Sunday, January 11, 2015

Review: Garcinia Cambogia Suppressants Supplements

Recently before I started my Isagenix program and Isabody Challenge, I tried these supplements.

What were my thoughts on Garcinia Cambogia Suppressants Supplements??

I'll admit, I had no idea what to expect out of this product but it pleasantly surprised me. Summit Nutritions Garcinia Cambogia claims to be 100% Natural, control your appetite, block fat, increase serotonin and energy levels. I tried this product for a week to be exact. Did it increase my energy? Yes. Did it curb my appetite? Yes and No. When I remembered to take the pills, it did curb my appetite for the most part. However, I'm not a pill person so it was hard for me to remember to take them. Did it really curb my stress? No, it's not a miracle pill. However, I do think if you are on an honest diet and exercise regime this pill might have a good outcome for you. I do think Garcinia Cambogia Supplements are worth trying.

If you would like to try these out yourself, check them out here: Garcinia Cambogia Suppressants Supplements Maximum Strengh: 85% HCA Complex

**I received this product free directly for the company for my honest, unbiased review. I was not paid for my opinions stated in this post.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Merry Belated Christmas

Merry Belated Christmas.

I really thought about blogging yesterday, but browsing Forever 21's website and watching Baby M jump on top of his activity cube like Superman took precedent.

Because I totally need that aztec sweater, that super cute polka dot top and those cheapo gemstone earrings...well maybe.

...and watching M get into all his new toys is the best thing EVER.

Christmas is always interesting when you're Jewish.
I've already been thinking of the ways I'm going to explain to Miles how we celebrate Chanukah and then how am I going to explain the tree covered in lights and tinsel??

What if he asks me if I believe in Santa?
Do I lie?

The truth is...the older I get the more I believe in the spirit of Christmas.
I enjoy the thought of people getting a giving spirit around the Holidays.
I like the pine, the lights and the smells of Cinnamon, Peppermint and Vanilla lurking around.
I love the idea of being grateful for those you have in your life and showing them your love.

I hope the holidays inspire M to give to others when he's older.
I hope he's inspired to want to give his time and money to those who need it rather than himself.
My other hope is that he nevers forgets his faith and where he came from spiritually.

This little light of mine,
I'm gonna let it shine
This little light of mine,
I'm gonna let it shine
This little light of mine,
I'm gonna let it shine
Let it shine,
Let it shine,
Let it shine.
Always let your light shine Baby M.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.
Hug the ones you love!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

A High Five for Elf on a Shelf...

"The electricity bill tastes really good, Mom!"

I don't know who created Elf on the Shelf and I don't really care but I think it's absolutely brilliant.

The entire month, I get to remind my preschoolers that their elves are watching and ready to report to Santa if they're not making the right choices. These elves are making these children behave like absolute angels.

There isn't stuff being thrown across the room.
They are not fighting over toys.
They're SHARING with one another.
They have their listening ears on (well, the majority of the time).
They are not jumping off the furniture.
They are using the bathroom properly and washing their hands.
They are drawing only on paper.
They even are not trying to only eat their fruit snacks for lunch..."Ms. Jenn, I ate all of my sandwich!"

...and my most favorite, I'm not hearing my preschoolers say to one another "You're not my friend anymore!"

After December, my next question is what character comes to report to Santa the rest of the year?

Also, I need to think a solution for when M is older.
He clearly (and cutely), does what he wants!
Do I make him a small Maccabee (we're Jewish) that travels around our house?

Meanwhile, M is smiling right now at me...plotting his next move...

What do you think of Elf on a Shelf?

Sunday, November 30, 2014

You Need a Slim Jim

Sunday mornings are my "me time." Well, at least for the part of the morning where I run our errands.
Grocery shopping, Getting gas in my Car, buying knick nacks and supplies for my classroom are the norm.

This morning I set out to get coffee, buy more ink for my printer, get groceries and head to the dollar store.

