My New Year’s Resolutions for 2016 (cringe)

Since today is the first day back to our “regular” routine I consider today to be the first day of my New Year’s resolutions. Did you know you could do that? Why should January 1st have all the fun? I say we spread that lovin throughout the month, shoot, even the year, if need be. You officially have permission to begin your New Year’s resolutions whenever you would like, weight lifted, feel lighter?  (By weight I mean burden on your shoulders, not the weight you physically want to lose, you’re gonna still have to sweat a little for that one!).

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Here goes, the moment I have been dreading (cringing). I am not usually one to share my resolutions, that way if I don’t succeed no one knows, I thought it was genius but this year is going to be different, this year I am striving for success! Thus, I read somewhere that in order to stay true to your resolutions you should have an accountability partner, a person who knows what your resolutions, goals, etc. are and is there to support you in your efforts as well as be willing to call you out when you fall short. I figure who better to have as my accountability partner than you, my readers. If you see me slipping up, feel free to post a comment here, via Facebook, twitter, etc. I have thick skin, I can take it (kinda, well, don’t be too brutal). Thus, without further adieu, my resolutions for 2016……

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  1. Walk children to school at least once a week (there & back, gets me 2 miles, score!)
  2. Get to daily Mass at least once a week
  3. Take a Belly Dancing Lesson as a Ladies Night Out
  4. Introduce family to a new cuisine each week
  5. Redecorate the girls room
  6. Take 15 minutes of quiet time each day for peaceful reflection (remove the noise from the day)
  7. Volunteer once a month AS A FAMILY
  8. Do something that scares me a little each week, something outside my comfort zone

And exhale. Okay, there you have it folks, those are my resolutions. How did I arrive at these resolutions you may be asking? For that answer CLICK HERE (New Year’s Resolutions: like a kid in a candy store).

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Now it is your turn accountability partners, share your resolutions…..are you going to go for that new career this year? Lose that weight? Reconnect with a long lost soul? Read that book you have been dying to read? Revamp your wardrobe? This is killing me, I want to know! What’s going to be different about you at the end of 2016?




Bulu Box Review: Try before you buy! Genius!! (Promo code included)


So one of my New Year’s resolutions this year is to get healthy & fit! So naturally my first stop along my journey to a new healthy and fit lifestyle was to a health store, where I quickly became overwhelmed by all the health supplements, weight loss items, nutritional snacks, etc.  I stood in the isle mouth wide open in awe of all the options and wished I could open up a few packages and simply sample before I committed to a 3 months supply!!  Better yet, while I am wishing, what if they could send those samples right to my front door? Guess what, Bulu Box does just that!! No more getting stuck with a month supply of snacks/supplements I can’t stand.

So what is Bulu box exactly?

The perfect partner in the pursuit of a healthier you, Bulu Box is like having a personal trainer and a nutritionist as a best friend. Get this, each month, a box of healthy discoveries is shipped right to your door (it doesn’t get more convenient than that!) for just $10. You learn about that month’s 4-5 premium samples try each one and see what fits into your individual healthy lifestyle. For sharing your opinions on each month’s samples through a quick survey, you will be given 50 Rewards Points (that’s $5!) to use in the shop to get more of your favorites. Join me in this clever endeavor…get a 3 Month Subscription for just $10 (regularly $30)! at Bulu Box – Use code WOWZA @usfg @bulubox

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And why do I adore it so?

I received my first box last week and I have enjoyed trying out all the goodies inside! I must admit I am most fond of the inspirational magnets that were included…it helps to read something healthy and uplifting before I open the refrigerator.  And the FlyJoy, after the first bite I realized why it was called FlyJoy…it was literally like a bite of joyfulness while on the fly. And thank goodness that delicious bar was in the box, it made the perfect breakfast on the fly…perfect for moms on the go! (FYI- they have a new flavor, Cashew Cookie Dough, YUM!!) And truthfully there were a couple items that I will not purchase and I am so thankful for the opportunity to try them before I bought them.  Now I won’t delve too far into all the items because they change each time but what I can tell you is that this mom is 100% on board with this genius box!! I would much rather spend $10 to sample a variety of health & fitness lifestyle items then purchase a 3 months supply of one that doesn’t meet my preferences. Sign up today, you will be glad you did! Side note-it is also kind of cool chatting with the gals about the latest and greatest health & nutrition items that I just so happened to also sampled already…sometimes as a mom it is hard to be in ‘the know’ about trending nutritional & health items but now it can come right to your doorstep!!


Disclosure: I received a Bulu Box to review, no other compensation was received, all thoughts & opinions are my own.