Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A Thought for Today about "Enduring"...

"For the world, enduring may be enough. But enduring well with grace under pressure is required of us. We all feel the world. There is no safe sanctuary into which an individual can retreat except the sanctuary of the committed life, consciously chosen, in which an individual reaches a supposed breaking point but does not break."

~Neal A. Maxwell

Have a wonderful Wednesday...

Thursday, May 13, 2010

"Be the Best You" Wellness Challenge...Come Join Me!!

As women and moms, we have a million and more things to worry about, don't we? Being attentive wives, getting children fed and ready for school, getting them to school, cooking, cleaning, laundry, finances, taxi-ing kids to and from activities, helping with homework, and often contributing to the household income. It can be overwhelming, and life can quickly get out of balance as we sometimes let ourselves be the last item on our extensive list of things to do.

In our lack of self-attention, our health often suffers, our energy lags, weight lingers, and we sometimes feel disconnected to many things spiritual or personal. When we don't feel well and happy about ourselves, it is challenging to put our best foot forward for our families or co-workers. I would imagine many of us had felt this to some degree at one time or another.

Well, I'm so excited to tell you about a "Be the Best You" Wellness Challenge beginning on Monday, May 17, 2010, that addresses some of the needs we have as women to be our best selves. The idea is to motivate ourselves to improve our mind, body, and spirit through 10 goals to be kept each day for three months along with a community of other women (or men!) with the same desires. It is not a diet, but a lifestyle change. The honor system is in place, and points are awarded each day for completion of those 10 goals, then turned in weekly to the Challenge Hostess.

There is a $10 fee to join, with those individuals tallying up the most points at the end of the three months winning back a percentage of the funds collected. Sound fun? While money can be an incentive....the real incentive for me is having a support group to be accountable to, and a challenge placed before me! I'm so excited to participate! I would love for any of you to come join me in this adventure!

Click HERE for more details on how to sign up, and to see what all is involved in the challenge to help us be our best selves. Grab a friend, and let me know if you decide to join, and we'll all hold each other's hands through this challenge for the next three months! (But hurry! Remember the challenge begins next Monday, May 17!)

Hugs to you,

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Spring Fling Purse Pattern

Put a little "spring" in your step with this easy to make and free "Spring Fling Purse" pattern now available over at You Can Make This! It simply requires a little cutting, a little hand-sewing, and a little glueing.

The little girl in your life will love having another tote for her money, lip gloss, and pens. "Spring" on over there to get your own!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

The Results are In!!! (squeal!)

Remember several weeks ago when I posted about this guy,

regarding this t-shirt design,

and this little six year old's hopes of going to "The Happiest Place on Earth"?

Well, our family is in shock, but the results are in from the Brian Regan T-shirt Design Contest, and I guess we are going to Disneyland! Can you believe it?

These last few weeks have been so much fun since we received the news that my design had actually won. Everyone in the family was dumbfounded at first, then completely excited about the whole thing. That little t-shirt design is now part of the official 2010 Brian Regan Tour Shirt. It's so crazy! You can view what they've done with the t-shirts here.

In addition, one of the prizes will be free tickets to a Brian Regan performance, along with backstage passes to meet the guy himself. We are giddy!

To all of you who bothered to vote and then spread the word to others about the voting, MY FAMILY THANKS YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR BRIAN REGAN-LOVING HEARTS!!! YOU ARE THE BEST! It wouldn't have been possible without your help.

I will keep you posted as the events unfold. It will certainly be an exciting adventure.

Thanks once again everyone!

Hugs to all,
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