Thirty days of what I’m thankful for- Day Eight
Thirty days of what I’m thankful for- Days six and seven (oops)
I got so caught up in election coverage yesterday that I never posted day six…oopsie!
Day six- I’m thankful to live in a country where freedom reigns and where we have the privilege to vote for our leaders!!!
Day seven- I am thankful that my hope is in the Lord and not man. On days like this when disappointment is evident, it is nothing more than disappointment. My hope is in the LORD!
Thirty days of what I’m thankful for- Day Five
I am thankful that I have had the privilege to wake up to this precious face for the past 25 weeks :D1
Thirty days of what I’m thankful for- Day Four
I am so thankful for my church family and the opportunities I have to serve there! It’s a guaranteed blessing every time I step foot in Camp Calvary to hang out with those sweet children.0
Thirty days of what I’m thankful for- Day Three
Thirty days of what I’m thankful for- Day Two
Thirty days of what I’m thankful for
Every November I post things daily that I am thankful. I find that it is a perfect way to prepare my heart for Thanksgiving and Christmas…it also keeps things in perspective. I have SO much to be thankful for this year…..won’t you join me?
Day One- I am first and foremost thankful for the undeserved salvation that I have through my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. When I look at how sinful I am, how dark and ugly I can be, and then think about the fact that my Lord loves me despite all that. That He, being perfect and without sin, sacrificed Himself for me, even with all my dark and ugliness….I’m overwhelmed! How can I not rejoice in that truth!!!
"I will sing to the LORD, because He has dealt bountifully with me." Psalm 13:6
Homemade Baby Wipe Solution
I just finished making a batch of fall scented wipes for Stella and I thought I would share with all you mama’s out there how I make the wipe solution. Since Matt and I decided that I would stay home with our little girl, I am constantly looking for ways to save money. One big way that we save money is by cloth diapering. Since I am already washing diapers I use cloth wipes as well, but you could use quality paper towels instead. So it’s like double savings…since I already have baby oil and wash around the house this recipe is virtually free! How awesome is that???
Here is what you will need:
- 1 Tablespoon Baby Oil
-1 1/2 Tablespoons Baby Wash
-2 cups hot water
-wipes (cloth or paper towels)
-container to put wipes in, I used an old disposable wipe container
I am a fool for fall so I bought this yummy scented baby wash for the fall months, but I usually use whatever wash I have around the house. I gotta say though, every time I open the container right now I get a big smile across my face :D
If you do cloth diaper I highly suggest getting cloth wipes. When we first started cloth diapering we used disposable wipes that we had been given, but it was always sort of awkward because the cloth diaper would go in the diaper pail while I carried a soiled wipe to the toilet. Now everything just goes in the pail…easy peasy!
First thing you will do is fill a measuring cup with water, I like letting my water get as hot as it can so that the wash and oil mix up well. Add your oil and wash to the measuring cup and mix up well.
Once you have mixed together, place half of your wipes into your container of choice and pour a cup of the solution over the wipes, the repeat with the other half of wipes and solution. I like to split it up like this so that all wipes are well saturated and the wipes towards the bottom aren’t completely soaked.
And ta-dah! You have lovely homemade wipes that took a minute of your time and were incredibly cheap, if not completely free to make!
I find myself loving these little chores more and more. I love knowing that I am caring for my family and being savvy with the little money that we have coming in, but it also just fun. What things to do you look forward to doing for your family members?0
Weekly Weigh In
Happy Monday to all my lovelies! I hope that this day finds you well, happy and rested. I can finally say that I have happy news to report this Monday :) I am 4.2 pounds lighter! SOUND THE TRUMPETS I’M UNDER 200 POUNDS!!! I did gain about a pound and a half back between Saturday and this morning, but hey! loss is loss, right?
One thing I am really trying to work on alongside this weight loss is the way I perceive myself…building up confidence in me. I want to be able to see myself the way that others around me see me. I definitely have a bad habit of allowing myself to get paralyzed by the way I THINK people see me, which lets me honest, can’t be healthy. Despite what someone thinks of me or not shouldn’t matter. I know when others tell me they feel fat or need to workout, my initial thought is usually, “why? you look awesome! You look like you” That needs to start being my reaction for myself as well :P
Goal Weight: 162
Pounds lost: 4.2
Pounds til my goal is reached: 36.4
How did you do this week? What is more important to you, actual pounds shed or the way you fit/look in your clothes?0
Weekly Weigh In
First off, I would like to say how overwhelmingly appreciative I am over the comments, support, agreement and love that I have gotten from my Good, Bad, and Ugly post last week. I feel so blessed to be surrounded by such wonderful people. One thing that is really surprising to me is that EVERY woman that I talked to in response to the post feels the exact same way as I do…despite size or age. Ladies, how are we all in the same boat, yet no one is talking about this? We have such a beautiful arsenal at our sides…each other! Lets not fight this weight loss battle alone, but instead lets be honest with one another…talk to one another…SHARE with one another!
With that being said, I feel so defeated today. I weighed in this morning and was at the exact same weight, down to the ounce, as last week. What breaks my heart is that I weighed on Friday just to see how I was doing and I had lost five pounds! I was ecstatic…on top of the world. I couldn’t wait to write this post. So when I got on the scale this morning, needless to say I was devastated. I expected maybe a pound or two might come back on, but all five!?! I didn’t over indulge, I was conscious about what I ate…what is going on?
I am discouraged today, but I will not give up. I ate my grapefruit and whole wheat toast with peanut butter this morning and left the house with my chin as high as I could muster. I will figure this out! I will lose weight! And guess what I did this weekend, I publicly posted pictures of myself with Stella :) slowly I am getting over myself…
So no picture needed this week and stats are still the same, but I will beat this!
How did you do last week?0