We planned, We Sweated, We Cursed (just a little) then We ROCKED IT

Mornin all! As I am writing this post I just realized what a tired old dog I am today.

Last night was the 4th Downtown/Main Street Women’s Walkabout. For those who aren’t aware, this an awesome Ladies Nite event who’s goal is bringing visibility and revitalization to our Central Business District.
Many, many months of planning when into this little humdinger, which I might add, has been a wildly successful event for our Downtown area. Click here for more details The Women’s Walkabout

This one I will have to say was our best event ever. A few snags? YUP. A few glitches? Yipper-doo. BUT..nothing big, earth shattering, OR blood pressure raising (my personal favorite).

The bottom line is, it went amazing well.

I don’t know the final count, but I am guessing somewhere around 350-400 ladies joined us last night for an evening of “walking-about”, visiting business, sampling tasty treats, and winning prizes. All told we gave away over $2700 in prizes at our Final Gathering. That’s about 60 prizes people! OOF-DA!

Super Mom Squader Shannon Janco (Tastefully Simple) set up shop at Super Mom Squader Kristen from Mattie & Me’s for a tag team effort. If you felt a energy surge in the atmosphere around 4:00 p.m. It was those two.

Wonder Twin Powers, ACTIVATE!

Makes me wonder what would happen if the THREE of us joined forces somewhere. We’d be blowing fuses all over town.

That’s all for now. I could ramble on forever, but I got this day-gig I need to get to (J.O.B.).

Have a FABBY day, my friends!

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The Stages of Motherhood

4 Years Of Age – My Mommy can do anything;
8 Years Of Age – My Mom knows a lot! A whole lot
12 Years Of Age -My Mother doesn’t really know quite everything.
14 Years Of Age -Naturally, Mother doesn’t know that, either
16 Years Of Age -Mother? She’s hopelessly old-fashioned
18 Years Of Age -That old woman? She’s way out of date
25 Years Of Age -Well, she might know a little bit about it
35 Years Of Age -Before we decide, let’s get Mom’s opinion
45 Years Of Age -Wonder what Mom would have thought about it
65 Years Of Age -Wish, I could talk it over with Mom
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You Know You Are Mother When

You count the number of sprinkles on each kid’s cupcake to make sure they are equal.

You have time to shave only one leg at a time.

You hide in the bathroom to be alone.

Your child throws up and you catch it.

Someone else’s kid throws up at a party and you keep eating.

You mastered the art of placing food on a plate without anything touching.

Your child insists that you read “Once upon a Potty” out loud in the lobby of the doctor’s office and you do it.

You hire a baby sitter because you haven’t been out with your husband in ages, then you spend half the night talking about and checking on the kids.

You hope ketchup is a vegetable because it’s the only one your child eats.

You obsess when your child clings to you upon parting during his first month at school, then you obsess when he skips in without looking back.

You can’t bear to give away baby clothes–it’s so final.

You hear your mother’s voice coming out of your mouth when you say, “Not in your good clothes.”

You stop criticizing the way your mother raised you.

Any of these sound familiar?
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Alicia’s Habitat 500 Project

I love Facebook. I repeat, I love Facebook.

Now, some people call it “Crackbook” and say it’s a waste of time.

Not for this chick. I have connected with old friends, relatives who live far away, and some pretty awesome people I have never met.

Alicia is one of those people.

I came across Alicia and her quest thanks to Habitat For Humanity ReStore who is a Mom Squader. They recommended I become a Fan of Alicia’s Habitat 500 Facebook Fan Page  and her story was so interesting, I had to share it here. Here is an excerpt straight from the inspiring gal herself:

Hello! This is Alicia Weagel from Alicia Cycling MN. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR DONATING TO ME!

Yes, I am in Brainerd and from here originally. I went to college at UMD and moved back last summer and am now working as an AmeriCorps VISTA with Habitat for Humanity. That’s how I found out about the Habitat 500.

I didn’t have a car through high school, I biked everywhere I could. But I gained a lot of weight in college and I thought this would be a fantastic goal to change my body, my eating habits, and besides I LOVE CYCLING! As of April 3rd I’ve lost 5 body inches, and I’m measuring myself once a month- so I’ll see how much I’ve lost on May 3rd!

The bottom line is that Alicia is cycling to help raise funds and awareness for Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity. Her goal is a 500 mile bike ride around Northern MN. Whoa Nelly! Needless to say, I felt this was a fabby story and I want to pass the word on Alicia’s behalf. She has a site set up through FirstGiving/AliciaW where you can donate to her. Even a few bucks will help. I know money is tight but I kicked in $5 and immediately received a Thank You from her. Very nice.

I plan to keep tabs on her and cheer her on to her goal. Hope you will do the same.

I tip my bike helmet to you Alicia! You Go Girl!!

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