May 2016 - xoxo Rebecca

5 Delicious Dishes You Can Eat And Not Gain Weight!

Many nutritionists say that a diet is not a temporary waiver of certain products for the purpose of weight loss. Dietary food should become the norm. In this case, the correct use of products and a balanced combination with other ingredients will help you be in the form, maintain weight and help the body to get from food only useful substances.

Diet food, in spite of all the views, is not a total rejection of all gastronomic delicacies and the transition to an ascetic menu. You do not need to lock the refrigerator and torture yourself with hunger. You can continue to eat meat, seafood, vegetables, fruits and sweets, just replace the one with the other, that will have the same taste and, in addition, be useful.

Low-calorie vegetables and fruits

Despite surfing the Internet in search of quality essay writing services or new TV show episodes, go ahead and cook something special low-calorie for today! Most low-calorie foods - are products of vegetable origin with a high content of fiber. The more fiber, the lower product is in calories. Fiber prevents the absorption of carbohydrates and fats, so fruits and vegetables should always be in your diet. At any time of the year it is easy to make a salad of cucumbers, fresh or pickled cabbage, radish, tomatoes, asparagus, carrots, bell peppers, onions and greens, seasoned with wine vinegar and olive oil but not mayonnaise or other sauces based on it . Low-calorie salad before the main meal will speed up the onset of satiety, which will reduce the number of high-calorie foods you will consume.

Non-vegetarian menu

If you are afraid that it is necessary to join the ranks of vegetarians for proper nutrition, it is in vain. You can continue to eat fried, boiled or stewed meat, but replace the tenderloin of pork and beef with low-calorie foods - internal organs (kidney, heart), lean veal and chicken, rabbit, lean beef, turkey. Pay attention to fish and seafood, which are rich in omega-3 acids, cook a variety of hot dishes, salads and cold snacks from the perch, flounder, carp, crucian carp, turbot, pike perch, pollock, squid, crabs, shrimp.

Prohibited products

Products rich calories (450-900 kcal per 100 g), which we recommend to exclude from your diet are as follows sunflower oil, ghee, butter, fatty pork and beef, sausages, smoked sausages, hard and processed cheese, nuts, bread, pasta, sugar, jam, honey, chocolate, cakes and especially cakes with cream.

Now we present you with a list of dishes that will make you feel energized and not make you gain weight!

Light soup with vegetables and meat


Beef fillet (lean pork, beef, chicken) - 500 g
Water - 3 l
Potatoes - 400 g
Spinach - 150 g
Fresh or frozen peas - 200 g
Fresh or canned corn - 100 g
Fresh or frozen mixed vegetables (carrots, broccoli, cauliflower) - 200 g
Spices, salt, pepper, bay leaves

Put the meat in the water and cook until it is ready. Then remove the meat, cut into small pieces and set it aside. Add the diced potatoes in the broth and cook 10 minutes. Add the peas, corn, carrots, cauliflower and broccoli. Simmer the soup for another 5 minutes. Then add pieces of cooked meat, spinach and spices. Boil until everything is ready. Before serving, add a little bit of greenery. In  100 grams of this light spring soup there are only 42 calories.

Fish breaded


Lean fish - 700 g
Carrots - 1 pc.
Onions - 2 pcs.
Bulgarian pepper - 1 pc.
Eggs - 1 pc.
Grated cheese - 50g.
Milk - 100 ml.
Flour - 2 tbsp. l.
Salt and pepper

Grind carrots, onions, peppers, eggs, milk and flour in a blender (the mixture will become red shade because of a carrot), salt and pepper it. Cut the fish and season it with spices. Fry the fish fillets in the pan for a little bit, and then shift it into a container for baking. Pour the carrot mixture there. Bake it in the oven set at 180 ° C and bake for about 30-40 minutes (until it is ready). 5 minutes until it is cooked sprinkle the dish with cheese.

100 g of a hearty hot meal has only 60 calories.

