Friday, April 24, 2015

12 Weeks to the 2015 Food and Wine Conference!


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I'm super excited about this week's recipe because of how dang tasty it was! This week I'm featuring the Good Morning Smoothies from the Family Foodie Blog. Strawberries for fiber, yogurt for protein, sugar for sweetness- what more could you ask for to have a quick and yummy breakfast on the go! Head HERE for the recipe!

Alrighty, now that I've told you about my uber yummy recipe I've got to point out something big!!! There are just 12 weeks until the 2015 Food and Wine Conference! People that's just a dozen weeks. Like, eggs dozen, like doughnuts dozen!!! Like what are you waiting on your tickets for dozen?!? This conference is totally, probably, I'm pretty sure going to sell out and you're gonna feel really lame if you don't get a doughnut, er I mean ticket!!! AND I'm still offering you lovely, sexy readers of this blog and my facebook peeps $50 off your admission with code FWC15grana!!!! Get your tickets to the conference
at foodandwineconference.com.! Do it now! I'll wait...


waiting...
waiting...
did you get them yet? If yes- awesome and I hope you used the discount code to save some green! Can't wait to see you at the conference. If no....Ugh! Why not?!? Seriously peeps, go get your tickets right meow or you'll totally be missing out on all kinds of yummy foods, wines, and who knows- maybe even doughnuts!!!

Today marks exactly 12 weeks until the 2015 Food and Wine Conference!!!! 
Get $50 off your admission with code FWC15grana foodandwineconference.com.
  
Welp, I'm off to get ready for my weekend. I'm planning on some serious quality time with my hubby, lunch out at Urban Cantina, hopefully some fun times at the pool and if I get my way a trip to a park for a sunset picnic. Are you doing anything fun this weekend? Leave a comment and tell me about it :) See you cool cats later! Now, I really want a doughnut...

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Friday, April 17, 2015

13 Weeks to the 2015 Food and Wine Conference!

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Today marks 13 weeks until the 2015 food and wine conference and my post to celebrate it was inspired by the Chicken Fajita Bowls on the Family Foodie Blog. As usual I took a lot of shortcuts with this dish because I'm a lazy cook. I used yellow rice and just threw in some shredded cooked chicken that was cooked in taco seasonings and added to it peppers, salsa, cheese and sour cream. It was a great quick meal that was ready in thirty minutes. Perfect for my busy week! Check out the original recipe HERE!

#‎Foodies‬ will LOVE the 2015 Food & Wine Conference! Use code FWC15grana for $50 off admission at foodandwineconference.com.

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Intelligent Gourmet- A Great Choice for Healthy Dining!


This post is loooooooooooooong overdue. Sorry Bobbie Kingsbury :( I owe you a drink for the delay. So, back to the post- back in March I had the amazing pleasure of attending a sample tasting at Intelligent Gourmet to celebrate the super fabulous Bobbie Kingsbury new position as Marketing Director at the place. Congrats again by the way on that! ;)

During the tasting we tried at least three pizzas and I have to say- for these to be as healthy as they were they were daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaang delicious! Who knew healthy food could taste that yummy?

The three pies I tried were the Veggie Delight, the Chicken Sausage Pizza and the Hawaiian Supreme. I would highly recommend these if you are looking for an amazing lunch or dinner. So frikkin good!!!



I also got to sample the bison meatloaf above and the oatmeal pancakes below. Seriously, these dishes were so tasty it didn't even seem like I was eating foods that are good for you. If all healthy food was this enjoyable then eating well wouldn't feel so hard. I wish I lived closer to the shop!



Check this out from the Intelligent Gourmet website:
When people see the term “health food,” their minds typically envision flavorless rice cakes, obscure vegetables and tofu burgers that taste like pulped paper. Those dishes will never be found in our kitchen.

At Intelligent Gourmet, we believe in hearty meals loaded with flavor -- lasagna, beef, chicken, fish and yes, even pork -- accompanied by rich vegetables and side dishes that make you happy to be alive. What you won’t taste is that our food will also help keep you alive and healthy longer.

Our mantra is to BE better. We want our customers to eat better, feel better, look better and just all around live better. Our kitchen was founded on those principles, so if you want to enjoy eating -- really ENJOY it -- we invite you to sample our creations. Our food not only feeds your body, but your spirit, as well.


To learn even more and/or to order some of their yummy concoctions visit their website or call them at (813) 287-2253

Monday, April 13, 2015

I'm a Guest Poster on a Travel Blog WOOT!


