_bbR3iY5lLSjzaZNziPYc6VX6tk Inspiration CAN be found EVERYWHERE!: December 2016

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Modular Mates means ORGANIZATION in your Life!

It's almost a new year.
It's almost time for that ball to drop.
It's time for the Tupperware Annual 

I love these pieces!
I have so many of these pieces in my kitchen, that I can be sure that I can only pick up what I need instead of having a "ton" of extra flour or sugar or whatever.

Even though the pictures of the Ladies Legos show at December 31st start .... Tupperware has started it early for us.  I'm excited because it means you can get your cabinets organized even earlier!! We can order TODAY and be sure our pieces will arrive while we are still in the New Year Organization Mode!

This month you have your choice of either Popsicle, which is a red color,

or the black color that we have had in the last catalog that so many loved because it was able to co-ordinate with any kitchen.

Not sure what size to get?
Of course we have a chart for that!

If you have an older home with shallower cabinets the square and oval will fit perfectly. probably leaving a little bit of space.
If you have deeper cabinets, the rectangular and super ovals will fit from back to front.

Again, I have used both.
I have many of the oval pieces are used for my spices.  I usually purchase spices in bulk and put into the Tupperware Modular Mates to keep them fresh and make them much easier to stack in the cabinet.  I also use them to make my own spice blends ... and Tupperware keeps them fresh and organized!

And if you order BEFORE midnight on January 6th you can also get this big beautiful bowl for just $15 .. that is not offered very often so don't miss out.

If you want this bowl, you need to order directly with me as it is a party guest special and not available online at this price.

Sunday, December 25, 2016


I know this is time for friends and family, and trees and lights, but I wanted to take just a few minutes to stop and wish you all a very Merry Christmas.

I hope that Santa was good to each of you, 
but remember the reason that we celebrate this day.

As I spend time today with my family and 
hopefully you with yours,
from me to you

I wish you all peace and love this day
I hope you feel the love and joy in your home
that you have brought to me this year
with your visits and comments. 

Saturday, December 24, 2016

It's Santa Tracking Time!

I love this time of year for a few reasons, but one of those reasons, up near the top is that it is because Santa is getting ready to leave the comfort of his village,

 to bring presents to all the good boys and girls!

Look!  He has a huge production line going on, which tells me there must have been a lot of really good boys and girls this year.

 So lets get ready,
I can see it's
Santa Tracking Time!!

Want to find out where Santa is and just how close 
he is to where you live?
Check out the Santa Tracker by NORAD.

Hi Santa and Rudolph,
we will be looking out for you!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

LimeLight Gifts to share

I know some of you know that I have joined up with LimeLight because I really wanted to have Professional Makeup but never wanted to pay the normal Professional Prices.  I guess you could say I'm just too "cheap" for that.  
I have always had a problem spending money on myself, especially when it came to makeup.  Now I can have professional make up without the cost.  I really am happy that I can say I'm a LimeLighter.

I love this lip gloss.  It goes on really smooth and doesn't make you feel like you have a ton of lip gloss on, but does give your lips some color. Does it help add a pop of color or just a hint?  That's up to you.

The eyeliner pen is something I can't wait to try (I just got mine).  I have never been able to use eyeliner like this because I always seemed to have way way too much on.  This one looks so easy to use and if its like the rest of the products I have tried already ... I will be using this one often.  
And at under $20 each .. perfect!

At prices under $25 you could never go wrong.  Because this professional makeup is so highly pigmented (50% vs less than 10% for those store bought makeups we can get) you can use so much less than you normally do .. they will last so much longer.

The blush is outstanding.  I use mine every day.  Whether I am just staying home or going out to work or running errands, I use my Botanical Foundation and Blush and look put together without looking "made up".
The Enduring Lip Color is my favorite lip color so far and I have tried many different "brands". What I like with these are that the color is great, its super easy to use and it doesn't leave color everywhere (no colored lip impressions on my coffee cups).  

