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Ugly Christmas sweater cake

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Here is my first attempt at making an ugly Christmas sweater cake:




Not bad for the first time, think it will pass.

  
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NOMORESHMOO 12/22/2014 12:39AM

    Great idea & excellent job!

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BRAVEWENCH 12/21/2014 6:43PM

    emoticon HAHAAHAHA, I must be hungry, I thought they were cakes.

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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 12/21/2014 9:04AM

    Looks so cute emoticon

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FORZACHANDMATT 12/21/2014 8:55AM

    That's awesome

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BEATLETOT 12/21/2014 8:31AM

    I think that's such a cute idea, and you did well! =)

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KATESCAPE 12/21/2014 12:49AM

    Nice job!

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ALICIA214 12/21/2014 12:36AM

 


Wow it's ugly alright, you did a fine job.. emoticon

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STEPH-KNEE 12/20/2014 8:27PM

    OMG it looks amazing!! emoticon

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 12/20/2014 7:37PM

    I've never heard of an ugly sweater cake but I love your photos!

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NINETOZE 12/20/2014 5:53PM

    Awesome! Totally love it!! When do I come for a piece.

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JUST_BRENDA 12/20/2014 5:51PM

    emoticon !!!
I THINK THAT IS THE ONLY acceptable form of "ugly Xmas sweater"!!!!

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OUTDOORGIRL70 12/20/2014 4:35PM

    I like it

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THINANDFITEMILY 12/20/2014 4:32PM

    cute!

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BOB5148 12/20/2014 3:12PM

  I like it

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SURVIVOR61 12/20/2014 2:58PM

    Looks really great to me!! I would eat it and appreciate it if you had made it for me!
Why didn't you make it for me emoticon now I want cake! Lol it really is a beautiful cake. emoticon

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EVER-HOPEFUL 12/20/2014 2:06PM

    i donīt think it igly all jean.i think it is great and beautifully made.you are very talented love. emoticon

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2DAWN4 12/20/2014 1:38PM

    That is so stinking adorable! Thanks for posting!

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Now to stop the scale from moving the wrong way

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A year ago I had lost and was down to 201 pounds

And now since I have slipped up big time once again:


So now since I have two weeks off for Christmas break, I though it was time to get back on track again. Start all over again, so I get to feeling better and have more energy. Tired of being tired. I know what I need to do so I just need to get off the couch and do it and stop sabotaging myself. I will get it done.

  
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LINZEE118 12/18/2014 8:53AM

    Boy, Can I relate to this blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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TEACUPOFCOURAGE 12/17/2014 1:19PM

    Well done for starting over! I am making a fresh start in the new year but I admire you for doing it right now! If you ever need a whine, just drop me a sparkmail :)

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EVER-HOPEFUL 12/17/2014 8:56AM

    yes now you have a break from sying you can concentrate on getting organised and setting up a plan for the next few weeks and for when your studying starts again.you know what they say
fail to plan,plan to fail

so get organised and start having fun.you can do this,you have the power. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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THINANDFITEMILY 12/17/2014 6:20AM

    emoticon Take care of yourself. emoticon

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CLEAN_MAMA 12/17/2014 1:09AM

    way to go for coming back :) you can do this!! emoticon

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DECLARE74 12/16/2014 10:21PM

    YOU CAN DO IT emoticon

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STEPH-KNEE 12/16/2014 8:50PM

    It is never too late for a fresh start, or to leave the past in the past and move forward. YOu can do this, I promise. emoticon

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IMPERIODEE 12/16/2014 8:43PM

  pictures really help. i should be taking pictures of myself too. thank you for the inspiration, and good luck on your goals. together, we will make it happen! keep the spark!

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DEE1221 12/16/2014 7:24PM

    emoticon You are here on Sparkpeople that is one of the steps to be successful!! Good Luck!! emoticon

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DAKARISAH430 12/16/2014 7:21PM

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JANEGIBE 12/16/2014 7:09PM

    You can do this... If you give up you won't be able to be the next one to show and lead them.. Take a look at some of your Leaders page.. See the difference.. You can do this.. In His Love and Grace Just Me Jane

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taking strength

Monday, November 03, 2014

This blog goes along with yesterday's, this one is on super hero strength. I think I'm doing it right now, being in my mid 40's and going back to college to get my RN. I have always wanted to do this but life got in the way and when my hubby's adopted granddaughter was planning on going to college, we were going to help her out and give her money to get started but with the stipulation she had to come over and discuss with us her plans.

