Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Fun Beauty/Fashion Looks I Love

Although I don't always have time to put into these fashion/beauty looks, I still LOVE them! Check out a short list of a few of the looks I can't get enough of!


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1. Colored Eyeliner
Yes black and brown go with everything.  But if you're feeling adventurous and your REALLY want to make your eyes POP use colored eyeliner. Milani makes some of the best!

2. Curls Curls Curls
Maybe it's because my hair is naturally pin straight... but I love curls!

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3. Black/Dark Nail Polish
If done right, there is something very elegant but edgy about dark nail polish.  Just be careful because done wrong could give an unintended goth look.







4. Sultry eye makeup, Nude Lip
Having both your eyes and lips fully glamorized is just too
much for me.  And I ALWAYS prefer eye makeup!


5. Wedges
Something about wedge shoes gives a very "I'm not trying to be sexy...but I am" vibe.  Just make sure they don't cross the line into "Hey... I need attention!"



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6. Nude Nails
 In stark contrast to the dark nails, I also love the look of nude nails.  Not only are they just as classy, they are easier to maintain than dark nails (since chipping is way less obvious).




Tuesday, July 30, 2013

5 minute Make-up

New mommies know why this tutorial is important.  We rarely get anymore than a few minutes to put on our "face."  Here is how to get a put together look quick.


Foundation / Tinted Moisturizer


If you are someone that only needs light coverage use a tinted moisturizer.  I recommend Boots No7 Dual Action Tinted Moisturizer. No sponge needed.  Just apply as you would your regular face moisturizer.

If you need more coverage mix a squirt of your liquid foundation with a squirt of face moisturizer in your hands and apply to your face as you would a regular face moisturizer.  This makes for even coverage.

 



Conceal

Using a non-stick concealer is a little quicker.  I recommend Maybelline's 24hour SuperStay Concealer. Use your finger to blend.  The warmth will make blending a lot easier





Blush

A cream blush or cheek tint is usually best in a hurry.  I recommend Revlon Cream Blush or Benetint.  Apply to the apples of your cheeks with your finger tip.  Again, the warmth will make blending easier







 
Lip

Apply a tinted lip balm. I recommend Burt's Bee's Tinted Lip Balm or Ageless Derma Lip Gloss for more color.




Eyes

Applying mascara from root to tip should give the appearance of a thicker lashes at the lash line.  Some recommend holding a credit card behind your lashes while you apply but I find this isn't worth the time it takes to do so. 

The S-Unit's Fit Minute - Get Lucky

You didn't think we'd leave you hanging did you?  See The S-Unit's new issue of The Fit Minute below!



Monday, July 29, 2013

Get rid of those Monday Blues!




Did you feel it last night? That Sunday remorse? You know what I'm talking about.  You've eaten dinner, you're winding down for the night and it hits you..."Tomorrow is Monday... ugh."  Here are a few ways to beat those Monday Blues!

1.  Make Monday easier on Friday. 
Most people have a tendency to be... how do I say this? ...A little less productive on Fridays.  Resist that urge! Make sure you prepare for Monday on Friday.  Have a project or phone call you're dreading? Do not say "It can wait until Monday."  It's easier to get those difficult projects done once you're already into the week and in "the swing of things" work wise.  Monday is always somewhat of an adjustment period - getting back into your work day routine.  Get it done BEFORE the weekend so you can start off the next week with a clean slate. Finish as much as you can so you have less to..."look forward to" on Monday. 

2. Try to remember the things you really look forward to.
Even if it's little things, try to focus on what you LIKE about the upcoming day instead of the things you dislike.  Whether it's catching up with a coworker or eating some great food for lunch.

3. Create a "treat" in your Monday routine.
Allow yourself to have that specialty coffee or breakfast pastry, organize a weekly get together after work with friends, meet up with friends at your favorite restaurant for lunch, plan to see a movie with your SO, do SOMETHING that you know you will enjoy.  And plan to do it every Monday. This way Monday is about MORE than just getting up and going back to work.

4. Try to make others' Monday more enjoyable.
Bring in donuts for colleagues, help with a project, bring in coffee.  Putting those around you in a good mood will help you to keep your good mood.  It's contagious.