Baked potatoes stuffed with mushrooms


Potatoes - 10 pieces
Mushrooms - 200 g
Dill, salt

Wash and bake potatoes in the oven until they are soft. Then with a sharp knife remove the middle of a vegetable: it is possible to make the shape of the boat or the barrel. Wash, chop and cook mushrooms for 3 minutes with a little water in the pan, until the liquid evaporates. Cool and chop mushrooms in a meat grinder, along with potatoes midway, add to stuffing salt and black pepper. Fill stuffing in the blank potato and bake in the oven until it is cooked. Before serving, sprinkle with chopped dill (3 tbsp). You can sprinkle the potatoes with melted butter (2 tbsp).

Fruit freshes/smoothies

Try to accustom yourself to the daily consumption of natural juices from fruits and vegetables. A glass of fresh carrot and apple juice does not contain more than 60 calories and has a lot of useful substances. Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, which stimulates the production of immune cells, our body's defenders against viruses and bacteria. Beta-carotene is better absorbed with oil, so add a drop of oil in a glass of juice.

Low-calorie orange juice relieves fatigue and lowers high blood pressure, it stimulates the brain work, so it is often drunk before a working day.

Fresh pineapple has fat burning properties but they should not be abused because it irritates the stomach lining and negatively affects the tooth enamel.

Fruits, baked in wine

Low-calorie desserts are as delicious as usual sweets. With only one difference: their caloric content is two times lower than the traditional cakes and pastries.


Vanilla sugar - 1 tsp.
Dry white wine - 1 tbsp.
Solid pear - 2 pcs.
Honey - 50 ml
Green seedless grapes - 2 bunches

Wash the fruit, pears, cut into 4 pieces and remove the core. Remove the cluster from the grapes and place them in a baking dish. Add sliced ​​pears. Preheat oven to 190 ° C. Mix wine with honey and vanilla sugar and pour this liquid over fruit. Put the form in the oven for 40 minutes. Do not let the fruit burn, so from time to time water them. Before serving, add a couple tablespoons of low-fat whipped cream and sugar.

Now you can see that it is possible to eat tasty and healthy simultaneously! Enjoy your food and be lean and healthy!

Memorial Day Weekend Sales

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you are all doing well. I hope the weekend brings lots of great times for you and your family. Get outside and enjoy the day. I know a lot of stores are having a sales right now and the internet is no exception. I've teamed up with a few of my business friends to bring you a few great sales and deals going on right now through the weekend. Take a moment to check these out. There are some great offers you will want to snag before the sale ends.

This weekend only, grab yourself a bag from Thirty-One. If you haven't tried these products yet, you are missing out for sure! These are such durable, sturdy, and very stylish bags, totes, wallets, thermals, and more. They are great to carry everything you need in from the grocery store, to the library, to your job or school, to the gym or sports, or just to use for organization around your home. You can even have your items personalized to give it that special touch.

Check out these two awesome deals going on right now ----->

Choose a New Day Tote for $68 and get one of the pictured items for only $1
Purchase any Wallet and get a Wristlet half off


Take advantage of these offers by contacting Amberly or shop her site HERE
Want to earn free and discounted Thirty-One products? Host an online party.
Contact Amberly through her Facebook group to book your party today.

Have you heard of Custom Vinyl Creation? This company can literally turn anything you can think of into a shirt, car decal, wall vinyl decal, mugs, promotional items, and so much more! If you are looking for a personalized touch to a gift, need a shirt for an event, or need something to show off your business every time you step out the door, this business if for you.

You can catch some great deals this weekend ----------->

New Combo Deals added where you can get more product for your money
10% off select Decals mentioned below

Get these deals today by shopping on Denise's site HERE
Make sure when checking out, you choose Denise Aragon as the Designer
and use code HOME at checkout.
Want to earn free and discounted Custom Vinyl Creation products? Host an online party. Contact Denise on Facebook to book your party today

Who doesn't love a good smelling home? Scentsy gives you that with this large variety of scents and warmers. They are known as the wickless wax company. Make your home smell full of goodness with their products. Not only that, they sell products for your car, laundry, and even things for your kids too.

This weekend, they are offering a Memorial Day Companion Bundle ------>

Your choice of 3 Scentsy Bars, Nightlight Warmer, and Premium Warmer for $60

Shop this deal today through Kelly's site by clicking HERE
Want to earn free and discounted Scentsy products? Host an online party.
Contact Kelly on Facebook to book your party today.

