Healthy + Delicious Valentine’s Day Smoothies

Healthy + Delicious Valentine's Day Smoothies

This year I want to have a healthier Valentine’s Holiday. I don’t want to binge on chocolates and candies like I have done every other Valentine’s Day in my life. So, I wanted to celebrate my making myself delicious smoothies this year as a treat instead.

I figured that I would make the smoothies either pink or red to keep the Valentine’s spirit. I’ve started trying a powder called RightSize Smoothie for weightloss (since it is a new year). So far I have been using it for a few days and I can already feel a difference. I actually like this product and trust that it works. The best part is that it even tastes good!

These are some of my favorite recipes and I hope you give them a try as well!

Berry Man-I-Low

Berry Smoothie

  • 1 scoop RightSize Slend-A-Berry
  • 6 ounces light apple juice
  • 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1 cup ice

Creamy Berry

reamy Berry Smoothie

  • 1 scoop RightSize Slend-A-Berry
  • 4 ounces of fat free milk
  • 1/3 cup fat free blueberry yogurt
  • 1 cup ice

Raspberry Crush

Raspberry Crush Smoothie

  • 1 scoop RightSize Slend-A-Berry
  • 6 ounces fat free milk
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup ice

Strawberries N’ Cream

Strawberries n' cream smoothie

  • 1 scoop RightSize Skinni Vanilla
  • 6 ounces fat free milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup ice

Tropical Strawberry

Tropical Strawberry Smoothie

  • 1 scoop RightSize Slend-A-Berry
  • 6 ounces light orange juice
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberry
  • 1 cup ice

You can order Right Size Smoothie here!


Grab Bags As Seen On TV

Today’s grocery bags leave a lot to be desired. They dig into your hands when you carry them and spill open when you’re driving. And they’re so small that unloading them requires endless trips to your car.

You need a better solution…You need a Grab Bag! You’ll start loving your Grab Bag the minute you reach the checkout aisle.

Grab Bags grab onto your cart and stay open, so you can easily fill it after items are scanned. Then when you get to the car, they simply lift out and go right in your trunk. It gets even better! Grab Bags have a broad base and securing flaps, so they sit up nicely in the back of your car. So they won’t spill all over while you’re driving home. Plus, they expand to hold 7X what a regular shopping bag can hold. It’s amazing!

Order now and you can get 2 Grab Bags for just $14.99. They come with a full One Year Money Back Guarantee. You can also get absolutely free shipping and handling! Also, don’t forget to ask about our incredible Insulated Grab Bag. You can use it to keep frozen food from defrosting, or use it to keep hot food ready to eat when you get home.

I will be reviewing Grab Bags when I receive mine next week, so don’t forget to check back for updates!




My BeActive Brace Review – It Actually Works!

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I purchased the BeActive Brace last month and waited almost a month and a half to receive it. I have to say I was pretty annoyed that it took so long to ship to me. However, now that I have finally received it, it was definitely worth the wait.

I have tried many things in the past to help me with my back pain, but I have never tried a brace before. I would have never thought that a leg brace would help me with my back in any way.

Shortly after putting on the brace, I felt relief. My back pain was not nearly as bad as it has been in the past. The brace is really easy to put on and use too. I was able to slide it on my leg and velcro it with ease. I have a larger calf and it fits perfectly. The points that it targets on my leg must be correct, because it has really helped with my pain. I would definitely recommend this product to a friend because it has helped me. It is inexpensive and it could help improve your life by relieving some back pain.

Order the BeActive Brace Here!


8 Delicious Breakfast Foods For Christmas Morning

My favorite memories of Christmas are waking up early in the morning and jumping into my moms bed with all my brothers and sisters. My mom would get up and make us hot chocolate and my favorite…gooey Cinnamon Buns! I want to give my daughter the same great memories and hopefully you can do the same with some of these delicious Christmas morning breakfast recipes!