5. Try to stay positive.
Come on, let's be real.  It could be A LOT worse. Even if you don't enjoy your job, it's important to remember going to work is not the end of the world. Snap out of it and don't let yourself wallow over it.

 

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Kicking Horse Coffee Giveaway! (CLOSED)

Starting the week off with a bang! It's finally time for one of my giveaways!

And it's one of the simple pleasures in life. One most of us look forward to every morning.  Coffee.


Kicking Horse Coffee was awesome enough to send me a can of their "Kick Ass" ("ass" as in donkey, you guys. Get your mind out of the gutter) coffee to review.  They will also be sending a can of their "Kick Ass" coffee and a KHC Gift Bag with brochure to one lucky reader!  More on how to enter after my review.

First a little bit about Kicking Horse Coffee and why I wanted to team up with them.  Kicking Horse Coffee is the creation of Elana Rosenfeld and Leo Johnson which started out in their garage.  The company certainly has grown since then and is Canada's #1 organic Fair Trade coffee.

In my opinion, it is important to support Fair Trade companies that are looking to improve the world around us.  Not just looking at the fiscal bottom line.  To learn more about Fair Trade click here.

Kicking Horse is also 100% certified organic. And honestly, I can really taste the difference.  It's not that the coffee has more body or more flavor... it's just that it has BETTER body and flavor.  I don't know how else to describe it.  It doesn't have that burned/bitter aftertaste and it is incredibly smooth.  This coming from a girl who normally stays away from dark roasts.  I also like that the coffee comes whole bean in a steel tin.  There's something about the scent and taste of fresh ground coffee that makes the morning so much better.

This coffee was also put to the test. It just so happened I was only running on 2 hours of sleep the morning I tried my Kicking Horse Coffee.  After only one cup, I started to feel more energized and awake than I do on 2 cups of my usual coffee. Yes! KHC saved my day. 

After trying my first cup of Kicking Horse Coffee, I went online to see what other roasts they have. And I look forward to trying the Kootenay Crossing. A chocolaty flavor? Yes please!
Interested in finding your own yummy roast? Canadian customers can order on Kicking Horse's website while those of us here in the US of A can order on Amazon

Now to the giveway! To enter all you have to do is

1. Like both Kicking Horse Coffee and Mommy Diaries (Of a Florida Mom) on Facebook
2. Follow both Kicking Horse Coffee and Mommy Diaries (Of a Florida Mom) on Twitter
3. (This part is REALLY IMPORTANT) Send an email to FloridaMommyDiaries@yahoo.com with your name.  

That's it! Open to residents of Canada and the United States only.



Good Luck! I will pick a winner around this time next week!


Saturday, July 27, 2013

Productive Nights

So, for those of you who don't know, my son is a night owl. No, really. He goes to bed around 1-2am (11:30pm if it's a really great night). I do everything in my power to try to get him to sleep for the night. And at times I'm successful... but an hour later he will wake up and I have to start all over.  After talking to both of his doctors... and both of them telling me there is nothing I can do, I've started to change my REACTION to his late night antics.




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Instead of getting frustrated and staring at him trying to will him to sleep, or rocking him and singing to him while he laughs and kicks(or worse cries and pulls my hair), I now put him in his swing, put the tv on something calming, and put on his soundscapes CD and DO MY OWN THING while he relaxes.

You see, I used to just try the same things over and over to get him to sleep. And then get more and more frustrated when they didn't work. And I have a feeling that my frustration and being on the brink of tears only contributed to his fight against sleep.

Here are a few things I do to keep myself from getting frustrated and take my mind off the fact that we BOTH should be sleeping at these late hours.


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1. Write blog posts.
Yeah it's 12:50am as I write this... though I won't post until later in the morning when others are actually awake.

2. Exercise tapes.
This is usually earlier in the night (meaning 9-10pm) when he is still in play mode and content in his play pen.  I do yoga like exercises. Not crazy sweat and tire yourself exercises.

3.  Clean and prepare for the next day
Make bottles, clean bottles, clean my son's room, fold laundry. The more I get done, the less frustrated I am with the late hour.

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4.  Watch junk TV.
You know... the type of TV you're too embarrassed to watch around others - Or in my case- the shows my husband cannot sit through with me.  My list includes reruns of The Hills and Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

5. Facebook/Twitter 
 Yep. Usually twitter because I can read different fluff stories. This is when following Perez Hilton and TMZ comes in handy. You see, I don't want to read anything that I actually care about because I don't want to get worked up or upset. The idea is to stay CALM. 


