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Tackle It Tuesday

Tackle It Tuesday Meme 

With the whole family (including hubby…he gets a Christmas break from his work too…awesome I know) home for the holidays, my blogging took a back seat.  I have hundreds of e-mails to trudge through, I have 6 blogs to update, I have a contest I am starting, and I still have the chaos of Christmas to clean up.  So tonite I must stay up late for the blogging.  Tomorrow I must clean like a mad woman cause the toys and mess and disorganization is driving me crazy…crazier than I normally am.  But now that I have shared that, I must get back to my e-mails.  I think I finally broke into the 200’s.  And while you are catching up on your blogging, go and check out everyone else who is tackling something this week.

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I am getting my blogging butt out of my chair and am re-vamping my blogs. I will still be on them but not really blogging on them very often.I need your input. I have 6 blogs (I know, can you believe it) and I am doing an audit of all of them. I would like all my readers…and anyone who just comes across my blogs in the next few weeks to give me your:

  • comments
  • questions
  • concerns
  • advice

Just click on the picture below to be taken to a list of my blogs.

Any and all comments you have to improve on my blogs are welcome. I have had them going for almost 6 months now and with the new year, I am going to be doing more with my blogging.

I am also looking for other bloggers/website owners:

  • Mommy bloggers
  • Iowa bloggers
  • Family Friendly bloggers
  • Arts, crafts, food, scrapbooking, sewing, etc. bloggers
  • Plus sized men & women bloggers
  • Multiple birth parents/bloggers
  • Freelance writing & problogging bloggers
  • Family Friendly websites

I am interested in any bloggers/website owners who would be interested in getting some free advertising for their blogs/websites. I am looking for people to guest post on my blogs, to interview in their chosen field, and anyone who would be willing to donate or give me a large discount on products for upcoming give-a-way contests I will be holding beginning the first of the year. Again, this is a great way for you to get free advertising for your blogs, websites, and products.

I am also looking for budget friendly graphic artists & blogger and wordpress template creators and designers. I am looking for someone to help me change the look of my blogs. I am looking for something fun, family friendly, and fantastic.

If you are interested in free advertising and helping me take my blogs to the next level, please comment on this post or e-mail me at cathicollins (at) gmail (dot) com.

I can’t wait to hear from you.


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Holiday Food Switcheroonie

39109c.jpgAlright ladies…if you are anything like me, I love me a good slice of cake and maybe some egg nog on the side.  MMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmm…eggnog. 

But-did you know-just 1 slice of gingerbread cake and 1 8oz. glass of eggnog is…are you ready….606 calories and 31 g. total fat….yea…i know…can you believe it.

But-did you also know-that if you did a switeroonie to 1 slice of angel food cake and 1 8 oz. glass of hot chocolate, it is….152 calories and 3 g. total fat….yea…i know…i can’t believe the difference either. 

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So now that I have that thought in your head, I bet you (as well as myself) will think twice before you reach for that Christmas cookie. 

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I did it!

Stay tuned for our story of the night…Reformed Cold Wussie Does Ice Pick Exercise…news at 11.

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Tales From The Scales Progress Report

talesseptemberbannerlong.jpgSo here we are again.  This is my first check in.  I weighed myself and I weigh 305.  I guess that is a loss.  But my exercising fell by the waistside.  It is just so cold out.  That is my excuse….lousy excuse.  I have thought about my lack of exercise all week….everyday infact.  I really need to buckle down and just do it.  It is not like I have never exercised before.  And it isn’t like I am out there for very long…I can only do about 10-15 minutes until I feel like I am going to pass out.  But this weekend I think I am going to get the awesome exercise bike from my parents and put it in our living room….lets see what kind of excuse I can come up with then.  But go and support our other ladies in their weight loss struggles.  Good luck and I will see you in our elastic sized blogosphere.


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Tackle It Tuesday

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

dsci0141.jpgHere we are.  Another tackle it tuesday.  I am alittle late, sorry.  We had shots for everyone today.  Let’s do the math…4 for my oldest…3 for the little lady…3 each for the twins.  Yea…you could say I tackled something today.  I had been dreading this day for several weeks now.  And, to top it all off, today was the very first time I took all 4 of them out into town.  Yea…the very first.  The appointment was at 9 AM.  I started getting everyone ready at 6:45 in the morning.  We still were late.  Now I know why I have never taken all of them out before.  The shots took about 3 hours because we were late, then I needed to do about an hour of paperwork, then they needed to find out which shots all the kids had, then we had to talk about each one, then we finally did the shots.  It was one of my harder days as a mother.  So, due to the crappy tackle tuesday I had, I am showing you Christmas pictures…because I love christmas. 

The top picture is at our town Christmas last week…this is the library…they had one of the best cookies spread…yea…I did put alot of cookies in my pocket.  Next year…I am bringing a baggie.  The bottom picture is of the Cookie Cutter Ornaments we made over the weekend.  If you want to see each one close up, you can check out one of my other blogs The Momdum Chronicles.  They are lovely…and easy.  So I guess I have tackled enough for the day.  Now…where did I leave that nap…oh…there it is…..zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…oh…hold on….go check out my other tackling heros…….zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


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