Ladies and gentlemen I present to you the best burger I have had this summer. The Cobb Turkey Burger. It is loaded with simple goodness. With it's 90 percent lean self, it gives you a low fat burger that will rock your world. Not to mention super healthy on so many levels. To get the best of taste and health you just can not beat that!
Head on out to your grocer to get Jennie-O's 1/3 lb. Smoke seasoned Turkey Burgers for this burger build. Add red onion, avocado,tomato, lettuce, fried egg. Add any condiment sauces you may desire and you have a burger that screams summer goodness.
Visit my most recent past post for my low carb series.
It is Spring and new things are in the air including brand new homes! I just love homes and touring homes. Today I wanted to share with you a home tour of a new Maberry Style (55+) community in Clayton N.C. called The Walk at East Village. My husband is a little bit older than me and will be 55 before I know it so this community really caught my eye to get ideas. Plus I just had to let you know they are having a grand opening event this weekend. After the tour check out the information below for some weekend fun.
A variety of designer-grade, custom Cottage and Village-style homes ranging from 1,668 to 3,044 square feet, with three finish options at set pricing levels, are available from the $290,000s to the $500,000s. Even the base level comes standard with granite countertops, soft-close cabinets, wooden shelving and built-ins, with options increasing in quality from there.
New Active Living, Age-Qualified Community in Clayton Celebrates Grand Opening April 22
Mayberry-Style Community Provides Relaxed Living with Adventure Around Every Corner
Clayton, North Carolina – April 4, 2017 – The Walk at East Village, a new construction 55+ age-qualified active living community in Clayton, is celebrating its grand opening with a public event Saturday, April 22, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Prospective homebuyers and the entire community are invited to the family-friendly event to enjoy live music, free food and drinks including a neighborhood pig pickin’, model home and site tours, raffles, helicopter rides for homebuyers and more.
The Walk at East Village, located at 75 Bladen Pl. in Clayton, offers custom-grade homes with a touch of Southern charm. It also offers a unique pocket neighborhood concept designed to help its residents connect. It is the only dedicated 55+ age-qualified community of its kind in the Southeast. Thepocket design creates a neighborhood within a neighborhood, with clusters of eight to 12 single-family homes facing each other around a shared common space such as a garden courtyard or walking path. With large porches out front and cars tucked in garages in the back, residents enjoy a greater sense of social environment, connection and security.
The Walk at East Village is also designed for activity. From the walking paths, a putting green and a heated saltwater pool with lap lane, to the 12,000-square-foot club house with a high-end fitness center, pickle ball and bocce courts, and a community garden, there are plenty of activities for everyone. The community’s activities director will also be developing programming around niche interests, such as arts and crafts events, cooking classes, happy hours and more.
“Whether you’re looking for someone to play golf with or the simple ability to chat with neighbors from your front porch, The Walk at East Village is designed for you to live at your own pace,” said Joe Smith, CEO of TIMU Group, LLC, who is developing the community in partnership with TH Clayton Development Company, LLC. “Our development team is based locally so we’re proud to be making such a meaningful impact on our own communities. Our leadership team is onsite daily to ensure the highest quality construction. We can’t wait to share what we’ve been working on with everyone at the grand opening event!”
The Walk at East Village is not only bringing a new kind of active living neighborhood to the area – it is also revolutionizing the home buying process with an online system developed specifically for the community. The price listed online is the final selling price, not a starting point. This approach to home buying makes the purchasing process easier and more transparent, eliminates bait-and-switch pricing and still gives the homebuyer a large range of style options to choose from, working through the unique online platform and showroom experience.
About The Walk at East Village:
The Walk at East Village is a new construction 55+ age-qualified active living community in Clayton, North Carolina, featuring unique pocket neighborhoods designed to help residents connect. The community provides carefree living in the heart of home town with its Mayberry personality – from the landscaping to the lamp posts and signage, the community evokes a sense of relaxed Southern charm and hospitality with style. For more information on The Walk at East Village or to start designing your new home, visit www.thewalkateastvillage.com or call 844-900-WALK toll free. Stay connected with The Walk at East Village via social media at Facebook.com/TheWalkAtEastVillage, @WalkEastVillage on Twitter and@thewalk_eastvillage on Instagram.
