Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
- The Grand Prize is a three day/ two night luxury Spa Retreat Getaway for two at the 27-acre Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, AZ., set amidst flowering cactus and framed against the majestic McDowell Mountains. Here, breathtaking desert vistas blend with intriguing Native American culture and pampering amenities. The prize includes airfare, accommodations, $500 gift certificate to the Avania Spa, a one-of-a-kind, holistic, total-immersion experience that is synchronized with the body's changing rhythms and requirements. Also included in the prize is a $750 VISA gift card to cover your meals and other hotel amenities you feel like taking advantage of including, championship golf, water playground or tennis.
- Five First Prize winners will receive a Homedics Personal Massage Lounger valued at $100 to have a relaxing moment anytime in their home.
Dole Fruit Parfaits are new and come in 4 different varieties: Peaches & Crème Parfait, Pineapple & Crème Parfait, Apples & Crème Parfait and Mandarins & Crème Parfait.
My Dole Fruit Parfait Moment was watching my daughter toss snow in the air while I lounged on the tube waiting for the next ride down the hill! Visit, enter or vote at the DOLE Fruit Parfait Sweet Retreat Contest!
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
I have posted about my New Year's resolutions and how I am taking small steps in order to keep my resolutions going. As always, I over indulge on the holidays, eat on the go and seem to have no restraint to all of the cakes and cookies from Thanksgiving through New Years. Of course it has extended for my with two baby showers and a few birthdays being thrown in the first month of the new year! Since I am taking my resolutions one month at a time, making healthier eating choices is top on my list.
Where does healthier start? At the grocery store. I failed to mention that our IGA we have shopped at and in our town for 37 years closed a week ago and now I am traveling a little father to our closest Stop & Shop to pick up my groceries. This requires me to be extra prepared when going to the store and not making those quick trips out because I forgot something or feel like picking something up on a spur of the moment. I know sometimes we think an item is healthy, but is actually not since it may be lacking the nutrients needed. Stop & Shop has given a little help in this guess work by introducing a very nice program called Healthy Ideas. The Healthy Ideas symbol is placed next to a product letting you know that it is foods that have less fat, saturated fat and sodium. It also helps to ensure that the foods we select include a healthful amount of at least one nutrient, such as fiber, whole grains, calcium and minerals. This is a great feature to their store as a tool for what is good for you and your family. I like the fact that the development and research corresponds to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the USDA Food Pyramid (Mypyramid.gov) and the USDA/FDA's definition of healthy as a basis for its foundation. For busy moms, this certainly takes the guess work out having to read every label on an item you pick up to see if it a healthy choice!
This review was wriiten for Mom Central.