Dragonfly Treasure: 2014-03-23
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Perfectly Imperfect Life..........

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Who Won That T-Shirt?

This guy won that t-shirt!!
 


While watching Pit Bulls and Parolees, Animal Planet asked a question pertaining to the episode we were watching. Can't remember exactly what it was but I knew the answer. Ty didn't catch the question. I yelled at him to text the answer quick, he did and he won!!! Yippee!!
 
Just how cool is that??!!
 
 
 


Friday, March 28, 2014

5 Year Bloggerversary!!!

Believe it or not on April 15th my blog will be 5 years old!
Time flies...through good times and bad.

So many changes have happened since this blog began. I'm not the same person I was when I started. I've met so many new wonderful friends who have been there for me, especially through the roller coaster of the last 3 years.
I appreciate you all so much!
Words can't really say how I feel.
"Thank you for being my friend"
SO I have put together a Treasure Box for one special winner.
What's in the box?
Here's a peek...
Treasure! Some made by me, some not,
but all personally chosen by me!
I want you to be surprised so I can't show it all!
Just enter below and on April 15th a winner will be randomly chosen! 


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Special K Coffee House Breakfast Shakes Review

Summer is right around the corner.
Are you ready for all that heat?
And take off your sweats and sweaters?
yeh, me neither!
I used to eat better when I was younger...maybe that's what happened to my poor body!
It's definitely not ready for swimsuit weather.
 
The hardest thing for me is finding something appealing, quick, and nutritious in the mornings,
 especially since I'm not hungry until about 2 pm.
So a cup of coffee it is!
 
Sometimes I go all day until dinner without eating. Yes, the completely wrong thing to do, but it has become a habit. My days are busy and if I stop to eat, then I'm done for the day. My energy drops and I can't get motivated again. Probably because I'm eat ing the wrong things. Nacho's or toast isn't exactly the best lunch ideas. No protein equals bad planning.
 
I've tried those powdered protein shakes you can make, but with dogs jumping because they're hungry, meds I need to give them, the phone ringing, needing to check my email, well, you get the idea. No time to make a shake up. Maybe it's just laziness, but it seems once I'm up I hit the floor running and don't stop.
 
That's why I was excited to be chosen by BzzAgent to try Kellogg's Special K Coffee House Breakfast Shakes! It showed up! Yippee! 
 
 
  But Special K is coming to my our rescue! They realize just how busy we women are and that we take better care of everyone else than we do ourselves.  Special K has come up with the New Special K Coffee House Breakfast Shakes in 5 delicious flavors.
 
The Facts
These delicious shakes are less than 200 calories per serving and includes 10g of protein and 5g of fiber.
They also provide nearly 1/3rd of the daily value of key vitamins and minerals in women's often lacking diets, giving you the nutrition you need to kick start your day and help you stay on top of your healthy goals from the start.
The convenient bottles are ready to go and can travel anywhere plus contain as much caffeine as a cup of coffee!  (aw, they thought of me!)
 
My Opinion
In the Summer I like to start my morning with ice coffee, so these will be right up my alley and so much more healthier for me.
Having it all ready to just grab and drink makes it the easiest and healthiest in my book.
And I gotta have that caffeine in the morning to get that jump start!


I tried the Chocolate Mocha protein shake first (hey, it's chocolate!) I thought it was creamy, chocolate-y, and filling! I replaced my routine coffee with this shake this morning and I was very pleased. It gave me energy and tasted like a sweet coffeehouse drink but with less calories! Overall, this shake worked great for me and I can't wait to try the vanilla flavor tomorrow! 
 I thought the Vanilla Cappuccino protein shake was delicious. It did not leave that chalky after taste that I find with so many other vanilla shakes. I felt it was the perfect blend of cappuccino and vanilla flavor. I drank this over ice which made it that much better. I like the bottle size, not too small not too big. This is a perfect morning shake to go on hectic mornings when I need to get out the door. Plus, the protein and extra nutrients are an added bonus!
 
I'm a BzzAgent and I received a product sample from BzzAgent for review.

 All my opinions are my own.

30 minutes to a Clean Fridge


There are plenty of reasons to clean a fridge (unidentifiable leftovers, funky odors) and one big excuse not to — namely, lack of time. But you don’t need to set aside several hours to complete a basic clean out and scrub down. You can get it done in 30 minutes.


Before you start
There’s no reason to clean out your fridge the day after a big shopping trip. Pick a day just before you go shopping, when your fridge is relatively empty. For safety reasons, it’s a good idea to unplug your fridge before you start cleaning it.  

Gather your supplies: 
small bucket
small cleaning brush
terrycloth towel
sponge
new box of baking soda


Get to it
Take food from the fridge and place it on the table or counter. As you do this, check the dates and toss anything that’s expired.

Fill the bucket with warm water, and add a half cup of baking soda. (Save the rest of the baking soda — you can put the box in the fridge later to neutralize odors.) Use this solution to wipe down the empty shelves and interior with a sponge, starting from the top and working your way down.
Use a brush to clean around brackets and gaskets and to dislodge any dried food. Wipe the inside dry with a terrycloth towel.



Rearrange, reseal, restock 
Before you put the food back in the fridge, take a moment to group similar foods together. This will help you find items easier. Separate ethylene-sensitive produce (e.g., apples, broccoli) from produce that releases ethylene gas (e.g., bananas, pears) to prevent premature decay. Make sure that all containers are sealed properly and that anything wrapped is covered completely. Airtight storage will help prevent spills and spoilage. As you begin to put items back in the fridge, be careful to space food out to allow a free flow of air. Keep eggs, poultry, meat and seafood separate from all other items to help limit the spread of bacteria.  And if you’ve unplugged your fridge, don’t forget to plug it back in!


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Cool Clear Water


''.........Dan can you see that big, green tree
where the water's running free
and it's waiting there for you and me,
water, cool, clear, water''
Bob Nolan,1936


My make do contraption is to try to keep the
Raccoons out of my Koi pond.

 
But Bynx has figured a way to reach for a fresh fishy drink.
Where's there a will there's a way, I guess.

 
That's probably why almost all my big Koi are missing.
Just babies left. Hoping they don't get as friendly as my larger ones did. When ever the dogs would go for a drink they would swim right up to them, probably what got them caught.
 
I hate to admit this, but each time I see Raccoon Road Kill (and there has ben more than usual lately), I cheer inside. Don't get me wrong I love ALL animals and don't wish any harm. I just wish they would leave my backyard off limits.

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