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6. Window Shop Online
This is pretty much just looking through a website, adding stuff to my cart, and then closing out of the window before I purchase anything. It's never a good idea to make purchases late at night.  Wait till the morning.

7. Cuddle with my son.
When all else fails I try to enjoy the alone time I have with my son.  I know too soon he will grow up and not want to hang out with his good ol' mom.  So I try to just take in and enjoy his company. If he's sleepy and playing with my necklace, I try to memorize the cute face he makes when he's oh-so focused. If he's babbling, I try to listen to every sound.  If he's smiling and playing, I think of how he seems to get so much joy out of the little things.


Now I am by no means immune to the frustration and bad moods this sleep schedule brings. I do have nights that are particularly horrible and I wonder how I'll ever get through it (but I do always get through it).  And nights that I sit with my head in my hands feeling powerless.  But for the most part I really try to make each moment productive and/or enjoyable. Because really, my son is the biggest blessing I've been given.

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Hunky Hollywood Dads


I spend a lot of time on this blog paying homage to the mommas. But, the dads deserve a little love too!  Here are 5 Hunky Hollywood Dads.  (Ok, this one is for the mommas too ;o) )

Ben Affleck

Talented, handsome, funny, down-to-earth, and never seems to age! Ben Affleck is often photographed out and about with his little girls (who look just like their mother - Jennifer Garner.)



Matt Damon

You can't have one without the other, right?  Forever linked with Ben, Matt is another dad who seems to never age and has his feet planted firmly on the ground. 



 Jon Stewart

Smart, opinionated, and funny. Jon Stewart is definitely worthy of the hunky title



Channing Tatum

I think A LOT of ladies would be after me if I didn't include Channing in this list.  Named Sexiest Man Alive in 2012, Channing recently welcomed his baby girl into the world with wife (and "Step Up" co-star) Jenna Dewan.



Usher



Yeaaah, man. Usher has been an icon in the music industry since his early teen years.  Not only has he kept his music career alive all of these years, he has also started the career of Justin Beiber, as well as coached several talented singers on "The Voice."

Mally Make-Up Review

Happy Friday! I hope everyone is having a great start to their weekend!

I received a few products from the great people at Mally to review. I am very impressed with the quality of the products I received and I am thinking of buying their "Fierce Face in Five Minutes" kit.  You all know by now, I'm all about quick, easy, quality beauty solutions!


Check out Mally for yourself http://www.mallybeauty.com/


I received

Perfect Prep Poreless Illuminating Primer

Evercolor Poreless Face Defender 


Ultimate Performance Dream Brow with Brush - Medium Brown

 


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Fierce Face in Five Minutes
Fierce Face in Five Minutes

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Easy Dinner Recipes (Slowcooker Recipes too!)

I have been looking for new recipes for yummy (but easy dinners.) Here are a few I found on Parents.Com
Enjoy!

Vegetarian Mexican Lasagna

Vegetarian Mexican Lasagna
Servings: 8 Prep 15 mins Slow Cook  3 1/2 hours on HIGH or 6 hours on LOW, plus 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower, cored
  • 3 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 can (15.5 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup  frozen corn
  • 1/3 cup  chopped cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons  chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons  ground cumin
  • 3 1/2 cups  shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) tomatillo salsa
  • 6 fajita-size flour tortillas
  • Sour cream (optional)

Make It

1. Cut cauliflower into florets and slice them into 1/2-inch-thick slices (you should have about 6 cups). Place cauliflower, tomatoes, beans, corn and cilantro in a large bowl. Sprinkle with chili powder and cumin and stir to combine.
2. Coat inside of oval slow cooker bowl with nonstick cooking spray. Spread a scant 3 cups cauliflower mixture over bottom of slow cooker, then sprinkle with 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese and a generous 1/2 cup salsa over top. Place 2 tortillas on top. Repeat layering two more times, setting aside last 2 tortillas. Cut these tortillas into 2-inch pieces and scatter over top.
3. Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 hours or LOW for 5 1/2 hours or until cauliflower is tender. Top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Cover and cook another 30 minutes or until cheese has melted. Let sit for 10 minutes, then serve with sour cream, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal.(kcal): 362, Fat, total(g): 18, chol.(mg): 44, sat. fat(g): 10, carb.(g): 30, fiber(g): 6, pro.(g): 19, sodium(mg): 1011, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.




