Friday, October 24, 2014

Smart Weigh 500 x 0.01g Digital Pro Pocket Scale Review #TOP500

If you have been looking for the perfect on-the-go pocket scale I have one for you it’s the Smart Weigh pocket scale.

Smart Weigh is a 500 x 0.01g Digital Pro Pocket Scale with Back-Lit LCD Display, Tare, Hold and PCS Features (2 Lids Included).

The Smart Weigh scale features is a great scale that has all the features I have been looking for in a portable scale because it can help me to a wide variety of weighing needs not just accurately but to perfection! The size of the scale is perfect if you need to take a scale with you on the go or if you need something small so that it doesn’t take up too much room. This scale certainly won’t be a kitchen hog or a briefcase hog. It’s perfect! As a matter of fact this scale fits into my husband’s hand easily!

The Smart Weigh scale features a unique and simple design with its stainless steel 3.94” x 3.7” platform see I told you it was small. It is easy to operate by using the four sleek chrome buttons. It has a beautiful design and is very catching to the eye. The accuracy is incredible certainly better than any scale I have ever used. I find it perfect for many task I need to accomplish throughout my day.

Check out just a few of the Smart Weigh Features:
  • Features - the top500 is strong, accurate, fast, and user-friendly; will work great for any of your mailing, jewelry, reloading, and cooking needs
  • Functions - this scale can double up as a postal scale; the pcs function gives you an accurate count and the hold function will lock weight readings
  • Design - features a clear LCD screen lit by a bright blue backlight; will display readings in g, OZ, OZT, dwt, GN, and CT
  • Precision - manufactured with high precision sensors to provide the most accurate weight readings; weighs up to 500 grams in 0.01 Increments
  • Includes - 2 AAA batteries with a two minute auto shut off feature; the tare function will provide a net weight
Click here for more information about a Smart Weigh pocket scale

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Hydracentials Sporty 25oz and 16oz Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle Review #Hydracentials

My husband and I have been really getting into working out these days. We have been trying to change our live style and eat healthier. One way we are trying to get healthier is to drink more water. Water is such an important part of maintaining healthy skin, as well as a healthier performing body. Water keeps you hydrated and healthy.

Although we love bottled water it’s not very cost effective and with all the nasty chemicals that come out of the plastic bottles we have been using Hydracentials Sporty 25 Oz and 16oz Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Flip Cap and Straw because they are BPA free, eco Friendly, They are also double Wall Vacuum Insulation which helps to keep our drinks cold for hours. We love taking these to the gym or for just a simple car right. I don’t leave home without a bottle of water anymore. Normally I am tempted to stop off and grab a soda but if I have bottled water with me that doesn’t happen. Not only and I saving money but I am getting healthier in the process.

The Hydracentials Sporty 25 oz Double Wall Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle is perfect for the hikes we have been taking once a week. We simply attach them to a ruck sack and away we go. Having cool water for hours is nice because it gets hot here in Texas and the cooler the water the better when you are melting in the afternoon sun.

Join me in kicking the plastic water bottles to the curb and go healthy and BPA Free!!! Just Fill and Go! This sporty bottle features a flip up spout and straw drinking mechanism allows the ease of staying hydrated even while on the go! The flip cap top provides single-handed drinking ability and is perfect for your busy life on the go! Stay hydrated and DRINK MORE WATER!

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Knu Anti Aging Face Lift - New Airless Pump Jar Review #NewKNUforAntiAging

As we all know the older we get the younger we want to look. I am no exception to the rule. It pains me to see lines on my face knowing I am getting older by the second. Depressing isn’t it? Ha!

As much as I would love to stay younger looking for the rest of my life I can’t stomach the idea of having plastic surgery. I don’t like pain … not at all. We all know that there isn’t a fountain of youth and at this point the closest thing we can get to the fountain of youth is taking better care of our skin with products that are made to target our problem areas and do so with vitamins made to enrich our skin.

Using Michael Todd's Knu Anti Aging Face Lift is like hitting the reset button for the skin, this ultra-rich anti-age cream transforms skin on contact. With Michael Todd's now famous formulation you can see an immediate face-saving firming, lift and tightening look to your skin. Who wouldn’t rather have a facelift in a jar verses one under the knife full of pain?

Knu Anti Aging Face Lift is made with 70% organic ingredients synergistically combined with a unique combination of Matrixyl 3000®, Syn®-Coll, Epidermal Growth Factor, DMAE, Alpha Hydroxy Acid, Snail Serum, Arbutin and L-Arginine and other clinically proven ingredients known for their powerful skin regenerating properties.

