Happy Homemaker

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Fast and Fresh Anti-Inflammatory Cookbook

Sometimes I like to sit down and read a good e-book. Sometimes it's nice to enjoy a delicious new recipe. When the two collide it makes for an exciting adventure for my whole household and one we almost always enjoy. My experience with the Fast and Fresh Anti-Inflammatory Cookbook was no exception.
I really love this cookbook. I was expecting to see 150 of the same recipes that seem to make it into EVERY healthy eating cookbook, whether it's vegetarian, anti-inflammatory, gluten free, clean eating, or whatever. What I got was 150 recipes that are not only simple, but delicious too! I have issues with knee swelling and post workout muscle pain and this cookbook has been so helpful! I am most excited to try the Super Sesame Chicken Noodles, but have already tried and got a huge thumbs up from the family for the Mighty Herb Pork Meatballs, the Latino Black Bean Stew, and Egg and Mixed Bean Salad.
The introduction to this cookbook was well written and perfect for someone like me who has never tried eating Anti-Inflammatory before. It explains the ins and outs of anti-inflammatory eating and why to do it, how to do it, and even gives a seven day meal plan to get you started right. I loved that it was broken down into breakfast, brunch, lunch, entrees by meat (beef, poultry, fish etc), sides, and salads. It made it easy to choose a meal based on time of day. All of the recipes were big on flavor, but easy to make and used simple ingredients that most can find in their kitchen on the average day. The easy measurement diagram in the back of the cookbook was an added bonus. (because sometimes I need the help figuring it out!)
I would have loved if there were more pictures of recipes in the book, but overall it was well written, the recipes have been amazing so far, and the simplicity behind it was perfect for a beginner like me, but the recipes fit for someone more experienced in eating anti-inflammatory meals. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone dealing with inflammation or looking to eat healthy over all. I am super glad I was given this book for free to review. So...Where can you find this book? Just click here: **I was given this e-book free for review.All opinions are solely my own.** #lassellepress a8d8ebdfcae3f1f16231bf7900289b22dc5ebd63ed3597c223

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Combat Grips by HC Gamerlife Giveaway

I got these grips from Gamerlife for an honest review, and my honest review is these grips are AMAZING! They offer a great grip for shooting and sniping games. My fingers never once slipped off the remote when using these and my husband is totally sold with these grips. We've even bought a second pair. If you're looking for a pair of grips for your xbox one remote, these are definitely a great way to go!
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I got these grips from Gamerlife for an honest review, and my honest review is these grips are AMAZING! They offer a great grip for shooting and sniping games. My fingers never once slipped off the remote when using these and my husband is totally sold with these grips. We've even bought a second pair. If you're looking for a pair of grips for your xbox one remote, these are definitely a great way to go!
To Purchase: http://www.amazon.com/Sniper-Exclusively-Xbox-One-Controllers-Silicone/dp/B00T3SL2HU #xboxonegrips "I received these grips in return for my honest review. All opinions are solely my own."

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


I tend to be wary of new tanning products. I don't go to tanning salons or even lay out to tan during the summer. The risk of skin cancer to me makes that simply not worth it. I, therefore, am a ghost on the scale of white or tan...I NEVER look like I've gotten any sun, even if I spend the whole day outside. So, when I was given the chance to try these self tanning towelettes, I was more than willing to give them a go.

I have tried many self tanners over the years-most commonly they were a lotion, there were a couple powders in there. (TERRIBLE idea I may add!) The Glow2Go towelettes are much different as a product. They are much like baby wipes and have little to no smell at all like other tanning products do. I was almost sold on the smell itself. (or lack thereof!)

The directions said not to shave before using, so I did not, but I did exfoliate and make sure I had a smooth "canvas" to work with. I then went to work. It took me 2 wipes to cover the areas I wanted to tan (arms, legs, chest area, and face/neck) and it went on clear. That part made me a bit nervous. I've never had a tanner go on clear and I was nervous I was going to come out orange or streaky or even *gasp* miss a spot! After a couple of hours-say 2.5 I started to see a slight change in my skin tone and by 4 hours later I had a nice, even tan! It was subtle, but good! I didn't look like I had just gone and grabbed a spray tan (you know-where you go from white to brown in 30 seconds?) but I was no longer the ghost of Samson Manor either.

To darken my tan, all I needed to do is use another wipe and put on a second wipe and I was good to go a couple of hours later. I love this method of tanning because it was gradual. If I wanted to get really tan I could, but if I want to look like I just spent a day in the sun and got a light tan from it, I can do that! This is by far the BEST tanning product I have ever used! I love it! They are great for a night on the town, a trip to the beach, date nights...(getting groceries, kids' soccer practice, staying home..... ;) ) I will be getting more, and I highly recommend trying them if you are looking for a streak free, even glow for the coming fall and winter months-or to even finish out your summer! For more info-keep reading for product description and where to buy! :) 

Product Description: 

Glow2Go - Amazon #1 best selling self tanning towelettes
GLOW2GO is America’s brand new INNOVATIVE and most talked about sunless tanning towelettes.
This hip super saver pack of Glow2Go contains 20 (YES TWENTY!) individually wrapped premium towelettes which are perfect for sunless tanning at home or on the go.
We created this special box to also help you with storage! Our super-saver box comes with a special ‘press to open’ area that will enable easy pulling of one towelette at a time – WITHOUT opening the entire box! This will enable you to keep it in your closet under other products and stay organized. Yes, we try to think about EVERYTHING…
Each towelette is concentrated with our innovative self-tan formula that will produce:
• Quick
• Even
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• Natural Looking Tan
• In less then 4 hours!
• You’ll Be Amazed With The Results!

