Thursday, October 12, 2017

Bloggers Spotlight Link Party #85

Welcome to the Bloggers Spotlight Link Party #85

Thank you  for making the last 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. If not, welcome back!  There's a few and awesome changes on our linky party, first we are opening up our BLOGGERS SPOTLIGHT LINK PARTY for everyone, so you all can pin your great posts! Second, we simplified our rules ..everybody loves simple right?

We have a new Tailwind tribe to join, if you link up here feel free to share your linked posts on our new tribe.  RULES:  you must pin one pin for every one you leave.  I hope this helps us promote each other’s posts even more!



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Happy Pumpkin Day Mouse


Samhain

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Healthy Living Link Party #134

Welcome to the Healthy Living Link Party #134


Join our HEALTHY LIVING LINK PARTY PINTEREST BOARD .Collaborate with us and we would love for you to pin with us. Pin your healthy living related post , recipes, giveaways, reviews and more! If you like to join our collaborative board,  you can email me at abountifullove (at)gmail (dot)com or comment below! 
  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!! 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!

 Here’s what your hosts have been up to this week


 A Bountiful Love  




Day By Day In Our World  
 




    SIMPLIFIED Rules of the Party: 

    • Link up only healthy living related post --> recipes, tips, guidelines, giveaways, etc.  
    •  Visit your linky neighbor. Comment or share on your favorite social media platform.




    Disclaimer: . 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. If other bloggers chose to share your content and your graphic through this link up, the hosts of Healthy Living Link Party are NOT responsible for any article or images that was use illegally.

     Let's party, link up below!



    Friday, October 6, 2017

    Life-Giving Words to our Children

    Words are powerful. Most of us are aware of that and yet, we often fall short in taming our tongue. This is most especially true in parenting. I am one to admit that, taming my mama's tongue is a constant battle. I get physically and emotionally drained. The constant reminders and "keep at it" technique to make sure we raise good human beings are exhausting. Screening our language is easier said than done. How often we say something unkind and ungraceful to our children and beat ourselves down as we lay ourselves in bed? I certainly do.



    James 3:6 says, " And among all the parts of the body, the tongue is a flame of fire. It is a whole world of wickedness, corrupting your entire body, It can set your whole life on fire, for it is set on fire by hell itself".

    Pretty profound isn't?

    Our mouth, our chosen words can bring a child's future down. It is not about raising a child who believes that he or she is entitled to everything. It is about using life-giving words to discipline our children. Words can deeply hurt and can affect marriages, relationships..friendships. Our children are shaped by our words. It can destroy their "momentum" before they can even reach their potential. The power of our words have as much ability to speak life. Remember that, what we say is important. Words can be as abusive as physical abuse.

    What can we do?

    GUARDING- we need to be mindful of our words. I know..that can be exhausting. But guess what, aim at guiding our hearts. Luke 6:45 What you say flows FROM what is in your heart.

    ENCOURAGE- always choose words of encouragement. The enemy can use an out of control tongue.

    GRACE- use grace in all of your conversation and discipline. Can you imagine how graceful God is to us? What if God tells us..I will not love you until you behave good and you do the right thing? We are not God of course but what I am trying to say is we need to be persistent in giving graceful and life-giving words to our children. Our love to our children is not conditional.

     


    PRAYERS- if you know that you will be on the verge of an outburst...pause and pray. Imagine how different it will be if you choose to have life-giving words. Now, imagine how terribly different will it be if you will give in to your anger outburst. Trust me, I know its hard. It is a constant reevaluation. A mindful and purposeful commitment.

    Word of Life 
    by Jeremy Camp 


    Word of life Speak to my weary heart
     Strengthen my broken parts 
    Lead me to Your open arms 
    Word of truth Illuminate all these lies 
    The enemy speaks inside In freedom I will rise
    'Cause You called me out from the grave So I can live like I've been changed 
    There is a new song in my soul 
    And it begins when I breathe in Your word of life (Your word of life)
    Spirit of God Take me to a deeper place 
    Take me out of what is safe I will not be afraid 
    Spirit of God Fill me with joy again 
    Springing up from within It cannot be contained

    'Cause You called me out from the grave 
    So I can live like I've been changed 
    There is a new song in my soul 
    And it begins when I breathe in Your word of life 
    The old has gone away
     Only Your love remains I am alive today
     'Cause You called me out, ooh You called me out, ooh
    'Cause You called me out from the grave 
    So I can live like I've been changed 
    There is a new song in my soul
    And it begins when I breathe in Your word of life 
    Your word of life
    Hey The old has gone away Only 
    Your love remains I am alive today
     'Cause You called me out

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    Thursday, October 5, 2017

    Bloggers Spotlight Link Party #84

    Welcome to the Bloggers Spotlight Link Party #84

    Thank you  for making the last 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. If not, welcome back!  There's a few and awesome changes on our linky party, first we are opening up our BLOGGERS SPOTLIGHT LINK PARTY for everyone, so you all can pin your great posts! Second, we simplified our rules ..everybody loves simple right?

