Sunday, September 29, 2013



Ingredients:
Olive oil, for frying
1 3/4 cups freshly grated Parmesan
1 1/2 cups panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
3 medium zucchini, cut into 3-inch long by 1/2-inch wide strips

Pour enough oil into a large frying pan to reach a depth of 2 inches. Heat the oil over medium heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 350 degrees F.

Stir 1 1/2 cups Parmesan, the panko, and salt in a medium bowl to blend. Whisk the eggs in another medium bowl to blend. Working in batches, dip the zucchini in the eggs to coat completely and allow the excess egg to drip back into the bowl. Coat the zucchini in the panko mixture, patting to adhere and coat completely. Place the zucchini strips on a baking sheet.







When the oil is hot, working in batches, fry the zucchini sticks until they are golden brown, about 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the fried zucchini to paper towels and drain.



Arrange the fried zucchini on a platter. Sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan and serve.


1:53 PM Ashley


Ingredients:
Olive oil, for frying
1 3/4 cups freshly grated Parmesan
1 1/2 cups panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
3 medium zucchini, cut into 3-inch long by 1/2-inch wide strips

Pour enough oil into a large frying pan to reach a depth of 2 inches. Heat the oil over medium heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 350 degrees F.

Stir 1 1/2 cups Parmesan, the panko, and salt in a medium bowl to blend. Whisk the eggs in another medium bowl to blend. Working in batches, dip the zucchini in the eggs to coat completely and allow the excess egg to drip back into the bowl. Coat the zucchini in the panko mixture, patting to adhere and coat completely. Place the zucchini strips on a baking sheet.







When the oil is hot, working in batches, fry the zucchini sticks until they are golden brown, about 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the fried zucchini to paper towels and drain.



Arrange the fried zucchini on a platter. Sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan and serve.


Monday, September 16, 2013



What are some other perspective situations you have encountered?

10:21 PM Ashley


What are some other perspective situations you have encountered?

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Just some pictures of my puggles, Maci & Marley

















3:46 PM Ashley
Just some pictures of my puggles, Maci & Marley

















Friday, September 13, 2013

WEEK 1 DAILY WORKOUT ROUTINE GOALS


Free Printable Document:

Cross off each item once it has been completed
Feel free to add anything to it

Print out 5-7 copies, one for each day you plan to reach your goal

Guide:

Jumping Jacks



Wall Push Ups


Alternating Bicycle


Crunches


Mountain Climbers


Squats

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1:48 PM Ashley
WEEK 1 DAILY WORKOUT ROUTINE GOALS


Free Printable Document:

Cross off each item once it has been completed
Feel free to add anything to it

Print out 5-7 copies, one for each day you plan to reach your goal

Guide:

Jumping Jacks



Wall Push Ups


Alternating Bicycle


Crunches


Mountain Climbers


Squats

^^ "Like" on Facebook for updates, tips & tricks

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Great for any occasion, and a very simple recipe to follow



Supplies Needed:
Cheesecake
Chocolate (any kind)
Wax Paper
Cookie Sheet

You are more than welcome to make your own cheesecake from scratch, but I just bought one from Walmart that had 4 different types in it

Begin by spooning out the cheesecake and rolling little balls, placing them on a cookie sheet

Once you have used up all the cheesecake, place in the fridge for 1-3 hours

Once they feel firm, take them out and melt your chocolate
*There are many ways to melt chocolate, I prefer the microwavable packets because it doesn't harden as quickly



Take a small spoon and drop a cheesecake ball into the chocolate, cover it with more chocolate and then use the spoon to pull it out and drop it on wax paper (on the cookie sheet)

If you are adding sprinkles or frosting, now is the time

Repeat this until every ball is covered in chocolate, and then put back in the fridge for an hour

And there you have it! 
11:00 PM Ashley
Great for any occasion, and a very simple recipe to follow



Supplies Needed:
Cheesecake
Chocolate (any kind)
Wax Paper
Cookie Sheet

You are more than welcome to make your own cheesecake from scratch, but I just bought one from Walmart that had 4 different types in it

Begin by spooning out the cheesecake and rolling little balls, placing them on a cookie sheet

Once you have used up all the cheesecake, place in the fridge for 1-3 hours

Once they feel firm, take them out and melt your chocolate
*There are many ways to melt chocolate, I prefer the microwavable packets because it doesn't harden as quickly



Take a small spoon and drop a cheesecake ball into the chocolate, cover it with more chocolate and then use the spoon to pull it out and drop it on wax paper (on the cookie sheet)

