Do You Yum With Yummly?

Do you Yum?

I do.

This is Yummly. You can join for free. You keep track of recipes that you Yum via a Yum Button on a blog, or through a Chrome or Safari or Firefox extension. You can then organize your your recipes in collections. If you need to find a recipe, and just have collected too many (I have over 3000!), the Yummly search box on your recipe page makes it simple to locate.

A Yum is basically a “like” you can keep track of; a virtual recipe box.

Do You Yum With Yummly?

Yummly shows the name of the recipe, that you have Yummed it, how many times the recipe has been yummed, the ingredients (click that recipe and it expands to more ingredient information), where the recipe is hosted, and the name of the recipe.

The stars puzzle me. I have never seen a 5 star recipe on Yummly, but have occasionally seen 3 stars. Normally, I see the 4 stars.

Do You Yum With Yummly?

You can make as many, or as few, collections as you like.

Do You Yum With Yummly?

The top portion of your recipe box is as follows:

Top Recommended Recipes – these recipes are selected for you based on your Yums and taste preferences.

Recipe Box – your Yummed recipes. These are all the recipes you have Yummed.

Do You Yum With Yummly?

Collections – your Yummed recipes you organized.

A Yummed recipe has a check-mark in front of it (to delete a recipe from your collections, un-check the box). To add a recipe to a collection, just tick the box for the collection you would like to organize that recipe into.

Do You Yum With Yummly?

To Yum a recipe on Ann’s Entitled Life all you need to do is touch the photograph in a recipe, and click the Yum button. Yummly will add that recipe to your recipe box. You just need to decide what collection it goes into.

You don’t choose the photograph, Yummly does. So regardless of what photo you touch in one of my recipes posts, the Yummly-chosen photo is what is added to your Yummly recipe box. Well, technically it is chosen by schema coding, the programming “language” for recipes. (Learn something new everyday, huh?)

Other ways to add are via the bookmarklet (internet explorer, firefox, chrome or safari) or the browser extension (firefox, chrome or safari). You can find more information by clicking here.

One thing you should be aware of is that Yummly does not seem to like recipe round-ups. If you would like to add a round-up – such as 20 Zucchini and Summer Squash Recipes, it will add. But, it will disappear from your collection eventually.

Yummly isn’t social media, so there are no people to follow and no one to follow you. Recipes will only Yum once. So if you Yummed my Slow Cooker Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Casserole recipe today and tomorrow and the next day, it will only appear in your collection once. Please note that while this is technically true, you will occasionally see duplicate recipes (though not often).

If you would like to see my recipe page on Yummly, Click here.

If you would like to see my Yummly profile (to see collections and recipe box), click here.

I Yum a lot. I think it is a simple way to get a recipe collection together, and keep it organized. If you are interested, set up a Yummly profile and start Yumming! It really is easy to do!

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Downy Unstopables – Try Something New

Downy Unstopables - Try Something New

Note: I originally wrote this post in 2012, and it went down with the ship when my old blog died. I was recently using Downy Unstopables and it jogged my memory about this post. I checked to see if I had reposted it here after the blog-death, and I had not, so here it is. Clearly I think this is a great additive when you are in a desperate situation.

Oh, and as an aside… WOW am I glad Sonny-boy is now a functioning member of society and not still pulling crap like he did in college.

Downy Unstopables – Try Something New

Recently, my darling son moved out of his frat house and back to the Buffalo area. He graduated from college, so it was time to find a new apartment closer to work and … graduate school.

He was kind enough to give me a present – a car-load of dirty laundry! (And if you think I am exaggerating, Lea Ann and Michelle will confirm – they stopped with me on the way home from Erie.) Not only was the laundry dirty, a lot of it was not fully dried when er, put away … either it had been dumped in a ball while wet or some unknown alcoholic beverage had been dumped all over this pile of clothes.

The smell was abominable!

The first few loads were white towels, so I just ran them on the sanitize cycle of my Miele washer. The water heats to over 200º, so the smell (and whatever was causing the smell) was destroyed.