I love mineral and powder full coverage foundations. You can layer them as little or as much as you want. Your totally in control. But the price of our favorite powder or mineral foundations are just to much.
In order to preserve your makeup investment you can make it last longer. Or take some of your old compacts that have a little left and grow it to make that dollar go further.
What you will need:
I can not tell you how much corn starch or cacao powder to use in this because each persons blend will be different. I would start with what is left of your compact or all of it if it is full. Start maybe adding a full heaping table spoon of corn starch.
Actually add as much powder as you want to make the size batch you desire. Start adding the cacao as you think you will need last. Go light on it you can always slowly make it darker as needed and build it up to your skin shade or desired glow. Sample a little as you blend each shade until you get what you want. If your testing it as you go you will get it right! Do not worry. Just make sure your sampling a tiny bit thats been blended well.
As you see next the colors all stand out at first but you must grind and mix well until you see no other color run. Take a look at how dark the below picture is compared to the next one where the powders are all well blended. Do you see all the colors running? At first your mixture will be darker but do not fear it will lighten as you blend.
Now look at the finished product! It was my perfect shade. You should apply your makeup as you go along and test it until it is built up to your desired shade. You will be surprised even if fair skinned how much cocoa powder you will actually need. As you grind it together It will blend well and give you such a fantastic natural glow.
I have found that this blend helps with oily skin. It also does not dry out the face. I have combination skin so I was a great tester! This will be perfect for summer too. It is build-able on your face and as light or heavy as you wish. I have sensitive skin and this does not break me out. Just simply clean makeup.
I suggest storing it in a small glass bowl to keep it clean from plastics inevitable toxins.
This will transform that expensive compact to a much high volume longer use. Your in control and it feels great to make your own makeup and save so much money.
Be frugal and look good while doing it!
In the average American diet we simply do not get all the nutrients a person needs. In this fast paced world who has time to get all they need in a day to be at optimal health? A great way to get healthy food fast is with green superfood. You can add superfood powder to cakes, smoothies and more. My personal favorite is smoothies.
Eight reasons to try super food powder:
The brand to get is Activa Naturals and here is why:
Visit ActivaNaturals.com for more health information.
Ok who wants to spend the entire Thanksgiving day cooking when you can spend time with family and friends. So to make the holiday easier I have compiled a list of 10 awesome Thanksgiving hacks!
I will be using the Jennie-O Oven Ready Turkey! Yep Jennie-O has Cajun Style. This will be different for us this year trying the Cajun Style. I am so happy I will not have to thaw this baby. Last years oven ready turkey was simply amazing and took all the work out of cooking a turkey. Anyone could do this.
Check out My 17 Meals to Make with Turkey Breast for your turkey left overs!
Will America be great again? I ask myself this often as I watch our nation spiral downward. But what changed my despair was the day I went to a Trump Rally. I felt such energy in the room from the people it was inexpiable. I attended the event earlier this year but did not write about it. I sat on sharing my views but now that I have rebranded my site and it is called Suzie's View why not. It is my view. This is still America and I have a voice. I was so encouraged as I saw hundreds lined up trying to get into the Amphitheater to hear Trump here in Raleigh, N.C. We stood in the cold waiting for a long time but I saw all sorts of good people who are fed up with the way things are in this nation. And to see us all coming together to huddle in the cold for hours to get into a building to hear what Trump had to say just did something to me. It revived me and the American spirit.
As we now sit months later on the edge of the election trail, waiting to see who will be our next President, I pray. I pray for a better America. I pray and hope for a better unity. I pray and believe for at least one last great revival. Before this years election I was becoming so disenchanted with America and the political corruption. Our government has become a monster, point blank. I do not want it continuing to get out of control. With it in bed with big pharma, baiting race wars that was not real, dabbling in foreign politics sticking it's nose where it does not belong, telling us how to raise our kids and educate them, not taking care of the vets who risked their lives for our safety and the safety of others. The list of sins goes on and on. It sickens me. But I see a movement opposite of what corrupt media reports.
