Tuesday, April 30, 2013

{Not} Going Gluten Free

I get the daily Jillian Michaels email.

Anyone else?

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I love her!!

Some of the articles in the email apply to me and I read them, and some I just skim through and delete.

Yesterday's email was extremely helpful.

I was pretty clueless when it comes to what "gluten-free" truly means and why some people are "gf."

I do know what celiac disease is and that whole part of it.

THIS article gave me lots of really good points.

A few major ones that I didn't know or made me think further:

"Most people do not have to worry about gluten and should eat whole grains as part of a balanced diet."

"The average person won’t get any additional health benefits from foods with the “gf” labels and these new products may even be less healthy."

"Gluten is found in many whole-grain foods that have an array of vitamins, minerals, and fiber and are vital to a healthy diet."

"Don’t be fooled — gluten-free doesn’t automatically mean “low calorie” or “healthy.” In fact, gluten-free foods are not only more expensive, but full of extra calories and sugars to make up for taste and texture when alternative products are swapped."

Like I said before, I know what celiac disease is and know that being "gf" does wonders for those people. I also know of people who are "gf" just for the hell of it, because they think it's healthier. I'm not judging anyone. Whatever you want to do for you is great. I'm just sick of feeling guilty about NOT being "gf" and wondering if we should be. This article makes me feel a little better about it all. I don't have to constantly worry if I am making the wrong choice or not. Bottom line is I need to do what's right for my family. If we continue to eat a mostly healthy and balanced diet, and we continue to work out regularly, we will be just fine, right?

Right.

Is anyone out there gluten-free? I would love to hear your story and insight.

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Music Monday {Vol. 2}

This is their most popular song that launched them into mainstream music.

Thrift Shop Feat. Wanz (OFFICIAL VIDEO)



This is their most recent single and video.

Can't Hold Us Feat. Ray Dalton (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)



And this is one of my other favorites off the album, which is really good. I love the message.

Same Love feat. Mary Lambert (OFFICIAL VIDEO)



Happy Monday!!!

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

365 Photoaday Challenge {March 2013}

Here is my Photoaday Challenge for March 2013.

#day60 #march1 Finally saw my sister Amie perform for speech. #familynight #sisters #photoaday365

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#day61 #march2 Bridal shower for Nic & Al. The cake was so cute! #family #cousins #photoaday365

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#day62 #march3 Started using MyFitnessPal on the worst food day. Oh well. Its gonna happen. Gotta keep truckin. #photoaday365

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#day63 #march4 Oven baked chicken. Before 'n' after. So easy, healthy and yummy. #photoaday365

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#day64 #march5 Just brushing our teeth and gettin ready in the mornin. #photoaday365

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#day65 #march6 Morning cuddles with bear while reading to Elmo. Happens almost on the daily. #photoaday365

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#day66 #march7 Sandwich cutters. $1 section @target Hailey LOVES sandwiches. #photoaday365

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#day67 #march8 My one love, partner in this life and better half. #married #love #photoaday365 @bigdradio

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#day68 #march9 Bachellorette Party for Nicole. #cousins #partyparty #photoaday365

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#day69 #march10 Breakfast @birdtown with @jeagles622 #photoaday365

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#day70 #march11 Am I?Something I struggle with daily. #photoaday365 #doubt

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#day71 #march12 It's cool that my 20 month old daughter knows how to do this already. Startin her young. #duckface #photoaday365

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#day72 #march13 Tried this for the first time. #tasty #photoaday365

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#day73 #march14 This is me today. #photoaday365 #angrybird

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#day74 #march15 Love my new custom phone case. #mrsmamad #photoaday365 Thank you @ukdj

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#day75 #march16 New skinny jeans with detail on the but. So excited to wear them! #photoaday365 #jeanparty

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#day76 #march17 This little leprechaun was so tired from a day at MOA. #photoaday365

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#day77 #march18 Do you think she is a little obsessed? #elmo #photoaday365

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#day78 #march19 New fave snack. Oh so tasty! #photoaday365

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#day79 #march20 Sore from working with @vicped06 but I still went and did Zumba anyway. #pushthroughit #nopainnogain #fitness #photoaday365

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#day80 #march21 At the grocery store. She cracks me up. #toddler #photoaday365

