Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Happy 17th Birthday Gigi

photo by SMW

This girl is sweet and 17 today.  Look at her cuteness!  I'm so proud of her and all the good that she does.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Music Moment Monday- Pentatonix and Lindsay Sterling


I know I have a love of all things Lindsay Sterling and the Pentatonix, so please oblige me to indulge in this one.  It's so cool!  It's in French, oh yes, and this has to be the coolest music video I've ever seen.  What do you think?

Here is the translation in english.


Friday, September 26, 2014

My Monopoly

photo by SMW, post sponsored by My Monopoly

The weather is calling for more family game time!  I have a new game or rather a pumped up oldie but goodie- My Monopoly.  It's the same game as we all love dearly, but better!  How do you make a classic better?  The people at Monopoly hit it on the nail when they came out with this one- pictures of your family and dear ones go on the hotels, marker pieces, and even the chance cards.  Brilliant!


The print software is easy to load and use online.  This is what my board looks like.  Doesn't that make you want to have game time?  I knew it would.  This is a definite yes as a perfect present.  My game board has a theme of 'Family Reunion'. I love it!


The My Monopoly Game is sold at most stores and Amazon.  Go here to check it out.


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Goals 2014

photo by Carolyn Moss

Goals 2014:

Now that summer is officially over and the glories of fall are upon us, I'm pondering my 'must-do' list for fall.  At the beginning of summer I always write down the hikes, events, beaches, and fairs I want to hit.  Fall is no different:  corn mazes galore, produce stands, and sports. 

I'm curious what's on everyone's list?  

Since I'm in a list sort of mood, here's how my goals for the year are going.
Goals 2014:



1. Find the best natural beauty products for my hair and face.  I've found the best things! Yipee.  Baking soda for shampoo and apple cider vinegar for a conditioner.  It truly works. 

And for my face, this one makes me beam!  Doterra Essential Oils has finally made my middle age skin happy!  I've found IT, yes, THEE product that works for my skin.  Clear Skin  has helped me transform my skin.  I love the way it feels and smells.
2. Walking 12,000 steps a day/ Fit into my pants. This is a bit of a toughy.  It hasn't been tough to work out or even lose the 8 pounds (girly squeal!)  Yes, I lost 8 pounds.  But, now (sigh!)  I want to lose another 8 pounds.  Why can't we ever be happy?

3. Do a craft a month.  Did it  and still doing it.  Will show you soon this months 'craft' more like major project!

Ok, so now it's your turn to tell me if you're still going strong on your goals!  The year is almost over.  Keep on truckin'.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Scarves to help women in Ethipia



Who doesn't love a scarf?  These scarves have magic in them.  Oh, listen here friends.  Not only did these two scarves win a design contest they are being made in Ethiopia by women in need.  

Through Kickstarter they are being sold so these scarves will not be mass produced, but made by hand, exclusively.  If you buy one and only other 200 people buy one, that's it- only 200 scarves of that kind in the world.  How cool!

Since we have a little piece of Africa in our home after Reagan went to Africa, we love to see projects that help benefit the lovely people there.

#fashionABLEplusAlt

Firestarter $1.96 shipped

I hope you don't think I'm a whiner because I'm bemoaning fall and summer ending.  Truly, I'm not.  See, I'm going to be upbeat and pleasant about Firestarters.  Yes, they are happy little things that help get that hot thing going to make you toasty warm.  I know my boy scout will enjoy it.

Right now, the Survival Magnesium Flint Firesteel Fire Steel Starter by efuture  is only $1.96 shipped through Amazon. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Friendship Walk in Arlington,WA


www.villagecommunitysvcs.org

Another cool thing is going on in Arlington, WA this weekend.
This Saturday, Sept. 27th, from 10am when the Car Wash starts to 1pm when the Friendship Walk begins, it's a whole lot of love going on.  Join all the festivities at the Legion Park Gazebo.

The Voice of the Village is a choir featuring disabled citizens from Arlington, Marysville, and Everett.  They practice weekly and are enthusiastic about music.