Monday, November 23, 2015

Maple Pecan Sweet Potatoes

I love these. I've made then the last 2 Thanksgivings and they do not dissappoint.

Maple Pecan Sweet Potatoes
 Serves 10

What you’ll need:
2 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes cut into 1-inch cubes
2 oz. pecans, chopped 1/3 cup
100% pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon butter or ghee (clarified butter without the milk solids)
1/2 teaspoon salt
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Pepper to taste

How to make it:
1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2.  Arrange sweet potatoes in a single layer in 9×13 inch glass dish.
3.  Combine maple syrup, butter, salt, pepper and lemon juice in a bowl, and pour over potatoes.
4.  Toss to coat and sprinkle pecans over top.
5.  Cover potatoes with foil bake 15 minutes.
6.  Uncover, stir and bake again, stirring every 15 minutes, until tender and starting to brown for 45-50 minutes longer.

Cleaner Pumpkin Pie

1 TBS vanilla
1 C Stevia in the Raw
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp pumpin spice
shake of nutmeg
4 eggs whites
1 cup almond milk
2 Cups pumpin (can do 2 1/2)

Mix well, pour in pie pan or square casserole dish

Bake 350 45-50 minutes

Patty's Pumpkin Pudding ~ excellent ~ tastes just like Pumpkin Pie but without the crust:

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

"Constantly Varied Gear" Leggings!

I love Leggings! Aren't these fun? I'm sitting here with the!! But, I'm really excited to start working out again hopefully soon to wear my leggings from Constantly Varied Gear!

 New workout gear makes it more motivating and exciting to workout. Don't you think? Go check out Constantly Varied Gear because they have some really fun stuff. They are also starting a Monthly Leggings subscription. How fun would it be to receive new unique leggings every month? Talk about excitement to workout! ;) They are affordable and soooo comfortable. Free shipping is pretty great too! With the subscription you can cancel anytime too which I like, there are no tricks or gimmicks. If you pay 3 months up front you can also choose a CVG shirt of your choice. So, that's pretty awesome! I love the fun sayings on all the shirts.

 Put these on your wishlist for the Holidays or give them as a gift! There are also non recurring plans so you can have them sent directly to somebody else as a gift!

These pictured are the leggings that I have. Very comfortable, flattering and definitely get me MOTIVATED ;)
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I love finding new workout gear! Did you check out the site? Which leggings are your favorite?

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Calling Fellow Bloggers- Join Reebok!

If you use Affiliates on your blog or website then I want to invite you to start using Reebok!
Get notified of the great sales and you can start earning commission to promote Reebok shoes and clothing now! Don't wait too long to join. Click HERE to fill out the application for approval.

Being involved with Affiliates is one of the best ways to make commission using your blog & to share great products and sales with others. Give it a try!

Blurb Book $15 OFF

You know what a fantastic gift is to give? A book! But not just any book. A book that YOU made! It could be a photo book, a book of all your favorite recipes along with pictures and fun blurbs, a family photo book, a children's book, a book of your stories or poetry, a "baby's first year" book, or even a book that is created from your Instagram feed (it only takes like 20 minutes to create!). 

A custom Blurb book is definitely a gift that keeps on giving the whole year through. 

It's actually quite simple to create a custom book. With Blurb's Book Wright platform and multiple designs and layout options, creating your book is easy. It's also surprisingly affordable! Now is definitely the time to make your book because Blurb is offering all new customers $15 off their Blurb orders of $40 or more now through Nov. 17. Just apply the code GIVE15 at checkout to receive your discount. 

Offer: $15 off new customer orders of $40+
Code: GIVE15

Have you made a blurb book yet?

Friday, November 6, 2015

Get Cash back just for your ONLINE SHOPPING!

