Purina ONE 28 Day Challenge

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Purina One Smartblend 28 day challenge

Hush is what we think to be a Maltese-mix. He showed up in our yard during a storm and flood last September. Over the following weeks, we posted signs and walked him all over the neighborhood in search of his owner. After zero responses, Hush became ours. Alice, my five year old daughter, named him Hush because he likes to “YAP”!

hush Alice and Hush

Now, I am not a dog person. I was the owner of a cat that I loved and cared for from the time he was 6 weeks old until he passed away a just few months after Hush became a part of our family. Our cat Gizmo was nearly 20. You can imagine how devastating this was to me and our family, but Hush was a sweet comfort to all of us and continues to be so.

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As a new dog person, I’m still learning what dog are like and how they eat. It still feels weird to pour out the drained tuna water instead of giving it to my Giz. Hush is a VERY finicky eater. He mostly likes scraps and moist dog food.   I’m pretty excited about taking this 28 day challenge with Hush for one because he actually LIKES this food. He eats it!!  Until now, he would be quick to snub dry kibble type food.

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For the 28 day challenge we are hoping to see an increase in energy, a shiny nice coat and better dental health. Day 1 was a hit, he ate the food, which I said before he NEVER does.

Hush 28 day Purina One challenge

Are you a dog owner? Dog person? What changes would you like to see in yours dogs health? Will you join the Purina ONE 28 Day Challenge with us and see what changes in your dog!? Join the 28 Day Challenge by signing up on and get a $3 off coupon!

Here are a few Hush photo shoot outtakes!

Hush outtakes

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The Summer is Coming Piña Colada Slim Down

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The school year is coming to an end; my very first year as a Preschool Teacher.  It was an amazing year filled with love, laughter, learning and lots of food!! Parents, teachers, the board of directors, the PTO and more love to treat us teachers! I’ve gained close to twenty pounds this first year of teaching. Ten of those pounds I probably gained during Teacher Appreciation Week! I even posted this on Facebook at the end of that week!!

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So, I NEED to slim back down and what better way than taking the 14 Day Slimfast® Challenge!!! It’s a great way to lose up to six pounds in just two weeks. In my case it’s a perfect way to start the weight loss process.  It’s so easy and for an on the go working mom. It’s a perfect quick meal. It’s so convenient to grab a delicious Slimfast® shake or meal bar during the morning chaos.

Swap two meals daily with a Slimfast® Protein shake or meal bar.

      Make sure your third meal must be 500 calories.

 Enjoy three 100-calorie snacks or pieces of fruit per day.

 And don’t exceed 1200 calories per day!

  Exercise for 30 minutes a day and drink plenty of water.

Here is me just before my first year teaching.

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And here is my gorgeous Mother’s Day portrait from our church. I love this photo and I love my beautiful family AND you can definitely see the extra 20 pounds!!

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I have such a beautiful family don’t I?! :)

The new Slimfast® Limited Edition Piña Colada Protein Meal Shake is DELICIOUS! I’ve tried it and I love it! I drink one in the morning during the normal morning chaos routine. Then while at work I’ve found that I’m not snacking as much. Not grabbing donuts or danishes from the kitchen or sneaking cookies and snack cakes.  It’s just about four hours till lunch once I arrive at work and I’ve noticed that I am not hungry until lunch time. The bottle states up to four hours of hunger control and that’s just what it gives you.

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I’m joining the 14 days to Slim Challenge Sweepstakes taking place on Slimfast’s Facebook page May 12, 2014 till May 27, 2014! I hope y’all will too! There will be TWO $5,000 grand prize winners, given a gift card to a specific retailer or a Visa/Amex gift card!! Here is the  link to sweepstakes: 14 days to Slim Challenge Sweepstakes

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Did y’all know  there is a new Slimfast survey reveals shows the prevalence of “Locked Closet Syndrome” – the practice of “locking away” clothes that don’t currently fit or that you can’t wear confidently. Highlights from Slimfast’s Unlock Your Closet Survey include:

 90% of women say they keep items that don’t currently fit in their closet – 14 items on average

93% of women have multiple sizes of clothing in their closet – 3 sizes on average

 79%  of women frequently dread getting dressed because of ill-fitting clothes in their closet

More than half of women have purchased clothing in a smaller size than they currently wear –  27%  say it motivates them to lose weight

Additionally: 83% of women admit to lying about their pants size more often than their age

I have to admit, I have quite of few articles of clothing in my closet at are too tight, too small. Let’s take the pledge to unlock your closet with Slimfast’s 14-Days to Slim!! Are you with me??

