Did Someone Say Truffles?

Going Keto Doesn’t Mean No Dessert

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Happy Monday everyone, sorry I am blogging so late but it’s been a busy Monday here on the patio. After a pleasant weekend celebrating Dave and Sean’s birthdays, visiting with family and friends, and enjoying delicious food, I needed to get busy before the rain returns. It’s been a beautiful, warm, sunny day so after kitchen duties, I needed to work in the yard a bit and clean up my beds, and get rid of an abundance of clover that had taken over. And did I tell you, I made truffles? More on that in a moment.

Dave with his birthday present from Sean
The other birthday boy, Sean, with his brothers Chris and Josh and Josh’s girlfriend Chasity

I’m working from my new laptop, made possible by my hubby Dave and Apple support! See, I had to figure out why I could not retrieve my mail before I could start working on this machine. My Mac was nice, but Dave decided that I would like the new laptop better because it uses the windows platform. Well, I guess we will see, first I have to get used to a new keyboard, a new way of doing things, and figure out where everything is located on this new machine. Then, I had to work on the website itself, get SiteGround on here so everyone knows what great hosting I have and how you can too, and then Apple had to help me fix my email, which they did, and now I’m all set! I’m a happy camper at the moment.

This morning was very busy in the kitchen as usual. I made our egg cups for the week, boiled some eggs for later use in salads or just a quick breakfast or lunch, and then I made the most delicious version of No-Bake Almond Joy  CheesecakeTruffles. Can you believe they are Keto? Wait until you taste them, it really is miraculous they taste so good. Mine are a little bit different because I was out of Vanilla extract, so I used Orange and Almond extracts instead. I followed a recipe I pinned from Mouthwatering Motivation. Super simple, and if I hadn’t used orange extract, it really would have tasted like an Almond Joy! Ya’ll understand that clicking on the link will take you to her Pinterest page right? Cool! I personally LOVE the chocolate/orange taste sensation, but if you don’t, then just stick to her recipe. Now I will have a snack ready to grab when other people are eating dessert. Or when I’m tired of fat bombs or need a change of pace. After this weekend, I need to get back on track. 😉

Guys, these are seriously yummy!
Fresh from the freezer and ready to devour!

After kitchen work was yard work, I wasn’t about to waste this beautiful day inside writing all day when the rain will soon return.  I literally filled a garbage can full of weeds, leaves, and clover. If I could have mowed, I would have! Before you ask, Dave would have a fit, that’s why! I even took my outer shirt off for a little while (gasp!) it was that warm while working hard. The minute I came in, cleaned up, and got busy writing, I became cold again, so I had to close all the windows and put my shirt back on.  🙁

Not perfect but better after weed removal

I hope you’ll try the truffles and that your Monday was enjoyable if not productive. Shoot me a question or comment and thanks for stopping by the patio!

 

 

 

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Who Needs to Change Web Hosts Today?

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Are you currently having trouble with your web host? Slow speeds, high prices or lack of customer service got you down?

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Saturday Spotlight-Who Is the Best For Hosting Your Website? (Product Review)

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Today, Kimmy shines her spotlight on SiteGround and how it is the best company for hosting your website.

I’m recommending them because they were recommended to me by Grayson Bell when I was setting up my website, and I have never regretted that decision.

Here are some reasons why they are the best choice for you:

After performing tests with several other web hosting companies, SiteGround outshines them all in these four areas:

Speed– Their loading time with cache is the fastest at 1.3 seconds

Performance– Compared to the industry average which is 2853 hits handled, they hand 3 times more without cache-8276! If you add cache, they handle 230,000 hits! Hits means traffic, for those who aren’t sure.

Support– They have the best support, hands down than any of the 12 other hosting companies tested.

Security- They keep your site safe by offering hack protection and guarding you from your neighbors.

As you can see from the screenshots, SiteGround has performed the tests to prove they have what it takes to be the best in the business of web hosting.

I personally use them for my website and have had no problems in over a year of service, my questions have always been answered promptly and I get weekly updates from them letting me know that my site is clean. That’s peace of mind, I just set it and forget it. They do all the heavy lifting for me. I’ve also had no interruptions in service.

The one and only issue I’ve had is continuing my service-it was time to re-up for another year and I experienced a glitch when trying to pay and ensure I wasn’t about to lose my website. It all got worked out though, between one of their technicians and Grayson Bell, who kind of acts as a liaison between them and me. He has been such a help to me when I have had any question at all, never getting flustered or put out with me.

They also have the best price of all the other hosting companies at $2.95 per month for one website, 10,000 visits monthly, and all essential features. If you’re just starting out, this is most likely all you need. Hurry, this pricing is only good through Sept. 30!

I encourage all of you needing to start a website to click this link-SiteGround and it will take you straight to the sign up page and get you started enjoying the best web hosting your money can buy.

 

 

 


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Day 264-Free Days-Why You Need To Check Out My Website

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As Sophie would say on Two Broke Girls tv show: Hello everybody!

This morning I am bummed to be bringing you this post from a cold and very windy patio, because we have outside work to do today and I am a big baby about feeling cold. 😭

On the other hand, I have good news to share-I finally have my first (not technically) affiliate post published over at my website Products From the Patio. Remember when I accidentally erased my first post? Well, I redid it and now my review of SiteGround is officially live!

I have decided that for the time being I will do a trial run and have a weekend website of sorts, with a post on Saturdays called the Saturday Spotlight where I will review a product or service that has helped me in my business, whether from the writing aspect or just something that makes my life better in general. The on Sundays, I will have another called The Sunday Review and that will be it for the week. That way, I will not become overwhelmed and when my year of daily writing is up on this blog, I may re-evaluate things.

So, if you are interested in starting your own website, or just want to see how I did on my first product review, please head over to Products From the Patio and check it out, send me some love in the form of comments and/or suggestions and I will be so appreciative!

PS: I’m still having computer problems so if my link does not work, find me at kimsmyth.org (Products From the Patio)

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An Apology and A Promise

Sorry folks, but I have to apologize here, a week or so ago, I did a post reviewing SiteGround and then accidentally lost it. Erased it to be more accurate. That will teach me to save every post, so it can be recovered in the future. Now, while I could redo the post, I’ve decided that the best thing to do for my website and my affiliate, is to back up and regroup and better plan my blog posts so that my readers have more material to read. I’m hoping this takes less than a month to get done, and I appreciate all your patience. Rest assured, SiteGround’s review will be my first new post, once I get all my material on a schedule. Thanks you for your understanding of my situation.

 

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*Disclosure: Mentions of associated products, services, or businesses within the content of this post may or may not be noted as an affiliate in every reference. I only choose to promote products, services or businesses that I have used and trust.