_bbR3iY5lLSjzaZNziPYc6VX6tk Inspiration CAN be found EVERYWHERE!: October 2016

Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween 2016

I hope you all have a wonderful time with all the little ones coming around ... 

I always love to watch the kids during this time of year.

And of course all those who carve those pumpkins, oh so nicely.

This is the best picture I have seen for Halloween.  I have posted this once or twice before, but well since I like I need to share when it should is appropriate.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

A New Green Bean Side

This one is pretty interesting.
If like us, there is always a green bean casserole or green bean "something" on the holiday table, this is something you just might want to stop and take notice of.

Yield: 8

  • ½ fennel bulb
  • 1 lb. green beans, trimmed
  • 1 lemon, juiced with Zest ’N Press® Gadget
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp. coarse kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  1. Using food guider, slice fennel using Mandoline round knob set to #2, triangular knob to “lock” and select the straight v-shaped blade insert. 
  2. Place slices in SmartSteamer colander tray.
  3. Place green beans in SmartSteamer base. Placing the colander tray on top and cover. 
  4. Fill water tray with 1¾ cups water and place the steamer base over water tray, cover and microwave on high power 10 minutes.
  5. Mix lemon juice, mustard, 1/3 cup olive oil, salt and pepper in Quick Shake® Container.
  6. Add cooked green beans, fennel, pecans and cranberries into a large bowl with the dressing and stir to combine.
  7. Serve immediately.
I am definitely going to see about adding this to our holiday table as a different side dish. May even "replace" the "old" standard Green Bean Casserole.
Check out all the Tupperware pieces on my Tupperware Site, where you can order any time of day or night, even in your PJs.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Join Tupperware today ... the bonuses are AWESOME

I just had to share this one with you today and not wait.

When I opened my emails this morning, I had to find a way to do a post as soon as possible, even though I had already done a post today.  

Yes it is that good!

On top of the great pieces in your kit, you will receive a Microwave Pressure Cooker for just $30  BUT if you sign up before November 4th you get it for FREE!!!!!!  Yes I said FREE!

Now to sweeten the deal even more ... when you have 1 standard party ($500 in sales) submitted by November 25th, you get not only the pieces in your kit and the Microwave Pressure Cooker ... you get EVERY modular mate size for just $40!  That is over $300 in Modular Mates for just $40!!

That means in addition to your kit for $99 (with ability to get it for just $39) with about $300 worth of product, you could get another $480 in product for either $40 or $70 (if you wait to join)

Oh and if this isn't enough ... you could order this for yourself or use it to get more orders so you definitely earn the Modular Mate Pieces before the end of the November Selling month!

You can Join my Team right from my website just by clicking Join Us and start on your own AWESOME adventure!

I will be getting these pieces for me too!
If you want them, but don't want to join just yet, you can always jump on over to my Tupperware Site and pick them up for yourself.

DIY Makeup Remover

This one caught my eye when I was checkout out my back office at Tupperware recently.
I'm not sure how I missed it when it was first posted, but it is definitely something that I am going to have in my makeup case from now on.

  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tbsp. baby wash
  • 1 cup water
  • Optional: ¼ tsp. tea tree oil
  • 80 ct. package cotton rounds

  1. Stir together coconut oil, baby wash, water, and tea tree oil if using.
  2. Divide cotton rounds between four Snack Cups. Some may not fit until after water mixture is poured over the cotton rounds.
  3. Slowly pour water mixture over cotton rounds dividing evenly so all of cotton is soaked with mixture. 
  4. Once there is room in Snack Cups, add any remaining cotton rounds and pour remaining water over rounds. 
  5. Seal and store up to three months.
I love having things, like these, that I can make (and obviously use) that doesn't have a ton of ingredients that I can't read or pronounce or that I need a science degree to understand.  
If you like making your own home-made gifts, this is definitely something for you to check out.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Do you want to be Successful?

Of course you do.
Everyone wants to be successful.

The difference is how we define successful, as well as what we want to be successful at.

BUT there is one thing that we can all agree on with success ....

Thanks to Pele for this reminder.

So lets put in the work and perseverance so that we can be successful at what we LOVE!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Creamy Cranberry Vinigrette

It must be Cranberry season ... and I love cranberries.  
Being from New Jersey that is a good thing.  In fact where I went to college (here in NJ) they had a cranberry bog not far from where the campus was located.


  • ¼ cup plain full-fat yogurt
  • ¼ cup canned jellied cranberry sauce
  • 3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • ¼ tsp. coarse kosher salt


  1. In the base of the Quick Shake® container, add yogurt, cranberry, olive oil, vinegar, garlic, and salt. 
  2. Secure Quick Shake® cover.
  3. Shake until well combined. 
  4. Refrigerate up to three days.
I think this could be an awesome dressing for so many things.  I'm thinking it could be great for those day after Turkey Days!  It could be in a salad, but also as a dressing for a sandwich too!

Check out the Tupperware pieces on my Tupperware site, so that you can see this and all the other great pieces there.  Have a question?  Just ask.  I love talking about my Tupperware.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Mulled Apple Cider Marinade for an interesting taste sensation!

