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Trade Up For The New iPhone 6 with Gazelle

Hello friends,

I know you’ve all heard that Apple unveiled 2 brand new iPhones to be released on September 19th (the day before my birthday!)  Both the iPhone 6 and 6 plus boast larger displays, longer lasting batteries and a brand new processor which enables the phone to work 25% faster than it’s predecessor the 5s.

As the launch date for new iPhones gets closer, the values of previous iPhone models continues to depreciate. To ensure that consumers who are planning to upgrade to a new iPhone get the most value out of their old device, those who lock in their price today with Gazelle will have until October 10th to send it in.

Current pricing for the iPhone 5s ranges between $100 for a broken phone and $335 for a phone in flawless condition. With the sale price of the new iPhone 6 set at $199 with a 2 year contract, you can trade in your broken iPhone, get the new release, and still have some money left over for groceries or whatever your heart desires!  

Go to Gazelle today, see what your iPhone or other device is worth then tell your family and friends because I already told mine!  

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!

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Super Foods for Seniors – Chapter 5

Hello Friends and Happy Monday

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and was able to get outside to enjoy the beautiful warm weather, it was definitely the best Saturday since the new year began.  Spring is right around the corner so it’s time to start thinking about ditching the bulky sweaters for more body revealing clothing which makes Chapter 5 of Super Foods for Seniors ~ Body Slimming Secrets perfectly timed. Super Foods for Seniors - Chapter 5 body slimming secrets

Menopause is making it very difficult for me to lose weight, even though I try to eat the right foods and limit my wine consumption, I know I need to increase calorie burning exercises.  However, in addition to exercise the following foods can help tame the fat and fight the flab.

  •  Tomatoes – tomato based foods to replace fats like gravies/sauces i.e. salsa
  • Barley – this grain has been listed as a Super Food in every chapter, it swells to make you full for longer periods of time

  • Black Beans – High in Fiber – eat more foods with high fiber to lose weight faster

  • Squash – Sweetened it up by sprinkling with cinnamon

  • Lemon Juice – Replace butter with lemon juice on veggies to rev up the flavor lemon juice

  • Spices – Rosemary, garlic, nutmeg, cinnamon, mint, etc. are taste boosters for low-cal dishes

  • Oats – nonfattening foods can improve your mood and stop you from overeating.

  • Brown Rice – healthy fiber to fill you up

  • Water – no explanation needed

  • Turkey – use ground turkey instead of ground beef

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  • Green Tea – rejuvenates metabolism which helps burn more calories

  • Chestnuts – perfect lo-cal snack available September through February

  • Olive Oil – use instead of other fats and oils

  • Salmon – high in Omega-3 fatty acids aids in weight loss

  • Apples – a crisp apple to satisfy a craving for sweets

  • Creamy Yogurt – with fruit or as a veggie dip or potato topper

  • Turnip Greens – use in soup yogurt

  • Orange Juice – drink 1/2 hour before you eat

  • Applesauce – unsweetened as a substitute for butter or oil in baking

  • Popcorn – mid-afternoon snack topped with a dash of olive oil

  • Pear – high in fiber snack to make you feel full longer popcorn

  • Cottage Cheese – low fat or no fat to replace ricotta in your Italian recipes

  • Cayenne – spice up your dish with this fat burning spice, hot peppers or small amounts of Tabasco Sauce – which is great on popcorn as well

Smart steps to safe weight loss:

  • Eat only what you can burn

  • Control your portions

  • Eat more plant than animal foods

  • Exercise regularly

  • Keep a food diary

  • Set realistic goals

  • Don’t DIEt – just eat healthy

Most people want to lose a few pounds but eating the right foods alone won’t make it happen, it must be combined with some form of exercise.  Check with your health care professional before starting any new exercise regiments to stay safe and healthy.

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 Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!

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Super Foods For Seniors – Chapter 4

Hello Friends and Happy Monday

I trust you all had a wonderful weekend and to my friends in the Mid-Atlantic, I hope you have dug out from last week’s Nor’Easter.  We are getting closer and closer to Spring and hopefully we’ll forget all about this winter’s wild and cold weather.  However, if you do want to remember maybe a few of these foods from Chapter 4 ~ Memory Savers will help.

