Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Walt Disney Pictures 2015 Movie Slate!

Who else is getting excited?!?! 2015 is going to be a great year of movies! What are you most looking forward to? I know for me, Avengers 2 is at the top of my must see list!!




January 23, 2015 - Strange Magic
http://youtu.be/3wv7Li2V7S8



February 20, 2015 - McFarland, USA
http://youtu.be/j-VAOlHGE6Q



March 13, 2015 – Cinderella
http://youtu.be/20DF6U1HcGQ



April 17, 2015 – Monkey Kingdom
http://youtu.be/RrSL7_dyV38



May 1, 2015 – Avengers: Age of Ultron
http://youtu.be/tmeOjFno6Do



May 22, 2015 – Tomorrowland
http://youtu.be/1k59gXTWf-A



June 19, 2015 – Inside Out
http://youtu.be/yRUAzGQ3nSY



July 17, 2015 - Ant–Man


October 9, 2015 -  The Jungle Book 



October 16, 2015 – The Untitled Steven Spielberg Cold War Spy Thriller



November 25, 2015 – The Good Dinosaur



December 18, 2015 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
http://youtu.be/erLk59H86ww




Transformation Tuesdays Week #52

Well, it's a year later since I decided to do Transformation Tuesdays. What did I learn about myself?

  • I have no self control
  • I am a VERY emotional eater
  • I try to do something and when I fail, food is my go to
  • I DEFINITELY don't follow through like I need to
  • In a year of ups and downs with weight, I only gained 5.2 lbs at the end of it
  • I lost my motivation
  • I lost my drive
  • I am running out of excuses
The last one is the one I am focusing on. I AM RUNNING OUT OF EXCUSES. I don't like being overweight. It's not the way people are towards me, it's how I am towards myself. When I lost weight down to 260, I didn't look much different BUT I had confidence in myself. I FELT sexy. I didn't care what others thought AND I didn't care what I thought about myself as I thought I looked great! I think that is to be my theme this coming year, finding myself again and making myself feel healthy, well, and so confident in myself. I'm planning on writing up my New Year's Resolutions and posting them. I would hate to think I fail them but I know I truly am what is holding myself back at this time!







Starting (January 7); 278.4
Week 2 (Jan 14): 279.0
Week 3 (Jan 21): 280.8
Week 4 (Jan 28): 278.8
Week 9 (Mar 4): 281.4
Week 16 (Apr 22): 285.8
Week 20 (May 20): 281.4
Week 21 (May 27): 281.4
Week 22 (Jun 3): 283.0
Week 23 (Jun 10): 283.2
Week 24 (Jun 17): 282.6
Week 25 (Jun 24): 282.0
Week 26 (Jul 1): 281.2
Week 27 (Jul 8) 280.4
Week 42 (Oct 14): 275.0
Week 43 (Oct 21): 277.6
Week 52 (Dec 30): 283.6

Monday, December 29, 2014

Wow!

I took a longer hiatus then I was planning on! I still am out a laptop at the moment and we all are sharing one computer. With 3 kids and a geeky husband who LOVES to play his games, it's hard to get a few minutes on it! Hopefully I will be back to posting more regularly as I do plan on making the blog more of a priority again!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Weekly Winnings Through November 2nd, 2014

This week I won:

Free Coupon for Purex Crystals

Custom piggy bank

Monday, October 27, 2014

Weekly Winnings Through October 26th, 2014

This Week I Won:

Dead For A Spell by Raymond Buckland from Lori's Reading Corner! She always as a giveaway (and easy to enter!) for all kinds of books so you should totally go check her site out! She has great reviews on different books that just sound wonderful!

Weekly Menu For Monday, October 27th to Friday, October 31st

Monday - Pizza Casserole

Tuesday - Crockpot Shepard's Pie

Wednesday - Crockpot Chicken Chalupas

Thursday - Sweet and Sour Chicken

Friday - Halloween Activities/Fall Festival

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

#Marvel's #Avengers Age Of Ultron Trailer Leaked!!

I don't know about you, but my husband came bursting in and wanted to make sure I knew that Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron was leaked and so Marvel did what was best and just posted it for everyone to see. He is jumping up and down about it and says he has watched it at least 5 times so far. As someone who has never read the comic books, it looks interesting but I'm a bit confused on it!

