Friday, January 30, 2009

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Focus Friday!!



Focus Friday


ThriftyandChicMom is hosting a Friday Meme called Focus Friday! Basically each Friday we post about what our goals are for the next coming days and then link back to her blog. Easy!!

First of all, I was able to take all the Christmas decorations down!! Woo hoooo.. however....lol The tree is still standing in the corner. I was hoping my husband would have time to put it away.. its so huge. But.. perhaps its one of those "I'll have to do it myself and hope I don't break my back" lol As far as the book review, and cleaning up my cookbook stuff, well that did not happen.. Not for a lack of trying! This week has been extremely busy.. And then with the Bloggy Carnival.. I turn into a psycho trying to fill out as many as I can.. lol
So here we are starting out fresh for this new Focus Friday!
1. I'll try this one again lol I would really like to finish my book this week.
2. Clean out the mess of cookbooks and recipes.
3. Get all the floors mopped and carpets cleaned.
4. We have lots of shopping to do this weekend.. so I hope I don't forget anything grrr.
I have so much more that I want to accomplish..but since last week's list didn't go too well.. I won't push it lol

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Aloha Friday!





An Island Life is hosting Aloha Friday.. I thought it would be fun to participate. All you have to do is answer the question I ask by leaving a comment. Then click over to An Island Life and link up to Aloha Friday with your own question!



My Question is:


Do you like to move furniture around? lol



My Answer:


Growing up, my mother loved to move things around.. always thinking of a better or more creative way to set the Baby Grande against this wall or this shelf over here.. lol Now as an adult..I am not too much into moving furniture, but lucky for me my husband loves to.. Every other week it seems, I walk into a room and I have to do a double take because the couch is not where it was the night before.. or the dining room table is facing a different direction lol I am used it by now (I think lol)



Check out my giveaways here and here!!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Weigh In Wednesday!!


This has certainly not been an easy week!!! I think I'll blame it on my hours spent on trying to enter the endless list of bloggy giveaways for Bloggy Carnival week lol Seriously, I have exercised quite a bit. I could and will do better. But as they say, the scales don't lie do they??
Last Week's Weight:
260
This Week's Weight:
260 (GRRRR)
No loss!!!!!!!!!
That is OK!!! Everyone has been so encouraging this week.. I appreciate all the wonderful comments.. really has given me a boost! No more excuses.. for me. This week, my goal is to exercise everyday! Even if that is just doing the treadmill for 30 minutes. No skipping. Here I am watching the Biggest Loser.. and typing here during commercials.. All these great eating and exercise tips!! Why am I sitting here typing and not doing something more active???
Until next week.. I will hopefully be able to report my exercise consistent!
Feel free to link up your success or not so successful weigh in this week!!!







Wordless Wednesday!


I love this picture lol It's not so easy to put a headband on huh? lol

LOVE the 99 Cent Store!



(I am cheating today lol )

I love the 99 Cent Store!!! I can't say it enough.. Every time we go, I find some really cool stuff. lol Recently, on an organizational show on TLC, they were talking about ways to simply organize your home. Starting with just a drawer. They recommended using a silverware divider. So I bought four dividers..and was able to organize the junk drawer in our kitchen, and our bathroom drawers. Woo hoo. It sure makes life easier when you can find things doesn't it? lol


Yummy Mummy Giveaway!

Yummy Mummy is offering an incredible giveaway.. All sorts of fun stuff.. A $50 Target GC, TGI Fridays $50 GC, a Camera strap, a DVD, and a Box of Chocolates!!!!

Choyster Cash Giveaway!


Choyster Cash is offering $200 cash as their giveaway!!! Woweee!!! Head over to Choyster Cash put your name in the hat!


Friday, January 23, 2009

Focus Friday

Focus Friday

ThriftyandChicMom is hosting a Friday Meme called Focus Friday. Basically each Friday we post about what our goals are for the next coming days and then link back to her blog!! Easy!!

My goals for this Focus Friday are:

1. Ok this one is embarrassing..but..my goal is to take down the tree and all Christmas decorations this weekend. (lol)

2. Finish a book review I have been putting off..grrr.

3. Get through this week eating right and exercising.

4. Clean out my cookbook cabinet. I cannot stand it another day!!! lol

Click here to join or read more Focus Fridays!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Aloha Friday!



An Island Life is hosting Aloha Friday.. I thought it would be fun to participate. All you have to do is answer the question I ask by leaving a comment. Then clickover to An Island Life and link up to Aloha Friday with your own question!