Well she never did, so was discussing with hubby that I wouldn't mind going to college and getting my RN, he said he would pay for it if I wanted to go. This was 4 years ago, so at the age of 43 I started at the local community college. It was hard and the instructors in the nursing program wasn't very helpful with me, because I have test anxiety bad and missed passing one class by less than 2 points to stay in the program so had to drop out. A friend told me of another college that she had gone to and the instructors there was very helpful to her so I went and checked it out.

Started there in March of 2013, and so far it has been difficult but have not had alot of problems. The instructors, even the ones that are not with the nursing program are willing to help so that makes the experience so much better.

If all goes well, March 14, 2015 I will graduate with my associates degree in Nursing at the age of 47, almost 48(birthday is at the end of march). Yes I will need to go and get my Bachelors degree but I can do that online so will be easier for me to work and finish that up. emoticon

  
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KATELJM 11/22/2014 10:53PM

    More power to you for sticking with it! What wonderful knowledge you will have amassed!

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MAUITN 11/22/2014 9:32PM

    I admire your determination. Don't let anyone or anything stop you.

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GODZDESIGN95 11/17/2014 12:09PM

    I am late but I see victory at the end. The enemy knows it and will try to block you. But you keep going. God will be there to help you. emoticon .

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HEISTHEANSWER 11/12/2014 6:35PM

    I am so proud of you for going back to work on getting your RN. Lookiing forwad to the day when you say, I graduate today!
Hugs,
Lois

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MARYBETH4884 11/5/2014 7:13PM

    Good for you! Glad you found a school that was willing to work with you!

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IGNITEME101 11/5/2014 6:06PM

    emoticon !!! Proud f your efforts! I was 57 when I went back to college the last time! emoticon

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859320 11/4/2014 10:58PM

    Way to go, I use to want to be a nurse. After I took a CNA class with my daughter last year I got over it. But I did do pretty good on the tests. I found a quiz site on line called
http://quizlet.com/ they have just about any kind of information on different classes plus you can make your own flash cards and study. The class did make me appreciate what CNA's do and all the paper work that the Nurses have to do. I just wish I had known some of the information before my Mother passed. Apparently I was always asking the wrong people questions and that just wasted their time and mine. It is great your husband supports you in your decision to go back to school. emoticon

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THINANDFITEMILY 11/4/2014 8:07PM

    emoticon learning is a life long process! Good for you for plugging away and sticking to it!

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TRUNKJUNK 11/4/2014 3:20PM

    Jean you're emoticon

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EVER-HOPEFUL 11/4/2014 5:26AM

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TRUTHNOW2 11/3/2014 6:49PM

    Wow!!! How great this is... and not allowing the disappointment of the first college to stop you from your goal... I am really really impressed... And I KNOW you will be the kind of nurse that anyone would be fortunate and grateful to have!!!


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THEGROOVYCHICK 11/3/2014 4:27PM

    That takes a lot of courage to go back to school and pursue your dreams! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 11/3/2014 3:25PM

    Way to go!

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AVANELL 11/3/2014 12:56PM

    You can do it, Mollie, with the help of the Holy Spirit. I was almost 61 when I decided to get my bachelor's degree and I just graduated! With God nothing is impossible and all things are possible to him who believes. Just depend on the Lord and He will help you achieve your goals!

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Removing the mask

Sunday, November 02, 2014

For this week of BLC we needed to write about our secret identity and removing the mask. My secret identity is that I have all the strength to do things. But if I remove the mask, a person would see a person who struggles with live and has a hard time reaching out and letting go. I struggle with feeling like I don't belong because it has been that way all the way back in grade school. I was the kid that got picked on for not having the name brand clothes, not being into sports or even hanging with the party crowd.

I'm more inclined to stay to myself and wish I was that person who was out going and have friends that would be there whenever I needed them to be. As it is I stay in the shadows and no one sees that I maybe hurting or need help. I'm always willing to step up and help others if needed but I never ask for help. A few people have stepped up and say they will help me if I need it but I have a hard time asking.

Maybe if I would wear the mask it might help give me the courage to do the things I wish I could and be that person that everyone would want to spend time with.

But since I don't wear a mask to change my identity I will just say I am me, the lonely little girl stuck in the corner looking into the room and wondering why I can't be like everyone else. I would love to say, here I am be my friend and help me but that isn't how I am and I probably will never be that person even if I tried.

  
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TRUNKJUNK 11/2/2014 8:38PM

    Of course I'm your spark friend but I would love to meet you in person, especially since we live in the same state As I've always told you you're such an inspiration to be. I think that book DO IT! by Peter McWilliams may just be the book you need.

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TRUTHNOW2 11/2/2014 6:28PM

    As someone else commented..there were lines you wrote that describe me too.. Your amazingly honest and tender blog shows you were so correct saying you do have the strength to do for yourself. perhaps you will choose to use it to come out of shadows

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GRANDY-N-TN 11/2/2014 4:37PM

    You have within you the ability to be an outgoing person. I know because I have seen that in you. You are always encouraging on the friend feed and the way you explained yourself in this blog show me that you CAN open up. Take that step out and reach for it. you can do this. Mollie, I have always been a very shy and introverted person. Not any more. I found my "nitch" by forcing myself to reach out. I am praying that you will do the same. If you ever need me, sweetie, I am only a Sparkmail away. Hugs, Mama Judy.
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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 11/2/2014 3:55PM

    emoticon When I was a kid I was incredibly shy. Only had a couple of close friends. I was one of the youngest in a very large family (14 kids), so I got overlooked a lot. But I am very comfortable being my myself because of it. i don't have to be entertained by others. I don't need music paying all the time for background noise. I can just be. And I'm glad.

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THEGROOVYCHICK 11/2/2014 10:45AM

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IGNITEME101 11/2/2014 10:44AM

    Me, too!! I wrote a chapter in my book called, will the real me PLEASE STAND UP? you're not alone.

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EMMACORY 11/2/2014 9:23AM

    I sense you might be a little bit of an introvert like me. I tend to be in a shadow somewhat. I do have 2-3 close friends. I do not mind spending time with myself. Maybe you could list something vs that you wish you could ask for help with. ..maybe you want a walking buddy, or someone to go to the movies with, etc. My experience is that people do like to be asked. Go for it! emoticon emoticon

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MARYBETH4884 11/2/2014 9:22AM

    Did you write this blog about you or me??? You just perfectly described me!! I'm guessing there are many of us out there!! We just need to stick together my friend!!! emoticon emoticon

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EVER-HOPEFUL 11/2/2014 8:33AM

    you should try love and you might surprise yourself.it is amasing what a person can do or be if they put their mind to it.step out of your comfort zone and go for it emoticon

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Helpful hint for trick or treat

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Seen this on the news today and thought what a great thing to do for trick or treaters that have food allergies. It is called the Teal Pumpkin Project.


Check out this site and it explains what it is all about www.foodallergy.org/teal-pumpkin-project#.
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SIRIUS2014 10/28/2014 7:24PM

    Great Idea!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 10/28/2014 2:49PM

    as you know my son zakariya has allergies.when he gets sweets with eggs,nuts or lithitine in it he swaps them with his brother for somethink he can eat.a few around here who knows he has allergies normally give an apple or satsuma to him.great idea though. emoticon

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MADMANSMAMA87 10/28/2014 2:19PM

    Great Idea, Jean!!!
Thanks for Sharing!!!
Hugs,

Jes

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MISSRUTH 10/28/2014 8:12AM

    emoticon I don't think it would be a bad idea at all, if we moved away from so much candy.

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RASPBERRY56 10/28/2014 7:17AM

    I like this - it'll be interesting to see if this takes off or not!

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JCLJR4547 10/28/2014 6:58AM

  GREAT IDEA!

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