19 December 2012

Snowflakes for Sandy Hook

Snowflakes for Sandy Hook
Please help the students of Sandy Hook have a winter wonderland at their new school! Get Creative!!  No two snowflakes are alike. Make and send snowflakes to Connecticut PTSA, 60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103, Hamden, CT  06514, by January 12, 2013.

For more information and other requests go to:

Fitness Quest - Update

So far so good with my Fitness Quest and my goal of incorporating working out back into my daily routine. I have been making a conscientious effort to remind myself to workout and not to slack off. Today I printed out a calendar for December & January so I can actually write in what I actually did for exercise that day. I also started keeping track of my measurements as of today, so that I can track my progress in that department. I figure the more I write things down, the more I will keep myself accountable to following through with my fitness efforts and will actually accomplish my goals.

I would love to hear about your fitness journey and what things you are doing to accomplish your own goals.

12 December 2012

Fitness Quest - Rebooted

I have not been good this past year at sticking to my Fitness Quest - my goal to get back in shape and be healthier in general. I have been fairly good at trying to watch what I eat and not overindulge in sweets and unhealthy snacks, but I have not been sticking to my quest of incorporating a fitness plan into my daily routine. So here it is, my Fitness Quest - Reboot! I think this is the 3rd attempt at getting my Fitness Quest started, but I am determined to start and stick with it. I figure starting before the New Year will give me a jump start on my New Year's resolution. A friend of mine is on a fitness quest of her own, working towards the body she wants by 30. As I am a few years older, I have decided my goal is to be working towards the body I want by 35, which is about 7 months away at this point. I think that is a feasible goal if I start on a steady fitness routine at this point and work my way up towards my goal of losing weight, strengthening my muscles and toning my body. I am not looking to accomplish anything outrageous, but there are definitely areas where I need to trim the fat and strengthen the muscles that have been neglected over the years of having my 3 kids. Time to stop making excuses for not fitting in workouts and find ways to incorporate workouts into my daily life and make the time to do them. The excuse that I am too tired or I ran out of time is getting old. I know if I do workout, I will actually find I have more energy and will accomplish more things in my day. Working out and taking care of my health need to become more of a priority, rather than something that I will do when I have time, it's time to make the time! I have joined a few different groups and pages on Facebook with friends, and they truly are inspiring to see what others are doing and accomplishing. We all are individuals and each of us have different goals for ourselves, but we can help to inspire one another to become the very best that we each can be, both inside and out.

I would love to hear your stories and goals...please share!

27 September 2012

Scentsy Buddy Drive - 2012

Guess what?!? My Scentsy team will be hosting a Christmas Buddy Drive this year, collecting Scentsy Buddies for the kids at Tufts’ Floating Hospital & Boston Children’s Hospital!! I know it will be a great success with the help of all you o
 utstanding people! Contact me if you would like to sponsor a Scentsy Buddy or participate in the Buddy Drive by becoming a member of my Scentsy team! Either way, you'll be giving comfort and hope to a precious child!

Please pass on this information to friends & family. Anyone is welcome to sponsor a Scentsy Buddy – Individual or Business. Great way for small businesses to get their name out there – I will have cards to sign to go with the Buddies and you can include your business card as well. 

Right now – $25 gets you a donation of 2 Big Scentsy Buddies for the price of 1 (while supplies last).

$20 for Baby Buddies & $25 for Pooki the Polar Bear – these are not 2 for 1. 

Each Buddy comes with its own scent pak, as well. (Tax not included in prices.)

If you would like to see what the Buddies look like in person, let me know, I do have some at home.

Thank you for your time and help with this endeavor!
Have a Scentsational Day!

27 July 2012

Grace Adele Style - Mix & Match Bags and Accessories to Fit Your Look

GraceAdele.com - From the Official Grace Adele YouTube Video

I can't wait to purchase my starter kit for this fabulous new brand offered by the Scentsy Family! 

Available August 1st! - Stay tuned for more information...

Grace Adele is a new Scentsy Family brand. Grace Adele makes fashion work for you. Mix and match Grace Adele colors, bags, clutches, accessories and jewelry collections to create custom styles to fit your look to your day.

With the Grace Adele Style System, you'll first pick your Grace Adele bag color from a multitude of trendy colors and prints.

