Thursday, January 29, 2015


Check out this Video for Busy Moms! 
Thank you Michelle Yarn!

#nugonutrition #neutrogena #buyberrybreeze # naturesbounty

Tuesday, January 27, 2015


 Your  2015 Weight Resolutions... 

It's Jan 27, 2015 and that is just about 4 weeks into the year, a time to take stock and reflect on our New Year's resolutions.   Was your resolution losing weight?  How is that going? I keep losing 4 pounds and gaining 3 pounds back.  It's time to get serious and keep it off.  Going to restaurants for dinner or on the road, is causing me to stumble.  The menu and I, we just don't work together on healthy choices.  FRENCH FRIES is the only thing I see on the menu.  The healthy items bore me, and I skim right over them when it comes to dinner choices.

 If you are struggling too, and need some extra motivation to take off that next 5 pounds, try these tips!   
Here are my top 5 tips to help you love your scale and not hate it!
1.  Eat your largest meal before 2 PM.  After that stave off hunger with 100 calorie options like fruit, veggies and yogurt.  Give your body less, as your metabolism slows down at night.
2.    Keep your portions the size of your palm.  Yes, less is best.  One pound is 3500 calories. Do the math.
3.  Drink 8 glasses of water a day.  Yes, 8.

4.  Exercise, exercise, exercise!  Start a new fitness routine, increase endurance and move forward with a goal of being fit for life. Stay off the couch for hours, if you must watch TV, do it while you are lifting weights, riding a stationary bike, or doing sit ups.

5. Self Talk yourself up!  You are a champion, tell yourself that over and over again when you feel like quitting.  Rebuke your negative thinking, let nothing stop you, not even you.    

PS. And, I am staying out of restaurants that serve French fries!
#championmentality #fightfat #youcandothis #nofrenchfries

Monday, January 26, 2015


BE PREPARED for an Emergency this Season! 


It’s no secret that natural disasters like tornadoes, floods, hurricanes and thunderstorms are more apt to happen in the spring season. Blizzards, ice storms and snowstorms in the winter season.  Even if you don’t live in an area that is known for Mother Nature’s wrath, many cities still experience power outages on a regular basis. What can you do to be prepared? Check out this list and make sure you get your emergency kit together today!

1. Flashlights.  There is nothing worse than waking up in the middle of the night in total darkness. Make sure your batteries are fresh periodically with the Duracell Battery Tester. Keep flashlights under every mattress in every bedroom of your home. This will keep your family from fumbling in the dark!

2. Keep a survival kit in place for emergencies. You can find a variety of affordable survival kits. Inform everyone in the family of the kit's whereabouts. Pack a kit that can be easily thrown into your car in the event you need to leave your home. Include cash, (ATM's and banks will not work in a major power outage) basic toiletries, light weight can goods and nonperishable food, water, change of clothing, money, prescriptions, waterproof matches, can opener, pillows, and heat warming blankets. Inflatable mattresses may be a good purchase if you are stuck in a shelter/building without beds. Most kits have a 3 day supply of emergency ration bars and water.

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3. Purchase a Weather Alert unit and solar radio. La Crosse Technology offers state of the art internet powered satellite assisted forecasts. Now you can get your own up to the minute weather report! You can also buy a solar radio weather monitor that works without batteries. Solar runs without batteries and saves energy! I like the LaCross Technology weather alerts.
You can find them at

4. Prepare an emergency plan with your family. Have a meeting place or designated place to stay other then your home. Don’t forget important documents, medicines, prescriptions, birth certificates, and medical information.  Text or email yourself important information.

5. Invest in a generator. This is extremely important if you have anyone in your home using life support systems or oxygen. Generators are powered by gasoline and can generate carbon monoxide gas, so only use them outdoors where the fumes will not cause illness. Never plug power generators into your home's main electrical panel as this may result in serious injury or death to utility personnel working to restore power. Instead, plug the generator directly into the appliance you wish to use during the outage.

6. Get an emergency cell phone charger. A dead phone, means no contact with friends, family and loved ones. You may not be able to plug in your cell phone, don‘t take chances! Make a small investment in an emergency cell phone charger.

7. Keep freezer and refrigerator doors closed, to prevent the loss of cold air. Each time you open the door, you let the cold air out. It is best to get ice chest full of ice for storage. Plan on a fully load freezer keeping food fresh for about 6-12 hours. Remember, keep putting bags of ice in your refrigerator or ice chest to prevent temperature climbing above 45 degrees. If the temperature goes above 45 degrees for more than two hours, it's time to throw out the food.

How can you be better prepared if your freezer ever stopped working, due to power failure or breakdown?

Check out this innovative product you can find at Only FreezCube provides you with the information you need to ensure your family's frozen food safety.
You get 3-way protection with FreezCube:
1 - Time remaining for safe food consumption: Shows the number of days frozen food will be safe to use when the temperature in the freezer has exceeded 0°F/-18°C*.
2 - Normal operation: Confirms that your freezer temperature is at 0°F / -18°C or lower**.
3 - Power Failure: Indicates if unsafe thawing has occurred.
How it works: As your freezer's temperature increases, the four colored liquids melt independently. The melted liquid in each chamber shows the time remaining to safely consume your frozen foods, or if they must be discarded immediately:

BLUE = 14 daysGREEN = 3 days
YELLOW = 1 dayRED = Discard immediately!

8. Keep bottled water on hand for emergencies. Bottled water should be stored up both in gallon jugs and small bottles that are easily transportable. If you do have to leave your home you may need a portable potty. Check out for a 5 gallon bucket that turns into a port-a-potty. With Back Pack Toilet included! When you got to go, you got to go!

9. Keep tissues, antibacterial soap and wet wipes in your kit, hot water may not be available. A box of Puffs and some paper towels can also become a precious commodity in a power outage.
Being without electricity is rough -- being without tissue or TP  in a power outage is  making a bad situation even worse!

10. Purchase an emergency light with an alarm.   It  will notify you of a power outage immediately.

Friday, January 23, 2015

KCL - Throw a Super Bowl party without breaking the bank or scale

#SuperBowl  #GrapeNuts  #FarmlandBaconClub #Jackstackbbq  #Superbowldecorations #partytips



Do you love bacon?  I do!  I made a tasty Bacon Cheddar Dip that I am going to use for my Super Bowl Party.  Fun and Creative Bacon Recipes are available if you join the Bacon Club.  It's free, so why not join?  I did!

#Baconcheddardip  #Farmlandbaconclub  #baconlover

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Getting Ready for the Holidays!

This holiday season it seemed like everyone was exceptionally busy!  In fact, this is the first year I have been behind on my cleaning chores.  But alas, it never goes away and waits patiently for you!  This year, I have some great cleaning tips to help clean the dirtiest  areas in your house.  I visited Fox 4 station in Kansas City with a few tips, you will want to use in your own home.
Fox 4