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Spring is here (well not so much where I am), it’s time to shed the winter coats and sweaters!  Cute, sexy, and fashion forward looks are a must for spring and summer. If you are fuller size woman like myself, finding the right style can be hard at times. Fashion to Figure has you covered! Slipping into some fashionable outfits that completely slay is easy with Fashion to Figure.

Fashion to Figure is a trendy plus size clothing brand with a mission to push that fashion is a state of mind, not just a size range which is awesome. The offer pieces that can be mixed and matched with items you already own. They are very affordable, don’t worry about maxing out on cash. Plus, you can score great additions to your wardrobe that will bring out your inner glamour girl!

In the photos below, I will show you how I rocked some items sent to me from Fashion to Figure polyvore style. In these sets, I will show how you can mix items you already have with new ones.

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The City Chick

This soft jersey everyday fit and flare dress is perfect for spring day outings or nights. It is  flattering to the figure because fit nicely at the top and flares at the waist. shape, this dress also features a flirty scoop neckline and three-quarter sleeves. This dress is a plus when it comes to comfort too. I paired it with red booties, red light-weight bomber jacket, and a Dooney and Bourke shoulder bag. You can be as sassy as you want to be with this number! Whether it’s weekend shopping with your girls or a night on the town with your honey (add those red stilettos he likes, you’ll thank me later) you are sure to be cute, stylish and comfortable!

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Rock and Roll Diva

Who does not love denim? I do! The lightly distressed plus size denim jacket pairs well with jeans or a dress. This jacket features a hint of spandex, making it fitted. The distressed detail wash has the perfect amount of rips for a well lived-in look. It also features Gunmetal hardware and contrasting gold stitching. I paired the jacket with boyfriend jeans, a Harley Davidson graphic tee (you can put any tee or top of your choice with this), silver sandals and a cute denim hand bag.   

The plus size boyfriend jeans have slouchy fit with high waist and ample distressing from top to bottom. They feature a zip fly with button closure, five-pocket styling, cuffed ankle and a faded, light-blue wash completes the edgy feel of these jeans to complete the look of this outfit.  , 

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Sweet & Sassy

The Everyday Midi can easily become an essential piece to any woman’s wardrobe. It is crafted in stretch fabric and gives off a sexy, form-fitting silhouette. It features a plunge scoop neck, and three-quarter length sleeves. This dress is beautiful for a casual day or a sexy night out. I paired the dress with a cute cream snake skin ruffle detailed handbag, black clutch (not pictured), tan heels and black wedge heels. The choice is really up to you with this dress. It lays on the body flawlessly. It is very comfortable as well. You can add a cute jacket to this dress if you like too.

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Biker Chic

Every now and then we as women like to get a little bad. What better way to do this by channeling your inner biker. I love this off-the-shoulder peplum top. It is a wonderful for any occasion. The peplum style really helps to hide any unwanted areas that you don’t want to show. I paired it with jean style leggings with a cuff detail bottom, Effie J handmade jewelry set, Harley Davidson leather belt, purse, and bling logo jacket, along with black peep toe heeled booties. You can play around with this top and dress it up or down.

I adore all the items that I received from Fashion to Figure. They are classic and I can mix them with ease to create amazing looks for work or play. Jump start your wardrobe for spring and summer with trendsetting appeal with Fashion to Figure. I am sure you will love the garment selection that they offer.

Do you ever find yourself pressed for time to shop for groceries? If you are a busy mom, juggling time in between home life, soccer practice, ballet class and football games can get crazy. Maybe you’re an elderly person that doesn’t drive much anymore and getting out to stores has become a bit difficult. The grocery delivery service provided by Good 2 Go Groceries is the perfect solution! 

Good 2 Go Groceries is a 3 year old woman owned grocery shopping and delivery service, based in Indianapolis, Indiana. It’s owner Barbara Wylie came up with the concept for the service while driving in her car pressed for time. She wished for a service where she could get groceries from her favorite local grocery store delivered to her. Barbara knew that in Indianapolis, there was a true need for a service of this nature that would give individuals the convenience of having there groceries delivered to them from local markets of their choice. Good 2 Go Groceries prides itself in shopping for your custom groceries and delivering them promptly to your door. 

How the Service Works

Scheduling a delivery for your groceries is very simple with Good 2 Go Groceries. There are only three steps. Yes, just 3 steps! 

