March 11, 2014

Lemon Zest Guacamole & Spicy Shrimp



Lemon Zest Guacamole & Spicy Shrimp}

2 TBS butter
1 TBS Cajun Seasoning
1 LB medium shrimp, peeled, defined & tails off

3 Hass Avocados
1/2 cup red peppers, diced
1 cup scallions, sliced
Zest of 1 large lemon, or 2 if their small (I LIKE lemon, so the more the merrier)
1 TBS fresh lemon juice
juice of 1/2 lime
coarse sea salt & cracked pepper

In a bowl combine, cajun seasoning, shrimp & 1/2 cup scallions. Toss together, cover & refrigerate while you make guacamole.

In another bowl, scoop out avocados. Add red peppers, remaining scallions, lemon zest, lemon/lime juice & S/P. With a fork mash & mix all ingredients together. SAVE the seed of one avocado. Spoon guacamole into serving dish, top with seed {keeps it from turning brown}, top with lemon a few sprinkles of lemon zest, cover & refrigerate until ready to serve.

Heat a large skillet to MED/HIGH heat. I prefer a cast iron skillet IF you have one. Add butter, melt. Add shrimp, already tossed with seasoning & scallions. Sear on one side for 2 minutes, flip and cook another minute. May need to be done in two batches. Remove, plate & serve with guac & chips!

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December 12, 2013

Gifts for Under $25 – KMSP-TV

In case you missed it LIVE or live out of the area, here’s todays segment featuring great gifts for under $25!

Living with Landyn: Gifts for under $25 – KMSP-TV.

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December 12, 2013

Living With Landyn- Neo Strata $25 Offer

Are you wanting to kick your skin care regime up a notch? Not sure about you, but I sure as heck do and I have! This Neo Strata line is one word……AMAZING!! I’ve been using Neo Strata products for about 5 years and I swear it has changed my skin for the better. I have never found a product like this! I use everything from their face wash to their night eye cream. It’s made a HUGE difference in my skin and I owe it all to this lovely lady, Dr. Elizabeth Briden.

A friend referred her to me 5 years ago. I only needed a mole screening. I was 31 at the time and to be honest, wasn’t really thinking about my face that much. I was however very religious about washing, moisturizing and fighting the occasional pimple. She thought my skin looked great, and asked what kind of products I used. I answered her with the list of what I used on my face. She was pleased, and didn’t go into a sales pitch like most doctors I’ve seen before. It seemed they always wanted to sell me EVERYTHING under the sun and at such astronomical prices.
She recommended and told me about a line she stood behind(Neo Strata), and offered me a big handful of samples. Hmmmmm? Neo Strata….I took them home and figured I’d give them a try. After about a week I was IN LOVE! Could it really be the new face wash or lotion I was given? YES it was! I never looked back and over the years have built a wonderful relationship with Dr. Briden. She knows her stuff, I like to call her the “Skin Whisper” I really can’t say enough about her and  her awesome staff. We have the best time. It’s like going to visit girlfriends when I’m there. I would highly recommend making an appointment with her. She knows her stuff, spends plenty of time with each patient and will never steer you wrong. I’m certain you’ll love her like I do. Everyone that I send has called to thank me.

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They can answer ALL you skin care product questions. So, if your curious what I use….just ask! They’ll give you all my secrets.

133278591519378Here’s ONE of my secrets. Neo Strata ANTIOXIDANT DEFENSE SERUM $72.00- If you’re wanting to kick you regular regime up a notch, this is it!

Boost your daily regimen with this powerful serum formulated
to combat oxidation-induced photoaging.

This concentrated SynerG 8.0 formula containing 8 powerful
multi-action antioxidants is designed to combat oxidative
damage and protect the skin from premature aging. Patented
Bionic and Polyhydroxy Acids trap oxidation-promoting metals
like iron and help prevent sun-induced cellular damage. The
potent combination of Citric Acid and Lilac, Green Tea and
Chardonnay Grape Seed Extracts works together to neutralize
five different types of free radicals and helps preserve
healthy DNA, lipids and cellular membrane

HERE’S THE BEST NEWS OF ALL!, Like I mentioned on my Fox9 News segment today!!!

Dr. Briden is being SO very generous and sweet! She’s running a “Living With Landyn Special” today, December 12 -19th 2013  for 1 WEEK ONLY offering this Neo Strata ANTIOXIDANT DEFENSE SERUM regularly $72.00, for $25.00 when you call or go in asking for the Living With Landyn Special! How great is that!?!!?
Here’s how you can get this offer
Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Institute 
6525 Barrie Road
Edina, Mn 55435

Happy Faces all around!

