Showing posts from December, 2011

Nutrisystem Week 10! #NSNation

If there is one thing I have learned in the 10 weeks I have been on the Nutrisystem weight loss program, it's that the program is a journey and you will have ups and downs. Before Nutrisystem, I had zero will power when it came to food and now that I have been on the program, it's much easier to resist foods that are not on the program. However, I do like to indulge at special occasions and on Holidays.

What I have noticed though is that I don't go totally overboard anymore since being on Nutrisystem, which is great.

Last week, I weighed in at 315.4lbs, which was a total weight loss of 21.6lbs.

However, this week, due to having Chinese food on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day dinner of ham and all the sides, and Holiday cookies etc, I have gained back 2 of those pounds.

Putting my total weight loss for 10 weeks at 19.6lbs. My goal for week 11 is to get rid of those 2 lbs that I just gained and possibly more.

I did a little video for you all this week as well which you can view belo…

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Piczzle Personalized Photo Puzzle Exclusive Code--Save 21%

I recently did a review and giveaway for Piczzle. Piczzle offers personalized photo puzzles.

Now they are offering my readers a chance to save 21% off their orders until 11:59 pm on 12/31/11.

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Nutrisystem Week 9! #NSNation

It's so hard to believe that I have been on the Nutrisystem weight loss program for 9 weeks now. I say this for a few reasons. The first is because I have NEVER been able to stay on a weight loss program this long in the past without completely falling off the wagon. The second is that being on Nutrisystem doesn't feel like a diet at all. The foods are yummy and I am NEVER hungry. It's just become a way of life for me the past 9 weeks. I do love to cook but when I am hungry, I am hungry and want food now. This is why Nutrisystem is so great. The meals are so easy and quick to prepare and take no thought in making them.

I never thought I would find a program that was so easy to follow AND see results week after week.

So how did I do this past week? Last weight in, I weighed 317.8 and this week, 315.4, a loss of 2.4lbs.

Total weight loss in 9 weeks, 21.6lbs! I am beyond thrilled with these results!! I finally hit a loss of 20+lbs and have earned another Nutribear! WOOHOO!!

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Nutrisystem Week 8! #NSNation

I have been on the Nutrisystem weight loss program for 8 weeks now. 2 whole months! 
Before I get to me, have you heard some of the latest news about Nutrisystem??
1. Janet Jackson is the new spokesperson for Nutrisystem!
2. Nutrisystem has brought out a new program called SUCCESS. It's similar to the Select program but the meal plan is a little different and includes protein shakes. It also, depending on which SUCCESS plan you pick, would include new Chefs Table Collection foods. These are gourmet meals that come frozen in a steamer bag and are done in about 5 minutes in the microwave. 
3. Nutrisystem has brought out a few new foods and will be bringing out more in 2012. Some of the new foods include a chocolate frosted donut, honey wheat bagel and mini chocolate chip cookies. I CANNOT wait to try the donut and bagel! YUM!
I got the chance to sample 3 of the new Chefs Table Collection dinners recently. I got to try Moroccan Inspired Chicken, Whole Wheat Ricotta Crapes and Citrus Barbe…

Skindinavia No More Shine Makeup Setting Spray Review and Giveaway!

I was recently asked to review Skindinavia No More Shine Makeup Setting Spray. I will admit that I am not a huge makeup person but one of the reasons I am not is because the makeup never stays in place for very long due to my oily skin. About Skindinavia
Founded in 2005 with the sole purpose of creating products that would keep makeup looking fresher, Skindinavia's revolutionary "Makeup Finishing Spray" was used on Hollywood movie sets so that the makeup artists would have fewer touchups through long days of filming.
Today, they remain the only US based manufacturer of makeup finishes and still supply Hollywood studios.

Greased Lightning Review and Giveaway!

I hate to clean just like everyone else and love all in one or multipurpose products. I was recently asked to review Greased Lightning multipurpose cleaner and degreaser. I happily agreed because I knew with the upcoming holiday season, I would be doing some heavier than normal cleaning to prepare and Greased Lightning sounded just like the perfect product to get the job done.
As I said above, with the holidays coming, I needed to do some heavy cleaning so when family and friends stop by, my home is clean and fresh. The first thing I noticed about the product was that it didn't smell too harsh. This was a big plus in my book. I also really enjoyed the light lemon scent.
I started in my kitchen and cleaned my counters, stovetop and microwave. Everything came clean with no heavy duty scrubbing. I was really intrigued by this point and wondered what else Greased Lightning could do for me and my cleaning needs.
Here are just a few of the many tasks that Greased Lightning was used f…

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One of the hottest electronic items of our time and this Holiday season, is the iPad and iPad2. With that said, everyone wants one but wouldn't it be better to WINan iPad2?
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**By clicking this link and entering to win an iPad2, you agree that you know that Just the Two of Us and Deals is not giving away the iPad.**

The giveaway is hosted by and if someone wins the iPad2 from entering via my link, I will win an iPad2 as well! Great, right?! Giveaway ends January 15th, 2012.

Disclosure: I received a gift card for participating in this giveaway with No other compensation was received. Just the Two of Us and Deals is NOT giving away an iPad2. You can however, click the link above to enter to win.

Nutrisystem Week 7 #NSNation

I have been on the Nutrisystem weight loss program now for 7 weeks. Time is just flying by!

This past week was not a very good week for me. I was very busy and stressed out, which resulted in me skipping meals and overeating at other meals. I also did not drink enough water.

