Happiness is ______ {2014-W16} #happinessis

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We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day.Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you do [...]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W7} #happinessis

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We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day.Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you do [...]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W2} #happinessis

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We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day. Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you [...]

Six Pounds Lost on Diet Changes Alone. OMG!

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Before I mention the changes I’ve been up to, I’d like to discuss more about where I’ve been and how I got here in the first place. As you know, I’ve been battling much of 2013 with my weight and plateauing. In the beginning-to-middle of October, I was about 10-15lbs from “goal” weight. I had [...]

Happiness is ______ {Week Fifty-One & Fifty-Two} #happinessis

baby helper under the tree

2013 WAS a fantastic year – a year where we collectively focus on the happy and the joy in our lives. What makes you happy? What is it that you do that you can’t get enough of? What makes your soul shine, your eyes beam, and your insides sparkle? Happiness is so very many things [...]

Whirlwind Trip to LA

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Yesterday, I had an amazing opportunity with three other Nintendo Ambassadors to participate in a photo shoot and interview for an upcoming project for the Wii Fit U, also including a celebrity trainer. (You may or may not have caught her announcing she was filming with us, too). Right now, I don’t have much to [...]

Just Dance Kids 2014 Review for the Wii U #JustDanceKids2014

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This post is sponsored by Just Dance Kids® and Burst Media. We’ve always loved LOVED loved the Just Dance games for the Wii (can ya tell?), and we are SO RIDICULOUSLY EXCITED to see the new games now available for the Wii U, too. Just Dance Kids® 2014 took what made Just Dance Kids® so [...]

Happiness is ______ {Week Forty-Five} #happinessis

soccer game siblings

2013 is going to be a fantastic year – a year where we collectively focus on the happy and the joy in our lives. What makes you happy? What is it that you do that you can’t get enough of? What makes your soul shine, your eyes beam, and your insides sparkle? Happiness is so [...]

Wii Fit U Free Download & 31 Day Trial #WiiFitU #NintendoEnthused

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I am a Nintendo Ambassador and I’ve been sent samples to use and review, but my excitedly awesome opinion of Nintendo and its products are all my own. Woofreakinghoo! I am SO excited to be telling you about the new Wii Fit U available starting today for download on the Wii Fit U Eshop! You [...]

Happiness is ______ {Week Thirty-Two} #happinessis

hug brother

2013 is going to be a fantastic year – a year where we collectively focus on the happy and the joy in our lives. What makes you happy? What is it that you do that you can’t get enough of? What makes your soul shine, your eyes beam, and your insides sparkle? Happiness is so [...]

Happiness is ______ {Week Thirty-One} #happinessis

girl bonding over nail polish

2013 is going to be a fantastic year – a year where we collectively focus on the happy and the joy in our lives. What makes you happy? What is it that you do that you can’t get enough of? What makes your soul shine, your eyes beam, and your insides sparkle? Happiness is so [...]

Super Mario Party Ideas – How to Throw a Fun Mario Party

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On a sunny Sunday in April, we threw a HUGE Mario Party at our house. We invited over a gaggle of friends to nosh on some fantastic Whole Foods catering and enjoy playing some wonderful new games on Nintendo’s new Wii U game system. I think the only thing missing from the party was a [...]

Happiness is ______ {Week Fifteen} #happinessis

sexy breakfast sandwich

2013 is going to be a fantastic year – a year where we collectively focus on the happy and the joy in our lives. What makes you happy? What is it that you do that you can’t get enough of? What makes your soul shine, your eyes beam, and your insides sparkle? Happiness is so [...]

3.1 POUNDS LOST, BABY!!!

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(We interrupt this program to bring you a special announcement.) THREE-POINT-ONE MOTHER EFFING POUNDS, YO! WOOHOOO!! Okay, let me catch my breath. Y’see, I was SO FRIGGIN DEPRESSED two weeks ago about not seeing a change on the scale in a good way. I was eating healthy, and working out, what was wrong? Seeing that [...]

Settling Into Life

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As the dust begins to besmirch our newly placed furniture, and crumbs can be found on the table at any moment, it is clear that the newness of the house is beginning to wane, and it is becoming more of a home rather than a strange/new place to live that houses our belongings. My husband [...]

Post-Packing Wii Fun with Just Dance 2

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Nintendo Wii and Netflix Party (and Giveaway!)

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 I’ve grown up worshipping Nintendo all my life, owning every game system they ever created. I mean, who doesn’t have fond memories of playing Tetris all hours of the night and saving the princess in Zelda as a kid? Working with them as a Brand Ambassador is pretty much the awesomest “job” ever, if you [...]

To Do Tuesday Week 55

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If this is your first time reading and you’re wondering what To-Do Tuesday is all about, click to check out the first post to find out more. Once upon a time there was a mom-of-many who had time to sit on her couch every once-in-a-while, peruse the internet leisurely in between nap times and play [...]

Weight and Fitness Update with Photos

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It appears that I’m going to need new work-out clothes. I had purchased Danskin capris and shorts from Walmart, but now they are sliding off my rear and hips as I work-out. Kind-of poses an issue when your pants are falling, and you have to stop working-out to pull them up, or they’re being held [...]

Birthday Party Bash Wii Game Review

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I’ve mentioned before our love for the Wii and playing video games. I grew up playing them, love them! Heck, I’ve even lost weight doing playing ‘em (as you already know). It was a no-brainer to say ‘yes’ when offered to try a new one for our family (thanks Mom Central), and this one I [...]

Get Some Sleep for Mii

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This is my Mii on Wii, standing next to my husband’s Mii on Wii Fit. Take a look. See that? Those “Zzz’s”?Good grief! Yeah, you know it’s bad when even your Mii knows how tired you are. For more Wednesday fun, visit 5MFM and MomDot, or for some wordy fun, visit Angie’s Wordful Wednesday too! [...]

Busy Mom Fitness – Oprah, New Fitness Products & Sane Fitness Cards – Day 6

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Baby Weight Be Gone – A Busy Mom’s Guide to Fitness Lose the Baby Weight – Want to Join Me? Pride Swallowing Time – My Before Pictures – Day 1 Busy Mom Fitness – Kill Two Birds With One Stone – Day 2 Busy Mom Fitness- Sweeten Your Disposition – Day 3 Busy Mom Fitness [...]

Pride Swallowing Time – My Before Pictures – Day 1

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Baby Weight Be Gone – A Busy Mom’s Guide to Fitness Lose the Baby Weight – Want to Join Me? Pride Swallowing Time – My Before Pictures – Day 1 Busy Mom Fitness – Kill Two Birds With One Stone – Day 2 Busy Mom Fitness- Sweeten Your Disposition – Day 3 Busy Mom Fitness [...]

Lose the Baby Weight – Want to Join Me?

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Baby Weight Be Gone – A Busy Mom’s Guide to Fitness Lose the Baby Weight – Want to Join Me? Pride Swallowing Time – My Before Pictures – Day 1 Busy Mom Fitness – Kill Two Birds With One Stone – Day 2 Busy Mom Fitness- Sweeten Your Disposition – Day 3 Busy Mom Fitness [...]

Wii Humor

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My four-year-old has been begging me to run with him in the aerobic section of the Wii Fit, you know, the partner run? So he goes to grab the second remote, but my two-year-old nabbed it first. I figure, what could it hurt? The second player’s info doesn’t get logged, just mine, so no issues [...]