Sunday, December 27, 2009

Yoplait Fiber One yogurt

My blog spark and Yoplait Fiber One yogurt were kind enough to send me this awesome lunch bag and kit plus a coupon for a free pack of Yoplait Fiber One yogurt. I have to say I am not a yogurt eater but why not?
I was pleasantly surprised they are actually really good! Not only are they good but they are low in calories!
"The only leading nonfat yogurt with 50 calories and 5 grams of fiber (20 percent of the Recommended Daily Value). It is also a good source of calcium and vitamins A and D, making this an all-around great choice for dieters and those watching their weights. Each cup includes the creamy, delicious taste you expect from Yoplait, and you don't have to feel guilty about enjoying it. Fiber One is available in a variety of flavors including, Strawberry, Peach, Vanilla and Key Lime Pie."
Myblogspark and Yoplait Fiber One yogurt have offered 2 of my readers the same package they sent me!
All you have to do is follow me and leave me a comment that you follow me.
This will be a quick one. I will pick 2 winners on New Years Day from a random number generator.
Good luck

Disclaimer: I received the product, prize pack, information, and giveaway from Fiber One through MyBlogSpark. This review relates my own personal and unbiased opinions and experience, with this product; yours may differ.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Devon is 30?!?

It is still hard for me to believe that I am 30 now but its the truth on Monday the 16th I turned 30.

Saturday I went and got my hair done. i decided it was time for a change. I told the stylist I wanted TV hair.

This is what I looked like when I left the house...

And here is what I looked like when I returned.

I love how shiny and straight but curly it looked after he did it. Of course I can not do this to myself :( but it is still a great cut and I think I even like the darker color? My baby daddy on the other hand does not like the color. All well

After I got my hair done we went to Carrabas for a great dinner with great friends, they even got me a special crown

Hoping to get back on the weightloss track again, bought the new wii active more workout game today. Will give a full review after I have played it a few times!
I also hope to have some scrappy work to share soon.

Are you a deal hunter? I am and I am going to start posting the good/great deals I find so you can find them too.

Im still here

I have not posted in a long time. Life gets pretty busy around here in November. My son turned 4 on the 3rd. We had his party the day after halloween. He was captain hook.

Then on 11-1 we had his birthday party. We had a dinosaur party and it turned out great! I had made fossils for the kids to break open and find dinosaurs inside, we rented a bounce house and had a dino dig in the sandbox. Lets not forget all the great food!

Here is my and my boy on his birthday

On the 3rd the day of his actual birthday we took him bowling. He was actually pretty good

and beat his dad. I love his technique.

Then it was my baby daddys birthday and on Monday it was my 30th birthday but that deserves a post all on its own......

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Disney Vacation

This was our 3rd september in a row taking a vacation to Walt Disney World. They offer a free dining package every september and we love taking advantage of it!

We stayed at the Caribbean Beach Resort for the 2nd time. It had been refurbished since the last time we were there in 2007

Let me just say WE LOVE THIS HOTEL! the news kids pool is a giant interactive pirate ship my son loved it! It is deep enough for them to have fun but shallow enough that as a parent you can sit back and watch them have fun!

This year was the best year yet in the way SJ interacted with the characters and the way he took it all in.

Meeting the big cheese! AFter we got home we found out we may never see Mickey and Minnies house in toontown anymore as they are totally redoing that area!

AT hollywood studios we met Handy Manny.

My little man turned into a Jr. Photographer he was so cute!

To Infinity and beyond!

As we arrived!

Hmmm cant rotate this but SJ recieved a haircut at the main street barbershop! What a great haircut!

Wendi was the best character interaction of the trip. We were a bit disappointed that Peter got sent away to check on neverland but still waited to meet Wendi. She made SJ a lost boy and made him pinky swear to never grow up. So sweet!
SJ was a little hesitant of meeting Captain Hook but Hook was fantastic and found a way to ease his fears. He ended up hugging him and now he wants to be Captain hook for halloween.

Sj was mesmorized by the size of Mr. Incredibles muscles!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A scrappy blog hop

The challenge for this hop was to use stamping on a Layout. I am a great collector of stamps so I was excited to be challenged to use them. I used some great CTMH stamps to create a background PP and another stamp to accent the circle.
This is a sketch by Julie Bonner over at 52 sketches

Sorry for the crooked picture
*you can click on the picture to see it bigger and see more of the detail*
Now hop on over to ashleys blog she is one of my favorite scrappers to lift and stalk for new inspiration!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

This week I will......

Its the start of a new week almost a new month. We are only a few short months from me turning the dreaded 30 EEEK I still have at least 20lbs to lose before then!
We are only a few weeks from vacation YIPPEE.

This week I will

-take a multivitamin everyday! I am so bad about remembering but it does seem to help me feel more energized and full when I take one regularly

-exercise at least 4 times with week. I have been really bad about this lately

-work on fixing my farmers tan

-get back on my lowcarb diet. Yummm chicken breast and salad

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Close to free yogurt at publix until Wed

Go here to print out a coupon for $1.00 off fiber one yoplait yogurt make sure you hit back after you print so you can print two.
Take them to your local Publix where these yogurts are B1G1 free this week. Its a great deal 8 yogurts for $0.50

I saved over 40% on my Publix trip today, unfortunately it should have been more, I forgot to hand them 3 coupons that equaled $15.00 so I would have saved more than 50%. All well I will just go back and get more free stuff :)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Rachael Ray Recipe Review

Yesterday I decided I wanted to make something different for dinner. I am the queen of packaged food and decided I wanted to try and make something my boyfriend would be proud of. So I went on the net and found this recipe from rachael ray's website
the pros: the recipe was easy to follow
my son ate it
my boyfriend ate it
easily makes enough to cook half and freeze the other half for my family of 3
the cons:
i didnt like it :( ok not really it was ok but not something that I would make on a weekly or monthly basis. I would make it when I have my vegetarian mother over I think she would like it. I think that the spinach taste was a little overbearing for me. I was hoping it would taste more like spinach artichoke dip in shells.
All in all its worth the time to make it even if its just to get your kid to eat spinach

Happy 18th Birthday E!

Today my baby brother turns 18 years old. It is unbelievable to think that much time has gone by. I was 11 when he was born. I have loved watching him grow up. He really has turned into a great man and I really hope life turns out just as he hopes! Thinking back on how quickly the last 18 years have gone and how quickly E grew up, it makes me think of my own son and how in just 15 short years he too will turn 18. It reminds me to slow down and appreciate every minute with my son!
This is a sketch from scrapsketch
my boyfriend is an excellent cook but he takes FOREVER to cook but as you can see the final result is always worth it!
Another sketch from scrapsketch

The collage is print is a new service offered at Walgreens as soon as I saw them I was in love and knew I would be ordering some. i had alot of pictures from the visit to the childrens museum so this was a great way to get alot of them on a page!

Cuttlebug be inspired #45

This wednesdays challenge was to create a shape card. My wonderful grandma bought me the cricut cartridge WILD CARD that has some awesome shape cards on it and matching envelopes.
This was fun to make looking forward to making more.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge #43 Digital Stamps

This weeks challenge was
Today we have a fun challenge for you using digital stamps created by MlamarreDesigns. Everyone that leaves a comment will get to download the digital stamps to create with :)The challenge this week is to create a project using the digital image provided :) how kewl eh?This challenge runs from today until Monday to enter your project.

I used this one since I need to get a birthday card out to my friend Donna. I printed it on photo paper thinking I would use some alchol inks on it to add some color.

I was hoping for a lighter look but this is what developed.
I also wanted the digital stamp to print smaller but I am so computer illeterate I couldnt figure that out I am lucky I got it to print at all!
This is the finished product

Thursday, August 6, 2009

disney countdown calender

Its almost the most wonderful time of year again! Time for our family vacation!!
This will be the 3rd year in a row that we are going to Walt Disney World on our family vacation.
Having both me and my BF both growing up in FL we have been to Disney many times. Both with family and with school.
I had never stayed at a Disney hotel until 3 years ago when I was searching the web and came across a Disney deal for free dining. I immediately ran the numbers and went to show BF how much it was, well he told me to book it! I was shocked our son was 2 months shy of 2 so he was still free. We had such a great time we went back in 08 and dragged our friends and their son with us. Before we even checked out of the hotel we booked our 2009 trip. I was thinking it would NEVER get here but it is now coming up very soon. This is the first year we have had to pay for DS and I think its going to be the best year yet!
I wanted to get my DS excited about things we would see and do there so I made this countdown calender every day he will tear off a number and see a picture underneath, we will talk about it and hopefully both get really excited to see it at Mickeys house!
On the day we leave i have a picture of Tinkerbell underneath and she is going to leave DS a little treat bag of Disney stuff I have picked up, autograph book, pens, fan, etc...

the pictures underneath, some are from previous trips and some I found online

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Working girl again

Well this this is what I will be on for probably around 50 hours this week. thats right its back to being a working girl for me. We are lucky enough to have enough work to need another worker, well with our vacation quickly approaching we decided to have me go out and run the mower and save the money. This means a few things for me:

1. I am going to have a really nice farmers tan
2. I might actually be able to lose the 10lbs I want to lose before vacation since i wont be sitting at home
3. I will have a little bit of money to go out and buy myself some new clothes since when I lose said 10lbs I will HAVE NOTHING that fits me, all my clothes are all ready way to big since I lost 30+ lbs.

Hopefully my boyfriend will be able to finish up his job within 2 weeks and I can resume as a SAHM

anyways I probably wont have anything crafty to share for a bit :( But with CHA being last weekend I am sure I will have alot of things to lust after and share.

