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Friday, February 24, 2017

6 Best Subscription Gifts For Moms

I am a practical kind of person. While some take offense to receiving a vacuum or kitchenware. Me? I'll jump for joy. Of course I do appreciate some silly and gag gifts. But really, when you become a will make it your life's mission to : 1. Purchase items that make sense...or items/products that will make our life easy. 2. Make purposeful purchases 3. Give meaningful and purposeful gifts as well.

Moms are also known to put themselves on the back burner. It is just our nature. We will make excuses for the things  needed because ..well...we will prioritize what matters first. Not unless of course it is given to us by our spouses,family or friends. There are also moms that you just do not know what to give as a gift.  Here's some subscription gifts that I personally love.

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I absolutely love this! Aside from being a trusted family-friendly video-streaming source on the web, you will love all the selections!  Pureflix have a mix of family-friendly & wholesome entertainment  that includes movies for all ages, kid’s animated titles, documentaries, how-to’s, hobbies, educational, health & fitness, sports, outdoors and travel plus many inspirational and devotional titles. If you need a little pick me up kinda movie, you will certainly be inspired with the movies that Pureflix has to offer. 

PureFlix FREE Trial 

When you send a Gift Subscription, you give the gift of quality entertainment with no language, sex, or violence surprises. You can choose between 3, 6, or 12-month Gift Subscriptions starting at $23.97 Must be a member (or become a member) of to purchase.  If you are not sure yet or you want to try it out for yourself,  try the 30 day FREE TRIAL.

 My Personal Trainer Food

Give mom a cooking break! Or much better, help her jump start her healthy eating journey. Do not be put off with their tagline. I know, because that was my first thought. Small waist? Personal trainer food is a meal delivery system. Pre-portioned, healthy meals delivered right to your door.  If you want to lose weight and do not know where to start or just do not have the time. This meal plan and food delivery are for you. Weight loss is more about what you eat. Eating less and moving more. Meal planning can be overwhelming, and Personal Trainer Food has different meal plans to choose from. You Can check out my REVIEW HERE.



I am sure that you've heard of Michelle Phan. She has inspired countless women around the world through her beauty video tutorials on YouTube. And if you are like me, I don't know exactly what beauty product is the right choice for me . Michelle created Ipsy and her team of stylists have selected products they love, for you to try. Each month, subscribers will receive a beautiful Glam Bag with deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products. All for only $10 a month (free shipping). You will take a beauty quiz to match your needs. Click here for more info: JOIN IPSY

Amazon Prime

Why the gift of Prime? With Amazon Prime membership you get :
Prime Shipping
FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of items, FREE Same-Day Delivery in select areas & more.
Amazon Family
20% off diapers subscriptions and 15% off eligible products from your baby registry, compliments of
Prime Video
Stream thousands of movies and TV shows at no additional cost on over 200 devices.
Amazon FreeTime Unlimited
Access to thousands of kid-friendly books, shows, games and more, for just $2.99/month.
Kindle First
Choose one Kindle book of the six Editors' Picks each month for free.
Prime Photos 
Free unlimited photo storage for you and five others. Plus, upgraded search helps you find photos fast.
Early Access to Deals
Prime members get 30-minute early access to Lightning Deals on
Amazon Prime Store Card  
Earn 5% back every day with Amazon Prime Store Card.
Prime Now
One and two-hour delivery on tens of thousands of items from Amazon and local stores.
Washington Post Free Trial
Limited time: Enjoy unlimited access to the Washington Post with a six-month free trial.
NEW - Audible Channels
Unlimited listening to original audio series and playlists handcrafted for every interest.
Amazon Channels
Only for Prime: Sign up for a free trial for over 80 premium networks including HBO, SHOWTIME and STARZ. Cancel anytime.
NEW - Twitch Prime
Get free game content every month, ad-free Twitch viewing, Twitch Channel Subscription, plus loads more.
NEW - Member Exclusive Discount on Video Games
Discounts apply to pre-orders and collector’s editions for PC, PlayStation 4, XBox One, Wii U, 3DS and more.
NEW - Prime Reading
Enjoy unlimited reading on any device, with over a thousand books, magazines, books with Audible narration, comics, articles, Kindle Singles, and more.
Prime Music
Stream a growing selection of two million songs – included with your membership. Unlock more with Amazon Music Unlimited, plus get an exclusive discount.
Prime Pantry
Everyday sizes of popular household items delivered for a flat delivery fee.
Amazon Elements for Prime
Shop Amazon Elements products, Amazon's own line of everyday essentials.
Amazon Dash for Prime
Only For Prime: Never run out of your favorite products with Amazon Dash Button.
Share Your Prime
Share select Prime benefits with another adult in your household.
Shopping with Alexa
Enjoy hands-free shopping with Alexa on millions of items on Amazon as an exclusive benefit of your Prime membership.
Release-Date Delivery
FREE Release-Date Delivery on eligible pre-order items delivered on their release date to ZIP codes within the continental U.S.
To give the gift of AMAZON PRIME, you can choose from $33 for 3 months or $99 ( 12 months). I do have the 12 months subscription and I tell you what..worth the money.  Specially when it comes to gift giving . When you have families that live far from can shop Amazon and have it shipped directly to their address! ( Think Christmas season!) Our daughter absolutely enjoys the PRIME MUSIC TOO.  What I love about it too is that I can just connect it to our car and we can stream our playlist. 


