Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Houston Zoo, TXU Energy presents Zoo Lights Nov.22 - Jan.4

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The Houston Zoo created a new holiday tradition for families across the Texas Gulf Coast in 2012. On November 22, TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights returns, bigger than ever this year with the addition of more than 1 million lights and spectacular and enchanting new displays.

Beginning Friday, November 22 and continuing each evening except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day through January 5, TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights will transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland filled with brilliant displays of more than 1 million LED lights illuminating animal-themed light displays all accented by festive seasonal music. A special night-time spectacular, TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights is the perfect way to celebrate the holidays with loved ones this year.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Motivational Monday - Quest Bar Giveaway

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As a full time working mother of two I don't get much time in the kitchen each morning and I know very well if you want to lose weight you have to eat breakfast! Thank goodness for Quest bars. When I don't have time to cook I just grab a bar and I'm off. With flavors like double chocolate chunk and white chocolate raspberry who said you couldn't have chocolate for breakfast?! For more flavors tehy offer click here. Check out below why you should be #OnAQuest as well.....

Monday, November 11, 2013

Motivational Monday - Supplements

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Many people still question the importance of taking supplements at all. Why do I take supplements? Well there are many reasons why I do but after you read these reasons you will be asking why wouldn't you take supplements?!

1. Current commercial agriculture techniques leave soil deficient in important minerals, causing the food grown in this soil to share the same mineral deficiencies.

2. Many foods are shipped long distances and are stored for long periods of time, both of which cause the depletion of vitamins in these foods, including the important B-complex and C vitamins.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - Progress Pic November 2013

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Sometimes I think the only way we realize our bodies are changing is through taking a picture and I must say that I have really changed in the past 6 months and I'm not stopping! :) 


Disney's FROZEN - Activity Sheets



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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Tasteful Tuesday - Manhattan Clam Chowder Recipe

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As a young child I ate this soup at least once a year and now as an adult I make sure to make it at least once a year because my late father used to make it and it is very special to me.
Not only is this recipe super easy but it is so yummy especially the day after for leftovers.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Motivational Monday - H2O

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The other night I was out having dinner with my kids and I was ordering our drinks when my son asks me "Mom, do you order water all the time cause it's free?" This made me laugh but made me think... Why would I want to pay for anything else but water?

Friday, November 1, 2013

Fitness Friday - 2013 TXU Energy Houston Turkey Trot

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Halloween is over so make room for the Turkey!

This year instead of preparing for eating why not prepare for running? Me and my family will be participating in the 2013 annual TXU Energy Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day before we give thanks for all the yummy food that will be prepared that day. This race is not only a good way to stay in shape during the holidays but it is benefiting Sheltering Arms Senior Services.