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” You can’t hire someone else to do your push-ups for you. “

- Jim Rohn 

Reflection: If there’s something you need to do or you want to achieve, you can’t tell somebody to do it for you because then you wouldn’t be achieving anything. The other person did but you didn’t.

For example, you can hire someone to do your homework but when it comes to testing and its all on you, your going to be completely lost because you never did any of the work. The person you paid to do it will get a good grade on the test and you won’t because you never practiced doing the material or whatever your getting tested on.

Garlic Bread

Originally posted on Ang Sarap (A Tagalog word for "It's Delicious"):

Garlic Bread

I already had posted several pasta dishes but I haven’t written something about its simple but perfect partner, the Garlic Bread. Garlic Bread or Garlic Toast is typically made out of bread topped with garlic and butter, it is then grilled or toasted until the butter melts and the edges are crispy, usually this is served as an entree or an accompaniment to pasta dishes. The bread that is commonly for this dish is the baguette where it is sliced in an angle and a mixture of garlic and butter is applied. Sometime a variety of cheese can be added such as cheddar and mozzarella.

The first garlic bread ever recorded was the Bruschetta, originating in Tuscany this bread is basically prepared by rubbing it with garlic and drizzling it with olive oil before it is toasted over hot coal. The name came from the word “bruscare” which means “to…

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Breastfeeding is hard

Originally posted on {love+cupcakes} Blog:

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I’ve been wanting to write this post since Cielo was born but I thought I’d wait a little to see how things pan out. One month in and I stand by the statement that breastfeeding is hard. And you know what? Every single mom that I have spoken to since Cielo’s birth has said the exact same thing. One even told me she thought it was almost harder than labor itself!

So why is this something I never knew before having the baby? Why isn’t this topic shared in more birth classes and prenatal appointments? Why didn’t my midwife tell me I may have a hard time with one of the most elementary aspects of being a mom? Breastfeeding has been the number one topic of conversation concerning the baby in my household. And after speaking to so many moms and hearing similar stories to mine, I thought it was…

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Healthy Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Banana Shake

Originally posted on Styling My Everyday:

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Chocolate, peanut butter, banana and coconut … a combination made in milkshake heaven! This cold, creamy treat is so decadent and delicious, you’ll forget it’s actually good for you.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Milkshake-6044As a protein-rich food, peanut butter makes you feel fuller, longer. Plus, along with bananas is a great source of calcium. It is a energy booster and rich in fiber. Cocoa powder is packed with antioxidants that destroy free radicals, the chemicals that accelerate aging, inflammation and increase the potential for a range of diseases. This shake also includes coconut water, almond milk and dates—which all have incredible health benefits. 

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All the health benefits aside, this shake is so rich and creamy that it makes for the most amazing dessert.

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You’re taste buds will never guess it’s good for you.

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I love to make it mid-afternoon when I’m craving something sweet and need a mid-day pick-me-up.

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Chocolate Coconut Peanut Butter Shake

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No-Bake Strawberry Oat Bars

Originally posted on Pepperminting:

Strawberry Oat Bars

Sometimes I like to go to Martha Stewart’s website, and then I realize I’m way too snarky and unrefined to be there, so I close my computer.

Regardless, I still try to be suzy homemaker-ish and trying out a Martha Stewart recipe once in a while. They’re always so dainty and pretty and perfect and scrumptious-looking! I’ve been looking for an, easy, yet healthy alternative for a midday snack, and when I stumbled upon these Strawberry Oat Bars, I knew they were perfect! Mainly because there’s no baking involved. :)

I followed the recipe exactly, but I added a few spoonfuls of flax seed in a valiant effort to make it more heart-healthy. I used my Vitamix to blend up the crust and the strawberry spread. Let me know if you try it out!

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