_bbR3iY5lLSjzaZNziPYc6VX6tk Inspiration CAN be found EVERYWHERE!: January 2016

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Join my Tupperware Team ... Try it for 30 days and see

Join my team and see what awesome things you can get when you join on Monday through Friday, Feb 1st through 5th!

Personally I LOVE my Grater/Shredder and I LOVE being able to grind my own hamburger or chicken with the Fusion Master.  I bet you would love them too ... and if you joined my team on Feb 1st or 2nd you could get the Grater/Shredder for just $20.  That's a $99 value for the $20.

Then have 1 standard party before Feb 26th and you could get all the other attachments, including the Fusion Master, for just another $20.  That's $120 value for $20.

Join my team by either messaging me or going to my Tupperware site and clicking the Join Us and you can add yourself to my team.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Chocolate Almond Cookies

Ok you all should know by now that I LOVE my Tupperware, one of the reasons I am a Tupperware Consultant.

But here is another wonderful recipe that you can make to satisfy your chocolate cravings using some of the fantastic Tupperware products.

I can't wait to make these babies ... 

There is even more of a reason to join Tupperware right now, because for just $99 plus tax, you will join a great organization and receive approximately $350 in Tupperware. Plus you can pick up the Grate Master for this recipe and so much more, for just $20 when you sign up on Feb 1st or 2nd!!  A $99 product for just $20 more!  I know, I couldn't believe it either, but its true.
Yes if you join my team this month, you will be able to join a great team of people who work to help each other out and earn all kinds of wonderful things both individually and as a team.

Is this peaking your interest?  You can message me and we can talk about all the wonderful things that you can receive in your kit (the $99 purchase price) AND the awesome products you can earn during your first 13 weeks based on your sales.  And personal purchases and samples count in your sales for products and prizes earned.

Want to just check it out yourself?  Jump on over to my Tupperware website and you can actually join my team by yourself.  Once you have joined, we can talk about getting you started and what you can earn in more detail.

Oh I forgot to mention, you can earn all kinds of things including trips!  And as you move up in Tupperware, you can even earn a car!!!  Yes my director is driving a car based on our team sales.  

And so many people I know are earning trips to Hawaii and Florida as well as a trip to headquarters for Jubilee, where they are going to learn about all kinds of new products Tupperware will be bringing out for our customers and hostess.  YOU could be one of them.  Come check it out.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Don't aim too low!

When I saw this one I just knew it would start some conversations ... even if those conversations were within the reader and not here on the page.

Some people have a "bucket list" of things they want to do before they leave this Earth. And then they "brag" about how much of their list they have already accomplished.  I would sometimes think to myself, HOW have they done this already?  I mean, I look at how old they are (and think they are just babies) and wonder how did they manage to do all the things on their list already?

It was when I saw this one that I realized that they are ticking off all the "easy" stuff, all the "regular" life things that probably shouldn't be on their bucket list anyway.  

How about you?
Are you, or 
Have you aimed too low?

Think about it.
The higher you aim,
the bigger the accomplishments.

The higher you aim,
the bigger the rewards.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Nothing is truly Impossible, IF ...

We haven't had too many "inspirational" reminders lately so I think it is time to start the year off right (ok its already been started almost a month ago).

I am thinking that this is part of the influence to Stein Ove Fenne's quote for his Tupperware consultants/managers/directors.

You see he always tells us that we need to believe, because he does ...
It's not impossible, 

So let's set our sights today 
on the Impossible ... 
because all things are Possible!

Thank you BrainyQuote for the reminder.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Lettuce Wrap with Peanut Vinaigrette

This is one of the recipes in our new Hot Mama recipe book.
I think it is great for anyone, whether you are expecting or not.  Everyone can be a Hot Mama ... no matter what her age!

  • ½ cup baby carrots
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cored & quartered
  • 1 green onion, trimmed & halved
  • ¼ cup cilantro (optional)
  • 1 cup frozen shelled edamame, defrosted
  • 8 whole romaine leaves
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
Peanut Vinaigrette
  • 3 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp. seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • ½ tsp. Dijon mustard
  • ½ tbsp. peanut butter

  1. Place carrots, pepper, onion and cilantro in base of Power Chef System fitted with blade attachment. Cover and pull cord until roughly chopped.
  2. Mix edamame into veggies.
  3. Place a ¼ cup shredded chicken into each lettuce leaf. Add ¼ cup veggie mixture on top of the chicken.
  4. Peanut Vinaigrette
  5. Combine ingredients in base of Quick Shake® Container.
  6. Seal and shake until ingredients are combined.
  7. Drizzle Peanut Vinaigrette over the top and serve.
This serves 4 so there is plenty for a lunch get together, a lighter dinner or even part of a nice "baby shower" just by doubling or tripling the recipe, although I would probably make it in steps after doubling just to give myself some "room" to work.

