Life by Cynthia

Saturday, January 10, 2015

My BistroMD Review #bistroMDdiet #ad



I have partnered with BistroMD to bring you this sponsored post.

BistroMD is a healthy meal delivery service that provides gourmet, balanced meals to help you on your quest to stay healthy and/or lose weight. The folks at BistroMD pride themselves on only using natural and wholesome ingredients. For the many of you who are concerned about gluten: They have gluten-free programs, as well!

As an aging woman to a very young son I am very concerned about my health. I'm in my 40's, and along with my husband, we are raising our 4 year old son.  I am a working mom burning the candle at both ends and often question how so many women seem to do it all with grace. I love the opportunity to make life easier if and when I can. I heard about BistroMD which is just up my alley! With wellness, diet delivery, nutrition, and health in mind I just knew that BistroMD was something that I needed to try. At 43 something has certainly changed with my metabolism. I've put on weight that I'd like to manage in a healthful manner. I can do that with BistroMD.



This delivery program takes the guess work out of the equation when it comes to nutrition, portion control, and in avoiding unsafe additives. In addition to filling portions, you won’t find any Trans fats, artificial colorings, MSG, chemical fillers, nitrates, added sulfites or the artificial sweetener aspartame in the entrees.

You can choose from a Women's Program as well as a Gluten-Free Program. Check out the BistroMD Menu for yourself!  If you have a moment I would recommend reading some of the BistroMD Success Stories, I found them inspirational.


 

I tried 3 days worth of BistroMD meals and snacks. The items were shipped in a cooler and packed with dry ice. Here is a picture of what was included in my delivery:

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I liked the flavor of the meals, the ease of eating a healthy and nutritious meal, and the time saving factor. I was pleasantly surprised that these meals did not taste like the frozen foods that you might find in the grocery store. While on the 3 day meal plan I never felt hungry. In some cases I couldn't finish the entire meal! Not pictured are the snacks and desserts that were also included.

With your delivery you will get printed nutrition information and your weekly menu. You can customize your meal plans online and easily connect with a team of experts; the M.D., Registered Dietitians, and fitness expert.

If YOU are interested in wellness, diet delivery, nutrition, and health check out BistroMD. It is a perfect holiday gift for yourself and your loved ones to start the New Year off right.




Disclosure: I received 3 days worth of BistroMD meals & snacks to review for this post. All opinions are my own.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection The Little Mermaid GIVEAWAY #disneymusic #enmnetwork

I received the Little Mermaid Legacy Collection CD as a member of the Entertainment New Media Network. No further compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

Honoring the continuing legacy of the Disney music catalog, Walt Disney Records’ newly launched site, Disney Music Emporium (DME), is a destination for collectible Disney music products that also features monthly columns by guest writers, a News tab for fun Disney facts, plus videos that exclusively debut on DME including behind-the-scenes of beloved soundtracks, and more.



I was thrilled to receive a copy of Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection: The Little Mermaid. The movie was released during my senior year of high school and I have seen it countless times since then! The beautiful book-bound two disc collectible set is AWESOME! While listening to the music it really brings back such fond memories of viewing the movie with my niece! She is now in high school herself! I can remember watching it with her for her first time like it was yesterday!

Since receiving my copy I have been listening to it while driving in my car and during my workday. YES I confess that I sing along on my commute to work and on drives with my husband and son in the car.  I don't have the greatest of signing voices but they humor me and let me go for it without covering their ears. I can only imagine how crazy I must look signing my heart out to my fave: Part of Your Wold. I don't hold back and am more animated than Ariel herself! I can listen to the CDs all day and often do when at work. I set myself up with my favorite cup of tea, my Stress Away Essential oil, put on my ear buds and cruise through the work day as happy as a clam!  I am just waiting for one of my coworkers to ask me what I'm smiling about all day!



The Legacy Collection The Little Mermaid 2-disc set is now available for $14.99 at iTunes and for $19.98 at Disney Music Emporium.

Here's a TREAT! Take a listen to Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection: The Little Mermaid - Album Sampler:


For more information on Disney Music Emporium, please visit, DisneyMusicEmporium.com. Get social and become a Disney Music Emporium fan on Facebook and follow on Twitter @DisneyMusicEmp.

I've saved the BEST for last! You can WIN your very own copy of The Legacy Collection - The Little Mermaid! Please enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter widget below! Good luck! Prize will be sent directly from Disney, please allow 4-6 weeks for prize distribution.

The giveaway is open only to U.S. residents, ages 18+. Giveaway ends on January 15, 2015.  No purchase necessary to enter. A winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter. Winner will be notified via email. Winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize or a new winner will be selected. Prize will be sent directly from the sponsor. Not liable for unclaimed prizes or fulfillment.

If it comes to this blogger’s attention that the winner of this giveaway has won on an additional blog for this same prize, this blog reserves the right to choose another winner.

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This post was written in partnership with Entertainment New Media Network and Disney Music Emporium. All opinions are my own.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Annie In Theaters December 19 #AnnieMovie Prize Pack Giveaway


Who's ready for a NEW Annie? I certainly wasn't! But it's time to get ready! Annie is in theaters December 19. Like I said, I wasn't ready for this.  I was skeptical about a movie remake of the classic that knew and loved as a child. I just wasn't sure how the new and different ANNIE would stack up. Thanks to an advanced screening of the movie, this skeptic had a big change of heart!  I have to report that I really enjoyed it! I love the music, the characters, and enjoyed the entire production. New and different is a good thing. Now I have TWO Annie movies that I really love.

Academy Award® nominee Quvenzhan√© Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) stars as Annie, a young, happy foster kid who's also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York in 2014. Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that they'd be back for her someday, it's been a hard knock life ever since with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz). But everything is about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) - advised by his brilliant VP, Grace (Rose Byrne) and his shrewd and scheming campaign advisor, Guy (Bobby Cannavale) - makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in. Stacks believes he's her guardian angel, but Annie's self-assured nature and bright, sun-will-come-out-tomorrow outlook on life just might mean it's the other way around.



Now that you are excited to see Annie for yourself please join in on the Annie Prize Pack Giveaway! Please submit your entries via the Rafflecopter widget located below. Good luck!

 The ANNIE prize pack includes:

- One (1) official ANNIE kids shirt
- One (1) 'Build A Brighter Tomorrow' activity book
- One (1) sticker sheet
- One (1) Scholastic Poster (not pictured)









The giveaway is open only to U.S. residents, ages 18+. Giveaway ends on December 30, 2014.  No purchase necessary to enter. A winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter. Winner will be notified via email. Winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize or a new winner will be selected. Prize will be sent directly from the sponsor. Not liable for unclaimed prizes or fulfillment.



Disclosure: I received the same prize pack and an advanced media screening in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.

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