Sep 30, 2010
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Sep 23, 2010
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of PlayStation(R) Move. All opinions are 100% mine.
PlayStation Move is the latest gaming system in the PlayStation family. It gives you the most realistic gaming experience with it's ergonomic controller that captures full motion! PlayStation is known for family fun and it's wide variety of games, which will be no different for this system!
Now, what would you do if a little genie decided to drop off a PlayStation move at your doorstep? What would it do to your family and how would it bring you closer?
For myself, I have to say that the PlayStation Move would do wonders for my family. We have hectic schedules, as I work, my daughter goes to school, we're back and forth with family issues... Having a gaming system that my family and I can sit down once or twice a week and have a family night with a gaming system that is incredible and so realistic, it would be a welcome relaxation! Since PlayStation Move is great for the whole family, my girls, my mom and myself can all play it together having fun and BEING ACTIVE!
A lot of kids don't get exercise and love to play video games. You hear about parents having arguments with their children to get off the gaming systems and go outside to get exercise. Of course, nothing can replace outside exercise and getting fresh air, but now you won't have to beg your kids to get off the system TO go outside. Your kids can get exercise by playing the great realistic games that go with PlayStation Move! Imagine exercising AND having fun? It's now going to be possible with this great gaming system!
Personally, my kids and I love sports games and the fun games that really make their minds work. We're excited to see if they will have a tennis, bowling, soccer and baseball game for the Playstation Move, which we know they probably will! We're very excited about this new gaming system and cannot wait to play it!
What's the BEST part? You can bring motion gaming exclusively to your existing PlayStation®3 for only $99 with the MOVE bundle package!
Check out the PlayStation(R)MOVE website!
Sep 22, 2010
- Someone who loves me
- ...And my children
- Someone who wants at least 1 more child. (I want to try for a boy!)\
- Someone who has a hot car. (No broken down old cars..)
- Someone who cooks (I may burn the house down someday with my cooking.)
- Someone who cleans (God knows, I hate cleaning!)
- Having money would be a total plus. (SAHM and SAHD?)
- Look like Tom Cruise (or Justin from the Bachelorette)
- Must not be a jerk like Justin from Bachelorette
- Must not cheat on me. (That's asking for castration!)
- Must play an instrument (Guitars or drums are hot)
- + / or sing
- Must tell me I don't look fat. (That's always the right answer to that question!)
- Must like
Guitar Hero& is good enough to play against me!
Dance Dance Revolution
- Must like to eat out (and pay)
- Must like Broadway shows.
- Must like to text or BBM
- Someone who doesn't care that my musical interests include some very geeky and old artists that people make fun of.
- Someone who will go to those concerts with me.
- Loves to travel is a plus. I love road trips...especially to those concerts.
- A family man.
- Must love putting kids to sleep, because I sure don't.
- Must love shopping.
- Must buy me at least ONE purse per year for Holidays. (Coach purses are a plus.)
- Must be impulsive.
- Must love roller coasters.
- ... & water parks
- Must have a good body
- Must put up with my blogging addiction.
- Must love to entertain guests!
- Loving going to kids shows and concerts is a plus. (I promise, Imagination Movers is very catchy and addicting.)
- Be romantic - Flowers, surprise candlight dinners, you get the picture..)
- Must be handy -- I can't repair shit!
- Has to want to buy a house & have good credit to do so. God knows I can't get a mortgage. (Thanks student loans!)
- You have to like the Bachelor & Bachelorette AND watch the shows without making snide remarks.
- You have to love animals.
- Love letters - Enough said.
- Must not want to live in New Jersey your entire life!
- Must have good arms --I'm a sucker for arms.
- Must accept that I use my Blackberry a lot. You never know when a blogging opportunity may come my way!
- Must uderstand that at any given moment, my friends may call and I may impulsively head to NYC.
- Must understand that we may frequent the same Broaway show more than once...or more than 10 times.
- ....And stand outside the stage door after the performance. (Even if it's 20 below or 100 degrees. I've done it!)
- Must love my friends
- Mus have a steady job
- Must love to take pictures and be in pictures!
- Must support my dream of opening a brick and mortar store.
- ...Someone who can help that dream come true
- Someone who loves my family.
Sep 21, 2010
Sep 14, 2010
Let your children pick out their toothbrushes and toothpaste! I find that when my girls go to the store to decide upon their own design/characters, they're more inclined to be excited about brushing their teeth. Toothpaste for children comes in many different flavors, colors and have many of their favorite characters on the packaging. It can be as simple as letting them make their own decision and getting them hyped up about using their favorite products while brushing their teeth!
You have to make it fun! There are many ways to do this. Many toothbrushes, these days, have music that you can press on the brush. For the duration of that song is how long you must keep brushing your teeth! My daughter had a Hannah Montana toothbrush that played a song. I have also seen Disney Characters, Nickelodeon Characters and some others! Another way to do this is to make up a song to sing for the 3 minutes your child should be brushing. You can make up some funny and kooky songs to sing to your children while they're brushing their teeth! Who knows, they may actually just catch on and start singing it to you when you're brushing your teeth!
If your children are young, like mine are, you must brush their teeth for them. However, before you do help, let them take a crack at it by themselves! Tell them that they can brush their own teeth and be a big girl/boy and afterward, you'll touch up to make sure they're as sparkly and shiny as they can be! It's important that children know the importance of a sparkly pearly white smile.
Limit the sugary drinks, junk food and sugary foods. These foods cause tooth decay and cause the enamel on your teeth to thin and sometimes dissipate! You don't want that, you want teeth to be as strong as they can be! Try out some healthy foods and dress them up to your liking. There are many ways to do this! Sugary foods and drinks can be an occasional treat.
