Monthly Archives: November 2011

Just Hanging Out

Fall is almost here!… Continue Reading

Finding the Magic

     Meet Snap, our “Elf on the Shelf.”  He has his work cut out for him.  Typically, the elf on the shelf is expected to watch the children and report to Santa.  Snap has to also work some what of a miracle; he needs to help me to find the magic of Christmas again…. Continue Reading

This Mommy Needs a Sick Day

Photo Credit: miheco      If only mom’s could take a sick day, my bed has been calling my name since I woke up.  Only with a 4 year old, it means I’m on the sofa with a blanket trying my best to keep him busy near me.  Hopefully, I will be feeling better soon…. Continue Reading

Not From a Can Cranberry Sauce

     This recipe really aims to please.  It has even converted a 50 year old cranberry sauce hater to someone who asks for not seconds, but thirds.  In some circles it may be called a cranberry salad, around here it is our go to cranberry sauce. Cranberry Sauce Ingredients 1 bag Cranberries (I believe… Continue Reading

Turkey, Stuffing, Pie, Oh My!

Photo Credit: jblyberg As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. -JFK      Thanksgiving, the day to be thankful, to feast, to watch football, and to plan shopping trips.  Around here it is one of my busiest days of… Continue Reading

Sticks and Stones…

     Who as a child was taught, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me?”   The truth is bones take less time to heal than the damage that can be done by words.  Words have power.  They have the power to hurt, and the power to heal.  Words… Continue Reading

Reebok Class Action Settlement

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Reebok Settlement for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.      The Reebok settlement  includes shoes and apparel from their Easy Tone line.   If you purchased certain Reebok Toning Shoes and/or apparel from December 5th, 2008 through October 12, 2011, you may be… Continue Reading

Getting Outside

Photo Credit: Luke Wisley In Wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia. -Charles A. Lindbergh       The question of the week is: What kind of activities have you done with a pedometer on?     My trusty pedometer has been my companion on many runs and… Continue Reading


Fall is almost here!… Continue Reading

Making School a Priority

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Martinsburg Institute for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.      This year has been all about changing my life for the better.  Thus far, my focus has been on becoming fit and healthy.  The next step is going back to school.  That step… Continue Reading