Thursday, February 26, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Traditions and Review

Who else is excited for Spring? Too bad it's snowing outside my apartment! Boo! I was starting to get excited for blooming flowers. Oh well. Maybe next month.

One of my favorite parts about spring is Easter and St. Patrick's Day! Currently I'm working on formulating family traditions for St. Patrick's Day.  So far I'm planning on these three traditions:
1. New "green" article of clothing/accessories.
2. A scavenger hunt across the house to find a special holiday surprise.
3. Green dessert, because it wouldn't be a holiday without chocolaty sweet goodness! ;)

Recently the adorable Etsy shop Hip & Hail sent me an adorable St. Patrick's baby headband to review. Not only are Hip & Hail's products cute, but so is their packaging. The headband is adorable and hopefully I'll be able to post pictures soon with my daughter, so stay tuned. She has been sick for quite sometime. Poor thing.

But, the headband is soft and stretchy, perfect for any little girl! I would highly recommend this product if you are looking for a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with your kids. With a low price tag of $3.75, money can be spent in multiple areas to enjoy the green holiday.  

Make sure to check out Hip & Hail's Etsy Shop!

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone and enjoy the day with your loved ones!

I was sent a free St. Patrick's Day headband to complete this review. All thought and opinions are my own.

Adovia Dead Sea Bath Salts Review

I recently received Adovia Dead Sea Bath Salts from Tomoson to review. All feelings and thoughts are my own! 

My husband and I recently returned from a mini-moon. After walking around Disneyland, Hollywood and the California beaches my feet were in bad shape. I forgot how painful it can be to walk around Disney for two days straight, especially when trying to go on every ride.

 I decided there was one way to solve the aching feet problem. That was with an at home pedicure! I used the Dead Sea Bath Salts from Adovia and fell in love! Ah-pure relaxation!

Dead Sea Bath Salts

The bath salts were soothing and helped my feet feel lovably soft! If you are looking for a good gift to help with relaxation, then I would highly recommend this product.

Here are my tips for using bath salts:

1.  Place bath salts under faucet while filling the tub with warm water.  
2. Wait for bath salts to dissolve before getting in the tub.
3. Relax and enjoy the benefits of Dead Sea Bath Salts!

Thanks for reading and head over to Adovia's Amazon page for more information!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Gorgeous Clearance Shower Curtain Sale

What a great deal on shower curtains! If you are looking to give new life to your bathroom through color, than this sale is for you! With three adorable shower curtain styles, this deal  won't last long! Groupon is offering shower curtains for only $9.98!! The normal retail price is$39.99, which means you are saving $30.01 or 75%. 

Shower Curtain Sale

Happy shopping!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Extreme Kmart Clearance Shoe Sale

Don't miss this huge clearance shoe sale at Kmart's website! Shoes for everyone are starting at $2.99 and up. Cheap, right? So hurry over to before this deal ends! 

I bought 6 pairs of shoes for less than $20! 
*Happy dance* 
kmart shoes

Happy shopping everyone!

Monday, February 2, 2015

50 Healthy Salad Recipes

Last summer I realized I had gained weight. I remember stepping on the scale and thinking 

"oh my heck, how did I gain 20 lbs!"

Before my daughter was born I could eat cake or candy and wouldn't really have to worry about working the extra calories off. Pha! I miss those days! 

After coming home from the hospital with my sweet newborn. I assumed that my body would shed the weight "naturally." Yeah...that sure as heck didn't happen.

After six months I realized my body needed a change.  I started substituting chips, crackers and cookies for healthier alternatives. During the first month I lost 10 lbs! As of today I've lost 20 lbs. Woo-hoo! My sweet husband also started eating healthier and lost 30 lbs. He is my rock, without him I would have struggled hard with weight loss. 

Having a support system is essential. 

I love planning healthy meals with him and not mention cooking together. ;) Our weight lose experience has helped us grow closer.

I've compiled a list of my family's favorite salads below. Hope you enjoy the list and best wishes with eating healthy!

