Saturday, March 24, 2012

Awesome Conference

Just returned from Career Conference, a powerful 24 hours.  Over 1500 people in attendence, great speakers and teachers.  Such an amazing group of women to be around.  Loved every moment of it.  We stayed at the Crown Plaza had Riverfront view:

This place had the most comfortable bed, great night sleep and had a great view.  The conference was simply the best.  Love the motivation, inspiration and success.  



So glad to be a part of such an awesome company, yes, even 17 years later.


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring is in the Air

Happy First Day Of Spring
Tuesday March 20, 2012
From
So Georgia




Sunday, March 18, 2012

A Beautiful Day


Loving this weather.  Today was such a beautiful day and very warm.  So the Children went for a swim. They had a blast.  Just hard to believe it is March and hot enough to swim.   The Hubby and I put up the new screen room I purchased from Amazon. 

This is a busy week, Monday night I have a WMU Meeting, Tuesday evening is Relay for Life meeting, several doctor appointments this week.  Then Friday, Mary Kay Career Conference, a great way to end the week. 

Saturday, March 17, 2012

MY KEURIG



I made this video (1st one) to enter a Keurig House Party.  This would be a great party to host. 

Having fun being "GREEN"

We have been having rather warm tempatures here.  Seems like Spring just skipped us over and went right into Summer.  Can't believe the A/C is running in March. 

I love flowers and enjoy watching them grow from seed.  I decided I would have a Spice garden this year.  Since the Hubby is working on a vegetable garden I would work on the spices.  





You can use just about anything around the house to create your own greenhouse effect.  Saran wrap, water bottles, orange juice containers, etc.  The kids are excited, they planted Sunflower seeds.  Egg Cartons are great for seed starters.   I am thinking about decorating the empty nestle quick chocolate milk containers and using them as my planters/containers.

Cute Goody Bags for a good cause

I just completed putting together the goody bags for the Relay For Life - Beauty with a Purpose Party. 
I love these little bags, they are so cute. 




Friday, March 16, 2012

St Patricks Day

I receive recipe's daily by email, today's recipe was Favorite Irish Bread.  I thought, umm that sounds good.  So the next thing to do was to see how easy it was to make.  Check, very easy and best part I had all the ingredients.  I recently had bought a Bunny Cake Pan and thought I would put it to use today.   So here is the finished product:


I did consider using "green food coloring" but changed my mind.

Ingredients



•3 cups all-purpose flour
•1 cup sugar
•3 teaspoons baking powder
•1/4 teaspoon salt
•1 egg
•2 cups 2% milk
•1/2 cup butter, melted
•1-1/2 cups raisins
•2 tablespoons caraway seeds, optional


Directions


•In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl, whisk the egg, milk and butter. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in raisins and caraway seeds if desired.


•Transfer to a 9-in. square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts


1 piece equals 145 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 103 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.

Originally published as Irish Bread in Country Woman October/November 2008, p34



Thursday, March 15, 2012

Today's Free Sample (While Supplies last)

https://www.tide.com/en-US/tidepods/get-a-sample.jspx

Tide Pods

Spring Is In The Air

Ahhhhh, my favorite time of the year is near!  I love the new time change and the weather this week is beautiful.   Looking forward to the beautiful Spring Blooms. 

I have become a HUGE fan of Amazon, just this past week I have ordered an easy instant screen door.  Love to have the door open and enjoy the breeze without the pest (or having to buy a screen door).  I also ordered a Swiss Screen Room.  That arrived yesterday, so haven't even opened the box yet.  Excited about having it in time for the pool.

My husband is working on his Container Garden and will have some in the yard as well.  I think he has onions, potatoes, brussel sprouts, green beans, etc.   So looking forward to having a little garden. 

This morning I received an email on DIY Container garden ideas from the DIY network.  Made me stop and think, okay, what is out in the garage I can use.  

Have a super Thursday.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Start Something Beautiful




I so love this video, love this company and 17 years later I still get excited as I did my first month.  One of the best decisions I have ever made in my lifetime.   Looking forward to attending Career Conference next week. 

Walmart.com - Purex UltraPacks Laundry Detergent

Walmart.com - Purex UltraPacks Laundry Detergent

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Beauty with a PURPOSE

Relay for Life Fundraiser all proceeds from sales thru April 27, 2012 will go to Relay for Life. I am a Stage 3B Endocervical Cancer Survivor (1 1/2 years) Let's help STOMP OUT cancer! Please share with all your friends. Thank you for helping in the fight against cancer.   (for updates like my facebook page)



Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A call from a friend...

