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Be The Mom (that is the right kind of busy) - Amanda Farris

BE THE MOM that is the RIGHT KIND OF BUSY. During this whole motherhood gig, we only get so much time when our kids are under our roof and we get to be the ones to primarily teach them about life, character, fun, work, and responsibility. So it is important to be the Right Kind Of Busy. The kind of busy that invests in the things that truly

Actived: Tuesday Dec 3, 2019

URL: https://www.amandafarris.org/mom-right-kind-busy/

Coffee Bar in the Teachers Lounge - Amanda Farris

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They are formatted for shipping labels. You could print the whole page on a sheet of labels and then have them handy for quick teacher encouraging pick-me-up gifts OR just skip the shipping label part and print it off on card stock and tie it to a coffee. FUN! teachinglabels

- Actived: Thursday Feb 13, 2020
- Link: http://www.amandafarris.org/coffee-bar-in-the-teachers-lounge/

First Day of School Activities with FREE PRINTABLE

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So, I thought the 100 day party would be a perfect way to start off the school year. (and they agreed) 100 Googly Eyes. One of the activities that we did was make a 100 eyed monster. The kids all name theirs Shelob from the Lord of the Rings books. (That is our current read-aloud series) 100 Necklace

- Actived: Sunday Feb 2, 2020
- Link: http://www.amandafarris.org/first-day-of-school-activities/

Homemade Caramel Recipe- BEST EVER - Amanda Farris

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I’ve attached the printable recipe at the bottom, so make sure you print it off and keep it forever! You can refer back to some of these pictures if you are unsure of what I’m talking about in the recipe. We made our first set this week and the kids and I sat outside and wrapped them all up (and ate a few).

- Actived: Sunday Feb 2, 2020
- Link: https://www.amandafarris.org/homemade-caramel-recipe-best-ever/

Good Things in Life and our Best Homeschool Change of the Year

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I found myself rushing through our reading time, so I could get to other things. So, I instituted a new routine/rhythm to our homeschool life that is working GREAT! I set an alarm for 10:35 every morning and when that alarm goes off everyone can stop whatever homework or chore they are doing and head to the living room for some read aloud time

- Actived: Saturday Feb 8, 2020
- Link: https://www.amandafarris.org/best-homeschool-change-of-the-year/

4th of July Dessert - Amanda Farris

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This 4th of July dessert is one of my favorite desserts of the summer. I have about 4 or 5 favorites that I plan to share with you over the next month or so. But this is definitely one of my favorite summer desserts. It is topped with fresh local fruits that we picked ourselves!

- Actived: Friday Feb 21, 2020
- Link: http://www.amandafarris.org/4th-july-dessert/

Valentine's Breakfast- McDonald's- and a Valentine Craft

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Valentine’s Breakfast- McDonald’s- and a Valentine Craft Homemade Slime. February 5, 2017. FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by McDonald’s. All opinions are my own. Valentine’s Day is coming up and I’m a sucker for celebrating all the holidays. Yes, I know, Valentine’s Day is way too over commercialized and is a big fat money vacuum for the retailers. But, I am still okay with

- Actived: Friday Nov 22, 2019
- Link: https://www.amandafarris.org/valentines-breakfast-mcdonalds-valentine-craft/

Embracing Grace and Living the Adventure TEE - Amanda Farris

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Embracing Grace and Living the Adventure Tee! Life. The adventure of life. I never thought growing up, that I would be 30, married, divorced, married again with a step daughter and blessed with my crazy little man.

- Actived: Sunday Feb 16, 2020
- Link: https://www.amandafarris.org/embracing-grace-and-living-the-adventure-tee/

Fall Tea Party - Amanda Farris

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Since this Fall Tea Party happened around Halloween we let the girls come and dress up if they wanted to. Some girls chose fancy “princess” dresses to make it a fancy tea party while others opted for a traditional costume. And of course– besides fun crafts there was lots of Fall tea party food and fresh flowers to make it pretty!

- Actived: Sunday Dec 8, 2019
- Link: https://www.amandafarris.org/how-to-host-a-fall-tea-party/

Family of 6 eats out at The Dixie Cafe - Amanda Farris

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FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by The Dixie Cafe. All opinions are my own. A lot has changed in our world in the past year. The number one change would be the addition of a baby to our family to make us a party of 6. Being a party of 6 has changed the way we do a few things and some of the outing choices that we make.

