It’s official…I sent in my registration, they cashed the check and training started today. In 96 days, I’ll be getting up early to run for two solid hours. 13.1 miles. I chose a local half-marathon because the route is beautiful, we did not have to travel and the finisher’s medal is cool (dolphins!). It has finally “cooled” down here to about 80 degrees during the day, so training seems somewhat doable in daylight. Continue reading
So, with Thanksgiving comes Mimi’s birthday. December 1. Every year. This year, as I had opened my big mouth to invite everyone to our house for Thanksgiving, we were also then hosting Mimi for her birthday celebration. All she really wants to do is hang out with the ManChild, so what do you get her other than the actual child? Hmmm…what to do…. Custom Body Pillows had just contacted me to provide a review of their products. When I first read it, I thought, well, what would I do with a big pillow of the insane actual toddler? And then it hit me…Mimi would love it. I mean it was perfect. A LIFE SIZED PILLOW OF HIM!
It was an easy process, you just logon to Custom Body Pillows send in your picture (no cell phone pics), pick out your pillow and it’s on its way. I received mine within the timeframe they set out and was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the pillow. Great customer service and made in the USA. It’s hard to tell from the picture, but the photo turned out really great. The material is kind of shiny, which works great for the actual picture but reflects for pictures of the picture. You get the point.
Anyway, she loved it. HE loved it and kept calling it his pillow. It was a win win and a great idea for yet another desperate search for the perfect birthday present. You can order one now and get it by Christmas and get 20% off (code: USA25).
Also please notice who in the picture knows how to work a camera and who doesn’t. It’s taken years of training, but he’s got it. Mimi on the other hand, well, not so much.
NOTE: I was provided a complimentary pillow but all opinions and observations are entirely my own.
Lindsay at the Lean Green Bean and Elle at nutrionella are ramping up the 2013 Elf for Health. I think we all know what the Elf on the Shelf is – if you have Pinterest I don’t see how you could have avoided it. This is the Elf for Health Holiday Challenge! Basically it’s a 4 week challenge where you have daily tasks that fall within the broader categories of food, fitness for you and for others. The best part is that you have an elf to support and encourage you! In my world, that reads: keep me accountable. And then, of course, you’ll do the same for someone else. The challenges are doable – and fun – and they’ve even created a FB page for everyone to keep up to date, see challenge reminders and see who won prizes. Yup, prizes. Here’s a sneak peak at the calendar of challenges:
You can find out more about it and sign up at Elf for Health. I’m signed up!