  1. Schedule Your Delivery Day and Time
  2. Make a List ( Make your custom grocery list and you can specify your preference of store to shop from.)
  3. Wait for Your Delivery 

Once you are one the company website, it is very user friendly and easy to navigate. The first thing you are prompted to do is making an account. If you don’t want to do that and prefer to proceed as a guest, you have that option. Although I would suggest that you make an account, as I know you will love the service as I did. So you will use it again and it will make the process faster. 

Next, you will be taken to the order form and this is where the magic happens! It’s a really simple list form format. You input the day and time for your delivery (you must allow 24 hours for deliveries to be scheduled.), list your items for pick up ( it is advised that you be as detailed as you can with your grocery list.) and you can specify which store you want your groceries purchased from. You can also choose to have substitutes for items that may not be in stock at the store at the time of shopping. If you choose not to have substitutes, the items that where not at the store will be left off and will not be included in your final purchase. 

Lastly, you submit your order and wait for it to be delivered. You have the option of either paying with PayPal or your credit card. There is a $10.00 delivery fee plus 10% of your total grocery bill for the service. Your order will also have to meet a minimum of $30.00. If your order falls below that minimum amount, a $10.00 gas surcharge will be added to your delivery and shopping fee.

I know you are wondering, what if I like to shop at multiple stores? No problem! The people at Good 2 Go Groceries love to shop at multiple stores. You can add another store for a fee of $5.00. Not bad, very affordable right!

I love the idea of having a service where I can have groceries delivered to me from stores that are local to my area in which I love. Quality is very important to me as well. Since this grocery shopping and delivery service allows you get items from stores that you are already familiar with, you know the kind of quality you are getting is going to be the best for you and your family. You can’t beat that paired with convince! 

The Verdict 

My experience with Good 2 Go Groceries was excellent! It was a breeze using the site to place my order for delivery. My stores of choice are Walmart, Kroger, and Marsh, but for my delivery I went with Walmart. I had the honor of having Barbara as my shopper and delivery person. (Yes, Barbara is still very hands on in her company. She is such a sweet spirit!) She called to let me know that she was in route to the store, that was a plus for me. While at the store, I was not as specific for one of my items, she sent a text to see which type I wanted her to pick up. Then when she was 10 minutes away from my home she sent me another text letting me know she was on her way. 

  
The whole experience was very professional and timely. I loved that she greeted me with a bubbly smile, she even took the groceries to the kitchen for me. Then she presented the receipt to me as well. I really liked the great communication and attention to detail of the grocery items. The meat, produce, bread and other items were selected well. I know some of you are picky about how certain groceries look. You don’t have to worry with Good 2 Go Groceries. If you are in Indianapolis or surrounding areas, I highly recommend giving this service a try. It’s great for busy professionals, students, older adults and new or busy moms. 

Good 2 Go Groceries services Indianapolis, Greenwood, Whiteland, Franklin, Carmel, Westfield, Anderson, Muncie (Anderson and Muncie are Monday deliveries only) as well as Speedway and Zionsville. They are soon to be expanding service to Avon and Plainfield. 

Have you tried the service from Good 2 Go Groceries?

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So many of you my readers, are from many different states. If you are like me, you are in the state you were born in. Some of you may have been transplanted to the state you are in now and have grown to love where you are. Either way, you are happy in the state you’re in and you may like to rep it every now and then. State of Style Jewelry makes representing your state stylish with their gorgeous statement pieces.

State of Style is a collaboration between Jersey Belle star Jamie Primak-Sullivan and jewelry design house Chelsea Taylor. This line allows you to be proud of where you come and show your state pride in style. The state pendants are beautiful. Chelsea Taylor is known for their sterling silver jewelry set with CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski™ Elements. Each style is available in different colors. The pieces are set in a special compound that is color keyed to match the color of the stone set for an invisible look and feel. 

I was sent a few for their state pendants in exchange for my honest opinion. They are fabulous, beautifully crafted! You will definitely make a statement wearing one of these pendants. Don’t be surprised at how many compliments and inquiries you will receive either. You will love wearing it to compliment any outfit as well. 

Being the fashionista that I am, State of Style Jewelry receives five gold hangers for stylishness. It is a must grab for any woman or young woman that wants to rep her state glamorously. The pendants retail for $34.99. Want to pickup your State of Style jewelry? Head on over to http://www.stateofstylejewelry.com to order.  They even have a cross ($39.99) and a ring ($33.00) in the collection too! There is also a selection of apparel and much more. You can have pride in or always have a connection to your home state with State of Style Jewelry.

