Thursday, December 30, 2010

2 Days Left for FREE membership!


Just a reminder that there are only 2 days left of a FREE Shaklee membership with the purchase of $70 or more at member price! Just place your order by December 31st.

In 2011 I am going to be doing the Cinch weight loss plan and I would love it if you did it with me.  I did it last year and I am excited to do it again because it really works!  I will begin to Cinchify my life on January 3rd.

If you are thinking about starting to become a leaner and healthier you, now is the time!  Just think, if you order 2 Cinch canisters you already qualify for the FREE membership.  If you would like to get additional, special savings just send me an email before January 3rd!

If I can do it anyone can!!!

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Are you ready for a new year and a new you?

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

My Winter Boots


Summer has officially come to an end and it is time for me to put all of my summer shoes away to make room for all of my  winter boots.122


As most of you might remember in my post, my bedroom, I have a 6 foot bookshelf with all of my shoes on it. With the weather getting colder, I need to change out all of my summer shoes with my winter boots.  While I was changing them, I came across a little bit of a problem, most of my boot wouldn’t stand up by on their own. 109


I found to piece of card board in the garage.103 

I traced a pattern onto the cardboard.105 

Then I cut them out.106  

Afterwards, I put the cut cardboard into my boot with the rounded side by the heal and the pointed side by the toe. 107


It really works to keep it standing up! :)110 

I moved some of the shelves around to make sure the boots fit.117


Now all of my boots can stand up straight and stay in great shape!!!  This was any easy fix.  Here is the best part, it didn’t cost me a thing and I love the way it looks!

What do you do with your winter boots?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Cinch®-ify Your Holiday Eating

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Dash of cinnamon
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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Apple Crisp


I absolutely love fall!  I would like to give you some of my favorite recipes and here is one of them. 

The first thing you will need is apples.  I would say about 2 lbs of apples (about 6 apples), it should fill a pie pan.  My family loves to use Jonathan apples, they are the best to bake with, have the best flavor and become nice and soft!   We like less apples and more crisp because we don’t sweeten the apples in any way.  The only sweet part is the crisp on the top!


Peel and cut apples. We use this very handy apple peeler and cutter. It saves so much time!003


Have the peels go directly to a garbage of compost bucket for easy clean up.024


We then cut the apples in half and spread out on a tray (A pie pan works well too).011


Combined all ingredients (full recipe is at the bottom of this post) and mash with a  masher.018

Until is just crumbles :)022 

Spread on top of the apples.032 

Bake at 400 for 40 to 45 min.052 

Or until the apples are soft when poked with a fork and the crisp is golden brown.059


Serve with vanilla ice-cream!!! We only had chocolate chip, it was still great!!!070

Apple Crisp

1/2 Cup Oat Meal
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Melted Butter
1/4 Cup Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon 

Combined all ingredients together until it crumbles!

I hope you enjoy this amazing dish… Let me know what you think!!!! :)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

What I Wore Wednesday #3


As long as the weather is still nice I am not going to bust out my fall clothes just yet.  Don’t get my wrong I love all 4 seasons but I never rush from one to the other, unless it is from winter to spring.  Winter is just a little to long for my liking.   Otherwise I try push out each season as long as I possibly can. 

Summer is coming to an end and that means I will only have a few more WIWW summer posts.


For this Cozy Casual outfit I only spent $15.00022


I bought this beautiful flower from H&M in Austria when I was in Europe.011


I got this shirt from my best friend, it doesn’t say what brand it is.008


I bought both the shoes and shorts from GoodWill! Recognize the shoes from WIWW#2?016



So to break it down for you:

Flower: $5.99
Shirt: FREE
Shorts: $3.99
Shoes: $4.99

Total cost of Outfit - $15.00!!! 




Monday, September 13, 2010

Flower Pens


This past week I babysat for a friend. While I was there I noticed that she had the cutest flower pens that I have ever seen. I was looking at them closer and realized that they didn’t look very hard to make.