As always, if you want to check out the Tupperware pieces noted in the recipe, you can do so on my Tupperware site.

Any questions?  Give me a shout and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Monday, January 18, 2016

#CupofLove Giveaway Hop

I hope you are ready for Valentine's Day ... well at least that you have started to think about what you are going to do.  Hopefully at least this group of bloggers will be able to give you some ideas if you haven't already planned things out.

Please take the time to thank our hosts 
for this event

The only real requirement is that each prize is worth at least $15.  So I'm sure there will be all kinds of interesting prizes.

My prize is a $25 Gift Card for a group of restaurants, which includes   
Chili's, Macaroni Grill, Maggiano's 
or On the Boarder 
an iTunes card with $15!

Have fun and Good Luck!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Baby It's Cold Outside giveaway hop

It's time, winter has arrived everywhere I believe.  So it's time for

Our hosts for this event are again
and will run through January 31st

All of the blogs that are participating will be including prizes worth at least $25.

My prize will be Tupperware's 
Disney Valentine's Day pieces
ARV $56
since Valentine's Day is 
just around the corner.

As I am a Tupperware Consultant, I am self sponsoring this prize, and will be shipped directly from me.

I love this cute set but be advised that it is only available for sale until January 29th, another reason it will be shipped directly from me.  

If you don't want to take the chance that you won't be the lucky winner and know someone special that would like these pieces, you can grab them from my Tupperware Site.

This would be cute for Valentine's Day for your young special someone, or even for your lunch whether on Valentine's Day or any time. Love is always a time to be celebrated and this is perfect.  I know I will be using these for my lunch and will have one of these tumblers on my desk all during the upcoming tax season. 

Once you are finished entering here, don't forget to visit all the other bloggers who are part of this hop.  There are always new and exciting things found in these hops!  

Good Luck!
Hope you get all kinds of congrats letters, especially one from me!

Friday, January 15, 2016

#TheWatchers Knight of Light

I am keeping Big Brother happy with this disclosure. 
I received this product for free to facilitate my review, in exchange for my honest opinion. I will only highlight products I feel will be of benefit to my readers. For more information regarding product review, please refer to my media kit.

The Watchers, Knight of Light

Personally I really like to read a good YA book.  Please note I said GOOD YA book... there are lots of YA books that I have read in the past that I really wish I had left "on the shelf".  

This book, The Watchers, book 1 Knight of Light by Deirdra Eden was not one of those. It definitely fell into my GOOD YA category.

I will admit I was a little concerned when I saw it was set in England in 1270 AD, mainly because I'm not a fan of most historical books.  I had nothing to worry about.  There were historical references, mannerisms as well as locations, but the story was about Auriella and the realization of just who she was.  I loved the dwarf and pixie who helped her find her way as well as her interaction with other paranormal and human characters.

If you are looking for a good book for your middle school reader to read, I believe this is it.  There is more than enough to grab their attention as well as spark their imagination to make them want to keep reading this book to the end.  

Since this is book 1 in a series, it could be the start of a reading "marathon" for your middle school age reader.  

Please do not assume by my comments above, that this is only for younger readers. As I said there is enough to spark the imagination of older readers as well.  I can even see this being a catalyst for new writers! 
Lets face it, most of the time young and older readers are just that, readers and never think they could do this thing called writing.  I can see this getting conversations going on how the story or a story should go.  What adventures should or could these or the characters find.  

But don't feel like this is only for writers. This is perfect for any aged reader as just a good book to read.  No strings attached, but you just might find yourself drawn to Auriella the little orphan that was so much more than even she imagined.

Plant the seeds of reading and writing by getting your readers involved in The Watchers series.