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Indiana Pendant Necklace  (My home state)

  

Maine Pendant Necklace 
  

Kentucky Pendant Necklace 
  
Side Cross Pendant Necklace 

  
Eternity Ring

Every now and then it is good to try new things. I am a firm believer of this. I love trying new recipes, fashion trends, products and even new places. It’s worth it giving new things a shot, at least once. You never know what may work for you and become your new fav. 

For the past few weeks, I have been fasting. Since I have been cutting back on meat along with other food items, I have had to get pretty creative with dishes. I decided to try a bean pie as a way to get some protein. Not only did this pie give me protein that I needed , it was also a wonderful treat for me as well.

Making the bean pie was super simple. It is pretty much a dump and blend recipe. To blend all of my ingredients together, I used the Nutri Ninja Auto IQ Compact System that I was sent to test out. This unit worked wonders for blending the filling for the pie. I was so amazed at how it performed. But hey it’s Nutri Ninja, so I can expect nothing less than the best from this brand!

  
Nutri Ninja Auto IQ Compact System

 The Nutri Ninja Compact System is a superb unit for creating delicious sauces, smoothies, salsas and much more. The high-performance blending combined with the blender’s high-performance blades really powers through ingredients for a blend that is smooth as silk. The nutrient and vitamin extraction along with the pro extractor blades break down whole fruits and veggies leaving you with full-bodied nutrient goodness. 

What You Get

Nutri Ninja Base (1100-1200 watt motor)

Stainless Steel Double Wall Cup with Lid (keeps frozen drinks colder for up to 4 hours)

48oz Multi-Serve Nutri Ninja Cup (for large batches)

2 Regular Tritan Nutri Ninja Cups with Sip & Seal Lids (allows you to take smoothies and juices on the go)

Recipe Book and Manual 
I like the ease of using this unit. At the press of a button, you get a very silky smooth blend. When I say you will not have any lumps, that’s just what I mean. Brilliant technology a your finger tips! You do not have to hold the cup while blending. Also, the unit pluses automatically during the blending process. Hands free, awesome right! 

  
My pie filling came out very creamy and smooth. Once baked, it was heavenly! Clean up for the unit is easy. You can place it in the dishwasher, as the attachments are dishwasher safe. The base can be wiped clean.

I urge you to give the Nutri Ninja Auto IQ Compact System a try for yourself. You will love how your culinary delights turn out. I’m sure this unit will become a favorite in your household as it is in mine. To purchase this unit, just click here.

Have you tried out the Nutri Ninja Auto IQ Compact System?

Water is my friend, but it can be a bit boring at times. I even like tea every so often too. But, plain old tea just does not fit the bill for me some days. I like pizazz in my beverages and foods. I know I’m not alone with that statement. A little kick your morning coffee, can set you on your way to a great day! 

SweetLeaf’s natural sweetener serves up the right amount of sweetness and flavor I need. What I like the most about this brand of sweetener is that it offer amazing sweetness without the carbs, calories or artificial sweeteners. If you are a person who is trying to watch your carb and calorie intake, SweetLeaf is an awesome brand to try. SweetLeaf products are made with stevia leaf extract, which is USDA certified organic and non-GMO project verified. The taste of it is delightful! SweetLeaf has won many international awards for its taste and innovation.

I was sent their Sweet Drops in the flavors Vanilla Crème, Double Chocolate, Pumpkin Spice, and Cola. The next items were two of their Water Drops in Srawberry Kiwi and Peach Mango. I was also sent some of their Organic Stevia (35 count box). These products are so rich in flavor and they do not have an after taste at all.

  

The organic stevia and sweet drops can be used to in tea, coffee, milk, cream of wheat and so much more. For a sweet treat, I like to sprinkle some organic stevia on my fresh fruit. I found that it gives a pleasant sweet taste that really curbs my sweet tooth, but doesn’t wreck my diet. Since I am a diabetic that manages my diabetes with exercise and diet, I try to be very meticulous in my efforts. SweetLeaf products are a perfect tool that’s delicious.

The Sweet Drops really amp up the flavor. You can combine the organic stevia and a sweet drop flavor in your morning coffee or afternoon tea. It is bliss! I will warn you, a little goes a long way with the sweet drops. So try a few drops at a time for flavor.

