Blogging Well

There is something pretty awesome going on this weekend and I’m excited to be a part of it!

Blog Well Summit

What exactly is the Blog Well Summit?

Well, it is a virtual conference taking place from October 17th-19th. Which means there is no travel involved and you can watch in your pajamas in the comfort of your own home!

Oh, did I mention that it’s FREE?

This weekend only, you can access the videos with no cost to you!

I’m not the only person taking part in the summit. You can also check out Carla Brinberg, Emily, Roni, and lots of great other bloggers! You’ll get tips on how to make your blog better, what I learned from a viral experience, and SO MUCH MORE! There will be Twitter chats, Google Hangouts, Instagram BINGO, and even a 5k!

It is reminding me a lot of FitBloggin’ without the travel price tag!

Seriously, the wealth of information Rita, Laura, and Lance are giving you guys is amazing!

Again, it’s all yours for free this weekend ONLY!

No worries though, if you want access to all the information afterwards you can for $99 this weekend or $145 after that. You’ll have the videos to watch on your own with that purchase. Again, one heck of a deal for what they’re giving you!

All you have to do is sign up! They will send you an email to welcome you and will be sending you emails throughout the weekend to remind you of the schedule.

I won’t be able to do much attending this weekend as it is a pretty big weekend! My little sister is getting MARRIED!! Ahhhh! I cannot wait to get all dressed up and help my sister and her man celebrate their big day! Guess I better get to writing that speech I have to give! ;)

Will you be attending the Blog Well Summit?

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October Goals

Happy October all! I’m still wondering where in the world this year has gone! Yesterday was JUST the start of summer, right?

This month brings my sister’s wedding, finally. ;) Last weekend was her bachelorette party, which meant lots of shenanigans and fun! Thankfully we all survived the college bars and jello shots.


In just a few short weeks, she will be a Mrs! I’m super excited to see it all come together and to wear my gorgeous dress! Guess I better start working on that MOH speech soon!

October also brings a new set of goals to accomplish! September was by far a better month than I have been having, so I’m pretty happy with that. I didn’t cross off everything I wanted to accomplish, but I’d say I hit about 75% of them. So, go me!

This month I’m going to do even better! Because that’s all we can really do in life, right?




- Walk 6,000 Steps: I work at home during the day, so getting up and moving is a challenge. Going to be wearing my Weight Watchers Pedometer to keep track

10mins of Yoga: I enjoy yoga and never get enough in! 10 minutes a day shouldn’t be a challenge if I set myself a reminder

Write To Do List: I always have 1,000,000,000,000 things to do, but accomplish about 2 of them. Writing out what needs to happen will help me remember and who doesn’t love crossing things off a list?

- Squat & Push-Up Challenge: Just another way to get some different activity in! Here’s the one I’m following:




- Earn 20 Activity PointsPlus: Just bumping it up this month!

2 Green Smoothies: I seem to lose more weight when I consume them.

Comment on 7 Blog Posts: I love reading blogs, needing to do it more

- 3 Workout DVDs: I tried daily last month, but it was too much. This will be much more attainable!


Bake Something: I love baking and fall baking is great! Mr. B’s co-workers love it when I bake as well!

Read 2 Books: Again, I love reading, just need to do it more!


Haircut! I’m in dire need of a new ‘do! Just been putting it off to make sure I have hair to put up for the wedding!


What are you wanting to accomplish this month?

Pumpkin Spice Syrup

Today is International Coffee Day, but in most people’s worlds, that is every day.


I only started drinking coffee about a year ago, but I now do not know how I ever survived without it! The drink that hooked me….

The infamous Pumpkin Spice Latte

I haven’t had one at all this year because a) they’re stupid expensive and b) they’re filled with not such good for you things. But, I won’t lie to you and say that I haven’t craved one. I wasn’t sure if I would be able to make it the entire Fall without ordering one, so I came up with a solution to that problem.

I searched around on Pinterest (seriously, how did I waste my time before that existed?) and came about TONS of recipes. Some had too many ingredients others weren’t quite what I was looking for. So, I found a few components I liked of a couple of recipes and created this one!

Pumpkin Spice Syrup by Brooke: Not On a Diet

Pumpkin Spice Syrup

1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
2 TB canned pumpkin
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice


Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Over medium heat, bring to a simmer, stirring to prevent burning. Continue to simmer until sugar is dissolved and pumpkin is combined. Remove from heat, let cool before transferring to a container. Keep in fridge for up to 3 weeks.

This Pumpkin Spice Syrup is perfect for coffee and even tea! I add a tablespoon with a splash of almond milk and enjoy a cup or two (or five) in the morning. The syrup does settle a bit, so you will need to give it a stir before adding it to your cup.

How are you celebrating International Coffee Day?

My DietBet starts on Wednesday! The pot is over $1,800 and is only $25 to join! For everyone who joins, you will be entered into a drawing of some of my favorite healthy living products including some FlapJacked pancake mix, a Jillian Michaels DVD, Blender Bottle, and more! Come join in on the fun and win some money!

Click the photo to join!

Lose weight, win money!