Monday, January 30, 2012

I can so relate to this, I had to make it my profile picture on Facebook!!!!!

Have you discovered Pinterest?

Someone had showed me this site a few weeks back and I just really was not interested.  I thought to myself, I don't have time to be looking at all that stuff.  They bookmarked it on my computer, then someone sent me emails with cute birthday party ideas.  Next thing you know I am on Pinterest.  Again, jumping into something I know absolutely nothing about.  Then I start "liking" pins.  One day I looked at my account and it said I did not have any "pins" so I knew I had to "pin" something.  Then I see everyone is talking about this "Pinterest".  Then I got lucky I received an email from Tory Johnson you might know her as "Women for Hire" or "Spark and Hustle".  She had a great article on Pinterest stating it is the newest Social Media Tool, so of course that sparked my attention, since I seem to have this magnetic force that draws me to Social Media.  Anyways, this tool is a traffic driver.  People find things they like and then they "pin" it, then their friends "repin" it, creating a large word-of-mouth interest .  WOW!  Powerful!  So you want to make sure you create your profile, then be prepared to drift away into Pinterest Country. 

Did you ever want to create a dream or goal book? Places you would to visit?  Things you wanted to do?  Love to do crafts and like new ideas? Looking for home decor ideas?  Like trying new recipes?  Or maybe visit the past?  Like Motivation and Encouragement? You can do all this and more on Pinterest.  As you find things you like you "Pin" it.  You also create "Boards" to organize your "Pins".

I love it, and have figured out on how to create my boards, share pictures, etc.  It is very easy to use.  This is a very visual site, I think that is why I like it so much. 

Here is what Wikipedia has about Pinterest

What's the history of Pinterest? How did it get started?
So hopefully this will help you understand "Pinterest" a little bit more.

Happy Pinning!!!!

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Sunday, January 29, 2012

25 signs you are passionate about something

Our Sunday School lesson is on "Be Passionate" so I thought I would google "when you are passionate about something" and I cam across 25 signs you are passionate about something. This was exactly what I was hoping to find. Our lesson is out of Deuteronomy 6:4-14; 7:6-9.

What are you Passionate about????

Friday, January 27, 2012

Potty Training | Pull-Ups® Training Pants

I entered my rewards number tonight from Huggie's Pull-Ups and won on the instant win - Kelloggs Fruit Snack. Don't throw those reward numbers away, make sure you enter to win!!!

Potty Training Pull-Ups® Training Pants

Thursday, January 26, 2012

welcome back kotter - the sweathog debate team

Robert Hegyes who played Juan Epstein on "Welcome Back Kotter" passed away today at age 60.

I love to shop online

I recently found out about Totsy.  This is an awesome online site with exclusive deals for children, mothers and families that add up to 90% off regular prices.  They plant a tree when you place your first order.

Since we NOW have four children in our home, any chance we get to save money is a plus!  Also, when you refer your friends you earn Totsy credits.

New Recipe Ideas

I have discovered something that is a hit in my household.  A very refreshing drink:

Melon Sherbert and Gingerale.  Instead of ice I use scoops of Sherbert.

A friend of mine shared this dip recipe with me.  The first time I did not drain the Pineapple but you know what?  It was still good, just soupy.

1 package of cream chease
1 can of pineapple (drained)
diced bellpepper (to your taste/liking)
Celery salt (to your taste/liking)

Mix well.  You can try any type of variation you would like with this great dip.  The first time I made it I used green onion instead of celery salt.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

20 Minutes a Day Leads to a Healthier Life

by David Haas

Many instances in life create stress. Stress causes the immune system to weaken, making you more susceptible to illness such as the cold or flu, among others. Stress is inevitable; everyone has it or experiences it at some point in time whether it is caused by planning your wedding, decorating your new home or figuring out whether or not to go back to work after your baby is born. Unfortunately, some individuals have stress that far exceeds how many people to invite to the reception. From chemotherapy for breast cancer to rare and painful mesothelioma treatment, people undergoing treatment for cancer often struggle with stress and emotional issues.

One thing that everyone with stress has in common is the fact that exercise helps to alleviate stress and in turn strengthens the immune system. For a cancer patient undergoing treatment, few things are as important as a strong immune system. In addition to strengthening the immune system, exercise is beneficial to cancer survivors because it improves their quality of life, which is a catalyst to successful cancer treatment.

The National Cancer Institute advocates physical fitness for cancer patients and survivors because of its ability to improve quality of life. Weight control is one thing, but the benefit a healthy lifestyle – that includes both a healthy diet and physical activity – lessens a person’s risk of developing chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure, all of which make overcoming cancer more difficult .

Additionally – and perhaps most importantly – physical activity promotes well-being, which is something that many people have a difficult time achieving when facing cancer treatments. The benefits of maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle make it easier for patients to deal with treatment for their cancer. In addition, once a person beats cancer he or she will be much healthier, much happier and able to more fully enjoy life.

