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How to Trellis Squash (step-by-step instructions)

Squash

  Step by Step Instructions on how to trellis squash. Items I purchased at home depot: -(2) 10' PVC pipes 1/2 inch thick ($2 each) - at home depot they will cut PVC for you, have them cut one pipe into two 5' pieces and cut the other into an 8' and 2' piece (you won't use the 2' piece) -2 1/2 inch 90 degree street elbow connectors (75 cents each) -Plumbing tape aka teflon tape (75 cents for a ...[Read More]

Amazing Earth Day Giveaway!!

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  I am doing another amazing giveaway this week!  MRM is giving away a custom MRM Beach Cruiser!  Instead of sharing a workout this Wednesday, I am instead sharing a giveaway that you can do a workout with if you win! Entering is super easy, all you need to do is go to: http://mrm-usa.com/earthday.  You get an entry by putting in your email address and then additional entries if you follow MR ...[Read More]

Being Kind to Yourself

being kind

I still have days where I feel insecure in the gym. A lot of days actually. I am not immune to it. Days where none of my clothes fit. Days where I feel scrawny and not strong. Days where I look in the mirror and look at my legs and don't feel fit or in shape. Days where my emotions got the better of me and I wanted to cry halfway through my workout. I've learned a few things about myself. 1) It is ...[Read More]

How to Get Perfect Curls (Members Exclusive Post)

Hair Perfect Curls

I get asked all the time how I curl my hair, and I will be the first to say that I am not a hair expert or a beauty expert.  However, I have paid to have makeup lessons and hair lessons so that I can do my hair and makeup for expos and photoshoots and have learned some good tips along the way.  Here is a video I made showing you guys the best way to get curls that hold all day long! Hope you liked ...[Read More]

The Best (and easiest) Way to Cook Rice without a Rice Cooker

Rice

This is the way we cook our brown rice and it is so good this way! Ingredients: -4 cups beef or chicken broth (32oz) -1 cup brown rice -1 cup quinoa (or if you don't have quinoa you can just do another cup of brown rice) Instructions: In a medium pan mix together broth, rice, and quinoa.  Turn on your burner and bring liquid to a boil.  Once boiling, stir and then reduce heat to low and cover with ...[Read More]

Baked Flounder with Brown Rice

Flounder Brown Rice

    This is a meal that we make all the time.  I can throw it together faster than I could cook a frozen pizza and it's just a really easy, simple meal. I keep the large bags of wild caught flounder in our freezer (we find them at Sam’s Club) so that I can make this quick dinner in a pinch if I don’t have anything else prepared.  The flavor of flounder is very tender and mild and doesn’t ...[Read More]

Massive Giveaway!!! (Win a free Kitchenaid, training programs, and much more)

True Lemon Giveaway

Eeek!!  I am so excited I can finally announce this to you guys!  I am doing a massive giveaway with True Lemon, Hip2Save, and Favorite Family Recipes.  The Grand Prize winner's prize is valued at over $600!!  There are also a ton of other runner-up prizes we are giving too.  If you've followed my blog for a while you know that I love True Lemon products - it's one of the ways I am able to drink e ...[Read More]

Pruning Your Tomato Plants to Get More Tomatoes

Tomatoes

It has been forever since I've posted a gardening video!  Here is a video I made showing how I prune my tomato plants (I have 40 plants this year!) and why single stem tomatoes seem to work better for me.  I also give you a little tour of my garden and show you the exact organic fertilizer I use.  Hope you like it! Here is the link where you can learn more about MicroLife Fertilizers: http://www.m ...[Read More]

Bleacher Workout with Your Kids!

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  My kids had other plans for my "great idea" to all run the bleachers together today but we improvised. Baby girl wanted held the whole time so I think my upper body got a better workout than my lower body but oh well. Something is always better than nothing! If you want to try this yourself do this: run up the bleachers as fast as you can doing single steps then double step (skipping every ...[Read More]

Q&A: How Do I Gauge Portion Sizes (Especially When Eating Out)?

Portion Sizes

Members Only Video! Today's Question is from Kylie S. and she asked, “Hey Natalie!  Thank you so much for answering these questions in your vlogs it is really helpful.  My question is about portion sizes.  I struggle with knowing how big or small of portions I should be having on things like carbs, fats, and protein.  I get really confused when I am trying to go out to eat too.  Do you have any su ...[Read More]