Any one who knows me, knows I have a thing for sparkle. Sparkle, glitter, shimmer, sequins, it all catches my eye. Some people might call it tacky, but I call it awesome.
I'm a SAHM and student. Outside of that, I have basically no social life so there really isn't any reason for me to wear anything other than tennis shoes, but I have been lusting over these shoes like crazy! Check out my favorites.
I've had a busy couple of weeks. In between all the studying I've been to a farm, the zoo, 2 Halloween parties, a baby shower, one open house, one band concert, and a mall. The beginning of Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. I'm really looking forward to trick or treating with my kids this year. One of the perks of having kids is that you get to eat their candy! I mean really, I'm being a good mom by eating most of it. I'm keeping them from getting cavities and/or diabetes!
|Owl at Zoo|
|At the Winery. These bottles were so pretty.|
|Feeding Ducks at the Farm|
|Jalapeno Muenster Cheese from the Dairy|
I've had fun this month, but I can't wait for November and December to get here. Christmas is my very favorite time of the year and I'm so ready to put my tree up. I'm even more anxious to get this year over with and get back to school. I miss it so much.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society, almost 300,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. 40,000 women will die from it. How many of use can say we don't know someone affected by breast cancer? Yet, so many women avoid the simple tests that can help to diagnose it. All women over 40 need to have a mammogram every year. If you are uninsured or can't afford one, the Center for Disease Control has a list of places that you can obtain free and low cost mammograms.
In it's earliest stages, breast cancer doesn't usually cause symptoms. As the cancer progresses, it may cause some of the following symptoms:
- nipple discharge
- a lump in the breast
I'm a sucker for free stuff. Here are a few fun printables I have found this week.
Steady My Heart Bookmarks from Minted Strawberry
Minnie Mouse Cupcake Wrappers from Peonies and Poppyseeds. My daughter loves Minnie Mouse so we will be using these for her next birthday.
Be Loved Poster and All You Need is Love poster from Paper Coterie
Tons of free printables from one of my favorite blogs, Kind Over Matter . You'll definitely want to follow this blog.
Lots of free worksheets for organizing at I Heart Organizing
Those Who Bring Sunshine Print from Collected
Halloween Printables from Queen of the Creek
Gorgeous inspirational prints from River Rose.
October Calendars from Pretty Unpretentious
Another favorite site of mine, Feed Your Soul, hasn't been updated in a few months, but if you haven't checked it out, it's definitely worth a look. They have lots of printable art. These prints are beautiful enough to frame and hang in your living room.
My kids are constantly begging me for something sweet to eat. I don't like to buy them a lot of candy, so I try to make dessert 1 or 2 nights a week. I'm a huge recipe hoarder. I have tons of them bookmarked to try. I came across this recipe for Lemonade Pie the other night, when looking for something new. I wanted to make it low fat so I replaced the Cool Whip and condensed milk with fat free versions.here for the recipe.