What do you guys think of the trailer??


Wordless Wednesday - You Know It's Getting Close To Election Time When.....4 In One Day!


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Disney's #InsideOut Teaser Trailer Released! In Theaters June 2015













U.S. Release Date:                    June 19, 2015
Director:                                   Pete Docter
Co-Director:                              Ronnie del Carmen
Producer:                                  Jonas Rivera

From an adventurous balloon ride above the clouds to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter (“Monsters, Inc.,” “Up”) has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In Disney•Pixar’s original movie “ Inside Out,” he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all—inside the mind. 

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley's main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.

Notes:
·       Director Pete Docter is the Academy Award®-winning director of “Up.” He made his directorial debut with Disney•Pixar‘s smash hit “Monsters, Inc.,” which was nominated for an Academy Award for best animated feature film. Along with John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton, Docter developed the story and characters for “Toy Story,” Pixar‘s first full-length feature film, for which he also served as supervising animator. He served as a storyboard artist on “A Bug’s Life” and wrote the initial story treatment for “Toy Story 2.” As one of Pixar Animation Studios’ key creative contributors, Docter garnered an Academy Award nomination for his original story credit on Disney•Pixar’s Golden Globe®- and Oscar®-winning “WALL•E.”
·       Jonas Rivera produced the Academy Award®-winning “Up,” for which he was nominated for best picture. Prior to “Up,” he had worked on nearly every Pixar film since joining Pixar Animation Studios in 1994, beginning with “Toy Story” for which he served as production office assistant. His subsequent credits include “A Bug’s Life” (as art department coordinator), “Toy Story 2” (as a marketing and creative resources coordinator), “Monsters, Inc.” (as art department manager) and the Golden Globe®-winning “Cars” (as production manager).

Don't Know About You, But I'm Rooting For The Royals! #BeRoyal #TakeTheCrown!


Tonight is Game #1 of the World Series KC Royals vs SF Giants. I am rooting for the Royals of course! I have been a fan since I can remember. My mom says when they were in the World Series last, I watched it. I may have been 2 and been playing in my play pen but I watched it :) 

Royals baseball has been a tradition in our family for as long as I can remember. My grandpa would have the TV on to watch it but the radio on to listen to Denny Matthews, the voice of the Royals, because he just did the announcing better. I never really got into the game. We would go to the college tournaments with my grandpa and it really wasn't too impressive to me at that time.

Fast forward to this summer.....
For my mom's birthday, my sister decided we should go see the Royals. My mom had never been to an actual game in her life either. So, we all went. It was AMAZING. The atmosphere was just crazy! Not to mention we had great seats!










When the game started, it was so neat to watch the crowd interact. When someone came up to bat, on the screen they had a cool looking animation with their name and stats. It was funny how it was the Game of Thrones theme. (Which I haven't watched or read!)  


If you would have asked me who my favorite Royals player is, I would say George Brett as that's all I used to know. After watching my first game, I totally root for Butler, Moustakas, and Hosmer! I have also gotten my husband into the sport. Being a geek, he really doesn't like sports or to watch them but now we make it somewhat of a "date night" thing together. 

So, why am I typing all this for a blog post? Well, because I am so proud of what the Kansas City Royals have accomplished and it has been such a pleasure to watch them play this season! Win or lose, they are an amazing group of guys that have taken a great sport and shown the world that they have what it takes to win!


Transformation Tuesdays Week #43

So, here is my goal for the end of the year. On Tuesday, December 30th (10 weeks from now) I hope to be down to 260.0 lbs. I figured I would make it a nice and simple goal. It's not about the measures, etc right now. It's that I start. I have a terrible time starting then continuing with my weight loss goals. I need to do this not only for me but for my family. If I'm eating terribly, so are they. I help bring the junk in so I need to help take it out. I guess the only thing I can look at positively for this year so far is that I haven't really gained any weight. There is so much worse that I could have done. Got to be positive to continue the positive!






