_bbR3iY5lLSjzaZNziPYc6VX6tk Inspiration CAN be found EVERYWHERE!: January 2015

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Are you Happy?

Let's be honest here

Are you Happy?
If you are .... are you regularly happy?

If you aren't, or not regularly happy, perhaps this is something you need to take to heart so that you CAN be happy!

It really is time to stop comparing ourselves to others.
Let's face it, it happens enough -- in school by teachers, at work by bosses/employers.

We don't need to be looking for a reason to think we aren't "good enough" or that we aren't "thin enough" or "smart enough" or "talented enough".

Let's stop comparing ourselves to others.
Let's start comparing ourselves to ourselves.

Are we better than we were last year, last month, last week, yesterday?

If we can say yes ... then we will start to feel that naturally occurring happiness!

Thank you Doreen Virtue444 for bringing this full circle and reminding us that we are "enough".

Friday, January 30, 2015

Soup's On ... are you ready?

You know I love to share all the wonderful things that can be yours from Tupperware .... well here is one geared especially towards the Hostess.  

Check out all the wonderful things that are available on my Tupperware Site.

I really love my Stack Cooker for all kinds of wonderful recipes that are ready "in a flash" but don't taste like you cooked them in the microwave.

The Taco Soup that they mention in this flyer is definitely one of those.  And I will share so many more with you if you would like.

If you have a party with me (yes it can be an online party with some "face to face" orders) with 2 people wanting to have a party with me ... you could get the Stack Cooker for just $39 ... which is a steal! But the party must be $550 or more AND I must have 2 "face to face" order folks that would like to schedule a party ... oh and I must submit the party before 9 PM on February 12, 2015.

Let me know when we can get your party together and I will explain how it works and what needs to be one.  
It really can/will be a lot of fun!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Want a different Life?

Are you thinking that you need a different way?
Are you thinking that your life is not what you thought it would be?  
That you aren't where you thought you would be at this point in your life?

YOU are the only one that can change that.  
Take the time to think about what you really want
Take the time to think about what you really need

Then make it happen.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Banana dessert for Adults

Oh oh oh now doesn't this sound good?  Even if its early in the morning for you ... it still looks pretty awesome (ok I think it looks pretty awesome even if it is 9AM).

I opt for the top with Whipped Cream, but I've fallen in love with home made whipped cream using the whipping attachment for my Tupperware Power Chef.

You can check out the Power Chef with the Whipping attachment and so much more on my Tupperware Site.  Something you want?  You can always place an order on my site, or even better share my site with your friends and family and have a party ... we can do a book party, a Facebook Party or any combination there of .... and YOU can earn some hostess credits and FREE Tupperware!

Don't miss out on earning your own free Tupperware!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Do you need approval?

I'm serious, 
Do you really need approval? 

Do you need approval to be you?

All too often we seek approval from others when we don't need to.

Too often we allow others to determine what we do and why we do something.

That will never lead to true happiness.
We need to be ourselves.
We need to do those things we believe we can do it and do them well.

Just "fitting in" and accepting what someone else decides we can or can not do, will not lead to our happiness.  
And who knows, YOU could be the next Einstein, Newton, Mozart, da Vinci, Reagan, Galileo, or Franklin or ??? if you believe in what YOU can do without seeking approval.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Chill Chasing Cocktails

I know it is early (unless you are an afternoon/evening reader) but with the upcoming storm here in New Jersey, OK all of the Mid-Atlantic States, my hubby in his quest to be helpful, found these on the Bergen County Website.  Under Bars and Nightlife.  

Bergen Bartenders have "created" or "shared" some pretty nice concoctions to get through the cold.

I already like a few, may not be exactly the way they are showing it, but that just means that perhaps we need to try "another version" of a love.

This is one version of an Irish Coffee, that of course looks a little different then what I've had, but hey I'm game.

Now this one sounds great - especially since we are having the worst Flu season in years ... This is the Irish Flu Shot.  Are you getting the theme here?

I know many people have had a glass of Hot Buttered Rum, but for some reason, I am not one of them.  I guess with this site, I can now try it.

Here's another great looking drink, one that I think will be a definite try in my house, maybe not this storm (not sure if I have everything here).  The Hot Peppermint Patty!  Doesn't this look exceptional?

Here's another one that is "cold" and fits with the winter wonderland here in New Jersey.  

I give you the Frostini.

Thank you BergenCounty.com for some awesome ideas for this winter season.  Now to check my liquor cabinet and then decide if I have time to pick up what I still need to try all of these ..