Sausage and Peppers

Sausage and Peppers
Servings: 6 Prep 10 mins Slow Cook 6 hrs  (low) or 3 hours (high) Cook 1 min Broil 2 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 large red sweet pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1 large green sweet pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1 large red sweet pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1 large yellow sweet pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1 large onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 20 ounce package hot or sweet Italian turkey sausages
  • 1/4 cup  red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon  dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon  black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons  cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon  grainy mustard
  • 6 multigrain submarine or hoagie rolls (about 3 ounces each)

Make It

1. Combine peppers, onion, sausages, vinegar, thyme and black pepper in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker.
2. Cook on HIGH for 3 hours or LOW for 6 hours. Use a slotted spoon to remove peppers and sausages from slow cooker; set aside and keep warm.
3. Heat broiler. Pour liquid from slow cooker into a small saucepan. Whisk in cornstarch mixture and mustard. Bring to a boil; boil 1 minute or until thickened.
4. Meanwhile, slice rolls almost all the way through lengthwise. Place on a baking sheet, cut-side up, on top rack under broiler for 1 to 2 minutes or until toasted. Cut sausages diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices and stir back into pepper mixture. Place a scant 1 cup sausage mixture on each roll. Drizzle each sandwich with a generous 2 tablespoons sauce, reserving remaining sauce for dipping. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal.(kcal): 470, Fat, total(g): 15, chol.(mg): 56, sat. fat(g): 6, carb.(g): 55, fiber(g): 6, pro.(g): 28, sodium(mg): 1063, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


Steak and Cheese Melt Pizza

Steak and Cheese Melt Pizza
Servings: 6 Prep 10 mins Cook 10 mins Broil 5 mins
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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon  vegetable oil
  • 2 large red onions (about 1 pound total), thinly sliced
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons  Montreal steak seasoning
  • 2 boneless beef strip steaks (about 5 ounces each), 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick
  • 1 large (14 ounces) baked pizza crust (such as Boboli)
  • 2 tablespoons  deli-style mustard
  • 1 cup  shredded mild Cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
  • 1 cup  shredded provolone cheese (4 ounces)

Make It

1. Heat broiler. Coat broiler pan with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and 1/2 teaspoon steak seasoning. Cook about 10 minutes or until translucent and lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
3. While onions are cooking, season steaks with remaining 3/4 teaspoon steak seasoning. Broil for 2 minutes per side. Remove from broiler and slice thinly against the grain.
4. Place pizza crust on the broiler pan and spread with mustard. Sprinkle half of the Cheddar and provolone over the top; top with sliced steak and onions. Sprinkle remaining cheeses over steak. Broil about 1 minute or until cheese melts and steak is heated.
5. Remove to cutting board and cut into six slices.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal.(kcal): 490, Fat, total(g): 23, chol.(mg): 79, sat. fat(g): 10, carb.(g): 35, fiber(g): 3, pro.(g): 34, sodium(mg): 849, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


Bean and Cheese Enchiladas

Bean and Cheese Enchiladas
Yield: 8 enchiladas Prep 10 mins Bake 375°F 15 min

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 ounces) red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 4 ounce can diced green chile peppers, drained
  • 1/2 cup  frozen whole kernel corn, thawed
  • 1 teaspoon  chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon  ground cumin
  • 2 cups  shredded pepper-Jack cheese (10 ounces)
  • 1 can (10 ounces) hot enchilada sauce
  • 1 can (10 ounces) mild enchilada sauce
  • 8 6 1/2inches  fajita-size flour tortillas
  • Fresh cilantro sprigs, for garnish (optional)