If you are adding sprinkles or frosting, now is the time

Repeat this until every ball is covered in chocolate, and then put back in the fridge for an hour

And there you have it! 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


If you are looking to create a PDF document, look no further. Here are the steps to converting a WORD document to PDF format:

After you have created a Word document, you can save your file as a tagged PDF by following these steps:

HideWord 2013
  1. Click the File tab, and then click Save As.
  2. Under Choose a Location, choose where you want the file to be saved.
  3. Under Choose a Folder, choose a folder that you have already used or click Browse for Additional Folders to choose a different folder.
  4. In the Save As dialog box, click the arrow in the Save as type list, and then click PDF.
  5. Click Options.
  6. Make sure that the Document structure tags for accessibility check box is selected, and then clickOK.
  7. Click Save.
HideWord 2010
  1. Click the File tab, and then click Save As.
  2. In the Save As dialog box, click the arrow in the Save as type list, and then click PDF.
  3. Click Options.
  4. Make sure that the Document structure tags for accessibility check box is selected, and then clickOK.
  5. Click Save.
HideWord 2007
  1. Click the Office ButtonButton image , and then click Save As.
  2. In the Save As dialog box, click the arrow in the Save as type list, and then click PDF.
  3. Click Options.
  4. Make sure that the Document structure tags for accessibility check box is selected, and then clickOK.
  5. Click Save.
1:30 PM Ashley

If you are looking to create a PDF document, look no further. Here are the steps to converting a WORD document to PDF format:

After you have created a Word document, you can save your file as a tagged PDF by following these steps:

HideWord 2013
  1. Click the File tab, and then click Save As.
  2. Under Choose a Location, choose where you want the file to be saved.
  3. Under Choose a Folder, choose a folder that you have already used or click Browse for Additional Folders to choose a different folder.
  4. In the Save As dialog box, click the arrow in the Save as type list, and then click PDF.
  5. Click Options.
  6. Make sure that the Document structure tags for accessibility check box is selected, and then clickOK.
  7. Click Save.
HideWord 2010
  1. Click the File tab, and then click Save As.
  2. In the Save As dialog box, click the arrow in the Save as type list, and then click PDF.
  3. Click Options.
  4. Make sure that the Document structure tags for accessibility check box is selected, and then clickOK.
  5. Click Save.
HideWord 2007
  1. Click the Office ButtonButton image , and then click Save As.
  2. In the Save As dialog box, click the arrow in the Save as type list, and then click PDF.
  3. Click Options.
  4. Make sure that the Document structure tags for accessibility check box is selected, and then clickOK.
  5. Click Save.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Looking to cut out that daily coffee or energy drink? Preparing smoothies is the healthiest and easiest way to do so. You can prep up to 2 weeks worth of breakfast smoothies so that all you have to do in the morning is pour it into the blender and go!



Prepare your breakfast smoothies today for a great week of energy.

Supplies needed:
Blender
Apples
Pineapple
Blueberries
Strawberries
Peaches
Bananas
Grapes
Raspberries
Spinach

any additional fruit or vegetables as well! Such as carrots, celery, lemons, oranges, or limes

You will also need juice of some sort. I like to use the Simply Apple, but any juice will do.


Simply rinse, chop, and divide up between bags.

The amount depends on the amount of days you are prepping for. But to give you an example, for one morning...my bag contained half of a banana, a few chunks of pineapple, a few strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. 1/3 of a diced up peach and apple, and a large hand full of spinach.



A great pairing with your smoothie is an omelette with diced up peppers. By prepping the peppers ahead of time, breakfast can be quick and simple all week while still remaining nutritious. Clean eating at it's best!






OTHER SMOOTHIE IDEAS:

3/4 cup frozen pineapple chunks
1/4 cup chopped fennel bulb
handful of frozen green grapes
1/2 an avocado
1/2 a lemon, peeled and seeded
1 Tbsp hemp hearts
1 cup filtered water, or as desired

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1/2 cup frozen mixed berries with cherries (cherries optional)
1 scoop vanilla rice protein powder
1 tbsp almond butter
2 handfuls spinach
couple leaves of kale
1 tsp spirulina or green powder of your choice


1/4 cup of cubed cucumber

1/2 cup pineapple
1 inch cube of fresh ginger

1 - 2 tsp maple syrup
5 medium sized mint leaves
1 Tbsp hemp hearts
1 cup water

1 green apple (core removed)
1 inch chunk of cucumber
2 tsp raw unpasteurized honey (or more to taste)
½ inch knob of ginger, peeled (and grated)

1 Tbsp hemp hearts

5 mint leaves 

3-4 ice cubes

1-1½ cup of unsweetened almond milk (or water or another kind of milk!)

