|fabulous fun fact: my flip-flop faves ok.
so, i have never been able to wear flip-flops….at least not comfortably.
normal flip-flops drive me crazy! that little thing between my toe is just awful.
i found these.
my skecher flip-flops.
I LOVE THEM!
yes, they are a bit more costly than your typical flip-flops…average around $32…unless they are on sale…
but believe me
they are TOTALLY worth it!!!!
i bought the khaki & teal ones last year and wore them A LOT! and they are still in fabulous shape!
hello navy blue!!!
but i still have my eyes on these adorable green ones–GREEN!!!!
if you are looking for some comfortable flip-flops that will withstand the demands of summer–try these!!!!
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|this is a layout that i created on scrapblog.com
i haven’t played around on their site in a while. i forgot how much fun it is!!
it’s the only time that i mess around with any form of digital scrapbooking.
the journaling reads:
“Temperatures in the 60’s today. It was the first time that I finally feel ready for Spring. Enough of Winter. I opened teh back door and Chewy assumed his normal position…looking out back and keeping his eye on any neighborhood activity.”
if you’ve never tried scrapblog, give it a try!!
|Fiction and Reality collide
Faceless and so busted up inside
You’ve been searching you’ve been crying out,
Will you be destroyed by all your doubt
God is calling out to you again,
Every day you hold on to your lonely broken heart
|found this link over on another blog…. how cool!
make your own superhero!
|family movie night….
just watched wall-e.
well, kevin & i watched it.
nick is 14, so he didn’t pay much attention to it.
if you have little ones, or if you are a little one @ heart,
take some time, relax and watch this.
|that’s right. i baked a cake in my crockpot, (slow cooker).
i had been looking through some of my cookbooks and found this recipe.
i wanted to use what i had on hand already, so i adjusted it slightly….i have included that in the recipe.
the cake consistency was incredibly light and airy. i was really surprised that it worked. in fact, my hubby came home from work and asked what was in the crockpot….i told him i was baking a cake and he replied “no way”. (to which i answered “yes way”)…..
here’s the recipe:
Cherry Upside-Down Cake
Calories: 211; Fat 4g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Carbohydrates: 41g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Protein: 3g; Sodium: 323mg
taken from-Busy People’s Slow Cooker Cookbook by Dawn Hall
so, that’s all i have for today! cold weather makes me want to bake. we also tried another new recipe for supper, Gourmet Chicken Pizza, which we liked also….i found that recipe on www.allrecipes.com (both recipes are peanut-free, for those with peanut allergies)
i have lots of scrapping that i would like to accomplish. american idol to watch. treadmill to walk. devotions to have. neighborhood newsletter to compose and edit.
the good news, school is cancelled for tomorrow because of the snow and bitter temperatures….sleeping in tomorrow!!!
|i’ve been thinking a lot about something that ali edwards mentioned in her blog.
choosing a word for 2009.
a word that sums up what you want for yourself this coming year.
i thought this would be easy. i thought a word would just jump out at me.
but it didn’t. i’ve been thinking about it…looking up words…scriptures etc….
i finally narrowed it down to two.
refocus & renew.
2008 was a year that i really focused on getting healthy. losing weight. exercising. making healthy eating choices.
but one thing that always got pushed to the bottom of my to-do list, was my quiet time wtih God.
in 2009, i would like to refocus my energy and renewing my relationship with Christ.
daily making the choice to create time to spend alone with him.
of course these words can also be applied to other areas of my life also, but i really want my main focus to be on Him. knowing that, when we put our eyes on Christ, everything else should fall into place.
in order to encourage this change, i have found a few challenges that i am going to do.
think about it.
it’s more than just a resolution.
what will be your focul point this year??
|that’s me. using the poor man’s plastic surgery. ha ha ha.
can’t believe it, but it’s been a year that i have been counting calories.
i use www.my-calorie-counter.com . i love it!
my original goal was to lose about 15 pounds….as of now, i have lost almost 30!!!
it keeps me accountable.
it is easy using an online journal. i opt to pay the $5 a month for additional options.
i never felt like i was ‘missing out’ on my favorite sweets or starbucks….i would just figure those calories into my daily allowance.
i also walk on the treadmill, (while lifting weights)….i try to do it daily, but occasionally miss a day here or there, (especially during the holidays). online, you can even account for the amount of time exercised and how many calories are burned during that time.
just thought i would mention it. it worked for me and i enjoy it.
if you’ve made a new year’s resolution to get healthy and maybe lose weight, give it a try!