Choose to create the perfect touches to your outfit with jewelry from Stamped 4 You. These products can be personalized for the perfect touch. With so many different options and variety, you will find something to fall in love with. All items are very affordable too.

Check out these weekend deals -------------->

Free Heart Pendant with every order


To get this deal, use code FREE HEART at checkout
Shop this deal through Denise's site by clicking HERE
Want to earn free and discounted Stamped 4 You products? Host an online party.
Contact Denise on Facebook to book your party today.

Younique is infamous for their Fiber Lash Mascara. It was a breakthrough in the world of beauty and makeup. Younique is so much more though. Empowering women and making them look as beautiful as they feel. With their line of products to help you look your best, you are sure to find something to love.

Check out this deal going on right now ------------------->

Sculpting Trio Set with Free Contour Brush for $49

Shop this deal today through Katy's site by clicking HERE
Want to earn free and discounted Younique products? Host an online party.
Contact Katy on Facebook to book your party today.

Jewelry In Candles is 100% natural soy wax candles and wax tarts with surprise jewelry hidden inside each one. You get to choose the jewelry type inside each product. Make you home smell amazing while finding a surprise inside.

Check out this deal going on right now ------------------->

Sweet 16 Summer Scents Sale 20% off 16 scents

To get this deal, use code Sweet16Sale at checkout
Shop this deal today through Rebecca's site by clicking HERE
Want to earn free and discounted Jewelry In Candles products? Host an online party.
Contact Rebecca on Facebook to book your party today.


Happy Friday everyone! Thanks for joining us again for That Friday Blog Hop which goes live every Thursday evening at 10pm EST. So join us each week & link up your blogs, social media outlets, or anything you'd love to share. If you are interested in being a co-host for an upcoming week, please fill out this form

That Friday Blog Hop: Join Us Every Thursday Evening

While there are no rules, we would love it if you would :::
- Stop by the hosts & co-hosts blog and follow along
- Say hi to new bloggers and leave a wonderful comment
- Grab the button and/or tweet about the blog hop as well
- Come back every Thursday evening to join in the party

That Friday Blog Hop

Link up with That Friday Blog Hop below and thanks for stopping by!

The Ultimate Guide To Hosting A Yard Sale

The warmer weather means a chance to clean house and bring out your old unused items to sell. A chance to earn a little extra cash for those things that you don't need or want anymore. Who doesn't need a little extra cash? Yard sales are a huge summer activity that so many people participate in. Yard sales are a great place to find treasures at a very low price. I love a good yard sale.

I have been to several, but had my very first yard sale a couple of years ago. You never know what the turnout will be. Is there a secret to a successful yard sale? How do people sell their items and make a big profit off of it? It seems like there are so many unanswered questions that go into the planning and throwing a yard sale and making it work to their advantage.

Lucky enough, this wonderful e-book just came out called The Ultimate Guide to Hosting a Yard Sale and it has a lot of useful information to help you through the process from start to finish. Inside you will find several chapters on facts and planning out your yard sale and making it as successful as possible.

One of the chapters that stood out to me was one called Choosing A Date. This was actually a real eye-opener. As I stated before, I'm not a pro at yard sales and so I just figured you did them whenever you were ready to set up and host one. But after reading the chapter on it, there were a lot of good pointers and useful dates I never would have considered.

Like how the best days to shoot for are the first and fifteenth of the month because it's when people are most likely to have money to spend on sales. And try to avoid the first nice day of the year because people are most likely going to be out doing things other than yard sale shopping.

Those are just a few tips plus so many more. Everything from planning to pricing to negotiating a sale. It's all in this book. If you are a beginner or even a yard sale pro, this book is great for everyone who loves to sell and have sales. Did you know that the average person has about $7000 worth of stuff that is unused in their home? That's right! That's a lot of money right there. This book can help you take those unused items and turn them into a profit.

You can now grab this book from Amazon to see for yourself the helpful tips it holds. Want an even sweeter deal? Now through May 27, you can get this book for FREE! Yes free! No excuses to not get a copy for yourself. 

Million Dollar Jewelry Weekend

*This post contains affiliate links. When you click on one of these links and make a purchase or sign up for something, there is no extra cost to you. However, I do receive a small commission that keeps this blog up and running. So thank you for your support.

