No soda for a yearAs of February 1, 2013, I have been one whole year without drinking soda, and especially Diet Coke! I'm really quite surprised it has been a year already. I have struggled immensely over the holidays (November - January) with keeping the weight off, but I'm so happy I stuck to my guns on the soda issue. I'm recommitting myself to the weight loss, and I'm really excited to start losing pounds again. Who is with me? You can start anytime, with any small improvement. If you don't think you can go cold turkey on the soda, cut back a little each week, and you can get there!
Color RunWhile I have you here, I thought I would share some of the fun things I have been up to recently. Back on January 26, I participated in the Color Run in Tempe, AZ. My best friend, did it with me and it was so much fun! It was pouring down rain, but it didn't matter. We didn't actually do any running, but there were plenty of walkers too.
DownEast Home Grand OpeningThen on January 29, I got to attend a blogger mixer for the new DownEast Home store that just opened up in San Tan Village. This is the first DownEast Home store to open up in AZ and I was in love! They sell really top quality brands at a great discount. I was blown away by the great deals I spotted there. You need to check it out if you leave in the metro Phoenix area.
It was fun seeing all my blog friends at the mixer, especially getting to ride with Jax. She purchased those beautiful hurricane vases, and I won that Tuscan serving tray.
To celebrate the new opening, DownEast is offering a chance to enter a “Shopping’s More Fun with Your Friends” giveaway from Friday, January 25, to Friday, February 8, 2013. Customers can register for the giveaway at the new DownEast Home & Clothing store in the San Tan Shopping Center in Gilbert. The giveaway will award one lucky winner a shopping spree valued at $200 and also present a $50 gift certificate to each of four friends selected by the winner. The winner does not have to be present at the time of the drawing on Saturday, February 9, to win. More info at : http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/1/prweb10324251.htm
I have some a delicious recipe in the works, plus the finishing posts about the art party. I can't wait to share with you.