New Year, New Slimfession

Right around December is the time that I realize I had not yet started on my new years resolution to slim down. Yes, I know, I am running about 11 and a half months too late, but better late than never, right? At least that’s what I have been telling myself. Sometimes I could use a little kickstart, and when I finally get into my groove, slimfast has always been a helpful addition to my weight loss routine. Sometimes the things that I say to my husband are different than what I actually mean. I might joke and say “i want to look hot under the mistletoe”, but what I actually mean is I was to be healthier, fitter and more present for my family. The motivation can be hard, but I can make it happen!


The Give Back Event

Publishers Clearing House is known for making dreams come true for people all across the United States. One thing I was surprised to learn was that they also help to make dreams come true for charities and individuals in need, as well!  Through the benevolence of the founders of Publishers Clearing House — Harold and LuEsther Mertz, who are now deceased — over 40% of PCH’s profits go to trusts for the benefit of charities that support the environment, the arts, human rights, medical research, education and other extremely worthy causes.  That is just so awesome to hear!


A Morning Pick-Me-Up, Coffee Style

I love coffee.  It’s my morning pick-me up, my lunchtime wake up call, it’s what gets me through the afternoon and it’s was keeps me up long enough to watch the news after the kids are in bed.  Unfortunately I never have really liked my coffee hot.  For years I’ve asked for iced coffee every time I order one out, pick one up at the store, and especially when I make one at home.  Sometimes though, it’s hard to get the flavor just right.  


Earn with MyPoints

Have you heard of MyPoints? Well let me introduce those of you who have not heard of it. MyPoints is a free online rewards program. You earn Points/rewards for most everything you are already doing online: shopping, filling our surveys, searching, printing coupons and playing games. It almost sounds to good to be true, doesn’t it? I have been doing all this stuff online already, and for nothing! Now I can get rewarded for it! With the holidays coming up, it seems like there would be no better tie for you to get started earning points for the things you are already buying online! I know, I know, you can thank me later.


Play Like A Girl

We’ve tried it all. We’ve bought roller skates, bicycles, basketballs, frisbees and soccer balls. We’ve eagerly learned about the physical benefits of “barefoot running” together, and limped back home with tiny shards of glass in our toes.