_bbR3iY5lLSjzaZNziPYc6VX6tk Inspiration CAN be found EVERYWHERE!: February 2016

Monday, February 29, 2016

#BeWell Giveaway Hop

This is a brand new giveaway hop that I hope will be done every year.

Welcome to my stop on the First Annual Be Well Giveaway Hop.

Lets give thanks to our hostess for this event

This giveaway will run from today 
February 29 to March 14th
The theme of this giveaway is
 being well or staying well.

All participating blogs, 
will be working with this theme and 
have prizes with a minimum value of $15.00

My prize, 

11 oz Tupperware Impressions Tumblers
with a ARV of $25
These tumblers are pretty awesome if I do say so myself, I recently got a set for myself.

You need to stay hydrated to keep your body healthy, but if you happen to get a cold or be sick, the more fluids you consume the better you will feel and the faster you will get better.

These tumblers are great for everyone, kids or adults, with the dripless seal ... no more worry about missing the table and having it all over the place.  Insert a straw into the seal and even around the straw it won't leak with that dripless seal!

As I am a Tupperware Consultant, 
this prize is self sponsored and shipped by me.

Don't want to wait, 
you can buy these from My Tupperware Site.
Or you can try your luck by entering using the super easy Rafflecopter below.

Good Luck!
I would love to be sending YOU 
an email with 
as the start of the message!

Welcome to the #LuckyIrishHop For St Patty's Day 2016

I love being part of Giveaway Hops like this one.
You get to join some great bloggers and see other points of view and expanding the blogs I follow.  

Our hosts for this hop are

It’s Free at Last 


  Mom Does Reviews 

This is a wonderful giveaway hop 
with Family friendly prizes 
in a St. Patrick's Day theme 
or Gift Cards 
(cause we all loves cold hard cash right??)

My prize 
$25 Visa 
Gift Card 

Once you enter here, I hope you will hop around to all the other blogs in this hop and see what they have to offer.
I know I am going to be checking them all out!

Good Luck
I would love to be sending
YOU the winning email!  

Just like Publisher's Clearing House, 
only smaller.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

YOU can be a DIYer at Home Easily

These look great ideas for the DIYer.  Or anyone that wants to do everything they can to save money!

These are some great tips for making your home more Eco-friendly, brought to you by Tupperware.

Some of these Tupperware pieces are available today from my Tupperware Site others are available at different times of the year, so if you would like to be on my monthly mailing list to see what is available for the short term, message me at Tupperware with your email address and I will add you.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Sweet Potatoe Latkes

I know these are simply awesome using regular potatoes, so I bet using sweet potatoes is pretty smart .. 

  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into 3″ chunks
  • 1 yellow onion, cut into 3″ chunks
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. oil

  1. Assemble Grate Master™ Shredder with large cone attachment and place bowl underneath.
  2. Place sweet potatoes in hopper two at a time and turn handle to grate the potatoes. Press down using plunger as necessary. Repeat this process until the remaining sweet potato is grated.
  3. Repeat process with onion until it is completely grated.
  4. Add remaining ingredients to the bowl of grated sweet potato and onion and mix until combined.
  5. In fry pan, heat oil over medium heat.
  6. Spoon 1 tbsp. of mixture at a time into hot skillet, making sure they do not touch.
  7. Flatten with a spatula and cook until golden brown on each side, about 5 minutes.

Don't these look like they would be perfect for your next dinner table?  Or when everyone wants "something" different but don't know what.  Make sure you pick up your own Grater Master Shredder from my Tupperware site so when the cravings hit you have everything you need to make this dish.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

#Intelliarmor for your charging station

I want to keep Big Brother Happy, so please note, 
I received this product for free or at a deep discount 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.

intelliARMOR 5A 4-Port USB Portable Wall Charger
I don't know about you, but in my house we have what always seems like a never ending clutter of charging cables.  I think I have more "extension octopus" setups for everyone to charge their daily must haves then I ever had.  And when we travel, I think the TSA people just roll their eyes will all the cables and charging bricks that appear in our carry-on bags.

