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My hubby has one favorite meal that he loves to make and that’s Baked Ziti. So when I asked him if he would show me how so that I could make it for him for Father’s Day, he reluctantly kindly agreed. However, I must admit that his version turned out to be much better than mine and it definitely was a lot less messy!
After work I stopped at Walmart to pick up the following ingredients but had to make a second trip because I had forgotten the shredded cheese. This should have been the first indication that I wasn’t ready to take over his recipe.
1 Box Penne Pasta or Ziti Noodles – cooked according to package directions
2 Jars of Marinara Sauce
3 lbs Ground Turkey (chicken or beef) – browned
Shredded Cheese (3 cheese mixture)
However, while there I also picked up a 2-pack of Scotch-Brite® Scrubbing Dish Cloths which definitely came in handy as you can see why!
These Scotch-Brite Scrubbing Dish Cloths are textured fiber dish cloths featuring two sides with scrubbing dots on one side so you don’t need to use a scrub brush.
Once home, I tried to keep hubby out of the kitchen while I prepared the Ziti but he couldn’t help from popping in and out checking to ensure that I was following his directions.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Boil water and cook pasta according to box directions, drain but do not rinse noodles
Brown ground turkey in skillet with a little olive oil for approximately 25 minutes
Drain Ground Turkey then put a layer of noodles at the bottom of the pan, top with Marinara Sauce, ground turkey and cheese, stir to mix all ingredients. Repeat with a second layer and top with a more cheese.
Hubby said it’s the cheese that makes the Ziti thick and tasty but there is no need to measure it, just add what you want!
The pasta and ground turkey was already cooked so I put the pan in the pre-heated oven just long enough to warm and melt the cheese which was about 30 minutes.
Obviously, if using a glass pan you should coat with cooking spray otherwise, you will have a baked on mess which is exactly what I had.
I poured 1/2 cup of pure baking soda into the pan and then added 1/2 cup of white vinegar. The foaming action began to dissolve some of the baked on mess and the scrubbing cloth took care of the rest.
I let the pan soak with the baking soda and vinegar so by the time I had finished eating simply using the non-scratch side of the scrubbing dish cloth had this pan sparkling again.
I was ecstatic because the last thing I wanted to do was spend the next hour scrubbing the pan while hubby sat on the sofa watching the game!
Needless to say, I will leave the Baked Ziti recipe to hubby so the next time he will have the pleasure of using a Scotch-Brite® Scrubbing Dish Cloth to clean up the baked on mess.
These new Scotch-Brite dish cloths are available at Walmart in 2 packs in tan, coral, and navy for $4.98 and there is a $1 off instant redeemable coupon available on the product.
The Scotch-Brite® Scrubbing Dish Cloth combines the best of a high quality dish cloth with the power of Scotch-Brite® scrubbing dots so it definitely made for a quicker and easier clean so I was able to join hubby on the sofa before the game ended!
Nest weekend I will try another recipe and if you too are looking to try something new, check out these great recipes and cleaning tutorials here .
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Guess who’s home from college? Yes, Malik finished his second year at Bowie State University and he is back home. I really missed him and am happy to have him back, but I am also bit apprehensive because it’s also time for him to get another car!
Last year his car was totaled as he was leaving work, we didn’t replace it at the time because he was heading back to school. However, since then, he and his father have both been searching for a replacement vehicle and the time has come to do so.
Knowing that this next vehicle will be used with high mileage, his father will make sure that it’s in good working condition and well maintained which also includes a clean engine.
So while they are out and about searching for just the right car, I will be sitting home searching purchasing just the right motor oil to keep that engine clean.
In today’s busy world, there is little time to make a trip to the store. Why fight the crowds?
Save time and money by fulfilling your DIY oil needs on Walmart.com. Their amazing selection of items, including exclusive specialty automotive items, can be found just a click away.
On Walmart.com you can find many Pennzoil Platinum products currently on rollback (for a limited time), including Pennzoil Full Synthetic and Pennzoil Platinum High Mileage. Based on your car’s needs and the number of miles, one of these two oils is right for you.
