5 Podcasts I’m Loving Lately

5 Podcasts that will Inspire

Over the past few years I’ve realized that I’m an auditory learner. I learn better through listening. I’ve enjoyed several great audiobooks this year already and I’m a devoted podcast listener. Today I’m sharing a few of the podcasts that I’m loving lately.

#1-Mac Power Users


This is my favorite! I’m a nerd and love learning techie tips whenever I can. David Sparks and Katie Floyd host this podcast. They discuss the latest in Mac/Apple news, share productivity tips and tricks and recommend great programs and apps.

Here are a few of my favorite episodes:

Getting Things Done with David Allen

Evernote Power Tips

The Email Problem

#2: The Model Health Show


The Model Health Show is one of the best rated Health podcasts on iTunes. Hosted by Shawn Stevenson, a nutritionist, fitness expert and coach. He talks about health issues, fitness, weight loss and wellness. I love how he and his co-host banter on the show, they keep it lively and fun! I’ve learned so much!

Here are a few of my favorite episodes:

Biggest Health, Fitness, And Lifestyle Lessons Of 2014 

Tips For Dining Out At Restaurants, Family Get Togethers

Boost Your Fat Loss With These 5 Tips For A Healthy Liver

#3 GTD Virtual Study Group 


The GTD Virtual Study Group is based on David Allen’s book, Getting Things Done. There’s a small cult group out there of GTD followers. I’m one of them! The concepts and ideas behind the GTD method are solid and have helped me to stay more focused and really get more done. I’ve been listening to the GTD Virtual Study group for nearly 6 years! It’s changed hosts a few times now and I have to admit I still miss original host, but the content is great. What I love most about this podcast is that they record live calls where everyday people call in and help each other to master the GTD method. You can even call in and ask your own questions!

Here are a few of my favorite episodes:

Back to Basics: Getting started and setting up

Getting to Inbox Zero

Back to Basics: Capture and Collection!


#4: Smart Passive Income with Pat Flynn


Oh Pat Flynn… how are you so smart? I had heard about this podcast several times and finally joined the band-wagon. Pat Flynn shares great strategies for earning an income online. His shares practical tips and inspiring stories. If you’re a blogger, an online entrepreneur or just aspiring to make more money online you have got to subscribe to Pat Flynn’s show.

Here are a few of my favorite episodes:

Social Media Strategies and Automation Tools with Laura Roeder

How to Scale Up Your Service Based Business with Josh Shipp

Small Secrets to Stay Mentally Focused and at the Top of Our Entrepreneurial Game

#5 – Listen Money Matters 


*If bad language bothers you, please pass on this one.

I stumbled upon this podcast last month and I’m hooked. These guys share practical and technical tips for saving money, getting out of debt and investing for your financial future. Plus, they are fun to listen to!

Here are a few of my favorite episodes:

The Financial Life with Thomas Frank – Part 1 

Habits and Thomas’ Ridiculous Morning Routine 

What To Expect Before, During, and After You Purchase A Home


Podcasts and audiobooks have been a great way for me to learn on the go. I’ve listened to them when making lunch each day and when I walk in the morning. You can find podcasts on just about anything. Fitness, Food, Parenting, Bible Study, Finances even Knitting!    Better yet, they’re FREE! So a great frugal choice too!



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Start your 2015 Planning with our Free Printable 2015 Calendar

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Starting a new year is like opening a new bar of chocolate for geeks like me. A new year means a new planner, new refills and new calendars!

** Be still my heart!**

Since our budget doesn’t include “Donna’s Office Supply Addiction” category, I decided to create a simple printable calendar that I can customize any way I’d like. I wanted to make a printable that has lots of space to write and won’t use up all my printer ink.

What I love about a simple calendar is you can make it your own, add some washi tape, stickers or keep it simple.

I’m offering this FREE Printable 2015 and I’m giving it away  to all of my readers!

If you’re looking for a simple clean calendar without the frills grab one below:

Simple 2015 Printable Calendar

Click the image above to download the 2015 Printable Calendars

Happy Planning and Happy New Year! I hope you find these calendars useful.


**The markers in the picture are my FAVORITE Erasable Pilot Frixion Markers. The bright colors are perfect for these calendars and I love that they are ERASABLE – like magic!

Stay on Track With Weekly Meal Prep

In September I made some BIG changes that effected our home and my health. I cut out all sugar and began a low-carb lifestyle. I haven’t felt this good in a long time. I’m down 34 LBS and still have a long way to go.

Because our life here in Ireland is busy, meal times can be a bit rushed. In order to continue eating well, I need to have meals on hand that I can grab quickly. If not I would be running to the chippy and grabbing some fish and chips instead!

Each Sunday I take about an hour and prep several meals for the week. This weekly preparation has been a life saver!

Stay on Track with Weekly Meal Prep

Here are a few meal prep ideas to get you started. Just prepping one meal each week can help you to stay on track.

Quiona Mini Quiche

This is my favorite meal prep recipe lately. I made them with tomatoes and feta last week and they were delicious! You can find the recipe HERE

Stuffed Mushrooms

I just cut up the mushroom stem, onions, tomatoes, added Mayo and Cheese.

Overnight Oatmeal

I’m still on the lookout for a recipe that I love, this one wasn’t great to be honest!

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Fresh veggies

I’ll snack on this all week with some hummus

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Turkey Meatballs

I’ll share this recipe soon

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Just preparing a few things each week has been so helpful. I hope you find this post helpful. I plan to share more of my Meal Prep recipes, ideas and some step-by-step instructions in the future.

Easy Thanksgiving Meal – Planned For You

Easy Thanksgiving Dinner


You have just 2 days before the big day. Thanksgiving. Are you ready? Is your turkey defrosting? It’s not?? Ok. stop now and run to your freezer and dig that baby out.


Today I’m sharing a quick and easy Thanksgiving Dinner that anyone can put together. I’ve even included a printable shopping list. I’ve found several simple and easy recipes on Pinterest you can find all of the recipes on my Easy Thanksgiving Dinner board on Pinterest. Simply click on the widget below to find the recipes.

Our Thanksgiving Menu includes:

Roast Turkey

Mashed Potatoes

Green Bean Casserole




Pumpkin Pie

 Click on the image below to get your recipes:


Get your printable shopping list, simply click the image below:

Thanksgiving Shopping List Printable