Made Me…

Posted: January 5, 2011 at 8:07 pm

Made me…smile.


The cute things my little M does – like feeding her “Teddy” a wide assortment of goodies. Even cooler? The majority of her play kitchen stuff was mine growing up.

Made me…excited.

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I got goodies in the mail! Amy from Healthy Peanut sent me some homemade marshmallows. They’re airy and delicious. Thanks, Amy!!!

Made me…motivated.


My daily devotional always has the best messages. I had to share this one earlier.

Made me…laugh.


Apparently if I eat the Eggplant Parm from this local restaurant I will go into labor in the next 24 hours. A friend sent me that info and it provided a good chuckle.

Made me…consider my sanity.

After the chuckle, I thought “hmmmm”. Maybe I’m not opposed to an Italian dinner for a date night this weekend. 😉

Made me…shocked.



Guess what I did today? I registered my little girl for her first year of preschool!!! This can’t be happening already. It may not be full-blown preschool as a 2-year old class, for a few hours a day 2-3 times a week, but still. Already?

Made me…stoked.

Apparently there WILL be a 2011 Healthy Living Summit later this year as Meghann takes charge of the planning. I’m going. No matter what, I’m going. 

Question of the Evening – What “made you” emotion and moment did you have today?

Also, after seeing the positive response to my earlier post, feel free to let me know of any other reader’s requests you may have!

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55 Comments to “Made Me…”
  1. Made me… happy, a package from a friend with the cutest earrings ever!

  2. ohmygosh preschool!!! ahhh! such a big deal!

    go eat some eggplant parm =)

  3. made me… excited. 681 page views and 103 followers. My blog is new so i’m super excited to meet so many amazing people in blog land!

  4. Made me…REFRESHED, an early, cold morning walk outside with my puppies and enjoying the sunrise colors while doing it!

  5. I have friends who have tried the eggplant there and it did not work. If you go, I hope you have more luck!

  6. Made me… tired. I just got back to Washington after a trip to Florida and the gray skies are totally zapping my energy!

    But your post definitely made me stoked because I’m hoping to go to HLS too this year!

  7. I absolutely want to go to the HLS this year too! I missed it when it was close to me in Boston 🙁

  8. Lauren says:

    That’s so cute of all the play kitchen toys. My cousin cousin got a new Disney tea party set, then dumped everything out and set it up on our treadmill. It was so cute!
    Made me relaxed…the 90 min yoga class I did today.

  9. Okay, gotta know now. Which daily devotional are you using?

    • Tina says:

      It’s one I picked up at the retreat I went to back in November. It was donated by some of the other women there. It’s called “Hugs – Daily Inspiration for Women”. It’s small (like a pocket devotional) and has very brief messages each day that I do with my Bible reading. I love what it puts in my heart each day so far!

  10. So excited that HLS is returning, I’d really like to go. Made me excited….brand new rice cooker arrived today!

  11. If you go and you’re still nursing baby B, I will totally sign up for baby holding duty to switch off with you! There’s nothing I love more than a bebe!

  12. I really enjoyed this post. There are so many things throughout the day that stir certain emotions. Sometimes I think it’s cool to pick out some and pinpoint the emotion.

  13. Monique says:

    That little meal party is super cute 🙂 I love this post… the little things always make life worthwhile 🙂

  14. My students made me laugh today and almost cry out of frustrating. They pretty much bring me through every emotion daily.

  15. Lee says:

    Get that eggplant!

    Maybe the HLS will be in the South this year, I would totally consider going if it was.

  16. chelsey says:

    YESSS!!!! HLS in Chicago again?!?! I’m there – well, I’m here. But I’M GOING!

    • Tina says:

      Not sure if its in Chicago again. I don’t think she has planned exactly when/where…but still exciting to know its in the works, huh?

  17. My friend Monica gave me food for lunch tomorrow. That made me smile. I have such lovely friends. 🙂

  18. Karen says:

    Made me smile…my little girls asking if I will share my clothes with them when they get bigger. Kids really do say the cutest things!!!

  19. Made Me Energized… morning run. Little M is so cute and I can’t believe you still have kitchen toys from when you were little. That is amazing!

    • Tina says:

      My mom kept them! She did in home daycare for years and had a lot of the stuff boxed up. It’s so surreal to see it all again.

  20. Kristina says:

    Aww-I love this!!!!

  21. I like your daily devotional. Good way to start the day.

    And maybe/maybe not HLS for me but definitely Fitbloggin’ 11. Are you going?

  22. When I saw the post on Meghann’s page, I literally SCREAMED! I am going, no matter what! I am saving up ALL my money to go!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHH!!!! 😀 😀 😀

  23. Did M line up all her toys like that? Meghan obsessively lines up her toys…must be a 2 year old thing. 🙂

  24. Aw, what a lovely post:) Brought a smile to my night! Made me… happy!

  25. i can’t help but think of our future this year and that makes me really smile 🙂

  26. Camille says:

    Yay for another HLS! I hope it is somewhere I can make it to on a budget 🙂

  27. Cute post 🙂 That babymaking lasagna is too funny! lol And it is crazy how fast time flies, your daughter is totally adorable 🙂

  28. Elaine says:

    I love your kitchen table set up, ready to feed Teddy. So adorable!!

  29. Robyn says:

    Made me happy … the book I have been waiting on from inter-library loan came in today AND my pullets (young hens) gave me 2 little brown eggs today v. 1!

  30. […] January 5, 2011 Filed under: Uncategorized — Becca @ 9:59 pm Thanks to Tina’s latest post, I’ve decided to let you know what’s up lately via a “Made Me” […]

  31. So glad the marshmallows made it there unharmed!! 🙂

    I got to sit and drink coffee today with nothing to study for and no work to do…it made me so relaxed and thankful!!

  32. Hi there! Thank you for commenting on my blog 🙂

    Can I just tell you how happy I am to have found your blog? I’m on my journey to become closer with the Lord and of course work on my fitness and cooking skills and you have an amazing blog that encompasses all of the above!! I can’t wait to read more! I just saw your “30 days os Self-love” tab… I think that’s what I’ll be reading tonight 🙂

  33. Aww, she’s getting all grown up! I’m scared my little man is going to grow up waaaaay to fast. He’s already hitting four months and I don’t know where that time went.

  34. katie says:

    i LOVE that tweet/quote! you are so freaking awesome! such a wonderful mother, super star!!! shes SO cute!

  35. you’re such an awesome mom; those marshes are cute, too. thanks for all the reminder of reasons to smile (and be excited too! I don’t think I’ll ever be at a point where I’m invited to a blog party like that)

  36. Heather says:

    That eggplant parm is hilarious!
    Today was my “off day” so I enjoyed a little R&R with my boys……it was fantastic. 🙂

  37. I was also SO excited to see that there will be a Healthy Living Summit in 2011. I had a blast going in 2010, in fact, it inspired me to start my blog. I can’t wait to go back so I can reconnect and meet even more new friends 🙂

  38. Jess says:

    Your tweet inspired me yesterday, ms Tina! So thank you for that. And ps. I sooo want to go to HLS this year!! I need to find a way to make that happen, I’ve decided.

  39. Julie says:

    Made me cry.
    My own blog post.

    Do you find yourself more emotional since having M? I never used to cry but once I had kids, I find myself tearing up in general conversations with people – from sad stuff to happy stuff to proud stuff.

    M will love pre-school. It was the best thing for my kids. They blossomed!

    • Tina says:

      She is already so excited for it. We toured yesterday when turning in our forms and she keeps asking to go back.

      And YES! I am certainly more emotional and an easier crier after having M. It’s so odd.

  40. Karen says:

    They grow up so fast! My baby just started his last semester of High School!

  41. Allie says:

    Aww, little M is so adorable! I love when little children line things up and talk to themselves/play.. precious 🙂

  42. Kids get big way too fast! She is such a doll!

  43. Kristy says:


  44. Date night with my husband last night made me very, very happy! 🙂

    I’ve been dying for homemade marshmallows lately – I’m not sure why – those look so cute!!

  45. There’s going to be an HLS 2011?! I’m SO there! I was supposed to go to 2010 but plans fell through.. this time, i’m GOING.
    And I LOVE that devotional. So true.

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