Saturday, March 19, 2011

March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month and there´s no better time than now for you and your family to commit to more wholesome snacking options.

Luckily, Yoplait is here to help! To give Yoplait a hand in expanding its community on Facebook, and to keep up with all the exciting news and offers we have in store for fans, be sure to use this link to "Like" Yoplait on Facebook today. Encourage your readers to do the same and you could win a fantastic Yoplait Prize Pack in our sweepstakes!

Explore the many nourishing options that Yoplait has to offer - with varieties like Yoplait Light, Yoplait Original, Yoplait Fiber One, Yoplait Kids and Yoplait Delight Parfaits. Each product offers different benefits, and loads of variety, to make eating well a no-brainer. Here are five great ways to `get your snack on´ with Yoplait this March!
Start spring off right with Yoplait Light´s Two Week Tune Up Plan - Replace breakfast and lunch with a cup of your favorite flavor of Yoplait Light, a whole grain and a piece of fruit and you could lose 5 pounds in two weeks. Go to for full diet details.

Get more calcium with Yoplait Original style yogurt - Now with two times the calcium of the leading yogurt (50 percent of the Recommended Daily Value) in one convenient 6-ounce cup*, Yoplait Original style yogurt is committed to women´s health, offering a product that has even more of the calcium women need for strong, healthy bodies. Grab a free cup while supplies last during the Million Cup Giveaway on Yoplait on Facebook!

Try the newest flavor from Yoplait Fiber One - Yoplait Fiber One´s new Blueberry flavor yogurt is packed with filling fiber, calcium, vitamins A and D, real fruit and the great taste of blueberries. With only 50 calories, 5 grams of fiber and 0 grams of fat, this deliciously creamy yogurt won´t break your calorie bank.

Stress less over snack time with Yoplait Kids yogurt - With a wholesome and fun snack like Yoplait Kids yogurt in the fridge, you can feel good about what your children are eating at snack time. Yoplait Kids provides an excellent source of calcium and vitamin D, and has 25% less sugar than the leading kids´ yogurt**. With yummy flavors, and favorite friends like Dora and Lightning McQueen on the packages, Yoplait Kids is a hit with moms and children alike.

End the day with a Delight Parfait from Yoplait - Even with two luscious layers providing a double shot of rich and creamy yogurt, these 100 calorie indulgences from Yoplait contain only 1.5 grams of fat per serving. Now available in two new flavors, Chocolate Éclair and Cherry Cheesecake, you can enjoy a dessert that´s 100 percent guilt-free.

*Leading yogurt has less than 25% Daily Value calcium per 6 oz.

**Yoplait kids has 9 grams of sugar per 3oz. the leading kids' yogurt has 13 grams of sugar per 3oz.

"Like" Yoplait on Facebook to keep up with the latest news and great opportunities to save on your favorite products from Yoplait yogurt.*** Don´t forget to ask your readers to become fans too!

My plans are eat Yoplait as recommended to see if I can lose 5lbs in 2 weeks. It's delicious so this should be an easy 5!

***Coupon offers for Yoplait yogurt are not valid in all states.

I was in no way compensated for this post. I do have the chance to win a prize provided by Yoplait through MyBlogSpark.

Poor tippers

As you know, I work in a restuarant. And if you've ever worked in one you know how hard it is. A friend of mine wrote this article and it was published in a local paper. I think it's well thought out and he was a lot nicer about his tactics than I would have been. Please read....

I am an 11-year veteran of the service industry, and I enjoy making my guests’ dining experience pleasurable. It gives me great pride to send people on their way happier than when they came into my restaurant. I give it my all to exceed their expectations.

I have worked in restaurants all over the Southeast, but I am really troubled with the general disregard a substantial amount of people in this town has when it comes to tipping.

If you tip 15 percent to 20 percent or better, please stop reading now. We thank you for your support. For the rest of you, please read on. I hope that this tipping malaise is just an “ignorance is bliss” situation.

