[Gluten Free] Southern Style Chicken Nuggets

In the South we love to fry everything, but what do you do when you are cutting flour out of your diet? REPLACE IT WITH HEALTHY FLOURS! I have teamed up with Alexandra from Stuff With Bits In to bring you some of her wonderful recipes.

This recipe creates little nuggets similar to Chick-Fil-A’s nuggets, but a healthier version! Alexandra uses rice flour and coconut oil to construct little nuggets of heaven. But just like Chick-Fil-A she uses the secret ingredient! PICKLE JUICE! (drink straight to relieve hangovers as well).

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[Interview] Empowering Women to Start a Small Business

When I was thinking about starting this blog, the first person I thought to tell was my sister. Her immediate reaction was DO IT! Her name is Megan Thompson and she the owner of a small business named Wild Rituals Soap Co. I have seen her start from the bottom and work her way up with years of hard work and determination. She maybe my little sister but I really look up to her in many ways. Her drive for success being one of them.

I wanted to interview her so I can get a better understanding of how a success small business start but also to share with you. More and more people are creating their own businesses in efforts to change the world. Whether it is a physical business or a mom blog, DO IT! START IT! KICK ASS!

Here’s what Megan said about her company Wild Rituals:

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As Old as Time: A Twisted Tale Review

 

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I am a huge Disney fan. I was raised with it, and my father was an artist that could draw any character I wanted. In fact, my entire play-room was drawn and painted floor to ceiling in The Little Mermaid. Disney runs in my blood.

To say I am excited about the remake of Beauty and the Beast is an understatement. This has always been one of my favorite tales and Belle is my daughter’s favorite princess. Having Beauty and the Beast stuff everywhere again is FUN!

My boyfriend grabbed me in Barnes and Noble a few weeks ago and said, “they have something you need to see” and shows me several books about Disney retellings. He told me to pick one.

I chose As Old As Time: A Twisted Tale.

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Whats in the Cards for Me?

 

I have always wanted to get a tarot card reading. My wonderful friend Ashton started her own online tarot card business called Loving Sea Tarot.  I promptly scheduled a reading and what I got was a series of cards that completely connected to my life.
 
There are three cards and each of them are meant for a different part of your life. 
Past, present and future. 
 
My first card representing my past was the Five of Swords. This card represents the unhealthy situations I was put in. That I felt attacked and was constantly on the defense in my past. Five of Swords can also represent how my past issues can play a role in my present and future. Basically I need to let go of the way I get so defensive now due to my past. As Rafki says “The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it.”

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Yoga, Stress and Anxiety

This morning was rough. My anxiety was controlling every thought and feeling I had. I had a panic attack before a job interview. It felt like everything was falling apart and I would fail. The only thing that came to mind was, START YOGA EARLIER. If I started it earlier than this feeling of dread would be lifted sooner.
I decided to search Yoga with Adriene  videos this morning and I am so glad I did. I found a wonderful routine made just for stress and anxiety! Could this be? Could I actually find some peace with this specific video? The answer to both are YES.

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Attacks Before an Interview.

This post is all about rising up and battling those attacks.
Today I had a job interview. Something that would fit me perfectly regarding hours, pay and location. I was so nervous before hand that I had a complete meltdown. Sobbing for 3 minutes before I decided:
  1. I am going no matter what
  2. Doing my yoga early would relieve this
So I did my yoga and noticed a huge change. Click here to find the video I used.
It was absolutely wonderful and the video I did was perfect. Afterwards I had a glass of water, got ready and promptly left for the interview.

Everything went great!

In a few days I should here back and see if I bagged the job. Once I arrived home I realized something, I survived. At one point this morning I felt like total shit. That I would fail or completely blow it. I was able to get up of the couch, do some yoga and have a great interview. I am functional and I wish that my brain could understand that. But while I am able to do all these things, I still have moments where I feel like everything is going to fall apart. Yoga gave me that clear head in order to continue to move in the direction of success.
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My Favorite Yoga Routines…

I have been doing yoga everyday at 9 am for a few weeks now and I realized it is something that truly makes me feel centered. The routines go by faster than I thought they would with my favorite yoga routines. I do not feel that “ahhhh I wanna quit” in the middle of a routine. Its not your normal exercise. By the time I start, its like 20 minutes just FLYS by. Doing yoga daily is a huge commitment but who doesn’t have 10-20 free minutes a day? That small amount of time from your day could change you life.
It is important when you start doing yoga that you start off light. You have to build muscles and educate yourself on how yoga works. Pinterest is a great source for yoga education. The only thing you need to start is a yoga mat (thicker the better, teehee). With the help of youtube routines, doing yoga has never been easier.

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3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies by Cincy Shopper
I have been on a diet for about 2 weeks now. A lax one but getting rid of all sugar is insanely hard for me. I have a very strong sweet tooth and a passion for baking for my family. My favorite kind of recipes are the ones that are delicious and require very little ingredients. Pinterest is usually where I go to find these things. By simply putting in “3 ingredient cookies” you are provided with many options to choose from.

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Quinoa Veggie Soup with Sausage

Quinoa Vegetable Soup by Cookie and Kate

Most nights I am pretty good about laying meats out for dinner, but last night it was 5:50 pm when I realized that I had laid nothing out. I had no idea what I would cook! I franticly thought of everything I had in the fridge and realized I had some sausage and kale. Unsure of what to make with it, I was off to Pinterest.

I stumbled across a wonderful veggie soup recipe from Cookie and Kate. This a wonderful blog full of vegetarian recipes. I changed it up a bit and added sausage, used chicken broth instead.
It was a total mom win! My boyfriend and daughter loved it so much that they had seconds. I thought I had fucked up dinner and ended up making something that I will make over and over. Find the full recipe here.
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