Tuesday, December 30, 2014

We Are Onyx Subscription Box Has Arrived!

We Are Onyx Box is a beauty, grooming and make up monthly subscription for women of color. Each month, it will contain samples and some full size items for you to try out!

It's only $20 a month, can be canceled anytime. You'll receive your box via snail mail.

Nescafe Dolce Gusto Coffee and Hot Chocolate Cups

GoodMouth Toothbrush Subscription

Here's GoodMouth Subscriptions story of how it works:

A GoodMouth Subscription is very simple. The first thing you do is choose a toothbrush that best suits you. (at $2) They even have electric heads for Sonic and Oral-B toothbrushes! ($7.45 - $11.45)

Once you add your toothbrush(es) to your shopping cart you will choose how often you want to have that fresh toothbrush automatically delivered to your door (every 1, 2, or 3 months.)

Take care of your whole mouth and add toothpaste, floss, lip balm or breath mints.

Flat-Fee Delivery $1.50 for delivery, no matter how many products you add. Your package will arrive via snail mail. And for every subscription purchased, GoodMouth donates 2 brushes, or the equivalent in dental care, to someone in need.

You can choose just one toothbrush or as many as you like. There is no limit. It's that simple!

Monday, December 29, 2014

"Cake" Movie Trailer

As a chronic pain sufferer, I noticed that they aren't many movies that I can count, that the lead character suffers from chronic pain conditions.

While I'm not a big fan of Ms. Aniston's I will definitely be watching "Cake". I'm really excited to see how the various chronic pain sufferers are depicted.

Volupties Underwear Subscription ~ December 2014

Volupties offers an underwear subscription service for curvy ladies, for just $12, your first month! (It’s $17/month after that) When you join, you provide your underwear size and each month you will receive 3 pairs of quality sexy underwear from well-known brands via snail mail!

Your first order ships within your first week and then at the end of each month that you've subscribed. Cancel anytime or change sizes at anytime.

Don't forget to use promo code "VOLUPTIES" and save $5 off your first month*.

PS They're delivering to Canada too!

Menu Plan Monday ~ December 29, 2014

Organizing Junkie

Mother Hubbard! It's cold in Las Vegas. And if you're heading here for the celebrations, you better pack winter wear. We're expecting 39 degrees high and 30 degrees in the evening!

Falafels, Cucumber Dressing ~ A Beautiful Mess

Bangers and Mash

Ranch House Crock Pot Pork Chops, Mash Potatoes, Green Beans ~ Picky Palate

Homemade Beligan Waffles, Strawberries

Pan Grilled Tilipia, Yellow and Green Bean Salad, Jasmine Rice

Grilled Cheese and Pick Your Own Soup

Friday, December 26, 2014

"Coffee! Coffee! Coffee!"

Target Haul ~ December 2014

It's been a month or 2 since my last visit to Target so I thought I would stop by today. There were lots of people, plenty of clearance sales and returns going on but I had a mission. Which I kept!

This is one of the few times I didn't let the "Target Effect" distract me.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Menu Plan Monday ~ December 22, 2014

Organizing Junkie

This week is all about the chicken. I had plenty of it in the freezer so it's time to put them to good use!

Hubby and I spent the weekend watching "Blue Bloods" on Netflix. Funny thing is we're getting used to no commercials so watching regular TV is an adjustment!

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast, Stuffing, Salad

Crockpot Spicy Chicken, Rice and Gravy, Salad

Chicken Salad Sandwiches, Chips

Hamburgers, Homemade French Fries

BBQ Chicken, Mac and Cheese, Green Beans

Chinese Take Out

Thank You Santa Claus !

On HuffPost Live today, we got to meet 3 men named Santa Claus. My favorite Santa was @SantaClausUSA. So, I decided to send him a tweet or two! What a fun way to start my Monday morning!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Sunday Community: "Give Me A Cuddle"

More pins and inspiration available at Happy Wives Club website.

