Monday, September 15, 2014

I'm Getting My Jam On

Great news folks!!

After the success of my St. Jude Jamberry fundraiser (we raised $125 y'all, that's AWESOME!!) I decided to take the plunge and become a Jamberry Nails Independent Consultant!

That's right - I am so excited about the product that I have decided to join the team!!  And in addition to having fun playing with and selling all of the great Jamberry products, I will be making a little extra money to help pay off my college loans (pharmacy school is expensive yo!)

I would LOVE it if you would give me a like over on my official Jamberry Independent Consultant Facebook page!  I'll keep you posted on all the latest and greatest Jam news there.  I also have a launch party going on that closes at midnight tonight!!  It's not too late to get your jam on!  

Visit my website here!!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Fit Made Fun Day

I received free products in order to hose the LeapFrog and CLIF Kid sponsored MommyParty.  All opinions, as always, are 100% my own.

This past Saturday, September 6th, was National Fit Made Fun Day!  With the launch of LeapFrog's new product, the LeapBand, they officially declared September 6th as National Fit Made Fun Day - a day to recognize the importance of active play and celebrate how LeapBand makes fitness fun.

As an active mom who strives to set a good example for my kids, I jumped at the opportunity to host a Fit Made Fun party, complete with two LeapBands and some yummy CLIF Kid Z protein bars!

Since we were going to be playing games and encouraging the kids to be active, I invited some of my closest running buddies to bring their kids to our local park for my party.

I let Samantha play with the LeapBands at home while I set them up so she was anxious to show it off to the other kids!

And yes, Mother Nature did try to crash our party - but we didn't let the rain stop our fun!

The kids played the Kid Challenge Relay with the LeapBands.  Prior to the party, I set up the LeapBands using LeapFrog Connect on my home computer.  We divided the kids into teams of two - each team had a LeapBand to use.

The LeapBand has pre-loaded challenges.  The child wearing the leap band would pull up the challenge and then have their whole team complete it.  Morgan's favorite was jumping like a frog - she even provided sound effects ;)

Each child got a chance to try the LeapBand during this game - it was a great way to introduce the product to them!  After that game we let each child take a turn wearing it while they had free play.  The more active you are while wearing the band, the more activities you get to do with your LeapBand "animal".  Samantha chose a cat, Morgan chose a panda.  

The kids enjoyed playing on the playground; we also had a soccer ball and a football available.  Some of the parents got in on the action!!

When the rain hit again we had all the kids gather under the gazebo to try the CLIF Kids Z protein bars.  CLIF Kid Zbars are made with whole grains so I didn't feel guilty about letting the kids have them!  We had three flavors to choose from - Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Peanut Butter, and Chocolate Mint.

All of the bars were a big hit!  Even one parent told me her child, who was a picky eater, loved them.  CLIF sent us so many samples that I was able to send each family home with their own box!

Mother Nature ultimately had other plans so we had to end our party a little early when the rain did not let up, but the kids really enjoyed playing with the LeapBands and trying their new snacks!  I think the parents also enjoyed seeing the kids get outdoors and be active rather than sit inside watching television.

A big thanks to MomSelect, LeapFrog, and CLIF for allowing me to host this party!!!

Monday, September 8, 2014

I'm Feeling a Little Goofy

Today's the day - training for January's Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge has officially begun!!!

I'm super excited to be working with Krissy from Outrunning the Monorail, who has devised my training plan for the next 18 weeks.  Here's a look at this week's plan:

Monday - 3 miles

Tuesday - Cross-training - a very important part of the schedule!  Tomorrow I will be going to one of my new favorite classes at LiveFit - TurboKick!

Wednesday - 3 miles

Thursday - Another cross-training day.  I'd like to get in some strength training so this week I will go to bootcamp.

Friday - 3 miles

Saturday - Rest (YAY!!!)