I knew this week would come back to bite me when I weighed in and it did. I gained 1.8 lbs. While I am disappointed at the gain, I sort of expected it.

HOWEVER, I will NOT be discouraged about it! Week 8 is a new week and I WILL be back on track so hopefully what I gained this week, will come back off next week in week 8.

I CAN and WILL do this!

Check back next week for another Nutrisystem weekly update!

Disclosure: Nutrisystem is providing their food and program to me free of charge in exchange for blogging about my experience as part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program. The opinions are my own and others experiences with Nutrisystem may vary.  Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by call…

Cuties® Kicks off National Launch And Online Channel – – Dedicated to Cute Kids

The kid-friendly California citrus that West Coast shoppers have grown to love is bringing a bit of sunshine to the East Coast. Beginning this month, Cuties® California Clementines and Mandarins are available coast-to-coast for the first time ever. In support of the national launch the brand will introduce a $20 million national television and print advertising campaign that is among the most significant in the fresh fruit, vegetable or salad category.
“We know how much parents love sharing Cuties® Clementines with their kids on the West Coast and we are excited to now offer this popular fruit to families across the country,” said Marc Seguin, senior marketing director for Paramount Farms North America.
In conjunction with the national launch, Cuties® has also introduced a new, interactive website created especially for kids and proud parents to celebrate the cute things kids do. The site ( will showcase parent-uploaded videos and pictures, featuring kids doing what th…

Neat-Oh ZipBin Review & Giveaway!

I don't know about you but my daughter has a lot of toys. She also loves to take them out and about. I honestly don't mind but her toys then can get lost or left in the car. This part I don't like at all. What if there was a neat way to travel with those toys AND have your children be able to play with the case as well? Look no further than Neat-Oh ZipBins!

About Neat-Oh ZipBins
ZipBins were created by a parent who was frustrated by her child who loved to play and make a mess with his toys. No parent or child likes to clean up a mess of toys so ZipBins solves this issue. What if a toy bin could unzip into a play mat and then zip back up once play time was finished? 

UGLee Pen Review & Giveaway!

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I recently had the opportunity to review an UGLee Pen. 

About UGLee Pen
The UGLee pen was created by Dr Lee. When he was a medical student, he found himself taking tons of notes on a daily basis. He also found himself with hands that cramped. After spending a lot of time and money looking for a comfortable pen, he was frustrated when he couldn't find a single one. He finally developed the UGLee Pen and not only is it the most comfortable pen around, it's also the most comfortable ergonomic pen on the market!

Piczzle Personalized Photo Puzzle Review and Giveaway!

I recently had the opportunity to review a Piczzle personalized photo puzzle.

About Piczzle

Piczzle is an internet-based retailer that specializes in customized jigsaw photo puzzles. Their cardboard puzzles are made of the highest quality materials including premium grade cardboard which is laminated with a glossy finish. Piczzle puzzles are precision cut so that all pieces will match perfectly together.


The first step of the process was choosing which puzzle I wanted. I chose the small puzzle with 30 pieces so that my daughter could help with putting it together. I didn't want to overwhelm her with too many pieces.

The next step was to pick a picture to upload and that picture would then become my puzzle. I decided to use my daughters Kindergarten picture but I didn't use just one picture. I used one of the complete sheets which includes multiple pictures in various sizes. I wanted this puzzle to be special and have a special meaning so choosing her Kindergarten picture was…

Winner Wonderland Giveaway Hop Event! #winnerwonderland

Welcome to the Winner Wonderland Giveaway Event. This event is hosted by Put A Little Umbrella In Your
, Seeds of LifeAnd The Little Ones Too and Taking Time For Mommy.

This event features giveaways with a value of $25 or more at each of the participating blogs!
Check out all of the great Winner Wonderland Sponsors being featured in this event! Be
sure to visit each blog from the linky below and enter for your chance to win! This event will
close on December 4th at 11:59 pm EST.

My sponsors for this event are Violight and Lovable Labels. You can read my reviews for Lovable Labels here and for Violight here.

One lucky winner will receive:

A Violight Toothbrush Sanitizer worth $49.99, like the one I reviewed in another post.

AND A Holiday Gift Seals and Return Address Labels from Lovable Labels worth $24.99.
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Nutrisystem Week 6 #NSNation

It's been another week on the Nutrisystem weight loss program for me and I am so happy to be on this journey.

This week, I lost another 1lb, putting me at a total weight loss of 18.2lbs in 6 weeks. I am over the moon with these results!! I say that because I went out for dinner a few times this week and while I ate less than I would have prior to Nutrisystem, I still ate too many calories at those meals. So for the next week, I am going to eat solely Nutrisystem and not eat out at all and see what happens!

I thought I would do another video blog this week as well. Initially, I wanted to show you a full days worth of what I would typically eat on Nutrisystem but my camera is giving me some problems so I can only post one right now. Once my camera is either fixed or I can get another one, I will post more videos showing the foods/meals I eat.

This video is what I might typically have for breakfast. Enjoy.

Check back next week to see how I did and to see another video blog.

Disclosure: Nu…

Rue La La--Get $10 Credit for signing up!

Rue La La is another discount deal site that sells great items at reduced prices. They have lots of name brand and boutique items for sale at fabulous prices.

If you sign up under my link, you will receive a $10 credit to Rue La La but only until 12/8!!