Saturday, April 30, 2011

Scrappy Saturday

Just a quick post before I go to my sister's for a bride's maid brunch and then dress (for us, she already has her show stopper) shopping!

I'm seriously behind on the boy's scrapbooks. I really need to try doing a page a week for both boy's. The amount of pictures that never make it off my computer is just pitiful.

Here is Nox at 4 months. He's 8 months today! Totally growing too quickly.

Created using Lil' Monster by Everyday Mom Ideas and Template Free "bee" by Scraping with Liz

When Munch was 8 months old we went to see Eleven Hundred Springs at a free concert. It was a really fun and fantastic evening. The weather was PERFECT and the music was great!
Created using Hello Sunshine Freebie by Karen Lewis Designz and 365 template #31 by Moriginals.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Fat Ass Friday - Week 15

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Original Starting Weight: 223
Post Preggie Starting Weight: 200
Last Weeks Weight: 170
Current Weight: 169
Weight Loss This Week: 1
Total Weight Lost: 54

Lost a total of 8 pounds in April!! Super SUPER happy about that. Hopefully I can keep it up. Although there is chocolate in the house...and that's ALL I want to eat at the moment. Eeek.

Was really happy with my jogging this week. I restarted week 5 since I was sick last week and jogged twice. I decided to take it SUPER slow this week and it worked out great. Didn't have to stop during any of the runs. I was so proud during the 8 minute runs. I didn't even look to see how much time was left. We'll see how the 20 minute run goes next week. I doubt I'll be able to run the whole thing, but I'm going to try.

I stepped it up a little with my workouts and walking this week. I needed to make up for last week and Easter. I really surprised myself and burned almost 2000 calories and walked/ran 20 miles! I'm going to see if I can do it again next week too. Crossing fingers.

Here is the recipe of the week.

Created using Summer Mini by three paper peonies

The original recipe and nutritional info can be found here. It's so super yummy and fresh. Tastes like summer :o)

Tomorrow I'm trying on bridesmaid dresses with my sister's skinny bridal party. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

My Boys Tuesday - Easter Pants

Sorry, Monday just wasn't happening. Hope everyone that celebrates had a fantastic Easter! I know we did.

I had a million projects on my Easter to do list, but Easter snuck up on me so I didn't get as much done as I had planned. I did however get some pants done for the boys.

Little Nox got a pair of Big Butt Baby Pants and a pocket square, which was supposed to be a bow tie. Oh well, next year!

For Munch's pants I messed around with Made's Basic Pant Tutorial. She has a pattern, but they ended up too short and tight for my little man, so I made my own, using hers as a guide.
And here is a picture of Munch and I. Just cause I love it. It's not often we can get him to smile directly at the camera. :o)
I have a little of that fabulous argyle fabric left. Any ideas on what I should make with it?

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Fat Ass Friday - Week 14

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Original Starting Weight: 223
Post Preggie Starting Weight: 200
Last Weeks Weight: 172
Current Weight: 170
Weight Loss This Week: 2
Total Weight Lost: 53

Sorry I'm late this week. We've been sick. I was completely miserable all day Thursday and Munch was a Monster. Sometimes I wish that I worked outside the home cause then I could call in sick and have hubby take the kids to day care...although they were sick too so that wouldn't have worked. Hubby got me meds and soup Friday morning before he went to work. I feel SO much better now. Not 100%, but at least I no longer feel like someone beat me with a 2x4, so things are looking up.

I only got to jog once this week. After a thunder storm. Which was maybe not a good idea cause I almost slipped and fell a dozen times, but I really wanted to run. I didn't do very well, but I think that was partially because I was getting sick and didn't know it yet. SO I'm going to start week 5 over next week. Give myself a feeling good, fresh start. I also decided that I'm going to start jogging one morning on the weekends. Hubby tells me jogging during the day is a lot different than jogging at night. So either Saturday or Sunday mornings I'm going to walk down to the jogging trail and start C25K there. If I feel up to skipping a day or even a week I will, but the terrain is different and it's possible that I'll have the jogging stroller. How cool would it be to be able to jog a 5k with a stroller?

That's it for this week. Hope those who celebrate have a wonderful Easter!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wish List Wednesday - Crafty Storage

I've wanted this since my best bud Alisha posted it on her blog, Crandallation, a year and a half ago. Her uncle is super talented and made it. I NEED one, but he doesn't make them any more. :o( I even searched high and low on etsy and couldn't find ANYTHING like it. My hubby keeps talking about doing projects with wood. Maybe I'll sneak this on his to do list.

To read about this amazing spool cabinet and Alisha's craft area go HERE.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Opposites: Old and New

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Beth over at Beth V Photography is teaching a free photography class. It's full now, but you can still follow along and she'll be offering a PDF book of it when it's over next month. She has fantastic tips for those lucky enough to own an DSLR and some great tips for those of us using the manual options on our point and shoot.

I am SUPER behind. I'm seriously the QUEEN of procrastination.

Day 1: Old - Taken with my Olympus SP-500

Recently reorganized my craft hoard. While sifting though my mountains of supplies (should have taken a picture of that) I found a treasure I forgot I had. Almost 20 years ago my great-grandmother taught me how to knit and gave me a basket full of yarn, some knitting needles and these wonderful and unfinished embroidery projects.
On the right is a small table cloth and on the left a table runner. I'm going to try and match the colors and complete them. It would be wonderful to have something made by both myself and my great-grandmother.