Platinum Synthetic: With Pennzoil’s PurePlus™ Technology, the Platinum® motor oil is proven to keep pistons up to 40% cleaner than the toughest industry standard. (Use if < than 75,000 miles)
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Save yourself a trip to the store and get your oil on rollback at Walmart.com today!
Now that hubby has completed his chemo treatments the time has come for both of us to get back into our regularly scheduled workout routine. Last week we started getting up an hour earlier so that we can work out together before I head into work. Our exercise routine is done in the basement and hubby starts by lifting light weights to help him regain his upper body strength and I start out by walking on the treadmill or elliptical for 30 minutes to aid in my cardiovascular fitness as well as to prevent age-related bone loss.
After 30 minutes hubby and I switch, he hits the treadmill but instead of weight lifting I do some stretching exercises using the Balance Ball. I am not going to lie, but stretching has proven to be more difficult than I anticipated; however, I am not giving up because I have plans on signing up for an evening Yoga class in the Spring. Working out with hubby is one thing, but before venturing out to a Yoga class with a room full of people I wanted to make sure that I could stretch and bend without showing off my Depend® Silhouette® Active Fit Briefs.
You may recall from this previous post in which I stated that the combination of childbirth, surgery and aging all had weakened my bladder. But like most women, I strive to live my life uninterrupted especially when it comes to fitness and fashion which is why I only wear Depend Silhouette Active Fit Briefs for Women.
I really like that Depend Silhouette Active Fit Briefs are smooth under my clothes; have a thin design for complete comfort; are made of cotton-like fabric; come in beige and black and if you haven’t already noticed they are Yoga Pant Approved.
I always purchase my Depend Silhouette Active Fit Briefs for Women from Walmart so during a trip last week, I also picked up these yoga pants, top and a mat to keep me motivated and challenged to sticking with a workout routine.
Now I have a challenge for you, take a look at both of the pictures below and see if you can tell which picture shows me in a pair of Depend® Silhouette® Active Fit Briefs and which picture shows me in a pair of regular underwear.
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Disclosure: I am being compensated for participating in this campaign, however, all opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own. I am in no way affiliated with Depend and do not earn a commission or percent of sales.#yogapantchallenge!
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Live leak free like me with Depend Silhouette Active Fit
I have been married for 25 years, am a mother of two sons in college and have a full time job in Corporate America, I lead a very busy and active lifestyle. I can’t let a little bladder leakage stop me from from doing what I need to do; whether it’s traveling long distances on the weekend or just commuting back and forth to work on a daily basis, and thanks to Depend Silhouette Active FitI can live leak free!
I’ve had an overactive bladder my entire life, even as a young girl I was constantly running back and forth to the bathroom. It had gotten to the point that my grandmother needed to write notes to the teachers advising them of such. They thought that whenever I raised my hand requesting permission to go it was because I was just trying to get out of class.
As I aged, had children and then a surgical procedure in 2009, my bladder became weaker. My daily commute is 3 hours so I have to time myself before drinking that first cup of coffee…praying that there are no major traffic tie-ups. I also keep an extra Depend Silhouette Active Fitin my purse just in case “pee happens”.
I can’t have a cup of coffee first thing in the morning, instead I must wait until there is less than 30 minutes of travel time remaining. I wish I could take just a sip, but I can’t…to simply cross my legs and pray that my bladder cooperates is not an option.
In the afternoons, the cut off time for drinking any beverage is 3:00 p.m., hours before I begin my evening commute home. In addition to my full time job I also teach Blogging and Social Media classes as well as present at various workshops and seminars throughout the state of Delaware. In these instances I definitely have to limit my liquid intake or not drink at all to ensure my bladder is empty before the sessions begin. I would hate to have to run out in the middle of one to use the restroom.
At work, when I have to go…I have to go…there is no swirling in my chair. Oftentimes, I’ve had to put callers on hold or simply hung up on them and rushed to the ladies room which fortunately isn’t far from my office. When attending local events I make sure that I know where all the restrooms are located; I’ve even used a men’s bathroom (empty of course) because the lines for the ladies’ were too long.
