Daily Motivator……..February 22nd & Promoting Your Blog

                       Today I accomplished great things.  I was able to be the best version of myself & share it with the world.
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In the spirit of sharing, I’m offering anyone who is interested in a chance to share their latest blog post with me & my readers.  Here’s a chance for self promotion.  You can add a link to anything you have written, photographed it doesn’t matter.  And in doing so, you will at least gain 1 more reader if not lots more.  Leave a link in my comment section below.  Can’t wait to see what everyone will share with me  🙂


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13 Ways To Embrace Winter By Keeping It Simple

I’ve never really been a winter person even if I’ve lived in New England a good portion of my life.  Each year, I never look forwards to winter, the cold weather, & all that it brings.  But this year, I was determined to make the most out of winter, embracing everything it has to offer instead of being depressed, stuck indoors, waiting for the spring to arrive.  I know I’m not alone, there are others who don’t enjoy winter.  So here’s some of the things that have made this winter actually quite enjoyable.  It may not be my most favorite season, but it definitely not a time to dread anymore.  Here’s a few ways I’ve embraced winter.
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1. Get the right gear
“There is no bad weather, only bad clothing.” ~Swedish Saying
Having the right gear is EVERYTHING.  How can you enjoy the colder months is your freezing?  You don’t need to spend a fortune, just make sure you have good gloves, hat, neck wrap, & warm boots.  Oh and wearing two pairs of pants on really cold days helps a lot.

2. Change your mindset  

Attitude is everything.  Start finding little ways you enjoy about winter and go from there.

3. Admire the beauty of the season
Have you been out looking around, it’s quite beautiful out.  The snow & ice offers such fantastic props for images.  Next time your out, start really looking around, seeing all the beauty that’s around you.

4. Make your home cozy & enjoy the comforts
Fires, candles, essential oil diffusers etc. helps make you house cozy.  Who wouldn’t want to be home if it’s nice & cozy.  Enjoy the comforts of food, warm drinks, reading, snuggling etc.

5. Have a winter bonfire
Who doesn’t love a good bonfire?  Bonfires aren’t just for spring & summer, winter ones can be just as fun.

7. Snuggle up with a good book
Got some reading to catch up on, now is the perfect time.  Make yourself a nice warm drink, snuggle with your favorite blanket and get your reading on.

8. Have a game night
We love game nights at our house.  Wintertime is a great time to have these more often, as we are always looking of ways to have fun with all 5 kiddos, but it’s hard since the ages they are 16-6.  Games is a perfect way for us all to have family time.

9. Exercise @ least 1x per day
No, you don’t need to go crazy or anything, just get out and walk.  I love walking now, so that’s what I will do till spring, then I’m hoping to fix my bike and start biking again.  My stomach can’t handle running, so I don’t ever think I would do that.  Just do whatever you can at least 1x per day.

10. Get outdoors as often as you can……..staying indoors is depressing
Getting out in the fresh air will do you wonders.  Stop barricading yourself in, get out, & embrace the cold.

11. Activities & hobbies ie. snowshoeing, sledding, crafts etc.
Finding something to get up moving, is always great.  Why not make it something fun.  Take up new activities or do something you already love.  It’ll make winter so much more enjoyable.

12. Eat as healthy as possible
The way we eat will affect the way we feel.  Fill your body with foods that it will thank you later for.

13. Host an outdoor party or pot luck
Parties of any kind are fun.  Why not host one at your house?  It can be as simple as you want, just gather a few people together to enjoy each other’s company.

Are you a fan of winter?