    We have a new Tailwind tribe to join, if you link up here feel free to share your linked posts on our new tribe.  RULES:  you must pin one pin for every one you leave.  I hope this helps us promote each other’s posts even more!



    If you need more SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT and BLOG ENGAGEMENT support,
    We invite you to join our FACEBOOK GROUP.



    Join our BLOGGER SPOTLIGHT LINK PARTY Collaborative board! You are welcome to pin your awesome post that you had shared in our parties. Just please let's make it clean and wholesome.  If you want to join the board, just send us a message and let us know!






    Here's what you may have missed from your hosts :








     Thank you for sharing the word on our party too, we really appreciate each and every one of you.


    Meet Your Hostesses :



    Not a must but we appreciate follows! Follow your host in any way, let us know if you are a new follower and we will be glad to return the love.

    Cristina of A Bountiful Love 



    Tweet , help us spread the word!

    Join us every Thursdays, 7pm . Connect with bloggers and grow your reach.
     


     Sign up for Blogger Spotlight Link Party email reminder, we will only remind you of the party ..we don't like spam too!



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    Leave a link to your actual post and not the homepage. Leave as many links as you want ( wholesome, inspiring , uplifting, new and old).  
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    Wednesday, October 4, 2017

    Healthy Living Link Party # 133


    Welcome to the Healthy Living Link Party #133


    Join our HEALTHY LIVING LINK PARTY PINTEREST BOARD .Collaborate with us and we would love for you to pin with us. Pin your healthy living related post , recipes, giveaways, reviews and more! If you like to join our collaborative board,  you can email me at abountifullove (at)gmail (dot)com or comment below! 
      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!! 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!

     Here’s what your hosts have been up to this week


     A Bountiful Love  

    SIMPLIFIED Rules of the Party: 

    • Link up only healthy living related post --> recipes, tips, guidelines, giveaways, etc.  
    •  Visit your linky neighbor. Comment or share on your favorite social media platform.




    Disclaimer: . 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. If other bloggers chose to share your content and your graphic through this link up, the hosts of Healthy Living Link Party are NOT responsible for any article or images that was use illegally.

     Let's party, link up below!






    Monday, October 2, 2017

    Best Ways to Budget for Weekly Meals

      No matter who you are, or where you live in the world, everybody eats daily meals. Depending on budget and geographic location, your choice of ingredients and diet can vary from shellfish on the sea to vegetarian and vegan choices. But no matter your local sources and personal tastes, food can cost money, and sometimes the costs can spin a little out of control. Thankfully, a budget can be utilized to create a delicious.and weekly meal plan, without breaking the bank. When creating your weekly meal budget, it is important to make sure it is realistic – food isn't free – and focus on ingredients and recipes that are available to your and your resources. All this planning ahead and being smart with your shopping choices will ensure you have affordable, healthy, and even efficient meals for your lifestyle.




    Written by : Dakota Findley of  Survey Says.




    Create a Realistic Budget

         It is important to keep your food costs at the lowest possible point, while still remaining realistic for you and your family. There is no need to starve yourself, but with a little food planning, you can make massive changes in your life outside of just eating, such as working your way out of debt or saving up for school or even a future trip you have been wanting to take.

          Even if you have irregular income, such as being self-employed, or if you think there is no need to budget for food because you are not struggling for monthly income, the values and benefits to building a budget should not be underrated.
    Budgets, in their most basic form, are simply comparing your income to expenses, so having a budget allows you spend exactly what you can, without pulling yourself into debt. A well-made budget should take into account all of our expenses, and help guide your shopping decisions so you can have sufficient funds for meals while always maintaining financial balance in the bank.

    Ingredients and Recipes 

         Start with the basics, and consider the two major factors that go into cooking: ingredients and recipes. These two aspects can be altered and modified to fit your unique tastes, financial situa-tions, and even locally available resources.

         When it comes to ingredients, there is a strong value in purchasing foods that are highly versatile, such as chicken or fresh tomatoes, as these foods can easily be added to multiple recipes. It is also helpful to choose healthy ingredients (such as chicken, pasta, and beans) that tend to be relatively inexpensive, allowing for larger purchases and more meals at a lower cost, and can be shared between a large variety of dishes.

