There is not really a healthy way to have eggnog, but this recipe seems to be healthier. Hope you like it.
- 4 eggs
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 6 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 can skimmed low fat condensed milk
- 3 cups low fat milk
Separate the eggs and beat the yolks with the sugar. Stir in vanilla, milk and condensed milk. Beat the egg whites and add them to the milk mixture. Mix well. Chill overnight. Serve on glass and sprinkle with cinnamon.
For an alcoholic option you can add Rum or Baileys. Enjoy.
Makes 6 servings
Disclosure: I was provided with a complimentary manicure. All opinions are my own
Last night I had the opportunity to get out of the house and have a Girls Night out with some of the wonderful ladies from SoCal Lady Bloggers
, and let me tell you not only I needed the time out with girlfriends but I was also in need of a good manicure.
We visited the Nail Garden
salon in Valencia, CA and we got to try the delicious cupcakes from Velvet Cupcakes
, so it was a true treat for all of us.
Nail Garden opened their first salon five years ago, and since then they have grown so much that they have already 5 locations in SoCal and they will be opening at least 3 more in the beginning of 2014.
I had never been at any of their locations but I have heard wonders from other friends and now I understand why. Their service is great. You are greeter as soon as you walk in and they offer you water, coffee and even hot chocolate (from their fancy machine). The salon is clean and very organized.
The technicians are well trained and they have a great variety of services (gels, white tips, acrylics and more) and they have a great selections of colors to choose from
You can choose from different types of manicures, but even the basic service includes a very relaxing hand massage and the results are great. I loved how sweet and nice Stephanie my technician was. She did an amazing job!
As for our GNO organized by the SoCal Laddy Bloggers group, well it was as usual great. We had some very yummy cupcakes, hot chocolate with Baileys and we got to laugh a little bit.
Now, I am sure now you want to visit one of their salons. And the good news is that from now until December 18th, they have a Toy Drive and if you donate an new, unwrapped toy you can get 15% off of any service (at any of their locations.
And also now until the end of 2013 if you mention SoCal Lady Bloggers you can have a 15% off (Offers cannot be combined).
Now you can have cute nails for all your upcoming parties. Book your appointment and do not forget to get a toy!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, however all opinions expressed are my own.
Love chocolate? Your answer is probably yes. I know that because when I am looking for a gift for a friend I usually add some chocolate to their present. It is easy and yummy.
And if you love chocolate, you have to love Ferrero Rocher. Their chocolates are our of this world. I am not really a chocolate person, but I do enjoy Fererro Rocher in all their varieties.
Now besides the fact that you can enjoy great chocolate during the holidays, you can participate on the 25 days Wrapped in Gold Sweesptakes. Visit the Ferrero Rocher Facebook Page
to learn all about the contest. Everyday you could win different prizes: chocolate (of course) but also phones and even trips. You head over their page so you can start having fun and if you are lucky winner, come here and let me know.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of 48 contig.U.S & D.C., 18+ w/ valid email & Facebook acct on date of entry. Starts 12/1/13 at 9:00 am (ET) and ends 12/25/13 at 11:59 pm (ET) w/ 25 daily entry periods beginning at 9:00am (ET) and ending at 11:59 pm (ET) each day. For complete details, including entry & prizing details, see Official Rules @ http://bit.ly/1959aNE.
Disclosure: I received complementary passes for the park, however all opinions expressed are my own.
Disneyland is a great place to go any time of the year, however during the holidays there is something even more magic about the happiest place on earth. The Christmas decorations make the park look awesome and the lights at night are just super amazing. The castle becomes the Christmas castle and there is even snow on main street.
It is just something you do not want to miss.
Cars Land at California Adventure
My son and I had never been at the new area of California Adventure, Cars Land. I am so happy we got to experience this. You feel like you are in the movie. With places such as Cozy Cone Motel, Flo's V8 Cafe and Fillmore's Taste-in the place looks and feels just like in the Cars movie from 2006. The lines for the attractions can be really long, so my advice is to get there early when the park open.
The ride on the attraction Radiator Springs Racers is pretty cool. You ride in one of the cars and cruise by Route 66 as Lighting McQueen did.
