Fish Week Day Three

Oven Baked Cat Fish


One of the popular fish types, lol. Catfish was very popular at my grandfather’s house when I was younger. Of course we all know that catfish is best fried, however, a friend of mine shared this with me in efforts to make it a healthier substitute!

If you’re interested in the recipe, check it out at the link here;

If you want to make this recipe more healthy, you can substitute the vegetable oil for olive oil, and you can also find some gluten-free cornmeal at the grocery store.

What is your favorite catfish recipe? Share it in the comments!



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Fish Week Day Two

Grilled Marinated Salmon

Today’s recipe was shared with me by a very special someone, and I trust their judgement! So I hope you all enjoy as much as my friend does, lol.


Ingredients & Directions;

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 pounds salmon fillets

 Prep time 1 h, Cook time 45 m, Ready In 1 h 45 m.

  In a medium bowl, combine the soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, oil, mustard powder, ginger and ground black pepper. Place the salmon in a shallow dish and pour the marinade over the salmon. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, turning occasionally. Pre-heat an outdoor grill, about medium-high heat and lightly oil it. Grill the fish for about 3 to 4 minutes per side. If you do not want to grill outside, use an indoor grill pan.

Side note: If you do not want to grill your fish, you can cook it in a skillet as well, just add a very small amount of oil to your pan so it doesn’t stick!



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Fish Week Day One!

Teriyaki Fish 

For today’s post, I’m going to share 4 different teriyaki style fish recipes with you all! I chose to share more than one, because there is so many different types of fish, and I wanted to share more than one way to try the teriyaki recipe. I hope you all enjoy at least one of them!



Teriyaki-style Cod, what do you think? Look yummy? If you want to see the recipe for this one, click the link here;


Teriyaki Salmon, this one looks really good to me, and I don’t even like salmon, lol! Check out this recipe by clicking this link;


Teriyaki fish fillets. This recipe is simple and perfect for a busy week night! Check out the recipe in this link;



Teriyaki Tilapia, and it’s even made with a sugar and gluten free sauce! Check out the recipe at this link, and try it out;

Which one did you like best? Have you tried any of these recipes? Let me know in the comments!



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15 Ways To Build Your Confidence Daily!

15 Ways To Build Your Confidence

Confidence is important to have, because it can determine how much you achieve in life and of course, it has a huge impact on your overall happiness. In order to truly prosper in life, you have to truly know yourself, and be happy with the person you are, and remember  that if there is something about yourself that you don’t like, you have the ability to change it! Even if that change is just to learn how to love yourself, flaws and all! So, before I begin the list, let’s take a look at the definition of confidence.confidence-definition

Pretty much what we already knew, right? lol. I, myself sometimes have self-confidence issues, so I wanted to learn ways to help myself, and when I did my research, I learned a lot of new things people do to help build their confidence! Read and enjoy, and if you have anything that you would like to add, feel free in the comments!

 1)Do some type of personal development, like books, audio, or videos every day for at least 10 minutes.

I learned this method after becoming a coach, and it’s one of the best things I could have ever started! Personal development is very beneficial to anyone, and it’s a wonderful way to invest time into yourself. It allows you to be proactive, and make things happen! Some benefits you will notice when having daily personal development time are self-awareness, a sense of direction, motivation, improvement in becoming more focused, resilience, and more goals achieved!

2) Say 3 positive things about yourself out loud in front of the mirror, every morning.
Your mind is a powerful thing, and what we tell ourselves has more impact on our lives then we may think. We’re all guilty of downing ourselves at some point or another, but if it’s something you struggle with daily, try this; every morning, when you get up and handle your hygiene,  look at yourself in the mirror, and say 3 positive things about yourself – anything you can think of as long as it’s something positive. Do this everyday, with 3 new positives each time. Say these things, and believe it! It works for me, and I strongly advise everyone to try it!

3) Keep a record of all the progress you have made, no matter what it is.

Everything always seems better when you see it on paper, right? (lol) When you can actually see the things you have achieved or progress you have made, it makes you feel good, and proud of yourself. Everyone likes to feel good about themselves, and we deserve to feel appreciated, even if it’s appreciation from ourselves. Something I wish I would have started so long ago, I’m thankful that I do it now, write down your progress in everything! Whether it’s life, or a fitness/health goal, or anything that is important to you. This helps you to analyze every situation and think more clearly about what you need to do.

4) Surround yourself with positive and uplifting people, and stay away from all things negative!

It’s going to hurt, but you may lose people you hold dear to you in order to truly remove all negativity in your life, and it’s your choice to do so, but when I tell you it’s for the best, trust me! Sometimes it takes a small change or shift to see things for what they truly are,  and you have to trust instinct. Surround yourself with the positive and leave all of the negative behind you!

5) Make a list of things you have succeeded in.

So, if you take number 3, and utilize it, you can look through those “progress notes” and make a list of everything that you have succeeded in. Instead of focusing on the negative, focus on the positive things that you have succeeded in. Read that list, and remind yourself that YOU did that!

6) Prayer

Some don’t believe in prayer, and that’s fine, it’s your belief. I, myself, do so I often turn to prayer for everything. I believe in God, and I believe that He will help me through anything! So if you need a boost of confidence, check out these amazing scriptures; Philippians 1:6Hebrews 4:16Joshua 1:71 Samuel 17:32-37.

7) Learn your strengths and weaknesses.

Knowing what your strength and your weaknesses are is very beneficial because you can progress your strengths, and work on the weaknesses. Don’t worry about perfection, just focus on making progress, and learning every day. In doing this, you will be a force to be reckoned with!

8) Get to know yourself – “date” you!

I can’t even begin to tell you how important it is to know yourself. Not only is it beneficial to learn your strengths and weaknesses, but it’s also good to know your principles, and your “why” as well. If you don’t know yourself, how do you expect anyone else to know the real you? No one will want to get on your wagon is you don’t even know where it’s going.

9) Set small goals and achieve them, then keep working your way up to more challenging goals.

We’re all guilty of setting goals that are impossible for us to achieve at the time, so to build confidence, it’s best to start with simple goals, that are doable. Keep setting them, and achieving them, and slowly start making each new goal more challenging than the last. Eventually you will be achieving the goals that used to be impossible.

10) Smile, stand tall and give eye contact!

 You can always tell how confident someone is by the way that they walk. Is their head up? Back and shoulders tall? If so, that’s a sign of confidence. The more you carry yourself with confidence, the more you will start believing it! Confidence is very attractive, and it’s definitely something everyone needs to show.

11) Learn something new, and never stop.

It has been instilled to me, to never, ever stop learning. There is no such thing as too much knowledge, so continue to fuel your brain with new and interesting things, every day. learn everything you can about what you do at your job, your business, a skill you have, anything you are interested in, learn more about it! Learning is fun and exciting, and it’s definitely a confidence booster when others start to notice.

12) Be kind and grateful, always.

Being kind and helping others always give you a sense of appreciation, especially when they give positive feedback! It’s always nice to hear someone appreciates something you did for them. Personally, I love being kind to others, seeing someone smile, makes me happy. I’m all about positive vibes, and being kind is definitely number one on my list! Don’t forget to be grateful for what others do for you as well! Just like you, they need your positive feedback to feel appreciated.

13) Accept compliments, and even compliment yourself.

Most people with low self-confidence, always downplays a compliment, or throws in an insult about themselves, even. Instead of doing that, catch yourself, and simply say “thank you”, and then, in your head I want you to think of another good thing about yourself! Feel that self-confidence sneak in!

14) Plan and prepare!

No one ever really thinks about this being a confidence booster, but if you take the time out to truly think about it, it makes sense. When you plan something, anything, and you prepare yourself for it, you’re way more confident about it than you would be if you had no clue what to expect, right? Even if you’re anxious about it, or nervous, the confidence is still there, deeper down. You just have to remind yourself to let

15) Exercise

I think this one speaks for itself! However, I found this really good article that goes into detail about how exercise helps boost confidence, so if you’re interested, click the link!






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September Pet Week Featuring Selina and Her Adorable Pup!


Selina is sharing her beautiful dachshund/yorkie mix, today.


Meet Rachel 🙂

“She was born 1/2/16 . I’ve had her since Valentines day. She loves her 2 kitty sisters, going to the lake and swimming, pontoon rides which scare the breath out of me because she wants to be right on the edge watching the water. She loves tummy rubs, she will get next to you and immediately roll onto her back.”   – Selina Wagner



Look at that cute puppy face!


Looks like someone enjoys a little cat food, here and there, lol.

Thanks for sharing your cutie, Selina!


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September 2016 Recipe of The Month


So, this month I decided to ask my group what their favorite type of food was.


