Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Strawberries= it's almost summer!!!

Last week we headed out with my sister in laws and 8 kids in tow to pick strawberries.
Here are the highlights

You get to EAT ALL the strawberries you want while you are picking

You get to make yummy freezer jam that will last even when the strawberries are gone..okay not in my house but it might last that long in someones house.

We had tons of fun....Thanks cousins!

Tuesday Update..a little late

Not great....not bad. That pretty much sums it up I lost 0.4lbs this week. Wish it was more but considering I weighed in directly following a holiday weekend I will take was after all a loss:)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

3 Fav's from scapbook Expo

I have been meaning to post these for a while, here are the top the finds i got at the Scrapbook show in Del Mar.

1) I have been looking FOREVER for some good storage for ribbon...this is it! All these timy holes hold all your ribbon in place and visible. I think I need to get a few more of these to be able to wrangle in all my ribbons!

2) I decided I wanted to learn one new techniques at the show and I found these fabulous Glimmer Mist spray inks by Tattered Angels and I love them! I did there make and take demo and created the card you see in the picture. I can't wait to use these for card swap!

3) I got the cutest bag!!! I have since turned it into my "church" bag to tote all of those important things for YW as well as church mag , crayons, cars, paper etc for the might think at ages 7,10,14 you would not need to take things to church to keep them busy, appartently this is not true with my children. Good thing for me because now I have an excuse to use this really cute adorable bag once a week!! Here is where you can get it K&Company

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tuesday Update

Tuesday weigh in day hooray! 2.6 lbs lost. For a total of 6 lbs.
Thanks for listening/or reading it helps me stay on track:)

Monday, May 18, 2009

I thought I was clever

My mother-in-law being out of town on Mother's day gave me an additional week to come up with a gift..Now I do have a thing for coming up with creative original gifts- if I do say so myself. So I set out on this task last week and thought myself so clever! A basket filled with new summer kitchen towels, a pretty new table cloth and some fabulous cooking magazines. I decided to top it all off by making her a cute half apron.Perfect! I thought. I then arrived at the in-laws for a fabulous Mother's day dinner yesterday and to my surprise found my Mother in law in the middle of making an APRON for her mom for Mother's day...she then proceeded to tell me how she made a half apron for her friend last week....Great minds think alike!

BTW meet Melinda my daughter(Sarah's) new decorative dress form I found at Ross. She has affectionately named her Model Melinda and she hangs her outfit for the next day on her. Adorable!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Tuesday is my weigh in day. I was SOOO good this week on WW I can't believe it but it feels really good!! I am starting to feel in control again. The best part I lost 3.4lbs!

Favorite low point treat (for my WW friends) Skinny Cow Carmel ice cream cone 2pts..sooo good!

It was a good week all in all and it ended with a great Mother's Day. Thanks Kids and Hubby!

Quote of the week: Adam 7 yrs old
"Mom can you just put the healthy stuff in my lunch today"
I must be rubbing off on him :)

Check back soon I am going to post my favorite things I got at the scapbook show a couple of weekends ago.

Friday, May 8, 2009

A New Change

When I began this blog I thought it would be a way to show some creative projects I have been working on and little creative outlet for me. Soon I became a blog stalker of many crafty mom blogs who also threw in a little of their real life the one that goes on while we are thinking of new things to create. SO lately I have been thinking maybe I should throw in some real life and spice things up around here.

Life has been changing around here....I am on a mission to get in shape for summer. Originally I was going to sign up for the weight loss challenge over on A Feathered Nest but the deadline came and went and I just forgot ( forgot is code word for chickened out). Next I was going to join The Biggest Loser competition at my local YMCA but the mandatory meeting came and I had to be somewhere else at the time ( had-also code word for chickened out).

Finally Tuesday I got out of bed and dragged myself to my step class, I felt so good for making myself go I drove right over to a Weight Watchers meeting and signed up!! I have been doing great so there you have it now you all know ( which is kinda embarassing) but noneless the more people who are watching me the more motivated I am. So I guess I am using you all for motivation..THANKS!!