How to become a virtual assistant 

Note: This is the first in a series on how I make money online. Each Wednesday I will post about different ways I am earning an income on the internet from my own home. 

When I tell people I am a virtual assistant I usually get one of two questions: "what is a virtual assistant?" or "how do you do that?" 

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Roasted Orange Glazed Sweet Potatoes 

What does the idea of fall conjure up in you? Crunchy leaves? Pumpkin everything? 

For me it's sweet potatoes. But I get tired of the same old bakes sweet potatoes or sweet potato casseroles. (Don't get me started on putting marshmallows on a potato. I just don't understand it.)

Last week I got sweet potatoes at a really great price at my local farmer's market. I whipped up these glazed goodies to do with some chicken we were having. I thought I would share this with you. 

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Budgeting for Christmas

It is the first day of fall! So today we are going to talk about Budgeting For Christmas. Wait, what?? 

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Football Party Favorites! Feed a crowd on a budget 

Football season is here. We are what? Three weeks in to SEC games? 

I am not going to pretend to care about football. I can't. I tried. I can't make me. My husband can't make me. You can't make me. I just don't care.

But I love party food. 

So if you have a game day party or tailgating in your future I have some football party favorites to share! 


Buffalo Chicken Dip. This is a favorite at our house. Mine is Extra Blue Cheesy and features chicken cooked at home, not the gross canned stuff! 

Meatball Sliders with Pineapple Sauce. You can use homemade meatballs or some from the freezer section. But this is a really simple sandwich idea, sure to please. 

Taco Roll Ups. Back before our kid days Jason and I used to go to Chili's where I enjoyed the Southwest Chicken Eggrolls. Gimme a second... and let me reflect on that. 

Okay, I am back. I got a hankering for those just the other week, and I decided to put lean ground turkey, corn and black beans along with brown rice in a tortilla. It's not an exact replica by a long shot but pair it with my Cilantro Lime Avocado Ranch and it's like a little plate of happiness. 

Island Tacos.  This is an easy, easy, taco. You just throw some pulled pork in the crock pot and pile it on a tortilla with some slaw and peanut sauce. It's spicy, sweet and savory. 

Mini Chicken Pizzas  This is the easiest thing in the world. You will need about two cups cooked, shredded chicken, a jar of barbecue sauce, a can of biscuits and a little cheese. 


What is your favorite game day food? Tell me in the comments section below! 





Homemade Non-Toxic Finger Paint 

My toddler LOVES to paint. So we go through a lot of finger paint. I learned to make all this paint for just pennies.