And the Perfect Mascara ... well I had gotten another companies Fiber mascara as part of a kit I bought and was afraid to use it based on some reviews I had read and my contacts.  I tried this mascara with its fiber included in the container (so no two steps or was it three?) and I LOVE it.  I admit I have only used it a few time to date, but I have not had any problems with it.  I'm going to keep this on my must have list.

I love being able to keep my brushes clean without having to make it a big production.  Before I got the Come Clean brush cleaner, I admit I would put off cleaning my brushes because it was always a big deal.  Now it is almost a rinse, swish swish, rinse, done.  

Yes pretty much that's it! And I think my brushes feel better because of it.

I have just started using the Blenderful sponge to put on my foundation but I think this is part of what makes my makeup look "seamless".  Of course their foundation has really helped too!

And with all of these are under $30 you would be a superstar if you added these to their stocking or made it an After Christmas surprise! 

Want to find these products or see what else LimeLight has to offer?  
Check it out here.  Any questions?  I'm here.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

It's the Mid DECEMBER brochure!!

I had to jump on here to let you know that the 
Tupperware Mid December brochure is HERE!!  


There are some great deals in this one just in time for Christmas.

You need to order quickly if you want it to be available for under the tree giving, but it is pretty darned awesome if I do say so myself.  Oh and if you order $99 or more before midnight Dec 13th .. Shipping is FREE.

You could get the Be Dazzled 10-pc. Wonderlier Bowl set and have everything you need to preparing meals or treats all year round. Or you could get the Ultimate Collection for just $20 more and be set for all that AND some liquid concoctions too.
Or share with a friend and each would get a colorful 5-pc Wonderlier Bowl Set.

These pieces are pretty great for entertaining... 
The Kids Mini Serving set is so cute if you have a little one who has one of those little kitchens or likes to have sit down parties with his or her stuffed animals.  Just remember they are MINI so they are for little ones.

The Giant Canister and Large Storage Tote are great for ornaments or tree lights and such for the holidays but also for other things during the year.  I like the giant canister for things like popcorn and pretzels and I bet you could make a big batch of trail mix or chex mix and store in there.
Just remember these are only available for a short time ... must be ordered by December 30th or they will be gone.

I LOVE the 9 pc Vent N Serve Set.  I have mine in blue and use it all the time.  Because the base is not a solid color, you can see what is in the container when you have it in the refrigerator (A must in my house or everyone ignores it) so your planned leftovers are eaten not thrown away with "stuff" growing on them.
If you want this set for free .. you need to book a party and have it submitted before January 13, 2017 and have $600 in sales plus have 2 friends book future parties.  
Yes it can be a book party or a FB party to qualify.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Pearl Harbor Dec 7, 1941

Today is the day that we were told by President Roosevelt, that will live in infamy.

It is the day we lost almost our entire Pacific fleet.
It is the day that we lost so many men stationed at Pearl Harbor.
It is the day that cemented our entrance into World War II.

I have been to Pearl Harbor and visited the memorial over the USS Arizona.  As you can see here, it is positioned over the ship in such a way that you can see the Arizona.

It's a beautiful site to see.  When I was there, many years ago, you could still see oil or fuel or something slowly seeping up from the ship.  
There is an awesome wall where all those who died that day were commemorated.  

It truly is a site to see and to feel.  I still remember walking up the ramp to the memorial and feeling as if I was being drawn into that day.  Almost as if someone needed me to feel their presence.  
And I did.  
Now don't be getting all jiggy on me, but there is definitely a feeling of awe and reverence as you walk up the ramp.

If you ever get the chance .. please take the time to visit.  You won't regret it.

Let us continue to teach our children and remind our leaders of our history, like this, so that we won't be doomed to repeat those mistakes again.

Our children are much too precious for that.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

LimeLight by Alcone - Professional Makeup for You

Please note, I love LimeLight products so much I have recently become a beauty guide (in training).

