Monthly Archives: April 2012

Hand Sanitizer and Facebook

Have you heard the latest?

Kids are using hand sanitzer to get drunk.  Yes, you read that correctly, hand sanitizer.  I cannot believe it.  They are actually drinking it or sniffing it.  What are they thinking?  What would cause anyone to think about using hand sanitizer.  Having a 13 year old and an 11 year old and hearing this my heart just fell to my feet.  It scares me to death.  What in the world will the kids think of next.  Anyone can go by hand sanitizer.  In fact, my daughter has a small bottle clipped to her school id.  What is this world coming to?

Now on to facebook:


Did you see this picture that a mother posted to facebook of her daughter?  Her daughter mouthed back to her in front of the daughter’s friends.  Do you think this is acceptable?  As a parent, I think there are better ways to parent rather than to humilate your children in the social media network.  Growing up is hard enought without your parents adding to your insecurities of growing up.  What would you do as a parent?

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Week 8 – The Final Week


It is hard to believe but this is Week 8, the final week of bootcamp.

What have I learned, I am stronger than I thought.  I am falling in love with weight lifting plus I have actually gotten stronger with my running and I am able to go further thanks to the speed workouts from bootcamp.  I must say if you ever get a chance to do a bootcamp, take full advantage of it.  It is worth your time, sweat and effort.  You will love yourself more for it.

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Not your Grandma’s Shoes

Do you remember the brand Naturalizer?

This is a shoe brand that my grandmother always wore when I was a kid.  She wore them because she said they were comfortable.  I always thought they were ugly and they never really matched her outfit.  They were lace up shoes that were pretty plain.

Well Naturalizer has changed.

Naturalizer Lulianna Sandal(Source)

I love these shoes.  Who knew Naturalizers had such great shoes and if they are as comfortable as my grandmother said they were many years ago, I think I have found a new shoe brand that I want to try.

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Death of an Icon

It is hard to believe that “America’s Oldest Teenager” has passed away.

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One thing that I always noticed about Dick Clark, he never really aged.  I guess that is why no matter how old he became it never really phased me that he was always in tune with all of the current music.  From his days at American Bandstand, if you were lucky enough to watch the show, to his game show days, to America’s Top 40 Countdown on the radio, he always amazed me.  I guess it is because I wanted to be a co-host with him. 
He was 82 years old when he passed away.  Up until his stroke in 2004 I would have never ever guessed he was that age.  He just seemed to always be in his 50s for as long as I can remember. 
May he rest in peace and my heart goes out to his family. 
Thank you Dick Clark for all that you have given to the music and television world.

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Finally I am feeling better.  I am almost back to 100% after being sick.  Let’s hope I didn’t just jinx myself.  I have had this head/chest cold and I have had a terrible time trying to shake.  This morning I woke up and felt 90% better.  This makes me very happy and hopefully in a few days I will live 100%.



 We have finally made it to Week 7 of best body bootcamp.  Yeah!!!!

Today on best body bootcamp is was 40 min of 30/60/90 Intervals Mix.  Oh me of my, that was intense.  I did 3.2 miles in 40 minutes.  I think that is awesome for me considering I spent the first 10 minutes walking.  Obviously this bootcamp has made me stronger since last week while I was sick I did not push myself to hard.  I did the work out but I kept it on the lighter side which tells me that no matter what you do, every little bit helps your body.

Finally . . .

They have started work on Husband’s shed.  He is so excited because tomorrow they come to pour the concrete.  Of course,

Yep, they left a pile of dirt and made a nice path in my yard which I didn’t even want.  Apparently the rain from the weekend, left the yard a little (or a lot) soaked.  I guess the pile of dirt will end up evening out all the tire marks.

And finally . . .

I am done blogging so I can go spend time with sad eyes.  Have a great night.

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Sick of Being Sick

Yep, I am one of those people who gets sick when the weather changes and yes, the weather has changed.  In fact, we’ve had to cover our plants at night.

Yes, the sheets are covering the front yard and adding quite the beautiful flower decor, don’t you think?  After having record high temps for the month of March we have been having freeze warnings the last 3 nights.  So needless to say, we had to pick some flowers.

The tulips are now on my counter.  They are all in bloom and I didn’t want them to freeze so while I was sick in bed on Tuesday night, Hubby and Chickie picked them for me.  What a nice surprise to wake up to on Wednesday morning.

Since I’ve been sick there has been a lot of this in my life:

Green tea and cough drops.  I started with a sore throat and it just went down hill from there.  In fact, I took Tuesday afternoon off and came home and slept for 3 hours.  Sore throat, runny nose, ears were plugged.  It’s been great to be sick, the best part was the 3 hour nap I squeezed on Tuesday.

So while I haven’t been up to par at least one thing did get done:

Check that out, I got new tires on my vehicle.  Remember the blow out a couple weeks ago, yep, I finally got the spare off and received 4 brand new tires.  After 63,000 miles I was due for new tires.

Well before I got sick I did get some exercise in:

Yep, that is 3.1 miles in 32 minutes.  Yeah me.  It’s a good thing because I have finally signed up for a 5K race on Mother’s Day Weekend.  One of my goals this year was to do a 5K by my 40th birthday plus I have a goal to do it under 30 minutes.  I must start training.  I must admit, I am actually really excited for this.


BEST BODY BOOTCAMPSince I have been sick I have been doing my bootcamp but I haven’t pushed myself like I did before.  Just a little is better than nothing.

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Through Modern Mom I was sent a jar of Nutella to it and give it a review.  Who doesn’t love chocolate so of course I was going to try it.

So what did I do with it?

I used it for breakfast.  I toasted a whole grain waffle and spread 1/2 with almond butter and the other half with Nutella.  I also sliced strawberries and bananas and made a sandwich out of it.

Oh me oh my.  This was incredible.  I love the flavor of chocolate with bananas and strawberries plus the added flavor of the hazelnut that is what Nutella is made of is just terrific.  As you can see from my picture, my Nutella and almond butter was melting from the warmth of the waffle which made it 10 times better.  Would I buy Nutella again?  Absolutely.  Am I trying not to eat it directly out of the jar?  Absolutely.   You must go and buy Nutella and have it for breakfast with waffles and strawberries and bananas.  It will make your day.

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Quaker Oatmeal Squares

As you know I am a BzzAgent.  A couple of weeks ago I was sent the Quaker Oatmeal Squares – Honey Nut Flavor to try and give a review about.  I am not the type of person to just sit down and eat a bowl of cereal.  Most of the time I just eat it plain, usually as a snack or mixed into yogurt.  I tried these plain.  I have a huge sweet tooth so I was anxious to see if there was any sweetness to this cereal since it has honey flavor to it.  I was quite surprised that there is actually a little sweetness to this cereal.  The nutty flavor also pops through.  This cereal is great, it also has 35 grams of whole grains per serving.  I am working on incorporating more whole grains into my diet so this was great for this cereal to have.  I must say I will definitely buy this in the store.  My kids liked them as well and they were eating them in milk.

with an apple on the side

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Happy Easter

Happy Easter from us.  May you all remember the reason for Easter, it is not the Easter Bunny but for the undying love that Jesus gave to us.  No matter how much you may not want to believe or you do believe, the only way to heaven is through Jesus and he rose again so that we may get to heaven.  Thank you Jesus.

May you have had a great Easter and thank the Lord for his sacrifice.

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