Saturday, October 31, 2009

How to make your own hand sanitizer

I saw this in a blog that I frequent : Prissy Green for LOTS of green things and giveaways too!
I have not made it yet, but plan on getting the ingredients soon so I can.


Staying safe this halloween- the flu and H1N1

With all the the flu and specifically H1N1 scare in our community there are many concerns on how to still have fun while staying safe and healthy this Halloween.

A few tips I heard on my local morning news station:

Clean the kids hands with sanitizer in between every few houses.

DON'T let kids share Halloween masks for any reason.

Don't share candy.

Wear gloves while handing out candy.

If at a party..provide utensils for serving snacks (ex: salad tongs for chips/pretzels etc.)

I thought these were some good easy tips and just wanted to share.


Happy Halloween

Herbal Cleanse: Day 3, 4, 5

Things have been going really really well with this.
Since starting I am down 5 lbs. Though that was not my ultimate goal..I will take it!
I only have 5 more days to go and then I will move onto the next phase...Metabolic Nutrition System. Sounds scary!
Not really!! I am excited to try it.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Herbal Cleanse: Day 2

The herbal cleanse is going well. I like it so far and really do have enough energy to get through the day. I was mostly worried about that. I have heard horror stories about the lack of foods during a cleanse and some are a lot longer than 10 days. I can't imagine. The fiber drink is growing on me too. It's not that bad. Really........
I checked and I am "down" a little over a pound from yesterday morning. So I guess that's a good thing although it's not the main reason for me to be on it- I'm not going to lie, it's definitely a bonus. 8 more days left..let's see if I can make it!

Monday, October 26, 2009

10 Day Herbal Cleanse: Day 1

I started my 10 day herbal cleanse today. So far so good. I was a bit scared to do it, but I am sure I will be just fine!
The purpose of a cleanse is to prepare your body for continued healthy eating and lifestyle. People might choose to do a cleanse before they start a new eating plan or diet.
This herbal claims to thoroughly cleanse your kidneys, liver, intestinal system and colon. The cleanse provides anti-inflammatory effects that reduces aches and pains.
I had to drink the fiber drink this morning which was interesting. It was kind of like drinking not so strong creamy orange juice with the pulp with a bit of roughage. I am not sure if you can imagine that, but it was not terribly gross. It was not something I would crave, but whatever. I can do it.
I still eat food which is a good thing. I have heard of cleanses that you barely eat. I do not feel hungry either. I have had lots of raw veggies and I will have some more fruit for a snack later tonight. Upped my water intake as well. The things I am doing now will just lead me to continue with good habits; that's the plan anyway!
So far so good......

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Honey Don't Cough!

I have had an annoying cough for a few days/nights. I am not sure if it's allergies or a cold or what. It might just be the change of the seasons getting the best of me-who knows.
But I do know that for 3 nights in a row I have taken Honey Don't Cough and I have not coughed myself awake since! So happy about that. This product is just not for kids, it's for adults as well. You have to take 2 packets, but I would rather eat this then some nasty tasting, weird ingredient, over the counter medicine.
This product is getting more and more recognition in more stores. So take a look and see if your store carries it. If they don't, ask them to!
This is GREAT for kids too. My kids love it and it WORKS!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wordless Wednesday


Busy day,grocery shopping and lunch time!

My kids and i were in a major hurry on Tuesday. I usually do my grocery shopping on Sunday. Alone. With coffee. I like to take my time. Well I was busy running a marathon and the last thing on my mind was grocery shopping on Sunday night or even anytime on Monday for that matter!
This brings us to Tuesday. The kids and I went to the gym and at the last minute I decided to chance it go to the grocery store. The problem was that Amara still had to eat lunch before going to school.
We ran home so I could throw her lunch together and raced to the store.
She and Miles shared a rather large baggie of grapes from isle 1-5. This was her appetizer! I also packed her a sippy cup with a lid. I was not sure she would drink out of it because it was not a "big girl cup", but she thought it was kind of fun. Whew--crisis averted!
Isle 6-8 was a few breakfast cookies. I am not sure why they are called breakfast cookies, but they are made with oats, whole wheat flour, almonds and cranberries and taste really good. She and Miles just call them cookies. They had fun figuring out the animal shapes since most of these were broken.
After that she finished her water and we were in line with about 15 minutes to go before she had to be at school ( which was 3 minutes from the grocery store!) I had the cashier ring up the 2 kids Clif bars that I bought so they could munch on them while in line. Miles was a chocolate mess! Amara was actually FULL from her grocery store lunch!
I am glad I decided to do this instead of cop out and go to the drive thru as I almost did!
Sometimes it's not the most conventional thing, but as busy parents we have to do what works!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wordless Wednesday (kind of)

The kids and I had some fun at a few parks this past weekend!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Autumn Leaves Giveaway EVENT

Head on over to Musings from Mom School and look at her incredible giveaways!!
There are lots to choose from. I am sure you will find something you want to win. I am sure you will find LOTS of things you will want to win!! There are 11 different giveaways--it ends on Oct. 18th

Fun contest...Please vote for my cuties!

Vote for my kids in The Cutest Baby Contest..please!

They are #1 and #2

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Being sick bites.

I have a cold! I thought it was allergies at first and then when my 24 allergy meds "wore off" within 10 hours I knew it was not the case. Phooey! Head cold type symptoms. Running nose, sneezing with minimal coughing. I am kind of glad I have this now and not later. I am running a marathon in 2 weeks so it's nice to get this cold stuff over with!
I am drinking loads and loads of tea just because it makes me feel warm ( I am FREEZING). I am also a hand washing fool so I can keep these germs to myself and not share them with the rest of the family.
I can say that I have had worse colds so I should thank my lucky stars for this one is just a minor setback. I just wish as a mostly stay at home mom I was able to take a vacation day so I could sleep in and stay in bed all day while watching mindless TV!! Is that too much to ask?!? :)