Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Skinny Crisps Review

Skinny Crisps Low Carb & Gluten Free Gourmet Crackers

Skinny Crisps was kind enough to send me some samples of their crackers to try and review.

A little bit about Skinny Crisps:
They are a nutritious. cracker that combines great taste with gluten free ingredients and one half a net carb per cracker. They are high in fiber and have little effect on blood sugar levels.
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Here is my rankings in order from my most favorite to least favorite...

These tasted like dessert! They were super tasty! YUM!

Say Cheese
These had a similarity to Cheese-Its. They were yummy.

Plain Jane
I compare these to Wheat Thins. These were good by themselves, but if you wanted to eat them with peanut butter or cheese they would be perfect for that!

Toasty Onion
I love onions so I thought these had a unique flavor for a cracker! YUM!

These weren't bad, but they definitely needed something to go with it. They were too plain by themselves.

White Sesame
These weren't bad, but they definitely needed something to go with it. They were too plain by themselves.

Brownie Crisps
My boyfriend tried these for me, since I don't eat chocolate.
He tried some of the other flavors after and said they were good, but brownie just wasn't his favorite.


I love that these crackers tasted so good, but I love even more that they are super healthy for you!

Thank you Skinny Crisps for letting me try your delicious crackers!

3 Things Wednesday...

I've been super busy lately, so this post will be short and sweet!

I finally got to try the new Wendy's Berry Almond Chicken Salad.
Strawberries+Blueberries+Chicken=Can't go wrong!

Robbie & Myrtle's family gave me 140 books to start my library for my future classroom! I am SO incredibly grateful!

Little Blake loves to tackle me, and I just happened to snap one of them on camera! HAHA!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Cheese on my mind...

I am a member of the the ALL YOU Magazine Reality Checkers, which sends coupons, freebies, and asks your opinion on things every now and then. I got an email telling about a contest to create a recipe with Borden's new Singles Sensations Cheeses. The winner gets $1000! They even sent a coupon for a free package of their new cheese so we could create the recipe. I jumped at this chance!

I chose the 3 Cheese Italiano flavor. Which combines Provolone, Asiago, and Parmesan cheese together. I decided to try for the healthy recipe and make something that a lot of people would never try! So, what did I send in?


Yup! You guessed it! My cheesy jam sandwich! But, I got a little creative with the recipe title when I sent it in... I present to you...

Cheesy Jam Grand Slam

I highly doubt I will win, but hey, I got a free package of DELICIOUS cheese (which you need to try by the way) and had a fun time participating in something new!

Since I clearly love cheese, I have to share another snack that I love that is EASY PEASY LEMON SQUEEZY to make...

All you need is TWO THINGS.
1. some kind of tortilla/wrap
2. Laughing Cow Cheese

Just spread the cheese all over.
My favorite flavor is the Garlic & Herb.

Yes, I cut it to make it look like a pizza.
It's more fun to eat that way!

What is your favorite recipe/snack with CHEEEEEEEEEESE?

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Pool time & Praxis tests

Today I got to watch these little rascals at the pool today.
I am so blessed to have them in my life!

Robbie was not cooperating at first...he always has to put up a fight when I want to take a pic...but obviously, I won! haha

See, I got somewhat of a decent pose, at least for Robbie it is!

Now, I am stuck studying for the final two Praxis exams I have to take this Saturday.

I passed my first two, so I am more than ready to get these last two OVER WITH! I'll just be one step closer to becoming a teacher!!!

Stayin' hydrated...

When I'm playing outside all day with the kiddos, proper hydration is a must!!!

Gatorade for him, and Powerade Zero for her.

I drank that AND a Vitamin Water Zero in one afternoon!

It's also important to stay hydrated during tough this one I did today:
20 min on the stairmill
15 min of treadmill sprints (I ran one min, walked one min, etc)
10 easy min on the elliptical to cool down.
It was tough, but an excellent workout! I like shaking things up every now and then!

