February Expenses While in Arizona

Monday, February 29, 2016

End of the month. So time to tally the expenses for February and what we spent.

Still saw groceries were high although we did save $115 over last month's.
Next time we come here I need to bring a printer to print more coupons online. I did pick up Sunday's papers when here but would have liked to used more, and the online ones are definitely there.. but I need to print them ! AND we need to bring more dry goods from home, that don't have the added expense of the US $$ on them for us.

Groceries: $464 USD
Take out: $56 USD
Laundry: $20.25 USD ( I do smaller things in the RV and hang outside on our line)
Gas for the SUV : $95 USD
Propane for the RV : $65 USD
Gas for RV: $62 USD

We did not include the gas we spent on our week long trip to San Diego though, or the doggy day care there and camping fee.


Review: nuknuuk Women's Slippers

Sunday, February 28, 2016

I may be out in the desert but I love wearing slippers ALL times of the year. My feet are always cold!  I actually have Raynauds as well and have been able to manage it and look after my toes by keeping my feet warm.  So this means I need warm slippers to wear year- round.

So when I saw the Nuknuuk sheepskin slippers online and their fuzzy insides, I knew these would be awesome slippers to review. (I also liked the fact that there was FREE SHIPPING on all orders- my readers would love that too I was sure).

The Joy slipper I reviewed has an outer suede exterior as well as sheepskin lining and trim, making it totally soft and cozy!  I really do love these slippers. They are awesome slippers from inside-out!

Arizona Desert is Blooming

Friday, February 26, 2016

Been getting warmer out these last few weeks and the desert has been blooming and getting more green. Even noticing more lizards scurrying around, bunnies, etc. Luckily have not seen scorpions or snakes!

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Thinking of Moving to Australia?

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Have you been thinking of moving to Australia? Well it is a great place to live. The outdoor life, the sporty life, the sunshine, the sand and the beaches. Making that decision is very exciting.

Once you're on the ground in Australia, take some time to work out where you'd like to live. One of the best ways to do this is to take a stroll around the neighborhoods that you think you might want to live in. While looking, some things you might want to consider include:

      Access to public transport
      Local schools
      Employment prospects
      Distance from shops and work
      Reputation of the area

Sydney is one place you may consider moving to. The city holds the largest population in Australia and was voted as one of the top 10 most liveable cities in the world. With famous landmarks such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, Sydney is a popular place to buy property. Another thing you may want to think about when moving is to look at some display homes in Sydney.

There is a variety of locations to live in Sydney. And you can find ones with good amenities and access to public transport. Each location can accommodate and suit many different lifestyles and budgets. Many choose the suburbs.

The suburban lifestyle is not for everyone, but has its own unique advantages compared to living downtown or out in the country. If you are on the fence about where to take up residence, you should consider some of the particular benefits a suburban lifestyle offers.

Some reasons to choose a place to live could be having better schools in the area. Peacefulness might be something you are looking for. And that is why many move to the suburbs. Sydney has many suburbs where you can view the city but enjoy what a suburban home has to offer. Someone traveling to Australia may like to visit the suburbs because there is also less crowds. The beaches and parks may be less crowded. There is also cheaper shopping. They also have nice commercial centres, cultural fairs, and a lot of other gems in the area. 

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Stress and Insomnia

Monday, February 22, 2016

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Two Great Snack Announcements! Watch for Them In Stores!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Last fall, Ruffles All Dressed chips took us by storm. Fanatics stocked up for a long cold winter without the salty, savory and sweet deliciousness they had come to know and love.  Americans have asked and the Ruffles brand listened! This month, they’ve brought back the beloved flavor for good.

Ruffles All Dressed combines distinct flavors including paprika, potato, salt and vegetable oil to create this beloved flavor of the north. These chips bring a whole new meaning to “All Dressed” and celebrate the fact that Ruffles Gives You More great taste. Ruffles All Dressed chips are now available nationwide in two sizes — a 2.6-oz. bag for a suggested retail price of $1.49 and a 8.5-oz bag for a suggested retail price of $4.29.

