Friday, November 30, 2012

Give Aways Begins Tomorrow

Tomorrow begins the Christmas mug give away. I will draw a name and will announce the winner tomorrow evening. If you are not fully connected to the blog, you still have time to qualify for a mug give away. Can't wait to see who tomorrow's winner will be. Hope you all are having a pleasant week so far!
On another note I wanna share with all my family and friends that I am now a distributor with a wonderful company called Advocare...I am so excited about this and here is why....I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism about a year ago, horrible debilitating disease. The main symptom of this disease is no energy whatsoever! I am sure everyone of you wishes you had more energy, who doesn't. I was doing good to wash dishes then go and sit down for the rest of the day. I felt as if I had just run a marathon, clearly my meds were not doing their job in giving me energy to help me get through my day.....Then my mom introduced Advocare to me, I am sure some of you have either heard of this company or are even distributors. I was sooo skeptical at first, came up with all kinds of "reasons" why I couldn't do the program. Well I finally gave in and had for the very first time a Spark drink (what I like to call vitamin water).
Let me just tell you, this is the real deal. If I could shout it to you I would
I had so much energy(not jittery, heart racing kind of energy) that I didn't know what I wanted to tackle first...I cleaned house, I went shopping, I even had dinner two hours later than I usually do because I wasn't even hungry. This is just from the SPARK, imagine what I will feel and look like after my 24 day challenge. This is NOT A DIET, I hate diets, they don't work! Simple as that, it has to be a lifestyle change. A choice to want to better yourself, no one can make that choice for you. You are only going to get out what you put in. Advocare is a wellness program. It is designed to work with your body's needs for nutrition and healing. If you need to lose weight it will do that for you, if you need to gain weight it will help you with that as well. It is about giving our bodies the proper nutrition and fuel that we need. I don't want to sound like a broken record or even like I am trying to sales pitch you but I am a believer...I have seen what it has done for my mom, her husband and many others. It has changed so many lives not just health wise, but financially as well. If you want to know more and are interested in the products feel free to e-mail me at Go check out Advocare's website It's all there, the benefits of this lovely program all the way around. I will be documenting my journey to full health and freedom of disease on this blog. I will post pics of my progress! Lets do it together!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Christmas Mug Give Away

Four mugs, four days in a row....All you have to do to qualify for this give away is be connected to my blog. This does not mean if you simply receive e-mails from my blog, you must be fully connected to the blog. If you are not, just click on the join this site button on my blog's main page. It will ask you to set up a google e-mail. Add your existing e-mail, example:, then create your own password. Simple as that! I will be adding all the names of my followers to a large bowl then will draw one out every day for four days in a row. I will announce the winners each day.
Mug #1 Red Mittens
Mug #2 Christmas is Sweet
Mug #3 Snowflakes
Mug #4 Patchwork Snowman
I love having a mug just for Christmas time...It makes drinking my hot cocoa a little more festive~


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Good Morning

I love morning time at my house....
Warming toes by the fire
Jacob playing with his new Polar Express train set
Calling out "All aboard"

Monday, November 26, 2012

Mandy's Turkey Soup

I am sure you all have tons of turkey left over from Thanksgiving meal. What to do with all that left over turkey??? Turkey sandwiches, yummy, but can get old pretty fast...My dear friend Amanda, whom I call Mandy, has so graciously given me her special turkey soup recipe to share with you all.....
3 tbsp chicken bouillon granules
1/2tsp pepper
1/2tsp dried thyme
1/4tsp celery seeds
1/4tsp garlic powder
1 or 2 bay leaves
4 cups of tri-colored spiral pasta (or past of your choice)
2 carrots, diced
2 stalks of celer, diced
1/4 cup minced onion
3 cups cooked, diced turkey
Add 12 cups of water to a large soup pot and all ingredients except turkey and bring to a boil. Cover the pot with a tight fitting lid, lower heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Discard bay leaves. Stir in turkey and simmer additional 5 minutes. Enjoy!
This can also make a great gift for someone this Christmas (you can swap out the turkey for chicken, if you prefer)
Add all dry ingredients to a large jar with a lid. Type out the recipe (letting the person know they need to add meat and various veggies themselves) attach it to the lid with a ribbon, and voila, the perfect little gift. Be sure to share this lovely recipe with your family and friends. Enjoy!

Friday, November 23, 2012

The Day After Thanksgiving

Hello to you all and a belated Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that each and everyone of you had a blessed Thanksgiving day. Aaron, Jaccob, and I enjoyed some yummy holiday food and some laughs around our table. All the extra warmth and love that is felt on holidays just makes them that much more special. To be with those you love and to give thanks to God for all His many, wonderful blessings. We are all so blessed and have so much to be thankful for.
Recipes and ideas for left over turkey coming soon! I am sure we all have a ton of left over turkey in our refrigerators right now and turkey sandwhiches can get pretty boring after the 5th one...don't fret I am here to help you with that problem.