Salad Recipes


  1. Healthy Chef Salad @+iFOODreal 
  2. Pina Colada Chicken Salad @+Six Sisters' Stuff 
  3. Thai Chicken Salad with Spicy Peanut Sauce @My Kitchen Escapades
  4. Paleo Chinese Chicken Salad @Linda Wagner
  5. Greek Yogurt Chicken
  6. Grilled Pineapple, Chicken and Avocado Salad @Gimme Some Oven
  7. Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad @Tastes Better From Scratch


  1. Balsamic Honey Grilled Steak Salad and Vinaigrette@Mom On Time Out 
  2. Vietnamese Grilled Beef Salad @Use Real Butter
  3. Thai Ground Beef Salad
  4. Spinach Salad with Steak & Blueberries @Eating Well
  5. Grilled Steak Salad with Creamy Vinaigrette Dressing @A Southern Soul
  6. Steak Salad with Roasted Corn, Strawberries and Blue Cheese @Stuck on Sweet
  7. Cheeseburger Salad With Big Mac Dressing @Can You Stay For Dinner
  1. Healthy Taco Salad@Pocket Change Gourmet 
  2. Blackberry, Bacon & Blue Cheese Salad @Lemon Tree Dwelling
  3. Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad with Bacon and Pecorino @Sugar & Grace
  4. Turkey Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette @Dixie Crystals 
  5. Turkey Cobb Salad @+Martha Stewart 
  6. Spinach Pretzel Salad @+Six Sisters' Stuff 


  1. Cafe Rio Pork Salad @+Favorite Family Recipes 
  2. Sweet Pork Salad with Mango Dressing @Oh, Sweet Basil
  3. Southwest Salad with Pork @+The Weary Chef 
  4. Pulled Pork Cobb Salad @+Cook Smarts 
  5. Asian Inspired Pulled Pork Salad @Jo and Sue
  6. Vietnamese Pulled Pork Salad +Peachy Palate 
  7. Lemon Rosemary Pork Chops with Arugula Salad @Healthy Seasonal Recipes 
  1. Shrimp Cobb Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinagerette @+Damn Delicious 
  2. Buffalo Shrimp Salad @+Add a Pinch 
  3. Healthy Grilled Tilapia Salad @Comeback Momma
  4. Blackened Salmon with Avocado Ranch Dressing @Handle The Heart
  5. Seared Salmon Over Mixed Greens @Spicy Southern Kitchen
  6. Simple Cold Crab Salad @+Amazing Seafood Recipes 
  7. Lobster Salad with  Lemon Dressing @Jo and Sue
  8. Fish Taco Salad with a Creamy Chipotle Ranch Dressing @+The Wicked Noodle 


  1. Southwestern Chopped Salad with Cilantro Dressing@+The Garden Grazer 
  2. Candied Pecan, Craisin, Feta Salad with Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette @Chef in Training
  3. Pumped Up Kale Salad with Hummus Dressing@Running to the Kitchen
  4. Chopped Thai Salad with Sesame Garlic Dressing @+Pinch of Yum 
  5. Skinny Taco Salad @Gimme Some Oven 
  6. Spinach Tortellini Salad @No Biggie
  7. Butternut Squash and Smoky Black Bean Kale Salad@Eats Well With Others
  8. Pomegranate Orange Salad @Chelsea's Messy Apron


  1. Pineapple Spinach Salad@The Food Charlatan 
  2. Inner Goddess Detox Salad@Iowa Girl Eats
  3. Sweet Detox Salad@Olives & Garlic
  4. Massaged Kale with Mango & Avocado @Healthy Food for Living
  5. Baby Kale and Strawberry Summer Salad @+Eating Bird Food 
  6. Apple Cranberry Pecan Salad @Damn Delicious
  7. Avacado Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing @Gimme Some Oven
Do you have any other favorite salad recipes?

Looking for more healthy recipes? Check out my 26 Healthy Soup Recipes!

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