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Saturday Shares

Yay!!! Saturday is finally here!  I’m about to head off to work to teach the morning Spinning class and try to get some weights in, but I wanted to share some of my finds with you!

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Paula Deen’s Cauliflower Crust Pizza has sparked my curiosity.  I’ve noticed a lot of pins for cauliflower pizza crusts.  Has any one tried this yet, and is it any good?

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Coconut-Curry Chickpea Quinoa Pineapple Burgers from Cheeky Kitchen.

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Blueberry Greek Yogurt Pancakes from Recipe Girl.  I’m looking forward to trying this recipe soon!

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Hi Sugarplum! Has come up with a great detailed way to help you hide all those pesky cords.

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Here is a sweat inducing workout from Fit Running Mama.  Go to her site to check out the rest of this 30-30-30 workout.

Saturday Shares

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The Love 4 Logan Foundation was created to inform the public of childhood cancer while generating revenue to purchase baby blankets, mobiles, and other items for babies in the NICU and those babies diagnosed with cancer. Through the foundation we are able to express our gratitude to those that helped our baby by helping other babies.

Right now there is a need for blankets.

Per Kortney: Hey friends & family! I am trying to get NEW FLUFFY (no thin flannel or receiving blanket) blankets together to send to Logan’s family to donate. PLEASE let me know if you would like to donate. These blankets can also be HANDMADE, but same rules, must be a warm, fluffy blanket. I found perfect ones on Amazon and they don’t cost much, but mean a lot to the families they are being donated to!

I am hoping for a few handmade blankets to donate to the children’s hospital where Logan was cared for. If you know how to knit or crochet I would be willing to donate the yarn! The blankets should be about 30×45, fluffy & warm. They would need to be ready in the next few weeks. Thank you!

If you would like to help with this amazing cause and/or if you know how to crochet or knit…or know someone else who does, please get in touch with Kortney at photoburpee@yahoo.com and use the subject line “Love for Logan” as soon as possible. Please share this with anyone and everyone!!

You can continue to follow Baby Logan’s journey on her Facebook page at Love for Logan. And most importantly, please continue to keep Baby Logan, her brother and her mommy and daddy and all babies affected by cancer in your thoughts and prayers.

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Roasted Veggie and Black Bean Burritos from Aggie’s Kitchen look beyond delicious!  I cannot wait to make these for dinner soon.

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Soft Batch Dark Brown Sugar Coconut Oil Cookies by Averie Cooks look so comforting and yummy.  I’m trying to incorporate more coconut oil into my baking, so I’m excited to give these cookies a try, and there is no butter or white sugar in this recipe.

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DIY Lavender Bath Salts from Heart, Love, Weddings is a perfect gift to make for friends or yourself.  Plus it is a great craft to get the kids involved in.  If you are reading dads…You might want to make this a Mother’s Day gift/project, or a great birthday gift for mom.  They also have recipes for Herbes de Provence Salt, Citrus Salt, and Vanilla Bean Sugar.

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Check out Amanda’s post about Understanding Muscle Composition on her blog Run to the Finish.  She does an amazing job explaining the need for strength training, and why you should not judge yourself by what the scale says.

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Food, Fitness, and Family has come up with a Lean Legs Circuit that will help tone your tush and legs up.  Go to her sight to get the rest of this Loving Lean Legs Circuit.



Saturday Shares

It is FINALLY the weekend!!  Woohoo!!!  Time to sleep in folks!  Once you get settled in with your cup of coffee and the sleep out of your eyes, I hope you enjoy all the shares I have for you today.

Spring-Challenge

Run to the Finish is hosting a Spring Bootie Buster Challenge for the first this year!!  The Won!challenge will run from March 4th to April 21st.  You know I already signed up for it!  Plus ALL PARTICIPANTS will be receiving a pair of Lock Laces!!  I did the Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge, loved it, and took away so much from it.  Not to mention some totally awesome Oakley workout clothing that I won (see picture to right).  I highly encourage you to join me in the Spring Challenge.  You will find yourself more motivated than ever to stay healthy and fit.  When you sign up put down that From Florida to North Dakota sent ya!

Check out these recipes for homemade gummy bears without all the chemicals.  Taralynn has come up with several gummy recipes that I’m dying to try out myself.

The picture really says it all, but what it doesn’t say is that these Strawberry Baked Doughnuts only have 1 tablespoon of butter in the whole recipe and no oil!  Mary Quite Contrary Bakes has a winner here!

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These Blueberry Yogurt Cookies by La Fuji Mama look yummy and healthy.  This recipe uses Greek yogurt and NO butter or oil!

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I’m a big fan of things that glow, so of course I pinned this fun kid project as soon as I saw it.  Glowing a Jeweled Rose has a great project for you and your kids with the Glowing Rainbow Eruptions.  If you have a black light it is even cooler!

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I am a follower of the Food Babe, and I am so thankful for all the research she does to help keep the rest of us informed about what is actually in our foods and drinks.  One post I point people to is the Low Calorie Beverages Will Kill You Before They Solve Obesity article.  Please read it.  It will open your eyes to a lot of ingredients that are in your beverages and foods.  What did you think after reading her article?

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Itz Linz has a great full body workout that consists of 10 exercises with 15 reps each.  The above pic is only part of the workout, and to get the rest of it you have to go to Linz’s blog and fall in love with her #15 Full Body Circuit Workout!!  I’ve done this workout several times myself.