You will look sexy and attractive anywhere, anytime! Take our towelettes with you on the road and when you travel and you don’t have to carry a big self-tanning lotion bottle.
To make sure you get the best out of your tanning experience, we will also send you our best selling guide “Self Tan Secrets” that is packed with all the facts and secrets you need to know about the wonderful world of self-tanning! This 50 page guide was researched and written by Thermalabs formula technicians.
We also give you 100% money back guarantee! We know you’ll never need it, but if for some reason you’re not 1000% amazed by the results – send us the box back and get a full refund!

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****I was given a box of Glow2Go towlettes free for my honest and unbiased review. I was in no way compensated for my review. I am a woman who loves trying new products and sharing them with others. The opinions in this post are solely my own****

Friday, June 5, 2015

I Challenge YOU to Health

I have something exciting for you! I am offering a 21 day group to NEW Challengers only! What does this mean? Well, it means that you have not previously participated in any of my 30 day groups and also do not currently own a Beachbody program. This is for people who are serious about losing 10-50 pounds and about following a set plan.  I will be putting a lot of time and energy into helping those who are chosen to meet their goals one-on-one and as a group, so I want to be sure those who are chosen are dead serious about meeting their goals and working hard to meet them.  

What to Expect: 
This is going to be a 21 day group that begins June 29 and runs through July 19. It will be held in a CLOSED group setting on Facebook, and I will also be working with each person one on one. As I said before-there will only be TEN chosen to participate! You will workout to a fitness program that is proven to work, replace one meal per day with a daily dose of dense super food meal and for the rest of the day follow a specific meal plan that is healthy and realistic! The results below are from others who have done the program, and got amazing results! 
  Screen-Shot-2014-01-07-at-11.57.12-AM Screen-Shot-2014-01-07-at-11.56.23-AM 11407178_427985770707716_3649803586988855712_n21-Day-Fix-Samantha    

 Those who are chosen will be asked to  post each day about: 1. Food eaten throughout the day 2. Workout done (yes or no) & 3. Super food meal eaten (yes or no) Each participant will also be expected to encourage others in the group the way they would like to be encouraged and remain accountable with me through either email or Facebook Messenger. That's it! So simple right?! What would you say if I said you could lose up to 15 pounds in your first 21 days?? Crazy right? But with the right nutrition, exercise, and support, it is so doable! And it only takes 30 minutes a day! So who's in??


Apply Now!! 

 To ensure those who join are ALL IN I have created a quick 10 question application to fill out. Those who are chosen will be notified by email.

Fill out my online form to apply!!
Good luck and I hope to see you in my group on June 29!!

To Better Health,
Coach Sarah <3
Online contact and registration forms from Wufoo.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Salsa Crazy

Salsa Dancing Lessons, Beginners Salsa 3 Pack DVD SET: Salsa Dance Lessons (3 DVDs)  

Oh my gosh! Salsa is so fun! Even better, with Learn to Dance Salsa it is also easy to learn. Each disk is a different skill level and it goes from easy to harder. The first disk shows step by step each move and learn basic stance and posture. By the end you are dancing basic routines that are easy to follow. By disk two you are learning more complicated moves. The beat is great and it really pushes you to learn the dance moves. I found it a little harder to follow, but I think I could have used more time with disk one. By disk three you should know basically what you are doing and it gets harder, the tempo gets faster-it's so fun! I think it would be more fun if I was any good at it!

 I love the music on the dvds and the step by step directions. This is definitely not a dvd set for someone just looking to fool around and recreationally dance the salsa. I say this because the way it is designed you will almost be forced to learn how to salsa. I love the extra feature on the dvds that give the history of the salsa and also teach about salsa etiquette. I really liked this set and was able to learn a new dance with my husband and have a great time with him. We had a blast learning the steps together and getting creative on the "dance floor" If you are looking to learn the salsa-I definitely recommend this set!

