Outlander’s Cowl Making Queen Redux

Via OutlanderDreaming.wordpress.com


Or the Twitter Knitter if you prefer! Either way, Mika is all that and a bag of chips! She is the whole damn Happy Meal! You may remember I wrote a previous piece on her mad cowl making skills for @BeatBloodCancer which you can find HERE.


Mika’s orginal goal for the charity was $10,000 dollars, and as you can see from the above picture, she exceeded that goal. At last check, she was $200.00 away from $12,000. Anyone who follows her on Twitter can see there is not quit in her and she is still going strong. Last count was $11.825!

I asked her via Twitter’s Direct message how she felt about the amount she has raised for the charity Beat Blood Cancer and this is what she had to say!

OMFG is about how I feel about the $12K as I only expected to raise between $300-500. Translate…

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Fitness Test #2 Retest – My Peak Challenge

Thank you faithful blog readers for joining me on my adventures during My Peak Challenge.  This short post was inspired by a series of my tweets today.

1.  You can find these at #Cinnotti’s #JaxBchFL #bakery #yum

2.  Confession time, I did eat 2 Bachelor Buttons. Smaller than plaid cookies. I thought @BAMStrength was pro cookie?
 3.  I’m going 2 get put in “sin box” #badinfluence
Feeling the need to repent, I decided to do 20 minutes of cardio, a combination of walking and jogging guided by my Wii fit.  I was pleasantly surprised by the results.  The first time I tested I walked/jogged 1.9 miles (approximately 3057 meters, if http://www.metric-conversion.org is correct) in 20 minutes.  Tonight, I walked/jogged 2.9 miles (4667 meters) in 20 minutes.  I’m not sure how accurate Wii fit really is with results, but I was pleased.  I only burned 129 calories, maybe the two cookies?
I took this pic with 6 minutes and 29 seconds remaining of my 20 minutes.
Completion of 20 minutes
For those of you suffering from Preschool story withdrawal, I’ll give you a snap shot.  We had a low of 28 degrees in North Florida today, too cold for the four-year old children that I teach.  Inside Recess was required.  “Chicken Fat” was requested, and the CD I have has a music track of the same 6 minute 29 second routine.  Second time through, I let them pick what exercise they like the most.  They asked, “Mrs. Mc, can you do a sit up?”  Of course!  I started to demonstrate, and one of my little boys rushed over to hold my feet.  He was so cute!  I said, “Someone at your house must exercise.”
I received the My Peak Challenge pack yesterday.  Thank you Bear Strength, F1ght Camp, and Sam Heughan for the inspiration!
All of the participants of My Peak Challenge are amazing!  The sense of community, positive attitude, strength, and tireless energy to work together towards the common goal to Beat Blood Cancers are awe-inspiring to me.
Thank you so much for reading!
Jenny Mc
@jennymcinspired – Twitter

Favorite Screen Characters Blog Hop

I met Susan Kicklighter through Twitter.  You can follow her @writing4kix.  We discovered a mutual love of the television series Outlander, and also determined that we both hail from the same part of the Sunshine State.  She tagged me in a Favorite Screen Characters Blog Hop.

For this quick, fun blog hop, you just name your 10 favorite characters from movies or TV, and then tag 10 friends to do the same!

This is Susan’s post, tmblr.co/ZUDCHn1dbMQZX.

I have so many favorite screen characters, but here is my list of ten in no particular order.

Jamie Fraser, Outlander

Claire Fraser, Outlander

Jaime and Claire

Joe Fox, You’ve Got Mail

Kathleen Kelly, You’ve Got Mail

you've got mail

Bridget Jones, Bridget Jones’s Diary

Bridget Jones Diary

Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory


Rose Dewitt Bukater , Titanic

Jack Dawson , Titanic


David Addison, Moonlighting

Maddie Hayes, Moonlighting


I have really enjoyed reading the blog posts from the writers that Susan tagged, and I look forward to reading the posts from the friends I tagged as well.

I tag

Jen@OutlanderMusings, outlandermusings.wordpress.com

Norma D, thechurchofheughanology.wordpress.com

Vintage Chick/Melissa, melissasobservations.wordpress.com

Richard B, @OutmanderArtist

Alisa, findyoursparkle.org

Heughliots of AB, heughliots.wordpress.com

Julie, cookingjulesstyle.blogspot.com

Diane, outlanderdreaming.wordpress.com

Jenny Jeffries, outrageousoutlander.wordpress.com

Terri, terrizellerwallace.wordpress.com

As always, I look forward to your comments!

Jenny Mc



BAM Strength Girls Work Out Playlist

Music inspires and motivates me to work out.  The BAM Strength Girls held a #BooTEAlicious contest for January.  I entered with a Work Out playlist.  I really enjoyed reading everyone’s playlists.  It was fun to see songs I had in common with others, for example, “Uptown Funk” Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, “Take Me to Church” Hozier, “Peace of Mind” We Were Promised Jet Packs, and “Turn Down For What” DJ Snake and Lil John.  I always like to get ideas for new music.  I wanted to share mine with you.



Fight Camp’s John Valbonesi has been posting playlists on their Twitter page @F1ghtCamp.  Thanks John for helping this My Peak Challenge participant!  I added Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love” after I saw it on his list.

I continue to look forward to my work outs and will start today with the BAMStrength Girls February challenge YoFlex.  The girls will be doing a combination arm strength and yoga challenge.

The Salt Life Sassenachs are still meeting regularly to walk 5k, you can find us on Twitter @SaltLifeSassies.  I’d love to hear your My Peak Challenge stories!

J Mc


Jenny Mc @jennymcinspired – Twitter