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rika agustini

Slow Cooker Ground Turkey with Veggies and Southwest Spice Blend:

slow cooker ground turkey with butternut squash, corn, peas and southwest spice blend

Today, I am going to share this slow cooker ground turkey recipe with butternut squash, corn and peas. I blended in Southwest spices which are customary with corn and tomatoes, but actually go amazingly well with the squash and ground turkey. Squash and slow cookers are a match made in heaven, it soaks in flavors and juices amazingly well. This slow cooker ground turkey stew recipe is so flavorful and you’ll…

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Perricone MD No Make Up Instant Blur for a Flawless Look

Perricone MD No Make Up Instant Blur for a Flawless Look

  My daily make-up routine to Achieve a flawless look with  Perricone MD No Make Up Instant blur: I want to feel and look confident and beautiful in my own skin with or without makeup. The way I feel about my look fluctuates, but I’ve noticed that when I feel good in that aspect it carries over to other areas of life and brings up my whole outlook and perspective…

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The Clement Hotel Palo Alto – All Inclusive, Luxury Amenities

In partnership with The Clement Hotel Our arrival at the exclusive The Clement Hotel was warm and exceptional.  We were greeted and checked in on an iPad by our personal concierge as we sank into the living room leather; he invited us for an escorted tour of the hotel while our bags were taken up, and pointed out the curated art pieces. Guests are sent a survey prior to arrival to specify…

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My Groundbreaking Experiences with Shortlist Beauty Skincare Products

My Groundbreaking Experiences with Shortlist Beauty Skincare Products

I’m sharing #Shortlist in my life as part of a Shortlist sponsored series for Socialstars™ Over the last few months I was fortunate to be introduced to Shortlist Beauty Skincare products, implement a routine with the products, then test out the products in some harsh conditions.  Shortlist has absolutely blown me away with the results I’ve seen on my skin. It’s been an eye opener that a line of beauty…

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Best Place to Stay for Zion National Park: SpringHill Suites Springdale

best place to stay for zion national park. SpringHIll Suite springdale review.

In partnership with SpringHill Suites Springdale Looking for the best place to stay for Zion National Park? SpringHill Suites Springdale Zion National Park is one of those magical hotels that we longed to get back to as soon as we were driving away. I know we will return again as it is the best place to stay for a visit to Zion National Park.  We were fortunate to shack up there…

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How I Relax with Straight Up Tea

How I Relax with Straight Up Tea. Where to buy Straight Up Tea.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Straight Up™ Tea and Albertsons Companies. The opinions and text are all mine. My downtime is very important to me!  With a busy job and mouths to feed it’s rare that I get some time to just relax and focus on myself, or better yet lose focus for a bit and not think too much at all.  Cell phones…

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TRAKK CEO TR9S – Top of the Food Chain in Bluetooth Speakers

TRAKK CEO TR9S niversal Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker with Power Bank

I was fortunate to attend two of the biggest tech conferences last year (CES in Las Vegas and MWC in Barcelona), and I’m still hot on finding the best tech items around.  I can’t think of a type of tech product that are more universally appreciated than speakers.  They transcend every age group and are really appreciated by those with tons of tech knowledge and those who know very little. …

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Back-to-School Meal: Pork Tenderloin Sandwich with Carrot Slaw

Smithfield Pork Tenderloin Sandwich with Carrot Slaw

Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield® Marinated Fresh Pork. The opinions and text are all mine. Quick lunch recipes are a must, especially with back-to-school season. This back to school meal, Pork Tenderloin Sandwich with Carrot Slaw is an easy lunch recipe that the whole family could also enjoy for dinner. I then used the same ingredients in a power bowl the next day, by simply adding…

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Buy any iPhone on AT&T Next® and get a 9.7” 32GB iPad for $99.99

Buy any iPhone on AT&T Next® and get a 9.7” 32GB iPad for $99.99

In partnership with AT&T. On the market for an iPhone?  If yes you’ll be happy to hear that if you purchase any  iPhone on AT&T Next® you’ll get a 9.7” 32GB iPad for JUST $99 with a 2-year wireless agreement!  There’s a special event going on September 12th put on by Apple, here’s the link:  Some believe this will be a kickoff announcement of their new iphone, which is something…

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All-Day Comfort with Dr. Scholl’s® Stylish Step™ High Heel Relief insoles

All-Day Comfort with Dr. Scholl’s® Stylish Step™ High Heel Relief insoles

“I received compensation from Dr. Scholl’s® to write this post. All opinions are my own.” New York Fashion Week is upon us, an event that brings the best designers in the world together to showcase styles that will drop jaws and set the next big trends.  If you have had the privilege of attending the runway shows in-person, or even watched them on TV then you understand the allure and…

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The Perfect Meal Solution: Jimmy Dean Bowls from Albertsons

Jimmy Dean Bowls from Albertsons is the perfect meal solution for you!

