Thursday, November 10, 2016

Hooray for naptime

Hello again! I know it has been quite a while since my last real post. I have been helping take care of a set of twins for the last year. I will be the first to tell you that 2 toddlers keep you much busier than just 1. I have always loved caring for the little ones in my life and when these little guys came along it was no different. I was up front letting mom know I would be first to help anytime! So these kids have been keeping me  quite busy, not leaving much time for blogging or product reviews.

I have, however, found a little time during naptime  to start sewing. I have been attempting to make quilts, that can be very difficult. Some smaller projects I have been loving though are making memory pillows. I'm sure you have seen some variation floating around the internet. They are pillows made from the previously worn shirts of your loved ones.

I've also been trying to come up with some new meal ideas. We have gotten into a rut with the same old recipes and meals. I definitely need some fresh new ideas!

So, naptime is my free time. I will try to put a little more effort into keeping posts coming out. Maybe I will share some of my new projects. Until then.....

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Chick-Fil-A DIY

 I started with a delicious salad from Chick-Fil-A.

 I was challenged by Chick-Fil-A Moms Club to repurpose the salad container. Memorial day is coming up and that means lots of backyard BBQs. So, I decided to make a table centerpiece for all those evening BBQs.
 All of the additional decorative items I am using here were from my local dollar store.
 My camera wasn't cooperating so the video I took of the process didn't turn out. It was very simple though. 
I used the star garland a couple different ways. I wound it around the solar lamp stem as well as placed it into the base of the dish to act a filler. I, then, hot glued the flowers and leaves to several different places around the lamp and dish. Then I finished off with some little glittery decor. This was a very simple DIY and the salad was amazing too.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Nutrisystem Update Week 10 Inspiration

With so much going on I get slightly discouraged. I feel like I am failing myself. It helps me to watch videos and gain inspiration through motivational speaking. Even just reading some of the success stories on the Nutrisystem website helps me to feel motivated to remain on track.

I am so glad winter is almost over. I feel so great, and I am looking forward to getting outside in my shorts. I cannot wait to get to the pool this summer and in my flower garden even sooner than that. It is nice to feel good and energetic for a change. I haven't used to have this kind of energy. I have always felt sort of lazy and set in my ways. I am glad I am feeling better about being active.

Weekly Motivation:
If you over did it yesterday, get back on track today with a big glass of water. In case you haven't heard, water is pretty great for you: It can improve the look and feel of your skin, give you more energy, and keep you feeling full.

*I received Nutrisystem free in exchange for sharing my progress. My opinion is my own and not influenced in any way.*

Friday, March 11, 2016

Nutrisystem Update Week 9 Effects on the Family

My time is definitely being stretched thin with my father being sick. I am trying my best to stick to the best choices. I have noticed that when I am cooking for the family I still want to eat their food. So what I have been doing is making sure to be making the healthier options of meals choices for them too. If I mention it to them they will balk, but if I don't say anything they never even notice.
I have been feeling better in general and that makes for a happier and healthier mom. How does that saying go? When mom is happy everyone is happy? That hold true around my house for sure.
I am down to 362 this week. Still feeling good about my weight loss. I could do better though.

Weekly Inspiration:
"Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is key to unlocking our potential." - Winston Churchill

*I received Nutrisystem free in exchange for sharing my progress. My opinion is my own and not influenced in any way.*