On average, servers make $2.13 an hour. If you can figure out how to live on $85.20 for a 40-hour work week before taxes, please write a response and explain.
Tips are how we pay for tuition, rent, gas, etc. At the end of each shift, servers have to tip out bussers, bartenders and hostesses based on a fixed percentage (5 percent) of sales, not tips.

For example, if your party rings up a tab of $100, it costs the server $5 to wait on your table. If you tip the national average of 15 percent, your server clears $10. However, if you tip the unacceptable 5 percent Gadsden average, that same server makes nothing. Theoretically, if you tip less than 5 percent, your server has to pay money just to wait on your party.

You are better than that, Gadsden. Please help remedy this situation.

Being a server is hard. It is quite difficult and stressful to be at the beck and call of 20 people at once, but we do it all day, every day. If you can afford to go out for dinner, can’t you also afford at least a 15 percent tip? Isn’t that worth you not having to cook at home, clean up the mess and wash the dishes? All we are asking for is a little gratitude for the services rendered.

Philip Lett

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Would you like some "Whine" with your cheese?

What a hectic week! For those of you who do not know, I returned to the work force. Surviving on one income just wasn't doing it. It was WAY to much pressure on my husband and on myself. I like nice things and who doesn't? So I got back on the horse and decided to start serving again. *sigh* Three weeks later, I'm asking what in the world was I thinking? For those of you who have never had the pleasure of working with the public, I recommend you try it atleast once! It will totally make you a better person.

Let me refresh you of my week.

Week ONE:
Started training. Like I didn't know who to wait on people. Hello, I'm a mother and a wife! Training wasn't so bad. I just had to learn the new menu and the computer system.

Week 2: Aka Hell Week!
Started on the floor all by lonesome self. No friends and a little unconfident. Maybe it showed a little because all of my co-workers were so mean and horrible. I was called everything but a white girl. If I had a question, everyone would ignore me unless they needed help carrying something to one of their tables. And of course, me being a team player helped them. I know working in a restuarant can be intense. I've done it for over 10 years. And I thought I was pretty good at it. I've been complimented by many guest to my manager. And even have repeat customers after being there a week. All of my managers love me. I just couldn't jive with the other servers. My hubby told me they were jealous. I laughed! I'm still sitting here kind giggling over the fact that maybe some of these #$@&%'s would be jealous about. That's what I call them now. #$@&%'s. You can use your imagination.

So after 5 days of pure hell. I had a mental breakdown! I started sobbing. And I mean I had one those cries where you have snot running out of nose and your face is all read and wet kinda cries. So the managers call me into their office and wonder what in the heck is wrong with me. In between sobs I explained to them. They told me to give it a week and the problem would be solved. So, I gave it a week. After all, I decided to put my big girl panties on just hang in there.

Week 3:
Total silence. From what I heard from maybe 2 of the 50 people that work there, I was told that the Big Guy called everyone into his office indiviually and snapped! Apparently, this isn't the first time that this happened. I'm just the only one that talked to superiors about it BEFORE they quit. So now that everyone is ignoring me. I'm having such a better week. I would rather be ignored than be treated like something less than human. So week 3 has been so much better. Maybe next week, they'll start talking to me. Who know and who cares. I'm trying not to be bitter but after all I am only human.

Monday, February 14, 2011

NachoMama Tee Review and Giveaway

If anyone knows me, then they know that I am going to show up in jeans and a tshirt. I'm not much for dressing up. Although, I do like to to every once in awhile just to keep my husband on his toes. That's why I was so excited about the opportunity to review a NachoMama tshirt. They offer such a variety of shirts to choose from. And I had such a hard time but finally decided on one.

I decided that my husband needed this. What can I say, "I'm such a giver"! It took me forever to decide on something because the variety is incredible! They have something for everyone! They have Funny tshirts, Vintage tshirts, 80s tshirts, Custom tshirts, Crazy tshirts, Cool tshirts and Funny shirts. I believe that about covers it. If your looking for a nice quality tshirt then Nachomama's is the place to shop. The owner of Nachomama is also the owner of CrazyDog Tshirts.

