September 7, 2012
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November 18, 2011
June 9, 2011
My sister sent me this today and I wanted to share it with you. I'm huge of letting animals be and I think things like this are horrible. Yes, I love to see dolphins, and swim with them, and I love dolphin shows but I don't love that we think have to catch them to get near them.
"The pod was swimming peacefully in Samoa when nets closed in from behind -- trapping 25 wild dolphins for a luxury resort's latest exhibit. They are now locked in tiny pens, starved of food -- but we can free them. "
Please go to the site to sign the petition to free these dolphins!
May 17, 2011
April 27, 2011
I love this! I was just thinking the other day about how we're all supposed to have that one size and shape as women and how I hate that! I think this sort of thing will likely take some time to pick up but really, how wonderful right? We're all different, unique, and I for one don't want to be the same as everyone else!
April 25, 2011
April 20, 2011
This is good right? I have been struggling lately with just being happy with me, and with what I have. I have a really great life and I don't know why I get caught up in having what someone else has. Well, I do sort of know, I am constantly around media sources that pour that into me; you have to have better, more, what the other guy has, stronger, faster, more expensive. Don't get me wrong, there's just some things I want the best of but really why can't we just be happy too? Why not be in the now, enjoy the now, enjoy what we have right here, and right now? I'm working on it that's for sure.
April 15, 2011
I know this isn't my usual Making Change post style, but I think a good, healthy product can contribute to change, and if it's stylish and popular, well then even more power to it!
Here's a quote and info from the website:
"Can a lip balm make you smile? We think so. That's why we invented this one.
- Long-lasting moisture
- Shea butter & vitamin E
- Smoothes on clear
- New smooth sphere precisely glides on to lips
- Twist-off top
eos lip balm is 95% organic, 100% natural, and paraben and petrolatum free. Packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, soothing shea butter and jojoba oil, eos keeps your lips moist, soft and sensationally smooth."
April 13, 2011
April 5, 2011
March 8, 2011
Wow, right? I really like this. It's totally something we should do a whole lot more often. Just be like a kid again. Yesterday because we're "grown up" doesn't mean we have to let go of those little things. And I think sometimes it's those little things, those little pleasures, and those little secrets that keep us happy, simple and joyful. Life is about the little things, so don't forget them!
March 1, 2011
February 22, 2011
February 15, 2011
January 18, 2011
January 1, 2011
Save up enough money to build another house ($25,000)
Build another house and sell it
Get to a balance of $8000 in our emergency fund
Stay on (or better yet under) budget with gift spending (I want to get more creative with my gifts instead of just spending heaps on more stuff)
Personally save $500 (that’s a lot in our budget which is tight with other savings goals right now)
Stick to the grocery budget and not spend into next month’s money
And get more creative with my cooking, making it more budget friendly and less wasteful (not sure what this will mean yet. Maybe cooking smaller amounts, or freezing individual portions when I make too much. I’m thinking of ways!)
Do deep breathing exercises and stretching for stress relief at least 2 times a week in the evenings, and every day at work
Find a way to better express my frustrations and stop myself before I get to that “boiling point”
Spend more time one-on-one with my girl friends
Go on more double dates
Have more girls nights
Get deeper with my friends and really be present and prepared to be a friend
Talk to my sister (on the phone or Skype) at least once a month
Read a marriage book
Take a course together (it doesn’t have to be a marriage course, but just something where we’re learning together)
Protect and keep doing our weekly date nights (we haven’t been totally consistent with them and I hate that)
Have sit down dinners together at least twice a week
Hug at least twice a day
Say I love you at least once a day
Encourage Marshall with something he’s really good at, at least once a week
Cook at least one meal together a month
Read a book about grace
Take a spiritually empowering course
Have at least a third of the books I read be “self help” book and not novels (I’ve been reading A LOT of chick lit)
Journal at least once a week (I used to journal every day!)
Remember to take my vitamins
Exercise on my work out machine at least once a week
Take Ollie for a walk at least once a week (even in winter)
Eat every two hours (to better get control of the hyperglycemic problem)
Eat at least a serving of veggies a day (some days I have up to 5 but then I’ll go on a dry spell for a while, so I thought I’d start somewhere)
Drink 2 liters of water a day
Wow, when I first started writing I didn’t have a lot of goals on my mind but when I really start thinking about it and breaking it down there’s a lot in my life I can work on! I feel a little overwhelmed at the moment; it all sort of seems like a lot but I have to remind myself that it’s fine if I miss the mark a few times, that’s why they’re goals, you just keep going until you hit them. I look forward to tell you all how I did in a year from now!
What are you goals for the year??