Friday Things

Hi Friends!

Time for some Friday rambles I think!

First things first:


I’m excited to announce that I’m speaking at Fitbloggin! I’m thrilled to be speaking on a panel with Amanda, Shannon & Ericka…moderated by Erica. We’re going to be chatting about all things blogging and answering whatever questions you have for us! Check out Erica’s post for more details.  Fitbloggin is in Savannah this year from June 26-29th. I’m pumped because I’ve never been there AND because I finally get to meet one of my blogging besties who lives there.  WHEEEEE! So tell me, will you be there?! If so, let me know! Can’t wait to meet some new faces!



Click here to purchase the ebook from Oh My Veggies.

I bought this ebook from Kiersten at Oh My Veggies the other day and I love it. I love supporting other bloggers, and she has an amazing, and also amazingly successful, blog….There’s nothing like learning from the best!

I think the ebook would be helpful for all bloggers looking to make money off their blogs, not just food bloggers. She does a GREAT job of explaining the different options for ad networks and affiliate programs. She also gives advice about sponsored posts and working with brads, including how to pitch them (with sample emails!), what to charge, etc. Finally, she talks about freelance work, taxes and more! The ebook is $15 but it’s well worth the price in my opinion!

If you’re interested in checking it out, just click the link above, under the image, to get more info. (*Note, that’s an affiliate link and I will make some money if you purchase the ebook through that link…but remember that I only promote products I truly believe in.)



Hubby & I are heading to a wedding on Saturday. Two of our good friends are getting married here in Columbus! We’re super excited to celebrate the big day! Now, if I just had something to wear….


You guys know I love Nuttzo, right? I enjoy the Crunchy Dark Chocolate on my oatmeal pretty much every morning! Well, yesterday I just happened to go to the website to restock and guess what? They’re having a major sale!!


All of the creamy flavors, plus my fav crunchy dark chocolate are on sale for $5! They’re regularly $12.99 & $17.99 a jar. If you’ve been thinking about trying Nuttzo, now is the time! Or if you’re already a fan like me, GO STOCK UP. The catch is the sale jars have a “Best if used by July 2014” date. But guys, that’s like 4 months from now. PLENTY of time to enjoy. I stocked up on 3 jars of crunchy chocolate :)

CLICK HERE to visit their website. (That’s not an affiliate link. I’m just sharing an awesome deal I found).


Last week I got this cute (free) little package to celebrate the launch of a new (free) iphone app called Sprout It.


The app is designed to help you with your home gardening and it really couldn’t have come at a better time since I was just thinking about how I wanted to be better with our garden this year than I was last year!

Sprout It is packed with super helpful info:


You can scroll through their list of herbs, fruits and veggies and choose the things you’re planning to grow. Click on individual names to get more info about how they grow, best time to plant, etc.


Once you add things to your garden, you can click on them to get info about how to plant, harvest and cook them and even how to deal with common problems.


If you need inspiration for what to grow at certain times of the year, or what to grow if you want to use herbs in cocktails etc…they have inspiration for that as well!

So, if you’re into gardening, definitely check it out! (PS. I’m not getting paid to say this. I just think it’s a cool app.)



Mr. Bean was very busy last weekend repainting our kitchen and family room. When we first moved in, we made some…you could say, poor color choices…Last weekend we finally picked out a better color and he repainted everything except our green accent wall, which we love. It looks amazing. We went from Buttercream and Humble Gold to Manchester Tan. It’s hard to capture on camera but it looks great in person. Now to pick out some new curtains etc!


In the true spirit of spring cleaning, we’re planning a garage sale for the end of April and I am PUMPED.


We have SO much stuff we need to get rid of, including lots of furniture and just a lot of “stuff” that’s taking up space. It’s gonna be pretty epic.


Today I’m doing the last WOD of the Crossfit Open. I love the open, I really do…but by the end I’m REALLY ready to just get back to regular workouts.


I remember that happening last year and it’s definitely happening again this year. Pushing through this last one and then it’s back to normal, which will be nice!


There’s just over 2 weeks left until my birthday. That also means you have just over 2 weeks left to do your taxes if you haven’t done them already. Yes, my birthday is on tax day (April 15th).


Quite honestly, all I really want for my birthday this year is to be able to put away my winter coat for the season. I’m so tired of bundling up to walk the dogs…but I am happy it’s at least been sunny here most of the time (except when it snowed this week). So anyways, Mother Nature has a couple of weeks to get her act together and then I’m ready for Spring. It’s crazy how the seasons have shifted since I was little. It ALWAYS used to be warm on my birthday when I was younger. Now, half the time it snows through the middle of April and then it’s HOT in October when it’s supposed to be Fall. #notcool


Well I think that’s enough rambling for today. Let’s chat:

What’s new with you?! Any big weekend plans?


About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. I have actually been thinking about going to Fitbloggin’, since I have to be in Savannah literally the day after for a family reunion! I’ve never been to a blog conference, but it sounds like so much fun! And I bought 4 jars of Nuttzo after seeing your Instagram tonight … thanks :)
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  2. Ahhh! I hope I get to go to FitBloggin this year. Last year was my first time going (with a few other blogging friends too!) and I had such a blast. Also, thanks for sharing the reminder about taxes! (And… Happy Birthday!) :)
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  3. Linds!!! Congrats on speaking at Fitbloggin’- you’re going to kill it! I hope there will be a podcast or even filmed- for all your international friends!

