Thanks for checking out my page! I promise to update it as often as I can. With a little baby girl... it won't be as often as I like... But I'll do my best! -Pinky Swear.
9AM TO 2PM MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
Hi! I'm Jana. And I feel like I am just starting to figure this "life" thing out. As a mother of a one year old girl my world has changed. I still love finding great deals, enjoying wonderful restuarants, and catching a fun happy hour with friends…but I'd skip it all for a smooch & snugglefest with my little lady!
I love an intense film, crave music, and recently (and finally) got back to running. Here's hoping these Mommy lbs melt away.
I work and play a little too much. I'm flawed and BLESSED. No doubt about it.
But yes, in my life before becoming a Mom, I have travelled and lived in many places. I am a southern girl by birth and in my heart. Originally from Alabama I have lived in VA, NC, GA, MO, KS, IN, TN, SC, and FL. I married a Michigan man... GO BLUE! I went to UNC...GO HEELS! And grew up all Bama... ROLL TIDE! I'm SEC football, ACC basketball... and always prefer College sports to Pro Sports. And I know enough about them all to be dangerous.
I am plugged into pop culture like a champ! Whether its celebrity gossip, hot trends in fashion and make up, or current events...I'm your girl. Oh, and I'm a total wine-o! I love a great wine list.
Love this ad...
I'll give them one point for cute use of a Beastie Boys song...
And another for being right! I purposely buy things in colors other than pink for this very reason. In fact, one of Allsbrook's favorite words right now is "BUILD."
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Here is an easy trick to have the yummiest Hot Cocoa in the neighborhood... Mint tea bags. Pour your hot water over a mint tea bag and let sit for 20- 30 seconds. Then , add in your hot cocoa, milk or cream. The hint of mint makes it taste like a thin mint cookie!
But fear not... if you don't have mint tea, a candy cane will do.
This morning... before anyone else was awake... the first thing I did was turn on the lights of my Christmas tree. I LOVE it when my home is decorated for the holidays. So, I waited as long as I could... but yesterday was D Day. DECORATING DAY!
Tree up, wreaths, up, Snowman up...
Cookies in the oven, Christmas Music on...
Seriously... what's not to love about it?
Check out all my pics from yesterday!
Don't fight it... it's oddly hilarious.
And no... it isn't heavy. It's so light you won't even know its there. It's a Pedometer. New studies show that by wearing a pedometer you are more likely tomove, burn more calories, and lose weight.
Researchers at an Indiana University saw that the "self challenge" aspect of wearing a pedometer is the main reason. We are competitive by nature. And most people in the study wanted their numbers to go up each day... not down. Just by wearing a pedometer and nothing else, the average weight loss for each in the study was 3 lbs in 12 weeks. And dont worry if you dont want to buy one... you can download free pedometer apps to your phone.
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There really may be an app for everything now.
This meditation app walks you through multiple 30 minute meditation routines. Reviews say its a great to way to start. Learning how to unplug...while completely plugged in,
Well... it was nice while it lasted. I used to think that one less step meant one less thing to do. But now I know it's just cheating myself and my skin. Using Make Up wipes at night instead of washing your face is ultimately bad for your skin.
In the simplest of terms... by not rinsing your face you are still leaving tons of residue from the wipe and your make up on your skin. And over time... this build up robs your skin of what it needs to look its best.
So, for once in a while usage its fine. But for everyday use...Bye bye make up wipes.
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I havent done a newsletter with our Christmas card before. But I'm thinking about something short and sweet this year. I do enjoy getting them from friends and family... but I dont want to be THAT girl. You know.. the one who says too much and has everyone whispering behind her back. Every family has one.
So here are some easy guidelines to remember if you are crafting a newletter this year:
1. Short and sweet. No more than one page...and keep the font up around 12. Don't skrink the letters to fit the page. We all know that trick.
2. Don't brag. There is a big difference between, "Sara graduated from college this year..." and "Sara graduated from the prestigious University of ____ with top honors and already has a job making more than you."
3. Nothing negative. Yes, times are tough... but if you can't fill your newsletter happy things maybe this isn't the year to send one with your card.
Short and Sweet, positive, and no bragging.
This is AWESOME!
Happy Water Bottling!