Make It

1. Heat oven to 375 F. In large bowl, mix beans, chile peppers, corn, chili powder, salt and cumin. Slightly mash beans; stir to combine. Add 1 cup cheese.
2. In medium-size bowl, stir together two cans enchilada sauce. Stir 1 cup of the enchilada sauce into bean mixture.
3. Spread 1/4 cup of the remaining enchilada sauce in 13x9x2-inch baking dish. Brush one side of a tortilla with enchilada sauce. Spoon 1/4 cup of the bean mixture in center on sauced side; roll up. Place enchilada in baking dish. Repeat with remaining tortillas and bean mixture. Pour remaining enchilada sauce over top to cover. Top with remaining 1 cup cheese.
4. Bake at 375 F for 15 minutes. If desired, garnish with cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving: cal.(kcal): 352, Fat, total(g): 23, chol.(mg): 64, sat. fat(g): 12, carb.(g): 22, fiber(g): 3, pro.(g): 15, sodium(mg): 672, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

 

Italian Tomato & Antipasto Salad

Italian Tomato & Antipasto Salad
Servings: 4 Prep 20 mins Chill 1 hr

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds  ripe plum tomatoes (about 6), cored and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 4 tablespoons  Italian dressing (such as Wish-Bone)
  • 3 hot cherry peppers, seeds removed, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon  black pepper
  • 1 head red leafy lettuce, rinsed and patted dry
  • 2 ounces  Genoa salami, cut into ribbons
  • 2 ounces  spicy Italian ham (capicola) cut into thin ribbons
  • 1/4 pound  fresh mozzarella, cut into bite-size pieces, or bocconcini, halved
  • 8 pitted kalamata olives, coarsely chopped
  • Additional Italian dressing (optional)

Make It

1. In a large bowl, mix together the tomatoes, Italian dressing, cherry peppers, garlic, salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
2. Arrange the lettuce leaves on a large serving platter. Spoon the tomato salad and any accumulated liquid over the lettuce. Scatter the salami, ham, mozzarella and olives over the tomatoes.
3. Serve immediately with additional Italian dressing on the side, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal.(kcal): 263, Fat, total(g): 18, chol.(mg): 44, sat. fat(g): 7, carb.(g): 13, fiber(g): 2, pro.(g): 14, sodium(mg): 1193, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.



No-Cook Asian Chicken Wraps

No-Cook Asian Chicken Wraps
Servings: 4 Yield: 4 wraps Prep 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup  creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup  warm water
  • 2 tablespoons  reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons  rice wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • 1/2 rotisserie chicken, shredded (about 2-1/2 cups), from a 3-pound chicken
  • 4 rectangular wraps or large tortillas
  • 1/2 sweet red pepper, cored, seeds removed and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 large cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup  mung bean sprouts

Make It

1. In large bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, warm water, soy sauce and vinegar until smooth. Stir in the garlic and scallion. Add chicken and stir until coated.
2. Place one wrap or tortilla on a flat work surface. Scatter one-fourth each of chicken, red pepper, cucumber and bean sprouts over the top. Tightly roll up from one narrow end. Cut in half on the bias. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 4 wraps.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal.(kcal): 322, Fat, total(g): 19, chol.(mg): 4, sat. fat(g): 4, carb.(g): 27, fiber(g): 4, pro.(g): 15, sodium(mg): 767, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.



Spicy Chicken Tacos

Spicy Chicken Tacos
Servings: 4 Prep 15 mins Cook 1 min

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups  shredded chicken breast (from a rotisserie chicken)
  • 1 chipotle chile in adobo (from a 7-ounce can), chopped, plus
  • 1 tablespoon  adobo sauce
  • 1/3 cup  light mayonnaise
  • 8 taco shells
  • 1/4 cup  Mexican-blend shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup  chopped lettuce
  • 1 plum tomato, chopped
  • 2 scallions, sliced

Make It

1. Warm chicken in microwave on high for 1 minute. Mix together with chipotle chile, adobo sauce and mayonnaise.
2. Place 2 to 3 tablespoons of chicken mixture in each taco shell and divide cheese, lettuce, tomato and scallions among tacos. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal.(kcal): 320, Fat, total(g): 18, chol.(mg): 51, sat. fat(g): 3, carb.(g): 24, fiber(g): 3, pro.(g): 18, sodium(mg): 447, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Spinach Salad with Chicken

