It’s that time of year again, where I share my top 7 most popular blog posts of 2017.
This year has been AWESOME! Not because I’ve met every goal, I actually failed it. It was Awesome because I’m content, in every area of my life (Marriage, Business and Life). I feel fulfilled and at peace in my heart and mind. When You purpose in your heart to allow God to drive in the driver’s seat, Your goals are very different. My goal is always to live purposefully in following God and not what I want.
I accomplished so much in 2017. It’s been a year since I did my BIG CHOP. It’s been a year since we moved into our first house. This year, my husband decided it was a good time to get not just one dog but two! I was able to collaborate with other Youtubers, which was fun! I was able to my makeup professionally done by an ARTISTS! This year I also finished up my degree in BUSINESS, I’m so EXCITED! I’m stepping into 2018 with BIG expectations, hopes and dreams coming true.
Here’s my 7 most popular blog posts of 2017-
I’m always up for trying new recipes, new foods, new things and more. I LOVE how the bread came out and if you we’re wondering if you can make bread in the crock pot, here’s a way you can try it out. For my family, I love that it makes my house smells wonderful and my family happy. Now… why would I want to make bread in the crock pot and not in the oven? Because, I never made bread in the crock pot and wanted to try it.
Now, why are they instant? It’s because all you have to do is add water. I’m all about quick and easy, nothing too fancy, just straight to the point and these fluffy pancakes deliver all that and then some. You can modify this recipe any way you want. I sometimes add chocolate chips, cinnamon, blueberries, etc. the list goes on. In this recipe, I made chocolate chip, its my husband favorite. My whole family loves chocolate. This mixture lasts me months. We don’t have it everyday. Probably once a week, on Saturdays as a family.
While I’m working out and trying to get my summer body back, I’m on the hunt to finding healthy breakfast and snack ideas. Here I created a healthy muffin you can eat for breakfast and still stay on track. I have some leftover frozen cranberries. Whenever I make bread with cranberries I need to have orange juice with it, So I created Cranberry Orange Protein Muffins.
This was a favorite and fun post. Creating this routine took a lot of trial and error. I did not grow up wanting to be a SAHM mom. It was not model to me and it wasn’t even in my mindset. I wanted to go to college and work at a business company in wall street. I also didn’t know the Lord until after I had my twins and even then I struggled a lot with wanting to stay home with them. When my husband and I got married we decided that it would be financially better for us that I stay home with the kids, while he worked. At first, I was all for it but then He started going on deployments and I was not happy about that. That is when I started looking for jobs that would pay for daycare, gas, and any other extra things I wanted.
Currently, my life is pretty busy. I’m currently in school, I’m taking a few classes to finish my Business degree, Working part-time, building my YouTube channel and this blog. My Pastor at the church I attend is teaching about Marriage from the book Song of Solomon.
It has been a while since I wrote about deployments, almost 4 years ago and A LOT has changed. While, I am still thankful for deployments and have experienced quite a few while married 10+ years to my Marine, at times it can be overwhelming. Recently my husband went on a month deployment and I thought this would be a good time for me to get my school work done (in peace!), I can finish up some blogging and work on my YouTube channel, etc. No… Things have gone crazy and I completely forgot how crazy it can get while hubby is away.
Another favorite. Here’s a little bit of prediction of what I know. I know I have roots in Africa (probably Nigeria) but don’t know exactly where. I also, knew I may be mixed with Irish, due to my maiden being Collins and the origin is from Ireland. So, I share this story with you, to share, the background of why I have no idea what my heritage is and how this was such a God blessing for me. Having the opportunity to know my Heritage will answer so many questions for me and I fill in the gaps in my life. Below is a video of my results you can watch.
This year I wanted to continue to reach my goal of having 1,000 subscribers. So far, here is my 7 most popular video on my YouTube channel