Turkey Sausage Potato Veggie Skillet Meal

One of the difficulties we’ve had since trying to eat lower calorie meals, is finding meals to replace “heavy” meals. Particularly in the winter we just want “stick to your ribs” type meals sometimes. It’s hard to find hearty meals that aren’t really high in calories. This is one of our go-to fall or dinner meals that incorporates a good bit of veggies making it a bit more balanced but still providing a that hearty meal experience.


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Dry Damaged Frizzy Hair Product Results

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About 15 months ago my hair seemed to lose it’s shine. I always had shiny, strong hair prior to that. I was 24 at the time. A few months after I lost the shine, I started noticing “fly aways” or broken pieces of hair that would stick up on top of my head. This has continued since then. I first noticed the change a few months after starting hormonal birth control, but my … Read the rest

The Comfortable Underwire Bra That I Love

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I know that most women struggle with finding a comfortable bra. Many of my friends have told me that they  buy the same style over and over once they find one that works. That is true for me too! Yet, as women we rarely share our bra secrets with others so they can find the good ones, too.

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Just seizures or epilepsy?

When I talk about how I’ve had seizures, or how I take seizure medication, I freely say that I have epilepsy. I have family members who have also had multiple seizures with an unknown cause, who avoid the word epilepsy. Some of them almost wince when they hear me say it. I think many feel that epilepsy sounds “worse” or more sad, difficult, etc than simply “having a couple seizures”. In reality, both are true for me. I had a … Read the rest

August Life Update

It’s been about six months since my last general life update so I thought it was time!

This weekend is my sisters wedding. I am a bridesmaid and Ryan is playing videographer. I am excited and hoping to get through it without crying too much.

I bought some very light pink or nude colored nail polish, some white nail polish and nail stickers to do a french manicure and pedicure for the wedding. My little sister was here a couple … Read the rest

What I wish I knew Before I started Review Blogging

10 important things to know before you do a review on your blog or begin review blogging

I started doing reviews on my blog Emily Reviews back in 2009, though it had a different name and URL at that time. I had originally started the blog to promote my Etsy shop, but I found other review blogs. I started branching into promoting other Etsy shops, and doing some reviews of Etsy shops. Shortly thereafter I got contacted by brands who weren’t Etsy shops at all, so it kind of went from there.

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Ryan’s Experience With E-Cigarettes

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My boyfriend Ryan was 21 when we started dating. He was a cigarette smoker at that time. A couple years later our state banned smoking in public places such as bars and restaurants. I don’t remember if it was in that legislation or not, but around that time most (all?) public places started requiring that smokers stay a certain number of feet away from the buildings. Shortly thereafter, a lot of smokers … Read the rest

Tongue Piercing Pain & Experience

I’ve had my tongue pierced twice. The first time I was 15, and then I let it close after about a year. Then I had it re-done later. I recently was at the dentist and was asked about the scar/hole from the piercing which reminded me that I’ve never shared my experience. My post about industrial piercing pain and experience did well so I thought a tongue piercing version of that post idea may be of interest as well.

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