Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Coming May 3rd...

Coming to theaters May 3, 2012!
Ironman 3
My kids are so excited!

Friday, February 10, 2012

WLM & Friends Friday Flash #Giveaway!

Welcome to the February 10th Lazy Flash Giveaway!
You will follow all of our Google+ profile to enter, plus some extra entries!

Our Sponsors this week are...

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Mommy Blogger End of Week 1 Update (2/8) #21MBC

One week down and 2 more to go....

This has been a fairly good week! This is also Day 10 of my Suddenly Slim Program.

Most days I have been feeling great. I have had some sinus issues, which starting Monday has effected my eyes. I did really well with the weekly challenge of reading 10+ minutes a day. I finished a book. That challenge was easy for me as I like to read. I also did fair with my own weekly challenge, not great but okay. I was a bit late a few days, but got the workout done. Saturday was so crazy with getting 6 of us up ready and out the door by 8, and staying busy until 5pm that I didn't fit a workout in. I knew it would be.

Observations from week 1:
*My daughter loves to skip around me during the warmup.
*I can balance the whole 15 second stretch at the end on my toes!
*I have moved up to 10 pound weights for some of the exercises.
*My kids have learned not to ask questions while I'm counting reps.
and finally,
*45 seconds of intense cardio goes by really quick if your husband sings, "She's a maniac" during the exercise!! Though it is hard while you are laughing!

The challenge for the group this week is:

Have a 10-minute conversation with a friend or your spouse.

My challenge for the week is:

Read another book!

I forgot to tell you my goal for myself for the end of the 21 days.

I will do the plank for 30 seconds or more.
(I started out barely able to do 5-10 seconds. I believe I'm up to at least 20!)

My measurements are "moving," most in the right direction, especially in my middle section.
My weight is down by 10 pounds since I started the Suddenly Slim 1/30!

Check out Fit Moms for Life or Dustin Maher's website for more information on his programs.
There are many testimonials and great articles!
If you are interested in join us March 1st for the next Mommy Blogger Weight Loss Challenge, let me know!

Now, go check out the other Mommy Blogger Weight Loss challenge updates in the linky below!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Valentine's Day #Giveaway Blog Hop

Mama to 4 Blessings and Chubby Cheeks Thinks are teaming up to bring you the Valentine's Day Giveaway Hop! With 73 bloggers participating there will be a lot of great Valentine's giveaways! This is the perfect way to get something nice for yourself, your kids, or that someone special in your life. Valentine's Day is another great holiday of giving so we are all going to have a giveaway of at least $25 in prizes per winner and that is just the minimum. Some blogs will have more!
Welcome to the Valentine's Day Giveaway Blog Hop!

If you are new here, I'm glad you've stopped by!

I have a wonderful assortment of prizes, all for one winner!
*Open to US only. Sorry!*

Laura Reynolds will give away 5 pk of Thermogenic Fat Burning Coffee (retail $25).

Here's a description of the coffee:
Begin your day with a smooth start and boost your body’s fat-burning potential with Boresha’s signature, fat-burning B-Skinny™ Coffee. Organically grown and Fair Trade Certified™, B-Skinny™ Coffee blends the rich, smooth, full flavor of AA Arabica coffee beans with our proprietary thermogenic (fat-burning) formula, giving rise to the only fat-burning coffee in the world.
A simply delicious addition to your daily routine to help you look and feel healthy! Just imagine sipping a gratifying, smooth cup of coffee full of healthy natural energy to shed those unwanted inches off your waistline. Give yourself a metabolic makeover with our delicious B-Skinny™ Coffee! Available in a full thirty day supply.
  • Balanced, sustained energy
  • Thermogenic fat-burning
  • Buffered caffeine
  • Combats stress-related eating
  • Aids health and wellness
  • Infrared roasted for smooth, rich taste

Tonia of J Rairdon Madison Handbags is providing an Avalon Coin Case (retail $15).

Allision of Allision Crafts is providing this red and black vertical knit hat (retail $10).

Paula Huffer with Gold Canyon Candles is providing a 26 oz Heritage Candle Gift Certificate so that the winner can pick their own scent (retail $22).

Nicole of Lexi Lou Designs is providing this Kitty Bow (retail $7.50)

Alexa with Avon is providing a CZ Heart Shape Ring size med (retail $20).

And lastly, Just Bobbin Along is providing a pink "Skinny Scarf" (retail $6).
It is a light and dark dusty pink, long and skinny.

