Friday, August 20, 2010

Today's Giveaways...


Here is a list of giveaways I entered today....check them out!

1. 2 people will win an 11oz Lemon Pound Cake Village Candle over at My Wee View. Giveaway closes on September 3, 2010.

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Saturday, August 14, 2010

L.E.N.S Photo Challenge #2


Home Is Where You Start From

This weeks challenge is "Black & White Portrait"

This is a picture of my niece, Gabbi.
We were at the river and this picture was so
angelic. I love it!

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15 Minutes At A Time...


I have been following Flylady for over 2 years now, and I think she's awesome! Though, I have fallen off the wagon, I'm jumping back in when ever I can. If you don't know who Flylady is, she teaches and guides us on house cleaning. It's free and fun! There is a lot of support through the Flylady forum , the official Flylady Yahoo Group and The official Flylady Face Page.

One of the biggest lessons I've learned from Flylady, is that it only take 15 minutes at a time. So today I've decided share with you all my 15 minute accomplishments. This morning I've already got I load of laundry in the washer and the dryer. Then I decided to spend 15 minutes in my bathroom. So in 15 minutes here is the before & after....



I still got about another 15 minutes of cleaning to do.
Oh, my timer is going off,
so back to work.

...15 minutes later...

So in the next 15 minutes I changed the cat litter,
emptied the trash & swept the floor.

I also like to make sure my back up of toilet paper is set.
Don't want to run out of that stuff!

And, sometimes for fun, I like to make my
toilet paper look pretty.

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Weekly Weigh In - #5


Week 4

Week 5

Starting Weight: 206.6
Current Weight: 203.0
Total Weight Loss: 3.6
Goal #1: Weigh 199 pounds by the end of August

Weekly Recap

My Mood:

Thursday - A little depressed b/c of weight gain
Friday - Envious & sad. Need to be thankful for what I DO have!
Saturday - Anxious, motivated & happy
Sunday - Tired
Monday - Exhausted...watched 5 kids today...I'm beat!
Tuesday - Exhausted...walked around the fair grounds for 2 hours.
Wednesday - Sick - I had a some cotton candy at the fair on Tuesday, and I don't think it agreed with me at all :(


Thursday - Rest Day
Friday - No
Saturday - Chasing my boys about an hour straight at family reunion...tired
Sunday - No
Monday - Does chasing kids count?
Tuesday - Walking around the fair grounds.
Wednesday - No

Counted My Points:

Thursday - No
Friday - No
Saturday - No - Went to family reunion, but didn't eat that much.
Sunday - No
Monday - Yes
Tuesday - No, and I drank a soda today...hadn't had one in weeks.
Wednesday - No

Drinking My Water:

Thursday - 0
Friday - 0
Saturday - 1
Sunday - 0
Monday - 0
Tuesday - 0
Wednesday - 2

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Saturday, August 7, 2010

L.E.N.S. Photo Challenge #2


Home Is Where You Start From

This weeks L.E.N.S. Photo Challenge theme is "Fun In The Sun"

This picture was taken in May 1, 2010. It was high 70's that day.
We had a snow storm a few days before. Tristan had fun, in the snow while
wearing his tank shirt and shorts! Something you don't get to do often!

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Weekly Weigh In - #4


I gained 0.6 pounds this week :(
Which this did depressed me, for a moment, but today starts a new week so, I going to keep my head up and be sure to keep track of my points better and drink more water!!!

Week 3

Week 4

Starting Weight: 206.6
Current Weight: 204.0
Total Weight Loss: 2.6 Pounds
Goal #1: Weigh 199 Pounds by the end of August

Weekly Recap:

Thursday - None
Friday - None
Saturday - None
Sunday - 17 Minutes EA Sports Active (Burned 123 Calories)
Monday - 27 Minutes EA Sports Active (Burned 155.3 Calories)
Tuesday - 18 Minutes EA Sports Active (Burned 112.8 Calories)
Wednesday - Rest Day

Counted My Points
Thursday - No
Friday - No
Saturday - No
Sunday - Yes
Monday - Yes
Tuesday - No
Wednesday- No

Drink My Water
Thursday -2
Friday - 2
Saturday - 0
Sunday - 2
Monday - 4
Tuesday - 0
Wednesday - 2

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Today's Giveaways...


Here is a list of giveaways I entered today....check them out!

1. Head on over to Twinners Reviews & Giveaways for a chance to win a 3 month membership to Zoodles! There will be 3 winners, and the giveaway ends August 6, 2010!

2. Win a Crayola Color Wonder Prize Pack from Great Blog Giveaways. Giveaway ends August 9, 2010.

3. Win a Marble Light Up Racer at Extreme Personal Measures. Giveaway ends August 12, 2010.

4. You can also enter a chance to win The Tag A Long at The Twinners Reviews & Giveaways. Giveaway ends August 18, 2010.

5. Win your choice of a Sesame Street Character Flash Drive From She Scribes. Giveaway ends August 14, 2010.

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

50 Fun Ideas For Your Kids To Do This Summer - Day 16


Day 16 - Create Your Own Camp

This could be a week of fun for you and your children. Where to begin, first pick a name for your camp, then pick a mascot. Have the children create a camp sign for the front door, be sure to add the mascot too!

Some fun things to do:

Bug Races
Carefully find potato bugs or other creepy crawlies and set them on a starting line on a driveway or other wide area. Whose bug can get to the finish line first?

Make S’mores
Toast marshmallows over a fire until brown outside and soft and warm inside. Lay a Hershey bar on top of one graham cracker. Top with a hot marshmallow and place another graham cracker on top. Squish down slightly. The chocolate will melt a little bit and the whole concoction is a dream.

Music in Nature
Give the kids 10 minutes to go on a hunt to find things in nature that can make music when banged on, blown on and hit together. Gather back at the campsite to “play” your instruments.

Make a Daisy Chain
. . . or a buttercup chain, a dandelion chain or use whatever wildflowers you have around you. To link the flowers, make a slit in the stem, about halfway up. Thread another flower stem through it and continue the chain. When you get to the last flower, thread the flower blossom head through the last stem, creating a circle.

Play Water Games
While it's still warm outside, get out the hose and play some water games in the yard.

After dark:

Play Flashlight Tag
This is a fun game to play if you live in an area with few streetlights or city lights. Every player gets a flashlight and everyone runs around the yard, hiding from the flashlight beams while trying to spot other players with flashlights.

Ghost in the Graveyard
Choose one person to be the ghost. He hides, while all the other players go to “base” and count, “One o’clock, 2 o’clock, 3 o’clock . .” all the way to “11 o’clock, midnight!” At “midnight” players go searching for the ghost. When he’s found, the finder yells, “Ghost in the Graveyard” and all players try to make it safely back to base before the ghost tags them. Whoever is tagged is the ghost for the next round.

Flashlight Disco
Inside the tent, whip a flashlight back and forth as fast as you can, while another person dances and moves. It will have a strobe light effect.

Sparks Will Fly
Chew on a Wint-O-Green Lifesaver with your mouth open in the dark and you’ll see sparks. This is one time when it’s OK to chew with your mouth open.

Tell Not-so-Scary Stories
Kids want to love scary stories, but if you indulge them, you may end up spending the night consoling a tearful, frightened child – inside the house with the doors locked. For your night around the campfire, tell stories that start out scary but which have funny endings (you’ll need to prepare for this and rehearse it, so you don’t inadvertently scare the kids).

Around the Camp Fire
Kids will love simply sitting around the camp fire, watching the flames and talking.

Also, Flylady has some great ideas for your camp!

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