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Celebrate 2015 with Tupperware

Celebrate 2015 with some AWESOME Tupperware Savings!

Check out all the awesome things on my Tupperware site as well as these great sale pieces at awesome prices.

But remember these are only available on my Tupperware Site until January 30th.

I love the pieces in this one week sale ... I think the Stuffables set is a lifesaver (or should I say spacesaver) for my refrigerator!  The wonderful wonders set makes packing a lunch for work or school so much easier and the Pie Taker makes transporting a pie (home made or store bought) a breeze.  The Impressions bowl set is a classic ... and a must have, especially at this price!  Just remember you can only get 1 of each of these sets per order ... so if you want more than one .. we need to think "creatively" and do some selective ordering.

The heart keeper has no limit or purchase requirement and would be great to put in a lunch box or snack sack to show that special someone you are thinking of them.  

I think I need to pick up a few of these for all those special folks in my life.  

How about you??  
Check out these and so much more on my Tupperware Site.  You won't be disappointed.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Have you seen the #Cube?

Do you know what the #Cube is?
Have you seen the #Cube?

I was lucky enough to be able to get one of these babies to review from the manufacturers of the #Cube through the Tomoson.com program.  

I have been putting it through its paces for the last week or so and I have to say this is one of the coolest things I have used in a while.  And the #Cube really makes me want to use my Instagram account more and more.

I can see this being used for families to keep everyone "in touch" when they are farther away than next door.  

Today, pretty much everyone has access to the internet.  Many already have instagram accounts.  So put these two together with the #Cube and you have a way to keep grandparents or aunts and uncles, any family or friends who aren't close by in touch with pictures of all kinds of things.

For those of us who are trapped in the "frozen tundra" of the north, there are many things that you can use the #Cube for.  I have mine sitting in a small hutch/bookcase in the corner of my living room.  As you can see it fits nicely on the shelving under pictures of my kids some other "winter treasures".

During these cold winter days here in NJ, I can stream pictures of our Florida or Las Vegas trips where the sun and beach and water, will I hope, make the scenes outside my window here more bearable.

If you are a traveler, you can use the #Cube to remember all your stops.  

If you are a foodie, you can use the #Cube to highlight either your own creations or those you have had in your favorite restaurant.

I can see this as a way for grandmom and grandpop to see their grandchildren "grow up" before their eyes.  

Instagram and the #Cube are perfect together.

Stream your own personal Instagram account or set up an Instagram account for a specific purpose and have the #Cube keep your streams alive.

I received the #Cube from hashtagcube.com as part of the Tomoson.com program to facilitate my review.  I received no other compensation.  I will only recommend products that I believe with be of benefit of my readers.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Microbiome Plus+ Gastronintestinal PLUS Giveaway!

I was very lucky to be able to receive a one month supply of Microbiome Plus+ Gastronintestinal Probiotic for review as part of the Tomoson.com program. Although I received this product free of charge, I only recommend products that I think would be of benefit to my readers.

It has only been about a week and I really have to admit I feel better.  Its not something I can put my finger on and say "THIS" or "THIS" is better, its more of an overall feeling.  I know that isn't extremely helpful but it is the reality.

It is probably one of the best review comments a product can receive, especially if you didn't have a specific "problem" you were trying to fix.

Microbiome Plus+ Gastrointestinal Probiotic is a complete dietary supplement that provides NATURAL prebiotic fiber and a probiotic that work together to help maintain the healthy bacteria in your insides as well as support your digestive function.  It supports your gastronintestinal and immune health, normal inflammatory response, healthy bile metabolism and helps to maintain a balance of healthy bacteria.  

I know that's a mouthful (and not even half of what I could have posted about the probiotics and prebiotics) but all I can say is that there aren't a lot of ingredients that you can't say and I am definitely not a scientist.  Now these statements above  have not been evaluated by the FDA, but I don't believe any supplements are.

I know some people (my daughter for one) are not fans of taking pills/capsules and always worry about the size of same.  As you can see the capsules and tablets are not that large.   

Basically you take these twice a day (once in the morning and once at night) with a meal.  I have never been a big fan of eating a "big" breakfast unless I have been awake for a few hours .... so during the week breakfast is coffee and something "light" - even if its just some fruit as I am running out the door.  I have had no problem with taking them with breakfast.

I'm going to take these all month and see how well I feel.  One thing I have noticed (but this is not scientific by any means) is that I have had less heartburn this week.  Usually I will go from having heartburn every day (sometimes multiple times a day) to going days without any "burn".  So far this week I've been "burn free".

