Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wednesday Weekly Wow #4

Create your own stick figure family. Post it to your blog or whatever. Be sure to include your pets, they are family too.

Stick Figure Family at

Monday, April 27, 2009

Simple Woman's Daybook - April 27, 2009

For Today...

Outside my window... sunny clear sky's with a breeze.

I am thinking... how fast this month went by

From the learning rooms... mother's day crafts

I am thankful for... that Memorial Day is almost here...Big Town Wide Lawn Sale. I'm getting rid of a lot of things this year!

From the kitchen... I have a sink full of dishes that is calling me

I am wearing... jean shorts, white kitty t-shirt and barefeet

I am reading... blogs

I am hoping... to box all the winter clothes up this week and bring out the summer.

I am creating... my scrapbooks that I've been falling behind in

I am praying... my family to be well

Around the house... Opening all the windows.

One of my favorite things... sunrises

A few plans for the rest of the week... Brayden's OT, babysit my cousin and hopefully some walking.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...

My baby, Jayden who fell asleep while I was filling out my daybook.

Springtime Giveaway Carnival - Clutter Diet Giveaway

Over at Heavenly Homemakers they're hosting the Springtime Giveaway Carnival and to contribute to the fun I'm giving away a one month membership to Clutter Diet!

What is Clutter Diet?

"...Clutter Diet will help you conquer the clutter in as little as 15 minutes per week. Our fun and easy seasonal action plans take you step by step through every room in your house, and our team of organizers will provide you personally with direct advice and support in our private member message boards. You can even upload a photo to show us your space..."

Memberships Provides:
  • Access to their organizing experts for direct, personal advice in their member message boards, where they answer every question!
  • Their exclusive weekly project plans
  • Hours of multimedia tutorials and audio content
  • A customizable e-mail reminder system to help you stay on track
  • Searchable articles to help you with any area of your home
How to enter the Clutter Diet Giveaway?

*Go to the Clutter Diet website then come back here and leave a comment about what you think? Is this something you could use?

*Add my button to your blog and leave a comment that you did so and the link to your blog.

*Follow my blog and leave a comment that you're following. If you already do, leave a comment that you do.

*Twitter the giveaway and post a link by leaving a comment.

*And finally...earn 5 more entries by blogging this giveaway. After you've blog about the giveaway enter 5 separate comments with:
#1 "blog link"
#2 "blog link"
#3 "blog link"
#4 "blog link"
#5 "blog link"

Contest ends 11:59PM EST. May 1, 2009.

Winner will be chosen by

Also, make sure you leave an email address so I can notify you if you win! If I don't get response with in 48 hours I will redo the drawing.

Have Fun!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Random Picture Challenge #1

8th folder - July
25th picture
{if you don't have this far back pick the next closest year}

This is the first time I've done this. I don't have any pictures saved in 2002. I didn't get a digital camera until 2006 but didn't start saving pics until 2007. So I had to use 2007, July and the 25th picture. This picture is Tristan and Daddy at the beach. The girl on the left is Brooke, my cousin's daughter.

You can join the fun to here!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Aloha Friday - April 24, 2009

Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday.

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

If you’d like to participate click here.

My question is:

I was wondering if you have an ironic story that happen to you in your life?

Back before I had children, when I was working, there was a few of us that had our cars broke into during work hours. So the company called the police and they came to ask all of us that had our cars broke into what happen. So when the policeman approached me, he asked if something happen to my car? I said yes, I had somethings stolen. He had his notepad out and started writing. I told him I had a 10 gift card stolen. Then he asked anything else, and with a little hesitation, I said yes, the robbers stole my...uh...radar detector. I felt so weird telling him that, but he wrote it down, asked me what brand it was, how long I've had it and how much I paid for it. After that, I never owned a radar detector again.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

$25.00 Gift Certificate Giveaway To Layer's Clothing

I just visited Piece Of Me Blog and they're giving away a $25.00 gift certificate to Layer's Clothing! I checked out the Layer's Clothing and picked the picture above as the item I'd buy if I won the giveaway. They're giving readers many chances to win this giveaway. So go over to Piece Of Me Blog right now and check it out!
Giveaway will end on May 7th at 11:59pm ET.

Wednesday Weekly Wow #3

Do you have your own blog? Do you have a disclosure policy? Maybe you should.

Disclosure Policies are designed to allow bloggers to self-identify any affiliation, payment or other conflicts of interests that may influence the content of a blog. From banner ads and paid content to free gadgets and travel, disclosure policies allow you to make your own judgement regarding the influence on content you are presented with. Bloggers provide this service to you, their reader, in order to be as transparent as possible with their blog.