The benefits of physical fitness are numerous; however, many people are too tired or too weak to work out regularly, which is why it is important to know that even minor physical activity is better than none. For example, a short walk around the neighborhood is something that takes little time and little effort. Walking to the mailbox is physical activity. Playing a game of catch in the front yard with the kids is physical activity. The key is to get up and move, even when you don’t feel like it.

Physical fitness has both physical benefits and emotional benefits. Whatever your reasons for wanting to exercise; it doesn’t matter. What’s important is becoming active and making your life a healthier one. A 20-minute walk every day is enough to keep you healthier and happier for the rest of your life.—Be Heard. Be Happy.—Be Heard. Be Happy.
Today has turned out to be such a beautiful Spring like day. The children have enjoyed playing outside. I think we need to enjoy as much of it as possible. It is suppose to be cold and possibly freezing by weekend.

Friday, January 20, 2012

2012 So Georgia Bridal Expo

So excited, it is time for the Bridal Expo. This is my 6th year participating as a vendor. A big event here in our area and has a large turn out along with over 60 Vendors.

Just finished setting up my booth.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

2012 Relay For Life of Lowndes County, GA | Relay For Life

2012 Relay For Life of Lowndes County, GA | Relay For Life
Waiting in the doctors office is never easy, especially for a cancer patient. It is like someone else has the keys to your life. As you are sitting there waiting for the doctor to come and tell you your results. Up to now you have been doing good, BUT now, while you are waiting, all you can do is think and wonder, praying that all is good. Then guess what? Here comes the "WHAT IFS" again. Your mind starts giving you scenarios of what the doctor will say when he comes in. Everything is based upon those test they ran and now you are awaiting the results... What are they???

Well, today was that day for me. Finally my Medical Oncologist comes in this morning and says everything looks good and hands my my CT report and lets me read it - "No signs of recurrance"!!!!!!! That was all I needed to read. Chest Xray has not changed. Now you can breathe and smile. As I left the office and returned to the waiting area for my next appointment. There was a couple sitting there holding hands. The wife was telling another person that her cancer has returned and she is beginning another journey her husband said she was 20 months out, not even 2 years, before her cancer returned. All I can think about is praying, prayers going up for her and all cancer patients and caregivers.
Then after I get home I hear of another person I know, the cancer has returned. Reminders of how precious life.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012—Be Heard. Be Happy.—Be Heard. Be Happy.

Be aware of common cervical cancer symptoms - Baylor College of Medicine

Be aware of common cervical cancer symptoms - Baylor College of Medicine

Cancer Awareness Calendar

Cancer Awareness Calendar 2012
Many different cancer-related awareness campaigns occur throughout the year. Not all of them are coordinated by the American Cancer Society; however, we do support efforts to create a greater awareness of cancer. Items followed by an asterisk are sponsored by the American Cancer Society
Cancer Awareness Calendar

CDC Data & Statistics | Feature: Cervical Cancer Rates by Race and Ethnicity

Cervical Cancer Rates by Race and Ethnicity
The Pap test and HPV vaccine can help prevent cervical cancer.

Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. When cancer starts in the cervix, it is called cervical cancer. The cervix is the lower, narrow end of the uterus. Also known as the womb, the uterus is where a baby grows when a woman is pregnant.
Read more.....
CDC Data & Statistics | Feature: Cervical Cancer Rates by Race and Ethnicity
Tomorrow (Thursday) will be my follow up appointment with my Medical Oncologist, results day. Time to get all the results to my lab work, CT scan and chest Xray. Then Friday will be my appointment with my GYN Doctor.

This week has been a blur, where did the time go?

Last night I attended the kick off for Relay for Life. A couple of years ago our Church started a team, two weeks before the event I was diagnosed with cancer. When we were doing all the planning and fundraising I never dreamed I would have been diagnosed with cancer. I have several friends that were so supportive of me and encouraging me while I was going thru my treatments and now some of them are now entering their journey thru cancer. Relay for Life is an event that helps so many people, if you are able to be a part of team I encourage you to do so. We must STOMP out cancer!

Crowdtap - Where Consumers and Brands Collaborate

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8 Ways to Clobber the Big Headache -

I received this in my email today. I have had a headache since Sunday, talk about timing. Good informaion regarding headaches.

8 Ways to Clobber the Big Headache -

Friday, January 13, 2012

Tide Coldwater & Shespeaks host a Twitter Party

Party Details:
When: Thursday, January 19th
Time: 9:00pm EST
Who: You and your friends!
Hashtag: #washcold
Custom TweetGrid:
Party Sponsors: @Tide, @FutureFriendly
Party Hosts: @SheSpeaksUp, @RachelFerrucci
Party Panelists: @stacieinatlanta, @katjapresnal, @zipporahs, @lisasamples, @cherylbudge

They are giving out over $700 in prizes, including a Honey-Can-Do Triple Laundry Sorter, a Suncast Recycle Bin and more! You could win our grand prize, a Whirlpool High Efficiency Washing Machine.