I have some exciting news for you all. As some of you know, I am a Jewelry In Candles representative. Team Leader to be exact :) Ok, so I know I didn't have to brag but it's a big deal to me.

I rarely post about my business but I wanted to share with you all an amazing deal that is happening this weekend only {Thursday 5/19 at 11:59pm EST until Sunday 5/22 at 11:59pm EST}. Our Million Dollar Jewelry sale is happening. What's that you ask? Well, I'm about to tell you. 

First, let me tell you a little about what exactly Jewelry In Candles is and why you should get excited about this sale happening. Jewelry In Candles {or also known as JIC} are candles and wax tarts that are 100% natural soy wax products infused with essential oils. They burn clean and safe for your family to breathe in. No fillers or harmful chemicals added. We also sell organic body butters which comes with jewelry as well. So awesome!

Hidden inside our candles and wax tarts is surprise jewelry. But not just any random jewelry. You get to choose the jewelry type. The surprise is what it looks like and what it's actually worth. So you can choose to reveal a necklace, a pair of earrings, or a man/woman's ring and the size as well. How awesome is that? Now you don't have to worry about getting some random ring size that won't fit you. The jewelry inside can be worth anywhere from $10 to thousands of dollars. And inside our Bonus Prize products, you can even win big prizes. Some of the past ones included a Harley Davidson motorcycle, an XBOX One, Playstation 4, big screen tv, gift cards to stores, maid service, free products, and so much more. What other candle can give you that?

I love all the jewelry I have revealed inside my JIC products. Here are two videos I have done of one of my most recent candle and wax tart reveals. So you can see exactly how it works. My daughter loves to help with these. She is the one usually doing the actual reveal as I videotape it. You can check out my other reveals as well on my YouTube channel. 

This is one of my candle necklace reveals:

And also a wax tart men's ring reveal:
As you can see, it's pretty fun to melt down. And not only that, the scents are amazing! I tell you, we have one in every room in our house and it just fills up with amazing scents. I can't go a day without my JIC candles and tarts. Once I tried them, I got hooked. I love every single scent. It's hard to choose just one.
These make amazing gifts as well for guys and girls. That's another reason I love it. I just recently gave a candle as a graduation gift to my friend's son and they both love it so much. Not to mention, he loves his ring he got from it as well.
So with this sale going on this weekend, not only do you get the jewelry inside every candle and wax tart {or it comes in a box with the body butters}, but you will get an additional piece of jewelry with each one. So now you can get at least two pieces of jewelry with every purchase and who knows if yours could be worth a lot of money! 
They have a scent for everyone. And they make great gifts for weddings, birthdays, graduation, baby showers, or just because. I have become obsessed with them. It has over taken my house in a good way. 
So if you are excited and wanting to try one for yourself, or someone else, now is the best time. JIC ships worldwide so anyone in the world can enjoy these awesome products. And I'll even sweeten the deal for you too.
If you want to purcahse any product on my website, I'll give 10% off every single purchase on all regular priced items. Just send me an email at or message me on Facebook and let me know you heard about this sale on my blog and I'll give you the discount at checkout.
Remember, the extra jewelry sale runs from Thursday 5/19 at 11:59pm EST until Sunday 5/22 at 11:59pm EST and the discount is only good through me and my store. So check it out, look around and if you have any questions at all, I'd be happy to answer them.


Happy Friday everyone! Thanks for joining us again for That Friday Blog Hop which goes live every Thursday evening at 10pm EST. So join us each week & link up your blogs, social media outlets, or anything you'd love to share. If you are interested in being a co-host for an upcoming week, please fill out this form

That Friday Blog Hop: Join Us Every Thursday Evening

While there are no rules, we would love it if you would :::
- Stop by the hosts & co-hosts blog and follow along
- Say hi to new bloggers and leave a wonderful comment
- Grab the button and/or tweet about the blog hop as well
- Come back every Thursday evening to join in the party

That Friday Blog Hop

Link up with That Friday Blog Hop below and thanks for stopping by!

Becoming A Blogger

*This post contains affiliate links. When you click on one of these links and make a purchase or sign up for something, there is no extra cost to you. However, I do receive a small commission that keeps this blog up and running. So thank you for your support.

