Sunday, November 10, 2013

Sandra's Newest Update

You are doing so AMAZING hunny!!

I was always overweight growing up. I got married in 1986 and then got pregnant with my child shortly thereafter. I was hefty before, then I gained 60lbs during my pregnancy. After giving birth to my son, I continued to add the weight on. Well, in 1992 I finally decided I was gonna have to do something about my weight. I went on a low-fat diet and began to walk each day. I lost a 100lbs within a year of doing so. In 2002 I went through a horrible divorce (after being married for 16 yrs) so I ended up working two jobs to support me and my son, that left no time for exercise or eating healthy. I began a new relationship in 2005, from 2006-2011 it was a very TOXIC relationship LOADED with STRESS. Of course most of you know that stress ...will work either two ways, lose weight or gain weight, my stressed caused me to gain weight. Plus getting older makes it even harder to lose weight. I had a horrible car accident in 2006 which almost took my arm off. Thank GOD everyday that he saved it for me. But that accident added to the stress as well, it left a huge scar on my arm that took me time to accept. I had to do a reality check, be thankful for what I do have and able to have 90% use of it with a huge scar than not to have it at all. In Jan of 2012, I met the love of my life. No more stress added into my life with bad relationships. In Feb 2013, A friend added me to a weight loss group that was selling skinny fiber there. I kept watching all the testimonies and said I would give it a try. Tried most everything else. Why not! I am so thankful that I did. I have lost 19lbs and 22 inches. It has helped me with insomnia and hormonal issues that kept me from losing weight. So if you are on the fence wondering whether or not to order skinny fiber, IT WORKS. I am so thankful that I found it and for the friend who introduced me to it.

Candy Christmas Sleds

Items needed:
Kit Kat regular sized bars
Candy Canes
Hershey Mini's, (I used the Christmas Edition)
Ribbon and bows
Hot glue gun, two glue sticks

Mark two lines on the bottom of the Kit Kat bars, this is where you will attach the Candy Canes. Run a line of hot glue on your marks and attach the candy canes, do this one at a time and let them set up for a minute.

Put a drop of hot glue on the edges of the Hershey Mini's wrappers and attach them to the sled bottom, you will stack them 4, then 3, then 2, then 1. Let this set up for a minute.

Tie a pretty piece of ribbon around the sled, and tape the ends to the bottom of the sled, (don't use hot glue on the ribbon~~ don't ask)
Add a ribbon to the top!! Viola~~ a cute and edible gift!!


Rudolph Hot Cocoa Cones

Hot Chocolate mix (I used the individual packets I had on and, and I used 2 packets per cone)
Chocolate Chips 
Miniature Marshmallows 
brown pipe cleaners/fuzzy sticks (whatever you want to call them)
red or brown poms (I use the red for Rudolph)
googly eyes
12" piping bag

Pour enough hot chocolate mix in piping bag for 2 )in my case I used two packets), then add chocolate chips and marshmallows. Use the brown pipe cleaners to tie around the top and shape into a bow or upwards to resemble antlers. Glue googly eyes and nose on them! i'm going to do a little tag with instructions on it and give them out to the kiddos in my life for an early Christmas treat! 


Using a sugar cone, dip the tip (1-1 1/2 inches) in warm water for about 20 seconds. Then microwave for 20 seconds. 

Roll the warm, moistened end around a clean pencil and hold for 20 seconds.

Voila...Mini Cornucopias:) Fill with whatever you like, use as a place card... Be creative!
I used fall peanut M&M's then a small piece of plastic wrap and a piece of twine.