Blogger Love Vol. 43

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Being that it’s Friday, it’s time to spread the Blogger Love with Meagan from All the Joys.  I love writing my posts on Thursday evenings and reviewing all of the posts that I have saved throughout the week.  It’s a great way to keep on top of my blog reading and praise the bloggers that inspired me.

10 Reasons to Toss FOMO Out the Window by Simplicity Relished.  Ever hear of FOMO?  Perhaps you know it better as Fear Of Missing Out.  Daisy tackles the concept of being driven by fear.  Letting fear guide your decisions is never a great idea.  I loved the 10 reasons she gave to toss FOMO out the window.  A must read!

How to Change the Colors of Your Blog Theme by Blog Brighter.  Looking for a quick and easy way to give your blog a facelift?  How about changing the colors of your blog theme?  Nadine has great tutorials that are simple and easy to follow, like this one.  I did this in 5 minutes and I’m thrilled with the results.

Happiness Stamped by Ember Grey.  Emily is starting a new series called the 12 Months of Bliss.  I can’t wait to follow along.  I’m looking forward to sending some snail mail to some friends!

How to Create SEO-Rich Content  by Elle and Company.  SEO is one of the things that I am interested in learning more about and how to make it work for my blog.  Other than using the plug in I have, I am not too informed about the topic.  I felt that this post gave me some great information.

Boost Self-Confidence: 5 Ways to Silence Your Inner Critic by The Nectar Collective.  Melissa starts the post out by saying that we would never tolerate a friend that was constantly putting us down and making us feel bad about ourselves, yet we do exactly that to ourselves.  We can be our own worst critics.  Melissa gives some great tips on how to stop the self-criticism.

Link up with Meagan and share your favorite posts this week!

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Double Chocolate Frozen Yogurt

Hi y’all! A big thank you to Anne for letting me take over today. She is an absolute inspiration to someone like me fairly new to the blogging world. Her tutorials have helped me so much especially her series on pinterest!

For the past few weeks, I have been working on something just for you and I am very excited to share it today. In fact, I’ve been perfecting it which has resulted in a couple of batches worth, and let’s just say, I’m on chocolate OVERLOAD! :)

Let me introduce myself really quick, then get right into the good stuff! I’m Alexis, a Texas girl, chemist, wife, and bulldog mom. You can find me at Chemistry Cachet talking about DIY, gardening, baking, tips, tricks, and thoughts on everyday life. My ultimatum is to bring you the easiest, best versions of things that are typically uninteresting or difficult. You can read this to learn more.

Baking is chemistry at its finest! I love getting in the kitchen experimenting with crazy concoctions like a mad scientist.

Now that we are in the month of May though, standing around a hot oven baking away doesn’t sound too appealing. In true Chemistry Cachet fashion, I wanted to share with you a frozen yogurt recipe I came up with, that is not only incredibly easy, but it is good for you too :) Stay tuned after the recipe because I also have a coupon that you may just need.

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Double Chocolate Frozen Yogurt

♥1 cup greek yogurt ( I used non fat, but any kind works just fine)

♥1 cup unsweetened cashew milk (You can use almond too)

♥1/8 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

♥1/8 cup dutch cocoa powder**

♥1/2 to 1 cup sweetener that measures like sugar ( I used stevia, taste it make sure it is a little too sweet, it will be less sweet once it is frozen)

♥1 tsp vanilla

♥1/4 tsp salt

♥Mini chocolate chips

Mix everything together. I left a few little cocoa powder chunks to make it more rich! Put in an ice cream maker according to directions. Mine was firm after 12 minutes…It doesn’t take long! No ice cream maker? Just pop it in a shallow container and place in freezer. Take it out every 30 min to an hour, scrape with a fork each time. This will keep it fluffy.

Chemist Tips ** Many people don’t know what dutch processed cocoa powder is. It will give it a richer flavor. I will be doing some information on that soon on my blog as part of my chocolate series! Make sure to follow me so you don’t miss out :) ** I recommend spraying the bowl with non stick spray before pouring the batter inside. This is so light and airy it can stick. And don’t worry if some sticks to the side when its done, totally normal!

Now coupon time!! Did you know I also have an academic consulting business? Most services are online, and I bring the same thing as I do on the blog. I’m all about bringing my clients the easiest, most efficient ways to study, take a test, and be the best they can be academically. Not in college anymore? I also help professionals preparing for upcoming tests or conduct research for anything in full. Whatever you need! All readers can use a 30% off coupon for any service with the code LOVE. Business website: http://www.amsacademicservices.com/

I look forward to meeting everyone. I love meeting new people! If you have questions or just want to chat, contact me anytime :)

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How to Manage Multiple Instagram Accounts

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Perhaps I am in the minority but I am one of those people that have 2 Instagram accounts.  I have had my personal one for years; I created it before I even started my blog.  After I started Love the Here and Now I felt that I should have a separate account.  Although you will find some pictures of my family on my blog’s Instagram account, I tend to keep more of my personal photos for my other account.    Want to know how to manage multiple Instagram accounts?

Phonegram/Padgram

Phonegram / Padgram has made managing my Instagram accounts simple to do.

Instagram still does not allow third party apps to upload photos so you will need to keep your Instagram app around for that. Everything else though, can be done with ease in my new favorite app.

The app is free however there are in app purchases available. If you upgrade within the app ($.99 month, $2.99 for 12 months, or $4.99 for Permanent VIP) you can subscribe to users or hashtags, switch from one account to the other without having to log in or out, remove ads, hide certain users/photos, download photos/videos, and passcode lock your account. It was well worth it to me to have the extra features so I quickly signed on for the year account.

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With a swipe of your finger you can easily go from one account to the next.

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One of the things that I really enjoy about this app is the fact that you can see multiple photos at once.  Instagram has one photo at a time, whereas Phonegram lets you see multiple pictures at once.

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Phonegram allows you to like and comment on each photo as well so you can keep interacting with fellow Instagrammers.

Using hashtags on Instagram is key, as I mentioned in this post.  Phonogram allows you to follow certain hashtags.  This allows me to check in on certain groups and see what has been posted lately.  It’s a great way to find new accounts to follow as well.

Have a moment to spare?  Feel free to explore the categories that Phonogram has set up.  From nature to architecture; from kids to fashion, you can browse away.

Even though you can not post photos directly to Instagram this app has become the main way I browse through my feeds.  No more logging in and out of my accounts.  I can upload my daily photo to Instagram and then use Photogram throughout the day to interact with my followers and other users.

Do you have multiple Instagram accounts?  What do you use to manage them?

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Since we are talking Instagram, are we following each other yet? You can find me here.