Friday, January 23, 2009

Aloha Friday

Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday.
In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.
I LOVE a yummy know, the kind where you can't even tell there is alcohol in it until you are already at that "happy" place. My favorite right now is
Peach Sangria:
White zinfandel
Peach Schnapps
a little pineapple juice
a little 7-up
This is soooo yummy. I tried it first at Applebee's and conned the bartender into giving me the recipe. If we have a get together I will make a pitcher of it and put oranges, apples, cherries, etc in it as well.
Do you have a yummy drink recipe or just a favorite drink in general?
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Check out more Aloha Friday Questions at An Island Life.

Fitness Friday

Trainer Matt is not on my life insurance policy, but I am pretty sure he is trying to kill me!!!!! I continued with my cardio every day except Tuesday. Why did I take Tuesday off you ask? Because I was told on Monday to do a 10k......for those of you who were not aware of how long a 10k is 6.4 flippin' miles....and if you don't think that .4 of a mile makes a me, IT DOES!!!!!! But I did it and Tuesday I told him to go to hell!!!!
I felt yesterday like I would rather have a root canal than to get on that treadmill and do my weights, but I did it. I think this is the time of year when all of those new year's resolutions go right out the window until next January 1st.
With all of that I have absolutely no change in measurements or weight to report. But hey, no change means no gain either.
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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Thousand Words Thursday

Big "J" and Little "J" at 3 weeks old.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Would you like to have your photo fiddled with? Oprah does...

This is my photo that was fiddled with and put on a stretch canvas!!! I had over 20 special effects to choose from for my final product!!!!

I came across a photo website that is pretty darn cool. Here is the bottom line: you send them your favorite photo and they "fiddle" with it and send you back a preview for approval. You can choose from abstract finishes to oil painting effects and they come in various sizes.

Here is a little background on the company:

The site went online in June 2004 and not to long after the launch they received a bit of press from the Washington Post, USA Today, PC Magazine & more. The Washington Post called them "buzz worthy", USA Today reviewed their photo on canvas and picked them as the best, and PC Mag rated them 4 out of 5 stars. What really put on the map was when Oprah put them on the O list in 2006. Since then we have become one of the top sites on the Internet. Their current Alexa traffic rating is 182,995. More recently, the Today Show picked as a great DIY decorating idea, the CBS Early Show featured them as a best Mother's Day gift idea, and the New York Times editor wrote a great article including was recently voted by the viewers of the CNBC show "The Next Big Idea" as a million dollar idea.
So, NOW for the good part. Photofiddle has graciously given me a $50 gift certificate to give away to one of my readers!!!! How cool is that!!!!! Wouldn't this make a great Valentine's Day gift? Or maybe Mother's Day or Father's Day or Just Because You are Cool Day!!!!!
Here is all you have to do to enter:
*Visit photofiddle and tell me your favorite special effect and then tell me what picture you would use in your comment.
*Follow my blog and let me know in a separate comment
*Blog about this giveaway and link to me and you will receive 2 extra entries
The winner will be picked on Wednesday January 28th.
Even if you don't win the BIG prize photofiddle has offered everyone from my site a 15% discount on your order placed. Simply add code mom15 at the checkout.
They are so professional and prompt and you will have an amazing piece of PERSONAL artwork to display in your home.

Monday, January 19, 2009

I want to know more about you......

This is the latest version of "Getting To Know You". I would love to see what your answers are so if you post them on your blog please let me know so I can stop by and say hi!!!!!!
1. What is your occupation right now? SAHM
2. What color are your socks right now? I'm not wearing any

3. What are you listening to right now? the news
4. What was the last thing that you ate? apple cinnamon oatmeal
5. Can you drive a stick shift? define "DRIVE"
6. Last person you spoke to on the phone? my mom
7. How old are you today? 34
8. What is your favorite sport to watch on TV? Hockey or Football
9. What is your favorite drink? right now.......peach sangria

10 Have you ever dyed your hair? ummmm....yeah!!!
11 Favorite food? BBQ chicken pizza
12 What was your favorite toy as a child? a doll named Scottie
13. What is your favorite season? heating bills!!!!!

14 What is your favorite color? pink...........yellow is a close second
15 What did you do last night? Went to Applebees for my dad's birthday
16. Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburgers? cheese
17. What is your favorite kind of dog? Right now a black lab......his name is Mater...Like Ta'Mater without Ta. If you didn't see the movie CARS, you have no idea what I am talking about!!!!
18 How many states have you lived in? MI, Virginia when hubby was on Presidential Guard Duty and then back to MI when he got out of the Marines.
19. Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds preferably big and square.

20. Where would you want to go on vacation? Right now Disneyworld.....I am sure in a few years it would be anywhere is sand and sangria!!!!
21. What kind of car do you drive? Chevy Tahoe

Great Gift Idea

Below are a few examples of photos that I have taken over the years. I can take any photo you have and turn it to black and white and leave a certain item in color. Contact me for pricing information if you are interested. If you live close enough, I can do a photo shoot for you with all of your photos on a cd for YOU to develop!!!

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