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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Yes, YOU is ....

Let's see if this can make Saturdays from now on 
Inspirational Saturday.

I would love for you to wander around my blog and share something that inspires you today.

Maybe you could also share something that makes you inspired to make each day, each week better than the day or week before.





See I told you 
YOU are capable of great things.

Now believe it, 
make it happen.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

A Ketogenic Diet friendly Salad

Have you started working on or looking into a Ketogenic Diet?
Have you thought about working this into your diet plans because so many of your friends are trying it?  Did you know that the ketogenic diet has been around since the 1920s?

If you are trying to eat keto friendly, check out this delicious looking (and soon to be trying by me) from a Facebook friend Leah Mayne.


All that is needed is sauteed shrimp, 2 to 3 avocados and some sliced/diced red onion, tossed with about a tablespoon of olive oil and vinegar.  

I think some white balsamic vinegar would be awesome with this - not the normal "bite" of a balsamic vinegar, but a wonderful flavor that wouldn't overpower these salad ingredients.

This is so simple to make, I think everyone should be making it at least once a week.

I personally think this just looks awesome, but then I LOVE everything that is in it.
I just have to get my hubby interesting in at least "trying" avocados, or this will just be a lunch item for me.

What do you think?
Is this a winner?


I just started doing a keto style diet with the help of  Pruvit's KETO/OS system.

I'm waiting on some samples now.  If you would like to try a 5 or 10 day sample, message me.
Right now I think I can only do US folks, but I will dig deeper on this too.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Are you setting yourself up?

Sometimes I think we set ourselves up to fail.
We keep trying to be "better".

We start the day with the mindset that we have to be better.
But better than what?  Better than who?



But we do seem to set ourselves up to fail, daily.  
Not on purpose mind you, but we seem to have this mindset that says we just can't.  
I don't know if it is something that we bring upon ourselves or if it is something that we are taught.
We really should keep Marilyn Monroe in mind as we start each day.



See even Marilyn knew that you don't fail at everything.
You just need to keep trying and keep moving 
but most of all
BELIEVE in YOURSELF.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Its National What Day?

I guess I have been living under a rock.
SHHH you, I can see you rolling your eyes and mumbling.

I have NOT been so oblivious to what is going on to realize that EVERY day is a National "something" Day.

But early this morning I was watching the news and John Elliott @CBSNewYork mentioned a few things that were to be celebrated this day, and I was really just a little surprised at some of the day's "somethings" and how they may or may not be related.

For instance.
Today, according to NationalDayCalendar.com, is National Sea Monkey Day. Who knew that Sea Monkeys had their own day??  

And what the heck is a Sea Monkey anyway that they get their own special day?

John Elliott said you get a twofer if you pierce a sea monkey today, because today is also National Piercing Day ... I guess he wasn't thinking of all the other "somethings" for today because,

it is also National Love a Tree Day.
Is this what spurned the Tree Huggers or those Plant a Tree movements?

But my favorite "something" for today is 




National Mimosa Day.
When I looked, I was surprised to see how many different ways there is to making a Mimosa.  Here I thought it was just orange juice and Champagne.  Oh no my friends, there are many different combinations/flavors so long as there is a "base" of orange juice and champagne ... you can get creative with "additives" and flavored "splashes" to suit the day.

This of course got me thinking what the heck were other "something" days and were they related or unrelated things.

For instance, this past Sunday May 14th was Mother's Day.  But did you know it was also National Dance like a Chicken day?  So is this the day that the Chicken Dance came to be or was it the day that spawned the saying "Dance like no ones watching"?

My daughter's birthday is National Animal Cracker Day.  Too bad she was never a fan.  I guess I had her on the wrong day.  
But it is also National Columnist Day, I wonder if they are fans of Animal Crackers?

My son's birthday is National Re-Gifting Day and National Date Nut Bread Day.  He is probably a fan of a re-gifting day for all those things I have bought him that I "thought" he wanted but missed the mark.  
I'm not sure Date Nut Bread would go anywhere with him.  
But then since he moved South he does partake in things he would never touch when he lived up "North".

Now Hubby's birthday is full of tasty National Days.  He gets to celebrate National California Strawberry Day AND National French Bread Day. 
Now that just doesn't seem fair.

So now that I am on a roll ... my birthday has a few "interesting" items, like National Name Your Car Day or National Fried Scallops Day.  
Have you named your car?  
I know years ago my sister did. She named it after a character in Cats.  
I wonder if she still does?  I will have to ask her.

So tell me, what is the National "What" Day on your birthday?



Monday, May 15, 2017

Lets try Spinach, Blueberries and Pineapples in a salad

What?  You're not a fan of Spinach?  Or Pecans aren't your thing?Oh I am thinking you could "play" with this one to add some other ingredients to make it more "palatable".  For those who are not big fans of Spinach (like my hubby), I think you could add some Romaine to this so its not "just" spinach without losing the benefits of this salad.  Don't have or like pecans?  You could substitute walnuts.




Ingredients

  • 9-oz. bag spinach
  • 1 lime, juiced using Zest ’N Press® Gadget
  • 2–3 tbsp. balsamic glaze (store bought or make your own)
  • 1 shallot, chopped fine using Chop ’N Prep Chef
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple, diced
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 cup pecans, toasted
  • ¼ cup crumbled goat cheese

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, toss spinach with lime juice, balsamic glaze, and shallot. Once leaves are coated, transfer to desired serving dish.
  2. Top with remaining ingredients to serve.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

It's a new Mid Month Tupperware Brochure

I am hoping that you have already checked out the Tupperware Summer Catalog that went live just about 2 weeks ago.  Or the Birthday Month items that will be available until May 26th. If you haven't you can check it out on my Tupperware Website.

But the new Mid Month brochure is also live to celebrate Father's Day and all the great things that Summertime brings.



I personally LOVE the Large Carry-All for so many things.  I have a few just to keep things together. I have one in the car as a "mobile" desk and one as a portable first aid kit.  I know of some who have used these as memory boxes for their kids and grandkids.  
Or how about for those super important papers that you need to be able to grab and go when in an emergency situation?

And then there is the Season-Serve Duo.   I have used the small one just yesterday for marinating dinner since it was just a small amount of meat.  But I can see these for all kinds of BBQ items.  I have to try this, but someone said you can put some corn on the cob in the large one with butter and "shake" so that all the corn is evenly covered without the mess.

As always there is the Short-term items that you need to pick up in the first 2 weeks ... or they will be gone.  Some of these items (like the ice cream scoop) are available in the Summer Catalog .... but at a higher price.  So if you are interested, don't miss out.


I love the Squeeze-it Bottles, because it allows me to have "manageable" containers for home-made sauces and dressings but also to be able to buy those LARGE catsup and mayo jars and bring them down to size.

And those Dining Trays ... make great trays for kids or even for BBQs on the deck!  

Have a question?  Just give me a shout.
Want to check out these pieces and more?  
You can jump on over to my Tupperware Site.
Join my team or place an order or talk to me about adding a party of your own to earn lots of FREE stuff.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Key Lime Pie Cinnamon Roll Buns

You may have seen on my Facebook page, that I was recently "forced" to replace my kitchen appliances.  In fact it was the trifecta of replacements.  
Two of those pieces I replaced, the refrigerator and stove, were GE products.  
I am enjoying them both and have gotten the added benefit of getting all kinds of great recipes when I registered my appliances.

Here is one that will be awesome for Mother's Day brunch.





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Thanks GE and Liz Castle for this awesome idea.
Want more?  Check it out on the GE website.