Monday, December 1, 2014


Hi my friends,

Happy December 1st!  Have you been looking for Christmas shows to watch?  Wondering when your favourite movies will be on this holiday season?  Well look no further!  I have put together a calendar when all the Christmas movies will be on.  Some channels were limited while other flourished.  I will constantly be updating this list throughout the month!

Have a safe and happy holiday season!


XOXO Lindsay
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Oh So Lindsay's Top 5 Fall Picks - New Series Premieres

Happy Wednesday Everyone,

Who else is as excited as I am for all the new and returning shows to start?  I am SO excited.  Nervous that now I will have to balance my life with my friends, boyfriend and family and still manage to find time to watch all 8 million shows I watch!  But that’s what PVR was invented for and mine will be working overtime! 
Here are my top 5 picks for the NEW shows I am most looking forward to this fall:

#1 Madam Secretary

From the first hint of this show I knew I was going to love it.  I mean I haven’t even seen it yet but the clips that I have seen, they have already sucked me in!  For some reason I am a lover of unconventional presidential shows (Dave, The American President, Veep), so it doesn’t surprise me that this is my number one, must see show this fall.  Tèa Leoni’s humor and wit are on display for the world to see reeling us in as Elizabeth McCord, a determined Secretary of State who battles office politics and circumvents protocols as she negotiates global and domestic issues.  An out of the box thinking and do’er this girl is going to prove that not everything has to be played by the rules.
Set your PVR’s my friends you won’t want to miss the premiere of this on September 21st at 8pm on CBS.

#2 Black-ish

Created and starring Anthony Anderson, Lawrence Fishburn, and Tracee Ellis Ross as the Johnson family in the new hit comedy of the fall!  The Johnson’s have four fun-loving and uniquely different kids, living in an affluent, mostly white neighborhood which enhances the hilarity of the storyline as the kids try to fit in whereas Anderson tries to keep them rooted in his idea of black culture.   Could this be the 21st century ‘Cosby Show’?  Tune in September 24th at 930pm on ABC to find out! 


#3 Gotham
Before Bruce Wayne was Batman and commissioner Gordon was the commissioner, it was just Gotham city, where people continued on in their merry way.  This dark and entirely new chapter of the great DC comics Super-Villians and vigilantes follows one cop’s rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering between good and evil, and chronicling the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time.  Ben McKenzie (Southland and the OC) stars as James Gordan, two weeks new in his detective position and engaged to his beloved fiancée Barbara Kean (Erin Richards, Open Grave) he is living his dream and restoring the city back to the version he remembers as a kid.  Paired with police legend Havey Bullock (Donal Logue) the two stumble upon the city’s highest profile case ever: the murder of local billionaires Thomas and Martha Wayne, leaving sole survivor Bruce (David Mazous, Touch) and creating a kinship bond with Gordon.  Gordon and Bullock will confront gang boss Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith), mob kingpin Carmine Falcone (John Doman), Selina Kyle future Catwomen (Camren Bicondova), Oswald Cobblepot /The Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) and The Riddler/Edward Nygma (Cory Micheal Smith).  All you comic book fans NEED to PVR this one, as this new series will take you on a glipse of how Gotham came to be. 
Watch as your childhood unfolds September 22nd at 8pm on FOX!

#4 Scorpion

Misfits unite in this high-octane drama about an eccentric genius Walter O’Brien and his team of brilliant misfits who compraise the last line of defense against complexs, high-tech threats if the modern age.  Working for Homeland Security, the new think tank ‘Scorpion’ teams themselves up with an unlikely source, a young boy like them and his mother who shows them how to conduct themselves with outsiders’ also known as real people. 
Nerds unite September 22nd at 9pm on CBS!

#5 Bad Judge

Kate Walsh is back to primetime in this season’s hottest courtroom dramedy.  Rebecca (Kate Walsh) Judge upholds the law by day and breaks it by night; A wild child who knows how to have a good time, while being one of LA’s toughest and most respected criminal court judges.  She has a reputation for unorthodox behavior in the courtroom, She parties too much and rocks out on the drums in a band with her best friend, Jenny. While there's no shortage of male admirers who would love to spend time with her, she's not ready to settle down... except when an eight-year-old boy - whose parents were put in jail by Rebecca - needs her help. He may, in fact, be the one thing that starts to tame this "bad" judge.
The judgments start October 2nd at 9pm on NBC.

Runner up: 
Could you survive constantly out-living your friends and family?  Check out how Dr. Henry Morgan does September 23rd at 10pm on ABC with a sneak peek September 22nd at 10pm on ABC
Have a great day my friends!
Xoxo Lindsay

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Oh So Lindsay's Television Schedule Has Arrived!

