Monthly Archives: October 2011

Weight Loss ~ Empty the Trunk #NSnation

Weight Loss ~ Empty the Trunk #NSnation

My weight loss weigh in for 10/25 to 10/30. Running Program Not much to report.  Actually nothing to report.  I didn’t do even one day of  Couch to 5K this week.   I wasn’t a complete slacker with exercise though.  While I was at Devil’s Thumb Ranch on Sunday and Monday, I took an hour long…More of this…

Toad in the Hole Recipe ~ Get Creative with a Fried Egg

Toad in the Hole Recipe ~ Get Creative with a Fried Egg

These fried eggs (dubbed Toad in the Hole) are one of our favorite breakfast recipes.  Plus they are super easy and quick -both things I look for in recipes. The recipe is very simple: Tear a circle out of the middle of a piece of bread (or use a biscuit or cookie cutter). Slather butter on…More of this…

$125 Christmas Toy Giveaway

$125 Christmas Toy Giveaway

I’ve joined up with a few other bloggers to give away some super cute toys for Christmas! A LEGO Ultimate Building Set ($24), Barbie Princess Playset ($40), KidKraft Metal Accessories Set ($24) and Two Pillow Pets ($40) shipped directly to your home. OR you can opt for a $125 Amazon gift card or Paypal cash.…More of this…

Weight Loss – Empty the Trunk Update

Weight Loss – Empty the Trunk Update

Running Program I only finished one day of Couch to 5K this week – BUT that day was jogging 21 minutes straight!  No breaks.  I was so impressed with myself.   It’s amazing to think that just a few weeks ago jogging 60 seconds straight was difficult. Lesson learned – your body responds very quickly to exercise.…More of this…

Great Skin & Extra Money ~ What’s Not to Love?

Great Skin & Extra Money ~ What’s Not to Love?

Skin I have joked about my problem skin  – how I hit the genetic lottery to have both wrinkles and adult acne at the same time.  But if I’m honest, and not using humor to deflect from my feelings, it really bothers me. My weight – I accept responsibility for and can do something about.…More of this…

3 Dry Ice Halloween Party Activities

3 Dry Ice Halloween Party Activities

I try to have a craft, a game night, baking or some other creative interactive activity with my kids on a monthly basis at a minimum.  Ideally this would be weekly, but as all you busy moms are aware, life often happens to disrupt weekly plans. We bake together occasionally, which my son (7) adores, but my…More of this…

Weight Loss

Weight Loss

Running Program I finished 3 days of Couch to 5K (Week 6) this week.  I thought that I would repeat Couch to 5K – Week 5 because I couldn’t get through the 20 min jog in Day 3 without taking a break.   But when I peeked at Week 6, I found out that it goes back…More of this…

What is Heaven? ~ Red & White Wine Delivered to My Door!

What is Heaven? ~ Red & White Wine Delivered to My Door!

A monthly wine club membership is one of my absolute favorite gifts to receive (hint, hint – hubs – my birthday IS approaching). When I bought my first house waaay back in 2000, my real estate agent gave me a year’s wine club membership as a closing gift. I have since then given a few…More of this…

Kiva.org – Charity Helping Others without Spending a Penny

Kiva.org – Charity Helping Others without Spending a Penny

I am an absolute believer in Kiva.org.  It was established 6 years ago to help people in developing countries get access to loans.   Both men and women are welcome to apply for a loan from Kiva or their microfinance partners, but I am personally drawn to helping women. Why? I believe we are becoming…More of this…

Zucchini Bread Muffins Recipe

Zucchini Bread Muffins Recipe

With the snowy weather on Saturday, I was in a domestic (baking not cleaning) kind of mood.  We also had two huge zucchinis from our garden that needed eating and no one in our house wanted to eat them, so I decided to make zucchini bread muffins. Ingredients: 3 cups flour 1 tspn salt 1…More of this…

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Working mom of three amazing kids, living in Denver, Colorado. Doing my best to balance the responsibilities of my full time corporate job with raising my family, finding time to have fun, and working on becoming a better me. You'll find career tips, parenting wins and fails, funny stories, recipes, weight loss lows and highs, and the occasional random photo of one of our pets if you care to follow along with our journey.

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