The Best Shoes for Clinical Rotations // Rocky 4EurSole

Disclaimer: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Rocky 4EurSole and I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group.  The opinions of this blog are my own.

 

You guys all know that I am a Physician Assistant student currently on my clinical rotations. What that means is I spend HOURS on my feet every day. In fact, during my Internal Medicine rotation I was in a busy Level 1 trauma hospital and I would walk ~5 miles every day.  My first 12 hour day I made the mistake of wearing flats. Needless to say it was a lesson learned in how important good foot wear is.

 

Rocky 4EurSole 2

I recently had the opportunity to try out the Rocky 4EurSole clogs and fell in love. When I put them on I felt like I was walking on clouds due to the memory foam footbed. This footbed molds to contours of your feet and has an antimicrobial liner. There is alo a shock-absorbing heel to provide extra support. Another cool feature is that the Rocky 4EurSole shoes can be worn three ways! You can wear them with a full heel, with a strap, or as an open-back clog! This is clutch for me because in my program we are required to wear a full-back on our shoes. Last but not least the no-slip grip is pretty great. I am heading into my surgery rotation and my worst fear would be slipping in the OR. HA.

Rocky 4EurSole 3

I personally chose the simple black clog so it would match most things that I wear, however, there are a ton of awesome colors and patterns to try out. The Rocky 4EurSole shoes empowers women who are on the go to be able to keep up with their busy hours and lifestyles.

And Rocky 4EurSole wants to know #WhatFeedsEurSole? Treating patients and furthering my education is what feeds my sole right now. It is hugely rewarding to being a part of the healthcare team as a provider. I found my calling in the ER and can’t wait to get back!

Even better? Rocku 4EurSole is giving away ten pairs of clogs to readers! Enter via the widget below.

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What feeds YOUR soul?

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Fall Style


 
Happy Monday friends!  I hope you are enjoying an extra long weekend in honor of Labor Day like I am!  We are soaking up some family time and have been grilling, wrestling, and raising a ruckus all weekend long.  Since I am on break this week I have minimal stress and my smile is extra big.  Spending time with my family is one of my favorite ways to re-gain perspective and reset my priorities.

 

Labor Day though means that summer is winding down and fall is on the horizon.  Pumpkin spice lattes are ruling the land, football is dominating the TV on the weekends, and booties are coming out of hibernation.  At least in some parts of the country.  Coastal Georgia is holding on to 80 degree weather and wicked humidity so I am sitting here just DREAMING about cooler temperatures and creating fun fall outfits that will be ready the minute our temperatures fall.  I threw together a couple of outfits to share with you guys in hopes that you might get to enjoy them before I do!

Fall Fashion 1

I saw an outfit like this on the J.Crew website and fell in love.  Fortunately I was able to put it together myself.  It’s the perfect outfit to wear out with the family or to work.  Plus the layers will transition well into fall.

 

Fall Fashion 2

Another super comfy outfit.  I have had this navy gingham shirt for awhile and it has gotten plenty of use over the years because it is so versatile!  I really like it with the utility vest though.

 

Now that the clothes have been picked it’s time to talk about accessories.  While scarfs are all the rage in the fall I am talking about a very specific accessory everyone already has … a smile!  Smiling improves you mood, decreases stress, and can improve the mood around you because they are really and truly contagious.  Now I have to admit, for many years I was a little self-conscious about my smile because I didn’t really like my teeth.  So a few years ago I went on a quest to find the perfect whitening toothpaste and I did with Crest 3D White so when the opportunity came to try out the Crest 3D White Brilliance Toothpaste System I was all on board.

Crest 3D White #GetPolished

 

Using the system is really easy and consists of two steps – first you deep clean and then you get a whitening finisher.  I used the products for 5 days in a row and am starting to notice a difference.  Crest 3D White Brilliance Toothpaste System gives your smile the power to keep a professional polish at home. Brushing with Crest 3D White Brilliance Toothpaste System twice daily keeps your smile up to 99% as white as a professional polish (if you use it daily).  I can personally attest that I feel like my teeth are whiter and just FEEL cleaner when I use these products. Needless to say I am a fan!

Crest 3D White

 

Hope you have a great Tuesday!  See you tomorrow for another edition of What I Ate Wednesday!

 

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Date Night on a Budget

Happy Monday folks! Can you believe today is the last day in August?!  Holy smokes.  The year is FLYING by which means that we are inching closer and closer to BIG things for our family.  Since we have those big things (graduation, licensure, moving, etc.) on the horizon, Chris and I are trying to stick to a better budget.  We kind of budgeted willy-nilly in the past but we are buckling down these next 7 months to save as much as we can.  One of the areas we are trying to reign in is eating out.  Now, that isn’t something we are going to completely cut out because goodness knows that we need to get out of the house on our own occasionally.  BUT we can do better in that arena.  So this weekend we decided to do a date night at home instead.

 

So last night Chris fired up the grill and made us the most delicious steaks and king crab legs.  While it was certainly a decadent meal our protein cost $20 due to sales which is less than one entree if we were going out.  And it was amazing.

 

Surf and Turf
 

 

 

Since we ate our meal while the kiddos were still up I did end up losing an entire crab leg to Bryn.  Apparently she has good taste 😉  Once the kids went to bed Chris and I snuggled in to the couch and tuned in to Netflix.  Our latest guilty pleasure has been HGTV and we were super stoked (nerdy I know) to see that Property Brothers had a bajillion episodes available for our viewing pleasures.

Property Brothers Netflix
 

Overall it was the perfect way to end our weekend.  They may have been some chantilly cake too 😉  I am off for my LAST week of psych!  Have a great Monday!

 

How do you date on the cheap?

