Monday, March 29, 2010

Ever watch the P90X videos on tv? You know the ones, late at night while snacking in bed or really early in the morning when you are eating your bacon/egg/cheese muffin?
Yup- those videos. They do look good, I have yet to want to spend that much on a workout video, though. But I gotta say, the results on these people look good.
I have pulled up a few videos on P90X on YouTube, to see what the routines were, and possibly incorporate them into my daily routine.
Well, I came across this one - about protein shakes - and since it's been a bit since I posted a recipe for a shake, I figured I would share.
I love the bananas and peanut butter mixed in with chocolate protein mix.
(watch how much actually goes into the blender...and not a drop spilled!)

Hope you enjoy- try it out and let me know what you think!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Today was a good day. I got to visit one of my favorite stores (Aquatropics), and picked up a cute little addition to my lil' ocean.......
A Hyacinth Pink Birdnest frag - tank raised by ORA (seriatopora hystrix).
It's very cute - and the color is a nice bold, deep pink that pops under my halides.
The size as of today: 1.5" by 2.5"
I am eager to see how fast this little baby will grow!
Here are a couple of pics with a ruler to give an idea of the size:


I have been doing so much with my tank lately, I think I may start a separate page just devoted to reefing. It truly is an obsession once you get into it! I LOVE my tank, my corals, the fish- very calming to watch and exciting to 'create' a piece of the reef. I am thinking of starting up another tank, and doing a biotope theme.
(will post when it begins!)

I have been reading so many blogs lately, and other sites, that I am just going to start sharing one here and there. Be sure to click on the links, and browse through the chosen sites to explore what the day's topic holds. Today: Baby Clothing.
And oh how sweet! Go to: and see what is available. I betcha as soon as you click on the homepage you will say: "Awwwwww......" - yup, they're just that cute!  

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 myspace graphic comments

Thank You to Everyone who has signed up to follow my blog!
Wow.....100 followers! I am very happy.
This will definitely get me to my goal by the end of the year!
I have been busy for the past few days, so excuse the delay in posting. I have been keeping tabs on my twittermoms, signing up to their blogs, reading all the wonderful information they have chosen to share about their work, families, lives in general. Thank you everyone- enjoying it all!
I look forward to seeing more, and will most likely share a few here...
 so you, too, can see what you were missing. From recipes to business philosophies.... all ground is covered- and shared by wonderful people.
Once again....a round of applause for my followers!
Thank You and Have a Fantastic Day!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

So busy lately, with homelife, son's weightlifting/wrestling practices, new reef club getting started- YES!!!, getting things together for a new venture- whew....very busy indeed! First of all, I would like to thank each and every follower of mine. Your comments are appreciated, and I am getting back to each one of you- one by one. So please bear with me, as my quest for larger numbers is coming true (much thanks!) - but I am  going into each one's blog or site. I don't want to get in the habit of just hitting "Follow"- I want to actually read what you have to say.
So, again, be patient- I should be caught up to speed with everyone shortly.

  "Bubba", because I can't think of a name that suits him yet, is the angler I got from TanksALot (see below).
 Call Bill and ask him to order one for you if interested. You can find him at - orders come in very quickly. You should see him 'chase' his food- haha he looks like a little bulldog running!

  Mine happens to be a Sargassum, but they come in a variety of colors. Raul, our club founder, has a pink one. But still I can't figure out how to grab a photo from facebook, soooo I will ask him to email one to me. His is adorable!

       The Marion/Ocala Reef Enthusiasts Next Meeting:
Sunday April 11, 2010
3pm to 6pm
To Be Held At Ron DeNoia's Home
Please log onto facebook, and check out the M.O.R.E. page-
you can R.S.V.P. for the meeting and get Ron's address info.
Also, you can chat with the club's members.
Go ahead and check it out, we would love for everyone to come!
(below is a direct link to the page)!/pages/Ocala-FL/MarionOcala-Reef-Enthusiast/350058547683?v=app_2344061033&ref=mf

Oh, and I think I am keeping the reggae on for a bit longer, it is both soothing and upbeat at the same time.
I love working out to the faster songs- but BuJu Banton gets you swaying in your seat, yup...caught ya!
Have a great night everyone!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Whew! So glad we are back to our sunshine!
This has been such a nice weekend, very nice indeed.
Yesterday, while in Ocala, I stopped at TankALot- to see
the angler Bill had ordered for me. So Cute.
I am enclosing a pic of mine, and
a picture of Raul's (founder of Marion/Ocala Reef Enthusiasts Club).
His is a pretty pink color. I will still be on the lookout for the Warty Angler,
so cool - have wanted one for quite some time. Or a RED one perhaps.
Here is a link to Raul's video:

Here is a pic of my little guy:

So far I am calling him "Bubba"- until I come up with a more suitable name. lol!

