Wednesday, January 28, 2015

REVIEW! Pure Garcinia Cambogia Extract PLUS Detox Cleanse Bundle!

*Mommy's Makin' It received this product to facilitate this review. Regardless, all opinions are my own.



We have all heard about Garcinia Cambogia by now! It is very popular and it is proven to help boost weight loss! Did you know that using Garcia alone may not be the answer? Have you thought about doing a cleanse as well? Well now there is a combo product! Pure Garcia Cambogia Extract PLUS Detox Cleanse will really help boost your weight loss with maximum results! The Garcia Cambogia is 100% Pure with no fillers, binders, and it's vegetarian. Slender Cleanse is an all natural gentle and controllable method to break up and flush away POUNDS of unwanted toxins and build up from the walls of your colon and intestines.

Jessica from Mommy's Makin' It received this Garcinia and Cleanse Bundle. Well, by now you all know that I started my weight loss journey in November of 2013. I weighed 205 pounds and I was just unhealthy. I have tried my different weight loss methods over the past year and I have found that Garcinia did work for me. Once I hit a plateau I knew that I needed something to really help boost my weight loss! About 2 weeks ago I was about 154. My weight has been fluctuating within 10 pounds and it is really starting to irk me that it won't stay off. This cleanse thought, has been AWESOME! I was very nervous at first, but I know I needed a detox. I had no cramping, and I wasn't running to the bathroom every 5 seconds which is really good and very different than other cleanses. This cleanse combined with the Garcinia has been the most effective combination I have found so far! My pants are very loose on my waist! I lost a few pounds, but all of my bloating and what I am assuming was water weight is rapidly disappearing! I just need to start incorporating some exercise to tone my body! I am very happy with this product and I definitely recommend this to anyone that needs to boost their weight loss! Get your bundle HERE!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Signature Mini Meals! + 15 Meal Suggestions!


Here's a fun idea for kid-friendly meals that will also help you get rid of some leftovers!  You'll be able to get creative with this recipe idea, and even be able to make several mini meals in one muffin pan - all different to suit your taste!  Picky eaters in the family?  This allows you to customize each meal, and cater to those with specific requirements for theirs.
For a base, use this recipe:
* 1/2 cup Bisquick
* 1/2 cup milk 
* 2 eggs

Mix together and put about 1 tablespoon in each muffin cup, and if you choose to, add another tablespoon to the top of your mixtures (listed below)!  Use a spatula to spread the mixture around in each cup to coat the sides.  Alternatively, you can use plain pancake mix, and forgo the milk and egg.

Now comes the fun!  You'll fill the cups the rest of the way up with leftover chicken and veggies, steak shreds, shrimp or whatever else you have laying around or need to eat up before it goes bad!  Bake at 375 for about 30 minutes.  Even better, you'll be able to freeze these in freezer bags, take them for lunches and re-heat in the microwave!  Sprinkle your favorite seasoning on top for an extra bit of flavoring, before popping into the oven.

FREE Disney Frozen Inspired Printable Valentines + FREE Printable Frozen Paper Doll Sets!



Kids still going crazy over Frozen everything!? You can bet their Valentines this year will be Frozen, as well!  Get some FREE printable Disney Frozen inspired Valentines HERE!  These will make for some inexpensive, fun and popular Valentines this year!



Also, don't forget to head to the Paper Dolls by Cory Facebook Page to score some FREE printable Disney Frozen inspired paper dolls!  These would be lots of fun to throw in with Valentine's Day cards for the Frozen fans in your life (or the kids'!)
We encourage you to "like" the Paper Dolls by Cory Facebook Page - although it's not a requirement to get the free printables!  That way, you'll see all of the new dolls as they are released!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

GIVEAWAY! Enter to win a Beatrix Girls Prize Pack!

