Sunday, May 26, 2013

Heartbeat

On now to our weekend challenge.  This weekend we are asking for a thirty-three word confession.  You're free to write non-fiction or fiction or to blur the lines in between.  We just encourage you to get creative and give us your best.

This is my 33 word confession.

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Obstacles abound.

Challenges taunt my choice.

Walking alone, in cold glittering snow, I shiver

as a bead of sweat rolls over my swollen belly.

A single teenage mother-to-be.

Your heartbeat giving me strength.

Saturday, May 25, 2013


Five Sentence Fiction – Charmed

What it’s all about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week I will post a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word. The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just use it for direction.
This week:  CHARMED
This is my original piece of fiction:
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In the Cards
The cards knew of what they spoke.
Three of Pentacles,
The Star,

The Devil.


The Tower,
Three of Cups,

The start, the past, the unconscious and conscious mind and the future.

Hard work, anything is possible, unexpected change and hidden desires, enjoying happy endings and forcing my will on someone while being in a situation that makes me unhappy.

Moonstruck by my charmed reading.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Verithin and Me - A 30 Day Journey




If you search weight loss on the web or facebook you will have many options at your fingertips. Due to a facebook feed I was introduced to Verithin.  Once I had access to their facebook page and then to their website I began my research.   I was intrigued by the ingredients in their product, all of which are today's most popular ingredients for weight loss/management.  



Green Coffee Bean Extract - In all the research on record, scientists note that it is the chlorogenic acid, working with the small amounts of naturally-occurring caffeine in green coffee extract, that is responsible for its slimming benefits.

Raspberry Ketone - According to research this compound appears to assist  in weight management in two ways.  First, evidence suggests it interferes with the absorption of fat.  Second, it appears to promote lipolysis, (fat breakdown).  Emerging research also indicates the potential to promote thermogenesis (production of heat within the body)

White Kidney Bean Extract - Neutralizes the alpha amylase enzyme before it can convert starch into glucose, allowing carbohydrates to pass through the system with less caloric impact.

Green Tea leaf Extract - One of the most widely researched herbal aids for weight management.  The key benefits are the ability to promote metabolic activity and scavenge free radicals which may lead to weight gain.

Cocoa Bean Extract - Experts are calling this nature's superfruit.  The antioxidant properties are associated with a substantial reduction in cholesterol levels.

Ginger Root Powder - An excellent stomach soother and digestive tonic improving digestion.

Cinnamon Root Powder - Supports a healthy metabolic function along with the ability to maintain healthy glucose levels.  

Grape Seed Extract - Thought to delay the absorption of food, which means you won't feel hungry and therefore eat less food.




Once a week Verithin asks a trivia question, via facebook, based on healthy living.  Here's a typical question.

~ It’s Saturday, which means it’s time for our weekly trivia contest! First person to answer the question correctly wins a free 30 day supply of Verithin! Good luck everyone! 
Question: Fact or Fiction- Does muscle weigh more than fat?  Barbara A Mizzoni Young Fiction ~

I answered the question correctly and won the contest which is a 30 day supply of Verithin.
  


This is my first post about this new weight loss/management product.  


I will begin my 30 Day Journey on June 1st.  I will post a picture of my 
starting weight along with my measurements.  Every week I will update  my stats for all to see.  

As with all weight loss/management products please consult with your physician and make sure you are able to take Verithin. I have consulted with my physician and have been cleared to use Verithin as part of my healthy living program.   
 



Sunday, May 19, 2013

A Dip


Trifextra: Week Sixty-Eight


On to the weekend prompt.  This weekend we are asking for exactly 33 words, 30 of your own and three of the following:

topple     paradigm     underneath     nerve     honey     loop

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A Dip

Before I lose my nerve, 
fingers crossed,
I smile shyly,
"Honey, let's climb underneath the old wood bridge,
strip off our clothes,
jump in the river and 
frolic and play like otters do. 
                    

Saturday, May 18, 2013

New Beat - Five Sentence Fiction



What it’s all about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week I will post a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word. The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just use it for direction.
This week:  ACCIDENT

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New Beat
Feeling as though a magnetic field surrounds him with its attraction; a current thrumming through his entire being, pulsing and throbbing along his healing scar.

