Thursday, July 2, 2015

A progressive year

It's been over a year since I last blogged! Yes my friends I'm feeling a little rusty! What a year it has been!
Matteo has turned from newborn to toddler! And yes, parenting in my mid thirties is much different than in my teens and early twenties.

Also my granddaughter Brooklyn Has become a busy beautiful toddler! Being a grandma is great!

Anthony turned fourteen! He has played basketball and track, spent some of summer vacation time in strength training preparing for football season.

Giovani turned 17 and excelled in A.P.  classes through out the school year. He spent most of summer in an Upward bound program earning more college credit at Carson-newman college.

DeAna turned 20!! And took classes while working and raising Brooklynn. She graduated high school!

Matt is almost ready to graduate from college, he has also beat every statistic set against him. He is enjoying the heating, air, and Refrigeration TradE.

                                    And I have been busy growing the last addition to our family. Due on Halloween 2015, we will welcome the littlest sister, baby Marina!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Crio Brü review ..Choose to feel healthy everyday!

 Welcome to My  Product Review on Crio Brü Brewed Cocoa! Choose to feel good everyday!
 (Crio looks out for the environment in insuring its cocoa is 100% responsibly grown and ethically traded. They buy organic beans whenever possible. And  always pay fair trade prices or better for all their cocoa beans, which improves the lives of our farmers and their communities.)

 We loved trying Crio Brü and here's why you will too! 

It was as easy to prepare as coffee. In fact you make it exactly like coffee. So when we finished our supper and served dessert it was ready to serve! A full coffee pot full of delicious cocoa in minutes. (Crio Brü can be made in any coffee maker or French Press. Use 1 to 2 tablespoons of grounds per 6 oz. of hot water to taste.)

For the adult crowd, we sampled the Maya blend which is a fiery mix of cayenne pepper with warm vibrant cinnamon and soothing ground vanilla beans blended with premium, chocolaty cocoa grounds. Perfect for warming up with on a frosty winter day. We found children liked the Cavalla blend which is made from cocoa beans found naturally the Ivory Coast. Its chocolaty flavor hints notes of coconut as well as cinnamon.

 We first sipped the cocoas without adding anything. They have a  deep rich flavor, much like a dark chocolate bar. Many of our table guests found they enjoyed it untouched, and served black like coffee. While others found the flavors much more soothing and familiar to traditional hot chocolates when milk and sugar were added.


Everyone who knows me, knows I strive to serve the healthiest foods possible to my family and everyone deserves a sweet treat now and again.   I could feel good and guilt free about serving this to my family for a number of reasons:

. Did you know cocoa beans are one of nature's Super foods? They are full of antioxidants, minerals, and health promoting properties?

. The antioxidants found in cocoa boost your immune system.

. unlike others hot drinks, this product contains NO CAFFEINE, instead it increases energy naturally with a natural stimulant called Theobromine.

. It curbs your appetite in helping to lose weight.

. The natural magnesium found in cocoa supports heart, brain and bone health.

. The chromium and zinc it contains helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels!

For the Maya of Central America, ka’kao was the drink of the gods. Served to kings in golden cups and prepared each day by the Mayans, Aztecs, Olmecs and Incas, the ancients knew of its power to rejuvenate and restore. The original recipe was simple – ground cocoa beans and water.
This healthy and delicious drink inspired Crio Brü. Named after the rarest and finest of cocoa beans, the Criollo, Crio Brü is made with the most flavorful and aromatic cocoa beans so you, too, will find yourself enchanted by its unbelievable taste and energizing effect.

From :   

(Sustainability and Social Responsibility )
Crio Inc. is committed to go green in every aspect of our business. For example, their first corporate offices housed a state-of-the-art geothermal system that helped to heat and cool the building. And as a Champion supporter of Rocky Mountain Power's BlueSky program, Crio is ensuring sustainable growth by making Crio Brü with wind power.

One of the best ways for you to join Crio in going green is to reuse the used Crio Brü grounds, such as adding 1-2 tablespoons to a smoothie or protein shake, or using them as a secret ingredient when baking brownies, cookies and other desserts.
Crio Bru Brewed Cocao, Maya, 11 oz
4.0 out of 5 stars (3)
$13.99 Prime

Monday, February 17, 2014

24/7 frenzy Giveaway!!!

Welcome to the 24/7 frenzy Giveaway!


3 winners will each receive a $50 Gift Code

Sponsored By: 24/7 Frenzy

Hosted By: Life With My Two Kids

Co hosted by: The Binder Ladies & To Be A Better You

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Stacked Heart Necklace Giveaway

Hosted by: Shatterlion

Giveaway runs February 14 - February 28th, US, 18+ ONLY

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Angelic Rage: Ignite Your Senses Giveaway

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