I'm back! And sporting another giveaway! So soon? Yes. This is a good - no- GREAT one! I'm admittedly a bit obsessed with the awesomeness that is all things by Erin Condren. Her life planners made my best of 2014 list and I did a giveaway of a $50 gift card in conjunction. It was a HUGE hit and I promised I would do another one. Now is the perfect time because the new line is about to be launched (in June) and the existing ones are now available for a severely discounted price. Woo! If you have been iffy on getting an Erin Condren Life Planner because of the price (I know I was initially) then now is the time. You can buy one to close out the year and see if you like them... if they would be worth the price for YOU. I did exactly that when purchasing my first one. So here it is... a chance to win a $50 Erin Condren gift card from me to you just because. Good luck!
(P.S. This giveaway is NOT sponsored.)
I have, and have always had, this thing for lists. There is something so cathartic about listing out whatever little this or that is on your mind. Need to schedule out the rest of your day? Make a list. Grocery trip? Make a list. Daydreaming about a vacation? Make a list. Lists can be as much an outlet as they are a useful tool. And I love them.
So when my favorite site for planners, Erin Condren, relaunched their simple but awesome notebooks, I was ALL OVER those little potential list containing pages. I decided to buy two. One to keep and one to giveaway.
At this point, I should say, this is NOT a sponsored ad. Nope. I just like these little notebooks. I really utilize things like this in my life and I thought it would be nice to spread the love.
So.... oh my goodness, this "pizza" is amazing. A simple, delicious, healthier pizza alternative is JUST what I needed in my life. And the whole family loved it, so WIN.
Here is how to get this into your mouth.
- 1 whole grain flatbread (try to find one that is under 100 calories)
- 1 tsp of olive oil
- Cheese (I used feta and mozzarella, sparingly)
- Vegetables (I used red pepper, tomatoes, and spinach)
- Seasoning (I used black pepper, kosher salt, a roasted garlic and herb and a garlic and parsley seasoning)
Preheat the oven to 375.
You can either spread the olive oil over your flatbread using a basting brush OR drizzle it over your veggies. Artfully (or not) arrange your veggie and cheese choices on your flatbread. Sprinkle with your desired seasoning. Cook in the oven for about 10 mins (it may take less time - keep an eye on your pizza). Pull it out once the flatbread is starting to crisp up and the cheese is melted.
All that is left is to be super happy as you eat your yummy pizza. Enjoy!
For my 21 Day Fix friends, this would be a tsp, 1 green, 1 yellow, and 1 blue. =)
Okay, y'all. It is alright to laugh at us after watching this. We had never seen these before until last Thanksgiving and apparently they are a time honored tradition elsewhere in the world. They are usually a Christmas thing and involve little paper crowns and trinkets. They are very cute and fun and I'm happy we "discovered" them all the way over here.
After having quite the time with the Thanksgiving Crackers (from World Market), we were happy to find these Easter versions at good old Target. I believe they may become a time honored tradition in he Hale House as well. =)
I absolutely love getting out and doing things with my children. I love to be excited to experience anything big or small and getting to experience that with my kids thrills me. I hope to pass on this enthusiasm to them. In life, I definitely sport a pair of cranky pants now and then. And I also own a pair of "My-Patience-Is-Getting-VERY-Thin" shorts as well... but over all, I want to be happy. I want life to be good. I want things to appropriately be exciting, thrilling, magical, fun, happy, relaxed, loving. Worthwhile.
Down moments? Sure. Of course. But I want them to know that those "bad" moments aren't all encompassing. You can move on. You can choose not to dwell. There is something brighter just a few steps ahead if you are willing to take the steps towards it.
Look, Gray! That is a camera and this is how we vlog.
I was cleaning off my memory card and I have my filming devices set up to automatically take still shots as they record. You get a lot of awkward pictures this way (think: mid-sentence mouth, half blink eye, funky expression) but you also get a lot of gems. Genuine moments captured instantly.
That's right. He gives kisses now. And he gets a death grip on your face before forcefully pulling you in and planting that juicy number right on whatever part of the face he can get to.
You can't see it, but we are nursing here. So sweet.
Gray and I are buddies. No one gets him like I do. I am so glad he came into our lives.