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Recipes for chaos and sanity...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Hotty Thermometer I found on fellow sparker's blog:

Sorry (again) for spelling mistakes on the video....I fired the Editor.

I have the worst struggle with my fiber and protein. Every single day I come way below the healthy recommendations. The only way I've found I get in the amount I need is when I go over in calories. I knew I was doing something wrong and I put out a quick S.O.S in my status last week. I had four friends post ideas and I plan on trying everyone of them. Thank you, AMERAG, LYRRICA and JEANUT. I tried JULIE MAY's today...I think it was the 45 sec microwave that caught my attention. Yes, I am that apprehensive in the kitchen that I want it to be quick (and the bloom' stove is still dead).
Here's the link for the recipe she shared. I will be using it over and over.

I mentioned Resurrection Eggs. It's part of the Easter Festivities in our house. Keeping Jesus in Easter. They can be purchased in a Christian Book Store or Christian Book also sells them. I make ours...I found a blog link where she explains it clearly and does an excellent job with accompanying photos.

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SUNNYBUNNY112 3/25/2011 9:04PM

    DAVID!!!!!!!!!!! Aww, thank you for the tour, Snow...I hope you get better...and get some dayum socks for them toes, yo! You are such a great mom! I admire you....have a wonderful weekend.... :)

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HANKENSTEIN 3/25/2011 11:00AM

    Your house is a good kind of chaos, and your kids are adorable.

"And the crowd goes wild!" Future play-by-play announcer.

You are a funny woman, Snow.

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LINTPICKER 3/25/2011 10:21AM

    That looks good! I will be checking out the recipe!
Thanks for the virtual tour of the ripped up flooring. Bet hubby was surprised to see all that black and white tile!

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MYSTERYROSE74 3/24/2011 5:42PM

    "Maybe I should eat her head." LOL. I love it. It looked really good! And yay for "team coffee"! I gave up coffee for about two years, but I'm back to it. Don't know why I gave it up. And I saw your treadmill over in the corner. emoticon emoticon

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ROGUE_RUNNER 3/24/2011 2:18PM

    Congratulations for OVERCOMING!!! Yay!

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ROGUE_RUNNER 3/24/2011 1:58PM

    Now the second link works to the recipe - but the first link to the hottie thermometer - takes me back to your vlog :o) I think you are a hottie ... but Id like to see the thermometer you are talking about ;o)

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ROGUE_RUNNER 3/24/2011 1:21PM

    This looks good - Im not sure why but your links don't seem to be working for me :o(

Anything that even resembles CAKE .... is awesome in my book!!

Cake Addict

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Lookin' for Spring with a Streak

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Hubby got a Dell Streak for his birthday in April. He shared it with me so that I could try portable vlogging. I took you guys on my walk looking for some hopeful signs of Spring....

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MIBELLALUNA 3/22/2011 8:26AM

    Did I miss a totem pole? I'd kill to have a totem pole in the yard. It was 80 here ysterday!! But supposed to get cold again this weekeed. WAH. We may not have any mushrooms this year!! :(

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HERE2GETFIT 3/21/2011 6:22PM

    Thanks for sharing your walk with us. Yes, Robins are a Welcome sight to see! Now when you say you are taking a walk I will be able to visualize it better. It looks like a nice place to live with a lake near by. That jogging girl is a sure sign that Spring is here too! Well, I think I am going to go take a nap , that walk made me feel a little dizzy. LOL I guess there is no way to hold a camera still when your walking. LOL Have many happy walks! Polly

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SNOWANGELDIVA 3/21/2011 1:09PM

    Thank you everybody for coming for a walk with me!!!
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LINTPICKER 3/20/2011 6:20PM

    lots of fun with your walk and family!

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MYSTERYROSE74 3/20/2011 11:09AM

    I really enjoyed seeing the area you live in. Very pretty! You have an awesome family too. If I tried to film my hubby, he'd run and hide. LOL.

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TOTANGO 3/20/2011 9:42AM

    Your video makes me want to go for a walk! Thank you!

