Health + Wellness, Recipes

5 Portable, Quick, Healthy Bites Snack Recipes {Round-up}

September 23, 2015
healthy snack roundup

Doesn’t fall always seem a little exciting? Students are headed back to school, we’re all coming off the excitement of summer and ready to get a little more serious.

Or…maybe that’s just me, while everyone else is thinking about football.

But in case I’m not alone, I wanted to do a quick round-up of my favorite healthy bite snacks to keep us all going!

They’re known by a variety of names, but I’ll stick with Lindsay’s since she’s kinda known for them 😉

Healthy bites are perfect to whip together on a Sunday afternoon so you have a healthy snack to grab through the week. They’re super portable, so you can take them to the office, while traveling, etc. Plus, they’re so versatile you won’t get sick of them.

I love them so much I have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to them! Below I’ve chosen 5 of my favorites that don’t require food processors. Enjoy! Continue Reading…


Friday Inspiration: Better to Fail in Originality than Succeed in Imitation

September 18, 2015
herman melville quote

“It’s better to fail in originality than succeed in imitation.” -Herman Melville

Keep trying your own ideas. It’s the only way to find what truly inspires you and you’ll end up with something much more valuable than if you imitate others.

Can you truly be content with success based on imitation, anyway? That kind of success isn’t sustainable because you need that spark of personality or something different that helps you stand out. That differentiating factor.

I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

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The Road to Solopreneur Success (+a can’t-miss business ebook bundle sale!)

September 15, 2015
Road to Solopreneur Success

This post is part of the blog tour for One Woman Shop’s Solopreneur Success Bundle, a roundup of e-courses, e-books, and subscriptions designed to help you succeed in all aspects of your solopreneur biz. Your chance to grab over $1,500 in products at just $99 is only here from September 14-18th — learn more and get yours now!  

The Road to Solopreneur Success

What area(s) of your business do you struggle with most and what do you plan on changing?

Around two years into my business I started thinking about hiring an assistant. I’ve hired a few subcontractors here and there, but now at nearly three years in, it’s becoming more urgent. It can be very challenging to give up control of something you’ve built from the ground up. Continue Reading…


Stitch Fix Review 6 August 2015: Lots of Dresses

September 9, 2015
stitch fix review 6 August 2015

In case you’re new to Stitch Fix, here’s a quick run-down on how it works:

Not all of my fixes have been great, but I continue to get them because the pieces I DO keep I find myself wearing the most. It helped me realize that I tend to wear the same few items over and over– the ones I invested a little more money in. I have a bad tendency to buy quantity over quality when it comes to clothing, so I have tons of cute cheap clothes that fall apart in less than a year.

With Stitch Fix, it’s like having a personal stylist and shopper. You get to choose the price range for each item, how often you want your fix and add specific notes for the fix. For example, for several fixes I’ve requested dresses for specific occasions.

Your fix also comes with photo ideas for how to wear the items (with clothes you may already own.)

The details:

  • $20 styling fee upfront, but you get to deduct this from the items you decide to keep
  • set a schedule for your fixes (like monthly) or schedule as the mood strikes
  • set up a detailed style profile + include twitter and Pinterest links (gives your stylist a better idea of your personality)
  • choose the price range you’re willing to spend for each category
  • 25% discount if you buy all 5 items
  • 3 days to decide which items to keep
  • the shipping is free to return any unwanted items
  • $25 for each person you refer

Here’s what I got in my latest fix:

For this fix I requested some options for an upcoming wedding I’m attending in Denver, CO. I mentioned the time frame and weather.

My stylist’s note was perfect. She described how I could use the different pieces while I’m at the wedding or nighttime events. I’m really happy with this fix!

1. Brixon Ivy James Laser Cut Dress in Cobalt  – Kept

blue stitch fix dress


So pretty! I can see dressing this up with a fun blazer for professional events. I have so many black, gray and navy blue dresses that I was excited to keep one that had a pop of color.  Continue Reading…


Sunday Link Love: Traveling, Cookie Butter + Social Media Tips {Sept v1}

September 6, 2015
Sunday Link Love
Health, Fitness + Lifestyle

The Science Behind Why Traveling Makes You Healthier

Pilates Exercise You Can Do At Your Desk

15 Things Anyone Who Loves A Woman With Anxiety Should Know

When Helping Someone You Love Becomes Unhealthy


Food + Nutrition

Copycat Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter [Gluten Free, Vegan]

Continue Reading…

Social Media

Beginner’s Guide to Twitter: Hashtags, Lists, Analytics + Chats {Part 2}

September 2, 2015
Twitter Guide

Twitter is a social network that people tend to either love or hate (or just not understand). It’s one of my personal favorites for the speed of communicating, but many clients question the value.

Not every social network is appropriate for each person or business, so I’m breaking down how to get the most out of Twitter.

In the Beginner’s Guide to Twitter Part One we discussed:

  • Why entrepreneurs should be using Twitter
  • Best practices for setting up your profile
  • What, when, and how often to post
  • How to gain Twitter followers
  • The difference between a retweet and a favorite

Now we’re going to dive into hashtags, lists, analytics and chats so you can step up your game for business.

How should you use hashtags on Twitter?

Hashtags allow people to view all the tweets around a certain topic and interact with others with a similar interest.

Use your hashtags wisely, though. If you use too many it will junk up your tweet and distract from your actual message. You should also really think about your hashtags (on Twitter and Instagram). Are people actually searching on that topic? Are you just adding it to get likes, in which case, are they quality likes (qualified leads)?

  • Events: If you’re attending a conference/trade show/etc there’s a good chance there’s a hashtag for it.
  • Trending Topics: Join a trending conversation and stay up to date on what people are tweeting most about
  • Locations: Find people close to you, find things to do when traveling, etc.
  • Popular Themes: For the health and wellness world, some popular hashtags include things like #MeatlessMonday and #MondayMotivation.

Hashtag Tools

  • Keyhole: Conversation / hashtag tracker for Twitter and Instagram
  • Find similar hashtags
  • Tagboard: Monitor hashtags in a nice, visual way

What are Twitter Lists?

Continue Reading…


Friday Inspiration: There is No Finish Line So Love The Journey

August 28, 2015
there is no finish line

“There is no finish line, so love the journey.” -David Weekly

Just a quick reminder that there is no finish line.

Stop the mindset of “when x happens, things will be better” or “when x happens, I’ll feel fulfilled.”

Don’t rush through life. This is a reason to find passions, either in hobbies or your career.