Avocado Egg Salad

This rich & creamy Avocado Egg Salad makes the perfect side dish or protein-packed lunch. Even better – it’s low carb, Keto- & Paleo-friendly.

Low Carb, Keto-Friendly Egg Salad with Avocados

A big thank you to Nellie’s Free Range Eggs for sponsoring this recipe. All opinions are mine alone.

Is anyone else out there sticking with their healthy eating resolutions for the year? I’m a little behind the ball and just starting to make improvements to my diet. I tend to get really bored when I try to eat healthier, so I’m constantly trying to switch things up.  Today, I’m super excited to share my latest healthy recipe – an amazing Avocado Egg Salad.

The Avocado Egg Salad is a rich, creamy recipe that’s perfect as a side dish, or for a protein-packed lunch.

Avocado Egg Salad - low carb, Keto and Paleo friendly

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CREATIVE CIRCLE LINK PARTY #191

Our last link party for The Creative Circle. We are featuring twelve posts this week. Thanks for linking up with us every week.

Welcome to The Creative Circle – a place to share and find decor and DIY inspiration for your home!

Greetings friend! Well, today is the day. Our last official party but we are thrilled to be featuring your amazing posts once last time. Each of us is sharing two so make sure to stop by your hosts. Thank you so much for linking up with us, we’ve had a blast getting to know new blogs and being able to provide inspiration from your wonderful posts to our readers. Please stick around as non of us are going anywhere! I encourage you to follow all of your hosts using the accounts below. If you would like to receive weekly updates from me, I send out freebies, printables, and new posts on a quarterly basis, just subscribe to my newsletter.

We’ve got a wonderful library of featured posts on our Pinterest The Creative Circle board showcasing our favorites from the last four years.

The Creative Circle link party featuring all things home decor design and DIY Thursdays 7am MST

My first feature is so clever – I’m loving this deconstructed couch makeover by One Thousand Oaks. Such a stylish budget project! Hop on over to get all of the details.French country deconstructed couch makeover

My second feature follows the furniture makeover theme. I love this inspiration for flipping furniture by Orphans with MakeUp.How to flip furniture like a pro. Buffet makeover.

 

Follow your hostesses, please!

The 6 Creative Circle hosts

Linda @ The Home I Create || Pinterest || Facebook || Twitter || Instagram || Google +
Michelle @ Thistle Key Lane || Pinterest || Facebook || Instagram
Jessica @ The Organized Mama || Pinterest || Facebook || Instagram || Twitter
Rochelle @ Five Marigolds || Pinterest || Facebook || Twitter || Instagram

Feature Information:

Remember to visit the other hostesses to see if you were their feature!

If you wish to pin any of the individual projects features, please click through any pin from the original source.

If you were featured this week, we have a nifty button you can add to your blog.
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And that’s a wrap!  Have a wonderful weekend and hope to see around blogland!

Creative Circle Link Party #190

Thank you for linking up all things DIY, design or decor.

Welcome to The Creative Circle link party – a place to share and find decor and DIY inspiration for your home!

Next we each host will feature two posts, because sadly it will be our last Creative Circle party. We hope you will stick with us until the end!

This week I’m sharing a drool-worthy kitchen. It’s not your typical kitchen space…keep scrolling to see why!

Drool Worthy Kitchen Makeover

 

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Creative Circle Link Party #188

Thank you for linking up all things DIY, design or decor.

Welcome to The Creative Circle link party – a place to share and find decor and DIY inspiration for your home!

Today I’m sharing another fun room makeover. I love the look of exposed brick in a home…but I also am a huge fan of how open and bright it looks when brick is limewashed. Here is the before on this project. Keep scrolling to see the after as well as my co-hostesses’ favorite projects of 2018!

Limewashing brick - room makeover before and after

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Low-Key Fancy New Year’s Eve

tips for throwing a simple but special NYE at home

This post is sponsored by Whole Foods Market . Must be 21+ to purchase alcohol, drink responsibly.

When I was a freshman in college (a looong time ago!), I had to have a minor ankle surgery over winter break. While the procedure was minor, it meant I would be laid up for New Year’s Eve. 

My bestie took mercy on me and stayed in with me. We dressed up cute, grabbed some snacks and decor, and threw ourselves a totally memorable low-key party. Much to my surprise, what should have been a total downer of a night turned into the best New Year’s Eve I’d ever had. 

That was the year I discovered that, for me, low-key was the best way to ring in the year. 

This especially holds true today as a mom of three. After the craziness of the Christmas holiday and lots of travel to visit family, the whole family is ready for a relaxed night in.

But, it has to be special.

Don’t get me wrong, I love to throw a good party. The good news is, it doesn’t take much to make your gathering low-key fancy. Especially when you can get everything you need from your local Whole Foods Market.Low Key Fancy New Year's Eve Celebration

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Christmas Morning Emergency Kit

santa claus tool kit for tackling christmas emergencies

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PoweringtheHolidays #CollectiveBias

We’ve all been there. The last-minute dash to wrap gifts, stuff stockings, and assemble alll the things. Inevitably, we find we’re one critical thingamajig away from ripping through the brick fortress of toy packaging. One set of batteries away from creating Christmas magic. One gift away from checking everyone off your list.

