Wednesday, May 29, 2013

S'mores Pops to kick off the summer

My super cute girls have began to love making videos. They have been trying to con me into making videos of them doing everything! I have made a deal with them. We have come to an agreement that I would video them making some fun tutorials over the summer.
 So this is our Summer kick off tutorial.....
Today they are making some S'mores Pops
I do not even remember where I first saw these, but they looked so easy and yummy I thought they would be perfect for my little girls to make.

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Little Passports USA and World Edition

I am so happy to announce I finally got this post up and going.... I spoke with someone from Little Passports back in March and after a little misunderstanding and my procrastinating I finally got the boxes I was hoping for and got the video done. Little Passports was so grateful to send us these boxes for free to review!
I wanted to wait for the girls to be out of school so they could do the unboxing video themselves. They have a fun filled summer full of learning and adventure coming up! My girls Julie and Kt have found a new love of making videos so they will be making new ones throughout their summer break! Lets work together and get them some serious likes and comments on their videos to let them know the stars they really are!
So needing no further introduction here they are!
My girls have had a ball exploring all the adventure from Sam and Sofia and they are begging me to order the monthly subscription!
You can learn all about Little Passports on their website. Also like their Facebook Page to stay up to date with Sam and Sofia!

Disclaimer: I was sent these boxes for free to promote on my website.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Goodies Co May 2013

Here is my Goodies box for May....
I got this box a few days ago and have been waiting to dig into it so I could make this video. How do you think the video turned out? I didn't really edit much so you guys can see how I really am.
What's in this box...

ZICO Coconut Water :

Beanitos Bean Chips :

Wholly Guacamole :

Numi - Organic Moroccan Mint Tea :

California Olive Ranch - Olive Oil :
All in all I think this was a pretty good box.
Get a Goodies box for yourself for only $7 a month.
Disclaimer: I bought this box with my own money and have not been compensated in any way for this review.

Friday, May 17, 2013

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Look Good Feel Good Cravebox (part 2)

I am the biggest Cravebox addict I know. I did not order the first Look Good Feel Good box and I totally regretted it. So when the Part 2 was announced I jumped on it! I am SO freaking glad I did too. It was $22 and I got it as an instant box so it shipped the next day.
 Less than a week later I was so excited to see my mail carrier with this beautiful blue box!
 I first noticed these two matching boxes so I just had to tear into them....
I have heard good things about Amore Pacific but have never actually tried anything from them.
In this box I received the treatment cleansing foam and Moisture Bound Skin Energy Hydration Delivery System... a hydrating facial spritz. I spritzed my face right away and it was a cool refreshing feeling not like just water. I have not used the foaming cleanser yet though but will tonight.
A 4.1 tube of the cleansing foam is regular $50.
I am not sure how much is in this bottle but a 2.7oz bottle of the spritz is $35. 
The next thing I grabbed up was a huge jar of Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub in Tropical Mango scent.
It smells amazing and I used it on my hands right away and it made them so soft.
This 18 ounce jar retails at $6.59 on Amazon.

I also got 2 tubes of Jergens Natural Glow and Protect Daily Moisturizer and it gradually creates natural looking color. One tube I received was for light skin shades and one was for medium shades. I think I will start with the light and make sure I don't turn orange then maybe try the medium.
The 6oz tube at Walgreens is $8.99.

I have been loving lip gloss lately so I love this as well. Mary Kay NouriShine plus lip gloss.
I got the shade Pink Parfait and it retails for $14 from the Mary Kay catalog.

I also got a Garden Botanika Body bar in Oatmeal and peppermint. Also smells amazing!
 This bar retails for $14 for 2 bars.

Then I came to the BIC Soleil Bella Razor.... a single pack. This isn't my favorite razor but I am not complaining.
Retails for $5.04 for a 3 pack

I received this a few boxes ago in the Book and Beauty Cravebox and I loved it! By the way take a look at what I had to say about the Book and Beauty Cravebox.... It is still available for Instant purchase from the Cravebox site.  
This conditioner retails for $5.47 from Walmart for the 8.45 oz tube.

I loved everything I got in this box and it was well worth the $22. If you want to get technical the full size lip gloss and full size sugar scrub paid for the entire box. But lets not forget the amazing Amore Pacific stuff... whew I am so excited I need to go wash my face!
Check out Cravebox and sign up for all the most recent updates... It costs nothing to sign up you only get charges if you actually order a box. So no commitment! Make sure to put in the about me section of your profile that Antonia37355 referred you and maybe I can get a box and do a giveaway soon!
Disclaimer: I bought this box with my own money and was not compensated in any way.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Hugo the Happy Starfish: The Last Bully Book review

Happiness Begins With Respect

Hugo is a little starfish and so it’s not surprising that in this story he comes across several bigger fish in the ocean. Sadly, they are bigger fish with the wrong attitudes – they are bullies! After seeing his friend getting bullied, Hugo decides enough is enough. He forms the Anti-Bully Club and teaches the bullies a valuable lesson about respect.