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This Giveaway is Courtesy of The Beatrix Girls PopStar Club and hosted by Couponing as a Lifestyle
 
What girl does not love a sleepover?!  Between the games, the popcorn, and the movies what’s not to love? The Beatrix Girls are experts at sleepovers! The Beatrix Girls are making sure you have all bases covered.  Not only will they provide you with an awesome soundtrack to make your sleepover rocking but we can also supply the ultimate sleepover essentials.
Check out all of their awesomeness for sleepovers at ToysRUs.comWalMart.com, and on Amazon.
Visit The Beatrix Girls to listen to their music, watch videos, visit their blog, see pix and check out their store!! 
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The Prizes:

  • DVD with all of The Beatrix Girls webisodes for you and your friends to watch at your sleepover
  • A Beatrix Girls CD to dance and sing along with
  • Posters
  • Stickers
  • Tactic Activity Books, AND
*You could also win ONE of the following accessories for your room:
  • A set of Beatrix curtains,
  • A Beatrix plush blanket,
  • A Beatrix twin sheet set,
  • A Beatrix twin/full size comforter.
*Room accessory given will be selected by Sponsor  
The giveaway ends on 1/26  at 11:59PM EST!
Only for US Residents age 18 or older! Enter on the Rafflecopter below! Good Luck!!!
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Review: Vegetarian Weight Loss Kindle eBook!

*Mommy's Makin' It received an ebook to facilitate this review. Regardless, all opinions are my own.
Jonathan Vine is a fantastic author! He has tons of great cookbooks with delicious recipes for Vegans and Vegetarians but believe it or not, you don't have to be either to enjoy these recipes! Vegetarian Weight Loss is no exception! It is well known that eating super nutritious fruits and veggies can lead to healthy and quick weight loss. If you are already a vegetarian than you know that there are cliches. Everyone always thinks that vegetarians have to be super skinny, because they have to always be eating healthy right? Wrong! Just like everyone else we love the hearty meals that stick to your ribs. Pizza, Fried Tofu Nuggets, Cheesy Lasagna. Oreos, cakes, you name it, we want it! This book is here to help you on your journey. Whether you are new to vegetarianism or are a seasoned vet, this book will give you some great advice and delicious recipes that will help you shed some pounds!

Jessica from Mommy's Makin' It received Vegetarian Weight Loss as a Kindle eBook. First, I love that it's an eBook! One day while I was out shopping, I forgot my shopping list for a few dinners. I just opened the Kindle App on my phone and since I had bookmarked the recipes I needed I was able to grab my ingredients without guessing and without having to run back home for my list! I am relatively new to being vegetarian. Last year I had become a veg and stuck with it for about 3 months. My new years resolution was not really to lose much weight, but just to make healthier choices for myself and for my family. I love the beginning of this book. Jonathan Vine gives some great advice for newcomers which really helped me realize why I am going vegetarian in the first place. There are tons of yummy recipes like Spinach and Ricotta stuffed shells (YUM!), and my kids and husband really enjoyed the Baked Tofu Nuggets! I usually fry them but baking them works well too. You can tweak these recipes around to fit your tastes too. I like having ebooks like this so I can keep on track with my goals. Grab your copy of Vegetarian Weight Loss HERE!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Gorton's Review and Spark People's Realistic Resolution Challenge! @gortonsseafood #RealisticResolution

Mommy's Makin' It was sent a prize package valued at $75 to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.

A few years ago, after having my second child I knew that I needed to lose weight. I joined Spark People and used their recipes, calorie counter, and exercise log to help me in my weight loss journey! After losing 65 pounds I have new goals in mind.  This year, my new year's resolution isn't something unique or special - I want to maintain the awesome figure that I've newly discovered, after losing weight last year.  To do that, I'll keep working out and eating as healthy as I can, especially focusing on heart healthy foods, because my family is cursed with heart disease.  To do this, I need a great workout routine and some extra motivation, along with some delicious meal ideas that are not only tasty, but will help keep me on track with healthy eating.

Gorton's generously sent me a wonderful package of items that will help me along my fitness and healthy eating journey:
* free product coupons to score some Gorton's Grilled and Simply Bake products
* an insulated tote bag, to carry my frozen fish home from the grocery store
* The SparkPeople Cookbook that contains more than 160 healthy and stress-free recipes!
* The Spark book by motivation expert Chris Downie
* The SparkPeople 28-day Boot Camp Workout DVD to kick my workout routine up a notch!


