January Goals Recap!

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I set some goals for the month, here’s how it went down! :)

Video Mentions:

Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned”

Word of 2015 & January Goals

Boot Cuff Pattern

Washcloth Pattern

Also, don’t forget to join my #28selfcare challenge over on Instagram!

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Smoked Salmon Wasabi Nachos

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Something super important happened today….Mr. B was born! Happiest of birthdays to the man I love the most! I’m so happy that I get to spend my life with someone as incredible as you! xoxo

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Apparently there is this big game happening this weekend. One where these big guys run into each other and sometimes kick a ball. I think they call it football…? ;)

Football isn’t my sport and I honestly don’t know much about it. Mr. B has tried time and time again to explain it to me, even with diagrams, but I just sort of tune him out. (Sorry, honey!) I don’t have the attention span for football, the games last too long and there isn’t much action. Give me some hockey and we’ll be good. :)

Even though I don’t get football, there are more exciting things with the big game this weekend. Like the commercials! And the half-time show, where we can watch the puppy bowl! Because let’s face it, I’m kind of over Katy Perry.

Oh and there’s the food. Who doesn’t love some quick easy snacks? Now, we could go super simple and just put these Wasabi & Soy Sauce Blue Diamond Almonds out on the table. (Which are amazing!)

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I wanted to take it up a notch though and got to thinking of how I could make these almonds a game changing snack. I also wanted something easy to put together and automatically thought nachos! Who doesn’t love nachos and aren’t they found at most parties?

Smoked SalmonWasabi Nachos

Smoked Salmon Wasabi Nachos
Makes 12 nachos (recipe can easily be doubled)

6 won ton wrappers, cut diagonally (12 halves)
Cooking spray
1/4 cup cream cheese
1 T sour cream
1/2 package of 3oz smoked salmon
24 Blue Diamond Wasabi & Soy Sauce almonds

Preheat oven to 400*. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Spread out won ton wrappers on sheet, spraying with more cooking spray. Bake for about 5 minutes. (Keep an eye on them, they can go quickly) Remove from oven and place on platter.

Mix cream cheese and sour cream well together. Put mixture into a baggie with a small corner snipped off. (Like a piping bag)

To assemble:

Place a little bit of smoked salmon on the chips, topped with approximately 1 tsp of cream cheese mixture, and placing 2 almonds on top of the cream cheese, pressing down to make them stick.

Enjoy!

What snacks will you be enjoying at your party?

Also, who is even playing? ;)

28 Days of Self-Care Instagram Challenge

I always think of the month of February as a month of love. Expressing our love to others is a great thing to do, but we often forget about loving and taking care of ourselves.

To help with that, I wanted to come up with a super simple challenge. I started off with a list of daily prompts of self-love/self-care, but thought it was too much. I needed something more basic and that I knew would be manageable for not only me, but for you guys as well.

What I came up with is the 28 Days of Self-Care Challenge.

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This challenge will be solely Instagram based. So, follow me there if you haven’t already! (@babnotonadiet) Of course, if you don’t have IG you’re more than welcome to play along, just know that prizes will be based on Instagram participation.

How it works:

- Pick ONE thing related to self-care that you would like to focus on EVERY DAY in February.
- Do that one thing every day from February 1st to the 28th.
- Post under my daily #28selfcare photo saying that you did your self-care task for the day.
- Every day you post under my photo, you will be entered to win a prize at the end of the challenge (1 of 5 $5 gift cards to Starbucks, Target, Etsy, or Amazon)

Simple enough, right?

Wondering what you can do for the month? Here are some ideas!

- Meditate
- Yoga
- Reading time
- Bubble bath
- Exercise
- Daily beauty routine
- Journaling
- Guilt-free indulgence (wine, chocolate, sleep)
- Saying kind mantras to yourself
- Whatever is going to make you feel good about you! <3

My self-care item for the month is to spend 10 minutes a day writing in a journal. Journaling makes me happy and I have fallen out of the habit of it.

Will you be participating?

If so, what will be your daily self-care task?