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Superfoods Friday ~ Spaghetti Squash

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Hello friends and welcome to Superfoods Friday

I’ve read other bloggers tout the greatness of the Spaghetti Squash and I knew it was a great Superfood, however, it was only recently that I discovered it’s actual goodness, and I loved it!

  • Spaghetti squash is low in calories, with only about 42 calories per serving (about a cup), this vegetable is a great swap for higher calorie ingredients.
  • Spaghetti squash is gluten free and because of its texture, it makes a great swap for actual spaghetti.
  • Spaghetti squash is a good source of fiber.
  • Spaghetti squash has a variety of other vitamins and minerals like potassium, vitamin C, beta carotene, and a number of others to support your overall health.
  • This winter squash also promotes blood sugar control, and has a cholesterol lowering effect that protects us from various forms of cancer. 

 

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Spaghetti Squash

I picked up a yellow Spaghetti Squash at Food Lion along with a can of Roasted Garlic and Onion Pasta Sauce. Since I had never prepared Spaghetti Squash I had to read several online recipes.  

After cutting the squash in half, I removed the seeds but kept them on the baking sheet.  Sprinkled each side with a little Extra Virgin Olive Oil and basil then placed each half upside down on the baking sheet.  Put into the preheated oven at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.  

Note: it is very hard to cut, so poke a few holes in it first then microwave for 15 minutes to soften it up.  

The roasted seeds are also awesome!

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Superfood Spaghetti Squash

 

While the Spaghetti Squash baked in the oven, I heated up the pasta sauce adding a little more sprinkles of basil and garlic salt. After I removed the squash from the oven, allowing it to cool for 20 minutes then used a fork to scrape out the strands and placed into a bowl.  

Poured the warmed sauce over top and stirred lightly for a delicious and healthy meal.

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When I posted a pic on Instagram and Facebook, a few people gave me some other suggestions which I will try the next time.  What about you, do you have any ideas for add-ins or maybe other ways in which to cook this Superfood Spaghetti Squash?

Stay Blessed  ~ No Stress in 2014!

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Sunday Stylin Roundup

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Hello friends and welcome to Sunday Stylin Roundup.  I trust you all had a wonderful weekend.  We are now into full Autumn attire and I finally got all my closets cleaned – yay me!  I didn’t get an opportunity to wear all of my summer dresses but next week I am going to repost a DIY in which I cut the bodice off a dress to make it a maxi skirt.  I’ll be doing a few more of them as some of the dresses are cut too low to wear without a cover-up.

Here are last week’s outfits.

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These two outfits one I wore at the end of September and the other was early October which is still warm enough to wear peep toes and pencil skirts.

Pencil skirts are by far my favorite types of skirts and the color grey with the classic black and white works equally well with green and beige.  The red necklace is from Rainbow Shops and the beige beads are from Walmart, they have a really nice $5 and $10 Statement necklace assortment #stockingstuffer.

Back to Basics

I call this outfit “Back to Basics“, because the white cotton shirt and tie are reminiscent of my early corporate days at IBM.  Believe it or not, I still have several of the clip on ties that I wore back in the early 80’s!  The skirt is from Walmart and the purse is from Avon as is the bracelets and watch.  I participated in iamfabellis #fabwerkwear Instagram roundup, so if you get a minute go check out the other lovely ladies in classic white work shirts.

Wild n Out

Breaking out the infinity scarves which I have draped around a body-form in the guest bedroom, most of which were on clearance from Burlington Coat Factory, but Walmart also has a large selection as well, starting at $4.97.

Two of my favorite consigned pieces, the Jessica Simpson leopard print peep-toes shoes and this leopard print vintage purse.  A simple top from Boscov’s and brown thrifted skirt made this outfit a mid-week special.

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Another infinity scarf breaks of the basic blue skirt from JCPenney and green scoop top thrifted from Goodwill.  I had forgotten about these Unlisted shoes from the Shoe Dept, but seemed to work well with the tote from Target as well as the thrifted pink clutch.

Poncho and Pencil

I ended the work week in a “Poncho and Pencil” skirt and pointy toe shoes from DSW.  The pencil skirt and thrifted sleeveless tank were covered in a printed poncho from Boscov’s.  I didn’t need to change up my purse as the tote from Target worked well. The accessories I chose were a wooden beaded necklace, a Flea Market find, and wood earrings from Claire’s.

So which outfit did you like the best?

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Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!


You Choose The Shoes | Week 10

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Hello friends…you know what day it is…it’s Hump Day  but it’s also “You Choose The Shoes” day!

