Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Avocado Tuna Salad

I made this last night for dinner and I was very impressed. Not only was it very quick to put together, but it tasted good. It tasted good enough that my two year old ate it and even asked for more! Can't go wrong with that. This recipe is enough for 4 people, so cut it in half if you want it just for yourself and some leftovers for tomorrows lunch. Enjoy.

2 5oz cans of tuna
2 Avocados
Juice of 1 lemon
Chopped yellow onion to taste
Salt & Pepper to taste
Stir all together and serve in a Romaine Lettuce wrap!
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Thursday, May 22, 2014

AirRAM Cordless Vacuum Cleaner Giveaway

Welcome to the

Push Through Spring Cleaning Sweepstakes

Organized by Budget Earth
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Special thanks to

Sponsored by Gtech
  What is your least favorite chore during cleaning? For many people, it's vacuuming. Nothing is worse than lugging around a heavy vacuum and dealing with messy bags that make cleaning even more difficult. Wouldn't it be great if there was a fairly inexpensive, lightweight vacuum on the market that does everything you want without the mess? Well, its time to put that heavy vacuum aside, since we are about to make your dream come true with the GTech AirRam Vacuum. This lightweight, cordless, and bagless vacuum is light enough for just about anyone to pick up one handed, and has a is great at picking up dirt, dust, pethair, and even common allergens. To make emptying even easier, it compresses vacuuming debris into tidy bales, making cleaning up quick and simple. Best of all, it can hold up to a 40 minute charge on a single battery, letting you take care of all of your cleaning without wasting power or stopping for a charge! While the GTech AirRam may just be making its way to the US, it is the fastest growing vacuum brand in the United Kingdom. People all over the world are falling in love with this vacuum since it is lightweight, and easy enough to maneuver to allow you to vacuum almost any surface, even under furniture or on stairs! To learn more about this awesome vacuum, make sure to watch this awesome video by Brookstone and read Budget Earth's GTech AirRam Review!

Currently, the GTech AirRam is sold for $350 on Brookstone online, or can be purchased directly from the GTech website. If you purchase this vacuum directly from Gtech, you can try this vacuum for 30 days to see if this is the right vacuum for you. They even pay for shipping both ways, making it totally risk free for you. Once you try this vacuum, you will see why Susan at Budget Earth loves hers! Would you like to win this awesome vacuum for your own family? We are excited to be working with GTech on this fantastic giveaway, where one lucky reader will win a Gtech AirRam vacuum! To learn more, make sure to read the rules below and then enter through the Rafflecopter! Push Through Spring Cleaning Sweepstakes Sweepstakes
  • One lucky reader will win a Gtech AirRam Vacuum ($350 value).
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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Run or Dye 2014

Last year we ran our first "Color" run. We did the Color me Rad in Detroit. We had so much fun that we decided to do a fun run like this once a year so this year we went with a few friends that were doing the Run or Dye. It's very difficult to not have a good time on one of these color runs. The company is great, the atmosphere is fun and we had great weather. We couldn't has for much more!

Everyone after the race!

Getting warmed up!
 The Run or Dye is truly a fun run. There are no specific wave times and it is not timed at all. When you arrive, you get in line and they release runners every 5 minutes. The DJ's at the start line have great music and are awesome at getting everyone pumped up!

Let's get started!!!
 This year the race fell on my baby cousins 16th birthday. Not only was it her birthday, but this was also her first 5K. I truly hope to be a role model in health and fitness and am glad to get her started young. I didn't really start running till I was almost 27 and wish every day I would have started a better routine at a younger age.
 All the people throwing color seem to have missed me. Even when I ran straight up to them, I still didn't end up with much. But my cousin, husband and almost everyone else were completely covered! My only complaint about this run, is that is is definitely not a 5K. I forgot to turn on my running app, but I can tell you that we were done in 25 minutes and I walked for five. I've heard this complaint before about this track so I wasn't surprised. But all together it was a great time, an awesome first run for my cousin and a great day to be outside!
Till the next one!