Pre-Twitter Party Contest!
Win another free bottle of Tide Coldwater detergent! On Tuesday January 17th through Thursday January 19th, be tweeting out a Tide Coldwater question from @SheSpeaksUp at 9AM ET. Tweet the answer with the hashtag #washcold to be eligible to win a bottle of Tide Coldwater Liquid Detergent! One winner per day will be chosen randomly from correct answers and announced at 4pm ET.

You have the opportunity to win a prize provided by Tide/SheSpeaks. For more information about the Tide Coldwater Program, please visit Door prize winner must have RSVP-ed via comment and be participating in the discussion to win. Open to all United States residents. One prize per winner. No purchase necessary.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Company: Press Room

Company: Press Room
Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants converge on Atlanta to boost economy by $15

What a day....

I forgot all about my appointment at the cancer center today for my bloodwork. I just happened to call there this morning to find out when my appointment was scheduled. The Receptionist said "I was wondering where you were", my appointment was at 8:30 this morning for lab work. So I had to call a babysitter to keep the little ones and out the door I went. Thursday I have to go for CT Scans and Chest X Ray, then see my Medical Oncologist on Thursday next week and then Gyn on Friday next week. So see this is the life after cancer. I now have all these appointments set in my phone so maybe I will not forget them in the future.

So this is another chance for me to remind you of how important it is to schedule your yearly exam and if you have any abnormal symptoms don't excuse them away seek medical attention. Know the warning signs. It only takes a little bit of your time. BUT, if you put off now, then you will have to work around your appointments.

Tide Coldwater Review @shespeaksup #washcold

Wow, A full size FREE bottle of Tide Coldwater in the mail. You say how? Thru SheSpeaks and P&G to test. I look forward to having an opportunity to try this product. I have laundry that needs to be tackled today. So this bottle will be put to work. With four little ones in the home this bottle will definitely be put to the test.

My little helpers!

The results are in I have used my whole bottle of Tide Coldwater and it has been put to the test. I have washed clothes to the bed linen. One of the children wiped their mouth on my white jacket. I am not for sure on how long it has been on my white jacket. This is the before picture:

This is the after picture:

I asked my husband did he notice anything different with the laundry? He said, yes it smells clean. Overall, Tide coldwater did a great job. It did the job it set out to do. Laundry was accomplished and Tide Coldwater did a great job and I would recommend this product.

Disclosure - I received a bottle of Tide Coldwater for free from Tide/SheSpeaks to give my honest review of this product. This opinion is solely mine.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Since January is Cevical Cancer Awareness Month alot of hospitals and health departments are promoting FREE Cervical Screening. So check your local newspapers or contact your local hospitals and health departments.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Diet and Cancer - Cancerwise | Cancer blog from MD Anderson Cancer Center

Diet and Cancer
Diet and Cancer - Cancerwise | Cancer blog from MD Anderson Cancer Center

Best of Cancerwise 2011: Surviving Cancer - Cancerwise | Cancer blog from MD Anderson Cancer Center

Best of Cancerwise 2011: Surviving Cancer

Best of Cancerwise 2011: Surviving Cancer - Cancerwise | Cancer blog from MD Anderson Cancer Center

Heathy Living Newsletter

The American Cancer Society Healthy Living

Diet, exercise, smoking, and other lifestyle choices you make all impact your overall health and your risk for cancer. To help you stay well, the American Cancer Society offers the Healthy Living Newsletter, a monthly email with useful information on eating right, staying active, and other steps you can take to help reduce your cancer risk.

Heathy Living Newsletter

Cervical Cancer Prevention and Early Detection

Cervical Cancer: Prevention and Early Detection

Cervical Cancer Prevention and Early Detection

January: National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month | Tamika and Friends

January: National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month | Tamika and Friends

Monday, January 2, 2012

Have you scheduled your annual exam???

Have you scheduled your annual exam? If not why? January is Cervical Cancer Awareness month.

I was always to busy and did not think I had to worry about cancer, that was something that affected other people. Well I was wrong! By the time I was diagnosised I was a Stage 3B surgery was not an option I had to go thru Chemo, Radiation and Internal Implants. Guess what? I wasn't too busy then, everything changed.
As children bring their broken toys
with tears for us to mend,
I brought my broken dreams to God,
... because He was my friend.
But then, instead of leaving Him,
in peace, to work alone;
I hung around and tried to help,
with ways that were my own.
At last, I snatched them back and cried,
"How can you be so slow?"
"My child," He said,
"What could I do?
You never did let go."
- Author: Lauretta P. Burns -

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Small Cell Cervical Cancer Awareness Video

From Small Cell Cervical Cancer- Rare but There Facebook page

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness month. Watch throughout the month for videos to learn more about the women of the SCCC/LCCC Sisterhood and how you can help us have a voice! To kick off the month, here is a video created by one of our sisters. Spread the word, spread the love and spread the hope!

Small Cell Cervical Cancer Awareness Video