  
Morning oatmeal sweetened with SweetLeaf organic stevia.

SweetLeaf’s Water Drops are super great for pumping flavor into your water. The juicy goodness will keep you wanting to keep your water bottle close. If you are a person that does not like to drink water because of its taste, water will surely become your new bestie with these water drops. You’ll love how it transforms your water into a sweet refreshing drink. The water drops have no carbs or calories and will not raise your blood sugar levels. This is a plus for diabetes. We love products or foods that have a non-glycemic response. 

I enjoyed all of SweetLeaf’s products. They were so satisfying to my tastebuds. I would suggest picking up some if you are trying to watch your intake of crabs and calories. If you have diabetes, this is big for the must stock up list. Give this brand a try, you’ll be happy you did!  

Have you tried SweetLeaf sweetener before? 

As you know I enjoy cooking. Cooking allows me to express my creativity, while being able to control the ingredients that go into my dishes. I’m sure many of you are like myself and want to make sure you know what goes into your foods. This is why it is so important to get back to cooking or take up a few classes if you don’t know how to cook.
I was in the market for a few new appliances and pans to add to my collection of tools in my kitchen. I needed a new fryer, baking dish and a good non-stick pan. When I got the chance to try the Copper Chef square pan, I was blown away! This pan combined everything I was looking for into one convenient unit. 
 
The Copper Chef Square Pan is simply beautiful! It has a good weight to it, but it’s not to heavy. You can do so much with this pan. I was sent the 13 piece set. It comes with the unit, a glass lid, fry basket, steamer/roast rack, cooking utensils (not pictured), inspiration cookbook and user manual.

I have been cooking away in this pan. It cooks to absolute perfection! The pan has cerami-tech non-stick technology that allows nothing to stick to the pan. It has a stainless steel induction plate at the bottom for even heat distribution. The unit is safe for all cooking surfaces and is oven safe.

 
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So far I have cooked delicious steamed vegetables, a succulent roast chicken with vegetables, and a delectable chicken pot pie in the Copper Chef square pan. I must say, each dish turned out wonderful, cooked beautifully! I was truly amazed at the cooking power of this pan. My whole family and I adore it! Cleaning the pan is easy as pie too. Just hand wash it or pop it in the dishwasher. That’s it!

If you enjoy cooking like I do, then this is a must have unit for you. You will love the versatility of this pan. Your creativity for creating flavorful and mouth watering dishes will over flow. You can pick up your Copper Chef pan here

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 Chicken that I marinated for for four hours with spices.
    

I browned the chicken on all sides. Then I set it aside to work on my vegetables.

   

I browned my vegetables here. I even browned the gizzards. Then placed the chicken on top and baked it uncovered for 2 hours. 

The finished roasted chicken with vegetables. This chicken was so moist and juicy! The veggies were so tender and yummy. The Copper Chef square pan rocks!
  
So delicious!

During the winter months, I have noticed that my skin has been very dry. To combat this,  I have been trying to follow good skincare routine during the winter. I need my skin to be ready for spring. I have been searching for a skincare system that would include a rotating brush, but they’re always expensive and not in my budget. Then I got the opportunity to try the ToiletTree Professional Skincare System.

  
What’s in the Box

The Unit (choice of colors are pink, grey, blue, green, black, and purple)
Body brush

2 face exfoliator (one for sensitive and one for normal skin)

1 pumice sphere

4 AA batteries 

Waterproof design + waterproof strap so you can use it in the shower.

  
I love this system as it allows you to have spa-like facial experiences at home. Not only is it great for facials, but it’s great for your body too. The large body buffer brush help to buff the body reviling beautiful skin. The small pumice stone exfoliates, cleans and softens your heels of your feet.

I was also sent the protective case which comes  with replacement heads for the unit. It serves as everyday storage and is awesome for travel. It is water resistant as well. I really like that about this case. 

  
The ToiletTree Professional Skin Care System is amazing and it has been the perfect tool for my everyday skin care routine. The system improved the appearance of blemishes and dry patches on my skin. The deep cleaning bristles are gentle on the skin and the motor is super quiet. I hate skin care systems that are loud. It really can mess up the experience to me.

I love this skincare system a lot!  I suggest that you give this system a try, as it is very budget friendly. You can purchase the system and protective case on the ToiletTree website, Bed Bath and Beyond or Amazon. 

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