Spinach Salad with Chicken
Servings: 4 Prep 15 mins Microwave  30 seconds

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons  red-wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon  brown mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon  lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 5 tablespoons  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 bags (6 ounces) baby spinach
  • 1 cup  sliced mushrooms (about 4 ounces)
  • 1/2 medium red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 rotisserie chicken, shredded (about 2-1/2 cups), from a 3-pound chicken
  • 10 slices fully cooked microwavable bacon

Make It

1. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, mustard and lemon-pepper. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil, whisking continuously. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl, mix together the spinach, mushrooms and onion. Toss with the dressing. Add in the shredded chicken.
3. Microwave the bacon following package directions, about 30 seconds. Crumble and sprinkle over salad. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal.(kcal): 410, Fat, total(g): 26, chol.(mg): 84, sat. fat(g): 5, carb.(g): 13, fiber(g): 5, pro.(g): 34, sodium(mg): 864, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


Cape Cod Turkey Pitas

Cape Cod Turkey Pitas
Servings: 8 Yield: 8 pitas Prep 10 mins Chill 1 hr

Ingredients

  • 1 slice deli smoked turkey, cut 3/4-inch thick (about 1 pound)
  • 1/2 cup  light ranch dressing
  • 1/3 cup  sliced, blanched almonds
  • 1/3 cup  Craisins, coarsely chopped
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 8 small pitas, about 1 ounce each (such as Toufayan Bakeries Pitettes)

Make It

1. Cut the turkey into 1/4-inch cubes.
2. In a large bowl, mix together the turkey, dressing, almonds, Craisins and scallions. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
3. To serve, cut open each pita about 1 inch from the top. Spoon a scant 1/2 cup of turkey mixture into each.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal.(kcal): 216, Fat, total(g): 8, chol.(mg): 30, sat. fat(g): 1, carb.(g): 25, fiber(g): 3, pro.(g): 14, sodium(mg): 794, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Younique Make-up Review

I am sooo happy I was given the opportunity to review Younique make-up.  Because of this opportunity, I discovered one of the most innovative make-up products I have seen in a long time. 3-D Fiber Lashes!

Here is a picture of the results. The only thing I did to this photo was crop it.  I didn't do ANY retouching. This picture was taken with my iphone. On the left is the eye with 3-D Fiber lashes, the eye on the right has mascara only. What a difference!


See my review of Younique make-up below.




If you would like to try Younique make-up contact Peggy Hullah.
phullah@telus.net
(403)995-9824
www.youniqueproducts.com/peggyhullah
www.facebook.com/youniquelybeautifulbypeggy



Muscle Milk Light

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Today I have a health product review. Muscle Milk Light. I LOVE this drink. So far, it's been the only protein/supplement shake I've gone out and bought consistently. Lately I've had trouble finding it in the store so CytoSport was kind enough to send me some!



There are a few big reasons why I love this drink.
1.  It's the best tasting low calorie protein drink I've had.  It doesn't taste exactly like chocolate milk so don't expect that, but it does have a nice chocolatey flavor without the vitamin/medicine aftertaste.
2.  It's low in calories with a significant amount of protein. For 100 calories it has 12g of protein.  Whenever I watch my weight or try to lose a little bit of weight, I substitute a snack with this shake. And the great thing is... I will not feel deprived.
3. It's not super expensive or exclusive to vitamin/health stores. I really don't have time to run around and make a bunch of different stops when running errands. This is especially difficult when I have my son with me. Muscle Milk is usually found in grocery stores or box stores like Walmart and Target (though it's been a little difficult to find here, but I think that may be a regional thing.)

Overall this product is great for a quick snack or a quick refuel. Tasty and satisfying, I have yet to find another protein shake that gets the job done like Muscle Milk Light. 


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

First glimpse at the Royal Baby

Kate and William gave the public their first glimpse at their beautiful baby boy this afternoon.  I can't get over how gorgeous Kate looks! Beautiful!


Everyday Look, No-Ad, Answering Your Sun-In Questions

Hey everyone!

 Contrary to how it may seem, I do not wear a full face of make-up every day. Watch the video below to see my everyday look!

Also included a review of No-Ad Suntan Lotion (I don't do it much anymore, but yes I used to lay out in the sun...and ok... it was more than just a few times it was "all day". I know... it's not good to do so.)

 I also received some questions on Sun-In. Much of the video is me answering those questions for you. If you have any other questions please feel free to send them to FloridaMommyDiaries@Yahoo.com