Tuesday, January 29, 2013

25 Random Facts About Me.......

Cinnamon Toast Crunch is the best cereal ever. Period.

I hate milk. Its gross. I only use it on the above because water would be gross. I pour as little as possible on the cereal, scoop with the spoon & tilt it against the bowl to get most if off the spoon.

Toast with crunchy peanut butter - I could eat it everyday.

I love Neil Diamond!

The cotton inside medicine & vitamin bottles creeps me out. Can't stand touching it.

I'm OCD about my nails. Finger & toes are always painted & they always match. 365 days a year.

Some of my adult teeth never came in because my mouth is too small. Bet you would've never noticed.

I miss my grandparents every single day.

I went to college to be a vet tech.

I should've been a Nutritionist. I am fascinated by food & science & the body.

My Mom is my hero. My best friend. I hope someday my boys think I'm as great of a mom as she is.

I believe in ghosts.

My ultimate vacation would be Italy & Greece.

I feel that most people are judging me.

I have 6 amazing girlfriends. Some I've been friends with for 24 years. I'm so lucky to be able to say that.

My happy place....under water.

Tulips & Peonies are my favorites.

I have 3 tattoos.

If I would've have my way my boys would have been named Jack & Max instead of Hunter & Dane.

Walking next to railing or ledge,makes me sick to my stomach.

I'm scared to death of storms & tornados.

Banana Laffy Taffy. Cant get enough.

I have moved over 16 times in my life.

Laughing until you cry or pee. My favorite.

Ryan Reynolds. Enough said.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Gimme 5!

It seems that most people are always looking for ways to save money. Quick, easy, painless but effective. Well, I've got one for you.

Now I'm no financial expert. To be quite honest I am barely able to balance my checkbook most days. And lord knows I've made plenty of mistakes along the way. But, this I can do! My husband found this idea online several years back and it sounded easy enough. So we tried it.

A $5 dollar jar!

For over 6 years now we have saved every $5 bill that we get.

True. We are strict with it too. If we go in with a $20 bill and buy something small & end up with 3 $5's in change, guess what? That was an expensive trip but good for our savings.

Think about it. If you just do one $5 a day that's $1825 after one year! What if it was $10 a day? That's $3650 in a year!! How easy is that?!

You have to make an effort to consistently use cash. Believe me its easy just to use your bank card but that wont feed your savings account.

Just to show you how quickly it adds up. After about 2 months of starting this we were able to recarpet our living room & stairs! We were getting ready to put our old house on the market & being able to literally pay cash for this project was such a huge bonus.

6 years later we still do this everyday! We don't miss those $5's and our savings account thanks us!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Here's to 2013

Dear 2012

You weren't my best year. I can honestly say that I'm very happy to end this chapter and move on to the next.

2013 is the year of continued health.

I'm hoping for a household with no surgeries this year.

I did my first, second & third 5k's this year. Probably my proudest accomplishment for 2012. In 2013 I hope for my forth, fifth & sixth.....and to shave 5 minutes off of my time.

I will continue my weight loss, healthy eating choices & healthy living choices. I will think positively, keep a smile on face even when it would be easier not to. I will not let others bad choices, bad attitudes become my problems & my bad attitude.

I will work on bettering myself inside & out. Would I be embarrassed or disappointed of my children did this? A good way to make me stop & think before I open my mouth!

Less stressing over a clean & spotless house, getting laundry done, or any other thing that can wait & spending that time with my husband & boys. Making smiles, laughter & memories.
Here's to a great year!