Being over the age of 50 isn’t a mandate for having a leaking bladder, as a matter of fact a few of my younger blog followers have also experienced bladder leakage, either from coughing, laughing or sneezing too hard. They initially found it to be embarrassing but have since come to realize that ‘pee happens’ and that they are not alone because bladder leakage affects over 51 million people both men and women.
Throughout the years I have tried various types of pads but the Depend Silhouette Active Fitare by far much more comfortable than any of them.
When I purchased my first box of Depend Silhouette Active Fit from Walmart, I was a bit apprehensive about wearing them. I thought that they would be big and bulky and very noticeable under my clothing, even my husband gave me a look like “REALLY!”
But once I put them on, I found them to be very comfortable, they didn’t ride up my leg and there were no panty lines which is a definite plus. I wear dresses and skirts to work everyday and jeggings on the weekends and you can’t see a thing, I am still styling and profiling in my OOTD blog posts.
“Hey mom…I didn’t mean to…but…”If you are the mother of a tween, teen or kid in college you’ve probably heard this statement before. Our son, a freshman at Bowie State University is notorious for going over his monthly phone data plan, and he blames the school for it’s unreliable Wi-Fi. However, even before leaving home he often had the same problem, so the time has come to make a change to a more affordable, reliable and a Simply Prepaid™ plan.
With the introduction of Simply Prepaid™ from T-Mobile switching plans will not only help us save money, which can be used for books or laundry, it will also provide him with the services he needs; unlimited talk and text plus 4G LTE and all of this for only $40 a month. Also with the T-Mobile Simply Prepaid™ plan there is no contract to sign and it’s pay as you go.
Last week, I drove to our local Walmart to purchase the SamsungGalaxy Avant and two (2) months of the T-Mobile Simply Prepaid™ plan. Now when he comes home for Spring Break he’ll find these on his desk and he’ll be able to transfer all of his contacts as well as check his monthly balances with the ability to reload it with ease.
T-Mobile’s Simply Prepaid™ is not only great for kids who are away at college, but it also helps the busy family on the go. For just $40 dollarsa month you get 4G LTE data with unlimited talk and text to stay in touch with the kids after school, after practice, or when they are heading out with friends.
Check out this short video which shows how T-Mobile’s Simply Prepaid Plan can help your family stay connected.
Get Unlimited talk, text, and data with your choice of a high-speed data amount(*with a max speed of 8Mbps) starting at $40/month
On T-Mobile’s Nationwide 4G LTE Network
No overages, credit check, or annual service contract required
Unfortunately, the wireless industry has decided prepaid customers should have to settle for less because of how they choose to pay, and oftentimes prepaid plans have slow data, a spotty network, and second rate phones or a less of a selection of phones.
Fortunately, with Simply Prepaid™ you’ll get 4G LTE data on T-Mobile and you won’t have to settle for second-rate prepaid wireless plan, you get the best in wireless, in a prepaid plan.
Now that I’ve got Malik squared away the next step is finding other ways in which to save as we plan for a summer vacation.
How will you be saving for your family’s vacation this year?
I can still remember 25 years ago when my husband first touched my hand, I felt tingly all over. Fast forward to today and his touch still makes me feel special but now K-Y® YOURS+MINE makes us both feel tingly all over.
Looking back to our early years of marriage, Valentine’s Day was a time to get dressed up and hit the town, now we prefer to stay in snuggled up in front of the fireplace watching a movie. Trust me, the romance is not dead, just a little more laid back which is fine by me. A K-Y® YOURS+MINEK-Y® DATE NIGHTwith flowers, chocolate or just a dinner and a movie is what we both need to reconnect and stimulate our minds and bodies.
Whether or not you and hubby or your significant other will be spending Valentine’s Day out and about or simply staying home, why not stop by your local Walmart to pick up a K-Y® YOURS+MINE K-Y® DATE NIGHT kit.
