31 January, 2012

Celebrating...Super Bowl Idea

Super Bowl is this weekend...are you ready for some football?  Well, the players are warming up in Indianapolis.  Have you started your plans for the game?  Well, actually, I am more of a Super Bowl commercial fan, but you get the idea.  Anyway, I just came acrossan article that had a really cool idea that I've never seen before. 

A stadium shaped deli platter!  So very cute!  There is an article with pictures of a few other examples...in case you are thinking about building your own stadium for the big day!!

Celebrate with a stadium!!

Luv Ya!!

19 January, 2012

Celebrating...kindness---pass it on!

One of my Facebook friends posted this and I thought I'd share it...afterall, it's celebrating the little things that can mean the most.

Be kind...you never know how it might come back to you!

Luv Ya!!

17 January, 2012

Celebrating...in a mug

Here's something quick for you.  It's perfect when you want just a no-fuss little celebratory treat.

Hope that you enjoy!!

Luv Ya!!

16 January, 2012

Celebrating...mid month

So the first month of the new year is half over.  Time to check on yourself to see how you are holding up with those new year resolutions.  Today, I am letting Stephanie take over for me so we can see how on (or off) track she is.

Hi all and thanks Pixxa for letting me post today.  I must admit that I have not performed like I should be and this week, I will be changing to make sure I get back on target.  I haven't been blogging like I want, I certainly haven't been exercising and I haven't yet started being in touch with friends outside of facebook and email.  However yesterday I did start with my new recipe a week.  It wasn't a total success, but it wasn't a failure!!  I made lasagna soup.  Unfortunately, I had no "soup" (liquid), but the pasta and meat sauce were pretty good in my opinion!!  Here's a picture:

Today I have to figure out what I'm making next week so I can go grocery shopping! 

So how are you doing with your resolutions? 

I'd like to leave you with this copied from a friend's facebook post...
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.  ---Martin Luther King Jr.

Hope you are having a wonderful Martin Luther King Day, celebrating his vision is an appropriate way!!


04 January, 2012

Celebrating...self reflection

By now you are probably used to me passing on links to sites where I've found information that I think might be helpful.  And usually these links revolve around food, so I absolutely jumped at the chance to share a link to something that wasn't food related.

January is the time for new beginnings and is typically a time for self-reflection, so imagine my delight when I found a blog, Personal Excellence, that offered 101 Important Questions To Ask Yourself In Life.  Some of the questions are easy and you'll have answers right away, but there are a few that will cause you to think about what it is you want in life.  And who knows what else you might find while you visit.

So do something that we so seldom do...take a little time for yourself and grab some paper and a pencil and a steaming hot cup of coffee and ask away!!  You might be surprised at what you learn about you!!

Celebrate you!!

Love Ya!!

03 January, 2012

Celebrating...how many more days until Christmas

Just found a cute site so that you can keep track so that Christmas doesn't sneak up on you next year!

Make sure you bookmark it so you can refer to it from time to time! 

Luv Ya!!

02 January, 2012

Celebrating...resolving to lose weight

It has been researched that losing weight is among the top 10 New Year's Resolutions. So it should come as no surprise that 1/2/12, the first non-holiday day of the year, is used as weigh-in day.  This is the day used to set the benchmark for the weight loss that individuals hope to accomplish for the year. 

At this time of year, there is alot of information floating around to help with weight loss.  My suggestion, however, is to be smart.  The weight didn't come on overnight and it took you a while to get out of shape, so make sure you take the proper time to modify your eating habits and increase your exercise habits so that your hard work to improve will stick! 

Join a recipe site like http://www.food.com/ or http://www.allrecipes.com/ or some other site and seek out more healthy recipe options.One of the things I plan to do this year is to try out a new recipe every week.  I think this will help make my "eat healthier" goal more fun and will help me to look forward to some of my meal planning.

As for exercising, start slowly.  Just by adding 10-15 minutes of exercise 3-5 times a week, you'll see a big difference.  And once you start to see a difference, you'll start increasing the amount of time that you exercise.  My suggestion is to try doing different things to keep exercise from being boring or getting monotonous.  Try walking one day, the next day crank up your favorite song and dance, dance, dance.  Take up swimming or skating.  The next day play some ping pong---just start moving your body!!

Most of all, just stay committed to your goal.  Don't be too hard on yourself and don't set-up a regimine that is too strict and too difficult to follow.  And if you slip, don't give up!!  Just pick yourself up...dust yourself off...and start all over!!  And pretty soon, you'll fall into your rhythm, get used to your new lifestyle change, and hit the (realistic) goals that you set for yourself! 

Celebrate the journey!

Luv Ya!!

01 January, 2012

Celebrating...the birth of a new year...2012!!

Happy New Year!!  That's right...just a few hours ago we all did the countdown and here we are in a brand new year.  Since this is the first day of the rest of your year, I thought I would share some traditions with you from around the world---and I found the perfect video!

And if you'd like more information, check out the accompanying article at CNN article

Wishing you a 2012 that is filled with nothing but smiles, happiness and all of your dreams and desires!!

Happy New Year!!
Luv Ya!!