Thursday, January 31, 2013

DeeP ThoughTs by KiM (Not ReaLLy DeeP)


So sorry to the woman I pulled up next to jamming out to Hemorrhage (In my Hands) by FUEL. She must not have liked my music because she put her window up. Too bad it's such a nice day. :)

Is there a particular app that you use all the time?? Well there is one that has made my life a little bit easier.

SHAZAM

I soooo love this app. Not great to use it while driving but great for going back to songs that I have no idea what the name is.  This week I really Liked Staind  I tagged 3 of their songs.

Here is what I have SHAZAMed this week.
1. It's Been Awhile by Staind
2. Gone Away by The Offspring
3. Mountain Sound by Of Monsters And Men
4. The Red by Chevelle
5. Turn The Page by Metallica
6. For You by Staind
7. Outside by Staind
8. Freak On A Leash by Korn
9. Hemorrhage by Fuel
10. More Human Than Human by White Zombie

Do you SHAZAM if so tell me what you SHAZAMed this WeeK?

Okay so I like to drink ReD wine.  After visiting the Doctor he suggested that I have a glass a few times a week.  I was thinking NO Problem...But my problem that I do have is 1. I am allergic to some red wines...not all but some more than others. 2. I usually really only like one glass but maybe on occasion can drink two.  The problem then becomes that I have a whole bottle that sits on the counter that I may or may not finish.  Wasted Wine.  Yes to those of you who are cringing right now I KNOW.  


To try and fix this problem I bought a box wine.  CRINGE yes but it is not one of the CHEEZY ones there is one by a winery called Hardy's out of Australia that has really good Boxed wine that I am not allergic to. So here in TeXas the local liquor store is called SPECKS in Illinois it was Binny's Beverage Depot.  I went to Specks hoping to get the Hardy's well much to my disappointment they only had Chardonnay which was not my cup of tea wine.  I was forced to purchase a different brand the Bota Box brand.  

FINE what ever....I am still mad at SPECKS because they don't carry my Coppola Wine. (HEllOO HEB Carries it why don't you??)

Now I can drink as much or as little as I want with out wasting it. The first night we crack open our BOX I take a small glass and its pretty good.  Finish it and about 30 minutes later my nose starts getting stuffy, my asthma is kicking in a bit and my face is itching.  UGH I wonder if there is some allergies in the air since the weather is getting warmer.  Talk to Dear H and he is having the same issues.  He says maybe its the wine.  HUMMMM I think maybe but I am willing to try it again.  Pop an allergy pill go to bed.

Fast forward to last night..I get a small glass of wine and start drinking it while I am helping my 3rd grader with his math homework.  Not before I can even finish the glass my face is on FIRE and it ITCHES like crazy.  At one point my 8 year old asks me if I am okay because my face is all red.  GREAT I am SOOOO allergic to this box of wine.  

I try and get a box so I don't waste the wine but in the end I will have to dump this one.  :(  Good thing I purchased two boxes.  UGH  I think the other one maybe a different type so I will be giving that one the old College try.  If it too does not work then I will be going back to my good ole bottles.  

Do you have this issue with Wines?  If so is there a brand that works better for you than others?  TELL ME  Please. 

At the End of the Day I must purchase a few of Staind's songs and purchase my Coppola wine.  Don't veer from what I know and love.  ~Kim from TeXas

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

KimS KiTcheN CreaTioN~ Vegan Enchiladas

I think the single most complicated thing in this whole eating, Clean, Vegetarian, Vegan (CVV) thing is coming up with recipes. Yes there are a ToN of recipes out there but not many that don't involve a ToN of work or prep work. I am not interested in spending my life in the kitchen.

I have been trying to scour the Internet for easy vegan recipes to make. I found this one today and have made my own spin to it.

