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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

My New Years Goals for Immune Support*

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It's the New Year woo-hoo!  I cannot believe we are finally in two thousand and fifteen!  Can you believe it?  For me the New Year means a blank page to begin anew.  I like to set goals for myself with each New Year and I usually find myself accomplishing them as long as I don't make the list too long.  Some of my goals include cooking with more vegetables, joining a gym (just did that!), organizing my basement (yikes!), making sure my immune system* remains supported by paying more attention to what goes into me, and spending more time with my children doing things they love. Hey I've already lost 75 pounds and for 2015 I'd love to lose 40 more, I so can do it if I put my mind to it!

So let's talk about my New Year goals for immune support and more.  I went to Walmart and browsed their health & beauty aisles to find a vitamin C supplement right smack dab in the middle of the vitamins shelves.  Ester-C is currently on rollback at Walmart!  I ended up buying two bottles of Ester-C 24 hour immune support*.  One bottle was the 500 mg for myself and the other was the 1000 mg maximum strength for my husband.  I also grabbed a daily pill container that has the days of the week in a cute color.  I figured since I am so forgetful it might help to have a better way to keep track of my supplements that I take.  I already take a daily hair, skin, and nail chewable and I know I've forgotten those a few times.  I'm pretty sure this will help a lot.


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Step 1: Immune Support/Proactive Maintenance
I will be placing all my daily supplements including my Ester-C 24 Hour Immune Support capsules into my little day of the week organizer.  This will keep me on track and help me from missing my daily dose.  I will keep my pill holder right by the coffee machine because I never miss a cup of Joe in the morning.  I read that Ester-C is C-Sorb enhanced so it works with my white blood cells for up to 24 hours and keeps working long after a regular vitamin C supplement.  I have been comforted to find that Ester-C is non-acidic and very gentle on my stomach.


Step 2: Eating Better & Exercising
I'll be eating a colorful lunch filled with fresh fruits, vegetables, lots of water and some protein on the side.  After lunch a brisk walk or trip to the gym for at least 30 minutes minimum.  If I cannot make it to the gym or outside to walk then I will try to do stretches and some exercise inside of the house.


Step 3 : De-stress
I am using a few drops of pure lavender oil with an unscented lotion that I've put into an old jar.  If you try this be sure and check if you are sensitive to the oil before using and don't put more than 2% oil versus lotion mixed.  I start by rubbing that lotion on a few pressure points every evening before bed.  I love the relaxing effect.

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Pretty simple right?  I think so!  I like keeping things simple especially when it comes to supporting my health.  If it gets too complicated I won't follow through and I know that.  I'm sure many of you are just like me as well.  I am so excited for 2015 and what it is going to bring my way.  Many blessings in this new year to you all!

I'll be following the Ester-C Facebook page and Ester-C Twitter account, I hope you will join me!


Saturday, February 21, 2015

Disney On Ice is Here!

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My kids really like Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse so I’m very excited that Disney on Ice is coming to Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI.  Disney On Ice is going to be a magical show and my family is going to be so excited when they find out we are going!  The kids beg all the time for us to take a trip to Walt Disney World.  I went as a child many times with my parents and have fond memories of our times spent together there.  A trip may happen some day with my own children but for now we are going to take advantage of shows like this that come to town.

We are going to parent teacher conferences and then right after their reward for working so hard in school will be the Disney On Ice show!  I've already peeked at their grades posted online and they have done well and worked so hard.  

Embark on the ultimate sightseeing holiday with all your favorite Disney characters inDisney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure.  Join Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and Daisy on a journey to the magical worlds of Disney’s The Lion KingThe Little MermaidPeter Panand Lilo & Stitch.  You’ll explore the Pride Lands with Simba, Timon and Pumbaa; voyage under the sea with Ariel and all her aquatic friends; tour London with Peter Pan and Wendy, before flying to Never Land; and travel to Hawaii to visit Lilo and Stitch.  Upbeat music, loveable characters and exciting destinations make Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure a holiday you’ll never forget.
Click here to purchase tickets to a Disney On Ice show near you!

Purchase tickets by phone:
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Tickets as low as $15!

FEB 26, 2015 - MAR 01, 2015
VAN ANDEL ARENA
Grand RapidsMI



Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Slow Cooker Easy Breakfast Sweet Rolls

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Nothing warms up your day more than a delicious warm sweet roll.  One of my favorite things in my recipe box of easy breakfast ideas are sweet rolls.  I remember my mom making cinnamon sweet rolls homemade when I was a kid, she made almost everything from scratch.  She would work in the kitchen for a few hours a day and I have no idea how she had the time or patience with my sisters and I running around.  Let's just say we were very energetic kids ha!