Hello my friends,

I know it has been awhile since you last heard from me but this summer has proven to be a busy one, so I apologize.  I hope you have been enjoying every minute of the amazing weather!

It's that time of year my friends, my favourite time of year, when the leaves start changing, the days get shorter and the evenings get longer, warm cozy sweaters, tea and of course ALL the season and series premieres!

There are a lot of new shows hitting the small screens this fall and I have spent many hours reading up on each and every one of them! Check out my blog Tuesday September 2nd when I give a run down of my top ten must watch new series starting this fall.  But for now, I leave you with the annual Oh So Lindsay fall television schedule!

Happy Labour Day Weekend!

XoXo Lindsay
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Friday, July 18, 2014

Day 80: The How To's of The Dukan Diet

Happy Friday My Friends,
Here we are sitting at day 80, I am down 25 pounds and I feel great!  I have become very motivated now that I have been successful with the first 25lbs but I know what this means and recognize that I will cheat if I don’t keep going.  So I have become more determined to lose the last 25.  It’s not going to come off as easily as the first, but I am hoping with more effort and more exercise I can become successful!  My goal is to hit the gym 2-3 times per week to get back into a routine, mixing it up with cardio, abs, weights etc.
I cheated two weekends in a row, the first was my best friends Bachelorette and Bridal shower.  I didn’t over indulge, I just had some cake and some nachos and some candy, and let me tell you in very small quantities.  This past weekend I had Gatorade and the icing off four cupcakes.  And I am done now, the ramifications of this are: 1. I have a headache today 2. I have not lost any weight and 3. I don’t feel good about myself.  So back on the strict band wagon I go and off to the races! 
Tairalyn and I have been very successful with this diet and we are fielding questions and requests, left right and center on how we did it, how to do it, how much does it cost, the list is endless.  SO, I thought I would dedicate this post to the How To’s of the Dukan Diet. (Check out Little Miss Mama's blog today for her tips and tricks)
Like most diets, they are a lifestyle change, just like quitting smoking; if you are not ready you will not be successful.  Trust me.  But Tairalyn and I were definitely ready for this and we read up and found recipes to help us through.  We used resources like Google and Pinterest.  The Dukan Diet consists mainly of cutting out all carbs including sugars and limiting the fat intake into your body, low fat milk products, no fruit, no breads, pastas, grains and no veggies (for the attack phase).
What Tairalyn and I did to prepare ourselves for this diet was to go on a cleanse for the first week.  We cut out carbs and sugars, mainly breads, candy, chocolate and drank THIS each day for the first 7 days.  After that we then started on Phase 1: Attack Phase. 
Like I have stated before PLAN PLAN PLAN! Tairalyn and I spent one whole day, 12 hours planning out every single meal including snacks, making every single meal including snacks and organizing each day.  We were beat, tired, bitchy, but we knew come Monday we would be successfully embarking on a new lifestyle and we were ready to welcome it with open arms.  Check out our PINTEREST here, here, and here for recipes used.  We did the attack phase for the maximum of 10 days, reasoning is that our goal is to lose 50lbs.
What is the Attack Phase?
High protein, basically only protein with non-fat milk and dairy, at least 3 liters of water a day to avoid overworking your kidneys and 20 minutes of light exercise a day!

Only allowed 2 egg yolks a day, unlimited egg whites

2 Tbs of Oat Bran every day, I mixed mine into my yogurt

Any seasonings must be sugar free 


It’s definitely an adjustment and you have to push through the cravings and the bad days.  Making sure you have an amazing support system will help for the low days and the high days!
What is the Cruise Phase?

There are different versions of this phase as to which days you eat what.  I followed the PP (pure protein) and PV (Protein Veg) alternating days.  But check out for the variation you feel will work for you.  You are still limited in the vegetables that you can eat but boy will you appreciate them more!