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7 Spice Pork Roast

Yesterday,  I was preparing for a huge snowstorm.  Some people said a Nor’ Easter was coming.  But sadly, it looks like we’ll only get a few inches of snow.
Because of the storm, I had to go grocery shopping a day earlier, which I’m glad I did.  At our local Shaw’s (which I try to only shop their sales cause it super expensive) I found pork roasts for $.88/lb & split chicken breast for $.99/lb.  At those prices, I had to stock up on my meats, since we were running low.
I don’t about you but I haven’t cooked many pork roasts since they are usually expensive.  So I treated it just like a chicken roast this time around, using lemon juice, pepperoncini,  and spices.  And it came out super delicious.
The aroma filled my kitchen all afternoon.  IT cooked so well, it was falling apart, making it easy to shred it.  This was a comfort meal, perfect for a day like today.  If you make this, I promise you, you won’t be sorry.  It’s definitely worth a try.  Simple & delicious.

7 Spice Pork Roast
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Ingredients
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3 TBSP lemon juice
handful of sliced pepperoncini (optional)
3 cloves minced garlic
1 tsp rosemary
1/2 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 salt

Directions:
1. Place roast in crock pot.
2. Dump the lemon juice on & then add the garlic.
3.  Add the rest of the spices to the top of the roast.
4. Turn roast over so that way some seasoning comes off and will season the bottom of the roast.
5. Cook on high for 6 hrs or so, depending on size of roast.
6. Slice or shred the pork & serve over mashed potatoes or rice.
~Enjoy~

How do you cook a pork roast?


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Why I’m Keeping It Real In The Blogging World

“Keeping it simple, helps to keep it real.”

I’ve got a secret to tell you……..I’m not perfect & I’m completely fine with that.  Sometimes I’m like a tornado creating clutter where ever I go.  Sometimes I’m lazy because I just don’t want to do anything.  Sometimes I’m creative thinking up these wonderful plans.  Sometimes I wear my emotions on my face which can get me into trouble.  Sometimes I’m beautiful & it shines through while other times my ugliness takes over.   But no matter what, I’m always 100% me.
When I created my blog, I wanted to talk about my journey towards simplifying my life.  In order to do this, I told myself I always have to keep it real.
There are a lot of blogs out there that are just amazing.  Everything is perfect….their recipes, diy, images, writings etc. You can tell they spend a lot of time & money working on their blog.  I think it’s absolutely fantastic and wish them the best of luck with their endeavors.  I want them to know that their blogs are just beautiful.  But that isn’t how I am and it’s not something I’m able or wanting to do right now.
My blog is far from perfect, but it’s completely me.  If you read my posts, you can get an idea of who I am.  My photos are far from perfect, I write like I talk,  i’m scatterbrained having numerous thoughts running around all the time, I don’t create elaborate dishes instead I prefer simple delicious dishes, my diy aren’t aren’t something that would be on the cover of home & garden magazine but rather something doable for those thrifty shoppers, I don’t spend a lot of money on things I share on my blog,  but the things I do and say are things that is obtainable & doable to the everyone.
When your on here, what you see is what you get.  I keep it real because how could I simplify & live a simpler life if I’m not being real.  How could I write about simplicity when I’m out shopping for dishes to make my recipe look nice?  Instead, I work with what I’ve got.  To me the imperfections is what my blog beautiful.  And that’s why I’m keeping it real in the blogging world.

Do you feel your blog is a reflection of who you are?  Does it reflect where you are in your life right now?

 

 

84th Wonderful Wednesday Linky Party

This week has been a busy week here as I kick off my weight loss plans which includes kicking my caffeine addiction.  Once I got pass day 3 I seemed to be feeling a whole lot better.  But the 1st 3 days were hard.  I didn’t realize just how much my body depended on it.  I read about the effects of caffeine, especially with soda on our bodies but never realized it, till I stop drinking my diet cokes.  Hoping for another great week with my weight loss, even with super cold temps, it hasn’t slowed me down.  Hope everyone has a wonderful week.  Now it’s time for the party, which I hope you come and visit, whether you participate or not.  There’s always a ton of fantastic content to read from some amazing bloggers.  So let’s get started.