The exercise gurus at SparkPeople.com are helping me keep on track with this really fun and easy 30-day Realistic Resolution Challenge.  Just sign up HERE, and you'll get daily tips on keeping fit and staying healthy, emailed to you everyday!  For each day you complete, you'll get Sparkpoints - which are a fun and motivating way to challenge yourself and friends or family on their own journey. I am only a few days into this Challenge but I can already see a difference! I feel better, more motivated, and people are noticing this change! I am ready! If you really want to take your resolution to the next level, make sure you sign up with SparkPeople.com to track your food and calorie intake, water, and exercise! They have so many helpful tools like SparkRecipes.com, and even workout videos for you to use! Best part? It's free!

The Gorton's grilled items are my family's favorite.  Although we LOVE the Salmon, the Haddock is really nice, too.  They aren't mushy, like so many frozen fish products can be, and they are PACKED with flavor!  They can be microwaved or heated in the oven, and are a great source of heart healthy vitamins that my family and I need.  I love how filling they are, and very versatile, so I can make Haylee her salmon patty the way she prefers, and give Lily her own little patty. The ease of the Simply Baked products are super amazing! You leave the fish in the bag and bake in the oven! That's it! Just pair it with some brown rice or sauteed spinach and you have yourself a super low carb, high protein meal! My husband has never liked fish. He loved the smell of the Garlic Herb Seasoned Haddock so he tried it! Guess what? He loved it! Gorton's Products turned my husband into a fish eater! 

Download a coupon for 75¢ off 1 Gorton's Grilled Item, too, so you can grab some delicious fish to start eating healthier!
You can also enter the Gorton's Eat Smarter Sweepstakes HERE, and hope to win $5,000 in cash, and some great daily prizes!   Follow Gorton's for more tips and tricks on their Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.





She Inside Online Clothing Shop Review!

*Mommy's Makin' It received $25 to SheInside.com to facilitate this review. Regardless, all opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links.


SheInside.com is an AMAZING online fashion store! They have tons of women's fashions at steal prices and they always have markdowns and great deals! You can always catch something going on at sheinside.com! How would you like fashions for up to 80% off? How about buy one get one free!? When they introduce something new you can preorder for 50% off. You can always catch great deals and fill your wardrobe for next to nothing. Make sure you head over and sign up for emails so you can always be on top of what's new and hot!

 Jessica from Mommy's Makin' It received a $25 gift card to go shopping at SheInside.com! Where has this site been all my life!? I can't believe all these great fashions and such steep discounts! I can't believe that their items are such high quality at these prices, but they are! I did some shopping and I found two items that I just HAD to have! The first was this Red long Sleeve Flared Shirt, which is pretty much a super short dress that you are meant to wear with leggings. I wore this to a Christmas party and got tons of compliments. The material is super thick and heavy. It flares nicely at the hip and pairs perfectly with a nice pair of booties!

Next I bought this super trendy sweatshirt. I LOVE IT! It is really stylish and VERY comfortable. I could live in this! It can be worn as a casual sweatshirt, but I really like the way it dresses up a pair of jeans. There is no hood, but the neck is like a cowl neck shirt. It is very loose around the neck which is nice. I hate having to pull at my neckline when a sweatshirt is too tight! I love the material, super comfy and soft. I get TONS of compliments on this. Everyone asks where I bought it because it's an in style right now but most are WAY too expensive. Can you believe I only paid about $30 for BOTH of these items!? I couldn't believe it! You better believe I will be shopping here for all of my spring and summer wear! They are even having a buy one get one free event right now. It ends on January 19th so make sure you head over HERE to check it out!


Review: Peppermint Oil!

*Mommy's Makin' It received Peppermint Oil to facilitate this review. Regardless, all opinions are my own.




Peppermint Oil is proven to help with anxiety, stress, headaches, and even with repelling bugs like spiders! Do you love the smell of peppermint? This is even great for making your house smell beautiful! Most essential oils come in super small bottles and you seem to be replacing it every few weeks. Well, this Peppermint Oil comes in a huge 4oz bottle and it will last a super long time! This Peppermint Oil is 100% Pure and Natural Steam-distilled. There is no dilution or filtering. No additives or fillers. It is even therapeutic grade and.suitable for vegetarians and vegans. It's NON-TOXIC and highly concentrated.