This season, Ruffles also kicked off its NBA partnership as the official chip of the NBA and is getting in the game with content partner Dude Perfect to create engaging basketball-related video content. The Ruffles brand partnered with the trick shot masters to create an all-new video for Ruffles All Dressed which can be found on the Ruffles Facebook page.

As well Doritos fans can go down the snack aisle and pick up an all-Doritos chip blend with the launch of Doritos Mix snacks

The “Four Snacks in One” experience is the biggest product launch in recent history for Doritos, one of the flagship brands PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division.

Snacking Healthier in 2016

With the incoming of a New Year, many people set resolutions. One common New Year’s resolution is to start eating healthier. Snacks are something a lot of people enjoy.  But if you want to eat healthy, then the snacks you consume are important. Some snacks are high in fat, sugar and calories. That is why it is important to start thinking about some healthier snack alternatives.

To find some healthy snacks, you should start looking at the ingredients. Try to find ones with natural or organic ingredients. It is also helpful to look at the fat content and the percentage of sodium or sugars in a snack. And to ultimately choose ones with healthier ingredients in them. Snacks like:

Pirate’s Booty Aged White Cheddar-

During the holiday season, we all over indulged on those not-so-great-for-you snacks and everyone is now spending the beginning of 2016 looking for a way to bounce back, get fit and eat better, without sacrificing taste. This year, snack on a treat that's not only delicious, but also guilt-free. 

Pirate’s Booty offers a healthy alternative to passing out chips and fried finger foods, and it’s still a treat for the adults and kids but without the added sugar or fat! Snack options are typically not-so-great for you, so incorporating a snack that’s a step up from a standard greasy potato chip is a great way to start.

Pirate’s Booty Aged White Cheddar:
•        Baked Rice & Corn Puff
•        No Artificial Colors, Flavors or Preservatives
•        Gluten-Free
•        0g Trans Fat Per Serving 

Nature Valley Oats `n Honey Granola Bars -

“Nature Valley Oats `n Honey Granola Bars combine real honey and rolled oats, to produce a sweet, wholesome snack. Packed in two-bar pouches, Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars offer a crunchy snack you can take anywhere with 16g of whole grain per serving. The bars are full of classic crunch and whole grain goodness, providing energy to help keep you going. After listening to consumers, Nature Valley made some tweaks to the recipe to enhance the bars and making them easier to bite! Same taste. Same crunchy deliciousness. Same whole grains. Just easier to bite into.”

goodness knows-

o    goodnessknows® snack squares are a delicious and amazingly satisfying snack that is crafted with the goodness of whole nuts, real fruits, toasted oats and dark chocolate with no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners. 
o    Divided into four snackable squares per serving – all for 150 calories - goodnessknows® snack squares are nestled in a layer made with dark chocolate, and one individual, two-bite square contains approximately 40 calories.
o    They come in three delicious flavors:
  **cranberry almond dark chocolate-- Packed with roasted almonds and toasted rolled oats with a hint of natural sweetness, this combination leaves you feeling happily satisfied.
  **apple almond & peanut dark chocolate—Crunchy peanuts, toasted almonds and tangy apples are the perfect combination for snack time, a treat post-meal or during your favorite indoor or outdoor activity.
  **peach & cherry almond dark chocolate –Sweet peaches and cherries accompanied by wholesome toasted almonds and dark chocolate to create a satisfying crunch.

By combining delicious tasting and lightly smoked animal protein with savory nuts and dehydrated fruits, EPIC foods taste amazing! EPIC foods are unique in the sense that they are more savory, tender, and flavor-forward than jerky.  They also do not include the high carbohydrate and sugar contents that can be found in other bars. Reconnect with your ancestral diets and enjoy every bite of it!

**Watch this spot- more healthy snacks coming soon!

Want To Burn An Extra 278 Calories A Day?

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

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Perhaps the most astounding statistic about this special ingredient—which can only be found in a handful of exclusive products throughout the world—is its calorie burning power.

