Monday, January 30, 2017

I Miss You!

Hey y'all!

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and every other holiday that I've seemed to miss! I don't have much time to write these days, regrettably. I miss it and hope to be able to catch back up with you all soon!

Life is good. It's busy, but I won't complain. I hope you are all doing well and we will catch up soon! Maybe if someone invites me to a super bowl party I'll at least have a recipe to share LOL!

Stay safe!

XOXO
RoJo

Monday, September 19, 2016

Hypothyroidism Update 85452146

Sheesh. This illness is never ending. Like for real.

I saw my wonderful endocrinologist last week...who is always running behind on his appointments because he likes to talk and get to know you. My meds had to be adjusted. Again. So now I'm back to my 3 month rotations of seeing him. I mean I like the guy, but I don't want to see him that much! I thought I was doing well until I wasn't. I think me actually putting forth effort to lose weight is what kicked this whole thing off. So my daily dilemma is whether or not I should just accept this pudginess. Nobody in their right mind wants to be pudgy. It sucks that my body attacks itself.

Sigh. My weight fluctuates so drastically  that I have 2 sizes of clothes in my closet. This week I'm in the bigger size. Grant it, I have been eating like a maniac. Apparently also a side effect of Synthroid not being at the proper dosage. When is it ever going to get there and stay there?! This process is super frustrating. But at least I'm not hiding under my desk to sleep at 10am. That's an improvement LOL!

Despite all that, I'm happy that the season is changing (on the calendar because it's still hot). I'm looking forward to the fall. Cooler air, boots and baggy shirts LOL. Cocoa and blankets...I'm looking forward to it!

I hope you all are doing well!

XOXO
RoJo

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Healthy Baby Home Party

I was chosen by Seventh Generation to host a Healthy Baby Home Party.

What is it, you ask?

Well, I was sent a bunch of goodies (free of charge) to discuss with my friends and family. Each family in attendance was given a bag of samples and coupons so that they could decide if moving to natural, healthy products would work for their families.

We had a great time! We ate, played games and discussed the goodness of things...and some of the badness of things too.

One family received diapers and wipes. There were coupons for Babble bottles, seeds to plant, dish washing liquid and a bunch of other cool stuff!

We played bingo and ate...did I say that already? LOL What's a party without food? Right?





Thanks Seventh Generation for providing such amazing party products!
I'm seriously in love with the lavender flower and mint dish washing detergent! It smells amazing and honestly, it cleans a whole lot better than I expected! I think it also calms my nerves while I'm doing my least favorite chore!

Thanks to everyone that attended! I hope you are putting your samples to good use! These products don't contain harmful chemicals like some of the top name brands. Anything to make my family healthier is a win in my book!

XOXO
RoJo

Mimosa Punch

Hey y'all!

This past weekend I hosted a bridal shower for my best friend Miko. I made a punch. A really good punch. So good, in fact that many people have asked me for the recipe. I usually just dump stuff in. This time was no exception. I turned to Pinterest for guidance, but ending up doing my own thing anyway. I chilled all of the ingredients beforehand so that it would be ready to enjoy.



Mimosa Punch

Ingredients

1 - 2 liter Ginger Ale
1 Carton Mango Nectar (can be found on the Hispanic food aisle)
3 Bottles of Champagne (I used J. Roget Spumante)
1/2 Cup Triple Sec
Orange Juice - I think I used a little over half a gallon
Assorted fresh fruit

Instructions

Pour all ingredients into drink dispenser (or punch bowl)
*Be careful of the ginger ale and champagne bubble!
Give a gentle stir
ENJOY!!

And since you asked, the shower was a big hit! Everyone had a great time, especially the bride to be! I'll post about the entire occasion later. I just wanted to share this since people won't let me sleep LOL!
If you make it, let me know how you like it! I've also made this using different flavor nectars...Mango is my favorite!

XOXO
RoJo

Thursday, August 11, 2016

30 + 3

Howdy folks!

If you follow me on Instagram (@littlemisschocolatekiss), you know that I celebrated my birthday last week. It has been great! I've mainly been posting pictures of food...because that's what I do lol. I've gotten a lot of questions about getting free birthday meals, so I wanted to kind of update the list (old list can be found here or here).

A lot of the programs have changed. Some you have to sign up for again (many I didn't) and yes it takes a lot of work initally, but I've been eating free or cheap for almost 2 weeks now so to me it's worth it.

Some places give full meals, some give something for free and others give a percentage off. I didn't make it down the whole list because some of them expire on your actual birthday. Others give you a few weeks to a whole month. Either way, enjoy as many as you can! You have to sign up on each site. Maybe someone should develop an app that will just sign you up for all of them. If you do, give me 10% that's all I ask!

Let me know if I left anything off!


Columbia Sportswear
Pizza Hut
Applebee's
Lancome
Sonic Drive In
NBAStore.com
Airwick.com
Keds.com
Texas Roadhouse
Wendy's
Sephora
Footaction
Marble Slab
Ruby Tuesday
Moe's
Captain D's
Panera
Maidenform
American Eagle
Dickey's Barbecue
Red Robin
Olive Garden
Shop Your Way Rewards
JC Penny
Baskin Robins
Starbucks
HuHot Mongolian Grill
Jason's Deli
O'Charley's
California Dreaming
Joe's Crab Shack
IHOP
Fuddruckers
Brueggers's Bagels
Zoe's Kitchen
Rita's
The Hickory Tavern
Golden Corral
Old Chicago Pizza
Newk's Eatery
Bojangle's
Jersey Mike's
Chuck E. Cheese
Mellow Mushroom
Sephora
Ulta Beauty
The Melting Pot
McAlister's
Cupcake Down South
Krispy Kreme


XOXO
RoJo