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" Whenever I go clothes shopping and I find myself not too happy with my reflection or discover the clothes I really like don’t fit, I get my camera out and take a few photos of myself in the mirror instead of letting any negative thoughts creep in.
I took this one yesterday after discovering a dress I fell in love with the moment I saw it didn’t fit me properly around the bust. I did a few silly poses, a few
A Child’s Ten Commandments to Parents. Reading this just makes me want to do everything to be a better Mom. 1. My hands are small; please don’t expect perfection whenever I make a bed, draw a picture, or throw a ball. My legs are short; please slow down so that I can keep up with you. 2. My eyes have not seen the world as yours have; please let me explore safely: don’t restrict me unnecessarily. 3. Housework will always be there. I’m only little such a short time—please take time to explain things to me about this wonderful world, and do so willingly. 4. My feelings are tender; please be sensitive to my needs; don’t nag me all day long. (You wouldn’t want to be nagged for your inquisitiveness.) Treat me as you would like to be treated. 5. I am a special gift from God; please treasure me as God intended you to do, holding me accountable for my actions, giving me guidelines to live by, and disciplining me in a loving manner. 6. I need your encouragement, but not your praise, to grow. Please go easy on the criticism; remember you can criticize the things I do without criticizing me. 7. Please give me the freedom to make decisions concerning myself. Permit me to fail, so that I can learn from my mistakes. Then someday I’ll be prepared to make the kind of decisions life requires of me. 8. Please don’t do things over for me. Somehow that makes me feel that my efforts didn’t quite measure up to your expectations. I know it’s hard, but please don’t try to compare me with my brother or my sister. 9. Please don’t be afraid to leave for a weekend together. Kids need vacations from parents, just as parents need vacations from kids. Besides, it’s a great way to show us kids that your marriage is very special. 10. Please take me to Sunday school and church regularly, setting a good example for me to follow. I enjoy learning more about God. I know that when the kids are driving me crazy, I can sit down and read this and feel so much better! Where was this yesterday!?!?! :) *Feel free to print off and put on your fridge for a daily reminder of how to treat your kiddos! **A Child’s Ten Commandments to Parents, by Dr. Kevin Leman
Exhausted! so bad i fell asleep yesterday midsentence talking to my aide. right after she arrive My head fell back and I started to snore. She could not wake me. i slept 2 1/2 hours. Till dinner ate very little sat on the bed fell asleep again in my clothes again and then it is today. I am still exhausted and hurt!!!!!
Wise words on Humanity by Gandhi. Likewise, in a few moments or outcomes I don't desire, ...I am not a failure, nor unacceptable. I have this moment and the next to offer myself in a new way built on the experiences I have in my past.
' I love her! If you know the challenge of being extra petite follow her. It took me many years to find stores that had clothes that fit me. She had all my favorites plus a few more in her store suggestion :) happy shopping mini people'
"Was there a secret to your marriage?" "I don’t know if there was a secret. I don’t know what you’d call a secret. I think we - from the first moment I saw her I fell in love, and it lasted until the day she died. That’s something. That was the secret: I just fell in love with her...” ~ Mel Brooks when asked about his forty-one year marriage to Anne Bancroft
Trisha Yearwood's Uncle Wilson's Stuffed Peppers... my grandma has made these for me a few times and there have been times when i have eaten over half a dozen in one sitting. So good. HOWEVER, she mentions in the book that hard boiling the peppers will save time so my gandma tried it and they fell apart when she took them out of the oven and made the dish watery. So, don't hard boil the peppers and eat up!
I stuffed myself with Cheetos yesterday and then someone said: “Oh no, you will have to work all that off tomorrow.” And I was just like: “I don’t care, the stuff tastes amazing.” As the saying goes: One moment on your lips, forever on your hips. But what to do, when the moment is so great? Jennifer Lawrence, on her love of food.
