Friday, May 25, 2012

Book Review: Sass Yourself Slim!

Cynthia Sass has written a simple book called Sass Yourself Slim about healthy eating for people that are looking for quick results without crash diets. Her book introduces a 30 day eating plan plus a Fast Forward plan to help you start to see the results super fast!

Sass Yourself Slim shows you what you need to eat and and when you should eat it.  She makes it very easy to follow too.

The author even explains how to make the diet work for you and increase your self confidence and learn to love walking.  She gives you all the tools and resources you need to improve your mind and your body.

Cynthia Sass includes a critical section in the book on S.A.S.S, which explains fully about integrating certain seasonings and flavorings into your foods.

I am already a healthy eater and I exercise but let's be real:  no one is perfect including me.  My weight doesn't stay constant and everyone, including me needs a jump start now and then. Especially for bikini season!  The author writes this book with an easy step by step approach that anyone can follow.  She gives you simple steps to change your eating habits for the better. 
Even if you can't do the Fast Forward part, that is okay.  Just move forward and follow the rest of the plan, girl!   Cynthia even says that it is okay to skip the Fast Forward and don't stress about it.

The S.A.S.S part of the program, which includes information about seasonings is totally new to me and I thought it was fascinating!  It is a novel way of thinking about eating and satiety and makes alot of sense to me.  Speaking of satiety, she also gives the green light to including some chocolate in your everyday diet. Let's not go crazy but there are benefits as long as the portion is reasonable!

I love her recipes and she gives your some great ideas for healthy cooking and eating. You sure can incorporate your own recipes and ideas into the plan as well so no worries there ladies.

Sass Yourself Slim is really a mind and body approach to good health. This is not any kind of crazy crash diet that you won't be able to maintain long term. This is a plan for good health that you can continue for years to come!  Check out her website and let me know what you think.

 I was given the opportunity to read and review the S.A.S.S Yourself Slim book through One to One Network.  I was given the book by One to One Network to provide an honest review that included my own personal opinions and experiences.  The opinions in this post are all my own.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Save Big and Eat Healthy with Green Giant Coupon!

I recently found out that  Weight Watchers endorses Green Giant Boxed Vegetables.  What great news.  Frozen boxed vegetables by Green Giant are a great way to get your veggies in and now you can save at the same time! 

You can visit to download a printable *coupon for $0.60 off the purchase of two boxes of Weight Watchers® endorsed Green Giant Boxed Vegetables.

I  received this information and the coupon offer from Green Giant and Weight Watchers through MyBlogSpark.

Madagascar 3 Europe's Most Wanted Crowdtap Party

You can't have Madagascar Movies without popcorn!

My Super Madagascar 3 Europe's Most Wanted Party

 Crowdtap has all these wonderful opportunities to get involved with fun products and services for you and your family.  You really should check it out. It is fun, easy and you never know what you might find or recieve!  Recently, I qualified for a party opportunity coinciding with the June 8th premiere of Madagascar 3:  Europe's Most Wanted.  We had such a fun time this past weekend playing and watching the first two Madagascar movies too!
My Rainbow Circus Cake

DreamWorks Animation  and Crowdtap sent me this super Madagascar Digital Party Kit (that helped me create my own circus at home with family and friends.  I already had the DVD's Madagascar 1 and 2 so the timing was perfect!  The kids loved all the games and decorations.  I added a few of my own as well.  They loved the face painting...thanks to my neighbor and friend Tammie, they all looked so realistic!  Alex, Melman, Marty, Gloria and our fave characters joined us at our party this past weekend while we ate, played and watched the DVD of Madagascar 1 and 2 to get us hopped up for the upcoming movie premier. Check out what I received to help get my circus adventure going!

This is what I received in my Party Ki:

  • - A crack-a-lackin recipe for Marty's zebra cake
  • - A classic game with a "mad" twist featuring Gloria
  • - Decorations, masks and face paint to get everyone into the Madagascar mood
  • - Fun activities and games to keep the party movin'
A little more about Crowdtap for you ladies and men out there that may be wondering. 
Crowdtap  is a new kind of social marketing and research platform that enables you to be rewarded for working with and promoting great leading brands, entertainment properties and many other types of companies.  You can earn cash for rewards and charity too for taking surveys, sampling new products and promoting your favorite brands to your friends and family.