By working together as a group, Hugo and his friends manage to show the bullies that there is always a bigger fish in the sea and that happiness comes from respecting others not bullying them.

THE LAST BULLY is great tale to teach a lesson about one of the biggest issues around.
This book is a great way to teach RESPECT.

Meet HUGO, a little starfish with a big heart and a curious mind.
In very story of the series he learns about a different character trade/ attitude.
THE LAST BULLY is great tale to teach a lesson about one of the biggest issues around.
This book is a great way to teach RESPECT.

The first and second book of HUGO THE HAPPY STARFISH is an
Award-Winning Finalist in the CHILRDEN’S MIND/ BODY/ SPIRIT category of the USA “Best Books 2011” and "Best Books 2012" Awards.

The key theme behind the HUGO THE HAPPY STARFISH series is that building character based on a positive attitude leads to a happy, self-confident and successful human being. I have written this exciting series of children’s books to help educate children about their feelings, their attitude, their choices, and the consequences that follow.

Through his adventures, Hugo learns many valuable lessons of character, life skills, and ecological alertness – all amid the backdrop of a magical underwater world and mystical islands.

In Hugo, children, parents, and educators will discover a lovable and engaging role model with whom they can identify. Each book offers a themed vocabulary to introduce the Spanish language to the reader. Each book also comes with a number of worksheets which are downloadable at no cost on our website.

My little Julie and Kt loved this book. and with the recent tragedy at our local school I felt it very appropriate to share with the school librarian. I am hoping we can make bullying stop with teaching compassion and respect.

I love this book and other titles about Hugo. Check them out here.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Julep Maven May 2013

Hey, How's it going?
I decided to go ahead and get this month's Julep Maven Box.
 If you want to sign up please use this link.
You can use the code Freebox for your first box free but you will still have to pay the $3.99 shipping.

After I tried everything, I decided I love it all. The lipsticks are very smooth and the colors are great as well. The Lady in Red is not as wild looking as I thought it would be but it is still very much RED.
The mascara was very nice as well. I love it and believe it will be my daily along with my new mascara primer I recently got! The lip scrub works very well also and made my lips feel so kissably soft!
Disclaimer: I bought this box with my own money. I was not compensated in any way for this post. All opinions are my own.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Spring Cleaning Cravebox 5/2013

I decided to do something a little different this time. We always say the same things about the products which ends up being "I will try them out". This box was originally $13 but I won mine from a referral contest. Let me know how you like it and if I should add more info!


I have to say I just loved the gain fireworks and the sprayway window cleaner. These are my new staple for my household cleaning for sure! I make my own laundry soap (which you can see here) but I still want that awesome scent so I think Gain Fireworks is the way to go.
Don't forget you can sign up for Cravebox for free and you
only pay for the boxes you actually want to buy.
 No commitment!
And please, in the about me section of your profile, there is a spot for a referrer, it would be awesome if you put my name in there (antonia37355)
I will get points and could possibly win a cravebox.

Disclaimer: I won this box from a drawing. I was not compensated in any way.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Ivory 2 in1 Hair and Body Wash

Spring time is here and so is spring cleaning... I know I am planning some serious spring cleaning this week. The first room I will be tackling is the bathroom! I hate my shower being cluttered up with bottle and bottles of mess. Shampoo and conditioner for me, kiddie shampoo for the kids, men's shampoo and body wash for the hubs, my body wash, and the kids body wash because they waste all mine... ugh I hated just typing all that can you imagine what my shower looks like! I will spare you a pic. I am so grateful to have been introduced to Ivory 2 in1 hair and body wash by Influenster. The were nice enough to send me a full size bottle to try for free. I am so happy to announce I have already rid my shower of most of those bottles I just mentioned. This stuff is so great on our hair and body and after pricing some in the store it is rather affordable in comparison to what I have been spending on multiple bottles of other stuff. Now if I just keep the kids from wasting it! Any tips?
Disclaimer: Product(s) mentioned above were given to me free to review.
However, All opinions are my own.

