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June 29, 2020

Easy to make Pork Sandwich recipe

I have been really trying to open my horizons when it comes to our nightly dinners. My family loves my cooking! I need some new dishes to try out and enjoy. I like creating new dishes and being challenged in my kitchen. We saved last year to get new appliances and I am all about trying them out! This dish was inspired by a meal we had thanks to Home Chef, called Pork Sandwich.
What you will need:
boneless pork chops
1 tsp. Italian Seasoning Blend
1 Yellow Onion
1 Red Bell Pepper
6 oz. Mushrooms
4 oz. Slaw Mix
1½ oz. Golden Italian Dressing
2 French Rolls
Halve and slice onions, peppers and mushrooms. 
Also butter the rolls and toast them gently in the oven. Place 2 tsp. olive oil in a medium pan over medium heat. Add onion mixture to hot pan and stir occasionally until browned. Take off heat, using the same pan cook your meat thoroughly. 
 I enjoy steamed broccoli with this sandwich but you can of course choose any side you like. I use the Italian sauce for the "dressing". Plate and serve!
What are you favorite sandwiches?
Let us know in the comments below!

June 17, 2020

Benefits of working for yourself featuring Dune Ventures

How neat would it be to get FREE stuff sent to you?? Or travel the world in exchange for writing about it?? How about selling your talents through a consulting business?? I know I talk a lot about the hard work behind this website. I talk about the long hours because I wish I had known how much work was behind the scenes before starting. Would it have changed my mind about starting this business/website?...... NO! I just wished someone had told me these things because I would have focused on things a lot differently. If you are ready to blog or start your own consulting business this post WILL help you!
This post was in collaboration witDune Ventures. All opinions are 100% my own.
I first started blogging on a whim. I was teaching finance classes and sold things on eBay as my full time job. Many people took my classes and I was traveling to different cities every weekend. It became VERY overwhelming. I decided to then start THIS website. I figured this way I could reach more people and help them rather than continue to travel with a small child. Thus, my consulting career started in conjunction with this website. Funny, to look back on it now, as I travel the world with my son while writing. 

I love my job but in the beginning it was simply making money on the side that made me leave my corporate job and having my son! If you have not decided to really get into blogging or working for yourself.... I suggest starting off doing it as a hobby first. Gaining a following takes time. I wish I had a secret magic way to instantly become famous but that is just not how it works. You either buy followers- I DO NOT SUGGEST DONG THAT- or you get them the old fashion way...hard work! 

Honestly there are so many ways to make money these days. I would be lying if I said it was not easy to land jobs in the consulting world. You just need to know where to look. If you excel in Social Media offer to help other bloggers who are less Tech Savvy. Become a VA or Virtual Assistant! They makes some serious cash by helping do online tasks other people don't have time for!! I know several people who help out with LINK threads on Facebook and average $15 each. To simply ReTweet, PIN or Share someone's content on social media. If you did 20 groups at $15 each that is $300 a day!!  Not really a techy person? More of a artsy type, offer to create Media Kits. Again, I have friends who sell those templates for $25-50 EACH. You find 20 bloggers who need a professional Media Kit and VOLA money in the bank.
Blogging/consulting is about about connections, companies, content and readers. I have read so many “How-to” books saying you have to choose ONE niche. I tried this “one niche” idea and found I burnt out quickly. I can only write about gardening posts for so long before I have run out of ideas. I have so MANY talents/interests that I can sell. At first, I focused on Parenting, Traveling and Recipes. Nowadays they call it “lifestyle” writing. I can umbrella several topics under one title. This allows me to work with several companies and write several different types of content. I do not get bored AND I can really focus on my passions! If you are going to work for yourself you NEED to stay focused and passionate about what you are doing. 

Why did I take the plunge into the consulting business world? My reason WHY is nine years old and has the cutest dimples you ever did see. We never had to hire a babysitter because I worked from home. I never had to miss doctor appointments or waste my life away in a thankless job. We travel the world together because my "jobs" has these benefits!! While he grows so does my business empire setting an example you can do anything you put your mind to! If you are thinking about taking the step into self-employment....make sure it fits your family. From someone who already has....I can honestly say I would 100% do it all over again! 

Mini Corn Dog Recipe

Prepare to delight your guests with "Mini" Corn Dogs!

What you will need:
1/3 milk
1 egg
Wooden skewers
Hot dogs (we used Sahlen's) 
 Mix muffin mix, milk and egg together in a glass.
 Use a glass that is tall to help coat the hot dogs thoroughly. 
 Heat oil on medium/low and dip skewers in. 
I turned my until they were nice and golden brown!
Serve as finger foods or with toothpicks.

June 15, 2020

Final thoughts on the Always Eat After 7 PM Book Challenge

This post is brought to you by our sponsor, “Always Eat After 7 PM”. The opinions expressed below are my own.
Over the past few months I have shared my journey on the Always Eat After 7 PM dieting program. you an check out some of my posts:

Say Yes to a Healthier Lifestyle: Always Eat After 7 PM Book Challenge

Interview with Joel Marion, Author of Always Eat after 7PM

My Always Eat After 7 PM Goals
Always Eat After 7 PM by Joel Marion is a revolutionary rule-breaking diet that lets you enjoy huge dinners, desserts, and indulgent Snacks—while burning fat overnight. 
The most challenging times to curb hunger are just before bed and in the morning. By following the Always Eat After 7PM program, you have the most willpower to stay on the diet because you are eating during the hours when you are most hungry. This also puts you into both intermittent fasting increasing testosterone and your metabolism, while putting you into ketosis.

June 12, 2020

Always Eat After 7 PM Goals

**This is a sponsored post with "Always Eat After 7 PM" . The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.
In the past few weeks/months I have been on the road to achieve a healthier lifestyle which I hope would also give me more energy! All thanks to reading the book Always Eat After 7 PM by Joel Marion I wanted to give a little update on how his plan has been working out. 

Always Eat After 7 PM: The Revolutionary Rule-Breaking Diet That Lets You Enjoy Huge Dinners, Desserts, and Indulgent Snacks—While Burning Fat Overnight. If you are interested in the book and how to purchase, click here.


June 10, 2020

Black Bean Avocado Dip Recipe

After our yearly intention to live healthier, I started researching all the great health benefits to avocados. I wanted to add them into our daily meals. I don't know if you know this but I an avocado is a "fruit".  
Some other fun facts:
 ♥ They contain less than 1 gram of sugar in a 1-oz. serving
♥ you can bake, fry, grill or eat them raw
♥ Avocados are cholesterol- and sodium-free, and more than 50 percent of the fruit's fat content comes from monounsaturated fats.

June 8, 2020

Interview with Joel Marion, Author of Always Eat after 7PM

**This is a sponsored post with "Always Eat After 7 PM" . The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.
Last month I shared about the book Always Eat after 7PM by Joel Marion. I decided to take the challenge and incorporate it into our journey to a healthier lifestyle! You can learn more about the book and how to purchase here. It's jam packed full of ways in which to get your body back on track to not only losing weight but also feel better! I wanted to share more about the book, the Author and his answers to some of the burning questions I had about this whole dieting system.
"The Always Eat After 7 PM plan consists of: The 14-day Acceleration Phase to kick-start the program and see rapid results, The Main Phase where you’ll learn exactly which foods to eat when in order to achieve your weight-loss goals, The Lifestyle Phase to keep the weight off for good".
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