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Pin it Party with the Lean Green Bean

Who doesn’t love a good pinterest party? Ok, so seriously, who’s ever really heard of one. Not me. At least not until now. Lindsay over at Lean Green Bean has hosted a few and they’re a great way to discover new recipes, tips, crafts etc that you may not otherwise be able to weed through in your Pinterest feed. It also lets you discover new blogs that you didn’t know about before, which I think is super duper. I figured I’d play along this time and add a few of my more popular posts/pins and then go through everyone else’s to add some serious pin-power to my boards for future reference.


Here are the rules:

  • Round up 5 blog posts you’ve written that you would like to see on Pinterest.
  • Write a short post featuring the posts you chose- ie, put 5 nice images & links to the posts all in one place, along with a short description of each post.
  • On Thursday (tomorrow), publish your post, then visit The Bean and add your post to the linkup!

The only rule is that if you link up, you should visit some of the other linkups and pin at least 3 images! Done and done! See my 5 pin-able posts below!

Headbank 411: Finding a sweatband that works for you.



 How to make your Own Deodorant

How to Make Deodorant

 Chocolate Mint Protein Smoothie Recipe


Coconut Ginger Cauliflower Soup

Cauliflower Soup

 Nut-Free Spinach & Basil Pesto

Basil Spinach Pesto

If you want to get in on the fun, have your post up by tomorrow and link into The Lean Green Bean. Happy pinning!!

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Thriving on Thrive Energy by Brendan Brazier

I love being in my kitchen. Food prepping for the week is actually relaxing for me. I love the smell of granola baking or fresh cookies or a glorious dinner just minutes from being ready to eat. The problem is that I’m not the greatest cook. I try different things with moderate success but forContinue Reading

Confessions of a Reformed Breakfast Skipper

**Disclosure: I am working with Vega to help promote their new campaign. No monetary compensation has been received and all opinions are my own. Though I do receive free product from time to time, I fully believe in the product and also purchase their product with my own hard-earned dollars. Here’s a scenario that mightContinue Reading

My Homemade Hummus Recipe

I love hummus. I use it almost daily, whether for dip for my veggies or to make one of my 3 year-old’s favorite lunch: pita-rollups (hummus on a tortilla rolled up and cut in half). I’ve always bought hummus pre-made in the store because it was just easier and it tasted great. As the familyContinue Reading

How to Make your Own Deodorant

When it comes to finding ways to save money, I’m a bit of a geek. I don’t mind putting a little muscle into things if it means I can save a few dollars and have the knowledge of what’s going into and onto my body (and my kids). I’ve read a lot about homemade deodorantsContinue Reading

Chocolate Mint Smoothie Guaranteed to make you feel Festive

With the holidays among us, I’m seeing those lovely red cups from Starbucks and Christmas themed Tim Horton’s cups everywhere. Mostly in my own hand. As much as I love the holiday drinks, I’m less of a fan of what they do to my wallet. Namely…emptying it. Not to mention the absolute waste of caloriesContinue Reading

The Best Cauliflower Soup I’ve EVER Made

It may not look like much but this was seriously the most amazing soup I’ve made in a looooooooong time! Cauliflower is always cheap in the fall and since I’m cheap…you can see the attraction. The problem is, I’m not a fan of raw cauliflower unless it’s dripping with dip, which isn’t the most idealContinue Reading

Heavenly Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter

I love sweet. I love salty. I love savory. I just plain love food. No secret. Even though I’ve made drastic changes in the way I eat over the last year and a half, I still love a good treat now and then (more now…less then). I have a serious affection for coconut, lemon, nutContinue Reading

Nut-Free Spinach and Basil Pesto

I love pesto. There’s just something about basil and pasta that makes my heart go all aflutter. Unfortunately it also makes me absolutely gorge on noodles but it can’t be helped. Pesto is just that amazing. This recipe is so simple it comes together in about 2 minutes, and even though it tones down theContinue Reading

#Ad. Peanut Butter recovery bars with Vi-Shape Shake Mix

Disclaimer: I’m taking part in a 90 for 90 blog tour sponsored by ViSalus. I have been compensated and provided with a sample of product free of charge in exchange for posting a recipe using the product. All opinions are my own. *********************************************************************************************************************************************************************** I have been on a peanut butter kick lately. I don’t knowContinue Reading