Sunday, March 23, 2014

Divergent Movie Review: Opened in Theaters March 21st

I am a HUGE fangirl of the Divergent book series, so when I heard the movie was opening this month, I marked my calendar and was first in line!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Keeping Up On My Health with Healthcare Clinic St. Louis: Diabetes & Triglycerides Screening and Consultation #HealthcareClinic #CollectiveBias

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I have a primary care physician. I have a great insurance plan through my employer. So, why did I recently choose the Walgreen's Healthcare Clinic St. Louis to keep up on my overall health? For starters, lately when I have called to make an appoint with my doctor it seems impossible to get in to the office! Seriously, where has the personal care gone? The last time I was sick, they chose to assess me over the phone and call me in a prescription rather than see me. And even then it was the phone nurse I spoke with, not my actual doctor. Lets not even talk about the last time I scheduled an appointment for a routine check-up. A month wait for available times, really? I have been eager for awhile now to find other options because my health has not always been so great.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe

I like to purchase my Greek yogurt in large volumes, seriously I buy it from Sams Club in bulk because it is a great protein boost for any "average" recipe.  It is a great addition to SO many recipes: Buffalo Chicken Dip, Deviled Eggs, Greek Yogurt Chicken, Skinny Chocolate Mousse Mini and many more on my Recipe Board.  So, when I got a sweet tooth to make some chocolate chip muffins, I knew exactly what I wanted to add to it!

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe

Monday, March 10, 2014

Mr Clean Liquid Muscle: Fighting Dirt & Grime #MrCleanMorePower

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Mr. Clean.

You can call me "weird" and "strange" but I admit, I really do enjoy cleaning!  I might not always enjoy some aspects of cleaning, like being elbows deep in the tub scrubbing away on grime that won't come off!  But to sit back afterwards, staring at a sparkling clean tub/bathroom is a reward in itself!  And what better smell in the world than the smell of a newly mopped floor, am I right?!  They do have the famous saying, "Cleanliness is next to Godliness" for a reason.  Because a clean home is a happy home in my opinion!

When I do have an issue with cleaning, it's never really with the cleaning part itself but more with the cleaning products.  I am sure many of you have experienced the burning eyes from using a product that is full of chemicals!  And when I have tried to use those "green, eco-friendly" type cleaners, they just can't seem do the job.  I can scrub and scrub and feel like I get no where, frustrating!  So when I heard Mr. Clean has come out with a new multi-purpose cleaner, you can imagine my excitement!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Disney's "Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story" & Favorite Disney Quotes on Love, Friendship and Identity

"Adults are only kids grown up, anyway" -Walt Disney

I've said it before and I will say it again, "I love all things Disney."  I have passed this love of Disney along to my children, we attend every Disney show that comes through town, we are the first ones in line for a new Disney movie and even party Disney style!  Just hearing the word "Disney" elicits this feeling of pure excitement in us!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Disney Junior Live: Pirate and Princess Adventure Review

I am a Feld Family Ambassador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Feld Entertainment has provided me with complimentary tickets to Feld shows and opportunities to attend private Feld pre-Show events.

I recently took my daughter and niece to the Disney Junior Live Pirate and Princess Adventure.  As you might know, my household is big time Disney fans and we try to hit all the Disney shows/movies/events that come to the St. Louis area!  But truth be told, I was not super stoked about seeing this show.  I know, I know, how can I call myself a Disney fan but not be excited to see Mickey and Mickey?  Who by the way, DID make an appearance!  Well, I guess my lackadaisical attitude has something to do with never having watched Sofia the First and who are these Jake and the Never Land pirates, by the way?

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Gamer's Choice Giveaway: Win a PS4 or XBOX One

  I have never been more excited to bring my readers a giveaway than I am today, maybe that is because the prize is just SO AWESOME!  My husband and son are such big time gamers and have been talking about the XBOX One vs the PS4 for months and months now.  Well, today one of my readers has the chance to win their choice of one!!  That is right, I have joined up with some super awesome bloggers to bring you this Gamer's Choice Giveaway!!!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club in Theaters March 14: Giveaway & Trailer #SingleMomsClub #MC #sponsored

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Lionsgate. I received promotional item and a prize pack as a thank you for my participation.
Lytia (Cocoa Brown) and Hakim (Devion Harris) in Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club.
"I wait to see which way he'll fall and try and catch him." 
-From the Character May on Parenting

I hold a Masters degree in Biochemistry, I work in a Laboratory conducting research on neurons but do you know what my most difficult endeavor is yet?  Parenting!  Parenting is tough, it does not come with instructions, a manual or a text book.  It is about being flexible and adjusting at any split second.  And the older my kids get, the harder it gets but at least I have a wing-man to help guide me in this crazy journey of parenting.  I could not IMAGINE doing it alone but many women do.  I happen to be very good friends with a few amazing women that have to go about this thing called parenting alone.  And although these women are "single" in a sense, they are also surrounded by a huge support system; including other moms!