This cream promotes healing, repair and natural collagen and elastin production over time for reduced density, volume and depth of wrinkles and loss of elasticity. Powerful antioxidants will protect against further damage. The result - gorgeous skin that radiates youth.

I love this cream! I wasn’t expecting much more than a good cream but instead I got a firmer face, healthier looking skin and a reduced amount of lines on my face in just weeks they are still there but diminishing. I haven’t been using it long enough to see a facelift yet but I can clearly see a difference in my skin and to be honest I feel amazing when I look in the mirror.

Michael Todd's Knu Anti Aging Face Lift can help any skin type or condition but it is especially suited to dry, sensitive, pigmented or wrinkled skin complexions. 50 grs / 1.7 oz (3-4 months’ supply).

Please note that KNU anti-aging jars without the new pump are outdated and will not be as effective.  Be sure to buy products direct from Michael Todd True Organics and/or the only certified reseller of Michael Todd True Organics product line. For More Information Please Visit True Organics for more information.

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Luxe Beauty Microfiber Hair Towel Review #LuxeBeautyEssentialsMicrofiberHairTowel

I have long thick hair that can take what seems like hours to dry. There are more times than not that I am so tired of blow drying my hair that I just give up and leave it damp. I try not to do this too much in the winter but there are just times I can’t take it anymore. There are some times that I just don’t have time to set and wait for my hair to dry or blow dry.

I recently had the chance to try the Luxe Beauty Microfiber Hair Towel and I have to tell you that I am in love with this towel. As soon as I get out of the shower I wrap the Luxe Beauty Microfiber Hair Towel around my hair and then proceed to get dressed and do whatever I need to get done before my blow dry my hair.  This entire process can take 5-10 minutes sometimes longer if I get distracted and end up doing other things.

As soon as I remove the Luxe Beauty Microfiber Hair Towel I am always in shock how dry my hair is already before I have even used the blow dryer. It’s at the perfect dampness that allows you to style your hair while you blow dry. What I love about this towel too is the fact that I don’t have to dry my hair so much that the heat from the dryer damages my hair.

I have washed the Luxe Beauty Microfiber Hair Towel several times now and still after several washes my towel still works as good as it did the first time I used it. This towel is incredible and would make a wonderful gift for anyone!

Find out more information about the Luxe Beauty Microfiber Hair Towel? Visit

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Menu Plan Monday October 20-26, 2014

Happy Monday!!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We spent our weekend getting ready for this coming week. Nothing too exciting but doesn't always mean a bad thing. Sometimes not doing much is exactly what you need.

You might notice that our menu looks a lot like last weeks because we didn't get to much on the plan. Don't get me wrong we didn't eat out we ate at home. We just ate things that were not on the menu.

Here is our menu plan. What do you have cookin’ this week?

 Week Day 
 Main Course 
 Side Dish 
Parmesan ChickenMixed VegetablesPolenta
Texas Oven Roasted Brisket

Grilled Veggie WrapsRoasted Potatoes
Black eyed Pea Okra GumboBrown Rice
Spanish Rice
Chicken Etouffee
Brown Rice

Green beansBroccoli

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Whipped Pumpkin Butter Spread

This whipped pumpkin butter is delicious! You can’t eat much because the calories are killer for 1 tablespoon. You certainly want to be selective on what you are using it on and how much you use unless you are one of those people who are lucky enough not to worry about calories.

I am in love with this pumpkin butter. I have used it on bagel thins and on English muffins, but I think you could use it on just about anything and be happy.

Nothing says Fall like pumpkin and nothing makes me happier than pumpkin everything!!

  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons canned pure pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  1. Place the butter in a mixing bowl, and whip on high speed with an electric mixer until fluffy, about 1 minute.
  2. In another bowl, stir together the honey, pumpkin, and pumpkin pie spice until well mixed. Add the honey mixture to the butter, and whip on high with the electric mixer until the mixture is fluffy and smooth, about 1 more minute. 
  3. Chill the pumpkin butter for several hours or overnight to blend the flavors.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Spinach and Greek Yogurt Dip

This recipe is to die for! I mean seriously to die for. I am in love. I made this with full fat mayonnaise. I regret that I made it with full fat mayo because of the fat and the calories so next time I will use low fat mayo. 