- Actived: Tuesday Dec 10, 2019
- Link: https://www.amandafarris.org/family-6-dixie-cafe-kids-eat-99-cents/

BE THE MOM: Be Their #1 Fan - amandafarris.org

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BE THE MOM: Be Their #1 Fan. July 16, 2015. I’ve been asked several times by people, “What are you going to do if your kids don’t like sports?” or “What are you going to do if they don’t like basketball?” You see, growing up my interests laid mainly with sports. My summers were spent playing AAU basketball traveling all over the place to tournaments as well as making memories on

- Actived: Tuesday Feb 4, 2020
- Link: https://www.amandafarris.org/be-the-mom-be-their-1-fan/
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Marathon of Motherhood- Chart Your Course - Amanda Farris

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Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; But happy is he who keeps the law. In this verse, the word revelation can be translated to vision. The verse is talking about God’s revelation of how to live. The verse explains that joy and happiness will be found in living out life the way God intends us to. But to be able to do

- Actived: Wednesday Jan 1, 2020
- Link: https://www.amandafarris.org/marathon-of-motherhood-chart-your-course/

Plum Paper Planner- Coupon Code - Amanda Farris

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I love how each month starts off with 3 main goals to accomplish. This is super helpful for list makers like myself who love the process of writing it down and checking it off. (I told you I was an office supply nerd.) There are several different weekly layout options to choose from. I chose this one because my friend Karen picked this one and

- Actived: Tuesday Jan 28, 2020
- Link: https://www.amandafarris.org/plum-paper-planner-coupon-code/

Its Okay if you tell someone you are a mom

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Immediately people start spouting off everything that they are involved in, how important their job is or how much responsibility that they have. Being a mom is one of the last things that someone chooses to mention about themselves. Or they might mention it quickly and in passing but its almost as if they don’t feel like its important enough

- Actived: Tuesday Feb 11, 2020
- Link: https://www.amandafarris.org/okay-tell-someone-youre-mom/

Homemade Pear Preserves - Amanda Farris

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He gave me a quick hug and “thanks mom” and was off on his merry little way to play. After all my work, I was so proud of my very first jar of homemade pear preserves, that I removed my flowers from my kitchen table and I set the pear jar on my table as my centerpiece for a few days and no one was allowed to eat it.

- Actived: Sunday Feb 9, 2020
- Link: http://www.amandafarris.org/homemade-pear-preserves/

Searcy Holiday of Lights and Hot Chocolate - Amanda Farris

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I froze my tushi off standing and watching them dance around the tree FOREVER. I thought my heart was about to burst with joy as I stood there watching them dance and have a good time together as the tree put on a spectacular light show complete with excellent Christmas music. We will definitely be back this season to let them busta move again.

- Actived: Friday Feb 21, 2020
- Link: http://www.amandafarris.org/searcy-holiday-of-lights-and-hot-chocolate/

Minuteman Cross Country 5k - Amanda Farris

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The Minuteman Cross Country race did NOT go as I planned or hoped. I had been running and training well before the race, so I was really looking forward to running this one. Sometimes your training goes really well and you hit all your times and feel great. Other times, your training stinks and you can’t hit any of your goal runs.

- Actived: Thursday Feb 13, 2020
- Link: https://www.amandafarris.org/minuteman-cross-country-5k/

Fitness Plans and Tips - Amanda Farris

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Hey All! Earlier this week I shared a little about my running plan after baby, and I promised to give you a list of a few things I’m doing to get the baby weight off and how much I needed to lose.. But first, I’ll share what I’m doing to reach my goal and how I’m going to reward myself when I do.

- Actived: Sunday Dec 8, 2019
- Link: https://www.amandafarris.org/fitness-plans-tips/

Moving out of the Trenches of Motherhood - Amanda Farris

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I’m moving out of the trenches. It’s really happening. These past few years have been a whirlwind to me. I had 3 kiddos in 3 years and 4 months. (That’s being pregnant 50% of the time in those years!) So, it is safe to say that life has been a bit crazy around here. I …

- Actived: Monday Nov 18, 2019
- Link: https://www.amandafarris.org/moving-out-of-the-trenches-of-motherhood/

Bush's Hummus Made Easy Sandwich and Hummus Quesadilla

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Scroll down to the bottom of this post and print off the recipe! Make it this week. Bush’s Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is the key ingredient to making the sandwich awesome. But to tell you the truth, my favorite thing about the Hummus Made Easy is how quick and easy it is just to make a simple dip for lunch.