In the last month or so, I was introduced to a wonderful makeup that has recently been made available to the public.  Not that it is a new makeup brand, it has been around for a very long time (I will update with how long once I find it again), it has just been only available for the "silver screen" folks.
But no more.

LimeLight by Alcone is now available to the general public who want the same kind of quality makeup that the stars have had while performing their craft or for their everyday.  

One of the great things about this makeup ... it is so highly pigmented that you only need to use a little for great results.

I received an email from Alcone with some products that will make shopping for the teen crowd much easier.  I personally think these products are great for everyone whether you are new to makeup or a long time user.  

I have a party going here, if you are interested in anything shown here, or on the site itself.

Here is the list of perfect gifts for teens or new makeup users .. or even those who have used makeup for years.  

#1 - Glisten and Glide Brush Set

This brush set will have you applying eye makeup like a pro! 
Teens and some of us, buy low-quality brushes, because they are cheap(er). But this set of great brushes are at a manageable price that will make applying eye makeup fun! And of course look much more professional.

This gift also comes with a free travel bag and is gift-boxed and bowed.

#2 - Masque of Zen Face Mask
There is not a teenager in the universe that doesn't immediately fall in love with this mask. It helps re-balance the skin that has gone hormone haywire. It great for acne fighting as well as improving the overall health of your skin.  I can't wait to try this one, even though its been a while since I saw those teen years.

#3 - A Lottie Eyeshadow Palette

These colors were created by Lottie Stannard, the makeup artist to tons of celebrities. There are two different palette to choose from. 

The Dazzle palette is for the super artsy or the Dream On palette is more natural.  Both palettes come with a free Perfect Eyeliner Pen.   
These are currently in limited supply so you might want to hurry on these.

#4 - Must Dew Face Oil
This product is all over the pro makeup artist's social media pages as a "must have" and it is formulated for sensitive skin. It is a calming oil that restores, refreshes and protects your skin.  
The real magic is when paired with makeup to create a dewy glow - that will make you/her feel like you/she can take on the world.  And lets face it, who doesn't want to feel that way after putting on their makeup and walking out the door?

#5 - Winter Kisses Collection

This is a serious lip collection.  It comes in 8 different shades and contains an Enduring Lip Liner, an Enduring Lip Color, and Alcone's Signature Lip Gloss.  

All three are pro-quality and comes with a free travel bag 
A winter win-win.

Now something that is not in this list, and I think should be, is their brush cleaner, so I am adding it here.  

#6 - Come Clean Brush and Sponge Shampoo should be a must to keep your brushes clean.  Why have great makeup (or any makeup for that matter) and apply it with dirty brushes?  
Ewww who knows what you are putting on your face with your makeup using dirty brushes.  I LOVE this product.  My brushes have never been this clean, well except when I first brought them home.  Yes this is a dream cleaner.

Remember that if there is something that you are interested in, you can order from my LimeLight party .  

If you want more information on these products, you can check them out on the website, or ask here and I will get back to you.
Remember I am a Beauty Guide (in Training) so I may have to look up the answer to your question, but I will definitely get you one quickly.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Chicken Roasted with Thyme and Sage

This is a wonderful recipe for any time of year and since it is not a huge chicken, it is something that anyone can make for dinner without a ton of leftovers if your family is "small".

I know when I was single, or even know as there are many nights it is just hubby and I for dinner, I hate the thought of making some recipes just because I don't want to be eating it for weeks on end. This would be perfect, because it is made for 4 servings, not 14.

Yield: 4
Serving Size: 6 oz.