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December 12, 2013

Gifts Under $25-Fox 9News


Today on Fox9 News, I featured GREAT gifts…..all UNDER $25.00! Here’s the complete list, including the links to purchase all of them! Everyone from your co-worker to the kids; I’ve got you covered. All items featured on today’s show were from NordstromWilliams Sonoma, and my FAVORITE, Patina Stores- with 6 Minnesota locations,  it would be worth a stop by. Just make sure you have an hour or two! They have so much fun stuff, you won’t leave empty handed, that I know for sure!

Happy Shopping!

_8506492‘Breathe’ Towel $16.00
Zella Seamless Headband $8.00

‘Laces Out’ Bottle Insulator $10.00
NYX Nude on Nude Eyeshadow Palette  $25.00

Sport Armband by Yurbuds $24.99



The Drunken Botanist $19.95
Sphere Ice Molds $11.95
Ultimate Survivor Kit- $25.95
Citrus Zinger $16.95

Muffin Top Cups Set of 4 $12.95

Little Golden Bk Wisdom $9.99
The Genius Pen $14.95

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Funny Note Pads  $3.95-$6.95
Pet Snack Launcher $10.95

106193Squngee Squirrel Feeder $15.95


Snowtime Anytime! $24.00

Living Sands $24.95

Squigz $25.95

Rubber Band Shooter $6.95

Pancake Pen $9.95

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December 10, 2013

“Elfies” Are The New Selfies Night #10

Elfies are the new Selfies! My kids got the biggest kick out of this one, not to mention the 10+ “elfies” on their iPod touch that Lanny & Holly took while they were sleeping!


What you’ll need….

mini camera from Michaels in the toy bin
(I believe it was $4.95 & worth every penny. It actually makes a picture taking sound & flashes)
1  bamboo skewer
small square of construction paper for mustache
glue dots
Your child’s iPod for taking Elfies ** Make sure NOT to be in the picture :)

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December 9, 2013

Holiday Hostess Gifts- Fox9 News

Never know what to bring to a party? Do you usually just go with a bottle of wine that someone else brought you? Maybe a candle? BORING! Let me help you with some easy & fun ideas that are sure to make the hostess happy! Something she’ll really want!


Holiday gifts for party hosts – KMSP-TV.

Happy Gifting!

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December 8, 2013

Weeeeeeeee! Night #9

What kid wouldn’t love to slide down the banister? Mine sure would, and will get the BIGGEST kick out of this one! Plus Lanny and Holly looked so cute in their ear muffs and scarves from last night, that I thought one more winter activity was necessary!


What you’ll need…

14 popsicle sticks
4 candy canes
Hot glue gun
Glue Dots

Line 6 popsicle sticks up together. Using scissors, cut the 7th one in half and glue the halves on each end.

Glue one candy cane to each underneath side like shown. 
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What’d you know a little sled

Position the elves with glue dots and they’re ready to ride.
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Use glue dots along the underneath of candy cane sleds and stick the little riders in place!

Have fun!

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December 7, 2013

Ice Fishing Night #8

I have to give 1/2 the credit to my hubby. He pointed at the freezer and I spotted the Swedish Fish in the pantry and this idea was born. YES! As we high-fived :)We make a pretty good team. If you’d like to use this Elf on the Shelf idea, it take a little prep. Can’t wait for the kids to see this one. I’ll have to suggest Eggo waffles for breakfast. Not sure they’d look in the freezer?


Here’s what you’ll need……..

small bowl or ramekin 
1-2 Swedish Fish candy
3 bamboo skewers 
kitchen string
2 pieces of yarn like ribbon or felt for scarves
4 mini pom-poms
1 pipe cleaner
hot glue gun



The morning of or night before, fill your ramekin or small dish with water. Take bamboo skewer make a hole near it’s mouth, being careful not put it too close to the edge and pull it out. Thread kitchen string through and tie, that’s where they hooked him. Leave enough string to tie onto pole later(bamboo skewer).
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Take same skewer and poke it through the Swedish Fish. Balance skewer on edge of ramekin. Fill with water, making sure to keep kitchen string out of water. Place in freezer for 6 hrs or overnight until frozen solid. *I poked fish in different places, so once water freezes around them, they will appear to be coming out of the water.

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December 7, 2013

Pear & Brie Tarts

This one of my favorite appetizers to bring to a party or serve at my own. Everyone always raves about these little bites of goodness. The best part is they look & taste super fancy, but the truth is, they are delicious and EASY!