Sunday - 6 miles

Let the fun begin!  Other Goofy Challengers, let me hear from you on how your training is going!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

If At First You Don't Succeed...

Try, try again!!!

Yes, I'm throwing my name in the hat again this year for a spot on the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  I applied last year and even though I did not make it very far in the selection process I really enjoyed the experience and the comaraderie of all the applicants!  I figured it was worth another shot this year :)

Good luck to all the applicants!  #FaithTrustPixieDust to you all!!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Birthday Party Celebration

I'm going to let you in on a little secret.

Although, if you've known me for any length of time you probably know this already.

It's my birthday :)

Yes, yes, I am the big 3-4 today.  Wow, time flies when you've living life!!  

Last year I celebrated my birthday by running the Dumbo Double Dare at Disneyland - but sadly this year I am playing responsible adult and have to work #sadtrombone (but no worries, I'll be going back next year!  More to come on that...)

So I had to come up with another way to celebrate my birthday and honestly, I couldn't think of a better way than to have a birthday party with all of you!

There's just one minor catch though...

This party will cost ya - $34 that is ;)  But it's for a good cause!!!  Here, let me explain:

That's right!!!  In honor of my 34th birthday I am asking you to donate $34 to St. Jude to join my virtual birthday party, complete with party favors for each "guest"!!  Who doesn't love a good party favor???  I'm giving away some of my favorite things, like Energybits, Cocogo, and more!  

To "RSVP" click here

Don't forget my Jamberry party for St. Jude is still going on as well!!!  This birthday I am all about giving back - so I hope you'll join me!

All "party favors" are being provided by myself; to receive a party favor donations must be received by Monday, September 1st.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Jammin' for the Kids

We are kicking off a week of birthday festivities here on the blog with an awesome St. Jude fundraiser!!

Thanks to my pal and fellow DisBroad Patty, I am playing hostess to a Jamberry party!  20% of the sales from the party will be donated to St. Jude!!!  How awesome is that??!!

Never heard of Jamberry??  Let me introduce you :)

Jamberry Nails are a vinyl wrap that you apply to your finger- or toenails.  They are a new obsession of mine!  I have such a hard time keeping a pretty mani because paint tends to chip - yes, even the expensive shellac stuff.  The Jamberry vinyl wraps are very easy to apply and come in a TON of fun designs!!

Not only do you have their catalogue to chose from, but they also have the Nail Art Studio where you can create your own designs!  These cost a tad more but are super cute.  Not the artistic type??  No worries - Patty can get you set up with something that has already been created.  She got me all hooked up with some totes adorbs wraps for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween party that we will be attending during our October WDW vacation - so if you are interested in something special feel free to ask and she will help a sista out!!

We also have a Facebook group formed so you can enjoy all the perks of an online party - games and giveaways and fun tips - so make sure you join us over there so that you don't miss any of the fun!!

A big thanks in advance to all of you for your support!  I hope you'll join me in Jammin' for the Kids!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Misadventures in Potty Training

Well, in the words of Elsa, I think we are gonna have to "let it go" for awhile and revisit this whole potty training thing again later on down the road.

We have been wearing real panties for 6 weeks now and still having accidents on a regular basis.  As in, 3 or 4 a day.  She's hiding in my closet to go potty and last week she even crouched down on the kitchen floor and peed like a puppy dog.

I can hear older Morgan absolutely dying of humiliation that I just put that on the internet.

This tells me that she knows what she's doing - and just doesn't WANT to go potty.  To say it has been frustrating is a very large understatement.  

We have tried M&Ms.  We have tried ice cream.  Nothing has given us the desired reaction.  I think next we're going to try stickers but at this point I'm just not going to push it.  If she goes - WONDERFUL, here have a sticker!  If she doesn't??  Well, at least I won't be washing little girl panties every other day.

Have you ever folded 10+ pairs of 2T panties???

So yeah, we made the decision to let it go for now and let her lead us back when she's ready.

Any one else have any good reward ideas???