Waffle Eggs!!

Boy do I just adore Pinterest! Seriously, I never would have thought to use my waffle iron to make eggs. 

It’s quick, easy and the cleanup is super minimal.

Here’s the super easy directions for super fluffy waffle eggs!

  1. Spray your waffle maker with olive oil. This will make it way easier to remove your eggs.
  2. Whisk together your eggs, (I used two) milk and any other items you’d like to use. (I’ve used green pepper before, but for this one we kept it simple)
  3. Slowly pour your eggs into the waffle iron. If you pour too quickly it will splatter and make one hell of a mess. 
  4. Close your waffle iron and let cook for 2-3min, checking on them every 15-30sec. They cook super fast so do not walk away.
  5. See how fluffy they are! I use a spatula to shift them out. I tried a fork and it was a disaster. Ha
  6. Kevin likes his eggs sprinkled with cheese. Heads up the velveeta shredded cheeses are seriously the best. They’re so ridiculously melty!

Enjoy!!!

It’s Not Always Sunshine and Lollipops…

Recently I was loaned a car by a friend. We’ve been without are own transportation since November. It hasn’t been a big deal, we’re able to get rides when we need them. It’s a perk of living near the family.

-Anyways-

This morning I woke up to 5 missed calls and voicemails from my friend. He had work today and needed his keys. I slept through every call, and even slept through him banging on our door. Despite his reassurances that this wasn’t my fault, I still felt an overwhelming amount of guilt. This of course lead to a panic attack.

So instead of spending the day with my sister, I’m spending it on my couch. Instead of going out to lunch with Kevin’s parents, I’m eating alone. I’ve slept half the day away because of taking an extra anxiety pill. I didn’t want to write this post. I was really hoping to have this adorable blog filled with recipes and crafts. The kind of blog I would want to follow.

The truth is though, life isn’t alway sunshine and lollipops. I never want to mislead my readers, so I have to be truthful. Today hasn’t been a good day, but it’s only half over. It could improve still.

I have hope.

  

A Vast Improvement

 
It only took me one Disney movie to make this wreath. So however long Aladdin is. 😂 I still need to replace the door knocker, and I wouldn’t mind changing up the door knob while I’m at it.

That’s one thing I really like about our apartment; they give us a lot of free reign. Not many places will let you paint.

Here’s a close up of the wreath.

The sign says ‘The Spitler’s’. We have horrible lighting in our hallway, and editing blew the photo out some; but at least it’s true to color now. 😀  
If you guys decide to spruce up your doors, leave me a comment! I’d love to see what you create!!

What’s On Your Spring Craft List?

I finally found the perfect DIY wreath!

The one that is hopefully going to help transform my truly butt-ugly apartment door. It is ugly as sin, I would not lie. Here’s a picture of my front door…

  
It doesn’t exactly scream “Cheerful Home”.

So here’s the wreath I want to make.

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You guys can get the tutorial for this super adorable wreath at a Girl and a Glue Gun. It’s an awesome blog, and it’s loaded with awesome DIY projects.

I can’t wait to update you guys with my completed wreath!

Prepare for Greatness

I have found the perfect recipe for pure comfort food indulgence!!

  
Seriously, I love me some pasta with Alfredo. This recipe subs out the pasta for gnocchi and it is so ridiculously good. Thank you Pinterest! Now I didn’t have any broccoli on hand, but you can bet that I’ll be adding it in next time.

I’m posting the recipe below, but for more yummy recipes you should check out Inside BruCrew Life

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 cup cooked bacon (chopped)
  • 2 cups cooked chicken (cubed)
  • 2 cups frozen broccoli
  • 1 15oz jar of Alfredo sauce
  • 3 cups Gnocchi
  • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella 

Directions

  1. Cook your gnocchi according to the package directions. Drain. Stir together the gnocchi, broccoli, chicken and Alfredo sauce. Spoon into a casserole dish. (I may have stirred it in the casserole dish, pretty big fan of less dishes)
  2. Top with mozzarella cheese and bake at 400 degrees for 20-22min. Turn oven to broil for 3-5min or until cheese starts to brown. (I sprinkled on extra cheese) The cheese will brown quickly so keep checking on it.
  3. Serve immediately.makes 6-8 servings.

  

Why I Decided to Quit Being a Beachbody Coach

I know that this post is probably going to upset some people…

I’m real sorry about that. Let’s just get right into this.

