Archive for the ‘Mixed Bag Misc’ Category
Everything you need to know to determine if it’s worth it for you and your Dukan Diet!
I received a free Dukan Coaching account. The people are so nice. You can e-mail your coach at any time. That’s like having a personal nutritionist, except they are experts in the Dukan Diet. Intead of googling “can I eat this” or “how many tablespoons of this can I have per day” I could just e-mail them. There was also a forum for support. I didn’t really use the form, I reached out to twitter!
To track your daily progress, you need a flexible tape measurer and a scale. The scale you probably have, but the flexible tape measurer you may not. Every night you fill out a questionnaire about what you ate (if you cheated and what foods you cheated with), your weight, your measurements (they have an easy guide to tell you where and how to measure) and what your motivation level is like. But you have to fill out it all or it won’t submit, meaning I had to find a way to measure my waist and stuff! I used one of my cats long string toys and then held it up to an old, vintage ruler I had and measured like that.
There is a Dukan shop. They don’t offer a lot, though. The oat bran is nice because they have recipes on the side of the box, but the box has n oflap to c ... Read More
This is supposed to be a review of the Michael Angelo Gourmet Food brand of frozen foods. However, none of the Walmart’s in my area carry it! Which is really a bummer, because I was excited to taste it. It was also going to be my last pasta meal before starting the Dukan diet! The press people thought it was available in all Walmarts, but sadly that isn’t true. I visited 2 Walmarts, one being a super store where the clerk’s said they specialize in a greater variety of frozen foods. Alas!
But I am still going to tell you about this brand, which I think looks very appealing. Why? Family owned, natural ingredients, and a very obvious commitment to being high quality. The meals are shipped to stores within 36 hours through their “made to order” process, this means these never sit in warehouses. They’re the freshest thing in the frozen aisle – and without the hassle of having to cook it all yourself!
And their ingredients are very specific. Like Vine-ripened tomatoes from Cardella Ranch, garlic from Christopher Ranch, spinach from the Metz Fresh Farm… they know exactly where they’re getting their stuff! In fact, Michael Angelo Renna and Sara Theresa Angello (his Mom and inspiration) visit the tomato fields themself!
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Mother’s Day gifts under $50 dollars fall into two different categories. Some look like you bought any random item that was in your price range without any plan behind it, and other’s make it look like you spent much more than you actually did. They key is finding great Mother’s Day deals that aren’t cheesy, but are as stylish as your Mother.
Teleflora’s Too Sweet Bouquet
This bouquet features delicate lavender roses and pink hydrangea in a sparkling silver cube vase. The colors will compliment her rosy glow at feeling so special. This is perfect for a traditional Mother.
Where to buy: www.Teleflora.com
Bath & Body Works Signature Picnic Tin Gift Set in Wild Berry Tulip
By buying a gift basket like this, you look like you spent a lot more than you did. This is pretty and the reviews of the Wild Berry Tulip scent are overwhelmingly positive. Includes a full-size Shower Gel (10 oz.), Body Lotion (8 oz. ... Read More
If you want to accomplish something, you must first expect it of yourself. Believe you can do it. It’s mind over matter. This is the first, biggest, and most important step.
I was inspired to this by listening to Dr. Wayne W. Dyer speak. He’s a Christian. And he has a book with a terrific title – Wishes Fulfilled: Mastering the Art of Manifesting (AMAZON.)
Here is a brief snapshot of the book:
This book is dedicated to your mastery of the art of realizing all your desires. The greatest gift you have been given is the gift of your imagination. Everything that now exists was once imagined. And everything that will ever exist must first be imagined.
Wishes Fulfilled is designed to take you on a voyage of discovery, wherein you can begin to tap into the amazing manifesting powers that you possess within you and create a life in which all that you imagine ... Read More
Elegance, vintage, and romance. Enjoy these lovely bedrooms! Large images.
Note the gorgeous skeleton key art above the bed.
This soft blue with the cream is amazing.
Here is a warm-looking bedroom of romance.
I’m a major ergonomic enthusiast, and that’s one of the main reasons I’m so drawn to Slice products. But it’s by no means the only reason.