There are various types of gum that are great for teeth and that do prevent cavities! I'm a strong believer in this! If your child is old enough to chew gum and understand how to chew gum safely, give them their favorite flavor of gum after snacks and meals – between brushing. It will help eliminate the food and plaque build up! My kids love this step just as much as they enjoy blowing bubbles with their gum!
Sep 13, 2010
I really want to write a post within the next few weeks with some tips that I have learned and some great apps that I have found. I will hopefully get that up next week but with my daughter and school and activities, things are all busy and hectic here! Ha.
Sep 6, 2010
Sep 5, 2010
Yesterday we had so many great deals for the kids. I couldn't believe how much we got for the little bit of money we spent. We had so much fun that we decided to go again today. So we did!
Sep 2, 2010
There are days when you want to indulge yourself in something delicious and sinful. Especially when you're trying to watch your weight and trying to eat healthy! Isn't that always when the cravings come knocking? Don't deprive yourself! There are ways to make your sinful guilty pleasures guiltless and healthy! You can add a healthy twist to almost anything, and here are some great suggestions.
Burger King Whopper – I absolutely love BK Whoppers, but I don't like the 1000+ calorie count that they carry along with them. There is a way to substitute the ingredients to be delicious as well as guilt free. You can use either a Morning Star Farms meatless griller burger or a Boca Flame Grilled burger. They're both veggie burgers but taste delicious! Get a slice of Fat Free Kraft Singles and melt that on top. For the “special sauce” use either Miracle Whip or Fat Free Mayo mixed with a little bit of Ketchup. It tastes the same as the high fat and high calorie sauce that BK uses! You can get some buns that are wheat and about 80 calories at the grocery store. Just garnish with lettuce, a slice of pickle, tomato and onions and you're good to go! Now you have a fake Whopper that tastes almost as good as the calorie and fat packed original!
Spaghetti and Meat Sauce - My kids and I love spaghetti, but the regular version is full of carbs and calories. Since my family and I are trying to eat healthy, we love to make a low carb and calorie version of this. It's quick and easy! Use wheat noodles that you can buy at the grocery store. I use the Healthy Hearvest noodles because they taste the best. Pick up some Ragu Light No Salt Added sauce and some lean beef to add to it. It tastes just as good and the kids won't even notice.
Craving something salty? This is an old low carb trick that I learned years ago. If you're craving something salty such as chips there are two options that are also very creative and very delicious! Take some turkey pepperoni and put them on wax paper in the microwave. (This will smell a little crazy while it's cooking, but it tastes delicious!) You will microwave them for approx 40 seconds to a minute depending on your microwave and the wattage. When you take them out they will be crisp, salty and delicious. You can keep them in plastic snack bags in the refrigerator for portion control.
Another great idea would be to take hard cheese such as parm, cheddar, white cheddar, jack, etc... and grate some. (You can also use the shredded cheese as well.) Put about 1-3 tbsps (depending on how big you want it) onto an oiled piece of wax paper on a cookie sheet. You can make as many little piles as you want of cheese. Season with garlic powder, some salt or whatever seasonings you would like to use. Bake approx 4-6 minutes on 350 degrees. They will be darker at the edges, but taste like cheese its. They're absolutely delicious and satisfy that craving!
Delicious breakfast - Here is an idea for a delicious breakfast that will replace the norm! As we all know bacon is fatty as is sausage! Replace eggs with Egg Beaters. It's just as delicious as eggs but less calories. You can also scramble them so much easier or make omelets! As for bacon, turkey bacon that is flavored maple is delicious! It's half the fat but when you cook it you can't even tell the difference. What about sausage? There are two options. You can get Banquet Light Maple Sausage that is 80 calories in 3 links or get Boca veggie sausage. Boca veggie sausage doesn't taste too much different than regular sausage. It's absolutely delicious! Combine those together to make a delicious breakfast. If you'd like, you can also throw some Eggo Low Fat Nutrigrain waffles in the toaster and top with Reddi Whip and Cary's Light syrup. Breakfast IS the most important meal of the day.
Substituting your lettuce? When you're making a delicious salad, substitute iceburg lettuce with romaine. Why? Romaine lettuce has more fiber, more vitamins and less calories. Can you believe lettuce has calories? Even though Iceburg Lettuce is crisp and delicious, Romaine lettuce can be just as good.
Avacado Spread - Instead of using high fat mayo, use mashed up avacado on a sandwich instead! While fat isn't always great, the fats in avacado are healthy fats. They're good for you and your heart. Avacado adds a rich flavor and the same texture as mayo to your sandwich. Delicious!
Craving Pizza? I actually have this recipe in the “Recipes” section of my blog. It's absolutely delicious and something that you can trick people into thinking is regular pizza! The crust is made with Bisquick Heart Smart and Egg Beaters and the calorie count is low on this entree! Your whole family will enjoy this delicious low fat, low calorie pizza!
Love toast? So do I... I use wheat toast (40 calories) with I Can't Believe It's Not Butter spray. It's delicious, buttery and less than HALF the calories of using butter or margarine! As I said before, there is still fat in the spray, but it's good fat that is healthy for you. The butter spray also has trace calories in it! Less than 0!
Dips? Instead of using sour cream in dips for baked chips or baked tortillas, use plain not fat yogurt! While it has a different taste, it's sweet and delicious. You can mix in whatever you would mix into the sour cream for a dip and it will have a great and different taste. It will also be healthier!