Vegan Enchiladas
8-9 Yellow or White Corn Tortillas
2 - 10oz. Enchilada sauce we used HOT
1- Can black beans
1 small onion diced
2 cloves of garlic minced
1 tsp cumin
1- package silken tofu





Heat oven to 350degrees. Dice onion. Drain and rinse beans. Drain tofu and dry as best as possible. Mix onion and enchilada sauce in pan to warm. While it is warming mix garlic, cumin and tofu in bowl and blend well. Take sauce off stove and spread a small layer in baking pan. Take a tortilla spread thin layer of sauce Add small scoop of beans. Top with generous scoop of tofu. Fold seam side down in pan. Repeat till all tortilla and tofu used. Pour remaining enchilada sauce on top. Put in oven and cook for 30-40 minutes till inside is hot.
Top with tofu sour cream, chopped green onions, avocado or anything else you might like.

I figured 3 of these ends up being approximately 400 calories.





I Hope you Like these as much as we did.  I think that the filling, change the spices, would be good for a lasagna.  That might be my next SilKen ToFu try.

Let me know if you try this out and what  you think?

At the EnD of the DaY I am really enjoying my eating CVV. ~ Kim from TeXas

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

December 2012 Card Swap - Valentines Day

December Card Swap - Valentines Theme
Here are the details and the Cards that were created from Decembers Card Swap


DECEMBER CARD DETAILS

THEME: LOVE, VALENTINE, HEARTS
CARD SIZE: 5 1/2 x 4 1/2 (if you choose to make a different size please include an envelope)
STAMP: Stamps Should be Embossed (really try out embossing email me if you have questions.  IT IS SUPER EASY!!)
COLOR: Red, Pink, White, Silver, Black (Please stick to these main colors only)
EMBELLISHMENTS: Hearts, cupids, Valentine themed items. NO Stickers
PAPER: Must use a heavy card stock for the base card.  If you are using a dark color card put in a light color for people to write on the inside.






KiMs Card

Renee's Card






Monday, January 28, 2013

Renee's Cool Magnetic Board

Hi All,

No I did not fall off the face of the earth, just kinda:) I am in the process of getting my master bathroom redone and my daughter's bedroom made over into a big girl room. I will try and post some before and after pictures before too long.

My daughter wanted a big girl room because she turned eleven so she thinks she is all that and a bag of chips! We looked at some different colors and we looked on Pinterest and she liked the Tiffany box blue. We were able to color match a Tiffany box blue at the local Lowes store. They did a fantastic job! When it came time to decorate we found that the only colors that really go with Tiffany box blue is black and white.

One of the first crafts I put together for her room was a magnetic board using a yard of black and white damask fabric. It is super, super, easy!! All we did was go to Lowes, that is my home away from home now, and pick up a good sized sheet of sheet metal, spray adhesive on the metal, wait 10 minutes and then put the fabric on the sheet metal. The fabric covered sheet metal is now hanging above my daughter's desk in her room. I went to Staples and found some magnets to put on the board and viola!
On a side note, I did hang the magnetic board with 3M adhesive squares that holds up to 12 pounds. That way, my husband, did not have to put any more holes in the wall.

If you wanted to dress up the board, I could have arranged trim around the sides to make it look more like a picture. My daughter did not want that so that is why it is in its' simplest form. Either way, it makes a statement and she loves it in her room!

Peace out for Now!
Renee~from Illinois





Saturday, January 26, 2013

DeeP ThoughTs by KiM (Not ReaLLy DeeP)

Sitting at home watching a few minutes of TV while I eat lunch I saw this....Wraptastic   

I though how clever...Until I realized that they give you the first one filled with their brand of wrap.  So you know the second you put in your brand you will look like the people having trouble with the saran wrap.  I have this funny feeling that it will be a total BUST.  What InfoMercials have you watched that have caught your eye?? 




Kroeger it is really CHEEZZZY that you make us customers ring a bell at the counter, while we are checking out, to show we had really good service.  I could not bring myself up to ring the bell. Take a ball and put it into a jar at the counter to show good service I could do.  Quite non attention getting or CHEEZZZY.

