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Thursday, January 31

The Gasparilla Invasion

Some random people we later seen at the bike show. I asked If I could take their picture. He was drunk his wife I'm guessing held him up.

Pirate Invasion in Tampa bay. Sounds like fun and kid friendly right? Wrong anything but kid friendly as my hubby and I found out after we paid ten dollars to park,thirteen dollars for chicken fingers and I guess what was chicken pita wraps that came to thirty dollars with drinks. It is a place to get wasted or drunk to your bones can't stand. I wouldn't want to forget the half naked women with signs that say" She wants to have her cherry pop because its her 21 st birthday." I just sugar coated it for you the words of the real sign made my hubby fall over. It was that bad. I'm so glad I can read fast enough to step in front of my nine year old before he had a chance to read it.
Let's add to this in the first half hour we were there. You have a bunch of church going people holding up signs talking though a speaker of God's words. I guess they thought a bunch of drunk half naked people would want to save their sins that day! I'm not sure how many people took them up on that offer. I do hope it turned out well for them.




The best part of walking back though the one million people starting to pour in the streets of bay shore was the deep fried snickers and oreo's we spent another thirty dollars on. This time it was well worth it. They are not very good for my get fit plan but hey It was my cheat day. Just look at these they will make your mouth water.




We were all very pleased with our treat. As we stuffed our face with all the goodness we came up to the ship of Gasparilla in the bay.





 He attack the bay now Tampa celebrate it by a get drunk all day festivities. If this is what you look forward to by all means have fun. I think next year we may move my mom down so we can take a walk on the wild side with the half naked drunk pirates. Overall this is a adult event so keep the kids at home. If you would like to know the whole story click on the link below. It's very interesting.
                  .            http://gasparillapiratefest.com/invasion.shtml

Bike Show

This weekend after our Gasparilla event we heard about a bike show. There were lots of awesome bikes. We seen the blues brothers with an awesome band beforehand that played some old rock. I haven't heard since I was little. I think that is one thing that I have kept going from my childhood is the love of music. Justin and I danced in the streets with the rest of the people that were there. My hubby and I rocked back and fourth signing.It was a lot of fun as you can tell from the video. If I can get it to post.
I  encourage  my hubby to buy a bike of his choice. Which he did I'm really happy he is happy! I guess you can call it an early wedding present from me. I'm awesome I know. My hubby is adrenaline junkie. It's so hot!! I can't wait to say I Do to him again later this year.
My Hubby's New Hayabusa Motorcycle
Our boys painted their hands on a bed sheet that is getting sent to our troops. Which I thought was a very thoughtful idea.
We picked up a jacket for my beloved hubby.
The night was completed with fireworks. We met a tattoo artist that will complete 14 hours of artwork on my hubby's back soon. I don't know if I will be present for that. I'm a worried that will shy me away from getting mind on my shoulder. We had a whole lot of fun. My hubby made me laugh so much my face hurt. We have never been happier!
  
  

Wednesday, January 30

My cat might be a dog

Mickey is the most lovable cat I have ever known. She likes to cuddle. She will climb under the covers and lay her head on my pillow. It's like having another kid in the house. If you drop something on the floor you can be sure she will take it and run. I find my hubby's socks all over the house. I yelled at him to put his stuff up come to find out it was Mickey who was stealing them. She plays hide and seek with the boys. If the kids run she will chase them. She is the only cat I know who will run in a circle after her tail. Before Mickey lays down she will walk in a circle three times beforehand. Turkey is one of her new favorites. She likes to steal your food right when your fork hits your mouth making you think it really wasn't there. (Laughing) If you try to fold clothes she will play tug of war with you growling. I don't think that is to funny when I try to put away the clothes I just spent ten minutes fighting her for are now on the floor. She waits by the door for us to come home. When I try and leave Justin and I have to fight her to get out of the stroller. She thinks she is going. Another dog trait she has to show how much she loves us is by licking our face or hand. My cat I have come to realize is a dog in a cat suit. She has a mind all her own.

