Saturday, December 17, 2011


Are you on Facebook?

Bigger question, are you a fan of my page on Facebook?! I know I have many, you can fan all of them if you would like.

If you aren't a fan of my blog on Facebook though I would HIGHLY suggest that you become one. I'm doing RANDOM GIVEAWAYS.

The only way to enter is to know they're happening and follow the guidelines.

I just announced the winner of the Catch of the Day earrings earlier... Was it you?!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

FREE lip gloss

Thank you to Raining Hot Coupons for sharing, I can't wait to get mine in the mail.

While I had to refresh too many times to count, I finally got through!

Click start and fill in your information.

You may get a 503 ERROR code, I did, a lot! Just keep going back.

I would open the link in a new tab, it seemed to help as "refreshing" would make the site just go away completely.

If you for some reason can't see all the photos that show up at the end or the text, there is one photo that says "return to the home page", that means you made it!

Let me know if you were able to snag one!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Favorite Christmas traditions..

What are your favorite Christmas traditions?!

What do you remember most about Christmas when you were little?

What do you plan on instilling into your children?

I love getting together with the family sharing laughs and eating delicious food. Mashed potatoes drowned in butter, deviled eggs, cheese ball and of course, DESSERT!!

I remember growing up that my dad loved the pecan pie that was always at my Grandma's house. I think it was there JUST for him. He would always be the first one to have a piece. Whatever was left when it was time to go home, usually ended up going with us.

I also remember being able to open one gift on Christmas Eve. My brothers and I were always so excited to pick it out. Some times we would pick out our "big gift" and of course we were told it had to wait til Christmas. haha

My husband and I like to see the excitement on our children's faces when they open a gift, but at the same time we're trying to teach them to be grateful for what they receive. We have decided that not only for Christmas but also for other special occasions (birthdays and such) that they will each get a $25 savings bond and one item from us.

This way they get the excitement of opening a gift, we get the joy of watching them but we also get to help them have a savings account for later when they want to go off to school, purchase a car to get them to and from work or possibly use as a down payment on a house.

I'd love to hear some of your favorites of the holiday season. Feel free to post as a comment here or use the contact form.

3 miles in less than 45 minutes??

Would you think that you could run 3 miles in less than 45 minutes? Do you work out regularly or somewhat regularly?

By the way, taking care of your children is not considered working out. I know it may feel like it at times but it really isn't. haha

Anyway, I was invited to go work out with a friend

of mine, Christina from Redmond Healthier Me... Little did I know that work out meant run 3 miles. Not only was it run 3 miles but it was running them OUTSIDE in the COLD!

My hands were red and numb before the first mile w
as even halfway completed. I was also without a coat, mind you. However, my arms were okay, my fingers were NOT. haha

I'm happy to report that I ran the 3 miles in under 45 minutes. I did NOT think that was possible before we started.

I am paying for it today of course. I can feel muscles I never knew I had and I can feel muscles that I did NOT think would be connected with running. Our bodies really are amazing.

For ANYONE that might want to get on the road to being healthier, I encourage you to start with the workouts on the photo. They're simple as you can see. You start out small and work your way up.

If you feel its "too easy" then do another set. Maybe do 3 sets a day. Its up to you. YOU are in control of what you do and how you do it. You get to decide if you are healthy and how you get there.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Does being on TV make you famous?!

I know it doesn't necessarily make you famous but I thought it made for a catchy title. ;)

I was on TV recently, just for a few seconds. Even with it being a few seconds, I think its kind of neat.

I attended the event for the Deschutes County 4H this past weekend. I took items that I made from Honie's Little Shop.

If you watch until the end you can see me just before the clip is over.

You'd probably only recognize me though if you knew what I looked like. Either way, its still kind of exciting!

Christmas gifts..

What are you doing for Christmas gifts?

My husband and I decided that this year we were going to be giving gifts that were more personal, handmade and something that everyone could enjoy.

Of course, that means I'm the one doing most of the work. HAHA

I don't mind though really. I like to do crafty things and it is going to help me learn a few things along the way as well. Which is a nice added bonus.

I of course can't share what the items will be as our family may read this and I don't want the cat getting out of the bag just yet.

I will be taking pictures along the way and sharing once Christmas is over. Be on the look out.