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#day81 #march22 Casual Friday outfit. Sweater, skinny jeans & boots. #photoaday365

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#day82 #march23 Gym time, protein smoothie, laundry & hanging with this nugget all day. #mylittlelove #photoaday365

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#day83 #march24 Had to buy a 2nd copy, so the Hubs & I would stop fighting over it. @bigdradio #welovemusic #justintimberlake #theDfam #photoaday365

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#day84 #march25 Taco salad. One word. Yum. Happy Monday to me! #food #photoaday365

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#day85 #march26 Marriage Equality. Everyone should have it. #photoaday365

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#day86 #march27 Need to stop. #nom #photoaday365

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#day87 #march28 Can't wait!!!! #photoaday365 #boys

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#day88 #march29 Out n about and came across 3 deer. #suburbia #photoaday365

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#day89 #march30 Just Hailey in the studio doing some voice work. #commercials #photoaday365

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#day90 #march31 Happy Easter from Hailey. Hope everyone had a blessed day! #photoaday365

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Find me at: MrsMamaD

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Music Monday {Vol. 1}

I'm going to start posting my favorite song of the week every Monday.

It doesn't have to be a new song, it could be an older song that I have recently heard again and love.

Here is today's song:

#thatPOWER by will.i.am featuring Justin Bieber


I really love the beat and am a huge fan of both Will.i.am and JB.

Happy Monday y'all!

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Friday, April 12, 2013

Hailey Jo {15 months}

September 26, 2012

This is you at 15 months:

You absolutely love to run...everywhere

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You love to go on walks with Daddy around the neighborhood.

You want to be outside ALL THE TIME.

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"Let me out."

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You love your car.

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Papa put up a swingset in the backyard for you.

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You love to swing and would stay in there forever if we let you.

You went to your first Lynx Basketball game on August 31, 2012.

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You are such a little DIVA.

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You have so much attitude. Look at your little hip pop out.

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You love to Skype with Green Grandma in Arizona.

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You love your Auntie Kate.

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You are still so good about sitting in the cart when shopping.

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You are growing so much. Gramma Kimmy bought these new shoes for you.
Now, you match Momma with your pink kicks.

You love Mommy/Daughter dinner dates.
So does Mommy.

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"Where's my food?"

You are picking up on so many new words and phrases that we say.


You let Momma paint your toes. You were actually sleeping while I did this.

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You have a new "cheese" face for the camera.

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You still are so in love with your "Doddi." (Daddy)

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You two are 2 peas in a pod.

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You love to wrestle and roll around on the ground.

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You love laying with Daddy in the morning and snuggling in our bed.

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You love face-timing Mommy while she's at work.

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Your smile is just the best.

You are loving cartoons more and more each day.

You like Barney.

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You like Sesame Street.

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You love just hanging out in Momma's chair.

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You are getting into, behind, on top of things all the time now.

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Your expressions on your face are just priceless.

You are so goofy!

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You have officially transitioned into one nap per day.

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You are just so precious and peaceful when you sleep.

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You love to play at the mall and explore with the other kids.

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You are the most social and curios child.

You got another haircut on September 12, 2012.

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You cried a little, but overall did so good at sitting still.

You look like such a little girl after you get your hair cut.

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You are trying new foods everyday and getting very messy in the process.

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You spent a trial day at daycare and this was you sleeping on the cot.
When I saw this, I teared up instantly.

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You are getting so big.

You started your first day of daycare a/k/a school on September 20, 2012.

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You do lots of fun things at school, like paint, sing and read books.

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You went with us to visit your Grandpa Todd at the cemetery for the first time on September 23, 2012.

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You are saying so many words everyday.

You know what the Viking logo is.

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You say "Bikings"


"Doddi." (Daddy)


You still love to be in Momma's closet playing with her shoes.

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You still love music of any kind.

You constantly dance to anything.


You love when Ross brings out his guitar or drums.

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You think it's hilarious to run after the puppies.



Your new thing is to climb and run back and forth on the couch.

You have started saying "no."


 You saying "naughty."


You love to snuggle with Mommy.



You think Mommy is hilarious!


You have the best laugh!!

We love you so much with all our heart!

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Happy 15 months!

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