8 Delicious Breakfast Foods For Christmas Morning
Banana Breakfast Sandwiches by Sugar and Charm

8 Delicious Breakfast Foods For Christmas Morning Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole by Complete Recipes

8 Delicious Breakfast Foods For Christmas Morning
Biscuits and Gravy Casserole by Lemon Sugar

8 Delicious Breakfast Foods For Christmas Morning
Quick and Easy Cinnamon Rolls by The Recipe Critic

8 Delicious Breakfast Foods For Christmas Morning
Hash Brown Eggs Nest with Avocado by The Cooking Jar

8 Delicious Breakfast Foods For Christmas Morning
Hash Brown Eggs Nest with Avocado by The Cooking Jar

8 Delicious Breakfast Foods For Christmas Morning
Bacon Egg & Cheese Wreath by Cakes Cottage

8 Delicious Breakfast Foods For Christmas Morning
Cinnamon Roll Pancakes by The Recipe Critic


Simple Bacon Wave Recipes – Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

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  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 12 slices of bacon
  • 6 jalapeño peppers

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
2. Cut all of the jalapeño peppers in half, lengthwise, and remove seeds
3. Mix the cream cheese and sharp cheddar in a bowl until evenly blended and fill jalapeño peppers with mixture
4. Cook bacon in the Bacon Wave for just a few minutes so that it is still floppy
5. Wrap bacon around stuffed pepper and secure with a toothpick
6. Arrange peppers on baking sheet and bake until crispy, approx 15 minutes

Learn more about the time saving and easy to use Bacon Wave!


The Most Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever!

The Most Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever!

One of my all time favorite desserts is Chocolate Chip Cookies. They are the greatest dessert that anyone has ever whipped up…EVER. I really love baking them and having them fill the house with their delicious aroma! They also remind me of all the fun times I had growing up baking with my mom. We would bake for hours some days and I really loved it and I love the memories I have now from those times.

Anyway, this is the recipe that we have used my entire life and they are so delicious. They are soft and chewy, but won’t fall apart. They are just the absolute tastiest, so here you go! Enjoy!


14 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

The Most Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever!


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray the cookies sheets
  2. In a plastic bowl, place the butter and microwave for 30 seconds
  3. Once the butter has cooled, add both sugars and beat until fluffy with mixer
  4. Add the vanilla and eggs, mixing in between
  5. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt
  6. Beat on a low speed, just until they are all combined
  7. Fold in chocolate chips
  8. Roll the dough into small balls and place on cookie tray and cook for 10 minutes

*Do not over bake, even if the cookies do not look fully done they will cook a little more outside the oven. You don’t want to burn them!!!


Swirlio As Seen On TV

Do you love ice cream, but not the extra calories, the refined sugar, and all that dairy fat? Isn’t it time someone found a way to enjoy ice cream in a way that doesn’t make you feel guilty?

So, what if there was a way to turn ordinary fruit into frozen fruit desserts at home that was nutritious for you and tasted great? Well here’s the scoop! Introducing Swirlio, the amazing Frozen Fruit Dessert Maker.

Now you can instantly transform your favorite fruit into mouthwatering treats that look and taste just like ice cream.

Simply take a frozen banana, and with the magic of Swirlio, it’s going to transform it in seconds into a creamy dessert. You can also add other kinds of fruit! Transform your favorite sweet berries into a frosty berry blizzard and turn frozen pineapple and kiwi into a tropical delight.

The secret is Swirlio’s revolutionary swirl and churn action that emulsifies and aerates the frozen food particles transforming them into a velvety ice cream texture that tastes incredible. It’s like your very own self-serve ice cream machine.

Not only can you make fabulous frosty desserts in seconds, but it also tastes just like ice cream without the fat, added processed sugar, and preservatives.

You can get the amazing Swirlio Dessert Maker in your choice of 5 colors for only 4 payments of $19.95 plus shipping and handling. But wait, that’s not all! Order now and we’ll include the Swirlio Recipe Book with over 50 dessert recipes like Peaches & Cream, Bahama Mama, and many more. To make this our Swirliest offer ever, we’ll even send you 4 shatterproof Swirlio Dessert Cups. We’re not done yet though!

Order right now and knock off one full payment! Now you can bring the Swirlio Frozen Fruit Dessert Maker into your home for just 3 payments of $19.95.

You get the amazing Swirlio Frozen Fruit Dessert Maker in your choice of 5 fabulous colors, the Swirlio Recipe Brook, and 4 Swirlio Dessert Cups. So, don’t miss out! Order your Swirlio today and enjoy these free gifts all for just 3 easy payments of just $19.95.

Don’t forget to ask about how you can get the Swirlio Topping Dispenser and the Swirlio Ice Pop Maker to add more fun to your amazing Swirlio Frozen Fruit Dessert Maker.

