Sunday, May 8, 2016

Cherry Blossom Cake

I would like to share a new cake with you. Grandma Bonnie from Grandma Bonnie's Closet asked me to work along with her on this cake. It is a fondant cake. I hope you all enjoy it.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

2 month progress Isagenix

As promised 20 pounds later. I started Isagenix at the very end of February and have been on it for about 2 months. It was Halloween in the costume pic 4 months before I started my diet. I wasn't at my biggest here. I could not find any pics of me except for the one of my back at Christmas time. The ones in the pink shirt are as of today. I feel great and believe I am making great progress. I am now at my post Thailand weight and want to lose more until I am satisfied with how I look and feel. I am going to Disney in just a few short weeks and want to look great in my pictures. I also haven't seen my mom in 2 years and I can't wait to show her my progress in person. Here is my website if you are interested in purchasing Isagenix.

At Christmas
At Halloween
today 5/1/16
today 5/1/16
 I Love Isagenix!!!

Friday, April 29, 2016

My Isagenix progress and how to purchase it

Back in February I started the diet Isagenix. When I came back from Thailand I loved the weight I was but still wanted to lose a little more. I got into the career of house parenting. I take care of children at a boarding school. It's a very mentally demanding and stressful job with 2 girls of my own. This past year of house parenting, I gained 20 unwanted pounds. I felt bad about myself and had to do something. I heard about Isagenix from my mom about 3 years ago but never tried it. I decided to finally try it. I really enjoy the shakes and really feel good. I have more energy and don't feel as if I am depriving myself of food. I have lost 20 pounds since I started in February and have lost lots of inches as well. I am down to my post Thailand weight but still want to lose a bit more. I am so excited this is working for me. I will plan on continuing with the diet until I am satisfied with my weight and then I will go on a maintenance plan. I have never felt this good since high school. I am also not a physical person but actually started stretching everyday. It feels so nice to stretch. My little Rose can do the splits so she has inspired me to do them too. I will have to work everyday to hit that goal. I hope I have inspired you to start anew. Here is my website if you want more information on Isagenix or plan on purchasing it.
Where to buy Isagenix:

I will post pictures of my progress soon. I just need to get a good pic when I am not at work.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Plexus Pro Bio 5 update

I started my daughter on Plexus Pro Bio because my mom has such great success with it. Since she has been taking it, I have seen an improvement in her rash. She is no longer itching and it seems to have cleared up. I am so happy with it that I have started taking it as well. Also, just recently when I talked to my mom, she said she was waiting on her order and that she had ran out of Pro Bio in the meantime. Her dreaded rash started coming back and it was itching and hurting. The next time I talked to her, I asked her how she was doing and if she had gotten her Plexus Pro Bio yet. She said she started taking them last week and that her rash was starting to clear again. I was so happy for her plus, I am taking a vacation to Disney with her soon and I don't want her to be miserable. After all, I haven't seen my mom in 2 years! Thanks to Plexus, my mom can enjoy her grand girls when we come and visit her. So if you are thinking about Plexus, it's worth a shot if you have a rash. It also works for many other things like energy and overall health. Thanks for reading and have a great day!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day Weekend!!

I wanted to share with you some of last years Valentine's day pictures. We had a lot of fun creating Valentine's Day cards with the students in Thailand. They love to celebrate Valentine's Day and really know how to have fun doing it. My girls really enjoyed experiencing how the Thai kids celebrate as well. They had card making, games, and lots of yummy goodies.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Where to buy Plexus and Pro Bio 5 dosage for kids

Hello all,
I recently put a blog post up about how Plexus is helping my mother's skin condition. A skin condition that the doctors can't figure out. I am starting my daughter Rose on it as of tonight. I went to the pharmacy today and the Pharmacist told me that is was safe for her to take. The directions are to carefully pour contents of 1 capsule into a cold food such as pudding or applesauce and gently mix it in during the evening time. I did that tonight for Rose and she said she did not taste a difference in her pudding. I have my fingers crossed in hopes this will take care of her rash. I will keep you posted on whether or not this is the key to getting rid of this rash once and for all. Again, Rose is 5 years old and weighs about 70 pounds. She is to take 1 capsule of Plexus Pro Bio 5 in food during the evening.
Here is a link to the site my mom and I buy it from.

Here are some of the products. If the Probiotics do well for Rose, I want to start taking the slim plus probiotics for me. I really want to get in shape for summer. Right now however, I am only going to focus on the probiotics. My mom swears by them so we will see. I'll keep you posted.


