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Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Asian Noodle Wraps

Asian Noodle Salad

Eggs are a great source of high quality protein that you need after working out for muscle repair and growth.  They also provide vitamin D, which has been linked to an improvement in exercise performance.  Carrots provide a high dose of beta-carotene.  The body converts this antioxidant to vitamin A, which bolsters bone strength and may help reduce stress-fracture risk.  Red bell peppers are rich in vitamin C.  This potent antioxidant attacks free radicals and may help improve muscle recovery.  

How to Create:
Soak 2oz of thin vermicelli noodles in very hot water for 10 minutes.  In a blender, combine 1/3 cup peanuts, 3 tablespoons each sesame oil and rice vinegar, 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce, 2 teaspoons sugar, juice of half a lime, 1 garlic clove, 2 teaspoon chopped ginger, and a shake of chili flakes.  Divide 1 head of lettuce among 4 bowls.  Slice noodles into 3 inch pieces and place on lettuce.  Evenly divide among bowls 2 shredded carrots, 1 sliced bell pepper, and 6 hard-boiled and sliced eggs.  Drizzle with dressing and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

How to Make Extra Cash

These days you can do pretty much anything and make extra cash from it! Its just not as easy making it a career. These are great ideas for you to make a little more on top of what you are making at your job. Something you can do to save for something you want or pay off debt. 

I hope you enjoy this and it is useful to you! 

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Monday, 27 May 2013

You have the Power to Change!

No matter who you are, no matter what you do, you absolutely, positively do have the power to change.

I hope you're weekend was wonderful! I had a good one! You know what is hard when it comes to your finances on weekends? Is saying "No". The weekend is when your friends and family want to go places, see things, shop...etc. And sometimes its wise to just say no because you know you should be spending more than you budgeted for. This past weekend was a challenge for me. How about you? 

What do you struggle with financially? Leave a comment for me :D

Hope you enjoy this motivation for today. Its a great reminder that we DO have the ability to change. It doesn't matter how much we messed up in the past, we can start now to save, to stop spending, to say no, to get out of debt...etc. Don't wait any longer, make the commitment today! 

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Monday, 20 May 2013

Motivational Monday

Image taken from gittyimages - compassionate eye foundation/ David or berry
The art is not in making money, but in keeping it - Proverb

Are you saving your money? Do you have your finances in tact? Have you set a budget? Do you have a plan to pay off your debt? Or a plan to save for the nest big decision in your life? Perhaps you need a saving for the next unplanned circumstance?

Well, I want to motivate you today to set those goals, plans and budgets. Life is what you make it. If you want happiness than you got to make it. If that mean you want to be debt free which in turn means more date with your significant other or time with you friends. Or if that means that you get to travel more or maybe it means having kids. 

Its time to get your finances on track so that you can be where you want to be and who you want to be in your life :) Let todays quote motivate you. And look in the side bar for more quotes, advice, tips and more! 

Hope you have a wonderful day!! Enjoy the long weekend (canadians:D)


Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Game Day Snacks/ Meals

Its that time of the year when the fans are cheering on their favorite hockey team... GO OTTAWA! yes I am from the ottawa region so I cheer for the sens. :) Well today I found a great site with some great recipes for you to cook up for those game parties you will be throwing and attending. Thanks to The Crockin' Girls , you have some great recipes to make sure those belly stay satisfied during the game and you will be crowned the game day snack queen (or king). SO lets get at it: 

Recipe Number 1: 

Chicken Tacos

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 16 oz can of diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 package of taco seasoning, or try our homemade taco seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons Chili Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chipotle Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Step One

    Cook Chicken on Low for 6-8 hours, then shred chicken.

    Step Two

    Mix together and eat in taco shells or tortillas with favorite toppings.

    Recipe Number 2: 

    Championship Bean Dip
    • Ingredients:
    • 1 (16-ounce) Can refried beans
    • 1 Cup picante sauce
    • 1 Cup monterey Jack cheese

    • 1 Cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
    • 3/4 Cup sour cream

    • 1 (3-ounce) Package cream cheese, softened
    • 1 Tablespoons chili powder

    • 1/4 Teaspoon ground cumin

    • Tortilla chips and salsa

    1. Directions:

      Step One

      In a bowl, combine all the ingredients and transfer to the slow cooker.

      Step Two

      Cover and cook on LOW for 2 hours, or until heated through, stirring once or twice. Serve with tortilla chips and salsa.