So what is Faithbox? They are a Christian company that wants to help you strengthen your faith in God with their devotional and bring joy with great products from companies that do good. With a subscription you get their most popular item and gift! Every month receive a new devotional and amazing products from companies that do good.

You know what else I love about Faithbox? They provide 3 meals to hungry kids for each Faithbox they ship! To give the gift of subscription : CLICK HERE

Take advantage of this promo:  Take 10% Off On All Subscriptions and Products (ends 7/17/2017)

Bulu Box

Bulu Box is a monthly subscription of healthy products! Watch HERE, to see how it works.

Bulu Box is the best way to discover the health, nutrition and weight loss products that are right for YOU! With Bulu box:
1.TRY SAMPLES - You'll LOVE discovering new products, but just as important as finding your new healthy faves is seeing which products don't work for you. Try 4-5 samples based on your profile before buying full-size so you don't waste your money.
2. EARN POINTS - Each month you can earn up to 100 Rewards Points (that's $10!) just for subscribing and sharing your thoughts. 
3. CASH OUT - Once you've earned Rewards Points you can use them like actual cash towards a full-size purchase of your new favorite product. Some Bulugans even get their order completely free!

Take advantage of this promo:  3 Months of Bulu Box for $20

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Homemade Energy Balls

Protein snacks. They come in all shapes and sizes. Just like stepping into the cereal aisle where there is an endless selection of cereals boxes , I get the same feeling when I choose protein bars. Not all are created equal though . Some are great tasting and some will leave you wondering if you ate a piece of card board. Truth be told, I go for inexpensive ones.

 When hubs and I decided to change our lifestyle, it did worry me a little. How will it affect our budget. Why are some healthy and fitness products so expensive? That..I can't completely comprehend. One thing is for sure though that the benefits will be greater.  I did quite a bit of research and note taking on how we can substitute some  healthy recipes so it can still be budget friendly.A few months ago, I shared the Clean Eating Turkey Chili. I cooked that chili when we were doing the Insanity workout. Buying a can of turkey chili can easily add up.

I was happy to come across this recipe over at Beachbody's website. The recipe was actually for Homemade Energy Bars. I did some revisions based on the ingredients that I already have. I also did not use Shakeology , again hubs and I are testing out ways to loose weight within our budget. Beachbody highly recommends taking Shakeology while doing their workouts because of its benefits...which I certainly agree.  However, not all can afford it, right? This  recipe can also be used for 21 day fix.

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1 cup whole pitted prunes
1 cup dried figs
1 cup chopped walnuts
2 scoops Shakeology ( I used EAS whey protein powder)


You can process the walnuts first using a blender or food processor.  Set aside . Place dried prunes,  figs and half of the chopped walnuts in a food processor. Pulse for 1 to 2 minutes scraping the sides.  Pulse until mixture resembles like this.

Form the processed fruit and nuts into a ball. I was able to make around 12 balls. Using half of the walnuts, roll the balls into the walnuts. Place in a parchment lined cookie sheet and refrigerate for 1 hour. 

If you want to make these yummies into energy bars, press mixture into a cellophane lined 8x8 pan , cover and refrigerate for 1 hr. Cut into 12 bars.

