Thursday, July 31, 2014

NEW Guardians Of The Galaxy LEGO-Inspired Video #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy

Tomorrow is the big day, do you have your Guardians of The Galaxy tickets yet?  If not, you better get on it because this movie is sure to be the hit of the summer!  I was lucky enough to watch a sneak preview of the movie last week and going again opening night (August 1st) with my husband.  It is THAT good folks!

And to get you even more excited about the movie, Marvel and Lego Fan created this video starring Forest Whaley!!  Your kids will love it, my son is already asking for the LEGO characters!  Will you see it this weekend?

Skinny Peanut Butter Cup Pie Recipe: Using Kefir Probiotic Cultured Milk Smoothie #KefirCreations #CollectiveBias

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Last May, my daughters Kindergarten class had a "Mother's Day Tea", the class invited all their Mothers to have tea and cookies with them.  During the tea party, each child stood up and said a little something about their Moms.  As my daughter stood up, my mind starting racing on all the possible things she could say about me.  She could start with my professional accomplishments "My Mom is a Scientist."  Or maybe my loving side, "My Mom gives the best cuddles."  But the first sentence out of my daughters mouth was, "My Mom is a chocolate eater."  And that about sums it up folks, I love my chocolate.  Which explains why I was SO excited to learn that Lifeway Kefir has a chocolate flavored cultured milk smoothie!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A Foodie Collection: 25 Skinny Summer Dessert Recipes

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Most people who know me, know I love desserts.  I am a total sweet-a-holic, I am one of those individuals that will skip dinner for dessert.  To combat my love of sweets effecting my waist-line, I have to find recipes (or create recipes) that are on the "skinny" side.  However, this can be tricky because many "skinny" or "diety" dessert recipes can typically taste horrible.  I know, I am a total dessert snob but when it comes to sweets I want perfection!  So, I have compiled a collection on (linked above) which include some of my absolute favorite skinny summer dessert recipes!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Skinny Chocolate Eclair Cake Recipe

This month I was at a friends BBQ, it was a pot luck type of BBQ and one of the dishes there was a Chocolate Eclair Cake.  I HAD to try it because you know me and how I am an expert dessert connoisseur.  It was simply delicious and tasted SO much like a real chocolate eclair.  However, there was a bit of a problem; it totally made me sick!  Every since my surgery, I really have to watch the amount of sweets I eat and especially the "creamy" type sweets.  Ice cream is a huge no-no, so I have to replace it with things like frozen yogurt.  Well, the Chocolate Eclair Cake I had at the BBQ, although it was delicious it was way to creamy. But I enjoyed it SO much that I had to find a lighter (skinnier) way to make it.  I did and I brought my "skinnier" version of the Chocolate Eclair Cake back to my friends home, which I attended the BBQ, to give it a true taste test.  Guess what?  They enjoyed my "Skinny" Chocolate Eclair Cake BETTER than the original!  You know what that means, blog worthy recipe!!

Skinnier Chocolate Eclair Cake Recipe

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Win $100 Amazon Gift Card: Amazon Pinterest Blast Ends July 28st


This Summer has been jammed packed with activities in my household.  The family and I have been on so many outings and trips, I lost count!  One thing I also lost count on, my pocketbook.  I know in the Summer time, we spend more money than normally.  Trips, Summer camps, outings; you name it and it costs.  Which is one reason I like to fill the Summer with opportunities to win some money!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Marvel's Guardians of The Galaxy Opens August 1st: Red Carpet Premiere Images

Tonight I will be attending a sneak preview of Marvel's Guardians of The Galaxy movie.  I have been following this movies release for awhile now and extremely excited that it is finally here!  Guardians of The Galaxy will open in theaters everywhere August 1st and with big name actors such as Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana; it is sure to be a huge hit.  The Dolby Theater did host the big red carpet world premiere recently and I have exclusive photos and video from the event to share with you all today!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Opens August 8th & St. Louis Sneak Preview Tickets Giveaway

If I was to say "Heroes in a half shell" I bet your automatic response would be "Turtle power!"  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been popular since I was a kid and now its popularity has passed on to my children.  This is why I am so excited about the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie being released August 8th!  This is definitely a movie that reminds me of my childhood and one that I can enjoy with my kids!