Approved Veggies:
  1. Artichokes (Globe not Jerusalem)
  2. Asparagus
  3. Egg Plant
  4. Beetroot
  5. Broccoli
  6. Cabbage (Broccoli and Cabbage are both a member of the Cole family and this allows you to eat a very wide variety of vegetables such as cauliflower, purple sprouting broccoli, red cabbage, white cabbage, collard greens, kale and brussel sprouts)
  7. Carrots
  8. Celery and Celeriac
  9. Chicory
  10. Zucchini
  11. Cucumber
  12. Fennel
  13. French Beans/String Beans/Runner Beans/Mangetout
  14. Leeks
  15. Mushrooms ( all varieties including White Button, Shiitake, Oyster and Portabella)
  16. Onions (Red, White, Salad or Spring)
  17. Palm Hearts
  18. Peppers
  19. Pumpkins, Squashes and Marrows
  20. Radishes
  21. Salad Leaves (Of any sort including all types of Lettuce, Rocket and Watercress)
  22. Sorrel
  23. Soya Beans
  24. Spinach
  25. Swede
  26. Swiss Chard
  27. Tomatoes
  28. Turnips
Now the possibilities are endless, it’s like a whole new world has opened up.  You can eat anyone of these however you like it.  Just remember to always check the ingredients to make sure there is no sugar, use skim milk products and try to add a little exercise into your diet. 

There are more phases to this diet but we aren’t there yet!Cost: Just a grocery bill.  As with many diets, when you start buying fresh foods you have to spend a little more but that is about it.
I have put together a list of the must-haves I have learned and wish I had known during the attack phase.  My secret tips and tricks that will help YOU be successful:
  1. Go to and order some products here that will help seize those cravings you will have.  Promocodes youcandukan15 or youcandukan5
  2. PUDDING.  Jello makes a fat free, sugar free pudding that you just add skim milk to; honestly it is better than sliced bread and a lifesaver.
  3. Sugar twin.  The white sugar twin has proven its value in this diet as the best sugar replacement on the market.  We tried many varieties and found this one to be the best for baking and eating.
  4. Greek Yogurt Lifesaver.  0% Greek plain yogurt, with some cinnamon and sugar twin, this will help you anytime, anywhere if you are having a craving.  Very satisfying.
  5. Spend the money for the low fat cheese, it is worth it.  I have found that the marble is the best one that doesn’t lose much of the taste.
  6. Mustard, the no calorie flavor booster
  7. Save-On-Foods.  They have bulk foods and this is where I have found the cheapest Goji berries and bulk oat bran.
The internet is your oyster and Google is your best friend, use it to your full advantage to look anything up and become successful.
I hope this will help you on your way to a new better version of you.  If you have any questions please feel free to email me or leave a comment.  I would love to help each of you!
NOW, head on over to Little Miss Mama and read her secrets to success!
Have a fabulous weekend my friends!

Xoxo Lindsay

JOIN US: Okay come’on, we’re on day 80, I know there are a few of you that are lingering on the idea of jumping onboard! What are you waiting for folks? Buy your books {here or here}, plan and pin your favorite recipes from our weight loss journey board {here}, menu plan your attack phase, ensure you visit {promocodes 15% off $100+ youcandukan15, or 5% off $50 youcandukan5}, and reach out to us letting us know you’re making a movement into health and happiness with us.

HASHTAG HANGOUT: Don’t forget to tag your posts with #youcandukan so
Tairalyn and I can see the success of all of you, cheering you on along the way with great tips and tricks we have learned as we go.
My Weightloss Journey
Pinterest Board
Dukan Diet Recipe Pinterest Board

INSTAGRAM: I am constantly posting pics of my success and healthy snacks and meals add ohsolindsay for inspiration

Friday, July 4, 2014

Day 66 UPDATE & PROMOCODES; Dukeing it Out With Little Miss Mama

Happy Friday My Friends,
After a disastrous Thursday, the last thing I wanted to do was weigh myself this morning.  But I did anyway, with my eyes closed; I looked down at the scale, did a double take and then counted all the little lines to make sure I was correct.  Yup! Down 25lbs in 66 days!  Holy (insert bad words here)!  I have lost a whole two year old, I cannot believe it. 
The first thing I did was pick up the phone and alert Tairalyn right away! And then run downstairs and let my mom know!  These two women have been the biggest support in my journey emotionally, physically, and mentally and I would not be where I am without them.

