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On this day in 1975 the Summer blockbuster movie “Jaws” is released….

Is there anyone in our generation who has not seen this movie?!!! I still watch it every time it comes on TV. It was truly a classic during my teen life. And then of course the ones that followed. But none could beat the original “JAWS”!

I will have to admit, my funniest memory of this is when my Mom and her friend Connie went to see this, and Connie leaned over to my Mom and asked her, “I wonder how they trained that shark to do that?” THAT in its self was classic! Luckily my Mom actually knew it was a mechanical shark. Truth though, that even surprised me! Ooooh those two women! Never a dull moment!

Even my children have seen this movie and the ones that followed. My oldest was able to recite the uncut version ending to JAW’s 2 during his childhood.  And believe it or not, he ended up excelling in the military! Maybe that’s why! “Smile you SOB”….

Hugs, Love, Peace & Roars,

Lion Queen

 

Who Needs Lettuce?…Not Me!!

Antipasto Skewers

Ingredients

  • 20 long wooden skewers
  • (1) 9 ounce package cheese tortellini
  • 1/2 cup zesty Italian salad dressing
  • 1/2 teaspoon tabasco sauce (optional, but it adds a nice kick)
  • 40 olives (I used Kalamata but any kind you enjoy will work)
  • 40 grape tomatoes
  • 40 thin slices Genoa salami
  • 20 baby mozzarella balls
  • 40 pieces basil, torn
  • 20 pieces chopped artichoke hearts

Instructions

  1. Cook tortellini according to package directions; drain and quickly rinse in cold water. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the tortellini with salad dressing and hot sauce, seal the bag, and turn it around a few times to coat; refrigerate for at least 15 minutes and up to 4 hours.
  2. When ready to assemble, drain and discard any remaining marinade.
  3. For each skewer, you can thread an olive, tomato, basil, tortellini, basil, folded salami slice, mozzarella ball, tortellini, basil, folded salami piece, artichoke heart, tomato, olive.

Hugs, Love, Peace & Roars, 

Lion Queen

Weight Watchers It Is!

I have finally decided I need help and support in losing weight. I have now decided to join Weight Watchers. To reach my Life Time goal I have to lose 45 lbs. Once I reach that goal I will become a life time member and will no longer have to pay membership fees.

My first meeting was last Wednesday night. As of this morning I had lost 4 lbs, but now it’s the weekend, full blown in all of it’s glory! Once I get past this first weekend, and learning the weekend do’s and don’ts I think I will be good. My biggest downfall will be  my wine. I love to come home, pour a glass of wine, and drink it through out the evening. I don’t guzzle, I sip. But I like to come home, pour a glass as a just chill out moment, then have one while I am cooking, especially if I am watching Jacques Pepin. Yes, I have a little TV in the kitchen, that of course takes me through dinner, and then my chill out glass to wind down the night. I enjoy my wine, and will not lie about it. It relaxes me, takes me away from work, ( which I have mentioned before, I work for a major beer/wine/spirits distributor here in Oklahoma)…but stress level gets extremely high at times. So with all that being said…Momma has to change her life style.

I noticed at WW the other evening they had wine glasses marked with oz you could have. I might have to purchase one of those.  So far I have done really well. We went to a concert the other night and I had zero wine. That’s a first for me, but I did it, and I was so proud of myself. The weekend has arrived and I have counted my points and been very disciplined. I’ve got this!

Will keep you posted! Please support me and share your weight loss tactics with me!

Hugs, Love, Peace and Roars,

Lion Queen

Soap & Glory…My New Love!!!

I have been wanting to try these products for awhile now. So I finally broke down and bought my first one the other day. Turns out, I am so in love! This whipped body buttercream is awesome! When I first opened it and smelled I liked it but thought it might over power my perfume. It did not! It goes on so light and creamy and it definitely does not “stick” to your skin like so many lotions and creams do. Rub it in and it soaks in. No rubbing and rubbing! It is so velvety and creamy. For my age I actually have smooth skin, but I can tell a difference in using this buttercream, especially on my legs. I without a doubt recommend this product! 

I will continue to purchase Soap & Glory products and compare them with other products. They might be a bit pricier, but not so much I can’t afford them by any means. I want to try the foot cream next. I love my pedi’s but I want to keep my feet looking great between appointments. My life says “NO, you can’t and don’t always have time to go every two weeks!” So I say “Ok”, and my feet say “What are you thinking?!!!” Hopefully the “Heel Genius” will keep my feet quiet, and my life at ease. I will let you know! 

Hugs, Love, Peace & Roars, 

Lion Queen

PS

I am also retro loving their labels!

Happy Birthday Lion King!

Happy Birthday to the man who has supported me in everything I do! He has been such an influence in my life and never complains when I stay up late to blog, or pursue the things in my life that make me happy. He knows he is the one thing in my life that makes me the happiest woman in the world! He is my best friend and my rock! I love you Luke! Your are truly my  protector and the Lion King of our family.

And yes, as you can see, he had a REALLY  good time tonight! LOL!

Love, Hugs, Peace and Roars,

Lion Queen