My Question:
I just have to say.. Is it already Friday??? What happen to the week!!

Does chewing gum help derail you from running to the pantry or the refrigerator and scarfing down food? lol

My Answer:

I bought some gum tonight.. Extra. (the biggest loser recommended it lol) I have been chewing a piece all night.. seems to be satisfying. 

Another Company That Will Pay YOU to Blog!!


I recently wrote a post about making money through Payperpost.com here.  I gave it a thumbs up.  This last year, I have made some money just writing simple reviews.  I certainly didn't rake in millions from it lol but I made enough to smile.  (lol)  You can check out and sign up for Payperpost by clicking the button below! 



I recently discovered another awesome website called Payingpost.com.  Now don't get confused!!!  lol   Payingpost is the same idea.  You choose what reviews you would like to write about.  You decide how much.  It is sooo simple.  Payingpost makes it pretty easy to sign up.  I was accepted the same day I signed up... which was nice.. the waiting part is always annoying lol.  Another perk on both of these paying posts sites is that they pay you for every referral as well... kinda cool huh?  Check out and sign up by click on the button below!

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Don't get these confused..lol 
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that pay you to blog about reviews.

Footprint Friday!



Welcome to Footprint Friday! I have decided to host a series every Friday. Our Guest Blogger, Jim from Trails West, will be our contributing author for Footprint Friday. I hope you enjoy his take on 'the family' and what it means in our day and age. Please take a moment to read the Interview with Jim, as well as his article on Raising Children.


Interview with Jim from Trails West


What motivated you to start blogging?

I started blogging because I love to write and express my thoughts and words. I hope that some of the things I write will be a help and an encouragement to someone else.

You write about the family. What is the most important thing about “the family today” that people need to know?

Before government, before the church, before the law, God created the family. Everything in our lives emanates from the family. If the foundation of the family is destroyed then the very glue that holds our culture together is gone.

How long have you been married? How many children do you have?

I have been married 37 years and 5 months. I have 8 children and 14 grandchildren with 2 more on the way.

Anything else we should know about you?

For the past 30 years, my wife and I have had the privilege of serving the Lord full time, in the Philippines and in the States. I am committed to the teaching of a literal 6 day creation, the defense of the authority of the Word of God, and the preservation of the family. There are not many things I am not interested in, which is why I write on such a wide variety of topics.


Raising Kids? There is a Secret!


Raising kids is anything but a piece of cake. It's hard work and even more so if you know the secret. In my last post I said I would share the secret to raising children. As promised the secret is "consistency." The Random House Dictionary of the English Language definesconsistent as "constantly adhering to the same principles, course, form, etc.; holding firmly together." Even the name itself implies that it takes longer than sixty seconds or even sixty months!


We all want our children to consistently behave but in order for that to happen it means that we as parents and adults must be consistent in our own lives and that is more times then not where the real problem lies. Too many blame the the child when in reality the problem is found in the inconsistent lives of one or both parents. If you're reading this you may be ready to go somewhere else but before you do indulge me a little a little longer.

At this point I need to issue a disclaimer. I did not grow up with consistency in my home. As a matter of fact I grew up with an opposing view. The idea of being consistent as an adult never meant much until I was married and the first of 8 kids arrived. As we raised our children my wife daily demonstrated consistency in her words and actions. She also did the same for me which actually meant that at times she was raising 9 children. It was hard for me to be consistent and be what I thought for a while was a "mean parent." Ahhh, but as the years passed I began to see the importance of "constantly adhering to the same principles" as we worked hard at "holding" our family "firmly together." So anything that I have learned about being consistent has come from the love of my life as I have watched her year after year.

There are many philosophies about raising children and the idea of changing a child's attitude, behavior and character in 60 seconds or less is one of those philosophies. There is another philosophy that is found in the Bible. Proverbs 22:6 tells us "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it." You may have even heard this verse before or memorized it in Sunday School. There is great confusion today about the way a child should go. As one parent said who I talked to about this subject several years ago, "how can we know that one way is better than another?" There are so many ideas out there that are grounded in a contemporary culture that has lost it's spiritual and moral compass. If these new philosophies worked then we would see test scores going up, decreased violence in school, a return to respect and civility in children and teenagers. What we find is a continued collapse of the family unit, family values and fewer parents who know "the way" that their children should go than any other time in the history of our nation.
There is nothing more exciting than the birth of a baby. I have had the privilege of being present for the birth of all 8, and had the heartbreak of holding one we lost. Each one of them is a unique miracle and all of the dirty diapers, late night feedings and training was worth it all. Please understand that nothing can be a greater blessing than a new son or daughter. Remember though, that that same little blessing can grow up to break your heart as a 15 year old. As a parent you cannot fail; you must not fail. No possession you have has more value than your child or your children.
They are the only eternal things you leave behind when you depart this world.