It is our 84th “Oh My Heartsie Girls “Wonderful” Wednesday’s Linky Party and We Welcome You.
We have lots of inspiration to share. And we appreciate your stopping by to share your blog with us.
And We wish You A Happy New Year!!
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Home Decorating Trends For 2016-Color Changes, Pantone ColorsTextures and Styles
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Free Printable Winter Days Art//Buffalo plaid is super trendy again this winter and paired with a
simple bucks head this print can be dressed up or down. Just print out and frame it to fit your decor.
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I have movin’ it days I Add movin’ it to your current perception of exercise. Movin’ it just means to add movement to your days.
Twitter | Bloglovin | Google+ | Facebook | Pinterest |InstagramDivider 989321gyey13hzitFrom-Evija-With-LoveCo-Host Evija Roberts// From Evija With Love //Buying Our Dream Home – Our Journey
// We are saving for our dream home, so I have decided to do a series of posts to share our journey…
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Co-Host Donna Wirthlin // Two Chicks And A Mom // Hip Flexor Stretch// “Getting back into a fitness routine?
Don’t forget to stretch! Staci shares a great hip flexor stretch to ease
out those muscles after a day of sitting, working out, or, as Staci is, being pregnant!”
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Simply-wrightCo-Host Ashleigh // Simply Wright // I Killed Santa...// Telling my daughter the truth behind Santa.
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Mixed Media Art Canvas // This post breaks down the steps it takes to create mixed media art.
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A-Sprinkle-of-this-and-thatCo-Host Christine Ryan // A Sprinkle of This and That // Key Lime Napoleons //January is a perfect month for citrus,
especially on those cold, dreary days when you can use a little of that sunshine spirit.
Key Lime Pie screams summer. Thinking about tropical places where key lime trees thrive keeps me warm in my mind and soul.
Key Lime Napoleons will help you feel like it is summer, even in January!
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My-Purple-World ♥Co-Host Indah // My Purple World //Botok Tempe – Steamed Spicy Tempe// Botok Tempe, tempe anyone?
// Let’s continue our adventurous culinary journey by trying this simple recipe from
Indonesia which will surely add some flavors to your table. Bon appetite
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Susan-B-MeadCo-Host Susan B Mead // Susan B Mead // Safe. Secure. Serene. //
THE STORMS OF LIFE That’s where we lose our balance and our bearings, teetering, falling, toppling into despair.
Oh, Father, I truly don’t want to go there…I want to be SAFE. SECURE. SERENE
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Simple-Heart-Hair-Clip1 Co-Host Pick by Donna Two Chicks and A Mom // Bomb Shell Bling // Simple Heart Hair Clip
Creating Really Awesome Fun Things
Co-Host Pick By Christine Mello of Must Love Home // C.R.A.F.T.//
Adult Valentines
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Stacked Wood Lamp
Quick-Chicken-Corn-ChowderCo-Host Pick Indah of My Purple World //
A Sprinkle of This and That // Quick Chicken Corn Chowder

My-Side-Of-Fifty-ShellieCo-Host Pick By Shellie of The Fabulous Journey // My Side of Fifty//
New Years Resolution-Not To Lose Weight
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Co-Host Pick by of Susan B Mead // Crystal and Company// Crock-Pot Recipes

Meyer-Lemon-Meringue-Pie Co-Host Pick by Christine Ryan of A Sprinkle of This and That //
Tumbleweed Contessa // Meyer Lemon Meringue Pie

8-layer-taco-dip-1Host Pick by Karren of Oh My Heartsie Girl // Honey & Burch // 8 Layer Taco Dip Pennys -Vintage-TreasuresHost Pick by Karren of Oh My Heartsie Girl // Penny’s Treasures // Winter Swan
8-layer-taco-dip-1Host Pick by Karren of Oh My Heartsie Girl // Honey & Burch // 8 Layer Taco Dip
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OMH Wonderful Wednesday Linky Party

To start off the new year, I’ve decided it was time to rejoin Karen & her fun link up party.  Last year I had lots of fun participating in it, missed seeing all the wonderful content, & interacting with the great ladies.  Plus, it motivated me to try new iy & recipes.  So come check it out and join us.

