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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Lets get reacquainted

I started this blog a few years ago and needless to say with life's many curves balls I have been away for sometime. Over the past two years I have been through more than ever before... I've had a lot of growing and learning to do.

Without reliving the past two years with an "update" on everything I've been through I'll just say that sickness sucks especially when "they" don't know what is wrong with you, lay offs can come at any time without notice and seem to happen at the worst time possible, and finally raising a child in todays world makes me wants to take my family and seclude them in the middle of no where!

Writing is something I have always enjoyed and is somewhat therapeutic for me. I enjoyed blogging before- whether anyone reads my posts or not and I'm sure I will again. This will not be a scheduled blog and I will post as I can or feel. I am happy that I have stumbled upon my long lost blog!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Rekindled Love

I'm sorry I have been away for awhile- I've had my nose in a book... well in 3 books to be exact. Its been awhile since I've actually indulged myself in a book and the journey started again for me with night road by Kristin Hannah. I forgot how rewarding reading is for me, its something I have missed but just didn't realize.

I have also found a new love for digital reading. I never thought I would be a fan but after reading another blogger's post about digital reading and buying my new iPad I decided to give it a try. The first digital book I bought through iBooks was Fifty Shades of Grey by E_L_James. After seeing this book featured on Dr. Oz, I wanted to see what all the hype was about and I'm happy I did. I found it so hard to put this book (well iPad- lol) down. Here's a little peek!! I was so intrigued by this story that I couldn't wait to read the other two books- and with the magic of digital reading I didn't have to. As soon as I finished the first book I was able to get the second with a click of a button.

Here's a small sample of the other two books in this trilogy. Fifty Shades Darker & Fifty Shades Freed
I have fallen in love with this love story and hope for more!!

I am on the hunt for a new story- What are you currently reading?? Please answer in comments or add a book suggestion! Thanks and Happy reading!!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Ten on Tuesday

  1. I am not feeling well and I don't have time to be sick! I am hosting a Pampered Chef party this weekend and need to get my house back in order. I have to finish painting the living room but can't find the energy.
  2. I have finally joined the wonderful world of Twitter- Come follow me at @__ShutUpCole. I have also set up a facebook page Shut Up Cole, come like me!!
  3. I cheated on my diet this week already- but I'm not giving up... every day is a new day to start over!!
  4. We are on the official countdown for SUMMER vacation- 28 days :) I have a few fun things planned and always looking to add to our list. I would love some suggestions!!
  5. I can't wait until Wednesday- big things for our back yard!! I will blog more about this, think before and after pictures :)
  6. I LOVE the TV show The Voice- this is one of the shows all three of us like and actually watch together. Its getting close to the finale and I still can't choose a favorite!! Watch tonight- its going to be a great episode :))
  7. I really miss scrapbooking, I haven't done it in a long time. I have a ton of supplies and millions of pictures... think I'll get back to it! Speaking of pictures- where do you order your prints?
  8. I am currently reading Fifty Shades of Grey on my iPad (my first digital book)- Its very sexxxy!
  9. Time to put the computer down and get to work- Enjoy number 10 below & Happy Tuesday Everyone!!
  10. Our favorite song right now (Alissa & I)

May Day

Today is May 1st and that means that I have failed miserably at the A-Z Blogger Challenge. I gave it a good go and made it to the letter Q. Not bad for my first time. The challenge was fun and brought followers to my blog. I will do this again next year and hopefully I'll be more experienced and actually finish it!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Ten on Tuesday

1. I am having one of those- I have so much to do that I don't even know where to start so I'll just spend the day on the couch- type of days. I know I will regret this later... Blah! :/

2. This week I started my diet/exercise routine... I'm doing weight watchers which has worked for me before. I'm going to start out on my own- using my books and points plus calculator. Last time I did the online program which I loved and is pretty reasonable but I want to make sure I'm going to stick with it before I spend the money. Especially since last month I dropped $50 on a bag of Body by Vi shakes and have only drank 2 shakes- it was an expensive way to learn that I am not a shake a day type of girl- I like the act of chewing food a little to much. I'm hoping to lose 20lbs by July- maybe if I post my progress on here it will keep me accountable??

3. I bought an iPad and I LOVE it!!

4. My neighbor is getting a new roof today... its super loud and driving my dogs nuts making them bark up a storm which is driving me crazy!!!!!

5. We have so many family members & friends with birthdays in MAY- its going to be a busy month!

6. I love watching my daughter and the other little girls in her dance class-  they are so cute and just love to tap tap tap!

7. The new season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey started on Sunday! I can't help it- I LOVE reality tv!!

8. The plan today was to make spaghetti with a homemade sauce and meatballs but it ended up being a Papa John's kind of night.

9. One of the local grocery stores Winn Dixie has a program called fuel perks, basicly you spend a certain amount of money and you get so much off a gallon of gas- they also have bonus perks where you buy certain items for extra money off per gallon up to 20 gallons. I have not taken advantage of this program but my bestie has $3.10 off per gallon which means she will only pay 70- 80 cents a gallon!!!

10. This week my goal is to finish painting my living room and clean out the garage- I'll let you know how that goes... :p