Friday, January 29, 2016

8 Great Tips on Hiring a Wedding Photographer

      My 2016 is starting really great. First of all, I am so thrilled to be a contributor over at A Little R&R , Rosilind has been a very good inspiration for me and for many other bloggers. Watch out for more mouthwatering recipes over at A Little R&R, coming really soon!

      Also, I am happy to be a contributor/Blogger over at Digiteyes Photography.  A lot of planning goes into a wedding and  aside from the Bride's gown, wedding photography will probably be one of the things that you will have to carefully choose.


        Anyone can take photos. Anyone with a smartphone and a digital camera can take photos. Almost everywhere I go, I can spot a person with a DSLR camera. Does towing a high end DSLR make you a good photographer?  A good photographer has a special and artistic eye. There’s  a lot of choices out there , a lot of fish in the sea. How would you differentiate a great and professional photographer from  who’s just in it for the money. For most of us, weddings are probably the one memorable highlight of a couple's lives.
        Read more --> Digiteyes Photography

 Shared with :
Pintastic Party @ Coffee with us 3
Bouquet of Talent @ Life on Lakeshore Drive
 Link up Mondays @Soul Survival
The Best of the Blogosphere @ It's me Deb
Meet up Monday @ The Quinntessential Mommy
Mommy Meet Up Mondays @ Life, Motherhood and the Pursuit of Happiness

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Bloggers Spotlight Link and Pin-it Party #7

Welcome to the Bloggers Link and Pin-it Party!   Thank you for making the party successful and wonderful! We enjoyed stopping by and learning new things. If you are new here, welcome and we are glad to have you. Thank you for sharing the word on our party too, we really appreciate each and every one of you.

Here's what you may have missed from A Bountiful Love 

 Now, let's party!

 Cristina  of A Bountiful Love ( LEFT)

Hilary of Raising Fairies and Knights (RIGHT)

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6 Ways To Love on Difficult People
by My Snippets of Inspirations

If you are featured, don't forget to grab your button! Visit Hilary and Angela to check out her week's feature!

Help us spread the word and grab the button!

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Simple Link Up Rules

1. ALL encouraging and wholesome post are welcome. Old and new. You are welcome to share as many posts as you like! 
2.  Not a must but we appreciate if you can follow your host in any way , let us know if you are a new follower, we will return the love back.
3.  Leave a link to your actual post and not your home page. A link back to your host, is greatly appreciated.

Simple Pin-It Party Rules
1.Old or new posts or pins are welcome! Link up pins that you think needed more attention. Leave the pinned Pinterest link , not your actual post.
2. Please re -pin at least 2 other links. Return the re-pin love!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Healthy Living Link Party #47

Welcome to the Healthy Living Link Party #47
 We had another great party last week, 53 links!  We’d like to thank each and every one of you for making every week so amazing! Keep sharing your healthy and inspiring posts with us.  If you are new here , we are so glad to have you!! Do not forget to visit other hosts if they have chosen your post to feature.

Here's what you may have missed from A Bountiful Love 

   So have fun and make new friends! I appreciate each and everyone of you for joining us.

The Healthy Living link party is all about living a healthy life. Link up your posts related to healthy living and recipes that are low carb, low calorie, paleo, keto, organic, clean, etc. Eating healthy doesn't have to be boring and is more fun when you share your recipes and find some new ones. We all pick our week's feature, so don't forget to stop by their blogs!

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Rules of the Party:
  • Leave a link to your actual post and not your home page. A link back to your host, is greatly appreciated.
  • Please link up only healthy living related post --> recipes, tips, guidelines, giveaways, etc.  If you want to share your other post (non-healthy living) and promote your linky party, you can do so at Bloggers Spotlight Linky and Pin-it Party, every Thursday 7pm PST
  • You are welcome to link up both NEW and OLD post that needs more attention :)
  • Don't link up and run, please visit other bloggers. Make new friends or say hello to old friends. Say hello to us and let us know if you are new here, we will follow back.
  • Please follow your hosts and guest hosts in some way. We pin all entries and share the features on all of our social media platforms. Feel free to follow our Healthy Living Link Party board :


By adding your link to this blog hop gives A Bountiful Love and all the Co-Hosts permission to share your posts and pictures via social media. Emails are obtained ONLY TO NOTIFY participants of the next link-up and for that reason only. You may opt out of these emails by unsubscribing from them at any time.