Antonia's Project 1/3

I have decided to make a separate diet post so I can keep adding to it easily.
It is respectively named Project 1/3 because I plan to lose 1/3 of my body weight to start with.
Starting Weight      392.2 as of April 30, 2013 
-1/3 Body Weight  130.7                                  
         Goal Weight          261.5   Due date April 30, 2014

Current Weight      384.0 as of October 9, 2013

This is just a starting point. Once I reach this goal I will reevaluate and adjust my goal accordingly.
 I will be putting the newest posts on top so you don't have to scroll through everything to see the updates.
Oct. 9, 2013
Well Crap!!! I guess that is what I get for not watching what I eat better. Lets chase down the wagon and jump back on. I have hooked up with Naturade to assist in my weight loss. They have sent me a few samples of their soy protein meal replacement. I got a few in vanilla and a few in chocolate.
I mixed it up with milk this morning instead of water like it recommends so that may cause a few extra calories I wouldn't need. I should have read the directions better before I mixed it. It said to mix with water, which would have bee fine and just as tasty but dumb me didn't pay attention.
Snacking is a big issue of mine and hopefully this will keep me satisfied and keep me from snacking all day.
I am starting a new job this morning working from home so maybe I will stay busy and occupied enough not to munch all day.
Wish me luck!!!!
Sept 13, 2013
OK, So I fell off the wagon again. Who doesn't?
The good thing I that I got back on. Weight loss hasn't left my mind it just seems as though I get discouraged and don't post because I don't want to make it official that I gain a pound back or don't lose as much as the week before. I am going to keep trying though.
As for the actual update....
I stopped taking that prescription the Dr gave me. After hearing every one's opinion on it I decided I did not want to just gain all the weight right back after the medicine ran out and the Dr would only give them to me for a certain amount of time. So I was down to about 378 and stopped taking them and everyone was right I immediately jumped right back up to about 385. I was not having that and at that rate I was likely to go higher than I started. It was very depressing.
So I am really trying to eat better. I am taking some appetite suppressants but nothing crazy like the Phentermine. I also think the protein shakes I have been drinking are helping a lot with my appetite. I have been drinking a protein shake in the morn  made with 2% milk and that is lasting me most of the day. I, then , eat dinner with the family but try to limit my portions. Speaking of limiting portions.... Check out this Portion Plate.
I won't push it on ya,  but you can read the review I wrote if you want. I am trying to use that to help with my portion control.
I have been trying to stay busy around the house also and keep my mind from wandering to the fridge. But since I have been busy cleaning and running around here I haven't been doing actual exercises like I was. I have such a hard time staying motivated. And it is just so damn boring working out by myself.
What are you guys doing to stay motivated?
June 26, 2013
Well I did good yesterday! I did my same routine as the day before except for a few minutes less walking. I am going to walk this evening after it cools down a little. It has been so damn hot here I just want to go lay in the pool! I wonder if swimming is good cardio?
June 24, 2013
OK so I fell off the wagon! Sue me.... everyone has done it. But, guess what?!?! I chased that wagon down and jumped back on it.  In the last month I have been through a ton of crap here at Casa De Motor Mouth, so I have slacked off on my diet and contemplated weight loss surgery. I went to see my doctor finally after who knows how long. And she and I came to an agreement NOT to do the weight loss surgery right now and try some weight loss meds along with diet and exercise.
So she put me on Phentermine 30mg. Now, this is new to me so if you guys have any experience with this, please let me know. I have taken it a couple times now and CAN tell a difference in my appetite. I took it the first day and wasn't so sure but paid attention to my thoughts. Then the next day I did not take it just so I could really focus on seeing a difference.... boy did I ever! I wanted to eat all freaking day just like I am was used to. So apparently the appetite suppressant part of it does work.  We will see how it does after a week or so.
Now as for the exercise, m husband was so against me having surgery he vowed to workout with me and even turned his workshop into my workout room. He also surprised me with bringing home a weight bench for all of us to use and we have been having fun with that! Even my son is loving the weights. What 16 yr old boy wouldn't? Then, along with the weight bench, apparently my dad has had a treadmill collecting dust in his shed so we went and confiscated that and moved it over to our place where it is already getting some good use. The doctor recommended that I walk 20-30 minutes 3 times a week. I actually believe I can handle a little more than that. So I am going to try for that amount of time but maybe 5 days a week.
Here is what I did this morning:
 20 minutes walking brisk pace
All of these lifts are with 40lb weights on the leg developer of the bench:
45 double leg lifts
50 double arm reps 
30  per arm reps
I have included these pictures to show you what I did because I am not exactly sure what they are called.
Overall, I think I did pretty good today. I hope I can keep it up.
As for my diet, I have cut out all soda. Yay, Me! I am also cutting back drastically on sweets but I am trying to make better choices to curb the craving for sweets. Like granola bars with chocolate bits instead of full on candy bars or sugar filled crap. I am trying to do this at a pace that will actually work for me instead of jumping in head first and failing.
How are all your diets going? 
May 10, 2013
Holy Crap I am sore. I did some exercises I saw yesterday on youtube. They weren't too intense and I only did small sets but I am sure feeling it today! And... that's not all.... guess what!?!?!  
I just did some more! They were pretty easy and since I feel so great (rough) I guess they are working. I will link ya to the video here just in case you wanna watch. I am also starting to use to help keep me on track and count calories.
I would really love to hear feedback from all of you reading. Are you trying something new? How is your diet going? What is your workout routine?
Leave comments here or facebook.
May 9, 2013
1 week update! I know it is a couple days late but I just haven't had a chance to get my post up.
I lost 2.4 pounds this first week. I know I could have done better but I am happy with this loss.
It is very very hard to just stop eating junk food when you are so used to it. I have the hardest time at night when I want to snack on something right before bed. I have been trying to chose healthier snacks but I cannot say I was totally faithful. Shame on me but at least I am honest. I am still not drinking any soda and have been drinking lots of water. My activity level has increased as well. I am trying to be more active. I will continue to progress and would love to hear how you are all doing.
May 5, 2013 
The weekends are definitely the hardest! I am just lucky there a few healthy fats allowed. I am trying to stay strong but it is so hard when there are so many temptations and only myself to tell me no. It is like a battle of the little beings on my shoulders whispering in my ears what to do and I have such a hard time making the decision. I will continue though I am not going to give up!
May 3, 2013
I am feeling OK today. Been a little moody the last couple days. Maybe it has something to do with the lack or sugar or caffeine. Or just me... who knows. Anyway, i did good sticking to no carbs yesterday and so far have continued through this morning. I had a tuna stuffed tomato for breakfast. It was much better than I thought it would be. Today is my day for strength training. The weekend is coming up and I am determined to NOT indulge. That is a big area of concern for me. Weekends are fun times and I tend to splurge a little on the sweets. I cannot do that if I want to lose weight. I have been watching my weight closely even though "they" say you shouldn't weigh yourself daily. I have noticed a change but I will not post it until Tuesday. That will be my 1 week mark. I plan to update weight progress weekly on Tuesdays.
May 2, 2013