Starting up a blog is a big deal. It's exciting, it's fun, it's real. I love blogging. I love connecting with others through my writing as well as my life stories. Blogging has opened up so many new wonders for me. Blogging gives me a place to call my own on the internet, and I love that.

I get asked almost daily, "How do I start a blog, Rebecca?" And I always tell people that it's not as hard as you would think. However, it is a lot of time and dedication. Those are the two biggest components involved when you are first beginning.

I first began my blog back in 2010 with no knowledge what-so-ever of how to blog or what to even do. I knew I loved to write and would write my thoughts and feelings down in an online diary. I thought to myself, "isn't this blogging?" And yes, it really is. I thought if I could do this, I could share my world with the world and find like minded people out there who blogged as well.

Thus began my journey into the blogging world. I spent countless hours researching different types of blogging platforms, how to use HTML coding to make my blog unique and my own. I also found another important thing. Connecting with other bloggers. This was a huge step to becoming a long time blogger. It's hard to be motivated when no one is reading or commenting. But it takes time, and trust me, you will get there. Like I said in the very beginning, it takes a lot of time and dedication. But it's so worth it! At least, it has been for me.

So I'm going to help you with a few blogging secrets to get your blog started.

Step One: What Do You Want To Blog About?
The first step to becoming a blogger is figuring out what your niche is. Are you going to blog about your love for food and become a food blogger? Are you going to talk all about your travels and become a travel blogger? How about a business you run and want to promote it more with a blog? What about making money while blogging? That is very popular these days. Making an income through your blog. Are you an author and just want to share your stories with the world? Are you a crafter and love creating tutorials? Or do you just want to write about your everyday life and share those moments?

There are so many options out there. Sometimes it's hard to just choose one. But if you don't know where you want to start or fit in, that's ok too. Just write down some ideas and see what you come up with the most and you can start with that. I can tell you so many bloggers have changed their style up through the years. I am one of those. It was hard to just keep focus on just one sort of subject matter for me. And that's ok. You don't have to commit to one thing and stick to that. The number one problem bloggers have is they get burnt out and no longer blog. Always blog about what you want to. It's your blog after all. There are no rules on how you should run it. Be you. That's the most important rule. People love reading blog posts from those they feel a connection with or can relate to. You don't have to be fake or make everything 100% unicorns and rainbows. The best bloggers are those that are relatable, friendly, and make connections with each other.

Step Two: Select A Blogging Platform
So once you have decided what you are wanting to blog about, now you need to figure out which platform to house your blog on. There are several options. Some are free, but they are limited to what you can do. And others do require a fee, but you have more control over the content because you own it {where as other platforms own your content published}. So research which one is right for you and what you are the most comfortable with.

WordPress is the most popular blogging platform. It is self hosted meaning that you run the entire blog and all content belongs to you. I'll be showing you how to start up your blog using WordPress and Bluehost together to get your blog started. Bluehost is a great Wordpress hosting site because it is affordable, reliable, and trusted by millions of bloggers.

Go to Bluehost and click on the green "get started now" button to begin your setup.

Step Three: Selecting Your Plan
Choosing the right plan to fit your budget is important. Bluehost offers three affordable plans at this time for bloggers to choose from. Check out which ones suit your needs and budget and choose that one. The Plus plan is the most popular because it gives you more features that will allow your blog to do more. But the Basic plan is also great for those just starting out too. All of them are great to start a blog with. Just choose which one you want to start with and you can always upgrade later if needed. Each one of these also comes with a free domain as well.

Step Four: Decide On A Domain Name
This is the fun part. Giving your blog it's own URL {or Domain name}. This gives your blog it's own identity. You want to make sure it fits your blog and your style. Afterall, it will be your link to give to everyone to stop by and read your posts. You can be as creative as you want. Mine is and my blog's name is xoxo Rebecca. It goes together so you will want to make sure you find something that matches well so people can relate the two together.

Once you have thought of a URL choice, make sure you think of a couple of others, just in case your first choice is taken. If this is your first time registering a domain name, you'll choose "new domain".

