Blendtec vs Vitamix Blendoff! I tested them side by side…

Looking for a high speed blender? I remember when I first bought one! I spent quite a bit of time comparing them online. I so wished I could put them side by side in my own kitchen to see how they did. Bendtec had fun videos that showed it would blend ANYTHING! Vitamix seemed to… [Continue Reading]

Blendtec / Vitamix Blend Off with a Diary Free Cheesecake Smoothie Recipe!  by www.striveforprogress.com

Mom-cation…

Recently I took a trip to see a very dear friend of mine. It was just me, no kids, no hubby. It was so nice to only be responsible for myself! I played with makeup, ate out, went shopping, walked on the beach, read an entire book and even slept in! It was really pleasant.… [Continue Reading]

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Look Who’s Guest Posting at the Blendtec Blog!

  I was very flattered to be asked to write some guest posts at the Blendtec Blog! I will be honest. I have used a Vitamix for years but when the opportunity came to try the Blendtec, I jumped on it. I always had a hard time deciding which high powered blender I really wanted.… [Continue Reading]

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Take Control Of Your Meal Plan!

Today I am sharing a quick video tutorial on how to use my FAVORITE meal planning program, Plan To Eat! This program has saved me time and money! It’s a fantastic way to keep things simple, all in one place and accessible from anywhere! I have been using it for about three years now. Try it… [Continue Reading]

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The Yelling Must Stop! (and how it did)

  Last month, I posted a video on the blog (View it HERE) telling of a new challenge I was going to try for 30 days. I LOVE these 30 challenges. They totally work for me! The challenge was to stop yelling at my children for 30 days. Yes, I am publicly declaring that I… [Continue Reading]

The Yelling Must Stop! (and how it did) By Natalie Hixson www.striveforprogress.com

Blendtec vs Vitamix Blendoff! I tested them side by side…

Looking for a high speed blender? I remember when I first bought one! I spent quite a bit of time comparing them online. I so wished I could put them side by side in my own kitchen to see how they did. Bendtec had fun videos that showed it would blend ANYTHING! Vitamix seemed to [Read On]

Mom-cation…

Recently I took a trip to see a very dear friend of mine. It was just me, no kids, no hubby. It was so nice to only be responsible for myself! I played with makeup, ate out, went shopping, walked on the beach, read an entire book and even slept in! It was really pleasant. [Read On]

Look Who’s Guest Posting at the Blendtec Blog!

  I was very flattered to be asked to write some guest posts at the Blendtec Blog! I will be honest. I have used a Vitamix for years but when the opportunity came to try the Blendtec, I jumped on it. I always had a hard time deciding which high powered blender I really wanted. [Read On]

Take Control Of Your Meal Plan!

Today I am sharing a quick video tutorial on how to use my FAVORITE meal planning program, Plan To Eat! This program has saved me time and money! It’s a fantastic way to keep things simple, all in one place and accessible from anywhere! I have been using it for about three years now. Try it [Read On]

The Yelling Must Stop! (and how it did)

  Last month, I posted a video on the blog (View it HERE) telling of a new challenge I was going to try for 30 days. I LOVE these 30 challenges. They totally work for me! The challenge was to stop yelling at my children for 30 days. Yes, I am publicly declaring that I [Read On]

BBQ Chicken Pizza & Outrageous Brownies

Recipe Review! (This is an updated blog post, I originally posted it Feb 6, 2012) Every year during the Super Bowl I crave brownies and buffalo or BBQ chicken wings. I am 100% positive it is not my own hankering that gets me craving these tasty delights! I know that it has a lot to [Read On]

My Green Smoothie & Pre-Coffee Tip!

I am so excited it’s 2014 I can hardly stand it! It’s so fun starting a new year but also awesome to end an incredible one as well! Time keeps on ticking away but the fun doesn’t end! Are you optimistic about what God has in store for you for this fabulous new year? I [Read On]

{Video} My Most Embarrassing Habit And How I’ll Overcome It…

Today I am sharing my most embarrassing habit with you. Something I have been trying to overcome for YEARS, most of my life actually! I am really nervous to share this with you but since we talk about “striving for progress” then the only way to be open and real is to put it all [Read On]

Free training! 3 Benefits Kids Get From Becoming Entrepreneurs

I am so excited to share Entrepreneur Kids Academy with you! It is a new course that my husband and I just launched TODAY! Entrepreneur Kids Academy is a complete training site for kids who want to start their first business and parents who want to help their kids be successful by learning invaluable lessons early [Read On]

Are You An Early Bird Or A Night Owl?

A little over a month ago I decided to try something I never thought I would EVER do! I decided to become a morning person. This is something that has been attempted many times in my life but I never made it longer then two weeks, aside from high school when my first class was [Read On]

Meal Plan: Cozy Comfort Foods

Here is a meal plan I did a few weeks ago. Our trip to New York City in September was the inspiration for this plan. There are a lot of yummy comfort foods this week! To see more of my cooking follow me on Instagram I am @nataliehixson or just click here -> www.instagram.com/NatalieHixson Also I plan [Read On]

Why You Need To Know This Couple

You need to know this couple, pictured with me and my husband! First I want to highlight the fact that I have proof that this power couple is amazing! Watch the video below… Mike and I have always had the dream of running a business together. We have been together for over 17 years now and [Read On]

Cheeseburger Pizza

  I created my own version of a cheeseburger pizza a few weeks ago. It was so yummy I wanted to share it with you! As always if you have any questions about this recipe please comment below and I”ll try to answer them for you! Enjoy! 1 Pizza Crust 1 lb ground beef  2 cup cheddar cheese shredded [Read On]

Natalie’s DIY Multi-Purpose Herb Mix!

Okay I am tired of spending big bucks on tiny bottles of rubs and mixes so I decided to make my own! Today is the first day I used it (mixed it up about three days ago). I sprinkled it over chicken in my crockpot and my house smells A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! I could not bear to [Read On]

Our Homeschool Curriculum 2013-14

WOW! It’s that time of year again! This will be my 6th year homeschooling! I have a big, HUGE, thank you to my Mama! She has split the workload with me and we joint school now. The kids love it and I confess it has been very nice to have extra time to spend working [Read On]

One Simple Trick For PERFECT Pie Crust!!!

So the other night I decided to use some strawberry patch bounty and rhubarb from our yard to make a delicious rhubarb strawberry pie! The pie turned out amazing! I was afraid that the bottom of my crust might get soggy, it ALWAYS gets soggy! I decided to try an experiment that worked PERFECTLY! The [Read On]

Natalie In Progress: The “NO” Budget…

I can’t live with a budget! It’s a fact. I have tried 100 times and am not the type of person who can be restricted by a budget. I will be honest, I HATE budgets! The problem was that I thought to be successful with my money I had to use one. Well, it turns [Read On]