Monthly Archives: April 2013

Spring Has Sprung

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The weather is BEAUTIFUL out and that means trees and flowers are starting to bloom.  My mind is now reeling with all the outdoor beautification that I want to do; this is quite evident if you look at my outdoors page on Pinterest.

I’m thinking lots of beautiful purples to bring out the green siding.  The one picture that I can’t seem to get out of my head is this lavender lined path….isn’t it stunning.

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And since I am all about adding beauty at minimal cost, that means a lot of DIY projects – YEAH! This cute bird feeder is a delicate and easy add that I must try.

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Along with all this beauty comes a part I absolutely hate: mosquitos – BOOOO!

I don’t know about you guys and gals but those nasty little buggers eat me alive. I swear, it’s like I can almost hear them yell “SWARM!!!!” and next thing I am hauling butt up the steps to seek shelter. 

According to the article below, there are several different kinds of plant that repels mosquitos; lavender being one of them. Yet another good reason to add these beauties to our flower beds.

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One last potential DIY project then I’ll stop dreaming about outdoor happenings (for now).

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I just love this! It is so romantic looking and I can already picture myself sitting out on the front porch, sipping on a glass of wine and enjoying good conversation with my hunny.

Do you have any outdoor musings that you find yourself day dreaming about as of late?


Tone Up Tuesday: Playground

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That’s right,we are toning it up on the playground. Last night I was determined to get a workout in. I decided to kick off the evening with some dance moves in the kitchen as I jammed to some tunage and made dinner. Hey, you do what you have to do to get moving. 😉

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After dinner, I had two options, spend some quality time playing with my little man before he had to go to bed or working out. Hmmm – why not combine the two. As my father would say, all you need is a little imagination.

We walked to the playground and actually ran from slide, to swing, to teeter-totter and so on. I attempted to do chin ups on the bars (attempted being the key word).  And they also had this rope ladder that was so unstable that I could feel my core muscles working to keep me straight.

A two-hour “work  out” flew by and felt like I was just playing. Simply put, it was AWESOME! Rather than just walk home, little man and I decided to skip; that got my heart racing and my little one to giggle at his mamma skipping beside him. 🙂 

When we got home I did a little research and found that there are so many exercises you can do at the park. And some of these are pretty hardcore.

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This girl kicks butt!

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Oh yeah – we’re going to step this up a notch.

Now it is your turn. What did you do to get up and moving? Are you staying on track, eating better? Pipe up and BE HONEST! 🙂


Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That!

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Yep – here we are again; battling another Monday morning.

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We can make it though. Poor a fresh cup of coffee and fill up on your weekly dose of motivation.

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My Attitude – My Life – My Rules

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My Attitude – My Life – My Rules

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My Attitude – My Life – My Rules

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My Attitude – My Life – My Rules

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My Attitude – My Life – My Rules

No excuses this week – well-balanced diet with a side of exercise. Who’s with me?!

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One Fit Widow


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