Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Streaking Through May!

My girls over at the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans have come up with a new challenge.  We are streaking our way through May.  What?  Streaking????  You bet!  The premise is that we are committing to walking or running at least one mile a day  for the entire month of May.  31 days straight with no days off.  Summer will be here before we know it and don't you want your  legs to look great?  This is a way to get a jump on those awesome looking legs and help your heart at the same time.   

I just finished the month of April by doing no less than 10,000 steps a day on my FitBit.  I was excited to see this challenge to keep me going for May. 

So, who wants to join us?  Here is the link to the post that tells you more about this challenge.  I'm ready to walk and walk and walk some more.  You coming with me?

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

"I Might Have Missed A Few Things"

As promised, here is another of my favorites from Listen to your Mother in northwest Indiana.  Alice Harrington was my girls pediatrician and we loved her.  After I saw her at Listen to your Mother, I loved her even more.  I think you'll love her too.


Sunday, April 27, 2014

Some of my Better Stuff!

I have neglected this blog a lot lately.  So much has been going on that I will explain later.  I feel like some of my best writing has been going on over at the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans.  Two of my best posts have been in my Older Sister series.  If you would like to check them out, they are here and here.  

Both of these posts are about getting older and how your perspective and feelings change about so many things.  I hope you will give them a look.  I'm really kind of proud of them.

Lastly, here are a couple of my favorite pictures of spring finally coming to northwest Indiana although as I type this post, it is 39 degrees!

 
 
 
Happy Sunday!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Listen To Your Mother

You know how sometimes you find something that just clicks with you and you just fall in love with it?  Well, three years ago, I was introduced to Listen To Your Mother and that very thing happened.

The Listen To Your Mother tagline is "Giving Motherhood a Microphone" and that is just what it does.   Mothers from all walks of life tell stories about motherhood.  It might be their story as a mother or telling about their own mother.  Whatever story is told, it is amazing and so relatable.

Below, you will find one of my personal favorites from a few years ago.  I met Beth Fletcher through her children and she is amazing.  Watch her story and you will see why I love this show so much.


Listen to your Mother in northwest Indiana is almost sold out.  You don't want to miss this show.  Click the link and get your ticket.  I've had mine for weeks now and I can't wait till May 8 at the Memorial Opera House in Valparaiso.

p.s.  I will share another favorite with you in a few days.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Hit Me With Your Best Shot

HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT!
 This is my weekly photo challenge. The premise is easy.  All you have to do is show us your favorite picture you took over the past week.  It doesn't matter what it is.  If it is your favorite, that is what you post.  Pretty simple, right?  So here we go......
 
Here's my favorite shot for the week.
I am so enjoying all the colors in the garden at school.  This is the very first tulip to open.  I can't wait till the whole garden is full of them.  It is always such a gorgeous burst of color.
 
So, now it's your turn.  If you are a blogger, please post your link in the comments.  If you aren't a blogger, I will link this to my Facebook page and you can post your picture in the comments.  If you don't already follow me on Facebook, friend request me as Nancy Jankowski Collins.  I promise I'll accept.  Please link my post in your post.  Please let your friends know about the photo challenge and invite them to join in.  Feel free to share it on any of your social media sites. Be sure and visit the other entries and leave them a comment.  You know we all love getting comments.    I can't wait to see what everyone else's favorite shot of the week is.
 
That's it for me this week.  Now,  it's your turn to hit us with your best shot.  Fire away!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to all my friends here on Bacardi Mama!
I hope you all have a wonderful day.  It is beautiful here in northwest Indiana and I'm looking forward to spending the day with my family. 
I hope you all have a perfect day too!
 
I saw this graphic on Facebook this morning and thought it was pretty interesting.  Thought I would share it with all of you.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Hit Me With Your Best Shot

HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT!
 This is my weekly photo challenge. The premise is easy.  All you have to do is show us your favorite picture you took over the past week.  It doesn't matter what it is.  If it is your favorite, that is what you post.  Pretty simple, right?  So here we go......
 
Here's my favorite shot for the week.
It feels like it took forever, but the daffodils finally bloomed outside of preschool this week.  Now, I feel like spring is really coming.  That snow we had last week was just teasing us, right?
 
So, now it's your turn.  If you are a blogger, please post your link in the comments.  If you aren't a blogger, I will link this to my Facebook page and you can post your picture in the comments.  If you don't already follow me on Facebook, friend request me as Nancy Jankowski Collins.  I promise I'll accept.  Please link my post in your post.  Please let your friends know about the photo challenge and invite them to join in.  Feel free to share it on any of your social media sites. Be sure and visit the other entries and leave them a comment.  You know we all love getting comments.    I can't wait to see what everyone else's favorite shot of the week.
 
That's it for me this week.  Now it's your turn to hit us with your best shot.  Fire away!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Hit Me With Your Best Shot


HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT!
 This is my weekly photo challenge. The premise is easy.  All you have to do is show us your favorite picture you took over the past week.  It doesn't matter what it is.  If it is your favorite, that is what you post.  Pretty simple, right?  So here we go......
 
Here's my favorite shot for the week.
We went to Meijer Garden in Grand Rapids, Michigan for the weekend.  We took the tram ride around the park that took us past this beautiful waterfall.  Look how much snow they still have hanging around up there.  The waterfall was breathtaking.  We all loved it.  I really like the reflections in the water too.
 
So, now it's your turn.  If you are a blogger, please post your link in the comments.  If you aren't a blogger, I will link this to my Facebook page and you can post your picture in the comments.  If you don't already follow me on Facebook, friend request me as Nancy Jankowski Collins.  I promise I'll accept.  Please link my post in your post.  Please let your friends know about the photo challenge and invite them to join in.  Feel free to share it on any of your social media sites. Be sure and visit the other entries and leave them a comment.  You know we all love getting comments.    I can't wait to see what everyone else's favorite shot of the week.
 
That's it for me this week.  Now it's your turn to hit us with your best shot.  Fire away!


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Hit Me With Your Best Shot!

HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT!
 This is my weekly photo challenge. The premise is easy.  All you have to do is show us your favorite picture you took over the past week.  It doesn't matter what it is.  If it is your favorite, that is what you post.  Pretty simple, right?  So here we go......
 
Here's my favorite shot for the week.
I was so excited when I went back to work after spring break.  These little beauties were waiting for me outside the preschool door.  It has been so long since there was anything but snow out there.  These little pops of color made me very happy.
 
So, now it's your turn.  If you are a blogger, please post your link in the comments.  If you aren't a blogger, I will link this to my Facebook page and you can post your picture in the comments.  If you don't already follow me on Facebook, friend request me as Nancy Jankowski Collins.  I promise I'll accept.  Please link my post in your post.  Please let your friends know about the photo challenge and invite them to join in.  Feel free to share it on any of your social media sites. Be sure and visit the other entries and leave them a comment.  You know we all love getting comments.    I can't wait to see what everyone else's favorite shot of the week.
 
That's it for me this week.  Now it's your turn to hit us with your best shot.  Fire away!