Starting (January 7); 278.4
Week 2 (Jan 14): 279.0
Week 3 (Jan 21): 280.8
Week 4 (Jan 28): 278.8
Week 9 (Mar 4): 281.4
Week 16 (Apr 22): 285.8
Week 20 (May 20): 281.4
Week 21 (May 27): 281.4
Week 22 (Jun 3): 283.0
Week 23 (Jun 10): 283.2
Week 24 (Jun 17): 282.6
Week 25 (Jun 24): 282.0
Week 26 (Jul 1): 281.2
Week 27 (Jul 8) 280.4
Week 42 (Oct 14): 275.0
Week 43 (Oct 21): 277.6


Monday, October 20, 2014

Disney's #BigHero6 New Trailer! In Theaters November 7th!

Have you seen the new trailer that Disney released for Big Hero 6?? I love it that it helps to tell what the story is about. It makes me love the characters more and I really am getting excited about this one! It hits theaters November 7th so not too much longer to wait!



Disney's #IntoTheWoods New Poster Released! In Theaters December 25, 2014

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Have you seen the trailer for this yet??? (I'll post it below too!) It looks very interesting and very promising! Disney has been putting out a lot more different movies from the different character perspectives which I have been enjoying. In this movie, they have a great leading cast and I hope that is just the tip of the iceberg. There are many times lately that movies have come out with great actors and that is about it. It will be nice when they release another trailer to get to see more of what this movie will be about too! What do you think? Are you going to see it?








U.S. Release Date:                    December 25, 2014
Rating:                                      PG
Cast:                                        Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Tracey
                                                Ullman, Christine Baranski and Johnny Depp.
Lilla Crawford, Daniel Huttlestone, MacKenzie Mauzy, Billy Magnussen, Tammy
      Blanchard, Lucy Punch, Frances de la Tour, Simon Russell Beale, Richard Glover, Joanna Riding, Annette Crosbie.
Director:                                   Rob Marshall
Producers:                                Rob Marshall, John DeLuca, Marc Platt, Callum McDougall
Screenplay by:                          James Lapine
Based on the musical play by:          Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine

“Into the Woods” is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them.

Rob Marshall, the acclaimed filmmaker behind the Academy Award®-winning musical “Chicago” and Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” directs the film, which is based on the Tony®-winning original musical by James Lapine, who also penned the screenplay, and legendary composer Stephen Sondheim, who provides the music and lyrics. Produced by Marshall, John DeLuca, “Wicked” producer Marc Platt and Callum McDougall, “Into the Woods” will be released in theaters Dec. 25, 2014.

Starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine, “Into the Woods” is a humorous and heartfelt musical that follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.

Notes:
·         The big-screen adaptation welcomes songs from the stage musical, including “Children Will Listen,” “Giants in the Sky,” “On the Steps of the Palace,” “No One Is Alone” and “Agony,” among others.
·         The award-winning production team includes Dion Beebe (“Collateral,” “Chicago,” “Nine”), Oscar® winner for the Marshall-helmed “Memoirs of a Geisha,” as director of photography. Dennis Gassner (“Skyfall,” “Quantum of Solace”), who won his own Oscar for “Bugsy,” serves as production designer, and three-time Oscar winner Colleen Atwood (“Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Chicago,” “Alice In Wonderland”) is costume designer.

BOILERPLATE:
“Into the Woods” is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them. Rob Marshall, the acclaimed filmmaker behind the Academy Award®-winning musical “Chicago” and Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” directs the film, which is based on the Tony®-winning original musical by James Lapine, who also penned the screenplay, and legendary composer Stephen Sondheim, who provides the music and lyrics. Produced by Marshall, John DeLuca, “Wicked” producer Marc Platt and Callum McDougall, “Into the Woods” will be released in theaters Dec. 25, 2014. For more information, like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DisneyIntoTheWoods and follow us on Twitter: @DisneyPictures.

Disney's #Tomorrowland Teaser Trailer! In Theaters May 2015

Wow has Disney been throwing out movies lately! This new teaser trailer is amazing if you haven't seen it yet! I love Walt Disney's concept of Tomorrowland and loved when I got to go to Disney World and experience the park! I can't wait to see the official trailer and see what this movie will be completely about! 













TOMORROWLAND
DISNEY
Website and Mobile site: www.Disney.com/Tomorrowland<http://www.disney.com/Tomorrowland>
Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/DisneyTomorrowland
Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/DisneyPictures

Genre:                          Mystery Adventure
Rating:                          TBD
U.S. Release date:        May 22, 2015
Running time:                TBD

Cast:                            George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Judy Greer, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key, Thomas Robinson
Director:                       Brad Bird
Producers:                    Damon Lindelof, Brad Bird, Jeffrey Chernov
Executive Producers:    John Walker, Brigham Taylor, Jeff Jensen, Bernard Bellew
Story by:                      Damon Lindelof & Brad Bird & Jeff Jensen
Screenplay by:              Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird


STORY SYNOPSIS:

From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s riveting, mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.

Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, “Tomorrowland” promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.


ONE-LINER:

In Disney’s riveting mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” a jaded scientist and an optimistic teen embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space.


OFFICIAL BOILERPLATE:

From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s “Tomorrowland,” a riveting mystery adventure starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.

Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, “Tomorrowland” promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.

The film also stars Hugh Laurie as brilliant scientist David Nix, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Judy Greer, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key and Thomas Robinson.

“Tomorrowland” is produced by Damon Lindelof, Brad Bird and Jeffrey Chernov and directed by Brad Bird, with John Walker, Brigham Taylor, Jeff Jensen and Bernard Bellew serving as executive producers. “Tomorrowland” opens in U.S. theaters on May 22, 2015.

Weekly Winnings Through October 19th, 2014

This week I was lucky enough to win:


  • Violet Eyes from Violent Lips Facebook Friday
  • Sleeping Beauty Diamond Edition DVD (Yay Christmas gift!)
  • My Little Pony Equestria Girls That Rock Doll (Yay Christmas gift!)

I love when I win things right now because they automatically start going into hiding for Christmas gifts! Much easier to hide from the kids when the mail comes when they all are at school!

Weekly Menu For Monday, October 20th to Friday, October 24th

Monday - Tater Tot Casserole

Tuesday - Biscuits and Gravy

Wednesday - Uptown Joes

Thursday - School Night

Friday - Awesome Beef Enchiladas

Sunday, October 19, 2014

#BIGHERO6 New Clip #1




Check out the new clip that Disney released in September! We are getting excited to be able to go to the theater with the kids to see this movie! Big Hero 6 comes to theaters November 7th!




My Week Fun

This week has been.....fun......that's the word we will use for it. It started with kids having the stomach bug Monday to me and the last of the munkins getting it Thursday. I started planning my freezer meals over the week and started on Wednesday with the shopping. I was able to get about 2 meals done before church time and then was planning on finishing up on Thursday. That's when I was knocked down and out. It was crazy to see my kids suffer and be done in 12 hours what took me about 36 hours to get over. KIDS! Plans got changed so I didn't get to do my freezer meals with my friend because of all the sickness BUT the hubby and I were able to finish off the rest of my list on Saturday before any of the meat went bad! I had to scratch off a couple of things from my list that I hoped I wouldn't have to BUT after Saturday we had 25 meals! I was so excited about that! The cost was around $250 give or take (don't have the receipts and we did stock up on spices and other needs for the house too.) 


What I look forward the most for the next 30 days? Basically just cooking out of the crockpot or stove without much work on my part now! I am hoping to post a few of my freezer meal recipes with you in the next few weeks! I hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Transformation Tuesdays Week 42

Well, I totally fell off the wagon. I let myself do whatever I wanted. I got in a major funk. There is so much I could say and so many excuses, but I'm just going to put that behind myself right now. I have been working on my eating this week and so far been doing much better. I'll start adding a goal or two in there too but for right now, I am just going to try and take it a day at a time, a meal at a time because that is where I have to be. Everyone has to start somewhere right?






Starting (January 7) : 278.4 lbs
Week 2 (Jan 14): 279.0 lbs
Week 3 (Jan 21): 280.8 lbs
Week 4 (Jan 28): 278.8 lbs
Week 9 (Mar 4): 281.4 lbs
Week 16(Apr 22): 285.8 lbs
Week 20(May 20): 281.4 lbs
Week 21(May 21): 281.4 lbs
Week 22 (June 3): 283.0 lbs
Week 23(June 10: 283.2 lbs
Week 24(June 17) 282.6 lbs
Week 25(June 24): 282.0 lbs
Week 26(July 1): 281.2 lbs
Week 27(July 8): 280.4 lbs
Week 42: 275.0 lbs

Monday, October 13, 2014

Weekly Menu For Monday, October 13th to Friday, October 17th

Monday - Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

Tuesday - Dad's Choice

Wednesday - Pancakes and Bacon

Thursday - Dad's Choice

Friday - Mac and Cheese, corn dogs/hot dogs, Kid's Choice night for slumber party

Monday, October 6, 2014

Weekly Winnings Through October 5th, 2014

This week I won:


  • Frozen CD
  • Strawberry Shortcake DVD

Weekly Menu For Monday, October 6th to October 10th

Monday - Daddy's Choice

Tuesday - Sweet and Sour Chicken

Wednesday - Tater Tot Casserole

Thursday - Sloppy Joes

Friday - Chicken Enchiladas


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Being A Mom Sucks....