Monday, January 28

A Start to a Great Morning

3 apples
Half a pineapple
2 mangos
1banana
2 kiwi fruit
Broccoli
Spinach
Barley
Wheat grass
Green Tea and just a little of garlic.
Love this drink so do my boys.

Wednesday, January 23

8 weeks to a new butt

Group 1; Weeks 1-4

Day 1

Barbell Squats 3 x 10
Box/Bench Jumps 3 x 25
Dumbbell Deadlifts 3 x 10 Dumbbell Lunges 3 x 15
Calf Raises on 3 x 20

Day 2
Sumo Squats 3 x 10
Exercise Ball Leg Extensions 3 x 15 Reverse Lunges 3 x 15
Bulgarian Squats 3 x 10
Leg Press 3 x 10
Calf Raises on Leg Press Machine 3 x 20

Group 2; Weeks 5-8

Day 1 Squat Jumps 3 x 25
Squats 3 x 12
Quad Extension 3 x 10
Dumbbell Step ups onto bench 3 x 15
Long Jumps 3 x 20
Jump Rope 3 x 1 minute

Day 2

Barbell Deadlifts 3 x 10
Lateral Hops 3 x 20
Reverse Dumbbell Step ups onto Bench 3 x 15
Prisoner Squats 3 x 25
Single Leg Press 3 x 12
Stationary Bike on Highest Resistance 3 x 2 minutes

Monday, January 21

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King, Jr.

My son and I take the time out every year to talk about Martin Luther King Jr. I believe if he was still alive our world would be different in a huge way people would view things in a whole new light.

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sunday, January 20

A Day full of fun

We decided to take our boys to The  Florida Aquarium. As you walk in you come up to a large tank filled with sting rays. When we were in Panama City Justin touched a sting ray a few times. Both my hubby and son caught many of them fishing but let them go. Today was my first time touching them. I have to admit it took me a few times before I put my Hands in the water. When I did they felt slimy. It was weird yet calming. Our adventure today was amazing. We sat in front of this tank with sharks and tons fish it was breath taking to view these creatures up close. At that very  moment looking over at my boys holding my hubby's hand I realized how bless I am in my family and life.  Living here in Florida has been very easy. I believe it was our best move yet.

Afterwards we took a drive looking at some of the most beautiful houses here in Tampa. I think I found my dream house. We found ourselves at Hogan's Tampa Beach
Restaurants. If you have ever watch wrestling back in the day of course you know who Hulk Hogan is. Turns out he was at his restaurant the day before. The food was good more of a seafood/ beach meanu. Things here in Florida are different like a man walked in half naked while a woman took off her shoes to eat and another one came in without shoes. That would never fly in Michigan. It seem to be more of an adult atmosphere with an outside bar. A place you could play volleyball and it was connected to a hotel. It has been awhile since I had to let someone else park the car with valet parking. It was nice just like I expected with valet parking. It was the same as in downtown Detroit when my hubby would take me to the casino. Which we did often when we lived in Michigan. I still had a fantastic time yesterday. It was amazing to just let go of the week before. Our boys had a blast we ended the night with a movie. 
Resident Evil: Retribution was a little intense but you have to watch all the ones before to get this one. A little werid in the start of the movie. Just go pee beforehand or put on pause to make sure you get all the information. It was a all around fun filled day with my family. I loved every minute of it!

Friday, January 18

Talking Birds

Watch "Smart Talking Bird" on YouTube

African Grey Parrot

The African Grey Parrot, also known as the Grey Parrot, is a medium-sized parrot found in the primary and secondary rainforest of West and Central Africa. Experts regard it as one of the most intelligent birds in the world.

My hubby and boys are interested in getting a bird of some sort that talks. Cockatoo is number one their list these days. I have had my share of birds when I was younger. Like a Cockatiel my mother purchase for me when I was 10.  I love birds they are just a lot of work like any animal. It seems like it would be a great idea. At this point with work,my intense workout plan on top of bring a mother might not seen to be the right choice for our family. I however don't put it pass my hubby bringing one home. He does that every now and then. Wish me luck!

