Sunday, January 16, 2022

Game Day appy’s


Sunday means GAME day over here - where the boys get to enjoy some football and afternoon appy’s! Recipe credit 



JALAPEÑO PUFFS
INGREDIENTS
4 oz. Cream cheese, softened
1 ½ c. Shredded cheddar cheese
1 egg, beaten 
1/4 cup almond flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 Jalapeno peppers finely chopped
6 Slices of bacon, cooked crispy, crumbled
1 tbsp Ranch seasoning
 
Instructions:
In a small mixing bowl, whip the cream cheese until smooth. 
Mix egg into almond flour until well combined. 
Add Shredded cheddar cheese, jalapenos and ranch seasoning to the cream cheese, mix well. 
Stir in almond flour egg mixture until fully incorporated.
Crumble the bacon pieces and place them on a plate.
Form a tablespoon of the jalapeno mixture into a ball, and roll it in the crumbled bacon.
Place on cookie sheet, refrigerate 30 mins. 
Preheat oven to 425.   Bake 10 minutes or until golden and puffed. 
Allow to cool a few minutes before eating.

These are SO tasty - next time I’m gonna double the recipe cause I let the boys wanting more! 
 
Bon Appetite

Margaret 
Live, Laugh, Love
Be Totallyawake4-life 

Monday, January 10, 2022

Goal Digging!

Soaking up all the empowerment I can get my hands on right now to help me kick start 2022 like a rock star 💫 

Today  I took advantage of  The Goal Digger Girl live workshop on creating your roadmap! So packed full of goodies had to come back for the replay cause my shorthand couldn’t keep up live 💕 so much love and respect for those who love to share content with those new to a journey to help them grow and thrive! 

Do you have goals your looking to rock? 

Margaret 
Live, Laugh, Love 
Be Totallyawake4-life 


#gratitude

Sunday, January 9, 2022

I AM coachable!

Crushing my 2022 goal to spend more time investing in my self and skills needed to rock my social selling journey! 


Digging in with all the amazing team training and supports that are in place, joined the teams monthly book club which is reading Romi Neustadt book Get Over Your Damn Self! Loved chapter 1 and moving on to Chapter 2.


Seriously did not know what I was missing with Audible books - now I can ‘invest in myself’ while I am doing the dishes, in the shower, hiking or driving! So those mundane chore times can now serve dual purposes! Like honestly I got stuck at a train today and I was like “cool I can focus on listening to my Audible”  

So grateful to @staceyregan.__  @laurie_drinkwater both are amazing mentors in the GelMoment family! 

Margaret 
Live, Laugh, Love
Be Totallyawake4-life

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Saturday, January 8, 2022

Are you a nail polish smudger?

Do you tend to SMUDGE your polish when you try to do them yourself?


The quick cure results of the GelMoment at home nail care line is definitely what drew me to give it a try when I attended a virtual party of a friend. Bring a klutz I love that with the quick cure time I can choose to do one finger at a time and still have quick results for a complete manicure! 

It’s THIS easy!

And well I am FRUGAL so being able to get amazing results at a FRACTION of the cost sealed the deal 🤣

If you want to make your life easier too grab an essentials kit - link to my GelMoment shop is here.

Be As Bold as your GelMoment polish! 

Margaret 
Live, Laugh, Love
Be Totallyawake4-life 

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Friday, January 7, 2022

French Onion Meatloaf

Well my big sister shared a new recipe and so of course I had to have it too cause you know little sis needs to have everyone big sis has 🤣 
Recipe adapted from the lovely Carolyn over at All Day I Dream About Food


Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 large sweet onion cut in half lengthwise and diced
  • 3/4 teaspoon Freshly ground pepper 
  • 2 lb ground beef
  • 1 cup ground pork rinds
  • 2 teaspoon Epicure French Onion seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ghost Pepper spice
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 ounces Gruyere cheese grated
Instructions
  • In a large skillet over low heat, melt the butter. Once melted, add the diced onions and toss to coat. Sprinkle with pepper and cook, stirring frequently, until the onions are soft and golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. 
  • Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 350F. 
  • In a large bowl, combine the ground meat, pork rinds (the Pampered Chef Chopper is amazing to create quick pork rind crumbs, Epicure French onion seasoning, pepper. Stir in the egg and half of the caramelized onions, then use your hands to thoroughly combine. 
  • Transfer into a silicone baking or a loaf pan. Bake 40 to 50 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches 160F. 
  • Top with the shredded cheese and the remaining onions and place back in the warm oven to melt the cheese, about 5 minutes.
    The recipe turned out amazing! 

    Bon Appetite 
    Margaret Live, Laugh, LoveBe Totallyawake4-life 

The Month of Love is Coming!

Introduce more love into your life with these adorable products! Make sweet treat packaging, valentines, cards, and more with the Sweet Talk Suite Collection. 
Plus with Saleabration running  right now but the full Suite and add some adhesive and you qualify to choose TWO free Saleabration items!




Due to Covid I have had to unsubscribe to my personal online website with Stampin’ Up! However I am still an active demonstrator so if you’d like help order just give me a shout via email or Facebook link and I can place an order via my back office for you! 


Happy Stampin’

Margaret 
Live, Laugh, Love
Be Totallyawake4-life 


 
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Thursday, January 6, 2022

What’s On Your Plate Wednesday

 What’s your favourite kind of salad dressing? 