    Recipe Number 3:

    Buffalo Chicken Dip
    • 1 (8-ounce) Package cream cheese, softened
    • 3/4 Cup blue cheese dressing
    • 1/2 Cup blue cheese crumbles
    • 1/2 Cup buffalo wing sauce
    • 1 Pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts cooked and shredded
    • 1/2 Cup chopped celery

    1. In a 3-quart slow cooker, mix cream cheese, blue cheese dressing, blue cheese crumbles, and wing sauce.

      1. Step Two

      1. Stir in chicken and cover.
    2. Step Three

      1. Heat on LOW for 1 hour, or until cheese is melted and dip is heated through.

      1. Step Four

      1. Stir in celery. Serve with chips of your choice or celery.

    Recipe Number 4:

    Hearty Man's Chili
    • 2 Pounds Ground Beef, lightly browned and drained
    • 6 Ounce Can of tomato paste
    • 16 Ounce Can of Bush's Chili Beans (I use mild for my daughter)
    • 1 Teaspoon minced garlic
    • 1 Package chili seasoning
    • 1 Cup Ketchup
    • 1 Onion, chopped
    • 10 Ounce Can of diced tomatoes
    • 16 Ounce Bag of shredded cheese


    1. Step One

      ln a skillet, lightly brown your ground beef and drain it.
    2. Step Two

      Add the tomato paste, can of beans, minced garlic, chili seasoning and ketchup to the slow cooker.
    3. Step Three

      In another bowl, I puree the onions and the tomatoes together until smooth. You can leave out this step and just dump them into the slow cooker. I do this for my hubby and daughter who don't like chunks of tomato and onion.
    4. Step Four

      Add your grown beef to the slow cooker once it's cooked and drained.
    5. Step Five

      Cook on LOW for 6-10 hours or on HIGH for 3-4 hours. We think it taste better though the longer everything has to sit together and cook on LOW.
    6. Step Six

      Top with a handful of cheddar cheese. Our family likes to eat our chili with a side of a crackers or Frito's.

      Recipe Number 5:

      Slow Cooker Pizza

      • 1 Can refrigerated pizza dough
      • 1-2 Cups pizza sauce
      • 1-2 Cups shredded mozzarella cheese
      • We like to use Canadian bacon, onion, bell pepper, pineapple... whatever the kiddos choose.

      1. Step One

        Spray your slow cooker with cooking spray. Unroll the crust dough and place on the bottom of the slow cooker and let it come up on the sides about an inch.
      2. Step Two

        Add the desired amount of pizza sauce on top of the dough and add the rest of the toppings you choose.
      3. Step Three

        Cook on high for about 2 1/2 hours (the sides of the pizza will pull away from the slow cooker and begin turning brown) then uncover and let cool for about 20-30 minutes.
      4. Step Four

        The pizza should be able to be lifted from the slow cooker using two spatulas, and you will have a Crockin̢۪ Pizza... Slice, serve, and ENJOY!

    There you go!! These seems pretty easy eh! And they all look so delicious. Ill have to give a couple of them a try too!! Hope you have fun with these and make sure to leave me a comment to let me know how it went! 

    With Love:

    You can find these recipes and more: http://www.crockingirls.com

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

5 Tips for Buying the Right Car!

Financial Tips for Buying a Car

Determine your budget
-Include insurance, repairs, gas and everything that you would be spending monthly

Find out your ownership Costs
-Call the insurance company to get a quote on the specific cars you are interested in

Are going to Buy New or Used?
These days used cars in demand, so you may end up saving if you buy a used car. If you factor in the offers that a new car comes with, for example free maintenance repairs, you can end up saving more 

Forget Leasing
-Deals will push because they make a profit off of it, but in the end you are paying a lot and having nothing to show for it

Narrow Down your options
-You most likely have an idea or two in mind of what kind of car you want. Narrow it down to a small list of preferences. Even if its things like '2 door or 4 door'. 

Monday, 13 May 2013

The Happiest People Make the Most of What they Have.

Hi everyone, 

The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.

This is a great quote for today because its a new day, a new week and we can start it off with a positive attitude. We can realize that we to can choose to be happy. We can choose the better way. Its never too late to start going for what you dream of. If its becoming financially stable, debt free...etc. what ever it is, lets start today!! 

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!

With love

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Best Quotes for Mother's Day

Share this many many times from today till sunday to show your loved ones your love them soo much!

Hope all is wonderful!

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Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Mid-Week Meal Recipe

Today I want to share something I think I will do some weekend to come. It would be so good for anyone needing to just detox. This is from Dr. OZ who is amazing and I love his stuff! So check this out, try it, leave me a comment, send me a message. Let me know how it goes!

Also, dont forget to check out my older posts on the side ---->>>>

All the Best! 
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Monday, 6 May 2013

Be a Dreamer!

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach the stars to change the world. -Harriet Tubman

Today I wanted to inspire you to really dream and go for it! You are the only one that can make it happen! You cannot sit around waiting for someone else because it is your dream, your life and you were born to live out your dreams! Today, do something that is a step toward achieving a dream that you are waiting to come true:) 

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Mine was full of sun and I loved it! Have a good day!! 

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Friday, 3 May 2013

Top 43 Summer Must-Dos (checklist)

I thought this would be a good idea to write!! I couldn't stop writing there is so many more things that could be written down such as go on a road trip, check out the nearest caves, go to museums or famous houses near by, get out the tourist attractions in your area, sit at the tallest point with your favorite person...etc. SO many things that I plan to do this summer and I wanted to share them with you!!

I hope you enjoy this, print it off and have it with you! 

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