I see a movement of people sick of it all, coming together to support each other and make a change. I see passionate people like Diamond and Silk who have such a fire for all people and equality for all. They are making their voice heard. Everyone's voice matters in this nation. I see Trump who is a successful man who wants to change what is broken in this nation for the PEOPLE and by the people! I have long admired Trump ever since I was a child. I do not like his past mistakes but we all have a past. We all make mistakes. But one thing Trump has done is persevered. He knows how to deal and knows America has been dealt a bad hand by it's leaders. Trump is smart. He is not a puppet. He can lead us back to prosperity and safety with God's help. Hillary is not what will be good for this country. She is part of the problem, People listen, years before Benghazi she has murdered. People I encourage you to dig and read on her. Really dig and get information. I have. Do you really want someone like that running our country? Stop being a sheeple and flowing the crowd. It is time for real change. We don't need any more puppets for people like George Soros & the elite.
As I have watched our media lie about Mr. Trump I have been seeking other news sources like Right Side Broadcasting on Youtube who will show the rallies live and show what main stream media will not show. They show the huge supporter turn outs for Trump that the Hillary camp media fails to show in their pictures or camera shots. I have seen it with my own eyes. It is totally disgusting the Hillary campers at our rally's disrupting Trump so rudely as he tries to speak. But you never find a Trump supporter at Hillary's dinky rallies making a fuss being rude. I saw one to many people make a scene and have to be escorted out. Let's not lay down and be doormats any longer!
Listen to this historic speech at Gettysburg, P.A. today. Be inspired. America can be great again if we the people stand up again! Make your voice heard! Stand up for what is right. Let's make America great again.
This is Jennie-O's BEST Turkey Chili recipe as shared from their site. I wanted to give it a try for myself. You can see my finished product in my photos, don't it look so good? I have to say it was! It passed my taste test for sure. I am a Jennie-0 Switch Circle blogger but typically I do my own recipes. This time I wanted to sample something new. Jennie-O has a lot of great recipes to sample at their amazing website. All of course low in fat! This chili serves six and is super filling. I loved the test! This is perfect for these cooler Fall evenings.
RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING (Serves 6)
Turkey Kabobs are a great low fat meal option for anyone! You can use Jennie-O boneless turkey breast tenderloins as your source of protein in the kabobs. This is a great meat that is all natural, low in fat, low sodium. You typically would not think of using turkey on a kabob but why not! It is truly fantastic. I love the clean taste.
I put my kabobs in foil with a little olive oil, salt, pepper & garlic seasoning. Very simple but a great flavor! Use what ever seasoning you like. Bake on 380 for 55 minutes. Or you can place these foil packets of yumminess in your slow cooker to have dinner on a busy weekday night! Arriving home to a nice cooked meal is so easy. You won't even have to wash the pot if you have the individual foil packets!
Click the Jennie-O logo below to find more delicious recipes to use this fabulous meat in!
One day I had some time to myself. I wanted to explore and visit a place in my city I have not yet visited. Here is Raleigh resides the last 18th century water- powered grist mill in Wake county. This mill was established before the Revolutionary war. Yates Mill historic park is free to visit 7 days a week from 8 a.m - Sunset. Tours of inside the mill are available too during certain times. When I visited the mill was not open but that was ok because there was plenty of beauty to behold.
There is a museum at Yates Mill that shares the history of Yates Mill and how the mill works.
Yate Mill brings nature indoors and shows specimens upclose. At first it scared me when I opened the drawers but I got over it as I had always wanted to see these birds up close. I love bird watching!
With lots of history comes lots of artifacts. A lot of what is on display is items found around the mill from the past buried treasures for us to see later!
They have a kids play area with dress up items for period dress up from the Yate Mill opening era. They have toys for the little ones too. I love the cozy spot they provided with rocking chairs for adults to sit and relax as you watch the kids play.
I love the view from the large porch that looks out over the water at the mill. You can go and sit outside on the porch in the rocking chairs and relax for as long as you want. I took the time to just sit , crochet and talk to Jesus while there. I felt as if I was on a mini vacation away from the city.
The view of the old loved mill is stunning from the porch.
