FREE South Beach Diet Snack Bars- 5 count (FREE STUFF FRIDAY)

In order to get a box of South Beach Diet Snack Bars for FREE you MUST load this digital coupon to your Kroger Card TODAY.

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After loading, you have until 2/15/2015 to use the coupon but you MUST load it to your card TODAY.

Login to your Kroger online account (Or create one but have your Kroger card handy to connect to your account.)  Click “Load to Card” then visit your Kroger store between today and 2/15/2015 to recieve your FREE 5 count box!  You must also scan your card with your purchase because the coupon will be loaded to your Kroger Card.

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FireProof Your Marriage NOW! ~~ Take The Love Dare! ~~

Do You Dare To Try?

Unconditional love is eagerly promised at weddings, but rarely practiced in real life. As a result, romantic hopes are often replaced with disappointment in the home. But it doesn’t have to stay that way!

The Love Dare is a 40-day challenge for couples to understand and practice unconditional love. Whether your marriage is hanging by a thread or healthy and strong, The Love Dare is a journey you need to take. It’s time to learn the keys to finding true intimacy and developing a dynamic marriage.  Grab it on Kindle or Paperback.  Get it here for the Cheapest Price!

This book is based on the movie Fireproof which can be found on Netflix right now!  Watch it to see this book in action!  

Do You or Someone You Know Have a Rare Disease? (Money Making Opportunity)

There is a company called Rare Patient Voice (LINK BELOW IN BLUE) that does surveys and interviews for people with rare diseases about their medical care, quality, and services. Each time you fill out a questionnaire or survey, you get a bit of financial compensation. About a month ago, patients with Ulcerative Colitis received $250 for just one survey!

When you first sign up, you get a $5 Amazon gift card. Then anyone who signs up and puts your name as a referral – you both get another $5 gift card. I personally have Multiple Sclerosis. My last survey was about 3-5 minutes long and a week later I received a $30 check in the mail!  (I only list programs that I know personally work 100%  as stated.)

If you do decide to sign up, I’d love it if you put Michelle Scott (author.unnknown@gmail.com) as your referral so I can get credit for it!

Some of the many diseases that qualify as “rare” are:

Bleeding Disorders
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Cystic Fibrosis
Sickle Cell Disease
Huntington’s Disease
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia (WM)
Lupus
Gaucher
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Hepatitis C
Crohn’s Disease

Time to Put Away the Christmas & Holiday Decor!

So, it’s that time of year where it’s time to put away all the Christmas and Holiday decor that you spent so much time putting up in just the right spots.  Little do you know…. you CAN do this in an organizational fashion.  Here’s some tips you might not have thought of:

  1. If you don’t have one, get a Christmas Tree Bag!  These really come in handy.  They protect artificial trees from damage, dust, moisture, and most of all spiders… eek!  They can be as simple as having nifty handles or as efficient as coming equipped with rolling wheels for easy transportation.

    Simple Christmas Tree Bag. Easy Storage.

  2. Protect your Christmas Tree Ornaments.  I like to use empty egg cartons that I’ve saved.  If you haven’t saved any that’s okay.  You can grab some from people who have extras here.

    Egg cartons make for GREAT storage!

  3. Stop throwing away money and save your gift wrap, boxes, and bags for next year.  If it has a used To/From tag on it go ahead and use another tag to cover it up so you don’t miss it next year.  IMG_6015IMG_6014
  4. Put this years Christmas Cards that you received on a 1-1/2″ metal ring and save them as a memory to look at next year.  IMG_6070
  5. Use some of your extra Christmas paper to make decorative labels for your totes.  They will be easier to find next year by the Christmas design.  IMG_6041

New Years Dinner with 6 Superfoods!

Start the new year off right by combining 6 SuperFoods into one meal!

Here’s the SuperFoods:

  • Pork Chops
  • Vinegar
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Cheese
  • Iceberg Lettuce
  • Mushrooms

Here’s the facts on the foods:

Pork Chops

Pork contains almost five times the selenium—a mineral linked to a lower risk of prostate cancer—of beef and twice that of chicken. And Purdue University researchers found that a 6-ounce serving daily helped people preserve muscle while losing weight.

Vinegar

Scientists in ­Sweden discovered that when people consumed 2 tablespoons of vinegar with a high-carb meal, their blood sugar was 23 percent lower than when they skipped the antioxidant-loaded liquid. They also felt fuller.

Red Pepper Flakes

A Dutch study found that consuming a gram of red-pepper flakes—about half a teaspoon—30 minutes prior to a meal reduced calorie intake by 16 percent. Plus, new research suggests its active ingredient, capsaicin, may help kill cancer cells.

MoneyMamma101 SECRET:  Not many people (coughs… me) can handle spicy foods.  There is an EASY work around to this!  Buy some size 00 empty capsules, stuff them each with 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes, then take 1 hour before a meal.  A capsule takes about 30 minutes to dissolve so this would put the flakes in your stomach at the beneficial 30 minutes until meal time window!

Full Fat Cheese

This dairy product is an excellent source of casein protein—one of the best muscle-building nutrients you can eat. Danish researchers found that even when men ate 10 ounces of full-fat cheese daily for 3 weeks, their LDL (“bad”) cholesterol didn’t budge.  Just make sure you’re not picking up a cheese that includes an old school fire retardant!  I like to use Organic Valley Grassmilk Raw Sharp Cheddar or if your looking for single slices, reach for the Horizon Organic American Singles.

Iceberg Lettuce

Conventional wisdom suggests this salad staple is nutritionally bankrupt. But as it turns out, half a head of iceberg lettuce has significantly more alpha-carotene, a powerful disease-fighting antioxidant, than either romaine lettuce or spinach.

Mushrooms

This fungi’s metabolites—­by-products ­created when mushrooms are broken down during digestion—have been shown to boost immunity and prevent cancer growth, report researchers in the Netherlands.

When you put these 6 super-foods together you get more bang for your body! 

Here’s the meal deal:

Grilled Pork Chops

Grilled Pork Chops

Ingredients:
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
8 (1/2-inch) bone-in pork chops (about 3 ounces each)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions
Begin by making the marinade. In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, oil, vinegar, cumin and red pepper flakes. Easy, right?

Sprinkle both sides of the pork chops with salt and pepper and place in a re-sealable plastic bag with the marinade. Let rest on the counter for 1 hour. That’s easy.

Heat a grill or grill pan over medium heat. Remove the pork chops from the bag and lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place on the grill and cook until the pork chop releases from the grill, about 4 minutes. Flip and cook on the other side for another 3 minutes. If using a grill pan, be sure to do in batches so you don’t steam the chops. And don’t worry if you have neither; you can do this in a pan.

To finish off the ingredients for the 6 superfoods, you’ll want to add a side salad of Iceberg lettuce, fresh mushrooms, cheese, and whatever else you’d like on your salad.  If your really wanting to kick your body into superfood drive you can even use a vinaigrette dressing to top it off!

Don’t forget to finish the meal off with some sides of your choosing, such as green beans, corn, potatoes, etc.