Memory Savers

I don’t worry so much about losing my memory due to aging, but the fact that I have too much information in my head which may can cause more forgetfulness. How many times have you walked into a room only to forget what you went in there for? (raise your hand).

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Exercising the brain and body helps as we get older and blogging is great brain exercise because of the constant reading, learning and creating.   In addition to mental exercises these foods can improve our brain’s performance.

  • Asparagus – Rich is Vitamin B’s
  • Mustard – especially yellow are chock full of curcuminoids
  • Almonds – omega-3 fatty acids
  • Apricots – powerful antioxidant beta carotene
  • Cantaloupe – Vitamin C – add to your morning cereal
  • Apple – “an apple a day” is still true cantelopes blueberries and banana
  • Blueberries – powerful antioxidants – add to your high fiber cereal
  • Boiled Rice – cook the rice and drink the liquid from the pot to restore electrolytes
  • Olive Oil – “miracle” memory booster with omega-3 fatty acids
  • Banana – B6 boost
  • Raisins – tiny fruit with a brain boost, try with peanut butter, sliced banana on a graham cracker as an afternoon snack
  • Seaweed – wrapped around sushi – loaded with vitamin B12 sushi
  • Turnip Greens – chock full of potent antioxidants
  • Spinach  – try adding to your sandwiches instead of lettuce
  • Eggs – rich source of choline
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  • Barley – oatmeal with bananas or blueberries
  • Prunes – like it’s wrinkled cousin the raisin
  • Fish – eating fish once a week keeps your brain young
  • Lentil Soup – try this Crock Pot soup recipe using lentils & turnip greens
  • Cabbage – shredded as in coleslaw or cooked with fish and rice
  • Green Tea – rich in EGCG
  • Java – a morning cup of coffee stimulates the brain 
  • Ricotta Cheese – rich in calcium, try adding to salads and desserts
  • RED WINE – OH SO FINE… but only a glass every now and then…not every night (dang it)

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All of these food items, with the exception of the wine were ones that my grandmother taught us to eat.  I believe that getting this book from my aunt, her last remaining daughter is her way of reminding me to eat right – thanks Mama (RIP).

Stay Blessed – No Stress in 2014!

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Middletown Old Tyme Peach Festival

Hello Friends and Happy Saturday

Hubby and I are enroute to New Rochelle, NY to attend the wedding of my cousin Kyton and his fiance’ Shivon…hey guys we are on our way!

 

Unfortunately, we will be missing Middletown’s Annual Old Tyme Peach Festival which is a major event for our little town. I know this year it will be bigger and better than last with perfect weather!

Here is my review from last year’s Middletown Peach Festival 2012

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I hope you have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you on Monday with some exciting news!

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Summer Snacks From Super G

Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!

Today is officially the first day of Summer 2013, and school has ended for both my husband and son so let the summer snacking begin!  Small children aren’t the only ones who like to snack during the day, my guys are always in and out of the frig or looking in the pantry trying to find something to eat.  During a recent grocery shopping trip to Giant/Super G, I found a few new snacks that I think will hold them over between meals.

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Fruit is always a great snack and I like to have a variety on hand, grapes, cherries, bananas, apples or grapefruit.  I recently began purchasing Mini Sweet Peppers from Sunset Grown which can be eaten raw, in a salad or stuffed with a soft cheese like Laughing Cow. Laughing Cow Lite Creamy Swiss is only 35 calories per wedge and are a great snack with the mini peppers or with a piece of fruit. fruit

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Sunset Gourmet Tomatoes are an easy grab-and-go snack and they also add variety to a salad.

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Crackers another great snack and these Ritz Crackerfuls are available with Peanut Butter or Cheddar Cheese filled.  There are 6 individually wrapped packs in each box, these are made with real peanut butter and 6g of whole grains which to me makes it a healthy snack.

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Jello has made several changes over the years and not just to their standard flavors of Chocolate and Vanilla puddings. They have added new flavors with toppings like this Turtle Sundae, a more grown-up option.  Unfortunately the packaging has also changed from 6 containers per package to 4, and these new flavors contain only 2.