Here’s what you’ll need…..

1 -2 boxes of Athens Mini Phyllo Shells (15 shells per box)
1 ripe pear
Brie Cheese
Fresh Thyme

Pre-heat oven 350 degrees. Place frozen Phyllo shells on a lined baking sheet. Fill each shell with a piece of Brie cheese, about the size of the shell and gently push it in. Be careful not to crack the shell, they are fragile. Next dice your pear and place it also into the shell, pushing it snugly into the Brie cheese.

Drizzle each with honey and sprinkle with fresh Thyme leaves. Use your finger to pull leaves from each spring.


        Bake tarts in 350 degree oven for 8-10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Serve immediately or cover, and transfer to your next gathering. They are still pretty darn good at room temp!


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December 7, 2013

safeHands Product Review


I was recently contacted by safeHands to conduct a product review about their line of alcohol free hand sanitizers. Sure, they had me at ALCOHOL FREE. My family and I live in the frozen tundra, otherwise known as Minnesota. Applying regular hand sanitizer to dry hands, is like putting lemon juice on a cut. It down right HURTS and my children have learned that lesson, and refuse to be squirted.


Lets face the facts, kids are down right GERMY and we aren’t always near a sink. So, carrying hand sanitizer is a momma MUST! I’ve been using safeHands for about 2 weeks now and I really do LOVE it! So much so that we blew through the samples and I purchased a few bottles at my local Target yesterday. I felt 2 weeks was a good amount of time to give a true honest review. They verdict is in, we have officially switched to safeHands. My kids each carry safeHand Squirts in their backpacks; wether or not they use it like I ask……I’ll never know? I will tell you that out of the 3 flavors we were given from safeHands to try, my kids LOVE Tooty Fruity(it’s foam is green and my son thinks that’s pretty cool)  & Bubble Gum (respectively it’s foam is pink, and what 9 yo girl wouldn’t love that?) Cool Blue wasn’t bad either, but doesn’t squirt out a cool color foam, that’s why!

As for me, I’m a fan of the fresh laundry scent which is called  Clean Linen (It’s foam is plain white, which is fine with me).  It was the best of the 3 scents- Fragrance Free, Cucumber Mint & Clean Linen.  I was hoping to enjoy Cucumber Mint, but to be honest the smell dose not fit the name. Reminds me more of roast of lamb? Not anything I would wash my hands with!

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Here’s the facts:

*kills 99.99% of germs
*non toxic
*alcohol FREE
*earth friendly
*non flammable

Here’s some information about the doctor that invented this product-


The safeHands brand began as a dream of Founder & CEO, Dr. Jay Reubens (known as “Dr. J” and inventor of the first touch-free dispenser) when he set out to develop a safe and effective alternative to alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Dr. J’s goal was to ensure that his foam-based hand sanitizer not only killed over 99.99% of germs – but that it helped soothe, nourish and preserve the skin’s natural oils. It dawned on Dr. J, as he successfully tested the product with his friends and family, that a sanitizer that could be used frequently throughout the day without the harsh effects of alcohol on the skin, would be a product that people would love to use, would use more frequently and would in turn, lead to a decrease in the escalating infection rates. As safeHands products became a reality, it has become Dr. J’s mission to educate about the benefits of alcohol free hand sanitizer, one hand at a time.
After over 60 formulations, safeHands was perfected and underwent extensive clinical testing on human hands. The science has proven safeHands to be tough on germs and safe on the skin. Dr. J, in collaboration with noted scientist, Dr. David Dyer, have developed a complete line of safe and effective hand sanitizers now sold internationally.

You no longer need to suffer from dry, cracked hands as a result of multiple use of alcohol based hand sanitizers. The rich, exclusive formula in every bottle of next-generation safeHands hand sanitizer will make your hands feel silky smooth – even for those with the most sensitive skin. Nor do you need to be concerned about flammability or toxicity. safeHands is safe for Everyone. Everywhere.

For more information about safeHands & to keep up with them on social media:

LIKE them on Facebook- safeHands
Twitter @getsafehands

safeHands has been so generous to offer their products to ONE of my LUCKY followers!
To ENTER this GIVEAWAY you MUST do the following:

LIKE Living with landyn @Living with Landyn & LIKE safeHands on Facebook @safeHands
COMMENT below telling me your NAME & the safeHands SCENT you’d like to try
SHARE this POST on your Facebook wall

GIVEAWAY ENDS Friday, December 13th 2013 @ 8pm CST
WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED Saturday, December 14th 2013 & product will be mailed

Wishing you a GERM FREE SEASON!

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