 Let's party, link up below!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Turkey Chili - Clean Eating and Low Carb

   Hubby and I started a journey of losing weight a few months ago. I do plan on sharing our journey soon and I can't wait to help and motivate people on taking charge of their health.  It doesn't matter how or when what matters is deciding to change and starting.

    We did a round of Insanity workout by Beachbody and what I love about the workout is the elite nutrition plan that came with it. I don't know about you but scouring the web for low-calorie meals is time-consuming. One of the meals in that cookbook is Turkey Chili. You can use homemade or store-bought or Veggie Chili. If you know me, I will make it homemade ( granting it's easy--and it is!) to save money. I was on a mission to lose weight and be healthy BUT doing it on a budget.  Here's a very easy, clean eating recipe for you. If you want to know the exact calorie count, you can do so at If you are planning to cook this recipe in line with Insanity work out, follow the measurement ( serving) indicated on the Elite Nutrition Book


1 lb, lean ground turkey
2 cans (14.5oz) Kidney Beans, or use Homemade Beans
2 tbsp, diced garlic
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 medium size, chopped red onion
1 large, chopped green bell pepper
4 chopped, roma tomatoes ( 3 cups)
4 tbsp cumin
1 tbsp. chili powder
2 cups , homemade vegetable stock
1 (6oz) tomato paste
1 (15oz) no sugar added tomato sauce


Using a large pot,  heat olive oil and saute the red onions, bell pepper and garlic . Cook until onions are translucent.

Stir in ground turkey. When meat is no longer pink, stir in cumin and chili powder. Mix.

Add the broth, tomatoes, tomato paste, and kidney beans.

Turn heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes, add the tomato sauce. Simmer for an additional 10 minutes.

A very simple, tasty and healthy meal.

I usually make a big batch of this and separate them into small containers. It keeps really well in the fridge too. When you have a craving for a wholesome clean eating dish, it is conveniently waiting for you in your fridge.

If you don't mind a little heat, drizzle some Tapatio hot sauce on it!

Friday, January 22, 2016

30 Ways To Celebrate 100 Days of School

   It is that time again, kids will celebrate their 100th Day of School. I'm sure that most of you will be getting a note from your kid's teacher to create a fun project. Last year Lucy went to school with a creative T shirt, decorated with 100 different things. She came home with such a clever craft project from school too !

   Here's a collection of fun, creative and clever ways to celebrate 100 days of school.  Have a great time getting creative with your kids and students, I'm sure kids will have a blast celebrating their 100 days smarter!

1. 100 Days Gumballs by Mrs. Byrd's Learning Tree

2. 100 Piece Snack, Build 100 Cups , 100 Estimation by Teaching With Terhune
3.My 100 Year Photo By Kindergarten Kiosk 

4. 100th Day of School Hopscotch by Kindercraze
5 .100 Chart Puzzle by First Grader At Last
6. 100 Dot Art Stickers by Mom To 2 Posh Lil Divas
7 .100 Cup Challenges by Busy Kids Happy Mom 
8 .100 Hershey Kisses Seek and Find by Mrs. Hodge and Her Kindergarten Kids
100 Fruit Loop Necklace by Spoonful of Learning
10. Pop 100 Balloons by Kindergarten Lifestyles
11. 100th Day Trail Mix by Spoonful of Learning

12. When I'm a 100 Years Old ( with FREE PRINTABLE)

13. 100 Acts of Kindness by Amazing
14. Dress Up Like 100 Year Old by Who's Who and Who's New
15. 100th Day of School Books by Fantastic Fun and Learning
16. I Can Write 100 Words by Welcome to Room 36
17. How To Spend 100 and Find A Kiss Matching Numbers by Crayons and Cuties in Kindergarten
18. 100th Day of School Fashion Show by Kindercraze.

19. Cupcakes with 100 Sprinkles by Kinder Cakes
20.100 Days of School Glow Bracelets by Seven Thirty Three
21.100 Paper Chains by Ms. M's Blog
22.100 Topping Pizza by Mr's Lee Kindergarten
23.100 Days of School Project: Rainbow of Skittles by Classy Mommy

24. 100 Pennies Craft by The Blackberry Vine
25.100 Lolly Pops by Absolute Mommy

26. 100 Pieces of Spaghetti by San Antonio Moms
27 100 Scraps of Fabric Garland by This Mama Makes Stuff
28.100 Days of School , Superbowl Style by Elementary Shenanigans
29.100 Days of School Cake by Random Thoughts of a Supermom
30.100 Days of School Banner by Something from Cassie