I am literally 5 different shades of tan right now. HAHA!
I have a razerback tan from my workout tops that I play outside with the kids in, and different lines where my bathing suit is when we go swimming.
But, I am NOT complaining at all...
(and weird tan lines!)

How is your summer going?

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Sombreros and Self Esteem

Last night, I went to dinner with Steph and Katie. We just wanted to catch up on life since it has been a while since we've been able to get together. Well, Steph's birthday was the day before, so as Katie and I were sitting at our booth waiting for her to get there, I thought "Oh my gosh, we should totally get them to sing to her!" and as I was trying to wave the waiter down, I saw Steph walking up...but don't worry, I successfully told him without her knowing! I'm so smoooooooooth. ;)

Well, after we were done eating we just sat around talking for a while, and out of NOWHERE this accordian thing made this horrendous noise RIGHT by Steph's ear. We all JUMPED and started laughing. Then, to make things even better, our waiter tried to SPOON FEED Steph the Icecream and Flan that they brought her...but was UNSUCCESSFUL. He missed her mouth and rubbed it on her chin!!! I could NOT stop laughing. Neither could Steph! She kept laughing and said "Thank you" like 5 times...and he still kept rubbing it on her chin until she grabbed her napkin and wiped it off. It was the funniest thing ever! ohhhhh good times!!!

Now, I wanted to just share with you all what I read in my devotional this morning.

"Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?"
1 Corinthians 6:19

I know we all have our days of feeling down about ourselves and I am definitely guilty of this too. It seems like the female body is constantly being measured. But, as Christians, our bodies do not belong to us. Christ lives IN us, so we should respect who we are without letting the world get us down!


I am so thankful for God's unconditional love! He is so amazing and loves us no matter what we look like OR what we do!

Challenge: Look in the mirror and say one thing that you love about yourself. SMILE! :)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Giveaway Winner!

Congrats to Lindsay for winning the Celsius Fitness Drink Giveaway!
Her entry was chosen from

"Lindsay@LivingLindsay said...

I would have to go with the Green Tea Raspberry Acai - love green tea, love raspberry :)"

Be sure to send me your info so your prize will be on it's way!


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Salad Sunday!

After church today, I went over to my friend Ashley's house to catch up on life. We have missed each other so much, so it was GREAT to finally be able to hangout.

Ashley is an awesome cook and made us a DELICIOUS spread for lunch!
She made some chicken, and had all the salad fixins you could imagine.
Fresh strawberries, mandarin oranges, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, and fresh spinach leaves.
She also made a side fruit salad with apples, strawberries, and oranges, but she added lime & lemon juice and sprinkled cinnamon on top, and OH MY! IT WAS SOOOOO GOOD! It's crazy how just a few simple ingredients can really turn regular fruit into something extraordinary!

After we had our gab fest, I went to my parents house to snag some coupons from their paper. (gotta love that! ;) don't worry, they look through them before I take my turn!)

Then, I watched a little tv with mom and dad. Afterwards, I enjoyed a lovely walk with my daddy around the neighborhood. Gotta love daddy-daughter bonding!

What a wonderful Sunday!

Here's a video from last night. Always have fun hanging out with Chandler!

Do you have a special Sunday afternoon tradition?

Thursday, June 2, 2011

ORANGE ya glad it's almost the weekend???

My workout this morning was awesome!

1 lap - walking
2 laps - running
1 lap - soccer shuffle
50 jumpin' jacks
5 flights of stairs

Took me about 35 minutes.


Orange seemed to be the trend with my lunch today.
Ham Sandwich, Baked Cheetos, Carrots, Orange, and Watermelon with a Diet Pepsi.

Had fun playin' badmitton with Myrtle earlier.

I just love her.


I'm off to another new's a little baby! YAY!


Every once in a while, I ditch the workout clothes, curl my hair, and put on a little makeup for a date night with my hubby. Lucky for me, ...