Peace & A Whole Lot More

"What do you find peaceful?" Oh that's easy! This:


On the weight loss front I am down to a total of 16.8 pounds! This week I did a TON of strength training (weight lifting) and resistance training (that stretchy band thing). My muscles can sure feel the difference, can't wait till I am strong enough to take down my hubby, ha ha. I tell you what when I reach my goal weight, I am going to have a HUGE blog giveaway to celebrate!


Speaking of giveaways, does anyone have any advice? I have never done one and would really like to. There are so many things I love and I would like to be able to share them with you all :)


We are officially all moved out of our rental house and are 100% in our new home! Now comes the super duper fun part... unpacking all our stuff! NOT. I am procrastinating doing this, but I know I need to get it done. must.find.motivation.somewhere. I am waiting for my new living room and piano room rugs to be delivered then I'll be showing you all a house tour with everything all decorated and fancy! (probably within 2 weeks)


Oh exciting news! My blog is getting a BIG makeover for my 1 year blogiversary, and I shared that makeover with my dear friend Stacey over at Mom Taxi. So check back here and there in a few days and see our stunning new digs :) I hope you all are going to like it, I know I do.


I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, till next time!

au revoir, adieu, ciao, till next time...


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Today I am going to have a
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Carrie said...

Fun things going on over there! Kudos for working so hard on your weight loss...that is great! Keep it up...I so need some motivation over here :)

Can't wait to see a home tour, it looks super cute on the outside! Unpacking is not fun...good luck! And a blog makeover...we have a lot to look forward to!

Enjoy your weekend! {love the munchkins!}

Opus #6 said...

Congrats on the weight loss and the move-in. Well done! Happy VGNO.

Gena said...

Adorable photo! Good job on the weight loss.
That is such an adorable house, can't wait for the tour.

Happy VGNO!

American in Norway said...

Look at you go on the weight loss... I haven't even stepped on the scale...(I'm afraid...very...)

Your babies are adorable.... Keep up the good work! you rock!

Golfersmom said...

Good job on the weight loss. The picture of the kids are adorable. Happy VGNO!!!!!

Sue said...

Congrats on the weight loss and the move. I've only done one giveaway. One piece of advice is there is alot of blogs that have giveaway mr. linkys so you can add your giveaway to it. That way you can get more traffic to your giveaway.

Happy VGNO!

I am Harriet said...

Happy VGNO!

ModernMom said...

WOW Down 16 pounds is amazing. I've lost 7 and can't wait to lost that last 5!!

Happy VGNO

PS Love your book montage

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Very impressed with the weight loss. Keep it up!

Sleeping munchkins are darling!

Moving is always a little stressful but oh so much fun when you finally get there!

I've had one giveaway that was pretty successful. My suggestion~ Whatever you give away, make it something you love and want to talk about.

Good luck and happy VGNO!

Kat said...

Congrats on your weightloss!! I am so jealous :( Hope you have a great VGNO!

Lola said...

Stopping by for VGNO! Have a great weekend!


pam said...

Looking forward to your blog makeover! Have fun hopping around the party:)

Martha (FL) said...

I didn't party last night, but wanted to stop by! Your new home is beautiful. We are moving from a house to an apartment... I am so over home ownership! I am just not handy around the house, and really don't like yard work! It will be an adjustment, but we are all looking forward to the change!

Congrats on the additioanl lbs lost! Are you using the bands at home? We have a fitness center (free) at our new complex, and I plan on being there using the treadmill, etc bright and early every morning!

Queenie Jeannie said...

What an exciting time for you all!! AWESOME!! Your new house is fabulously gorgeous. I can't wait for the tour!!!

Bloggy makeover - wonderful! I've had some disappointments on that end and am still looking for someone who can actually DO what they say they can do. (grrrr!)

Let me know if you need giveaway help. I've done lots of them and really love 'em!

Have a great weekend!!

Ali said...

Congrats on the new house, can't wait to see it decorated =) Happy late VGNO to you too!

Kritter Keeper said...

thank you for your warm comment about my critters! happy vgno! about the weight loss...that is awesome. i am trying to lose weight too and worked out yesterday for an hour. keep me posted about your success!

JAN'S PLACE said...

You have some great accomplishments! A new home, and moved it( that is a challenge all by itself!)

And weight loss!I am a believer in the exercise part being very important when losing weight. .I go to the gym 4-5 times a week

Ter said...

hi! Thanks for the comment you left on my blog. The first time I joined VGNO I couldn't decide what to say so I posted a picture of my dog and everyone seemed to like it lol, so she demanded to be a part of the party every single week! :o) She's quite the party gal! ;)

Erica said...

Sorry I didn't get a chance to stop by last night for VGNO but I am so glad I came by, and look forward to following you. :)

Congrats on the weight loss (what's your secret) and the new house(yea!!) I do not envy you with the unpacking (good luck with that).

Anonymous said...

Whoo hoo on weight loss!

Whoo hoo on sleeping kids!

Whoo hoo on a HOUSE!!!!

Can't wait to see your new look.

Regarding giveaways-be sure people leave their criteria in separate comments so that all you have to do is punch in random integer generator and count out to which comment won.

JulieChats said...

Great blog! Love the design! Signed up to follow!

Stopping by late from the VGNO, had the school carnival last night!

kyooty said...

Happy Belated VGNO! :) your peace looks beautiful to me!

nikkicrumpet said...

Congrats on the weight loss...you ROCK! I need to find that kind of self control! And the new house is so exciting...unpacking sucks but it is so fun to get everything all pretty...I can't wait to see the tour!

Valerie(momof3crazykids) said...

Oh, I hate unpacking! I think I still have 2 boxes under my stairs. We moved in here 9 years ago, lol
Love your house. That is my favorite part of the new homes out there in AZ, the stones or those slate rocks, in the architecture of the front of the house.

Anonymous said...

You are making me hang my head in shame. Congratulations on the weight thing. HOLY!

Congrats and I still have boxes unpacked like eight months later.

I was thinking of doing a giveaway too as I just went through a whole bunch of books and they are relatively inexpensive to ship. no advice though.

Ann said...

Wow! You're house is beautiful!

I'm still partying at the VGNO! Thanks for being a part of it :->

Kristen said...

Congrats on the weight loss. I love the house. I want that porch!

SKELLER said...

Gorgeous new home - welcome home!

Your new blog digs are beautiful!!

I'm somewhat contemptuous of kindergarten "graduations." Or a lotta bit.

I love your summer trampoline photos of your kiddos - they look like retro polaroid shots. so fun!

Howz that for some random comments covering the last week?!? ;-)

whereismymind said...

Way to go!!! You rock!

LOVE the house!!!! I love a craftsman! Our first house was a craftsman. Miss it all the time.

The kids look so peaceful... Awwww!