So… I went to the dollar store and I bought green florist tape, I used some fake flowers that I already had in my bedroom and pens from around the house. 039


Cut the flower stems off leaving about 1 1/2 to 2 inches left. 035 


Hold the flower at the top of the pen and start to wrap the tape around to secure the flower.042


Continue wrapping the tape around the rest of the pen. 044


   Until the whole pen is covered.051


Repeat for the rest of the flowers.049 


When finished put all of the pens in a small vase and use as a center piece.091   

I hope you enjoy making these flower pens as much as I did.  Altogether it only took my 20 minutes to make and only cost me $1.00 for the green tape. :) 

P.S.  These make great gift ideas with a little note book !

What do you think, does it seem pretty easy?

Let me know how yours turn out!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Hershey's Kiss Pretzels


Looking for a quick and easy treat? 

It doesn’t get much easier than this! 

All you will need:

  • 1 bag of pretzels
  • 1 bag of Hershey’s kisses
  • 1 bag of MnMs




Lay pretzels flat on a cookie sheet.006


Place one Hershey kiss on each pretzel bake at 350 for 2 to 3 min.021


As soon as you take the cookie sheet out of the oven, place one MnM on each Hershey kiss.030


Let cool and Enjoy!  044


Here is the Recipe:

1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F. Remove wrappers from chocolates.

2. Place pretzels on ungreased cookie sheet. Place 1 chocolate on top of each pretzel.

3. Bake 2 to 3 minutes or until the chocolate is soft, but not melting.

4. Remove from oven; gently press MnM on top of the soft chocolate piece. Cool and serve.



Wednesday, September 1, 2010

What I Wore Wednesday #2


I am so glad that the weather is still nice because I am not ready to bring out my fall clothes yet.  Summer is the perfect season to dress like a lady.  I love wearing skits and dresses. If you take a look at my closet more than half of it is dresses and skirts!!! They are so fun and flirty!!!


This entire outfit cost me $13. Here’s how:139


My shirt was $5.99 and My head band was FREE (I barrowed it from my little sister Rachelle)Picnik collage


I couldn’t pass up this skirt for only $1.00 from a garage sale.137


The bracelet was $1.00 from a different garage sale 145


I got these shoes brand-new for $4.99  from Goodwill! 140

I am happy with a $13.00 outfit. Plus I love mixing and matching to make new outfits so when I am looking to buy something I always think about how many outfits I might be able to use it in that way you get more for your money!

What do you think, did I do okay?


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

What I Wore Wednesday #1


Welcome to What I Wore Wednesdays!!!

In my last post I told you that I almost never buy my clothes new. But if I do, it is for a very inexpensive price. Here is one outfit to show you just how much I actually send on myself.


This entire outfit cost me $11.50!!! I know I can’t believe it either!050.5

Shoes Old Navy $2.50059


Pants Gap (from a garage sale = GS) $1.00059



Black tank top Wal-Mart $5.00, sweat shirt Forever 21 (GS) $2.00 and my necklace was from the same garage sale for $

Let me brake it down for you.

  • Shoes - Old Navy $2.50
  • Pants - Gap (from a garage sale = GS) $1.00
  • Black tank top Wal-Mart $5.00
  • Sweat shirt Forever 21 (GS) $2.00
  • Necklace (GS) $1.00

That is how the total cost of this outfit came to be $11.50!!!! The best part about this outfit is that I can brake is apart and use all of the pieces for other outfits.  I would say it was a good deal, Do you agree?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Inside My Closet!


My favorite part of the day has to be getting ready in the morning. I love picking out what I am going to wear that day. I have so many things to choose from and most of which I don’t buy new. I get most of my wardrobe second hand from friends, family, good will or garage sales.  Since I have so many things I have to make sure I keep everything very organized so I don’t forget about what I have.

The first thing I do in the morning is pick out what I am going to wear, so I look in my closet.

In my closet from left to right: I have  my skirts, dresses and then T-shirts.  Below my skirts I have my long sleeve shirts and sweat shirts.  I also keep my jeans and tank tops in my dresser draws. There just isn’t enough room in my closet for all my clothes.458


I then walk over to my shoe shelf and pick out what shoes I am going to wear. Shoes are very important part of ones outfit :)464


Next I pick out a purse. 465


Then comes my jewelry. 466


You can’t forget about earrings.477


Last but not least come belts and head bands to complete the whole outfit.474


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