Showing posts from January, 2013

Please help us win our DREAM wedding!!!

We would love it if you could help us win our DREAM WEDDING.
Just click on our picture. All you have to do is register ONE TIME.  Then, you can vote daily! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! :)

P28 High Protein Spread Review

I've review P28's High Protein Bread, Bagels, and Flatbread on the blog before, and now I have their new SIGNATURE SPREAD to add! 
Here's some info: P28 is proud to offer our all-new P28 High Protein Spreads.  Our P28 Spreads are an extremely delicious and nutritious addition to any of our P28 Bread products. Whether you love our Bread, Bagels, Flats, or all You Can Add Some Spread to your Bread!  Add two tablespoons of P28 Peanut Butter Spread to a slice of P28 Bread, and you've got 28 grams of PROTEIN! P28 High Protein Peanut Butters are All Natural and jam packed with 14 grams of Protein per serving. Our Spreads also have No Sugar Added, 0 Sodium, 0 Trans Fat, and are Cholesterol Free. Our Spreads are made with the absolute highest quality ingredients, including Whey Protein Isolate - the highest quality protein source on the market today.  
Our P28 Spreads currently come in 4 flavors: Peanut Butter - Our classic P28 High Protein Peanut Butter sp…

Trail Mix APP Review and Giveaway!

I was given a promo code to download the Trail Mix APP for free to review on the blog!
My Review: 10/10!  It was awesome! The faster I went, the faster the tempo of my music... This is perfect for runners especially, to give you a little pep in your step when you're just ready to give up... I thought it was fun just to use on the elliptical as well. 
How it Works
- You pick a song to start off with, and in seconds, TrailMix will have determined its exact tempo
- The pace of your footsteps is automatically detected using the accelerometer sensor built into your device
- TrailMix remixes the song to match your current pace by making the tempo faster or slower as necessary
Read more about how TrailMix works. Amazingly Fun to Use
TrailMix Music Player is for everyone, not just workout enthusiasts, because it makes even a casual walk into a delightful experience. Step in sync with the music and brighten your day as you:
- walk to school or work
- stroll to a nearby store or restaurant

Fiber Gourmet Thinables Review

FiberGourmet sent me their new Thinables to try and review on the blog! 

Here's some info about FiberGourmet Thinables:  Get the only cheese crackers that taste just like Cheese Nips (or Cheez-Its), but with literally half the calories! After a long hiatus, our often-requested Cheese Snacks are finally available again, under our new Cheese Thinables® brand. It's the exact same crackers as before, made with the same formula at the same plant, just with new packaging. Tangy Cheese cracker tasteJust 60 calories per oz - compare to 140 in Cheeze-Its®11g fiber per oz (44% of your Daily Value!)Six 6-oz boxes per case. Sorry, no single-serve pouches at this time.They also have Wheat Thinables:
Wheat Thinables®Nabisco
Snack Crackers®Special K
Cracker ChipsServing Size 1 oz 1 oz 1 ozCalories 70 …

True Love.

Words cannot describe how much my fiance means to me. For the longest time, I would cry myself to sleep at night because I felt like I was the only single girl in the world. I am a Christian and I knew that God had someone special in store for me, but goodness, it was hard being patient! I was in my last semester of college to become a teacher, when my mom suggested using Eharmony. She told me that three different teachers from her work married the man that they went on their first date with from the website. I was a little skeptical, but figured, why not give it a shot? Well, I was on the website for only ONE WEEK before Jared started communicating with me. It was crazy how much we had in common. I was SO IMPRESSED by his representation of Christ! Finding a man that loved Christ just as much as I did was my number one priority. We emailed each other back and forth on the website for a few days, then we started texting each other. We had to wait a few days to actually talk because Ja…

Diet-To-Go Review

Okay, it's no secret that I love HEALTHY EATING. Well, I was given the opportunity to try Diet-To-Go meals and post a review here. :)

I was very impressed with Diet-to-Go.  It is a diet delivery system. They ship the meals to you frozen in ice packs and they are delivered RIGHT TO YOUR DOOR!  I originally thought the meals from Diet-to-Go would be like the Healthy Choice and Lean Cuisines I buy from Kroger and Walmart, but was highly impressed by the food options.  There were many delicious and exciting meals that I had never had as healthy meal choices before.  Plus the meals tasted much better than many microwave meals and they KEPT ME FULL!!! (which NEVER happens with microwave meals!)

My favorites included: Breakfast Meal
fajita omelet with mozzarella and seasoned artichokes Lunch Meal Chicken Salad Dinner Meal
Baked Spaghetti Pie
Here's some info about Diet-to-Go:

Diet-to-Go is consistently ranked a top pick in taste tests and was recently ranked the top meal plan in a …

Bridal Showcase Fun

My mom and I went to a bridal showcase. It was lots of fun! We met a lot of vendors, entered into drawings for prizes, had fun in the photobooth, sampled yummy food, and watched a cool fashion show! 
BUT... the best part of the entire day was that I had my name drawn to participate in the CAKE DIVE for a diamond necklace!!!! Check out the video...