  • 6 tbsp. butter, room temperature
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 tsp. dried sage
  • 1 tbsp. fresh rosemary, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. coarse kosher salt
  • 1 (2–3 lb.) whole chicken


  1. Preheat oven to 425° F. 
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  3. In a small bowl, combine butter, thyme, sage, rosemary, garlic, and salt.
  4. Rub 2 tbsp. of butter mixture over chicken skin. 
  5. Rub remaining butter under the skin and inside the chicken cavity.
  6. Place chicken in an UltraPro roasting pan, breast side up. 
  7. Microwave on high power 17 minutes. 
  8. Remove from microwave, baste chicken with pan drippings; transfer pan to oven. 
  9. Bake 17 minutes or until golden brown and internal temperature registers 160° F on an instant read thermometer.
  10. Remove from oven. 
  11. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
I LOVE my UltraPro from Tupperware.  
The different sizes makes them ideal for all kinds of items.  
It is great for the Microwave, but it is also great in the oven.  
This makes for some quick but very tasty meals using the tandem cooking of microwave and oven.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Basmati Primavera

This one just looks interesting.
I really need to try this one very soon. 
Lots of great Autumn veggies and rice ... perfect together.

Perfect for those who love rice and hardy Fall vegetables.

Yield: 4
Serving Size: 3/4 cup


  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp. coarse kosher salt, divided
  • 3/4 cup rice
  • 1/4 cup carrot, chopped
  • 1/4 cup parsnip, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butternut squash, chopped
  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 small garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp. fresh thyme, minced

  1. In the base of the Microwave Rice Maker add water, salt, rice, carrot, parsnip, and butternut squash; stir to combine. 
  2. Microwave on high heat 5 minutes. 
  3. Continue to microwave at 50% power 10 minutes more. 
  4. Remove from microwave, let stand 5 minutes. 
  5. Transfer rice and vegetables to a large bowl, fluff with fork.
  6. Meanwhile in the MicroPitcher add butter, cream, garlic, and thyme. 
  7. Microwave on high power, 30 seconds, or until butter has melted.
  8. Pour butter mixture over rice; toss to coat. 
  9. Serve warm.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Stop ... Don't be Afraid

Sometimes we all need a reminder.
This one is one of those for us "constant" doubters.

You know who you are .. 
You doubt that you are "worthy".
You doubt that you should "like" something.
You doubt whether or not you should "do" something.
You doubt whether you could "be" someone.

You doubt because you are afraid of what someone will "think".

Well here is your reminder ....

Now make sure you print this one out 
and put it in a prominent place ...
On your refrigerator with your kids artwork.
On the bathroom mirror so you see it every morning.
By the coffee pot, so you see it when you can "see" in the morning.
In your car so you will see it before you leave for the day.

Anyplace where you will be reminded that it is not what they think or say .. its what you think that is most important

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Cranberry Greek Yogurt Bark

I saw this on BistroMD and just knew I wanted to share with all of you, it just looked so darn good for this holiday season!

Serves: Approximately 12
Serving Size: 1.5oz


2 cups Plain Greek Yogurt
½ cup Roasted Pistachios, shelled and roughly chopped
¼ cup Dried Cranberries, roughly chopped
1 tablespoon Raw Cane Sugar (or sweetener of choice)


1. Separate out a small portion of pistachios and cranberries.
2. Add Greek yogurt, coconut sugar and remaining pistachios and cranberries to a bowl and mix.
3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread mixture evenly.
4. Top with pistachios and cranberries
5. Allow to freeze until set then break apart into pieces before serving


Can add fresh herbs like rosemary for a different flavor or other spices such as cinnamon and clove.

I am definitely going to be making some of this for my family Christmas Gift Unwrapping table.

Oh and I wanted to share the Giveaway they are having!  
Check out these awesome prizes per their giveaway post.
If you enter .. Good Luck!  
I'd love to hear that you won, so come back and let us all know.

All winners & prizes will be randomly drawn 
at the end of the promotion 
on December 20, 2016. 

Samsung 40" 4k Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2016)
Samsung Gear IconX Cordfree Fitness Earbuds with Activity Tracker
Be one of four to win a free week of bistroMD
FitBit Charge 2
$100 Nike Gift Card
$100 Starbucks Gift Card
Magic Bullet (12 Piece)
Kinzi Resistance Band Set
One week of bistroMD snacks