This is so awesome. I love the flavor and to top it off it’s something that is so low in calories especially if you use low fat mayo. I could eat this day and night on Wasa toast.

This is something that is now a staple in our house. Everyone really loves it and eats it liberally. The points are super low if you are counting point for Weight Watchers. Wahoo a good low recipes.

  • 1 box (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, cooked, cooled and squeezed dry
  • 1 container (16 oz.) nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 package Knorr Vegetable recipe mix
  • 1 can (8 oz.) water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  1. Combine all ingredients in medium bowl. 
  2. Chill, if desired. 
  3. Serve with your favorite dippers.
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Chicken and Gravy

We all really enjoyed this recipe! It’s quick and easy but best of all it’s loaded with flavor. This would be an awesome start to a pot pie it would also be awesome served loaded full of vegetables and served over biscuits.

What I loved was that it was only 7 Weight Watchers points (plus) not including anything that was being served with it like rice or potatoes.

We served our over mashed potatoes which was amazing. I think this would also be fantastic served over brown rice. Oh yes, I forgot to mention that this isn't a pretty recipe.

Serves 5
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 pounds)
  • 1 packages brown gravy mix (I used pioneer)
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) low fat low sodium cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tbsp. dry onion flakes
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup of frozen pea and carrot mix
  • Fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • Mashed potatoes or Rice prepared
  1. To a dutch oven add dry gravy, onion flakes, garlic powder, water, and cream of chicken soup. Using a whisk mix all together.
  2. Add chicken breast to the pot and cover with gravy bring to a boil then reduce heat to a medium and cover. Cook for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until chicken starts to fall apart. Stir often to prevent burning and sticking.
  3. Shred chicken breast in the pot then add 1 cup of frozen peas and carrots mix well then recover the pot. Cook for another 2o minutes.
  4. Serve over mashed potatoes, or rice or toast.
Adapted from Original Recipe Source

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Cellulite Defense Gel-Cream Review #BodyMerry

I don’t know too many people in this world who are not plagued with cellulite. Yes I know fun right? Sadly it’s something that most of us have to contend with and probably for the rest of our lives. It can be from being overweight or just something that is inherited. I know many people who have developed cellulite after having children. In my case it’s probably from all of the above!

I recently started using a cream called Cellulite Defense Gel-Cream and although my cellulite hasn’t disappeared or anything drastic like that I am noticing a huge difference in the look of my skin. It’s starting to soften and smooth out some. The Cellulite Defense Gel-Cream seems to be sanding away at my skin to at least give it the appearance of smoothing and feeling nicer. My cellulite might not completely disappear, but it is much smoother than it has been and I have to say so far I am loving it.

I love Cellulite Defense Gel-Cream because it is making a difference in the look and feel of my skin. I know this is going to sound weird but it smells like gummy colas and I love that! It reminds me of a special friend of mine.

Once you apply Cellulite Defense Gel-Cream to your skin if you give it a few minutes your skin starts heating up. It feels incredible, as if you are wearing a heating pad on you mid drift or wherever you apply the cream. This would feel amazing on your lower back if you had cellulite there. You can feel the cream working it’s magic. In just a few weeks I have seen a significant difference and I have to say I am pleased with the results.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Parmesan Mushroom Orzo

This is a quick and easy recipe I made spur of the moment. It turned out amazing. I will tell you that the quality of the chardonnay will make a difference in your recipe.

Also read about your chardonnay before you use it. This recipe takes on the flavor of the chardonnay. My chardonnay has a strong cinnamon flavor when it’s was cooked. It was incredible! This would be easy to add cooked chicken breast to or even make it vegetarian by using vegetable broth.

This would also be great with fresh spinach added in the cooking process or even adding a bed of spinach to serve it over. I think this recipe would be fantastic for meatless Monday!!

  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 pound Portobello mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • ½ white onion sliced
  • 1 rounded cup dry orzo
  • 1/2 cup chardonnay
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a medium sized pot over a medium heat add onion and garlic and cook until light brown
  2. Add orzo and cook about 2 minutes. When it has taken on a light golden color, pour in chardonnay, stirring constantly until the wine is fully absorbed.
  3. Add mushroom and cook for two minutes with 1/2 cup broth. Stir until the broth is absorbed. Continue adding broth 1/2 cup at a time, stirring continuously, until the liquid is absorbed and the orzo is al dente, only use as much chicken broth as needed this process should take about 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in parmesan. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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