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Friday, August 28, 2009


Oh man... it's time to give up my cool ride for the mommy minivan! I know, I know!! But since this is a good day - OUR 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY - I thought I could post my ride up for sale today HERE first!

Grey cloth interior
Only 39K miles!
I'm the only owner!
Great condition because I love this car!
(And it also just got it detailed at the spa yesterday!)
Non-smoker/No pets

Awesome for those with 2 kiddos or less! I hate to part with it!
Let me know if you're interested!
email me:

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

WOWY = Work Out With You!

As you may know, I started working with:
and it is one of the BEST things that I have done!

But did you know that you can do this?

This is FREE to do and you can actually WIN money and prizes - JUST for logging in a live workout! I do it almost everyday and one of these days - I'm going to WIN! And even if I don't, I enjoy seeing how often I workout and to see my progress and which workouts I've done, etc.

Join me in this simply by going to my site and joining my team.
Also add my as a "BUDDY" so I can "WORK OUT WITH YOU"!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Menu Mondays - SUMMER ROLLS!

Oh my goodness are these good!

There are all kinds of ways to make these tasty treats, but essentially, you just need some fresh ingredients and you're on your way! My favorite ones are at Cheesecake Factory and CPK (California Pizza Kitchen). But I can't wait to make my own!

-Shrimp, lobster or crabmeat
-rice paper rounds

And add any combination of the following:
-clear rice noodles (or like them)
-sprouts (optional)
-shredded carrots
-green onion
-cucumber sliced
-cilantro leaves
-basil leaves
-mint leaves

Take any combination of ingredients and place on the rice paper and fold over in the middle, at the ends and then again in the middle. Cut across at an angle.

Try adding some dipping sauces like soy sauce, peanut sauce, sweet & sour sauce, teriyaki, etc.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Menu Mondays - Pasta!

Since I have this new love of PESTO...

I thought I'd try it out (basil pesto) mixed with some fettucini noodles. Tres Manifique!

I added lots of cubed chicken breast along with diced grilled zucchini and yellow squash, with a dash of salt and fresh ground pepper. It was SO GOOD!

I think I would also liked to have added grilled tomatoes or red bell pepper too to give it even more color and flavor. Some grilled sliced cherry tomatoes would have looked beautiful!

Food is best when presented well! ENJOY!

Thursday, August 13, 2009


Right now thru Oct 31st - you can get deals that I am able to get from RYKA!!! (I personally do not have any of their shoes, but I am tempted looking at this deal!) So let me know if you get anything and tell me how you like it by posting a comment. Enjoy! ~Amanda

Monday, August 10, 2009


Just look at all of these fun-lovin' PiYo people!! They really did a wonderful job at the PiYo Training on August 8th from 9-5 in Raleigh, NC!

It was a day FULL of poses, exercises, learning time and test taking! Each one passed the written test with flying colors! Each one also Passed the practical testing as well! AWESOME! What a group!!

So I thank them for coming out and working hard in the limited time we had. There is so much to cover and they really dug in and went for it!

A big THANK YOU goes out to SARAH HUFFMAN & the ALEXANDER YMCA in downtown Raleigh, NC for hosting this event! She had SO many of her peeps there and was so all about this training! I'm sure she's glad to have more PiYo Instructors there now to help out Cynthia!!

And THANK YOU to all 23 participants, including some from Greenville, Fayetteville, and even Virgina Beach, VA! And to those in the Raleigh area... be on the lookout for some PiYo classes coming to a club HOPEFULLY near YOU! YEA!

Great job everyone! See ya at Hip Hop Hustle on Oct 3rd at the Kerr YMCA in N. Raleigh!

Here are some more photos from the day:
Nice staff posing from these gals!

Up dog is fun via Stacey and Annette.

Ann practicing down dog.

3 more join in!

Tom is up to the challenge too!

Cheryl leads Amanda in Warrior I.

It's a pilates roll up for Melinda!

A nice plank for Michelle.

And Anita - still smiling! =)

Nice pics everyone! ~Amanda

Monday, August 3, 2009

Menu Mondays - SPINACH SALAD!

Yummier than you think! (Not actual photo... just to show some spinach!)

I love this salad! It's fresh and very tasty. I usually make it for bridal or baby showers and parties. It's one that you'll like to make any time of the year.

1 bag fresh spinich (baby spinich works really well)
1 head iceberg or romaine lettuce
1 pkg bacon (or faster: 1 sm bag pre-cooked bacon bits)
1/2 pkg jack or swiss cheese (regular or pre-grated)
optional: sliced mushrooms

Wash and tear the spinich as needed. Wash and tear the lettuce. But both into a big serving bowl.
Cook bacon and crumble into bits. Add to the bowl once cooled. Grate the cheese to amount desired. Add to the bowl.

1/2c white or apple-cider vinegar (I prefer ac vin)
3/4c veg or canola oil
1 1/2 T onion (grated or onion powder will do, but just 1/2t if so)
1 1/2t salt
3/4t dry mustard

Combine all ingredients in a blender or shaker mixing well. Pour over salad and toss when ready to serve.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

BODY BUGG - A New Gadget to Love!

This is Chalene Johnson. My boss from Powder Blue Productions, creator of Turbo Kick, Turbo Jam, ChaLEAN Extreme, PiYo, Hip Hop Hustle and All-Star Presenter Camp.

She is showing the new HOT fitness gadget: THE BODYBUGG

She has given it a RAVE review on her blog on June 28th - go check it out at:

Here's the link to check out the BodyBugg site:

To get one and get a discount, enter discount code bbgcj24 and earn an additional $15.00 off the price of your purchase! All lower case: bbgcj24

I'm all about a deal... and what's new out there so I'm passing it on to you! I haven't gotten one yet, but maybe you can. ENJOY!