Thursday, December 27, 2012

Friday, December 21, 2012

MAD REPS Protein Cakes Review

Delicious Grab-n-Go Nutrition that works as hard as you do!

If your energy snack is better suited in the candy or cookie aisle, how nutritious can it be? And if you are an athlete looking for maximum performance, or a busy health conscious person in need of quick energy – high-fructose corn syrup, trans-fat and preservatives just won’t cut it!
So after years of frustration with the protein bar/energy snack market, New York City Fitness Guru’s, Personal Trainer Mike Mincieli and Sports Nutritionist, Donna Mincieli, RD, set out to create their own. With sports nutrition, supplementation, and nature’s healthiest ingredients in mind, and after 100’s of trial & error test batches, the MadReps Line of high protein, healthy  cakes was finally born!

Why we’re better!

  • BAKED FRESH TO ORDER! Yes that’s right. Your cakes are not made until we receive your order. Then they are shipped out to you within 24 hours.
  • MADE WITH MINIMALLY PROCESSED REAL WHOLE FOODS that naturally contain compounds proven to improve health and function to an optimal level. Our whole food ingredients contain phytonutrients, antioxidants, probiotics, fiber and essential fatty acids (EFA’s). Research shows a diet that includes these compounds can prevent lifestyle related diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers.
  • WE DON’T ADD PRESERVATIVES. Do you really want to eat something that can sit on a shelf for weeks or months – when it’s not supposed to?
  • WE USE SUPPLEMENTS BACKED BY SCIENCE AND PROVEN TO WORK. All of our cakes are infused with at least one other natural ingredient, in a supplemental form, that enhances something – muscle growth, sports performance, mental focus, fat burning, appetite suppression, etc.

  • My Review: 10/10! 

    These protein cakes tasted like an indulgent treat! They tasted exactly like cinnamon pound cake. I LOVED THEM! They came in two different flavors, Cinnamon Oat and Guarana Almond. The Guarana Almond gave me a little boost of energy for my workout! I like eating both of them for a HEALTHY dessert! MMMM!!! 

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Monday, December 17, 2012

Quest Bars - PB&J and Banana Nut Muffin Review

Well folks, QUEST BAR has done it again!!! 

They have two new flavors:
Peanut Butter and Jelly
Banana Nut Muffin

All I gotta say is...


These were PHENOMENAL. 

The Peanut Butter and Jelly tasted just like the regular thing except in a convenient bar form!

The Banana Nut Muffin was very tasty!

I loved both of these, but I gotta say, Peanut Butter and Jelly is my ALL TIME favorite Quest Bar! 


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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Grinch Day 2012 and Announcement!!

On Wednesday, we had Grinch Day at school. My students LOVED my outfit and hair. They were fascinated by how tall my hair was! haha We had a contest with the faculty for who would be the "Who-si-est of Whos" and I was the runner up! 
It was a fun fun day! We went to the library and sat on a sleigh while the older kids read to my class. Then, we had Grinch Snacks while we watched the movie. We also held hands and sang the Who Ville song around the big Christmas tree in the foyer. I had just as much fun as the kids did! 

I finally got to babysit again! I LOVE IT! One thing I've noticed is that dogs are drawn to me. Everytime I am around a dog they want to sit in my lap and cuddle up with me. This dog decided to sit on the TOP of the couch and put his face RIGHT next to mine. We both fell asleep. haha

Today, Jared and I had a lunch date from MILES AWAY!! Thank you FaceTime! It was really nice to "eat together". 



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Monday, December 10, 2012


Old Tradition: Myrtle and I ALWAYS make Christmas countdown chains. Even though I don't babysit her everyday anymore, she is still my "little sis". I went over and decorated chains just like we've done for the past 5 years. It was fun! 

But, I have a SPECIAL countdown this year... Counting down the days until JARED AND I ARE TOGETHER AGAIN! He's been away for golf tournaments. I am SO THANKFUL that there are only 11 days left until we're together again! The number started out at 26, so 11 is like a piece of cake! 

These were taken on completely different days...
They say that couples start to mimic each other over time.... 


I LOVE this pic of us dancing at our friends' wedding. Megan and Joel! :) 

New Traditions: 
I started the Elf on the Shelf in my classroom. The kids LOVE it. 

I've been drinking Zija SUPER MIX for only 4 days, and my allergies have significantly improved! SO THANKFUL. 

I bought the Italian Grilled Vegetable Wood-Fired Pizza for a roomie night. It was delicious. 
I created the strawberry-pineapple pizza for myself to try and LOVED it as well. 

All you need is pita bread, spread cream cheese and strawberry jam on top, then top with strawberries and pinepple. 


To complete our roomie night, we had dessert from The Cheesecake Factory.


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Charmin Freshmates Review

I received a free sample of the new Charmin Freshmates wipes to review and post on my blog.

Charmin® Freshmates® are made with just the right amount of moisture so when used with dry toilet paper, the flushable wet wipes give a cleaner clean than dry bath tissue alone. Because you wouldn't bathe with just a dry towel and expect to get clean.

I have to admit, I've used toilet paper all my life, so this was a little different for me. I imagine families with young children would REALLY ENJOY these because they probably have accidents and spills DAILY with their kids. They did smell good and were easily flushable like the package said! 

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Sunday, December 2, 2012

It's December already?!?!?

Hey there! It's been a while since I've posted about life. So, here goes: 

Thanksgiving with Jared's family was wonderful. 

The gang... (minus grandparents) 

I love them all! 

At MIDNIGHT on Thanksgiving, Jared and I started off Black friday with a WORKOUT! His trainer was doing a charity event for a little boy off the Angel Tree. We had a tough workout, then headed out to the malls to do some shopping! 

We didn't go to sleep until 5:30 AM. We had a BLAST. Love spending any time we can together... even if it's 4:30AM and I say, "babe, I think I just hit the wall" and proceed to almost fall asleep leaning my head on his shoulder as we walk through the mall... hahaha.. 

Random Stuff that I want to share because I can...

I painted my nails BRIGHT PINK so it would remind me of summer when I look at them and hopefully make me warmer... :) 

Love a note from a student in my class. So sweet. Then, as if that wasn't sweet enough, I recieved a note from the OTHER first grade class too! WHAT A SWEETHEART!!! 

We finally have appliances from the 21st century in my condo now!!!!! Brand new stove and microwave. I'm so glad we updated them when we did because the technician said the wires were so old on our other stove that it could have started a FIRE soon. Apparently it wasn't installed correctly many many moons ago when it was first put in. GOD WAS DEFINITELY LOOKING OUT FOR US!!! 

I got some PB2 from the giveaway that I won from Amy. It is SO GOOD!!! It's peanut butter that's in powder form. You just add water and VOILA! DELICIOUS PEANUT BUTTER WITH only 45 calories and 1.5 g of fat per TWO TABLESPOONS!!!!!!!


Hope everyone is having a great start to DECEMBER!!!

Only 20 days until Jared and I get to see each other!!!! CAN'T. WAIT. 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Boom Chicka Pop Review

Boom Chicka Pop Review

Info about Boom Chicka Pop: 
100% awesome, 0% guilt. the hint of sweet ups the ante to a deliciously svelte 37 calories per cup. Made to our exacting, naturally simple standards.
Popcorn, Fair Trade Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Sunflower Oil, Sea Salt.

They came in two flavors: Sea Salt and Lightly Sweet. 

My Review: 10/10!
Popcorn is my favorite snack. I LOVED the taste of both of the flavors and the fact that I could eat a LOT of popcorn without eating too many calories! It's the perfect snack for when the munchies hit. 

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