   Product Description:

Salsa Dancing Lessons, Step by Step Why learn to Salsa Dance? It's fun, social, and a passion that will last you a lifetime! The benefits to health, fitness, coordination, and lifestyle will be far beyond what you can imagine now! Anyone can, and should, learn to Salsa Dance. Give it a try, with the finest beginners dance DVD on the market. It's finally here - your definitive guide to learn to salsa dance. Don't miss this fantastic DVD that really walks you, step-by-step, through all the fundamentals of Salsa Dancing in a fun, social and energetic way. WHAT IS ON THESE 3 VIDEOS: Join SalsaCrazy as we help you to understand the important basic concepts that will enable you to become a great social salsa dancer. If you've been wanting to learn to salsa dance, but thought that it would be too complicated - have no fear - this method is fast and best of all EASY! You'll Start with the basic concepts revealed, explained and practiced. You will understand the simple concepts of timing and footwork - today! Get into the basic step and learn a few fun salsa patterns. Learn what to do, and what will look good out in the real world. DVD menus let you go back and review! LADIES WILL LEARN: How to follow, basic turns and dance frame, and of course, styling and how to create the cuban motion - or those sexy salsa hips you've always wanted. Step by step instruction on how to get the movement going - use it in your basic from the start. In addition, an interview on Salsa History, and Dance Club etiquette is also covered. Review If your idea of dancing is a one, two chip step and an occasional dip, then it's time for a different type of Salsa in your life. A fusion of African, Cuban and Latin American rhythms, the word means "flavor" or "style", and unlike the "show-off" dancing that takes over the whole dance floor, this dance form occupies a smaller fixed area, retaining the intimacy of the dance while making it quite obvious that you know what you're doing. Salsa utilizes an eight beat pattern, two bars of four beats, with three steps and a skipped beat in each bar. The skipped beat is often used for something fancy like a toe tap or kick. Salsa can be danced solo or with a partner, but you'd better learn both, because once you start strutting your stuff on the dance floor you're sure to get a lot of willing partners. If you're serious about kicking your dance life up a notch, and have a partner that doesn't have two left feet, this Beginners three-pack is recommended for you. If you just want to taste before buying, you should rent or borrow Volume One, which is available separately, but for the whole experience, this three DVD package is the most convenient. The instructors make it easy by first demonstrating the steps slowly, one movement at a time, and then repeating the figures over and over to give you enough time to get the idea. This means that you don't have to stop dancing and replay the section continuously, even though you still need to practice afterwards. The steps are eye-catching, and can be used in the formal ballroom dance arena as well as casually at a clubs, parties and even in your living room. For people who have previous experience with this dance form, the instructors offer up lots of tips and secrets, and even if you already dance like a star you can learn something from this series. (I showed this one to a highly experienced and qualified dance instructor, and even she was duly impressed.) If you're ready to put some spice in your dance life, it's Salsa time!!! --Amanda Richards: HALL OF FAME, TOP 1000 REVIEWER, VINE VOICE

 Where to Purchase:

  Salsa Dancing Lessons, Beginners Salsa 3 Pack DVD SET: Salsa Dance Lessons (3 DVDs)

   *I was given a free copy of Salsa Dancing Lessons for my honest opinion. I am in no way being compensated for my review.

Xium Green Coffee Bean-Give Weight Loss the Edge


 XIUM Pure Green Coffee Bean is 100% natural and free of any artificial ingredients. Despite it's name, Green Coffee Bean is not a weight loss supplement that works by caffeine. It actually works thanks to a chlorogenic acid, which is a very strong antioxidant. It helps to boost metabolism and reduce fat in the liver causing one to lose weight better than if by only diet and exercise. It works with those great steps toward a healthy life and helps weight come off easier. I do not take Green Coffee Bean by itself, but with Garcinia Cambogia and Raspberry Ketones. I take these all together because the Green Coffee Bean and Garcinia Cambogia work together to fight cravings, boost metabolism and energy levels, and fight fat while Green Coffee Bean and Raspberry Ketones work together to reduce fat on the liver and also suppress nasty cravings. I once used to take just Garcinia Cambogia and while I got results, they weren't very drastic, just about half a pound more a week than without the GC.

Within the first week of taking the three of these natural weight loss powerhouses I lost six pounds! That was a good four more pounds than when I took just GC alone. With XIUM Green Coffee Bean I have experienced less cravings, better-more steady- weight loss, and have much more energy than e ever before. When I first started taking Green Coffee bean, my energy wasn't so hot, all the energy being spent helping me gain a healthy metabolism and liver was taking all of my energy away, but after those first few days, I felt AWESOME! Although this supplement is only 1% caffeine, I am super sensitive to caffeine, so the only "negative" (but is it really??) was I was unable to drink any caffeinated drinks while using Green Coffee Bean as it caused a tightness in my chest. (a symptom of too much caffeine consumption)

Giving up coffee and soda was a small price to pay for the amazing results I have gotten. Although they are not overly visible yet because a lot of the weight is coming off from my chest and tummy area (I am saying goodbye to that stomach overhang), I have noticed my clothes getting looser, the scale number going down, and have even gotten a few compliments from those in my life. I can honestly say it is thanks to XIUM Green Coffee Bean (and their GC/Raspberry ketones) and can't wait to see the final results in a few months. (I hope a few months! ;) )


Product Description:
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*I am in no way a health care professional. One should consult their physician before starting any new supplement. I was given a free bottle of Xium Green Coffee Bean for my honest opinion. Any views or opinions in my post are solely my own and I am in no way being compensated for my review*