Sexy Legs Friday

Walk your fingers over to the link below.
www.Facebook.com/placesintime
Post your sexy legs!!! Something new I will be posting to show off how hard I have been working on my body. I have a newfound love for my body. My hubby tells me all the time how good I look and how proud he is of me. I melt in his hands like putty. I'm 110% in better shape now then I was this time last year. I had my c-section with my second son. It took me almost a year to be able to workout. I'm very happy with how things have turned out to be. It can only get better.from here.

Thursday, January 17

Versatile Blogger

The Rules are simple!

1. Thank the generous Blogger that nominated you, linking his\her blog. 2. Add the Versatile Blogger badge to your blog. 3. Nominate your favourite bloggers ever!. 4. Let the bloggers you nominated know about the nomination. 5. Share 7 facts bout you.

Thank you
http://anymorethenawhisper.blogspot.com

This was very wonderful for you to nominate me. It was unexpected for sure. I do however have to tell you I'm sorry it took so long to write. I don't get on bloggers.com that often anymore. Let's get into the details.

1. I live in Tampa,Florida.
2. I really enjoy making my boys laugh when we have to take pictures. That's the only way I will get a real smile when I ask for one.
3. There is a confession I have to make. I sometimes watch Good Luck Charlie on Disney when my boys are at school. The mom on there is a hand bag of crazy!
4. I have a goal of getting a six pack by my wedding this year.
5. I don't like business men on bikes that wear a tie. They try to run you over on the sidewalk. They need to slow down. Crazy people!
6. I do research daily on questions my 9 year old might ask.Since the other day he had ten penis questions  for me along with why women have a cycle, kids that are disabled,sex, people picking on others and why people chose to love the same sex. All one question leads to ten more. It's insane how smart he is. I answered all the questions open and honest to his age.
7. I work on acts of kindness daily with my family. This is something we hold dear to our hearts. We love helping out when we can.

Here are my wonderful 7 I have  nominated for this award. I visit daily to hear their input about life.I hope you can take a peek at all the hard work these bloggers put in. I hope you enjoy them as I do.

1. http://motherofnine9.blogspot.com/
2. http://onecreativeprocrastinatinggal.blogspot.com
3. http://homeschooljournal-bergblog.blogspot.com/
4. http://www.mymostlyhealthylife.com/
5. http://women-talk-and-writing.blogspot.com
6. http://kristenjohnson35.blogspot.com
7. http://www.militarywifelife.com

Strawberry Blast

1 cup of strawberries
1 cup of soy milk
A little bit of honey to taste
A dash of cinnamon
A little dash of  pumpkin spice but not to much unless you like it. Sometimes it can be a little overpowering. I make this shake all the time its yummy and very soft after a evening workout. I just thought I would share. Goodnight my readers.

Delicious Sugar Snap Peas

Today for breakfast my popsicle and I are enjoying these sweet crunchy vegetables which can be a delicious side dish or main. Snow peas are delicate yet crisp, with a mild, refreshing flavor. Raw, they add a welcome crunch to salads. Which is my favorite part of a salad.

Sugar snap peas are loaded with vitamins. One serving provides a whopping 90% of the RDA of Vitamin C, which helps boost the immune system and prevent chronic disease. One serving provides a good amount of other essential vitamins as well, including Vitamin A, thiamin, riboflavin and niacin.

I'm a little disappointed with the fact people watching their sugar intake should keep in mind that sugar snap peas contain a relatively high amount of sugar, with about three grams per serving. I only have sugar in my tea if we go out to eat. It gives me a very strong headache. I cut sugar out of my food intake over three years ago. I will have watch how many I eat. One delicious food to add to your list for The New Year.