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BBQ Chicken Salad

This post is sponsored by Farm Rich. All opinions and love for BBQ are my own.

 

If you know me at all you know that one of my absolute favorite things in the world are wings. I blame Chris for this obsession. I honestly can’t remember eating buffalo ANYTHING before meeting him. In college we would frequently go with friends to Applebees happy hour and chow down on wings and Blue Moon. Ever since those days my love for wings has run deep. Lately though I have been on a BBQ boneless wing kick as my “go to” with my favorite way to eat them being on a salad! Unfortunately my favorite salad is from a fast-food joint, which gets expensive (and unhealthy!). I’ve been on the quest though to be able to recreate it at home quickly for at a better cost. Fortunately I found Farm Rich Boneless Chicken Bites (BBQ Style) at my local Target and my problems were solved! I snagged some of the breaded Mozzarella Sticks for the girls at the same time 😉

Farm Rich BBQ Chicken Bites
 

With my BBQ chicken procured I set out then to replicate my favorite salad! The boneless Chicken Bites were super easy to prepare. I placed them on a wire rack over a cookie sheet to keep them nice and crispy. I thawed the BBQ sauce while the chicken was cooking and prepped the remainder of my salad toppings. I spent probably 5 minutes of actual hands-on time prepping this meal and ended up with a DELICIOUS salad!

 

BBQ Chicken Salad 2
 

BBQ Chicken Salad 

  • 4 Farm Rich Boneless Chicken Bites (BBQ Style)
  • 1 slice of bacon (crumbled)
  • Colby Jack Cheese
  • ¼ avocado (cubed)
  • Light ranch dressing
  • 2 cups romaine lettuce

 

This salad was delicious! Bryn actually climbed into my lap and demanded my fork and claimed the salad for her own before I even got a few bites in. She’s obviously a girl after my own heart. Bonus fact? Farm Rich also makes the boneless Chicken Bites in a BUFFALO flavor which would be JUST as delicious in this exact same salad.

 

BBQ Chicken Salad
 

I didn’t leave Emmie out of the goodness though. For her dinner I used a couple of the boneless Chicken Bites without the sauce for her protein and then cooked up a few Farm Rich Mozzarella Sticks as a little treat. Both she and Bryn loved loved LOVED the Mozzarella sticks but who wouldn’t. I mean come on …. CHEESE.

 

Farm Rich Mozzarella Sticks
 

 

Farm Rich is expanding their distribution and you can now purchase the products at select Target locations, including the one off Victory Drive in Savannah!  There you can find Farm Rich:

 

 

 

 

Want to make my BBQ chicken salad OR try out the additional Farm Rich products now being carried at Target stores?  Here is a $0.75 off coupon to use! You also connect with Farm Rich via their website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | and Instagram.

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5 Portable Careers for Military Spouses

This post is sponsored my Martinsburg College.

As many of my long-time readers know, I am a military spouse.  Chris commissioned into the Army from college and has been Active Duty for nearly 8 years.  In that time he has deployed to Afghanistan, attended his Career Course, executed his command time, and helps to train other units.  I am SO proud of his service to this country!  Serving one’s country though can prove problematic for military spouses.  You see, we uproot our lives every couple of years which leads to some serious career instability.  That’s why this post is so important to me!  I have this awesome blog as a platform for helping other spouses to learn about careers that can move WITH them when the military gives its orders.

I am extremely fortunate that the career I feel passionate about is one that can move with me.  I began my Physician Assistant school journey in January of 2014 and will be wrapping things up in about 7 months.  Forbes recently ranked becoming a Physician Assistant as the #1 master’s degrees to get with a projected job growth of 30% over the next 5 years.  Talk about job stability!  The best part is that PAs are in high demand all around the country so no matter where the Army sends us this spring I feel confident that I will have a solid career to build upon.

 

Tips for Establishing a Portable Career

  1. Advance your education – whether you’re just getting started and need to get your Associate’s degree or you’re aiming for your Master’s, furthering your education you will help make you a more competitive applicant.  Martinsburg College is one program to check out!
  2. Take advantage of MYCAA – if your spouse is an E5 or below, O1 to O2, or W1-W1 you are eligible for $4000 towards your education.  The money can be used for certificates, licenses, and Associates degrees.
  3. Choose strategically – when choosing what path you are going to take try to think about careers that are always in need!
  4. Check USAJobs.com – this is a great way to see what jobs are available on different military installations around the country.  You might see a trend in what is commonly in need!

 

5 Portable Military Careers for Military Spouses

portable careers for military spouses

  1. Dental Assistant – check out your local Red Cross!  Some offer this program for FREE.
  2. Transcription – transcriptionists are always in need and many times you can even work from home.
  3. Accounting – everywhere you go will be in need of a bookkeeper!
  4. Nursing – truly a versatile career and with options for both an Associates and Bachelors you can complete a program in the short time on location from one duty station.  Plus there’s the possibility of career advancement if you want to become a Nurse Practitioner
  5. Freelance writing/social media – if you are a passionate and good writer you can

 

However way you spin it with some creativity and planning you can create a career that you love that can go with you wherever your family is sent next!  Martinsburg College wants to help you do that for yourself AND your family.

 

Some of the benefits of Martinsburg College include:

  • Distance-based learning is available allowing you to learn wherever you are.
  • On-campus learning if you’re near one of their campuses.
  • Digital access to necessary textbooks saving tons of money
  • Martinsburg has been working with the military for over 10 years and understand the needs of a military family!
  • Martinsburg FaceBook Group  – the college has created a special Facebook group JUST for military spouses!

If you are a military spouse or know one looking for a new career please point them towards this post!  I would be happy to talk about my own journey.

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