31 Dec

Happy New Year 2011!

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Happy New Year everyone!  I hope you all enjoyed the break and had a good time with family and friends and lots of good food as well.  I went a little overboard with the food this year – I pretty much ate everything I could.  With the New Year here, it’s time to make those dreaded New Years resolutions.

I am no expert, not a statistician, nor a surveyor, however I can guarantee that the number 1 new years resolution has something to do with being healthy, working out and/or losing weight.   I am one of those people too.  I vow to lose a few pounds every January and by February, I’ve just continued on as I did the December before – kinda watching what I eat, but not really.

This year is different, why you ask? Because, I have a plan and I am getting help!  I have been able to follow a diet plan for a few weeks at the most, on my own, it’s really hard to be strict, especially when you don’t see quick results.  This year, I’m going to lose weight with the help of NutriSystem.  I am so excited, I can hardly wait for beach season to arrive.

I’ve actually started my resolution a little bit early.  My package of meals arrived on December 22nd, but thought it would be nearly impossible to give myself a fair chance, so I started on December 29th.  I’ll be blogging about my experience on the Nutisystem Plan, and will even let you know how much weight I’ve lost.  I still haven’t decided if I will let you all know my starting weight (maybe when I get to my end goal).

A few other goals we have for this year is to get a new house, either build or find one.  This was on my list last year as well,,, but we are still here.  I like this house, but we are just out growing it, and I would rather a bungalow.

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011 EVERYONE!  Thanks for your support in 2010 looking forward to all the good things 2011 has to offer!!!

What are your New Years goals?  Ever tried losing weight?  What worked for you?!?

30 Dec

Fun Follow Friday: New Years Eve

Welcome to Fun Follow Friday hosted by Simply Stacie and My Wee View. The goal of this hop is to get new Google Friend Connect Followers for your blog and be introduced to new blogs to follow! We wanted to keep it fun and easy so all you have to do is add your blog link and start blog hopping and following away! You aren’t required to write a post for your blog for Fun Follow Friday unless you want to (but we really appreciate it if you do to help get the word out).

When you visit a blog that you like and want to follow, leave them a comment with your link telling them you are following from the Fun Follow Friday. Of course, we would love for you to follow both hostesses blogs, Simply Stacie and My Wee View, but it isn’t mandatory. If you do follow us, just leave us a comment and we will follow you back – I’ve been really busy, if I’ve missed following your blog, please make a comment below so I catch up.

The main goal is to have fun and follow the blogs that interest you!

There are a few fun things that Fun Follow Fridays does each week:

1.  Each week 1 winner will be randomly drawn for the #3 Spot, this week it’s Busy Mom’s Tips.

Happy hopping along!

25 Dec

Link up your Giveaways: Christmas Day

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

If you have a giveaway that you would like to link it up, please do so below!
This post will stay up on my main page until next Saturday so it is easy to find. Make sure to link straight to your giveaway.  Please also include if it is open to US/CAN

Happy blog hopping and giveaway entering

24 Dec

Christmas Vacation

Merry Christmas Everyone,

I am taking a bloggy break over the holidays, but not to worry, lots of great things to come in the New Year.

Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas holiday with family and friends.  I will be in the country with my family, I am looking forward to it – although I am sure I will go through with-drawls & miss you all dearly.

Merry Christmas to you and your families.

Much Love,

23 Dec

Fun Follow Friday: December 24

HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVE!!!

Welcome to Fun Follow Friday hosted by Simply Stacie and My Wee View. The goal of this hop is to get new Google Friend Connect Followers for your blog and be introduced to new blogs to follow! We wanted to keep it fun and easy so all you have to do is add your blog link and start blog hopping and following away! You aren’t required to write a post for your blog for Fun Follow Friday unless you want to (but we really appreciate it if you do to help get the word out).

When you visit a blog that you like and want to follow, leave them a comment with your link telling them you are following from the Fun Follow Friday. Of course, we would love for you to follow both hostesses blogs, Simply Stacie and My Wee View, but it isn’t mandatory. If you do follow us, just leave us a comment and we will follow you back.

The main goal is to have fun and follow the blogs that interest you!

There are a few fun things that Fun Follow Fridays does each week:

1.  Each week 1 winner will be randomly drawn for the #3 Spot, this week it’s The Nutritionist Reviews.

Happy hopping along!

23 Dec

Cold Stone Creamery – CLOSED

When Cold Stone Creamery announced that they were coming to Halifax in select Tim Horton’s, I was thrilled to be able to try out their hand paddled mixed ice cream.  I had seen it on Oprah, and I was intrigued.  Not too long afterward, I was sent to heaven when I tried their German-chökolätekäke , which includes chocolate ice cream, pecans, brownies and caramel.  It must have been nearly 2 years ago that I first tasted this delicious ice cream treat and I will never forget it.  I’m prettty much drooling right now while writing about Cold Stone Creamery.