Last week’s contenders were definitely not in a tight race but the comments for both were coming in fast and furious, however, you know there can only be one winner so congratulations to everyone who voted for….

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I’m expecting this week’s contender’s to be a bit of a challenge only because they both look good with the outfit and are both equally comfortable.  So let’s take a look, shall we:

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 If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram you saw this outfit already but so you know the skirt is from JC Penney and that the top was thrifted from Goodwill.  The iPad case and watch believe it or not were purchased from Avon and if you haven’t checked out a catalog lately click here.

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The first pair of shoes are xhiliration via Target and were purchased several years ago.  I wear them at least 4 times during the summer months because I love the mustard color and they are very comfortable.  The second pair were purchased online at Urbanog.com, and were part of a major shoe haul where I ordered more than 5 pairs on the same day (here).

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 I love the pops of neon colors which was also very popular in the mid to late 80’s.

You Choose the Shoes

Okay, it’s time to choose the shoes, will it be the mustard yellow xhiliration wedges from Target

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the peach sandals from Urbanog.com?

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I can tell this is going to be another tough decision which is why I like having you in my closet!

You choose the shoes and then leave me a comment

You choose the shoes, then leave me a comment as to why you chose them.  In the meantime I’ll be heading over to see the ladies at the Personal Style Linkup, then I’ll be back to respond to your comments.

Stay  Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!

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High School Promposals

Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!  

If you are the parent of a high school student who will be attending the prom this year, you’ve probably heard about “Promposals“.  If not, let me explain, a promposal is when a guy, or girl asks someone to the prom but in a unique way using a sign, clothing, a prop or a photo.

These teenagers can get really creative with songs and videos and there are even promposal pics on Instagram and Tumblr as well as Twitter, Facebook and of course YouTube, just Google it using the hashtag #promposal.

A few weeks ago when I first heard about this, I rushed home to ask my son, but I was too late as he had already promposed to his date.  (and no, that wasn’t a bottle of alcohol).

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Promposal @ AppoHigh

I think they are cute as long as the teens don’t go overboard or take them too seriously like a marriage proposal.  Over the top promposals are not necessary and may cause stress to others who may not want to or can’t do them.

Senior Proms are a special once-in-a-lifetime event but they are also costly, so there’s no real need to add additional expenses into the mix.

What do you think?  

Don’t forget to come back at 6:00 p.m. for the Weekend Wind-Down Party!

Stay Blessed – No Stress in 2014!

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Prompose with a t-shirt from Vistaprint

Prompose with a t-shirt from Vistaprint

 

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Majestical Jewelry

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday!

I love all jewelry especially necklace and earring sets because they can really jazz up an outfit.  You can put on a colorful statement necklace with a t-shirt, a sweatshirt or even dark clothing and the whole outfit appears brighter and a little bit dressier. The matching earrings takes the guess work out of what pair to wear especially when it’s early and you are rushing to work, as I normally am.

I actually did not plan on wearing a necklace this morning but then remembered this set that I received from Majestical Jewelry to review. Majestical Jewelry Review

 

Hopefully we’ve had the last snow storm of the year because the days are getting longer and soon the weather will get warmer.  I’m trying to wear as many winter items as possible all while thinking Spring can’t come soon enough.

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This lime green scoop neck top is enhanced by the sapphire blue stones in the necklace – what do you think?

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Majestical Jewelry is a high fashion, yet affordable online jewelry store that specializes in handmade and statement pieces.  With Prom, Wedding and Graduation season just around the corner, it  would be a great place to shop for a gift or perhaps a little something for yourself.

Majestical Necklace & Earring Set

Majestical Jewelry offers free gift wrapping and guaranteed free and easy returns and exchanges on every order. Orders over $49.99 are shipped free!  Your purchases are carefully shipped in a Majestical Jewelry logo box, cushioned with bubble wrap and cotton batting, and a blue jewelry bag is also included.

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You can find this Honey Comb Set and other fine pieces like it at Majestical Jewelry’s website and don’t forget to visit them on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram and Pinterest.

 

Stay Blessed – No Stress in 2014!

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Go Red For Women Day

10 Ways to Go Red This February

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Know your Risks ~ Live Healthy ~ Get Involved ~ Share Your Story

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Use the hashtag #GoRedChallenge on Twitter or Instagram  

As an ex-smoker since 2009, I would appreciate if you would VOTE on my submission (click here) – Thank you! 

 

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Stay Blessed – No Stress in 2014!