- Actived: Friday Dec 27, 2019
- Link: http://www.amandafarris.org/hummus-sandwich-hummus-quesadilla/

9 Marriage Tips from 9 years - Amanda Farris

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First off I would like to say excellent blog! I had a quick question in which I’d like to ask if you do not mind. I was interested to find out how you center yourself and clear your mind prior to writing. I have had trouble clearing my thoughts in getting my thoughts out there. I do take pleasure in writing however it just seems

- Actived: Saturday Feb 15, 2020
- Link: http://www.amandafarris.org/9-marriage-tips-from-9-years/

Easter Resurrection Cookies - Amanda Farris

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Pin this on Pinterest, Print off the Recipe, and do the Easter Story Cookies activity with your kiddos! It doesn’t have to be done the night before Easter. Anytime during the season is great! But do it at night, so they have to wake up to an EMPTY TOMB! Click here for the printable recipe.

- Actived: Thursday Dec 26, 2019
- Link: http://www.amandafarris.org/easter-resurrection-cookies/

Apple Praline Bread Recipe - Amanda Farris

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Apple Praline Bread Recipe. So without further ado– here is my kids “You Tube” debut of making some Apple Praline Bread in our very ametaur video. The written recipe is posted below as well so you can print it off and save it as one of your favorites!

- Actived: Friday Feb 14, 2020
- Link: http://www.amandafarris.org/apple-praline-bread-recipe/

Christmas Cookies - Amanda Farris

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I know it’s getting close to Christmas but you still have time to make Christmas cookies with your kids. It’s an easy project and doesn’t take very long and they have a blast! Warning though, you will have a messy kitchen with flour everywhere! So go ahead and Pin this post to save the recipe or print it off and plan a day to make these soon!

- Actived: Saturday Dec 21, 2019
- Link: https://www.amandafarris.org/christmas-cookies/

National Egg Month- Celebrating at McDonald's - Amanda Farris

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So for National Egg Month, I pulled out the “cool mom” card and surprised my kids with an early morning breakfast out at McDonald’s to have eggs and to start National Egg Month off right. They were EASILY motivated to get up that morning when I announced it because they are all avid breakfast eaters anyway. Why can’t they pop up that

- Actived: Wednesday Jan 15, 2020
- Link: https://www.amandafarris.org/national-egg-month-celebrating-at-mcdonalds/

Ronald McDonald House- Arkansas-Teaching Kids to Give

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The Ronald McDonald house in Little Rock is a place for families to stay for FREE while their kids are sick and being taken care of at local area hospitals. It is a home away from home for them. It helps parents not have to camp out sleeping in waiting room chairs and living off vending machine food. If you have ever had a sick kid, then you

- Actived: Wednesday Jan 15, 2020
- Link: http://www.amandafarris.org/ronald-mcdonald-house-arkansas-teaching-kids-give/

The Wedding Barn and Event Center Ladies - Amanda Farris

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But, to go along with everything that I am saying and the importance of pausing and taking the time to enjoy friendships, make memories, and invest in people—–The annual Ladies Tea at The Wedding Barn and Event Center that is coming up is an event that I recommend where you can do just that!

- Actived: Monday Jan 13, 2020
- Link: https://www.amandafarris.org/the-wedding-barn-and-event-center-ladies-tea-giveaway/

Grace for being LATE and McDonald's Breakfast - Amanda Farris

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Also- if you love the Embracing Grace sign– I have a printable for you! Use the Code: LATEGRACE and get 50% off this printable! It makes a great piece of framed art or just a simple reminder to tack to a bulletin board. The printable comes in Turquoise, Coral, and Purple. You get all 3! Click HERE for the Printable. So let’s hear those

- Actived: Sunday Jan 26, 2020
- Link: https://www.amandafarris.org/grace-for-being-late-and-mcdonalds-breakfast/

Arkansas Runner 2 Mile Race- Recap - Amanda Farris

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A couple of weeks ago my daughter and I ran in the Arkansas Runner 2 mile race. It was an event that we had both been looking forward to for a while because it was a planned “girls day”.. I was super excited for Riley to run in the race with me.

- Actived: Saturday Feb 15, 2020
- Link: https://www.amandafarris.org/arkansas-runner-2-mile-race-recap/

31 Days Intentional Friendship- Texting Etiquette - Amanda

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Day 15- Texting Etiquette So glad you are back to join us in our quest of 31 days of pursuing Intentional Friendship! Today we are going to be talking about texting etiquette. Put down the phone and focus on your friends if you want Intentional Friendship. Here recently I had two lunch dates scheduled in …

- Actived: Friday Nov 29, 2019
- Link: https://www.amandafarris.org/31-days-intentional-friendship-texting-etiquette/

Marathon of Motherhood- Enjoy the Run - Amanda Farris

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Picking up right where we left off and continuing on with the Marathon of Motherhood series, it’s important to ENJOY THE RUN. Enjoy your journey. Don’t be the Martyr Mom. Just in the past couple of weeks I’ve had conversations with moms who were completely embracing Martyrdom. Everything out of their mouth was: “Woe is Me”

