Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Marathon & Fundraising Progress

Not too much new info to share regarding my running and fund raising.  I'm ashamed to say I have not raised any more money but I am proud to say that what I have raised is $945 which is a lot more then zero!  I get excited to think how this money can really help a child's wish come true.

With the running, it is going amazing.  I love running more and more.  My runs are getting longer and longer and I am up to 8 miles.  Its crazy to think how I use to feel like a 5k was such a long distance and now I can run almost triple that without getting winded. Something I have realized through my running is how you have to take care of your body!  I wasn't too concerned with what I was hydrating my body with and how I use fueling it before, but now that I'm getting up there to those longer distances I can see how important it is!  If I eat like poop the day before or the day of a run I feel like poop the entire run and my body suffers. The benefit of this realization is that its easier to make healthier eating choices because I know the effect of a poor choice.

So that's that.  It's going good all in all.  Now the wheels in my heard are turning about doing an entire marathon one day (don't get ahead of yourself Cassy, you haven't even ran your half yet!).  My main dilemma with that thought is the time!  Who has the time to train for one of those?  Or better yet...what mother of two babies has the time to train for one?  It's probably one of those thing that I need to set aside until the youngins are raised.  Unless there is a secret to making time for training without compromising valuable time with the babies and quitting the day job?  I'm all ears....

Hope you all are having a great's halfway over!

Au Revoir

I deleted my facebook. It was liberating.

UPDATE: I reactivated my account. Bahaha.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Monday Giveaway & Coupon Code!

✽✽✽This giveaway is now closed.  Congrats to the winner, Tara!✽✽✽

This giveaway is for the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software for FREE ($40 value), courtesy of the kind people at the My Memory Suite website.  If you are not familiar with this website I suggest you familiarize yourself pronto!  It's an amazing digital scrapbooking program.  I fell in love with it when I found it.  Keeping up with the little ones scrapbooks have become somewhat of a chore for me and this program has completely taken the hassle out of scrapbooking.  

The My Memory Suite website doesn't stop at digital scrapbooking, they also have tons of creative inspiration for other digital projects such as photo books for any type of event.  They have a great selection digital paper and layout designs for your digital project (not to mention the wide selection of FREEBIES and their large $1 items section)  Without trying to sound to infomercial-ly...the software is amazing. You gotta try it!  Here is an example of part of one of my recent projects...

Along with the giveaway, My Memory Suite is also offering a discount to all my readers of $10 off the purchase of the My Memory Suite Scrapbook software and a $10 coupon for the store. To get this discount just enter the coupon code STMMMS17003 at check out.


For your chance to win the My Memory Suite Scrapbook software follow the instruction below to enter.  The giveaway winner will be chosen at random on Friday the 23rd.  Good luck!

Entry Instructions:
  • Visit the website and come back here to leave a comment telling me which digital paper pack or layout is your favorite.

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Friday, September 9, 2011

All great things must end.

I am currently winding down from a great vacation/visit from my mom.  It was so good to spend time with her and see her spend time with her grand kids.  I just get so sad that the vacation has to end!  We spent part of the week just hanging out around home, cooking, swimming, shopping, and chasing after the little ones. 

The highlight was when we took a quick two day one night trip to California.  Our main purpose for the trip was to go to this great doll store call American Girl.  This store is honestly a little girls dream come true... two stories of dolls galore, doll clothing, a doll hair salon, a restaurant made to visit with your doll.  We went to the doll store for my baby girl.  I didn't really think she would appreciate it because she is only one years old, but she loved it!  The moment she saw the doll she wanted her eyes lit up and she wouldn't stop trying to jump out of my arms until it was bought and opened for her to hold.   It was really special.  We also found our way to the beach so my little boy could enjoy the California trip just as much as his sister (and her did). He loved the water!  And so did I.  It was just one of those days I didn't want to end (whhaa). 

But now its back to reality... at least I have the pictures to reminisce on. 

These are some photos from when we took Austin to the Build-A-Bear- Workshop.  His choice... A Darth Vader Koala.  (If you have never been there I highly reccomend it for the kiddos-so fun) 

These are the photos from the "American Girl Cafe". So cute.

Love at first sight.


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Out with the old...Or maybe not?!

Here are a few great ideas I came across from one of my favorite magazines Real Simple.  They just posted a bunch of great ideas for re-purposing old things.  I love when I have the opportunity to reuse things instead of being wasteful, don't you?

Love this "Baking Sheet Memo Board".  I know I have a few baking sheets that I should probably stop cooking with because they are in bad condition.  Now I can us them to make a magnetic memo board! Who'd a thunk?

Re-using the plastic bags that bed linen comes in seems like a no-brainer to me (no offense) because it just seems so wasteful to throw away a perfectly good and sturdy bag complete with a zipper!  If you don't already do this I highly recommend it.  I use it for crafts, yarn, toys, tools... pretty much everything I need to keep organized.

This one is great for those of you with kids...

Brilliant! That's all I have to say about this one!
And this one is so simple, and convenient...

Come on ladies, I know we could all use this idea...