Have you heard of EBATES? I heard about it a long time ago and just brushed it off. But, really it is Awesome! You are most likely already shopping online anyway. When You sign up for EBATES  you can get cash back for all your shopping. And how great is that especially with a ton of Holiday shopping happening soon! Plus if you are a blogger like me you can get a lot of referrals and EBATES will give you bonuses. So cool and so easy! You don't have to have a blog to refer people, just share with your friends. Because if you are my friend I wouldn't be a good friend unless I told you how to save money as easy as this!! :)

Just go to EBATES and sign up then anytime you go to shop online at Amazon, Walmart, Kohls, Etsy (what did they say Etsy...yay!), Nike, Sears, Best Buy, Old Navy, QVC, Ulta Beauty, Vistaprint, Vitamin World....soooo many more stores. Sign into EBATES anytime you go to shop online and you'll get cash back for all your shopping. You can save like $500 or more a year, plus get referral bonuses. So cool!! Happy Shopping friends!

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Evidently it's NATIONAL DONUT DAY!

Who comes up with all these crazy days anyway??

My youngest child LOOOVES DONUTS! He is obsessed with donuts...something we need to work on..haha. But, these sound yummy to try and so much healthier than regular donuts!

I saw this recipe on Super Sister Fitness instagram today. 

Try making these Healthy Pumpkin Spice donuts 🎃🍩 


1 cup pumpkin puree 
2 tbs coconut oil
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tsp pumpkin spice
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup oat flour (blend regular oats and measure after)
1/3 cup lightly packed brown sugar (I may try and substitute this with coconut sugar)

For the cinnamon sugar topping:
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup coconut or cane sugar (pure maple sugar is great to bake with too)
1 tsp cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a donut pan (oooo...I need one quick :D) very well with nonstick spray.
In a large bowl, stir together the pumpkin, coconut oil (measured when completely melted), large egg, and vanilla extract until completely combined.

Add in the baking soda, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and pumpkin pie spice. Stir until completely combined. If you really like spice, you can add a little more pumpkin spice.
Stir in the brown sugar and oat flour (blend regular old fashioned oats or quick oats in a blender or food processor until they resemble flour. Measure AFTER blending, not before).

Place thick batter in a large ziploc bag. Seal the bag well and cut the tip off of one bottom corner.
Pipe the batter into your prepared pan and bake for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Once donuts are baked, remove from the oven and melt butter. In a small bowl, combine sugar with cinnamon.
Dip donuts in the butter and quick roll into your cinnamon sugar mixture. Set aside and let cool.

Don't they look and sound delish?? Let me know if you try them!

Make a Blog Book! {Coupon Code}

I love blog books/digital scrapbooks! Such an easy way to do scrapbooking. I really need to get caught up on all my scrapbooking. Blurb makes it easy. You can make baby books, travel books, yearbooks, wedding books... you can also use pictures from facebook or instagram too. I think it would also be fun to make a recipe book or something like that and you can have it published and sell it in the Blurb bookstore. How cool is that? Blurb is a great way to do it all!

Have you used Blurb before? If you are a new customer from right now until the end of November you can get $5 off  any purchase of  $20 or more. Use the code GIVE5 at checkout.

Make a Gift for the Holidays! So many great ideas!

Make a baby photo book with Blurb

create a travel photobook

Blurb Facebook Books for $12.99 

Instagram Photo Book

Sell your book in the Blurb Bookstore

Have you heard of Craftsy?

I love to craft when I have the time. I've made everything from Candles, lotions, necklaces, bracelets, earings, baby headbands, bottlecaps, wood crafts, tutu's...the list goes on and on. Over the last year I haven't had as much time to do things like that but I've really been in a crafty mood lately since I have a little more free time and all my kiddos are in school this year! I like to learn new things so Craftsy is perfect for that!

Craftsy is on online shop with great craft supplies, but also fun classes! Learn quilting, sewing, cooking, cake decorating, woodworking and so much more! There are a few great sales going on in November. November 8th there a will be a HUGE craft sale on supplies for 1-day ONLY! Up to 70% off Craft supplies! Check it out!

Black Friday is coming up as well!! HUGE SALE for classes and craft supplies Black Friday- Cyber Monday.


Mobile Photography: Perfect Photos in Your Pocket

Learn to Quilt: Charming Baby Quilt Simple Shapes, Modern Cakes

The Perfect Jeans: Fitting Techniques for Every Body

Rose's Heavenly Cookies: Tips & Techniques & More!

So many things to learn about over at Craftsy! So maybe this Holiday season you can give a gift that's homemade! :) Go check out Craftsy and get your craft on!


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