Sunday, December 28, 2014

BOXING DAY ROAD TRIP and Mitsubishi Mirage review #DriveMitsubishi

Hello there!

How are your holidays going? Do you have plans for NYE? I can't believe it, but we actually have no plans for the 31st for the first time in over 20 years!

As you may have heard me mention before, an unexpected surprise of the holiday season is that we were given an opportunity to review the Mistubishi Mirage during Christmas week. We thought it would be a perfect way to take our kids up to the mountains to see snow...but it's way to warm to snow up there, at least for now. 

My husband found us a great deal on a room at the Casa Del Zorro resort in Borrego Springs, right in the middle of Borrego Springs State Park. That's in the particularly beautiful stretch of desert. Here's a video recap!

All in all it was a great, impromptu trip. We'll definitely be going back, though perhaps we'll have to spend a bit more on gas than we did this time!

Did you do any traveling this holiday season?

Wishing you love with extra cheese-
Nacho Mama

Disclosure: I was loaned the Mistubishi Mirage for review purposes, but not paid to share a review. The above is my honest opinion, honest!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014


Need a last minute gift for that special Weight Watcher in your life? Or for anyone who loves to cook? I ADORE my Ninja 4-in-1 Multi Cooker, and I would never have tried it if they hadn't been at Fitbloggin this year! 

That wraps up the gift guide! Hope you all have a beautiful, healthy and happy holiday.

Wishing you love with extra cheese-
Nacho Mama

Friday, December 19, 2014

Vlogmas Gift Guide: SPINGYM and 3-WAY PONCHO (that is!)

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Who wants a 3-Way for Christmas?
Can you tell how much I love to buy stuff off the TV?
Especially if a favorite Youtuber has done a review!
Here are two more great items that I'm sure someone on YOUR list would love this holiday season!

#3 The SPIN GYM! $24.95 at

Here's Laurie's review of the Spin Gym that sold me on the product. She looks TOTALLY different now. I love her channel! And I love a Massachusetts accent almost as much as I love a Southern one.

#4 Suzanne Somers' 3-WAY PONCHO (that is!) $19.95 at selected retailers or at 

The Southern California sun was giving me fits today, I tell ya!

If it weren't so close to Christmas I would have waited until I could get a better video made but I would hate for the special someone in YOUR life to miss out on a 3-WAY (Poncho, that is! I never get tired of that joke.)

In case you missed the original commercial:

And here is Patti (@Rxtsrmom) in her entertaining review of this amazing product-SOLD! Seriously I could listen to her say "Poncho" all day long!

Hope you are finding these gift ideas helpful. What cool stuff have YOU bought off the TV lately? Please share!
Happy Vlogmas!

Wishing you love with extra cheese,
Nacho Mama

Disclosure: I was not compensated for these reviews in any way. I bought these items with my own cash and just wanted to share my opinions about them with you. :)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

FINALLY! NEW Podcast! Yes, really!


The question I get asked the most this time of year, "How can I stay motivated during the Holidays?"
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Featuring Weight Watchers FAQ & more!


Wishing you Happy Holidays with extra cheese-
Nacho Mama

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Monday, December 15, 2014

VIDEO: Vlogmas Gift Guide! Sistema Microwave Mug

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I swear this is the LAST mug on my gift guide! But I love these so much. And how cute is this puppy (also, I will try to wear makeup in the future)? 

I checked, I got the mugs on QVC. This holiday season they have a set of 6 mugs for $30, which is great since they tend to run about $7 each anywhere else. You even get cute gift boxes!

If you're reading this anywhere but, then you are reading stolen content, my friend. Please don't support thieving cochinos, just get this stuff from the source at!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS and stay tuned for more gift ideas.

Wishing you love with extra cheese, 
Nacho Mama

Sunday, December 14, 2014

VIDEO: Vlogmas Gift Guide Item 1- Collapsible Mug!

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This is an unsolicited, unsponsored review! I really like this product, purchased it with my own cash and wanted to share it with you.

If you're reading this anywhere but, then you are reading stolen content, my friend. Please don't support thieving cochinos, just get this stuff from the source at!

Wishing you love with extra cheese-
Nacho Mama

Thursday, December 11, 2014

New VIDEO: Activelink 2.0 Review

Hello All!
Just a ridiculous amount of movement.

How are the holidays treating you so far? I can't believe how quickly it's all going by! I was shocked when I logged onto Youtube and saw that it's been almost SIX WEEKS since I last uploaded a video. And the podcast? Not since October 17. (I'm working on the next one, no worries!). It didn't seem like that long, but then I started getting "Are you okay?" messages from some of you, so I guess it has been that long.

Construction continues around here and we are puppysitting this guy...

til New Year's. So I guess I kind of lost track of time.

MANY of you have been asking me to post a review of the Activelink 2.0, so here's a video.

The ONLY things I DON'T like about the new Activelink are:
1. It still doesn't count steps. It really seems like it wouldn't have been that hard to add that feature, but maybe I'm wrong.
2. There STILL is no way to share my "Activelink Day" on social media! I've have been begging for this on Twitter since the original Activelink came out. Maybe for the next upgrade?

All in all, though, I really love the new AL. I think we're getting a WHOLE lot more for our money than with the first one, and I thought the first one was the bee's knees.

ALSO-not mentioned in the video but FYI: until 12/20/14, when you JOIN WW and purchase a monthly pass, you will receive the new AL 2.0 device for free! If you are an existing member and monthly pass holder, you will be able to purchase the device for only $24.95. 

If you're reading this anywhere but, then you are reading stolen content, my friend. Please don't support thieving cochinos, just get this stuff from the source at!

Wishing you love with extra cheese-
Nacho Mama

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Weekend Wellness Web Wanderings

Happy Sunday everyone!

I can't believe how quickly this holiday season is flying by! Tonight the Mr. and I are attending our friends' annual Holiday Prom at Bar Pink in North Park. BUT FIRST...

I wanted to share some cool things I've come across on the web lately. 
Me with Gail at Fitbloggin '14

First off, my friend Gail ( put together a collection of tips from lots of weightloss bloggers, including myself. There's some great stuff, especially if you're looking for new bloggers to follow. Click HERE to check it out.

This week in the WW meetings room, we're discussing "Is this food worthy of ME?" This morning on my walk I heard this Jack Lalanne clip from FIFTY YEARS AGO that pretty much says it all.

God bless that man!

Wondering whether your Starbucks or DD habit is worthy of YOU? Check out this Buzzfeed video spilling the beans on your fave holiday, er, beverages?


For a while now I've been a fan of Andrew Saul, PhD and his work in the field of orthomolecular (that's a big word meaning "vitamins are awesome!") medicine. His books have truly made a difference in the health of my family-my kids have never had to take antibiotics (at least, not yet) and I haven't had one in almost 15 years. So I was SUPER excited to learn that he's FINALLY making a documentary about his field. They are crowdfunding and I will definitely make a contribution! In the meantime I thought I'd spread the word.

The Megavitamin Man - Indiegogo from Andrew Saul Phd on Vimeo.

Last, but not least...are you following CHER TWEETS on Youtube? OMC (Oh.My.Cher.) I am LIVING for this hilarious series featuring Chad Michaels (a San Diego native, ahem), winner of RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars. Just subscribe, already. Laughter is critical for your health!

What have YOU found on the web this week? Do tell!

Wishing you love with extra cheese-
Nacho Mama