While my husband and I are navigating difficult times, it's a blessing to know that a hug or cuddle brings a few moments of great joy!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Blue Apron: Beef on Weck Sandwiches with Heirloom Potato Salad

Earlier this month, my husband and I enjoyed several delicious Blue Apron meals. The Beef on Weck Sandwich and Heirloom Potato Salad had to be our all time favorite!

The tartness from the whole grain ground mustard and sherry vinegar, in the salad dressing, on the heirloom potatoes was amazing! And the horseradish-spiced mayonnaise and peppery arugula on the Beef on Weck Sandwiches had us humming, in delight.

I would definitely attempt to make this meal again.

Friday Dinner: Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

Follow Up: This Slow Cooker Turkey Breast was so good! It was juicy and well seasoned. I even made a gravy from the drippings.

For Sunday dinner, I made Open-Faced Turkey and Gravy sandwiches

When our son saw the size of the turkey breast he suggested I use the crockpot. Funny thing is I was thinking the same thing!

Using the Slow Cooker Turkey Breast recipe at Taste of Home and adding some fresh rosemary sprigs has the house smelling like Christmas!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

What's Your Favorite Christmas Movies?

My all-time favorite Christmas movie is "The Preacher's Wife", starring Whitney Houston and Denzel Washington. Besides being a beautiful story, several of the scenes were shot in my hometown, of Portland, Maine! It was wonderful to see so many of the familiar locations. The story and scenes brought me to tears!

Gwynnie Bee: BB Dakota Neeve Vest

When I saw the BB Dakota Neeve Vest on Gwynnie Bee, I knew I had to add it to my virutal closet ASAP! Temperatures are just right for this item. It kept me looking fashionable and warm while enjoying a cup of tea outside.

I think one could get plenty of looks. Just pair it with with a light neutral top, jeans, pencil skirt, leggings. And don't forget your favorite boots!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Gwynnie Bee: Xtwo Vance Jacket

If you're a regular reader of my blog, you're probably seen my many Gwynnie Bee reviews. I truly love what this company has to offer to all plus size ladies, young and old.

Yes! Even 50 plus ladies, like me, can find pieces that will look terrific on them.

This Xtwo Vance Black Jacket is perfect for winter in Las Vegas. Just add a scarf and fun purse and you're ready for conquer your To-Do List!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas In The BerryMorin House

Major Depression..."Hear It Roar"!

Without going into details, my husband and I have been dealing with a family crisis that has been very crushing. Along with that, my Major Depression decided to advise me that it's time to be heard!

I woke up to overwhelming dark, cold and crashing waves that keep one treading, gasping for every breath. I had to remind myself that this feeling would pass but it helped to speak with my therapist and counselor, take my prescriptions, continue to eat healthy and pray daily.

Remembering to not be distance, my husband and I talked, cried and hugged each other tightly.

We're going to be fine. I'm going to be fine. There is light at the end of the tunnel.

Friday, December 05, 2014

Chicken Schnitzel with Watercress, Apple, Beet & Red Walnut Salad

Chicken Schnitzel with Watercress, Apple, Beet & Red Walnut Salad made from ingredients and recipe from Blue Apron ~ I'm a huge fan of this Watercress, Apple, Beet & Red Walnut Salad. I decided to add some goat cheese which really made this salad amazing!

The Chicken Schnitzel was good. I used salt and pepper to season. The chicken cutlets were dipped in Dijon Mustard and panko bread crumbs then pan-fried! Delish!

Blue Apron Is In The House!

Blue Apron describes itself as a "new concept in grocery delivery, built around incredible cooking experiences. We offer a once-a-week subscription service where we deliver all the fresh ingredients you need to make three meals, in exactly the right proportions. We've designed our service to teach you fun new recipes, save prep time and also reduce unnecessary waste. By letting us shop for you, we can bring you fresher and higher-quality food than you can get on your own in the supermarket, and for better prices."

To subscribe, you create your account, choose the type of plan you want (meat and seafood or vegetarian) and the number of people you want to feed. (2,4,6) You can skip meal deliveries, change servings but you can't pick your 3 recipes. Oh, and they only send you enough ingredients for that the recipe calls for.(no waste)

The cost includes priority shipping. So, for $9.99 per person, per meal, you can have a fun time making a delicious and healthy meal. For this order, we selected 3 meals, 2 people, at $59.94.