On September 27th of 2015, I married my best friend Kevin. In the months leading up to our wedding, I was going through a very difficult time with my mental disorders. I had recently lost my Dad to cancer, and shortly after returning to work fulltime, I had my first breakdown and went on temporary disability. This is when I was diagnosed with Major Depression, and Anxiety. After trying a few different medications, it was determined that I wasn’t fit for my current work environment so I was asked to leave.

Two months before the wedding I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. Just in case Depression and Anxiety weren’t enough. The combination of medicines caused me to have a rapid weight gain, I’m sure my consumption of Coca-Cola products wasn’t helping any either. It left me in a panic, and with a wedding dress that couldn’t be zipped past my hips. So despite my feelings towards all of the Beachbody hype, I decided to dive in. I didn’t believe it to be a scam, because the girl I picked as a coach was someone who I knew in passing. Spending that first $140 was a lot easier after seeing someone I knew have results. So I did the 21 Day Fix with Shakeology, and after switching up my diet and following the program I had lost a total of 7 lbs right before the wedding. My dress zipped and I was feeling and looking way better. Everything was falling into place for me.

Fast forward to February 21st, 2016. This is the day that I decided to become a Team Beachbody Coach. I paid for my Challenge Pack and Coaching Fee, and just like that, I was a coach. During my short period as a coach I had five people sign up under my name. They all signed up with a free account, none of them ever purchased a single Beachbody product from me. I was fine with this. I didn’t become a coach because I wanted to make money, and quit my job. I knew those things weren’t going to happen for me, and if they did, that it would take at least a year if not more. I signed up because I wanted to help people, the same way that Jennifer helped me. Two of my clients were my sisters. A single mother of two, and a 26-year-old working three jobs in Vegas. For all the articles that say you’re making excuses, you can afford Shakeology if you cut out certain things. That’s crap. I’ll be the first to admit that for me, it’s true. I cut out my fast food and Cokes, and the money was magically there. But that’s not the case for everyone. That’s one thing that continues to bug me about a lot of Beachbody Coaches.

I ran my first, and only Challenge Group during March. It was 21 days and we followed the Blogilates Pop Pilates Calendar workouts. I wanted this first group to be a way for me to establish a connection with my clients. So instead of going straight to pushing products that they’d have to purchase to be in my group, I picked something free. By the halfway point I only had the attention of three out of the five girls, and by the last week it was just me and my sisters. I still didn’t care, because they were happier and getting results. That last week I received a text from my older sister, letting me know that I was an awesome coach. It made me so happy to hear,  that I decided to share it on our team Facebook page. Our lead coaches were always talking about knowing what your “Why” is. So I posted a screen capture, and stated that was my “Why”. When people asked me why I decided to become a Beachbody Coach, I wanted to be able to show them my sister and her text. I wanted to be able to share with them my happiness. My personal coach was quick to support me on my why. That’s why she’s the best. 👍🏻

I never sold any products. So I never made Success Club. Success Club is this goal, that as a coach you want to make every month. It’s a certain number of points per person that orders different items. Specifically Shakeology or Club Membership.

Thanks for bearing with me you guys, I know this has been long-winded. We’re almost done. Now is when I want to tell everyone that I don’t hate Beachbody. I love the products, I love Shakeology and I will continue to purchase products for myself. I just didn’t love coaching, and here is the reason why.

Everyone kept saying it wasn’t about sales. But it really was in a way. It was those Success Club points, and a post that one of our lead coaches made. It basically stated that for those coaches sitting at 4 SC points at the end of the month was unacceptable. You have to get at least 5 points to make Success Club. They tell us that it’s not about the sales, that it’s about helping others with their fitness goals; but then they turn around and basically tell you that if you’re not making Success Club, then you don’t care about your goals amongst other things. This is a photo that was shared on the team page.

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I hate this info-graphic. It’s time to end this post.

I changed two lives, and I did it without selling a single product. I still want to change lives, I still want to achieve my goals and I’m going to build my future business on my terms. Afterall, what’s the fun of being your own boss, if someone else is going to tell you what to do.

Later!

Tune in Tuesday

When I used to work at Target, my favorite day of the week was ‘Tune in Tuesday’.

It was when we’d announce what new movies, books and music we had coming in. Today I decided to have my own ‘Tune in Tuesday’, and have compiled 10 songs for you guys. 👍🏻

I hope you enjoy them!

< you can listen to them here >