Tuesday, June 19, 2018

How To Ruin A Diet

Have you ever really tried to change your eating habits? I mean the doctor is always saying you need to eat healthy and exercise. Sometimes it seems like a waste of time to go to the doctor because they just repeat themselves over and over. They are kind of like a broken record if you want to know the truth. But after a visit to the doctor, I decided I need to do at least some of what he says.

I begin eating healthier. I am eating salads and cutting back on the fatty foods. I am proud of myself. I am doing so well. Then I go out to eat with a friend. I plan on staying away from fried food. Then my friend  says the thing that is a sure fire way to ruin a diet.

Wanna share some cheese fries?

Monday, June 18, 2018

You're The Star Blog Hop

Man, the heat has been turned on outside. It is over ninety degrees. And well it is making me wish for a swimming pool. I keep thinking wouldn't it be great to just dive into a cool pool of water? And for some reason swimming pools are just part of summer. It reminds me of all those summers as a child spending time at a pool. But now I know that I really should wear a lot of sunscreen to avoid the sunburns I got as a child.

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Welcome to week#3 of the June "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share this post from my blog:
Beating The Heat

WELCOME to FAMILY feature week of the

June "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your FAMILY week Host & Cohost 
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This week is FAMILY feature week
Swing by the Family hosting team's blogs:
Miranda @ The Myrabev Life
Elizabeth @ Family Farm School
Michelle @ Moms Are Frugal
This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU!
There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month. 
The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:
WEEK#3 FAMILY - parenting, fitness, health, finances & inspirational (this can include anything about children like: education ideas for children, also self help, beauty etc -  anything family friendly)

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(These features were chosen from the May "You're the STAR" blog hop)

6 Ways To Turn Around a Crappy Homeschool Day by Home Made Lovely
tired homeschooled boy with his face in his books

If you've been featured then please grab a STAR button below:

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All Hosts/CoHosts will post this blog hop on every Monday of each week.
Please link up your family friendly blog posts below!
It wouldn't be a linky party with YOU!
(IMPORTANT NOTE: by linking up you understand that you might be featured next month and if so, we will use some of your photos from your post - rest assured - we will always link back to your lovely blog.  We might also share your fantastic posts on social media.  Also, you may link up as many family-friendly posts as you like & YES - other blog hops &/or giveaways are welcome {giveaways and blog hops will NOT be featured though}  Thank You & ENJOY! )


Sunday, June 17, 2018

The Sky Has Bright Fluffiness Floating Through It

Have you ever looked up and saw that the sky has bright fluffiness floating through it? Today I looked up and noticed that fluffiness. It was what I needed.

The past couple of days I have been with some situations that have frustrated me. People in my personal life,and people I work with. For some reason even though I know it isn’t that important life has frustrated me.

But today I looked up, and remembered that life is beautiful. And I need to remember to enjoy all it has to offer.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

3 Winners! Pizzer Time Subscription Box Giveaway! $165 TRV!

I love pizza! I'm not afraid to admit it. It really doesn't even matter what kind of pizza it is. I like it all. It just tastes great. I shouldn't have been surprised when I found out there was a pizza subscription box. I mean there is a subscription box for everything anymore isn't there? But I was, and I'm really glad that I am part of a giveaway that involves this box. Follow the instructions below, and maybe you'll be a winner.

Sponsored By: Pizzer Time

Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

*3 Winners* Will Receive:

a Pizzer Time Subscription Box with Extras!! 

