Video Tutorial: How to Customize Printables by Adding Text

Have you ever downloaded a printable free or paid for, but never printed it? Did you have great plans for creating your own piece of art work, cute homemade gift, or custom party decor, yet had no clue where to start?

Quite frequently I am asked, “How do I add my own text to the food/drink label cards (signs, invitations, baggie toppers, etc.) that I got from you (free on this blog or from my Etsy shop)?”

I often send a quick response, but have decided a video might be even better!

There are captions off and on throughout the video, so if you don’t want to listen to me give directions you can definitely mute me! My husband would probably love that feature after 10pm when I often become a chatter box šŸ™‚

Please feel free to share and give feedback on what else you would like to learn along these lines.

Happy Designing!





PS. – Keep your eyes open for the Ultimate Dr. Seuss Printable Kit which will include over $50 worth of printables from my Etsy Shop for over 50% off!


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Healthy No Bake Bar for Anytime of the Day {Recipe}

Healthy No Bake Bars for Anytime of the Day |

At CrossFit this morning (6am), we had a little send off party after our workout for a guy who is moving at the end of the week. I know many people think CrossFit is crazy, but really it is an awesome COMMUNITY, or at least at our box! So we all brought something for the 6am party. I brought these clean no bake bars that I was able to mix up last night, which I will share with all of you!

These would be great for breakfast, snack, or for a sweet treat!

First off a little disclaimer, I know there are many different recipes like this floating around the Web, so this is not a complete original.


  • 2 cups Oats
  • 3/4 cup Mini Chocolate Chipes
  • 1 cup Coconut Flakes
  • 1/2 cup Flaxseed
  • 3/4 – 1 cup of Almond Butter
  • 1/2 cup Honey

Mix all the ingredients together well.

Warning: Your arm will more than likely get tired because you have to work all the dry ingredients into the Almond Butter. I recommend heating the honey a little if you by the raw type that is not runny.

Line 9 x 13 inch pan with parchment paper. Then spread mixture throughout the pan and press firmly. I took another sheet of parchment paper and laid it over, so I could press it down firmly with both hands. Someone today recommended using a Kettlebell for added pressure!

Place the pan in the freezer for 1 hour. Then refrigerate until you are ready to consume!

I used to make a similar recipe into balls, which we called Energy Balls, but they never held their shape well. The bars were way less messy even for my girls (ages 5 and 2).

The batch I made for CrossFit went fast, so now I am curious how long the batch at my house will last. Next time I whip these up I plan to try SunButter instead of Almond Butter and maybe less Honey since SunButter is sweeter.

HealthyBars_SquareLet me know if you try the recipe or a variation! Also, if you LOVE it then SHARE it so other’s can enjoy this healthy goodness too šŸ™‚






P.S. Don’t feel like finding all the ingredients?

Check out some of my family’s favorite healthy snack bars:

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Two Ways to Paleofy Tacos {Recipe Included}

Paleofy Your Tortillas with SHYbyDESIGN.comDoes your family have tacosĀ on Tuesdays?
It has become a weekly staple in our meal planning in an effort to simplify things a bit!
If I know Tuesday evening will be hectic then I brown the ground beef ahead of time.

Last night, I made my families favorite “form” of tacos. I shared pictures in my Shape Up with Shy- 28 Day Transformation Event on Facebook and received a lot of comments asking for the recipe.

I made my tortillas, which honestly look similar to flat pancakes with just 4 ingredients!

  • 1 cup of Almond Flour
  • 2 Tbsp of Arrowroot Flour
  • 1 cup Coconut Milk
  • 1 Egg

This makes about 6 tortillas. I am going to classify this as a trial and error type recipe. It is simple now that I have it down, but sometimes I do have to add a little more coconut milk as I am cooking to get the batter to the right consistency. I don’t recommend doubling the recipe because the batter starts to thicken as it sits. So if you need to make more, mix all the ingredients after you have run out of batter.

You have two options for cooking the tortillas.

  • 1 at a time in a small skillet
  • 3-4 at a on a griddle

I prefer to do mine one at a time because the skillet contains the batter if I get it a little too thin and runny. I preheat the skillet with a little butter in it before scooping about 1/4 of cup of batter into it. I check the tortilla after it has been cooking for about 3-4 minutes to see if it has firmed up enough to flip. After flipping, I cook the other side another 3-4 minutes. The first one usually takes longer as the skillet is still heating up. Also, I have been known to leave one on too long and then it makes a great tostada!

The title of the post said I would give you TWO ways to Paleofy your tacos, so the other one is simple justĀ use Romaine Lettuce leafs as boats. We did a mix last night because the tortillas take awhile, my husband and I had a one with a tortilla and two with lettuce.

Lettuce Boat Taco |

Now, I am browning the sausage/pork for my Creamy Crockpot Kale & SausageĀ Soup, but I think I am going to try throwing in some shredded carrots and spinach this time.

Feel free to share this recipe on Facebook, Twitter, or Pin it for future reference šŸ™‚

Hope your next Taco Night is a SUCCESS!!!





*P.S. – Did you have high hopes of improving your health in 2016, but have already fallen of the bandwagon? My Shape Up with Shy 28 Challenge might be just the thing to get you on track. We do not focus on a specific diet or type of exercise, instead we are all trying to find a system that works for us individually through accountability. To learn more leave a comment below or contact me through my blog or on Facebook!

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