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Colorful Fun Summer Party Decor That Wont Empty Your Wallet

I am so excited to be partnering with Dollar Tree to share their new Summer Fun products with you!!

The NEW Dollar Tree Summer Fun is a super fun collection of colorful flip-flops, summer tableware, party supplies, toys, and more created perfectly for your fun-filled summer. Of course all the Summer Fun products cost $1 each, and select items may vary by store.

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Dollar Tree’s NEW Summer Fun collection includes: colorful and bright decorative plastic glasses and cups, color coordinating food tents, hula skirts, decorative flower leis, tiki torches, super cute colorful battery-operated LED paper lanterns, decorative lawn signs, color coordinating paper napkins, plastic bowls, and more. Party supplies and decorations are available in a variety of fun colors perfect for summer, including: blue, green, orange, pink, purple, red, and yellow. Printed tableware and decorations are available in these patterns: hula girls, flamingos, tiki torches, and parrots. Be sure to get there soon, supplies are limited!

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I think my Alice and her cousins are in need of a super fun summer HULA GIRLS PARTY!! Dollar Tree has everything I need to throw them an awesome party!

Dollar Tree’s Summer Fun Flip-Flop Frenzy Craft Contest is going on now. Submit a photo of an original flip-flopcraft at DollarTree.com and be entered to win a $500 Dollar Tree gift card.

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Messy Summer Fun with Wet-Nap!

Kid Made BBQ Sauce

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Is it just me or has this winter seemed like the longest one yet?  I live in the south where it’s normally unbearably warm. As crazy as it sounds for a born and raised Texan, I cannot wait for the heat!!! Summer means picnics at the park, outdoor BBQ’s, beach days, hiking and then some.  Alice loves to play outside. She loves to create and build and always has dirt under her nails. I’m a proud mommy of a messy girl that loves to get dirty. To me, it means she’s using her imagination, expanding her brain, getting some sun and exercising her body.

At the park, beach or the backyard, getting her clean before she eats is easy with Wet-Nap wipes! Alice and I thought of a cute and fun gift idea for those family picnics at the park or backyard BBQ parties we are sure to be invited to this summer.

bbq picnic clothespin wreath

We made a fun Clothespin Wreath that will hold the individually wrapped Wet-Nap Antibacterial Hand Wipes. You can give this as a gift or put up at your own party or picnic. It’s a perfect and convenient way to ensure your guests can keep there hands clean!

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Creating the Clothespin Wreath is really easy. First you’ll need either a wire circle or cut out a circle from a sturdy piece of cardboard.  To create the pretty clothespins, I cut strips of paper and glued them onto the clothespins.  Then I positioned them and hot glued them into place. You can position them in any fashion.Once finished, I attached a strip of burlap and a box to use as a hanger. Added my new Wet-Nap Hand Wipes and hung up our new messy summer fun decor piece!

Backyard BBQ Clothespin Wreath

After Alice and I made our Clothespin Wreath we decided we need to get messy! Ya know, so we could try out our new wreath.

Alice LOVES to cook and so I came up with an easy homemade BBQ sauce recipe that kids can make and enjoy!

Easy Kid Made BBQ Sauce

BBQ Sauce for Kids
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Easy delicious barbecue sauce that kids can make and enjoy!
Recipe type: Sauce
Cuisine: BBQ
Serves: 8
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 4 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Pickapeppa Sauce
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon mustard powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  1. Mix ingredients in a bowl and stir until well blended. (If you don't have Pickapeppa Sauce you can use any steak sauce or Worcestershire sauce.)Then transfer sauce to a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium to low heat. Once it simmers remove from heat and let it cool a bit before using.

We decided to test Alice’s new homemade BBQ sauce!! Alice wanted BBQ’d Hot Dogs and so that is what we had.

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I must say, her new sauce was DELICIOUS!! We loved our BBQ’d Hot Dogs!! Cleaning up before and after eating during our backyard BBQ was easy with our new Wet-Nap Antibacterial Hand Wipes and if felt good knowing my families hands were nearly germ free!

I found the Wet-Nap Hand Wipes at Walmart for under $2, for either the canister or box of individual packets. They are a MUST for any outdoor summer fun. Throw some in your beach bag or take them along in your hiking backpack. They are a great way to keep your kids hands clean and your own, too. Click this LINK for fifty five cents ($.55) off of any Wet-Nap product!!

Now, go get ready for some MESSY SUMMER FUN!!

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