Friday, August 28, 2015

Friday Favorites

   This month has been full of great things so I thought I would take a moment and reflect on my favorites. It is easy to get caught in a hard moment and forget all of the wonderful things that are going on in your life. This month has had some ups and downs for sure. A down is that my great grandma died (she was 97), while that was sad it also made me remember my grandma and my aunt who have died and that made me sadder because I did not get to spend nearly enough time with them. My great grandma though had not seen her husband in twenty years, 2 daughters in many years, as well as her siblings and parents, she got to see them again in the most glorious of places and I know she is happy there and it was her time to go, so I am glad she has gone home. 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Zoodles- Zucchini Noodles

   I’m sure you have heard of zoodles, Pinterest has had them for quite some time now. I have been wanting to try them for a while but just wasn’t sure if they would be very good. I needed lunch for the week and had a bunch of zucchinis that I was going to cut up to put into my stir fry but decided to use my spiralizer to make some noodles!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Cookbook Review: Grill It, Braise It, Broil It- By American Heart Association

This book was sent to me by blog for books in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

   First things I love the layout of this book. As someone who loves to cook and at some point wants to write a cookbook of some sort it is fun to see how different books are organized. This one is split into the 12 different cooking methods that they are featuring. The goal of the American Heart 
Association with this book is to show how to make heart-healthy meals with these methods.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Celebrate with Dessert at McDonald's

I am a brand ambassador for McDonald’s of Central Arkansas and am being compensated for this post, all thoughts and opinions though are my own.

   Life has many reasons for celebration, sometimes just surviving the day is one.  Whether it’s a hard day at work, a test day at school or celebrating big news or accomplishments, I like to celebrate with dessert. McDonald’s is a great place to get a dessert to celebrate any occasion.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Buying a House!

   Hubby and I have been looking for a house on and off these last few months since he was told that for work he would be staying here for the foreseeable future. We would get excited then freak out and worry that we weren’t ready, didn’t think we would be able to pay the down payment and still have money in the bank. Well, last week we decided we were ready and could do it financially, we had three houses that we really wanted to see so we called a loan company got pre-approved and went and found a realtor.  That was Monday of last week, we saw 3 houses that night and 5 the next day, none of which were the three that had started this whole thing. The last house scheduled Tuesday was laid out differently than the majority of the others that we saw. It was perfect. And we hadn’t been there 10 minutes and I said I was home. You know that feeling when you just know something is right, it’s pretty much the same feeling I had about my Hubby after only 4 months of dating, when you know you know and that is the end of it. Luckily he loved it too.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Chocolate Chip Cookies without Butter

   Everyone has been there, you want to make a batch of cookies and you realize you don’t have butter, or in my case you forget to buy the butter when getting the chocolate chips. I had to hit the ever-faithful Google to find what could take its place. I ended up using oil, and they turned out delicious.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Arkansas Women Bloggers Guest Post

   I love the community in the Arkansas Women Bloggers, they are all great people. The owner Stephine (The Park Wife) works so hard for us, connecting the members to clients that want to pay bloggers to help with their brands. It is because of her that I am able to write my McDonald posts and share the great things they are doing. The whole group though is full of ladies who want to help others and grow. If you follow me on social media (click the buttons to the right) then you have heard me talk about Arkansas Women Bloggers University or AWBU. This is their yearly conference where we get to spend 3 days together learning, growing and making new connections. There are workshops and speakers all there to help us members improve our blogs and businesses. It's only a couple weeks away and I am so excited, and I can not wait to come back implement and share what I learned there!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Back to School: As a Substitute

   We are approaching back to school time, for Conway they kids start back Monday and college kids start back Thursday. I am one of the few that has generally always enjoyed the start of the school year, I got new supplies, a new schedule and getting to see everyone again. As a sub, I am getting ready to start my second year of teaching. I probably though won’t start for a couple weeks, I don’t expect teachers to be out at the very start of the year.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Behind the Counter: I got to cook at McDonald's

   Last week McDonald’s in Conway let the brand ambassadors come and work behind the counter. Now I have never worked fast food before so I wasn’t sure what would happen, but I was excited to go try it out. I ended up having a blast and learning a lot.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Married Monday:Marriage Bible Verses, Gen 2:22-24 and Mat 19:4-6

   Last month I talked about a couple verses in Proverbs that dealt with favor and character in marriage. This month the two verses I want to talk about are very similar to each other, they show that God views a husband and wife as one flesh.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Cook Book Review: Infuse

I received a copy of Infuse for free to review and write this post. All opinions and thoughts are my own. 

Infuse: Oil, Spirit, Water by Eric Prum & Josh Williams is a book all about infusions what they are and how to make them.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Sweet Potato 3 Ways

   If you follow me on Instagram it is no secret that I am in love with sweet potatoes. I cannot get enough of them; I could eat them with lunch and dinner every day. They are known as a superfood, so I can eat them every day. Their health benefits include; they contain good amounts of vitamin B6, C and D, they have iron, magnesium and potassium, and the sugar in them is released slowly into the bloodstream so there is no sugar high and crash.  They are extremely versatile and can be made into most anything a regular potato can, here are my 3 favorite ways.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Happy Blogiversary: Married and Hungry Turns One

   I can’t believe it I’ve been here writing for a year! I made it a whole year, I only missed a few days, I stuck to it and just for that I am proud of myself. I’m also so so thankful for all of you, the ones who have been here since the beginning and the ones who may have just recently started reading. I’m so glad that you are here and that you keep coming back.