As we Welcome you to our 83rd “Oh My Heartsie Girls “Wonderful” Wednesday’s Linky Party. Were starting a new year, we have new Co-Host and lots of inspiration to share. And we appreciate your stopping by to share your blog with us.
And We wish You A Happy New Year!!
Your Links Are Seen On 10 blogs this week.
Oh My Heartsie Girls Wonderful WednesdaysOh My Heartsie Girl & Co-Hosts Welcome’s you!!
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there are so many good recipes and crafts, you can find them here

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We hope you will Party With us each week and follow our Host and Co-Hosts This Week On Twitter or Bloglovin
♥~ MEET THE HOSTS of #OMHGWW ~The-Girls-Of-Om-My-Heartsie-Girls-Wordless-WednesdayPlease Welcome Christine Ryan- Seri Roth and Sarah-Ann Hamlin….
Joining Us For January’s Oh My Heartsie Girls Wonderful Wednesday!!
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Oh-My-Heartsie-Girl-2016-One-Word-SteadfastKarren-Host // Oh My Heartsie Girl //
My New Year Goals-One Word-Steadfast
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I dont choose resolutions, rather I make goals to work towards!!
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Ultimate Cheesy Baked Spaghetti
//This fabulous baked spaghetti is comfort in a casserole dish! By using Rotini noodles, it is kind of like spaghetti and kind of like lasagna. Throw the mixture in the oven with a mountain of cheese on top and it is kind if like Heaven!
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The-FAbulous-Journey ♥The Fabulous Journey// Fabulous Journey // Your Mind Is The Key To Your Weight // I know a lot of us will be thinking of ways to increase our fitness and lose a little weight after the holidays. I have found that lasting weight loss is only possible when you decide to get your head in the game!
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Co-Host Ashleigh // Simply Wright // Chocolate Dipped Pretzels // A spin on a classic, turn your chocolate dipped pretzels into Tuxedos! Perfect for any celebration!
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9 Successful Unique Ways To Save & Make Money
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A-Sprinkle-of-this-and-thatCo-Host Christine Ryan // A Sprinkle of This and That // Orange Cream Mimosa Mocktails were great for holiday brunches, but are also great anytime! Love that citrus flavor when it is cold outside.
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My-Purple-World ♥Co-Host Indah // My Purple World //Combro -Spicy Tempe and Grated Yucca Fritters // Have you heard or even tried Combro? Another Indonesian authentic munchies that we can easily make here. Let’s embark on culinary adventure and enjoy combro, spicy tempe and grated yucca fritters, at home :)..
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Co-Host Pick By Christine Mello of Must Love Home // Home Cooking Memories//
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Sparkling Wine Cork Star Decor

3-ingredient-black-bean-soup-Co- Host Pick Indah of My Purple World //Honey & Birch // Black Bean Soup

Looking-Back-printableCo-Host Pick By Shellie of The Fabulous Journey //Busy Being Jennifer // Looking Back and Looking Forward New Years A Printable Year-in-review-of-pennys-vintage-homeHost Pick by Karren of Oh My Heartsie Girl // Pennys Treasures // Year in Review: Best of Penny’s Vintage Home

The-Orchid-Flower-pot-out-of-trashHost Pick by Karren of Oh My Heartsie Girl // My Sweet Things // The Orchid Flower Pot From TrashCapsule-Wardrobe-Experiment-Funky Host Pick by Karren of Oh My Heartsie Girl // Funky Jungle// Capsule-Wardrobe-Experiment THE-BEST-COLORING-BOOKS-FOR-ADULTS Host Pick by Karren of Oh My Heartsie Girl // The Jersey Momma //The Best Coloring Books for Adults

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