My 2012 in Pictures - Day 63

The Annual Spring Fix-It Shopping Trip to Home Depot

Nutrisystem Week 16 Update #NSNation

I feel as though I've reached a "plateau" in my Nutrisystem diet. I've lost 20 pounds, which I am really excited about, but I cannot seem to lose any more. I've been stuck at this same weight for like four weeks now and I'm starting to get frustrated. I know it's just a matter of time before I will lose more weight and I've just got to be patient. I'm going to try to get moving more and hope that will kick my weight loss into gear again.
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My 2012 in Pictures - Day 62

A Perfectly Beautiful Spring Day!

Babadoo Designs Personalized Stationery - Review and Giveaway

Sponsored by Tomoson.com
The design is delicate but the paper is heavyweight. Babadoo Designs makes these personalized stationery cards from 100% recycled card stock. Their designs are taken from original watercolor paintings and you won't find these designs anywhere else! These professionally printed cards measure 4.25"x5.5" and each set includes envelopes.
Go check out all their beautiful watercolor card designs here! I love this Magnolia design that I received. I used one to send a note to a sick friend and will most likely use the others as thank you cards. They also make invitations and announcements; both are also printed on 100% recycled card stock. If you're looking for something really unique, they can match a tshirt design to a card design for you! Wouldn't that be a fabulous gift for someone?
You can find Babadoo Designs at http://babadoodesigns.com/ and connect with them on Facebook and Twitter too.
You can enter more of my giveaways here.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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To enter to win, fill out the Rafflecopter form below. You must be at least 18 years old, have a US address, and follow Planet Weidknecht in at least one way. This giveaway will end at midnight est on 3/16/12. Only the first entry is mandatory; all others are bonus entries to increase your chances to win. Good luck!

Babyopoly Blanket from babychix - Review

Unique baby gifts are much more fun to give and receive than the standard baby items like bottles and diapers. Unique baby gifts that are useful end up being used over and over because they have so much charm. I love this Babyopoly Blanket from babychix! It's a soft 65/35 blend and printed so that the "game" will not fade. It's lightweight and a a good swaddle blanket.
You are going to giggle over the different game squares on Babyopoly. You are going to love swaddling your baby in this super soft blanket. And you will touch the hearts of children when you purchase this unique gift because a portion of all sales goes to help foster kids in the US! Check out their One Change At A Time movement.
This darling blanket comes in a tulle bag, tied with a ribbon, so it's already wrapped for the lucky recipient! It's a perfect baby shower gift and new mom gift. I can even think of someone in my own family who is a new mom and I'll bet she'd love it if I shared this Babyopoly Blanket with her!
You can purchase this and other unique babychix products at http://www.babychix.com/. Be sure to find them on Facebook and Twitter too!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


My 2012 in Pictures - Day 61

Started a new book today.

It's Time for The Spring Fashionista Giveaway Hop

WORTH OVER $232!!!!

Miche Demi Bag - Review and Giveaway

I had never seen a Miche bag before I did this review. Now that I have one, I'm totally hooked. I've already informed, okay warned, my husband that I absolutely need every accessory and shell that's offered from Miche. If you've never seen one either, you are in for a real treat. You can buy Miche online and they also offer work from home opportunities. The base bag is where all your "purse stuff" goes...wallet, phone, makeup, pens, and all those other things we end up carrying around. This one is The Demi Base Bag.
Two 23.5" handles came with my base bag and I was really impressed with how the rings open up to slide through the base base handle tags. They are very secure, but I can remove them if I want to change my handles to longer or shorter straps. I think that is a very cool point in the versatility column! Oh, but it gets better...
Just look at the roominess (is that a word?) inside The Demi Base Bag! It measures 7"x14"x9.5" Plus there is an inner zipper pocket, cell phone pocket, lipstick pocket and even two pen slots (since we are always digging in the bottom of our handbags for pens). It is very well constructed and closes at the top with a zipper.
Now for the really fun part! The base bag goes INSIDE the shell. Miche really understands how often women have the need to change purses, so I can change the shell with every outfit if I want. They offer tan, black, brown, yellow, red, turquoise, floral, checkered, leopard print, gray, pink, and on and on. Talk about versatility points! Plus Miche is constantly designing new shells too, so my choices are virtually endless.
All I have to do to change it is grab the handles of the base bag and drop it into a shell and fold over the magnetic flaps to attach them. How easy is that? These are no flimsy magnets either, so no worries about it falling off.
This Farrah Shell is is a beautiful cream color, textured like snakeskin and has two roomy side pockets for even more places to stash my stuff. It's sophisticated, fun, and perfect for spring! I am loving the length of these handles too; this is where I like to carry my bag.
In less than 15 seconds, I can change my Miche bag from Farrah to Deidre and have a whole new look. The black Deidre Shell is a snazzy black on black sheen fabric, with two side pockets and a little flap pocket in front. By the way, the Demi inner bag and shells is just one of several different styles offered by Miche. There is also The Prima Base Bag, The Classic Base Bag (in black, white or brown), and The Petite Base Bag.
I totally love love love my new Miche bag. All of my future gift wish lists will include at least one more Miche shell. A woman can never have too many beautiful purses! Be sure to connect with Miche on Facebook and Twitter so you can be first to know about special promotions and new product releases.
Disclosure: I received these products in exchange for my honest review.
Click HERE to go enter to win your very own 
Miche Bag plus Two Shells
at my giveaway in the 
2012 Spring Fashionista Giveaway Event
March 2-7, 2012.