Naturally, being cut from the same cloth, Tairalyn and I are both down the same amount.  Does this surprise us? Not in the least, as our friendship grows we are finding out just how scarily similar we are and loving every minute of it!  
Is this diet easy?  Yes and no, there are days you want to breakdown and have a Big Mac meal with supersized fries and a Mcflurrie but instead you go to the fridge and have some sugar free low fat pudding and although you might be cursing your new lifestyle a few hours later you are proud of yourself for not giving in.  Let’s be honest some more, I didn’t think I had it in me to change, I didn’t think I or we would stick with it, but once the weight started to slide off I just wanted to keep going as I knew I would be a happier, healthier version of me!  And I most definitely am.  Tairalyn is my rock and when I have a bad day or ‘cheat’ she is the one telling me its okay look how far we come.  I don’t condone cheating on a lifestyle change like this and let me tell you what my cheating has been, veggies on a non-veggie day, or a few extra table spoons of goji berries for some added sweetness to my day. HA, It used to be a whole box of cookies!
This Dukan Diet has opened up so many new and exciting avenues for both Tairalyn and I.  The most exciting is working with, that’s right my friends and fellow #youcandukan ers, you can now order Dukan friendly cookies, noodles, granola and much more and have it delivered to your house!  Yep, success has just gotten a little closer!  When the package arrived Tairalyn and I screamed and laughed in excitement, the things we love the most; cookies, are finally here and made for us!  Now we can sit down and watch our favourite shows Big Brother and Bachelor In Paradise with a cup of skim milk and cookies to dip them in.  The possibilities are endless on the snacks and treats we can now have. 

The amazing people at Dukan Diet have graciously offered us 2 special codes for our readers, giving discounts up to $15 off your orders with them. Awesome right?! Ready to use on either the Canadian or US site, pop on over to now and have a look-see at all they have to offer. Use promocode youcandukan15 to get 15% off $100+ spent online or else youcandukan5 for 5% off orders under $100. Either way it’s a savings in your pocket and you can’t complain about savings!

JOIN US: Okay come’on, we’re on day 66, I know there are a few of you that are lingering on the idea of jumping onboard! What are you waiting for folks? Buy your books {here or here}, plan and pin your favorite recipes from our weight loss journey board {here}, menu plan your attack phase, ensure you visit {promocodes 15% off $100+ youcandukan15, or 5% off $50 youcandukan5}, and reach out to us letting us know you’re making a movement into health and happiness with us.

HASHTAG HANGOUT: Don’t forget to tag your posts with #youcandukan so Tairalyn and I can see the success of all of you, cheering you on along the way with great tips and tricks we have learned as we go.
FIND US PINTERESTING?  Dukan Diet Recipe Pinterest Board My Weightloss Journey Pinterest Board

Have a safe and happy weekend my friends!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Summer Begins On Wednesday: Big Brother 16 Premiere

Happy Sunday my friends!

I hope you all enjoyed the glorious sunshine this weekend and the first day of summer!

Well my friends we are 3 exciting days away from the 2 night, 3 hour premiere of Big Brother on June 25th and this year the twists are promised to be bigger and better!

Looks like this may be one of the best seasons yet as two twists were revealed by Julie Chen on the Talk:

Twist #1:  There will be two HOH’s each week which means four people are nominated each week, but wait there’s more… Just because you are the HOH that doesn't mean you’re safe.  A new competition will be introduced this year called ‘Battle of the Block’, where you could still be put on the block if you lose the competition.  More details to come as the Big Brother season begins.
Twist #2:  ‘Team America’ will allow American viewers watching at home to have more power than ever this year.  (This was a huge flop for CBS last year, so if they follow in the steps of Big Brother Canada they might have a fighting chance)

I have read over the bios of each new cast mate and here are my favorites based on those; Joey, Christine, Cody, Devin, Amber, Nichole and Paola (I am hoping no mean girls and no racist comments are made this year, you are on TV 24 hrs people, keep your mouths shut).
One of the most talked about players entering the Big Brother 16 house is Franke Grande, a Youtube sensation and the brother to famous singer Ariana Grande.  Will he keep this a secret?  Will he be recognized? 

We will find out this and more on Wednesday night on CBS!
Have a fabulous week!
I will be live tweeting throughout the first episode, follow me @ohsolindsay

Keep checking back as I will have weekly updates!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Summer's Sizzling Premiers

Happy Thursday My Friends!

Here is this Summer’s hottest new and returning shows, something for everyone to keep us entertained while we long for September to return our faves.

Tuesday, June 10th

Chasing Life *New Series* on ABC Spark/Family at 9pm
Twenty-something April (Italia Ricci), a smart and quick-witted aspiring journalist, who is trying to work her way up the ladder at a Boston newspaper by trying to impress her hard-nosed editor. When not pursuing the latest scoop, April tries to balance her ambitious career with her family - her widowed mom Sara, rebellious little sister Brenna and her grandmother. Just as things start to look up at work, home and on the romance front with co-worker Dominic, April gets the devastating news from an estranged uncle that she has cancer.  Will this change her life goals?  Find out tomorrow night!

Pretty Little Liars Season 5 premiere on ABC Spark/Family at 8pm. This has been confirmed that there will be a 6th and 7th season!

