Saturday, May 17, 2014

Our Nature Box Subscription Has Arrived! May 2014

In case you haven't heard of Nature Box, for $19.95, you receive 5 different full sized healthy snacks each month. (free shipping) You can pause or cancel your deliveries at any time!

I would highly recommend looking at Nature Box Facebook, Twitter or a blogger post for discount codes! I was able to save 50% through a Facebook ad.


Hubby simply adored the Coffee Caramel Popcorn. Just the right combination of salt, sweet and coffee.



Marcus and I loved the Masa Corn Chips with Flaxseed. These chips would be wonderful as a garnish on chili or tomato soup.



The Cherry Vanilla Granola, Bruschetta Pretzel Pops were delicious too.

My Thoughts About Shopping Online for Plus Size Fashion As A Chronic Pain Sufferer



Go Curvy is a live webTV talk show that streams every Thursday at 2PM PST! Hosted by the amazing Sherry Lee Meredith, this show aims to inspire curvy women to embrace their figures with confidence! You'll see a variety of topics discussed, that range from fashion, makeovers, jewelry, movers and shakers in the Curvy community.

I was recently asked to submit a blog post at one of my favorite live webTV talk shows, Go Curvy! What an honor!

Please stop by Go Curvy to read my post, watch the latest segment and leave a comment or two.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Thursday Thoughts ~ May 15, 2014





A pet shop owner in China is painting dogs to look like pandas in order to boost business... and cuteness. But wait a minute! The dogs are being painted?! Now, that's not cute!



Did you hear? An underwater explorer believes he’s found the remains of the Santa Maria flag ship from Columbus’ first voyage to the Americas. So does that mean they'll be making attempts to pull it up?



Vibram, the company that manufacture the FiveFingers shoes with separated toes, has moved to settle a suit claiming they overstated health benefits of wearing the shoes. I didn't even know that there was a health benefit implied with these shoes? I thought they were just unique.



When a woman lost 172 pounds, she was thrilled to find out Shape Magazine wanted to profile her. But not so thrilled when they turned down her photos. First of all, I've seen Shape Magazine covers. The models are wicked toned. I definitely do not believe their comments that there was a misunderstanding.

LiveScience: 8 Tips For Dealing With A Depressed Spouse



Over our 20 years of living together, my husband and I have been dealing with my Major Depression. It has caused much heartache in our relationship, due to my deep sadness, erratic behavior and moods over the years. After I suffered a car accident in 2000 and a work injury in 2003, I developed severe chronic pain. That lead to my Depression getting worse and more frequent.

I didn't receive much needed treatment, understanding of my disease and relief until I was committed to a mental institution. Through that experience, we finally accepted my diagnosis and help.

Are there days, moments that I still struggle? Most definitely YES. But we're more educated on my illness, know how to spot the warning signs and implement coping skills. I continue to take medication and counseling. And most important, our relationship was able to heal and grow.

For more about living with a depressed spouse, check out LiveScience's article, 8 Tips For Dealing With A Depressed Spouse.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Will You Be Watching 'Ladies Of London' On Bravo?



I'm actually burnt out on reality shows so I'll probably skip "Ladies of London", Bravo's latest addition. Let's face it, there will be arguments, hugging, parties and vacations just in a different country, cultures and accents. Yes, I won't be adding this show to my 'watch list'.

Caroline Stanbury, "Ladies of London," joined HuffPost Live to give an inside look at how the other half lives across the pond. She'll also dish on clashes with ex-pats and more.

Wordless Wednesday ~ May 14, 2014

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Mother's Day Tea Time



I love a cup of tea but it's even better when I can do it with my son. I enjoyed a wonderful tea time this Mother's Day.

It's Time To Stock Up On Bras!

When is the last time you were measured for a bra? A year ago? Maybe more? Have you had a change in your weight? Did you know that you should measure yourself at least once a year? Losing or gaining weight can effect your breast size. Did you know that 8 out of 10 women are wearing the wrong bra?

I really do love a great fitting bra so once a year I take do a bra fitting measurement to make sure I'm purchasing the right size. My favorite bra brand is Bali. I just love their selection of supportive, sexy bras. And the best online store: One Hanes Place! They have terrific sales!

If you need help with measuring you might want to go to a bra specialty shop or the lingerie department for assistance. Better yet, ask you hubby or partner. Then when you ask them what your bra size is they'll actually know!

Check out this HuffPostLive clip, with a spokesperson from Linda, The Bra Lady speaking about the importance of the right bra, for your bust size, for every outfit.

Plans To Update Our Bedroom Decor



It's been a long time since I've actually updated our bedroom. I'm thinking of buying a couple of lamps, some new pillows, bedding and a comforter. Maybe even changing up the wall decor too.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Menu Plan Monday ~ May 12, 2014

Have you been enjoying 'Call The Midwife' and 'Mr. Selfridge' this season? We sure have but with hubby having to work on Sunday we'll be catching up later. Thank goodness for PBS website for offering the full episodes!

By the way, are you looking forward to tonight's '24: Live Another Day'? #JackIsBack My husband and I watched episode 1 on Fox OnDemand. What an amazing way to start the series.

Organizing Junkie

Hearty Chicken Noodle Soup


jambalaya


kebabs with cabbage, carrot and pickle slaw



Italian sausage quiche, fruit



turkey and swiss panini, salt & vinegar chips

Macaroni Salad

May 14 is National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day



The National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association (NFMCPA) encourages organizations and individuals, worldwide to make fibromyalgia visible by increasing awareness and understanding during the month of May and on May 12, Fibromyalgia Awareness Day.

Family members, friends, and healthcare providers can show their support for those with fibromyalgia by taking the NFMCPA's Pledge to Care. Those who take the pledge with have their first initial, last name, state and country listed on our "We Care" page, along with name of individual they are honoring. Click Here!

I'm hoping that one day soon a cure will be found for Fibromyalgia. And we'll all live pain free.

Netflix Announced Price Yikes for New Subscribers



Last Friday, Netflix announced that it's raising prices on new subscribers by $1 a month.

The price hike won't affect existing subscribers, for now. We'll get a two-year reprieve. "Existing Netflix members get to keep their current (US$7.99) price for two years, enjoying HD-quality movies and TV shows on any two screens at the same time."

If you are a Netflix subscriber will you be staying ? Or leaving ?

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Chronic Pain Patients Turn To Bee Sting Therapy To Relieve Pain

It's Sunday! Time To Start Working On Next Week's Menu Plan.



This week I'm going to be utilizing a few of my cookbooks to create my menu plan.

How about you? Do you create weekly menu plans? What are your favorite sources for recipes?

Happy Mother's Day From BerryMorins Bits And Tips



I wish all the special women, in our lives, a very wonderful Mother's Day!