And to the Bagger at Kroeger today thank you for letting me know you "hope you did not fill my bags to heavy for me."  YES you filled them ridiculously heavy...I only had about 20 bags I brought for you to fill and you had a ton left over...You could have filled some of the others instead of trying to fit everything in 4 bags.  Just saying.

Why do doctors offices insist on photocopying the same sheet over and over so when you go to fill it out it is crooked and blurry. For goodness sakes make a clean copy and use that one. Very unprofessional (IMO)

I finally saw a woman, who I kid you not, looks like her DOG.  OMG that was a sight.

At the End of the Day...Life is a MiXed Bag of NUtZ ~Kim from TeXas


Friday, January 25, 2013

KiMs CraZy Eating Clean, Vegan, Vegetarian (CVV)

Okay so I promised you all my weight results.  Since beginning this current bootCamp Session is when I started eating Clean, Vegan, Vegetarian (CVV).  I had my BooTCamP instructor weigh me because I don't, nor will I ever, own a scale.  First off when she weighed me I was by far ShOCked because who really wants to see what they weigh.  NOT ME obviously.  

We stared eating CVV and I have been doing really good.  I try and watch my eating to make sure I am getting all the Iron and stuff you would normally get with meat and dairy (thank you Renee' who is very concerned about my Iron intake :P)  I told my BooTCamP instructor that at the two week mark I wanted to weigh myself to see if anything was Xeting my BoDy particularly FAT.  

You will be happy to know that I have lost 4 pounds that averages out to 2 pounds a week.  Not bad.  I don't know what I was expecting...I would have liked a 10lb drop but REALLY who does that??  I can say that I don't feel as Bloated nor do my Jeans cut the muffin as bad as they were. Would I like to have  more results...YES am I happy with what I got NO YES!!

All your Vegetarians and Vegans reading this please let me know some of your favorite blogs with good easy recipes for me to try. :)

At the End of the Day being CVV is not all that bad. ~Kim from TeXas



Thursday, January 24, 2013

~5~ ChatteR of Renee' and KiM




A Big Thank you to Grace is Overrated for letting us link up to her weekly and share our answers to her doodling journal pages.  I will be linking each page from her site so if you want to print them out and follow along click through the links.

Renee' and I will be answering these Cool Journal Doodling pages weekly.  On to Page 5. (Click "Page 5" to view the blog post from Grace is Overrated for the actual print out.)

Here we GOOOOoooo...

Oh the Weather OutSide is, Frightful or Delightful: (details)

Kim: DelightFUL it is 66 degrees and Sunny just took down my Christmas Decorations.
Renee: It is 10 degrees outside with a wind chill below zero. Brr!! It is nose hair freezing weather.

To DO:
Kim
1. Send out the January Card Swap Email (sorry I'm Late)
2. Book Spring Break Trip
3. Write Thank you Cards for my Birthday that was in October. UGH
Renee:
1. Write more blog posts, yes Kim has been on me:)
2. Finish craft projects for daughter's room
3. Lose weight

Look around you right now.  What do you see?
Kim: My large mug of Green Tea because I am trying to drink a TON every day.
Renee: Aunt Sandy's kitchen because that is where I am sitting right now.

Close your eyes and daydream for a moment. What do you see?
Kim: Me and my friends in a log cabin over looking the mountains drinking a beer. Kinda like the Corona Commercial except in the Mountains.
Renee: Myself and friends in Maui. I love Maui:)

3 People I would like to meet Some Day and One Question I would have for each of them?
Kim
1. A President (does not matter which one just any) Was being President all that it was cracked up to be? and STOP RAISING MY TAXES
2. Robert Downy JR.  Just because...After I stopped drooling all over him then I would maybe have a question...Maybe not just going to stare at him.
3. Not sure still thinking....
Renee
1. Channing Tatum, a girl can dream, right? How did you manage to contain all that hotness in one body?
2. A President. Question."Exactly, how much do you really do on your own versus delegating to everyone else?"
3. Justin Bieber, only because of my daughter. I think she would kill me if I didn't include him on there because she would definitely be by my side. Question. " Why do you wear such weird looking clothes?":)

LIGHTNING ROUND

Meat or Cheese?
Kim: Cheese (though I am not eating either currently)
Renee: Meat, nothin' like a good steak..., sorry Kim....

