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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Disney Dreamin' Giveaway Ends March 19

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March 6 to March 19
Prizes
1st Prize

$50 Disney Gift Card plus Monogrammed Travel Tote

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$50 Disney Store Gift Card

This is perfect for any gift 

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Brand It Boutique Giveaway Ends March 20

Brand It Boutique Twitter Giveaway


Brand It Boutique is has joined Twitter! Never miss a sale again by following along.


Help us celebrate by entering to win a $50 Brand It Boutique Gift Certificate!


Giveaway dates are March 6-20, 2014. Open to U.S. only. Must be 18 yrs. to enter.


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have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for
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Miss Humblebee's Academy Giveaway Ends March 19

Hosted by:  Momma Lew 
Co-Hosted by:  The Squishable Baby 

Miss Humblebees Academy is an online kindergarten prep program for children ages 3 through 6.  It's content is fun, original and motivating.  To find out more about how Miss Humblebee's Academy can help your young student, read Momma Lew's review here.

2 lucky readers are going to win from Miss Humblebee's Academy!  
We are giving away (1) one-year subscription - ARV: $ 129.00
and 
(1) six-month subscription - ARV:  $75.00

To enter, follow the steps in the giveaway tools below!  Giveaway is open to US Residents, 18+, one entry per household. Giveaway ends 3/19 at 11:59pm EST.  All winners are verified and have 48 hours to claim their prize via email before a new winner is chosen. 


Good luck and thank you for entering! 
Momma Lew's Blog and participating bloggers are not responsible for prize shipment.  Only Momma Lew's Blog has been compensated for this giveaway. 



Weigh In Wednesday

Last week I measured ;
  • BUST- 36
  • HIPS- 40
  • WAIST- 31
  • THIGHS- 42
  • WEIGHT- 160
I have been eating healthy for the past week straight! 
check that out HERE

I may have veered off once or twice alot and had some french fries (oops) but I did very good for my first time! I'm actually getting serious about being more healthy! 
I drank more water then I probably ever have in my entire damn life! I am going to try my hardest to stick with it.. with life being has hectic as it is for me, it's going to be hard to cook EVERY day for EVERY meal! I've tried cooking on Sunday for the whole week but that doesn't work well for me either because there is usually not enough storage space in my fridge and also Josiah & the family will not eat the same thing 2 nights or days in a row, let alone 5-7! 

My workouts consist of ;

Zumba - 60 minutes. burning at least 475 calories
Elliptical Trainer  - 25 minutes. burning at least 268 calories
Stair master (including leg lifts and etc.) - 10 minutes . burning at least 161 calories
Tabatah Intervals (inlcuding squats, lunges, stepping, jump lunges, etc.) - 45 minutes, burning at least 456 calories
Running around the house like a mad woman after Josiah- All day every day at least an hour a day burning I'd like to say 200 calories a day! 



My food intake has been around 900-1300 a day 
Eating things like this ;


Breakfast: Fruit bowl w/ slivered almonds
                .5 cup blueberries
                .5 cup strawberries
                .25 cup rapsberries

AM SNACK

Lunch: 2c mixed greens
                .25 avocado diced
                4oz grilled chicken chopped or cubed
                5 cherry tomato
                * optional dressings: balsamic vinaigrette or honey mustard
PM SNACK
Dinner: Turkey Chili



 

This week I measured in at;  
  • BUST- 36
  • HIPS- 40
  • WAIST- 31
  • THIGHS- 42
  • WEIGHT- 158


Keep in touch with me on FACEBOOK to see updates & more pictures!

Now let's see yours! 

So here it is ! A new link-up for everyone to share there thoughts, feelings, motivation on fitness, & etc. (you get the point) posts! I will try to post my weight every Wednesday but as you know with me, life is hectic, life is crazy, and it might not be "Weigh In Wednesday" next week it might be "Weigh In Friday"... So that's why I am letting the link-up stay open for 5 days after Wednesday! 






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Samsung - Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 - 16GB - White Giveaway



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a

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 – 16GB – White 

with one year insurance





Dates:
March 5 12:01am to March 26 11:59pm
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Memory Foam Slippers Giveaway Ends 3/20

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Welcome to the Nature’s Sleep Memory Foam Slipper Giveaway!
Hosted by Miss Frugal Mommy & Sponsored By Nature's Sleep

 Nature's Sleep Memory Foam Slipper Review

About These Fabulous Slippers:

“Closed Toe Memory Foam Slippers – Plush comfort and luxury with every step. Indoors or out, these closed-toe slippers offer the perfect balance of softness and support in thanks to the visco-elastic memory foam inner sole, which cradles and contours to your feet while absorbing pressure and impact.”