Did you know making your own dressing could be SO EASY and QUICK?

Plus no need to have 12 different dressings taking up space in your fridge! Control the quality of your ingredients - a lot of store bought dressings use oils that are inflammatory to both the digestive tract as well as to your muscles/joints! 

I whipped up this dinner tonight for the family in under 30 minutes - the chicken was done in the BBQ and seasoned with Montreal Chicken spice from Epicure and served with Caesar salad!  



If you want to learn more about Epicure solutions and don’t already have a spicy crack dealer aka Epicure consultant - my friend the lovely Lisa  Maybery is a consultant and she can hook you up! 

Bon Appetite

Margaret
Live, Laugh, Love
Be Totallyawake4-life  

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022

What’s your must have time saving craft tool?


For me one of mine is the Stamperatus! It’s the BEST project saver - no more accidentally rocked the stamp lines on my projects, no more opps my fingers slipped and my stamp block landed in middle of my work and ruined my project! 

I also love this use shown here by a Stampin’ Up! Artisan team member to ensure you get the bold crisp stamp set for your project. Just makes the end results pop that much more! 

But the awesomeness doesn’t stop there - I also love how it speeds up layered stamping projects or when creating custom orders for customers using the same design over! Saving my precious commodity of time and therefore money when doing multiple projects! 

Plus you can adjust the plates to create a cascade or grid pattern along a card without having to adjust the stamp or paper alignment itself - just move the plastic plate to the next slot over. 

IMO it is a must have when designing cards and scrapbook projects! 
 
What’s your must have project saving and time saving crafting tool? 

Happy Stampin’

Margaret
Live, Laugh, Love
Be Totallyawake4-life   

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Do you love bok choy?

 Do you 💕 bok choy 🥬?


If so how do you cook with it? Always looking for new ideas on ways to try it!!


Seriously I can’t believe I used to just walk by it all the time in grocery store and had no clue what I was missing until a couple of years ago my friend Lisa told me that it’s great in the Thai dishes from Epicure ... and she didn’t do me wrong! I am now a bok choy lover! 

How can you not love it - look at all the nutrition packed int it!


It is such a great texture of crunch and it adds a nice pair to the flavour our favourite Green Thai Curry ... nom nom nom! 

If your looking to add new healthy veggies to your palette this year Bok Choy is a must! It is now a staple for stir fry’s and soups for sure!

Bon Appetite 

Margaret 
Live, Laugh, Love
Be Totallyawake4-life 

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Monday, January 3, 2022

Stop Wishing - Start Doing in 2022

 

A lover of life long learning I am currently taking a training course with my GelMomenet up line, Stacey Regan, on how to brand yourself on social media to help spread your message! Also listing to podcasts from another amazing speak with the amazing Lori Ervin and working on some mindset and limiting beliefs with yet another empowering woman Tracy over at Loved from the Inside Out on Facebook! 
 
So this was one of the videos shared as part of the mastermind class that Stacey is offering to her Gel Sisters ... like seriously that is what they call each other and it is one of the things I love best about social selling / direct sales opportunities is the amazing tribe of empowering woman who treat one another like family and share their wealth of knowledge with others to help build everyone up!
 
If you are looking for some motivation and ah ha moments around the role of your mindset and self care and love for oneself and others as we head in to 2022 ... take a listen because as always Oprah does not disappoint! 
 
 
It is a 28 minute video and I will likely need to re-listen to it when I am not also driving to the gym so I can take some notes and create better action plan to 'start doing' so to speak. Spending my commute time to the gym listening to podcasts and motivational speakers is one of my goals for 2022 to make better use of my time!
 
Anyway I just wanted to share it with you all now before I loose the link because I really enjoyed some new tips as well as refreshers / reminders of things I used to do but than got too busy and had stopped - like the Daily Gratitude journal. 
 
 

I totally need to pick that habit back up because like keeping a food journal to keep oneself on track eating healthy I know from experience that keeping a mindset of gratitude really does help with managing my anxiety/depression symptoms! 
 
Take Care
 
Margaret
Live, Laugh, Love
Be Totallyawake4-life 


Sunday, January 2, 2022

Self care Sunday!

 What’s your Sunday Self Care routine? 


Sundays are the days I typically remove my manicure to prepare for a new one! 

I also love to do a masking / extra deep exfoliation treatment  on my skin! Today I enjoyed my Aloette Muddy Up mask! It really helps make my face feel soft and smooth! 

Come join us in my Awaken to Aloette group for more awesome exfoliating options! 

Be well

Margaret 
Live, Laugh, Love
Be Totallyawake4-life

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Happy New Year!

 What are you hoping to do more of in 2022?


I like to reflecting on what I am going to start doing more of,stop doing and keep doing! 


For me mine are:
Start doing - consistently engaging in preparing content for my blog each week (trying new recipes, sharing my paper crafting, sharing more self care and mindfulness strategies)

Stop doing - wallowing in the depression from all the things Covid and my health challenges have taken from me this past two years and letting it control my life.

Keep doing - making going to the gym and eating healthy a daily priority!



As a result I have also chosen my two mantra words to be Accept & Transform as we move forward into 2022! 

Margaret
Live, Laugh, Love
Be Totallyawake4-life