Wednesday, June 11th

Duck Dynasty
on A&E at 10pm

Big Smo
*New Series* on A&E at 10:30pm
A reality show following a country boy from Nashville who has always been a rapper a heart.  As Big Smo prepares for his first album release under Warner Nashville, he's trying his best to strike a balance between his music, his girlfriend and his family. While Smo rehearses for an important show in Cookeville, Tennessee, two of his band members are competing to be his opening act. At the performance, Smo gives his family, and the band, a huge surprise.

Monday, June 16th

Switched at Birth on ABC Spark at 8pm
The Fosters
, summer premiere, on ABC Spark at 9pm

Thursday, June 19th

Critics’ Choice Television Awards on The CW at 8pm
Funniest Wins hosted by Marlon Wayans on TBS at 10pm
Rookie Blue season 5 premiere on ABC at 9pm, this has already premiered on Global, if you can’t wait
Seven Deadly Sins *Miniseries* on Showtime at 11pm
This documentary series will explore each of the seven deadly sins — one per episode — taking an in-depth look at the weird and darkly comic world of sin.

Sunday, June 22nd

Rising Star *New Series* on ABC at 9pm
True Blood FINAL season on HBO at 9pm
Wipeout on ABC at 7pm this episode only, 8pm every other Sunday.

Tuesday, June 24th

Next Great Baker on TLC at 9pm
NY Med on ABC at 10pm
Each episode in this eight-part series toggles between the renowned surgeons of Manhattan's New York Presbyterian Hospital and the gritty world of trauma surgeons at Newark's University Hospital where the ER is a doorway to the mean streets of one of America's most violent cities. This limited series takes a deep dive into high stakes medicine through the eyes of unforgettable characters.

Sullivan and Son on TBS at 10pm
Tyrant *New Series* on FX at 10pm

Wednesday, June 25th

BIG BROTHER on CBS at 8pm, a two-hour premiere episode!

Young and Hungry *New Series* ABC Spark at 8pm
Two worlds collide when Josh (Jonathan Sadowski), a wealthy young tech entrepreneur, meets Gabi (Emily Osment), a feisty young food blogger, looking to be his personal chef.  Gabi is desperate for the job and must prove herself, mostly to Josh's aide (Rex Lee), who prefers a famous chef for the job. When Josh enlists Gabi to prepare a romantic meal for him and his girlfriend, the dinner goes awry and Gabi finds herself in a very awkward position. With the help of her best friend Sofia (Aimee Carrero) and Josh's housekeeper (Kym Whitley), Gabi turns a difficult situation into an opportunity for employment and maybe even love.

Mystery Girls
*New Series* on ABC Spark at 8:30pm
Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth are together again but this time the zip code has changed.  These two former detective TV show starlets brought back together by a real-life mystery. Charlie Contour (Garth) is a suburban housewife and mother, while Holly Hamilton (Spelling) longs for her glory days in the 90's when she was on television. Both of their lives are disrupted when Nick (Pinzon), a witness to a crime and a ‘Mystery Girls' fanatic, will only speak to the infamous duo, and the former friends must reunite and put their TV crime-solving skills to the test.

Taxi Brooklyn
on NBC at 10pm
Chyler Leigh (‘Lexi Grey’ Greys Anatomy) stars as hard-as-nails Det. Caitlyn "Cat" Sullivan, a woman hell-bent on finding her father's killer. After she's demoted to foot patrol for reckless driving, disobeying orders and personality conflicts, Cat meets taxi driver Leo Romba (Jacky Ido). A highly skilled driver, Leo is a charming French African from Marseille. Realizing Leo lied on his immigration forms, Cat offers him a deal: In exchange for his driving skills and taxi, she will help Leo with his immigration problem. In order to stay out of prison and avoid deportation, Leo agrees to partner with Cat and quickly becomes her personal driver, consultant and friend as they race through the streets of New York solving cases and trying to uncover the mystery behind her father's murder.

Friday, June 27th

Girl Meets World on the Disney Channel at 945pm
Hey all you who grew up in the ‘90’s Does this title sound familiar?  You guessed it, Cory & Topanga are back!  But as parents this time!  This new series chronicles the life of their 7th grade daughter, Riley, who is about to embark on the biggest adventure of her life!

