Friday, April 29, 2011

Royal Wedding Fever!

Be sure to tune in to 20/20 tonight to watch my coworkers and bosses chat about the fashion at the Royal Wedding.

Overcoming Challenges

Someone recently asked me what I am most proud of about myself. At the time I couldn't think of anything. I was having one of those days where I was really getting down on myself. I was thinking of all the things I haven't done rather than all the things I have done.

One of the things I am most proud of is the way I don't let challenges in my life stop me. I have a few medical conditions including a chronic pain disorder and severe anxiety. Yet, I don't let it stop me from doing what I need to do and normally it doesn't stop me from what I want to do either. I realized that this was something I was proud of while reading this blog post over at

I have my bad days, for sure. I have had to miss work here and there, and I missed a lot of school back in the day. But, I have never given up on myself. I don't use my pain as an excuse not to do things. I have made big steps in regards to conquering my anxiety.

That is what I am most proud of. Overcoming challenges that have come my way, not just the pain or anxiety, but those are some good examples.

Do challenges stop you? What are you most proud of?

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Lady In Wonderland

I'm very excited to announce the launch of a new project of mine.

Lady In Wonderland is my new Disney themed blog. I will be posting updates, travel tips, recipes, reviews, pictures, and more. 

I really hope you will stop by and join me on my adventure. I am also looking for guest bloggers for that blog.
Topics should be limited to a Disney theme but can include things like recipes, crafts, decorating tips, games, movie reviews, product reviews, travel tips, photo posts and more. Please contact me at fromlazytolady(at)gmail(dot)com, or on Twitter at @ladyNwonderland to discuss!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Spend Quality Time With the Kids Without Spending Money

AMF has a FREE bowling program for kids this summer. 
From May 30th-September 5th children who are registered for the program can bowl 2 FREE games EVERY DAY.

It's a great way to spend some time with the kids without spending money.

They also have a pass for $27.95 that is good for 2 games per day for up to 4 adults when you go with a child registered for the free bowling.

Check it out!

Did I mention that it's FREE?! 

I can't wait to take my nieces and nephews!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Can't Catch A Break

my poor mom, can't catch a friggin break. She is back in the hospital after having a very bad scare a few weeks ago. For those of you who are new to the blog, my mom is battling stage IV melanoma. She is participating in a drug trial that has had some amazing results. I couldn't be happier about how well that treatment is working.

Unfortunately, it is a chemo treatment and has weakened her immune system. She is in the hospital with shingles and will probably be there about a week if everything goes well. Hopefully she will be home in time for Easter dinner and if we're lucky maybe she will be home for Good Friday for our traditional shrimp dinner with the whole family.

Here is a picture of me, my mom, and my dad taken a couple of weeks ago when we were on vacation in Florida. This was taken on the Characters In Flight balloon ride at Downtown Disney.

Please say a prayer for my mom.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Recipe: Cabage Salad aka Cole Slaw

I know that I have been MIA lately. I apologize and beg your forgiveness. I appreciate those of you who have stayed around.

Today, as a token of my appreciation, I present to you a delicious, low calorie snack/lunch/side dish that is perfect for spring and summer especially once BBQ season hits.

Now, I know that most people probably know how to make cole slaw. I realize that this isn't a ground breaking recipe. BUT I didn't know how to make it, had never made it before, and wasn't sure how it would turn out. Being on a diet that allows me to have three 100 calorie snacks a day is great. Except I get so sick of eating those pre packaged snacks, and some fruit is actually way over 100 calories per serving. This recipe has allowed me to bring a filling snack to work, and also given me more side dish choices for lunch and dinner.

Ingredients:(makes one serving)
1 1/2 cups of pre packaged cole slaw mix. (I use the kind with green and red cabbage and carrots)
1 table spoon lite mayo
1 table spoon white vinegar (red works too but i only had white on hand)
course black pepper

Place cole slaw mix, mayo, and vinegar in a bowl.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Refrigerate. Serve chilled.

Easy right?! The best part? One serving is only 55 calories!