Learn, Laugh, Cook: Cookbook Giveaway - You Can Be A Winner!

A fairly new friend of mine recently finished giving birth to her newest baby.... her very own, written all by her big girl self, Cookbook! She may even love it as much (or more) than her Lil Diva .... but I digress --- it's a pretty awesome cookbook - I got to see it up close and in person ... though I haven't gotten an autograph yet ... hmmm

or better yet - win one by going here ....http://learn-laugh-cook.blogspot.com/2010/12/cookbook-giveaway-you-can-be-winner.html?showComment=1291308407167_AIe9_BFEWOJ0Y-221jr77uSMFATGYXfl_dD_p4sVqfEjgTgInpo5SRW0D2UoYuhV_He3jjK6J3RWoeLrSHKzPXiIWZ7Ylv1gENxNu9CNIOVPCuDkoz1jT0NUuUGcwWAImfK0gXLTmbfZp6s5dpmU7BzOivG8Ny8QrwouQjw9ZipUzApyRYumUazoFb7MYk6KC_L-ZlL6lI_274usz5So_NagnWTkZVmxe8vFmDaf3Vay9abIdm5uJuRUO2yaJYSF4cnqag2AfPHSoVsvAoYuk_VL6DR8Vm6d14uTMQPXJSqfcnF_2Pk6SltOxlgBLLGO8wvnLqhc_DfBlu1QCELMSyuEjFEyBeNTSKVIc_N6a0PmLzZvlFRWOzgrNItfa4jQ_aOIbjoJCwNeYe1PECDTEGJLvmFK1e24X3bZa1cJbCZ09WwBeHaGjrfgcSDB0Szm8dDVo6_91cdKJjGND93_QlYVBBla1iYldFj_WFXz9_jtSrmVBWQ9bgMdDvljN-wsXO8LP6Oj8xZpdBYfMkI9LrOkGlkHH_4C4MDZbztMWonuf4fXe3DTXNe2i7BIO7BEc5sSMbx2VPXNTBf3FNJRFqVftzcs5iWi3RJ_iXej1aZKErjldifABdE6LAjctYc4SLrEVkP2RdLwvqPIN3hkFfnKMsoMe32ElqmsAbeuYPe5piV3X3clgE7vSHgf-TreWVH8YF1T5orM#c9050775216394604365

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Weight loss Giveaway

This might be one I'll have to try - I trust in Lynseys judgement on taste (though our tastes in adult beverages have differed over the years she did turn me to one I really love LOL).......

Thought I'd share with others too :)

This is from Lynseys blog post - you can click on one of her links to read or go to
Party Plan Coach Review for ViSalus to see this on her site directly :)

I am so excited to tell you about this new product and offer such an awesome giveaway from Jeannie Aylsworth, Independent Distributor for ViSalus Sciences. Jeannie is a dear friend of mine who I have often talked with about my desire to lose weight and get healthy again. I have tried several “fad” diets, spent $500+ on a Wii Fit (though I haven’t used it as much as I had wanted to), even tried the Jillian Michaels 14 Day Cleanse (two words – night mare) but I seemed to be “stuck” at this one particular weight. I had voiced my struggle to my friend Jeannie and was just tickled when she called me and said “We MUST go to dinner this week, I have something I want you to try.”

Jeannie is someone I trust implicitly, especially when it comes to health and wellness. However when she handed me a package of this new “meal replacement shake” I was a bit skeptical. In fact, I set it on my desk when I got home, and didn’t think about it again. But when she called me (daily) to ask if I had tried it, I knew I had better get to it. She offered to do a Review/Giveaway, and I knew there was no backing out then. I committed to the Review, and I can not say how pleased I am with the results. So much so I ordered more before even finishing the Review.

Now, as I said, I have tried “everything” weightloss. Shakes, pills, meal bars, “cookies” (they misspelled cardboard), and whatnot, but I am saying with complete honesty, these shakes are DELICIOUS. They even have additional little “flavor” packets, but I like the shakes just straight. I mixed one packet with 8 ounces of Vanilla Silk Milk (something else I had refused to try before this) and was immediately hooked. For the first time EVER – I was full. And not just for 20 minutes. I was full until lunch.