If you would like to order your own ... check it out on their website.  There is also a cute "video" there for you to check out.

Want to win a supply for your own test?  You can enter using the easy form below.  Good luck!

Winner was Judy Gregory!  Congratulations Judy.
The company will be contacting you directly!

GE Lighting Home Makeover Giveaway!

I have been contacted by an outside source to help promote this giveaway, for a product that I am really happy to use in my home, so of course I was all for it. GE Light Bulbs are the first bulbs I look for when I am looking for replacement bulbs for my home - so this was a no brainer for me -- I believe they are wonderful light bulbs that would be great for your home as well.

To celebrate the New Year, GE Lighting is offering a giveaway for a home lighting makeover experience! This is a great opportunity to switch out your old dingy lighting with beautiful lighting options from GE Lighting’s soft white, LED, or reveal® bulb line.

You can enter here to win one of these three great GE Lighting Home Makeover packages:
  • Beautify House Makeover Package - $200 worth of GE bulbs
  • Beautify Room Makeover Package - $100 worth of GE bulbs
  • Bathroom Makeover Package - $30 worth of GE bulbs
GE Lighting is providing the product for this giveaway to help you learn about the different light bulbs available as the plethora of options can seem daunting at times.

Choosing the right bulb for each room can be easy if you remember these four steps: pick the right fit, choose the right brightness, select energy savings and lifetime of the bulb, plus the right color and effect.  GE has created three infographics along with some videos to help you along the way to a brighter home as you compare bulbs and consider the four steps.   Please visit the GE website for more information.

You can also watch this fun and stylish video featuring four hip tastemakers discussing the importance of good lighting and how quick and easy it is to do afresh lighting makeover for 2015.

If you are a "regular" follower of my giveaway posts, you know that my giveaways end at midnight Eastern time BUT this one is not being run by me so please note this giveaway ends 12pm PACIFIC TIME on January 30th, 2015.

You can enter using the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win your own set of GE Lighting Home Makeover packages.  This giveaway is open  to US residents only. (sorry to my other readers).

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Tools4Wisdom 2015 Monthly Planner

The planner I received to review was a "Goals Calendar" which I thought would be perfect for keeping all my Events together, as well as helping me to set future goals.  Planning each month's events and being able to see them at a glance is going to be great with this calendar.  

On top of being an Accountant (and now being that Tax Season is around the corner I really need something to stay organized) I have a number of events scheduled for my blog and Tupperware Events.  

And to be honest, I've been really worried I was going to forget something and its only January!

Another one of the things I really liked about this calendar, is that it isn't "huge" but there is plenty of room to make notes, set/list your events, and still take it with you or leave on your desk.

The planner is an 8 1/2 x 11 spiral bound book. So its big enough to not get lost but small enough that you can take it with you.

Each month you can clarify what your goals are for that month, where you are going to concentrate your efforts (primary goals) and where you will be moving towards in the future or what else you will do in the current month (secondary goals).  

I can honestly say, that I feel good about my start for 2015 ... my daily "boxes" are filling up on my calendar, but at least I can see what is do when and what "free time" I have for future events.

If you want to learn more, check out their website Tools4Wisdom.
Or you can pick up your own 2015 Planner by Tools4Wisdom on Amazon!
I was provided with the Goal Calendar from Tools4Wisdom as part of Tomoson.com program.  I will only promote products that I agree with and feel that would be of benefit to my readers.  Other than the calendar, I received no other compensation

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Chicken Parm Meatballs

I saw these and thought THIS would be a great lunch or lighter dinner this winter.

And of course Tupperware has given you yet another reason to love them ...

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

I love the Tupperware Fusion Master for making my own hamburger with beef or in this case, chicken.  You will know exactly what is in your ground meat and what "isn't".

And then we have the Microwave Pressure Cooker that makes quick work of so many things ... like this recipe 15 minutes for meatballs!

I haven't made these Chicken Meatballs, but I've made them with beef and I have to say they really are fantastic.  My next meatballs will be chicken ... wonder if hubs will like them?  Bet he does, even though they aren't going to be beef.

You really need to check out my Tupperware Site and see all the wonderful things that Tupperware has to offer.  I bet you will be surprised to see how we have changed ... same great warranty program .... so much more than those "burp" bowls!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Dark Chocolate Lovers

I am a chocolate lover,
specifically a DARK chocolate lover.