After having a chance to use the Slice Ceramic Mill, I’m ready to endorse it fully. I opted for the black and white option, so that I could easily tell between pepper (peppercorns) and sea salt. The design is by Karim Rashid.
Shaking out stale flakes of pepper is never good, you have to grind it to get the flavor. So when I say these are ergonomic salt and pepper shakers, it’s only because you might not realize you should be searching for ergonomic salt and pepper grinders.
The look of this grinder is very modern. It’s glossy and mostly white. That’s not entirely the look of my kitchen, but the usefulness outweighs everything. Plus, the more I look at it the cuter it seems. It reminds me of a frog with two big eyes.... Read More
This is not the elephant trunk sleeve sweater you’ve already seen a million times.
While the sleeve trunk sweater is cute, it can’t compare with something hand-knit! Here, you see this adorable kids sweater and there’s an elephant trunk in the front that was stitched and attached separatley. I couldn’t resist showing you guys. If you do know how to knit, I imagine this could be a pretty fun project to tackle.... Read More
Many want to know the meaning of a shopping haul, and I’m here to explain.
Shopping haul videos are littered over YouTube and they revolve around two ideas. First, the person must have shopped quite a bit (5 items is a good minimum) and then they must be willing to show it all off. For most teens, this isn’t a problem. And even though I’m not a teen and I’m about to do some online shopping, I’m going to do it as well.
See, not just WHAT I bought, but how I decided upon it all.
I’ve actually been lucky enough to do a shopping haul to help promote the ABC Family TV show Jane By Design, where I bought several items – including a cute cat bed for one of the cats. (It was for ShopCat, but ShopKitty stole it. I’ve since replaced ShopCat’s bed with yet another…which is not the exhausting musical chairs you might be picturing has gone on.)
The first two items are for my Dad. He bought a new car (the first new car he’s ever bought!) and it has no ashtray. Unfortunately, he still smokes. (Boooo, I know. It’s not cool.) Anyway, he needs a car ashtray. There are two I was looking at. One is double the price of the other, though! Both have good reviews.
- Real Gear AT02490-9/3 Silver Solar Ash Tray $21.99, ... Read More
Need a BFF’s educated pov on what Lean Cuisine meals taste great and are worth purchasing? Look inside my guide. I’m 100% honest here.
I think Lean Cuisine makes really tasty, healthy meals. And since I don’t like to cook very often, frozen meals are a great option for me. And I’m picky, so I like to eat things that look pretty and taste delicious at the same time. (And on top of that, I don’t want to spend too much!) After one of my friends asked which Lean Cuisine Meals I liked the most, I decided I should make a list of what I think the best tasting Lean Cuisine meals are!
For all of these, I’ve eaten these at least two or three times. (For some, many more times than that.)
You’ll notice that I prefer chicken dishes over any other kind of meat, and I mostly like meals from the culinary collection that Lean Cuisine offers.
Beef Portobello Chicken in Peanut Sauce * Chicken with Lasagna Rollatini * ... Read More
I am so positive about my glowingly positive review of Skinny Pop that you don’t even need to read other Skinny Pop reviews. That’s how much I can assure you that this is the best food stuffs purchase I’ve made in a while.
Eat it. Love it. Realize it is healthy and has almost no calories! Aaah.
It’s made with popcorn, salt, and sunflower oil. Somehow, this adds up to low calories but HIGH taste. It reminds me so much of movie popcorn (which I haven’t had in FOREVER because you know I’m not gonna waste calories on that – though movie popcorn is so delicious.)
And now you know why I love Skinny Pop. It’s so damn good it seems too good to be true. Or like an urban legend. But it does exist. Which is the best part. It’s real!
I’m actually a harsh food critic. I just said to my friend, Alix, “A granola bar without chocolate is insulting.” I mean, I know they’re supposed to be healthy but ugh, they have to taste good or I’m ignoring them.
It’s all natural. It’s cholesterol free popcorn. It’s gluten free popcorn. There’s no dairy, no nuts, none of that. It’s the perfect storm of taste!
THIS many positive reviews on Amazon can’t lie. You can ... Read More