I received a call from a very dear friend last night.  The phone rings and I answer and we says our greetings.  I then ask how are you doing, she says fair.  I could tell from her voice she was not herself.  I said, umm I don't like the sound of that, what is going on.  She asked if I could do her a favor, I said of course.  Her Husband had just been diagnosed with lung cancer.  Right then I felt like I had just been punched in the stomach.  These are not the words you like to hear.  Unfortunately these days I am hearing them more often.  She requested that I put Him in my prayers and I agreed and also said I would get the prayer warriors on this immediately.  I know how awesome it was for me to know I had people I did not even know, and they were PRAYING for me.  He has already begun the "what ifs", you see her Sister passed away 5 months ago from lung cancer.  As a cancer patient that makes it hard when you personally know someone that has passed from this horrible disease.  BUT, our mental state is so important.  We have to realize each person is designed uniquely, therefore each circumstance will be different.  So, any of you that are reading this and believe in the POWER of PRAYER please lift this person up in prayer.  I have another dear friend that I went to high school with and also during my journey she was always there to encourage me.  Now is on a journey of her own with her Husband who is also in a battle with cancer.  I just request that we cover them with PRAYER as well.  See, you just don't never know who will begin their journey thru this horrible disease.  It does not stop there, another sweet and dear person to me has begun her journey recently with lung cancer, she has never smoked in her life.  Just know that cancer can strike anyone, anywhere, anytime.  I never thought I would be one of those people receiving that call or hearing the doctor say "You Have Cancer" as well as my dear friends. 

This is why I am participating in Relay For Life and have started my own fundraiser - all proceeds (profit) from my sales thru April 27th, 2012 will be donated to Relay for Life.  If you are not familiar with the American Cancer Society, take time and visit their site.  They do so much.  I know during my time of need they were there for me and still are today.

Friday, March 2, 2012

More Information on Cognitive Issues

Over the past year I have suffered from Cognitive Changes.  So I am posting this information in case someone else out there is having the same problems, hope you find it helpful.

Late Effects Cancer.Net

Cognitive Problems

Cognitive Changes

Memory/Mental Impairment (Cognitive Impairment)

Chronic Pain


Resources for Patients

Let Down Again

This has been a week.  I have children that have been let down again.  Last weekend the Grandbabies got to see their Dad and stay the night with him.  They also got to meet his new girlfriend and was told they were going to have another baby Brother or Sister.  The Dad said he is ready to be with his children again.  Words are so cheap.  Action speaks louder than words.  It had been two months since they had seen their Dad or Mom.  Well guess what a week has gone by and not even a phone call.  All week the middle Child kept asking to go to her Dads.  She even had a dream that her Mom and Dad came over together.  Then she said they fight all the time.  The Dad has not changed, he has already punched a hole in the wall of his new place, and talks to his new girlfriend the same way he did his Ex.  Don't see this lasting long.  Pretty sad though, here she is expecting her first baby and so excited and here he has 3 other children that he does not have the time to see.  Oh yea, Mom called Monday first time they talked with her in two months.  They just begged her to come and see them.  That did not happen.   All I can do is just love them and encourage them.  Just sometimes you wonder what are people thinking?  Or maybe that is just it, they are not thinking.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Satellite Vs Free TV

I just recently added another room to my Dish TV, added Blockbuster and canceled Netflix. Well I wish I had it all over to do again. I would not have renewed my contract. Blockbuster is not worth it. It takes for ever for you to go thru and find a movie and the movie is interupted alot due to "buffering". Also, Blockbuster does not have the selection as Netflix. This is going to sound crazy, but I have a little 13 inch TV hooked up in my room with an indoor antenna and am enjoying FREE TV. I know CRAZY! I love the classic TV shows and the free TV has it. I pay good money for Satellite and have numerous channels BUT a waste due to nothing I find of interest to watch. So now debating on dropping Blockbuster and going back to Netflix.

My Keurig

We have become great friends. Love having a great cup of coffee when I want it. I drink more coffee now than I ever did. I joined the Club Keurig, which is free to join, and received a 15% discount plus when I purchase 2 boxes I get 2 boxes free. I was quite pleased with that great promotion.