CD or MP3?
Kim: MP3
Renee: MP3

Cards or Charades?
Kim: Cards
Renee: Cards

Pen or Pencil?
Kim: Pen
Renee:Pen

Walk or RUN?
Kim: RUN DUH
Renee: I'll answer this one for Renee' RUN.

Night or Day?
Kim: DAY
Renee:Probably day now, but once upon a time it was night

Flats or Heels?
Kim: FLAT
Renee:Flat

Chips or Chocolate?
Kim: Chocolate
Renee: chocolate

Train or Plane?
Kim: Plane
Renee: Plane

Elevator or Escalator?
Kim: Elevator with a window
Renee: Elevator

Words or Pictures?
Kim: Pictures
Renee: Words

RollerCoaster or Merry-go-round?
Kim: RollerCoaster
Renee: RollerCoaster

Duct Tape or Craft glue?
Kim: Craft Glue
Renee: Craft Glue

Box or Bag?
Kim: BOX
Renee: bag

Cat or Dog?  HA HA
Kim: DOG
Renee: I'll again answer this one for the CAT LADY Renee' CATs.

Carpet or Hardwood?
Kim: Hardwood
Renee: Hardwood

City or Country?
Kim: BOTH
Renee: a nice mixture of both

Spring or Fall?
Kim: Fall
Renee: Fall, spring is too wet

Lipstick or Lip Balm?
Kim: Lip Balm
Renee: Lipstick

Red or Blue?
Kim: BLUE
Renee: blue

Fries or Salad?
Kim: DUH  FRIES
Renee:fries

Wine or Beer?
Kim: Lately both
Renee: Beer


That's All FOLKS join us next week for installment #6.

Let us know some of your favorite answers...






Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Ok, Kim, so I did go MIA:) sort of....

Hello, Miss Kim, and to everyone else out there, I am sorry I went a little MIA lately. 

No, I wasn't on vacation or in the midst of going vegetarian, clean, vegan, or whatever you want to call it, I have just been lazy, well kind of. 

It is like this. 

When I am on a break from school, I always have these grand plans that I am going to accomplish many unfinished tasks, but in reality, it usually takes me one full week to just adjust to not having a scheduled day. Throw Christmas and New Year's in there and it is like, holy moley! I can't even handle it! 

I am a procrastinator and do my best work under pressure so having time to lolly-gag generally works against me.

What I have been doing is undergoing a bathroom remodeling process that is extremely time consuming because we are the ones providing all of the materials. Do you know how many stinkin' tiles I have looked at? Ugh!! Then there is grout color and sealer, and glass doors, and paint, and vanities, and faucets, etc..... I think you get the point! 

Another thing going on right now is work. When you haven't worked for two weeks, and then you go back, it is a shock to system! You would think the students would be tired, ugh... no??? They come back bright eyed and bushy tailed ready to learn. Imagine that! That in itself takes a lot of my energy. That whole teaching thing:) 

Then, there are my three darling children and all of their activities. It is never ending my friends. The last thing that has been keeping me MIA is exercise. No, I am not going extreme like you Kim, but I have been exercising about 5-6 times a week and trying to make wiser choices when eating. Try to find time to exercise! Sometimes it is at 5am, sometimes it is at 7 pm.

So, my dearest friend Kim, I may go MIA at times but know that I will always surface again! I love you dearly, and remember my sarcasm, is coming from the right place. :)

Peace out my friends!

Renee~from Illinois

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

In Memory of Those We Lost

Sorry it has been awhile since I have posted. I can list all of the excuses I have but instead I will just leave it be.

