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Sunday, October 31, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Fabulous way to start the weekend!
Friday, October 29, 2010
You clued me in to Couch to 5k a few years ago and even were kind enough to send me your spreadsheet. I stopped and started a few times but finally followed through. I ran my first 5k today and owe it in large part to you.
That little spreadsheet has been emailed around hundreds of times and I love love love hearing about other moms who have followed the plan (taken from http://www.coolrunning.com/) and ran a 5K.
When I started the plan on my treadmill about 7 years ago, I had a rough time keeping track of when I was supposed to run and when I was supposed to take a walk break. So the accountant in me created a spreadsheet to help me keep track.
This week I uploaded the spreadsheet, which shows the 9 week plan detailed with stop/start times for running versus walking, to a google doc to make it easier to access.
If you've used the Couch to 5K plan, I'd love to hear your story! I am planning on running my first half marathon in December with Beth from C. Beth Blog, and I am so excited to have come so far on my running journey. If you've got some motivation for me, leave it in the comments.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
At 7 years and 2 months old, P was feeling quite left out since he had not yet lost a tooth.
That was remedied last night when he lost not one, but two!
We heard the going rate was a $1 per tooth (is this right?) so that's what the tooth fairy left him and he was excited and dashed into the bathroom this am while I was drying my hair to show me.
Another milestone...... he's growing up way too fast for my tastes, though.
This is the same model Garmin that I have (we paid a lot more for it!) and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it and can't run without it. Such a great deal.
The newer, more expensive models have the heart rate monitor, but I totally don't think that's a useful feature for the typical runner.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
And Taylor Swift's new album, Speak Now, is only $4 for the MP3 download
Monday, October 25, 2010
Hartley had a wonderful idea for a fundraiser: she asked SPD moms like me to share their story on her blog to raise awareness about SPD, and she's doing a fundraising project for SPD Foundation’s 30th Anniversary at the same time.
How can you help?
First, head on over to read our family's story at Hartley's Life With Three Boys, which is the featured story today. I'll be reading the comments there throughout the day and would love to recognize some names! Should you feel led to make a donation to the SPD Foundation, just put my name in the comments section of the PayPal form to let Hartley know you are a friend of the Sashas.
Next, will you spread the word about our story on your facebook and twitter accounts? Simple links to my post at Hartley's blog would be wonderful!
Thanks for following our SPD story! I appreciate it more than you know!
The Doors- LA Woman
I love me some classic rock and The Doors rank up there at the top. When I get home from work, I'm going to download the LA Woman mp3 album from Amazon because it's only $3.99 today and there are a few songs on there I don't have.
Amazon is running an absolutely amazing deal on a Canon Rebel.
The camera body and kit lens is marked down from $649 to $499.
On top of that, you can get a 75-300 mm zoom lens for free!
Here's the details from Amazon:
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If you've been thinking about getting a DSLR, now's the time......
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Could you take a second to vote for her? I absolutely love that she dressed herself for the pool, and also love that she wore a football jersey to school the next day- she's a bit prissy, a bit of a tomboy, and I love her just the way she is!
Thursday, October 14, 2010
I am SO ready for fall! The mornings have been nice and cool, but it's still warming up to the mid-70s by afternoon. Come on October, bring us your weather!
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Last night the I was reading the newest Fancy Nancy book (Fancy Nancy and the Fabulous Fashion Boutique) to the kids and we were delighted to find out the answer to a question that has been haunting us for ever... her sister's name!
One the last page of the book, it is revealed to be...
Phew! I can finally sleep at night! :-)
The book was just released yesterday, and since I had pre-ordered it, Amazon shipped it in time for it to be delivered yesterday. I absolutely love the hardcover Fancy Nancy books- the are just gorgeous and the perfect length for a bedtime story. Right now Amazon has it 45% off the retail price, and it's quite a bargain at $9.89.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
And I've got to tell you- they are amazing! I am eating one as we speak.
Here's what the finished product looks like:
I do have to disclose that I am all about the semi-homemade, so I used a tub of premade Pillsbury cookie dough, a boxed cake mix, and canned frosting. Nothing to be ashamed of!
1. I took a vanilla cake mix and mixed it as directed. I filled my muffin tins about 2/3 full, as Amanda suggested.
2. Next, I plopped a frozen ball of cookie dough in the middle of each cup. (Earlier that morning, I had used a Pampered Chef scoop and made some cookie dough balls, which I placed in the freezer for about 10 hours.)
3. Bake at 350 degrees for about 16-18 minutes.
4. Once they were cooled, I frosted with Betty Crocker Whipped Butter Cream frosting (amazing BTW!) and sprinkled mini chocolate chips on top.
I am ever-so-grateful to Amanda for sharing this fabulous recipe idea with her readers. This is definitely going to be a signature dessert and my next dessert contest entry.
Monday, October 11, 2010
It was Sunday afternoon and we were about to get on the road to head home, but first he wanted to take The Politician down on field and show him where he played. As we walked out on the field, I glanced up in the visitor stands and saw a beautiful sight- tons of discarded bottles of Coke!
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
A darling IRL friend of mine, Michelle, has just opened up an etsy shop for her precious handmade items.
Michelle recently did two custom orders for me for baby shower gifts and I couldn't have been more pleased! I have already heard from both moms-to-be that they loved their items! (One even said they may be too cute to use!)
Each gorgeous item (including clothes!) is adorned with beautiful bibles verses. You simply must visit her shop, which she describes as follows:
welcome to the baby meshach shop! i enjoy designing and creating baby blankets, bibs, burp cloths, and funky unique Christian clothing!
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
(image from shoponline2011.com)
(Oh, this picture makes me laugh. Slim, didn't we have some costumes similar to that in 1991?)
Any locals want to sign up for an adult tap class with me? It's on Thursday nights from 7:30-8:30. We need at least 6 of us to make the class happen....
I am working on furthering myself, and photography, crochet, and tap are winning the contest for my time right now. Join me on my quest to be a more centered me!
Monday, October 4, 2010
Go from sheer and natural to full and flawless with this flexible-coverage foundation. The weightless pigments float over imperfections to minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines, while instantly improving tone and texture. The formula contains the innovative Regu-Seb, which helps to control and reduce oil production and leaves skin looking fresh. It also features Bamboo Silk, a nutrient-rich ingredient that revives and renews the skintone to promote a balanced texture and impart a comfortable-feeling finish.
Rather than use the sponge it came with for application, I've been using a flat top brush and love the coverage it gives me- heavy enough to even out my skintone, but still light enough to look natural.
What foundation are you loving right now?
Friday, October 1, 2010
I am loving my photography class! So nice to do something fun, for "me". Mr. Sasha encouraged me to sign up for the next class so I'll be doing another month.
We are headed south for the big game. Do you have big weekend plans? Hope you have a good one!