Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Great Turkey Escape Giveaway Hop: KuKees Gourmet Cookies Giveaway

I would like to welcome you to The Great Turkey Escape Hop hosted by Cheap Is The *New* Classy! We have some super cool bloggers that came together to bring you this Thanksgiving themed giveaway hop! The Turkey made it's escape! This event will run until 11/15 which gives you plenty of time to enter all the other blogs for more chances to win fabulous prizes to give you a little something extra to be thankful for this holiday season! All of the prizes are worth at least $25!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Pledge To Better Health: Meet Angela from Honey I Shrunk The Mom

People with goals succeed because they know where they are going.
Last May I sent out a call, a call to my readers to make a pledge to take control of their health and I received an overwhelming response!  There were goals of weight loss, goals of running 5K/half marathons and even goals of "giving up soda".  Six months later, I contacted those that took this pledge and was inspired and motivated at all the accomplishments that were made. 

There was one particular person that really stood out to me.. 

Meet Angela from Honey I Shrunk The Mom!  Since December 2010, Angela has been on a weight loss journey to lose over 100 pounds.  She is currently down over 50 pounds and doing it the right way!

I asked Angela if she would share her story with us to not only celebrate her achievements but also inspire those struggling with their own weight issues.  Thank you for agreeing to do so and "putting yourself out there"!
You ARE an inspiration.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Fall Shopping with Cookies Kids: High Quality Kids Fashion #CookiesKids #CBias

Cookies Kids is a NYC department store based in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Jamaica which specialize in fashionable kids clothing and school uniforms.  They also have an online store, an AWESOME online store in which they offer stylish kids clothing at an affordable price.  My daughter Bella and I recently visited this online store to purchase some Fall clothing for her.  Being a working mom, I do not have much free time outside of work and home duties, this is why the convenience of shopping online is such a life saver!  I love the flexibility that online shopping offers me and my family.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Nutrisystem Week 7: What's For Breakfast?

It is now week 7 on the Nutrisystem program and I am going to begin this week talking about something different.  Let's talk about food, breakfast food to be exact!  They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day and I believe it.  One of my favorite breakfast meals on the Nutrisystem program are the biscuits and gravy.  This dish has a creamy and delicious gravy on top of a fluffy biscuit.  I always figured I had to stay away from such dishes when trying to lose weight because it was too fattening.  Well, guess what?!  You can eat it on the Nutrisystem program and lose weight while doing so! 

And the deliciousness does not stop there, some of my other breakfast favorites:

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Hoppin' Halloween Giveaway Hop: EatSmart Precision GetFit Bathroom Scale Giveaway 10/25-10/31

It's the Hoppin’ Halloween Giveaway Hop hosted by MamaNYC! Halloween is right around the corner and we are here to celebrate it with an amazing event that’ll feature ALL sorts of prizes!  That means there are plenty of prizes you can win! We have over 90 blogs participating, Hoppin’ Halloween is surely going to be a BLAST! The event will run from October 25-31st, that will give you plenty of time to enter all of our giveaways below. Good luck and Happy Halloween!

Cypher Kids Club Augmented Reality Learning Cards at Target #CBias #CypherKidsClub

I have a 4 year old little girl who loves to learn!  Seriously, she is constantly asking my husband and I to read to her, quiz her on Spanish numbers/colors and she even listens attentively when we study for tests with her older brother.  In addition to her love of learning, she is an expert IPad user, maneuvering her way through the IPad better than I do!  I have a genius on my hands.  So, when I learned our local Target carried the Cypher Kids Augmented Reality Learning Cards, I knew I had to purchase them for her!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Marshall Pet Pack-N-Go Small Pet Carrier Giveaway 10/22-10/29

I recently got a puppy, it is a Cheagle (half Chihuahua and half Beagle).  I would love to win this giveaway, that is if I weren't one of the ones giving it!  Here is a perfect gift for your puppy this Christmas.  No pet? No problem! You can even think outside the box! My little girl LOVE her stuff animals, if you kid is like mine they will like the chance to pack their favorite furry friend and all the outfits, food and toys that go with it!
Marshall Pet Pack-N-Go Small Pet Carrier Carrying your pet just got easier with the Pack-n-Go. This handy backpack serves two purposes; toting your pet and carrying your pet’s supplies. Main compartment is vented for optimal airflow. Zippered storage compartment holds pet’s food, waste bags, lead and toys. Dimensions: 9"W x 10"L x 13"H You can find Marshall Pet Products on Facebook or Twitter.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Reflected In You: A Crossfire Novel Review and Bared To You Giveaway

People get over love, they can live without it, they can move on.  Love can be lost and found again.  But that won't happen for me.  I won't survive you, Eva.