Oh, and make sure you get the Limited Edition of the K-Y® DATE NIGHT because it’s contains a $50 value promo which includes 1 free meal for 2 from PEACHDISH.com delivered right to your door for an intimate night of cooking together; a $5 VUDU movie credit for you to stream at home and the pleasure of K-Y® YOURS+MINECouples Lubricants, what more could you ask for, that’s what I call a 2 fer!
So just in case the weather doesn’t cooperate on the 14th of February and you get snowed in, having a K-Y® YOURS+MINE K-Y® DATE NIGHTcan make it a romantic date night in!
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You know that we love to have a little something sweet after dinner and with apples being so plentiful I decided to make a few turnovers using only 4 ingredients, apples, refrigerated biscuits, Pure Via Sweet, and cinnamon.
I had plans on going to the orchard but the weekend was busy and Malik brought home a friend from college so I just grabbed a few apples along with a box of Pure Via Sweet from Walmart.
With a coupon I was able to save $.55 on one box of Pure Via Non-GMO, All Natural, Zero Calorie 40 ct. packets, but it’s only while supplies last so click here to see if it’s still available.
Also, on most packages there’s a sticker with an offer for a free song and cookbook/songbook download from Jewel, but you can also take advantage of that offer by clicking this link: http://purevia.com/Jewel-Tunes/
Just like my grandmother, I also like apple turnovers and these are really quick and easy to make. Using Pure Via which is made from the pure extract of the stevia leaf, a natural alternative to sugar made these taste great.
1 medium Granny Smith apple
Refrigerated biscuits, use as many or as few as you need
A few packets of Pure Via Sweet
1 tablespoon melted butter or margarine
Heat oven to 400 degrees
Wash, core and slice apple
Remove and separate biscuits from the can, roll or flatten by hand
Place 1 slice of apple on biscuit and sprinkle with a little Pure Via Sweet and cinnamon
Fold biscuit in half, crimp edges with a fork
Brush tops with melted butter
Sprinkle tops with a little more Pure Via Sweet and Cinnamon
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.
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.
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 #fabwerkwearInstagram roundup, so if you get a minute go check out the other lovely ladies in classic white work shirts.
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.
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.
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.
Hello friends, each week I will put together a collage of my favorite outfits of the week, then post them here on Sunday Stylin RoundUp.
This first outfit I wore to the SITSGirls Bloggy Boot Camp in Philly. The skirt was a recent purchase from Burlington Coat Factory, as was the tote from Walmart. This tote bag was only $14.97 and they have a large selection in various colors, I will probably pick up another one in Cognac. The sandals and top are closet staples. The necklace and arm band are too old for me to remember where they were purchased but the red bracelet is from Old Navy.
As you can see, I love the tote and wore it again to work the following Monday with a thrifted faux wrap dress from Goodwill and thrifted beige pumps. Necklace from Rugged Wearhouse, bracelet and ring both from Old Navy.
On Sunday, I wore another totally thrifted outfit, dress and purse, however the blue pumps and necklace are from Avon. Ring and bracelet are from Old Navy, as you can see I picked up several, but for $1.99 each wouldn’t you?
If you haven’t noticed by now, black and red is one of my favorite color combinations, and this outfit is definitely one of my summer favs. I wear this thrifted skirt all year long, so you will probably see this entire outfit again with a blazer.
These were my favorite outfits from the first week in September, which one do you like the best?
welcome back from the weekend, I hope it was enjoyable and you were able to do something fun. Malik and I went shopping for his dormitory needs…I am not even going to tell you how much money we spent. It should be a Blue Monday but instead it’s a Steel Grey Day.
This top was thrifted from Goodwill and the skirt is a JCPenney clearance find. Thankfully, I know how to save when it comes to shopping for myself, my checkbook really took a hit this weekend!
The l.e.i. sandals are several years old and were purchased from either Walmart or Kmart, can’t remember which, but I do know that I love the cork and stud details.
I used to shop online at Jewelrymax.net which is where I purchased the necklace, and the bracelet was a Flea Market find. Believe it or not, I haven’t set up a table nor even visited the Middletown flea market this entire summer!
I hope your Monday remains stress free and if you get a chance, stop by at Whitney’s blog to check out her Personal Style Linkups.