Monday, April 26, 2010

And my Word Is...PLUS "Make My Monday"

So, how was your weekend? Ours was so relaxing!! Saturday we got up early and headed to St. Joe for Em's soccer game. Tons of fun but very WET. {ugh}

We made it home around 11:30 am, made a bite to eat then took a nap. Now, I had every intention of just laying down for an hour or so but I ended up sleeping for 2! Thought I'd get up, maybe scrap, organize a closet and get groceries...but ya' know what? We all ended up watching Andrew Zimmer's "Bizarre Foods"!! Em and I did finally get to Wal-Mart and the movie store. We ended up watching "Yes Man" and the new, Oscar winning movie "Crazy Heart" {LOVED it!}. Before we knew was 11 o'clock at night and time for bed. It was a perfect Saturday!!
Mondays are AWESOME! I get to start fresh for the week AND share another interesting Blog and interview with you. Today's lucky gal is Trish from the super cute, way fun "Me and My Boys". Be and stop by her Blog her easy going style...

Hey, Trish!! Thanks for the interview. I am so excited to get to know you better:) I found you on SITS {i think}. What I loved at first and made me want to read more was your "beachy" theme. Just so laid it reminded me of home! Tell us about your Blog Beach theme...

I decided on a beach them because we live 45 mins from the beach here in NC and we spent almost every weekend there(and still make it home in time for dinner)  the hubs and I also meet while we were both on vacation in Myrtle it just fits who we are and how we became "us"
If you want the entire long story on that just head over to my blog and hit the ABOUT US button at the will really knock your flip flops off!!!

How did you get into the blogging world? Tell us your story.
I was begged by a friend of mine to start one. Most of my family lives out of state so they enjoy the pictures and funny stories Kyle provides me to write about.

You often posts photos of your son...he is very adventurous. Actually it sounds like you all are!! What do you and your family spend the most time doing for fun?
Yes, Kyle keeps me very busy....I guess that explains why we stopped with just one child. Me & My Boys spent most of our time outdoors. They love to fish & hunt and since i am the only female in the house I just tag along. We love being on the water, either the beach or out on our boat. We also live on a creek so our summers totally revolve around the water.

Do you work outside the home?

yep, I stayed home with Kyle until he was 9 months old then I headed back out to the working world and adult conversation(that was before fb and blogging so it was very boring for me) I would love to open my own business some day but have no clue what I would even sell!

I love to hear what inspires other women. Tell us a few of your inspirations.

Kyle is the first thing that comes to mind. I don't want to be remembered as the mom who sat around on her butt all day while the kids grew up in front of the computer and tv(I'm lucky if Kyle sits still long enough to watch a 30 min sitcom!) so I get outside with him everyday. We walk, ride bikes, fish, walk the trails and play ball. He keeps me young.....and thats enough inspriation for me!

Since we're going for a beach theme here...if you were stranded on an island what 5 things would you want with you {excluding family}.

Pina Coloda
a good book
and at leaset SPF 15 sunblock

On that same island...what 3 books would you hope to have with you??

the bible
anything by Nicholas Sparks
and a book that showed me all the poisonious spiders that live were I was stranded
Thanks so much, Trish for taking time out of your day to talk to little ole me. It has been fun chatting with you!

**Be sure and say Hi to Trish today {tomorrow works, too}. And while you're there grab a button for your Blog!!

Okay, let's get to my WORD from last week. Life has been really, really great!! We are eating healthy, losing weight and living life. Add in all the warm weather we have been getting...lots of happiness going around the Ackman household:)My WORD is...


animated; lively; cheerful: a bright and happy child; a bird's bright song.
characterized by happiness or gladness: All the world seems bright and gay.
favorable or auspicious: bright prospects for the future. 
I have been thinking a lot about what I'm gonna do with my 52 WORDS from this year. Not sure yet if I'm gonna create a digital book with each Blog entry/Word in it or make something by a deck of cards or mini album. I'm leaning towards a digital book...never done that before and think it would be cool.


I will draw the lucky winner of the journaling prize pack tomorrow. Be on the lookout for the winner {it could be YOU!}

Also...if you'd like to be considered for a "Make My Monday" interview...leave a comment below. I visit EVERY blog and if I love it, you could be the next feature!! {and I'm sure I will love it}

And, yes I changed up my blog look again. Just wanted something new in anticipation of my Blog makeover that is coming soon. Talked to Katie the other day and she is busy sketching it out for me. Can't wait to see what she comes up with!! If you are looking for a Blog makeover check out Flibby Pie Designs:)

Happy Monday!!


  1. Thanks for letting me be part of your Monday!!!!

    Can't wait to see who wins your giveaway.....ME ME ME...okay i'll stop begging now and get back to work.

    Have a great Monday!

  2. Such a great interview!! Glad to hear you guys are healthy and happy too!! Nothing better than that feeling!! We are trying to stay committed but it isn't always easy :( I was doing GREAT for a couple of months following Tosca's eat clean lifestyle but I tell ya all it takes is a hectic schedule to knock me off!

  3. Fun interview. I'm going to go check out her blog next!! :) I think my word of the week should be "clean" because after this weekend, that's about all I'm gonna be doing! lol :)

  4. fantastic interview and I love your word "bright" just reading it makes things seem brighter around me

  5. Great interview... fun blog! Thanks for visiting mine! :)

  6. Great interview. I popped over from Sue's blog...anyone that loves words is worth checking out! I'm a new follower.


I appreciate your thoughts and ideas...they inspire me!! I will be visiting you soon. Have a CREATIVE day!!

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