Features

  • High quality Genuine Nature’s Sleep Next Generation Memory Foam
  • Provides pressure relieving comfort all day long
  • Naturally conforms to your foot in cool comfort
  • Distributes weight to reduce pressure points and improve circulation
  • Ideal for Indoor and Outdoor use on multiple surfaces
You can discover more about these slippers in Miss Frugal Mommy's review!
Now for the exciting part!
One lucky fan is going to win a pair of Nature's sleep memory foam slippers! Enter to win in the rafflecopter below, all entries will be verified, one entrant per household or you will immediately be disqualified. Winner will be contacted via email and has 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. Open to the Continental US only. 

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Kitchen Aid Giveaway ; Blogger Opp


Free Sign up! 
 With 
Announcement 

Prize:
One
KitchenAid KSM75SL 4.5 Qt. Classic Plus Stand Mixer, Color silver









Info:
-1 FREE Links with announcements (Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest)
Get your announcement here (or pay $5.00)
-Giveaway date:   May 9 - May 23, 2014
-Co-host $20.00
10 Links (no google links)
2 Co-host pages 
-Extra links $2.00 (no google links) up to 4 links
Send payment to melisurveys1978@gmail.com
If you have any question, please email me at nysavingspecials@gmail.com

Xbox One Giveaway ; Blogger Opp


Free Sign up! 
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Prize:
One
xBox One


Info:
-1 FREE Links with announcements (Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest)
Get your announcement here (or pay $5.00)
-Giveaway date:   June 2 - June 16, 2014
-Co-host $25.00
10 Links (no google links)
2 Co-host pages 
-Extra links $3.00 (no google links) up to 4 links

Send payment to melisurveys1978@gmail.com
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5 Day Eat Better Plan

What I loved most about this, was the planned meals (even though it was only a day in advance, which is a con). I also enjoyed being accountable for each day - basically checking in like I was going to get punished if I didn't go to the gym or eat what I was suppose to that day.

It started going down hill on the second to the last day. She asked for Smoothie in the morning for Breakfast & Turkey burgers for lunch... I didn't have time to make burgers for lunch! And I just knew the smoothie wouldn't hold me over til lunch, so I started changing it up and I ate two eggs and two turkey bacon that morning as well. & Luckily I made these salads (which I ate instead of the turkey burgers) the first day without knowing any of the meal plan, just by a hunch I 'm glad I did! 



DAY 1:

Breakfast: 
Fruit bowl w/ slivered almonds
 .5 cup blueberries
 .5 cup 
strawberries
 .25 cup raspberries

AM SNACK
Lunch: 2c mixed greens
                .25 avocado diced
                4oz grilled chicken chopped or cubed
                5 cherry tomato
                * optional dressings: balsamic vinaigrette or honey mustard
PM SNACK
Dinner: Turkey Chili
                1/2lb ground turkey
                2 yellow onion, chopped
                2 celery stalks sliced
                large garlic clove, minced
                1 yellow pepper chopped
                1 small package of mushrooms, quartered
                2x 14oz cans low sodium petite diced tomato
                *optional: jalepeno diced
Cooking instructions: brown the ground turkey, throw everything in the crock pot on low for 3-4 hours. Eat. (I am all about no fuss...You certainly may brown the ground turkey, cook down the veggies until the onions are transluscent and peppers are squishy, then add all of that and the diced tomato to a big soup pot and stir

DAY 2:

Breakfast: Poached egg with 2 slices of turkey bacon on an english muffin
AM SNACK Lunch: Turkey Swiss roll ups- Low sodium, nitrite free deli sliced turkey breast (x3), low fat swiss cheese(x3), medium apple slices
PM SNACK Dinner: Dijon Chicken (this is 4 servings) 4x 4oz boneless skinless chicken breast 1/3c Dijon mustard 3Tb honey 1Tb parsley flakes Mix Dijon mustard, honey, and parsley. Coat 4oz chicken breast with mixture. Cook on grill for about 7 minutes on each side (until chicken is fully cooked) Serve with steamed broccoli florets.



