Archive for January, 2012

Exercise: Back Strengthening

I have had back pain most of my life and it has been flairing up lately, so I thought I would find me some exercises to help strengthen the back.  I know I am not alone in this, a lot of people have back pain – take charge of it now!!

Ankle pumps

Lie flat on your back.

Move ankles up and down (flex them up and then point.)

 Repeat 10 times.


 Pelvic tilt

Start on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor.

 Your arms can either rest on your hips or you can place them under your head.

 Tighten your abdominal muscles and push your lower back into the floor — think about flattening your back against the floor and don’t raise your low back off the floor.

 Hold for 5 seconds.


 Repeat 10 times.


Yoga child pose

Get down on all fours with hands and knees on ground.

Bring your rear end back onto your legs and stretch your arms in front of you with your hands on the ground.

Hold for up to 30 seconds.

Return to the starting position.

Repeat 5 times.


Recipe: Meatloaf


Does this not look scrumptious??  YUM!

I sell Tastefully Simple and I gave a fellow blogger, Healthy Baby Beans,  the chance to try our Pomegranite Chipotle Sauce and she went out of her comfort zone and tried this delicious sauce on her meatloaf!!

I would have never thought of that and I believe it worked wonders!

Check out her review HERE and get the meatloaf recipe now!

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Weekly Menu thru 2/3

Here is my weekly menu!  What are you planning on having?

New to weekly menu planning  Go HERE to learn how to get started

I only do Monday – Friday as we never know what we are doin on the weekends

MONDAY: Homemade Turkey Pot Pie

TUESDAY: Dad’s choice (might be interesting)


THURSDAY: Meatballs

FRIDAY: Homemade Pizza

What are you having this week??

Pinterest Hop 1/31


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Tylers Coffee Winner



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Stumbling Silly Blog Hop 1/30

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Frugal Organizing: Toiletpaper/Paper Towel spools


How much can you really do with a paper towel or toiletpaper roll?

Well, let me show you and you be the judge….

picture source: Space for Living Organizing

You can make a really nice looking plastic bag holder!  Wrap it in pretty paper and hang it on the wall, and Voila!

Picture Source HERE

And, how cute is this ribbon holder? Ribbon wrapped around the rolls and put on hanger! Way cool



And, of course you can always organize your cords with these rolls!




And, I thought this was pretty interesting!

Some of these look like toiletpaper rolls from those big rolls you find in like restrooms and such – Pretty neat for a scrapbooking area or office space!


  And, organize your hair ties/pins!

Picture Source: The Beauty Coach




And, how about these adorable pen/pencil holders!!




Have you been inspired?  I hope you share your ideas/projects with me!!