Green Tea Scones, Celebrating Hot Tea Month

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I have talked about my love for caffeinated beverages frequently on this space. They get me through my very early mornings, late nights, and days that end in the letter y. True story. Where you may think that my love for warm drinks ends with coffee, you couldn’t be any further from the truth. I happen to be a huge fan of hot tea. There is just something so cozy and inviting about a cup of tea. Anytime I go to fix myself a cup of tea I almost always find Russ requesting one too. Hot tea is just one of those things that brings people together.

January also happens to be Hot Tea Month! Today we are going to celebrate with Bigelow and make a tea inspired recipe!

Green Tea Scones a simple recipe inspired by Bigelow Green Tea #ad #TeaProudly

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My Best Recipes of 2016

One of the goals I made in 2016 was to improve my food photography. I have always felt at home in the kitchen, but taking photos of food (that actually look appetizing) isn’t always the easiest thing to do. In 2016 I shared 30+ recipes and today I want to highlight a few of my favorites.

Black Bean Hummus Layer Dip
A simple twist on the traditional 7 layer dip that features black bean hummus.

A layered dip made with black bean hummus instead of the traditional refried beans. #HummusMadeEasy #Ad

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Brownie Bottom Pumpkin Dream Bars

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If you’ve been reading along for any amount of time, you’ve probably already figured out that baking is my jam. I love to bake! I love to make new exciting creations. I love that every time I make something new my girls proclaim it to be the best thing I’ve ever made. And I love how baked goodies bring people together, especially around the holidays. I am so excited to share a new recipe with y’all today. One that features some of my favorite flavors together. 

A simple, easy to make layered dessert featuring some of your favorite Nestle baking products. #ad #BakeHolidayGoodness

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5 Health Tips To Live By!

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Around this time every year my thoughts turn towards pursuing an active healthy life-style. It is a season for germs, a season for over indulging and like it or not, New Years goals are just around the corner. Taking the time to refocus now is something I never regret. Today I want to share with you 5 health tips to live by.

#1 Get enough sleep

Oh how the days are long. I always feel so much better when I am well rested. I know it is hard getting to bed on time. To help I closely monitor what time I need to wake up and make it my goal to be in bed early enough to get at least 7 hours of rest. 

#2 Exercise regularly

I always feel better when I exercise. I love having a routine, knowing I am growing stronger, and it helps improve my mood too. 


#3 Drink more water

Staying hydrated is just as important in the fall & winter months as it is in the summer. It is easy to forget this and try to hydrate yourself off of coffee, never a good plan. Set goals or alarms to remind you to get your suggested intake. 

#4 Cut out stress

The effects of stress can be exhausting mentally and physically. Keep a close watch on your schedule making sure that you don’t cram too much in. A lot of stress comes from time management issues and all too often we are our own worst enemy. Say no more and cut out any unnecessary stress. 

#5 Take my vitamins

A few weeks ago at the Dr. they asked me if I was taking any vitamins. a sense of shame fell upon me as I answered them with a no. I knew something needed to change.


I always feel better when I take my daily vitamins and one of my favorite products is Emergen-C. With 1,000 mg of vitamin C, electrolytes, and 7 B vitamins. It’s the perfect way to start my day. I recently grabbed a box at my local Wal-Mart, stocking up for cold and flu-season. I have been taking it daily for over a week now and I can tell it makes all the difference.


I even got creative with how to enjoy my daily dose of Emergen-C. This Berry Boost smoothie is the perfect way to start my day. 

Berry Boost Smoothie
A berry smoothie packed with a boost from Emergen-C
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71 calories
17 g
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376 g
12 g
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 71
Calories from Fat 2
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 12mg
Total Carbohydrates 17g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 13g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 Handful of ice
  2. 1 Handful of any combination of berries
  3. 1/2 Cup Orange/pineapple juice
  4. 1 package Raspberry Emergen-C
  1. Put all ingredients in a blender and pulse until well blended. Serve immediately.
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I love knowing that I am doing something healthy for myself and I love that these smoothies taste so good! I might even try sneaking in a handful of greens in the future.

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So as you prepare for the upcoming season be encouraged to think ahead and keep your health a priority.


And don’t forget to grab your box of Emergen-C!

What is one health tip you live by?

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