- Actived: Thursday Nov 14, 2019
- Link: https://www.amandafarris.org/marathon-of-motherhood-enjoy-the-run/

Boys Day Out at McDonald's- Super Dad - Amanda Farris

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Summer is rolling to an end and we are all scrambling trying to get ready for the new school year, while still knocking out some of our bucket lists for summer. One of my goals this summer was to get my daughter off alone for some “girl time” and that left daddy with the boys. He loaded up the mini van and McDonald’s came to the rescue

- Actived: Saturday Feb 1, 2020
- Link: http://www.amandafarris.org/boys-day-out-at-mcdonalds-super-dad/

Messy Nest Dinner Party - Amanda Farris

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And then- through a series of events we found ourselves at a new church with a new purpose. My husband became the pastor of a church in our home town. Our old church saw us off with goodbye hugs, encouraging notes, and all smiles. But at this new church- I did not know anyone on a deep level. Relationships had not been built yet. There has to

- Actived: Wednesday Jan 1, 2020
- Link: http://www.amandafarris.org/messy-nest-dinner-party-part-1/

House Update- Addition - Amanda Farris

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Other than that, we are still working on refinishing this old claw foot tub. We finally got the the top layer scraped off using a a razor blade. It has to be completely smooth and stripped on the inside before we apply the refinishing kit. I had planned on personally tackling this project, but my good man has been working on it for me after

- Actived: Thursday Feb 13, 2020
- Link: https://www.amandafarris.org/house-update-addition/

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice- PLUS Wifi - Amanda Farris

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Pumpkin Spice Latte's and a quick coffee break. FTC: This post is sponsored by McDonald’s. All opinions and thoughts are my own.

- Actived: Thursday Feb 20, 2020
- Link: https://www.amandafarris.org/pumpkin-spice-and-everything-nice-plus-wifi/

3 miles-2 miles-1 mile Back to Back Races - Amanda Farris

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3 miles-2 miles-1 mile Back to Back Races. June 28, 2018. I recently completed a TRIPLE back to back to back weekend of racing. I did a 3-mile race, 2-mile race, and a 1-mile race on 3 consecutive Saturday’s. Two of those were part of the Arkansas Grand Prix race series and one of them was a hometown race. Instead of doing three separate blog post recaps, I decided to just put them all in

- Actived: Friday Nov 29, 2019
- Link: https://www.amandafarris.org/3-miles-2-miles-1-miles-back-to-back-races/

Christmas - What I didn't do - Amanda Farris

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Gasp! What?!?!? Nope, I didn’t go out and buy new Christmas pajamas. Instead, they wore whatever they had and we took a blurry picture on Christmas morning to top it off. We didn’t do our advent activities. I have about 4 children’s advent books that are AWESOME and I love them. They are filled with fun and meaningful activities that we

- Actived: Friday Nov 22, 2019
- Link: https://www.amandafarris.org/christmas-what-i-didnt-do/

Magic Springs- Family Day - Amanda Farris

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So to kick off our first official day of summer, we loaded up the kiddos and headed to Magic Springs to spend a day. (My friend asked me why my boys are mean mugging it in the picture. They are for two reasons: 1. They were so over me taking pics of them and 2. We were leaving. ) Note to self- try to take a picture when we first get in the park.

- Actived: Wednesday Feb 12, 2020
- Link: http://www.amandafarris.org/magic-springs-family-day/

30th Birthday Celebration - Amanda Farris

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30th Birthday Celebration. July 6, 2016. It’s been 1 week since we celebrated my 30th birthday and I would like to go back and put that day on repeat. I had such a fun day celebrating with the family. I started the day with a run and came back home to an Orange themed Birthday party. Everything was themed Orange for the day because according to my man, Orange is a fun and bold color and fun

- Actived: Friday Feb 14, 2020
- Link: https://www.amandafarris.org/30th-birthday-celebration/

Pumpkin Patch- Arkansas Sheriffs' Youth Ranch - Amanda Farris

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This was GENIOUS! The day we went was a warm day, so we were able to play games outside and then come in and enjoy the bounce houses and cool off a bit. They also had the Charlie Brown It’s the Great Pumpkin movie playing in a section of the indoor facility, as well as a face painting section, and cookie decorating section. You see?? There

- Actived: Saturday Jan 11, 2020
- Link: http://www.amandafarris.org/kansas-sheriffs-youth-ranch-pumpkin-patch/

Golden Birthday and 29 Thoughts - Amanda Farris

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Now, I’m off to enjoy year 29 as a wife, mom, and friend! Go follow me on Instagram for more random thoughts throughout the week. Subscribe by email so you don’t miss any posts! I promise– I will not spam you. I’m lucky to get 2 posts up per month, but I’d love to go on this journey with you!