DAY 3:

Breakfast: Oatmeal w/ blueberrries and honey .5 c blueberries 1Tb Honey AM SNACK Lunch: Brown rice bowl 2/3 cup cooked brown rice 4oz grilled chicken breast, cut bite size chunks 1/4 cup green peas, cooked 2 Tb corn kernels (fresh or frozen), cooked 1.5 tsp sesame oil 1tsp low sodium soy sauce *Optional: 1tsp chili sauce Directions: top brown rice with chicken, peas, and corn in medium serving bowl. drizzle with oil, soy sauce, and chili sauce* PM SNACK Dinner: 4-5 oz fillet whitefish (cod, haddock, tilapia) baked layer with sliced lemon, salt and pepper to taste. Bake 452F for 20 min or until fish flakes easily with fork. optional seasoning: Mrs. Dash salt free lemon pepper 2 cups fresh or frozen broccoli florets, steamed. Mix with 1 small clove garlic, minced and 1Tb Parmesan cheese
*Homemade Seafood seasoning: LEMON PEPPER 1/2 Cup finely chopped lemon peel, dried 1Tb cracked black pepper 3Tb sea salt
SEASONING BLEND 2 Tb sea salt 1Tb cayenne pepper 1Tb ground celery seed 1Tb sweet paprika 1Tb dry mustard 1Tb ground bay leaf 2tsp ground white pepper 1/4 tsp allspice

DAY 4:

Breakfast: Fruit smoothie. 1 scoop Shakeology (any flavor)* [OR your choice protein powder] 8-10oz cold water .5c strawberries (fresh or frozen) ice cubes (the more you add, the thicker the shake will become) blend until smooth. Lunch: Turkey burger (on english muffin) and salad One turkey burger patty (about 3oz) 2 leaves lettuce, 2 slices tomato, 2 slices of onion(red tastes best) .25 avocado, mashed Serve with mixed green salad: 2 cups mixed greens, 5 cherry tomato, .5 cucumber sliced, 1T dressing (balsamic or honey mustard) RECIPE FOR TURKEY BURGER (this is actually NOT from one of my guides it is from http://mom.me/food/2732-lean-and-clean-turkey-burgers/
PATTIES: Ingredients 1 pound organic ground turkey 1/2 cup red onion, chopped 1 tablespoon egg whites, lightly beaten 1/2 cup quinoa flakes or 1/3 cup quick oats 1 clove garlic, minced 3/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 tablespoons each fresh parsley 2 tablespoons fresh oregano 2 tablespoons fresh basil Directions 1. In a large bowl, lightly beat egg whites. 2. Add all ingredients except the turkey and mix well with your hands, or a spoon until the quinoa flakes are coated. 3. Add turkey and mash with your hands until combined. Form into 5 to 6 patties and throw them on the outdoor grill indoor grill. Or, you can put them in the oven at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. If you have a meat thermometer, you want to reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
Dinner: Foil Chicken (this is a Shaun T recipe from Team Beachbody recipes) 4x 4oz bonelss skinless chicken breast approx 16 red potatoes,quartered 1 yellow onion, sliced and divided into 4 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/4in strips 1 container mushrooms divided (4 ways) 1Tb extra virgin olive oil 1T thyme
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 F. Evenly coat chicken breast with oil and sprinkle thyme over top and place in center of cut foil. Place 4 quartered potatoes, a quarter portion of the onion, pepper, and mushrooms on top of the chicken. Create a foil pocket by folding up the edges. Place on baking sheet and bake for approximately 40 minutes (or until chicken is cooked through).

Day 5 -

Breakfast: Whole wheat pancakes w/ 1/2 cup mixed berries (blue berries, strawberries, raspberries) and 2 slices of turkey bacon
Lunch: 2 hard boiled eggs filled with hummus, topped w/ green onion and sprinkled with smoked paprika (alternate: eggs with yolk and dijon mustard mix) Veggie sticks approximately 1 cup (carrots, celery, or red/yellow bell pepper)
Dinner: Meat and Potatoes Night
4-5 oz grilled steak (seasoned with salt and pepper) medium potato baked (optional toppings: greek yogurt, green onions, 1Tb shredded cheddar cheese) 2 cups mixed green salad w/ cherry tomatos, 1/2 cucumber (dressings: 1T balsamic vinigarette or honey mustard)
Whole Wheat Pancakes: 2 cups whole wheat flour 4.5 tsp baking powder 2 tsp salt 2 tsp cinnamon 2 tsp sugar 2 large eggs 2 cups + 2 Tb fat free milk 2 tsp vanilla extract cooking spray
Directions: mix the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients in separate bowls. Combine together and mix well. Makes 14 pancakes. 7 servings (1 serving is 2 pancakes)
I didn't make any extra seasoning ( like the homemade seafood seasoning) because a few dashes of pepper and garlic... we are good! I didn't even make the turkey burgers.. which when I do make homemade burgers- I use turkey meat, so I'll have to try this recipe out soon! I also didn't make the whole wheat pancakes. I forgot the whole wheat flour at the store ----whomp! I ate oatmeal that morning. One thing I really enjoyed was the steak and potato~! 
Ya'll know I'm a steak and potato girl!!!! 
I would definitely do this again, I am TRYING to stay on track with healthy eating now, but you know it's hard out here for a pimp .... eating healthy on the go go go ain't cheap!!! Keep up and link up with me on my journey to get healthy HERE