I know I am always looking for something to make dinner "different" or "interesting" without spending an arm and a leg. 

When I saw this one on the Tupperware back office, I thought this would be great for chicken or pork that would add more diversity to our Fall dinner menu.

  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp. mulling spices
  • 1 large garlic clove, crushed
  • ½ yellow onion, finely diced
  • 4 whole fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1 tsp. coarse kosher salt


  1. In the base of the Quick Shake® container, add apple cider, vinegar, mulling spices, garlic, onion, thyme, and salt. 
  2. Secure Quick Shake® cover.
  3. Shake until well combined. 
  4. Refrigerate up to seven days.
  5. To use, marinate your chicken breast or pork chops for an awesome flavor.
My Tupperware Site has this piece available, along with so many other pieces, any time of day or night.  Have it shipped right to you house so you don't have to fight the crowds! 

How about adding things like this to your holiday gift giving for a very affordable price. Especially if you love to do home made gifts. Share the recipe with the gift.  

Have a question?  Just ask ... I love to talk about my Tupperware.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Ranch Dressing or Dip for an awesome Game Day treat

I saw this one and knew it was definitely one of those things that will be made often in my house.


  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup full fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp. buttermilk
  • ½ tsp. white wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1/4 tsp. coarse kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tbsp. fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped

  1. In a medium bowl, combine sour cream, yogurt, buttermilk, vinegar, garlic, salt, onion powder, dill, and parsley until well combined. 
  2. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Refrigerate, covered, 30 minutes.
  4. Serve cold with vegetables, chips, 
  5. As a dip for wings, 
  6. Or in place of mayonnaise on a sandwich or slider.
I am definitely liking this recipe.  There really isn't anything that isn't in most refrigerators or pantries, but it definitely packs a great flavor for so many things.  I believe this would be a great companion for the Green Chili Chicken Sliders I told you about before.

I know for us, it will become a go to for any event, but will be great for those game day needs.  And if you need a server for game day or frankly any day it is the Tupperware Serving Center!  I can even see bringing this out for a New Years Day celebration!

You can check all these out on my Tupperware Site.  Or ask any question, because I am sure you know I love my Tupperware.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Sausage and Sweet Potatoes for a weeknight meal

This one is a great idea for a flavor sensation that many will like.  May also make folks fall in love with sweet potatoes with the addition of the sausage and corn on the cob.
You could be having this for dinner in less than 30 minutes, so it is definitely something you can have during the week!


  • 1/4 tsp. coarse kosher salt
  • 4 mild Italian sausage links, cut in half
  • 2 small ears shucked corn, cut in half
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled, diced
  • 3 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ small garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp. honey

  1. Fill water tray to minimum fill line and add salt to the TupperWare®SmartSteamer water tray. 
  2. Pierce sausage in several places with tines of a fork or sharp knife.
  3. In the base of the TupperWare® SmartSteamer casserole tray, add sausage. 
  4. Place lid on top of TupperWare® SmartSteamer, microwave on high power 6 minutes. 
  5. Remove from microwave, and add corn and potatoes. 
  6. Replace lid, microwave on high power 12 minutes more, or until potatoes are tender and sausage is opaque in the middle.
  7. Meanwhile, make the honey butter. 
  8. In a small bowl, stir together butter, garlic and honey until well combined. 
  9. Add salt to taste.
  10. When ready, transfer corn, sausage and sweet potatoes to a large bowl. 
  11. Toss with honey butter until butter has melted. 
  12. Serve warm.
Any questions?  Just give me a shout.
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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

An Interesting Sangria ... Orange Cranberry

I really like Sangria.
It has lots of different flavor combinations that can be made to go with any occasion.  I love this combination and bet if you like orange or cranberry it will become a favorite of yours too.
This one could be a fabulous combo for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holidays.

  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1/2 cup canned jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3 orange slices
  • 4 slices fresh ginger root
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 whole cloves


  1. In the base of the Quick Shake® container, add wine and cranberry. 
  2. Secure the Quick Shake® cover and shake well until cranberry is dispersed. 
  3. Add orange juice, orange slices, ginger root, cinnamon stick, and whole cloves. 
  4. Secure Quick Shake® cover.
  5. Shake until well combined. 
  6. Refrigerate two hours, up to 24 hours.
Strain before serving. 

Refrigerate up to three days.

As always, you can grab the Tupperware pieces listed here on my Tupperware Site, as well as all kinds of great things.  Have a question?  Just ask .. you know I LOVE talking about and sharing my Tupperware.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Classic Peppermint Bark

Looking for something easy to make for the upcoming holidays?  How about Classic Peppermint Bark?  
Now do not start with the "oh I can't make that" whispers.  You can.  Yes YOU CAN.

Here is an really easy recipe to make you look like a super star in the kitchen!

