Friday, February 27, 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 need to think about something other than illness!!!!
I want to know what you did last night?!!
Check out more questions at An Island Life.

Fitness Friday

I know that I usually am talking about staying focused and being disciplined when it comes to my fitness schedule. This week, however, it was all about survival. The stomach flu has successfully taken down every one in our of 4 hours ago. I won't go into the details but I am happy to report a loss this week of 4 pounds!!!! This is the ONLY good thing about this week!!!
I am learning a lot about fitness and a healthy lifestyle throughout my journey. For instance how you have to eat to lose weight ( the key is the types of things you are eating!!) and how weight training must accompany cardio to continue weight loss. My brother is a trainer in Florida and he sends me my weight workouts everyday for Monday through Friday. This is what he sent me one day about a week ago:
You need a stop watch or digital watch. For example:
at 12:01 do one push up
at 12:02 do 2 push ups.....for a total of 30 minutes!!!!
My arms were burning so bad by the end and let's just say he was not my favorite person!!!! But honestly, I like it that he changes it up and I am doing something different everyday. It is working so far!!! Check out more stories at Baby Tea Leaves.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Thousand Words Thursday

This is Little "J" at one of her finer moments....BUT it is how I feel this week as the stomach virus has infected my household. The washer has been running non-stop for 3 days, I have let the 30 degree weather inside our house in hopes it will KILL this darn little bug!!!
Check out more pics at Cheaper than Therapy.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Ecostore Giveaway!!!!

I was contacted by the Ecostore to try out their products and then host a giveaway to one of my readers. If you are looking for a "green" theme then this is your company. I was able to try the laundry powder, toilet bowl cleaner and citrus spray cleaner and let me tell you......this was the week for me to put them to the test (see post from yesterday!!!). The laundry powder truly had no odor at all and cleaned my clothes just like Tide AND it was better for the environment!!! We'll just say the toilet cleaner worked....and leave it at that!!!! The citrus cleaner smelled like citrus and cleaned my entire kitchen to a sparkling shine!!!! is some more information on the company:

The team at ecostore USA loves making a difference in people’s lives. ecostore USA does not compromise on performance, so customers can be assured of the efficacy of the products - they truly work. We offer more than 100 products, each one meeting the most stringent environmental and sustainability standards. The guiding principle of every formulation is and will always be that the end product must not only be good for the user, but good for the planet.
ecostore USA knows that it can be expensive to buy natural or organic products, but we've found a way around this by safely super-concentrating each formulation. This means that a little really does go a long, long way. The result is saving money by significantly cutting down on cost per use.
Great Videos to watch or use on your website.

Find out more about how ecostore USA has come to be in the USA and about when it was found and by whom, it is a great story!
Melanine and Malcoml Rands developed the products in their own home, talk about green and innovative!!!

If you live in the midwest you can now purchase these products at your local Meijer store or you can order online as well. They have a variety of products so when I pick you as the winner.....YOU get to pick the product that you want to win!!! How cool is that?!!! What do you have to do to enter......just leave me a comment. I will draw the winner one week from today, Tuesday March 3rd. Good Luck!!!

Monday, February 23, 2009

I would rather have a sinus infection....

You heard me correctly!!! In fact, I would rather have a sinus infection, double ear infection, strep throat AND bronchitis than the yucky VOMIT virus that I contracted!!! I HATE throwing up more than anything!!!
At least I was the first one to get it. If someone else in our house gets it first then I spend all of my time "anticipating" when it is going to hit me and re-think EVERYTHING that goes into my mouth....asking myself "do I really want to see this a second time?"
I now own stock in Lysol and am going to rest so when it hits the rest of the family I will be prepared to do my "motherly" duties!!!
At least I didn't get sick on Thursday....I have a highlighting hair appointment and I CAN'T miss that!!!

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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