Friday, April 18, 2014

My Weight Loss Journey with Nutrisystem: Week 10 Results! #NSNation

**This is a sponsored post.  I will be following the Nutrisystem weight loss program free of charge.  All opinions are 100% my own!

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After week 10 on my weight loss journey with Nutrisystem I lost another pound!  That brings my total to 15 pounds lost!  I am loving the way I look and feel!  Those size 12 pants I bought a month or so back are starting to get loose!  I love being able to reward myself with clothes in a smaller size.  This year I will need an entirely new summer wardrobe!  As my Nutrisystem journey comes to a close I am so thankful for this opportunity and so glad I did it!

This week I thought I'd tell you all about a couple of Nutrisystem foods that I love!  One of the yummy breakfasts that I get to wake up to is the Breakfast Burrito.  This burrito is delicious and a bit spicy!  It is filled with eggs, beans and red and yellow peppers.  All of this deliciousness is rolled up in a flour tortilla.  The Nutrisystem Breafast Burrito really fills me up and starts my day the right way - fueled and ready to go!  I love the convenience of it since you can just heat it in the microwave and you can take it in the car with you if you are in a rush.  Being on the Nutrisystem plan is just so easy and convenient!



One of the great dinners that I enjoyed this week was the Rotini & Meatballs.  The noodles, meatballs and sauce were delicious!  I just love all of the Italian style sauces that Nutrisystem uses in their meals.  As always this meal is filling!  I usually just add a side salad to my dinner and feel so satisfied!  Nutrisystem makes real foods that you normally enjoy, but just a much healthier version. 


I am so proud of my Nutrisystem results!  I am feeling so great!  The compliments that I have been getting really help to keep me from going astray from my diet.  Nutrisystem really makes losing weight easy!  I would highly recommend the foods and this amazing program to anyone ready to make a change in their life!

Week 10 Nutrisystem Results:
Starting Weight: 186
Current Weight: 171
Weight Loss to Date: 15 pounds

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Barney: Happy Birthday Barney! Review and Giveaway!

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Yesterday HIT Entertainment and Lionsgate released a brand new DVD for fans of a certain big purple dinosaur entitled: Barney: Happy Birthday Barney!  Barney has been loved by kids and trusted by moms for over 25 years!  I love letting the daycare kiddos and my kids watch Barney because I know that they are learning all about sharing and caring!  This DVD was no exception!  The kids loved watching all of Barney's friends surprise him for his birthday.  Riff makes Barney a homemade present and is worried that Barney won't like it.  Like any other Barney DVD this one had lots of singing and dancing too!  Pick up your copy of Barney: Happy Birthday Barney today!

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Put on your party hat as everyone’s favorite purple dinosaur Barney® and his playground friends gather to celebrate Barney’s super-dee-duper birthday celebration in the all-new Barney: Happy Birthday Barney! available on DVD, Digital and Video on Demand April 15, 2014 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment.  

Trusted by moms and adored by children, Barney displays sharing, caring, imagination, dancing and learning on television, online and through live events, home entertainment, toys and publishing. Help Barney celebrate over 25 years of love and friendship with the Barney 25 Million Hugs campaign. Barney is inviting fans of all ages to help him reach his goal of sharing 25 million Barney hugs around the world through the site www.ShareBarneyHugs.com and via email, Facebook and Twitter.  

 

SYNOPSIS

When Barney’s birthday arrives, the kids throw him a special party with an extra special surprise: all of the people he loves! Riff™ worries that his homemade present isn’t good enough – until Barney explains that sharing a gift from the heart is the best gift of all. When it’s Layla’s birthday, Barney and Layla use their imaginations to explore more about her familheritage. Come along for all of the birthday fun and surprises with Barney and his friends!

Episodes include:
·        “It’s Your Birthday, Barney!”
·        “Caring”
·        “The Magic Lamp”

DVD Bonus Features
·        Baby Bop’s Tea Party Games
·        Counting in the Garden Game

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2014
Title Copyright: © 2014 Lyons Partnership, L.P.  The Barney name and character, related characters and the overlapping dino spots and Barney and star logos are trademarks of Lyons Partnership, L.P.  Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off. and other countries.
Type: TV on DVD
Rating: Not Rated
Genre: Children/Family
Age Target: 1-4 years old
Subtitles: NA
Closed Captioned: English
Feature Run Time: 65 minutes
Format: 4x3 Full Screen (1.33:1)
Audio Status: English and Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital
Program Website: www.barney.com
Twitter: @DinoMiteBarney
YouTube: www.youtube.com/HITBarney



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Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

My Weight Loss Journey with Nutrisystem: Week 9 Results! #NSNation

**This is a sponsored post.  I will be following the Nutrisystem weight loss program free of charge.  All opinions are 100% my own!