Check out where you can get your own disclosure policy. Very easy and simple to get.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

EA Sports Active

I just pre-order this! Can't wait to get it. I think it'll be lots of fun and motivate me!
You can pre-order it now too. Check it out here at

Product Features

  • Game includes a deep co-operative multiplayer game mode.
  • Engage in fitness made easy through 20 minute circuits feature a variety of familiar activities that target upper body, lower body as well as cardio.
  • Follow the guidance, motivation and training tip of your very own virtual personal trainer.
  • 30 day challenge' of tailor made 20 minute workouts, that change as you progress each day, and track calories, intensity and progress throughout your journey.
  • Gameplay/workout options are extended with the included Nunchuck strap and resistance band accessories, and compatibility with the Wii Balance Board (not included).

Monday, April 20, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook - April 20, 2009

For Today...

Outside my window... sun shinning and and a light breeze

I am thinking... how I have a lot to do this week within my home

From the learning rooms... earth day crafts

I am thankful for... warm temperatures, finally

From the kitchen... dishes in the sink, counter and table need to be cleaned

I am wearing... t-shirt, pj bottoms and barefeet

I am reading...blogs

I am finish some things I want to do this week

I am creating... nothing right now

I am praying... that Adam finds confidence in his job

Around the house... a lot of picking up

One of my favorite bowling. We went bowling yesterday for my nephew's birthday. I didn't get to bowl, but my mom said that she'd watch the kids some night so Adam and I can go bowling

A few plans for the rest of the week...nothing to much, hope to visit my best friend before the week is over since her kids are on vacation this week.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...

Tristan & daddy watching the bowling ball go done the lane, hoping Tristan get's a strike!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Small Talk Six - April 18, 2009

Today’s topic is “6 animals (domestic, wild, or exotic) you think would be fun to own as pets.” You can answer this with a list of 6 words, 6 phrases, 6 sentences, 6 paragraphs, 6 photos, 6 videos, etc . . .

My 6 are

1. I've always thought it would be cool to have a mercat as a pet

2. A Dolphin would be really cool

3. A Panda Bear would be so cute

4. A Penguin would be really cool and cute as a pet.

5. A Raccoon is cute, and would be great if it was friendly.

6. And those cute little chipmunks.

Favorite Things Swap

I just joined Mamarazzi's Favorite Things Swap!!
I will be sending a package of my favorite things to someone and someone will be sending me a package of their favorite things.
This is so exciting, I've done swaps before in my Yahoo groups so I know this will be just as fun! Plus meeting new people is always nice.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Aloha Friday - April 17, 2009

Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday.

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

If you’d like to participate click here.

My question is:

What can be used as an reward for losing weight?

I've been trying to motivate myself to lose weight, and thought I could reward myself every time I hit a milestone. The only thing I can think of is for every pound I lose I can buy 1 itunes download.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Wednesday Weekly Wow #2

This Wednesday Weekly Wow is from Flickr Badge Maker. Check it out share with us! Link it to Mr. Linky so we all can visit your blog. Here's mine...

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Quick...1 Day Left Giveaway

Hurry, you only have one day left to win a $20 gift certificate for Claire's Closet, an online used children clothing site. Check out the giveaway at Sensible Finds!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Homemade Dinner Rolls

For Easter my family and I are making different things to bring for dinner. I said I'd bring the dinner rolls. Well normally I'd go to the local grocery store and buy the rolls there. This time, I've decided to make the dinner rolls. But, I'm not a great cook. I've only made rolls a hand full of times and they usually come out heavy. So I found a different recipe, altered it a little and
presto the rolls are done.

I'd like to share the recipe, so here are the ingredients...

3/4 Cup Milk
3/4 Cup Water
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Teaspoon Salt
2 Eggs
5 Teaspoons Yeast
5 Cups Flour
1/2 Cup Melted Butter Flavored Crisco

In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, warm milk, water, sugar & salt.

Remove from heat & mix in the eggs & yeast.
Measure flour into a large bowl.
Make a well in the flour.

Pour milk mixture into it.

Cover with lid and let stand for 30 minutes

After the 30 minutes, uncover & pour melted butter flavored Crisco into flour & mix well.
Add more flour if to sticky.

Cover with lid and let rise for 30 minutes

After the 30 minutes is up, shape the dough into rolls & let rise for 30 minutes

After that 30 minutes, place baking sheet in a preheat oven at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.

Of course after the rolls were done, I had to try one...

It was yummy!
I did a good job. I just hope the family likes them too!