1:48 PM Ashley
Looking to cut out that daily coffee or energy drink? Preparing smoothies is the healthiest and easiest way to do so. You can prep up to 2 weeks worth of breakfast smoothies so that all you have to do in the morning is pour it into the blender and go!



Prepare your breakfast smoothies today for a great week of energy.

Supplies needed:
Blender
Apples
Pineapple
Blueberries
Strawberries
Peaches
Bananas
Grapes
Raspberries
Spinach

any additional fruit or vegetables as well! Such as carrots, celery, lemons, oranges, or limes

You will also need juice of some sort. I like to use the Simply Apple, but any juice will do.


Simply rinse, chop, and divide up between bags.

The amount depends on the amount of days you are prepping for. But to give you an example, for one morning...my bag contained half of a banana, a few chunks of pineapple, a few strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. 1/3 of a diced up peach and apple, and a large hand full of spinach.



A great pairing with your smoothie is an omelette with diced up peppers. By prepping the peppers ahead of time, breakfast can be quick and simple all week while still remaining nutritious. Clean eating at it's best!






OTHER SMOOTHIE IDEAS:

3/4 cup frozen pineapple chunks
1/4 cup chopped fennel bulb
handful of frozen green grapes
1/2 an avocado
1/2 a lemon, peeled and seeded
1 Tbsp hemp hearts
1 cup filtered water, or as desired

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1/2 cup frozen mixed berries with cherries (cherries optional)
1 scoop vanilla rice protein powder
1 tbsp almond butter
2 handfuls spinach
couple leaves of kale
1 tsp spirulina or green powder of your choice


1/4 cup of cubed cucumber

1/2 cup pineapple
1 inch cube of fresh ginger

1 - 2 tsp maple syrup
5 medium sized mint leaves
1 Tbsp hemp hearts
1 cup water

1 green apple (core removed)
1 inch chunk of cucumber
2 tsp raw unpasteurized honey (or more to taste)
½ inch knob of ginger, peeled (and grated)

1 Tbsp hemp hearts

5 mint leaves 

3-4 ice cubes

1-1½ cup of unsweetened almond milk (or water or another kind of milk!)

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Today I want to feature an up and coming fashion illustrator who puts a unique style on her designs. Her creative talents are now collaborating with her knowledge in marketing and advertising as she just opened up her first shop on Etsy.


Follow her work here:

Website: kathleenmryan.wordpress.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Queenikathleenidesigns

Instagram: http://instagram.com/queenikathleeni

And you can purchase her work here:

Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Queenikathleeni

Here are some examples of her kickass art -








New Age Fashion Art is a great way to give your apartment that extra ::pop:: 



11:56 AM Ashley
Today I want to feature an up and coming fashion illustrator who puts a unique style on her designs. Her creative talents are now collaborating with her knowledge in marketing and advertising as she just opened up her first shop on Etsy.


Follow her work here:

Website: kathleenmryan.wordpress.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Queenikathleenidesigns

Instagram: http://instagram.com/queenikathleeni

And you can purchase her work here:

Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Queenikathleeni

Here are some examples of her kickass art -








New Age Fashion Art is a great way to give your apartment that extra ::pop:: 



Sunday, September 1, 2013

Meal prepping can be a great way to stay healthy while still maintaining your busy lifestyle


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Whether you’re a mom hoping to create healthier habits for your kids, or the student working crazy hours, or that person that is just always on the go…meal prepping will benefit you


The meals shared here are great for lunches, or just snacks to keep in the fridge to grab when you are hungry. Most of us want to eat healthy, but when it comes down to it quick & easy usually takes the cake (no pun intended)

By planning ahead, you will make it easier to choose healthy throughout your week. I like to prep on Sundays for the following work week. It’s great for me because I can just grab these in the morning before work instead of hitting up a fast food chain or crap lunch while in a hurry.

This week’s meals include:
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Carrots
Hummus (portioned out lunch packs)
Hard Boiled Eggs
Jumbo Cashews
Fiesta Salad (click here for recipe)
Cottage Cheese
String Cheese


Not each day is the same, but the same general choices for throughout the week. I like to spread out the “lunch” through my entire day. For example, once I finish task A, I treat myself to the fiesta salad. Task B, the egg, and so on. Makes my day go by a lot faster J

I bought my portion trays from Target, because they have a great selection right now for back-to-school season. I bought a few different sizes/types because I like to have as much variety as I can
If you are making the fiesta salad – one batch divides up perfectly. I like to do an egg for each day as well. If you would like to know how to hard boil eggs just comment below and I will share my method! Veggies & Hummus are great munchies for throughout the day, and the cashews are a great way to feet full.

