Success Rice is helping me loose these last 15 baby weight pounds!

This is a sponsored post by Success Rice but all opinions are my own. 

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If you have been following my blog lately, you know I have been trying to loose the baby weight from baby #4. I have lost a total of 75 pounds so far from the day I gave birth so it’s been a success so far, but I still have about 15 to go. I wanted to share with you one of my favorite meals I eat while loosing weight and I always have a box of   Success® boil in a bag rice on hand.

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If your not trying to loose weight, this is still a great recipe to try but you can just put your favorite dressing on top or this dressing recipe here that is super yummy! 

For lunch and dinner I like to have a vegetable, starch and protein and sometimes I throw in a fruit if I am really hungry. 

This meal is so easy and quick to throw together and it actually makes 2 servings so what you don’t eat for 1 meal, you can pack up and eat the next day. 

All it is, is 1 pouch  of Success® Jasmine rice which only takes 8-10 minutes to cook. While you are boiling that, throw some chicken, corn, and honeydew or watermelon in a bowl and some ready make pico de gallo. I like to use a rotierrie chicken since it’s already cooked. 

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For my “dressing” I just sprinkle some salt and pepper, italian seasoning and a little lime juice all over all the ingredients after I throw the rice in. I love using Success rice when I am trying to loose weight because normally I go for bread when I am hungry but that never works out well on the scale but with Successs® boil in a bag rice, it makes me full without all the calories. 

Success® Jasmine Rice is the only boil-in-bag Jasmine rice available. It can be fully cooked rice in 10 minutes and is pre-portioned, BPA-free boil-in-bag means no mess, no measuring involved which is music to this busy mom’s ears! They also have a Basmati Rice flavor which  is the only boil-in-bag Basmati rice available so you should try out both flavors. 

If you want more ideas on how to use Success® rice, go here for more rice recipes.  

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I was able to find both kinds of aromatic rice at Walmart. I tried looking at my local supermarket but they didn’t carry it but Walmart did. I was even able to look up the jasmine rice online at Walmart’s website and I could tell which store around me carried it. 

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LeapFrogTV Episode #2

 

Check out Episode #2 for LeapFrog TV! 

You have to check out the remote that comes from LeapFrogTV. It’s basically a 3 in 1 remote. It’s so cool! 

Watch the clip above to find out more.

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Behind-the-scenes video starring the LeapFrog CEO and introducing LeapFrog TV!

 This post was sponsored by LeapFrog and Mom Select but all opinions are my own.

 

Are you a LeapFrog family like we are?! I love the LeapFrog family of products for my kids because not only are they fun but they are educational! In fact the Leapfrog cartoons has really helped my oldest son with his alphabet!!

So I am so excited for the release of LeapFrog TV! It’s a brand new video game concept that will get your kids to moving while playing fun games. Since we home school I am with my kids 24/7 and am always looking for fun ways to keep them occupied while I do something simple like wash the dishes. But I always want to make sure what they are doing is keeping them active and having fun at the same time.

I can tell my kids are going to go wild over this LeapFrog TV. I cannot WAIT!

Check out this video here for more info! 

This will be available for presale Sept. 2nd.

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3 ingredient Peanut Butter cookie recipe


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I am a fan of quick and easy recipes and if they involve cookies, I am hooked! This is one of my favorite recipes my sister shared with me a long time ago! It’s 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies and in a pinch I can have these made within 15 minutes!

I had to try out my new stainless steel measuring cups anyway so I decided I whip these up! These stainless steel measuring cups reminded me of the measuring cups my late grandmother used. They look like the exact ones so it brought back sweet memories of me and her cooking in her kitchen together! I love that they are heavy duty because I know they will last a long time!

Check out this recipe below! It’s sure to become a favorite in your house like it is in mine.

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • extra sugar for sprinkling on top
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix all ingredients and roll into balls into cookie sheet.
  3. Press down with a fork for a criss cross pattern and bake for 8-10 minutes.

 When making these cookies, make sure you measure out your sugar first, then your peanut butter since the peanut butter is so sticky, it would be hard to deal with if you dip up the sugar after the peanut butter. 