Sunday, June 29th

Reckless *New Series* on CBS at 9pm
Set the series recordings for this one
!  This sultry legal drama set in Charleston, S.C., where a gorgeous Yankee litigator and a charming southern attorney must hide their intense mutual attraction as a police sex scandal threatens to tear the city apart. Jamie Sawyer is enviously cool, confident and armed with south side of Chicago street-smarts as she takes on the good ol' boys in the South. Her handsome courtroom rival is Roy Rayder (The O.C. & Twillight) , a divorced father of two, embodies the Old South and is the newly minted City Attorney, thanks to his influential former father-in-law, Dec Fortnum. When disgraced cop Lee Anne Marcus hires Jamie to represent her in a lawsuit against the police department, Jamie and Roy discover that Lee Anne is at the epicenter of a sinister case with dire implications for the members of the Charleston PD. Heading that department is Deputy Chief Holland Knox, a family man who radiates integrity. Working under him are Terry McCandless, a cocky and corrupt detective, and Preston Cruz, Jamie's well-respected boyfriend who might not be all that he appears. Helping Jamie is her confidante and paralegal, Vi Briggs, an expert at digging up case-winning information. As Jamie and Roy spar in and out of the courtroom, dark secrets simmer behind every door and threaten to tarnish the genteel facade of seductive Charleston.

The Leftovers
*New Series* on HBO at 10pm
From Damon Lindelof, co-creator of the hit series Lost, this one-hour HBO drama focuses on denizens of the fictional town of Mapleton, three years after the fateful October 14 day when 140 million people – 2% of the world's population – disappeared without a trace. Seen primarily through the eyes of beleaguered police chief Kevin Garvey (Justin Theroux), the series shows how ordinary people react to inexplicable events that can unite or divide families and communities, revealing how the strain of an unprecedented calamity can turn people's faith into cynicism, paranoia, madness, or cult-like fanaticism.

Unforgettable Season 3 premiere on CBS at 10pm

Monday, June 30th

Under the Dome on CBS on 10pm

Sunday, July 6th

Witches of East End on Lifetime at 9pm

Wednesday, July 9th

Extant *New Series* Starring Halle Berry on CBS at 9pm
In a thrilling drama, Berry will play an astronaut who returns home from a year-long solo mission in space and tries to reconnect with her husband and son in their everyday life. Her experiences in space and home lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history.

Thursday, July 10th

Welcome to Sweden *New Series* on NBC at 9pm
Bruce Evans (Greg Poehler) and Emma Wiik (Josephine Bornebusch, Swedish hit drama "Solsidan") seem to be the perfect couple. He is a successful money manager to the stars, living his life in New York with Emma, the sweet woman from Sweden whom he loves and adores. A rare combination of intelligent, funny, kind and beautiful, Emma believes she has finally found her true soul mate. So when she makes the life-changing decision to move back to her native Stockholm to accept a prestigious banking job after being with Bruce for a year, she is surprised and thrilled that he agrees to move with her to begin a new life together.

Moving halfway around the world with a new love is a huge step. With no job, friends or real clue about what he is getting himself into, Bruce is quick to face the many unique challenges and culture clashes that living in a foreign land presents. The most notable one is how to win over Emma's strange and very Swedish family

Amy Poehler, Aubrey Plaza, Will Ferrell and Gene Simmons make guest appearances as themselves in this offbeat single-camera comedy predominately shot on location in Stockholm.

Working the Engels *New Series* on NBC at 930, which has already aired the full season on Global
A family of never-do-wells must band together to keep their heads above water when their father and breadwinner passes away, leaving them a mountain of debt.The Engels must all go to work running Dad's storefront law firm, with one minor problem: daughter Jenna Engel (Kacey Rohl) is the only one who is qualified to practice law. Unfortunately for Jenna, this also means taking on her eccentric relatives as co-workers. Ceil (Andrea Martin), the self-absorbed and overly dramatic but fiercely protective mother works as the firm's paralegal; Sandy (Azura Skye), a former pill-popper who has never worked a day in her life, is the receptionist and first line of defense at the firm; and Jimmy (Ben Arthur), a petty criminal and bad boy who is utterly devoted to his family, is the firm's investigator. Jenna, the youngest sibling and "the good one," becomes the unlikely family patriarch, running the law firm and keeping her crazy family together.
Sunday, July 20th
Cedar Cove Season 2 on The Hallmark Channel look to see if its on th W channel 8pm

Monday, July 21st

Hotel Hell on FOX at 9pm

Tuesday, July 22nd

Food Fighters *New Series* on NBC at 8pm
This summer, the table is set for the ultimate culinary clash in "Food Fighters," one part cooking competition, one part game show. In a delicious twist, host Adam Richman ("Man v. Food") will give homegrown amateur cooks the chance to test their skills against professional chefs. Every down-home cook has that one "signature dish" or "secret family recipe" that always gains favor with friends and family. Now, imagine going head-to-head in the kitchen against five professional chefs, who try to cook your specialty dish even better than you - in the hopes of winning over a dinner party made up of the American public. Talk about pressure!