Viva Navidad at California Adventure
From November 15, 2013 to January 6, 2014, you can attend a colorful and fun celebration of Latino culture and holiday traditions. With a street party with the Three Caballeros and latin music.
New ThorTreasures of Asgard Exhibit
Now when you visit Innoventions at Disneyland you can play with the new Xbox One, see the robot Asimo show, admire the Iron Man suits and enjoy the new Thor exhibit.
Christmas Lights at night
Everything is decorated related with the holidays. But something beautiful are the Christmas lights and the Sleeping Beauty Castle is covered with gleaming white snow and ice. The transformation ceremony includes music and even snow at main street
So if you want a great memory for your kids and family head over Disneyland and California Adventure. The magic of the holidays is better at Disneyland. #justgotmerrier.
Step Dogs will be released on DVD on December 3, 2013
Meatball is a carefree, wisecracking country dog. Cassie is Hollywood’s most pampered pet They couldn’t be more different, and when their owners marry and move the entire blended family to the rural north, the claws come out It’s only when two bumbling thieves scheme to break into their house, that these four-legged foes must team up to defend their home. This riotously funny and heartwarming comedy proves that it takes all breeds to make a family.
I love dogs. I have a German Shepherd and I love movies with dogs. I think that movies with animals are cute and fun. And this movie is not an exception. This movie will make you laugh, cry and laugh some more. Great for all ages. You really want to see what happens at the end. Do not miss it, it comes out on DVD next Tuesday, December 3rd.
Now only if I could teach my dog to behave like the one in the movie... one day, maybe one day...
Disclosure: I am not being compensated for this post. I found this information useful and wanted to share with my readers.
L.A. Care Health Plan’s Healthy Holidays Fair at Plaza Mexico, in Lynwood.
When: Saturday, December 7, 2013 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Plaza Mexico–Courtyard
3100 E Imperial Hwy
Lynwood, CA 90262
Who: Lynwood Mayor Sal Alatorre (invited) Laura Jaramillo, Director of Commercial and Group Plan Operations
Why: To help individuals and families obtain access to high quality, affordable health care.
What: The health fair will focus on providing information to the Latino community and enrolling individuals in L.A. Care Covered™, its Covered California Qualified Health Plan for all of L.A. County. Free, family-friendly events featuring music from Que Buena, balloon artists, face painting, pictures with Santa Claus, the Los Angeles Galaxy mascot, Futboleros and much more.
In order to enroll in L.A. Care Covered™, the following information and documents are necessary:
• Birth date for individual coverage, and/or the birth dates of each family member needing coverage
• A Social Security number for each person to be enrolled
• Current home ZIP code
• Most recent income tax returns, including dependent tax information and head-of-household status (if any)
• Proof of citizenship or residency
Disclosure: I received a copy of the DVD for review and prize pack as the one I am giving away, however all opinions expressed are my own.
The fun with the Minions continue
Gru, his adorable girls, and the mischievous Minions are back with a cast of unforgettable new characters in the blockbuster sequel to the worldwide phenomenon. Just as Gru has given up being super-bad to be a super-dad, the Anti-Villain League recruits him to track down a new criminal mastermind and save the world. Partnered with secret agent Lucy Wilde, Gru, along with the wildly unpredictable Minions, must figure out how to keep his cover while also keeping up with his duties as a father. Assemble the Minions for laugh-out-loud comedy in “one of the funniest, most enjoyable movies ever!” (MovieGuide®)
The minions are back with all their fun adventures. This movie is a great DVD for movie night. You can be sure that your kids will be busy watching it during their free time or on the DVD while traveling. This is one of those movies you never get tired of seeing. Great Christmas present.
My son loved the movie and of course he likes the DVD for the unique features such as:
- Three All-New Mini-Movies Starring the Minions—Introduced by Gru :Puppy, Panic in the Mailroom and Training Wheels
- The Making of the Mini-Movies—A fun-filled take on the making of the mini-movies through the eyes of the artists who made them.
- Deleted Scene
- The Minions—A visit to Illumination Entertainment in Paris and Los Angeles to hear what it’s really like to work with the Minions.
- Evil Minions—Bigger, badder and more purple than ever, the newest and fiercest addition to the Minion species can chew through metal and swallow a car. Find out more about the process that led to their creation and design.