What I have shared in this entry and the one before it is only a brief introduction to the hardest and most rewarding job in the world; being a parent . Don't give up, there is hope! You can do it! But you must be consistent and "know the way!" ~written by http://trailswestministries.blogspot.com/2009/01/raising-kids-there-is-secret.html

What's Your Hobby Worth?


I am so thrilled to write about Payingpost.com.  I really enjoy blogging so much, and find myself spending a great deal of time here.  Do you enjoy writing reviews for products or services?  I would of never thought I would have.. but I have really come to enjoy writing reviews.  It's fast and easy.  And what is most rewarding .. getting paid!  

blog advertising has become one of the most popular ways for companies and small business to take advantage of affordable advertisement.   Why advertise on a blog?  Well, everyone is on the Internet.. whether at home, or walking around with a hand held computer..we are all connected in some way.  Our society is so driven by comparison shopping, and consumer reviews.  I know for me consumer reviews is a must before purchasing a new item.  I want to know everything there is to know.. the good and the bad about a product or a service.  Blogs are created by normal regular people with honest opinions.  So what better way to incorporate your love for writing with blog marketing.  

Payingpost has a wonderfully simple yet elegant website.  I could not believe how easy it was for me to join.  I spent a few minutes filling out my information, and blog specifics.  My blog was accepted in no time!  I can pick and choose which review opportunities I would like to write about, and even set my own fee if an company wishes to hire me themselves.  
 

I have 2 kids under 4, and Payingpost.com has made it so easy for me to write a review and get paid for it all in the comfort of my own home(even with screaming, playing kids all around me).  Another way to make a stay at mom like me, happy doing what she enjoys.. and getting paid for it!  

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Pray for Our Country - Join Me!


Thanks to a One House Schoolroom for sharing the movement started by Max Lucado to Pray for our President. I love the idea of praying for our President. No matter who your vote was for, or if you agree or disagree with the New President. He needs our prayers. His family needs our prayers. Our country needs our prayers. Please join we me and commit to pray for our President Obama and our Country.

“But if any of you needs wisdom, you should ask God for it. He is generous and enjoys giving to all people, so he will give you wisdom.”James 1:5


Click here to JOIN!

Wordless Wednesday

My son enjoys playing Xbox occasionally.. and his little sister (13months) is now in the 'mimic my big brother' mode. The other day he was getting so irritated with her..so he gave her the extra controller.. which as you can see made her day! lol I love watching my kids play.
For more Wordless Wednesdays go to 5 Minutes for Moms or Wordless Wednesday.

Target Toy Deals - Works for Me Wednesday



I was so thrilled last week when a fellow blogger posted about Targets 75% off toy deal..


starting. My husband, the kids, and I darted off to Target Saturday in hopes to find some good deals. There were soooo many good deals.. that I couldn't even think.. lol I only grabbed a few things.. because the kids..were getting to "grabby". The Scooby Doo Game was only 4 dollars, normally 20. It is so cute. I have already played it several times with my son. The first time I put it together.. welll.. it was a trick.. but now its easier. As you move Scooby or Shaggy around the board, different boobie traps are triggered.. the staircase may move, knocking you off, or the mummy might come out of the box, or the gate will lower. I actually enjoy playing it lol.

I also found a cute little tykes first recorder. It was only $1.30. Normally $10. The recorder came with a little song and lesson book.




I know I know as you look at the picture.. you are probably wondering why I bought a Skunk. lol It is made by National Geographic, and its remote control LOL I love it. It was only $4 normally over $20.

The crazy hair puppy was only $1.40. My 13 month little girl..loves it. At least for today, she does lol.


I purchased Speed Racer party supplies for .53 for 8 plates.. and 8 cups, tablecloth, napkins. (not in the picture). I will use these for my son's birthday in a few months.


I found a really cute Wow Wow Wubzy hand held game. My 4 year old son LOVES it. Only $3.50. Normally $20. The game carries 4 games.


Target really has some great deals right now. I think I will go back this weekend..and pick up some bday gifts for family as well!