The intelliARMOR 5A 4-Port USB Portable Wall Charger  is definitely a wonderful addition to my house and I bet it would be for yours as well.  

This is just my charging station.  In my house that means we have 2 more stations just like this.  I told you it is the extension octopus land here.

All the same charging cords now fit on one brick, I'm missing my kindle charger in these pictures because I took it to work and left it in my bag.  But there is still room for that one too!

I love how well it is packaged too.  It fits nicely in a compact box because the plug is on a rotating/collapsable piece so that it can be stored flat for travel.  Yes this does make it really convenient for travel.

I am impressed that it is intelligent enough, even though it is compact and small, to be used on all kinds of devices and that it will stop charging automatically when your devices are fully charged  No more "over charging" that causes battery issues in the past.  

I will definitely be getting more of these for my household and maybe one or two for travel, so we will always have a charging port available while in a hotel with multiple devices.  

The folks at Intelliarmor have graciously offered my readers a pretty nice discount, 20% off their purchase.  
Use code SmartPwr to grab one of these for your own.  Better yet, get one for everyone in your family so everyone will have an organized charging station. 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Cauliflower Lime Rice

Now this one looks interesting and of course it uses some of my favorite things ... like the Tupperware Grater Master Shredder and Avocados.

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • ½ tsp. coarse kosher salt
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 ripe
  • hass avocado, cut into bite size pieces

  1. Cut cauliflower florets off of stem.
  2. Assemble Grate Master™ Shredder with coarse grater cone and place medium bowl underneath.
  3. Place cauliflower florets 1–2 at a time into hopper. Press down gently with plunger and turn crank to grate cauliflower. Repeat with remaining cauliflower until all is grated.
  4. Fill water tray of Tupperware® SmartSteamer with 1¾-cup water. Place steamer base over top of water tray and place Tupperware® SmartSteamer Tray over base.
  5. Add grated cauliflower to Tupperware® SmartSteamer Tray, cover, and microwave on high for 8 minutes.
  6. Toss steamed cauliflower with remaining ingredients. Serve warm.
You can watch it here ... I love this Grater Master Shredder for so many things.  I am definitely doing this one really soon.

As always, any of the Tupperware products mentioned/used in these recipes can be seen in further detail or purchased from my Tupperware Site.

Let me know if you have any questions.  I'm here to help.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Past Mistakes

I really like this one.  
It's definitely one to think about when you feel like you have done nothing right in your life.

This is one that makes me realize that even when I make mistakes, yes even I make mistakes (I'm joking, I'm joking) I am learning something.  

Mistakes are generally not fatal.  
Mistakes are a way to learn what NOT to do.  
I think it was Thomas Edison that said he didn't make a mistake, but learned how not to do something, when he had tried many times to do something and then finally achieved his feat.  The "light" went on too.

When things are going wrong, take this to heart, that you are learning, not defining yourself based on what has happened.  

Mistakes can always be looked at as one of the guides in your life because they help to steer you toward the next opportunity that you will encounter.  

And opportunities are what feed our dreams.

Thanks SimpleReminders.com for the reminder.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Lemon Pepper Baked Chicken Wings

I saw this one from Tupperware, I thought not bad, you can have your wings for a game, but make them "healthier".  But we aren't big "wing" people so I haven't tried this one yet.   


  • 10–12 chicken wings
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. coarse kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp. baking powder


  1. Preheat oven to 425° F.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl, I will use the Tupperware Season-serve, seal and shake until wings are coated.
  3. Spread wings out onto baking sheet lined with Silicone Wonder® Mat.
  4. Bake 30 minutes or until crispy and internal temperature has reached 165° F.

If you have tried this one, share what you think.  Like I said before, we aren't big "wing" people so I don't know yet ... but I am sure I will try it just to see.  Maybe I can use those little drumettes?? 
Hmmmm that may just have promise.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

#liveinfinitely Muscle Roller Stick for a deep muscle massage at home or away

In order to keep Big Brother Happy, please note, 
I received this product for free or at a deep discount 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 product, although rather simple in design, really does have a big impact on sore muscles.  I think that part of the reason for its impact is in it's simplicity.  It makes it easy to use and light enough to be able to use it with one hand, but using two hands gives you the most control and ability to increase the pressure as it rolls over those sore knotted muscles.

Muscle Roller Stick by Live Infinitively 

When this product first arrived I thought about how I was going to test it out in a timely fashion since nothing really hurt. Now I know that would normally be a good thing, and trust me I did think it was, except I really wanted to try this out. You know, put it through its paces.

Well as luck would have it I ended up hurting right arm, which is my dominant arm, making it more difficult to rub away the pain in an effective way. You see, I do everything with my right hand/arm, it seems that my left is more of a "steadier" not a "worker" arm.  It just seemed like I couldn't hit the spot or knead it enough to make the knot go away. It was then that the true test of the Massage Stick happened.

The Massage Stick was so handy and easy to use because it gave a great massage using only my left hand.  Yes, the stick did all the work. Now it didn't make the pain miraculously disappear, but it did help to work out the ache in a few days. I can even see this helping when my back tightens after sitting at my desk for too long.

Oh and when you sleep "wrong" and wake up with a crick in your neck or in your upper back, I can see this being a great help. At 18 inches it's not too big and bulky but also not so small to be ineffective. 

It has found that sweet spot for every need.  It's something that would easily fit in a backpack or gym bag to take with you while on the go. 

It is easy to use with little pressure, or you can increase the pressure with just the use of you hands for an even deeper massage.

It does come with a pamphlet with features and instructions with pictures to show you the best areas/ways to use this, but you really don't need the instructions. Common sense will tell you just how to use this Muscle Roller.

It is a natural fit for breaking up those knots and relieving those muscle cramps that happen even without regular exercise.

The only thing you really want to be careful with when using this Muscle Roller Stick, you want to make sure your hair is out of the way when you use this.  It is suggested that if the area that you are trying to use this product on is "overly" hairy, you cover the area with clothing.  I can see hair getting caught in the rollers if you aren't careful ... and that could be painful.  But other than that, I really couldn't find anything "negative" to say about this one.  

I think this is a winner!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Eggplant shake and bake

These would be great for snacking but I think that this is also an easy way to making Eggplant Parmesan.  Will make the eggplant stand up to the red sauce (or some say gravy) without getting "mushy".  I am thinking the next time I get a craving for Eggplant Parm, this is how I will make the eggplant.

  • 1 small eggplant
  • 1 tbsp. coarse kosher salt
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  2. Set circular knob of Mandoline to #9. Cut eggplant in half before slicing to make easier to handle. Using food guard slice eggplant into discs.
  3. Spread eggplant out into a single layer of paper towels. Liberally coat slices of eggplant with salt and let sit for 20-30 minutes. This will draw excess moisture out of the eggplant making them crispier. Blot dry with paper towel.
  4. Place eggs and breadcrumbs into separate bowls.  A Thatsa bowl would work well for eggs and a Season-Serve would be perfect for the breadcrumbs
  5. Add the eggplant slices to the eggs, seal bowl, and gently shake to coat.
  6. Remove eggplant from egg and allow excess to drip off.
  7. Add eggplant slices to breadcrumbs, seal, and gently shake to coat with breadcrumbs.
  8. Spread out eggplant onto baking sheet lined with Silicone Wonder Mat.
  9. Bake in oven for 10 minutes and then flip and bake for an additional 10 minutes to brown other side.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

#GotMeTipsy Wine Glasses for Wine Day

To be 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.

Like many people I know, there are days that I look forward to coming home to a nice glass of wine that helps me wind down after a long day, especially if its been an exceptionally difficult day.

My Therapy Wine Glass
I thought this glass was perfect.
It offers no excuses, just states the obvious some days.

It could be the easy signal to your significant other, that it is not the time to mess with mama. You know, when the day has been bad, you really don't want the night to be bad as well.  

And then again, this could just be your wine glass for the end of day, any day.  Just because.

I like it!
What Night? Wine Glass

Now if its been a worse than a difficult day, you just might want something that makes a definite statement.

Something that will let everyone know what kind of night its going to be as you start to pour that glass of wine.

Here is the info on the What Night Wine Glass.  The information is the same for the My Therapy Wine Glass.

These are the perfect wine glasses for the wine lover in your life.  Especially if they have a sense of humor, like me.

Now if you needed another reason to have a glass of wine tonight ... 

ok its definitely the day to share your wine .. 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Check out Andrea Pearson and the Katon University Series Short Term DEAL

You may have seen my reviews on Amazon for Andrea Pearson's book series, I hope so. But if not, I have to say I absolutely LOVED her newest books, now available in a complete series.  That series is the Katon University Series.  

Andrea is a Brigham Young University graduate who loves to read, write and spend time communing with nature.  She has always loved hiking, biking, walking and spending outdoors.  

She is the Executive Director for the IndieAuthorHub and the creator of the Writer's Progress Bar application. And she's an editor for Writing Essential.  WOW.

Now if that isn't enough, she is a wife and mother of two (one only 3 months old!) as well as a wonderful award winning YA author of many books in the Science Fiction/Fantasy and Paranormal genre.

Ok now that we got through that little bit of background, I have some exciting news for you.

First, her ENTIRE award-winning Katon University Series is available for only $0.99 until Sunday, February 21

Here’s a short description of the series directly from Andrea:

Nicole Williams has been chosen to lead a corrupt, anti-magic organization in a world revolution which will ultimately destroy all Aretes, including herself. But if she doesn't do it, a curse placed on mankind long ago will certainly lead to everyone's destruction.

The Complete Katon University Series is an adventure of mystery, politics, romance, and fantasy from start to finish. 

And for a limited time, it's available for just $0.99. Yes JUST $0.99!

Download it from AmazonNookiTunes, or Kobo.

Second, to help raise awareness for the promotion, Andrea has a huge giveaway going right now, with over $475 worth of prizes (including a $200 Amazon gift card) and ten possible winners. Check that out here

Third and last, Andrea is participating in a huge multi-author promotion that has Over 100+ free and $0.99 fantasy and science fiction books! 

If that has peaked your interest, come check out this promotion here

Just to make it even easier for you, 

Here are the links again for you to 
download this book series from your favorite platform:



Enter the giveaway here.

And then make sure 
you go see all the 
discounted and free books here

Check out Andrea's Blog to keep up with the goings on in her very busy life.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Honey Sriracha Cauliflower

This looks really interesting.
The mix of sweet and heat could make even veggie haters dislikers to love or at least like Cauliflower because of this.

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1-2 tbsp. sriracha
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp. coarse kosher salt

  1. Preheat oven to 425° F.
  2. Core cauliflower and cut off florets.
  3. Combine florets with remaining ingredients in a medium bowl. (The Thatsa bowl or Season-Seal would work great for this step.) Seal and shake until coated.
  4. Spread florets out onto a baking sheet lined with Silicone Wonder® Mat.
  5. Bake 15–20 minutes or until tender and have started to brown.

Thank you Mr. Tupperware for this recipe to try ... hope it converts some to the benefits of veggies ....

Monday, February 15, 2016

#GreenThumb Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the 
2016 Green Thumb Giveaway Hop! 

Please take a second to thank our hostess, 
Dianna from Savings in Seconds

Each participating blogger has a prize that's perfect for spring gardening.
We have been challenged 
to be creative in our prizes 
I can't wait to see what all is offered!

Thanks to our Grand Prize sponsor,
one lucky reader will receive 
the Heirloom Seed Collection 
the 2016 Whole Seed Catalog. 

This prize package is valued at $58.  
Grab your entry to the grand prize giveaway 
at Savings in Seconds

Good luck!