This post is written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own. This shop has been compensated by Advantage Media and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  As the saying goes, breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  I often start my morning with a cup of tea or coffee, and eggs served with warm potatoes or high fiber oatmeal.  Sometimes…

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MiO Water Enhancer Fits with My on-the-go Lifestyle #MiOWhatsNext #AD

MiO water enhancer fits with your on-the-go lifestyle.

I’m sharing MiO in my life as part of a sponsored series for Socialstars™” At the tail-end of each summer we try to take the family on the road for a trip to see some of this beautiful country.  This year we trekked through Nevada with a fun stop in Vegas, Palm Springs and then on to the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park.  All tiny compact size.…

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Marinated Portobello Mushroom Sandwich with Grilled Bell Pepper

Marinated Portobello Mushroom Sandwich with Grilled Bell Pepper, gruyere cheese and mozzarella cheese

Marinated Portobello Mushroom Sandwich, served on a whole grain bread with grilled bell pepper, melted gruyere cheese, and mozzarella. To make this roasted portobello sandwich, I marinated the mushrooms in a balsamic vinegar oil mixture for at least 15 minutes then cook in the oven for about 10-15 minutes until they become tender.  The cooking process of this roasted portobello sandwich is pretty simple.  I managed to grill the bell…

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Tile Bluetooth Tracker – Together We Find

Tile Bluetooth Tracker

    Nobody likes losing stuff, especially when it’s something special or crucial to our daily grind.  No matter how hard I try to put systems in-place or be more mindful of things I seem to lose things as much as ever.  Keys, wallet, phone, you name it, and always at the worst times and biggest hurries. As a mom, I also see my kids lose their stuff frequently, like…

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Orange Margarita Recipe with Ginger Syrup and Lime

Orange Margarita Recipe with Ginger Syrup and Lime

  Very refreshing Orange Margarita Recipe with Ginger Syrup and Lime, made of Agavero Orange, lime juice, ginger, honey and Gran Centenario Reposado. Served in a salt-rimmed cocktail glass. This Orange Margarita Recipe with Ginger Syrup and Lime may have the look of a traditional marg, but the taste veers far from the norm with elements of sweetness and warm spice.  With margaritas being wildly popular as the #1 cocktail in…

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It’s Easy to Raise Love #forRMHC!

raise love start a fundraiser at RMHC

    My son was born with a collapsed lung and spent the first week of his life in the NICU. Luckily we lived a couple of blocks away from the hospital so when we weren’t there in the observation room we could go home to eat, shower or sleep, then bounce back in a few minutes.  His issue was small potatoes compared to what many kids are going through,…

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McCafé – Nothing Comes Before Coffee!

McCafé coffee

    This post is sponsored by McDonald’s, but the thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. New McCafe flavors only being available at select retailers. I’m excited to pass on some great news that McDonald’s is doing a relaunch of McCafé. There are big changes going on with everything from the cups to the new line of espresso beverages. With café quality, these drinks bring more flavor and…

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How I Make Sure My Kids Stay Hydrated During the Summer

How I Make Sure My Kids Stay Hydrated During the Summer

    Summer is the perfect season to spend time with the family. My kids really enjoy outdoor activities and they can stay outside for hours. Sometime however it is challenging for me to keep up with their energy levels. Staying hydrated in the hot season is a must, especially for kids, because they have a higher water requirement in relation to their body weight than adults. Dehydration causes people…

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Motivated to Chase My Dreams and Passions with MiO Water Enhancer

Motivated to Chase My Dreams and Passions with MiO

I’m sharing MiO in my life as part of a sponsored series for Socialstars™ Photography is a gateway for many cherished pleasures in my life.  It helps me appreciate my surroundings and see them in a different light.  As I try to capture a photo I find myself zooming in, zooming out, playing with angles and studying the colors and contours of the things around me.  If there’s a sunset…

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Beauty Routine: Shortlist Skincare 8-Week Update

Beauty Routine: Shortlist Skincare 8-Week Update

I’m sharing #Shortlist in my life as part of a Shortlist sponsored series for Socialstars™ Over the past couple of months I’ve been using Shortlist skincare system as part as my daily beauty routine. Today, I am going to discuss further how my skin has changed after continued use the products. As I previously mentioned in earlier blog posts, Shortlist skincare system contains two potent products: a serum and a…

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Panda Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Panda Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Smuckers. Cute sandwich ideas.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and text are all mine. #PBLove Panda Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich. The perfect kids’ meal is one that is easy for me to make, puts a smile on their face, and is eaten in its entirety without my having to nag them.  Some things never change, and the traditional peanut butter and…

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Grab Nutrition On The Run: Dannon® Oikos® Nonfat Yogurt Drink

Grab Nutrition On The Run Dannon Oikos Nonfat Yogurt Drink

    We all know that body uses protein to build and repair tissues. Protein has numerous benefits to our skin, muscles, blood, bones, and cartilage. Choosing and eating the right protein for our bodies also plays an important part of obtaining optimal results. For me, plant-based protein, yogurt, and fish are my favorite protein sources. These past few weeks, I have been busy spending time with my family. We…

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