The dollar store sucks me in EVERY TIME.
...Kind of like Target but worse.

The following thoughts run through my head:
"I totally could use more foam stickers!"
"Let's get five, it's only a dollar a piece!"
"The kids will love these! Let's buy it for my prize box."
"Buy two, in case you run out!"
"I'll definitely find a use for this!"
"...But I need it."
"This is just adorable!"


So after my cart full of stuff because I just had to buy the Star Wars Wrapping Paper, Christmas Pencils, Holiday Socks and the things I actually came for... I was approached by a boy (probably age 5) standing in line with his Mother...

Kid: *Holding up a Slim Jim* "Do you need any Slim Jims?"
Me: "No, I don't think so."
His Mother: *calling his name* "Not everyone likes Slim Jims."
Kid: "That's it!" *pause* "You probably already have enough at home already!"
His Mother: "Not everyone is like you and your Father! She probably doesn't like them."
Me: "I don't have any Slim Jims at home, i'm not really a fan."
Kid: "They're nice and spicy!" *Tries to hand me the package with the Slim Jim and Cheese Stick*
His Mother: "Put it down please *name*, not everyone needs Slim Jims."

I don't need Slim Jims, but apparently I needed all this other miscellaneous stuff because it was only a dollar.

What did I go to the dollar store for? Ribbon, Gift stickers and wrapping paper.
Hope my Secret Santa loves her gifts.

I'd buy her a Slim Jim, but I don't think she needs any. :)

Knock on Wood

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Conversations with Three Year Olds

unifinished studio drawings, 2012.

I can't count how many times my preschoolers say something really great and that I wish I would of written it down.
It happens all the time.

Here are some recent gems:

x: "Do you know what to tell someone when they are mean to you?"
Me: "No, What do you tell them?"
x: "You tell them that you like their pants!"
Me: "That you like their pants? Really?"
x: "Yes! You say... I really like your shirt and your pants!"
Me: "Okay, I'll try that next time!"

x: *singing* "Ms. Jenn has a great big arm! Great big arm..."
Me: "What??"
x: "Ms. Jenn!!! I just love your great big arms!"

x: "Why isn't the CD player working?"
Me: "Because it keeps eating my CDs."
x2: "Well tell it to stop, you shouldn't eat CDs!"

You can find some more gems here:
Conversations with Four Year Olds
Appreciation and Four Year Old Quotes

Happy Saturday!

Friday, November 28, 2014

I am Still Here

So I realized that I haven't blogged in almost 6 months.
I actually really love to blog. I would still blog if no one read it.

I simply didn't blog because my life got busier and I didn't want to force badly written entries.
So what did I do with my time?

In August, I was promoted. Still working for the same school, I switched locations and now teach 3 (and 4) year olds. My job is incredibly challenging and rewarding at the same time. The only complaint I have is the money. However, I love going to work.

I plan to post some of my various crafts at some point.

In September, I spent lovely weather weekends outside with baby M. We did things like going Blackberry Picking. M could really make quite the farmer if he wants to be one.

In October, Baby M was a Burrito for Halloween and I made his costume. My preschoolers decorated fall trees, pumpkins and made cookies.

In November, I read my kids Pete the Cat's "White Shoes" over and over again. Goodness, No!

Baby M turned 9 months. He's into everything. Meanwhile, I'm trying to teach my preschoolers their Christmas Pageant songs...

Hide it under a bushel? NO!
I'm gonna let it shine!
Let it Shine, Let it Shine, Let it Shine.

I also took down my artist website. This is something that I had debated for a long time. My time at Graduate School is something I would like to forget.

So that's a very brief look into what's been going on in my life...

I will try to blog more. I am definitely miss the world of Bloggin'.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Blogmopolitan Quiz: Round 3

Oh snap! The Blogmopolitan Quiz is back!
Join in on the fun over at Two Thirds Hazel

Come join the fun, I'd love to see your "quiz."
Blogmopolitan Quiz on Two Thirds Hazel