    I bet Mr.Bean is stoked at your birthday wish this year. Not much work on his part. :p
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  4. I know exactly what you mean by: I just want to get back to the normal workouts! Good luck with 14.5! (:

  5. I just started blogging a few weeks ago , and right now I don’t have any intentions to make money. Heck I’ll be happy if I can just get some people coming to my site and keep it going for a good period of time :) But, I am very interested in getting the ebook, as I think either way it will hold valuable information for me. And that deal!!!! I have been dying to try Nuttzo, but being the poor college girl that I am it has never been in my budget. I think I will be stocking up big time! Thanks for sharing!
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  6. SO awesome that you girls will be at Fitbloggin! I was really considering coming but it’s a little too crazy this year. Hope to see you at a conference next year! Yay for painting! We have several rooms that we haven’t gotten to yet since we just moved this summer. Can’t wait to add our own touches.
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  7. $5 for nuttzo?!?!? GOING THERE NOW!!
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  8. Exciting stuff for Fitbloggin! I am sure you will fit in perfectly! I have been on the nutzo website, and gone through to the checkout 3 times already before backing out because I know I do not have the money…..agh, but now you make me want it again!!!

    That app looks AWESOME! If I move anywhere I can have a garden, I will definitely be growing a home garden! Just need to wait and see where I end up this summer!
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  9. take me with you to Fitbloggin!!! i’ll provide the nuttzo for travel, k? And get some rest soon. You need it friend. xxoo
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  10. LOL why did you have to share that Nuttzo deal? Now I’m going to spend way too much on way too much nut butter xD

    This weekend, I am going indoor rock climbing and brunch with some friends, and I have my first race of the season on Sunday.
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  11. That’s an intriguing app! I’m hoping to get a couple little herb boxes for my balcony this year…which will be interesting because I’ve never gardened anything in my life!
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  12. I should snag me some nuttttzo and see if the child goes NuTzO over it as I anticipate.

    Im sad not to be in savannah–but life intervened.
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  13. Porter is due on your birthday! hoping he comes much earlier!
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  14. Congrats to you and Erica on Fitbloggin! I’m going to look into attending since it’s within driving distance. This post is full of awesome things. I love Oh My Veggies so I’ll definitely look into the cookbook.
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  15. Wow~ thanks for sharing that Nuttzo deal! I’ve never tried them because of their price tag, but now is the perfect time. :)
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  16. $5 nutzo?? Thanks for sharing, I’m definitely getting some of that! I’m also downloading that gardening app. I love growing veggies and herbs in the summer, but I’m pretty clueless about what I’m doing haha.
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  17. I am coming to FitBlogging!!! So excited! I hope to meet you there!
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  18. Lots of great things in this rambles post :) I hope you have so much fun at the wedding this weekend!
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  19. I hear ya! We used to wear shorts in April and now all I am hoping for is to put away my huge coat!
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  20. What a cool app! Do they have it for Android? I just planted basil, oregano, rosemary and cilantro on my balcony. I wish I had a backyard to plant more!
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  21. I am just going to be resting and relaxing here. I have to babysit 4 kids tonight for most of the evening but then I get complete rest! I haven’t had a weekend off in a while so I am looking forward to it!
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  22. Yesterday was my birthday and all I wanted was spring weather, too. Well, we got hail and not snow so I guess I got what I want — I guess?
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  23. thanks for sharing that app, it will be so helpful I think. I want to purchase that book as well, i bet its so helpful. Happy Friday friend.

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  24. You know what your birthday reminds me of. Can’t believe it was almost a year ago that I ran Boston, and we exchanged those very meaningful texts. Thinking about it, brings the emotion to the surface-sigh. I am so grateful that it’s your birthday and I can celebrate YOU that day. Love, love, love you beautiful girl!!
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  25. That gardening app looks awesome! Installing it now. I already have spring fever… I’m sure this will really help. :)
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  26. Wow! Awesome to hear about the Nuttzo deal! Thanks so much for sharing! Have a great weekend! :)
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  27. Thank you for mentioning my book–I’m so glad you found it helpful! :)

    On a completely unrelated note, I want to do a garage sale so badly! But every year, the warm weather comes and goes and I don’t do it. I hope this is the year. Good luck with yours!
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  28. We will be trying out Nuttzo in our household soon. Thanks for the recommendation!

  29. Lindsay, thank you SO much for sharing that gardening app! I just downloaded it and I’m hooked! Last year I grew a garden and I had so much I didn’t know what to do with. This will help tons! Hope you have a great weekend!
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  30. On my way to order some nuttzo!
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  31. So many exciting things!! Wish I could afford blogging conferences but not right now. BUT man, the Nutzzo – I would finish that in a week! :)
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  32. I’m excited about that ebook! I just decided last week to really start making my blog an interest and posting consistently. It’s such a baby right now! :).
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  33. I’ve been convinced :) just bought 3 jars of nuttzo to sample one of each the creamy & crunchy chocolate. Can’t wait to experiment!

  34. Deirdre Francks says:

    I love Nuttzo and my birthday is April 15th too! I’m not sure if you know, but it’s a pretty depressing day, so I’m glad there’s someone I share it with. Abraham Lincoln died, the Titanic sank, the Boston Marathon Massacre occurred, and it’s Tax Day. It’s gloomy.

  35. I’m going to Fitbloggin-it’ll be my first blog conference. I’m a liveblogger and I’m so excited! I can’t wait to meet you-I’m a huge fan of your blog!

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