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BAILEE_GRAVES 3/20/2011 8:18AM

    You have an absolutely beautiful (and apparently SO very fun) family!!

Isn't that just the best?!?!!!


Now give your hubby back his birthday present!!!

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  Love the little video. Theres nothing like a spring clean

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JEANUT 3/20/2011 7:35AM

    I loved going with you on your walk
Living here in the South it's hard to believe all that snow and cold
We've already planted our potatoes
all the fruit trees and bushes are in bloom
Hope spring comes to you soon

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For my *Peeps*

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Cuz, they reminded me of my cyberbuddy, SUNNYBUNNY112 (I know how much you *LOVE* shout-outs)...she had some childhood memories of these little guys (and a weird adult addiction) that she shared in her vlog: ypage_public_journal_indiv idual.asp?blog_id=4039398
I never had them or heard of them. Then one day as I was walking through the store I saw them on the shelf and they reminded me of her. That's when I realized how close my Sparkfriends are to me. I carry them everywhere in my heart.
So, the next time I was in the store these little guys called my name (even louder). What better way to let your peeps know that you're thinking of them then to show them in a vlog.
God Bless, Peeps!!!
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HANKENSTEIN 3/17/2011 10:41PM

    very cute, Snow. You have great kids and the shore love their mama. That says all it needs to say. Have a great weekend.

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26M8J7 3/17/2011 2:28PM

    emoticon I love them too.
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OLGAINTX 3/17/2011 1:20PM

    I love them also.

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ROGUE_RUNNER 3/17/2011 12:35PM

    PEEEEEPPPPPSSSSS!! My favs! I must eat them immediately after the package is opened - I think they are best fresh!!

A couple of years ago I wrote an ode to my Peeps - Ill have to find that!

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SUNNYBUNNY112 3/17/2011 12:23AM

    ok...third time, I have cheeks hurt...your children are beautiful! really...ahh...I love this blog :)

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SUNNYBUNNY112 3/17/2011 12:21AM

    Put down the weapon dude....OMG! I have to pee.....peep...peep....I am laughing so HARD!!!!!!! eyeballs... I am delirious!!!!

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SUNNYBUNNY112 3/17/2011 12:19AM

    OMG..smell em...priceless...STOP IT...delicious!!!! No, smores....STOP IT!!!! Y0ur kids are so cute...they are hyped on sugar!!!! a 1,000...calories...5 chicks..34 grams a sugar...WHAT!!!!

I totally am dying here.....

I love your kids...they are so cool..and so cute!!!! ha ha...watching...AGAIN!

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BETHSTL 3/16/2011 8:58PM

    I LOVE PEEPS! Odd thing is...I kinda like them stale LOL. I open the box and leave it open about a day before I eat them LOL


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DRAWNTHISWAY 3/16/2011 8:18PM

    "Put down the weapon dude!" You don't know how many times a day I say that to my son.

For what it is worth I used to love peeps, but they are on that food to moderate list and since my kids don't eat them I find that I eat too many. And eating too many is resolved by just not buying them any more. ;)

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I`m in ONEderland! & Testimony

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I weigh-in usually on Mondays, but, this week is exciting for me because I`ve been hoping to see this blessed event for years.
This morning I popped onto the scale, just hoping that I would be inching closer to getting out of 200ville and 198.8 appeared int the screen. I was shocked. I was tempted not to do a do-over, cuz, well, if it was a dream I wanted it to stay that way. However, I popped back on for a double-take and there it was again; 198.8.I am officially in ONEderland.
My next bring-me-to-my-tears-is-this-like-one-of-t
he-best-days-of-my-life-or-what, will be when I break 190. I haven`t seen lower then 190 since somewhere around 2004. Between baby 3 and 4.

I`m posting a link that reminds me of THE biggest WOO HOO moment in my life. Please check it out. It's inspiring, I promise.