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Challenging Myself

Sometimes, you just need to challenge yourself to make changes in order to reach your end goal. And that is exactly what I am doing since becoming a Beachbody coach. Over the last year and a half things were going pretty well. I was eating great with some random "cheats" here and there and it was all working wonderfully because I wasn't gaining any weight. Recently the cheats have become more often and some weight has sneakily made its way back. It's funny how those things work isn't it?

My goal is to look and feel better than I did in the picture above. I want to be more toned and feel extremely comfortable at the beach this summer. Because of this, I will be ACTIVELY participating in my next 30 day challenge. If you are interested in joining me, you can contact me at or leave a comment and I will be in touch! I can't wait to get started! 

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

MEGA Ad Space Giveaway

I have teamed up with Simply Clarke and 24 other bloggers to bring you a MEGA Ad Space Giveaway. One winner will win 25 ad spaces on 25 different blogs for the month! That means a ton of exposure for your blog, FREE. On top of that, we tried to make it super easy to enter, so all of the links are Facebook pages. Enter below to win and make sure to thank all the lovely co-hosts - Good Luck!

Also, I am offering $10 Ad spots on my blog for the month. Check out my Sponsor page for more details!
Simply Clarke | Social Ad Space
A Little Too Jolley | Social Media Love
The Everyday Joys | Daily Ad 600x100
Elle & Elle | 250x250 Ultimate Feature
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Living Lavender | Grande Ad Spot
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Denim & Daydreams | Large ad space
Enjoy Essential | Mid sized Ad
The Samantha Show | Large Top Knot
Happily Ever After | 125x125
Danielle Faith | Medium
LIVE with Crystal | Standard Ad
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Erica Jacquline Shine Bright
Everyday Thoughts | 250x350
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Southern Beauty Guide | Featured AD Space(300X200)
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Workout Wednesday: Week 2 Les Mills Pump

This week I started Week Two of Les Mills Pump. Week one was refreshing. I felt great getting back into working out, eating right and adding a daily shake to my daily meals. Week one consisted of the Pump Challenge 3 times along with Abs and Flow once. I definitely felt sore some days but am going to up my weight this week.

Here is how Week 2 looks:
Monday: Pump & Burn (30 Minutes)
Tuesday: Rest
Wednesday: Pump Challenge & Abs (40 Minutes Total)
Thursday: Flow (20 Minutes)
Friday: Pump & Burn (30 Minutes)
Saturday: Rest
Sunday: Abs (20 minutes)

After working out and showering, I got Zachary up to get ready to go. As I was packing his lunch, he decided that he wanted to get a morning workout in. He tried lifting Dad's and it wouldn't budge. He moved over to my weights and to my surprise he was able to lift it! We put it away after this but it's so cute to see him want to do everything that we do. 

I love that I am able to do this workout in my living room. There's no drive time to the gym and I can do it all while Zachary is sleeping, either first thing in the morning, evening after his bedtime, or nap time during the weekend. 

I also started using Shakeology last week. Today was the first day I didn't have it (My blender just stopped working this AM) and I notice a difference. I love how I feel full longer in the morning, get a ton of nutrients on the go and feel great. 

Right now my favorite recipe is:
1 scoop vegan chocolate Shakeology
1 Banana
1 cup ice
10 oz Almond Milk.

It tastes great. Do you have a favorite smoothie or Shakeology recipe?

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Work with the best: TODAY ONLY

I'm SO excited to share this opportunity with everyone. If you have ever considered buying Shakeology, doing a Beachbody Challenge, or even becoming a coach, this is the day! If you sign up for any of the three items mentioned, you are entered into a one of a kind challenge group that includes a nutritionist, a figure competitor, a personal trainer and myself. Email me ASAP if you are interested in additional information!

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