Warm Salads!

We are salad lovers here! Love love love salads and they are especially handy if you are watching what you eat. But the downside is the same old lettuce base with the usual toppings gets old quickly so we have decided to change it up!

It is cold, windy and rainy outside and it hits me – warm salads (sounds perfect for winter right?) I plopped this into YouTube search and one of the the first videos that came up sounded like a winner! It was a Warm Crispy Mushroom Arugula Salad made by Healthnut Nutrition. It looked crazy delicious and if we were not getting ready to travel I’d be making this today! In her video she said it was a recipe she recreated from a dish that she had at Terroni‘s. I am super excited to try it when we get back and once I do I’ll let you guys know all about it!

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Image is from Nikole’s blog found here – http://bit.ly/3anOO9N

The YouTube Video is on her channel here – http://bit.ly/2Tzbo9o

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Blogging… How Did You Get Here?

In lieu of a long intro and a lot of hubbub, I’m going to cut right to the point of this short post.

What made all of you become bloggers?

I’m curious because I know when I started off on this adventure, I didn’t set out to become a blogger but that is where I happily ended up.

I wanted to share my experiences with people, places and products with others and it evolved into this.

Do you have a favorite platform? (Twitter, IG, Pinterest, Facebook etc.) Do you have one you can’t stand? Have you found any tools you can’t live without? (Tailwinds, MailChimp, etc.) Have you run into any scams? Are your family and friends supportive? Did you start out with a free blog or did you jump all in and get a premium paid blog with all the bells and whistles? Whats the biggest mistake you made starting out? Do you work mostly on your laptop or your phone?

Please feel free to share your story in the comments. I’d love to hear more about what makes you tick and your journey.

First Giveaway!

All of you followers and commenters have been amazing! It’s been a wonderful couple of months and I couldn’t have done it without each and every one of you. To show my appreciation I’m giving away the LOKASS Drawstring Makeup Bag pictured below. I have partnered with a fellow blogger Vivian at Thoughts From the Shower for this giveaway so you will see this post there as well.

All you have to do to enter is share this post on social media (FB, Twitter, IG, Pinterest, etc…), use the hashtag #VANGIVEAWAY and then comment on this post where you have shared it, (you can also drop a link if that is easier, and make sure your post is public so we can verify it, please). This giveaway is international and the shipping of the prize will be covered by us. Each share gets you one entry. Entries close on Friday March 15th at 11:59 PM EST. The winner will be chosen and announced Sunday March 17th 2019 at 6:00 PM EST.

I look forward to rewarding you all for your support.

You can also share this post from Vivian’s Blog – Thoughts From the Shower located HERE. There is no cap on entries. We hope you all have fun with this.

Love and hugs to all. ^_^

Your Friend,

The Virginia Nymph