Life As Rachel

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Fueled Pack Your Day with Plenti Yogurt

Over the past few years, I have learned to love yogurt. I could not stand it as a child but now, it is part of my daily routine. I just discovered Plenti Greek Yogurt and I have to share my love for it.

Most days I have yogurt in my morning smoothie. Other times I take some yogurt with me to work and eat it as a late breakfast or an afternoon snack. I had the strawberry flavored Plenti for a late snack at work and it was delicious. It was the burst of energy I needed and it didn't bog me down like other snacks do. 
Now if you know me, you know I am big into running and this is perfect for a good snack to help with my training for my 5k's. I am also trying to lose weight due to being diagnosed with PCOS. It can sometimes be hard to find a good snack that taste good and is good for you but luckily I found Plenti

Plenti Yogurt is Packed Full of Goodness™. I have added extra stuff before to my yogurt when I felt it was missing something but with Plenti Yogurt you do not have to do that. Plenti Yogurt is Greek yogurt with whole grain oats, flax & pumpkin seeds and delicious fruit mixed right in. It is also gluten free for all of my gluten free friends out there! 
Worried you won't find a flavor you like? WELL DON'T! They have these amazing flavors: Black Cherry, Blueberry, Coconut, Peach, Raspberry, Spiced Apple, Strawberry and Vanilla.

If you have not had a chance to grab this yet, go get some. I found it super easy and I am ready to try all of the flavors. Also make sure you stop by and like the Plenti Yogurt's Instagram page. Want to look up some of the hashtags for it? Look for #PlentiYogurt and #LandofPlenti so you can stay up to date with what they have to offer!!
Thank you Plenti for sponsoring today's post and inspiring me to try their new fulfilling yogurt!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

TTC Update

I have not given an update on our fertility/trying to conceive status in about a month so I figured today was as good as any. So just a tiny recap: We have been trying for a year to have a baby. I was on birth control for 9 years religiously (I was on seasonale). I am not having a normal cycle...sometimes I don't get them at all and I get to take Provera to make them show up. This has been going on since February. I went to the doctor a month or so ago and we both FINALLY decided it was time to start running test. 

So today Monday and today I went and had blood work done. I gave away to much of my blood that I would have preferred not to. I had to drink a nasty drink for a glucose test. Let me tell you, it does not taste like a orange soda. It is gross and nasty. I am anxious and nervous and ready for my results to come back in so I can know what is going on. Hopefully I get some results and answers that can help me on my journey to one day have a baby. 

I may be smiling in this photo but this drink is nasty. 
When we first started this journey, I thought it would be easy and quick. Boy was I proved wrong. I am still shocked, sad and upset that we do not have a child yet. I am really starting to get fed up but I know there is nothing I can do but be patient. One of the hardest things is seeing others with their babies. It is difficult to be around some people because of it. It is hard to be happy for my friends when they announce they are pregnant but I try to be. I don't want my mood to bring others down.

Who knows, maybe my next TTC update will be a happier one with some answers in it! Fingers crossed for us! 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Let's Be Friends Blog Hop

Welcome to the Let's Be Friends Blog Hop!
A blog hop is a set time frame for current or aspiring bloggers to find new blogs and quality content. It is a great way to make new friends and find inspiration! It is also a fabulous way to promote your own blog and posts.

Dear Friends,
What a day to celebrate! This is the 129th week of the Let's Be Friends blog hop! Thanks for joining us on this special day. Chelsee and Tiffany are extremely delighted to see the way this hop has grown and love to see your faces each week!**IMPORTANT HOUSEKEEPING NOTE! We are looking for co-hosts for our blog hop for September! This is a great way to gain new followers and network with other bloggers! If you are interested please email! Thank you!  
Join us every Tuesday at 7am (MST). This blog hop focuses on content. LINK UP YOUR FAVORITE POST from last week in this fun content-sharing blog hop! I love the idea of blog hopping, but I love the idea of reading posts and quality content on new blogs I've never been to even more. Instead of simply linking up your blog button, you are now able to link up your favorite post you recently wrote. Have a delicious recipe to share, DIY tutorial, or heartfelt post? Share it with us! All hosts and co-hosts put up some unique and fun content from the past week. Make sure to check them out. P.S.- you may still link up your blog button and blog name, but it is encouraged to link up your favorite post instead. You will get more page views and interest if you do so! Some of the most successful blog hops I have participate in focus on content rather than just exchanging follows. You never know who will become a loyal follower or pin that delicious new recipe you posted! You can save on your wireless plan easily with this guide.
The BEST part of this blog hop? Each week there will be a WINNER! That's right, each week we will choose one lucky blog to feature from the previous week's hop. This hop receives thousands of page views every week, so your blog will have the chance to be center stage for free. You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win. Only those who link up a specific post are eligible to be featured! *You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win.
The last exciting change is that the co-host spots will now be available to all sponsors of The Dwelling Tree or Southern Beauty Guide. If you are interested in co-hosting the blog hop, email Tiffany or Chelsee about sponsorship opportunities and how to co-host the weekly hop!
Let's Be Friend's Blog Hop Guidelines
1. Link up your favorite post from your week.
2. Follow your hosts and co-hosts.
3. Grab the button and post it on your blog so we can share the love.
4. Visit 3 other blogs, comment, and follow them along!
5. Tweet about this blog hop, using #letsbefriends
6. Pin the button on pinterest so we can spread the news!
 Let’s Be Friends
***Once a week, one blog will be chosen to be the featured blogger from the previous blog hop.
Meet your hosts:

The Dwelling Tree: Blog, Bloglovin'
Southern Beauty Guide: Blog, Bloglovin'
Meet this week's co-host:
PicMonkey Collage
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Lindsay @ The Flynnigans
Rachel @ Life as Rachel
Bekah @ Resolve
Aleshea @ Glitz & Grits

***This weeks featured post from last week's hop:
Thank you all once again for continually linking up at our blog hop. It is such a fun time and I am so impressed each week with all the amazing posts. Please continue to link up an actual post instead of your blog. We want to keep reading your content and it makes it more fun to pick a winner!
Is there anything we can do differently or better? Please share in the comments!

...on to the Winner!
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Hi friends, It's Chelsee this week! As a Beauty Blogger and Makeup Artists I am always on the hunt for organization ideas to implement in my collection. If you are a lover of makeup then I am sure you know exactly the struggle that exists in organizing a collection. When I saw this I knew I had to share it. This is the perfect solution for those that have even the smallest amount of makeup. You can never have enough organization in my opinion! Kierra talks about her makeup organization journey that includes very affordable suggestions. If you are looking for some makeup organization ideas then I highly suggest you check out this post!
Go check out Kierra 's blog and post! :)
Keep posting awesome content! You make it so fun for us to read all your posts! If you can, please link up a specific post. It makes it easier for us to come and visit!