However, now we were on to the colors. After the first wash and dry, the blues still stunk. I was at a loss. Hubby suggested color safe bleach, and I did consider it, but after a bit of thought, I decided to get the Downy Unstopables.

I tried the Downy Unstopables when they first came out. There was an initial free offer, P&G sent me a few free boxes of stuff and I think they were in at least one of those boxes – and they were inexpensive when first introduced. But, as the price went up, I decided I wasn’t that impressed with the scent – not for $7 a bottle anyway!

But, I have to tell you this stuff really worked to get out all the odors that Sonny-boy dumped in the vehicle that day. Too bad I couldn’t use it in the back of my vehicle! Phew! That needed airing too after I unloaded his clothes.

So while I won’t use it every load, the truth is the Downy Unstopables really saved Sonny-boy’s clothing. I was truly afraid I was going to have to toss a lot of it out, they smelled that bad!

Have you tried Downy Unstopables? What did you think?

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Clarisonic Mia – Try Something New

Clarisonic Mia - Try Something New

Clarisonic Mia – Try Something New – this is my experience with the Clarisonic Mia; how it changed my face, how difficult/easy it is to use, and upkeep.

Several years ago, my skin started doing all sorts of funky, icky thing for the first time in my life. I have never had bad skin, not even as a teenage. Oh sure, I could have had better skin, but for the most part my skin has been reasonably clear, not prone to acne or break-outs, and my pores have been relatively clear and unnoticeable.

I am pretty darned sure my hormones have been going wild the past few years and the proof was in my face. It was a complete mess for the better part of a year. But not continually. I’d have a small breakout on my chin for two weeks, then clear skin for a month. Then my cheeks would look like a mess for three weeks, then my face would clear up for two weeks.

And of course when I went to the dermatologist, my skin was perfectly clear. It takes f-o-r-e-v-e-r to get an appointment with my dermatologist, so timing can be an issue. I could look for another dermatologist, but she is the best in the area (to the point where you say her name to other doctors and they all nod in agreement how great she is), and so I stick with her.

So one day I as moaning about how horrible my skin looked – clogged, shallow and prone to break-outs, and my good friend Kelly at Redefined Mom suggested I try the Clarisonic Mia. She had been using it for a while having purchased the Clarisonic Mia based on a recommendation from a friend of hers.

When I purchased the Clarisonic Mia it was $108 on Amazon. That was less expensive than anywhere else at the time. (See below for an update on where it is now the least expensive.)

You have to charge the Clarisonic Mia for 12 hours before using it. Some refreshing gel cleanser comes with the Mia, but you can basically use any type of cleanser you prefer.

You wet your face and add gel to the brush head, then apply to your face. There are guidelines to how long to do each area (20 seconds for a forehead, 15 for chin, etc), but I basically concentrated on what areas of my face were a mess and shallow looking, giving a cursory swipe to the parts of my face that were in ok shape.

After five days I noticed a huge improvement. It was crazy. My face had cleared up and my skin glowed.

I have been using the Clarisonic Mia fairly regularly for several years now, and when I am faithful to it, my skin is in great shape! When I neglect using the Clarisonic Mia, it only takes my face a few days to clog-up and look dull.

I have NO IDEA why this thing works, but it does for me. The reviews are pretty much excellent across the board too, although as for any product results aren’t the same for everyone. However, if your face is dull, clogged, etc., I highly recommend giving the Clarisonic Mia a try! Using the Mia is like having a mini facial daily! It has been working for me for over two years now, and I couldn’t be happier with the results.

There are other brands out, but they have been likened to a Swedish Massage for the the other brands (just surface) and a Deep Tissue Massage for the Clarisonic Mia (gets down deep). I know the price of the Clarisonic Mia will make some people hesitate, but don’t! It really is worth every penny.

The best deal on a Mia is at the Skinstore: Clarisonic Mia $125 – 20% coupon code = $100

Register your Clarisonic Mia and get a coupon for get $25 off your purchase of $50 or more! I used it for replacement brushes!

Have you tried the Clarisonic Mia? What do you think?

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