Weigh In Wednesday - Returns (blah)






Yes, I'm back.. and let me tell you.. there is not a Smile on my face right now! Don't you wish that life didn't derail us so easily? Things good or bad.. wouldn't deter us from our goals?! The last few months has not been so great for me.. as far as my goal to a healthier me. The holidays, stress of family, relationships with others that could be better, people who only look at the negative aspects, my father having a massive stroke last month... grrr I will tell you all this and more..sent me flying off the horse. So here I am.. getting back up.. dusting myself off..and putting myself back in the saddle, 20 lbs heavier. (GRRRR)


My previous weight:  (October 15th, 2008) 

240  lbs

My current weight:


260 lbs


Gained 20 lbs ( I know I hear all the gasps!!!)

I am back on the carbohydrates diet. You can read about that here! I am using T-Tapp and the treadmill for my exercise. I am hoping to purchase a weight machine soon. When I weighed myself last week.. I can't tell you how mad I was at myself first of all.. and secondly.. how sad it made.. me. But that's all it took..to get my attention.  Okay my smile is back lol  I can't wait to get this weight off!!!  I think the reality is...we all fail ... it's what we do with our failures..I think that counts..  (right? :))  



I will be weighing in next Wednesday.. with GREAT HOPES of some results!!!


Please feel free to link your weight results up below with Mr Linky!




Monday, January 19, 2009

Bloggy Giveaways Start Next Week!!!

Bloggy Giveaways Quarterly Carnival Button



Hey don't forget next week (January 26th) starts the next Bloggy Giveaways!!! Get your typing fingers ready, because I am sure there will be TONS of giveaways to enter!! I will be having a great giveaway here next week as well.. so make sure to check back!!

2009 Valentine's Day Goody Swap @ An Island Life!!



I am so excited An Island Life is hosting a Valentine's Day Goody Swap!!! Here is how is works:


Here’s how it works: (These are posted on An Island Life Blog)
* If you’d like to participate, just sign the Mr.Linky below AND leave a comment confirming your participation. You MUST do both in order to participate. If you do sign-up, please make sure that you’re able to commit to participating. It’s kind of a bummer to send out a package and not receive one in return.

* You have until January 31st to sign-up.

* To determine who you’ll be sending your package to, just check out Mr. Linky below. You will be sending your goodies to the next person above you on the Mr. Linky list. (Example: #4 will send to #3, #3 will send to #2, #2 will send to #1, #1 will send to the last person on the list (which will be me) and so on.

* It is your responsibility to contact your recipient and obtain their mailing address. Please take some time to get to know them. This is a great opportunity to make a new blogging friend!
In order to try and get to know each other better, I have posted a questionnaire in hopes that we can learn a little more about you. You can post your answers on your blog or in comments.
You can start to send out your packages as soon as you get your partner’s info. Please ensure that your partner gets their goodies on/before Valentines Day.

* You should try to spend somewhere between $8 - $10, not including shipping charges.
Once you’ve received your goodies, don’t forget to post pictures so we can all see what you got!

Have Fun!


My Answers to the Questions:

What is your idea of a romantic Valentine’s Day?
Just being able to spend time with my husband.. ideally I would love to go out to eat..and a movie .. or away for the weekend, but with kids... haha doesn't happen.


In reality, what is your Valentine’s Day really like? haha Well.. usually my husband remembers!! He really tries!! He usually brings me lots of roses..too many haha and a gift. (Last year he actually bought me chocolates!!! woo hooo I usually make a nice dinner...and hope that the kids will go down early so we can at least watch a movie together!!


If you could have a lifetime supply of your favorite sweet indulgence, what would it be? hmm I love chocolate. I just love anything chocolate!!!


Is there any sweet treat you absolutely do not like? hmm not really..


If you fell into a pool of chocolate, how would you get out? I wouldn't!!!! lol


Can't wait to send my Goody package to Michelle!!

Hurry over to An Island Life to sign up for the Valentine Goody Swap!! You need to sign up before January 31st!!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Making Collision Repair Easier!


Almost two weeks ago, my husband called me up to report that someone had slammed into the back of our Town & Country. Of course he was pretty frustrated waiting out in the cold for the police to come. Thankfully, he was not at fault..but the idea of now having to try and find a reliable auto body shop to have the vehicle fixed.. was not seeming to pleasant.


The Collision Repair Experts offer a great service from their website. All you need to do is put in your zip code and click Search Shops. It brings up a list of close reliable auto body shops all with customer ratings and reviews. Talk about making the process a whole lot easier! Whether you need an auto body shops san francisco or Las Vegas, Collision Repair Experts can help. They make it so easy.. to choose the shop you want, then click make an appointment. Type in all your info.. and you just made yourself an appointment with a reliable auto body shop that you can trust!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

What Legacy Will You Leave Behind...?



