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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

3-Day Refresh Program

Here's a quick update on how things have been going so far on the 3-Day Refresh program...



As promised, this is where you can find a photo of the meal I made for Day 1:  CLICK HERE

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

There's a First Time for Everything...

Hey, everyone!  Well, there's a first time for everything.  Check out this video to find out what I'm talking about...





Some photos from our time in Boston

Some photos from our time in Las Vegas a the Team Beachbody Coach's Summit

More information on the 3-Day Refresh program: 

There's so much great information that may get lost if I transfer, you can check it all out HERE

You can purchase your 3-Day Refresh program  HERE.



Thursday, June 5, 2014

Take it Or Leave it: Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Hey Everyone!

It's that time of the week, again.  It's time for Take it Or Leave it Thursday [and the game show bells and whistles sound]!!  Let's get to it...

Once a month, Trey has been receiving a book in the mail for free.  Yes, for free.  These books come from Dolly Parton's Imagination Library for FREE.

"What is Dolly Parton's Imagination Library?" you ask.  Good question...Here's some more information from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Facebook Page
Source

"In 1996, Dolly Parton launched an exciting new effort to benefit the children of her home county in east Tennessee. Dolly wanted to foster a love of reading among her county’s preschool children and their families by giving each child one free, age appropriate book per month from birth to age 5. The program has seen phenomenal success and has grown to over 50,000,000 free books delivered throughout 4 countries."

A good friend told us about the program when Trey was just a month old.  Soon after, I registered him HERE and he now receives a brand new book in the mail every month.  And these are really good books.  For instance, the first one he received was "The Little Engine that Could," and the newest one he received was "Corduroy."  I must admit, Scott and I were way more excited to see the last one arrive than Trey was--talk about nostalgia.  Yes, there are some classics on the book list, but there are also some new ones.  Seriously though, how can you beat receiving a free book every month for the first five years of your child's life?  For us, it's been a fun way to keep new books coming & build Trey's little library to keep him interested in reading--or, for now, looking at pictures while we read.

You can check to see if you're in an area to receive books from the Imagination Library HERE...which also happens to be the same place you can register your child(ren)!

So Take it or Leave it...but spread the word because literacy is a big deal!


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Man Cave Monday: The FINAL Product

Hey Everyone!

So, way back when, I declared Mondays as "Man Cave Mondays."  Remember that?  I said I would keep you all updated on the progress of Scott's Man Cave.  For those of you who read that post and remembered reading it, you may have wondered what became of "Man Cave Mondays".  Well, I let those Monday posts fall by the wayside when I decided to make Scott's Man Cave reveal a surprise when he returned home.  The last I shared, I chose a new paint color for the walls to get rid of the weird green color that came on the walls when we moved in.  

Here's the man cave before the walls got painted:

 

Here's the man cave with the Great Plains color:  
(The spray paint cans on the table were for a craft project I was working on--not for the walls hahah)

I must say, I was a little shocked by how yellow the walls ended up looking.  They weren't as "manish" as I initially envisioned.  But, I wanted a bright color since the room has no windows and I knew I'd be putting a lot of dark furniture in there.  Speaking of furniture, I found some great deals on all of the pieces in there and I actually put them all together by myself (while Trey was sleeping).  True confession time...I love to put furniture together.  Seriously.  It relaxes me.   

So, here's the final product....[drum roll please]....


What do you think??  Is it 'manish' enough??


Monday, June 2, 2014

Where Thou Art...

"Where thou art, that is home." - Emily Dickinson

How true.  I've moved several times over the past 8 years--7 to be exact.  Each time I move, I miss the place I left behind.  BUT, I eventually fall in love with the new place I'm living.  Moving is never easy, but I have three things that make a transition to a new place feel like home. 

1)  My family moving with me and/or visiting.  Having Scott...and now Trey with me can make anywhere feel like home.  When I was single, it was always nice to host visits from family members--and it still is!  It's always nice to have them experience a piece of our new life.  I'm SO thankful to have family that will travel around the world to visit us and spend time with us.  

2) Finding a good church home.  This is so important.  A new place doesn't feel like home until I'm in regular attendance at a good church.  

3)  Establishing new friendships.  Friends are what I refer to as extended family.  They're the ones I lean on (and the ones who lean on me) when I don't have other family members nearby.  I've been blessed to have made some of the most amazing friends over the course of my life, thus far.  
What are YOUR top 3?

I hope you all had fabulous a weekend!

Here's a snapshot from one of our adventures this weekend:
A photo of us boating with extended family this weekend
Some ways you can keep up with my shenanigans this week:
and, of course, HERE :)...or The Foreign Domestic on Facebook


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