Friday, October 21, 2011

All Natural Cleaning Products Review and Giveaway - Congratulations Carol!!

I was recently given the opportunity to try some fantastic natural household cleaning products made by Natural House. These products are different and fabulous because they utilizing non-toxic, probiotic cleaning agents, Natural House products are strong enough for commercial clean-up, yet safe and gentle for all of the members of your Natural House. Not to mention they have the cutest names ever; Stinky, Flushy and Trashy.

Here's a little more info about why our all-natural cleaning products are superior to those currently on the market!

  • There products use an eco-friendly cleaning method of probiotics that create a beneficial, odor eating ecosystem to naturally drive out and digest odors at their source.
  • Natural House's plant-based ingredients are eco-friendly, non-toxic and biodegradable to naturally fight the toughest problems you face in your house.
  • There Sinky and Flushy products even break down and digest fats, oil, grease, and solid waste to ensure your disposal, pipes, drain lines or septic tank run smoothly.
  • There cleaners contain good probiotics which continue to scour, clean, consume odors, grime, grease, and germs, and they continue to do so until your next weekly treatment!
  • Natural House earned the coveted Retailers’ Choice Award” at the 2011 National Hardware Show!


If you are interested in winning a 30-day supply of these All Natural Cleaning Products from please leave a comment below telling me what product you would like to win the most! That's all, the only mandatory entry is that you just leave a comment saying what you want to win.
Now, if you would like extra entries and a great chance of winning you can like Natural House on facebook and/or follow them on twitter and let me know in a comment below!! Contest ends 10/28/11 at noon est.


If your like me and cant wait to see if you've won and have to have it now - you can purchase from Amazon or from the Natural House Website at great prices.

PS: Here's a super cute video about Stinky, Trashy and Flushy from Natural House.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

I won a Modern Mom Contest!!

I was so happy a few weeks ago when I received an email from Modern Mom saying I had won the Barbie Charm School DVD. I thought thats great, my daughter will be thrilled. Then yesterday the FedEx truck pulls up and drops off a huge box. To my surprise inside was the entire Barbie Charm School collection of dolls and the movie.

We were not expecting all of these great gifts! I haven't given it to my daughter yet. I'm thinking it's too close to her birthday and Christmas to just give her these beautiful gifts.

I wanted to give a huge thank you to Modern Mom and Barbie! Ya'll are awesome!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Kettlebell Challenge only 2 Weeks Left

Week Six and results are in!!
I did not officially lose any pounds this week - but I feel like things are shifting.. lol
My waist is down 1/2 inch, weight stayed the same, I know I've said this before but I feel like I am getting stronger. I've decided to get a 15lb Kettlebell to start using for some of the workouts. I believe with the five pound difference I'll start to experience a more significant change in my muscles with more toning.

It's hard to believe there's only two weeks left in the fitness challenge. I can honestly say I have noticed more change in the past six weeks than I can say I've noticed in the past year of working out.
I've continued to eat healthy and use my fitness pal everyday - I know that makes a huge difference.

Wish me luck with only two weeks to go I still have four more pounds to drop to make my goal weight.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Pumpkin Muffins!! Delicious!!

As always I am on a quest to look for healthy yet Delicious food - particularly breakfast and snack food. I usually consume most of my calories from the two. So, I came across a great recipe for "healthy" Pumpkin muffins but I still felt as if they had a little too many calories and sugar. I changed up the recipe a little and here is what I came up with.......

OK - so they might not look the best or taste exactly like the really sugary, fatty ones, but these Pumpkin Muffins were great and only 129 calories each with 3.4 grams of protein!! I'll attach all of the nutritional info at the bottom.

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup natural applesauce
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 15oz can pure pumpkin
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 whole egg
1 egg white only
1/4 cup low fat milk
4 chopped squares of Lindt 85% Dark Chocolate (or use whatever brand)

Preheat oven to 375*
Whisk dry ingredients and spices together, then add remaining ingredients as well. Leave the dark chocolate bits to add last.
Either grease your muffin tins or use liners.
Bake 18-22 mins
Makes 18 muffins (small/medium size)

Serving Size - 1 muffin
Fat - 4.4 g
Sodium - 16.1 mg
Potassium - 36.7 mg
Carbs - 19.4 g
Sugar 7.7 g
Protein 3.4 g

Monday, October 10, 2011

Week 5 of Kettlebell Fitness-Progress

This was a great week for my workouts, completed them all without feeling like I was going to pass out. :)
Not a lot of differences between weeks four and five, but I can tell I'm getting stronger - which means healthier too. Monday was also my last day to workout at the Gym. My membership was up and I could either continue or cancel it. Since I've been working out more at home the past month I felt it was time to cancel. Besides I've been seeing more results from working out at home and using my fitness pal the past five weeks than I did with a year at the gym. Maybe it's just the accountability I have with all the girls in The Fitness Challenge. Either way it's working.

My Goal Weight: 120

Kettlebell Weight {7lb or 10lb}: I'm Using a 10lb Kettlebell

HEIGHT: 5'6"


Start Weight: 128

Current Weight: 124.0


Start Waist: 29
Current Waist:27.5

Start Thighs: Left: 19", Right: 19"
Current Thighs: ----- Same

Start Arms: Left: 11", Right: 11"
Current Arms: -----11.25''

Current Eating Habits: Lots of protein shakes this week - mostly plain ol Vanilla or vanilla with a dash of cinnamon

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Week 4 - Half Way There!! Whoot Whoot

Another week down.... Although no significant losses this week in pounds or inches, I must say I'm feeling a little firmer and more tone.
I did have some struggles this week with energy or should I say lack of. For some reason my get up and go - got up and left me. I made it through and tomorrow's a new day and the start of a new week. So with the half way mark set I'm ready to give it my all and finish stronger, leaner, more tone and most of all healthier!!!  To see my progress from the beginning start here!