Friday, 12 January 2018

A healthier you for 2018 :Skinny Chicks Cookbook

I was given a free copy of this book in order to provide a review. The opinions shared are my own.

Did I mention that I was diagnosed with diabetes last year? Its not suprising as I am at least 30 pounds over weight, eat like a five year old and exercise consists of chasing my pups around to get my sock back. (Even then it depends on how attached I am to the sock.) I know that I need to make changes but I find it so hard to wade through all the mystery ingredients at the bulk food store let alone trying to assemble something somewhat palatable to put on the table.

Enter The Skinny Chick's Cookbook. When I received a copy of this book to review I anticipated page after page of recipes that I could neither prepare nor eat. I am here to tell you, I could not have been more mistaken. The pictures will have your mouth watering and the ingredient list is simple and easily accessible. Each recipe has less than 10 ingredients  and are low calorie, gluten free and yummy looking.

I can't wait to start my day with strawberry banana crepes or enjoy a spicy buffalo cauliflower as a snack. The Skinny Chick's Cookbook is my new go to resource for healthy recipe ideas.  Check it out on the kindle store and make eating healthy in 2018 a reality.


Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Are there a few things Santa missed?



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Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Planning a Happy New Year

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Well here we are. 2018 has begun. Was one of your resolutions to get a handle on your schedule?

Last year I experimented with every type of planner around. I have decided that a travellers journal is my go to for my daily carry, however I can't add all the things I need to track in it without creating a very full, bulky journal.

Additionally, there are allot of things that I don't necessarily want to be carrying outside of the house.  For these living documents that I am using at home daily, the Me and My Big Ideas Happy Planners are an ideal fit. I love being able to easily add and remove the pages that I am using such as recipes or medication lists.


My Webster's Pages and Carpe Diem A5 plan
ners are a perfect match for organizing all the clinical notes, meeting notes, IEPs, letters of diagnosis and Respite reports for each of my 3 kidlets.

 It sounds like allot but I am finding that by compartmentalizing my information in separate planners it is easier for me to stay on task. Not all my planners are fully set up yet. My Big Happy planner is being converted to my social media/blog planner and some of my travellers journals need some tweaking but overall I am feeling prepared for the new year.

Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel My Grandmas Teacups to see my planner set ups, hacks and flip throughs.

If you are new to planners I think the Mambi Happy Planner line is a great place to start. They offer many extensions and accessories to customise the planner exactly to your needs. There are also some really supportive Facebook groups that will not only inspire you but also answer any questions you have.