Welcome to Footprint Friday! I have decided to host a series every Friday. Our Guest Blogger, Jim from Trails West, will be our contributing author for Footprint Friday. An interview with Jim will be coming soon! I hope you enjoy his take on 'the family' and what it means in our day and age.


Perhaps like me you have seen the commercial on TV that frequently advertises a CD that will help you get control of your child in 60 seconds or less. The only way to do that so that the change is permanent is to have leverage, like a full grown T-rex in the backyard that you will feed your child to if they don't shape up! You could also invest in a case of duct tape or even take roping lessons. Whatever it is, it had better be good to stop bad behavior in less than a minute that a kid has been perfecting into an art form for years!


I will never forget going to the grocery store with my oldest son (now 33 with 5 of his own) who at that time was 3. We were having a great time picking up a few things for Mom as we pretended we were driving in the Daytona 500. We had just turned the corner into the cereal aisle when we saw "him"; although he was only 3 or 4 Chad and I knew that he was definitely related to Mr. Hyde's side of the family (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde). We stopped in the middle of the aisle as the following drama played out before our eyes. The young terrorist said "I want Captain Crunch" and his mother said "no honey we're going to get something else today." Raising his voice several decibels he again said, "I want Captain Crunch" and again his mother said "no". By this time my little guy had the look on his face that kids get just before they know something big is about to happen. The third time he spoke he yelled, "I said I want Captain Crunch" and then he proceeded to slap his mother in the face! Chad's mouth dropped open and finally he found his voice as he looked at me and said, "whoa he's gonna get a spankin'!" We were both surprised when his mother, holding her cheek said, "well all right, if that's what you want. Mommy's sorry." She then picked up a box of the Captain's finest and put it in the cart. As they passed us my little guy said "Dad are you gonna spank him? Dad, he needs to be spanked! Dad, please spank him!" I explained that he wasn't my little boy and that maybe his Mom (I hoped) would take care of him in the car. We were backing out of the parking lot when we again saw the pair getting into their car and Chad made one more comment, "somebody needs to spank him!"

My wife and I have observed over the last 37 years that more children than ever behave badly in public and what's worse more parents than we ever remember allow it to happen. I have wondered often if this is caused by parents who don't know how to discipline, or don't want to, afraid to discipline in public or have just fallen into the goofy idea that we must keep our children happy-- as we make them the center of our homes!? Whatever it is, bad behaving children, disrespectful teenagers and embarrassed parents are definitely on the increase. It didn't used to be this way. There was a day when a parent, teacher or principal could strike fear into the heart of a child with a simple verbal warning and the child would obey and behave! I'm not making this up it really used to be that way.

When I was about 6 I backed the tractor out of the garage and almost went down the hill into the corn field. My Dad had repeatedly told me not to touch that old John Deere but I just couldn't help myself. The worst part was two of my friends were standing behind me holding onto the seat. When my mother said "you just wait until your father gets home," I immediately went to my little clubhouse and wrote out my last will and testament, lined up the toys I would give to my brother and waited under the tree.

Finally, I heard the car in the drive way. It didn't take long for my Dad to talk to my Mom, look at the tractor and call my name. As my life passed before my eyes I walked up to him and he handed me his Old Timer pocket knife that I still have and said, "go down in the woods and cut a willow switch!" In those days it was tough enough to get a whippin' but to have to cut your own switch was torture. Ten minutes later I returned and he looked at what I had cut down and said "it's not big enough, go back and get another!" I never forgot that or what happened when I brought the "log" back up the hill. It was a long time before I disobeyed either one of my parents again. Painful as it was it was a necessary lesson that has stuck with me through the years.

Raising kids is hard work, but in this day and time with the prevailing culture, is it possible to raise well behaved, good kids who do right and turn into productive adults who live right? I believe that it is and in my next entry I'll share the secret. I will tell you that you can't do it in sixty seconds, it takes a life time but the rewards are richer than you can ever imagine!" ~Jim at Trails West


Aloha Friday!




An Island Life is hosting Aloha Friday.. I thought it would be fun to participate. All you have to do is answer the question I ask by leaving a comment. Then click over to An Island Life and link up to Aloha Friday with your own question!