There is a trail going around the mill you can walk at it's 1.0 mile distance it is an easy trail to endure but so lovely & worth the stroll.
Here is the water source that powered & still does power the mill, called Millpond.
I loved peeking under the old mill. There was so much to see around the mill to take in. You must visit to see for yourself.
I absolutely love this view of the mill next to it's water source.
This trail is also a animal refuge. The view is simply stunning as you walk around the Millpond. So peaceful.
I love all the piers with free viewers you can look through and explore.
I sat on this pier and read a good book as I listened to nature.
When you finish the trail it brings you back to the back porch. I am so glad I got off my normal routine and took time to get out and explore because this retreat day was fabulous. What a diamond this park is and at the price of free it has it arms wide open to you, to warmly welcome our citizens of Wake to come home to the Mill and share. The mill was a place in the day even after it closed that families gathered around on weekend and shared meals & stories. The park has done a great job making this place cozy for people to come yet again & again to get rest from the city.
This park offers so many programs for the public. From organized groups to general public. They have events through out the year as well. Check them out!
For more information visit Yatesmill.org
Below is a great list of amazing dishes to make with turkey breast meat. I love Jennie-O turkey products for all my turkey needs. When you click an idea below it will take you to the recipes. Enjoy!
Also visit Jennie-O for more delicious dish ideas!
Recently Faithbox sent me a monthly Faithbox to try out and give you my thoughts on the company. I love monthly subscription services period so I thought this would be great! Monthly boxes are just so fun to get goodies that are themed out aren't they?! Well what better way to get one than supporting a company that gives back to helping ethical small businesses across the globe and helping to feed hungry children at the same time. You just can't go wrong. When I interviewed Faithbox here is what they had to say below.
Mission Statement : We, at Faithbox, are a Christian company that has a heart for furthering the kingdom of God and wants to bring joy by introducing great products from companies that give back and do good. With each box or devotional purchased, three meals are provided to hungry kids all over the world through our partnership with Rice Bowls.
I couldn't believe what all came in my box! The book alone was worth the price and the fact they are helping to feed kids to boot & you get all these extras just blew me away.
What is even more amazing is the message of encouragement they send you each month. This months topic was loneliness. It was right on time for me. I was so uplifted & encouraged by the resources provided. Not only that, they also encouraged me to reach out to others whom God may place on my heart that might be lonely too. The overview was awesome because it explains in detail the items mission for the month!
The Stitch was very interesting. You take the orange string and sew it into your garment to show awareness of child molestation. It is to represent the vast majority of kids under age 18 whom have been sexually abused but hide and never tell anyone. It is to encourage kids to speak up!
Organic Raw Cacao for Espresso shots! Woot!
Lysa Terkeurst's book Uninvited. Living loved when you feel less than, left out, and lonely. And the faithbox uninvited everyday faith devotional. O yeah!
These are lovely quality note cards to encourage others. I am so excited they provided these to use these for outreach.
In doing good, let us not fail. Gal 6:9
Visit Faithbox online.
I highly recommend FaithBox. These would even make fabulous gifts that just keep on giving all the way around.
Wow it is back to school time already. I can not believe this summer has passed by so fast. Families get so very busy in the fall. This is the perfect time for a home cooked meal that is ready when you get home with no fuss. This is an easy meal to prepare that anyone can do.
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There's nothing like coming home to a home cooked dinner that is already prepared.
Ok what better way to spend a summer evening than to be invited to a #PDQshakesocial and help PDQ choose their new shakes for 2017 ! I want to share with you my evening but before I do I just have to share here a sample of PDQ's gardening right here outside. I love it. I notice the gardening around most places like this maybe more so than the average dinner goer in a hurry because I am in love with summer & flowers of summer. I really do like to stop & smell the roses. I think PDQ does an outstanding job in their landscaping. It is truly inviting.
Now let's go inside to the party. If your ever looking a spacious party room for a casual gathering you really should try PDQ.
I walked in to colorful balloons filling the room. I loved the festive bright summer colors. It sets the pace for FUN.