I wanted my first post after the holiday to address the horrible shootings at the elementary school in December. Being a parent of children the age that were killed and being an educator made it even more difficult.

I feel pain in the deepest part of my soul for all of the victims and their families. Losing a child is unimaginable and to lose them at the one place you think they are safe, school. I have shed many tears and questioned 'why?' many times as I am sure many other people around the world have, too.

On Christmas Eve, my children, my husband and I decided to honor all of the victims. I went to Party City and got pink balloons for the female victims and blue balloons for the male victims. We wrote each name of the victims on a balloon and then let them go. We said, "You are all free from pain and may each one of you, adults and children, rest in peace."

I have included some of the pictures of us releasing the balloons. Even as I am typing this now, I have tears rolling down my cheeks. May we never forget these victims as we move forward with our very busy lives and be thankful everyday for the many blessings we have.










Signing off for now,

Renee~from Illinois



Saturday, January 19, 2013

KiMs CraZy Eating Clean, Vegan, Vegetarian (CVV)

Okay so this whole eating vegetarian/vegan thing has me worried. I veered from the whole thing last night and had buttered popcorn. Ooooh that did not sit good with my stomach. This morning and during the night, according to my H, I sounded like the bridesmaids when they were trying on dresses after they ate the bad food.  Currently Butter is OFF the list of things I will eat in pure form.

What if I can never go back to eating Dairy? I guess its okay but I like to have that option. Mind you I come from the land of Meat and those of you who live in Illinois know what I am talking about.  Portillo's Beef Sandwiches, Gyros,  Chicago Style Hot Dogs, Italian Sausage & Meatballs, BBQ Ribs...etc. so after years of eating this stuff is it mental cravings or am I actually missing this.  Most of the time I chalk it up to years of repetitive eating that I have to break the cycle.  Since moving here to TeXas they don't have a Portillo's, can't find Gyros anywhere, don't have any good Hot Dog/Beef Sandwich places around and no Italian Grocery Stores in my area.  That being said I believe that helps me to make this change in my eating.

We'll see how I am still doing at the end of the 6 week boot camp eating CVV (Clean, Vegetarian, Vegan)  The reason why I say both is because I do eat fish a few times a week as in Sushi, or Tilapia.  

The two week weigh in is in a few days and, besides feeling less bloated and having more energy, I hope to have lost a few pounds. 

A few of my FAVORITE things that I have been eating on this CVV (Clean, Vegetarian, Vegan) thing I have been doing.

RICE PAPER


 

I LOVE this stuff.  I put EVERYTHING in it.  This morning for breakfast I put Cucumbers sliced, cabbage, carrots, crab meat, and Kale.  Wrapped them up and Whal AH.  YUM

I have put stir fry in here and wrapped them up.

I have put lettuce and mango, avocado salsa and wrapped them UP.It has been a life saver because as you know I had to ditch the HEB Tortillas and come up with something else that I could eat and fulfill a craving. 

Since doing this CVV I have also given up a TON of Carbs,  I will eat Very little Rice and bread is only Sprouted in the Freezer section. This Rice Paper has taken the place of my Tortilla addiction. 

Mango, Avocado Salsa

This by far has been one of my favorite toppers.  It is so easy to make but super time consuming to chop.  It too has made its way into my Rice Paper Wraps. Let me know if you want the Recipe.

Taro Root

I was need in of a CHIP to use for the Salsa.  I remembered that there were Taro Root Chips and I figured that I could make them myself.  I headed to Pinterest because everything is on there. (If you want to find out the next thing I will be making be sure to follow me on Pinterest to see the next CVV thing I will be experimenting with) Found a few posts that told me how to make them and off I went.  Again very easy to make but SUPER time consuming


At the End of the Day eating CVV (Clean, Vegetarian, Vegan) Is SuPeR Time Consuming. ~Kim from TeXas

Let me know if you made the switch and how it worked out for you.  Also if you have any favorite blogs with easy recipes I am looking for anything to make this less time consuming.  Thanks..