Have you ever prepped out meals before? If so, what were some tips and tricks that you picked up on?


Meal Prep Week 2:


Carrots, avocado, cheddar cheese, gluten free crackers, cottage cheese with cherry tomatoes and an almond-dried cranberry combo snack. I bring in a yogurt and banana along with it to work to keep in the fridge during the day.

Meal Prep Week 3:

Cranberry Craze Salad ( click here for recipe )
Annie's Organic Raspberry dressing
Orange
Hard Boiled Egg

Meal Prep Week 4:

Cranberry Craze Salad ( click here for recipe )
Hard Boiled Egg
Natural Cheddar Crisps
Natural Cheddar Cheese
Nature Valley Nut Bar
Orange

Meal Prep Week 5:

Grapes
Apples
Kashi Sea Salt Chips
Cheddar Cheese
Hard Boiled Egg

Meal Prep Week 6

Strawberry Salad 
(w/ strawberry balsamic dressing)
Hard Boiled Egg
Peanut Butter Clif Bar

*For the strawberry salad recipe CLICK HERE

^^This is how I store my salad dressing
Simply take the label off a small container, like a 5 hour energy or little plastic wine container and use it to transport your salad dressing so your salad tastes fresh!

^^ "Like" on Facebook for updates, tips & tricks

12:15 PM Ashley
Meal prepping can be a great way to stay healthy while still maintaining your busy lifestyle


^^ "Like" on Facebook for updates, tips & tricks


Whether you’re a mom hoping to create healthier habits for your kids, or the student working crazy hours, or that person that is just always on the go…meal prepping will benefit you


The meals shared here are great for lunches, or just snacks to keep in the fridge to grab when you are hungry. Most of us want to eat healthy, but when it comes down to it quick & easy usually takes the cake (no pun intended)

By planning ahead, you will make it easier to choose healthy throughout your week. I like to prep on Sundays for the following work week. It’s great for me because I can just grab these in the morning before work instead of hitting up a fast food chain or crap lunch while in a hurry.

This week’s meals include:
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Carrots
Hummus (portioned out lunch packs)
Hard Boiled Eggs
Jumbo Cashews
Fiesta Salad (click here for recipe)
Cottage Cheese
String Cheese


Not each day is the same, but the same general choices for throughout the week. I like to spread out the “lunch” through my entire day. For example, once I finish task A, I treat myself to the fiesta salad. Task B, the egg, and so on. Makes my day go by a lot faster J

I bought my portion trays from Target, because they have a great selection right now for back-to-school season. I bought a few different sizes/types because I like to have as much variety as I can
If you are making the fiesta salad – one batch divides up perfectly. I like to do an egg for each day as well. If you would like to know how to hard boil eggs just comment below and I will share my method! Veggies & Hummus are great munchies for throughout the day, and the cashews are a great way to feet full.

Have you ever prepped out meals before? If so, what were some tips and tricks that you picked up on?


Meal Prep Week 2:


Carrots, avocado, cheddar cheese, gluten free crackers, cottage cheese with cherry tomatoes and an almond-dried cranberry combo snack. I bring in a yogurt and banana along with it to work to keep in the fridge during the day.

Meal Prep Week 3:

Cranberry Craze Salad ( click here for recipe )
Annie's Organic Raspberry dressing
Orange
Hard Boiled Egg

Meal Prep Week 4:

Cranberry Craze Salad ( click here for recipe )
Hard Boiled Egg
Natural Cheddar Crisps
Natural Cheddar Cheese
Nature Valley Nut Bar
Orange

Meal Prep Week 5:

Grapes
Apples
Kashi Sea Salt Chips
Cheddar Cheese
Hard Boiled Egg

Meal Prep Week 6

Strawberry Salad 
(w/ strawberry balsamic dressing)
Hard Boiled Egg
Peanut Butter Clif Bar

*For the strawberry salad recipe CLICK HERE

^^This is how I store my salad dressing
Simply take the label off a small container, like a 5 hour energy or little plastic wine container and use it to transport your salad dressing so your salad tastes fresh!

^^ "Like" on Facebook for updates, tips & tricks