Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Beach BABE Workout with Tone It Up :)

OK - so after a long and wonderful Memorial Day weekend filled with lots of burgers, hot dogs and yummy ribs I thought that I (and maybe you) could use a little extra toning it up.
I found this video on www.youtube.com, these girls are really awesome and know what they are talking about when it comes to fitness and nutrition. I don't think any of their workout or diet/fitness plan would be too hard for anyone to follow. They are also featured in June 2011 Self Magazine with even more great workouts. Be sure and check out their website www.toneitup.com and they have a facebook page as well.
Stay tuned for some delicious and healthy recipes to get you in beach babe shape!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Winning!! Reshaping it all...

Don't you just love to win things?? I mean almost anything you win is good right? Well I enter lots of contest and haven't won a single thing since the fourth grade. I remember the UPS man delivering a ton of boxes to my home and my mom saying they were for me. I thought "what" for me? I couldn't believe my eight year old eyes when I opened the boxes to be reminded of a contest I had entered months ago. The Kool-Aid man giveaway. I won everything you could think of with Kool-Aid on it, Skateboards, Book bags, even plain ol' Kool-Aid.   

    Well just a few weeks ago I received an email saying I had won a tee-shirt and it brought back all of those great feelings of winning I had years ago. Even a tee-shirt can really make some one's day. So thank you http://reshapingitallwithcandace.blogspot.com/ for my beautiful tee shirt and for reminding us wives: Be good wives to your husbands, responsive to their needs. There are husbands who, indifferent as they are to any words about God, will be captivated by your life of holy beauty. 1Peter 3:1-2

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Free Sample - Philosophy Miracle Eye Cream

Click the link below to request your free sample:


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anti-aging retinoid eye cream

2 weeks visible improvement in the appearance of crows feet4weekssignificant improvement in the appearance of deep wrinkles 6 weeks noticeable results in skin firmnessbased on a 6-week, twice daily use, clinical study significantly improve the appearance of deep wrinkles and lines around the delicate eye area, while improving skin elasticity and firmness.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

How to: Easy Fishtail Braid

Ok - You have to check out this really cute hairstyle. I tried it on my hair and while it didn't look quite the same I'm sure with some practice it will look great.
Check out her other tutorials on http://sarasweetie99.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

**Giveaway ** 100% Pure Coconut Nourish Body Cream

Let me introduce you to the best and my new favorite body cream - http://www.100percentpure.com/COCONUT-NOURISHING-BODY-CREAM-s/353.htm

8oz. Retail $15.00

All Natural, 100% Vegan, Gluten free

Highly nourishing, luxurious cream concentrated with potent anti-aging antioxidants, vitamins, skin softening fruit oils and moisturizing cocoa and avocado butters. Delicious smelling body cream will immediately hydrate, soften and feed your skin nutrients for a healthy, glowing complexion. Truly, 100% Pure - never any artificial fragrances, synthetic chemicals, toxic preservatives, or any other unsafe ingredients. Made only with the highest quality, organic nutrients for your skin.

This stuff is awesome!! You will not believe how wonderful it smells and feels on your skin. I think I'm addicted - really. You have to check out their website and look at all of their other great 100% Pure Products.
**Not only do I get one to review and keep for myself but I also get three (3) to giveaway to ya'll!!!**
If you would like to win a tube of this fabulous body cream you must:
1. Follow my blog on Google Friend and leave a comment below letting me know you do.
If you would like extra entries to this contest you can do the following; 
1. Follow Ideas of a Housewife on Facebook and/or Follow on Twitter and comment below to let me know you do.
2. Go to http://www.100percentpure.com and post a comment below letting me know what other of their products you would like to try or have tried.
Contest ends May 24th 11:59 PM. Good Luck!
*This item was sent to me for a review all opinions are 100% my own.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Yummy Coconut Cupcakes

To promote a giveaway I'll be doing later on this week (Yes it has to do with coconut) I thought I'd post a yummy new recipe.
Even though I have been trying to eat healthier and posting more nutritious recipes lately....well I couldn't resist these delightful Coconut Cupcakes. So here goes and please let me know if you try these cupcakes and your opinion or any tweaks you may make.

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees and cook 20-25 mins.
1 1/2 cup self rising flour
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
2 cups white sugar
4 large eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup shredded coconut
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. coconut extract
(Mix butter, sugar and extracts together then add eggs one by one then milk) combine dry ingredients gradually then mix in shredded coconut)

1 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 tsp. coconut extract
2 tsp. shredded coconut
* Please note I used sweetened shredded coconut for the icing and it was a little too sweet, so maybe next time I'll use unsweetened.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Simply White Whitening Toothpaste | Tom's of Maine

Simply White Whitening Toothpaste Tom's of Maine
I recently received a tube of Simply White Whitening Toothpaste from Tom's of Maine to review and one to Giveaway.
I have to say that I've always been a fan of their brand for many reasons, mainly because they do not test on animals or use animal ingredients in any of their products. I also value the fact that they are so involved in giving back to the communities and taking care of the environment. Did you know that they do not use any artificial colors, flavors, fragrance or preservatives?
I really cannot say enough good things about this company. Could you imagine if every company used at least half of the admiral practices Tom's of Maine uses? The world would be an even more terrific place.
As for the Simply White Whitening Toothpaste - I will continue to purchase it for as long as it's available. After only two weeks of use my teeth are a few shades lighter and my breath is even fresher.
Thank you Tom's of Maine!

Now if your interested in receiving a free tube of the Simply White Toothpaste please leave a comment below and I'll choose a winner at random on May 16th.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Healthy and Delicious Kale Chips

If your looking for a healthy yet delicious snack then look no further. Try this crunchy delight, it's one even the kids are sure to love. Below is a tasty yet very simple recipe for Kale Chips. 
First cut off the stems and arrange on a cookie sheet. Heat oven to 350. I lined my cookie sheet with aluminum foil but I find that parchment paper works great too.

Next I  lightly sprayed the kale with olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt.

Baked for 5mins then flipped the kale over to bake for another 5-7 mins. These got a little brown on the edges but that's how I like them.

1 bunch Kale
Olive Oil
Sea Salt
Try this alternative to regular potato chips and let me know what you think.