Friday, January 18, 2019

Whole30 Vegetable Beef Soup Using Bone Broth

I've been following the Whole30 diet for 18 days now, and really wanted to be able to make yummy soup without any of the Whole30 No-Nos. 
I also have been wanting to incorporate bone broth into my diet more.
This past week, I received some samples of bone broth from the good people at Bare Bones Bone Broth. I was able to try 2 of the Chicken broths and 2 of the Beef broths.
I love all of them, and decided to make this vegetable beef soup with the Classic Grass-Fed Beef  Bone Broth.
If you read the label it says there is less than 1 gram of sugar (from the organic carrot that is in the broth),  so I'm not going to worry at all about that as far as sticking to my Whole30 diet. 
The soup turned out delicious and my whole family loved it.
It's prefect for these cold, January days, and I can save some for lunch or dinner the next day.
If you'd like to know where to purchase Bare Bones Bone Broth, and would like a $10 discount off your purchase, click HERE

Here's the recipe for the Whole30 Vegetable Beef Soup:

Ingredients: (I used organic when I could fine them. Almost everything here is organic)

1 pound Lean Stew Meat (Or any beef that you prefer to use)

4 cloves garlic (I smashed them with my knife and then cut the garlic into tiny pieces)

2 tbs EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)

1/4 tsp dried Thyme (I also threw in a fresh Thyme sprig for flavor and removed it after)

1/4 tsp dried Basil

1/4 tsp Rosemary

2 Bay Leaves (Remember to remove them when the soup is done)

Salt & Pepper to taste (I use pink Himalayan salt, and you'll want to use a generous amount to bring out the flavors in the soup).

2 16oz. bags of 100% grass-fed beef classic bone broth from Bare Bones Bone Broth. 

6 cups of water

2 cups frozen cut green beans

2 cups butternut squash (I purchased this already cubed from Walmart)

2 cups chopped cabbage

2 cups carrots 

2 cups russet potatoes (cut into small cubes)

1 can of petite diced tomatoes (read the labels...I used Hunts Naturally Steam Peeled)

1 cup of green onions (chopped)

Directions:

I used a 6.5 quart dutch oven.

Add the EVOO to the pot and turn on the heat.

Add the chopped garlic cloves and the beef to the pot.

Season the beef with Salt, Pepper, and Thyme.

Saute the garlic with the beef until the beef is browned. 

Pour the Beef Bone Broth and water into the pot.

Add all the vegetables to the pot.

Add the rosemary to the pot. 

Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. 

Cook until vegetables are tender (I find the longer this simmers, the better the flavors incorporate into the soup).

Enjoy! 


If you'd like more info about the many health benefits of Bone Broth, and specifically how it helps gut health (If you know me, you know I am obsessed with gut health), click HERE.








Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Designer's Edge Santa's Reward Spa Package & Coupon

Today I had the pleasure of reviewing the Santa's Reward Spa Package at Designer's Edge Hair Studio & Bella Vita Garden Spa in Salisbury, MD.
They have a few holiday spa packages, and the Santa's Reward is their most popular.

The package consists of:
Half Hour Swedish Massage
MicroZone Facial Treatment
Mini Manicure
Mini Pedicure
Hand Paraffin Treatment

The total cost is discounted to $110.00, which is a great deal.

If you were to pay for each service individually, the total cost would come to over $145.00!

BUT....I was fortunate enough to be able to offer you $10 off the Santa's Reward Spa Package, making it just $100!!! That's seriously a steal!

Make sure to check out my video, and print out the $10 off coupon below.
Thank you to Designer's Edge for allowing me to review the package and offer this amazing promo!




Friday, April 13, 2018


It’s been almost a year since I’ve been off of anxiety meds (with dr. approval). It’s been a bumpy ride here and there, but I am feeling sooo much better overall. Really tackling my gut health and also supporting my adrenals has paid off, and my body is feeling the positive effects. 
I’m finally sleeping better 
My digestion is awesome 
The lightheadedness is gone 
My hormones are more in balance 
I’m not waking up with my heart beating out of my chest 
I can go places without fearing an attack 
I wake up more refreshed 
My blood sugar stays stable so I don’t get those crashes or crazy cravings. 
I’m also off of migraine meds. 