His new heart lurches erratically creating a new intense, rhythmic beat.

Scanning his surroundings he searches the unfamiliar faces for the source of this eerie sensation.

His eyes lock on a sad, young woman and unsure why, his feet are steadily moving forward drawn by her knowing stare.

As she reaches for his hand, he fully understands that the sound of her dreams shattering is his new heart beat.




Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Stuart Weitzman & Shopcade Giveaway

Shopcade has partnered with iconic fashion brand Stuart Weitzman to offer a chance to win a $200 gift card.

By joining shopcade you'll have access to the latest deals, products and rewards designed solely for you based on the categories, brands, people and friends you follow.

Please use this link to join as my friend (you'll have to copy and paste).  http://bit.ly/12tgscY   

Once you join click on the above link to enter the giveaway.

Shopcade is loaded with a quick tour which will guide you around the site to introduce you how to use each facet.  It's very user friendly and offers many opportunities to personalize your profile.  

You can also earn credits by inviting your friends to join.  You can redeem these credits to purchase items that you want.  

Shopcade is a fun way to check out the latest trends, keep track of the items you want and share them with your friends.


About Stuart Weitzman, Zappos.com says:




I design shoes to make women happy.

Stuart Weitzman understands that a great shoe is about more than a form or function. It is about making a woman feel beautiful. For over 30 years, Stuart has been committed to creating this experience - shoes that caress, adorn, and adore a woman's foot; shoes that ignite her imagination, make her feel glamorous.

For her, he produces over 600 styles a year: inventing new silhouettes; adapting wondrous materials; engineering the most comfortable fit. His sense of whimsy gives the designs their unique playfulness. His native city, New York, provides the perfect backdrop for his style. His personal connection to his audience fuels his creative instinct and inspires the total character of the Company.

A shoe beyond imagination

Stuart Weitzman shoe, as well as a Stuart Weitzman handbag, is equal parts spectacle and sculpture. It is a playground for exotic and often unexpected materials, in constrictions that routinely push the boundaries of traditional footwear. Stuart Weitzman heels surprise in pillars of chrome, stainless steel, acrylic, and bamboo; carved cork and layered woods. Silhouettes seduce in lace, linen, and silk brocade along with the most luxurious leathers.

For Stuart Weitzman evening shoes and bags, 24-karat gold, gemstones, and oceans of hand set crystals turn shoes into sparkling jewels. Across the sheer range of styles, there is an attention to detail and craft that reveals the touch of a master shoemaker. More than one hundred hand operations go into every pair. Skill infuses each surface.

Stuart Weitzman shoes and handbags worldwide

From New York to Milan, from Paris to Beijing, theStuart Weitzman shoes and handbags have a truly international presence and a steadily growing customer base. Now the company is engaging in a new phase of growth with the opening of signature retail stores in selected cities around the world, so that women can experience a broader range of styles and more dedicated service at key destinations.

 










            The Flatty Wedge comes in a variety of leather colors and designs.  With an adjustable buckle, padded footbed, and rubber sole...this shoe is made for walking.  

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Field Trip




Exploring her new surroundings Dossee slithers and sidewinds across the sandy terrain creating S-shapes  to mimic her movements.

Watching her we wonder if red-tail boa's know how to find their way back home.

Posted by PicasaThis weekend we want you to give us 33 words (exactly) that include among them at least one example of onomatopoeia. 

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Vanilla Blues

Two of my favorite color combinations are navy and off-white.  I created this casual collection to show that simple clothing choices with a small amount of creative accessorizing can still be classic.
Adding the statement red lip is always sophisticated choice.

I would wear this outfit for a day of shopping with the girls or on a casual date night with my love.

Where would you wear it?vanilla blues





Mar y Sol floral handbag
jildorshoes.com


Jill Zarin evil eye jewelry
lordandtaylor.com


H M bracelet jewelry
$6.19 - hm.com


NARS Cosmetics red lipstick
$29 - liberty.co.uk


Chanel nail polish
nordstrom.com