- Actived: Sunday Feb 9, 2020
- Link: https://www.amandafarris.org/golden-birthday-and-29-thoughts/

Day 18- Intentional Friendship- Don't be a know it all

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Day 18: Don’t be a Know It All Sheesh…. I hate writing this post because it sounds so negative and I want everything I write here to be positive and optimistic. But seriously this tip for Intentional Friendship can break down walls and do wonders in softening peoples hearts towards you to allow for …

- Actived: Sunday Nov 17, 2019
- Link: https://www.amandafarris.org/day-18-intentional-friendship-dont-know/

5 things I've learned in 5 years from - Amanda Farris

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Oh My Lands! Time is going so fast. My little baby girl turned 5 this month. Did this really happen? When everyone tells you that it happens in a blink of an eye- Its. No. Joke. I know my oldest is only 5, but I can’t even believe that! We of course had a …

- Actived: Thursday Jan 9, 2020
- Link: https://www.amandafarris.org/5-things-ive-learned-5-years-mom/

7th Birthday and some Thoughts - Amanda Farris

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So instead, I’ll piggyback off my post from when she turned five and share with you 7 parenting truths. 7 Truths about Mom Life. 1. It’s just STUFF. Stuff will break. Your favorite dishes will break. Your furniture will break, get scratched, or stained. But hey, it’s just stuff. The sooner you accept that truth the easier it will be to

- Actived: Thursday Feb 20, 2020
- Link: https://www.amandafarris.org/7-mom-life-truths-and-a-birthday/

Pine Cove Women's Conference - Giveaway - Amanda Farris

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Guess What! I am so excited! This is one of my favorite posts to get to share with you guys! This week I was invited to attend a Women’s Conference at Pine Cove in just a few weeks.. The invite to come on such short notice that it took me off guard and I had to make some decisions and change a few things around in my weekend schedule to be able to make it happen.

- Actived: Sunday Dec 1, 2019
- Link: https://www.amandafarris.org/pine-cove-womens-conference-giveaway/

Family News with the Blank Space Song - Amanda Farris

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Family News with the Blank Space Song. June 3, 2016. Hi! If you’ve made it to the blog, then you can probably guess our news already. But, we wanted to tell you in a Taylor Swift song—- so here it goes! Check out our Blank Space Parody. Looking back over the past few years of our family pictures is a good reminder of how fast this whole “mom” thing really goes! (and how much I change

- Actived: Monday Nov 18, 2019
- Link: https://www.amandafarris.org/family-news-with-a-blank-space-song/

Fitness Goals Continued and Weekend Accomplishments

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A couple of weeks ago I shared my fitness plan and goals to get back down to pre-baby weight. I’m happy to report that things are going well. One of the tips I shared with you was to keep a gallon water jug during the day and refill your water cup throughout the day to …

- Actived: Sunday Dec 15, 2019
- Link: https://www.amandafarris.org/fitnessgoalscontinued/

Energy Bites Recipe - Amanda Farris

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So, I have been keeping the refrigerator stocked with Energy Bites. They are SO SIMPLE to make. It takes less than ten minutes to whip up a batch. I’ve shared the recipe with you at the bottom of this post! Print it off and make them today! They are healthy too! I put chai seeds and flaxseeds in mine. Chai seeds are packed with fiber, protein

- Actived: Sunday Nov 17, 2019
- Link: https://www.amandafarris.org/energy-bites-recipe/

Best Tropical Mango Pineapple Smoothie EVER - Amanda Farris

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I take it as a night off from having to think about what to have for dinner and the kids LOVE it! So last week we had smoothies for dinner and they thought I was the coolest mom ever. Here’s how to make it: Tropical Mango, Pineapple, Spinach Smoothie. It only has 4 ingredients- yogurt, orange juice, diced mango and pineapple, and spinach. Yum. Actually, I usually put flax seed in it as well

- Actived: Tuesday Feb 11, 2020
- Link: https://www.amandafarris.org/best-tropical-smoothie-ever/

Have a Mystery Dinner Party with Friends - Amanda Farris

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Have a Mystery Dinner Party with your friends to pursue Intentional Friendship. Having a Mystery Dinner Party will make you laugh, smile, and have a good time. Laughing, Smiling, and Doing Life together builds intentional friendships.

- Actived: Thursday Nov 28, 2019
- Link: http://www.amandafarris.org/31-days-intentional-friendship-mystery-dinner-party/

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