There are days you just want to vent. You decide facebook/twitter/where ever is a great place and just let loose. "Everyone understands where I am coming from and will agree!" you think. As a mom, you just need to vent and get it out and then you're better, right? 

Wrong! There is always that one "friend" out there on your list. You know the one. They are crabby, mean, and always seem to have a comment for everything. Instead of you just venting out the frustration to feel better and know you aren't alone, there is that one "friend" that tells you how horrible you are. 

"Your kid isn't potty trained? He knows how, you just aren't doing it right" 

"Your house isn't clean? You have all this free time why aren't you cleaning it? It's not that hard!"

"Seriously, you don't make your kids do it? I don't see why not! It's not that hard to keep a house clean."

"You get time to watch tv? Why do that to yourself?? You have 3 hours without kids you should be cleaning and getting everything done while no one is home. That's a waste of time."


For these comments, I have started to not want to post at all. I have started holding it more in. I feel like a worthless mom. I feel like I am not doing ANYTHING right. When you are a stay at home mom, you don't have as many outlets to get things out. You have those wonderful little kids around that don't understand why mommy is upset. Unlike portrayed on TV shows and such, as a stay at home mom I really don't have any friends that I go out with. I have been forcing myself into more situations to get around more moms but then you see the clicks, the moms who are putting on that wonderful front of being awesome. The moms that are already friends and so they spend the whole time talking at the table so you just sit there and eat a donut and drink your coffee while feeling judged about that donut and the way your hair is and how you didn't breastfeed your babies. 

The point of this whole post. MOMS it is okay for you to vent! It's okay for you to feel like you aren't doing anything right! Don't pay attention to those haters! They are just jealous and trying to make you feel bad. They don't know your life. They don't know your situation! They don't know your kids! Be the best mom you are! Enjoy that Netflix binge. Enjoy that cup of coffee in solitude right before the pick up round up comes. As a society, people need to learn to be more kind. You don't like when people post rude on your facebook post, so don't do it right back. Remember you are the daughter of God, you are the way God intended you to be and you are doing the best you can!


Monday, September 29, 2014

Weekly Winnings Through September 29th

Been awhile but I finally won something!! I won the Maze Runner Prize Pack from A Day In Motherhood! I'm excited to get this as it has the book in the prize pack and I was curious about how it would be!

Weekly Menu For September 28th to October 3rd

Monday - Pizza

Tuesday - Pancakes and Bacon

Wednesday - Tator Tot Casserole

Thursday - Dad's Choice

Friday - Spaghetti

Monday, September 22, 2014

Weekly Menu For September 22nd to September 26th

Monday - Daddy's Choice

Tuesday - Chili

Wednesday - Stuffed Shells

Thursday - Tater Tot Casserole

Friday - Chicken Enchiladas


I hate how I seem to be running out of ideas! Plan right now is to really try to save money and eat at home as much as possible so I might be starting more of a monthly meal plan instead. I am also hoping in the next few weeks I can do a freezer meal day and get together a lot of wonderful recipes and not have as hard of a time to decide what to have!


What do you do when you have issues coming up with food ideas?
What is a go to recipe you have in your family? 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

#DoMore #Contest Degree Women's MOTIONSENSE Deodorant with 48-Hour Protection Review


The other day, I received Degree MOTIONSENSE deodorant in the mail. I was a bit hesitate to try it. I have been looking for a deodorant that will work. It seems all that I try just doesn't cut it. I sweat like crazy, or the smell "wears off" so I can smell the funk! I was glad to receive this to try. It claims that "the more you move the more it protects." It says it protects for 48 hours.

