Friday, October 31, 2014

Day 1850 - Connecting Instagram to a Facebook page you manage

Connect Instagram to a Facebook page you manage.

I have many Facebook pages.  There's my life coaching one, cheerleading one, bloggy one, holiday rental house one, Tahlia's modelling one and of course my Cheer Chick Charlie one.  Not to mention my personal one.

With so many pages to manage, plus their associated Twitter accounts and a couple of Instagram accounts it's easy to see that there are some days I curse the day social media was invented.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Day 1849 - Running

I hate running

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It's that simple. My knees hate it, my lungs hate it and I hate it.

I know, I know ... hate is a strong word. But it's a fact.  Running is not my friend.

I always thought that to get the benefits of running you needed to run for a good distance and for longer time periods.  Apparently not!

The latest research shows that people who run for as little as five minutes a day live an average of three years longer than those who don't run at all.

Five minutes!! 

I think I could do five minutes.  

Could you?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Day 1848 - Brisbane's South Bank

Fantastic family fun

Streets Beach has water, shade, rocks, sand and sunbeds.
While Derek and I are in Brisbane so be near our Chels, we've been regular visitors to the Southbank Street Beach.  She's in Mater Private Hospital and we're staying right next door, so it's just a short walk to this great free Brissy attraction.  It's a great place to take baby Lola and we look forward to sharing it with our own kids one day soon.  The best part is it's patrolled year round.  Awesome! South Bank isn't all about this inner city man-made beach.  It's a filled with parks, restaurants, giant shady trees, bike paths and great walking tracks.  Love it!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Day 1847 - Sarcoma

A quick update

As I said yesterday, we're in Queensland to be with Chelsea through the next phase of her sarcoma journey.  We are extremely happy to report that the surgery went better than expected and her tumour and the cancerous fluid is now gone. I won't go into all the detail here but she didn't have to lose her sciatic nerve, her hamstring or her leg.  While this journey of hers will continue, it's a huge relief to know that this phase has ended with the best news possible.  She is cancer free and her body is pretty much in tact. Today is a very good day.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Day 1846 - Lots of positive thoughts please

Think positive! 

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It's another pre-dawn start today.  Would you call 2.45 pre-dawn?  Alarm was set for 3.00am but of course my body decided to prove that the inner body-clock could beat the digital variety.  So here I am blogging at ridiculous o'clock.  It's all for good reason of course. Derek and I have the first flight to Brisbane to be there for Chelsea and her family as she has her surgery to remove the rest of her tumor.  She needs lots of positive thinking and prayers today as she tackles this next hurdle on her journey to wellness. No negative thoughts allowed!

Note:  I am not going into a lot of detail about Chelsea's cancer because it's not my journey nor my story to tell. While I may not be focusing on it in this blog space, we are immersed in this battle.  

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Day 1845 - National Scholastic Cheerleading Championships

Goooooo Good Shepherd!

Good Shepherd Cheer Logo

It's a 3.30am start today as I take a day trip to Sydney to watch my gorgeous Good Shepherd cheerleaders perform at their National Championships.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Day 1844 - Pantene Ultimate 10 BB Creme

Who's got hair that could do with a bit of treatment?

Seriously, who has the time nor the money to get a professional salon treatment these days?

Perhaps we don't need to. 

Pantene recently sent me the Ultimate 10 BB Creme to trial.  They suggested that it is the ultimate 10-in-1 multi-tasking treatment that not only moisturises but also detangles, de-frizzes and a whole lot more.  10-in-1? I'm in!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Day 1843 - Eat Cashews

Do you eat nuts?

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I have to admit, I love cashews.  I will have them as a side for my lunch, I'll snack on them during the day and I'll even eat them with my berries and other cut up fruit for breakfast.  But are they any good for me?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Day 1842 - Melanoma

Have you had your skin checked lately?

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As we head into summer we all need to take stock of our skin health.  Especially those of us who are Deep Fried (literally). I am a sun bunny. We are a family constantly in search of the sun, surf and sand so our skin health is even more important.  Derek and I book into our skin specialist at least once every two years.  He does it at the start of summer and I do it at the end.  We're pretty tuned into our body and the little spots, blemishes and bumps on our skin.  It turns out though, that skin cancer can show up in forms other than dark, blotchy, irregular-looking moles or freckles.  A persistent "pimple" may be deadly!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Day 1841 - Planning

When was the last time you planned?

What planning looks like in the world of Deep Fried Fruit
Failing to plan, is planning to fail.  So this week I have spent my time planning.  Planning my marketing, planning my distribution routes, planning my time lines, planning my sales strategy, planning my networks, planning my time.  Planning for action. Planning to make measureable progress in reasonable time.  Planning to be great!

What's your plan?