Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Trick or Treating Safety Tips

Halloween is one of the days of the year kids anxiously anticipate. Here are a few tips to make trick or treating fun and safe for everyone.  

-Make sure to map a route beforehand if you are not familiar with the neighborhood you will be trick or treating at.

-Never let your child out of your sight! Walk with them up to the door and wait for them until they get their candy.

-Wear comfortable shoes and avoid bulky/heavy costumes.

-Make sure to check your local weather and make plans according to Mother Nature.

-Don’t forget to take a flashlight to light your child’s path as they trick or treat, and carry extra batteries in case they are needed.

-Wear reflective gear so others, especially cars can spot you in the dark.

To me the gift of motherhood is the most precious gift a woman can receive. Let's take care of our little ones and keep them safe!


I hope everyone has a fun and safe afternoon trick or treating.  


Post-Workout Snack Recipes

Here are some healthy snack ideas designed to give your body the boost it craves after a great workout. This were sent to me along with my yurbuds party kit.

yurbuds Green Berry Protein Shake
Green smoothies are all the rage and with good reasonsleafy,
green veggies are nutritional powerhouses and kale is
the leader of the pack! When you add in the fiber found in
the berries, you have one healthy and tasty treat!
• 1 1/2 cups raspberries, fresh or frozen
• 1/2 cup shredded kale
• 1 cup ice
• 1 cup skim milk (or almond milk if you prefer non-dairy)
• 1/2 banana
• 1 tablespoon honey or agave nectar
• 1 tablespoon flax seed

  1. In a blender, combine raspberries, shredded kale, milk,
  2. banana, honey, and flax seed. Blend on low until
  3. combined.
  4. Add ice and continue to blend until smooth.
Runnin’ for Hummus
This popular party favorite also makes a great substantial snack for runners! Paired with toasted pita bread, carrot sticks and celery, it will give you a healthy dose of protein, fiber, folic acid and vitamin B6.

• 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans
• 2 cloves minced garlic
• 3 teaspoons ground cumin
• ½ teaspoon salt
• 1 tablespoon olive oil
• Carrot sticks
• Celery sticks
• Pita bread
  1. Drain the garbanzo beans, reserving the liquid.
  2. In a blender or food processor combine garbanzo beans,  garlic, cumin, salt and olive oil.
  3. Blend on low speed, gradually adding reserved bean liquid, until desired consistency is achieved.
  4. Toast pita bread and cut into triangles.
  5. Serve hummus with pita and veggie sticks.

Disclosure - No compensation was received for this post. Informational Only

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Yurbuds In Home Party Review

A week ago my girlfriends and I had the opportunity to review the amazing Inspire for Women Sports Earphones by Yurbuds! I was very excited when I found out I had been selected to have this in home mommy party. For those of you that have not heard of this amazing earphones, please read below.
Yurbuds are sports headphones that will NEVER fall out! & I can attest to this. My #1 problem with earphones even headphones was that they will ALWAYS fall out, I will spend more time putting my earphones back in than actually running.

As I have mentioned before one of my favorite hobbies is running, my next run is the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day. It's a 10k (6.2mi) and I'm currently training for it, yurbuds makes my training more easier and fun. It delivers great sound and I can clearly hear my pace and current speed every time my running app sends me an update.

Here are some of the cool features of yurbuds.

Twistlock Technology - yurbuds TwistLock into place for a secure fit that never falls out, even under the most intense workout conditions.

Ultra Soft Silicone - Ergonomically designed to avoid nerve rich areas of the ear. Made with flexible silicone, yurbuds are ultra soft and comfortable for hours on end.

Exceptional Sound Quality - Clinically proven acoustics for deeper, richer sound.

Performance Enhancing - Deliver consistent music, which is clinically proven to inspire longer, harder workouts.

Sweat & Water Resistance -Developed for training in any conditions.

Ambient Noise Awareness - Designed to allow more ambient noise than most other earphones at the same volume levels.

Dry Mic -Water resistant 3 button control & microphone for controlling music and calls on the iPhone®, iPod®, and iPad®”. (Only available on Inspire Pro and Focus Pro).

Woven Cloth Cord - Tangled & torn cords are a thing of the past with our cloth coated wires. (Only available on Inspire + Cloth Cord and Driven).


Our thoughts:

The guests loved the earphones!

"Very chic & colorful"

"Simple, easy to use & the product delivers what it promises."

"Love the color, size & style. Finally a pair of earphones that do not fall out."

We put the earphones to the test. We went to the famous Memorial Park Running Trail here in Houson, TX and all I heard was great things. Finally yurbuds earphones have been design to deliver great sound, they very colorful and chic, and do not fall out!

Check out our post workout pics below.


Since I received my party kit I have been using yurbuds and I love them! Will definitely recommend you try them out if you are in the market for new earphones or if you struggle with your earphones like I did before you must try yurbuds. Photobucket

Disclosure - no compensation was received for this post. Received product kits to facilitate this review and the one of my friends.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Final Results: The Digest Diet

I owe you guys this post! First of all let me apologize, I couldn't take a picture of my weight because my scale needs new batteries. But I think the pictures and measurements below speak for themselves.

My initial weight was 158.4 lbs.                                      Weight? I had lost a total of 10lbs by day 17.
Measurements:                                                                   Measurements:
Chest 39in                                                                          Chest 39in
Left Arm 12  1/2in                                                             Left Arm 12
Right Arm 12 1/4 in                                                           Right Arm 12
Abdomen 38 in                                                                  Abdomen 35 in
Hips 44 in                                                                          Hips 41in
Left Thigh 22 in                                                                Left Thigh 22 in 
Right Thigh 23in                                                               Right Thigh 23 in
I lost a total of 10 lbs in 17 days(this was the lasts weigh in before my scale ran out of batteries) and I lost of total of 6 3/4in all over. The big difference I notice it's in my stomach and hips! I am very happy with the results and next week I want to try the diet for another round and see how I do.

-Disclosure: I am not being endorsed by The Digest Diet or The Reader's Digest. I purchased the program and this and any other posts about the program are to inform my readers only.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Free Templates for Pumpkin Carving

For the past couple of years my husband and I have made it a tradition to carve pumpkins. It's a great to spen quality time together and they look great out in our front lawn. This year it will be more fun and special because we will have 3 pumpkins instead of two. We will help our baby boy carve his first pumpkin. And even though he will have no clue of what we are doing we will make sure to capture the moment and share the pictures with him later on.

This are the pumpkins we carved last year. Mine is the one on the right and the one on the left is the hubby's.

Here are a few tips that can help you when carving pumpkins:
  • If you're a begginer select a simple pattern.
  • Pick a large pumpkin & make sure it's not bruised.
  • Use a battery operated tealight instead of a real candle to prevent a fire.
  • Do NOT eat a pumpkin that has been carved.
  • Buy a carving kit, it's easier to carve a pumpkin with the right tools.

Halloween is right around the corner now it's a good time to carve your pumpkins and display them inside your home or your front lawn.

You can dowload some free patterns here or just type free pumpkin carvin stencils in a search engine, you will find 100s of websites that offer free stencils that range from cute to spooky.

-Disclosure: Informational post only. I am not sponsored or associated with the website mentioned above.