7. To exercise at least 3 days a week.
8. To read at least 12 books (One a month)
9. To encourage others as much as possible.
10. To go to church more.
What are some of your new years goals?
Remember: New Years goals or resolutions are not to create a new you; they are to help you grow as the person you are.
Need some encouragement about your new years goals? Watch this video by Rachel Hollis
Cookies, cake, pie, mashed potatoes, and green bean casserole; you may have even tried my Devil’s Food Cake Cookie recipe. Do these goodies sound familiar lately? I know they do to me. After all of these holiday treats I know I have gained a pound or two…possibly 5. Hey that’s okay though, it’s part of the holiday season right? But now that the holidays are over, it is time to get back on the pavement. For some good motivation I always like to have a solid running playlist. I thought that I would go ahead and share mine with you.
When creating my running playlist I like to put music on there that is going to motivate me through my whole run.
Top 10 on my running playlist:
1. “Alive” by Krewella
2. “Love Myself” by Hailee Seinfeld
3. “The Way I Are” by Timbaland
4. “Hall of Fame” by The Script
5. “On my mind” by Ellie Goulding
6. “Talking Body” by Tove Lo
7. “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten
8. “Stand by You” by Rachel Platten
9. “Shower” by Becky G
10. “Shake it off” by Taylor Swift