Posts made in June 2019

Pulled Pork Tostadas

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Since my youngest son Brady was diagnosed with Celiac Disease last month, I have been on a mission to develop and prepare recipes that the entire family will enjoy that are Gluten Free. Thankfully, in the world that we live, there are now so many GF options that are readily available.

We love to have tacos at least once a week, so this new recipe, Pulled Pork Tostadas is an ode to our love for Mexican food. The pulled pork that I used for this recipe was the tubs of Curly’s Pulled Pork that was BOGO at Publix recently. Thankfully, it is GF. I find myself scouring the labels now of every food to be so careful about I feed Brady. You could also prepare the pulled pork yourself, but this Momma is all about getting a meal on a table as quickly as I can! (especially during these busy summer months) The entire family loved these Pulled Pork Tostadas, and I hope that you will too! Feel free to add or omit any toppings that you prefer to make them your own.


1 22-count package of Mission Tostadas like the ones here (you will only need 10 for this recipe so save the rest for another day)

2 tubs of Curly’s Pulled Pork (or any other brand that says it is GF)

3 green onions diced

1 bag of Mexican Style Shredded Cheese

1/2 bunch of cilantro, finely chopped


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

While the oven is preheating arrange Tostadas on a cooking sheet.

Spoon the pork mixture evenly on top of each tostado and cover with cheese and green onions.

Bake in the oven until Tostadas are golden brown and the cheese is nice and bubbly.

Top with chopped cilantro and enjoy! I served with cilantro lime rice.

You can even add salsa, taco sauce,  jalapeño or fresh guacamole. The possibilities are endless! 

Striped Midi Dress with Pockets Only $14.99! (7 Color Options)

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This adorable dress is back on Jane! Pick up this Striped Midi Dress with Pockets for only $14.99! There are 7 color options to choose from. Shipping is $3.99 for the first item and $1.99 for additional items. It is available in sizes S-XL. I am loving the yellow and pink!

Vera Bradley Online Outlet-Save an Extra 30% off + Free Shipping!

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If you have been waiting on this sale to return, it is back! Through June 20th, head on over to the Vera Bradley Outlet online where they are offering an extra 30% off sale prices AND Free Shipping! (you will need to enter your email address to shop the sale) There are some amazing deals, and I would suggest that you shop early for the best selection! 

Here are just a few items to note:

Iconic Compact Weekender Travel Bag only $28 shipped! (reg. $98)

Factory Style Tote Bags only $14 shipped! (reg. $58)

Large Iconic Duffels Only $34 shipped! (reg. $100)

+ So much more!

Join ME on the The FASTer Way to Fat Loss!

Disclosure: I have been provided with sponsorship to the FASTer Way to Weight Loss for the next 6 weeks in exchange for my review. All thoughts are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)

I am very excited to share with you some news! Over the next 6 weeks, I will be participating in The FASTer Way to Fat Loss program thanks to my friend and coach Stephanie. She is giving me the opportunity to try a 6 week round and to share my results with YOU! I can’t wait to share and to see amazing results along the way! And, stay tuned because my coach Stephanie is going to give away a Free round to one of you for the September round! You don’t want to miss following along!

I have tried many different diets over the past several years, and while I have had great results, I feel that sometimes those programs are not sustainable. That is why I am so excited for this new journey! I love that the goal through the FASTer Way to Fat Loss Program is progress, not perfection. Don’t  allow perfection to be the enemy of good. Commit to a healthy lifestyle and focus on making steps toward better health.”

Look at my Coach Stephanie’s results so far! Doesn’t she look amazing?

What is the FASTer Way to Fat Loss

The FASTer Way to Fat Loss is a healthy eating program (I would not call it a diet, it is a lifestyle change) that is composed of eating clean, whole foods. You will be eating gluten free, dairy free (as much as possible) all while eating a ton of food and feeling great! You will still have room in your macros for treats so no depravation there!

There FASTer Way to Fat Loss incorporates several key components:

Intermittent Fasting: I think when many people when they hear the word fasting, they get scared and run. Don’t let this intimidate you. This is a core component to the program and you will come to actually enjoy it! You stay in a fasted state for 16 hours and then you will eat during an 8 hour window. I have been fasting the past several days to prepare myself and it has been much easier than I expected. I stop eating at 8pm and then break my fast at Noon. If you need to slowly ease into it, I suggest that you do that during your prep week to prepare your body.

During your fast you may drink coffee, water or herbal tea. You want to make sure that you don’t go over the 50 calorie mark or you will break your fast. For me, this has been the hardest. I love me some cream in my coffee, but I have been using these Nutpods which are dairy free, gluten free and the taste is really great! I am going to experiment with some other dairy free creamers, so stay tuned for what I find!

Carb Cycling: On Mondays and Tuesdays, we partake in Low Carb days and pair it with high intensity interval training workouts. These workouts can be done right at home or they gym. After the through the  two low carb days we will refuel our body with carbs for the rest of the week. I LOVE this as Monday and Tuesday we are focusing on lower carb foods and filling our bodies with the good fats that we need, then, when Wednesday comes around we can eat yummy fruits, oatmeal, and other good for you-carbs to refuel! 

Macro Counting: Macros are the breakdown of fats, carbs and protein in your food. With the FASTer Way to Weight Loss, we are tracking these to get the best combination of what is best for your body and how you consume the food that is best for your overall performance.  We track our Macros through the My Fitness Pal App. This is a free app that tracks everything for you. t breaks down everything for us so we can see fats, carbs and proteins that we are consuming each day. It really does take all the guesswork out. You can even scan barcodes of products, check nutritional values at restaurants and so much more! 

