Monday, July 30, 2012


It's Summer, it's hot, and my kids are bored.   

So what do we do?  

We make GOO!   or Flubber as my son likes to call it! :)

This certainly wasn't my idea. I have to give the credit to the Dollar store crafts for providing the recipe along with fool proof instructions!  

My kids  helped me stir the ingredients.

They were "ooohing and ahhing" when the mixture immediately started to form a stringy like consistency.

What YOU need:

(I actually made 1/2 the recipe that the Dollar Store Crafts site recommends.)

1  bottle of glue 4 oz

1/2 tsp of BORAX 
(laundry booster found in the laundry detergent aisle)

3/4 cup of warm water


1.  Pour Glue into a large bowl.  Then fill empty glue bottle with warm water, shake, then dump into bowl.  Stir.  

2.  Then in another bowl pour 1/4 cup of water and dissolve the 1/2 tsp of Borax in the warm water by stirring.  

3.  You can also add your food coloring at this point to the glue mixture.  

4.  Mix well, then pour water/borax mixture to the glue mixture.  You will immediately notice a change in the material.  Stir until all the "goo" forms together.  Then playtime :)   You can store the "Goo" in a ziploc bag or sealed container. 

**I had my kids wash their hands well after playing with the Goo.  Since Borax is added in the recipe..I just wanted to take precautions in case of an allergic reaction.  So please make sure you read up on Borax before attempting the recipe.  I am not an expert on all things science!

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Flatware Sets - $5.75

Some great deals going on at Totsy for the next day or so!  "Silverware" sets starting at $5.75 for a 24 piece set with different colored handles.  Totsy is free to sign up and free shipping for your first order!  

Click here to check out the deals! 

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Fuel Rewards Program

Have you heard of the Fuel Rewards Program??  Click here and Spin for a chance to win .5 or more off a gallon of gas!  Then you sign up for FREE!  You will receive a Fuel Rewards card in the mail which you can take to your local Shell Gas Station, scan at the pump and receive a discount.  You can earn .5 more for every referral, and you can also earn with the Fuel Rewards shopping and dining program!  With Gas being so high every other day.. a little break is nice :)

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Do You Know Your Credit Score?

Have you tried Credit Sesame?  My husband and I love it!  It's free to sign up, and every month you will receive an email updating you on your credit report/status.  Credit Sesame will give you advice for Home Buying based on your current credit situation.  Your profile will also provide you with a basic break down of your credit/debt ratio. 

Check it out here!

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And here we go again...

Two weeks ago.. I decided to start the all natural "diet" supplement, A.C.E.  In 11 days, I have lost 11 lbs, and down 8 inches.  I feel soo much better.  A.C.E. gives me energy...and probably the most important for me, curbs my cravings.  I have high hopes for A.C.E. to assist me in my weight loss journey, that honestly seems to be dragging on for way too long.  lol  I will write more about A.C.E when I have a little more time and experience using it.  I hate jumping on band wagons only to be disappointed in a month.

I started back up on the Treadmill, Zumba Wii (which is very hard since I can't dance worth anything), and Leslie Samson:  Walk Away the Pounds.  I figure with the intense three digit heat this summer.. I should lose weight faster since I am sweating so much lol

I am going to do my best to keep my blog updated with my weight loss progress.  Hopefully (this time), I can actually complete my journey.  :)

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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: