Weekly Dose of {B} Informed – 3/24/14

Welcome to Monday morning! Start your day off with a dose of {B} Informed. If you are new here, {B} Informed is a snippet of newsworthy stories from the past week – from a mom’s point of view. Get your current events fix in a tiny portion of your free time and without having to scour the Internet! № 1. Missing Bitcoins Found As Mt. Gox Recovers $120 Million from Old Electronic Wallets This was big news around our house because my husband invests in Bitcoin. Apparently this recovery is only about 1/4 of the original approximate 800,000 (approx $450 million USD at current market value) Bitcoin that was originally lost. I am actually interested to hear the lowdown, so I will be following this story. № 2. Hiland Crude Pipeline Spills Oil Near Alexander, ND Approximately 34,000 gallons of crude oil spilled onto soil. It has been contained and did not contaminate any water supplies. I’m sure it was a

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Nutrisystem Week 10: Fast Five (Round Two)

Repeating the Fast 5 In addition to our personal weight-loss challenge, I have been participating in a 12-week MOMS On The Move weight loss challenge against the mothers in my local MOMS Club. We each put some cash in the pot and have been competing against each other in a race to see who loses the most percentage of weight at the end of 12 weeks. The end is near, only nine days away! Time flew. I made a personal goal to be at or below my pre-Liam pregnancy weight by the end of the contest. I am proud of my progress thus far but I still had seven pounds to lose as of Monday. I have not plateaued by any means, but my resolve has kicked into overdrive and I am terribly determined to reach my mini-goal by the end of the MOMS Club challenge! Begrudgingly, I decided to complete the Fast 5 for a second time to see

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OOTD: Mint Hues + 40% Off Spoils

Cannot quit raving about my new blogger planner in all of it’s DIY glory. Had it bound today at a local office supply store (we aren’t lucky enough to have a Staples here in the podunk Midwest). They were super receptive to everything that I asked for and the finished product is perfect! Basically you buy the content (a downloadable PDF), then follow the included directions to complete your own finished product. Get your own blogger planner from mama miss for only $5.99 here! My entire finished product was less than $20. Made a fun fashion find today while perusing Simply Charmed, a local boutique. Isn’t this headband just adorable? Picked up a couple fun patterns, and will be back to for more. I love that it is made by a small-town entrepreneur only miles from my hometown. Check her out on Facebook at The Western Wishbone! I have a soft spot for local businesses and try to support them

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Weekly Dose of {B} Informed – 3/17/14

Good morning Monday! Start it off with a dose of {B} Informed. If you are new here, {B} Informed is a snippet of newsworthy stories from the past week – from a mom’s point of view. Get your current events fix in a tiny portion of your free time and without having to scour the Internet! № 1. Amazon Prime to cost 99 dollars a year I know it was inevitable, though I just hate when prices go up for services that we love. Time to reevaluate if it’s still worth it for all you families out there! I know some people were just on the brink of whether or not Prime was worth it – this might send them over the edge of NOT subscribing. We use it enough that I think we’ll opt to keep it. Do your math folks! № 2. Honda recalls over 800,000 Odyssey minivans If you are the owner of a Honda Odyssey, be sure to

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