Not only does Cold Stone Creamery have the most delicious ice cream, but their ice cream cakes are absolutely to die for!  For the holidays, I had a delicious chocolate and candy cane cake called Candy Cane Wonderland Cake.  This cake is perfect for anyone who likes chocolate and candy canes (go figure).  I love anything chocolate (well, except chocolate and orange), and my favourite chocolate mix is with mint.  Candy cane is very close to mint so you can imagine that I had nearly gone to heaven while savoring every little bite of the ice cream and cake combo.   The cake is very rich (it has a ganache coating), so a little can go a long way, however if there is a big crowd don’t expect any leftovers, because everyone is going to want to get their piece of ice cream cake.

Ice cream is something that I can eat anytime of the year (along with chocolate), it doesn’t matter if it’s summer or winter.  It’s one of those comfort foods that is always acceptable.  This Christmas Season do yourself and the rest of your family and friends a favour – ditch the fruit cake (does anyone REALLY like this stuff), and bring a Cold Stone Creamery cake, everyone will thanking you.

Buy it: To Purchase, visit a Cold Stone Creamery store near you

Giveaway: One lucky reader is going to receive a Cold Stone Creamery Cake

To Enter: Visit Cold Stone Creamery and make a comment back here about something else you like in their store, and let me know if you like ice cream all year as well!

Bonus Entries:

  • Follow My Wee View and on Twitter,  and ReTweet this giveaway –  Christmas Feast Idea  – Cold Stone Creamery ice cream cake  #giveaway  @myweeview http://bit.ly/eJ87ak (you can tweet this once a day for extra entries)
  • Like My Wee View on Facebook
  • Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post
  • Grab my button
  • **Follow My Wee View on Google Friends Connect
  • Suscribe to my blog by RRS Feed or email
  • Make a comment on a NON giveaway post (or on one of my posts on Facebook)

Giveaway closes  December 30th @ 11:59 pm PST.  Open to Canada

CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY

**Disclaimer: The product/s mentioned above will be given to me free of charge from the company or PR firm in exchange for being featured on My Wee View.  The product features expressed in this post are those of My Wee View and have not been influenced in any other way.  Please see the full Terms of use.

22 Dec

The Body Shop – Cranberry Joy Fragrance Collection – CLOSED

I have purchased many, many, many gifts from the Body Shop (for myself and for others).  Their body butters are to die for.  They are so soft and smooth that everyone I know absolutely loves them, and you can’t go wrong with a gift like that.

The body Shop has wonderful gift pack themes that makes it quite easy to pick up a gift for the special someone.  I recently received a few different items from their Holiday Collection.  Two of the holiday scents are Cranberry Joy and Spiced Vanilla.  I am a huge vanilla fan, I usually love everything and anything vanilla, but I did find this vanilla different from any other vanilla I have smelled before. I think the spice throws me off a little bit, and I can’t really smell the vanilla at all.  It’s not that it smells bad, in fact, it is quite pleasing, I’m just missing the vanilla part.  I gave the Spiced Vanilla Body Butter to my Mother – In – Law and she absolutely loved it.

Of the two scents, my favourite is the Cranberry Joy.  It’s a very sweet scent, that just makes your mouth water is smells so delicious.  I would highly suggest this for anyone on your list (well, the women anyway).   If you want to get a gift pack (also highly suggested), the one to the right is only $25 and includes:

  • 250 ml Strawberry Shower Gel
  • 50 ml Strawberry Body Butter
  • 75 ml Strawberry Body Polish
  • 100 g Strawberry Soap
  • Red Mini Bath Lily
  • Printed card box
  • You can’t go wrong with The Body Shop, women love the be pampered, and as a new Mom (well, a Mom to a 2 year old), I will be the first to admit that I love to relax in a nice tub with fancy scented bubbles, and then lather myself up to smell really pretty too.  Finding the time to do that is a another thing, but when I do get a chance, this is what I like to do.

    Buy it: To Purchase, visit The body Shop online

    Giveaway: One lucky reader is going to receive a Cranberry Joy Fragrance Collection gift pack

    To Enter: Visit The body Shop and make a comment back here about something else you like in their store, and let me know if you like to buy gift packs, I find it makes gift giving REALLY easy!

    Bonus Entries:

    • Follow My Wee View and on Twitter,  and ReTweet this giveaway –  Christmas Gift Idea  – The Body Shop – Cranberry Joy Fragrance Collection gift pack #giveaway @myweeview  http://bit.ly/huvwAx (you can tweet this once a day for extra entries)
    • Like My Wee View on Facebook
    • Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post
    • Grab my button
    • **Follow My Wee View on Google Friends Connect
    • Suscribe to my blog by RRS Feed or email
    • Make a comment on a NON giveaway post (or on one of my posts on Facebook)

    Giveaway closes  December 30th @ 11:59 pm PST.  Open to Canada

    CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY

    **Disclaimer: The product/s mentioned above will be given to me free of charge from the company or PR firm in exchange for being featured on My Wee View.  The product features expressed in this post are those of My Wee View and have not been influenced in any other way.  Please see the full Terms of use.