Check out my guest post HERE!
I'm on a boat...err I mean I'm featured on a blog about being on a boat! How cool is that?!? A couple of weeks ago I was super honored to be asked by Imperial Cruise & Travel if I would write a guest post about my amazeballs honeymoon with Carnival Cruise Line. Of course I accepted! Check out the post about my honeymoon and then get your cutie patootie on over to facebook to like their page! Oh and if you don't already like my page WTF?


Just kidding- while you are on Imperial Cruise & Travel's facebook page liking them up real nice if you haven't liked my page yet PLEASE pretty please with ^^^ this picture of a cute kitteh on top like my page too! Like me ri'chere ya'll!!!
 
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Till we meet again... Xoxo everyone!
 
Image source for the cute kitteh

Friday, April 10, 2015

Steak and Eggs and 14 weeks until FWCon 2015!


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This week I'm showcasing the steak and eggs from the Family Foodie blog. Isabel's steak was more rare than mine- I reckon I like mine more on the done side. LOL. Also- instead of broccoli I just went with a medley of colorful chopped raw peppers. This dish was so yummy you guys! I would definitely recommend it if you are looking for something different for your next brunch! Get the recipe HERE! Wishing I had another plate of this now!!

Today marks exactly 14 weeks until the 2015 Food and Wine Conference!!!! 
Get $50 off your admission with code FWC15grana foodandwineconference.com.
 
 
om nom nom! This stuff was soooo good ya'll!Soooooo?!? Have you bought your tickets for the 2015 Food and Wine Conference yet? If not you totally should because ALL of the ‪‎cool kids‬ are going!!!! ‪Join us and when you buy your ticket use code FWC15grana for $50 off admission! Get your tickets at foodandwineconference.com 
 
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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

5 Things I Learned from Charlotte Baker

Charlotte Baker and Famous Ashley Grant
On Monday, April, 6, 2015 I visited the University of Tampa for an event called Today's Entrepreneurial Women featuring Charlotte Baker of Digital Hands. During the sit down Dr. Rebecca White of the Sykes College of Business emceed a Q&A about how Charlotte got her start in business and the obstacles she faced along the way. Here are 5 things I learned from the talk:

Hire to your weaknesses, not to your strengths- Now, I'm nowhere near ready to hire help, but when I do I fully intend on hiring assistants that are smarter than me. This way I am constantly learning from the people that work for me.

Things don't always work out the way you think it will- When Digital Hands was just an idea Charlotte and her team raised a lot of capital with the intent of building the company one way and when the deal went south they launched the company privately- their way.

Efforts don't count, results do- I personally loved this quote. In a world where we give our kids As for effort and trophies for showing up it was a breath of fresh air for someone to tell it like it is in the real world.

Mentors are a great way to soak up knowledge- I've been searching for a mentor that lives the life I want to lead and I just signed up to take a course by a woman who is the embodiment of where I want to be in my life and in my business- here's hoping she will grow into the mentor I have been seeking!

Ask for help when you need it- you can't do it all- I love that Charlotte spoke about outsourcing tasks she can't get to. I definitely hope to expand my business to the point that I hire on virtual assistants to handle the tasks I don't particularly enjoy.

Now, in truth- I kind of felt like this event spoke more to the corporate entrepreneurial spirit than the small business owner, but nonetheless I enjoyed attending. The people I sat with were great fun to hang out with and the free wine didn't hurt. LOL

Two of the gals I sat with are small business owners and I totally think ya'll should look them up.

Nicole Carver

Do you ever wish you had a clone or at least someone to help you take a few things off your plate? If so then allow me to virtually introduce you to Nicole Carver of Carver Concierge. She helps busy people by customizing personal assistance services to meet their lifestyle needs. Check her out here-> http://www.carverconcierge.com/

Carrie Stiles   
Carrie has the low down on how to heal your skin. Check out her awesome website for a world of knowledge at  -> http://www.theskinlifecoach.com   



Friday, April 3, 2015

The Perfect Easter Dessert- Cuteness Alert



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Easter is this Sunday and while hunting around on the Family Foodie blog for this week's recipe I found these adorbs Easter Cupcakes. Seriously ya'll- how stinkin' cute are these little guys?!?

Today marks exactly 15 weeks until the 2015 Food and Wine Conference!!!! 
Get $50 off your admission with code FWC15grana foodandwineconference.com.



So, obviously you can probably tell I didn't follow her recipe since my cupcakes are chocolate and hers were vanilla, but the idea is still there and I think that counts for something! LOL. All I did was make a box mix and then slap on some yummy vanilla icing and then shaved a chocolate bar on top to make my nest added some egg shaped jelly beans and VOILA! I had my cute little Easter cupcakes. 


This dessert comes together pretty quickly if you cheat like I did so if you are responsible for bringing desserts for your Easter celebration Sunday I would totally recommend these!
 
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