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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Your Own Song

All too often, we do or say what others are doing or saying just to "fit in".

I will tell you now, that sometimes that does work.
But most of the time you end up losing yourself.

Let's just keep singing our own song to show our own UNIQUE self.
I bet in many ways, it will make you much happier than "just" fitting in.

Now being "unique" does not mean setting out to hurt someone because you want to "be yourself".  
It does mean that you are allowed to shine in your own space without being hateful or mean.

Please ... let me hear YOUR song!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Do you know what June is?

Other than my anniversary month that is ...

Yes it is also my mom and dad's anniversary (#61 this year), but that still isn't what I am talking about.  
Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!

If you have a teenager, or if you have what has in many "worlds" been called the teenage curse, you may know that June is Acne Awareness month.

Now I have had 2 teenagers, one boy and one girl, so I've seen it from both sides, as well as having had my own bouts with the teenage curse in my adult years, but even I did not realize that June was Acne Awareness month.

That is until I joined LimeLight by Alcone and started seeing the blog posts by Madison at LimeLight by Alcone Life.  Granted the post I am sharing is already a year old, but that doesn't minimize the great information that you can find here.

I am in love with LimeLight's skincare products.  
It was probably the second reason I joined the LimeLight by Alcone team, first being the awesome foundation, but that's another story.

I love that the skincare products are leaping bunny certified, 

and has ingredients that are good for your skin and not full of chemicals.

Interested in seeing more?
Jump on over to my LimeLight by Alcone site and look around.
Have any questions, feel free to give me a shout.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Focus, Capture and Develop

I wanted to share this one with everyone.
Sometimes we forget that we shouldn't be stuck in a situation that is not working for us.  Or is not the best situation for us.

With Graduation season going on .. perhaps it is something to share with our young folks too.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Banana Pecan Bread ... in the Microwave!

I love my Stack Cooker because I can make so many things quick in the microwave that really does taste good ... Some really great things can be made, from 1 item to a whole meal!  And of course things like this.

Banana Pecan Cake/Bread.

Yield: 8
Serving Size: 1 slice

  • 1½ cups pecans
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 stick (16 tbsp.) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup reduced-fat (2%) milk
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  1. Grease and flour the Stack Cooker 3-Qt. Casserole with Cone Insert.
  2. In the base of the Power Chef® System fitted with blade attachment, add pecans. 
  3. Cover and pull cord until roughly chopped. 
  4. Transfer pecans to medium bowl, set aside.
  5. Add bananas, heavy cream, and cinnamon to Power Chef
  6. Cover and pull cord until bananas are minced and mixture is well blended. 
  7. Transfer bananas to bowl with pecans; set aside.
  8. Replace Power Chef blade attachment with paddle attachment.
  9.  Add butter and sugar, cover and pull cord until well blended. 
  10. Add eggs, vanilla, milk, salt, and baking soda. Cover and pull cord until well blended. 
  11. Transfer to bowl with bananas; fold in flour.
  12. Transfer mixture to TupperWave® Stack Cooker
  13. Microwave on high power 7 minutes 30 seconds. 
  14. Remove from microwave. 
  15. Let stand 2 minutes before slicing.

Yes, banana's are good for you but some (like my hubby) don't like bananas ... however this way is AOK.  
Check it out - light on the flour (considering it is for 8 servings) so I bet most everyone can enjoy this.

Thanks Tupperware for another great recipe to make on a regular basis.  

Now to add some extra banana's to my shopping list this week.
How about you?

Friday, June 16, 2017

You are worth more than you can imagine

So many times we forget what we are worth or why we are here.
We downplay or down right underestimate our own self worth.

Don't Do It!

I know there are some who definitely feel that way about me.  
And no I'm not patting myself on the back.  

But I also know that there are many who complete my life and, to be honest, I'd be lost without them.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Do you have negative people in your life?

I know we all have those "down" moments in our day or week.
Sometimes these down moments seem to drag on for weeks so that when you look back your realize you have been feeling dragged down for months.

I'm not talking about being depressed.  
That could be a serious medical condition that requires medical intervention.  If you are depressed, seek medical advice / help so that you will be able to look forward to each sunrise.  I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers for that help.

I'm talking about that feeling that occurs when someone is always telling you that there is something wrong with you or your life or what you do.

I'm sure you know what I'm talking about (if not, I applaud you). Those are the negative people in your life that need to either change their ways or leave your life.

You will be so much better for it.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Sorbet .. Chocolate? Oh yes please

Oh oh chocolate sorbet?
I bet this could be a really sneaky way to get some veggies into those veggie haters.

I haven't tried this one yet ... but I will be soon.
This could be an interesting to your Father's Day celebrations.

Yield: 5
Serving Size: ½ cup


  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 15 oz. sweet potato, cooked and chopped* 
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

Make the simple syrup.

  1. In the 2-cup Micro Pitcher, stir together sugar and water. 
  2. Microwave on high power 45 seconds, or until sugar has dissolved. 
  3. Remove from microwave, set aside.
Make the chocolate sorbet base.
  1. In the base of the Power Chef® System fitted with blade attachment, add potatoes, cocoa powder and simple syrup.
  2.  Cover and pull cord until well blended and almost smooth. 
  3. Transfer mixture to a Freeze-It® Medium Shallow Rectangular Container. 
  4. Seal and freeze at least 6 hours or overnight.
Make the sorbet.
  1. Remove Freeze-It® container from freezer; let stand at room temperature 5 minutes. 
  2. Using a butter knife, gently break mixture into 2–3″ pieces.
  3. Place medium bowl or Freeze-It® container below Sorbet Maker spout. 
  4. Fill sorbet hopper with frozen chocolate base pieces. Place plunger on top of frozen chocolate. 
  5. Gently push down on the plunger while turning handle to process. 
  6. Repeat with remaining fruit.

Serve immediately or freeze up to 48 hours.

* SmartSteamer would work great for cooking this 
(and so much more)