Reflected In You is the second book in the Crossfire trilogy by Sylvia Day.  The story revolves around an extremely attractive, highly sought after Bazillionaire, Gideon Cross and a beautiful, feisty, advertising assistant, Eva Tramell falling madly in love.  However, their relationship comes with many obstacles, both are haunted by a dark past that have damaged them both to the point where they fear it could tear them apart.
Reflected In You brings you on an emotional roller coaster ride through their turbulent relationship and has you guessing every step of the way.  You will laugh then cry, get all steamy then angry as heck, confused then shocked!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Nutrisystem Week 6: Setting Goals and Rewards

I have now been on the Nutrisystem program for 6 weeks and guess what?!  I have lost a total of 10 pounds!  I am in the double digits and have officially lost all the weight I gained over the summer.  WooHoo!  And to celebrate a 10 pound loss on the program, Nutrisystem rewarding me with a Nutribear!  I am super excited about my bear.  When one has a bigger amount of weight to lose, it really does help to set little goals and reward oneself when you reach each one.

Ozeri Green Earth Wok Review and Giveaway 10/16-10/30

I have wanted a Wok for a long, long time now!  I have wanted one ever since I was first introduced to Iron Chef over 10 years ago. I was not always a huge fan of Asian food, my husband use to have to drag me to Asian restaurants but one day something clicked and I was craving it!  They say your taste buds change every 10 years, well mine certainly have because I LOVE me some Asian food now!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Disney Cinderella Princess Party and Retailtainment Event at Walmart #DisneyPrincessWMT #CBias

In honor of Disney re-releasing Cinderella on Blu-Ray/DVD, Walmart had a Retailtainment Event on October 6th.  We were so excited to attend, after preparing a couple of weeks before, and even invited Bella's best friend Jillian to accompany us.  We found the event table located in the Toy section in Walmart but it was empty. We worried either the event ended earlier or they were on a lunch break.  After waiting around for awhile, the girl started to get antsy but luckily I had the perfect idea!  Why not use The Royal Ball Augmented Reality 2.0 App in store!  I already had the App downloaded but just in case someone did not, Walmart was ready with a HUGE sticker on the floor which one could scan to download the App on their smart phone!

Friday, October 12, 2012

MaLo Underwear by Mario Lopez: Operation Drawers Makeover #MaLoUnderwear #CBias

If the man in your life is anything like mine, he will hold on to those holey underwear until they disintegrate right in his hands!  I was determined to change this, even if I had to get all Ninja on him and sneak in the middle of the night to replace those travesties.  You think I am embellishing?  Seriously, take a look at his underwear drawer!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Weighing in Wednesday: Nutrisystem Week 5 A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words w/ Linky

It is now week 5 on the Nutrisystem program.  The last couple weeks have been tough, I was a bit down because of the scale.  Many of you might be well aware, the scale and I have been enemies for quite some time now!

You see the last two weeks the scale has stood still for me, I was starting to become a little bummed.  I knew my body was changing, my clothes were becoming baggy and I was losing weight even though the scale was not reflecting that.  So, I decided to take a picture of myself and compare it to my "before" photo.

Monday, October 8, 2012

I See Me! Personalized Book Giveaway 10/8-10/22

I am always on the look out for unique Christmas gifts for my family and friends.  Well let me tell you folks, I have found one here at I See Me!  They are a company that provides high quality personalized children's book, puzzles, place-mats, coloring books and more!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Sunday Comics: "The Voice" and Sibling Love

Have you heard of The Voice on NBC?  If not, let me tell you a little about it.  It is a voice competition show that features four famous vocal "coaches", Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, C Lo Green and Blake Shelton, that form teams and compete against each other.  The competition has three parts, the first part is the blind auditions where all the coaches pick singers solely on the sound of their voices.  The coaches have rotating chairs which blind them to the stage, if they like what they hear they can press their button, choosing the contestant.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Bag Blaze Purse Giveaway 10/1-10/15

Welcome to the

Howling at the Moon Halloween Giveaway Bash!

This Bash is open October 1st to October 15th.
Be sure to hop around to all the blogs participating on the linky below.  There are some great prizes so be sure to enter each of their giveaways for a chance to win!
Bloggers will have Fall related and Halloween related things on their blogs with a minimum $25 value!