($165 TRV Giveaway)

What's Included In The Subscription Box: Ingredients to make 2 pizzas Choice of topping for each pizza 2 Pan Pizzer Cooking Set Rolling Pin Pizza Cutter ($55 RV)
About Pizzer Time:
Pizzer was invented and collaborated on by 2 culinary trained chefs with over 30 years of experience in the pizzeria industry and owned one of the most popular pizzerias in New York City and Long Island. Our recipes go back decades and have been perfected through years of experience and culinary training. After years of our out of state customers at our Pizzeria would comment and say “you guys have the best pizza, I wish you delivered to Maryland or Florida or New Jersey”. At first we laughed it off but then we created a method that affords us the opportunity to deliver our pizza and maintain the exact same quality as if our customers got it right out of our oven in house. Whether you enjoy cooking in your home or love the taste of a hot fresh pizza right out of the oven or you want both, Pizzer offers, not “New York style pizza” but real and authentic New York Pizza with ingredients that were created and made right here in New York by New Yorkers with absolutely top quality products. We use the best tomatoes for our sauce and the best cheese money can buy and our dough recipe goes back decades. We hope you will take the opportunity to enjoy making your own pizza at home and more importantly enjoy having a hot fresh pizza right of your own oven. Buon Appetito!!

**Giveaway Eligibility**

Open To US residents ONLY in the following states; New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Must be 18+ to enter

Please Note: Sorry for the inconvenience, but the giveaway form will only give me the option to exclude a handful of states in the giveaway. Please make sure that you are not entering this giveaway from any other state other than the ones mentioned above. If you enter the giveaway anyway, and are chosen as a winner, you will not be able to collect your prize.
Giveaway Dates ~ 6/16 9:00 AM EST through 7/14 11:59PM EST
Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy and all participating bloggers are not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or any other social media site. The winners will be randomly drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be notified by email. Winners have 48 hours to reply before a replacement winner will be drawn. If you would like to participate in an event like this please contact LoveMrsMommy (at) gmail (dot) com.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Today I am Thankful For

I realized it is time for me to share some of the great things in my life. Someone told me recently that I was rich because of the money I earn at y job. They were partially correct. I am rich in many ways, and I am thankful for all of them.

I am totally thankful for all the beautiful flowers in my garden. My hard work is paying off, and I do have a colorful garden. And somehow there are a few surprises that have come my way in that garden. I had a few more plants survive that long period where I didn't do much out there. Lilies are an awesome plant. They are total survivors.

I am thankful for all of the individuals over the course of my life who have encouraged me to take chances. Even if they are kind of foolish ones. You never get anything in life if you don't try do you?

I am thankful that my dad in particular taught me to be a positive thinker. He encouraged us to say positive things so that we would receive positive things. If you haven't tried it you should it does work.

Thrift stores, I love them. How would I do anything in life without them. I love shopping in bulk. But the flipside is that I am able to give back a lot quicker because I find so man fabulous things in those shops. 

I am so thankful that the colonoscopy experience is over for awhile. While it wasn't the worst thing that ever happened to me. It wasn't the most fun thing either. 

What are you thankful for today?

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Revive Don’t Replace

Garbage is an issue. We live in a world where it might be less expensive to buy something new than to fix what you have. If you have any doubts about this go see what people put in their trash.  Here’s a few ideas to reduce that trash heap, and maybe save yourself a few dollars.

Them shoes

Your favorite pair of shoes are looking a little worn. Don’t get rid of them just yet. It is possible to take those run down soles to be reconditioned. It’s way cheaper than a new pair of boots. And you get to keep wearing those comfortable boots. Another trick you can use is to rub a banana peel on the leather. It’s a cheap way to shine your shoes.

Coats and Jackets

We all have a favorite, but one day you just get tired of the way it looks. You can replace the buttons on it to give it a new look, or you can try those patches that are so popular right now.


Have you ever had a favorite shirt that just starts to look grungy? There’s those stains on the armpits. You can get rid of those discolorations by combining one part Castile soap with two parts hydrogen peroxide. Let it sit then soak it in cold water for an hour. Then you can send it through the was. The shirt will look fresh again.

What ideas do you have to revive items instead of replacing them.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The Gerber Daisies

Has anyone had the experience where they want more flowers for their garden, but you don’t want to break the bank to get it? That was me the other day. I decided to go to Lowe’s because they always have a clearance rack with flowers. And I scored big. They had hanging baskets of Gerber Daisies. The plants had already bloomed once. But real gardens know that all you have to do is dead head the flowers. So these are some of the flowers I picked up.