Next choose your Grace Adele bag style. Each style has a unique and individual feel allowing you to go from the early morning dash out the door to an evening on the town without missing a beat.

A great complement to your Grace Adele bag is a stylish clutch. Grace Adele clutches put your style on display. The Grace Adele clutch is beautifully designed to fit in the outside pocket of any Grace Adele bag allowing you to change your clutch attachment as often as the mood strikes you.

Adding your style to your Grace Adele bag doesn't stop there, add some flair and organize your essentials with Grace Adele clip-ons and Grace Adele accessories. Stylish wallets, makeup bags, and notebooks will keep your daily essentials organized and easy to find when you need it.

Finally, elevate your look with our Grace Adele style me signature jewelry and scarves. Your look will transform as you mix and match your jewelry accessories with your custom Grace Adele bag look. Our Grace Adele jewelry collections will complete your look, so you can make a statement all your own.

11 July 2012

Summer Activities with Kids - New England

Looking for Summer Activities to do with your Kids? Do you live in the Massachusetts / New England Area? If so, here are some great places to check out...

You can sign up for the weekly newsletter by BostonCentral - http://www.bostoncentral.com/
    - The newsletter includes activities for the week throughout the Greater Boston area. They also include some Southern NH and RI activities. Some of the activities are Free...they include links with all the information.

Free, Fun Fridays - made possible by the Highland Street Foundation - http://www.highlandstreet.org/special-programs/free-fun-fridays.html

     - Free Admission on Fridays to Various Places throughout the Summer. Check out the link above to see the locations for each Friday. Lots of great places listed, several options each Friday. Maybe you'll get the chance to check out something you have been trying to get to or find something new.
    *A personal favorite that my family has taken advantage of over the past few years!!

Kids Bowl Free Program - http://www.kidsbowlfree.com/

    - By signing your kids up for this program at a participating bowling alley, kids have the opportunity to play 2 Free games of bowling everyday, if you choose. The only cost if the shoes, if applicable at your bowling alley. Click on the link above to find a bowling alley near you that participates. The coupons for the week are emailed to you, just print out and bring the coupon for the appropriate day.
     *Love this! They also offer a family pass option for up to 4 adults for a small fee to be able to have 2 games a day for the summer as well.

Other great options are to check with your local library to see if they have Museum passes available.

Do you know of other places to find great deals on Summer Activities or Free Family Events? I would love to hear from you. Please share your ideas in the comments section!

Enjoy your summer!

Relaxing outside

Wordless Wednesday

26 June 2012

Anti-princess heroines from my youth

Love this post on PHD in Parenting about Female Heroines, which were big during my youth. Not your typical princesses and many other types of strong female characters.

Anti-princess heroines from my youth

14 June 2012

How do I participate in Readathon 2012

Summer reading program for Preschool & Kindergartners. Easy to participate!

Get 20 free ebooks when you download app to your phone and register.
Plus free ebooks to borrow each week. Activities online as well.

How do I participate in Readathon 2012:

'via Blog this'

09 May 2012

Never ending...

 It seems like no matter how hard I try, there are some things I can never fully be caught up on. There will always be more to do. I figured now that we had a dishwasher, it would be easier to keep up with the dishes...it's easier on my hands, that is for sure. It just doesn't mean that I will be caught up with having them done, because even when I have the current ones done, there are new ones to replace them. Now I guess I could revert to using paper plates & cups and plastic utensils, that would certainly solve my problem of having to worry about cleaning dishes. Unfortunately that gets expensive, makes more trash to have to take out, and is not environmentally sound.

Laundry is another thing that always seems to be never ending...either I am washing & drying or folding, and there always seems to be at least one new pile ready to take its place. I guess it is just part of every day life, especially when you have kids involved. Now what I would love to figure out is why kids think that they are helping mommy out by taking the newly folded laundry off the couch and throwing it on the floor? Or emptying the clean clothes from the laundry baskets and mixing it with the dirty laundry so now you aren't sure which is which and you end up re-washing clothes that you just did? Wouldn't it be nice if clothes & dishes were self cleaning and could put themselves away?? What would I do with all that extra time...I'm sure I would find a lot of better things to do, that is certain.

20 March 2012