Eat Drink & Be Mary: Five on Friday + a Survey


Five on Friday + a Survey

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Now on to my five on this cold, cold Friday.

ONE-- I finally took the plunge.  Yep, I have began taking sponsors and it was about time.  I was a little cautious at first.  But now that I've created the page I am super excited.  Because it will bother me with all my ads starting in the middle of each month, I am starting off with all ads 50% off and they will run through the end of this month (Jan 31).  More eyes on your blog for next to nothing.  What are you waiting for?  Go check it out.  

TWO-- Finally I have put up the recipe for the Pumpkin Chip French Toast Bake I made for Christmas morning breakfast.  It was a hit.  But don't take my word for it, check it out yourself!

THREE-- I took my first ever Pilates class this week.  And I enjoyed it a lot.  I am excited to continue trying out the classes, and mix up my usual workout routine.  Have any of you taken Pilates before?  Any comments, rants, raves, for warnings?  I am also, working on a goal (inspired by the girls over at Tone It Up) to get in 100 miles by Valentines day.  I've gotta little bit of a late start though, 5/100 so far.  But that means it's only about 2.6 miles each day.  Doable?  I think yes.  Anyone wanna join in with me or at least send a little extra motivation my way?

FOUR--  I absolutely love Instagram.  It's one of my many guilty pleasures.  I blame my mom for my picture obsession.  Taking them, or simply looking at them.  I eat it up.  So I bring to you...My Your Top 10 Instagram Pictures.  Check 'em out.

FIVE--Speaking of my mom, we've been spending a lot of time together recently.  This past weekend we took a trip to see family in South Carolina.  And then due to snow & cold weather she's had snow days giving us lots of free time.  So, we took the time to make some amazing recipes.  Look forward to Baked Potato Soup & Beef and Broccoli recipes heading your way.  

I hope you have an amazing weekend.  Give your loved ones an extra squeeze & make sure to stay warm.  Do you have any plans this weekend?  Do tell.
Oh and of course, please take time to fill out my survey below :)

ps. I'm going stir crazy with the blogger template I have now.  It was free, and I liked it at first.  But it's not cutting it anymore.  Any suggestions for designers, not expensive??

Linking up with the girls from Five on Friday...
Darci | April | Natasha | Christina 

Other parties I'm linking up with here.
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  1. I've had the most success with pilates than anything else I've ever done, and it was all using home videos! I don't think there's anything quite like it for slimming and toning! Also, I just got into the Tone it Up girls and I LOVE it!!

  2. I've become obsessed with instagram lately. I never get on facebook anymore. That pumpkin chip french toast looks amazing!!

  3. Hey girl coming over from the blog hop! I can't wait to check out your blog some more! U go for putting yourself out there and getting sponsors! I have been wanting to do so myself so thank you for some inspiration! Have a great weekend!


  4. Congrats on accepting sponsors! The 100 miles seems doable! There are a lot of blog designers on Etsy.

  5. That french toast looks absolutely amazing! I'm going to have to make that soon. As for blog designers, I'm itching for a new look, too, and when I do I'm having Laura {Laura Wyatt Designs} create it. Check her out at Our Life in the Queen City. She's fabulous and uber talented, tell her I sent you. : ) Have a great weekend!


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