Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Nutrisystem’s My Way Plan ~ Weekly Motivation! (Week 8 Results)

In exchange for participating in the Nutrisystem #NSNation Blogger Program, I will receive the Nutrisystem My Way program, free of charge, which includes food and support services for three consecutive months.  All opinions are my own.

The exact day I started my most recent weight loss journey with Nutrisystem, I started a 12 week Get Fit program at the gym.  We meet two nights a week for 30 minutes and alternate through different cardio and weight circuits.  There are four wonderful ladies in my group and we get our butts kicked every week by our encouraging trainer.

There are times when I think that my body is going to give out, that my legs are going to fall out from underneath me and that my arms are not going to be able to hold me up!  There are times where I have sweat dripping off my face and that I feel that it is impossible to take another step.  Then I hear it... "Come on Ladies, You're Doing Great!  You Are Rock Stars!" 

Diabetes Awareness Month ~ Healthy Habits for a Healthy Life!

This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them.


If you would have asked me ten years ago who I knew with diabetes, I would have said my grandparents.  I never would have thought it was something that affected children, or young people.  Today, I know several people of all ages (including young children) that have diabetes.  I have come to realize that things we may think of only as affecting "old people" or "overweight people" don't discriminate.

I've also come to learn that diabetes isn't an excuse to stop doing what you love and enjoy.  It doesn't have to hold you back and there are steps that can be taken to help support your overall health and lessen the effects of diabetes.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month and I'm going to share some helpful information that was provided to me by J&J and The Motherhood.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

30 Days of Thanks ~ Day 18

I'm so lucky to be a mom, wife and an Auntie!!  I love being able to spend time with my nieces and nephews and spoil them rotten!  Even though I don't get to see them as often as I would like, I enjoy every single moment I can with them!


Today, I am thankful for my adorable nieces and nephews and the fact that my kids are lucky enough to have them as cousins!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Mrs. Cavanaugh's Chocolates ~ Buy 1 lb Get 1 lb FREE!

I will be receiving a sample of Mrs. Cavanaugh's Chocolates in exchange for sharing the following information and a review.

Time was when Marie Cavanaugh spent hours in her South Dakota farmhouse each Christmas season making pecan rolls and homemade chocolates for holiday gifting.


"It started when my aunt sent her pecan-rolls recipe," Mrs. Cavanaugh recalled. "I gave the recipe my own touch and started making the yummy specialties. Then I began dipping chocolates. Our friends and neighbors loved these treats, encouraging me to start a candy business. Finally, I decided it might be a good idea.'"

Her husband George and children Carla, Lorraine, Calvin, Colene and Genise rallied, helping Mrs. Cavanaugh fill demands for her homemade sweets.

Honolulu Jewelry Company: Silver Turtle Pendant (Holiday Gift Guide ~ Review & Giveaway)

I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine. 

Although I've never been to Hawaii, I've always dreamed of going to Maui and Honolulu!  Maybe one day I will be able to cross that trip off of my bucket list, but until then I can easily bring a little bit of Hawaii into my life thanks to the Honolulu Jewelry Company.


Since 1981, Honolulu Jewelry Company has delighted its customers with the finest Hawaiian Jewelry.  I was fortunate enough to receive an adorable Turtle Silver Pendant.  My daughter happens to adore turtles, so this beautiful necklace is going to make the perfect gift!  My daughter has always wanted to swim with a dolphin and sea turtle... so maybe one day her dream will come true as well.

When I think of Hawaii, I think of totem poles, tropical flowers, sea turtles, luaus, volcanoes, sandy beaches and crystal blue water.  The Honolulu Jewelry Company carries a beautiful variety of jewelry that embraces all of your favorite things about the vacation paradise... Hawaiian jewelry, rings and pendants that feature sea life, waves, and flowers. 

30 Days of Thanks ~ Day 17

One word... FAMILY!  I am thankful every single moment for my wonderful family!  I can't imagine what life would be like without them and I enjoy every moment we spend together!


Today I am thankful for my beautiful and quirky daughter!  She is a straight A student and a Girl Scout.  Not a single day goes by that she doesn't make me laugh.  She can make me smile even on my most difficult days!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

30 Days of Thanks ~ Day 16

I've already said that I'm thankful for wonderful family and amazing husband!  Today I am thankful for my smart, handsome, athletic, teenage son!  He makes me proud every single day and gives me hope that his dad and I must be doing something right!

He is a straight A student, ASB president, a star wrestler and a member of Idaho Drugs Free Youth, Leadership and National Junior Honors Society!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

30 Days of Thanks ~ Day 15

Today I am thankful for my wonderful husband.  We have been married for 15 1/2 years and not a day goes by that he doesn't prove that he is 110% there for the kids and I!  I can't imagine where I would be without him.