These are some of the potential rewards out there with Crowdtap:
  • CASH REWARDS - Activities launched by brands will earn you cash rewards
  • GIFT CARDS - Your cash can be redeemed for gift cards
  • HELP CHARITIES - Your cash can also be used to help your selected charity
  • FREE PRODUCTS - Some activities will also offer you free products and other goodies 

My Marty's Zebra Cupcakes!


Madagascar 3 Party In Celebration of the Movie Premier June 8th

Madagascar 3 Party Coming to Theaters June 8th!!

Thanks to Children's Claritin and MomSelect,  I  recently got the opportunity to have a fun  Madagascar Movie Party.  We were sent a fantastic movie package that included both Madagascar 1 & 2 movies on DVD, adorable Popcorn containers, Madagascar tattoos and a ton of Children’s Claritin to share with guests.  It was a great opportunity for me to spend time with some of my mom friends and for the kids to relax, play some games and enjoy the movies.

This sure was a perfect time to discuss allergies as I had been working out in the garden the day of the party.  I had been sneezing and my throat was so itchy I had popped a Claritin before the party--thank goodness because it allowed me to really enjoy myself--24 hours allergy free with my Claritin too.   I love that I don't even get drowsy too!  The moms (and dads) chatted about their allergy experiences this season and everyone was excited to get the Claritin samples.  Several of the moms and dads are Claritin users themselves and their children as well.  I told them how my little one never seemed to mind taking Claritin when she had allergies either since it tasted so good!  They all agreed.

So, back to the was great because we had both a bunch of Madagascar fans including my husband who watched with the kids!  Before the movie started we let the kids color and do crafts with the free Madagascar printables from the Facebook/Claritin website out in our backyard.   We have a few big colored beach balls which they incorporated into their circus antics after they decided they needed to do some circus activities in celebration of the movie.   You can also find some additional printable Madagascar movie printable activities on the movie website here by clicking on printables.


Thursday, May 17, 2012

Beautiful Brahmin Bag for Summer!

I was so thrilled to be chosen as a member of the Vogue Influencer Network.  It has been a wonderful experience working so closely with Vogue and getting the inside skinny on all the new styles and trends for each season.  I was especially excited recently when I received a notice that I was chosen, as a member of the Vogue Influencer Network, to receive a Brahmin purse.

I just received my Brahmin Arno Glossy Tote today and it is gorgeous.  Ever since I first set foot in Florence, Italy years ago, I fell in love with black as a staple of my wardrobe.  The longer I lived there and the better my fashion sense got.  I learned how perfect black is--day or day, casual or dressy.

So you can imagine my excitement when I opened the box and took the purse out of the protective bag and saw that it was a gorgeous black color.  I love it. The Brahmin Arno Glossy Tote is part of the Brahmin Spring/Summer Collection.  It has a zip top and sturdy shoulder straps. I love the outside profile pocket too.  The brass hardware is a perfect complement to the glossy black. The bottom has feet so the bag stays protected as well.

Take a peek at some of the other beautiful bags in the Brahmin Spring/Summer collection--I am sure you will find a gorgeous one just for you!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Free Bowling ALL SUMMER LONG! AMF's Summer Unplugged

It is always a challenge to keep the kids busy during the summer, you know what I mean?  There are only so many days you can go to the beach or just hang out in the yard.  Sometimes air conditioned bowling is just what everyone needs!  AMF Summer Unplugged & Summer Pass is one of the best freebies I have heard about yet for the summer.  Let me know what you think....

AMF's Summer Unplugged is this summer's best bowling deal for kids!  And adults get in on the fun too with Summer Pass.

Summer Unplugged:
Zip, Zero, Zilch for Kids 15 and Under

At select AMF centers, two free games of bowling per day for kids 15 and under. (Shoe rental not included, but they’re worth paying for.)

  • Time: Free bowling until 8:00PM, 7 days a week.
  • Dates: Monday, May 14 through Monday, September 3 (Labor Day).
  • Parents go to to select a participating center (over 250 locations) and complete a simple registration form.
  • Free game coupons emailed every week starting May 14 – it’s that simple!
  • $3.29 Kids Meals
Summer Pass: Great Deal for Everyone 16 and Over

2 free games, per day for up to four people ages 16 and up (shoe rental not included).
One $29.95 Summer Pass is good for 2 games per day for up to four people all summer long - that's $7.50 per person! (Same dates and times as above.)
Available online at

I was provided with this information as a member of the One2One Network.