So, I didn't win, but it was a lot of fun! I got a goodie bag and it had some nice coupons inside! :)

I am really going to be a BRIDE!!!!! YAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYY!!!!! :)

Looking Back on My 2012 Goals

Looking back on 2012, I must say, it was a pretty good year.  I decided to revisit my goals and see how I did with them.
1. Try a new recipe at least once a month - CHECK! I have definitely tried to create new things for myself, and every time Jared visited me, I tried to make something new with him or for him! :) 
2. Eat sweets more often in moderation - CHECK! I definitely ate more sweets than I ever have before and I didn't gain weight OR FEEL BAD afterwards. Jared has helped me overcome my body image issues. He is my rock and support system. Ever since we started dating, not a single bad thought has crossed my mind as far as "not eating enough" like I used to do! SO THANKFUL!!!!
3. Stop worrying about everything being perfect - half CHECK! I can still do a better job in this area. I started my career and tend to be SUPER HARD on myself about doing everything exactly right. I am a BRAND NEW TEACHER. I am going to make mistakes! But, I can learn from them and grow. I …

Cascadian Farms - Crunchy Granola Bars - Oats and Honey Review

Cascadian Farms asked me to try a BRAND NEW PRODUCT that will hit the shelves this month! 
Crunchy Granola Bars - Oats and Honey flavor.
My Review:10/10! These were so flavorful and packed a good crunch!  They were not too crunchy that it hurts to bite, like some crunchy bars I have eaten before. :) They were DELICIOUS! 
 You gotta throw some in your cart when you see them in the store!
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Our Proposal (His and Her version)


When I decided it was time to ask Kelsey to marry me, I knew I had to ask with some style. After talking to her parents, her mom made it clear to me it had to be memorable.  Which was fitting because we were planning on going on a family trip to Disney world. I thought, how perfect would it be in front of the Disney castle in front of the family.  Well unfortunately plans fell through on Disney. The back up plan was Kelsey and I going to Vegas with my parents. Immediately I thought of the Venetian and the gondola rides. It would be a perfect place to ask and of course it would be memorable. We flew out Christmas morning to Vegas through Detroit. Unfortunately we fly stand by, which means we aren't guaranteed a seat. Which also means we could be stuck in an airport all day, and in this case, we did. Spending all day in the airport trying to find places to fly into and thinking of alternate plans of when and where to ask got me pretty upset and let down. So since we…

Rush Bowls Review

Rush Bowls from Rush Bowls on Vimeo.

Rush Bowls are Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy free, Soy free, Nut free, and Wheat Free. They have NO artificial sweeteners, additives, or preservatives. They also have NO GMOS and NO MSG.  Rush Bowls can be enjoyed on the go! They are a quick, well balanced meal in a bowl. 
******************************************************* MY REVIEW:
Power Bowl: 5/10. This one tasted GROSS. Jared tried it too and didn't like it either. I don't know what it was, but we just did not like this flavor. It had blueberries, bananas, raspberries, soymilk, whey protein, and rolled oats.
Oasis Bowl: 8/10. This flavor tasted a LOT better. We really enjoyed the coconutty and fruity flavors.This flavor had peach juice, coconut milk, pineapples, and mangoes. The granola topping was a lovely addition!
Yoga Bowl: 7/10. This one tasted good, but not as good as the Oasis Bowl. This flavor had mango, pineapple, banana, vanilla soy milk, and green tea. This flavor also had gr…

Zim's Naturally Based Products Review

Zim's Naturally Based Products
Zim's Max-Freeze® is a naturally-based topical analgesic that freezes away minor muscle and joint aches & pains quickly.
*Use to temporarily relieve the pain of:
Sore Muscles & Muscle SprainsBack, Shoulder & Neck PainPainful Ankle, Knee, Hip & Elbow JointsMuscular StrainsZim's Max-Freeze® features:
Certified Organic IlexCertified Organic ArnicaCertified Organic AloeNo Parabens, Synthetic Fragrance, Sulfates, Paraffins, DEA, Petrolatum, or Mineral OilAll in a greaseless, stain-free formula!

Zim's Crack Creme® was developed by a pharmacist in Austintown, OH. Local cement workers frequently visited the pharmacy, complaining of dry, cracked skin; the cement business took its toll on the workers' hands and feet.
The pharmacist saw a need, and began developing an all-natural, herbal-based liquid formula designed to help the cement workers. This formula became what was called "Cement Workers' Lotion."
Cement Work…

FRS #HealthySlim Review

I was sent this box of products from FRS to complete through FitFluential. All of the opinions are my own. 
All FRS® products feature quercetin, a powerful all-natural antioxidant found in foods such as blueberries, red apples and grapes. It has been shown in multiple clinical trials to provide sustained energy, increased endurance, immune system support along with many other health benefits. FRS uses only QU995™, the purest quercetin available, and combines it with a patented mix of green tea extract and vitamins to deliver optimum performance. A serving of FRS contains a healthy amount of quercetin, but to get the equivalent you'd have to be willing - and able - to eat 40 apples in a sitting! How Does Quercetin Work? Instead of using lots of caffeine and sugar to give your body a lift, FRS activates your body's own energy-producing mechanisms for sustained energy without fear of crashing. Quercetin acts in the body as a “super fuel” that mimics the effects of …