Friday, May 17, 2013
La La Land Crafts have a great inspiration post up for you! Mint/Aqua, pink, white, and black are the colors that inspire us this week! Check out the girls from Monday and Friday's post!!
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Over the weekend I had a fun adventure, with my living room table, the television, and my paper crafting supplies. I actually SCRAPBOOKED!
So let's take a trip down the road in 2012 to Jax's 2nd birthday party. Oh yea... he was 2 once!
Paper: Teresa Collins Designs (Celebrate)
Card Stock: CutCardStock.com
Elements: Buttons (Stash), Sequins, Playing Card, Journal Circle (Studio Calico)
Stamp: Studio Calico
Alphas: Fancy Pants Designs, Dymo Label Maker
Alphas: Fancy Pants Designs, Dymo Label Maker
I've started this new way of scrapbooking, it's less about how many challenges I can enter and scrapbooking for other reasons and WAY more 100% more even about the memories. I really wish I could have started this earlier. It's so easy to get caught up in the fuss of message boards and facebook groups with paper crafting, and for me, it was really getting in the way of the me time I would make for scrapbooking.
B/c let's face it, you know you like to scrapbook for your alone time. And if you are stressing out with your alone time, then it's work and not fun. You get what I'm saying, right??
Hopefully I keep this 'fun' scrapbooking up. Hopefully I can look back on the pages that I have created and remember the good times and not the stressful times of trying to meet a deadline.
We all need a little fun time.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
From Pirates Rope to Skullrock Candy and yes... even Shipwrecked Sandwiches, everything had a fabulous pirate theme.
The tables were scattered with jewels and gems and gold coins a plenty, as should any table at a pirate party should!
There was even a grand treasure hunt! All the goody bags were in the treasure box that was hidden on the island. Our backyard was the island, the house was the Battleship Sanchez, the trampoline was the Black Lagoon and our doggie house was the notorious Basilisk Cave!
The PARRRRTY was a success! Cake and prezzies were followed after a grand pirate time! Happy Birthday Jax! I sure hope you remember this... I know I will, not because it was so fun... but man it was a lot of work! Who knew?
Saturday, May 4, 2013
B/c I'm a sucker for anything with a theme... and we LURVE Star Wars, me and the kiddos had a celebration this afternoon by having a picnic at the park!
I had planned this out for the past few months, a light lunch with some Star Wars fun filled activities. I'm saying this like I have this grand event planned... but in my head it was!
Side story! We live Texas. Texas City is full... and I do mean FULL of Mexicans. Or I guess I should say, we have a large number of Hispanic Cultures. Anyways... they take Cinco De Mayo very seriously here. With that being said... you would think they would celebrate Cinco De Mayo on well... the fifth of May. Right? Nope... there was a HUGE celebration at the park for Cinco De Mayo and everyone there thought we were bat poop crazy with our Star Wars gear!
We found a nice spot on the little hill and shared an awesome lunch with Boba, Vader, and Yoda. Yoda even gave us some bits of wisdom. Thank you for that Yoda.
We all wore our favorite Star Wars shirts and had a super fun light saber fight. We even flew a kite with only about an inch of the string left on rod. Yea... we were going hard!
After almost hitting all the bystanders watching the Cinco De Mayo performances, we had to call it a day. But not before stopping to get some YUMMY frozen lemonade complete with at sour saber (bomber) pop. You know how I am with my food themes! We had a BLAST!
May the 4th be with you! And have an EPIC Star Wars Day!!
Friday, May 3, 2013
Head over to the La La Land Crafts blog to check out Inspiration Friday.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
I like to make my Smoothee's with milk and spinach. Then I add the flavor and fruits and try to mix it up a bit. Today I am making a Vanilla Strawberry and Spinach Smoothee!
You will need:
Non Fat Milk
Shaklee 180 Vanilla Smoothee Mix
1/2 Cup of Spinach (frozen)
1 Cup of Strawberries (frozen)
1 tablespoon of Strawberry Smoothie Mix (I like McCormick)
A tip to help make your Smoothee well smooth and yummy is to add the Shaklee 180 Smoothee mix to the milk and let this blend together for a few minutes.
Add the Smoothie Mix to your milk and Shaklee 180 Smoothee mixture and let this blend together for 30 seconds.
Let this blend together for a few mins. You will see your smoothie turn a nice green.
Strawberry time!! This is when you need to let the smoothie blend for a while. Unless you have a super awesome, super fast blender. Then you might not need to wait a few mins. In that case... you suck with all your extra time.
I like to blend mine for a good four mins.
Then I remove the canister from the base and shake it up a little. Just to move the chunks out of the way of the blades. And yes, you need to blend it again for another 4 mins or 5. Depends on how many chunks you see in there.
I'm a BIG straw advocate. Bendy, swirly, purple, paper... straws are rad. And again with the milk shake thing... it's like I'm being naughty and indulging myself with something awesome. When in reality, it's super healthy for you!!
I have to say, with Shaklee 180 I have noticed that sugar cravings are less and less! That is my biggest weakness. And I'm eating so much less. So far I have lost a good 15 pounds since I started the journey with Shaklee 180 and I can't even begin to tell you the amount of inches. No srsly... I have mis placed my paper, BUT I'm wearing jeans TWO sizes smaller then I was at when I started. So that's a plus right??
People following the weight loss portion of the Shaklee 180 Program can expect to lose 1-2 pounds per week.
This is a sponsored post as part of the Shaklee Corporation blogger program. I have received free products, online support and incentives for participating in the Shaklee Corporation blogger program. My opinions are my own.
what an average consumer can expect