Today’s mid-day meal included a salad.
In the bowl:
- Bed of fresh spinach
- 1 large yellow pepper, chopped
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- Leftover pulled salsa chicken
- Pace black bean & roasted corn salsa
The chicken, salsa and yellow pepper all competed against each other for the star ingredient of this salad.
I loved all the different tastes and textures in this bowl.
Dessert was nabbed from the candy jar in my office.
Yesterday the dumpy peppermint candies were replaced with chocolate and my coworkers and I have been riding a chocolate high ever since!
Onto your daily does of fashion until I can get the fashion page of this blog up and running…
- Beige shrug with peach satin bow: Say What? (via TJMaxx)
- Army green tank top: Forever21
- Flare jeans: People’s Liberation
- Beige bangle: Random booth in the mall (Yes, they actually got me!)
- Army green suede pumps: Nine West
And now for some fun blogging talk that will hopefully interest you bloggers out there and will likely bore the rest of you to tears. For those of you totally uninterested in blogging, please enjoy this picture of Sadie.
My Number One Tip for Bloggers
Over the past few months, I’ve received an increasing number of emails from other bloggers or readers who hope to start up a blog. The emails contain a myriad of questions on topics ranging from starting a blog to growing a blog to finding the time to blog.
To be honest, I’ve avoided talking about this on my blog because I don’t feel like my blog is “legit” enough to really be a sounding board of advice. I absolutely love blogging and would whole-heartedly encourage anyone interested in starting a blog to do so, but I feel awkward giving advice on the topic since I don’t exactly feel qualified. Maybe I’ll muster up some courage to do so in the future, but for now I figured I would share the one thing I’ve always kept in my mind ever since I started Peanut Butter Fingers:
Create a blog you would want to read.
The blogs I most enjoy reading focus on living a healthy lifestyle, as mine does. But one thing that keeps me going back to my favorite blogs is the way they also let their personalities shine and give readers a peek into their day-to-day lives and relationships.
Most of the time, I breeze through posts that hone in on recipes but linger over ones where the blogger did something exciting with her girlfriends or went on an adventurous date with her husband. (Double points go to bloggers who saturate their posts with pictures of their pets!) To me, this is what I find most interesting to both read about and write about, so that’s how I frame my blog.
I address workouts, recipes and healthy living topics, which I also adore writing about and truly find interesting, but I honestly feel like the real essence of my blog comes from simply living. What did I do today that I found particularly amusing? What makes me tic? What random things excite me and make me laugh? This is my blog fodder.
I love reliving fun events in my life and blogging about random musings like love languages or debates I have with Ryan. These are things that I find interesting! I would hope that if I weren’t the one writing this blog, I would still want to read it.
In a nutshell, my one piece of totally unfounded and unresearched advice would be to simply be yourself and write a blog you would want to read. Chances are if you find it interesting, someone else out there may get a kick out of it, too.
Now I ask you…
If you could only provide one piece of advice to bloggers, what advice would you give?