Friday, June 21, 2013

CALM - Great For Meditation, Runners, Anxiety Release, Patients

Do ever get stressed or in need of a mental vacation????  Are you a runner and sick of listening to the same playlist over and over again....?

Have anxiety and need some instruction on how to relax and release the tension???????

I have discovered the most amazing APP ..   CLICK to download the app

I began with the free downloads and have decided that I love this meditation so much that I upgraded.

I love to run and found that the guided CONFIDENCE gave me additional focus to see my goal and be  able to run additional distances.  

The ANXIETY RELEASE option is great for those moms that need a HOT minute to relax and re group on those stressful busy days.

The FOCUS option would be wonderful for those Moms and Dads that work and need to take a lunch break and re group to get the project or task completed before day breaks.

I have read reviews online and the SLEEP option is by far the most popular.  I love it when I can't sleep or wake up and have trouble getting back to sleep.  I program 10 minutes into my phone and I am usually out within 5 minutes.  IT IS AMAZING!!!

My fave background pics are usually the Beach or the Lake with the Mountains!

Meditation provides so many wonderful benefits and I have benefitted so much from this app.  I have considered the Transcendental Meditation Program with locations based out of the Chicagoland Area.

Click here for More Information Regarding the Transcendental Meditation Program

HAPPY AND RELAXED and pleased to spread the word on these amazing apps that make a MOM's WORLD so much easier!

Lone Ranger/Cowboy Birthday Party Ideas


 In light of some recent requests (Thank you to my new viewers via pinterest) .. I was asked to post some pics of my son's 6th birthday Lone Ranger Party.  We are so excited for the upcoming release of Disney's The Lone Ranger starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer (Double YUMMY!!!) coming out in theaters on July 3rd.

When I learned of an impending Lone Ranger Movie, I began going to the library with my boys to show them the old Lone Ranger Shows.  I swear we rented them weekly because the boys were sooo fascinated by the old west, Lone Ranger and Tonto.  I loved how wholesome and pure the shows were and the great messages behind each episode.

My oldest decided he wanted a Lone Ranger Themed Birthday Party.  We had to plan all activities indoors due to the weather.  However, if your son or daughter has a warmer weather birthday ... the possibilities for outdoor games are endless.

First let me start with the invites!  


My new silhouette was amazing to create functional/adorable masked invites.  These invites are great for any type of masked celebration.  If you own a Silhouette Cameo, I downloaded (MASK) - The Shape to use for your invite.

Remember to replicate, invert the image (Mirror)  and merge the two together to create the fold at the base of the Masked image.  Remove the two eye holes on one side of the mask.  Here you will use sketch pens to create invite information for the parents.

Enlarge your masked image to the size of the invitation you would like to use.  Keep in Mind Envelope sizes and the length of string you have to tie onto each end of the mask.  You can create a serrated fold so that your guest can wear the holed mask side while the parent keeps the party information side of the invitation.

I went to Hobby Lobby and grabbed Long Brown Envelopes as well as long stretch string (go to the sewing department for this).  The paper I used for the actual mask was thick cardstock.  DO NOT GET THE GLOSSY SCRAP BOOK PAPER... it is terrible to cut and fold.  


Food preparation is a breeze... KEEP it simple

Click here for Great Cowboy Birthday Party Food Ideas and Recipes

My son's friends .... LOVED... having Root beer Floats out of Cowboy Glasses

You can purchase these amazing Plastic Cowboy Boot Mugs at the link below

We had fun decorations hanging everywhere.   Salon Door Entry Way Curtains, An Old Lone Ranger Movie was playing on the television

Wanted Posters of My Son were hanging all around the toy room


Boots for Decor and Cowboy Slang Signs 

Incorporate the Lone Ranger Creed into your decor 

What you will need:
Cowboy Boot Pinata
Chocolate Gold Coins 
Paper for Clues
Candy for the Pinata
Balls, Balloons, Plastic Snakes, Frogs, Bugs

Provide a Back Story about Wild Bill West whom stole a Boot full of Loot from the Lone Ranger and the Lone Ranger Squad must get it back.  Make sure they have their finger guns out and ready just in case Wild Bill West decides to take his loot back.
Hide Chocolate Gold Coins (Like the ones pictured above) with clues.  Each Clue leads to the next one.  
For example,  
1.  First Clue - Go to the place where Your little lone ranger sleeps (hide gold coins with clue under the pillow- in your child's bedroom)
2. Second Clue - Fill A large tub up with balloons, balls, plastic snakes, plastic frogs, plastic bugs - (hide gold coins with next clue) They can even use toy grabbers to pick up the clue
3.  Third Clue - Go to the Fire pit (the fire place) and find your next clue
4.  Go to the place where X marks the spot - use party crate paper to create an X on an entry way leading to the Pinata (Cowboy Boot) full of Loot (Candy or Candy Gold Coins)


What you will need:

Brown Paper Grocery Sacks
Star Cutouts
Cowboy Scrap Book Paper or Construction Paper

Last but not least, Parting Favors!  


What you will need:

Brown Gift Bags
Cowboy Cutouts
Black Masks
Squirt Guns
Sheriff Badges
Red Cowboy Bandanas
Gold Chocolate Coins
Hersey Nuggets
Blue, Red, Black, and White Balloons 

Here are some fun pics of the party!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Need a FATHER's Day Present that he will LOVE - GET him a GREEN MOUNTAIN GRILL

This Pellet Grill is AMAZING!!!!!  

Green Mountain Grills can do so many things and I swear the food tastes like it was cooked in a gourmet chef's kitchen.    We smoked/grilled our first salmon and the flavor was out of this world and the meat was so moist!!!

Many who own this top of the line grill say that it is the best on the market.  The variety of foods you can cook on this grill is over the top.

You can make a pizza that tastes like it came right out of a wood burning oven.

A slab of ribs smoked or grilled will melt in your mouth.

LADIES... you can even bake a dessert or pie in this amazing machine!

Here's how it works!

Your Father, Grandfather... partner will not be disappointed!!!  Celebrate DAD and give him something everyone will enjoy!!!

We have a Green Mountain Grill and it has been Mom Tested and Mom Approved!!!