Friday, March 12, 2010

The Sun Has Been Hijacked!!
Ugh.....this rain had better stop soon. Yes, I know we need the rain--- but it definitely puts a damper on my daily activities. Didn't get to do my regular walk yesterday- and looks like today I am stuck inside again. Yesterday we had 'tornado warnings' throughout the day. Today, hopefully, is just rain. So, that is 2.6 miles of walking a day that I am adding up. I plan on hitting the trail and adding it all together for an awesome walk to get my numbers back on track! I did, however, workout at home yesterday-and plan on doing the same today. So far -as of last week - I have lost 5 lbs! (Yeah Me!) So I plan on keeping up my daily routine until I reach my target weight. Have been up'ing my protein intake, and have basically cut out the Pepsi from my day. (big accomplishment!)
I also fed Monty the other day (my carpet anemone). He is doing so well. I am very pleased with his coloration. At night, when the lunar lights come on, he has such a flourescent green glow to him. He adds a beautiful touch to my aquarium. I cannot wait until the next reef club meeting to see what the other tanks have. Very cool to see and hear how people do things differently in the same hobby.
Have a great day, and enjoy your weekend. I have chosen to play reggae today, to get motivated out of this gloomy rainy morning. Wish you all a Happy Friday!  Enjoy!

Monday, March 8, 2010

What a Beautiful day!
Such a wonderful change to the chilly mornings we've been having. Well, this weekend was packed with good things. Saturday- we visited the Strawberry Festival where the Citrus 3 Style Team had a booth to help raise money for the team. (Thanks to all the patrons who donated to the cause!) A very special thanks to the team members who showed up and helped out!

On Sunday, we attended the Ocala Reef Aquarium Fish Club's First Meeting.
Great turnout, about 17 guests arrived to share in the beginning stages of Ocala's first reef club.
The agenda covered introductions, door prizes, vendor introductions, a MACNA presentation, and discussions on launching the club itself: in respect to the name, creating a forum for our members to visit, and setting up further meetings.
Thank you Bill from TanksALot for taking time to share in this with us - and for donating one of the door prizes. Also, thanks to Aquatic Arts for their donation - we appreciate you guys!
You can find Bill at - where you can sign up for his mailing list, and view him on facebook - new arrivals are posted for you to see as well!
For information on MACNA, please visit - where you can view exhibits, sponsors, and speaker news- as well as register to attend.
Once again- Thank You to Raul and his family for hosting our first meeting~ we look forward to many more!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Well, today is just too cold! Trying to get motivated inside the house, so that hopefully by noon the sun will be out enough to take my walk. (hate walking in the cold!) Worse comes to worse, I guess I will just throw on a pullover and go - since I don't want to interrupt my routine.
I enjoy my walks. Great exercise and time to think about new ideas, new projects coming. Enjoying the view of the lakes around my home and neighborhood. Nature is so calming.
 A very Happy Wednesday to everyone, I am enjoying your messages- I have been getting them all (going through over 2,000 emails this week!) and I will be getting back to each of you as well. Love visiting your blogs, hearing about different views, ideas, etc. Keep up the good work everyone!
Ohhhh!!! Gotta go! (heehee) The sun is peeking out in the backyard!
Thank you Sun Gods for hearing my call! xoxoxoxo lol!

Monday, March 1, 2010

It's Reggae Monday!
I love reggae music, some of my favorites are Sean Paul, Mr. Vegas, Patra- and of course Buju Banton....
Here is just a sampling, this is what I have intertwined into my iPod while on my walks. Keeps me going!
TODAY...I was walking my daily 2.6 miles, when I got a call. (I don't usually use my phone, just keep it in case of emergency) I didn't feel like I did anything since I was just walking at a normal pace while talking. So, after our convo - I turned around and REDID my walk, for a total of 5.2 miles - felt MUCH better!
So thanks to my caller.... you helped whittle a bit more from my waistline!  I love walking in the sun- I wait until about noon, when it's nice and warm- keeps me in a good mood to motivate me to keep going.
So..... who else got up and moved today?
Take a moment to refresh your iPod list.... get outdoors ...and enjoy this beautiful weather!
(Unless, of course, you are up north with all that snow...
then keep the sunshine in your heart and hit the gym!)
Much love.....