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Dole brand, a leader in fruit snacks have recently introduced Fruit Squish’ems!  As you can see these Apple Strawberry fruit pouches aren’t just for tiny toddler’s hands, big teenager hands grab them too!  Made from fresh apples in the USA they are only 60 calories each and also make a great grab and go snack.

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A new product by Hormel are these REV Snack Wraps which come in 8 varieties including Pepperoni, Ham & Cheese, Meat Lovers Pizza, Spicy Italian Style, Peppered Turkey, Italian Style Ham and Hot Pepper Ham.  I tried one and felt it needed a little mayo or mustard and could have used a few seconds in the microwave to soften the flatbread.

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When waiting for dinner is “just too long” these microwavable Hormel Compleats Cafe Creations fill the bill.  With a variety to choose from including Chicken Chipotle Pasta and Creamy Chicken Carbonara, no one should have to “starve to death” waiting for dinner!

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Last but not least are these new Lunchables Uploaded. I hadn’t purchased a Lunchables since my sons were were in Elementary School, but I had a $1.00 off coupon so I decided to give it a try. Included in this package are the ingredients to make a 6-inch sub; a few slices of Oscar Mayer Lean Turkey, and Kraft cheddar cheese, a packet of Kraft fat free mayo, a 6-inch sub bun, a 10 oz bottle of Spring Water, a Kool-Aid Tropical Punch Single pack, a Pringles Snack Stacks Potato Crisps and 2 Hershey’s Kisses, not bad for $2.50!

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What kinds of snacks do you have in the house?  

I’ll be on the lookout for more because these won’t last the week!

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Have a fantastical day – Smooches!

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Teenage Volunteerism

Hello Friends and Happy Friday Eve!

Today, my youngest begins volunteering at the Food Bank of Delaware. It’s so very hard to find summer employment for teenagers these days, and he needs gas money, so I made him a deal.  He will volunteer 3 hours a day, 3 times a week helping to prepare free summer meals for kids, and I will pay him $50.00 a week for gas and savings.

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As a 17 year old male, it’s important for him to build a good work ethic, but to have an opportunity to work in a field that gives back builds character.  I want him to understand that not everyone lives a privileged life and that we all have an obligation to help others. Whether it’s in donating money, clothing, food or time, we should all reach out into our communities to lend a helping hand.

Growing up in a housing project in New Rochelle, NY, my sister and I attended summer programs that provided free lunches.  Even back then, I knew this not only helped us but our grandmother as well, and that it was important to be grateful.  It would upset me when other kids would smash the milk cartons or throw away the fruit, I knew there were others even less fortunate who would have loved to have had that milk or piece of fruit.

If your High School student is also having a hard time finding employment for the summer, consider a volunteer opportunity in your area, it can also be a good topic for their Senior Project.

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Have a fantastical day – Smooches!

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Goodwill Locator App

Heading out of town on vacation and feel the need to thrift but don’t know where to go?

There’s an app for that!

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Find the nearest Goodwill location on-the-go with their new mobile app for Android and iOS devices!

Enable your phone’s geolocation services to see a list of Goodwill locations near you, or search by entering your address information. You’ll also see hours for each location and the various types of services they offer.

Download the free app today and be on your way! 

Happy thrifting and remember to only use hands-free devices while driving!

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OOTD – Throwback Tuesday

Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday

‘Ole Man Winter is finally giving up with temps rising every day this week, by Good Friday all the snow should be melted. Yesterday schools dismissed early so kids in the neighborhood had a chance to play in the snow, 1 house even made a family of snow people including a dog, it was so cute.

I miss not having little guys anymore and hate to see kids that are too attached to electronics. I’ve seen toddlers in grocery carts playing with their parent’s iPhones or iPads.   I don’t know about you but sometimes I just want to go outside and play!  Growing up we were up and out early riding bikes, jumping Double Dutch, playing Jacks, BoxBall, Hop Scotch, Red Light Green Light 1-2-3, Freeze Tag, all kinds of outside games.

I truly miss those times – what were some of your favorite childhood games?

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Top – Boscov’s // Khaki Skirt – GW Boutique (Goodwill) // Christian Siriano for Payless pumps // bracelet, earrings and necklace – jewelry box

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Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!

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