Yesterday I did my phase 1 cardio like suggested. I did have one little slip. I am a hardcore mt dew drinker. Up until this point I have been seriously cutting back my Mt Dew intake. I still have a little bit in a 2 liter in the fridge for cravings. I had one of those craving and it took 4 times returning to the fridge telling myself "no" before I finally gave in. I poured myself a very small amount in a cup saying to myself "I have to give into my cravings or they will just get stronger" so from this small amount I took one tiny sip! Yep... that's it one little bitty sip. Then I convinced myself it didn't even taste as good as losing this weight would. So, I poured the rest down the sink! This was a huge accomplishment for me. I am having some major snack cravings that fruit was just not helping. I did have just a few plain tortilla chips with some homemade salsa. In phase 1 there is room for a few grains so I felt like that was not too awful bad.
Today I start phase 2 which focuses on protein and veggies. Maybe I can curb some snack time cravings by snacking on some real jerky. I am working on the family as well as myself. Guess what I found in my husband lunch box after work? A DIET mt dew! For him that is an improvement even though diet stuff is no good for your either. It is at least a sign that he is trying the best he knows how!
As for the kids, I hate to cut out all their childhood fun so we have designated a "sugar day" for them. They seem to go a little crazy when you mention sugar so I think that is not a good thing. We are going to hold off on their sugar intake except for natural sugar like fruit and juice until Sundays. This way they can enjoy them without taking in too much all week long. I would like to help them build healthy eating habits now before they get set in their own ways.

How is your diet going?

April 30, 2013
Not proud but there it is... my beginning weight... 392.2
Yes that little .2 does matter. I posted my weight because I don't want
anyone else thinking of doing this to be shy or discouraged at all.
I would love to have some of my readers on board with me while I do this.
I have decided to do this. First, I need to prepare my meals. I have 3 kids and husband I will try to transform into eating healthy along the way, but for now I need to prepare my phase specific meals so I will not be tempted to eat some of the meals I make for them. I want to try whole hearted to stick to this plan. I do not have a very good track record of sticking to anything, so this will be a challenge. Do not fret if I fall off the wagon. I will get back on and try again.
Don't quote me on it but I think this recipe is a good phase 1 main course.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Share, Love, and Celebrate P&G

I am a member of SheSpeaks and they have asked me to review some products for  P&G.
I did not realize how many or P&G products I bought on a regular basis already! I would says many of you don't realize it either. All of the brands are P&G.
Wow right?!?!
Yeah I didn't know either.
P&G and SheSpeaks are celebrating
America's "Most Loved" Products.
I was lucky enough to receive one of their kits to review.
I received:
Dawn Dish Soap with Olay Hand Renewal: No more dry hands after doing dishes for me!
Cover girl Perfect Point Plus eyeliner: Great for me and my beauty transformation I am currently trying to undergo!
Gillette Fusion Pro series Moisturizer: My husband instantly loved this stuff. It soothes his skin so well after shaving.
Gillette Venus w/ Olay razor and extra cartridges: These razors give a very close shave while moisturizes as you shave. they do a wonderful job!

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post by Shespeaks/P&G.