December 18, 2012

Deck The Halls

Well, its officially only one week left until Christmas! I have finished all the decorating, shopping, and wrapping. Now just have to do the grocery shopping (which I dread the most)! I hope you are all well on your way or done as well.

I have been obsessed with the Country Christmas channel on Sirius! I heard "Somebody Snitched On Me" today....I had forgotten about that one! Colton is getting a little annoyed with me singing in the car....he is growing up for sure (I'm starting to embarrass him)!

Here are a few pics of our Christmas decor. Please excuse some of the photo quality, I am trying to learn to use the manual mode on my camera and it is rather tricky (any tips are greatly appreciated). I wish I had more time to spend really learning it.

This little ceramic tree was made by my aunt, and is as "antique" as I am :) but I love it to pieces!

I didn't make any additions to the village this year, it is already getting pretty cramped in its spot. We may need a new home for it next year.

Our stockings were hung by the chimney with care.

Our tree is VERY traditional, and I was thinking about changing it to a cool trendy color. Truth is I can't imagine giving up all of my sentimental ornaments which are a mix match of our entire lives.

90% of these ornaments where made or given to us, and all have a "story". That to me is what makes a true Christmas tree!

Do you prefer a designer tree or a traditional tree?

December 12, 2012

Happy 12-12-12

So today is the last consecutive date we will see in our lifetime. 12 seems to be a pretty popular number if you think about many things can you think of that come in 12's?


Jury members 
Days of Christmas 
Drummers drumming
Inches in a foot
Signs of the zodiac
Face cards (jacks, queens and kings) in a deck of card
Animals in the Chinese cycle of years

Happy 12-12-12 Ya'll!

December 11, 2012

Our Christmas Card

For those of you that did not get the mailed version, here is our Christmas postcard from Minted.
Merry Christmas!

December 7, 2012

Elf on a Shelf-Recap

We are so lucky with Colton being 8 that he is still a "believer", and it hasn't been spoiled yet. I wonder how many years we have left? I just hate that he is growing up......LOOK-OUT....pre-teen is next...heaven help us! He has been so into the Elf on a Shelf, but I'm not sure if its more fun for him  or the Anyways, here is just a little recap of a few things our pesky elf "Rex" has been up the last few weeks.



Bubble Bathin'

Hole Punchin'

Booby Trappin' (colton is in there still asleep)

Sleigh Ridin'

Target Practicin'

2 more weeks to go, any other ideas are greatly appreciated! Have a great weekend!

December 4, 2012

A Healthier Me

As most of you know, I started using the Beachbody products last year. They give amazing results! You just have to put in the work and commitment to succeed! Nothing is easier than walking into the living room and pushing play. Not getting in the car, driving to the gym, and so on. It works perfect for busy lifestyles. Don't get me wrong, I still have to "schedule" my workouts, but it takes half the time not having to go anywhere.

I had been "on the fence" about becoming a coach, but finally made the plunge. It just made sense even if I never had any customers for me to get the discount myself. I am still writing my journey, but have done Turbo Jam, Insanity, and just started Turbo Fire this week. I also drink the Shakeology and P90x recovery drink.

Here is the breakdown on costs/savings per month:
As a Beachbody Coach you will save 25% on all Beachbody products. For some customers, becoming a Coach just for the discounts is a smart decision. If a customer is drinking Shakeology on a regular monthly basis, or ordering the P90x recovery drink, P90x protein bars, the Derm Exclusive skin care products, or any other Beachbody product on a regular basis, it makes sense to become a Coach and save money with the 25% discount. The minimum cost to be a Coach is $15.95 a month, so if your monthly savings are greater than $15.95 a month, it’s worth it.

Shakeology retails for $120, with the Coach’s 25% Shakeology discount, the cost is only $90. So as a Coach, you are saving $30 a month on your Shakeology alone.

This is not something I got into to make money, I still have my normal job. I just enjoy talking to people about what motivates me to be a healthier me. I signed up originally as a Beachbody Coach for the discounts, but to still have the opportunity to make money by recommending Beachbody products to my family, friends, coworkers, and associates.  I can market my Beachbody business passively when it comes up in everyday conversation, which seems to happen quite frequently. If you’ve done P90x, Turbo Fire, Insanity, or any of Beachbody’s other workouts, you know they get results and you can’t seem to stop yourself from talking about them. And, once you start seeing results, other people will notice and will be asking you what you’ve been doing to get in such great shape.

I plan to stay on top of my progress through these crazy holidays, if you are interested in my honest opinion or any of the products. Feel free to contact me here or visit my website at