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Disney Dreamin' Giveaway -Blogger Opp

Blogger sign up
Disney giveaway
Hosted by

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Pixie Vacations

Present

Disney Dreamin' Giveaway

March 6 to March 19
Prizes
1st Prize

$50 Disney Gift Card plus Monogrammed Travel Tote

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2nd Prize

$50 Disney Store Gift Card

(Depending on paid signups there may be a 3rd prize and I will give a referral prize of at least $10 Paypal)
To Sign Up: Signups end March 4th at 8pm central. HTML for the giveaway will be available by 8am March 5th or before. Limit 2 blogs per person -You agree to promote this giveaway at least 3-4 times a week (Remember: the more the giveaway is promoted, the more you get views on your blog plus more fans)! Free Option - 1 Free link (FB, Twitter, Pinterest) with Announcement post. HTML HERE ! Paid Options - No Announcement Post Fee: 1 link- $3 / additional links are available at $1 per link. All payments should be sent Paypal as a gift/family/friend to debdenny@centurytel,net Posts should be live within 24 hours of the start date. Any blog that hasn't posted and submitted their links will be removed from the giveaway without a refund. SIGN UP HERE

What's in your bag? Link Up!


In honor of my winning my new purse from SusanNichole.com, I wanted to do a link-up of "What's in your bag?" 

This link will be for - ever!  So when you update your bag with a new post, link it up!! I have both of mine linked up b/c I've done this post before with Ricci & Annie. 

You can see what I had in my bag last year around Christmas. HERE




First let's start off with the paper in my purse. This consists of every piece of paper I own! No I'm not joking, at least everything in the past month I have received, it's all there. I keep it all in there until I get the chance to go through it. I do this because I live with my mom and my room is no place for papers!  



I got these glasses from Firmoo.com like a year ago when I first started blogging. You get your first pair free only paying shipping. I paid $6.95 for these & I love them! My post here.

And then we all everything else. My pharmacy, my nail salon, my make-up bag(s) & my money! 

 My staples are basically everything you see here. I can't leave home without my make-up because you never know when you gona see people you know. I can't leave home without a charger because my phone sucks and it dies very fast. I can't leave home without my carmex and bobby pins ! & I obviously can't leave home without my car keys ;)

Olivia in BlackSusannah's Wallet in Black
And this is the new purse and wallet! Susan Nichole is a company that makes vegan handbags! You have your chance to win every Thursday HERE.



There are no rules! & You can link up as many posts as you'd like! 
The only thing I ask is that you place my button anywhere on your blog! 
AND Have fun ! 

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Monday, March 3, 2014

5 for FIVE ; Mani Monday

Today I'm linking up with Jenn over at Party of One blog

Last week I basically sucked.. I had so much going on as far as trying to do this "5 day eating clean challange", I'm sad to say I didn't have time for anything else! I have to find a compromise and know the difference  between blogging, working, and taking care of home. 
  1. Work out 3x - I  found a new best friend at the gym, It's called the damn elliptical! For the past few years my mom has been going to the gym and running on this thing and I was always like "why does she keep going to the gym to run for three hours" I see why! I love it ! I ran 2 miles in 25 minutes.. I'd say that's good coming from someone who HATES running! 
  2. Mail out my giveaway polish - I can't even believe I didn't send this out. Sally is going to hate me! I forgot on Monday by the time I remember the post office was closed. Then I'm trying to wait to mail out some orders I got off Pinterest together. I promise I will get the box out this week +Sally Bridges !!!
  3. Call to get Obama-care/ Call my Lawyer - I called Obama care & guess what! their system was down LOL just my luck! I have to do both of these again this week... for sure!
  4. Blogging - This could go either way! I did comment on a few and I definitely
  5. Stay on track with eating healthy! - I did the 5 day eating challenge GREAT! now it's time to stick with it!
  6. Get my nails done - Yeah so I got them filled.. but I am definitely going next week for a soak off, a new overlay and a pedicure!!! Because I can't go to Miami with bear claw feet!!!! :P
So For next week I'm basically going to keep all of these;


        1. Work out 3x - I have got to get ready for Miami! So I plan on doing the five day clean eating AGAIN! One thing I have to do is my March Squat Challenge! 
        2.  Mail out my giveaway polish
        3. Call to get Obama-care/ Call my Lawyer
        4. Get my nails done
        5. Get a Monthly planner and get some things in order (blogging, food, and budget) Those three are very important!

 
Mani Monday
 Ruby Swing - ride-em cowgirl ! 
I think I got this in my birchbox for February,
even though  cancelled my subscription I use to love receiving these! 




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