My prize will be a set of
Eco Water Bottles*
Small, Medium, Large
to you can stay hydrated 
while you ready the planting beds
and get those seeds planted

* colors may not be as shown, 
and subject to change

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day 2016

I just wanted to wish all of you a 
Happy Valentine's Day

Are you doing something special today?
We are going out to dinner, 
just like we did last year. 
We are actually going to the same place, which was really nice, quiet and low key, but the food was out of this world.

Are you hoping for something special?

Or like me, its just fun to spend some time alone with that special someone?

Whatever you do, 

I hope it makes good memories for you.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Its a new Tupperware Month .. Mid February with a Presidents Challenge

I love when the new mid month brochure from Tupperware comes out.  There are always something new to check out on my Tupperware site, whether it is a new product, new product grouping, a vintage product making a surprise appearance or like this month a President's Challenge.

The North America and Canada President of Tupperware has challenged us to sell 16 of these products at the price of $16 each between today and Friday February 19th.  
I would love to be able to meet this challenge.
Will you help me?  Unfortunately they are only available when the order is placed by me, not online.  If you want to order these, shoot me a message and we will get an order placed for you.  Just remember these must be ordered before Friday, Feb 19th.

The Chip n Dip set is perfect for all kinds of chips and dips (you can have 2 different ones with the 2 cups).  But you can use it for a big salad and use the "cups" for different salad dressings.  Or even as a punch bowl.  Freeze the cups with punch and a complementary fruit and you can easily have a punch that will not be watered down as the night goes on. Or freeze those cups with plain water and use one upside down (with the seal) and it will keep the contents cold!

I love the tumblers because they are great for drip proof sipping. Insert a straw in the dripless seal spot and even your little ones won't be spilling their drinks!

The Chop n Prep is always on my counter, I use it almost every night for those small chopping needs, last night I used it for onions, peppers and carrots to go in my meat sauce.  These pieces shown here are available at these prices (and colors) for a short time.  They must be ordered from my Tupperware site before the end of day February 26th!  I LOVE the cupcake keepers ... perfect for your lunch.

The rest of the Mid-February brochure is shown here.  These pieces are available starting today until March 11th.   The girlfriend set, with multiple possibilities, are part of this brochure.

What is the girlfriend set you ask?
Well here is another great pic of the possibilities to share with your girlfriend so you each get a set of Tupperware and share the cost.

This is a great idea that you can customize so that you and one of girlfriend can share.  The base is the Krazy 8's set.  Some of you may really need all of the pieces yourself.  Others may only need 4 microwave cereal bowls and tumblers ... well grab someone else in your friends group that also only need 4 and you both get to share the items and the cost ... a win win for both of you.

Any questions, just leave me a message and I will get you an answer or help you get set up.  Want a party?  I am ready to help with that too.  If you just want to place an order ... jump on my current online party (see sidebar for current party link) and you could be my mystery hostess for the month!

Friday, February 12, 2016

#GotMeTipsy Coffee Mugs

To be 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.

I have to say that I am in love with this company.  They have the most fun ideas when they re-create every day products.

One of my co-workers shared this one with all of us shortly before I was getting ready to post this review.  It was so appropriate, I had to add this to the review.

Now we don't do this on Friday's, especially since Saturday is also a work day, but some days I bet there are many of us that wish we could.  You know some days just start out bad.  

I know that this mug is definitely going to make some people smile this tax season, me included since I am bringing this one to the office for the duration of tax season.  

#GotMeTipsy Coffee Mug

I don't think it will get me into too much trouble (insert smiley face here).

It would be a the perfect gift for the person who has everything or who really likes "funny" gifts.  Could you see giving this to your boss, filled with coffee of course, after a particularly difficult work week?

Got Me Tipsy is an interesting company with so many wonderful things that will make you smile.  I know it does me.  

If you like this mug, and I know you do, I'm willing to bet you will enjoy their wine glasses as well ... I have those too and will be sharing them very soon.