One bar, has 148 calories and 6 g of protein.

You can definitely add your own flavors but note that it will change the nutritional value.  If you are doing 21 Day Fix, 1 serving   will be:

yellow  1/2 blue 

Recipe adapted from: Beachbody Blog

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

10 Best Raw Foods to Add to Your Diet Today

With so much information available to us today about what to eat or not, is adding raw foods to your diet something to consider? Certainly for several reasons, but don't go overboard as some may be better for you cooked than raw. So, whenever making strong changes to your eating habits, do your homework about the ramifications. Here's some 'food' for thought.


Why Eat Raw vs. Cooked

Often, eating vegetables and fruits may prove to be a better option. But, some are sensitive to the heat and may loose a portions of their nutritional content from cooking. Other concerns may also be that heating food often destroys enzymes that are desperately needed for proper digestion. As cooking reduces the nutritional value of many foods, heat can also cause changes to the chemicals that create mutagens, free-radicals and carcinogens and toxins that are often associated with many diseases found today.
On the other hand, eating a good variety of raw foods can benefit you with:
  • natural cleansing
  • enzymes to help nutrient absorption and digestion
  • better use of any available antioxidants
  • better complexions
  • more mental clarity and increase energy
By adding these to your diet regularly, you may just find that you have reduced your chances for developing cancers. As we age, we suffer from so many maladies that often adding these raw foods to your diet, eliminate the need for any additional such as those used as menopause supplements or other anti-aging remedies.

What to Eat?

  1. Leafy Greens – When eaten raw leafy greens such as kale, spinach, collard, chard and others will increase the benefits over cooking. These provide you body a great support team of chlorophyll, antioxidants, enzymes, amino acids and (specifically) vitamins E and C.
  2. Seaweed – Extremely high in minerals and are probably one of the easiest assimilated food source to get these into the bloodstream quicker and easier. They support the lymphatic system, detoxify, improve liver and thyroid functions and more.
  3. Nuts/Seeds – Eating these raw will give your body a boost to help fight the bad LDL levels of cholesterol. They are an excellent heart healthy food being high in fiber, unsaturated fats and vitamin E.
  4. Bee Pollen - This one food contains over 96 different nutrients essential to basic human life. It consists of over 40% protein and combined with all the other nutrients this food packs, provides you with an amazing amount of energy. Due to the fact that bees gather pollen from local sources, studies have shown that many get serious relief of seasonal allergies when local is consumed.
  5. Chocolate – Wow! Chocolate is a super food. What more could you want. But, it's not the typical chocolate bar sitting on the shelf a the grocery store. Those have added sugars and are processed to much. In order to get the full benefits of magnesium and antioxidants, raw caco nibs will serve you best. Or, if you can't find those, a bar of dark chocolate with no added sugar will give you a degree of benefits.
  6. Fermented Vegetables – Fermented vegetables, such as sauerkraut or kimchi are digested easier due to the natural processing. These provide a great source of enzymes and probiotics that improve your digestion and help build your immunity.
  7. Chia Seeds – People are putting Chia in almost everything today. These are packed with heart healthy Omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Chia seeds have a capacity to absorb liquid as they expand, thus making them a great source for hydration to the system as they breakdown in the digestive system. Good news for weight loss!
  8. Coconut – Much has been learned about the outstanding benefits of coconut oil over the past few years. It is a naturally hydrating food, packed with healthy coconut fats that help lower cholesterol and increase brain function.
  9. Sprouts – These are high in phytonutrients and chlorophyll, providing you with needed antioxidant value.
  10. Blueberries - Heart healthy brain food is the latest recommendation for this lovely little fruit. Preferably, eat these in the complete fresh raw state but if not available try frozen as these will be less processed. 


This is only a short list of 10 foods that have been found to be a health, nutritious and tasty. Do your own research and find the ones that suit you best, and pack a few aside for tasty snacks throughout the day. Most of all, enjoy yourself!

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Ella James is an aspiring author who is pursuing Health Services Administration degree from St. Petersburg College. She is an active contributor to Consumer Health Digest, which is a leading Health News Website. Her interests include reading and writing about Health, Fitness and Weight Loss News. Get connected with her on Facebook and Twitter.