Thursday, June 22, 2017

When life's troubles decide to take over

We all go through tough times in our lives and I am going through mine. I have had ups and downs for the past 2 1/2 months but I choose from this point forward to focus on the Positive... which is why I have decided to return back to doing what I love.  Being a person who truly cares for other people is not a bad thing ever. But sometimes when you give your all to someone and find out that they are incapable of giving it in return it can hurt like a thousand knives stabbing you in the heart. Yes it still hurts and I will always hold out hope that the person will change and one day truly care for me the way that I cared for them and still do.  So the lesson I have learned is that if you think something is not right just say something and do not spend your life wondering/worrying and find yourself getting hurt or blamed.

So from now on...
I will be back and with a smile on my face because I deserve nothing less!!! 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A Fantastic Pizza Spot - Giordano’s in Kissimmee, Florida

As Disney Annual passholders we often go out to eat after a long day at the parks. So I figured I would begin sharing some of the great places that we absolutely love to visit for some fantastic food and this time we visited Giordano's in Kissimmee, Florida.

Giordano's is located at 7866 West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway Kissimmee, Florida.



It is only a short 10-minute drive from almost any Disney park and resort and they have the by far the best Deep Dish Pizza!!!



This past Monday after spending an afternoon at Hollywood Studios we decided to venture over to our favorite pizza spot off Disney Property.

We arrived at Giordano's about 6:15 PM and the place was only about half full because the dinner rush had not come in yet. We were immediately greeted and placed at our table. Soon after a very nice man came and took our drink and food order (We already knew what we wanted). He brought our drinks and let us know that our appetizer would be out in about 10 minutes.

For our Appetizer, we ordered Giordano's Sampler with Boneless wings, Cheezy Garlic Bread, Fried Mozzarella Triangles and Loaded Potato Fritters. I must admit that my favorite had to be the Cheezy Garlic Bread. 



One thing to keep in mind when you order one of their Large Deep Dish Pizza's is that it takes 45 minutes for it to be made. Trust me it is way more than worth the wait!!! During this trip, we ordered a Large Chicago Classic which came stuffed with pepperoni, mushrooms, green peppers, and onions.





The menu says that the Large Deep Dish Pizza feeds between 4 to 6 people and I find that to be accurate. I have a family of 5. Two adults, and 3 teens and with the appetizer we eat only 1 slice each leaving 5 slices for later or the next day. 




Just looking at the pics is making me hungry for some more!!! 

If you would like to get some more information about what other great things they have to offer you can visit their website HERE

Or you can check them out on INSTAGRAM   TWITTER  or FACEBOOK 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

YAY!!! My Daily Goodie Box has Arrived!!!

I was so excited when I went to check the mail and noticed that my Daily Goodie Box had arrived!!



I was a lucky recipient when I commented on a simple Daily Goodie Box Facebook Post. If you have not liked their page yet I highly suggest that you do so HERE. Another good idea is to register with their website as well and you can do that by going to https://dailygoodiebox.com/

So here we go.. time to open that box!!! 






The first thing I saw in my box was Bakery On Main- Bunches of Crunches. I have to admit they really do look tasty!! 


Slurpee Cherry Flavor Cotton Candy. Now I am pretty sure this will disappear soon given I have 3 teens in the house and they all want it. 



Next up is Detox Water in Lychee & White Grape Flavor. I never tried any type of Detox Water so this should be interesting. 


As I dig further I notice something that would be perfect for my son to try! I heard that #MPWR Skincare Zip, Zap, Gone! Spot Treatment Stick is fantastic for acne... so we will see 😄


Summer is just around the corner for some but living in Florida the sun can burn at any time so the Goddess Garden Natural Sunscreen Lotion will definitely be put to the test. 👍


 Since the dreaded Monday's seem to always find their way back EBoost Strawberry Kiwi Energy Powder will be useful as a great pick me up. 


This next one would be great for hubby when he is out working at a Nascar Race for Track Rescue Services. DudeProducts Quick Dude Shower Wipes will be of good use come July when hubby is working the Summer Daytona Race. Don't get me wrong they take showers its just that with wearing a firesuit all day and a helmet it can make you feel nasty... so during bathroom breaks these would be a great way to freshen up.  


I have never heard of Powdered Peanut Butter before but I sure am excited to give Peanut Butter & Co - Mighty Nut Powdered Peanut Butter in Vanilla a try. I have already looked online and they have different flavors too! 


Just like everyone else I cannot stand having dry skin.... especially when I get out of the pool or hot tub. Adamia Therapeutic Repair Lotion will be put to the test soon and we will see if it can make my skin feel soft, and moisturized.


And last but not least in the bottom of  My Daily Goodie Box were some informational pamphlets as well as some coupons. 




Keep your eyes open because I will soon be posting reviews of the products that are inside My Daily Goodie Box!! 



Thursday, April 6, 2017

February PINCHme unboxing and Review

Being one of the lucky ones that were able to claim some samples for the February PINCHme box 😍 I was so happy when my box arrived about 1 week ago, that I immediately began snapping pics.


First, I tested out the Mepilex Border Lite Bandage. 

