New Blogger Shoutout: Write Them on My Heart

One of our growing passions about blogging as a part-time job is helping new bloggers get a strong start. We’ve learned so much along the way and love to help others take the next step in their blogging careers.

In an effort to give some brand spankin’ new blogs a jump start, we will regularly introduce a few select ones to you. These bloggers are getting their own special feature because they signed up for their site through our Blogging Basics Series.

Today we are excited for you to meet Alyson from Write Them on My Heart. Alyson has put so much thought and time into her blog. It is a delightful place to swing by and visit. You’re sure to leave refreshed and encouraged by her sweet personality that shines through her writing. OK, enough of me sharing. Take it away, Alyson!

Write Them On My Heart

Write Them On My Heart?

What is them?

The quick answer is that it comes from Proverbs 7:1-3: My son, keep my words and treasure up my commandments with you; keep my commandments and live; keep my teaching as the apple of your eye; bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart.

“Them” is God’s teachings. (Oh the grammar. I know.)

So – grammar aside – you may be thinking: That’s nice and all, but what does that look like in real life?

Enter my Write Them On My Heart blog! It is all about the how-to of surrounding our hearts and homes with God’s Word.

Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 “Stock Up & Save” Deals

Real Food Menu Plan for March 13-19: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia)

Two recipes I’m excited to throw back into our dinner rotation this week are the Chicken Apple Bites and Pizza Stromboli. They take kid favorites and add a little interesting twist. If you haven’t tried the Slow Cooker Balsamic Beef yet, that’s about the easiest and tastiest slow cooker meal I’ve ever made. Hands down.

P.S. To Everyone: Did you know you can have these menu plans emailed to you to weekly? All you have to do is sign up here.

3 Minute Avocado Toast

Avocado Toast is one of the easiest lunch ideas that can be customized to just how you like it. Super healthy too! Avocado Toast is so simple that it almost doesn’t feel worthy of a post. When I feel my body itching for some nutrition and I’m not wanting to munch on my kids’ lunch scraps, this is often what I end up making.

I mean, can I even call it a recipe?

You can probably get the gist of it by looking at the picture: Squish up some avocado, add a touch of salt and pepper and spread it over some toasted bread.Avocado Toast is one of the easiest lunch ideas that can be customized to just how you like it. Super healthy too!

It comes together fast and can be customized depending on what your in the mood for that day. If you’re feeling crazy, fry up and egg and put it on top of your avocado toast. Only if you’re feeling crazy though.

Puppy Chow

Super simple Puppy Chow (or Muddy Buddies). An easy dessert recipe to have in your back pocket for a crowd or party.

Puppy Chow (also known as Muddy Buddies) is one of my go-to large group treats. This batch was made for a Super Bowl party we attended but I’ve also found it to be a great treat for birthday parties, play dates, or any other group gathering. (Just be mindful of people with nut allergies!).

It’s super easy to make and a favorite of all ages. But, I must warn you about something.

It’s addicting.

You think I’m joking.

I’m not.

Consider yourself warned.

Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 “Stock Up & Save” Deals

Real Food Menu Plan for March 6-12: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia).

Home cooked meals with your family most nights of the week are doable. But, only if you have a menu plan that’s simple, that includes some leftovers (or freezer meals), and that your people will enjoy (at least that’s the motivating part to me!). This week’s easy, crowd-pleasers include Mini Italian Burgers, Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal, Chicken Penne Pasta, and more.

P.S. To Our Local Readers: Don’t forget to check out this week’s Top 5 killer “real food” deals at Hy-Vee for you to stock up and save on. These sales end on Tuesday, so grab them while they’re hot.

P.S.S. To Everyone: Did you know you can have these menu plans emailed to you to weekly? All you have to do is sign up here.