That sounds great to me!

Setting Ally’s room at 6:15am today.

Me: “Wakey, Wakey!  Its FRIDAY!”

Ally “That sounds great to me!”


Cascade Ice Water and Giveaway!

*****WE HAVE A WINNER!!*****

Congratulations Erin!!

Last week I was approached by the makers of Cascade Ice Water and asked if I would like to review their new 2 calorie Sugar-Free Flavored Sparkling Water and host a giveaway for my readers! The sparkling waters are gluten free, sodium free and caffeine free and come in 40 different flavors. I’m always interested in new Sugar Free products, especially anything that might be able to curb my Coke Zero habit.

I was given some of their most popular flavors to try. Overall I found the drinks to be refreshing and a nice change of pace compared to typical diet sodas.

The Orange Mango had nice flavor, but I found it to have a slight sucralose after taste, which made it my least favorite flavor.

The Watermelon Blueberry was great and was my daughter’s favorite (yes she HAD to help me taste test them all!). The Cranberry Pomegranate has a nice crisp flavor which I really enjoyed. The Organic Lemon Lime was a refreshing, non-sweet, seltzer water.

Out of them all, the raspberry lemonade, might be my new favorite drink ever! It was perfect on its own, not too sweet, not too tart and I think would be wonderful used in “adult” drinks 😉

Honestly, the only true negative I could come up with is because the bottles are very tall and narrow they did not like to stand up in my fridge. I had to store them on the door. Small price to pay for some pretty tasty drinks!

Unfortunately for me, they aren’t available in my part of the country yet. Fortunately for YOU, Cascade Ice Waters is offering to send one of my readers a package of their most popular flavors for you to try! In order to participate, please like Cascade Waters on Facebook (here) and then come back and leave me a comment by Sunday 6/26/2011, 12:00 pm (EST) ***EXTENDED**** Tuesday June 28th at 12:00am. Winner will be chosen by on Monday (6/27) Tuesday June 28th! Please make sure I have a way to contact you!

Picture does not represent actual product assortment winner will receive.

Disclaimer – Cascade Ice Waters provided me the drinks for free in exchange for this review and giveaway. The review is my honest opinion and was not influenced by Cascade Ice Waters.

Arbors Graduation 6-11-10

Arbors Graduation 6-11-10
My baby graduated preschool!!

She wrote that she wanted to be a Librarian when she grows up. When asked why – “because I like books!”.

Most of the other girls in her class wanted to be Princesses. One aimed higher and went for Queen and another wanted to be a Mermaid. A few doctors and a mayor.


As punishment for going AWOL for the oh, millionth time…

Pay it Forward in a Crafty Kind of Way

I saw this at my friend Lisa’s BLOG and thought that I don’t have enough on my plate, so why the heck not add something else to do?

Here’s how it works….The first 5 people to respond to this post will get something made by me, especially for you.

This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:

1- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make but I hope you will.
2- What I create will be just for you.
3- I have a year to get it to you.
4- You have no clue what it’s going to be. It’s a surprise to both of us at this point.

The catch? You must re-post this on your blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same on your blog.

Day Two – 30 Day Challenge

My legs have officially formed a mutiny. They are refusing to work properly. I feel like a marionette. I’m not entirely convinced that they won’t just buckle under me while walking.

Today consisted of walk/runs, kick backs and knee lifts, side squats with bend overs, alternating lunges, arm curls, shoulder presses and some tennis (which I apparently have horrible hand-eye coordination.) Thankfully NO inline skating!

Day One – EA Sports Active

So I took the plunge a few days ago and bought the EA Sport Active for the Wii. I need to reign in this upward spiral of weight gain I’ve been on for, oh, basically forever.

I started the 30 Day Challenge today. I’m officially the most out of shape person alive. I set my course on Easy and I’m pretty sure the game was trying to kill me. I had a few not so choice words for my trainer when we did Inline skating FOR THE 2ND TIME.

Inline skating for those without the game consists of you squatting down, then jumping from that position, only to immediately return to the squat. Repeat 9 times! Yes 9.

The rest of the workout consisted of some walking/running, some squats, arm curls and side squats.

By the end I was huffing and puffing and barely made it up the stairs to the shower.

Can’t wait for tomorrow. (ya, right!)

I am Old and Why Ally Will Always Know Her Metal Bands

We took Ally to her 1st hockey game today.

That’s not why I feel old.

She wanted to know “when the hockey was going to start?” while piling in the popcorn.
3 minutes into the 1st period she started asking “when’s the hockey going to end?”

During a break in the action, “You Give Love a Bad Name” started playing. The 3 teenagers behind us started guessing who sang it. THEY HAD TO GUESS…

Now I feel old!

“I think its Poison…”
“No, no…Its probably Motley Crue…”
“My mom loves 80’s music”
“Ya, I think its Motley Crue”

Seriously?!?! Motley Crue?! Poison?!?! The seventeen year olds of today can mistake Bon Jovi for Motley Crue or Poison? They had to call one of their parents for the answer.

Now I feel old. Very, very old.

Then of course, in their next breath, one of the teenagers answered his cell and began to discuss how he shouldn’t be bothered with a phone call when the only stollen prescription drugs involved are Adirol or Xanax. He doesn’t move for anything less than “some good X”.

I am old. Very, very old. AND if a lack of 80’s metal band knowledge separates Ally from drugs, she will be very, very well versed!