Saturday Shares

I’ll have more on my Florida travels for you next week (aerial yoga was amazing and I cannot wait to share the pictures with you), but today is Saturday, so that means Saturday Shares!!!  It is time for me to share my internet finds with you!  I hope you like them, enjoy them, are moved and motivated by them.

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Remember that virtual Bacon 5K Race I shared last Saturday?  Well part of the “bacon challenge” is to eat bacon after or during your run, jog, or walk.  Everyone is posting different bacon recipes on the Facebook page for the race, and this maple bacon cupcake recipe is my choice!

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Spaghetti Squash Noodles with Thai Peanut Sauce from Family Fresh Cooking is my new “pin” of the week that has me intrigued.  The recipe looks delish, and I’m always looking for a healthier or cleaner version to my favorite Thai meals.

Out of the Box Food blog offers fresh alternatives to processed kid food, and they have another winning recipe with this corn dog recipe.

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The Frugal Village has posted a ton of great at home kid recipes for moon sand, flubber, sidewalk paint,  window paint, play dough, tub soap paint, finger paint and more!  These recipes make for a cheap and fun way to have fun and create with your children on winter days when you are stuck indoors.

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Team Cancer Crushers of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training of South Florida is hosting another virtual 5K, Cinco De Miles 5/5/13 Run/Walk.  Right now they have a discount code available for a limited time.  Use code 15EARLY to get 15% off!!  The medal above looks pretty amazing too!

Since I was traveling and leaving the hubby at home and in charge of everything, I put together a “home management” binder for him in case of an emergency.  Here are the sites with free printouts that I used to put together my own binder.  Just click on the picture to go to the blogs they came from.

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IHeart Organizing no longer has her pintables for free.  Instead I used her examples from her etsy shop to create my own pintables, since I didn’t need everything she had and wanted to add some categories of my own to spreadsheets.

Saturday Shares

Unbroken

I finished Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand!  Our book club met last Monday to discuss Unbroken, and everyone absolutely loved it!  This book has made my Must Read Before You Die list.  This story truly showed what, “The power and strength of the human body and mind and soul can handle in extreme situations.”  You will find yourself immersed in the Pacific War and unable to let go.  There is love, forgiveness, trials, and heartache.  Hillenbrand does an amazing job capturing Louis Zamparini’s life in her latest novel.

The American Heiress

For next month our book club is reading The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin.  I read this novel last summer, and I found it to be a nice summer read.

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Looking for something fun to do at home with your kids? Domestic Charm has come up with a great Glow-in-the-Dark Slime recipe that will allow your kids to be creative without spending a bunch of money! All the ingredients can be found at your local craft store too!

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It is winter and freezing cold here, so one can never have enough soup.  One of my favorite food bloggers, Country Cleaver, came up with this 40 Clove Garlic Soup with Parmesan Croutons recipe, and it sounds divine.  It will be on our menu as soon as I get back from Florida!

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Valentine Peanut Butter Hearts and Coconut Hearts from The Sugar-Free Mom.  These special treats are dairy free, gluten free, and diabetic friendly!

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Homemade Cheez Its from Cooking a la Mel! They’re super easy and you only need four ingredients (including salt). No dyes, nothing artificial and the recipe uses whole wheat flour.  This is a recipe I make quite a bit in our home.

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Inaugural Virtual Bacon Challenge and 5K! This is a virtual run and bacon challenge from March 8, 2013 through March 17, 2013. The cost is $30.00 for adults and children and includes a fantastic FINISHER MEDAL!!!!!! This is a great chance to involve children and get them interested in something ‘outside the box’!!! Participants will complete 3.1 miles over the 10 days and eat 3 pieces of bacon while doing so (if you break up your run, you don’t need to eat bacon every time you run….although it’s bacon, why not??)  Proceeds go to the The New England Aquarium’s hands-on, traveling education programs.

Menu planners and grocery shopping lists are a great way to help you plan out your groceries and healthy/clean eating for the week. Below are some great free printable planners you can use. Just click on the planner to go to the web site to print it out!

Grocery Shopping Printable List

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Shopping List

Saturday Shares

I wanted to share some things I came across during my internet and Pinterest traveling this week and earlier. I hope you like them, enjoy them, are moved and motivated by them.

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This one made me laugh qutie a bit!

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This Grilled Balsamic Bruschetta Chicken from the Picky Palate is very good, and quite healthy!  We have been having it at our house for almost a year now, and all 3 of us cannot get enough of it.  I highly suggest you make it this weekend or during the week, and you can quickly throw it all together on a busy evening.  I was out there grilling in 20 degree temps, just so we could have it again this week!

These Personal Sized Baked Oatmeal with Individual Toppings are what we are going to make this morning!  The Sugar-Free Mom is a genius!  We will soon have apple cinnamon and blueberry in the oven!

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Sadly the website for this workout no longer exists, and I wish it did so I could share it with you.  I found this upper body workout last month and I love it!

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn is a must read!  I know I told y’all that I was stuck at the beginning for awhile.  However, as soon as I sat down with a chunk of time to read I was immediately engrossed.  I was up late for 2 nights reading it, and on that second night I was up till 3 am to finish it.  Read this book now!  I would tell you more about it, but anything I write will give away something or foreshadow something in the story line, and I don’t want to ruin it for you.  I’ve also added Gone Girl to my Must Read Before You Die list.

Snowed in or just looking for something to do?  These homemade bath bombs are easy and fun to make, and your kids will love making them too!  Check them out at One Good Thing by Jillie.