Step Five: Registering Your Account
The next screen has you fill in all your basic info to register your new account. Bluehost bills the full payment upfront so the best deal is to get the 36 months hosting package. You save more money doing it that way. However, if that is not in your budget, you can select the 12 month package as well.

You will also notice some extras you can add onto your hosting package if you would like to. These aren't all too necessary so you are able to do without them if you wish. However, the one that everyone says is pretty much a must is the Domain Privacy Protection. This helps keep your info safe and secure. 

Once you are finished, hit the blue "Next" button to continue. You will be taken to another screen that will ask if you want any more add ons but you don't have to if you don't feel the need for them. You can skip over those.

Once you are done, congratulations, you have successfully set up hosting for your new blog. Be sure to now check your email for all the important info about log in and password information. Go back to Bluehost and now add in your information to get started. You are now ready to setup and install WordPress.

Step Six: Installing WordPress
Make sure you click on "Install WordPress" to get started. Then go through the steps to apply your new domain to be connected with WordPress.

Once WordPress has been successfully installed, click on "View Credentials" and this will be your infor for your blog. Screen shot these or write them down and keep them in a safe place to remember what they are. And then you are done! You finally have a blog to start up. Once you have completed all the steps, log into WordPress and begin your blogging adventure. 

Now you can start learning your Dashboard and getting familiar with it all. Try a test post to see how to post and insert images. You can also start to play around with the template and theme to make your blog pretty or unique. There are also several sites to help with templates and design if you aren't comfortable doing it yourself. You can choose between many free themes, as well as paid themes. Everything is up to you. This is your site now and there are so many open doors that can come from it.

Welcome to the world of blogging! Enjoy your new blog and the fun blogging has to offer. You will be a pro in no time! Congratulations again!

Installing A "Back To Top" Button

It seems like you can do just about anything and everything with your blog these days. Some require a lot more time and patience than others. I'm going to share with you an easy way to install those awesome buttons that appear on the side of your blog where users can push it and it sends them right to the top again in a flash.

This is one of my biggest blogging pet peeves. Is when a blog does not have a "scroll to top" button of some sort on it. In fact, it's a pet peeve of mine with any website. I remember a long time ago, Google used to have one and I loved it. Now they don't and it drives me crazy.

It makes it as a reader just so much easier and saves time to be able to hit that button to go back to the top of someone's blog. And now I'm going to give you a very simple way how to install one.

Please note that this process is only for Blogger hosted blogs.

First step is to go to and sign into your account. Click on Template and then Edit HTML

Click on the HTML and then hit CTRL+F to open up the search feature. In the search bar, type in <head> and hit enter. You will see the <head> highlighted in yellow. Right under that paste the following code:

<script src=''/>

Please note that you may already have this code in your template. If you do, you are not required to add it again. If you don't, simply add it and then hit the Save Template button above in orange.

After you have saved that, go back to your Layout tab and click on Add Gadget. Then select the HTML/JavaScript option.

A window will appear and inside that text space, copy and paste the following code.

<!--Smooth Back to Top Button Start-->
jQuery(document).ready(function() {
var offset = 220;
var duration = 500;
jQuery(window).scroll(function() {
if (jQuery(this).scrollTop() > offset) {
} else {
jQuery('.back-to-top').click(function(event) {
jQuery('html, body').animate({scrollTop: 0}, duration);
return false;
div#page {
max-width: 900px;
margin-left: auto;
margin-right: auto;
padding: 20px;
.back-to-top {
position: fixed;
bottom: 2em;
right: 0px;
text-decoration: none;
color: #000000;
font-size: 12px;
padding: 1em;
display: none;
.back-to-top:hover {
text-decoration: none;
<a href="#" class="back-to-top"><img src="" alt="Back to Top" / ></a>
<!--Smooth Back to Top Button End-->

Hit Save and you are finished. 

You should see a nice little "Back To Top" button appear on your blog. You are welcome to use the code I have above with the link in green as being the actual image for the button that is defaulted.

If you don't like that one, you can use your own image or replace it with one of these I created. Just replace the code above that's in green text with the image URL.

Test out your code now and it should work. Scroll down your blog just a bit and the new button will appear in the lower right hand corner. When you click on it, it should bring you back to the top of the page.