Product was received from Netherfield Publication as part of the Tomoso.com review program in exchange for my honest opinion.  Please read more on our review policy in our Media Kit

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Snug Cat Litter Mat

To be able to say I am keeping Big Brother Happy. 
I received this product for free to facilitate my review, in exchange for my honest opinion. I will only highlight products I feel will be of benefit to my readers. For more information regarding product review, please refer to my media kit.

Snug Cat Litter Mat

I know it is rather crazy to be saying that we are in love with a Cat Litter Mat, but I guess I am crazy.  
But then again, who could deny this face? Yes she's laying on my sweater, but well that's my Shadow.

I can not tell you how many mats/rugs we have had over the years trying to keep the princess's litter from being tracked all over the house.  What would usually happen is that IF she would actually walk on the rug/mat, it wouldn't catch and trap the excess litter on the bottom of her paws.


This mat is different.  She did not mind the feeling of the mat under her paws and we no longer find little bits of litter on my wood floor. The mat itself is really quite large in comparison to her litter box, so I can center it near the back and have plenty of room for her to enter and exit and still be on the mat, but isn't so large that its the first thing you see.

It's easy to clean, waterproof and soft, yet heavyweight so it will be durable and in use for years to come.  Just to make you feel even safer in your decision to purchase this litter mat, it comes with a 5 year warranty and like all Snug products, comes with lifetime support through their website.

My only regret is that I didn't find this product sooner.  My Shadow will be 12 years old this year ... I really wish I had found this Litter Mat at least 10 years ago.  Yes I like it that much.

Product was received from Snug as part of the Tomoso.com review program in exchange for my honest opinion.  Please read more on our review policy in our Media Kit

Monday, January 11, 2016

One way to not live with regrets

I saw this one on a friends Facebook page.
Who got it from Delilah, but not sure where she got it from, or if she made it herself.
But what I did / do know is that everyone needs to see it and take it to heart.

We all know that no one is promised a future, we are just promised that what lies ahead would be worth the trip.

Regrets, should not be part of that trip.

Thanks for the reminder Delilah

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Easy Steamed Chicken Noodle Soup

It is getting to be soup season all over the country. 
Even though it really hasn't felt like it, especially since its January.

  • 1 large boneless, skinless chicken breast, diced
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 7 cups low-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • ½ cup dried Fideo noodles or other thin pasta like vermicelli, broken in pieces
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper

  1. Place diced chicken in the Smart Steamer Base, taking care not to block all the holes.
  2. Place zucchini and carrots in the Colander Tray.
  3. Fill the Water Tray with 1¾ cups chicken broth.
  4. Place Steamer Base and Colander Tray over the Water Tray.
  5. Cover and microwave on high power for 8 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, heat a 6-Qt. pot over medium-high heat.
  7. Add olive oil and onions and sauté until translucent.
  8. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant.
  9. Add the remainder of the broth, noodles, salt, pepper to the pot as well as the vegetables and chicken from the steamer.
  10. Add the steaming liquid from the Water Tray and bring to a boil.
  11. Lower heat to a simmer and cook 10 minutes or until noodles are tender.

Thanks to the recipe gurus at Tupperware, this recipe is super easy using the wonderful products from Tupperware.  Check them out on my Tupperware site.

Thursday, January 7, 2016


I don't remember if I shared this one with you already or not, but I think this one is perfect for any time of year.  That could have something to do with the fact that we love pasta (maybe I DO have some Italian blood).  

The artichoke pesto makes enough for this recipe and more for later or for other recipes. I can see this being added to bread for an interesting addition to your sandwich or for an appetizer night.

  • 1 lb. fettuccini
  • 1 lb. medium uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
Pesto (makes 2½ cups)
  • 4 cups arugula, packed
  • ½ cup basil leaves, loosely packed
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • ½ cup pecans
  • 14.5-oz. can artichoke hearts, drained with liquid reserved
  • 2 tbsp. Parmesan cheese, grated
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced using Zest ’N Press® Gadget
  • 1 tbsp. Italian Herb Seasoning
  • ½ tsp. coarse kosher salt
  1. Place pasta in Microwave Pasta Maker and fill with water to maximum fill line.
  2. Microwave on high power 16 minutes or until al dente.
  3. When pasta has finished cooking, remove from microwave and add shrimp, pushing down to submerge in pasta water. Cover and allow to rest 5–6 minutes.
  1. Place arugula, basil, garlic and pecans into base of Power Chef® System fitted with blade attachment. Cover and pull cord several times to finely chop.
  2. Add remaining pesto ingredients to Power Chef® System, replace cover and pull cord to process until all ingredients are finely chopped and thoroughly combined. If pesto is too thick, add reserved artichoke liquid 1 tbsp. at a time until desired consistency is achieved.
  3. Drain pasta and shrimp, reserving pasta water, and place in large bowl. Add 1½ cups pesto to pasta and toss to combine, adding a little reserved pasta water to create a saucy consistency.
Because you can get fresh or frozen or even canned in most places around the country, I think this is a great year round recipe.  