Serves 8-10 
Serving size: 1 piece
  • 12 -oz. package semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 12 -oz. package white chocolate chips or white bark
  • ½ cup peppermint candies, crushed

  1. Add semi-sweet chocolate chips to TupperWave® Stack Cooker 1¾-Qt. Casserole.
  2. Microwave on high power 1 minute.
  3. Stir and continue to microwave in 15 second intervals until chips are melted.
  4. Pour over Silicone Wonder® Mat 
  5. Spread, using Silicone Spatula, into an even layer.
  6. Place in freezer to harden, about 10 minutes.
  7. Add white chocolate to base of Stack Cooker Casserole and microwave on high power 1 minute.
  8. Stir and continue to microwave in 15 second intervals until melted.
  9. Pour melted white chocolate over chilled semi-sweet chocolate on Silicone Wonder® Mat. 
  10. Spread, using Silicone Spatula, into an even layer covering the semi-sweet chocolate.
  11. Sprinkle warm white chocolate with crushed peppermint candies.
  12. Return to freezer until fully hardened, about 10–20 minutes, before breaking or cutting into pieces.
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Thursday, October 13, 2016


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 that I feel will be of benefit to or enjoyed by my readers. For more information regarding product review, please refer to my media kit

I am not a big fan of "pushing the holidays" but I thought it might be cute.  It was a mixture of fantasy, paranormal and romance all rolled into one.
I have to say that I really did enjoy this book.
Holiday Spirit For Hire
Perhaps its because I still believe in miracles and magic and the possibilities of both, especially during the Christmas season.

It was a nice quick read, but not a child's story. Now there wasn't anything explicit, but there were moments where you may not want your young teen to read. 

If you are looking for something to get into the holiday spirit or to make you believe that there still is magic in the world, this is perfect.

Who knows, it could even make you believe in the Holiday Spirit again.  You know that spirit that we all knew existed when we were little.

I did receive this product for free or at a steep discount as part of the Tomoson.com review program in exchange for my honest review. Regardless, I never recommend anything that I don't feel would be of benefit to my readers.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Bugs and Hisses giveaway Hop

You can never have enough Giveaway Hops or reasons to celebrate Halloween, at least that's what I have heard.
So I bring you another Giveaway Stop.

Our Hostess for this hop
The Kids Did it
The Mommy Island

My prize is for those Halloween parties
and so much more!

So plan those parties with cupcakes and cake pops because NOW you will have a great way to display them. 
And of course you need something to drink, so a gallon pitcher (Tupperware) in Orange to serve it in.  
Oh and to decorate those cupcakes or pops some Halloween sprinkles and napkins for sticky fingers are also supplied.

US only since I am self sponsoring and will be shipping these gifts to you myself.

Participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize awards.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Southwest Salmon Salad

I know that many doctors tell us that we need to have more fish in our diets, but in my house, fish is not the first thing that comes to mind when we talk about whats for lunch or dinner.  My hubby is a meat and potatoes kind of man.

  • 1 4 oz. skinless salmon fillet
  • 1/8 tsp. coarse kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika, divided
  • 1/2 cup frozen yellow corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed well
  • 2 cups chopped Romaine
  • 4 cherry tomatoes, cut in quarters
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 small garlic clove, crushed
  • ¼ cup broken corn chips
  1. Add water to the TupperWare® SmartSteamer water tray.
  2. Season both sides of the salmon with salt and ¼ tsp. of the smoked paprika. 
  3. Place salmon in the bottom casserole tray of the TupperWare® SmartSteamer. Place casserole tray on top of water tray.
  4. In the top steamer tray, place corn and beans in a single, even layer; sprinkle with salt to taste. 
  5. Place steamer tray on top of casserole tray. 
  6. Microwave on high power 8 minutes or until salmon is cooked through. 
  7. Remove from microwave; set aside.
  8. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, toss together romaine and tomatoes; set aside
  9. In a small bowl, stir together sour cream, olive oil, vinegar, garlic, and remaining smoked paprika. 
  10. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  11. Transfer corn and beans to salad bowl and toss with romaine and tomatoes. 
  12. Flake salmon and place on top of salad greens. 
  13. Top with broken corn chips and drizzle with dressing.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

This year I will

I've been thinking about what it is I want to accomplish this year, during my birth year, and I had to stop.  
I was starting to get overwhelmed.  Yes I do want to accomplish a lot of things this year.

And then I saw this and decided .... 

This is going to be my mantra.

I will be unstoppable.
So to that long list of things I wanted to accomplish

Look out list ... 
You are going to be 

THIS is MY year.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

#Tricks'nTreats Giveaway Hop

Yes it is time for another Giveaway Hop to celebrate the beginning of the Halloween Season!

Our hostess are


My prize for this hop 
is all about the kids.

This set is on sale right now 
for a limited time only, but has a $ value.
You get 4 tumblers and 4 snack cups
that could be broken into 4 gifts for a
Halloween party!

Can't wait?  
Get yours today on my Tupperware Site
but remember sale ends on Oct 14th! 
Feeling Lucky?  
Enter today with the Rafflecopter below.

Bloggers participating in this event are not liable for any sponsor not fulfilling their promise of prize.