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Round Things - Hoops & Dishes

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I wanted to make two blog entries, but they were both round, so I thought I'd combine them

emoticonthe first is the Living The Good Life points for this week's 5% Challenge is to use 9-inch plates - this is an easy challenge for me, because I already use these 9-inch plates most of the time because they are my favorites

the ecru-colored plate with the sunflowers and bees on the border is Corelle - I picked up 4 of them about 10 years ago when Walmart still used to have real clearance prices; the pink floral is a "bowled dish" with sides that slant down slightly, it came with my husband as a singleton when we setup house - I love that dish and probably use it the most

emoticonthe second is that I want to go back to the fun things of my childhood - the things that kept me active and interested - to help vary my exercise - I've been wanting to try hooping for over a year, but never got around to buying the supplies to make a hoop - then I struck up a "hooping" conversation with a fellow Daisy BRIDGIEEE and discovered a great deal on a travel hoop (one that collapses into 6 segments) that was just too good to pass up - even though I'm not very good at it yet, I LOVE IT!

note: it was very windy this day, so I've got hooping action hair in a standing still pose

my daughter wanted to join in the fun, so we got her a kid's sized hoop

(please note - if you have tried those hoops from the big-box stores, and they don't work for you, it is because they are for kids, a hoop should come up to your waist or higher)

if you want more information on hooping, check out the Hula Hoop All-Stars Team

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MISSFORTE 4/23/2012 7:25AM

    Great pictures thanks for sharing maybe I'll get a hula hoop

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LESLIE_2B_LESS 4/15/2012 11:46PM

    Your hair is priceless in that pic! hehe. I really love the pic of your daughter and what a good role model u are being for her!

Great job on the plates!

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KALISWALKER 4/14/2012 12:52PM

    I want to get a hoop too and will have to learn how to hoop, never could do it but I have the time to learn now. Thanks for your inspiration. I hope you are having fun at the wedding.

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ZELLAZM 4/14/2012 4:54AM

    I've been wanting to try that myself, and think I might just make a hoop my reward for reaching 5%. I was pretty good at it as a kid.

I love your wind-blown look - you know that they pay big money for wind-machines for fashion photo shoots - so you got a bargain there!

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ROSEBB 4/11/2012 7:33PM

    It is so much fun to be able to do something fun and get good exercise at the same time. I used to have a hoola hoop when I was young & still do but it has only been used for photographic ventures in recent years....... Hm-m-m, maybe I should try it again...... emoticon

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BRIDGIEEE 4/11/2012 2:57PM

    Aw :) I love the pics of you and your daughter, so cute.

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KALIGIRL 4/11/2012 8:28AM

    Love this!
So glad you are truly living life!

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POOKASLUAGH 4/10/2012 8:13PM

    I would love to try hooping again one day - I really should try to get one big enough for me.

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NINJA-NED 4/10/2012 2:04PM

    how timely! i just bought a hula hoop last weekend (2.5 pounds, 6 segments). I could never use my daughters' hoops, but i am rocking this one like crazy! off to check out your link.

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SEWINGMAMACDS 4/10/2012 12:43PM

    I never was able to do the hoop as a kid - so probably couldn't do it now. But way to go!

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BLH507 4/10/2012 11:49AM

    That picture is too funny, love the hair!

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SUZIEW27 4/10/2012 11:30AM

    Wow, you are the second person I've heard talking about hooping in the past couple of weeks. Way to go!! What a fun thing to do with your daughter!

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KKINNEA 4/10/2012 11:25AM

    Interesting info on the hoops - I figured I was just bad at it! And I love my Corelle 9 in plates too - makes the challenge a lot easier!!

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FUNGIRL81005 4/10/2012 11:03AM

    I got me one of those 5lb Hula Hoops!! Love it but have injured my hip no swaying my hips for a few......Sad......
They even have one for your arms now!! COOOOLL!!

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CLAIREESE 4/10/2012 10:59AM

    Fun...I have a hoop and one for my granddaughters. We all have a bit of trouble with hula hooping. It is one good one for the hips...

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    So Fun!!! I LOVE the action hair!!! And I can tell your daughter is having soooo much fun with hers. I love that you'll be able to share this activity!!!

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