With each savored victory, the cash prize gets bigger and bigger as the home cooks rise to every challenge and out cook the professional chefs. Think you've got what it takes to serve up the competition?

Thursday, July 31st

The Quest *New Series* on ABC at 8pm
Fantasy meets reality as 12 contestants engage in epic challenges in the world of "Everealm".

Friday, Aug 1st

Masters of Illusion *New Series* hosted by Dean Cain on The CW at 8pm

Monday, Aug 4th

Bachelor In Paradise
Was your guilty pleasure bachelor pad? After it was cancelled did you feel a loss for pointless but entertaining TV?  Well your wishes are coming true tonight, when all the rejected bachelors and bachelorettes are isolated in a ‘Romantic’ paradise, with no escape from the drama that will ensue. ­My most anticipated show of the summer! Bachelor in Paradise premieres on ABC at 8pm 
Check out all the details here, my blog post dedicated just to this show!

Sunday, August 24th

MTV Video Music Awards on MTV at 8pm

Monday, Aug 25th

68th Annual Emmy Awards on NBC LIVE at 5pm

* Always remember if you have the time shift channels everything is on 3 hours early**

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

5 Things Link Up

Happy Thursday My Friends,

I finally, FINALLY had a chance to join this week and I am so excited to share because sharing is caring!

1.  My Top 5 favourite songs right now and lets be honest I sing each of these songs at the top of my lungs in the car, on repeat, everyday!
* All of Me by John Legend
* Stay With Me by Sam Smith
* Do What You Want With My Body by Lady Gaga f. R. Kelly
* Fancy by Iggy Azalea, THE best music video EVER!
* Am I Wrong by Nico & Vinz
Download them all now so you can sing aloud with me while you're driving down the street!

2. Dukan Diet Lifesavers:
Besides Little Miss Mama, I wouldn't be as successful as I am without Sugar Twin and Jello Fat Free Sugar Free pudding.  Sugar Twin has saved my Earl Grey tea times at Tairalyn's house (she makes the best cip of tea I have ever had) and the fat free, sugar free pudding is the satisfying treat I get to enjoy while relaxing after a long day!

3. H&M has the best tank tops out right now!  These tank tops are long, forgiving, and look great dressed up for work and casual for every day wear!  At only 6.95 a tank, head to H&M and pick up the go-to tank of the summer! (Make sure to try them on as I recommend going a size smaller)

4. Television Guilty Pleasures:  When I am looking for something fun to watch and not have to think about it, I watch  Melissa & Joey or  Baby Daddy on ABC Spark.  It actually has some really good shows, like my all-time favorite The Fosters, I encourage you all to check out that channel and enjoy some good, mindless, heart warming television.

5. Sharing my view as I wrote this post!  I just love dachshunds and mine the most, they have huge personalities and are such characters.  Harley always sleeps on his back and Tucker (the white lump) buries himself each and every night and anytime he sleeps.

Here's what you can do to join us:

1. Five Things link up is posted every Thursday at Midnight EST. Share any five things that are on your mind right now. Whether it’s something you are obsessing with on Pinterest, a new and exciting event going on in your life, or even sharing five of your favorite books; it’s totally up to you.
2. Please put the Five Things button {pictured above} on the post your sharing for the link up; sharing is caring, the more players involved the more fun we’ll all have, so let’s make this big.
3. Please follow both your hosts Diana from the world around her and Tairalyn from Little Miss Mama via Facebook {here and here} and/or Twitter {here and here}. As it’s not mandatory it is greatly appreciated.
4. If you tweet about the link up, feel free to tag Tairalyn & Diana while using the hashtag #FiveThingsParty; if you instagram about it, a big thank you and kisses to you, tag Tairalyn & Diana and the hashtag #FiveThingsParty.
5. Check out other bloggers who’ve linked up, show them some love and comment on at least one other bloggers link-up post. Why? Because it’s kind and it makes them feel all warm and tingly inside; be the reason they smile extra big today!
1. The World Around Her  2. Little Miss Mama 

Have a great day my friends!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

#YouCanDukan One Month Update: Dukeing It Out With Little Miss Mama

Good Day My Friends,

I write to you today on day 30 and in my books that's a whole month. How am I doing? How am I feeling?

