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Mariska Richters - 2020

Allow Me to Introduce Myself: I’m Mariska Richters!

Happy New Year, Friends!  With a new year, a new DECADE, and so many new visitors to my page, I thought it a good time to re-introduce myself. I’m Mariska Richters, and this page is where I share my life adventures, travel addiction, my loveable fur babies, Roxidoo and Cash, ...

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Intermittent Fasting Benefits and Tips

What is Intermittent Fasting and the What Are the Benefits?

Intermittent fasting is where you cycle in and out of periods of eating and not eating. Although people do experience weight loss with intermittent fasting, it is not so much a diet plan but more of a lifestyle choice to take advantage of some incredible health benefits, some of which are listed in the section below.

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A Monumental Day In My Business

Today is a monumental day in my business. First, let me tell you how absolutely amazing our company is that they paid us 3 days early today! Whooop!!! Second, and this is the monumental part, when I saw my paycheque land in my account a few minutes ago, I got ...

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Mariska on Mondays

I used to dread Mondays…

I used to dread Mondays…  I used to start thinking about my work week on Sunday afternoons. My entire Monday evenings would be spent stressing out about how much I REALLY did’t want to go into the office the next morning to spend my whole week in a windowless cubicle, ...

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Delicious Slow Cooker Pasta Sauce Recipe

One of my favorite comfort foods is pasta. And although I have a gluten sensitivity, I still love to get my spaghetti or lasagne on every once in a while, but I use a great trick to avoid the gluten as well as the carbohydrates in pasta, and level up on the healthiness ...

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Cilantro Lime Chicken with Corn and Black Beans - Cooked!

Recipe: Crockpot Cilantro Lime Chicken

I’m always on the lookout for easy, healthy and delicious meals to add to my rotation and in the winter months that often involves my crockpot! This was my first try with this cilantro chicken recipe, and it turned out awesome! Recipe Details: Prep Time: 15 minutes Crockpot Cooking Time: 6-8 hours on Low ...

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Recipe: Apple Butternut Squash Soup

I’m a HUGE soup lover, so I thought I would give this delicious looking apple butternut squash soup a try with the surplus of apples I picked from my parents’ trees. I had a fairly small butternut squash to work with, so I cut the recipe in half – an ...

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Apple Crisp - 21 Day Fix Approved

Recipe: The Best Healthy Apple Crisp

I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical about this apple crisp recipe when I first read about it – mostly because there is no butter or no sugar in it. But I thought, “Hey! I have a TON of apples from my parents trees, so I may as well give ...

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Are You a Dreamer?

This Opportunity Could Make Your Dreams Come True!

If you’ve been following my blog and social media for a while, you know that financial freedom, time freedom and location independence have always been important to me. These are things that I have dreamed about for quite a while. For years I have been working a day job, and taking on ...

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A "Freedomist" Is Born

A “Freedomist” Is Born!

[This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 10] Wow! That 10 days just FLEW by! Today is the last post in my 10 Day Blog Challenge with Natalie Sisson. And as this blog post says, I am now a “Certified Freedomist!” What is ...

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