A long time ago when I dear friend said I really needed to fix my gut health in order to feel better, I shrugged it off. I was wrong. 
Will you be 100% overnight. Most likely not. 
You didn’t get this way overnight. 
But there IS hope! You can get your life back!
Because I’ve suffered, my passion is to help those who are suffering. 
I’m a firm believer that we go through every trial in life for a reason. We can’t help others if we don’t walk through our own stuff. 
So I am thankful even for the trial. 
The Lord has taught me so much during the struggle. Things I never would have realized if I wasn’t in it. 
So if you are in the struggle...keep going. You will help so many people with your testimony. 
There is HOPE. ❤️

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Baby Foot Review

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While browsing the internet or your social media accounts, you may have seen advertisements for Baby Foot.
Yes, the foot peeling sensation that uses 17 types of natural extracts allowing your feet to exfoliate naturally leaving them highly moisturized. I think part of the fun is watching the skin on your feet literally fall off to reveal soft, beautiful skin (I'm weird like that). 

I decided I would give Baby Foot a try myself since I usually have dry, cracked heels (I know...sooo embarrassing). I've tried everything before to get nice, soft feet, but nothing seemed to work.
Until now!

Enter Baby Foot!
Below you'll see the progression of how Baby Foot worked for my dry, cracked feet.
So you can see that about a week later the cracks were all gone and there was just a little bit of dead skin that fell off a day or two later. My feet were left soft and looking way better than when I started!

So I love Baby Foot! It definitely works, and I'm so happy I tried it. I purchased mine on Amazon, or you can buy direct from the company HERE.

I hope this review was helpful, and please let me know in the comments below if you have ever tried Baby Foot and what your thoughts are.

God Bless!

Mandy*

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Carol's Daugher Black Vanilla Moisture And Shine

Carol's Daughter Black Vanilla for Moisture and Shine replenishes moisture, improves manageability, and adds shine.
No Silicones, No Parabens, No Mineral Oil, No Artificial Colors, No Petroleum.

"In 1993, encouraged by my mother, Carol, I began creating high-quality products made with love in my Brooklyn kitchen. As family and friends experienced how these products transformed their hair and skin, I knew that I was on to something good. I needed a name for my company, so I made a list of everything I was and everything I wanted to be, and I realized the most special thing that I am is Lisa, Carol’s Daughter." — Lisa Price, Carol’s Daughter Founder
The Carol's Daughter Black Vanilla line includes Sulfate-free Shampoo, Hydrating Conditioner, Leave-in Conditioner, Hair Smoothie, Pure Hair Oil, Hair Sheen, 4-in-1 Combing Creme, and Edge Control.

Black Vanilla is all about hydrating dry brittle hair and leaving an amazing shine. It's rich with shea butter, cocoa, aloe & provitamin B5.
 Besides the moisturizing benefits, Black Vanilla is also known for its smell.  I LOVE how these products smell!

Watch and learn why you need the Carol's Daughter Black Vanilla collection:


 
 To try these products, visit your local Rite Aid.

***This is a sponsored post by Rite Aid and Carol's Daughter. I was given products and/or compensation for my honest review. All personal opinions are my own.***

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Moisturizer SPF 15

Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Moisturizer SPF 15 is a brand new, daily moisturizer that brightens skin and protects it with broad spectrum SPF15.

Clearly Brighter SPF15 turns dull, rough skin into smooth, polished-looking skin.  It also gives you more radiant, even toned, and visibly brighter skin.

Stop by your local Rite Aid to pick up Clearly Brighter SPF15 during the May BeautyX month-long event! Or shop for it at the Rite Aid online store HERE.

 Visit www.riteaid.com/beauty for spring beauty trends, tips, tricks, deals and more.

***This is a sponsored post. I was given this item for free and also compensated for my post.***

 


Friday, March 4, 2016

PEEPS Easter Umbrella Basket And GIVEAWAY!

PEEPS & COMPANY Peeps were my absolute favorite Easter candy as a child. I was partial to the yellow chicks, and swore they tasted different than the yellow bunnies. Biting into that soft, marshmallowy texture and I was in sugar heaven! 