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You will want to flatten out your cookies a little with a fork since they don’t spread out very much when they bake. If you skipped this step you will be eating peanut butter balls instead :-)

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I have owned lots of measuring cups over the years. In fact I have 2 sets of plastic ones and a silicone set in my drawer right now. So basically I have to get so many sets because they keep wearing out but with these stainless steel ones, they can replace all 3 of my other sets! A set of 6 nesting measuring cups in mls and cups engraved on the handle and side of the cup so markings will never rub off. It has a pouring lip so they are great for liquids and solids. 

These have become my new favorite measuring cups!

Go here to shop for your own measuring cups!

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My new favorite brush! The Crave Naturals detangling brush!


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My daughter and I have the same curly hair. I have let my hair really grow out and it is super long but you know what that means for a curly headed lady? Tons of tangles! I must spend at least 15 minutes just brushing my hair after a shower. There are normally a billion tangles and not only does it hurt my tender head to brush them out, but normal brushes also pull out lots of my hair.

I told my husband if I did not find a remedy I would have to drastically cut my hair because my hair wouldn’t look good long anymore if I had barely any left!

I love the Crave naturals glide through detangling brush! It not only helps me comb out my tangles but it seems to pull less of my hair out! I also use it on my little girl and instead of it becoming a cry fest when I got to comb out her hair, she doesn’t even flinch anymore! 

Go here to shop for one! 

The only problem with this brush is I can never find it because we all use it so I need to get another one for our household! 

You can use it on wet or dry hair and it’s good on regular hair and extensions! I have a few extensions in my closet that are tangled in a hot mess so I need to get to working on them with this brush!

I really love this brush so if you have tangle problems like me or you or your little ones have a tender head, this is a great brush to try out. 
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ZizzyBee Bags review and giveaway

If you know me personally you know I am not an organized person. I live by the seat of my pants and am carefree which is fun but can be frustrating when I am looking in my bottomless pit of a purse and cannot find anything!

I am obsessed with these Zizzybee bags because they have come to my rescue as a mom on the go! They are eco-friendly storage bags and I can’t get enough of them and how much I love that they have gotten my diaper bag organized!

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These bags can hold lots of stuff and are see through so you can see what’s in each bag without unzipping it!

I normally carry 3 of these in my diaper at all times. 1. For the kids food, 2. For Diapers and wipes and 3. For extra clothes for the baby.

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I am ashamed of how messy my diaper bag was but it’s my reality with 4 kids. Check out my before and after pictures below!

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These bags are not bulky and fit right into my diaper bag. I can easily find what I need in my bag without having to dump out the entire contents of my bag. 

Follow ZizzyBee Bags on social media:

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  • Like ZizzyBee Bags on Facebook to enter their monthly giveaway here! 

I am giving away a 3 pack of ZizzyBee bags and all you have to do is enter the easy rafflecopter below! Good luck!

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Old Spice Combinations

 This post was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Old Spice. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.

Have you seen the new Old Spice “Head to Toe” commercials?! They are hilarious! Here is one of my favorites:

  

MY husband has this strange thing where his breath NEVER smells. He only brushes his teeth once a day and no matter what, his breath doesn’t stink…the rest of his body, I can’t speak as highly of! haha! 

Since I am in charge of the buying in our house I get to buy my husbands smell good products! He isn’t particular about much but his deodorant because once he finally finds one that actually works, I have to buy that specific brand, flavor, smell, ect, every time! Does anyone else love the smell of manly products?! My husband doesn’t even wear cologne anymore when he wears does this Old Spice regime. He normally does the body wash, shampoo then deodorant and it eliminates the need for cologne! 

Old Spice has the manliest grooming products on the planet…check them out below!

 

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My husband likes the Swagger scent the best but they also have Fiji,Pure Sport and Wolfthorn.

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Many of you might know my husband is bald…well he was balding and we decided it was time for him to shave his head but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t use shampoo. He has quit the nice beard and has to take care of it too so she shampoo’s his head every shower!  

 

And what’s better than some awesome Old Spice coupons?!

