Thursday, July 28, 2016

July 2016 Reading List

Do over : rescue Monday, reinvent your work, and never get stuck by Jon Acuff

Maine Brides Collection by Susan Page Davis
The Prisoner's Wife
The Castaway's Bride (read August 2015)
The Lumberjack's Lady

Escape by Kathleen Paul

Storm by Dianne Christner

Mountaintop by Lauralee Bliss

Friday, July 22, 2016

Clutter Busting Challenge July 2016 Part 3

I've been working on Clothes. I'm loosely following the KonMari method with a facebook group.

My purge pile:

You may be interested in:
Clutter Busting Challenge July 2016 Part 1
Clutter Busting Challenge July 2016 Part 2

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Giving up Soda

I'm trying to drink more water and give up soda, in my case it's diet Pepsi. I gave up soda many years ago but over the last 2 years I started drinking it regularly again. I can tell that I'm addicted due to the fact that I have cravings for it about the same time every day. I'm going to give it up again. I’ll drink most of my water plain but wanted to have flavor options. Once I drink what I've made for myself from my list I will make a few more drinks. I'm making someone ice for my drinks.

This should give plenty of options to get my water thought the day:

1. I brewed a pot of coffee to use for iced coffee. I brew my coffee double strength; I add an equal amount of coffee and water when serving. I like to add a teaspoon of milk or almond milk sometimes.
2. I made a pitcher of fruit water with an ugly grapefruit.
3. I have a pitcher of iced tea.
4. I made crystal light lemonade.

I made this Pinterest board a couple years ago. I'll make a recipe or two once I run out of my current options. Health- Infused Water

Monday, July 18, 2016

My 30 Day Challenge for Better Health

I'm going to be doing this 30 Day Challenge. I need to get back to better health.


1. Soda is hard although I did give up all caffeine and sugar in May. I have gone back to it.

2. I drink a lot of water but not sure if it’s a gallon.

3. I'll do the 3X for 30 minutes in a yoga workout. I have to be careful of not overdoing it. I don’t want to get myself laid up for a week or more again, darn arthritis (lower back and hips). I’m doing the Color Run on Saturday and don’t want to miss it.

4. That’s a lot of squats, especially with that much water. I usually do 30 a day, so I'll see what I can do.

5. I may not be able to do the plank. I'm having shoulder issues, although not diagnosed yet I’m pretty sure it’s arthritis too.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Clutter Busting Challenge July 2016 Part 1

I'm purging 373 items. I counted each DVD since they were individual purchases at one time. We gave our oldest daughter a 3rd case of movies a couple years ago to borrow. She never did give them back but I'm not going to count them. Goodbye movie collection. We are almost completely digital except a few exercise DVD's. Those will probably be gone once my husband hooks up the equipment in my exercise room. No more movie DVD's, music CD’s, console game CD's, or computer game CD's in this house. I'm also purging garden stuff, candy making stuff, and a few odd's-n-ends.

My Purge Pile:

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Clutter Busting Challenge June 2016 Part 4

I'm counting the paper as 20 items because I've had it for close to 15 years. It's from our homeschooling years and teaching preschool co-op.  That’s 25 items for this load and a total of 353 items for the month.

My Purge Pile:

You may be interested in:
Clutter Busting Challenge June 2016 Part 1
Clutter Busting Challenge June 2016 Part 2