I am the first-born to a farmer and a homemaker. My father was an alcoholic. The night I was born my father was arrested. My early years were filled with the turmoil of watching the two people I loved most choose to hate each other. I was Daddy`s girl. When mom packed my sisters and I up in the dead of the night upon discovering that Dad had been whoring around and had blown grocery money on booze and women; my father burnt our house down that night. They couldn`t prove it. He admitted to it years later on his death bed. Time moved on and my Mom found a man. For the remainder of my childhood my `step-dad`was more like, Mom`s Boyfriend~only, and I grew up without a male bond in my life. I was `messed with` by our male babysitter, and an uncle. Every image of woman being thrown in my direction was that women were disposable. By the time I was 10, I was excelling in everything, and in every enrichment program the schools could get their hands for me, but, I was lonely and depressed....I did not want to be disposable and it just seemed like it was inevitable.
THEN, when I was in the sixth grade my Science teacher handed us the coveted Gideon Bible. In our school it was a sign of prestige; you were considered mature when you had access to a Bible. Our teacher gave us 15 minutes to read this insert and make the biggest decision of our lives. This is what I read, October 21, 1986:

Become a Christian

Many people are looking for God. If you're one of those people, we'd like to share with you that the Bible has what you are seeking. It contains answers to life's vital questions, and—most important—can help you understand how to have a right relationship with God. Here are some selected verses:

God Loves You
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. —John 3:16
(So, I`m not disposable...I have a purpose and it`s not to be a boy toy)

All Are Sinners. Sin has no place in Heaven.
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. —Romans 3:23
(everybody has done something...even me at the age of 10 shoving my sister down the stairs was wrong and written somewhere!....if not that then the lie that I told about NOT doing it surely was)
As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one. —Romans 3:10
(I knew the difference between right and wrong...but was choosing wrong and by default was not choosing Heaven. I learned that Heaven was not a default location or a place you can bribe your way into. I realized I was not going where I wanted to be.)

God's Remedy for Sin
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. —Romans 6:23
(Death would be Hell. Life would be Heaven, Hmmmm....I had a decision to make. Will I let someone else that can pay the debt I owe and can`t possibly pay, pay it for me....)

But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name. —John 1:12
(I could have a I said in vlogs previous, my Dad and I reconciled before I buried him when I was 24, but, at 10 I was given the chance to be loved unconditionally, cherished completely, freed from the debt of sin I owed, a life everlasting in place where there was no the Bible it says that Heaven is filled with likes of little children. Childlike faith. Plain and simple.)

All May Be Saved Now
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him. —Revelation 3:20(a)

For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. —Romans 10:13 (My FAV is Rom.10:9)

But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name. —John 20:31

I love this ONEderland, but, it`s Gloryland that keeps me going.

Receive Christ as Your Savior Now...Pray the Following Prayer

Confessing to God that I am a sinner, and believing that the Lord Jesus Christ died for my sins on the cross and was raised for my justification, I now receive and confess Him as my personal Savior.

If you are returning to this blog and have found that your comment has been deleted it is because I have the freedom to delete as you have the freedom not to read if you`re offended. I`m am celebrating another milestone in my life and am looking forward to sharing this with anyone that accepts me in my whole package.

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MNOT2THICK 3/16/2011 2:43PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonOn the weight loss and to making it to Onederland!

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HERE2GETFIT 3/16/2011 2:36PM

    Wonderful Testimony! Thanks for sharing it. Congrats on your weight loss . Keep moving forward.


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OLGAINTX 3/16/2011 2:22PM

    Congrats on making it to oneland!!!! You are a very special person and you can make it all the way down that scale. I can't wait for your post when you reach 190.

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26M8J7 3/16/2011 1:09PM

    Thank you so much for sharing this with us. You are an example of how our loving Father God can transform a life. emoticon
I watched the link and the video says it all, thank you!

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HEALTHYFAM7 3/16/2011 11:52AM

    Thank you so much for sharing this. It is wonderful to hear what God does through His Word.
Congratulations on the weight loss.
God bless.
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LADYBUGG67 3/16/2011 8:45AM

    I LOVE your post! So touching and sincere. I especially love your quote "It's Gloryland that keeps me going". AMEN!!


