Thursday, July 1, 2010

Twin Beds @ CSN Stores

I'm looking for twin beds for my youngest daughter.  I'm considering changing up my daughters bedroom, and I need a new twin sized bed for my youngest daughter. 

This is bed she wants, but this is the bed we are probably going to get ...

We need something to go under the top bunk of my oldest daughters bed.  We have the top bunk, but the bottom bunk isn't in great condition.  

The point of this post on my review blog though, I have been asked to be a CSN Preferred Blogger!  Keep watching, I will be hosting a Review and 2 giveaways between my 3 blogs soon!

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Ronzoni Smart Taste Recipes

I blogged recently about the Ronzoni Smart Taste pasta, and I wanted to share some of the recipes on the website that we like.

Garlic Pasta Toss
Cook RONZONI SMART TASTE ANGEL HAIR as package directs; drain. In small skillet, cook garlic in oil until golden. Add water and bouillon; cook and stir until bouillon dissolves. In large bowl, toss hot RONZONI SMART TASTE ANGEL HAIR with garlic mixture and parsley. Serve with Parmesan cheese if desired. 4 to 6

1 (12-ounce) package RONZONI SMART TASTE ANGEL HAIR pasta, uncooked
2 teaspoons ready-to-use chopped garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup water
2 teaspoons regular or reduced sodium chicken-flavor bouillon granules
1/2 cup chopped parsley
Grated Parmesan cheese, optional 

Served Hot Cook thin RONZONI SMART TASTE ANGEL HAIR according to package directions; drain. Heat a large sauté pan on medium high with olive oil. Sauté garlic until golden. Add any desired chef’s variations at this time. Add tomatoes and herbs. Heat until warmed (about 2 minutes). Add thin RONZONI SMART TASTE ANGEL HAIR and tomato mixture and heat until warmed (about 2-3 minutes). Served Cold Substitute balsamic vinegar, minced garlic and olive oil with: 1 cup (or approximately 1/2 of a 16-oz bottle) of your favorite salad dressing. Cook thin RONZONI SMART TASTE ANGEL HAIR according to package directions; drain. In a mixing bowl, toss thin RONZONI SMART TASTE ANGEL HAIR, tomatoes, balsamic garlic, and herbs. Add any desired chef’s variations at this time. Chef’s Suggested Ingredient Variations: Sautéed or grilled: Chicken, turkey, shrimp, sausage, veal, lamb, ham, mushrooms, salami Fresh: Toasted pine nuts, herbs, olives, garlic, feta cheese, shredded cheese, goat cheese

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
3 cups fresh tomatoes, diced
Oregano and basil (fresh or dried) to taste
Shredded Parmesan cheese, cracked pepper, salt to taste 

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Rinse with cold water to cool quickly; drain well. In large bowl, combine cooled pasta with chicken, red pepper and green onion. In small bowl, blend mayonnaise, sour cream, milk and mustard until smooth and creamy; salt and pepper to taste. Toss mayonnaise mixture with pasta mixture. Cover; refrigerate, stirring occasionally. Add pecans and bacon; toss lightly before serving. 8 servings ** To toast pecans: Heat oven to 375°F. In shallow baking pan, spread pecans evenly in single layer. Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until golden brown.

6 cups (16 oz.) RONZONI SMART TASTE ROTELLE, uncooked
2 cups chopped cooked chicken
1 cup chopped sweet red pepper
1/3 cup green onion slices
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup dairy sour cream
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 cup toasted pecan halves or walnuts **
8 (about 1/2 lb.) bacon slices, cooked, crumbled 

Those are a few of our favorites.  There are tons of recipes though, go find one for dinner tonight!
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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Gabby Reese stars in new summer workout video on MSN's

Launched in April 2010, Glo is MSN’s new lifestyle site. With a fresh focus on style, beauty, and living, Glo is “upending the notion of what makes a good women-focused Web site” (according to the Wall Street Journal.) The site has been praised for its innovative design that creates the feel of a magazine experience on the Internet.

Gabby Reece, the celebrated professional volleyball player and working mom, provides expert tips for lightening up your summer workouts.  Reece notes that “Everybody has an athlete inside of them or a kid inside of them, so it should be a little about playing.”
Some of her tips include:
·         Enjoy exercising outdoors
·         Be creative when training
·         Challenge your balance
·         Start a regular routine with friends

Lighten Up Your Workout” is the fourth in a series of original videos featuring Reece aimed at helping Glo users to lighten up their summer. Later episodes will continue to explore different topics, including fashion, relationships, and cooking.

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Review Just for Woman ~ Waterworks

Waterworks is the first and only patented and FDA-cleared douching alternative that harnesses the cleansing power of ordinary tap water and medical grade stainless steel into one remarkable odor-eliminating product. WaterWorks is a safe and effective vaginal cleansing system clinically proven through six years of research to eliminate feminine odors.

Unlike other products, WaterWorks doesn’t just mask odors and it does not upset the delicate balance of the vaginal ecosystem. Because of this, WaterWorks is recommended by OB/Gyn’s.  Waterworks is the first-ever completely natural douching alternative. It is the easiest and safest product on the market and now distributed online on sites like and  It is also reusable and no prescription is required.

The top three reasons why women who purchased WaterWorks was that it is all natural and chemical-free; they felt it was an effective solution to their problem and lastly, their doctor recommended using WaterWorks.

WaterWorks is safe, effective, FDA approved, comfortable and easy to use. And it is re-useable. 

WaterWorks Natural Vaginal Cleansing System has been designed for easy use in the shower so it can be part of your regular hygiene routine. A custom designed water container is attached to the device via a latex-free hose. The water container is filled with body temperature tap water and placed at eye level so the natural gravity flow of water gently washes the vagina. 

My take ~ I think this product is great.  I love that it is chemical free and only uses water!   My only issue with it is how it hangs in the shower.  After use, you need to let it air dry really well.  Due to the sensitive nature of the item, it isn't something I'd want just hanging around drying.    Otherwise it is amazing, and seriously all women should look into it.  

Before I agreed to review this product, I checked it out on Amazon.  There are some amazingly detailed reviews, that you must go read!  

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TV Store Online Halloween Costume Giveaway

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