April 07, 2014

Easter is Coming! Try a Honeybaked Ham! {Giveaway} #HoneyBakedEaster

DISCLOSURE: I received a gift certificate for some tasty HoneyBaked Ham to create this post.  All opinions are my own!

Enter to win a $50 giftcard to Honeybaked Hams!

Easter is almost here!  As much as I love to cook, sometimes it's nice to have an amazing meal made for you.  HoneyBaked Ham is a go-to for holidays in our family.   I love leftover ham sandwiches!

When I was little, I had a large golden retriever named Barney (NOT named after the purple dino...thankyouverymuch).  He loved to eat, especially things that weren't food.  One year he got into my birthday card and ate $20!  It seems I had to make an annual trip to the bank with pieces of money, just hoping that they would let me trade them in for a fresh $10 or $20.  (There is a certain amount of the bill that can be destroyed that makes it still valid)  Barney even ate a package of AA batteries and a good portion of my soccer ball.  Obviously, he wasn't the brightest dog on the block.

Every Christmas, my parents would host a holiday party for my Dad's work and it always included a nice, big HoneyBaked Ham. One year, while we were getting ready for the party, Barney somehow got into the back porch and ate the WHOLE $50 ham, leaving only the bone! I have no clue how he did it so quickly.  You can imagine what happened next...he wasn't feeling very well at all!

Needless to say, my Mom was NOT happy...especially after he threw up ALL OVER the carpet in the dining room.  He spent some quality time in the basement.  My Dad had to rush back to the HoneyBaked Ham store to buy the last ham just before they closed.

You would think that we would learn our lesson when it came to Barney eating everything in sight, but I guess not!  Barney is no longer with us, but Ricky got to meet him during his first trip home to Michigan with me for Thanksgiving.   Our family has quite a few funny Barney stories!

Last week, we headed over to the HoneyBaked Ham off of 28th Street to pick out our dinner.  They had quite a few specials, so I decided to get both ham and smoked turkey.  It was so nice to not even have to think about cooking dinner.  The smoked turkey is amazing for wraps!  I asked about reheating the ham and they suggested to keep it cold, as it dries out while heating it. 

While you are making your Easter plans, consider HoneyBaked Ham.  They have quite a few specials going on.  Also be sure to sign up for the VIP program for extra coupons!

  • In-Store Specials:
    • $54.99 Easter Ham & Turkey Combo – Pair a Turkey Breast (approx. 3 lbs.) with your choice of a Boneless Ham (approx. 3.5 lbs.) or Quarter Ham (approx. 4.5 lbs.)
    • $22.99 Turkey Breast (with any Half or Whole Ham purchase)
    • $24.99 Easter Brunch Bundle – Cinnamon Walnut Coffee Cake and Honey-Spice Bacon
    • Heat & Share Sides: Two for $13.99, three for $19.99

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    April 02, 2014

    No More Digging Wires: Try Coobie Seamless Bras!

    Uh, yeah...don't we all look like that in our bras?

    Normally, I don't post about bras on this site, but since having the girls, I cannot find a comfy bra!  Long gone are the days where I could find a cute bra at Victoria's Secret (sorry Ricky!). I normally wear sports bras around the house and then a pokey one out in public.  I hate how uncomfortable underwire bras are, yet I hate how most wireless are unlined!

    I've finally found a solution! Coobie Seamless Bras are ultra comfortable and versatile without sacrificing style. These bras are seamless, one-size (comfortably fits 32A through 36D), available in 7+ styles and 50+ fashion colors and patterns. There is also a full size version fitting up to a size 42D.

    They are perfect for everyday wear, yoga, nursing moms, sleep wear, and more! Coobie Seamless Bras also has a large following of mastectomy patients that love the soft comfort and pad pocket to insert a form. This line is truly a fit for all women!

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    March 24, 2014

    It's Spring! 5 Ways to Freshen Up Your Life!

    DISCLOSURE: I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. This post is not a health care professional's opinion. All opinions are my own.
    #CollectiveBias #NaturalProbiotic

    It's finally spring!  Yes, there's still snow on the ground here in Michigan, but everyone seems to have a little glimmer of hope that the cold weather is almost through.

    Nicer weather is a perfect time to dust off your life and start with some fresh new habits.  I know I need to get back on track!  Here are some suggestions!

    I always hear people staying they hate water.   Once you start drinking more, I think your body will start loving it...and the benefits are more than worth it!  Your skin will start glowing and your system with keep running...if you know what I mean!  One way to make water tastier is to make iced tea.  You can also add fruits, veggies or herbs to infuse your drinks...it adds so much flavor!  My favorite combo is strawberry, cucumber, mint and lemon.  I just throw it all in a pitcher and refill it as the day goes on, changing out the infusers daily.

    Last summer I got this TakeYa pitcher at Costco and it's ah-mazing.  It's leak proof and you can make flash chilled tea.  If you happen to see one of these somewhere, grab it! Favorite purchase from last summer for sure!

    Last week I headed to Costco to check out a new probiotic available by InSync (not to be confused with Nsync...although I do sing while taking my pill because I'm a nerd).  The price there was only $26.99 which is MUCH lower than I saw at Meijer, especially for a 3 month supply!  Yet another reason to love Costco: cheap health products! I also got some vitamins and ibuprofen with this month's coupon deal.

    Taking a probiotic ensures that your body has enough beneficial bacteria for digestive system balance.  When everything is balanced, you will feel healthy on the outside!  Taking my Insync Probiotic has become a part of my morning routine.  I'm trying to take better care of myself!  Plus, with allergy season coming up (ugh!), I want my insides to be healthy.

    Have you checked out the app/website MyFitnessPal yet? You can log your activity and meals to stay on track.  I really have found it helps hold me accountable.  Plus you see just how healthy (or unhealthy!) your meals are...its an eyeopener! I use my Fitbit to try to get 10K steps a day, which will be much easier when the weather warms up.  I would like to try to do one evening walk with the dog and girls.

    I hate spring cleaning, but I love how everything is organized and sparkling after!  Spring is the perfect time to wash all of the curtains, dust off those high places and donate anything not being used.    If you have clothes, I highly recommend checking out Twice to sell back your clothes.  You can also list items on Freecycle or Craigslist.  I cannot wait to tackle the basement!  Anyone need a futon?

    During the winter, it's easy to park in front of the TV at night and binge watch your Netflix queue (*cough* Scandal!).  Try shutting off all screens at 10 and picking up a book.  It really is a great way to unwind at night.  This one is the hardest for me!  I have been catching up with my news (okay, E News) online instead of sitting through an hour long show.  The girls have the timer set on the Kindle, so once they hit 15 minutes, it's time up!

    What simple steps do you take for better health?

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