Of course, exercise and a healthy diet are great ways to shape up and slim down. But most days, we're too tired, too busy, or just plain don't make our workouts a priority. Taking Ultimate ThermoFit up to three times a day can help offset your lack of workouts by helping you burn extra calories every day! How simple is that?

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Hot peppers are, well—spicy! And many formulations with other types of hot pepper blends than Capsimax® can cause upset stomach and uncomfortable digestion.

Fortunately, Ultimate ThermoFit is different. It uses a breakthrough micro-encapsulation technology to harness all the thermogenic, calorie-burning power of hot peppers, without oral or gastic irritation. We also added acai berry to the Ultimate ThermoFit, giving you anti-inflammatory, rejuvenating, and energizing benefits in each tablet.

Sweet Treats For Valentine's Day

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

On Valentine’s Day there should be nothing sweeter than the love for your sweetheart. However, if you are looking for that proverbial “cherry on top”, now is the perfect time to indulge in some sweet treats, and since sharing is caring, you will certainly make your Valentine very happy with any of these sweet treats. Treats like:


This Valentine's Day, instead of a bouquet of flowers you can treat your love to a bouquet of Cinnabon Stix. The fan favorite treat is back with an extra special twist, just in time for that special day. Stix, made from dozens of thin layers of Cinnabon signature dough, twisted and rolled in the famous Cinnabon Makara® cinnamon and sugar, then baked to crisp perfection and now drizzled with Ghirardelli Chocolate, are the perfectly sweet gift for that someone special.

Breyers, Good Humor, Klondike, MAGNUM Ice Cream and Popsicle-

From pink to red, and everything in between, Valentine’s Day brings these romantic shades to life. This year, take the pressure off roses and candy and forget the complicated recipes, and celebrate with frozen desserts from Unilever Ice Cream (Breyers, Good Humor, Klondike, MAGNUM Ice Cream and Popsicle) in dreamy hues perfect for the holiday! Some fun examples:

·         Breyers Gelato Indulgences Strawberry Truffle: With strawberry gelato, gourmet dark chocolatey truffles and a rich fudge swirl, this trio of textures is the perfect way to spoon with a special someone.
·         Breyers Natural Strawberry: Bursting with sun-ripened strawberries, this naturally-flavored ice cream is a great V-Day topper for any chocolate dessert ― or by itself!
·         Good Humor Strawberry Shortcake Bar: With a strawberry core and cake-coated shell, this classic dessert brings out fun Valentine’s Day colors, from red to pink.
·         Klondike Neapolitan: With strawberry, chocolate and vanilla, this chocolatey-coated Neapolitan Klondike Stickless Bar is the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert.
·         MAGNUM Mini Double Chocolate: This chocolate duo makes the perfect pair! With silky chocolate ice cream double dipped in a thick Belgian chocolate coating and a chocolatey sauce, MAGNUM Minis is the perfect small size indulgences!

·         Popsicle Red Classics Sugar-Free: Refreshing flavors like Cherry, Raspberry and Strawberry, taste better on Valentine’s Day, especially when they’re sugar-free!

Walkers Shortbread-

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and what better way to share the love than with x’s and o’s this holiday! Walkers Shortbread is here to help celebrate with their delicious mini shortbread fingers and pure butter shortbread rounds. Create your own x’s and o’s as a gift for the special person in your life (kids too!) or enjoy them as a treat for the most romantic night of the year! Busy day? Celebrate with a loved one over a quick coffee or tea to dip your shortbread x’s and o’s into.

Now offering Gluten Free options (Ginger Lemon, Chocolate Chip and the classic Pure Butter) dietary restrictions won’t be an excuse to stop others from receiving some shortbread x’s and o’s this Valentine’s Day! Just trim the round edges off of the Gluten Free Shortbread Rounds to make your own Gluten Free Shortbread Fingers and pair with a whole Gluten Free Shortbread Round and you’ll be ready to enjoy!

Valentine’s Day and every day, you’ll be loved a little extra this year just for sharing the buttery goodness of Walkers Shortbread!

