Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte

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I LOVE this time of year!! There's a chill in the air, the leaves are starting to change and EVERYTHING pumpkin is back!!
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I'm a daily coffee drinker so I was SUPER excited to fine this healthy version of a pumpkin spice latte.
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Total Time: 10 min.
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cooking Time: 5 min.
Yield: 1 serving
Ingredients:
1 cup nonfat milk
1 Tbsp. pumpkin puree
¼ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 cup brewed black coffee or 1 shot espresso
1 dash ground nutmeg (to taste; optional)
Preparation:
1. Heat milk, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and extract in medium saucepan over medium heat; cook for 4 to 5 minutes, or until mixture is hot, but not boiling. It is ready when there are many small bubbles on the sides of the saucepan.
2. Remove from heat; mix vigorously with a whisk until frothy.
3. Pour coffee or espresso into serving mug; top with milk mixture.
4. Top with nutmeg if desired.
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Still stuck in your Starbucks routine?? Check out this before you give into the cravings.
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Have you see this infographic of Starbucks' version? Holy heart attack!!! That this is so filled with artificial ingredients its crazy! What's worse in the calorie count. 380 calories for one 16oz cup...that's actually 2 servings but how many people only order a tall??
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Here's the official nutritional information provided by Starbucks' website...



Your future self will thank you for making the healthier choice!
Happy Thursday!!



FREE Inspiration Mug

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Tiny Prints Free Mug



Aw, thanks! You shouldn't have, Tiny Prints! But if you insist...

I decided to take this opportunity to make a little something that will do more than just warm my heart with pictures of my daughter. I decided to make .... an INSPIRATION MUG!!




Every morning I wake up and have my cup of joe. I also aim to do my workouts in the morning but are not always so successful. Thanks to Tiny Print's limited time offer, I made myself some inspiration that I will be looking at ALL DAY long!

When I'm not drinking coffee, these days I'm drinking hot green tea. Yup, I got hit with a sinus infection that is quickly turning into an upper respiratory infection. YUCK! So, to sooth my sore throat and fight off this bug I've put my water bottle aside and have kept my brewing station on all day.

SO! What will you fill up your mug with? Images of your goal body or inspiration model? Quotes? Funny fitness related pics? I'd love to see what you come up with.

To make your own either click on the banner at the top of this post or http://goo.gl/ElLfDn.

Have a great Sunday!


Taking the First Step

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Taking the first step is always the hardest. It is so much easier telling yourself ...

Oh I could never do that. 
It's too hard. 
I don't deserve it. 
I'm not strong enough. 
I'm not that lucky. 
I wish I could be that guy or that woman.

This may be you. Heck, it was even me at more than one point in my life. 

But all it takes is taking the first step. Allowing yourself to consider the possibilities. To realize you don't have to do this one your own. 

THAT is what my challenge groups are all about. Coming together one mommy to another mommy, being the support we need to get each other there. 



Feel inspired? I sure am!

Have a great weekend


How to add Bloglovin' to your Blog

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If you are starting a blog for the first time, one of the most crucial things to add is a way for people to follow you. There are a number of ways to do this. This tutorial will show you how.



For some FREE glitter Bloglovin' icons like the one above head HERE.

Step 1: Log into Blogger and click on your blog name to bring you to your overview. Click LAYOUT. 



Step 2: Click "Add a Gadget"





There are a few different options for adding a Follow Me.

OPTION 1: Bloglovin' Button

OPTION 2: Bloglovin' Button w/ your own image

OPTION 3: Follow by Email (feedrunner button by Blogger)

OPTION 4: Follow by email via 3rd party service (MadMimi, ChimpMail, ConstantContact, etc)
This will be in a future post..


Option 1: Add BlogLovin' Button via HTML code

Step 1a: Scroll down and click HTML/JavaScript option


Step 1b: Click on the dropdown arrow next to your icon and select BLOGLOVIN BUTTON. Comment at the bottom of this blog post if you would like a tutorial on how to link your blog to Bloglovin'.


Step 1c: Click GET THIS ICON! for which ever widget your would like to display on your blog.


Step 1d: Paste code into CONTENT BOX and click SAVE.


Option 2: Add Bloglovin' Button w/ your own image

Step 2a: Select IMAGE. 


Step 2b: Click CHOOSE FILE and find the image in your computer.


Step 2c: The image will upload. Click SAVE.


Option 3: 

Step 3a: Click FOLLOW BY EMAIL


Step 3b: It will pop up with everything you need already in it. Just click SAVE.




Happy blogging!!

Reaching new milestones

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Very exciting day for my crafting blog, www.SassySmidgens.Blogspot.com. I reached 155 followers on Bloglovin!! Wahoo!!

If you haven't checked out Bloglovin' yet, you should. It's a great site to follow all your blogs in one space. I know I do. So, we're heading there as well!

Sweet September Cash Giveaway

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Fitness is a huge part of my family's daily routine so I am very excited to be launching this new extension of my primary blog, Sassy Smidgens.


Fit Familia will feature lots of information on exercises, exercise regressions and progressions, mini routines, healthy recipes, green smoothies, Shakeology, Beachbody Challenges and support, as I have been invited to become a Beachbody Coach.


So please stop in frequently to see all the new topics that come about.


To mark the occasion I have joined with a number of my blogging and small business friends and our awesome coordinator Giveaway Promote.



Welcome to the $500 Sweet September Cash Giveaway!

We have joined forces with a fantastic group of bloggers to bring you this great giveaway. One lucky person will win $500 cash.

Enter to win $500 cash via PayPal.

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