Saturday, June 15, 2013

Shared Post: 30 Days of Popsicle Recipes

30 Days Of Popsicles
Stay cool with our 30 Days of Popsicle Recipes series where we highlight one recipe a day in the month of June for a delicious and refreshing ice cold popsicle!

Strawberries N Cream Popsicles

Banana & Strawberry Popsicles

Mocha Pudding Popsicles

Peach Blackberry Popsicles

Pina Colada Popsicles

Key Lime Popsicles 

Frozen Hot Chocolate Popsicles

Blueberry Lemon Popsicles 

Lemon Cream Popsicles

Mango Pineapple Popsicles

This is originally posted by:   

Please follow that link to see the rest of the popsicles and enjoy!  I just think this is the best post I have seen for the summer so far.  I'll be looking for more to share!

Lavender Cream & Strawberry Popsicles
Found this one today (Saturday, June 22, 2013) and love love love it!
(you can make this without the lavender and substitute it for another fruit)


Need a sugarless popsicle?  Exchange the sugar for agave nectar.  It should be in your grocery store (ask for help to find it) I know that all stores like to hide these type of items in not so obvious places.  ENJOY!

Be sure to have these on hand BEFORE you decide to make popsicles in your ice cube tray, but that can work too for refreshing summer drinks!  

Where to shop online for these items if your grocery store doesn't have them:  

Addicted to Flip Flops

Since I live at the beach there is no time like the present to be wearing a pair of my many pairs of flip flops! I am a flip-flop addict in every true meaning of the word. I own a pair in almost every color imaginable and one to match almost every outfit in my closet. They range in style from really dressy to ultra athletic. Even though there are studies about the dangers of my 90% of shoes owned, I am not changing them.  I do wear an arch supported sandal when I'm walking long distances or tennis shoes if it is cold.  

In a study conducted at Auburn University led by biomechanics doctoral student Justin Shroye in 2008, the evidence revealed these shoes can lead to potential injury issues due to the biomechanics of the shoe altering the walking gait of those who choose to wear these types of shoes. This issue can lead to potential back, hip, knee, ankle, and foot problems.

By studying 39 college men and women wearing both flip-flops and athletic footwear, Shroye determined there was some difference in the way the participants walked in each shoe. He had the participants walk on a platform that measured “the vertical force as the walkers’ feet hit the ground” while videotaping the participants “stride lengths and limb angles.”

What the research revealed is when the participants were walking in flip-flops, they tended to take shorter strides while not allowing the same heel strike vertical force as when wearing the athletic shoes. The study also revealed the participants “did not bring their toes up as much during the leg’s swing phase, resulting in a larger ankle angle and shorter stride length, possibly because they tended to grip the flip-flops with their toes.”

While you may be ready to toss your summer favorites into the trash, Shroye did state these shoes do serve a purpose, especially for those who spend time at the beach or need a nice reprieve from their athletic shoe wear. However, it must be emphasized that these shoes are not designed to wear for long-distance walking as there is a potential for injury anywhere along the kinetic chain. In other words, if you are suffering from knee or back issues after wearing flip-flops, you may want to reconsider wearing them the next time you are out for a nice stroll.

I am not about to throw away the flip flops since I know that I'm wearing other shoes for my walking long distances and exercise.  Don't throw away the flip flops!

Concept in Topless Sandals

I haven't tried these yet but I am in love the concept and the jewelry that goes with them and here is a website that sells these!

Are you a flip-flop addict? Have you ever suffered an injury wearing these shoes? Would you still wear them regardless of the injury potential?

 June 6: Do you prefer flip flops or sandals? writing prompt

Private Selection Great American Summer Spiced Burgers

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes
Serves: 8

Introducing the flavors of Private Selection™ Dry Rubs to Private Selection Angus Patties enhances the flavors of the meat, elevating everyday burgers and allowing for a wide range of flavor variations.

8 Private Selection Angus patties
8 slices Private Selection Provolone (about 8 oz.)
8 Private Selection (potato-bread) Hamburger Buns
8 slices red onion
8 slices tomato
Private Selection Texas BBQ Rub

  1. Prepare barbecue grill (medium-high heat). Sprinkle 1 teaspoon Private Selection Texas BBQ Rub on top side of each burger.
  2. Place burgers, rub-side down, on grill rack. Grill until slightly charred, about 4 minutes; turn and cook the other side until the beef reaches a safe internal temperature of 165ยบ F.
  3. Top each with 1 cheese slice. Cover and cook until cheese melts, about 1 minute longer.
  4. Place burgers atop bottom halves of buns. Garnish with onion slices and tomato slices. Spoon on a dollop of mayonnaise.
  5. Cover with bun tops and serve.

Tip: Create a burger bar for guests by arranging tomato, onion, cheese and lettuce slices together, with the cheese on the bottom so it melts when placed on grill-cooked burgers. Offer a variety of sliced Private Selection Pickles, Jalapenos, Mustards and BBQ Sauces, and additional cheese and bun varieties. In addition, red onion slices can be lightly brushed in Private Selection Olive Oil and grilled. Guests will enjoy creating their own specialized burger, and food can be arranged to encourage people to try new flavors and combinations.

Additionally, Private Selection Dry Rubs can be used to flavor a meatloaf, creating a savory crust.

Looking to Product Test more human and animal products

Hi everyone!

I'm back from an uplanned absence and contacting new companies for the pet products and human products alike.

If you are interested in having me review a product for you,
please contact me here.

I'm also continuing to review products for the companies I have already contacted.


Pet Blog (not exact title of the blog)  I'm looking for authors of articles and products to review for dogs and cats

Life at the beach in Southern California (not exact title of the blog)

Private Selection Great American Summer:  Angus Beef and Grinds,  Syrup, Dry Rub, Artisan Bread, All Natural Preserves, Panko Bread Crumbs.   I will be posting mine and other participant recipes and my reviews!

I have quit selling Avon and Scentsy to make more time to do reviews and party plan.  That's pet play time with other dogs and human parties here.

Summer at the beach is the best time to have BBQ's for humans and dogs!  The cats are downstairs and the dogs are here and looking to play with each other.  This includes the pet products that I am reviewing.

Hope to see more of you here!
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