What is Plexus, how can it help?

Hello there,
I keep hearing about this product called Plexus. My mom lives in Georgia and has clients she cleans for that use the stuff. She also uses it too. There are multiple things you can buy for example probiotics, Plexus slim, and they even have a breast exam kit. I am very interested in the probiotics as my mom uses it and swears by it. For the last couple of years, my mom has been to so many doctors and dermatologists and they can't figure out what's wrong with her skin. She was suffering from itchy red skin all over her body, even on her eyelids. She was at her wits end with it and I felt so bad for her. I wanted to help her. The doctors prescribed her different creams, ointments, steroid creams, and even told her to use basis soap in the shower. As she still struggled with it, one of her clients came to her and told her she used probiotics and also gave it to her children every day. She said it helps her kids eczema. My mom though well, Ill give it a try since nothing else is working. She has been using it for a few months and she said her rash is completely gone and has not returned yet. I pray it does not come back and that this is the answer for her. I don't want to see my mom suffering from this any longer. Well, my little Rose has been suffering from an itchy rash for a few years and the doctor cant figure it out. The doc said to try probiotics. I tried using one I bought from the drugstore but it gave her a belly ache so I am going to try Plexus probiotics. I am going to go to the pharmacy and ask for a recommended dose and talk to them about it before I start her on it. I will keep you updated on her outcome of using the probiotics. I hope it works, fingers crossed! Also, here is a link if you are interested in checking the products by Plexus out.
I had a hard time figuring the site out so Ill make it easy for you. Thanks, I'll keep the update on how my mom and little Rose do with Plexus Pro Bio 5.

Traveling from Thailand to the United States

Hi there,
I am so excited to be writing again as I took a break from posting for a while. We moved back from Thailand and have been settling into our new surroundings. The girls are happy to be here going to school and are the happiest they've ever been. Maybe traveling has given them better understating of the world and they don't take much for granted anymore, like simply carrying on a good conversation with a classmate. That was not attainable in Thailand. I'm thankful my children were able to have this experience most children their age don't. I highly recommend educating children on cultures other than their own. It really makes them think about their own life and what they have that others may not.

Bye Thailand, until next time...

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

18" Doll Dress Tutorial

Meet Marie Grace with her best friend Ruthie's new car. Not only is she test driving Ruthie's new car, she's showing off her brand new dress as well. This dress was made out of her owner's old shirt, pictured below. It is a very simple pillow case style dress to make and I am going to show you how.
 Get a plain piece of printer paper and make two dotted lines on each end about an inch in from each side. Make the dotted lines go up about 3 quarters of the way. See picture below. This will be your pattern. Next, cut out your material around this paper. I added a little extra at the top to mine because I wanted it to be longer.
Then, pin your material together inside out. Mark the lines on the fabric using the pattern that you made. Sew along the line, going 3 quarters of the way up from the bottom.
Now, fold back each top part along the seam where the arms are going to be. It's the part where you stopped sewing 3 quarters of the way up. Start at one end at the top and sew down, across, then back up.

Then, fold back the front top portion and the back top portion to make a hole so a ribbon can go through it. Sew each flap down remembering to leave the space for the ribbon.

Lastly, string your ribbon through the two top holes and there you have it. A very simple dress you can make out of your child's old clothes. This works well if there is a stain on the outfit and you can't donate or sell it or you just love the outfit and can't part with it. This one happened to have faint grease stains on it. I consider myself a beginner sewer and this was easy for me to complete within an hour. My girls love it and so does Marie Grace. If you like this post, check out my other post to see what I did with the leggings that go with this outfit. 
Take care and I hope that this post will help you. Let me know what you think! Thanks
Until next time, see you soon!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Doll Chothes Tutorial

I am getting rid of some of my kids clothes due to the fact that they are growing like weeds. I can't donate or sell the ones with stains and I don't have the will power to toss them because they are some of my favorite clothes of theirs. I instead decided to make clothes for their American Girl dolls. I wanted to make this one in the pic but my daughters wanted a longer one. I decided to just cut the legs off the leggings and make one dress for each doll. That way they are able to fold the top to make it short, pull it to the feet to make a long dress, or pull it past the feet to make a "mermaid tail". 3 dresses in one was good for me. Yay no sewing on this project. It literally took me less than 1 minute to make these dresses. Just cut the legs off and there you go! Here are some pics.

The whole outfit. Wait till you see what I've done to this shirt!