After trying it for a week, I think it DOES work! I haven't tried going over 24 hours but I know the more I worked on my "mommy" stuff and errands, the less I felt I had to worry. I haven't had as bad of sweat spots as I am used to with my other deodorant. At the end of the day, I still smell the Fresh Energy scent! I have not been used to that in a long time! In my opinion, this is a great deodorant if you are looking for a deodorant that you are looking for to work with you! 

You can find Degree Women's MOTIONSENSE deodorant at a Walmart near you!





 Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Weekly Menu for September 15th to September 19th

Monday - Sloppy Joes

Tuesday - Chicken Tacos

Wednesday - Hearty Western Casserole

Thursday - Mexican Casserole

Friday - Night Out


It's going to be a busy week so I am hoping I can keep up on this :) I love Sidetracked Sarah's blog and all the wonderful recipes she has! A lot of them are freezer to crockpot dinners! It's nice to have a different mix of meals to look through and I hope I can make them all and try them out!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Freezer Meal Ideas?!

So, my plan is the weekend of September 13-14, I am going to have a freezer meal marathon day! I have a friend that is planning on joining me so that we can make meals together and then *hopefully* have enough for a whole month! In do this, I am hoping to help myself out with the what do I make blues/funk I have been in lately as I don't want to make anything! It's been so hot lately that I don't want to get the house hot either so some of those recipes I am looking at are freezer to crockpot meals. I stumbled across a GREAT blog Sidetracked Sarah and she has some amazing ideas and recipes! I am hoping to post out a list of what we will be making next week. Then my plan is to have a couple of posts that weekend showing the meals being made and then able to have some recipes to post the following week, sound good?

Anyone have any freezer meals they love making that are easy and/or taste great? 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Weekly Menu For August 25th to August 29th

Monday - Mac and Cheese

Tuesday - Sweet and Sour Chicken

Wednesday - Stuffed Shells

Thursday - Dad's Choice

Friday - Awesome Beef Enchiladas :)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy Lego-Inspired Video

This is perfect for my kids! Anything and everything Legos makes them happy these days. We spent a day at Legoland this summer and they have been asking to go back constantly since! I know they loved looking through the different scenes at Legoland. I loved the most seeing the Wizard of Oz set! 

A Marvel and Lego fan, youtube sensation Forrest Whaley created his own version of Guardians of the Galaxy from Legos for all to enjoy! Let me know what you think!

Big Hero 6 New Trailer


Ok, have to admit the reason I like this picture so much is a big cream puff is holding a kitty! So cute!!

Walt Disney Animation released a new trailer a couple weeks ago for Big Hero 6. Have you gotten to watch it yet? Makes it look like another great movie for Disney!

#GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Extended Look!


Guardians of the Galaxy hit theatres August 1st and has been doing very well! My husband saw it and loved it! I still have yet to see it but have a feeling it will be one of those movies without kids as I was told there was a bit too much language for my kids to listen to. 


Have you gone and watched Guardians of the Galaxy yet? What are your thoughts?

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wordless Wednesday - First Day Of School!

I didn't miss it this year! If you remember last year, I was in the hospital with pneumonia so I only got to see pictures! This year I got to walk my girls in and give them hugs goodbye! Made this momma so happy!!!


Monday, August 11, 2014

Weekly Menu For August 11th to August 15th



Monday: Leftovers (so scattered of schedule I have no clue!)

Tuesday: Homemade Pizza

Wednesday: Stuffed Shells

Thursday: Dad's Choice

Friday: Church Night at the Pool

Winnings Through August 11th

Since the last time I posted, I won:

  • Heat Holders Thermal Socks

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

I'm Back!

Sorry my short hiatus turned out to be longer. Depression has a way of getting a great hold on you and causing lots of things to occur in your mind and you just can't control it. I really hate depression. I know I am the one that can control it as I am the one that can decide ultimately to be depressed or not to be. Some say it is probably "Summer Blues" and maybe that might be it. We haven't done too much this summer but enough to keep us busy, too. I am hoping I can get this all under me again and begin blogging. I also have a dream lately to finally finish a novel that I had been working on for a few years. Who knows if I will get it done, but I'm going to try! I also am wanting to work harder on my blog and get it bigger and better. I had started my blog for something to do, then I thought maybe I could do more with it. Right now, I don't know what I am going to do but for now I am going to try! I'm going to try and share information I think you should know. I am going to try to do more reviews of things. I am going to try and share more of my mom-isms and day in the life of me as a mom. We will see how this all goes again and please bear with me! 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Transformation Tuesdays Week 27