Mommy's Makin' It received this amazing Peppermint Oil and I am always looking for new ways to use it! At first, I used this oil in my oil warmer. It really adds a nice warm peppermint smell! My husband thought I was baking! I really love this oil for headaches. I wake up almost every morning with a headache. I don't like to take too much medicine so when I heard that this peppermint oil is great for headaches I started using it! Just open the bottle and take a whiff! OR, I fill the bathroom sink with super hot steaming water and add a few drops of this oil to it. I stand over the sink and breath in the aroma and I can tell you that it works like magic! It slowly eases away the tension and stress in my head. This may be my new routine to end my day! I heard that it was also great in a bath, but I might have done it wrong! I added WAY too many drops into my tub and wound up FREEZING! So I don't recommend using it in a bath, or if you do, only add a drop or two. I do like dabbing a bit on my wrist to help with anxiety too! All this week I have had a sinus infection. My head felt so heavy with pressure but breathing this Peppermint Oil in really helped alleviate some of the tension and pressure in my head! Even my daughter liked it for her congestion. She is only 4 but as I mom, I feel much better using a natural peppermint oil than all of those over the counter drugs with tons of chemicals! Get yours HERE!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Garcinia Cambogia Capsule Review: Fight Cravings The Natural Way!


*Mommy's Makin' It received this product to facilitate this review. Regardless, all opinions are my own.

This year, my goal is to keep off the weight I recently lost last year.  I worked hard for that, and want to be sure I can keep it off!  that's where Garcinia Cambogia Suppressants Supplements come in!  These 100% natural pills are not only an awesome source of calcium, they are great at controlling my appetite, blocking fats, increasing serotonin levels (making me happier, and not prone to stress eating) AND, if that wasn't enough, they raise my energy level!!  Along with my exercise routine, everyday, I take my Garcinia Cambogia to fight the fat that I don't want back!  The capsules contain no fillers, binders or artificial ingredients.  They are Kosher, Halal and Vegetarian, too.  Even more, they are GMO and Gluten Free!


I've been taking the Garcinia Cambogia capsules for nearly 2 weeks now, and already notice a nice difference in my energy and attitude.  I'm more positive, which makes me want to eat better quality foods that are good for my family and myself.  I haven't gained any of the weight I lost back, and although it may be a little early to tell at this point, I have a feeling I won't be getting that back. Use this along with their Raspberry Ketones and you have yourself a super fat burning regimen! Raspberry Ketones not only control appetite but they also help your body burn fat!

Head over HERE to score yourself a bottle for only $27.99 + FREE shipping on $35+ orders with Super Saver Shipping, or FREE 2-day shipping with Amazon Prime!  These bottles are normally $199.99 and have a nearly perfect 5 star rating with some amazing reviews from over 230 happy customers!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Review: Best Healthy Vegan Holiday Recipes

*Mommy's Makin' It recieved this book to facilitate this review. Regardless, all opinions are my own.
Jonathan Vine has written a series of Vegan and Vegetarian recipe books to help keep you full and healthy! What comes to mind when you think about the holidays? Warmth, comfort, family, friends, and FOOD! Lots and lots of food! Well, if your vegan or vegetarian, it isn't always easy to go to a family members house on Christmas or Thanksgiving, am I right? There always seems to be tons of meat and processed foods. Well Best Healthy Vegan Holiday Recipes is a great collection of Vegan dishes that are perfect for the holidays! From Thanksgiving recipes, to Christmas, and even Halloween and Easter, this book has yummy Appetizers, Mains, and Desserts to keep us all happy!
Jessica from Mommy's Makin' It received Best Healthy Vegan Holidays Recipes for the purpose of this review. I really enjoyed this book! There are tons of great recipes that are meant to be comforting yet healthy. These recipes are great to bring along to a party that you are not hosting, or as the star of the show at your own home!  These recipes are also great for anytime of year! You don't have to just make them during the holidays! The photo above is Roasted Asparagus with Mustard Sauce. This was a PERFECT side dish for my family! My kids and husband loved it! This is in the Easter section of recipes but it really works well for any night of the week! We also tried the Glazed Tofu which is reminiscent of a tofu meatloaf! The ginger, apricot preserve, balsamic, and dijon all go really well together for the perfect savory sweet main course! This was in the Thanksgiving section of the book but yet again, we made this during the week so it works well anytime! You can grab your copy HERE!