3.26.2015

YouTube Channel in Spanish?

I've started a journey to change my life for the better. This involves making better choices when it comes to the food I'm eating, doing some type of excercise, and drinking lots of water! It sounds easy enough, right? Well, it has taken me quite a long time to finally find the will power to begin and let me tell you, it hasn't been easy.
That's why I decided to document my progress in a fun way to make it more exciting and interesting. I've got a new YouTube channel called "Viva La Vida!... Un Día A La Vez" which means "Long Live Life!...one day at a time".  This to me represents what I feel about life. I am grateful for the life I have and I want to do the best that I can to stay healthy...but I know I have to take it 1 day at a time! 

I invite you to join in on the fun and see what it's all about! Share with me your personal experiences and any tips you make have to help me out! Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog & my channel, too!
Delicious healthy meals!


Avocado & Tomato Salad!

1.31.2015

No.7 Protect & Perfect Intense ADVANCED Serum

Inside my Influenster Frosty VoxBox, I found a small sachet sample of "No.7 Protect & Perfect Intense ADVANCED Serum" ... (that's what I call a long name!) Well, this little "potion" is clinically proven to be even more effective at visibly reducing deep lines and wrinkles! Which translates to younger looking skin. You can expect to see results in just 2 weeks! Sounds pretty unbelievable, right? 

I'm excited to share with you my experience with this product. The sachet is only 0.1 fl. oz. so it isn't really a large amount that will last me the 2 weeks, but I can tell you that I liked how it felt when I applied it to my skin. My face felt smooth and almost "powdery" or "silky". Because it's a serum, it is very lightweight & moisturized my skin. I also noticed that a little bit goes a long way, so that's another plus! The one thing I did not like, was the scent, but the good thing is that it didn't last on my skin for a long time. Overall, if this product does everything it promises, I would like to try it for a longer period of time to see what results I get. #GetADVANCED

The full size product retails for $29.99, but I saw it at Target for $22.99 & if you use the promo code below, it's $20.99*!

EXTRA SAVINGS: 
$2.00 OFF 1-oz. bottle! Offer valid at Target.com, U.S. only. Promo code: BOOTSIBOX

*Price doesn't include taxes or shipping costs.

I received this complimentary sample from Influenster for testing purposes. The opinions shared are my own.

#Influenster #contest @Influenster @BootsBeautyUSA #BootsBeautyUSA 

1.25.2015

BzzAgent - Quaker Popped Rice Crisps (Gluten Free)

I'm on another exciting BzzAgent Campaign! 

As you may already know, I LOVE FOOD!, which makes this an extra special campaign because it involves a FOOD item! These Quaker Popped Rice Crisps are delicious! It was hard to find the right words to describe them when I first tasted them (as you'll see in my video). Airy, fluffy, crispy are a few of the words that came to mind. It's difficult to describe, but trust me, once you try them, you'll know exactly what I mean! It's the type of snack you don't feel "guilty" about having.  

  • Gluten Free
  • 14g of whole grains per serving (some have 11g)
  • Only 130 calories per serving
  • Serving size: 18 mini cakes!

My kids loved them, too! Great snack to include as part of lunch or in between meals! They have a variety of flavors to choose from and they're all delicious! My favorite is the Cheddar Cheese! They also have Sour Cream & Onion and Caramel Corn in the gluten free variety. The packages are clearly marked so you'll know exactly what you're getting. Trying these has been a wonderful experience for us and I hope you'll share your experiences with us, too! Leave a comment below if you've tried any of these delicious Quaker Popped Rice Crisps.


Would you like to see my reaction as I try them for the first time?

*All products received complimentary from BzzAgent for testing & review purposes and the opinions shared are 100% my own! If you'd like to join BzzAgent or find out more visit their website it's 100% FREE!

1.10.2015

My 2015 Ambition

There are lots of things I think about doing, but "life" keeps me from accomplishing. And by "life" I mean, the excuses I make up that keep me from doing something. I've decided that for 2015 I will do everything I can to achieve 1 specific goal and that is...to film more YouTube videos and dedicate more time to my Channeljstoney1995! So far, I've started the year off with a bang!  I'm trying out new things and I feel pretty good about it!

Something (which may seem insignificant) that has already made a difference is having enough light. Santa (a.k.a. husband), surprised me with a lighting set for Christmas to make my life easier. If there is enough light at all times, I don't have to limit myself to filming only at a specific time or only when the sun is out. When it comes to natural light, depending on nature isn't really sensible since it can change from one moment to the next. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE natural lighting, but when a cloud covers the sun and my camera goes crazy trying to adjust to the slightest changes, it's not fun! And after spending time preparing for filming, it can be a bit frustrating having to stop and wait for the light to come back.

I feel this is a realistic goal that I will be able to accomplish because of the fact that it is something I enjoy doing so much! It may seem strange to talk into a camera lens, but for me, it's always entertaining. Another important part of my goal is the editing portion of the process which is very time consuming, but the good news is...I LOVE EDITING my videos! And even though I don't have a fancy video editing program, I like to do the best that I can with what I have.

So there you have it, my 1 goal/ambition for 2015. It feels funny now that I'm putting it out there as if somehow now that you're reading this, I will be held accountable for my actions. I will have to stay motivated and keep at it no matter what!

Have you set any goals for 2015? Leave a comment below and let me know!


I was motivated by the Crowdtap Challenge to share my 2015 Ambition!