Friday, July 31, 2009

New 50 Calorie Fiber One Yogurt $1.00 Coupon

I have been changing the way I eat for over 6 months now and I am proud to say I have lost over 30lbs so far! I still would like to lose another 30 but know that doing it slow and steady is the way to keep it off! I am always looking for low calorie snacks so when blogspark sent me this offer I was excited to not only try them myself but share the coupon with you all

Click here to get a $1.oo coupon I know I will be trying them and letting you know what I think.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Cuttlebug challenge

Ok so I am out of order this was number 4 for the month I am proud to say I completed all 5 challenges at Cuttlebug Challenge this month! Can you tell I really want to win those new folders!?!?

Week 4's challenge was:

We challenge you our fantastic readers to create altered projects from items in your recycle bin, containers to books the sky is the limit.Your bonus folder for this week is the textile folder from Provo Craft.Provo craft is our sponsor again this week and will be giving those fantastic new folders to winners that participate in all 4 challenges for the month, you still have time to enter.

So I decided to use my sons empty vitamin bottle and make it into a pretty small vase. My son loves picking me out flowers from our garden but none of them have very long stems so none of my vases work. Now I can put this infront of my kitchen sink and see and smell all the beautiful flowers my boys pick for me :)

Ok i know its crooked sorry! but this is what is started out as

Cuttlebug Challenge B142

Here was the challenge from Cuttlebug Challenge

love cuttlebug challenge blinkie

Your challenge is to make a gatefold card, with your favorite cuttlebug folder, for National Friendship Week! This week's Challenge Card Winner will receive free Mlamarre Designs Digital Images, and will post our Winner's Blinkie!!!If you are uploading your card to an online gallery,please use the keyword CuttlebugBI42

This is the last week to complete our Fantastic Folders Contest! *** Due to a problem with Mr. Linky early in the month we have a little change*** You should have completed FOUR of the FIVE challenges for July (with any folders that you might have) and linked them to Mr. Linky for that week with a comment, AND be a Member of Cuttlebug Challenge, and you could be the winner of ALL OF THE NEW CUTTLEBUG FOLDERS!!!! You have until next Wed. to finish up, and we will announce the winner on August 6th! It's not too late, and it's just that easy! Our awesome International Design Team has given you plenty of inspiration every week... please come join us! Our goal is to reach at least 1,500 members by July 31st! Invite a friend!

Unfortunetly there has been alot of death around me so I needed to send out quite a few cards so I decided to make 3 cards for this challenge.
I am proud to say I did all 5 challenges at Cuttlebug Challenges this month! Can you tell I really want those folders???!

All the insides look like this:

$5 Target Gift Card Giveaway

since my 2nd favorite hobby is shopping and saving money I am always love reading other blogs on ways to save money. I came across this one and found she is giving away a $5 Target GC go leave a comment for your chance to win!

Grieving makes me scrap?

A week ago today I lost a good friend way to soon. This past week has been one of the hardest of my life. Back in Feb she lost her 10 week old son to SIDS Even though I had known her for the last 10 years it has only been in the last 3 years I have gotten closer to her. I was lucky enough to share her Bachelorette Party, Wedding, Baby Shower, birth or her son all with her in the last 2 years and was there to support her when her son passed away. I wish there was more I could have done but I have realized I need to stop thinking of the what ifs beacause she has gone to be with her son, the one thing she wanted more than anything and hopefully one day I will see them again.

To try and get my mind off of things I decided to sit down and scrap.

None of these are my new favorite LO but they did the trick of getting my mind off of things.

oh and they are not all croked I just cant take a straight picture. LOL

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Another Great Giveaway

Todays Creative Blog is giving away the cutest Scrapbooking mug, t-shirt and bag they are adorable. go check them out and enter for a chance to win!

Win a Target Gift Card!

Over at April's little family she is having a contest to win one of 3 target GC's in honor of her turning 30. Check it out and enter!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Welcome to the scrappy blog hop!

This hops challenge was to use hidden journaling.

Hidden journaling is something I do alot. I like to do my journaling in my handwriting but I have really sloppy handwriting so hiding it is the best of both worlds. When i put these hidden journaling pages in my album I simply cut out with an exacto knife where needed to be able to pull out the hidden journaling. Now Hop on over to Ericas Blog to see what she came up with for this hop.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

New LO

this was the 1st Lo I forced myself to do to try and regain my mojo again. I am not thrilled with it which is a shame because I love these pictures. The green/orange stips are alchol inks another class I watched over on twopeas that made me want to break them out and give them a try.
Be sure to come back tomorrow for a blog hop!

Cuttlebug Challenge

This is the 3rd of 4 challenges over at Cuttlebug Challenges. If you complete all 4 you are entered into a drawing for some new folders! This is the 1st time I have inked my folders before running them through the machine and I love the way it turned out!

the thank you is fake wax sealed, made using embossing powder. The directions on how to do it are at twopeas click here

Bella Blvd Sneak Peeks

Go to Bella Blvd and take a look at there 4 new lines they are introducing at CHA! I am in LOVE with the Super Stud line!!! Be sure to spread the word like I am for your chance to win some goodies from the new line!