Workouts (can be done at home or the gym): You really want to work out at least 5 days a week. There are three different styles of workouts: Beginner, Home and Gym. When you sign up, there are links for videos for all of the exercises you need to do each day. Doing something is better than nothing, so just get up and moving! 

What Do You Eat on the FASTer Way to Fat Loss?

You will eat a TON of food! Last night while my coach Stephanie was helping with my plan for today, I could not believe all the food that I have to eat! Really, you can eat whatever you want as long as it is REAL, whole food! I plan on eating lots of good fats, salads, nuts, avocados, sweet potatoes, berries, brown rice and more. I will keep you posted as my journey progresses so stay tuned! I will tell you that it is best to input your food the night before so that you are not scrambling the day of. Preparation is key here!

When you join, your Coach will also give you access to their personal FWTFL Facebook group. This is where you will share meal and snack ideas and really, just be a huge support to one another! I have learned so much already!

Now it is your turn! Want to learn more about the FASTer Way to Fat Loss? GO HERE and sign up for the next round that is starting July 15! When you sign up using the link HERE, be sure to enter my coach Stephanie Lightfield as your coach. You will love her and she will be there to answer any questions as you begin your journey to a more healthier you!

Stay tuned as I will be sharing my thoughts with you on how my first week goes!

$5.99 Whole Publix Subs! (includes Boar’s Head & Chicken Tender)

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It’s baacck! Through June 19, Publix is offering their whole subs for only $5.99! This includes Boar’s Head and Chicken Tender varieties. YUM! And, you can order online then pick up in store which is so awesome if you are in a rush!

GO HERE to see the different varieties of Publix subs available.

The Clara Dress Only $16.99!

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Here’s another adorable dress for summer! Head on over to Jane where you can snag the Clara Dress for only $16.99! It is available in 4 color options and sizes S-XL. Shipping is $3.99 for the first item and $1.99 for additional items. Enjoy!

Captain Marvel on DVD with Exclusive SteelBook at Best Buy!

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Calling all Captain Marvel fans! If you are like me, I am sure that you have been counting down the days until the release of this amazing film on DVD! It is time to head on over to your local Best Buy today where you can purchase the exclusive Captain Marvel Collectible SteelBook that includes custom box art! This is only available at Best Buy so you will want to grab it while you can! With Father’s Day right around the corner, this SteelBook would make the ultimate gift for any Marvel or super-hero fan! I love these super cool SteelBooks and they are the best way to gift a DVD!

Information: Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck this sci-fi action film is the latest offering from the American comic books by Marvel Comics. The narrative follows Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), an Air Force pilot who experiences a freak accident that somehow bestows her with alien superpowers, making her Captain Marvel. With time running out, Captain Marvel joins forces with Nick Fury (Samuel.L Jackson), and together they work to save the planet from a looming war between alien races.~Clare Perez-Izaguirre Lopez.

I just love how Captain Marvel empowers and is so confident! She definitely has a positive message to share with everyone! This makes Captain Marvel the perfect date night movie or a great action-packed film for the older teens in your family! It would also be a fun idea to throw a Girl’s Night and watch it with some of your favorite girlfriends. After all, this is a chick super hero! Are you ready to learn more and to purchase your Captain Marvel Collectible SteelBook from Best Buy? GO HERE to purchase and to learn more.


Instant Pot 6 Quart 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker at a SUPER Price!

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WOW! This is an insane deal! If you still have not pulled the trigger and bought an Instant Pot now is the time to do so with this deal!  Amazon is offering the Instant Pot 6 Quart 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker for only $59.95 SHIPPED! (reg. $99.95) That is the lowest price around that I have seen it in quite some time so grab it while you can at this great price!

  • 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Cooker–Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Saute/Browning, Yogurt Maker, Steamer & Warmer. Please refer the user manual before use.
  • Large, easy to use control panel with 14 Micro-Processor controlled programs, Dual pressure, Automatic keep-warm and 3 temperatures for saute and slow cook
  • UL and ULC certified with 10 proven safety mechanisms; Highly energy efficient and kitchen friendly
  • Includes 3-ply bottom stainless steel cooking pot, stainless steel steam rack with handle & manual and recipes in English, Spanish, Chinese and French
  • Note: New Anti-Block Shield is used and the actual component may not match images shown in manuals. For pressure cooking programs, do not fill the inner pot over 2/3 full. For non-pressure cooking programs, do not fill the inner pot over the MAX line.
  • 14 Micro-Processor controlled programs: Soup, Meat/Stew, Bean/Chili, Poultry, Sauté, Steam, Rice, Porridge, Multigrain, Slow Cook, Keep-Warm, Yogurt, Pasteurize and Fermented Rice (Jiu Niang)
  • Dual pressure settings for fast and flexible cooking. Cooking with the high pressure reduces cooking time by up to 70% and the low pressure avoids overcooking delicate food.

*Amazon pricing and promotions can change at any time so act now if interested! These prices are current at the time of this posting

CVS Photo: FREE 8X10 Photo Collage Print with Free In-Store Pick Up!

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Just in time for Father’s Day, here’s a great photo freebie! Add in a beautiful frame and you have a fabulous gift idea! Through today, June 11, is offering a FREE 8×10 Collage Glossy Photo Print ($4.49 value) when you choose same day in-store pickup with promo code DAD810 at checkout. Offer is limited to one per customer and valid online only.