It was a longer week then usual, but shorter at the same time! Holiday weekends can do that to you! I know I could have eaten a lot worse than I did. I could have eaten better than I did too. The good news is, I'm not going to beat myself up for it. I didn't get much accomplished on the home front I believe because we were gone for 4 days to spend time with family. It was a great break from home but it was still a bit stressful. Just like a vacation is with kids! My hubby helped his dad rebuild his deck so a lot of his time was out there while my time was with the kids and cooking and baking for the different pot lucks we had and then a big meal for the guys that helped with the deck. It was a great weekend, don't get me wrong. BUT I would love to have another weekend now after it so we can all recoup and I can get some time with the hubby that is not with the kids! Difference between last week and this week: 
  • Not as busy
  • I am ready to dig in on the workouts
  • I have been on a cleaning/decluttering spree! 
  • I am going to work to FINISH all my goals
So, this week I will be leaving my goals all the same in hopes that next week when I update, I will have a strike through everything! Hope you all have a great week!!



Personal Goals This Week:


  • Write 12 Posts
  • Daily Devotional 5x
  • Track Food 7x
  • 6 Days Under Calories
  • Work Out 6x This Week
  • Read One Book
  • Don't Weigh In Until Next Tuesday!
  • Drink 72 oz a Day 
  • Clean Kitchen AND Dining Room/Computer Desk AND My Bedroom
  • Track Spending!



Personal Goals Last Week:


  • Write 12 Posts  9 so closer!
  • Daily Devotional 5x
  • Track Food 7x
  • 6 Days Under Calories Holiday weekends are not nice to me!
  • Work Out 6x This Week 5! Missed on 2 days!
  • Read One Book Didn't make time :(
  • Don't Weigh In Until Next Tuesday! Only 2 times!!!
  • Drink 72 oz a Day 
  • Clean Kitchen AND Dining Room/Computer Desk AND My Bedroom All but desk!
  • Track Spending!

Starting (January 7) : 278.4 lbs
Week 2 (Jan 14): 279.0 lbs
Week 3 (Jan 21): 280.8 lbs
Week 4 (Jan 28): 278.8 lbs
Week 9 (Mar 4): 281.4 lbs
Week 16(Apr 22): 285.8 lbs
Week 20(May 20): 281.4 lbs
Week 21(May 21): 281.4 lbs
Week 22 (June 3): 283.0 lbs
Week 23(June 10: 283.2 lbs
Week 24(June 17) 282.6 lbs
Week 25(June 24): 282.0 lbs
Week 26(July 1): 281.2 lbs
Week 27(July 8): 280.4 lbs

Monday, July 7, 2014

Day 15 Of 30 Day Shred.....Half Way!

Yay! I am now half way through my 30 Day Shred challenge! I did miss a couple days over the weekend as we were out of town. I made up for it in some of the hard work I was doing I think! Then I really got back into it yesterday as it was day 15! Things I have noticed.....
1) I don't take a good picture of myself!

 

2) I am not sweating as bad! I used to start sweating right away, now I can get to almost Round #3 before I start a downpour!
3) I do not have to "rest" like I did in the beginning!
4) I do have more endurance as she makes note of! I ran with my son for a short distance and wasn't completely winded and done with the day! I actually felt invigorated! 
5) I feel better about doing the workout! It's something I feel better about doing, instead of HAVING to do!


Now, for the half way measurements!!!

Measurements Before:
(June 23rd)
Arms:  Left 17" Right 17.5"
Thighs: Left 30" Right 30" Circumference 43.5"
Hips: 58"
Waist(measured below tatas): 46"
Chest(tatas): 52"

Measurements Half Way:
(July 7th)
Arms: Left 16.5"  Right 17"
Thighs: Left 30" Right 30" Circumference 43.5"
Hips: 57"
Waist: 43.5"
Chest: 52"


Total in 15 days: Overall 4.5" inches!

I know some could lose more. I know I could lose more if I ate really well and did it the days I missed BUT to know I lost 4.5" is awesome!!! Now to see where I end up at the end of this! Only 15 more days to go! July 22nd isn't that far away!