Wednesday, January 16

Total Green Machine

3 carrots

1 granny apple

2 baby limes

4 stalks celery

4-6 hand fulls spinach

1-2 Brussels sprouts

half a handful of cilantro …

The thing with me and juicing is the stuff you know you will not touch otherwise like Brussels sprouts. That's why I like the smoothie king and this get fit juice shop down the street from me. I drink it and walk away its really the best of both worlds. Our whole family has been on this get fit daily routine since we moved to Florida. More so now then back home. We are a fit family anyways. We are always in some kind of sport or outside biking. Jogging has been our newest added item to our list. As a family we run two miles from our house. Tonight we will be at the ymca to workout. It's great to be able to share this with my boys. It won't be a challenge to stay healthy as they grow it will be natural.

http://www.raw-foods-diet-center.com/vegetable-juicing-recipes.html

Friday, January 11

Homemade Beauty Secrets

Here are a few quick tips for all the ladies who spend way to much on makeup. Did you know the average woman spends about two thousand dollars a year on makeup? I don't think I have ever spent that much on makeup in my life. I'm more of go all natural kind of look. I do use mascara,lip gloss and eye shadow person but not all the time. It takes me about three in a half months to go though mascara even longer on lip gloss. To be safe I will toss them every four months.

Lip Gloss
Take your left over eye shadow you have or those samples you pick up from time to time. Add some vaseline and BAM you have homemade lip gloss. How great is that?

Dry Shampoo
I have tried this a few times I didn't care to much for it. Dry shampoo is a in between for washes.  If you use it this product can become a big expense. Try this and compare it to the store brand. Take baking soda,baking powder,and cornstarch together put it in a shaker and shake onto your roots.

Bronzer
This is one product that I do use in all year round. Take a little cinnamon or cocoa powder mix with baby powder. To get a darker shade just add a little more of the cinnamon or cocoa powder which ever one you decided to use. The plus side is that my hubby tells me he can't stay away I smell too sweet.

Toner
Take some rose petals in a pot boil them for a minute or so. Strain the petals leaving the water. Poor it in a spray bottle. It's great to use to set your makeup or just after you get out of the shower. I have used it to spray on my bed linens. The smell is amazing. Toner returns your skin's pH back to normal.

Face wash
It has been about three weeks that I have traded in my apricot scrub for a baking soda scrub. All you do is take a handful of baking soda before I get in the shower with a little bit of water enough to make a paste. I will coat my face wait 30 seconds and rinse. I find it easier to rinse it off in the shower because it can get messy. It will make your pores much smaller. It will also give you a healthy glow. If you have other homemade beauty secrets don't be shy share them with a comment.

Thursday, January 10

Savannah Cat

Watch "A Beautiful Relationship - Savannah Cat MAGIC and Andreas Stucki." on YouTube

This cat in the video above is the size of a small dog. My hubby and I have been looking at getting one in the near future.

A Savannah cat is a cross between a domestic cat and the Serval, a medium-sized, large-eared wild African cat. The only problem I guess I have with this cat is becoming dinner. It's huge compare to my cat now. We are talking about taking a trip to Oklahoma. We have found a breeder there. Justin is in love with this cat as well as my hubby. After Christopher was born they were trying to talk me into getting a tiger.  I'm glad this cat is far away on top of that you have to jump though some small hoops for this cat. Otherwise it would have been a total impulse buy. Do you have a Savannah Cat?

Tuesday, January 8

Circus In Tampa


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Ringling Bros B&B Circus came to town. It was the first time as a family to visit it. It was a wonderful time. I haven't had so much fun in my life. It was very different from the small ones that were back home. It cost $155.00 for a family of four Christopher was free plus parking. The place was packed full of life. I still can't believe we spent more on food and drinks then we did on tickets. It's insane but well worth it. The cotton candy was delicious! My hubby came back with a sub that tasted like a Sloppy Joe without the Joe. Christopher ran back and fourth between the seat laughing at nothing and dancing. He has music in his soul!


http://youtu.be/uAxB4iMAs3A

The Acrobatics were extraordinary the best I have seen yet. Some well most of everything they did at the circus put me on the edge of my seat. The only part I really didn't care for was the tiger part. Don't get me wrong the tigers are beautiful especially the white tigers.
 
