Wednesday, August 20, 2014

HuffPostLive: Employees Charge With Selling Cancerous Beef

Rancho Feeding Corporation, now-defunct Petaluma slaughterhouse, shut down earlier this year after recalling 8.7 million pounds of beef. Rancho President and General Manager Jesse Amaral, Jr.; Rancho foreperson Felix Cabrera, who ran the kill floor; and Rancho’s primary yardperson, Eugene Corda have been indicted by a federal grand jury and charged with 11 felony counts.

You can read more details at Inside Scoop SF.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

August 2014: Nature Box Has Arrived!

In case you haven't heard of Nature Box, for $19.95, you receive 5 different full sized healthy snacks each month. (free shipping) You can pause or cancel your deliveries at any time!

Nature Box also gives you the option to pick your own snacks. I think we'll do that next month!

Monday Dinner: Crockpot French Dip Sandwiches

Hubby and I made this bread loaf over the weekend. I figured we could use it for the Crockpot French Dip Sandwiches. When I sent these photos to my son and husband, I immediately receive text from them. "Looks delicious"!

Monday dinner was a huge hit! And I'll definitely be making this again.

HuffPost Live: Why Suicide Isn't Selfish #StrongerTogether

In HuffPost Live's #StrongerTogether series, they take a 360-degree look a depression and ask how we can help change the stigma of mental illness. If you need help, call 1-800-273-8255. Online chat at Suicide Prevention Hotline is available 24/7.

Thank you to Nancy Redd, HuffPost Live host, Dr. Lloyd Sederer, Medical Editor for Mental Health, Huffington Post, Charlotte Myers, Suicide Attempt Survivor; Mental Health Activist and Artist, and Jenny Harmon, diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder for this insightful discussion.

Also much thanks to those within the HuffPost Live community, who shared their stories and experiences. #StrongerTogether

Monday, August 18, 2014

Hubby's Crispy Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

Sunday afternoon, my husband decided to break out the cookie sheets, mixing bowls and measuring tools to make Crispy Chewy Oatmeal Cookies. I loved the smells of cookies baking in the oven even in the brutal summer. Great job hubby!

BirchBox For Women ~ August 2014

I totally love the August BirchBox for Women selections! How about you?

Menu Plan Monday ~ August 18, 2014

TAO at The Venetian Casino and Hotel, Las Vegas

It's a busy week in the our household. This gal has a couple of doctor appointments scheduled, as well as 40 Plus Divas Fashion Show and Vendor Event, on Saturday!

Organizing Junkie

Chicken Parmesan Casserole ~ Food Wishes

P.F. Chang’s Mongolian Beef (Copycat)~ Creme de la Crumb

Slow Cooker French Dip, Rolls ~ Kitchen Meets Girl

Potato Leek Soup ~ Food Network

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad ~ Spicy Southern Kitchen

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sunday Community ~ August 17, 2014

Time-Warp Wife

Social Sunday ~ August 17, 2014

A Complete Waste of Makeup

1. One item you wish you could splurge on right now:

I would love a week's stay at Hotel del Coronado! My husband and I would take a drive, park the car and walk the grounds, when we lived in San Diego. It truly is a beautiful resort!

2. If you had an entire weekend of no plans what would you do?

I have weekends like that. I enjoy getting caught up on episodes of Coronation Street and The Only Way To Essex on Hulu, do some housework, take a walk, maybe do a home facial.

3. Next place you are visiting outside of your current city?

We have San Diego on our agenda. Looking forward to see our old stomping grounds and cooling down from this Las Vegas heat!

4. Are you a neat freak or a clutterbug?

I'm a neat freak. I can blame it on my father, fellow neat freak, but I really don't like clutter. It actually bothers me.

5. Favorite Summer purchase?

My tote bag from MOOSEdesignsBags, at Etsy is my favorite summer purchase! It's a great addition to my summer casual look. I love the color, the material is sturdy and the side outside pockets are a perfect fit for my cell phone and keys!

HuffPost Live: I Had The Opportunity To Chat With Keyshia Cole

Recently, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Keyshia Cole stopped by HuffPost Live to to chat about her new single "She" from her forthcoming "Point Of No Return" album, the music business, motherhood and career with HPL host, Caitlyn Becker.

I had the opportunity to join the segment and chat a bit with the songstress! I found Keyshia to be humble about her success, a very proud mom and generous. To view the segment, just click on the arrow, above!

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