That a total value of $105.50!!

Please use the rafflecopter form below to enter and read the terms & conditions at the bottom of the form. Also, this is a blog hop, so check out the other giveaways on the linky below the rafflecopter form. Have fun and good luck!

21 Day Mommy Blogger Weight Loss Challenge (2/1) #21MBC

Dustin has given us a list of "rules" in order to earn points for doing good (or positive) things and losing points for doing bad (or negative) things. Obviously, the goal is to do positive things to help ourselves immprove our health, have more energy, be a healthy example to our children, and make new friends in the process. As the challenge progresses, I'll share more about the points I'm earning and/or losing. I shouldn't lose too many since I don't drink soda, don't skip breakfast, and I very, very rarely eat out!

I will be posting at least once a week to let you know how I am doing.

I have set a daily goal for this week:

I will do my scheduled workout each day before noon.

Our group daily goal for this week is:

Read at least 10 minutes of something you like.
I have made out a calendar with the workouts list on it. I will be splitting the workout and doing strength one day, cardio/core the next, Monday through Saturday, and taking Sunday as a day of rest.
Saturday will be the hardest day for me to stick to my goal, as my kids have basketball and cheering that day.

Keeping a food journal is important and I will be sharing what I am eating with you.
A couple weeks ago I won the Suddenly Slim 30 day program from First Fitness. I started this Monday, so I will not be following the eating plan for this challenge this time around. The foods that I eat are going to be based on the Suddenly Slim Program, and will include lots of veggies!

Here's a photo taking last summer. I'm not in front of the camera very often (usually the one behind it)! I was probably about 10-15 pounds lighter in the photo that I am starting today.
All that is changing and I'm excited to share it with you!

Below you will find other bloggers that are also doing the 21 Day Mommy Blogger Weight Loss Challenge with me Please click on their links and show them some comment love!
If you are doing the challenge, you may add your link to the linky below.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

See the Light #giveaway

I am joining with Denschool for a giveaway of See the Light: The Crossmaker Art Program.
See the review HERE.

Friday, January 27, 2012

WLM & Friends Lazy Friday Flash #Giveaway!

Welcome to the January 27th Lazy Friday Flash Giveaway! We have over 10 prizes, including but not limited to $15 in Amazon codes and 4 envelopes of coupons! Remember all these prizes go to ONE winner! This is a 24 hours giveaway and is for twitter follows! You can only enter ONCE, please do not go to the other blogs involved and enter again or your entries will be invalid! Our sponsors are (please be sure to stop by and check out the sponsors! They have some amazing things on their blogs that you just might interest you!)
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tiny Tillia 1/24

I hope the sun is shining where you are because it is damp and foggy here in North Carolina! However, it is supposed to be sunny and in the low 60's this afternoon!

Tiny Tillia is having a Bodysuit Blowout until January 30th.
We have "Nail Protector Bodysuits" on sale for $9.99 in sizes 0-3 and 3-6 months.
These suits have foldover cuffs to protect baby's face.
A 3-pack of single size bodysuits is on sale for $9.99. They come in green, blue or pink.
Sizes range from 0-3 up to 18-24 months.
TT also has a "Growing Bodysuit 3-Size Pack" on sale for $9.99.
These come in pink, blue or green and you get one in size 0-3 months, one in size 3-6 months
and one in size 6-9 months. Nine months of wear in one pack!!

Shop at www.tinytillia.com and remember to use my name: Alexa Hall as your representative! Thanks!

Please contact me with any questions at alexAValueOnNecessities@yahoo.com
Visit my Avon website at www.youravon.com/alexahall
I'd love for you to "like" my new facebook fanpage, where I will be sharing sales and new items!
Have a wonderful week:) happy Alexa

Monday, January 23, 2012

What Challenge? #fitmoms4life

The 21 day Mommy Blogger Weight Loss Challenge.

I need to lose weight.
I need to lose at least 100 pounds.

I have joined with several other mom bloggers to do Dustin Maher's Fit Mom's for Life program.
The official start date is February 1st.

I have started with the workout, doing strength training on one day and cardio/core work the next, with a warm up and stretching each day. I will take one day off per week for rest.
So far I have done 2 days of strength and 1 day of cardio/core. I was pretty sore after the first day, but it was definately a good sore. I felt muscles in places that I hadn't worked in awhile!
On top of this, I have challenged myself to not get on the computer until my daily workout is done. My kids know about this and I'm sure they will hold me to it!
I will be blogging as I go along this journey as will several other bloggers.
I will have a link for you shortly, if you are interesting in the program.