Swirlio is the one kitchen miracle that you are going to love and use everyday. We guarantee it! So, if you are not completely satisfied, send it back for a full refund of the purchase price.

You can purchase the Swirlio Frozen Fruit Maker Here!


Order Mr. Lid Containers

These containers with separate lids sell for over $99. Now you can get 3 small, 3 medium, and 3 large Mr. Lids with attached lids all for just $19.95. Order now and get a second set free, just pay separate processing. You’ll get the Salad Set with snap in cup, a $20 value, yours absolutely free. Mr. Lid comes with a 100% risk free money back guarantee. We’ll even pay return shipping. You get it all! That’s 20 Mr. Lids with attached lids and a money back guarantee. An $80 value for just $19.95. Also ask about the super size value set.

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Last Minute Thanksgiving Tips for the Ultimate Procrastinator

1. Since you have procrastinated for so long, it’s a good idea to make a to do list and have it with you at ALL TIMES throughout the day! You’ll probably remember things as your going along too, and will need to have the list handy to add additional tasks.

Last Minute Thanksgiving Tips for the Ultimate Procrastinator

2. Buy things that are already made and done for you. Grab cheeses and sliced meats, from your local grocery store, for a delicious appetizer. Also, make sure to pick up some already made pies and cookies (or have your guests bring dessert).

Last Minute Thanksgiving Tips for the Ultimate Procrastinator

3. The microwave is going to be your best friend today my fellow procrastinator. Cook your raw potatoes in there instead of boiling them. Actually, you can also buy store bought potatoes. They make delicious ones that you can heat up in just a few minutes!!

Last Minute Thanksgiving Tips for the Ultimate Procrastinator

4. If you decide to make roasted potatoes throw them in with your turkey to cook, alongside any veggies you have made. You’ll have a few less things to think about that way.

Last Minute Thanksgiving Tips for the Ultimate Procrastinator

5. Pick up some Stove-Top Stuffing!!! Even though it’s from a box, it’s SO delicious and most people won’t know it’s from a box. It’s an essential part of Thanksgiving Dinner, but doesn’t have to take all day to make.

Last Minute Thanksgiving Tips for the Ultimate Procrastinator

6. You will never appreciate Pillsbury Biscuits as much as you do when you procrastinate on holiday meals. They come pre sliced…just add the butter!

Last Minute Thanksgiving Tips for the Ultimate Procrastinator

7. Make big batches of mixed drinks, so you don’t have to get tons of different types of alcohol. You’ll save yourself a lot of time and money! No one will even remember how last minute your party was.

Last Minute Thanksgiving Tips for the Ultimate Procrastinator

8. Make sure your dishwasher is empty before you start the holiday meal madness. You won’t be sorry about this one!

Last Minute Thanksgiving Tips for the Ultimate Procrastinator

9. Don’t forget what this holiday is truly about. Be thankful for your health and thankful that you get to spend this time with your family…even if they are crazy!

Last Minute Thanksgiving Tips for the Ultimate Procrastinator


Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids — Pine Cone Turkey

Thanksgiving crafts pine cone turkey

I love the holidays because I feel like I get to spend a lot more time with my daughter. She is very crafty, so any opportunity I have to craft with her, I will most definitely take! This year we started with Halloween crafts but I forgot to take pictures of those (very sad). However, I was definitely not going to forget this time so I have some pictures of our Thanksgiving crafting.

It is super easy to make and almost mess free! What could be better than that?

I hope you have time to sit down and spend some time with your children this Thanksgiving. This is a great way to spend time together and these are the moments you’ll always remember. Happy holidays and enjoy!

Thanksgiving craft supplies for a pine cone turkey

  1. Start out by helping your child trace their hand with a colored pencil.
  2. Cut out the hand leaving a little extra room outside of the colored pencil to make the hand appear larger.
  3. Spray the adhesive on the paper hand and attach it to the larger side of the pine cone.
  4. Cut out a triangle for the beak and an oval for the gobbler. Also, make head shape.
  5. Spray all of these pieces, again with the spray glue, to attach.
  6. Lastly, tie a few pieces of pipe cleaner around the “turkeys neck”.

**You can also add other small things. We chose to add an interesting leaf to our turkey’s feathers. You can also spray them with glitter to give them some extra sparkle!

They will make very cute center pieces at Thanksgiving dinner.

Thanksgiving craft pine cone turkey