- A Gru-Some Transformation—A sit-down with Steve Carell as he discusses the transformation of Gru from the ultimate super-villain to super-dad and international spy.
- El Hombre Malo: The Villainy Of El Macho—Every great story needs a good villain, and Despicable Me 2 brings on the diabolico in the form of El Macho! Learn about the creation of this character and the actor who brought him to life—Benjamin Bratt.
One lucky My Life is a Journey reader will win a copy of the DVD and a prize pack that includes: A Minion Beanie, A minion DM2 Pen and a DM2 Plush. To enter just use the rafflecopter below.
Disclosure: I am a SeaWorld platinum passport member. I was provided complementary passes for the behind the scenes tour, however all opinions expressed are my own.
We love going to SeaWorld. We love the animals and my son always learns a lot. Despite all the controversy out there, we still believe that the research done by the organization has helped humans understand sea animals behavior. I think the same about the Zoo.
This time around, besides enjoying the shows that we love so much such as: Blue Horizons (dolphins), Sea Lions Live and Pets Rule, we also got to enjoy the Christmas Celebration, the Snow World and exclusive night shows for passport holders. And on top of that we did a behind the scenes tour. It was a day full of fun adventures and learning.
SeaWorld Christmas Celebration
The SeaWorld Christmas Celebration is full of cool things such as
- Santa’s Cottage
- SeaWorld’s Christmas Tree of Lights
- Breakfast with Shamu and Santa (additonal fee)
- Santa's Reindeers-in-Training
You can now enjoy snow at SoCal, play snow ball fights and even sled on the snow.
Behind the scenes tour
In a one hour guide tour, the tour guide took us behind the scenes to learn more about SeaWorld. The tour components might vary. Our tour included learning about Sharks and Turtles (we even got to feed the sea turtles)
SeaWorld is a great place for kids to have fun and also for adults. We love being able to interact with the animals. The food inside the park is also great and there are plenty of choices. You can even get some beer inside the park.
My son favorite part is feeding he animals. This time around was the Sea Lions Turn
And during the holidays the park looks amazing with the Christmas lights. And of course there is special shows for passport members.
I received a copy to facilitate this review, however all opinions expressed are my own.
THE NAUGHTY LIST released on DVD and VOD on November 12, 2013
Two young elves, WINTER and SNOWFLAKE (It’s a boy elf name!!!) have a hard time following the rules and are prone to sneaking off for some good elf playtime. But after wrecking the North Pole's official Christmas tree, the two elf brothers along with a rebellious reindeer named SPARKLE find themselves on the dreaded Naughty List. They are forced to do mundane horrible tasks like washing windows, cleaning bathrooms and more but seem to always make a bigger mess than they had to begin with. After the group is regulated to kitchen duty, they somehow manage to give the whole North Pole food poisoning including Santa! Now with only hours to go before Christmas, they are the only ones left to help save Christmas.
Such a fun movie. I can assure you your little ones will enjoy all the cute stories of the two young elves. They are in the naughty list and they have to do chores. And when they almost ruined Christmas they need to figure out a way to turn things around. A great DVD for the holidays and a different story line that my son really loved.
Two (2) My Life is a Journey readers have the opportunity to win a copy of the DVD. Just enter the rafflecopter below. Good luck!
What a better present either for yourself or someone in your family that Samsung Galaxy Tablet 3? Yes, the tablet that has the perfect size for travels and keeping everyone entertained.
The has VideoChat that will help you stay connected with your family members. With the same android operating system that they Samsung smartphones this tablet for sure will be a great idea for a present for your kids.
And if you are concerned about the price, no worries. Now all Sprint stores (untill supplies last) have the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablet available for $49.99 with a two-year agreement, with data plans starting as little as $5 a month.
Also look for more present ideas on Spint online during Cyber Monday!
Now the good news. You can win one with the #Sprintlatino #Muylatinas twitter holiday picture contest. It is as easy as uploading ONE holiday picture using the hash-tags. And that is all, you are entered.
You need tofollow @monicazyoung @colombianaenCA @comiendoenLA
on twitter to be eligible to win your prize.
Only for US residents older than 18 years old. Contest ends on 11/24/13 at 11:59 PST. Winner announced by @muylatinas on 11/25/13
So share your holiday cheer pictures and good luck.