Thursday, November 27, 2014

Top Tips for Black Friday Shopping

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For me, Black Friday marks the official beginning to the Christmas season.  I rise bright and early, still recovering from my Turkey hangover, shop til I drop and come home and break out the Christmas decorations.  I know some of you might totally skip all the Black Friday shopping, sure you might think it is a hassle but in my household it is part of the tradition.  Through the years of shopping on Black Friday, I have learned some valuable tips I want to share with you today!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Win $100 Amazon Gift Card: Amazon Pinterest Blast Ends November 28th


  It is that time of the month again, GIVEAWAY TIME!!!  Woot! Woot!  You know how I love to giveaway money and gift cards here at Survival Guide by The Working Mom.  Well, we have another $100 Amazon Gift Card to giveaway to one lucky reader.  All you have to do is hop through the entry form and follow.  Truth be told, you are probably already following most because they are an awesome group of bloggers.  So, just hit that enter button and cross your fingers!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Foodie Collection of 20 Winter Salad Recipes: Bonus Chicken & Fig Winter Salad Recipe

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Whoever said Summer was the best time for fresh-produce salads must have never tried a delicious Winter salad.  Winter produce just means new salad ingredients; hearty salads filled with beets, citrus, pecans and figs is what I am talking about!  Topped with homemade dressings like a lemon yogurt or a warm cider vinaigrette has my mouth watering.  If you are looking to for a delicious winter salad to accompany your meal, I have a great collection for you!  Check out my Foodie Collection of 20 Delicious Winter Salad Recipes above!

Of course, I wanted to make a special dish to go along with my Winter Salad Collection.  This week at the Farmers Market, I picked up some fresh figs and immediately started thinking of recipes to make with them.  My first thought was to create a dessert with the figs but I decided on something a little more creative.  I recently read an article of all the health benefits of figs and thought they would be a perfect addition to a salad.  I sure was right, this Chicken & Fig Winter Salad was delicious!  I hope you enjoy it!

Chicken & Fig Winter Salad

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Disney's Cinderella Opens March 13th 2015: Trailer, Poster & Images

I've got another reason to get all excited about movie releases next year, Cinderella is coming out on March 13th, 2015!  I just love the story of Cinderella, it is one of my favorite books, movies and princesses of all time.  I really looking forward to seeing how Disney remakes this awesome classic!  Don't you just love the poster above of Lily James as Cinderella?  It was photographed by THE Annie Leibovitz, she took additional photos of the cast of the film which will be featured in Decembers issue of Vogue.  I am definitely going to check it out!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Prepare Your Home During the Holidays: A Holiday Cleaning Guide

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Every year, you hear people "Spring Cleaning" their homes but what about "Winter Cleaning"?  With the holidays approaching, you need to get the house ready for guests, holiday parties and you need to make room for all those Christmas gifts.  Wiping down table tops and fluffing a few pillows is not going to get you on the "nice" list, so check that cleaning list twice and start early.  Luckily, I am here to help get you through the "Winter Cleaning" this year with this awesome list of helpful tips!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Into The Woods on My Christmas List: Opens December 25th

We use to have a family tradition of going to the movies on Christmas Day.  In more recent years, we've not followed through on that tradition because frankly, there just weren't many movies out we wanted to see.  Not this year!  Oh no, sirree!  We are not only counting down the days to Christmas for all the holidays festivities but also because we can not wait to see this gem!  Into The Woods opens Christmas Day, December 25th, 2014!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Nutrisystem Week 7 & 8: Five Tips To Get Over A Weight-Loss Plateau

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I certainly had my ups and downs this week on the Nutrisystem program.  I was determined to stick to the plan, I wanted to come back and report a huge weight loss this week!  However, last week when I stood on the scale I saw a 2 pound weight gain.  What?!?!  Are you kidding me?!  I GAINED weight?!  How can that be?!!  And then I received an email from my awesome Nutrisystem Counselor Julia, inquiring about my exercise routine.  I have not been on a strenuous exercise routine.  I regularly walk at work during lunchtime but most evenings/weekends are packed with kid activities; I don't have the time.  She suggested I cut back on 1 PowerFuel and 2 SmartCarbs because of the light exercise routine.  It totally worked!  I lost the 2 pounds that creeped up and hopefully that will get the ball rolling once again!

Tips To Get Over a Weight-Loss Plateau