This Blue Apron box was delivered by OnTrac. The contents are packed well with dry ice. So, you don't have to worry about thawing. You can read about our previous Blue Aprons here

Shrimp & Mustard Green Laing with Jasmine Rice ~ We love Shrimp, Jasmine Rice and Mustard Greens! And to cook with this with together. It's a dinner out, at home!

Chicken Schnitzel with Watercress, Apple, Beet & Red Walnut Salad~ I'm a fan of the Watercress, Apple, Beet & Red Walnut Salad. I added some goat cheese which was amazing! The Chicken Schnitzel was good. I think the next time I make it I'll try different seasoning, as per my hubby's request.

Beef on Weck Sandwiches with Heirloom Potato Salad ~ My husband loves sandwiches. Yeck! I do too. We'll be enjoying this one during the weekend with a cold beer.

We Really Love This Car!

As a carfree family, we occasionally rent vehicles from Enterprise Rent A Car. Recently, my husband and I rented a 2014 Chrysler Town and Country Touring Van.

I wish I had taken more photos but we were having so much fun driving it!

The ParkView® Rear Back up Camera was truly a plus when pulling out of tight spots and busy parking lots. I still found myself checking my mirrors but the feature is definitely a huge plus!

When we picked up my husband's bicycle from the bike shop, we realized that the back seats folded down into the floor. Now that's wicked cool. And the deep well trunk gave us more comfort for putting our shopping bags in the van.

Hubby says, all we need now is a dog and he would buy this one!

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Big Lots Haul ~ December 3, 2014

It's been awhile since I've posted a Big Lots Haul photo. It's still our family favorite discount store. Especially during the holidays!

Zote laundry soap, Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, Gingerbread Man hand soap, baking soda and baking powder.

Monday, December 01, 2014

Menu Plan Monday ~ December 1, 2014

Organizing Junkie

Beef on Weck Sandwiches with Heirloom Potato Salad ~ Blue Apron

Chicken Schnitzel with Watercress, Apple, Beet & Red Walnut Salad ~ Blue Apron

Shrimp & Mustard Green Laing with Jasmine Rice ~ Blue Apron

T-Bone Steaks, Baked Potatoes, Macaroni and Cheese

Creamy Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Volupties Underwear Subscription ~ November 2014

Volupties offers an underwear subscription service for curvy ladies, for just $12, your first month! (It’s $17/month after that) When you join, you provide your underwear size and each month you will receive 3 pairs of quality sexy underwear from well-known brands via snail mail!

Now through Cyber Monday receive your first month for only $10, regular price $17 with promo code GSTYLE

PS They're delivering to Canada too!

A Sunday in Craig Road Regional Park ~ November 30, 2014

Hubby and I walked to the park and stopped by the Farmers Market for some apples and cucumbers. This time of year, walking is so pleasant.

Big Lots ~ November 30, 2014

Hubby and I stopped by our favorite Big Lots store for a few items. And I thought I would get a photo of the Christmas bear, in front of the store!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Menu Plan Monday ~ November 24, 2014

Organizing Junkie

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it!

Easy Chicken Parmesan, Spaghetti ~ Oh Sweet Basil

Easy Crock Pot Pot Roast, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans~ Number 2 Pencil

Ranch House Crock Pot Pork Chops, Egg Noodles, Salad ~ Picky Palate

Thanksgiving Dinner

Chinese Takeout

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sunday Community ~ "I Love That You're Not Perfect"!

Happy Wives Club
“A happy marriage doesn’t mean you have a perfect spouse or a perfect marriage. It simply means you’ve chosen to look beyond the imperfections in both.” -Fawn Weaver

Sunday at the Park!

There was face painting, craft making and rides for the kids. Neveah, our son's fiancee's daughter took a ride on a pink cat, at the Farmers Market. Perhaps, it was a pink pig?

We would have joined her, for a ride but they don't have any big enough for the adults. Bummer!

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