They say the greatest love of all is learning to love yourself. Well, that’s actually a song by Whitney Houston. However, I’m sure you’ve heard it from many sources and in more ways than one.
This Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to put some of that self-love into practice. If you’re single, shower yourself with love by getting whatever your heart desires. If you’re married or just past the formalities of the dating game, I say let him know exactly what’s on your wishlist.
This doesn’t happen very often, but I was wrong. My prediction that Katy Perry would outdo last year’s Super Bowl performance was way off the mark.
Two minutes into the show, my 4 year old daughter summed it up with one word, “Seriously?” No, they didn’t seriously think that the special effects, sea creatures and intergalactic monsters would make up for all that lackluster singing and dancing?
Well, maybe they saw this disaster before it happened, and that could explain why they added Missy Elliot to show. Yep, Missy saved the day! Well, truthfully, she only saved about three minutes of that horrible show, and gave life to some of the memes that followed on social media.
Honestly, I’m not a football fan so tomorrow’s all about the halftime show, food and drinks. Btw, Katy Perry is the lead performer this year and is expected to bring out Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliot!? I think she might just out shine Bruno Mar’s performance at last year’s Super Bowl.
Anyway, let’s get back to my original topic — FOOD! If you’ve been enjoying Tammi’s Super Bowl recipe ideas for the past few weeks, I think you’ll appreciate what we have PINNED for you. We’ve put together 25 tasty food and drink recipes from Pinterest for tomorrow’s big game.
Mini Sweet Potato and Maple Muffins
Are you ready for some football?! Well, a Super Bowl party is not a party without some sweet treats. Since I am trying to stick with my theme of “small bite in one hand and a drink in the other, these Mini Sweet Potato and Maple Muffins are just right.
I snatched this dessert recipe idea from Marie Callender’s and added my personal flare. I used a mini muffin tray and cups so that it’s bite sized and not so easy to overindulge. It’s quick, easy to follow and will definitely have your guests craving more!
Now that we have more snow days and long cold weekends to look forward to (sigh), I want to share some of my favorite books with you. With the kids tucked away playing games or watching a movie, it’s the best excuse to get cozy with your Kindle and enjoy some “me” time. The Husband’s Secret, Liane Moriaty’s fifth adult fiction novel, is a #1 New York Times Bestseller and real page-turner.
I became a fan of Liane Moriaty’s novels after reading the The Hypnotist’s Love Story — a compelling and realistic view of modern marriage, betrayal, joy and heartbreak. Needless to say, The Husband’s Secret did not disappoint and I guarantee that you, too, will be hooked with curiosity.
Even though my team (Colts of course) didn’t make it to the Super Bowl finals, I’m still planning to take part in the festivities. Go Seahawks!! I love a good party and will jump at any excuse to throw one.
Super Bowl Sunday is less than two weeks away, so that means I’m on the hunt for cool game-day ideas. I’ve found some yummy recipes such as these easy, 6-ingredient, beef sliders from allrecipes.com; tiny enough to hold in one hand while leaving room for a drink in the other hand.
But wait! Before you decide to abandon your fitness goals for February 1st, I’ve tweaked this recipe and substituted some ingredients with healthier options. Try an olive oil based mayonnaise instead of regular mayo. It contains less saturated fat and fewer calories. I also prefer shredded Swiss cheese over cheddar, which has less saturated fat, and wheat dinner rolls instead of white.
Life starts moving a lot faster after 30. I spent my entire twenties with no major responsibilities, no kids, no committed relationship and only me, myself and I to think about when it came to spending and saving. That quickly changed after having my first child, getting married and starting my own business at 32.
Now, I’ve always considered myself to be pretty responsible when it came to managing money. I never spent more than what I earned per month and always had a savings account. Still, I totally missed the boat when it came to retirement planning and saving outside of an emergency fund.
They say you live and you learn, but there are some money saving rules that I wish I knew 10 years ago. I reached out to Shay Olivarria, financial education speaker and author of Money Matters: The Get It Done in 1 Minute Workbook, to help shed light on a few personal finance tips that every woman should follow before starting a family or business (i.e. “me”):
Today we celebrate a true king. A man who not only fought for his rights but for the rights of others. A man who wanted a better world not just for his family but for all of us.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. played an important role in the Civil Rights Movement, and every third Monday in January we honor and remember his life and legacy.
Although we may not have the same struggles as we did 50 years ago, let’s not take today as just another day off. Dr. King imparted so much wisdom through his words. There is so much we can learn from what he had to say, and so many ways we can apply it to our every day lives.
Here are 5 quotes and lessons from Dr. Martin Luther King that can help to improve and inspire your life:
In my quest to stick with my resolution of eating healthy, I discovered this savory Turkey and Bean Chili recipe on CookingLight.com. Using lean ground turkey instead of beef makes this meal lower in fat and cholesterol.
My husband, who loves a good chili but is not a fan of turkey, went back for seconds and thirds. It became an instant household favorite. I love the mild kick from the poblano peppers and the consistency from the cannellini beans.
This recipe also makes a good weekday and weekend meal with only 20 minutes cooking time!
TURKEY & BEAN CHILI
1 cup prechopped red onion
1/3 cup chopped seeded poblano pepper (about 1)
1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
1 1/4 pounds ground turkey
So many of us complain about wanting a better or healthier relationship with our spouse or partner. But, how many of us actually work towards it as we would a fitness, weight loss or even financial goal?
Having a strong and positive relationship takes work, and it won’t happen with a few quick fixes. Personally, that piece of information was a bit daunting at first, as my relationship mantra was always: “If you are good together, then you don’t need to “work” on anything.”
Over the years, I’ve come to accept that a healthy relationship requires consistency. Of course, what makes for a healthy relationship differs from couple to couple. However, there are some key habits that, if put into practice, can help to create and maintain a loving and lasting relationship.