Recipe of the week: Meatloaf #Whole30Edition #Week4

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So I am on Day 28 of my Whole 30 journey! I can honestly say that I feel truly great! I really had a lot thoughts where I didn’t love how I looked and felt. I knew if I wanted to improve something that I needed to work hard for it. With being on Whole 30, I have consistently been working out about 6 days a week. Like I said I have been doing weekly weigh in. Technically your not suppose to weigh yourself till the end. I knew I couldn’t resist so I just made sure to monitor it weekly.

Update 1 #Day7 ( November 1st, 2015)- Lost 3.5 Lbs

Update 2 #Day14 ( November 8th, 2015)- Lost 2.5 Lbs

Update 3 #Day 21 ( November 15,2015) – Lost 2.5 lbs

Update 4 #Day 28 ( November 22,2015)- 1 lbs

I will do one final update after I wrap up on Day 30, to talk about my experience. Thank you guys for following along!

 

Xx,

Ida

 

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Ingredients

  • For the Meatloaf: 
  • 3 lbs ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1 med onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 8oz can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup almond meal or flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • For the Topping:
  • 1 8oz can tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. 2. In a large bowl or mixer combine all meatloaf ingredients.
  3. 3. Place meatloaf mixture into a greased pan. (I used 2 bread pans)
  4. 4. Bake for 1 hour or until inside is no longer pink.
  5. 5. Remove from oven and top with the tomato sauce and Italian seasoning mixture.
  6. 6. Serve immediately and enjoy!

 

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Wedding Wednesdays : Creative Centerpieces #PartTwo

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With one of the most important days to come, you are probably planning everything to the “Tee”. Every bride wants their special day to have details to stand out. We are going to go through some ideas that may go with your theme!

 

Happy Planning!

Sweet Display Centerpiece

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Displaying your favorite sweet, can let everyone get to know more and about you and your groom! Sharing is caring!

Gift box/Favor Display

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This display can kill two birds with one stone. It is a way to use your favors to your guests but recreate the display the art of giving with your centerpieces.

Medical Glassware Centerpieces

 

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Maybe your love your love for science or you and your loved one met in through a medical experience or passion for it. Its a great way for your guests to acknowledge that!

Fruit & Vegetable Centerpiece

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This may be a way to display your love for the season or show if you and your loved ones are health nuts. There are many ways to use fruit and vegetables in your favor!

Lanterns and Candles

CP3Using Lanterns or candles are your centerpieces is a popular alternative choice!It is a great way to light up the room!

Wedding Wednesdays: Top Wedding Trends of 2015 #PartTwo

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This year there is a lot of wedding trends that are arising that are new or ones that may be revisiting from the past. This time period requires a lot of planning  and organization. Here are some applications that you can use on your mobile device that can make this process easier and give you peace of mind. Happy Planning!

1.)The Knot Wedding App.

Its a terrific wedding planning application that can service you in a variety of ways. From finding the perfect venue in your budget, caterers, photographers and etc. This application is vital for planning and it comes with a great countdown to your big day!

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2.) Task Rabbit

This application is helpful for delegating and tasking things to others. It is an application that also helps with figuring out where certain things are done at and where to go for it! There are going to be so many little things to do. Make sure it doesn’t fall through the cracks.app1

3.)Tourist Eye

Here is an application to help you scout out the perfect honey moon destination for you and your spouse! Trying to figure out the best place to go that season, within your budget and have all the activities   that you want to do. Try this application to make that planning process easier for you!

 

 

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New Years DIY Edition: Decor Ideas for Your New Years Eve Party

As 2015 rapidly approaches, we all gather with our loved ones to say a sweet goodbye to 2014! We all want to have fun and create an atmosphere filled with laughter, fun and excitement. Here are some DIY Decor that brings the glitter,shimmer and excitement to your New Years Shin-Dig! Have a Happy & Safe New Years!

Sincerely,

Ida

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Glitter Vases/Bottles

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  • Bottle of Martinelli’s or sparkling wine
  • Super 77 adhesive spray
  • Craft glitter
  • Latex gloves
  • Drop cloth or old sheet
  • Wear gloves and only apply spray adhesive in a well-ventilated area. Put down a drop cloth or old sheet before spraying.DIy-Sparkly-Bottle-Materials
  • Step 1: Put on gloves. In a well-ventilated area over a drop cloth, spray the portion of the bottle facing you with adhesive (you’ll do one section at a time to ensure the adhesive stays sticky). Be sure to leave the top third of the bottle clean so you can pop the Champagne!

    Step 2: Sprinkle glitter over adhesive. Repeat spraying the adhesive and sprinkling the glitter all around the bottle until it’s completely covered in glitter.

    Step 3: Shake off excess glitter, then display! Feel free to put sparkly bottles on ice. Some glitter will come off when the ice melts, but that just makes the ice bucket that much more festive!

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You can play this song while you pop your bottle of Martinelli!

  • With the glue and glitter left over you can spray pain the tips of your feather and pour some glitter on the feathers  and have these fabulous decor pieces  for your vase.

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  • Here are some additional picture tutorials of things you can create for your New Years Party!

Thumbtack Votive Candles

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                                                       New Years Headbands!

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Recipe of the Week: Peppermint Bark

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With Christmas only one week away, it is time to start finalizing your Christmas plans if you haven’t already done so. Whether your traveling or hosting Christmas at your home, your thinking what to bring or make. Here is a recipe of sweetness of white chocolate with a splash of Candy Cane love. Guess what you only need 3 ingredients! Its that easy! So try this sweet treat and make some to share 🙂

Ingredients

  • White Candy/Chocolate Coating

-Crushed Candy Cane

-Peppermint Bark or 12 drops pure peppermint extract (about 1/4 tsp)

Directions

1.) Melt the candy coating in the microwave very slowly.Start with 30 seconds and then stir.

2.)Continue heating at 15 second intervals, stirring each time until melted. Add in 1/2 cup peppermint pieces or the peppermint extract.

3.)Stir until completely combined.

4.)Spread candy thinly out on wax paper and allow to cool.

5.)When it  hardens then break candy into pieces. Its an amazing little treat that your guest can grab or you can wrap it up and give it to someone special!

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

Xx,

Ida

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