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Same Skirt ~ Different Season

Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday

I trust your week is going well and all is good in your neighborhood! When I decided to wear this maxi skirt the first thing I noticed was how beautifully the colors transitioned from Summer to Fall.

Although there is still plenty of snow left on the ground or at least on my back deck, the winds were mild enough so my legs didn’t get too cold. The longer sweater and booties also kept me warm so perhaps this skirt will make another appearance during a winter month (with tights and over-the-knee boots).

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This sweater was actually a Christmas gift that my hubby gave to my grandmother over 10 years ago.  I’ve always loved the color and the length as well as the crocheted cowl neck collar.

The beige booties were purchased a few seasons ago at Rugged Wearhouse and are quite comfortable, more so than the brown ones that I gave away last week on Instagram.  If you don’t follow, you should because I will be giving away more in the near future. #payitforward

Here I tried to re-create the #myessence photo, so what do you think, which season did I wear it better?

I know you are busy but if you get a chance hop over to Alison’s blog and “Get Your Pretty On!” this wonderful Wednesday.  

Have a blessed day and don’t forget to share it – Smooches!

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OOTD – Toasty Tuesday

Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday!

Today is going to be another hot and steamy day, and this is actually Heatwave #4.  If you follow me on Instagram you would have seen the 5-day forecast for the Delaware Valley – HOT HOT and HOTTER.   The Meteorologist stated he preferred the cold and snow of winter but I love the heat of the summer.  Deciding what to wear isn’t a challenge since I’m in an air conditioned car or office most of the day and I was going to wear all black but decided to throw in a little pink.

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7:00 am and the sun is shining brightly

Which do you prefer, the cold of  Winter or the heat of Summer?

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Love my Pink & White pumps from Rugged Wearhouse

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Tank – GW Boutique // Pencil Skirt – Walmart

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Enjoy your day and stay cool – Smooches!

Linking up today with Tough Cookie Mommy & Love & Loyally – come on over and join in on the fun

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Friday Foodie Feature

Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!

I’ve decided to add something new to the blog – drumroll please…..

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You know that I love to cook and in some circles am considered a Crock Pot Queen (sike), no really I just like sharing food finds on Instagram so decided to bring it to my blog.

Today’s 1st Friday Foodie Feature is

Mama Mae’s Lean Mean Collard Greens

 

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On Sundays when I was growing up my grandmother would always cook a big pot of fresh collardskale, or mustard greens, a tradition that I have continued with my own family.  Collards were always the chosen green but I have since discovered kale which is healthier has a sweeter taste and is good when used in a breakfast smoothie.  The tradition of having vegetables with dinner also hasn’t changed but when I don’t feel like cooking fresh I’ll use canned or frozen.

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I like trying new products especially if they are within my budget which was the case with the Mama Mae’s items at Shoprite.  The good thing about Mama Mae’s Lean Mean Collard Greens is that they can be cooked in the microwave, on top of the stove or in the oven but the best thing about Mama Mae’s greens are the ingredients.

  • collards
  • water
  • onions
  • garlic
  • sugar
  • dried turkey stock
  • roasted turkey juices/fat
  • yeast extract
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • liquid smoke

They tasted homemade because they basically use the same ingredients as I and contain no hard-to-pronounce artificial flavors or seasoning.  The box states there are approximately 2 1/2 servings per package which was accurate, they are also low in fat and 50 calories per serving.

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Mama Mae’s products are manufactured locally in Englewood Cliffs, NJ and if you like greens, I highly recommend trying them.  I look forward to trying some of the other Mama Mae’s items.

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OOTD – Black and White with a Twist

Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday!

It has finally happened, Winter is officially over and based upon the temps for the next few days so is Spring!  If you live in the MidAtlantic area you know that we went from the cold-in-the-low 50’s on Saturday to the hot-in-the-mid 80’s today, all I can say is “bring it on”!  I love the warmer temps, not intense heat but warm enough to wear only one layer of clothing and a wrap dress is perfect.  If you follow me on Instagram you know that I twisted my knee doing Zumba and haven’t been able to wear heels, needless to say, I’m not happy.  I did pose in them this morning but had to go straight to the flats to lessen the pain.

What’s the weather like in your neck of the woods?

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It’s so bright I had to wear shades!

Wrap Dress - CitiTrends Sunnies (old) – Rugged Wearhouse

OOTD 4 9 13 008 Chanel-Inspired Purse – Flea Market Vendor // Zebra Print Flats – Target

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Have a fantabulous evening – Smooches!

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