Day 2: New - Taken with my Olympus SP-500

This picture is horrible. The lighting in our master bedroom is almost nonexistant. Plus getting a picture where the light didn't bounce back at me was near impossible, but I did it!! This picture is a mix of old and new.
My mother had the doll house made for me when I was 7 or 8. For years it sat in our shed and then last year my husband and I moved it into the garage until we were able to find the perfect stand for it. Now it has a place of honor in our bedroom. It has a lot of restoration to be done on it, but it's safe from the elements now!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Fat Ass Friday - Week 13

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Original Starting Weight: 223
Post Preggie Starting Weight: 200
Last Weeks Weight: 174
Current Weight: 172
Weight Loss This Week: 2
Total Weight Lost: 51

SWEET! I can't even begin to discribe how excited I am about this week. I am offically 1 pound under my pre-preggie weight! SO SO happy!

My next goal is a little silly, but I would LOVE to be able fit into my wedding dress again. Just for kicks really...just to say I can. I was 169 when I wore it, but 2 pregnancies have changed my body, SO I'm not sure that will do it. I guess we'll see though!

I got in two jogs this week. I completed week 4 on Tuesday and then last night we all went out together. I took Munch in the jogging stroller and Hubby took Nox in the single stroller with Kaiser. I decided to try week 3 with the stroller. It was super fun for Munch and I really enjoyed having the company...but I probably should have done week 1. Pushing the stroller and jogging seriously kicked my butt. Hubby said I looked graceful and fluid jogging....he's so sweet.
Look what I got in the mail this week:

I won these fantastic goodies for linking up on Fat Ass Friday. I LOVE them. Brandy made the cute zippered pouch. How cute is that?! I love those hedgehogs...they just make me smile. Went to Kohl's today after a long and bash-my-head-in-boring visit to DPS to renew my license. While there I went a little crazy and decided to try on a some shirts and shorts in a size below what I have been wearing. And guess what? They fit...and the medium white t-shirt actually looked good!! Seriously excited. LOVE it! Can't remember the last time I was comfortable in a medium. So I may have bought that white shirt in 3 colors...I may also want it in 4 more colors. It's also possible that I was bouncing off the walls with glee at going down a size.

I got so distracted trying on smaller clothes that I missed lunch. The people at Kohl's are evil...they put chocolate at the registers...and not just any chocolate...GODIVA. I decided that I needed a treat to celebrate, which could have gone VERY badly...EXCEPT they had these:

Dark Chocolate Pearls with Mint. These fantastic chocolate gems are amazing. They taste like heaven AND are only 25 calories per serving. That's 8 little chocolate balls of goodness, people. Just enough to calm a craving. SO GOOD.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Easter Wreath

When I was organizing my craft hoard, I noticed that I had an unnatural collection of yarn (among other things, but that's besides the point). In an effort to use some of my stash I decided to wrap a wreath with it.

I also had some craft supplies hidden away with my Easter decorations so I went ahead and added those. I really love how it turned out. I have a TON more it's possible you may see more of these in the future. :o)

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Scrappy Saturday - Good Bye March - Hello Spring


Created using: Luck of the Irish bu Digi Junkie and Template #245 by Andrea Gold

First Day of Spring For the Boys by Miranda Reinhardt and Template No. 43 by Moriginals

Fat Ass Friday. Okay fine...SATURDAY - Week 12

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  • Starting Weight: 200
  • Last Weeks Weight: 177
  • Current Weight: 174
  • Weight Loss This Week: 3
  • Total Weight Lost: 26

Don't know WHAT is wrong with me lately. I just can't stay on top of my blog! I'm going to try and place catch up this weekend. Cross your fingers.

YEAH! Three more pounds! SO excited about this. Just ONE more till I hit my pre preggie weight. I have a lot more to go after that, but I can't wait to hit that mark.

The weather has been beautiful this week. A little windy for our walks on some days, but so wonderful.

I got three jogs in this week. I'm now on week 4 and it's totally kicking my butt. The first and second jog I'm okay and the first day I did alright for the third jog. Not so much the second night and I can't for the life of me run the last jog the whole way through. It really irritates. We'll see how my last jog goes. But this time I think I may just repeat it until I get it. My hubby thinks I may be jogging too fast. :o/ When my in-laws come over to visit on Sunday I may drag hubby out to jog with me. So he can show me how fast I'm supposed to be going. Everyone have a healthy week! I'm off to get caught up on my pathetic looking blog!

Friday, April 01, 2011

Fat Ass Friday - Week 11

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Starting Weight: 200 Last Weeks Weight: 178 Current Weight: 177 Weight Loss This Week: 1 Total Weight Lost: 23

Take that Plateau! You can totally hit the road now...and don't come back cause you gave me a headache.

In other news...My buddy Brandy is flipping awesome. I opened my mail today and found this shirt in it.

It says FAST PEOPLE SUCK! Someday I'll suck too... Did I mention that Brandy rocks? I freaking love her face. She made this shirt for me. She does C25K too and she's a couple weeks ahead of me. There have been nights where I've steped out the door to run and seriously thought about repeating a week and thought "Nope, Brandy doesn't...and if she doesn't I'm not going to." She had really made Fat Ass Friday into an awesome support group. I love visitors all of the time, but my Fat Ass Friday visitors mean a lot. You guys push me to do better and keep at it. Love You!!

Don't really have much else. Hope everyone has a super healthy and happy weekend! note: Blogger keeps messing my post up. I edited it at least ten times and it still looks I apologize for the messy post. Hugs!