Given my choice of milk chocolate or dark chocolate, Dark chocolate will win every time.

I was lucky enough to receive a package of Brookside Dark Chocolate Crunchy Clusters to review and well I have to say I am in love.  The Berry Medley of Flavors was perfect with the chocolate.

Nice Dark Chocolate Color of the clusters

As you can see some of the clusters are rather large and others are just a small piece of fruit or crispy multigrain but all are covered with the rich deep dark chocolate.  

Yes I will definitely be looking for more of these.  I have tried some of their other products (Goji & Raspberry or Acai & Blueberry both covered in Dark Chocolate) and this one ranks right up there as a winner!

Check out their Facebook Page.  Or for even more information on what they have to offer or where to pick up your own ... check out their Brookside Chocolate USA home Page 

Although I received a package of the Dark Chocolate Clusters to facilitate my review, I received no other compensation.  The opinion reflected here is mine alone.

Summer Poached Pears ... anytime!

I know one of the things I really "dislike" is the idea that you can only create dishes at certain times of the year.

Now with all the "global" trade, you can make whatever you want, pretty much any time of the year.  Like this awesome pear dish.

Summer Poached Pears

Tupperware has an AWESOME Pressure Cooker, that of course you can pick up on my Tupperware Site, to make this dessert an absolute breeze to make and yet you look like a super star!

So many wonderful things can be made with this Pressure Cooker by Tupperware in your Microwave ... so it is super super fast!   I cant tell you how may great dishes I have made using my pressure cooker just with things in my pantry and refrigerator/freezer. It really is a lot of fun.

My hubby's favorite, and I know this because he asks for it all the time, is fresh made applesauce. 
Yes applesauce on the table in less than 30 minutes (only cause you need to cool it down does it take that long)!

Check out the pressure cooker and so much more on my Tupperware Site.  Always something happening here and at Tupperware!

Monday, January 19, 2015

The Strongest Women

Do you know anyone that fits this description?
Perhaps it is you.

I can honestly say that I know of a few ... they are the best women I know, and I am all the better for knowing them.
They are ALWAYS there for you.  They are ALWAYS bringing the calming thoughts / questions / answers to the situation you think have no solutions. 

How about you?   Share your thoughts or give a special shout out to those strong women in your life.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Your heart can tell you what you need

This may sound a little "out there", especially if you are hurting or running around trying to do everything.

But it is true, sometimes we get so caught up in what is happening we forget to "listen" to what is really important.  We forget to remember that everything we want is not always what we need.

I think this one, with its pretty visual, reminds us to stop and really LISTEN and we will end up where we really need to be.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Dark Circles?

Do you suffer with Dark Circles?
I know I do that are not bad most of the time, but when I am extremely tired, like how I will be during the upcoming tax season, my circles show more often.

My daughter who is trying to finish her degree, and is the hungry poor college student has what seems to be permanent dark circles.

But we found a wonderful solution!

What was really nice about this product was that it was really easy to use and non-greasy.  And of course that it is working!

We were lucky enough to receive a tube of Neutrogena Rapid Dark Circle Repair Eye Cream to review and I have to say it has been a blessing.

It hasn't been a week, and we can already see the difference!

The before

After less than a week

I know she is going to hate me but ...

I am very glad that we were able to test out this product through Crowdtap.

Made in My State Giveaway Hop

Welcome to my stop in the 
Made in My State in the USA
Giveaway Event!

Our Hosts for this event are 
All of the stops in this Event have prizes 
that are made in their State
and worth at least $25.

Just in case you didn't know
My State is New Jersey

Other than the joke about "what exit"
when you think of New Jersey 
who or what do you think of?

How about 
The Cake Boss?

My prize for this stop is 
a set of 4 Cake Boss Mugs 
and a Cake Boss Spoonula
These mugs are dishwasher and microwave safe

I can see these for coffee or hot cocoa 
or even mug cakes!
Then you can have 
your cake 
and eat it too

Once you have entered here, 
I hope that you will hop around 
and see what other States our bloggers are from 
and what they have to offer.

Good luck

Monday, January 12, 2015

Failure or Success or is it both?

I saw this one the other day and thought it was perfect.
I mean we all hate to fail.
And of course we all fail from time to time.  Shhh you know it does happen.

But this just proves that it's Ok to fail.

We can't ultimately succeed without a little failure thrown in.
It is our failure that teaches us what to do and what not to do to succeed.

So from this moment on EMBRACE your Failures and USE them.
Every Failure is a step TOWARDS Success!

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
How about you?