Wednesday, July 11, 2012

I Am In Love With Mason!

....Mason jars that is ;-) I have always had a thing for drinking out of them and stuffing flowers in them when I was so poor I could not afford a vase. I would have to say that out of everything to decorate with Mason Jars are hands down my very favorite. I love the country feel they give to a dinner table.

It dawned on me a few months back that I really should replace all my cups with Mason Jars because not only are the cheap to replace, but you can actually mix a drink in them! I love the take a bunch of ice and coffee and then shake it all up to make the most chilled iced coffee around! So, this week I did it...I replaced all our cups with jars.

I bought three different sizes. Are they not awesome? Seriously, the best $30 I have spent in a long time (that bought me 36 glasses BTW)

I took the smaller jar (8 ounces) and made refrigerator oatmeal in them for the week (1/4 cup slow cooked oats, 1/4 cup greek yogurt, 1/4 cup milk, 1 1/2 tsp chia seed, 1 tsp pure maple syrup, and blue berries shaken together in a half pint mason jar and stored overnight to be kept up to four days) and had my V-8 on ice in the pint jar. Breakfast never looked so good!

I then found this adorable placement at the Walmart clearance rack for a $1 and had to have it for a center piece! I then found the flowers on clearance too. I headed over to the paint section and picked up red, blue and sunny yellow spray paint. I simply spray pained the jars and popped the flowers in them. Of course, I love me some smurfs and the smurfs are the same exact color of my breakfast nook so they had to be part of the center piece too :-) This whole thing cost me less than $15 and so easy and so US!!!!!!

I have big plans for more jars! This is just the beginning. There shall be candle holders, clear canisters, and holiday goodness in them soon enough.

So, do you love Mason too?

Monday, July 9, 2012

Whatcha Do Today?

As I  stated in my last post I am boycotting Facebook for the week and all I can say is "Wow!" . I mean, I have gotten so much accomplished today that maybe saying good bye to Facebook forever might be in my near way....I won't do that, but I did learn how much I am on it based on what I did today. This was my day with no Facebook:

5:15 -- Gym (and two loads of laundry)
9:45 -- Movie Club viewing of "Puss in Boots" at theater
11:30 -- Lunch at Burger King in which I wrote the list for the market and meal planned
12:30 -- Sprouts (whole foods market)
1:15 -- Walmart Super center
3:00 -- Got home and unloaded car, put away groceries, swapped out Mason Jars for my cups, spray painted three mason jars for center piece and cleaned out car.
4:00 -- Put my feet up and promptly fell asleep :-/
4:30 -- Started Dinner (Pintrest recipe)
5:00 -- Took daughter's earrings out and cleaned her lobes.
5:30 -- Made two breakfast options from recipes I found on Pintrest
6:00 -- Ate dinner (in which we all sat around the table)
6:30 -- Finished up breakfast options for meals
8:30 -- Jumped online to do this blog

I wonder what tomorrow has in store? Oh! Right! We are going to the water park since we have season pass tickets. Thankfully I remembered our Tuesday Water park days and I picked up a meal to throw together for the Crock is from Pintrest too! I got to admit that so far everything I have cooked off of Pinterest is really good. I would love to share the recipe, but a lot of them are copyrighted. Just look me up on Pintrest and check out my boards under "Yummy"...cause so far they are  all yummy.

Rambling...I am rambling AGAIN! Ah, well...I gotta needs to be cleaned. It has been abused today.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

The Boycott!

Early this morning....3:13 to be exact...I woke up with the clearest conviction. Do you do that? Get the best ideas in your slumber? Anyways, it dawned on me that lately I have been surviving, but not thriving and I needed to make a few changes in my life to live it to the fullest. So what did I do?

I promptly pulled my IPhone off the charger, logged into FB and posted on my status that I would be taking a week off of it. Why? Why would I ever do such a thing? Well, I have noticed that over the course of the last few months (maybe years...ekkkkk) out of boredom and habit I have been logging into FB and checking out what was going on. It was just taking up to much of my time...I mean....perhaps I should put my face in a book. What is the fascination with the drama in other people's lives? Or should I say the cyber lives we create for ourselves and how we want the world to perceive us. I am just tired of watching everyone else's lives and I want to live mine. Not that I am not living because I am. My family and I actually stay exceptionally busy, but I can't help but wonder if I spend the time I normally do on FB on time around the house or out of the house and with the kids how much cooler and fulfilling would my life be? So, I am taking the week off. I still will be online of course to answer E-mails and actually start using my blogs again (sorry about letting them slide....I have been on Facebook)!

Once I go back I will limit my time to 15 minutes a day. Kind of stresses me out thinking about things like my cyber castle and all....hmmmm... I bet if I put as much time into my house as I do into my pretend castle my house could end up like a castle! That is a thought....

Anyways, I am rambling...I do that often...ramble.....where was I going with this? I forgot....has FB caused me to have ADD? the mean time I can't wait to see what my week has in store for me away from facebook :-)