Treat House:

Treat House offers innovative and beautifully decorated varieties of crispy rice treats.  Popular flavors include Birthday Cake, Cookies and Cream, Caramel Sea Salt, Chocolate Pretzel and Peppermint Bark.  All Treats can be customized with corporate logos or a picture. All of our Treats are certified kosher by Kof-K and most treats are gluten, nut, and dairy free.

Traditional Chocolate dipped French Madeleines is what this classic gourmet food brand is famous for, but its signature chocolate dipped biscotti and other European-inspired desserts make a rich addition to any Valentine’s Day gift.

**Watch this spot for more great Valentine's Day Sweet Treat ideas.


Monday, February 15, 2016

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Review: New Wash'N Go Singles- Designed to Lighten America's Laundry Basket

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Even though we've been living out in the desert in our RV all winter, we still need to wash clothes.

I'll hand wash the smaller things in a pail in the washroom to hang outside, but for blankets and bigger things like jeans and towels, we make a trip once a week to the laundromat in town, to do 1-2 loads of laundry.

When packing everything up, it's easier to have as light a load as possible. Most laundry soap containers are a little bulky. Laundry pods like Wash 'N Go make it easier and lighten the load. They also are easy to use. You simply just toss them into the wash drum, place the clothes in and start the machine. Everything already pre-measured for you. Simple.

My clothes came out surprisingly clean, for using such a small pod of soap. I must say I was surprised!  However, each pod IS concentrated 7X. 

Wash n Go comes in Fresh Scent and Free & Clear. Give them a try. Available in US only.

Even the Little Things Can Make a Difference

This light on the wall was originally GOLD then we spray painted it to white, and still wasn't doing anything for me. Just didn't seem to belong, so took the light down, and bought a $5 picture today. I think you'll agree- much better!

Our Time Cruisin' With Flagship Cruises & Events San Diego, CA

Friday, February 12, 2016

While in San Diego we had the opportunity to take two - 1 hour bay cruises with Flagship Cruises & Events. Anyone ever taking a holiday that they will be near a bay, or the ocean should not miss out on something like this. 

Flagship Cruises & Events runs one of the best sightseeing and longest running harbor tours in San Diego. You could take a 2 hour tour that includes both North and South Tours or do as we did and  do different days, with one hour of each.

The weather was wonderful too when we went- in the upper 80`s, so we sat on the top deck, enjoyed the sun, the breeze, the narrated tour and awesome views.

For more info on pricing and where your tours take you, please visit Flagship Cruises & Events.

Note as well that they also run dining cruises, whale watching tours, have private charters, do the Coronado Ferry runs and can take you for a thrilling jet boat harbor tour on their Patriot Jet Boat.

This was a great one to check off the bucket list- the harbour tour!

Last Minute Valentine's Day Beauty

Whether you love it or love to hate it, Valentine’s Day is this Sunday! While some of us may be excited for a romantic night out with our loved one, others might be gearing up for a fun Galentine’s celebration.Regardless of your V-Day plans, we’ve got your makeup look covered with the perfect beauty and accessory essentials that will have you feeling glam in minutes.

Bat Your Flirty Lashes…

·         A true beauty game-changer that will have you cancelling your V-Day lash extension appointment, Younique’s Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+ allows you to increase your average lash volume by up to 400% in just 3 quick steps! Boost your lovely lashes enough to blow away your V-Day sweetheart or capture the attention of someone new!

Make Em’ See Red…

·         Infused with crushed ruby gemstones and featuring a variety of rich matte and frosted shimmer shades, Younique’s new Opulence lipstick collection will transform your lips making them more kissable than ever!

Smell the Roses…

·         Give yourself a gorgeous V-Day glow with a few spritz of Younique Refreshed Rosewater. Moisturizing and energizing this little spray is packed with antioxidants, botanicals and vitamins to awaken skin for a fresh complexion that will last all day and night!

Not big on chocolates and flowers? Try a candy-colored BABY-G timepiece as a unique and timeless gift!

These shock and water resistant watches are the perfect accessory for the gal on-the-go and are all available at a great price range of $79 - $160! With standout designs and the latest features, these timepieces offer a fun gift option for your number one lady this Valentine’s Day!
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