Friday, February 27, 2015

Links to Love | 33

It's Friday and it's March!  That means St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner.  Being part Irish, St. Patty's Day is one of my favorite non-religious holidays.  I just like wearing green and pinching people who aren't.  The green holiday is a theme for lots of yummy treats, crafts ideas and fun projects here in the blogosphere.  Today, I'll be sharing all St. Patrick's day themed goodies.  Click the links below to read details and check out the submitter's blogs while you're at it!

Leprechaun Bait by Lani at Life Anchored

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Vegan Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

Vegan Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies - A Simpler Grace #vegan #cookies #recipe
I received a free @Earth_Balance product from #Influenter to test and review.  As always, my opinions are genuine and my own.

I've been interested in trying my hand at creating a recipe and featuring it on the blog for quite a while, so when I received a free tub of Earth Balance vegan, non-GMO, "buttery" spread, I was instantly inspired to create a cookie that incorporated some of my favorite ingredients - cinnamon and oats.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Links to Love | 32

Well hello, lovelies!  I hope your week has been great.  Mine is because I have a big announcement, which I'll talk about a little later in the post.  ;)  Speaking of which, on with the Friday Favorites!

Let's start off by talking about lunch.  Do you remember what cafeteria food looked like when you were in school?  Mine was always pretty gross - like skip lunch altogether, gross.  A recent article shows what school lunches look in different countries, and... Let's just say that the US's doesn't look appetizing compared to the rest.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Rich Chocolate Brownie Recipe

A super-simple brownie recipe. Rich Chocolate Brownies - A Simpler Grace #brownies #recipe

I originally shared this recipe on my first blog, Simple Life Happy Wife, and the photos were  watermarked for that post. The recipe remains the same and is still one of our favorites.

My family LOVES brownies and since they are such a treat, I try to make them at least once a month to share with them. We like them best when they are chewy on the edges and fudgy in the middle.  I have a trusted recipe I've been using for years and thought I'd share it with you. 

Friday, February 13, 2015

Links to Love | 31

Happy Friday, y'all!  Tomorrow is Valentine's Day and today is Friday the 13th! (Did you know there are (3) Friday the 13ths this year?  Enough odd facts - let's jump in to my favorites!

Favorite Talent:  Blowing Glass

Monday, February 09, 2015

Ten Tips to Simplify Your Morning Routine

Ten Tips to Simplify Your Morning Routine - A Simpler Grace

Back when I was a nine-to-fiver, I would often find myself bolting out the door twenty minutes late and grabbing a quick breakfast on the way to work - or worse yet, skipping breakfast all together. Only when I made it to work would I realize I was wearing mismatched shoes or that I forgot to put my makeup on.  If you can relate to the scenario I've just shared, you know how having a morning like this can throw your entire day off kilter.  Today I'll share some tips to help you start your busy weekday mornings off right - without having to rush or forget things.

Friday, February 06, 2015

Links to Love | 30

Hey friends!  I don't know about you, but it's been a super busy week for me but I'm glad we are almost to the weekend.

We had a birthday this week!  My American bulldog, Coco, turned two years old!  She is such a sweet girl and is growing out of that puppy stage and showing signs of maturity.  She is best buds with her little kitty brother, Snickers, who loves to snuggle up for naps with her.  

Monday, February 02, 2015

Ten Things I Learned In My First Year Blogging

Ten Things I Learned in My First Year Blogging - A Simpler Grace

The blog celebrated one year in the first week of January and the year has flown by but it was full of a lot of emotions.  I cried, I screamed and I jumped up and down like a kid in a candy store over this blog.  The year was full of quite a few lessons as well and I want to share some of the biggest ones with you.  Maybe you're thinking about starting a blog or maybe you have one that just doesn't seem to be able to get off the ground - I hope these ten points will help you put things into perspective and focus on what's really important in the first year.