Friday, November 21, 2014

5 Christmas Gifts to keep You on Course

Next week we have Thanksgiving which means everything is going to go on hyper drive with the Holiday REALLY upon us and I can't wait to see all the magical moments with my kids and family. In all the craze sometimes mamas (and daddies) forget themselves.

For myself as my birthday gift I decided that I would focus once again on my health and so far so good I've been doing good. Therefore this year my wishlist for Santa is totally different. As I'm hoping to add helping hands if you will.

Now on to this wishlist. Maybe you can add it to your list and get a little push too!

Since one of my favorite exercises is running these are perfect as they are made for woman. They are smaller made to fit our ears and wouldn't fall out which I have a problem with my regular earphones.

2.Nike C72 Legend 2.0

Since I go to the gym I want a bag that will be just for that reason. Right now I have been using a bag that I also use for my regular day and since well it can get yucky and so I have been washing it (it's a jean material) so this way I can just clean this and keep it for when I head to the gym.

3. THIS Shirt!!
I NEED to earn this shirt so seeing it hung up will push me to make it true. I so want to run a race.

4.Subscription to StrideBox

Once a month you receive a small box of goodies picked just for runners. I love this idea. I bet getting this box once a month will keep reminding me I got to get up and get moving!

5. Running Bra

I can not even being to tell you how important it is to have a good running bra. I've "tried" with a regular on yeah worst thing EVER! You feel the difference right away and it allows you to really give it your all and go a little harder.

Alright so tell the truth this little list has made you want to get up and get moving right? I know I do. So tell me what kind of workout is your favorite? 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Sometimes you just got Digi

Lately it's been all about projects around here and so I've been helping the kids with cutting and gluing paper and everything else leaving me with no time to scrapbook like I've been wanting to. Instead of actually adding to the crazy messes going on with projects mid way I decided to make a few digital scrapbook pages instead.

I went over to Snap Click Supply Co  and got this very adorable kit called - Happy Fall Ya'll and got to creating while I waited on my son to finish his part of his project so I could help with the next step.

I pulled up my pictures of when we went to the pumpkin patch. I probably am going to send these to Persnickety Prints to get them printed and stick them in our album.

I really love how these pages came out. I hope to create a few more pages with this kit. How about you, have you created any digital or physical pages lately?

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Peppa Pig DVDS Review and Giveaway

We had the opportunity to review two DVD's starring Peppa Pig and her family. Since it was for the kids I thought I'd let my 7 year little girl do the review.  Here's what she thought about it!

Now since we enjoyed them I thought why not send out the love and have a giveaway for someone to enjoy these too. So all you have to do is enter below! Does your family enjoy Peppa Pig like ours?

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*I was sent the DVDs to review but all my opinions and words are of my own.* 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Simple Kids Wish List booklets

Are your kids like mine walking about with a trillion pieces of papers already with the list of things they want to put on their wishlist?

Well to stop the madness I quickly made them these simple little wishlist booklets. It came together pretty quickly.

Here is what you'll need to make your kids one too :

-Holiday Patterned Paper ( I used a double sided one from Echo Park- Letters to Santa)
-Letter Stickers
-3x4 Project Life journal cards (or you could use regular paper to create your pages)
-Anything else you want to use to decorate that you have at hand.
-3x4 Paper Card Punch  (or you could use a round corner punch)

Let's get Creating!

1. Punch out 4 cards for your front and back covers, If you don't have the punch then cut 4 squares of patterned paper sized at 3x4 each.  Then use your corner punch to round each corner.

2. Now to make the booklet. Gather together the pages for the inside. I used 8 cards. Grab a front and back cover and place them together and staple at 2 top corners.

3.Once you have put it together now comes the fun of decorating your little booklet.

4.I decided to change the letters I had originally picked out as they were too transparent. Play around with your cover and have fun. For me since the patterned paper was already almost perfect I just added a few simple touches.

I added the 13 as that is the year and I plan to sticking these into our December Daily album. You could also just include this into your project life album as it's the perfect size for one of the pockets.

 If you decide to create your own little wishlist booklets I'd love to see them. Can you believe Thanksgiving is a week and a half away! We are pretty excited around here. Is your family?

Monday, November 17, 2014

Weekend in 10

                     Our Weekend in Pictures.

                                    How about you? How was your weekend?

Friday, November 14, 2014

Yolo Dream Treat

As of late I've been working out and watching what I've been eating. Today I wanted to go wild cause after all it is my birthday... but not that I actually will eat this as for that I would have to go to the city but mark my words I will HAVE this,this year...

It all started with a little movie called Serendipity. I LOVE this movie. It's one of my favorite movies that not only I could watch over and over again but makes me love New York that much more. Sigh...

Imagine my delight that THIS scene could actually come true. To be able to visit Serendipity I dream of the day I am able to reenact it with my husband and have one of these famous Frozen Hot Chocolate treats.

With each review I've ever heard or read this IS IT... Oh my mouth waters at the thought. I think I'd giggle with complete delight when I get my chance to sit in front of this and throw down.

What is your dream Yolo (you only live once) Dream Treat?

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Last Day before the Page Turns

Middle of the night and I'm writing,watching and thinking. I had a totally different post but with me having to keep an eye on little Isy it turned to me thinking about what this year has meant. Being today is my last day being 38.

I think of how for the most part it's been a hold my breath and wait with the intertwining of happy moments. The nervous and unknown with the overwhelming feeling of joy. The fear trying to overcome my being but remembering I am not in control no matter how hard I've wanted to believe that. I am not. Remembering how I've been shown time and again our Lord's love for us, for me. For when I could and didn't have strength it was sent and given to me. Through feeling it or via people I know were put in my path to reaffirm that.

Here I lay next to my little girl. My gift at 38 who sadly this past week has had one wicked cough. Thinking how ironic I was JUST writing about preemies and RSV. Although PRAISE God she doesn't have it she has one BAD cough that has made us go already twice to the doctor. Just have to ride it out I've been told.

 I am doing all I can to comfort her and just want to see her better. Feeling helpless. Just as I did when she was at the NICU and so I do the only thing I can. Love her and pray.

Can you guess what I want for my birthday?  Reflecting on 38. Moments of despair but also moments of empowerment. Moments of being dumbfounded but with moments of pure enlightenment.

I've reflected on what I really want to pursue, taking baby steps but taking them. Learning that it doesn't have to matter the speed just as long as you keep going.

I have plans I've working for the coming year. I have to. It's time to step forward and go for what I want, what I know I can accomplish.

Dear 38 thank you for it all,but now I'm ready to turn the page and see 39.

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