These days I just don't have the time to spend in the kitchen like that, as much as I'd love to.  Our family is very active outside the home with sports, dance, and the gym.  I enjoy the fact that I can run out to Walmart and pick up a couple rolls of delicious sweet roll dough, makes life more simple and is as good as homemade.  Pepperidge Farm Sweet Rolls were available at my Walmart and wow are they good!  I've made them as-is as well as transforming them into something even more phenomenal.  I found mine right by all the other refrigerated dough and refrigerated cookie dough at my Walmart, not too far from the orange juice refrigerators.  I purchased some 100% Florida orange juice to drink with our sweet rolls as well as turn into a glaze for over the top.  If you make this recipe be sure to look for the $1 off coupon tear pad by the orange juice shelf for when you buy both the 100% Florida OJ and the Pepperidge Farm sweet rolls together.

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Slow Cooker Easy Breakfast Sweet Rolls

Ingredients for Sweet Rolls

1. 2 cans of Pepperidge Farm Sweet Rolls (I chose the Pecan Caramel)
2. 1/4 cup melted butter
3. 4 eggs
4. 1/2 cup milk
5. 1/2 tsp nutmeg
6. 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Ingredients for Glaze (whisk together)

1. 1/4 cup 100% Florida OJ
2. 1 cup powdered sugar

Directions

1. Line your slow cooker with heavy duty foil
2. Pour melted butter into the foil and use a spoon or brush to rub this up the side of the foil a bit
3. Open up the Pepperidge Farm Sweet Rolls and set caramel and pecans to the side
4. Cut each sweet roll into quarters and drop into the slow cooker, evenly distribute
5. Beat milk and eggs together and pour over the top of the sweet rolls
6. Sprinkle the spices over
7. Cut a corner off the caramel and squeeze all around the edges and all over
8. Turn slow cooker into high and put the lid on, cook for about 1 hour 30 minutes
9. Drizzle orange juice glaze over the top and sides
10. Use a large flat spatula to loosen the sweet roll casserole from the foil and then slide into a large serving platter

ENJOY!

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

No Bake Yogurt Cookie Bites

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Every day seems to get busier.  I promised myself that this year I would make a little more time for some "me moments".  This could be anything from taking a break to paint my nails to eating a delicious snack while looking through an old favorite cookbook.  Just one moment a day where I can take a deep breath and let go of some stress.

A yummy snack idea came to my mind the other day when I was shopping at Walmart.  I stayed at a resort and spa a couple summers ago and in the spa they served some delicious bars.  I believe the bars were made with peanut butter, oatmeal and some nuts and fruit.  They were so good and I grabbed a few extra to take with me to my room.  I thought that I could make something similar to the bars to have at home and the New Muller Ice Cream Inspired Yogurt would be perfect for my recipe.  Muller Ice Cream Inspired Yogurt is just the right amount of wrong.  The perfect indulgence that we all deserve!

While shopping at Walmart I found Muller Ice Cream Inspired Yogurt that is a better-for-you alternative to ice cream and other treats.  There were three flavors: Raspberry Chocolate Chip, Mint Chocolate Chip, and Vanilla Bean.  All are equally delicious and definitely remind me of my favorite ice cream!  I found these in the yogurt/dairy aisle of my Walmart store right in the middle of all the different yogurts.  There is also a wonderful coupon that I found in my 1/4/15 Sunday paper for $1 off 5 (offer valid until 2/15/15).

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No Bake Yogurt Cookie Bites Recipe

Ingredients

1. 8 oz of Muller ice cream inspired yogurt in Vanilla Bean (there will be leftover for a little snack) You can use any of the other flavors if you want to swap! These are 5.3 oz each and a great source of protein.
2. 1 cup natural creamy or chunky peanut butter
3. 2 cups quick cooking oats
4. 1/2 cup honey

**The rest are optional/as you like and amounts may vary but I used them all!  I do recommend adding in at least two additions.  Feel free to add-in or switch out anything you wish.  Maybe you enjoy cashews and dried cherries more ect...  Just be sure to only use six additions maximum or the mix will be too dry.

