Archive for January, 2013

  • My weight loss journey week 3

    January 28th, 2013 | Random Stuff | Melanie | No Comments

    I am excited to say I weigh 160! I have lost 5 pounds so far on my weight loss journey! I ran 5 days last week. I missed Saturday but ran Monday through Friday. I wrote down what I ate and kept my calories under 1500 a day. I plan to do the same this […]

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  • Growing in my garden today

    January 24th, 2013 | My Garden | Melanie | 3 Comments

    I was out in my garden on Saturday and picked a huge bowl of kale for green smoothies and kale chips. I still have tomatoes and my sugar snap peas are blooming! I spotted my first strawberry too. I am not sure with our wacky warm Texas winter what will happen with the strawberries, but […]

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  • My favorite garden bug

    January 21st, 2013 | My Garden | Melanie | No Comments

    I was in my garden on Saturday and spotted my favorite garden bug! She’s so pretty. They move slow and are soo cute too!  They eat aphids and are very beneficial for a garden. Ladybugs always welcome!

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  • My weight loss journey week 2

    January 20th, 2013 | Random Stuff | Melanie | No Comments

    I am happy and excited to report back that I ran six days this week! I did it in large part because I knew I was going to have to get on here and give a report. I am going to continue running this week. Six days straight, 2 miles… or 30 minutes whichever comes […]

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  • Pink tomatoes on the vine

    January 19th, 2013 | My Garden, Tomatoes | Melanie | No Comments

    I picked tomatoes and a tiny bell pepper that finally turned green but only got as big as a golf ball. I am not sure why I planted it off season, but I think I bought it and thought why not try it. My tomatoes are still growing despite the cold weather. I covered them […]

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  • Eating peas with Mimi

    January 18th, 2013 | My Garden | Melanie | No Comments

    A perfect day for me is being able to spend time with my grandchild, and to be in my garden is wonderful too! I am “Mimi”, at least that is what I am trying to stick as my grandma name. Years ago I made blankets for each of my kids when they were babies and […]

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  • Testimonials

    January 16th, 2013 | My Garden | Melanie | No Comments

    I have received a few testimonials about my garden plans and thought I would share.  They made my day when I read them! If you have bought my plans and want to share what you think, please email me and let me know. Thanks everyone for being so sweet and kind! If you are new […]

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  • My weight loss journey week 1

    January 14th, 2013 | Random Stuff | Melanie | No Comments

    I committed to lose 30 pounds for one of my New Years Resolutions. The first step in achieving anything is to write it down, or in my case type it. I promised to give updates so here goes my first post in my weight loss journey. I apologize for sharing the boring details of my […]

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  • Water reflections

    January 11th, 2013 | My Garden, Random Stuff | Melanie | No Comments

    I spent today on my college campus getting trained for my final semester of college as a student teacher. I can’t wait to graduate and after over 30 years of on and off college, I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. I had a great day and it made me […]

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  • Mystery green bean name solved: Rattlesnake

    January 8th, 2013 | Green beans, My Garden | Melanie | No Comments

    For Thanksgiving my family had the best green bean dish but I was curious as to why the beans I grew had a purple stripe on them. I mentioned it in this post and never looked into it. I was in Sweet Organic Solutions and mentioned to Donna Faye about them. She asked what they […]

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