You finally sent out those gorgeous invitations. Beautifully designed and packaged. Envelopes sealed and stamped. You hand delivered them to the post office and away they went! Whew! What a relief! Now the waiting game. Waiting for those RSVP cards to arrive back to you in the mail. In case you haven’t already figured this out, organization is KEY. It’s key to surviving wedding planning in general. There will be hiccups along the way but the more organized you are the easier it will be to put the fires out. Trust me!
Money and finances are things that I usually talk about on Ashley’s Bliss, but I’m making an exception! Why? Because I think there are a lot of people, especially other twenty-somethings, that can get overwhelmed with this whole debt and budget thing. We have student loans and credit cards to try and manage on top of you know just trying to live normally as a human.
Failure.Such a powerful word. And also a terrifying one. Our society is driven by success in many different forms. Success in our careers, our social lives, our families, relationships, our finances…the list goes on and on. But what happens when you don’t succeed? It’s human nature. No one is good at everything.
Nursing. One of the oldest professions out there. It’s certainly changed in many ways over the years and will continue to change with an aging population and increasing chronic health issues. Everyone probably knows someone who is a nurse.
Everyone seems to have a pretty general idea of what a nurse does. I often find myself in conversations with non-nursing friends and the ONE thing that they all seem to come back to is “well, you only work three days a week right?” …Ah yes. As bedside or inpatient nurses we do work three days per week with one four day week each month. What most people do not understand is the amount of mental and physical anguish that go into each and every shift.
For as long as I can remember I have been involved in sports. I started running and competing in track and field in high school and was lucky enough to compete as a Division I collegiate track and field athlete as well. So running has been a part of my life for a very long time. I would frequently get asked questions like, “why do you run? How is that fun for you?” My relationship with running has changed significantly since graduating college and embarking in life as a twenty something millennial woman.
You can never go wrong with mac and cheese. And what’s not to love about a super simple 5 ingredient mac and cheese dish?! It’s so easy and can be thrown together in under 20 minutes. I love simple and easy meals. Our lives are hectic enough and quick dishes like this one make it just a little bit easier, especially on the week days.
This healthy 5 ingredient mac and cheese cuts down on the saturated fat as much as possible without leaving it taste like cardboard. I whip this dish up frequently to have a couple of days worth of lunches packed and ready to go. It’s as simple as boiling and draining the pasta, dumping the milk, butter and cheese and then covering it letting it simmer. Don’t forget to stir it occasionally.
Pasta. Milk. Butter. Cheese. Well, two types of cheese. That’s it! Simple right? It’s still delicious, even for a healthier alternative. So let’s get to it!
Green smoothies are a huge thing these days. Everyone is trying to go green and in more ways than just adding kale to your favorite smoothie recipe. Today, I am sharing with you an easy green protein smoothie that will help you kick your morning into high gear! It’s super delicious and healthy.
Mornings always seem to feel like you have absolutely no time to do anything and you are pressed to get out of the door. If one thing messes up my routine in the morning I feel as though I need to skip a thing or two in order to still leave on time. I need to be out of the door by just after 6 am and I am sure many of you find yourselves in similar situations. By doing these 5 things to make your mornings more efficient you will save precious minutes. Read more
My favorite time of year is here! If it were up to me, I would be grilling outside twelve months out of the year. Something about the charcoal, smoky, oh so delicious flavoring that a great grill session adds to the food keeps me coming back for more. Even in sub freezing temperatures.
Thankfully, we’re heading into the summer and we don’t have to worry about it snowing while we flip the burgers. And who doesn’t love a good burger? Today, a burger does not mean a frozen, ground beef saucer. Burgers can be whatever you want them to be! Turkey, black bean, bison…yes, I said BISON. Today’s post is all about my relatively new discovery of bison and how to make delicious burger sliders with it!