Next week, I will post a photo of me taken this past summer as a beginning photo.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tiny Tillia: Characters


This week I want to tell you about the Tiny Tillia characters. As I mentioned last week,

Tiffany Lerman has based all of the characters on members of her own family.

(Maybe one day we will find out who is who??)

They come in/on ceramic banks, sherpa plush, sensory plush, cuddle mats, huggable blankets,

lamps, musical mobiles...and the list goes on.

Dilly Pig

Jordy Bug

Ben Giraffe

Indy Sheep

Duncan Dog

Austin Elephant

Rorsie Lion

TT Cow

Trace Frog

Candy Poodle

Browse through the storybook at tinytillia.com
(make sure to enter my name as your Avon representative: Alexa Hall).

Check out the "bath mitts" on page 24 for only $5.00. Four characters available.

Also, spend $10.00 from pages 24-27 and receive the "bath book" FREE!!

Question: What is the Avon Tiny Tillia commitment to safety?

All Tiny Tillia products are crafted of high-quality materials that meet or exceed federal safety requirements. Our manufacturers have given the comfort and safety of your child the highest priority. Certain items will include specific safety information when they are shipped to you. If you have any additional questions, you may call 1-800-FOR-AVON.

See you next Tuesday....Alexa

Sunday, January 15, 2012

$50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!!

The Deals and More has been working with wonderful bloggers to bring you a $50 Amazon Gift Card. Please enter below and good luck.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Family Clown...Wordless Wednesday

This is Colin. He is our family clown.
This was taken last summer while at church camp.

Linked up with Mama to 4 Blessings.

**If you are looking for the $100 Amazon gift card giveaway, go HERE.**

Tiny Tillia Tuesday

Happy Tuesday!
This week I thought I would give some background information. Tiny Tillia was started by Tiffany Lerman (a mom of 2), who wanted to have high quality, fun items for her children...she was not finding what she wanted in the stores. The Tiny Tillia characters were inspired by members of her family. Tiffany's mom is author/actress Jackie Collins. Speaking of celebs, here are just a few who use Tiny Tillia for their children: Laila Ali (World Championship Athlete), Elizabeth Hasselbeck (TV star) and Minnie Driver (Movie Actress).

Check out the 3 piece diaper bags in Blue Florette and Pink Tulip. The wonderful thing about this bag is that when you have your child potty-trained, it converts into an everyday tote. On sale for $34.99 until January 30th.

If you have any questions, leave a comment and I will get back to you. To shop and/or browse the "storybook", go to www.tinytillia.com.  Remember, to order or sign up for the baby registry you need to use my name (Alexa Hall) as your Avon representative:)

Coming REALLY soon...clothes in sizes up to 4T and you will be able to order directly from me or from my website www.youravon.com/alexahall.

See you next Tuesday! Have a blessed week....Alexa

Friday, January 6, 2012

Lazy Friday Flash Giveaway

Welcome! This week, I let the bloggers choose the social media they all want you guys to follow! There will be A LOT more prizes this week, than all the other weeks! WOOHOO!

All Prizes still goes to ONE winner!  

...And our Sponsors:

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Introducing...Tiny Tillia

**If you are looking for the $100 Amazon GC, please click HERE.
Then come back and read about Tiny Tillia.**

Everyone knows the AVON name. 2011 was Avon's 125th year in business....a company with staying power! During our anniversary year we acquired TINY TILLIA, which is a wonderful assortment of infant/toddler clothes, toys, bath products, lotions and even things for Mom. Clothing sizes go up to 24 months with sizes going to 4T in the very near future! 
Personalization is offered for $4.50.

To view the complete Storybook (with sale prices good until January 30th), go to tinytillia.com.
You must have an Avon representative (they will ask for your rep's name). 
PLEASE type in my name: Alexa Hall.
Have fun checking out the world of Tiny Tillia and I will be back next Tuesday with a little more about the products. See you then!
(Alexa is my mother and she will be back to share more about Tiny Tillia next week.)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year $100 GC Giveaway!!

We have teamed up with all these great blogs to bring you this wonder New Years Gift Card Giveaway.

 What could be better then starting off the New Year with a $100 gift card.  Please enter below for your chance to win and good luck.
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