Before I get too carried away, let me tell you a little about ViSalus. The term ViSalus comes from the Latin “Vi,” meaning Life, and “Salus,” which means Health and Prosperity. This new company has already been topping charts and turning heads around the country. Their Management Team is unique to our industry – including three, young, high energy entrepreneurs who know the health and wellness industry well. Though they have only been around for 3 years, they have the backing of the Direct Sales monster Blyth, Inc, a company who has been around more than 30 years. With their amazing products, management, and compensation, I have no doubt that ViSalus will be making headlines in the Direct Sales World for a very long time.

Another amazing aspect that is setting ViSalus ahead of all of the other “weight loss” style party plan companies is their “Body by Vi” challenge – bringing together a community of “losers” to support and encourage one another on the journey to getting fit. As I have said in all of my Leadership Training - “a supported consultant is a successful consultant” - it really boils down to a supported PERSON is a successful person – the owners of ViSalus know this, understand this, and are diligently working on building a remarkable support group around the World. With their Referral Program, offering anyone the chance to earn free product, and their Feed Hungry Kids Campaign, ViSalus is truly setting themselves ahead of the “pack” for all health and wellness companies out there.

I personally became a believer during this review – losing NINE pounds over the course of a little less than 2 weeks. First, to kick me off my weight “plateau” but secondly to be the first product ever that actually kept me feeling FULL is just remarkable. And I will go ahead and admit, I was supposed to also be taking the supplements, but I am terrible about remembering to take pills, so I literally lost all of that weight just simply by using the Meal Replacement Shakes.

You may have read my “30 by 30″ post and my own personal challenge to lose weight this summer, and I am confident and beyond excited that I will be able to easily achieve this goal with the help of ViSalus.


Disney on Ice --- for FREE??!!!

Check it out - I was over at http://www.faithfullyfrugal-and-free.com and saw she had a giveaway for 4 FREE tickets to Disney On Ice 100 Years of Magic! WOW - I just had to share (plus I get an entry to win too by sharing with you guys here)!

My kids LOVE when we go do something "special" but they especially have loved the few things we've seen on ice --- okay so the one thing one kid has seen LOL hahahahaha - but regardless - they'd LOVE to go to this AND my Almost Four Year old would LOVE this as a 2 day late birthday present :)

Be sure to head on over to the blog above and enter to win too :)
But if you win - you better take me :) oh and one of my kids :)

Disney On Ice 100 Years of Magic is coming to Pensacola, FL starting Friday April 22nd - April 25th! You can click HERE to view each dates showtime.Thanks to Disney On Ice I am giving away 4 tickets to my readers for the 7pm show on April 22nd!You can find out more about the show, dates, and locations by checking out the Disney On Ice website. Tickets are $17.75 - $48.75 Order Tickets HERE


Like Pandora but MUCH more affordable

I found this on a fellow mom-preneurs website - I felt compelled to share because of the great affordability of this product .... Be sure to check out Party Plan Coach for a chance to win a beautiful mom ring!!! I've started myself a loooong list of beads that I want for a bracelet and who knows what else :)

BellaBeads 925 is a brand new Party Plan Company taking the industry by storm with their beautiful, AFFORDABLE, “Pandora-style” beads, rings, earrings, and bracelets. Each piece of their gorgeous jewelry is made from the finest quality raw materials including sterling silver, Murano glass, natural pearls and crystals, making each bead unique and a true treasure.

The beauty of jewelry like this is that you can continue to grow and build your piece with new events, new memories, and new special moments. There is no “wrong way” to build a bracelet – whether you choose a specific pattern, color scheme, or a random collection, you will have a beautiful unique piece that will last many generations.

Building a BellaBeads 925 piece take only four fun steps -

  1. Select your jewelry – bracelets, rings, and earrings all of which can be customized with beads and charms
  2. Select your beads and charms from their extensive collection of unique colors, shapes, and designs
  3. Assemble your piece in any order you would like, knowing you can always rearrange for a new look
  4. Personalize your bracelet further with a unique clasp to end finalize look

Get your girlfriends involved and Hostess a BellBeads 925 Building Party! Hostesses can receive free jewelry of their choice and have a fun, relaxing night of designing with one of their professional Charm Consultants. With their generous Hostess Program, you can earn your very own bracelet, plus all of the beads to create your own piece!

Or, if you want even more, consider joining this ground-floor opportunity and become a Founding Charm Consultant!