 I don't think yelling at the tigers swinging a whip in front of their face is something to cheer about. Yet, I paid to see it along with everyone else. If you stop to think about it for a second I guess it's up there on the scale of being cruel! Which I am not so I didn't get into that part of the show. It's neat to see how they black out parts of the ice rink to set up the next act. Justin was amazed by the whole thing. Christopher only sat still for the glowing necklace we gave him. If I would have remember to grab the glowing hair and toys from New Years Eve we would have save some money not like a ten dollar necklace was going to set us back. From all the pictures we paid for with the food we spent more then our share.

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Here are my men happy as can be. They were nothing but a bunch of silliness that night. My hubby looks like the choo choo soul guy from Disney. He is too sexy! Our drive home wasn't far maybe ten minutes tops. We were all thinking we had an hour just a guess. If you have ever been to anything in Detroit you know what I mean. We also had a well deserved date night after we put our boys to bed. We rented the movie "LOOPER" With Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt it was about time travel and yes that is all I will say. This was a movie that will make your head spin with what time travel can do. It's a must watch on my list or a more like a Needham approval.(laughing)

If you want to have some good family time make sure you hit up the Circus when it comes to your town. Until next time have a great night to all my wonderful reader's.

Wednesday, January 2

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Product Reviews

Review One
Olive Oil
My hair is shinier, healthier and stronger thanks to olive oil. I sprayed some on my hair today before I flat iron it. I couldn't believe how it looked. Some simple stuff like olive oil who would have known? I use it to cook with daily.Would have never thought of putting a few drops in my hair! Amazing a Needham approval. (Laughing) It is a little greasy so my advice is just a little bit.

Second product review

Neuro Trim

This I guess its new. I have never seen it before its a diet drink I seen in 711 claims that it is a thinner you in every bottle. A fiber based formula that is a healthy weight loss. It suppose to curb your appetite with 35 calories 9 grams of sugar. I seen about five different ones. I went with hunger management in the purple bottle. I had it for lunch with no need to eat till about 7pm. It did its job just with one complaint from me its a little sweet. It may be just me I seem to have a problem with sweet drinks or food. Other than that I enjoyed it. I will however try the others as well. If you have had any of these let me know what you think?

Tuesday, January 1

First Night 2013

Across the bay, St. Petersburg is hosting its big, annual alcohol-free First Night event starting around 5 p.m., with kids' activities at the Pier and events all over downtown St. Petersburg. There will be two sets of fireworks at both 9 p.m. and midnight. Musical acts include Suite Caroline and the Vodkanauts on the main stage. Admission is $12 for adults and $6 for children.

We took the boys for the fireworks but there was so much more to do. It's a carnival/ art fair all in one. We ran across a man who played the drums on five gallon buckets. His name was Chris Harris. He was awesome! I never seen anything like that before especially when he drum one handed. Tons of arts and crafts for children to do like making hats and what not. We stop by to watch the ballet dancers then I sweet talked my way into the Imax Theater to go pee. I had a $20.00 Cappuccino that was awful . I had to settled for that instead of a hot coco. Our waiter looked at me like I was crazy I guess he would after I looked at the  menu $70.00 for a plate I would look at someone the sameway. It's  funny to see how people react in different states. We made a new tradition this year instead of eating 12 grapes and walking around in a circle with our luggage. My favorite of course  wearing white to bring in the New Year clean we wrote down a New Years resolution and a bad memory then burned it. We came across the parents of the lady who put the night event together. I guess this is the third year running. We all liked it very much. 2013 will be the best one yet. I would have never thought our family would be where we are today this time last year. My hubby and I were in downtown in Detroit,MI last New Years Eve. We will continue to live our life to the fullest. It's a no holds bar this year. Happy New Year everyone.

http://www.firstnightstpete.com/directions.php

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