Aunt Sassy's Sauces - Recipe and Review

I could hardly wait to try Aunt Sassy Sauces. I love "the slightly naughty sauce" slogan! These sauces aren't really like any old barbecue sauce or hot sauce, or anything like I've ever tasted. They have a very distinct and delicious taste. Slightly sweet, slightly spicy, I guess you'd call them sassy! It's a sauce you can use on virtually anything...as a dip, a marinade, an ingredient, you name it. Another plus is that they are all natural.
Aunt Sassy also sent me a recipe card and I actually had all the other ingredients in my pantry. How crazy is that? Aunt Sassy's Nuts looked easy enough, so I preheated my oven to 300F and poured 2 cups of pecans into a large bowl.
Then I added two tablespoons of Aunt Sassy's Original Honey Sauce to the pecans and tossed the nuts with a wooden spoons until the sauce covered them well. I stuck a (clean) finger into the jar of sauce to see how it tasted...mmm...this stuff is gooooood.
I measured out 1/4 cup of brown sugar into a measuring cup, then broke up all the chunks of sugar with a fork so that it was nice and fluffy. Then I dumped that on top of the coated pecans.
I used my handy dandy sea salt grinder bottle to get the 3/4 teaspoons of fine grain sea salt that the recipe calls for. I wonder if sea salt was around when I was a kid?
I scooped out 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and leveled off the spoon with my finger, then promptly wiped my finger on my jeans (so if you noticed something brown on my jeans that day, it really was cinnamon). Then I stirred all the new ingredients in the bowl, making sure it was well dispersed throughout the pecans.
I didn't have parchment paper, so I grabbed wax paper. Next time I make these, I'll spray the cookie sheet with a bit of oil spray before I lay down the wax paper, because when it came time to clean up, the wax paper stuck to the cookie sheet. I put the pecans all over the cookie sheet, then baked them for 35 minutes. When my oven beeper beeped at me, I cooled the sheet on a wire rack, then used a spatula to move the cooled pecans to a storage container.
I have seriously never tasted such a delicious pecan! When my husband got home, he attacked the bowl of pecans. When the teenage boys got home, they helped themselves to handfuls as well. I guess it sounds "slightly naughty" but I love Aunt Sassy's Nuts!
For my lunch that day, I tried the Aunt Sassy's Cracked Pepper Sauce on my Nutrisystem quesadilla. This sauce is also absolutely delicious and tasted great on my lunch. I love finding new ways to enjoy my diet! Aunt Sassy's Sauces are available online, and you can connect with her on Facebook and Twitter too!
Disclosure: I received these products at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
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My 2012 in Pictures - Day 61

A very special Happy 9th Birthday to my Buddy!
His "cake" will be a Pecan St. cheeseburger.

KitchenAid Mixer Winner

Well, I must admit, I'm a bit envious of the winner!!!

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Luck of the Irish Giveaway Hop - Win a $25 Target Gift Card

Welcome to the Luck of the Irish Giveaway Hop co-hosted by Mama Does It All and Deals From MS Do. 

This event begins on March 1 at 12:01 AM EST and ends on March 17 at 11:59 PM EST. You can enter to win our Grand Prize - a Kindle Fire - sponsored by zuuzs here.

zuuzs is a social shopping site where friends shop, share, and earn together. You can shop at more than 850 stores, share deals and opinions with friends, and control your own cash back rewards with their exclusive Buying Power functionality. It's free to join and have fun with zuuzs!

 In addition to our Grand Prize, there are over 70 other prizes in giveaways being hosted by over 70 bloggers! Use the Rafflecopter below to enter and then head on over to enter the more than 70 giveaways in this event. And don't forget to enter to win the Grand Prize Kindle Fire! Good luck!

My prize is a $25 Target Gift Card!!!! Enter now!!!!

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My 2012 in Pictures - Day 60


Two Prizes Arrived for Me Today

 A Coffee Tumbler from Chrysler
and a Plate from Gorton's Seafood

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