If you need any of the Tupperware products mentioned in this recipe, you can check them out on my Tupperware Site.  I really love mine because of the fact that it makes things so much easier in my kitchen when dinner prep is usually very hectic.  

If you are interested in doing more and would like to join my team, message me and we can talk or you can join directly from my site!  

Tuesday, January 5, 2016


Since we always need to keep Big Brother Happy. 
I received this product for free to facilitate my review, in exchange for my honest opinion. I will only highlight products I feel will be of benefit to my readers. For more information regarding product review, please refer to my media kit.

This heavy duty, popup laundry hamper by Greenco is something that I think should be in every college dorm or kids bedroom.

Greenco Heavy Duty Space Saver Pop up Laundry Hamper


When not in use or when transporting between locations (like between home a college dorm) it will flatten down to almost nothing, which means it will be easy to store.

The handles make it easy to grab and go but also have this button that helps to keep it closed and compact.  

I do like that it is heavy duty yet still portable and light enough to allow it to be moved from one place to another ... the bedroom to the laundry without being another "huge" chore.

Another bonus is that it holds up to 3 loads of laundry without being a huge part of the landscape.  I can see this in a corner, but still used on a regular basis. 

I can even see little boys (or girls) using this as a basketball "hoop" while doing what they are suppose to do with dirty laundry. Mom or Dad can even "suggest" it to help with keeping their laundry off the floor.  Anything to make chores fun right?

I can even see getting a few of these to use as a sorter in the laundry room and then when you are finished with the laundry for the week, you can collapse it down and store away until next week.

I will be using this in my bedroom or perhaps in the spare bedroom.  But wherever I put it, I think it will be perfect and get plenty of use.

Product was received from Skas Marketing as part of the Tomoso.com review program in exchange for my honest opinion.  Please read more on our review policy in our Media Kit

#MatchaOrganics Green Tea Powder

Since we always need to keep Big Brother Happy. 
I received this product for free to facilitate my review, in exchange for my honest opinion. I will only highlight products I feel will be of benefit to my readers. For more information regarding product review, please refer to my media kit.

100% Pure Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder
I will admit when I first opened the package I was really really surprised as to just how green the powder was.

I have seen green tea powder before but never has it been this green!  

I do think it is a very good thing even though I would think it would need to be "processed" more to get it so fine and green.  Being 100% Pure Organic gives me an additional level of comfort.

There are a lot of benefits that Matcha Green Tea Powder professes to provide, such as being a fat blocker, being able to lower cholesterol, increase your memory, focus and energy.  This is because Matcha Organic Green Tea powder has over 1300 antioxidants, which is much more (137 times more) than a traditional brewed green tea. This is because one is brewed and then leaf then is discarded verses consuming the entire leaf when using the Matcha powder.  Whether this product will provide all or some of these benefits for you is something I believe you would need to see for yourself.  I also believe you need to use this product for much more than a week or two, which is what I was able to do, to see if these claims are true for you.  I know that I felt "better" while I was using it, and will continue to use it, but I have no "scientific" or "medical" proof.

To help you get started, Matcha Organics will provide a recipe book with your purchase, of ways you can use your Green Tea Powder.  

Plus, a simple search of the internet will give you even more ideas.

I really liked making some mug cakes for breakfast or dessert, and this one has real potential.  I can see it being used "plain" like this one, or with fruit or a little more detailed with a yogurt cream filling.

Product was received from Matcha Organics as part of the Tomoso.com review program in exchange for my honest opinion.  Please read more on our review policy in our Media Kit

Monday, January 4, 2016

Jeepers It's January Giveaway Hop

Time for another Giveaway, because my giveaway box on the right was looking empty!

We need to take this time to thank our Hosts,
for bringing us all together,
since it really is a lot of work. 

