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3 Things 10.15.16: My First TV Appearance, Tacos, #TBEX Press Trip to Huntsville

Welcome to another 3 Things Post! Today, I’m sharing my first TV appearance, a week of tacos, and a TBEX Press Trip to Huntsville, Alabama that I was recently invited on! 3-things-simplifylivelove-com

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3 Things 10.15.16: My First TV Appearance, Tacos, #TBEX Press Trip to Huntsville

3-things-11. My First TV Appearance – I was on TV this past week!

I can’t bring myself to watch the clip, but I was on TV on Wednesday, talking about ways to make your home cozy for the winter. It was a quick four minutes and I wasn’t really sure what to expect. I had to be at the station by 7 am, and since it was an hour a way, that means I left my house at 5:50 am. It also means that I splurged and pampered myself in ways that I haven’t in a long, long time. I got my haircut and my eyebrows waxed. I had a make-over at Bare Minerals and spent way too much money on some beautiful makeup.


I bought new shoes and some jewelry. And I had a manicure. It was a lot of fun and I’m glad I did it. I’m not very good at self-care, and this was a fun excuse to put myself first, even if it was totally nerve-racking and freaked me out big time. 🙂 If you want to see me on TV, the clip is here.


3-things-22. A Week of Tacos – 

A lot of people asked me to share how our week of tacos went. If you missed it, a couple weeks ago I made all meals around a taco theme. I cooked 6 quarts of taco meat in my slow cooker, and most of our meals revolved around tacos for the next 7 days. Well, in a way it was a success, and in a way it was stinky. 😉 Lots of beans, friends. Lots of beans.

The kids enjoyed each meal that included the taco meat except the taco pasta. They didn’t enjoy that. They also didn’t like the fish. I had intended to make fish tacos, but I ran out of time and just made fish instead. The fish was actually quite tasty, but the kids complained anyway, because that’s what they seem to do best about my meals. If I really wanted to pacify them, I would cook the same amount of taco meat and just give them a few bags of organic tortilla chips and a bunch of tortillas. That’s what they really want and they’d happily eat that for seven days without griping.

#TBEX Press Trip to Huntsville


 3. #TBEX Press Trip to Huntsville

I’m so excited to tell you that I’m going to Rocket City! I was invited on the TBEX North America Blogger Preview Trip to Huntsville, Alabama and I leave in a couple of weeks. Nine bloggers were chosen to learn what Huntsville, Alabama has to offer in advance of a Travel Bloggers Conference I’m attending in May, and I’m so excited to be one of them. Some of the sights we’ll visit include the Huntsville Botanical Garden, Three Caves – Land Trust of North AlabamaLowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment, Huntsville Museum of Art, and more! I’ll have many more details for you after the trip. I’d love to hear if you’ve been to Huntsville and what you thought!

Hope you have a great weekend, Friends! I’d love to hear what you’re up to. <3


Sunday 16th of October 2016

Oh my gosh, Michelle, that is SO cool!! I took a look at your interview and was impressed by how much time they gave you and that they showed your blog, too. You did great, girl - so proud of you. :)

And I totally noticed that great manicure. ;)

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