5. 1/2 cup salted/roasted sunflower seeds
6. 1/2 cup sweetened coconut
7. 1/2 cup 1/4 cup flax seeds
8. 1/2 cup dried cranberries
9. 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
10. 1/4 cup chopped pecans

Directions

1. Pour wet ingredients into a large bowl and whisk to combine
2. Dump everything else in and stir very thoroughly
3. Use a teaspoon sized scoop to portion balls out onto a sheet of wax paper that has been placed onto a cookie sheet.  You may roll the balls if you want them to be more uniform but I like mine as is.  I press into a cookie dough baller tightly and that seems to work perfectly, keeps hands clean too.
4. Set the tray full into the freezer (covered with plastic wrap or more wax paper) for roughly 20 minutes so they set up.
5. Store in a wax paper lined sealed container in the refrigerator.  I like to place extra sheets of wax paper in between each new layer of bites.  I like to use mine up within a week but they usually do not even last that long with my family.

These make excellent snacks on the go or for a quick "me moment".  They are just so delicious!  I even like to enjoy them with a cup of the yogurt we used inside of these, it is the perfect pairing.  You can feel good about eating dessert first!

**Recipe makes around 50 bites

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Saturday, January 10, 2015

AMSOIL ARENACROSS coming to YOU! #AmsoilAX

The Amsoil AMA Arenacross will be held at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids,Michigan from January 16th to January 18th, 2015.  Check the Facebook link below for more show locations! 

Location:-Van Andel Arena
130 Fulton West Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Show Times
Friday - 7:00 PM
Saturday - 7:00 PM
Sunday - 12:00 PM

Doors Open
Friday & Saturday - 6:00 PM
Sunday - 11:00 AM

AMSOIL Arenacross Pro Racing
Friday, January 16:
Front Row - $35 All Seats
Gold Circle - $25 All Seats
Lower Bowl - $20 Adults / $12 Kids (ages 2-12)
Upper Bowl - $15 Adults / $12 Kids (ages 2-12)

Saturday, January 17:
Front Row - $35 All Seats
Gold Circle - $25 All Seats
Lower Bowl - $20 Adults / $12 Kids (ages 2-12)
Upper Bowl - $15 Adults / $12 Kids (ages 2-12)

Amateur Day
Sunday, January 18:
General Admission - $15 All Seats

All tickets $2 more on day of show.
Facility, Convenience, Service, Handling, and other charges may apply.

We hope to see you there!

To purchase tickets or more information about this event, Please click HERE and follow their Facebook page to find more events in your area!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Brown Sugar Apples and Marie Callender's Pies

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Our family tries to come together every evening for family supper time.  It doesn't always work out perfectly but we try our best.  My husband works long hours plus the kids and I are involved in lots of activities.  Winter is here and the days can be chilly, it is definitely pot pie season and we love that Marie Callender's tastes like homemade.  We can all gather around the table and enjoy a wonderful family meal together.  I can either microwave these if in a hurry or bake when I know I have the time.  I found my pot pies in the frozen meals aisle at Walmart.  I bought pretty much every variety there was.  My favorite is the chicken corn chowder pot pie but they are all so delicious.

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Hot buttery brown sugar and cinnamon apples are a great side dish to any comfort food meal.  I picked up a few apples to go along with the Marie Callender's pot pies I had in my cart.  The apples recipe is really simple and I make mine in the microwave but you could do it on the stove top if that's what you prefer.  The sweet caramel-y goodness of the apples goes great alongside a savory, golden flaky Marie Callender's pie.  Each pot pie serves two and so for every pot pie you make just double the recipe.  I make these all the time because they are so easy.

The recipe is easy!  I make mine while the Marie Callender's pies are near the end of their baking.

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Apples

Ingredients (serves 2)
-3 apples of any kind (I chose gala, granny smith, and golden delicious)
-1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
-1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
-1 Tbsp salted butter
-1 or 2 cinnamon sticks (optional)
-1 tsp orange zest (also optional)

Directions
1. Peel apples if you wish or just core and slice
2. Place apple slices into a microwaveable bowl
3. Toss apple slices in the sugar, butter, and cinnamon
4. Microwave at 1 minute intervals for 4-5 minutes until apples are tender
5. Let cool for a few minutes as liquid sugar will be hot and then serve after tossing around a bit and taking out your cinnamon sticks.  Top with orange zest if you have it.

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Please check out the Comforts From Home Project to help support our troops!  Look for specially marked boxes, go online and enter the codes.  Everytime we enter our codes Marie Callender's will make a donation to USO2GO, a USO program that brings things like electronic gear and books to our troops in remote locations.

Visit http://www.mariecallendersmeals.com/ to learn more about this product and then check out http://potpieplease.com/ for more great recipes!  Marie Callender's also has a Facebook page and I like to follow there to stay updated on news and coupons here.
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