VSSport Bra and Capri Review

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A little while back I received my first Influenster* box.

“Influenster is a community of trendsetters, social media hotshots, and educated consumers…
Who live to give opinions of products and experiences.”

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I was beyond excited to be a #VSSportTester, as it was from #VSSport, as in the Victoria Secret Sport line.
I have never tried any VSSport items, mainly because their clothes or bathing suits never seem to fit me just right.
Inside my box was a VSSport bra and a pair of capris.

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The bra was a cool design, but once on…it was a bit off.
I blame my lack of chest and extremely broad shoulders, so I did hit up the store to see if the fit was right.

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The fit was correct but still it just felt a bit off.
Don’t get me wrong, the bra was made of excellent material and was soft, it just didn’t fit ME quite right.
So, I passed it on to my girl and she loved it…can’t you tell?!  (lol)

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The capris were another story though…
I’ll admit, I’m a bit loyal to a certain brand (rhymes with tutu).
So, winning me over in this area wasn’t going to be easy.

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As soon as I felt them, I was a bit smitten – uber soft and oh so comfy feeling.
I tried them on and WOWSA, I was blown away!
They looked even better than they felt.
AND they even had a pocket at the hip for DEX, my continuous glucose monitor.

Stylish, Comfy, Flattering & Diabetic Friendly = HOME RUN

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**”This is a sponsored blog post. Influenster provided me with complimentary Victoria’s Secret products to test and review as part of a contest.”

Have You Tried VSSport Line Yet?

What a Fabulous Weekend – Giving Thanks

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This week I am thankful for…

…a husband that’s  as cheesy, happy and willing to do just about anything for a laugh as me.   The matching t-shirts were a present from me to my Canadian hubby for our fun weekend in London – they were a lot of fun & we met 4 Canadians!!! lol

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…enjoying my favorite ice cream drink – cream soda and vanilla ice cream.  YUM. I haven’t found cream soda in London yet, brought this one back from the US.

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 …this amazing sight yesterday at dusk.  As we wandered around with our friends Brooke & Greg who just arrived from Houston, we saw Big Ben at dusk and WOWSERS….it was just SO sparkly!

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…we spotted this bar this week and it made us laugh because we call each other “monkey”.

 

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…taking silly pictures with giant lions yesterday!  

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…these absolutely AMAZING flowers my hubby surprised me with after my not-so-pain free run on Friday morning.  Nothing says “who cares” about your foot like a mimosa and some tulips! lol

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…spending yesterday afternoon with our good friends Brooke & Greg.  

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…a fabulous fancy lunch at Little Social, just name one of the best restaurants in the U.K.   It was very nice, the food was good, the space is quaint…we liked it…but I would say it wasn’t soooo amazing that we will be going back again soon. photo 3
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…sharing a giant stack of blueberry pancakes and a Bloody Mary on Sunday morning after a killer yoga session while reading all the fun Sunday magazines in the paper.  

 

What Are You Thankful For This Week?

 

White Bean, Kale, Vegetable Soup w/Chicken

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I bought way too much kale this week.
Even with the juicing and such…still too much kale.
So, I decided to make some soup, something that always makes my soul feel better.
Making soup is to me what baking is to others…
Basic ingredients coming together to create a warm bowl of happiness.
I always start every soup the same way…
EVOO, celery, onions, garlic and carrots.
That is the base of a awesome soup...that and a little dry white wine.  (my secret ingredient)
Here’s the rest…

White Bean, Kale, Vegetable Soup w/Chicken
 
Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp EVOO
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 medium zucchini, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 cups chicken stock, 1 cup water
  • 1 can (400g) white beans
  • 1 can (400g) diced tomatoes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 large carrots, cubed
  • 4 celery ribs w leaves, diced
  • 1 ear of corn, roasted and cut off cob
  • 1 Parmesan rind (pulled from freezer)
  • 2 handfuls of kale, chopped
  • 1 medium chicken breast, cubed
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Pinch of paprika
  • Dash of onion powder
Instructions
  1. Heat oil on medium heat, then sauté onions, garlic, carrots and celery.
  2. After 3 minutes of so...add the wine and spices and simmer until wine has dissolved.
  3. Add kale and place lid to wilt.
  4. After 3 minutes, add beans, corn, chicken stock, tomatoes, rind, etc...the rest of the ingredients.
  5. Bring to boil.
  6. With the lid on, simmer for 20 minutes.
  7. side note: (Soup is always BEST after reheated from frozen)

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IMG_4724.JPGAny More Kale Soup Recipes?