Olivia Peters books

How to build an author platform

My regular readers may have noticed that I have a brand new logo on my website (and my new readers will just assume I was always so professional). Whether you’re pursuing traditional or self -publishing, it is critical that you understand how to build an author platform and develop your personal brand. Continue reading “How to build an author platform”

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How to get skunk smell off your dog

How to get skunk smell off your dog – guaranteed

If your dog has ever been sprayed by a skunk, you know first hand how god awful the smell is and you’ve likely frantically googled “how to get skunk smell off your dog” and come up with a series of old wives’ tales that simply don’t work. Buster has been skunked three times in his six years and the most recent was last night when we arrived home from vacation. The best part? I was also skunked and I used the same formula to get the skunk smell off Buster for myself. Don’t waste your time with tomato juice that will only stain your dog’s fur – my recipe is guaranteed to get the skunk smell off your dog.   Continue reading “How to get skunk smell off your dog – guaranteed”

Strategies to help you reach a goal

Photo Friday: strategies to reach a goal

When you’re trying to reach a goal (or considering getting started on one), it can be challenging to get yourself in a positive frame of mind. It’s easy to get bogged down in regrets about what you should have done differently, that you should have started sooner, how long it’s going to take, or how hard it’s going to be. I have gone through all of those excuses (and more) in my journey towards self-improvement. It’s easier and a lot more comfortable to stay the same, but remember that doing nothing is also a choice and a risk. Continue reading “Photo Friday: strategies to reach a goal”

Healthy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookie protein balls

Adding high quality protein powder to baked goods is one of my favourite ways to make healthy, wholesome and filling treats. I’ve already shared recipes for no bake chocolate chip cookie protein balls and protein packed peanut butter chocolate chip cookies and I’m excited to bring you a recipe for oatmeal chocolate chip cookie protein balls today. Are you noticing I love cookies and protein balls, especially when combined? Continue reading “Oatmeal chocolate chip cookie protein balls”

Cheap, easy and fun date night ideas

Cheap and fun ideas for date night

When you first start dating, everything is exciting, new, and slightly uncertain. You are still figuring out if you are going to mesh as a couple for the long term, and the best way to do that is by sharing memorable experiences together (read: lots of date nights). It’s easy because everything you try together is a “first” and you are still in the honeymoon phase. Continue reading “Cheap and fun ideas for date night”

Sausage sheet pan dinner

30 minute sheet pan dinner that’s paleo, keto and gluten free

Sometimes I enjoy spending the day in the kitchen making elaborate meals and other times (okay, most times) I prefer to have dinner on the table in 30 minutes (or less!), which meal planning allows me to do. Sheet pan dinners have been floating around Pinterest for ages, but I’ve only recently tried them out and they are now a weekly staple at our house. Continue reading “30 minute sheet pan dinner that’s paleo, keto and gluten free”