My Question is:



The airplane that went down Thursday in the Hudson River..was pretty amazing. What a miracle! It sure puts our life into perspective huh? What would you change today..if you survived an airplane crash? Would it cause you to make different choices? Would you think twice about your eternity? (sorry a lot of questions)



My Answer:



I think that I would change everything.. I think I would want relationships repaired.. My days would have more meaning.. My kids would seem more special.. Funny thing is why.. does God have to bring us to our knees before we appreciate what He has given us..

Accomplished Some Exercise Today...

I did my T-Tapp exercise today!  Woo hooo lol  Actually, my four year old attempted to do them with me.. all the while laughing his head off !!!!  The basic workout takes about 15 minutes.  But I am telling you its a workout.  It's not difficult.. but you definitely feel it!  Tomorrow I am going to work my treadmill back into my day.  So with T-Tapp and my treadmill.. I hope to get my body used to exercise ONCE  AGAIN!! lol  

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Book Giveaway!


Celebrate Freedom is having a book giveaway! Head over and read her book review and enter to win House of Dark Shadows by Robert Liparulo


Making Money Blogging

There seems to be sooo many ways to make money or start a business just through blogging. Most of us didn't start blogging for that purpose but realized sometime into the process that why not get paid to do what you love.. Blog! I started with PayPerPost last year.. and have really enjoyed the ease of writing "adds" or "reviews" for companies at my lesuire. I haven't made a ton of money.. but a few hundred dollars.. makes it kind of fun! It's pretty easy to join.. you need to have a blog at least 90 days old.. have at least 20 posts written. Just submitt your blog..and it takes a couple of weeks or so (sometimes less) to be accepted. All payments go through PayPal...so simple! I just wanted to remind you that PayPerPost really is a great way to earn a little while still blogging. Click the Green Square to find out more!

OR

You can just sign up with the form below:







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T-Tapp Exercise




I am always looking for new ground breaking ways to lose weight lol New eating programs... New exercise regiments that won't kill me.. New ways to make water taste better.. lol Not too long ago I came across a exercise program called T-Tapp. I actually read about it on other blogs. I started it a couple of months.. ago.. then stopped grrrr.. but I am going to start again today!!! For the short time I used T-Tapp.. I found the program so easy to follow.. No jumping around or doing somersaults. Nothing worse when it takes you 6 months to learn one exercise move!! I highly recommend T-Tapp. In a few months, I will write more about my results. It's recommended to do the program straight for 60 days.. You can check out T-Tapp here! The T-Tapp website gives you all kinds of testimonials and samples of the exercise DVD.



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Monday, January 12, 2009

HSN Contest

HSN.COM is having another contest. Sign up and spin the wheel.. that's it!! You can win gift cards up to $30, as well as being entered into the $5000 sweepstakes which end on January 22. The instant Spin Game ends on January 31st.
Click HERE for your chance to win!!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Aloha Friday!

An Island Life is hosting Aloha Friday.. I thought it would be fun to participate. All you have to do is answer the question I ask by leaving a comment. Then click over to An Island Life and link up to Aloha Friday with your own question!

My Question is:
Do you remember your Dreams? Have you had reoccurring dreams?

I always dream. lol Ever since I was little I have dreamed I could fly like superman. lol And still to this day in some parts of my dream I fly lol

Friday, January 2, 2009

Aloha Friday!

An Island Life is hosting Aloha Friday.. I thought it would be fun to participate. All you have to do is answer the question I ask by leaving a comment. Then click over to An Island Life and link up to Aloha Friday with your own question!

My Question for YOU:
Do you giveaway a book as soon as you read it or do you like to have as many bookshelves around the house filled with books?

I love to read. I love the look of Books. So for me the more books I get the More shelves my husband puts up for me lol

A little about me...



It is that time again!!!! I am thinking of attempting to lose weight for the 100 millionth time. haha. This time I know it will work :)

In November of 2007, I gave birth to my second child, a C-Section. Not only did that put me back physically, but I also developed high blood pressure. I am only 29. Talk about discouraging.

I started gaining weight in highschool. Seems to have followed me everywhere. My ultimate goal is to lose 120 lbs but I'll settle for 10 right now. haha.

There is absolutely no reason why I cannot succeed in this weight loss endeavor. I have exercise equipment. I guess that means I have to use it. Also, I am going to attempt the Carbohydrates Addict Diet. I have had some success with this in the past.

So I am thinking, with putting my progress out for the world to see.. it will force me to make the right choices. Let's hope!! Feel free to comment on anything or tell your story. It's always encouraging to hear about others successes. Join me on this weight loss journey...

My Weight Progress: