Friday, January 22, 2010

Grooming and little boys

So I send out this picture, darling I must say, of my baby boy the other day. OK, so he's 4 and he's hardly a baby anymore! One emailed back & said she loves how I've always got his hair groomed & he always looks so cute etc. So this morning as I'm coming into work I'm thinking this could either be really good for him later in life or it may totally backfire on me! What if he gets to the age of 10 or so, as I'm told by so many with little brothers or boys of their own, the he rebels & doesn't care about taking showers or fixing his hair. Or I could have created a monster & he'll be really anal about always looking good & having hair gel or pomaide with him! HA...who knows. At least he looks good for now! Love my baby boy & our morning routine! I fix his hair, wash his face, put some lotion on his face, and we brush his teeth. Doesn't get this same routine though when Dad's getting him ready, just Mom!

Heidi Collins is gone from CNN!

So I've been wondering the past couple of weeks where Heidi Collins went. So this morning I decided to Google it to see...and sad, sad news - January 15th was her last day. I loved her & her hair was so cute! Not as big a fan of the gal that took over. Anyways, hope Heidi goes on to bigger and better things and has a wonderful life with her family! Would love to see her back on the TV again as an anchor on a morning talk show or news show.
These are a couple of the hairstyles taht are cute on her, but I loved her hair the past month or two before she left. So sad that I won't get to see her in the mornings now!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Blaster - G Force

Love him! And Hurley...oh and the mice are another favorite in this movie! My son and I have been going around quoting this movie for the past few days!

Who are we to take their rights away?

Yep, I'm a Christian, but just b/c it's not right according to the Bible, why does that mean that Government should be able to rule to take the right away from someone to get married. Man to man, woman to woman or man to woman. Who's choice should it be? I say to each his own. It's not hurting you b/c your lesbian neighbors want to get married or your gay coworker. It's everyone's decision for themselves. Focus on your own marriage instead of worrying about others.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Trying to stay young!

So I see an article on our local news website today that peaked my curiousity - Mysterious fruits reverse aging, improve health. So I clicked on it.
Do you remember the last time you saw an old friend and were amazed to see how fast they have aged? The reason might be in their diet.
A team of nutritional researchers from southern California have completed a five year study that shows people who consume more antioxidants appear to age at a 47 percent slower rate than those who don't.
"Antioxidants slow the rate at which cells divide," says nutrition expert and director of Allmera Nutraceuticals Ron Slavick. "The faster your cells divide due to diet, stress or pollution, the faster you will age."
This is why Slavick has kept his team focused on a product called Proleva. Proleva is a capsule formulated by a team of scientists in Seattle Washington that you take once a day to give your body the extra antioxidants you need to restore your health, vitality and youthful appearance.
A single dose of Proleva contains the antioxidants found in eight of the most powerful superfruits, antioxidants that have been shown to increase eye sight, improve your immune system, support your cardiovascular health, boost short term memory, increase brain function and return the youthful glow to your skin and hair
After 2 to 3 months, nearly all Proleva customers report more energy, healthier-looking skin, deeper sleep, less sick time and better short-term memory. The reason is believed that their body is finally getting the antioxidants they need to balance the effects of poor diet, stress and pollution.
Dr. Laurence Meyerson, a professor at New York University School of Medicine, agrees. "It is likely that the components of Proleva's unique formulation may very well produce additive or even synergistic biological effects in the body." Meyerson says.
It is well known that people don't consume enough antioxidants. In fact a 2008 dietary survey shows that on average Americans receive less than 25% of their recommended antioxidants intake each day. This dietary shortcoming is a major contributor to poor health, lack of energy, weakened brain function and accelerated aging.
Wellness consultant Sonja Hawley agrees. "If you want to feel healthy and look younger, you must start by healing your body from the inside." Hawley continues "Proleva gives my clients the nutrients found in eight of the most powerful superfruits for less than a cup of coffee each day."
If you want to try this amazing product for yourself you can order a 10-day trial of Proleva online by visiting The company has advised that these free samples won't last long so order yours today, it only takes about 1 to 2 minutes to submit your address and billing information.

Sponsored content provided by ARALifestyle. Copyright © ARAnet, Inc.

I thought why not see what foods are high in antioxidants though rather than getting sucked into another scam (as I did with the Colon Cleanse & Acaii Berry pills) and end up fighting charges with my bank and having to get a new debit card! So after I googled foods high in fiber, I wound up here:

There are numerous choices for antioxidant-rich foods, but which ones are really the best? The USDA tested over 100 foods from all categories and developed an authoritative list of the top 20:

The Top 20 Foods Highest In Antioxidants
small red beans
wild blueberries
red kidney beans
pinto beans
cultivated blueberries
red delicious apples
Granny Smith apples
sweet cherries
black plums
russet potatoes
black beans
gala apples
Don't like any foods on the list? Not to worry. The American Dietetic Association has jumped on the band wagon with their comprehensive guide to foods highest in antioxidants arranged by food groups:

Read more at Suite101: Top 20 Foods High In Antioxidants: Many Food Choices Remove Free Radicals and Promote Good Health

Seems that I will be uping my berry & bean intake!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Winter party ideas

OK really, why can't I be rich! I was looking around on the Family Fun website for some Valentine's Day ideas and came across this really cute snowman cake! How fun would that be to have a Winter Celebration party to help people get pumped back up about the winter weather!? By now most people are sick of the winter weather & just want it to be over with. Not fact today I saw it snowing while a CNN reporter was somewhere & I wanted that snow to be falling here! Why can't we get another snowfall like we had at Christmas!? That was so gorgeous! I'm sure the hubster would cuss me if her heard me say that! He has to get out & plow in it! Anyways, here's a picture of the cake I just found:

Friday, January 1, 2010

A great resolution for the new year, 2010

I got this from a friend of mine & I think this is something that I will make part of my everyday this year in hopes of building a stronger, tighter family.

I am going to tell you this story I got out of this book I got for Christmas from a dear friend of mine. It is called, “Heavenly Humor for the Woman’s Soul.” It begins with a verse from Proverbs 14:1, “A woman’s family is held together by her wisdom, but it can be destroyed by her foolishness.” I had just got done telling my husband about a quote in the previous story that said, “Marriage is made in Heaven….but so is thunder and lightning.” He laughed harder at the second one, the verse from Proverbs. I was cracking up at the thunder joke and he was cracking up about the wife’s foolishness. Having to get away from him while he picks himself up off the ground, I immediately came to our room to type up this devotional on Friday night, December 31st 2009. It will be a new year in 4 hours. It is funny how life has changed. A decade ago, I would be getting ready to paint the town for the New Year. Right now, my 3 year old is repeating in my ear, “I wanna watch Dora, turn on Diego, mommy, mommy……! I hear my other two in their bedroom fighting over what DVD to watch. And, Shane, well he’s….who knows. Ha

The story is called, “Be the Glue” written by Michelle Adams.

“Remember the old television commercial for Super Glue featuring the construction worker? The man puts glue on the top of his hard hat and glues himself to a beam. Before the commercial is through, you see that worker holding on to his hat, his feet dangling beneath him, several feet off the ground.
Super Glue is really strong stuff. I have mistakenly glued my thumb and index finger together, and, wow, was it tough to separate them! Here’s my challenge to you today: Become like Super Glue for your family.
That may seem like a strange goal to you, but it’s a worthy one. You should have God so big on the inside of you that His beautiful love, gorgeous goodness, and attractive acceptance emanate from you onto your family-sticking them together. In today’s world, it’s tough to keep a family intact. Divorce, even in the Christian community, is at an all-time high. Children run away from home. Family members turn their backs on one another. Let’s face it: The Christian family is under attack. That’s why it is so important to become the glue in your family.
So how do you become the glue for your family? Live out the love of Jesus in your home. Let your family see your faith. Pray for each family member every single day. Speak peace over your household. Let God bond your family together with His Supreme love, and get ready to experience a beautiful home life. Pretty soon, others will ask how you “keep it all together.” They’ll want to know why your family is different. And you’ll be able to tell them about God’s love and His peace and His goodness. Your words will stick in their minds, and pretty soon they’ll be the glue for their families!
Sticking it out-especially when times are tough-is rare in today’s world. But as Christians, we should set the example for a beautiful, happy home life. So, be the glue today!”

Now, I can’t think of a better New Years Resolution than this! So, I have three more hours…..where’s Shane? Ha. Have a Blessed 2010, Love, Sheri