Odds and Ends
I had a few old pallets and wanted to make a toy box for my niece. Took me a while, hands covered in varnish and a few splinters but was pleased with the results. I have learnt a lot and…
I saw a tasty picture of coconut pancakes on Pinterest yesterday. I knew they needed to be in my life! The recipe was from scratch however and I knew that making something from scratch in the AM did not need to be in my life. Plus the recipe called for things I didn’t have. So,...Read More
Rings and things
konoira: Happy Birthday, @therealjacksepticeye! i’m sorry this is so sloppy Thank you for being a BIG inspiration to us all, especially me! Whenever I feel so sad and negative, I watch your videos and I’m able to smile and laugh even on a bad day. Your words really help us lighten up and forget all the(my) negativity! So, Thank you! Thanks for being the best and BOSSIEST Youtuber! Didn’t see this until now, it’s awesome!! Thank you so much :D
Interviewer: Didn’t you just say that you don’t brag? Now here we go! Dan: No, I don’t brag about my acting skills! Ping pong, I’m perfectly happy to - I could probably beat anybody in the world.
Just for Fun
"I think of myself as, you know, alright. I used to have bad acne as a teenager, so all of this is a bonus now, the fact that I don’t have pimples anymore. And my hair was also, you know, unfortunate. I had really long hair. I mean, I tied it back most of the time, but I had all these frizzy bits coming off the top and whenever I let the hair down, it went like this [indicates big, bushy frizz].”
When I have time...
I don’t know about you, but my day can go from feeling overwhelmed and cheap to feeling like I’m the luckiest girl in the world. It’s amazing how a simple change of thoughts can make all the difference.
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Beauty and Make up
This is an AWESOME hour-long interval running set. I've got to say, HIIT is the way to go. I find it keeps my mind engaged and helps me actually get through my workout--instead of letting my mind wander and letting boredom creep in! #staystrong
"The moment I fell in love with Dean Winchester" This is accurate.
goodbyecarbs-helloskinny: I made this after I finished day 3 of the 30 day shred! I’ve had a fitblr for a few weeks now and love it, so I decided to share a little bit about myself. I am 17 years old, 5’7, and 156lbs. I don’t really have a goal weight.. Which is why my “ending weight” is blank cause I don’t really care where I end up. My goal is to lose my stomach, hip, and thigh fat and replace it with muscle. Starting a fitblr was the best thing I ever did because not onl
SpongeBob Party Wreath - This turned out awesome! It was a little time consuming to make. Only bc it took me a few times of printing stuff to get it the right size so it looked proportioned right. In the end I was very happy with the result. I loved being able to tell everyone that I made it myself.
by Fushimi in'no Shinsaisho, : unable to sleep / I lose myself so wholly / in thoughts of love / that my heart becomes one / with the colour of my lamp
Wooden Bathtub Caddy: Above all else, home means clean; it means a place where I can hide away from it all, soak myself in my thoughts, or
I release the need to replay a negative situation over and over again in my mind.
"Whenever I catch him with my clothes in his mouth, he has to wear them."
I had this ideal in my head of myself as a mother and how my children would respond to me. When they didn’t do what I told them to with good attitudes and in good time, I didn’t know what to do.
"I fell in love with the morning, how you stumbled out of bed when you first woke up and how your eyes groaned with exhaustion. The way your hands grasped my hipbones, while your lips stole the endings of my sentences. Yesterday with you felt like a month of Sunday mornings, with white bed sheets and lazy smiles. I am in love with the presence of your words and the feel of your existence."I am in love with your essence ...
Pin it My grandma makes the best pizza dough. When I visited her last month she shared her recipe with me – it is such an easy pizza dough recipe, I’m kicking myself that I didn’t ask for the recipe sooner! This pizza dough recipe is made in a bread machine and yields two (2) …
Children's books I love
Felt Tree with Ornaments I know everyone and their mother has seen the felt trees on Pinterest, but I really love mine and so do my girls. My special addition this year was a large clothes pin affixed to the wall with a Command Strip, holding a tin of felt ornaments. It has made it a much neater daily activity and I don’t find myself constantly cleaning up anymore.
In and Around the Home