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The scale sure is moving!  After my 9th week on Nutrisystem I have lost a total of 14 pounds! My ultimate goal weight is within reach!  I would love to weigh 145 pounds.  I haven't seen that weight since my freshman year of college.  The funny part about that is that I thought I was overweight then!  Even at my size now, I am feeling so much more confident with myself!  I'm enjoying delicious foods on Nutrisystem and am full of energy!  I need it to keep up with my crazy busy life!

This week I continued to eat some delicious foods and thought I'd share a couple with you.  One of my favorite breakfast foods are yummy gooey cinnamon rolls.  My kids love for me to make them on the weekends when we aren't in such a rush.  I always pass them up because I know how fattening they are.  Well with Nutrisystem I have a great alternative!  I can just grab a cinnamon roll from the freezer and microwave it for a few seconds and it tastes wonderful!  It even has some yummy icing!  The best part is that it really fills me up and I can be proud of myself for making another smart choice!

 One of the great dinners that I've had is the Chicken Pasta Parmesan!  It cooks quickly in your microwave and tastes and smells delicious!  My husband thought it looked so good and wanted to try it.  He was amazed by how yummy "diet food" can be!  The sauces in Nutrisystem meals are so fresh tasting.  I loved the noodles the most.  I have always loved Italian food and I can still have it without the guilt on Nutrisystem


Week 9 Nutrisystem Results:
Starting Weight: 186
Current Weight: 172
Weight Loss to Date: 14 pounds

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Save 10% on Labels at Label Daddy!

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Label Daddy - The number one solution for labeling your belongings! Remember to label all the clothing, sports equipment and other personal belongings your kids bring to school, camp, sports leagues, day care, and other places. Label Daddy labels keep your belongings from getting lost or mixed up with others. These labels are super durable peel-and-stick washable labels -- they're washer/dryer safe, microwave safe, dishwasher safe and UV resistant! Label Daddy labels are also fun and attractive. You design your own labels! . . . Pick from many colors, sizes and logos, including Disney and Marvel characters, MLB, NBA, and NHL team logos, other sport and fun logos, and more. Our exclusive laminated coating gives labels an extra layer of protection and is a must for camp! These labels are made in the USA and shipped directly to you worldwide. 

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Mother's Day Gift Idea: Soul2Soul Fragrance by Faith Hill Reader Giveaway!

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I'm a mommy to three beautiful kids!  My husband and kids love to spoil me on Mother's Day.  This year I would love a new fragrance!  I love to smell nice and love it when other's compliment me on my smell.  Perfume is a great gift idea for the moms in your life.  I've heard a lot of good things about Faith Hill's fragrance Soul2Soul.  Here's the scoop:


SOUL2SOUL Faith Hill ($25): A Romantic, elegant, radiant fruity floral fragrance. The scent opens with sparkling fruits like Georgia White Peach and Grapefruit, leading to a passionate heart of Everlasting Flower, Princess Rose and Lotus Flower. The fragrance dries down to a soft and intoxicating blend of cucumber, balanced with sensual sandalwood. The luminous fragrance is captured in a sophisticated, feminine bottle with accents of gold and pearl white. A captivating starbust incorporated in the bottle’s design complements the radiant gold carton’s subtle starbust accent.

BUY IT:

You can purchase Soul2Soul by Faith Hill on Amazon for only $28.99!  You can also find this fragrance at Walmart, Walgreens and Target!

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Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Nut Job Reader Giveaway!

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Be prepared for one squirrelly adventure in the action-packed comedy, The Nut Job, starring Will Arnett (Despicable Me, Ratatouille) as Surly, a mischievous squirrel on a mission to prove himself. The Nut Job comes to Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray Combo Pack including Blu-ray, DVD, & DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet as well as On Demand on April 15, 2014, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film will also be available on DIGITAL HD one week early on April 8, 2014.

Surly (Arnett) is a mischievous squirrel with a mission: to find the tastiest nuts for winter. When he discovers a whole store filled with his favorite food, he plans a heist of nutrageous proportions. But the place turns out to be owned by ruthless bank robbers so it’s up to Surly and his furry friends to stop the nearby bank heist and save the town.