Go here to snag your coupons now! But hurry because these coupons expire on September 30th!

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Follow Old Spice on their social Media:

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Old Spice Facebook 

Old Spice YouTube 

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Mystery Box giveaway

Delfina Pelayo winner of the mystery box. Winner has 24 hours from 8:00 MT on 8/23 to claim your prize.

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Welcome to the mystery box giveaway hosted by A Sweet Potato Pie and a bunch of amazing bloggers! This is going to be fast and furious so get your entry in quick!

Just enter the easy rafflecopter below for a chance to win this awesome prize pack!

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Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. We are not associated with any of the companies named above. No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received Open to US, 18+ only. Confirmed Winner(s) (by Random.org) will be contacted by email. Winner(s) have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this giveaway. My blog is not responsible for product shipment/delivery. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. 

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Turn Any Scarf Into a Kimono Vest! This is a must watch video.

 I am in love with the new kimono styles out everywhere. In fact in my TV segment I posted about yesterday I wore one and got so many compliments at the news station. THEN my blogger friend Jeanie over at My Moody Mama posted an AHH-mazing video on how to MAKE one of these kimono vests just a scarf. It is a must see if your a scarf hoarder like myself!

 It’s a must watch!

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Yesterday’s TV adventure on Colorado’s Best and all the yummy recipes I made!

If you were following me on social media yesterday, I will over posting about a TV segment I got to be a part of on Channel 2 in Denver on Colorado’s Best. I had such a fun time! Check out the video below and also the recipes below. On the show I was talking about how yesterday was Gouda’s cheese 830th birthday so every dish I made involved my newest obsession, Parrano cheese! Parrano artfully combines the alluring, nutty flavor of a fine aged Parmigiano-Reggiano with the versatility and smooth texture of a matured Gouda. Parrano is great option to incorporate into favorite recipes to elevate the everyday because of the depth of flavor and versatility to slice, grate, shred and melt.

Parrano is available at grocery stores, including Whole Foods, around the country. I think some King Sooper locally carries this but I easily found it at Whole Foods. It’s  in the fancy cheese sections of the store but you can ask for it by name.

 

Snacking Skewers:

Snacking Skewers
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8682 calories
365 g
1907 g
609 g
480 g
384 g
6339 g
11378 g
290 g
0 g
192 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
6339g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 8682
Calories from Fat 5354
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 609g
938%
Saturated Fat 384g
1919%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 19g
Monounsaturated Fat 173g
Cholesterol 1907mg
636%
Sodium 11378mg
474%
Total Carbohydrates 365g
122%
Dietary Fiber 18g
73%
Sugars 290g
Protein 480g
Vitamin A
878%
Vitamin C
610%
Calcium
1340%
Iron
130%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 8 ozs Parrano cheese
  2. • Thinly sliced pepperoni
  3. • chunks of watermelon
  4. • Green or black olives
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Callie Washer from TLC's Extreme Couponing http://asweetpotatopie.com/
 Summer Nectarine Salad: 

Summer Nectarine salad
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1136 calories
26 g
259 g
90 g
58 g
44 g
416 g
2018 g
20 g
0 g
42 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
416g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1136
Calories from Fat 790
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 90g
138%
Saturated Fat 44g
219%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 37g
Cholesterol 259mg
86%
Sodium 2018mg
84%
Total Carbohydrates 26g
9%
Dietary Fiber 3g
12%
Sugars 20g
Protein 58g
Vitamin A
36%
Vitamin C
13%
Calcium
162%
Iron
8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. For the salad
  2. • Greens of choice
  3. • canned nectarines
  4. • Toasted walnuts
  5. • Croutons
  6. • Diced Gouda cheese
  7. For the dressing
  8. • 1 large handful fresh basil
  9. • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  10. • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  11. • ½ teaspoon pure maple syrup
  12. • Salt and pepper to taste
Directions
  1. • In a blender add all of the ingredients for the dressing and blend until the dressing is nice and smooth. Set aside
  2. • To assemble the salad in a large bowl add the spinach and arugula, sliced nectarines, the diced cheese, walnuts and the croutons. Add half of the basil dressing and toss everything very well. Serve immediately and serve with additional dressing if desired.
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Callie Washer from TLC's Extreme Couponing http://asweetpotatopie.com/
Chicken Parrano:

Chicken Parrano
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2075 calories
43 g
735 g
128 g
180 g
59 g
1223 g
3692 g
32 g
0 g
60 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1223g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2075
Calories from Fat 1135
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 128g
197%
Saturated Fat 59g
295%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 11g
Monounsaturated Fat 49g
Cholesterol 735mg
245%
Sodium 3692mg
154%
Total Carbohydrates 43g
14%
Dietary Fiber 8g
33%
Sugars 32g
Protein 180g
Vitamin A
116%
Vitamin C
16%
Calcium
198%
Iron
54%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. • 4 boneless chicken breasts, pounded to 1/2 inch thick
  2. • 1 egg
  3. • 1/2 cup milk
  4. • seasoned bread crumbs
  5. • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  6. • 8 ounces shredded Parrano cheese
  7. • 16 ounces Wild Oats Marketplace marinara sauce
Directions
  1. • In a large bowl whisk together 1 large egg and 1/2 cup milk.
  2. • Dip the chicken breasts in milk and egg mixture and then in the seasoned bread crumbs.
  3. • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. • Brown the chicken on both sides until golden, about 3 to 4 minutes on each side.
  5. • Set chicken in a baking dish
  6. • Pour 16 ounces of your favorite marinara sauce over chicken breasts and cover with 8 ounces of Parrano cheese.
  7. • Bake at 350°F for 25 to 30 minutes, or until bubbly. Serve with spaghetti and garlic bread.
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Callie Washer from TLC's Extreme Couponing http://asweetpotatopie.com/
Chocolate and Cheese Cookies

Chocolate and Cheese Cookies
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15298 calories
586 g
4277 g
1072 g
835 g
679 g
4066 g
27540 g
470 g
4 g
332 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
4066g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 15298
Calories from Fat 9431
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1072g
1649%
Saturated Fat 679g
3393%
Trans Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 30g
Monounsaturated Fat 302g
Cholesterol 4277mg
1426%
Sodium 27540mg
1147%
Total Carbohydrates 586g
195%
Dietary Fiber 13g
51%
Sugars 470g
Protein 835g
Vitamin A
427%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
2294%
Iron
108%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  2. • 1/2 cup of coco powder
  3. • 1/2 tsp of baking powder
  4. • 1/2 tsp of salt
  5. • 1 stick of unsalted butter, room temperature
  6. • 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
  7. • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  8. • 2 large eggs
  9. • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  10. • 4 oz of dark chocolate, melted
  11. • 1 cup white chocolate pieces
  12. • 14 small chunks of Gouda
Instructions
  1. Whisk together flour, coco powder, baking powder and salt together in a bowl.  Set aside.
  2. On a stand-mixer or hand-held mixer, beat the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar together on high.  Stop the machine a couple of times and scrape the bottom, then beat again until the mixture is pale and fluffy, approx 3~5 min.
  3. •  Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat until the mixture is thick and velvety, approx 3 min.
  4. • Add the vanilla extract and melted dark chocolate, beat until evenly mixed together.
  5. • Then add the flour mixture, on slow-speed, stir until the batter is mixed.  Scrape the bottom of the bowl to make sure the mixture is even, then add the white chocolate and mix until incorporated.  Chill the cookie dough/batter in the fridge for 30 min.
  6. • Preheat the oven on 350ºF/175ºC.
  7. • Line the baking sheet with parchment paper.  Use a large ice-cream scoop and pack a tight scoop-full of the cookie dough, then drop it onto the parchment paper with 2″/6 cm space in between.
  8. • Insert a small piece of aged gouda in the center and press it in slightly.  If you can, wrap the gouda completely inside the dough.
  9. • Bake in the oven for approx 14 min.  The cookie should feel soft and unset when you try to remove it from the sheet pan.  Let the cookie cool off slightly on the cooling rack.
Adapted from Lady and pups
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