Piper’s Pinterest Picks

Say that five times fast! Thought I’d share some of my favourite Pinterest picks!

I’d like to think this is me : 

milf

don't be afraid

hotel workout

 

PA medication

Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup (easy)

Croc Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

Vegan Creamy Avocado Shells (Pasta) (easy)

I make this a lot…..almost too much. Plus I put in extra garlic and extra basil!

pesto pasta

Written by yours truly 🙂

let them get dirty

And since Christmas is just around the corner!!!! active kids gifts

You can find more of my favourite foods (vegan and non-vegan), workouts, motivation pictures,kids stuff and more on my Pinterest Page.

Cheers, Piper

Are you on Pinterest? Leave a comment with your page!

What’s your favourite Pinterest workout, recipe, quote you’ve come across?

What’s the worst Pinterest workout, recipe or funny quote you’ve come across?

 

Where is Piper’s Run Today?

One thing I like about the blogging community is the opportunity to learn, share and support one another. Today, I’m a guest blogger over at Ange’s blog – CowGirlRuns 🙂 She’s off gallivanting … kidding, she’s running an Ultra Ragnar – Good luck! I thought it would be fun to write about running on the east coast of Canada instead of the west coast where she lives. You can check it out here –> Running East Coast.

I also write over at Thinking Outside The Sandbox – Family. Recently, I wrote about making sensory bottles – aka time out bottles. You can read more of my TOTS Family blog posts here.

Since I’m doing some shout outs, I finally updated my Piper’s Run Facebook Page

PR FB #2 Nov cover 2014

 You can also follow me on Twitter (no fancy picture there) and Pinterest.

And on Instagram…. last photo shared:

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Having a hot chocolate while I wait for my car.

Do you write for other blogs regularly? 

Do you write random guest posts for other bloggers, yes or no?

Any weekend plans? Mine are to get my family healthy again and time with my hubby (no kids!)

Share your social pages or blog links in the comments below. (Please and thank-you)

Cheers, Piper 🙂

 

Screen time and my social media

My mother and I were chatting the other day about how my different my daughter’s life will be compared to both of ours growing up. My mother got her first T.V. when she was 8 and that was in black and white. I on the other hand had a T.V. in the house my whole life. We were not allowed a T.V. in our rooms until we were teenagers but were limited to basic cable – I wasn’t really happy about that then but now …. I sure am thankful. 

 

Another thing we didn’t have growing up was a Nintendo or in today’s world Wii, PSP etc. We would rent one every so often – on a rainy day – and would have hours of fun. We’d pack it up and return it a few days later – no problems, no tears, just something we would do. I am even more thankful that my parents never bought us a gaming system. I surely would not be the person I am today if they did. We played outside all hours of the day, biking to friends house, soccer games, playing IN the woods, “capture the flag” in our neighbours yards in the black of night.

 

My 9-5 job is about getting the inactive active! Crazy thought, eh! With the amount of screen time that not only children and youth are getting (up to 6 -7 hours a week day and more on the weekends), it’s no wonder why we have children and youth who are overweight, OBESE and not healthy.  Children just don’t play as much …. ADULTS don’t play as much these days either.

With the growing social media sites online it’s no wonder that we are becoming a society that is seen as lazy and inactive.

I started this blog for a few different reasons but at the same time I really try to limit my screen time. Screen time for me is computer at work when in the office and a little at home, very little T.V. because I simply don’t have the time, Blackberry for work which I don’t use for personal use after work hours. That’s about it.

Bloggers want to get their word out there, followers added to their list, likes and comments on their posts. Yes, I fall into that category. Recently, I’ve been looking at ways to “promote” my blog and I’ve decided to keep it simple. Why ? Because I simply do not have time to manage multiple social media sites, write blog posts, maintain my family lifestyle as a single parent (for another 2-3 weeks), work full time, workout, spend time with friends/toddler friends, participate in community events, go to the market…. the list could go on. Lots of people do have the time … and I follow them but for me it’s about keeping it simple for me.

For those bloggers and Twitter folks who follow me, Facebook fans who “like” me – Thank you.

I’m going to keep it simple so I can keep active and limit my screen time.

What do you do to promote your blog? What’s your limit?

To follow me on my limited social media sites:

@PipersRun

Keeping it Simple. 

THANKS, Anna