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Eating For Blood Type A...The SaGA Continues.

Okay so many of you that have been reading our blog know that I am always looking for a way to eat better.  A while back my bootcamp instructor said why don't you try eating for your blood type.  Well mine of course was A and that is pretty much a vegetarian.

Need less to say that only lasted a short time and I went back to some bad ways.

Starting this new year I have renewed my Eating for A but not limiting myself with any veggies.  All are fair game.  Currently I have given up dairy and meat but do eat sushi and fish 2-4 times a week and will sneak in an egg once in a while.

I have switched my FAVORITE Creamer Peppermint Mocha out for a Coconut Milk Vanilla Creamer.  It only has taken a week to get used to that but it is doing pretty good.  I have also purchased Coconut Milk Ice Cream for those days when I just want chocolate or treats.

We only eat sprouted bread and pitas for a carb fix.

For Chips I have learned how to make Taro chips from a Taro Root.  We have been eating them with different types of Fruit Salsas.  Bummer when I went to go to the store and purchase more to have on hand they were out.  Less than two weeks and the Whole Foods will be open and the Sprouts store will be opening soon.  Hope to be able to find Taro Root there to cook.

I am currently only drinking water diluted green tea or green tea.  When I am out I will just order tea or water.

I have been making some pretty interesting meals and will be posting some of them as I make them for you all to see.

It has helped that my dear H has decided to participate in this adventure of eating Vegetarian/vegan.

Today while walking around SAMs Club I was constantly pulling up my pants...Wishful thinking I am sure but you never know.  My boot camp instructor will be weighing me next week so I will let you all know what the verdict is.

At the End of the Day...Eating for A take Two!!~Kim from Texas

What are you trying this new year to get healthy??  Let me know..I am always looking for new blogs that have good vegetarian/vegan recipes so let me know which ones you like.



Tuesday, January 15, 2013

DeeP ThoughTs by KiM (Not ReaLLy DeeP)

Once again Renee' (who was off and home all break) has gone MIA!!

HELLO RENEE' ARE YOU OUT THERE....that would work if she actually read what I posted.  Hopefully her husband will read this and kick her in the BUTT!!  :)

Seriously if you get a text from someone why does it take over a day or more for some people to respond?  REAllY I know you saw it just answer.

Just took down my Christmas Decorations outside in ShorTs and did NOT feel like I was going to get FROST bitten like last year in IL.

Hobby Lobby you might want to think about housing your die cut cartridges near the front of the store instead of some where near the loading dock. I Did not care 10 minutes later after the poor girl finally got back from china to pick them up. But the million of people that decided to check out at the exact same time were a little perturbed.

Steel Cut Oats. Now I know why they call them that. Because while you are enjoying your oatmeal all of a sudden you CRuNCh on a piece of steel which feels like you are crunching on a rock. Good times eating healthy. I guess that's what happens with you eat natural. Rocks and all.

At the End of the Day~ Renee' better get moving on this BLOG or I'm Gonna Kick Her Off.  LOL ~Kim from TeXas

Sunday, January 13, 2013

What KiM Got for Free/Won this WeeK

Yes I have been slacking on posting but that does not mean that I have stopped receiving Free STUFF. So Here We GO...


Pedia Lax Cute sample with Coupon...Though at this point my boys do not have any problem in this department.  LOL


This one was exciting to me because I am thinking about baking some bread for the boys this year so I know what goes into it.  I am sure once I do you will read all about it.  If it works I will be using the coupon they give.



Vitamin Burst - I was very excited to get these because I have been in a drink LUL.  There are so many drinks out there and I have a hard time with all that they put in them..these will be fun to try.  I love the Keurig samples and the packaging they come in.


Love Free samples of products that you can try.  Bear Naked Nut Cluster CRUNCH. This one did not make it for very long it was eaten pretty quickly. Love the Coupon attached.