As you can see, mexican won, lol. So after voting between 3 different recipes, the recipe that got voted recipe of the month is;

Beef Empanadas


I found this delicious and healthy version of beef empanadas on a website called Hungry Girl.

To see  the website and full recipe, you can copy this link 🙂

8 oz. raw extra-lean ground beef (4% fat or less)
1 cup finely chopped broccoli cole slaw
1/2 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 tsp. chopped garlic
2 tbsp. tomato paste
1 tbsp. finely chopped cilantro
1/4 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper
1 package Pillsbury Crescent Recipe Creations Seamless Dough Sheet
Optional toppings: salsa, fat-free sour cream

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.

Bring a large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Add beef, broccoli slaw, bell pepper, onion, and garlic. Cook and crumble for 6 – 8 minutes, until beef is fully cooked and veggies are slightly soft.

Transfer beef mixture to a large bowl. Add tomato paste, cilantro, cumin, chili powder, salt, and black pepper. Mix thoroughly.

Roll out dough into a large rectangle of even thickness. Cut sheet lengthwise into two even pieces. Cut each piece widthwise into thirds, leaving you with six rectangular pieces of dough. Thinly roll out each rectangle.

Arrange dough pieces with the shorter sides on the right and left. Evenly distribute beef mixture among the centers.

One piece of dough at a time, fold and stretch the lower left corner to meet the upper right corner. Press edges firmly to enclose the beef mixture. (Your empanadas will be super stuffed!) With a fork, press edges to crimp and seal. Carefully transfer to the baking sheet.

Bake until dough is golden brown, about 12 minutes. Enjoy!

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September Pet Week Featuring Sharon and Sprout!


Meet Sharon and  her baby girl Sprout 🙂


Obviously, someone likes to go ‘bye-bye’ lol.



“This is my little girl Sprout I’ve had her since birth she was one of my yorkies puppies there was just something about her I had to keep her , She’s 2 years old and always by my side and she loves her other 5 fur-baby sisters …. She loves car rides and playing outside.”   – Sharon Kincaid-Peña

Check out the sharon-pet-week-2rest of these adorable pictures!sharon-pet-week-6




Thanks for sharing Sharon! Loved looking at Sprout, she is a cutie!


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September Pet Week Featuring Debra and Duchess!


Today on Pet Week Debra is sharing her furbaby, Duchess!


Isn’t she cute? 🙂

“My sweet Duchess not only a family pet..shes family ❤️ for over 13 years she’s been by my side loyal and true like no other !!! She has seen my tears and joys..She is my heart and soul 😍. I will love her past forever as she will me.” 💕💋 – Debra Joslin

I  think we can all agree that our pets hold a special place in our hearts!

Thanks for sharing with us, Debra!! Duchess is adorable!


Contact me if you would like to share your pets on pet week! Pet week is hosted every 2nd full week of the month!


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September Pet Week Featuring Katie and Her Pet!


Today’s share is a little different, and I love it!

Instead of sharing the “normal” cat or dog, Katie is sharing her Guinea Pig, Rusty!

Thanks for sharing Katie 🙂


Meet Rusty, The Guinea Pig!


“Rusty is about six months old  🙂 We’ve had him since he was a baby. He loves carrots, hay, his Guinea Pig food, and Guinea Pig Berry snacks from Walmart.  He loves my daughter, Hailey. He also likes to ride in the car with her. He will give her kisses and he jumps when he gets excited.”       -Katie Cox

Isn’t he adorable?! lol. I enjoyed learning a little more about Guinea Pigs, I have never had one before. Thanks for sharing Rusty with us, Katie!

Remember, if you have any pets you would love to share and brag about, comment or contact me by clicking the contact button at the top of the blog 🙂



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September Pet Week Featuring Diana and Her Girls!


My favorite week of the month, I have to say!

Today a fellow coach of mine, Diana is sharing her two pets with us, so thanks Diana!

A Girls Best Friend Meet Margaret and Bella





“They are my life and I love them deeply. Margie is getting old, I have had her since she was only a few weeks old. She lives to play, swim, bark and eat snacks. Bella, My Shepherd is from Texas, I rescued her from my son, (lol). He thought it was OK to keep her in a cage all of the time, so I rescued her, Bella is a sweet heart She loves playing Frisbee and ball.”

– Diana Mills

Both of these babies are adorable!! Thank you again, for sharing!!

Pet week is all this week, so if you have pets that you love showing off, email me @ or contact me via FB @ Kay Layne!



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