Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Cream & Guava Drink

One of the things I miss growing up in the Caribbean is the amount of fresh fruits that we can get on an almost daily basis. I grew up with fruit trees growing all around me and I might have even mentioned that my parents had quite a variety in our backyard. As soon as one fruit went out of season it was time for another so we're never without a fruit. Some of them I haven't been able to get while living in the US so whenever I get to travel to the Caribbean I eat as much as I can get. On one of our trips to the Caribbean the kids were able to climb a few trees including the guava tree. Just look at the photo below. Today I am sharing a Cream and Guava drink that is absolutely delicious. If you've never had guava before you'll love it. If you have had it then you know what I'm talking about. The guava fruit is about as small as a lime and is green when and hard when it first bears, it then turns a bright yellow when it is ripe. It is filled with tiny seeds and they are all edible. If you've never been to the Caribbean, Winter is a great time to visit, don't worry there are lots of fruits available then too along with seasonal Christmas drinks such as Ginger Beer and Sorrel Drink. Those two drinks are ALWAYS available during Christmas and it won't be a Christmas without them. Now back to our Cream and Guava drink.

7 Lesser Known Benefits of Exercise

You’ve heard it over and over again from doctors and fitness instructors: “Exercise, exercise, exercise.” And while you might know that exercise is something you should be doing on a regular basis for your physical health, you might not be so privy to the many other ways that physical activity can improve your life. So if you, like many, have a hard time finding the motivation to make regular exercise a priority in your life, here are some the other, lesser known benefits of exercise—just for some extra motivation.

My Sing Along Songs Personalized Book & CD

There is nothing more personal than a personalized gifts. There is also nothing better than giving books as gifts. Well how about getting a personalized book? Madison has always loved reading but lately she gotten into singing. She can sit there and sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star all day long along with the Wheels on the Bus. Although the words don't always sound correct, just hearing her try to sing is absolutely adorable. So we were absolutely thrilled to find out that I See Me was introducing a brand new My Sing Along Songs Personalized Book & CD.

Disney Apparel by Okie Dokie at JCPenney

Madison here! It's been a while since I've shared anything with you. Seems like mommy has totally taken over my blog. That's what happens when you retire from the military and have nothing but time on your hands. I think she needs to start her own blog but who am I to give advice. After all I'm only 3 and still watch Disney Junior. Speaking of Disney, the children’s department of JCPenney just got a little more magical with the addition of the affordable and stylish new line of Disney apparel for toddlers and preschoolers called Disney apparel by Okie Dokie. I have to admit that I was so not ready to "Let It Go" and I'm sure your own little ones might not be. I saw so many Queen Elsa's on Halloween and I even wore her costume that day myself.  It is great to know that I can dress in her clothing all year round.

Monday, November 23, 2015

6 Ways to Recycle your Christmas Tree

Every year I would buy a real tree that required lots of maintenance. At the end of the holidays I'm stuck with pine needles and having to dispose of my tree. This year we decided that we were going to get a fake tree and help with the environment. I'm sure that most of us procrastinate in taking down that Christmas tree after the holidays have passed. I know that I was certainly one of them. It either ends up in a dump, in the burn pile, or a lot of times, you find them in the median of the highway. The highway option still baffles me but either way, it’s a waste to a tree that still has many various uses! Here are 6 uses for that tree that you’re stuck with at the end of each year.

Asurion #PremierSupport Not Just For Broken Phones

This post was sponsored by Asurion as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.

We all love technology! I mean be honest with yourself. Who doesn't? As soon as the newest gadget comes out or there is even an inkling of news about the newest and latest gadget coming out, we're all over it. For some it's worse than others. While I refuse to line up outside of a store waiting for the brand new iPhone to come out, I personally don't mind pre-ordering and having it in hand on release day. I personally love my gadgets and we are huge Apple fanatics in our household and we all know that Apple products are not the cheapest on the market. So when I have a problem That also means that we need protection and sometimes our top of the line Otterbox isn't going to cut it. For example, I purchased an Otterbox for my son's phone a few months ago and, you know that saying, anything that can go wrong will go wrong?, well it usually does for my younger son. He can destroy anything that is labeled indestructible. Luckily for me I have been a Sprint customer for over 10 years and the one thing I learned is that, always add insurance protection on your phone when you have kids. It's why I have my phone protected by Asurion. It's a small fee to pay for my peace of mind. They provide device protection for all your favorite electronics which includes but not limited to mobile devices, tablets, laptops and even your gaming consoles.

Easy Turkey Stuffing

So earlier I shared with you our Foolproof Roasted Turkey and Gravy, but what is Thanksgiving without your stuffing? It's the one thing that the kids just love and to be honest, they have been known to bypass the turkey altogether and go straight for the stuffing. Today I want to also share with your our Easy Turkey Stuffing. They go hand in hand and you really can't have one without the other.

(serves 6)

Here is what you'll need.