Purex Ultra Detergent Pack...I have seen the dishwasher ones but not the ones for the Washer.  Now knowing how stinky my boys are I am skeptical that there is enough detergent in this little pouch to clean their STINK.  I will be using it on a load of towels first cause I feel that there needs to be a lot more dirt fighting detergent.  LOL I would need the JUMBO pack.  Haha..The packaging that they cam in was very creative and FUN.



Tea..There are a lot of things/companies/monthly kits that give out tea.  Now I am very picky about the tea I drink and right now the flavor of the month is GREEN.  As long as its not flavored I will be trying it. This particular one came with a great Marketing Campaign based on the Election.


This is with all the fun toiletry products that I need to start using and trying.  I am excited to try some new products this year including this one. 

At the End of the Day I am still requesting free items when I am on the computer but not as feverishly as I once did.  Do you request free products from companies? How's that going for you? ~Kim from TeXas.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

~4~ ChatteR of Renee' and KiM



A Big Thank you to Grace is Overrated for letting us link up to her weekly and share our answers to her doodling journal pages.  I will be linking each page from her site so if you want to print them out and follow along click through the links.

Renee' and I will be answering these Cool Journal Doodling pages weekly.  On to Page 4. (Click "Page 4" to view the blog post from Grace is Overrated for the actual print out.)

Here we GOOOOoooo...

One Big project I'm working on:
Renee': Yearly Christmas baking
Kim: This BLOG and our Monthly Card Swaps

3 Small tasks I must complete on the way to finishing my big project:
Renee':
1. Decide what cookies/breads to make
2. Make a grocery list and shop for items I don't have
3. Actually, Bake the items!
Kim: 
1. Figure out how to post a poll on a blog post
2. Get more of you to Like us on Facebook and comment on our BLOG.
3. Start doing more CraFts.

Word Association - Colors
Orange
Renee: UT football, Go Vols!
Kim: Fall
YELLOW
Renee: Sun
Kim: SUN
BLUE
Renee: water
Kim: Water
PURPLE
Renee: Justin Bieber (ha!ha!)
Kim: Prince
RED
Renee: desire
Kim: Strawberries/Raspberries

Someone I've been meaning to call
Renee: Julie, my good friend from TN
Kim: My friends in Illinois

The Reason I've been meaning to call
Renee: haven't checked in a long while
Kim:Cause I have not been calling enough

Three people who cheer me on no matter what:
Renee:
1. My hubby
2. Kim
3. Allyn
Kim:
1. Renee
2. Allyn
3. My H

My greatest challenge of the past 7 days and how I handled it:
Renee: My daughter failing math, I hired a tutor and am working on my patience when trying to deal with her myself when it comes to completing math
Kim: Keeping the Youngest from getting sick AgAin!!

LIGHTNING ROUND
Favorite Teacher:
Renee: I love Kim.....Let's see probably Mr. Mastrionni, a high school teacher I had back in the day
Kim: Renee' of Course

Next door Neighbor:
Renee: Mary
Kim: Rachel

Oldest Friend:
Renee: Julie
Kim: That I still talk to Regularly and not just reconnected on Facebook...Renee'

First Boyfriend:
Renee: Brandon
Kim: The first one I can remember Jason

Local Political Representative:
Renee: Umm.......
Kim: I have No IDeA...I will have to look this one up.

Current Favorite Writer:
Renee: Haven't been reading much lately so I have to take a pass on that one....unless you count the US weekly reporters:)
Kim: Jim Butcher

A Hometown HErO:
Renee: I don't know that one either... I would consider anyone who has served in the military to protect our country a hometown hero
Kim: Got Nothing.  :(

Funniest Colleague:
Renee: Molly
Kim: Don't have any Colleagues cause I'm Currently UnEmployed.  :(

Thats all for today...Let us know some of your answers.  We love to learn about our readers...~Kim from TeXas & Renee' from Illinois.