Since our family often travels around the holidays, we’ve learned to become efficient over the years. Traveling means we have to be ready in advance for any potential Christmas-day gift crisis. Not because we’ve got it all together. But, because we’ve learned the hard way.

Today, I’m going to share my list for creating a Christmas emergency kit. Plus, to build your own, you can click  batteries to receive a $5 Walmart eGift card with your $15 Energizer® battery or lights purchase .*

Christmas Morning Emergency Kit | Five Marigolds

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Holiday Survival Guide for Moms

4 Favorite FINDS FOR FEELING FESTIVE DURING THE HOLIDAYS

This post, Holiday Survival Guide for Moms,  is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com. All opinions are my own.

Hey Moms, are you still with me? How are you holding up? Yes, it’s the most wonderful time of the year, but this home stretch of the season is always HARD.

Amid all the wonderful tasks on our lists, baking, shopping, wrapping, packing….it’s easy to feel completely burnt out by the time Christmas arrives.

Today, I invite you take a small break from your ever-growing task list. I’m sharing a few things on my own little holiday survival guide.

Holiday Survival Guide for Moms

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Creative Circle Link Party #185

Thank you for linking up all things DIY, design or decor.

Welcome to The Creative Circle link party – a place to share and find decor and DIY inspiration for your home!

This week I’m loving this tutorial for decorating with fresh Cedar. Here is her before that so many of us can relate to! Keep scrolling to read all about it.

Fresh Cedar wreaths and bunting for your front porch

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My Daily Routine as a Work From Home Mom

A big thank you to Chicken of the Sea for partnering with me on  this post about my daily routine as a work from home mom. All opinions are my own.

Earlier this year I posted about all the ways I make a full-time income from home, and ever since then I’ve gotten  a lot of questions about how I make it all work. As it turns out, there are many of you who feel the same way I do about wanting to do it all – work from home while being more present for family.

I’ll be honest – it’s been a nutty year of trying lots of new things and trying to balance it all, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. (…Unless being independently  wealthy was on the table…then I’d totally take that.)

Today I’m sharing my daily routine as a work from home mom – which, as you’ll read, changes every single day.

What does my daily routine look like?

4:00 a.m.: Alarm goes off. Nope – not a typo!

I get dressed, make myself look (somewhat) presentable, grab a quick cup of coffee and head to my office to prepare for the first appointment of the day.

4:30 a.m.: Begin my morning side hustle: teaching ESL classes online. I love this work because it it’s fun and stress-free, and gives me the consistency I don’t always have with freelancing and blogging.

7:30 a.m.: Help my kids with the last of their morning routines, like brushing hair, signing forms, and packing lunches. My Daily Routine as a Work From Home Mom

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Creative Circle Link Party #183

Thank you for linking up all things DIY, design or decor.

Welcome to The Creative Circle link party – a place to share and find decor and DIY inspiration for your home!

This week, the “impromptu porch renovation” by The Painted Hive totally made my jaw drop. I couldn’t believe the huge transformation she made on a dated entry, with a teeny budget. Keep scrolling to read all about it.

Front porch makeover on a small budget

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How to Look Your Best (even with a thyroid disorder)

living your best life with thyroid disease

Coping with Grave's Disease and Thyroid Disorder

I have Grave’s Disease.

Whew. I’m glad I got that out of the way.

It can be hard to get up close and personal here on the blog, but I’ve become more and more convicted that I should share this part of my life. After all, thyroid disorder is increasingly common in America, and yet is still largely misdiagnosed and misunderstood.

I’ve struggled with the affects of this disease for years, and I’m sharing about it today in the hopes that it can help someone else.

Here’s my story.

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CREATIVE CIRCLE LINK PARTY #180

Thank you for linking up all things DIY, design or decor.

Welcome to The Creative Circle link party – a place to share and find decor and DIY inspiration for your home!

Every year I love to come up with easy, inexpensive Halloween costumes for my readers, and it’s always some of my most popular October content!

Today, I’m thrilled to share yet another great idea for today’s Link Up! Keep reading for the full details on this costume…

Ash Ketchum DIY Pokemon Halloween Costume

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DIY Writing Skills Workbook

custom Writing Skills Workbook for less than $1

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PlayWithPlaymobil #CollectiveBias

Create a custom writing skills workbook in minutes

When I was a young kid, I was blown away one day when my dad brought home a little toy doctor kit, little candies (aka pills – it was the 80’s, okay?) and flashcards for me.

Not an earth shattering story, right?

Except, my parents NEVER just brought home gifts for no reason, so it’s a memory that firmly planted itself in my mind.

Only recently, (many, many years later)I learned the rest of the story.DIY Writing Skills Workbook Kindergarten Back To School

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