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    Noom Review: My Completely Honest Opinion

    Have you thought about trying Noom’s weight loss program, and are feeling a little skeptical? So was I! There are so many diets and exercise programs out there right now, and I have tried a few of them! So far, nothing has really worked long term. A couple of months ago, I got an offer from to try their program and review it on my blog. I was really skeptical and actually ignored it at first, but I was curious, so I did a little research. Since I had about 20-25 lbs to lose, I decided to give it a shot. Plus, I would feel much better about making a decision on whether…

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    Meal Planning Tips and Tricks: A Busy Moms Guide

    My biggest pitfall when it comes to meal planning is forgetting to plan according to my schedule that week. I don’t know how many times I have had the best intentions and planned out all these great meals, done my shopping, stayed on budget, but then thrown half the stuff away because I didn’t have time to cook it. On Friday, when I am throwing away bad chicken, and I am looking at the price on the package, I feel like a failure. “Look how much money you wasted”, says the snarky voice in my brain. That snarky voice is my worst enemy and I wind up feeling defeated and frustrated at my…

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    Family Fun in Nashville!

    The weather is warming up here in Nashville, and the days are getting longer! It’s the perfect time of year to get out of the house and find some family fun! Here are my outdoor picks:  Bicentennial Mall State Park – this is one of my favorite parks here in Nashville. It is quiet, and there is plenty of room to run around. The amphitheatre is great for sitting, playing with toys or a picnic. (Bonus points for the splash pad that is open for the summer) The park is also right next to the Nashville Farmer’s Market, which is really fun to take the kids too as well. They usually have some vendors…

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    Organize Your Kitchen in 5 Days Challenge

    I have been working for these last few weeks on a FREE challenge! Together, we will be getting our kitchens organized in 5 days! I am so excited to be offering a free printable Kitchen Inventory that will help you keep up with the foods that you have on hand, so you can save money on groceries and plan your meals around what you already have! How often do you go to the store and buy something that you already have two of? Or have no idea that you are out of ketchup or mustard? After the 5 day challenge, everything will be written down and you will know exactly what you have!…

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    Five Things – My Weekly Round Up of What I am Excited About This Week!

    Last month, I told you that I was brainstorming and planning some new features for my blog this year. On the first Friday in February, I rolled out my First Friday Series and now I am rolling out my Five Things series! This will be a weekly feature, where I tell you about 5 things that I am excited about and want to share with you! This week in “Five Things”, I have some really awesome deals to tell you about! Free Challenge! I will start with a challenge I just finished from Money Saving Mom, . I don’t know about you, but I really struggle to get going in the morning and…

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    This Weeks Book Review – Remember God

    I am so excited to tell you about this weeks book review! The first time I had ever heard of Annie Downs, was sometime after I started attending Crosspoint Church, here in Nashville. We had begun attending the Bellevue campus, and for the first time in a while, I felt like we might have actually found a church home. We had struggled for several years to find a place, and even without a lead pastor, Crosspoint felt like a place I could feel good about attending. It had been a long time since I felt that way! One Sunday, during our season without a pastor, Annie was preaching and I wondered how I…

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    Four Weeks to A More Productive Life

    Do you feel like you are not living up to your full potential? Do you have so many things you want to accomplish but don’t even know where to start? Are you overwhelmed by all that you have to do? If so, you need to check out the course I am taking right now. , by Crystal Paine of Money SavingMom, will give you actionable steps to increase your productivity in ways that work for your life. Stop Feeling So Frazzled All the Time! In this course, you’ll get the tools and cheerleading you need to: Stop the excuses and get up and change your life — one baby step at a time. Get hands-on help…

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    This Weeks Book Review

    When Caleb was a baby, I had been working full time for many years. So, you can understand how antsy I would get while sitting there and breastfeeding. I had sworn off soap operas after I had Maya, because I would  become obsessed with watching them. So, I had little to do except sit there. (this was before I had a smartphone, iPad, etc) Every week, I had started taking Maya to the library story time, and one day I decided to get myself a book. So I randomly selected a book by JD Robb, called” .” From the first page of the book, I was absolutely hooked into this book. It was so,…

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    Want to Start a Blog?

    Have you ever thought about starting a blog? When I first started blogging in 2012, It was really just a way to connect with my friends and family after moving away. It quickly turned into something that I loved and I got a lot of response from my friends about what I was writing. I knew then that people were making money blogging, but I really didn’t fully understand how. For years now, I have blogged on and off, but this year I decided to get serious about turning my blog into a business. One of the best things about starting a blogging business is that there is not a lot of overhead.…

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    Pantry Boy

    This week has been extra busy and fun for me. I was able to get a really cool deal to share with my blog readers. Pantry Boy agreed to send me a their weekly meals and let me try them out for free, so I could share it with you. So let me start by saying that this is the first time I have ever used a fresh meal delivery service. First, I went to their site www.pantryboy.com and chose a meal plan. There are 3 to choose from Carnivore, Omnivore, and Vegetarian. Carnivore is $62.34 per week for 2, Omnivore is $58.14 per week for 2 and Vegetarian is $53.94 per week…