Monday, April 29, 2013

It's Time to Change

As I sit here at the computer enjoying my slice of raspberry/lemon cake (THANKS Picaflor Cakes!!),
it occurs to me that I am slightly disturbed by my eating habits.
For breakfast, I usually have granola or Reese's Puffs cereal (blame my taste buds!).
For lunch, Wheat Thins for lunch.
For a snack, something ridiculously delicious (ie: raspberry/lemon cake) when I get home from work.
 Then I have a delicious dinner (delicious meaning probably large and unhealthy).
I've gained 25 pounds. 
I think it's time for a change.
I saw this on a friend's Facebook page:
and I thought, "That would be awesome to lose weight AND win something (like $$!)"
so I talked it over with my husband (aka: The Stud) and
 I'M IN!!
I'm totally doing this!
My slim-down will officially start May 8th.
I'll try to get my courage up to share all my embarrassing details along the way.
{Ooo doesn't that sounds fun!}
If you'd like to join me, check out my friend's website:

I'm singing with the Brady Bunch as I'm typing . . . =)

Friday, April 19, 2013


1:02 - 1:05 really speaks to me. . . I'm pretty sure I may have done that before!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Classroom Cheers

I teach reading at an elementary school. I love what I do! I wanted to share some "ways to praise" that we use in my classroom.

These aren't my own ideas just the ones my students love.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Shorty Style: Attempt #4

Ok, this one actually feels comfortable and doesn't take me 30+ minutes to do (unlike the all-over curls!)
After drying, I ratted up the back layers and then flat-iron-curled just the ends:
How does this one grab ya?

Friday, April 12, 2013


Yesterday when I picked up my oldest from middle school, I witnessed several boys attempting to impress the ladies with their skateboarding moves. This is what it reminded me of:

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Shorty Style: Attempt #3

Ok, this one is better!
I found this on Pinterest:
and thought I would give it a try.
Again, I'm just using my flat iron to make these curls.
How am I doing?

Monday, April 8, 2013

Lemon Lush Recipe

Hello Sweeties!
Today I wanted to share a twist on a family favorite: LUSH! I've heard it called other (less than tasteful) names but we've always called it "lush". Here's my spring-y variation:
Continue reading to get the recipe. =)

Friday, April 5, 2013


Here in Arizona, dear Mother Nature is having PMS.
Pick a season, please! 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Shorty Style: Attempt #2

So, I liked that Attempt #1 kept my hair out of my eyes but it still isn't enough. I still struggle with "Who the crap is that?!" every time I see a mirror.
Behold: Attempt #2!
It's kinda difficult to see but it's half-up in the back.
I used my flat iron (because it's the only kind  of 'curling iron' I own!) to curl the ends up.
My middle son said, "Hey Mom! You almost look back to normal!"
Ya, not quite, but I'm glad he thinks so.
What do YOU think?