Showcasing an all-star cast including Brendan Fraser (The Mummy, Whole Lotta Love), Liam Neeson (Non-Stop, The Grey), Katherine Heigl (Knocked Up, The Ugly Truth), Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids, Turbo), Jeff Dunham (Arguing With Myself, Spark of Insanity) and Gabriel Iglesias (Magic Mike, Hot & Fluffy), The Nut Job will prove “Enormously Entertaining” for the whole family (Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru)!

The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack include a Blu-ray, DVD and DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet.
  • Blu-ray unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away. 
  • DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download movies to watch on iPad®, iPhone®, Android™, smart TVs, connected Blu-ray players, game consoles, and more.

EXCLUSIVE Bonus Features on BLU-RAY 3D & BLU-RAY:
  • DELETED SCENES - Check out Surly, Grayson and the gang in scenes removed from the final version of the movie.
  • STORYBOARDS - Watch key scenes from the film brought to life from the original sketches.
  • THE GREAT NUT HEIST - Will Arnett, the voice of Surly the squirrel, discusses the great caper story at the heart of the film. 
  • DANCE-OFF END CREDITS - Surly joins his furry friends and a very special guest for this show-stopping number.

Bonus Features on BLU-RAY 3D, BLU-RAY & DVD:
ANIMATED SHORTS –
  • SURELY SQUIRREL - Meet Surly for the very first time in the award-winning animated short that started it all.
  • NUTS & ROBBERS - Surly and Grayson stumble upon a bank heist gone wrong in NUTS & ROBBERS – created by ToonBox Entertainment as a teaser for THE NUT JOB.


In support of Universal Home Entertainment’s release of The Nut Job, we’ve compiled some amazing nut facts that are sure to blow your mind. Educate yourself on the delicious snacks before picking up your copy of the film– available on Digital HD April 8th and on Blu-ray & DVD April 15th.

AMAZING NUT FACTS

  • It takes about 540 peanuts to make one 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.
  • Peanuts aren’t actually nuts at all, they are a type of pea which grows underground. 
  • In medieval times, walnuts were believed to cure headaches because of their brain-like appearance. 
  • California is the world leader in almond production, with over 110,000 acres of almond trees.
  • Unshelled nuts stay fresh longer than shelled ones. 
  • Cashew shells are poisonous, as they contain a deadly chemical known as urushiol – the same chemical found in poison ivy. 
  • In ancient Rome, newlyweds were showered in almonds as a symbol of fertility. 
  • October 22nd is National Nut Day in the U.S.

BUY IT:

You can purchase The Nut Job on Amazon for only $22.96 for the Blu-ray combo pack.

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Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Mother's Day Gift Ideas!!

Mother's Day is my favorite day of the year!  My kids always love to surprise me with breakfast in bed and my husband helps them to pick out nice gifts for me.  This year why not treat the moms in your life with a fresh fragrance that's as beautiful and memorable as she is!


RISE Beyoncé ($44): RISE is a rich and intoxicating luminous floral with beautiful top notes of Italian Bergamot, Golden Apricot and Iced Basil Sorbet; Luscious middle notes of Gold Symphony Orchid, Freesia Blossom and Natural Jasmine Sambac and sensual bottom notes that include Autumn Woods Accord, Cashmere Musk and Vetiver Extract.


Exotic Jasmine by Halle Berry ($28): Like Halle herself, Exotic Jasmine is modern, sensual and captivating. A backdrop of seductive wood notes and Skin Musks warmly embraces the star note—Jasmine—in its purest form. Exotic Jasmine captures the soft femininity of modern woman, inviting enchantment with its irresistible allure. The lush, seductive scent of jasmine gently caresses the skin and lures you in with its modern, sensual appeal.


SOUL2SOUL Faith Hill ($25): A Romantic, elegant, radiant fruity floral fragrance. The scent opens with sparkling fruits like Georgia White Peach and Grapefruit, leading to a passionate heart of Everlasting Flower, Princess Rose and Lotus Flower. The fragrance dries down to a soft and intoxicating blend of cucumber, balanced with sensual sandalwood. The luminous fragrance is captured in a sophisticated, feminine bottle with accents of gold and pearl white. A captivating starbust incorporated in the bottle’s design complements the radiant gold carton’s subtle starbust accent.