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Want a great book at a great price?

Hi there. For all of you book readers, you know that a great book is a treasure. Its exciting to open a new book and become part of the story. Its even better when you don’t have to pay an arm and a leg for the book. I know a place that has wonderful stories, talented authors, and at an amazing price. I personally want to recommend Soul Mate Publishing. They have just about every genre you could want and each book is filled to the brim with excitement, romance, and mystery. So for a good read at a good price, go check them out. You won’t be disappointed!

Homemade De-icer

Let’s face it. Summer’s coming to an end and winter will soon be on its way. That means cold, snow, and ice. We can’t do much about the weather but we can at least keep our vehicle windshields clear so that we can see to drive. Instead of buying tons of de-icer, try something a little different and a whole lot cheaper. Here is a couple of wonderful recipes that is guarenteed to keep that nasty ice from sticking to the glass.

1.  Recipe Using Alcohol

  • Mix one part water to two parts rubbing alcohol. Also add dishwashing liquid to the mixture, one teaspoon for every three cups of mixture. Apply liberally to the glass with a spray bottle. Additionally, consider pouring one or two cups of rubbing alcohol directly into your existing wiper washer fluid. This will help ensure continued use of washer fluid during all winter driving conditions. But remember that alcohol has a strong odor and is flammable so keep this solution away from children.

2. Recipe Using Vinegar

  • Mix three parts of white distilled vinegar to one part water. Spray the windshield and all the windows and mirrors. Wait a few minutes before wiping off ice and snow. It’s not necessary to use a detergent because the vinegar acts as a cleaning agent. This may not work as well as an alcohol-based de-icer.


Love Strawberries? Love Kiwis?

Strawberry-Kiwi Smoothie
Stay full and fight disease. This high-fiber drink becomes even healthier when you use organic kiwis, which contain higher levels of heart-healthy polyphenols and vitamin C.
1¼ c cold apple juice
1 ripe banana, sliced
1 kiwifruit, sliced
5 frozen strawberries
1½ tsp honey
COMBINE the juice, banana, kiwifruit, strawberries, and honey. Blend until smooth.
NUTRITION (per serving) 87 cals, 0.3 g fat, 0 g sat fat, 3.5 mg sodium, 22 g carbs, 16.5 g sugars, 1.5 g fiber, 0.5 g protein

Decadently Pineapple

Pineapple Passion
This decadently thick drink can even satisfy your desire for ice cream!
1 c low-fat or light vanilla yogurt
6 ice cubes
1 c pineapple chunks
1. COMBINE the yogurt and ice cubes. Blend, pulsing as needed, until the ice is in large chunks.
2. ADD the pineapple and blend at “whip” speed until smooth.
NUTRITION (per serving) 283 cals, 3.5 g fat, 2 g sat fat, 167 mg sodium, 53.5 g carbs, 48 g sugars, 2 g fiber, 13 g protein

Want something healthy for breakfast and don’t have much time? Try this.

World’s Best Smoothie
Slurp down this smoothie at breakfast, and you’ll feel satisfied until lunchtime.
1 c plain nonfat yogurt
1 banana
½ c orange juice
6 frozen strawberries
COMBINE the yogurt, banana, juice, and strawberries for 20 seconds. Scrape down the sides and blend for an additional 15 seconds.
NUTRITION (per serving) 300 cal, 14 g pro, 63 g carb, 5 g fiber, 45 g sugars, 0.5 g fat, 0 g sat fat, 180 mg sodium

Orange Dream Creamsicle Smoothie

This is a very good and tasty way to beat the heat….

Need to cool down after a tough workout or a hot day at the beach? Lap up this low-cal, citrus-infused drink.
1 navel orange, peeled
¼ c fat-free half-and-half or fat-free yogurt
2 Tbsp frozen orange juice concentrate
¼ tsp vanilla extract
4 ice cubes
COMBINE the orange, half-and-half or yogurt, orange juice concentrate, vanilla, and ice cubes. Process until smooth.
NUTRITION (per serving) 160 cal, 3 g pro, 36 g carb, 3 g fiber, 28 g sugars, 1 g fat, 0.5 g sat fat, 60 mg sodium

Check out this movie!

I know I’m a little behind the times here. I mean, I don’t even have an iphone. I’ve never had one and probably won’t have one. I usually don’t get to see the movies as soon as they come out in theaters. Redbox has become a way of life for me it seems. But I watched a great movie this weekend. Divergent. If you haven’t seen it, please do. It has the same feel as The Hunger Games. I loved it! It had action, romance, drama. The whole package. Definitely a movie to check out if you haven’t already.