Saturday, August 15, 2015

Hellllloooooo!
Don't call it a comeback.
No, really. Don't.
Cause if you have ever followed this blog for any amount of time than you know, consistency is not my strong suit.
At any rate, I've taken a step back from working and have a little more time in my hands so I thought it might be worth it to try and take a stab at this whole blog thing again. We'll see where it takes us!

At my last entry I talked about the 21 Day fix, which lasted all of 21 minutes.
Honestly, it seems easy enough, but as a mom of 2 picky eaters and a husband with crazy work hours, this plan was not for me.
On the positive side, I will say that the workouts are awesome. For being as short as they are, they require little to no equipment and are effective and motivating.
The idea of the program seems easy, but you really need to plan out your eating strategy in depth to be successful. This is not the kind of diet you can just pick up on the fly. I appreciate the idea of eating clean, it just doesn't totally work for us right now. That said, even at a fail, the program did inspire me to look at ways to cut out processed foods here and there and make healthier choices.

So right now, I have shed a few, just at a slower place than I would like. Hopefully I can stay on the right track through the Fall/Winter. Those are my critical months. Football season is my downfall! All that beer and dips and chips and other game day food, isn't exactly healthy and slimming food. We shall see what the future holds.

My wish for this blog going forward is to be a sounding board for products and other treats I've tried and my reviews of them. True to MamaInsomnia form, I of course will sprinkle in randomness here and there, but in the meantime I hope to find recipes, products and other goodies you will enjoy and be your own personal guinea pig!

Who is with me?


Thursday, March 19, 2015

How YOU Doin?!

It's that time again.
Time to dust of the ol' blog and shine her up.
Why, you ask?
Well, since I pay $10 a year to keep my domain, I feel like it's only right to use it every once in awhile.

Life here is rolling along. The boys are 3 and 5 and it is truly an exhausting time. Like even more exhausting than the sleepless baby days and nights. Most days I feel like I am treading water, just trying to stay above the surface.
But such is life, I guess.
I'm sure there are others out there with it more together. And those who don't.
I try not to think of that and just as my pal Dory says, Just keep Swimming.




I'm still working part time and the rest of the time I'm still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up.
I've become a consultant for 3 companies, which I swore I would never do, but I love all the products and can make a little side money, so it was a win/win decision for me. I'm still with Tastefully Simple, cause I loves me some easy meal planning. I also signed up with Jamberry last April when I gave up my fake nails for good. And over the holidays I signed on with Perfectly Posh. They sell naturally based skin, bath and body products and I LOVE them.

Let's see what else is going on?
Besides searching for my sanity on a daily basis, I've also decided to give that 21 day fix a try. After a winter of eating nothing but crap and all but abandoning the gym, I've decided that I need something to kick my ass into shape. Then I totally got sucked into one of the infomercials and before I knew it I was sitting at the computer with my credit card out pinning "delicious 21 day fix approved meals" .
We'll see about that.
No promises about the effectiveness of the program, but I may blog about it, so at least that should be funny.
Stay tuned!



Monday, February 10, 2014

Valentines Day part deux

So even though I barely ever post, last years Valentines day post has picked up a little bit of steam thanks to Pinterest.

This year Jack wanted shovels.

What the what?

Anyways, I hate to disappoint the kid and short of buying actual shovels, I whipped out my Silhouette Cameo. ( it is truly the best thing ever) and after a little brainstorming and internet searching, I came up with this:
 On the back I put a label and printed out Jackson's name so he could trace it. He has been doing really well at tracing and learning how to write his name so I wanted to incorporate that into his Valentines this year. Here he is working hard:

Here is the back:
They were a little more work than last years, but Jack loved them and they cost me nothing but a little time, so they were a win in my book too!
 
If you want to get a fancy cutting machine for yourself, I got mine on Amazon.
 
I have also created a spinoff blog where I will promote food, recipes and party/entertaining ideas. I'm still working on getting it all put together but if you'd like to head on over and visit, you can sign up to follow it. That was once it gets up and moving , you'll be the first to know! It's called Mama's Tasty Bites and I hope to see you there!