Now for the giveaway. One lucky reader has the chance to win a tshirt of their choice! All you have to do is go to Nachomama Tees and tell me which one you pick if you were to win. That simple. This is mandatory to enter. If you don't do the mandatory entry then all extra entries will be deleted! And please leave an email address in atleast one of your entries so I will be able to contact to you if you win! Thanks and Good luck!

Extra Entries:

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Winners cannot have won a shirt from us or have been sent a shirt for promotional purposes in the last 90 days or own a blog of their own.

And as required, I was not compensated for this review. I did recieve a tshirt for review purposes. This giveaway will end on Feb. 28th at 12 am est time.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


A winner has been chosen for the RelaxZen shots giveaway using The winner has been notified and has 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

SubtleSouthernSnapshots said...

I look forward to the night.
Found you via the Retail Therapy Lounge Blog Hop. Now following.

Congratulations!! Thanks to all who entered!! I'm very grateful!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

CMT's Working Class

I had the opportunity to preview a new CMT situation comedy called "Working Class" which stars Ed Asner, a cranky war veteran and Melissa Peterman, a zany single mom of three. I'm not a big fan of this kind of silly humor. I'm more of a sarcastic kind of girl.

WORKING CLASS focuses on Carli Mitchell (Melissa Peterman), a single mom from a rough and tumble background trying to give her kids a better life by moving them to an upscale suburb. She quickly finds that making the transition to "the good life" is harder than she thought.

She's unwittingly befriended by her cranky neighbor, Hank (Ed Asner), her only "career" prospect is a glorified deli job at the local grocery store, and the man she falls for not only already has a girlfriend – but he's also her boss, Rob (Patrick Fabian). With her ladies-man brother, Nick (Steve Kazee), to help her out (when he's not acting like one of the kids himself), Carli faces the challenges of parenting, dating, and making friends in her new community by doing more with less, staying true to herself, and approaching each day with a touch of working class.

As Barbara Jean, Melissa Peterman was a hoot playing a ditzy blonde. She had a bunch of witty one-liners. But with all the integerity I have, it's just like all the other shows on television. I would have loved to have seen something original but it was fair. I really love Ed Asner so in my opinion, that would be the only reason I would watch it. I also wouldn't advise you let your young children watch because it did have several sexual inuendo's. It's a cute show if you like quirky humor. So with that said, I recommend this to anyone over the age of 13 that likes silly outakes!

In the season premiere, Carli's old flame from high school shows up hoping to re-ignite his "spark" with Carli — even if it means humiliating her in front of her new boss. To make matters worse, Carli is attracted to her new boss and flirts outrageously with him before she knows his real identity.

Funny, yes! Original, no!

"Working Class" premieres January 28 at 8:00 pm ET/PT on CMT, followed by a second all-new episode at 8:30 pm. Catch the premiere and see if you agree with me
that this one holds a lot of potential!

Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post by One-to-One Network. All of the opinions are my own

Friday, January 21, 2011

Another award! WOW!

As I was checking my email today to see if anyone had entered my giveaways after trying to link them up on other blogger pages and noticed that someone thought enough about me to give me another FANTASTIC award!! I wish I could frame them and put em on the refrigerator like a proud child would do!! haha. Almost makes my head swell a tiny bit to have even been thought of! First, I want to thank Cricket at Inspiration Innovation for allowing me to have this. You ma'am are very awesome! Thank you!
Ya'll should go check her out.


Here are the rules:
oOo Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them in your post
oOo Tell us seven things about yourself
oOo Award 15 recently discovered new bloggers
oOo Contact these bloggers and let them know they’ve received the award(s)

Seven things about me:
  1. I'm a purse and candle aholic. I don't think you could ever have to many of these things!
  2. I would rather chew my own arm off than dust my house!
  3. If I could survive on one food alone it would be potatoes!
  4. LOVE to play online spades.
  5. Grasshoppers and crickets scare the bejesus outta me! (No offense Cricket)
  6. I'm a HUGE Alabama football fan! Probably a little obnoxious!
  7. My husband is my best friend!
I'll make sure and add some new bloggers here soon! So thank you again Cricket. I really appreciate this!