Saturday, October 25, 2014

Snacktastic Saturday: Harvest Roasted Pears

Fun Friday: Cardstock Bats

When it comes to decorating for Halloween, I find myself giving each room it's own theme. Dracula always ends up in my bathroom, witches congregate in my kitchen, ghosts mingle in the living room & well, you get the point. But I've always wanted to find something to tie them all together. 

These Cardstock Bats are now flying all over my house! 

How To:
•Take a piece of black cardstock (mine was 12x12in.) & fold it in half diagonally (doing this will give you a bigger wingspan).
•With a pencil, draw out half of your bat shape. I did mine freehand, but you can always Google a template to use. 
•Cut out your bat & lay it out flat. 
•On the back fold, apply three bits of folded tape & adhere it to the wall. 
•For a three dimensional look, carefully fold the wings outward. 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Protein Milkshake Bar

**Disclaimer: I have received products to try from Protein Milkshake Bar & am simply sharing my personal opinion which may vary from yours. I was not compensated for this review. 

We've all been there before. You're trying so hard to eat healthy, but you would kill for a cupcake or some Rocky Road ice cream! You may make it through the day, but that doesn't mean that you don't cave into temptation the next day & catch yourself eating every sweet treat in sight. Which basically puts you right back where you started. It's a vicious cycle. But it doesn't have to be. 

Protein Milkshake Bar as made for woman, by women, who understand that cravings can't be ignored forever. 

I got to try a sample of their Premium Blend Whey Protein Powder in Cupcake Batter. Yes, cupcake batter! And I have to tell you, it was amazing!!! (And definitely tasted like cupcake batter.)

Whey protein is essentially a type of milk protein. The whey itself is extracted from cow's milk during the cheese making process, which is a more natural process (unlike soy protein which uses a chemical process), therefore making it easier for your body to absorb & reap the benefits faster. 

Some Benefits of Whey Protein

•Fight hunger & cravings by making you feel full (for up to 3 hours).
•Aids in building muscle while promoting fat loss.
•Strengthens the immune system.

My first reaction after drinking my Cupcake Batter protein drink (which mixes easily with just a spoon by the way), was that I just indulged myself way too much! Even though I knew the benefits of whey protein, my mind instantly went into the "I'll be doing extra reps for that one" way of thinking. I didn't, but I totally killed my workout & felt great all day long! I even found it easier to skip over the sweets & treats throughout the day. 

But aside from the delicious flavors like Strawberry Shortcake, Cream Puff, Ice Cream Sandwich & Rocky Road (to name a few), the best part is the 100% Taste Satisfaction Guarantee. Of course with Protein Milkshake Bar's cold processed micro batches (no more tan 50 packages of each flavor are made at a time), you always get the freshest & tastiest product!

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