Thursday, February 28, 2013

Under the Rainbow Giveaway Hop: Win A Personal Protection Product

Welcome to the Under the Rainbow Giveaway Hop, hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network
From March 1st-17th, you will have the chance to win plenty of prizes from over 50 bloggers to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! 
So after you enter my giveaway, make like a little, green Leprechaun and hop around to all the other blogs participating in the Event!
What will YOU find Under the Rainbow?!

Win A Personal Protection Product

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Strawberry Shortcake Recipe: Skinny & Easy

It's not strawberry season just yet but that does not stop me from making some delicious strawberry treats!  The other day while shopping at Sam's I saw a great deal on strawberries.  I love me some strawberries so I picked up a couple of containers.  One of my favorite morning snacks is a hot cup of coffee with a bowl of fresh strawberries.  I think they compliment each other SO well.  I also love to cook with strawberries, in the past I've made Skinny Baked Strawberry Shortcake Donuts, talk about GOOD with a hot cup of coffee!  Oh and I can not forget about these Skinny Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries, as you can tell I love sweet stuff!  Well, I have another one for you today:

Skinny Strawberry Short Upside Down Cake

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Nutrisystem Week 23: Emotional Eating

This is the end of week 23 on the Nutrisystem program.  This past week I have been in a bit of a funk.  I am one of those people that try to take on everything, I have the philosophy that you only live once so make it count!  But having this philosophy, I also have a hard time saying no.  This is usually never a problem, I am the master of balancing and multitasking.  And I balance A. Lot.  I have a full time job, I have my blog and most importantly my family.  Sometimes, I am asked how I do it all.  Balance.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Disney on Ice Presents Rockin' Ever After: 4 Pack Ticket Giveaway (St. Louis)

Rockin' Ever After at Scottrade Center
~Win 4 Tickets Today!~
At this very moment, my daughter is in her bedroom dressed in her best princess outfit (complete with glass slippers and wand) watching Cinderella.  Like most little girls, she dreams of being a princess.  Like most moms, I try to make her dreams come true.  This is why I am super excited to have the chance to bring her to see Disney's Rockin' Ever After next month in St. Louis at the Scottrade Center!  She might not be a princess when she grows up but at least she can feel like a princess for the day!  If you want to join me in making your little one feel like a princess then head on over HERE to book your tickets today!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Giveaway Hop: Win EatSmart Precision Elite Kitchen Scale

Get ready for some FEBRUARY SHENANIGANS.
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Enter to win prizes at all the blogs below
from February 15 through February 28!

 Featured prize today is an EatSmart Precision Elite Kitchen Scale

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Phineas and Ferb Live! Review

This past weekend I took the kids to see Phineas and Ferb Live! at the Chaifetz Arena.  Boy were they excited, my little girl was literally counting down the days until the big show!  My 7 year old son is actually the "fan" of that Phineas and Ferb TV show but it was my 4 year old little girl who began dancing and singing along right away.  As soon as we took our seats and even before the show started, they had the kids up and spinning around!

Monday, February 11, 2013

NIVEA Million Moments of Touch with Loved Ones #NIVEAMoments #CBias

"How precious life is, when you kiss your loved ones good-bye in the morning, sometimes we take for granted just how precious the gift is and how random life can be."
-Gov. Andrew Cuomo

This is a personal post.  Two and a half years ago my step-dad was taken from us.  This was a man who had helped raise me since I was 4 years old, a man who was a faithful husband to my mother, a man would was granddad to my children and a man who was the rock of our family.  

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Nutrisystem Week 22: Strawberry Greek Yogurt Filled Crepes

You would think after 5 and 1/2 months on the Nutrisystem program, I would start to tire of it.  That is not the case!  Not only does Nutrisystem have a huge selection of food you can choose from but some of their food even leaves room for experimentation of its own.  I have to admit, I had not taken full advantage of all the resources Nutrisystem provides but this week I discovered a forum in which Nutrisystem recipes were being shared.  Check out this recipe for:

Strawberry Greek Yogurt Filled Crepes

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Forget Me Nots Giveaway Hop: WIN Rush (Breathless, #1) by Maya Banks

Welcome to Valentine’s Day Forget Me Nots Giveaway Hop hosted by MamaNYC! To kickoff and celebrate Valentine’s Day, I teamed up with some awesome bloggers to bring you some amazing prizes, which includes lots of great Valentine’s Day gift ideas! This is a HUGE event with tons of prizes to be won that are worth $25.00 or more! This event will run until February 14th, which means you will have plenty of time to hop down the linky and enter all of our giveaways!! Good Luck and Happy Valentine’s Day!

Rush by Maya Banks

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Crock-Pot Healthy Lasagna Soup: Healthy Food For The Big Game #CookClassico #CBias

I am a BIG football fan!  Ever since I was a little girl, I remember celebrating the Big Game with family and friends.  It certainly was a celebration filled with eating, laughing, cheering (or sometimes booing) and more eating!  This year, since I am trying to promote "healthier eating" to those around me, I decided to do it up healthy style!  Now the only question was, what to serve?  Well, I definitely wanted to make a dish that I did not have to "tend" to during the game.  So, I decided to go with a Crock-Pot dish, Skinny Lasagna Soup!

In preparation, I headed to our local Walmart to pick up all the necessities for the game.  When scanning aisles for my soup ingredients, I noticed Classico now offers canned tomatoes.  I was stoked!  The taste factor in this dish relies heavily on the canned tomatoes and I am already a fan of Classico's jarred spaghetti sauces, so I figured this would be a perfect addition to my soup.  After reading over the label, I also learned Classico's canned tomatoes are 100% all-natural and contains no preservatives!  I had no doubt Classico tomatoes would not only aid me in making my Lasagna Soup delicious but also a healthy success!

The morning of the "Big Game" I began preparing my soup.

Crock-Pot Skinny Lasagna Soup

Monday, February 4, 2013

Nutrisystem Week 21: It Says You Are Perfect

It's been 21 weeks since I first began the Nutrisystem program!  Today as I hopped on the scale, I wanted to scream because for two weeks that sucker has not budged!  I guess it is a good thing that I haven't gained but i want movement (in the negative direction)!  

After a few choiced words directed at the scale, I stomped off to pout on my computer.  As I played around online, I happened on a post from a friend of mine.  Sharon from A Little Bit Of Everything is on a weight loss journey herself and wrote a post about her battle with the scale. How fitting, right?  Something in her post really touched me, it was a game she played with her daughter.  Her daughter would get on the scale and ask what it says.  She replied "It says you are perfect."  This hit home big time!  You see, my little girl watches me and likes to "mimic" me.  She sometimes hops on the scale herself and asks "Mommy, how many pounds am I?"  I would tell her but since reading Sharon's post, I now say...