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LINTPICKER 3/16/2011 7:44AM

    wow! I can hardly believe that a science teacher gave you this! Now teachers have to be careful about even talking about God! What a gift he has given you!

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LOUANN22 3/16/2011 1:21AM

    great blog post. Congrats on making wonderland :)

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JEANUT 3/15/2011 10:31PM

    I am so happy for you
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BETHSTL 3/15/2011 7:04PM

    Snow, you have me crying. I love you for sharing this...I have been needing inspiration lately and this definitely helps me!


Thank you!

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MYSTERYROSE74 3/15/2011 5:53PM

    emoticon Wonderful blog post!!!

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HANKENSTEIN 3/15/2011 3:14PM

    I'm feeling speechlessly blessed that you have shared this.

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Vloggers Challenge 18: Teeny Weeny Polka Dot Bikini

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Ya, that bikini has never and will never happen.

Note from our LeAdEr:
Here is our Vlogger's Team Challenge for this week brought to you by JMARISK:

Spring is just around the corner! You know what that means. Only 3 more months until bathing suit season. Are you ready? A lot of us are amping up our workout regiment to get ready. So I’ve been wondering:

1) What are you looking forward to most about this spring/summer? What is your favorite springtime activity? Or are you planning any special ventures?

2) Compare yourself to last year. Are you still afraid to hit the beach or are you more comfortable/confident in your own skin (even if you still have a few more pounds to shed)?

3) Have you started or joined any special diet or workout programs to get ready for the season? What has worked best for you? What hasn't?

The deadline for this challenge is Wednesday March 16th at midnight! Make sure you return to this thread and post that you did it!!

Join our Vlogger's team and get in on all the fun :o)

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MESAJOGGER 3/18/2011 1:49AM

    I loved your comment about blister not being the color you're going for. It was so funny. I got a lovely sunburn today. emoticon :-P Veggie gardens are the only ones I make. Flowers are not for me. Good luck!

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JMARISK 3/17/2011 7:20AM

    I tried starting a veggie garden on my apartment balcony. Didn't work out too well.

Bikinis scare me too. Shorts are a definite beach accessory for me too. I hate my thighs. So bad. haha.

I will solve the name mystery for you. It is actually my first initial "J," my middle name "maris," and the first initial of my maiden name "k." So there you go. J-Maris-K is how I say it. I'm think about changing my handle though. No one gets it and I am married. LOL.

Thanks for posting!

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SPACELION 3/15/2011 11:26AM

    Haha I totally agree about the tan thing. I'm happy being the colour of chalk, rather that than skin cancer and the colour of an oompa loompa anyawy lol!


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SUNNYBUNNY112 3/14/2011 2:35PM

    OMG...I didn't know you were white! The things we find! LOL

I agree that you should be comfortable so that you can reason to go and worry the entire time, right? I still can't believe you are white....

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DRAWNTHISWAY 3/14/2011 9:59AM

    I can so agree with your blog. The white girl comments? I grew up inFlorida. I was out in the sun on daily basis throughout my childhood and even after having most of my kids. I considered myself a peppermint I was white. If I wore a bathing suit i was red and white. I was so sick of hearing the white girl comments that I tried my best to limit my time outside in a bathing suit to my own yard. When people make comments to me now, I kindly respond with "I love the sun. I don't love the basal cell carcinoma that they dig out of me because of it."

I completely agree about the cold and snow. We may not get as much snow as you do, but we do get cold from end of September until mid April. My kids are finally able to enjoy more time outdoors now, but they would love to be able to spend all day outside.

Best of luck with your veggie garden. Have fun as Spring approaches!

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BETHSTL 3/13/2011 10:15PM

    I am with ya...bikini won't happen here either. And I am a "white" girl too...Tan has never happened to this white girl :)

I applaud you for playing around with a veggie garden...If I look at anything good job for just playing around with one!

Yay, the "diggin" stinks with any swimming suit LOL

Love your blogs girl!

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