Sunday, February 28, 2010


Just playing around with my camera and the bathroom mirror.
me mirror rs

Saturday, February 27, 2010


I just love when I get a phone call from my son that starts off: "mom, don't say anything until I explain" That can never be good right??? Well after I said "no" this is what he brought home...apparently someone abandoned him in the car lot where Josh works~my kids are such softies~and so am I. I agreed to a trial run.

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Friday, February 26, 2010


Today we celebrated a birthday at work~We always have cake~can I just tell you how much I LOVE CAKE!!!!!! Since being on WW for a few years I have learned a few tricks to be able to eat a slice of this yumminess without going over my points allowance...I had a 2pt Fiber One bar for breakfast, and zero pt carrot sticks for lunch, and a nice slice of this for my dessert~totally worth it!!!
cake yummy rs

Thursday, February 25, 2010


I ran to the grocery store after work today (forgot to take something out of the freezer for dinner), and these looked so yummy~bought 2 boxes.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Just a quick photo of my his usually spot.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010


I am such a product junkie!!! The other day I went to the hardware store to look for some canning jars (to store my craft stuff in), and saw these neat looking liquid hand soaps. I smelled everyone and this was my favorite~it was a really hard choice. This was my only hardware store purchase, because unfortunately half pint canning jars are almost impossible to find these days (in Phoenix anyway).

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Monday, February 22, 2010


Monday's are my least favorite day~but when lasagna is for isn't so bad!!!

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Sunday, February 21, 2010


In one of my WW meetings, a gal shared her favorite breakfast from Trader Joe's...

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steel cut oatmeal...

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It comes frozen... (mom this photo is for you, This is how it is packaged LOL!)

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Mike decided to give it try too~and he loves it as much as me. So here is my freezer all stocked up for the week!

trader joes oatmeal yummy rs

2 ww points and keeps me full until lunch, mmmm!!! I add a 1/4 cup of unsweetened chunky applesauce (also from TJ's) for an extra 1 point=3 point breakfast. DELISH!!

Friday, February 19, 2010


Here are a few pic's from Mike's birthday... (warning picture heavy!!)

We ususally go to the resteraunt of the birthday person's choice...Mike wanted El Paso (which unfortunately closed last year), so I decided to make pulled pork sandwiches and just celebrate at home. I even went to Hobby Lobby and picked up some themed decorations.

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Everyone really liked the theme, LOL!!

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Jess was a good sport!

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I decided to get Mike a leather messenger bag (from Fossil), I thought he would love it~here he is after he opened it trying to sugar coat the fact that he thinks it looks like a "man purse"

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check out the face~ I BOMBED!!!!

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Modeling his "man purse" that I am going to return today.

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Nate could not believe he didn't like it~he wanted to buy it off me, LOL!!!

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Guess how old my hubby is now????

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I asked Josh to decorate the cake with these cute cowboy boot pic's~I think he used them all.

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The Birthday Boy...Love him!

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Thursday, February 18, 2010


I LOVE living in AZ!!! My windows are open in February~Kitty loves to look out at the birds.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Here is Nate...I think he really enjoyed my themed party for Mike~here he is giving me the "crazy eyes" pose.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Since I didn't take a photo today...thought I would post another from Mike's birthday~I had a little bit of a theme going on~doesn't Josh look excited???

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Sunday, February 14, 2010


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In honor of my hubby's 46th birthday celebration, I wanted to list 46 things I Love about him (in no particular order)!!

1. He loves me

2. He takes out the garbage

3. He is an Awesome husband

4. He is an Awesome Father

5. He always gives me the best vehicle to drive

6. He changes my oil

7. He loves my cooking~even my low fat recipes

8. He drinks coffee with me on the sofa every Saturday morning

9. He watches "chick flicks"

10.He cries at "chick flicks"

11.He opens the car door for me ALL the time

12.He is the spiritual leader of our home

13.He is patient

14.He gets excited about my hobbies

15.He encourages me to do things I think I can't

16.He makes me laugh

17.He gets my weird humor

18.He rubs my neck while we watch TV

19.He lets me practice photography on him (even though he hates it)

20.He always gets me the bigger gift

21.He kills bugs for me

22.He pays the bills so I don't have to worry about it

23.He provides for our family

24.He always notices when I buy something new~but never gets mad (sort of)

25.He wants me to have the best

26.He unloads the dishwasher

27.He makes my coffee every morning

28.He fixes the kids cars

29.He loves to dream

30.He thinks I am pretty (even when I am fat/have a bad hair day)

31.He fixes things around the house

32.He keeps our lawn looking great

33.He always makes me feel better when I am stressed

34.He takes care of me when I am sick

35.He orders for me at the restaurant

36.He will go shopping with me (even the mall)

37.He is really a big softy

38.He loves our 3 cats

39.He takes care of Ashley's guinea pig (after she got married/moved out and left it here)

40.He always picks things up for me at the store on his way home

41.He works hard

42.He always does his best

43.He pays attention to details

44.He reads my blog

45.He always looks on the bright side

46.He will always be older than me

I could list a ton more!!!

Happy Birthday Mike, I LOVE you!!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010


I was baking a cake (for Mike's birthday celebration tomorrow)...thought I would take a picture through the oven door for my 365 blog~this is what I got~kinda neat.

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Friday, February 12, 2010


I think I am the only person that likes Peeps...I remember when you could only get them at Easter you can get them for every holiday~SWEET!!! Thanks Mom!! *okay going to eat one now*

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Thursday, February 11, 2010


Getting my Valentine's treats ready for the office...

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010


I was home sick today...Once I was finally up to showering, and feeling a little more human, I broke out the disinfecting wipes, so I don't share this yucky bug with the rest of my family.
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Sunday, February 7, 2010


why I {heart} the weekends!!! (comfy clothes and coffee).

me saturday morning rs

Saturday, February 6, 2010


Learning skin tones...didn't have anyone around to snap a photo next best thing~self ;)
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Friday, February 5, 2010


I LOVE Weight Watchers...I have never had a weight problem, until I hit 38, and my daughter moved away to college...Nestle Toll House Cookie dough became my best friend (that stuff is so yummy right from the tube with a spoon, LOL!). I joined WW back in 2006 and lost over 30 pounds. I feel like WW gave me my life back!! I quit going after I lost my weight and never made it to Lifetime member. Well, I joined again before Thanksgiving and am happy to report that I am back down to my goal weight and made Lifetime member today~which means now I can go to the meetings/weigh in for FREE!!! But best of all I can fit back into my skinny clothes!!!

Here is my WW keychain with my Lifetime "key" charm!!!

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Someone noticed my Venti Starbucks tumbler today, she has been looking for the venti size and cannot find it anywhere...she said they are selling on EBay for $200 (that is crazy!!!), I should have told her she could have it for $150

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010


when I get home from work I am hungry!! here is today's snack *yummy*
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