Well friends this week was better, although I am only down a pound I am beyond happy with where I am and I am down TWO sizes in pants and they fit, I am not squeezing myself in either, I am comfortable and can breathe, to be honest they end up being a little too big :)


(This has got to be the worst of the worst pictures for me)

Tairalyn and I have come so far from day one and the images speak for themselves, her and I are constantly telling each other how proud we are of one another and cheering each other on! Not to mention our families and friends who cheer us on from the sidelines!  On day one, the weight loss goals seemed so far away and unrealistic but it’s true and it works and #youcandukan too, it’s easy and not as daunting as it may seem. The first step is committing.

Tairalyn and I have been fielding questions left, right and center on the how to’s of this diet, so this week we would like to share our successes and recipes of this diet.  First things first, you first need to go to the original Dukan Diet website to calculate your weight and how much you need to lose. Don’t sign up as Tairalyn and I have been doing the whole diet on our own, with the guidance of her naturopath.

Phase 1: Attack Phase

What does the attack phase consist of you ask? High protein, basically only protein with non-fat milk and dairy, at least 3 liters of water a day to avoid overworking your kidneys and 20 minutes of light exercise a day! Hard yes, can it be done? Yes. Tairalyn and I’s goal weight is to lose 50 pounds and therefore we were on the attack phase for 10 days.

PLAN.PLAN.PLAN. That’s all I can say and my number one advice tip for the attack phase.
Tairalyn and I spent one whole day, literally 12 hours, buying, making and prepping every single meal, even snacks, for our 10 day attack phase. Thanks to Pinterest we were able to come up with some delicious and creative ideas for each meal. (check it out on Pinterest here and here). Out of all the choices available to us we made meatballs for days, burgers to feed a herd, stuffed chicken to feed a family of 20, Thai beef skewers to feed a whole ball team, Mongolian chicken and sesame chicken. We also found some great ‘dessert’ recipes that have helped our sugar cravings; cheesecake cupcakes, yogurt drops and meringues. I honestly believe this is the only thing that is helping me stay successful, because the first thing I do when I am starving is grab something quick and easy and for me it turns into one cheat, then another and then another. So prep all your meals, each and every one!

Phase 2: Cruise Phase

This is the phase that will last the longest, you will be in this phase until you hit your goal weight! It is also estimated that you will lose at least 2 pounds a week, that’s okay by me!

Enter in veggies; you will never be so happy to see vegetables in your whole entire life, I promise, make sure you check out our 
Pinterest page to see what veggies you can and cannot have. Trust me it’s a glorious day when you can pop a cherry tomato in your mouth and hear the sound of carrots crunching in your mouth! Heaven! And you think to yourself, I am going to have salad every day I can, but that gets boring and old quickly so what do you do? What is my number one must do? PLAN.PLAN.PLAN

Yet again, Tairalyn and I got together, planned out our meals for the week and shopped ‘til we dropped.  We found and made some life changing, delicious recipes and realized we can have fat free, sugar free pudding!  PUDDING, really?  Sign me up!  If I could get all my nutrients out of pudding I would eat it all day, but that’s unrealistic, so I limit myself.  Control is key, although you can have unlimited amounts of protein and other items, you still need to limit yourself and be sure you are not overstuffing your stomach, which feels virtually impossible on this diet.

During this phase there are many choices on how you want to alternate days, Tairalyn and I are doing the PP(Pure Protein), PV(Protein & Veg) rotations, alternating each day.  Which makes veggie day’s even more worth it!   Now I must admit I am not much of a cook, being a single gal this is a strike against me, but that is not to say I haven’t picked up a few things while watching my mom for all these years. This diet has taught me how to be creative, improvise and trust my cooking taste and abilities and I have even become creative and made up my own versions of some recipes. 

As promised I’m sharing two of my favorite recipes that Tairalyn and I have searched out, further perfected, and are now sharing with you today. Our Breakfast Treat, designed by none other than Me (I know shocker) a quick and simple morning breakfast that you can make and take on the run. Oh! And did I mention is tastes sinful. The second recipe is our Cauliflower Pizza Crust that is beyond your wildest dreams {assuming you dream of cauliflower like we do}. INSERT MIND BLOWN, you will not believe your taste buds when you taste this delicious, sinful pizza, and flower crusts will be a thing of the past!

HASHTAG HANGOUT :: Tairalyn and I have felt that our health movement calls for a hashtag, so from this day forward you can find us, show up, and keep us afloat with your Dukan Diet journey using the tag #youcandukan; check it out on Instagram now!

FOLLOW MY JOURNEY, can you see the difference?

A special thank you to my mom who tells me every morning how nice and small my butt is looking and who is cooking to cater to my eating needs!

Have a fabulous day!