Monday, February 21, 2011

Norwex-Improving the Quality of Life

You can talk to anyone who knows me and they will tell you I am no clean freak, I am far from it and nowhere near the status of "germophobe".  So when I was invited to a Norwex party I kind of laughed at the thought of going to a "cleaning party".  I decided I'd go because I really needed some adult conversation, I had no intention of buying anything, my intentions were to have a glass or 3 of wine and relax without kids screaming at me. 

The consultant basically had me at hello.  The products are amazing.  I will list just a few of the reasons why I feel these products are revolutionary to me:

1. While I've never had any real ambition to "go green" in my life, these products make the process so easy.  Since you only clean with water (there are some cleaning products, chemical free of course) and the cloths capture and kill bacteria, it completely eliminates the need of harsh chemicals.

2. No more harsh chemicals in my house that are known carcinogens and allergens.

3. Most of the products, including the Envirocloth, kitchen cloth, dusting mit and wet mop are all antibac, meaning they collect bacteria, yeasts and viruses (including e-coli, salmonella and MRSA!)  from your surfaces and kills it right in the cloth.  The best part is it doesn't cross contaminate surfaces so you aren't spreading these nasty things from one place to the next in your home.

4.  I am saving money by not buying cleaning supplies and I am saving time by using basically a couple of cloths to clean everything.  Time is money people, it's golden for me!

5. Lastly, I have the peace of mind that my house not only looks clean, but it's actually really clean.  For real!  That means a lot to me.

So what did I do the next day?  I called up the consultant and said "sign me up, I want to be a part of this".  Yep, I signed onto the company and am going to be an Independent Sales Consultant for Norwex.  I am so pumped about this and even more amped to be able to spread this awesome information and share this product with others who are looking for a time saving and environmentally friendly way of cleaning. 

If you are interested in learning more and purchasing this product, feel free to email at  I am more than happy to share any and all information.  If you are local and want to come to my kick off party this Friday, I would love to have you!  There are some awesome hostess benefits too for March if you want to have a party of your own. 

And lastly, check out my new FB page for Norwex and please become a fan!  There you will find out about product specials and all the news about Norwex.  I need some fans to get me going.  I don't want to beg, but I might do it if you make me!

Thanks for taking a chance on this new and amazing product!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Spicy Turkey Sausage and Spinach Stuffed Shells=YUM

Last night I made some amazingly delicious stuffed shells for dinner and they were a major hit.  I was given a stuffed shells recipe on a weight watchers board I belong to, but I adapted it quite a bit and since it was so yummy I thought I would share it here.  

Michelle's Awesomely Delicious Stuffed Shells
25 Jumbo Shells
1 cup of fresh or frozen spinach
1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese
1/2 cup of Part-Skim Ricotta
1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
4 ounces of low fat mozzarella cheese
2 Jennie-O Spicy Turkey Sausage links
1 Jar of Prego Heart Smart Traditional Italian Sauce

Remove casing from turkey sausage and brown in a pan.  Set aside.  

{My sister took these pictures because she thought it was funny}  

Cook shells according to package.  In a large mixing bowl, combine spinach, cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, ricotta and sausage.  In a 9x13 pan, add 1/2 cup of sauce to bottom of the pan.  Stuff shells with the cheese, spinach and sausage mixture.  

Top with the remaining sauce and cover with tinfoil.  Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.  

I served this with some baked ciabatta bread but this would also be great with a nice spinach salad as well.  I also think I will add another turkey sausage next time as it was a great addition.  

If you are following Weight Watchers then each shell is worth 3 points.  I ate 3 for a total of 9 points for dinner, which isn't too shabby.  Very filling and it feels like such an indulgence!  Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

CSN Stores

A while back I gave away a gift certificate to CSN Stores, well I was asked to do a review of one of their products now!  I am super excited about it!  CSN Stores carries so many things from tv tables to luggage.  You can get virtually anything through the stores over at CSN.

When I was browsing the stores, I was feeling overwhelmed about what I should review.  At first I thought some fun wine paraphernalia would be great but then I got practical.  We are in desperate need of a new omelet pan, so I'm going to snag myself a new Calphalon 10in Omelet pan!  When I get it and get a chance to use it I will do my full review, but who doesn't love a good Calphalon pan?