Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
There is a sale going on for Body Marinade. Never heard of them? Well, they are pretty cool. You can design your own custom scents for body wash, candles, etc. You should check them out.
From now until 9/6/11, you can get 20% off bottled products, 30% off 2-step Microderm Abrasion, and 20% off candles and soy squares. Oh, and their candles, are made from plants, so they are so much better than the candles you buy from Wal-Mart and Target.
Go HERE and check them out! You can also check out their FAQs to learn a bit more about them, but they literally have every body product you need.
Comment if you got in on the sale! I would love to know!
Monday, August 29, 2011
So, this past Saturday was my birthday. Yupp, I am now 25 years old. Isn't that the age where you start to feel like an adult, your out of that 18-24 category, and into the 25-39 category. Wow. I bet my mom feels old LOL. I don't feel old. Or much like an adult. Maybe its because I don't work right now. Maybe its because I choose to be young/act young. Who knows. All I know, is I went out with my sis, her bf and a friend (hubby was great and stayed home with our son) to a karaoke bar. OMG, it was the best time. Unfortunately, we were too drunk to think of taking pics/videos. And when we got back to her house drank some more. So yea, I probably should do an extra workout to compensate for that. But you know what, it was my birthday. You gotta be able to get down with ya bad self on your bday! Its only once a year!
So, my working out last week, not as often as I hoped (like, 2ce). But, better than not at all.
So, my Mamavation post isn't really much of one. Its more like, I am recuperating and will hopefully have a better post next week! But, I at least wanted to get one in. I missed last week (I was really busy).
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Friday, August 26, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Have you heard of ThredUp.com ? thredUP.com is where busy moms swap children’s clothes, toys and books online. This back-to-school season, thousands of moms are saving money and giving back by trading outgrown kids’ clothes for gently used school clothes that fit.
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Today (Aug. 24th) and tomorrow (Aug. 25th) only, get 30% off boxes of pre-loved kids & baby gear listed by other moms across the country.
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Monday, August 22, 2011
I received a gift card for Carrabba’s restaurant for a post I did a while back (it was my form of payment). I must admit. When it comes to Italian restaurants, I am more of an Olive Garden kind of girl. So when I got the gift card for Carrabba’s, I was happy, but kind of Leary. I know they are pricey, and honestly, if I didn’t have the gift card, we probably would not have gone.
I was pleasantly surprised when I walked into the restaurant. It had dim lighting and soft music. The deco was very Italian, very old town Sicily. I felt like I was in a traditional Italian restaurant. I also felt a little under dressed (I was wearing a purple dress and nice flip flops), but then I saw other patrons wearing jeans and t-shirts.
We were greeted immediately, and were asked if we wanted a booth or a table. I love sitting in a booth, it’s more personal, and so we was seated at a booth. It was not ground level; it was up on a platform that was about 6 inches off the ground. The waiter came over right away, and introduced himself. He was very friendly, and very knowledgeable about their drinks and menu. He asked to start us off with drinks and an appetizer, and so we ordered a berry Sangria, as well as fried mozzarella. The waiter informed us that everything was made from scratch, nothing was frozen. Even the marinara was fresh made. He went to put the order in, and he brought out complimentary fresh bread, and brought a plate with a variety of crushed Italian herbs. He poured extra virgin olive oil over the herbs, and said that even though it looks a little weird, it is dipping oil for the bread. I just want to say, it was fabulous. It was so delicious. The drink was brought out first. The fruit was in the glass with ice, and the wine was separate. The waiter poured the wine into the glass, and boy did I feel fancy. The fried mozzarella was brought out promptly, within minutes of the drink being brought out to us.
The menu has many options, but I am a very picky eater. The waiter told me that I could order anything I wanted, and any variation of anything. He said they are a “scratch kitchen” which means they make everything fresh. And so if I wanted to change anything, I can, without a problem. I was impressed.
The waiter was very friendly, and despite having other customers, was still able to come around often to see if we were doing OK, or if we needed anything. We were taking a while to order, not sure of what to get. I ended up ordering Chicken Parmesan with broccoli and a side Cesar salad. My husband ordered Steak Marsala with pasta. The waiter brought my salad first, but the food came shortly after. It smelled delicious. And tasted even better then it smelled.
My husbands: My plate:
While we were eating, the waiter came by several times, ensuring that everything was to our liking, and that everything was OK. My husband asked for sour cream to go with his steak. The waiter said there was none in the restaurant (as the steak has the marsala sauce on it), but he was aiming to please. He went to the steakhouse next door and got some for my husband.
When we were done eating, the waiter asked if we wanted desert. I ordered Tiramisu to go. When I tasted it at home, it was absolutely perfect. The wait staff is very friendly, and definitely memorable. I cannot wait to go back.
This is a recommendation to anyone who wants to try something new, and delicious. The food is absolutely wonderful, and to be honest, perfect. I cannot wait to dine there again. It will be a splurge for us, but totally worth it.
|I was not paid, nor asked, to write this post. I felt the need to share with you my experience at a new restaurant.|
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Monday, August 8, 2011
Alright. So, I had to stop working out because I sprained my foot really bad, and was stuck in a walking boot. Well now, its feeling better, not 100%, but better enough for me to try again.
So I am back on my PS3 EA Sports Active 2, and am starting with the 3 week plan. I did 2 out of 4 workouts for the week, and burned 300 cals so far. I feel good about this. Some of the stretches I just cannot do right now. Partly because of my back, and the other part is because I have all tile floors in my apartment. No carpet. So laying on the floor trying to do reverse crunches hurts my back like hell. So, I lay on the couch. LOL. I’m still doing it, but not as they like… I plan on buying small weights instead of using that resistance band thing. They don’t really tell you how to tie it so it will not come off, but I try and I knot it, and it still every once in a while pops off.
Anyways. On to the Mamavation question of the week.
This weeks blogging carnival is sponsored by Omron Fitness.
What are your currently technology tactics in your healthy living journey?
Well, my PS3 is my technology. I don’t have anything else to use, what else would there be? It would be cool to have that Nike+, but all I have is an iPad, not an iPod. Maybe in the future I will get one. That would be cool – it tracks your steps/walks/runs. Its pretty cool. A treadmill would be nice. That counts as technology right? IDK. Either way. Right now, all I have is my PS3. It helps me a lot.
I try to tweet, every once in a while I will tweet and mention #mamavation, but no one replies anymore… Oh well. I kinda feel like its HS… Only the popular Mamavation folks gets replies. Oh well tho, right? Just my opinion though. In the beginning it was great, but then I had to stop trying because of my foot, and it just seemed that everyone else stopped replying back… its OK though. I have my husband to motivate me… Ok, enough of that.
Alright, with that said. I think I am on my journey of losing weight. And I think its looking good. I just need to get a scale so I can keep track of my weight.