PEEPS & COMPANY sent me these candies, and I must say I was super excited to create this Peeps Easter Umbrella Basket. 
I purchased the umbrella and Easter grass on Amazon, and filled the umbrella with the PEEPS & COMPANY candies.

Here's what's in the umbrella basket:

·         PEEPS® Orange Delight Flavored Marshmallow Dipped in Orange Fudge: These three Chicks are orange delight flavored and dipped in orange fudge to enhance the flavor. Share them with your friends or keep them for yourself!
·         PEEPS® Marshmallow Chicks: The five and 15 count packages of the iconic PEEPS® Chicks are available in classic Easter colors including yellow, pink, blue, lavender, green, and orange Chicks! The 10 count package of Chicks is available in all of the classic Easter colors as well as white.
·         PEEPS® Marshmallow Bunnies: The four count bunnies come in classic yellow, pink and blue colors. The 12 count bunnies come in classic colors as well as lavender, white, green and orange. The 16 count are packaged in classic colors plus lavender and green.
·         PEEPS® Decorated Eggs: Nine white eggs iced with pastel colors in 3 unique designs, these eggs are great for recipes, crafts and immediate consumption.
·         PEEPS® Party Cake Flavored Marshmallow Chicks: Ten delicious vanilla cake flavored marshmallow chicks sprinkled with fun rainbow confetti.
·         PEEPS® Sour Watermelon Flavored Marshmallow Chicks: Sweet and sour flavors collide to create a burst of watermelon in these ten green chicks with a blush pink center.
·         PEEPS® Chocolate Dipped Mousse Flavored Marshmallow Chicks: Three delectable chocolate mousse-flavored Chicks dipped in either creamy milk or dark chocolate.

·         PEEPS® Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Chicks: Individually wrapped marshmallow chicks covered in either milk or dark chocolate.
·         PEEPS® Rainbow Pop: Four chicks in colors yellow, green, pink and blue marshmallow on a stick- it’s like a colorful PEEPS® lollipop.
·         MIKE AND IKE® Easter Treats: Bring chewy, fruity goodness this Easter season with a 10 oz. gift bag of MIKE AND IKE® Easter Treats flavors. Filled with grape, pineapple-banana, strawberry, lemon-lime, and cherry-flavored MIKE AND IKE® candies – and all made with real fruit juice – this gift will put a spring in anybody's step as the bright new season gets underway.
·         MIKE AND IKE® Jellybeans: The Assorted Fruits MIKE AND IKE® JELLY BEANS are a fan favorite.
·         HOT TAMALES® Jellybeans:  Celebrate Easter with our cinnamon-flavored jelly beans (14 oz. package)
·         5-inch PEEPS® Plush: Spread the joy of PEEPS® when you give this plush PEEPS® chick as a gift to those of any age (assortment of colors).
·         PEEPS® earbuds: If you need a sweet bit of time to yourself, let your favorite yellow PEEPS Chick take you away with your favorite music through these PEEPS earbuds. Get a dose of stress relief, in stereo, every time you put them on and crank up the tunes!
·         PEEPS® luggage tag: From candy to cute accessory, these PEEPS® luggage tags add a pop of color and whimsy to your gear (assortment of colors).
I'm excited to announce that when you visit PEEPS & COMPANY's website from now until April 15th, you can use the discount code "EASTERTREATS" to receive 20% off your purchase! No minimum required! 
ALSO,  is you visit the website between now and March 10th, 2016, The PEEPS & COMPANY website home page will display an assortment of Easter products available at 50-75% off! You can use your coupon code EASTERTREATS for an additional 20% off of your total purchase price!
Additionally, on the last day of the flash sale (March 10th) additional merchandise will be added, so there will be even more Peep-tastic items to choose from! 

BUT WAIT! There's more! 
One lucky reader will WIN all of the candy featured in the Easter Umbrella Basket above! SWEET!

Make sure to let the Rafflecopter widget fully load below:
I am not responsible for prize delivery.
***PEEPS & Company provided the Easter basket items and company/product info to me. They are also providing the prize. All opinions mentioned above are my own.***