Saturday, June 29, 2013

It's Definitely Hot In Vegas This Week!



We don't usually have temperatures over 110 day after day in Las Vegas but here it is! It will definitely be a challenge to stay cool outside as well as Nevada Energy to be meeting daily electric demands.

As for me, I'll be spending most of my time inside. And if I do take a dip in the pool it will be very early in the morning!

What is the weather like in your neck of the woods?

Friday, June 28, 2013

#SCJCleanSummer Twitter Party Prize Has Arrived!

It's always fun to open the door to the UPS person holding a box addressed to me. Especially when I have no idea who sent it!


I actually wasn't expecting this package because I was advised it wouldn't arrive for 6-8 weeks. But what a treat when I opened it.


My prize pack included a $25 Amex gift card and a SCJ Mini Concentrates starter kit!



Here's the directions for the concentrates and labels for the empty spray bottles.





Have you jumped on the Twitter parties bandwagon yet?

Target: It's The Usual Story, We Stopped Off To Pick Up a Prescription And Left With Shower Curtains!

The hubby and I stopped by Target last weekend to pick up prescriptions but as you might know we don't always leave there empty handed. We took a detour in the bath department and decided it was time for some new shower curtains!

In our master bathroom we added the Room Essentials Scallop Shower Curtain~was on clearance for $9



For our son's bathroom we added a Room Essentials Peva Subway Curtain Shower $9.99

Next month, I need to pick up some new bath towels!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Chronic Pain: There Are Those Days!



There are those days when my chronic pain is so intense that it just overwhelms me! It hurts move, sit, stand, or walk. My shoulder muscles are so swollen that it hurts too much wear a bra. The muscle spasms are so intense that tears just roll down my face.

It should be to no surprise that I take to bed on those days. Usually watching comedies on Netflix and hoping not to laugh too much that I pull a muscle.

It's on those days that my son will surprise me with a bedside visit. Sometimes he'll hang out, bring me some lunch and chat.

And on those days, I pray to the Heavenly Father for strength. And knowing He is sitting right next to me, saying "This moment shall soon pass".

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

#HoneyCloney Twitter Party, Tonight, 5PM-6PM PST

Attn: Chronicpain sufferers Tonight @ 5-6 pm PST, #HoneyCloney's Twitter Party.

The following is from End Fatigue: The party is sponsored by HoneyColony and will be hosted by JJ Virgin — the NY Times bestselling author of The Virgin Diet: Drop 7 Foods, Lose 7 Pounds, Just 7 Days. Other guest panelists are Donna Gates — the international bestselling author of The Body Ecology Diet, The Baby Boomer Diet: Anti-Aging Wisdom For Every Generation, and Stevia: Cooking with Nature's Calorie-Free Sweetener; and Leah Segedie of Mamavation — a fitness matriarch in the social media realm who helps "digital moms" learn and sustain healthy living practices to combat obesity.

Party Giveaways!

HoneyColony and the expert panelists will all be offering great giveaways during the party! So you won't want to miss this hour of tweetin' fun!Panel will be discussing #wellness #fibro #CFS http://t.co/3R8UHYCP4K

Office Max: Our New Wireless All-In_One Brothers Printer



After stopping by Target recently,my husband and I continued our window shopping over the weekend, stopped by Office Depot and Office Max.

We weren't able to find a wireless printer that meant our needs and price at Office Depot. So, we hoped into the truck, headed a up the street to Office Max. Charm, sales associate, showed us several models. We made a decision to purchase the Brothers Inkjet Multi-Function Printer MFC-J430w for $79.99.

When we got home my husband unpacked it, plugged it in, and installed it. And it works beautifully!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Big Lots Haul~June 2013



My husband and I stopped by Big Lots this month with our usual %50 budget. We actually spent around $30 !

Menu Plan Monday~June 24, 2013

I'm sharing my weekly menu plan a day late. Oops!

Are you a fan of "Inspector Lewis" on PBS? I won't be providing any spoilers but if you're a fan of the series you're going to just love the second episode!

Watch Inspector Lewis: The Ramblin' Boy on PBS. See more from Masterpiece.



Thanks to Organizing Junkie for hosting Menu Plan Monday!



crockpot pork roast au jus, green beans



fish tacos



turkey sandwich, pickles



chili, brown rice

serve yourself salad

Are You Ready For a Bikini This Summer? HuffPostLive



Until recently, curvy women had very few swimsuit options that were fun or stylish. But 2013 is shaping up to be the year of the bikini for us! Yes, that's correct...bikini

Monif Clarke shared that her 2 piece out sells her other swimwear pieces. Women are really embracing their bodies this summer!

Nancy Redd talks with designer Monif Clarke, MonifC, and radio host Chenese Lewis about the fashion trends and challenges. (I also joined the conversation)

Here's a few pieces of Monif C's 2013 swimwear line. As you can see, you can be stylish and confident. Which one(s) are your favorites?









Marcus' Homemade Potato Salad



One of my favorite advantages of teaching our son to cook when he was little is that he truly has some signature dishes. His potato salad is definitely one of those!

Marcus likes to make different variations too. In this one he used fresh dill and relish. It was so delicious I decided to have some for breakfast.

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