         Cheap meals do not have to be bland or tasteless or even the same every day, and if you mine the internet you can find loads of lists of recipes designed to be friendly on the wallet while re-maining tasty. Many popular foods can be prepared in multiple servings and for minuscule amounts per servings, for example:

    • Stovetop Mac n’ Cheese: $4.77/6 servings, or $.88/person
    • Chili: $14.63/10 servings, or $1.46/person
    • Egg and Black Bean Burrito: $4.86/8 servings, or $.61/person

    These lists can range from easy to cook and serve options such as grilled cheese and tomato soup, spaghetti with homemade marinara, ham, white beans and cornbread or oatmeal with banana. At other times, you need meals you can trust in your kitchen during especially costly weeks, such as rent week, with meals like chicken, spinach and cheese quesadillas, pan-roasted chicken thighs, tomato and cannellini bean soup or skillet hash browns.






    Plan Ahead 

    The idea that we know and understand food and its costs—after all, haven't we been eating food every day of our life?--can lull us into a false sense of security when it comes to planning ahead in our food and meals. However, with the right approach, planning out meals and shopping purchases ahead of time can be a massive money saver, and keep you healthier as well.
    When you have all your meals portioned out in the fridge ahead of time, ready for the week, then you won't accidentally overeat on a specific occasion, or wonder when your stomach is growling if you can grab a bit more of your fair share. When you overeat at mealtime, it results in unhealthy results for both your stomach and your wallet, as you then have to go out and purchase even more food.
    In addition, when you have planned out your meals and have them ready to eat, then you won't want to waste food and money by not eating those meals and calling for pizza instead. Planning your meals out ahead of time can reduce splurges on eating take out dishes.

    Use Sales in Your Planning 

    Grocery stores have sales almost every week, and these sales can be used to your advantage by choosing recipes and meals for the week that correspond with what items are placed on sale. In short, you can get meals that are a bit fancier, with better ingredients, if you take the extra re-search to see what the sales are for that week.
    Sure, it might seem to be a hassle to track down what sales are being offered, but the best way to ascertain what this weeks sales may be is actually simple: just track down your grocery store manager and ask. He or she is sure to happily explain to you the best ways available to save money at their store.

    Become a Couponing Pro 

    Of course, coupons have gained a reputation even today for ensuring you can get some massive savings when you are out buying ingredients for the meal plan of the week. Coupons are simply small pieces of paper (or codes on your mobile device) that can be used in certain grocery stores as cash, and they simply have to be handed over to the cashier during checkout.

    Do NOT Waste Food 

         There are more reasons not to waste food than the classic excuse of starving children in far away countries. Wasting food is like throwing away cash, and today there is a massive waste of edible food, even in America, that is tragic when you take into account the number of starving children, also in America. Instead, find ways to work leftovers and unused ingredients into new and creative recipes, and take the extra moment to eat all the food you buy so you don't waste money.

    Budgeting As an Essential Step to Eating Well and Affordably 

          No matter what your situation is, having a food budget is an important step to having a stable financial future and making long term changes in your bank's health. By following our guide to properly budgeting for your meals, you can take steps right away to eating healthy and cost effectively.

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    Thursday, September 28, 2017

    Blogger Spotlight Link Party # 83

    Welcome to the Bloggers Spotlight Link Party #83

    Thank you  for making the last 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. If not, welcome back!  There's a few and awesome changes on our linky party, first we are opening up our BLOGGERS SPOTLIGHT LINK PARTY for everyone, so you all can pin your great posts! Second, we simplified our rules ..everybody loves simple right?

    We have a new Tailwind tribe to join, if you link up here feel free to share your linked posts on our new tribe.  RULES:  you must pin one pin for every one you leave.  I hope this helps us promote each other’s posts even more!



    If you need more SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT and BLOG ENGAGEMENT support,
    We invite you to join our FACEBOOK GROUP.



    Join our BLOGGER SPOTLIGHT LINK PARTY Collaborative board! You are welcome to pin your awesome post that you had shared in our parties. Just please let's make it clean and wholesome.  If you want to join the board, just send us a message and let us know!






    Here's what you may have missed from your hosts :

     
    Healthy school Lunches

    Coloured Wax Pumpkin

    Pumpkin Books & Activities for September’s Monthly Crafting Book Club

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     Thank you for sharing the word on our party too, we really appreciate each and every one of you.


    Meet Your Hostesses :



    Not a must but we appreciate follows! Follow your host in any way, let us know if you are a new follower and we will be glad to return the love.

    Cristina of A Bountiful Love 



    Tweet , help us spread the word!

    Join us every Thursdays, 7pm . Connect with bloggers and grow your reach.
     


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    Leave a link to your actual post and not the homepage. Leave as many links as you want ( wholesome, inspiring , uplifting, new and old).  
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