You can find more information about Mepilex Border Lite Bandages HERE

Okay, I am going to be honest here... I was not too excited when I read on the sample that it was not sterile, so I did not want to actually place it on an open wound. I placed the Mepilex Border Lite Bandage over a huge mosquito bite that I had been scratching at all night and went on to my normal activities. By the end of the day, it had stayed in place with no lift on any edges even after a shower. When it came to getting into the hot tub, that was another story it began to lift at two edges after about 25 mins. The rest of the bandage came off with little to no pain and no sticky residue was left.
I will definitely purchase this to add to my first aid kit. 


Slimfast Advanced Nutrition Smoothie. 

You can find more information about the Advanced Nutrition Smoothie HERE

The Slimfast Advanced Nutrition Smoothie was thick and delicious! When I decided to try it I made sure I was hungry to see if it really could be used as a meal replacement. When it came to the preparation I just used a spoon to stir and found that it was a little clumpy at the top. I knew I should have used a blender but to be honest I was being lazy. I tried the Creamy Chocolate Smoothie and it was truly filling and most definitely can be used as a meal replacement. 
I have already purchased some Slimfast Advanced Nutrition Smoothies in Creamy Chocolate as well as Strawberries and Cream.  

Benefiber Stick Packs.

You can find some information about Benefiber Stick Packs HERE

Now I am 36 and really don't think I need fiber but I figured what harm could it do by giving it a try. So I grabbed my Starbucks Lemonade and added 1 Benefiber Stick Pack.

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 I was surprised that it really did fully dissolve because sometimes that is not the case with other things. When it comes to noticeable change I really did not have any after using the remaining packs the rest of the week.

Sensodyne Deep Clean Toothpaste

You can find more information about Sensodyne Deep Clean Toothpaste HERE

Both my son and I suffer from sensitive teeth and often have a hard time eating ice cream. I used the Sensodyne Deep Clean Toothpaste for 3 days and by day 2 I had already noticed that it was working and working well. I was able to eat an ice cream sandwich with no pain. I was so pleased with the results that I went out and purchased 2 tubes 
(1 for myself and 1 for my son)! I cannot thank both PINCHme and Sensodyne enough. I have always seen the commercials and was thinking "yeah right" Well just using it for that short period of time it has proven that it truly does work and you can eat the things you want and be pain-free. 

If you are interested in getting a chance at receiving a box of samples from PINCHme you can sign up at http://www.pinchme.com





Throwback Thursday


My Throwback Thursday is going to be Moving to Florida from Pennsylvania!

Since moving to Florida I have had the opportunity to see rocket launches right from my home.

I have seen bananas growing on a tree 🍌

Played golf on Disney's Oak Trail Golf Course

Had deer roam around my neighborhood freely... and occasionally eat my plants.

Viewed bird migrations from the north.

Seen my first prescribed burn in my area... scary when you don't expect it as a new Floridian. 

Caught my own shrimp. 

Prepared for a Hurricane... another Scary moment

Picked my first Orange. 

I also got to see a manatee in the wild.

There are so many many more things that I have got to see and do.. these were just a few, and I have no doubt that there are many more great experiences that I will have!! 

Enjoy your Throwback Thursday! 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Disney Springs AristoCrepes

Ever since the launch of Disney Springs I have been excited to go back down there but every attempt has been negative 😦 I did manage to make it to AristoCrepes.



I got 2 crepes while I was there 1 sweet and 1 savory and they both were delicious.


Let's start with the sweet first.. This one was a Key Lime Cheesecake Crepe and it was wonderful. Hubby is a lover of anything key lime and this did not disappoint.


Now onto the Savory! This one is the Smoked Salmon Crepe and it is indeed savory! The Salmon was fresh tasting and not rubbery at all as I heard some say. I don't know what exactly they put in that cream stuff but it is gooood and goes with the smoked salmon very well!


I hope to find a day or time that it is not croweded so I can return and try some more!
Until then "HAVE A MAGICAL DAY"

Monday, April 3, 2017

Soon Time to Decorate those eggs.

It is almost that time of year where the newest of Easter Egg creativity is unleashed! Well I hate to disappoint you all but I do not have the time nor the patience to make those beautiful intricate eggs that many love.

Sorry 🙁

I love the good ole Easter egg dye kits and may venture into the natural dye zone this year to change things up a bit.

Some of the basic kits that should be available and that I have used in the past are...
PAAS Egg Decorating Color Cups - I have used these before and are perfect for easy clean up and color identification.

PAAS Egg Decorating Kit - I have used this several times and it works well! 



Here are some eggs that my family and I have Decorated using both PAAS Cups and PAAS Basic Egg Decorating Kits!





Another method of decorating eggs (which I think gives the best color) 
is using Food Coloring!
If you take a look at the chart below you can see that there are several options if you purchase both the Mccormick Assorted and Neon Food Color boxes! 


Here are some of the eggs we have created using the chart above and both boxes of Mccormick food coloring.  Using the food coloring always has given us to most vibrant colors 😄



Being that I plan to try the natural method this year I will be reading up on some ways to dye eggs naturally and I have stumbled across some great blog posts that provide some great information and tips!  



I hope you enjoy decorating those eggs.. I know I will, wearing my silly bunny slippers to keep in the Easter Spirit!!! 🤣