Beef Taco Bowls

I think we’re back to our normal schedule… So here’s another easy recipe! Taco Bowls with Old El Paso’s Taco Boats Flour Tortillas. I’ll be honest the first time I saw these, I thought’ “why not just use regular tortillas.” I bought them anyway because I had a crowd at home, and it seemed like the perfect quick meal to feed everyone. We liked them so much, that I have made a few variations since.

The one that I am sharing today is with ground beef. If you have visited my blog before, you know that I am all about delicious but quick meals. If this is your first time visiting, make sure to check out previous recipes. 😉 Now, on to the instructions…

Ground Beef Taco Bowls with Old El Paso Taco Boats Flour Tortillas, 8 Ct

Making the Taco Bowls

First, I set the rice to make. Then sautéed onions and jalapeños, mixed in beef and taco seasoning; cooking until browned. I lowered the heat and added the salsa, making sure to mix it well. Then, heated the taco boats according to the package instructions.

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The Sunshine Blogger Award

The Sunshine Blogger Award is given by bloggers to bloggers who are inspiring, creative, and who bring sunshine into the lives of their readers and fellow bloggers.

Sunshine Blogger Award

When I found out that Sophie at So Finely Lived nominated me, I was beyond excited.

The Rules

Once nominated, the blogger is required to write a post in which they:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated them and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated them.
  • Nominate 11 other blogs (notify them) and give them 11 new questions to answer.
  • List the rules and display your own version of the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post.

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Five Tricks to Grow Your Instagram

Five Tricks to Grow Your Instagram

Today, I wanted to do something a little different. Since it is #TipTuesday, I’ll be sharing some tricks that have helped me manage and grow my Instagram. As a newbie blogger, I’ve learned quite a few tricks that I thought I’d share with fellow newbie bloggers.

Find Your Tribe

Having a group of bloggers with similar goals has made all the difference for me. While, the Instagram community can be intimidating, having a support system makes it a lot easier.

How do you find your tribe? Decide what type of support you need for your account. If you want comments, find a comments and engagement pod. If you only want likes, then find a likes only pod.

How do you find a pod to join? There are several Facebook groups for Bloggers where openings on pods are announced. But you could also start one yourself, by inviting other blogger friends you may already follow on Instagram.

Learn to Love Hashtags

Hashtags are your best bet for being discovered on social media, particularly on Instagram. Did you know that you can use up to 30 hashtags? Yes, 30! While you don’t want to look spammy, you should totally use every single one. Why? Because it’s an opportunity for other users to find you.

How do you avoid looking spammy? Simply add your hashtags to the comments field instead of the caption field.

Give love, Get love

A trick to growing your account is to engage. While pods will help with this, you also need to engage with people who comment on your posts. But don’t stop there, go out and search for accounts that align with yours and comment on and like their posts as well.

Keep it real

While it can be tempting to do everything every other blogger is doing. Don’t! It’s ok to be inspired by the accounts of top bloggers but try to remain original. Your audience and followers have decided to follow YOU for a reason. 😉

Schedule to Stay Sane

In order to remain sane, I highly suggest that you have some sort of schedule for Instagram. You can even use a tool to help you manage your posts and preview what your feed will look like. I use the free version of Later and it has helped me a lot.*

I hope you have found this post helpful. If you did, make sure to share and pin it so that others can find it too.

If you have questions, leave me a comment below. 😉

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Spring Safety Tips for Parents

By Aurora M.

Now that the weather is warming up, it’s a great idea to send your kids outside to play for a little while every day. The fresh air will be good for them, and it will give them a chance to get some of their abounding energy out. It’s also a great opportunity for you to set up a chair in the shade and read that book you’ve been meaning to get to for the past 6 months, or maybe just open up the kitchen door and keep an eye on them as you catch up on work or the dishes. Every season brings its own set of things to be cautious of, so make sure that you’re mindful and watchful of your kids as they transition into spending more time outside in the warm weather!

Protect their skin

Because it’s warm, but not hot yet, a lot of people forget that you still need sunblock. However, it can be especially important now, when your children’s skin is still pale and tender from a winter spent indoors. Make sure that if your kids are going to be spending more than half an hour outside, you apply a quick coat of sunblock to protect them from harmful UV rays. Read More

Getting Healthy with Your Significant Other

By Christine H.

It’s hard to stick to health resolutions. It can be especially difficult to resist a soft, warm cookie if your spouse just baked them up and is eating one right in front of you.

Moments like these are why many of us choose to get healthy with the social support of a significant other. The gentle peer pressure encourages us to stay on track, and even better, you and your partner are working towards something together, which unites you with a common experience and can be a powerful bonding opportunity.

On the other hand, the potentially stressful process could also cause some friction between the two of you, especially if one is less committed to the pursuit than the other. Here are some tips to help you both be successful in your health goals!

 Know that It Can Go Differently for You

It’s a very common phenomenon: you’re both eating the same meals, you’re both doing the same workouts. And yet, somehow, he drops 2 pounds every week, and you’re not seeing any progress whatsoever on the scale. It can be incredibly frustrating, dieting with someone of the opposite sex. That’s because men’s and women’s bodies hold weight differently. Fat has different functions, and muscle mass comes into play too. This article gives a useful rundown on how men and women store fat differently.

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You should shop on Holiday, to save money!

You should shop on Holiday, to save money!

While it is true that being a stay-at-home mama gives me the flexibility to shop any day of the week and avoid the crowds. Sometimes, I wait until the weekend to do my shopping, like most normal people. Why? Because most deals are available on these days! Especially when it’s a holiday weekend.

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