Thursday, April 21, 2011

Back to work

I've been away for 2 weeks.  Some planned some unplanned.  MP had a conference in KS, so we went, great time!  I got to see my grand kids, love that!  Then his grandma died, in NY.  We drove from KS to NY 17 hours!  He did the funeral and went home, I stayed for a week.  Needless to say I did not work out at all while I was there, and I ate all of my favorite NY things, many times over!  I gained 6 lbs.!  Not good!  So yesterday I went to the gym with a friend, a friend who really doesn't need to work out and doesn't really like to work out, so it was not a real productive workout.  Last night was date night, MP and I went out for pizza and wings.  Yummy! but did not help my weight gain any!  Leaving the restaurant I fell in the parking lot (embarrassing!)  now my and arm hurt!  I got up to go to take a class at the gym today only to find out that the trainer hurt her back last night, and there was no class today.  I walked/ran 2 miles, then did some weights and headed home.  Now I'm starving!!!!!!  ARGH!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Spring is HERE-Let's Get Organized!

It’s almost Spring! I love this time of year because there is more sunshine, the temperatures are getting warmer, and the flowers are finally blooming! Plus, this time of year always motivates me to deep clean and get more organized!
That’s why I’m personally SO excited about this month’s iBloom Membership Group Coaching Session. During the April Session, “Spring is HERE- Let’s Get Organized!” we will discover how to…

Get motivated to organize our home and life for spring!

Discover how to create organized solutions and systems that will work for YOU and your family!

Hear from everyday women who are purging, simplifying, decluttering, and getting organized for spring!

Then, our iBloom life coaches will help you create a personalized plan to get YOU organized for spring!

And, Laura Wittmann from will be our special guest! Laura is the author of “Clutter Rehab: 101 Tips and Tricks to Become an Organization Junkie and Love It!” and an everyday Mom of 3. She is passionate about creating an “Inviting and peaceful household environment for her family and all that enter, that is conducive to living simply, loving deeply, and laughing abundantly!”

Plus, we’ll have a panel of everyday women who will share their practical resources and experiences as they seek to live a simple, organized life. Our panel includes:

Jen Jones from,

Vickie Minnella from,

Faith Cracraft from

To join us for this April iBloom Membership Call, click here to become an iBloom member. When you sign-up, you’ll be able to connect with other members in our iBloom Membership Community! Plus, as an added bonus, you’ll have immediate access to our March Membership Call “Discover Easy Ways to Save BIG Money with guru Crystal Paine!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Weekend Project

This is what my dining room looked like when we moved in (and what I looked like 50lbs heavier, yikes).  Nothing had been done in the house since the 1980's.  We got rid of the wall paper right away, but the lovely light fixture remained with us, until this weekend.

I'm very happy with the end result!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Great Wild Cat Gear!

My friend Cynthia ordered these to use for tailgating.  I think the turned out great!  On the left is the large utility tote in black, personalized with style 17 lettering in royal blue.  The one on the right is the organizing utility tote, also in black, style 17 lettering in royal blue.  She also got a matching picnic thermal tote!  They all look so great, no more carrying wal-mart bags to the big game!  If you spend $31 this month you can also get an  all-in-one organizer for just $9, that's 1/2 off!  (Personalization is extra)
To order, simply click on the name of the item you are interested in, and you will be redirected to the catalog!

I love Saturday mornings!

Spending Saturday morning with some of my favorite things!  MP isn't often home on Saturday mornings, so when he is it's a treat and we go hang out at one of our favorite spots; Sunrise Bakery in Lexington.  Enjoy some of our favorite things; Chocolate croissants, and illy coffee . . .yum!  It's going to be a great weekend! What do you like to do on Saturday morning?

Reusable Easter Baskets

                           This months customer special has so many great uses, including Easter Baskets! 
They come in a variety of prints and can be personalized!
After Easter use them for toys, books, dvd's, all kinds of things.
  Spend $31 (get a mother's day gift!) and get the All-In-One organizer for just $9
(personalization is extra)
Shop all of our great Thirty-One products here
Pictures are not my own.