Hillary Hahmann always sets a great table for us partners. We had a cute summer time cup to take home filled with swag coupons. They even let me take an extra one home to try and when over a family member with who has YET to try PDQ and shame on them. I hope after that cute cup & coupons they just can't resist the place. I love the fact PDQ actually stands for People Dedicated to Quality. Every experience I have ever had this year with PDQ has proven to me they really do dedicate to quality. I go here now when not at a party as a customer and I see them with the same excitement, smiles & tender loving customer care I see the nights of the gatherings, not to mention quality food. It all around just seems to be a better option to me than ANY other eat out place do to the food freshness, quality & the caliber of people that seem to really love their job. It is just a great family friendly atmosphere. I have to say my 21 year old son has been a life long Chick Fil A fan and still loves them BUT he told me a month ago his favorite fast food eatery is now PDQ and told me the reasons why. It takes a lot to sway my son. PDQ did it.
I was happy to discover this time they have grilled chicken tenders. I really did not realize that the last few times I had tenders here. I was so happy about this healthier option! I also just had to have some more of the zucchini fries. Prior to the meal they had us do the sauce tasting too with fries & I discovered 2 new homemade sauces I loved. So happy they make their own sauce fresh!
Now on to the judging. We got to help in judging 11 shakes. They will use the information to pick the seasonal shakes for the up coming year 2017! This was exciting to be a part of. And of course my sweet tooth was happy. I am not going to dive into the shake information here you'll have to make sure to visit your local PDQ in 2017 ( don't wait visit now too LOL) to see what shakes are new in the line up. But let me tell ya........ what a fun job this tasting was. My kids came along and assisted gladly. I had fun doing this and networking with others. It was fun meeting others in the community & laughing together.
Here are the 3 lovely ladies who made the tasting a success, Brittney Turner the Raleigh Marketing & Catering Coordinator, Chas the lady who shook ALL the shakes for us, & Hillary Hahmann The Carolinas Marketing Manager.
Thanks Hillary for the invite and keep up the great work PDQ!
At the Southern Womens show I met the Busy Bee ladies Nikki Sessoms & Natalie Nevitt of Busybees.com. They sent me home with a roll of their NC famous Cheese Dollars for my thoughts. Cheese Dollars are the perfect item to use when entertaining. This is great for weddings, anniversaries,showers Or really any event to serve your guests.
Me and my family sampled the Cheese Dollars celebrating a special occasion. They are in love with these crispy and addicting little rounds and they did not last long! I love that these are handmade with love. You can make about 30 per roll baking for only 9 mins at 375. This is a fast,easy option to serve your guests. These are made with all natural ingredients. I wish you could of tasted these.
Support Small Business!
Recently you saw I attended the Southern Women's Show. At the show I met a lot of fantastic vendors but there are a few that really stood out to me. They are the Mom -N-Pop vendors who really touched my heart as I got to know each one. I had promised a series of reviews displaying these vendors and their products of passion that makes them tick. I love made in the USA and love to support local business. It just thrills me to put my money back into my local community!
I am proud to introduce Horse O Peace Ranch. They make hand made soaps,balms,body butters etc. All natural to boot. The creator Elizabeth one day had the brilliant idea to use the extra raw goats milk at their family farm in something other than cheese. That is where the soap was born. It is all natural & organic goodness. I was given the chance to review a few product items in exchange for my honest review.
I would like to mention Elizabeth is the President of Horse O Peace Ranch and her husband who currently works in the IT filed is the VP. He hopes to someday soon retire from IT in hopes to continue in the family business with his beautiful hard working wife & four adorable kids. This really warms my heart. They are a true Mom- n- Pop business. The American dream is not dead yet!
This couple has a soap for nearly every type of skin issue. I was super impressed. I have been truly enjoying putting their products to the test. They have outstanding quality beyond many other homemade soaps I have seen.
I have not yet tried the Tea Tree Jojoba. I will be saving that for a review in a future shout out. Once all the Lavender is gone.
Unless another all natural soap company comes along that can out do Horse O Peace Ranch this soap company is now my favorite soap brand! I simply have to award the Homemaker-Mom Seal of approval! Keep up the great work Elizabeth & Nick I love your products!
Thank you for proving us with products of quality with no carcinogenics.