Be sure to hop around and visit all the participating blogs listed below
I'm sure there will be 
some fabulous prizes in this hop.

My prize is to help you get organized
it is self sponsored and 
therefore shipped by me.

You may know I am a 
Tupperware Consultant.
I will provide my winner with Modular Mates!
The value of this set is $88

These containers lock in freshness, and help you organize tea, coffee/coffee pods, creamer, sugar and so much more.  
This set, called the beverage set, will include: 
two Oval 1 (2 cups), one Oval 3 (7¼ cups), one Oval 5 (12¼ cups), one Square 2 (11 cups), and one Square 3 (17 cups).

If you are interesting in picking this one up during January sales month, you can check out/join my online party where one party member will also be my mystery hostess, and earn some free Tupperware!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Decadent Chocolate Cherry Cake

I can't remember if I had shared this with you in the past or not, but it is a definite winner ... especially if you have some last minute guests that you want to wow and don't have a lot of time to get it done.

  • 15.25 oz. package devil’s food cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 lb. 5 oz. can cherry pie filling
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • ½ tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1½ tbsp. granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. In a medium bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, cherry pie filling, and almond extract.
  2. Spray TupperWave® Stack Cooker 3-Qt. Casserole and Cone with nonstick cooking spray. Pour in batter.
  3. Microwave at 70% 15 minutes. Remove from microwave.
  4. Place all ingredients for glaze in Micro Pitcher and microwave 1 minute. Stir and set aside.
  5. Allow cake to cool completely.
  6. Remove cake to a platter before pouring glaze over cake.

What you don't have a Stack Cooker or a Micro Pitcher?  Check out my Tupperware Site and you can get yours ... then you can be making things like this Decadent Chocolate cake and so much more!

Have a question?  Just ask and I will get you an answer.

Want to join my team?  Just ask (or you can join up right on my site) and you can start earning free or discounted Tupperware for yourself ... oh and earning money to boot!

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Marinated Olives and Cheese

This just looks interesting because although it doesn't use any unusual ingredients, it would be perfect to add interest to any table because you made it yourself!  These would be nice for a New Year's table but just as nice for an any time celebration.

  • 4 oz. Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup pitted olives
  • 2–3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1–2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 tsp. Italian Herb Seasoning
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Baguette for serving

  1. Cut Parmesan into bite size pieces.
  2. Toss together Parmesan and olives and pour into a Tupperware Counterscaping Medium Liquid Container.
  3. Add thyme, rosemary and Italian Herb Seasoning. Pour olive oil over the top and seal.
  4. Keep refrigerated until ready to use. If refrigerating for more than four hours before use, allow olive oil to return to room temperature before using.
  5. When serving, pour oil out into a small container for bread dipping and then pour out olives and cheese for easy snacking. Serve with a sliced baguette.

These Tupperware pieces, as well as so much more, can be found on my Tupperware Site.  I hope you will check it out.  Have a question? Just ask and I will get you an answer.  I love my Tupperware.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year 2016

I will keep this rather short as many of us will need to have a nice quiet and slow day to recover from all the celebrating last night.

But I saw this quote that was attributed to Brad Paisley that I think is perfect for today (although I did "tweak" it just a little).

is the first 
Blank Page
in a book of 
365 pages.
Write a good one!

Giveaway Winners List

Will be adding all my winners here. 
Are you on the list?  Did you meet all the requirements?
Jeepers It's January - Juana Esparza
Beary Merry Holiday Hop - April Johnson
BABY it's COLD Outside! - Sherry Strode
CupofLove - Sherry Strode
Green Thumb - Audra O'Hara
St Patty's Day Hop - Peggy J
Be Well Hop -* Chelsea W.
PrizeParty Giveaway Hop - Jackie Villano.
Earth Day - Michelle Jolley
Rain Rain Go Away - James Robert
Inspirational 2016 Hop - Kathy Erickson
A Gift Card for Dad - Sherry Compton
School's Out - Barbara Montag
It's a Sizzling Summer - Sherry Strode
Oh the Places you will Go - Cathy French
Groovy Giveaway Hop - Melissa Storms
Time for School - Sarah Walker
September to Remember - Patricia W. C.
JORD Unique WoodWatches GC - James (mijamesr82)
Tricks'nTreats - Audra O.
Bugs and Hisses - Denise Low