Month: April 2009

weight watchers momentum.

So you know how I’m trying to eat healthier and exercise, and lose a few lbs in the process? Well, it turns out I need a little help. Somehow {magically I think}, I gained 15 pounds over the Winter. I know, right? Unbelievable. I don’t know if it was all the cupcakes {yummmmmm} or sitting at my desk for hours every day, but somehow I went from my ideal weight to….15 pounds around my middle. Blurg. Well, in addition to…
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how to: look for whole grains in ingredients.

April’s theme for the month is………..Fiber This is the last week of the month……so how did you do with eating more fiber? Were you surprised at how many foods have fiber? I hope you were all successful. The last question about fiber is….. What about all the fiber bars, and high fiber cereals…what is really in them. Is that all real fiber? When you are at the grocery store, I am sure you see a variety of new products that…
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Spring centerpiece

spotted at Martha…I love this idea of recycling tin cans into such pretty centerpieces or gifts. Just right for May Day, Mother’s Day, a baby or bridal shower, or even a birthday party, for no reason at all! These hydrangeas are gorgeous, but I can see this with gerbera daisis, sunflowers, or any flower with a large blossom. 

And now onto a brighter subject.

Let’s talk giveaway winners. E-Cloth EarthDay giveaway winners.  There are three to be exact. Congratulations to: Kristen said… Ooooh, that would help me on my quest for lessening the paper towel situation in our house. I already try to use cloth for dinner and clean up, but the counters, stove, etc. are my downfall. Thanks! Emily said… I go through so many paper towels! I would love to win! Anna said… Love anything that doesn’t use chemicals, but can clean my house! There there…
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what it was like to live in Poland during WWII

Both my father and my mother were born in Poland in 1937 and 1941 respectively. As a child, my father lived outside of Warsaw in a two story house in a small town built within a forest. I suppose that back then forests were not clear cut to make room for a city, but the city was built within the forest, clearing out only the trees that needed to be cut. Up until a few years back, the cobble on…
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Summer Sewing

Earlier this week was bright and sunny in Utah. Yay! But then it snowed Saturday and Sunday. Boo! It was a good weekend to stay indoors. So this weekend I got (almost) all caught up on my laundry, and I decided on the spur of the moment to sew a sun hat for Little O so that he has a little shade for his eyes and protection for his head when the sun actually decides to come back. Because I’m…
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love and prayers to a blogging friend

I had known in a very peripheral way about Nie Nie Dialogues before last Fall, though I didn’t know Stephanie personally. I still don’t, but I love her. If you don’t know her story, Stephanie and her husband Christian were in a terrible airplane crash last Fall, barely made it out alive, and were severely burned in the process. At Christmastime the blog-o-sphere was abuzz with auctions to benefit Stephanie and Christian and their ever growing medical expenses. The New…
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weekly fit tip: set yourself up for success.

I still need you to keep coming forward with your fit tips. I’m squirreling them away for a rainy day and I want as many as I can get. Please. Today’s fit tip? Set yourself up to succeed. What does that mean? It means: assume you are going to meet your goals. Know you are going to meet your goals. Don’t set yourself up with even an ounce of self-doubt. You can do it, you know you can. Don’t let…
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quick tips for getting more grain in your diet.

April’s theme for the month is…………..Fiber The question we are looking at this week is Why eat more whole grains? “The strongest evidence is for cardiovascular disease,” says Eric Rimm, an associate professor of epidemiology and nutrition at the Harvard University School of Public Health. We all need more whole grains in our diet. So let see how to get more whole grains in your diet. First take a look at the foods you are eating and see if they…
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