Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Project Life 2012: Week 27

  I am SO SO SO close to finishing up all the photo printing for 2012. SO super excited. I can't wait to get it finished so I can focus on 2013. Once all the pictures are printed I'm hoping the pages will come together really quickly. 

week 27 full spread:

page one:
This first page is all July 3rd. My sister came over and we made firework shirts for the boys. It was super fun to do. I might do them again this year and do a mini tutorial or something. Kaiser went to the vet and I ended our trip with a visit to Starbucks. The barista was super excited when I let Kaiser have a Puppy Mocha (just whipped cream in a small cup). 

insert 1 side 1:
We had a pretty fantastic 4th of July. I went for a morning run  and then John's side of the family came over for pizza and some tiny fireworks.

insert 1 side 2:
Gigi came over after naptime for a BBQ. We had a great time just playing outside and talking. No fireworks this year. Next year for sure!

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 Some fun pictures of our usual goofiness on side one. On side two: the "depressed" pup, my new sewing machine...freaking LOVE her and a bowl of cherries...my favorite summertime snack. :o) Just realized there is a typo on my cherry picture, so I'll have to go back and fix that. 

page 2:
Our art district has a free first Saturdays with arts and crafts for the kiddos, it's the first time we've been and it was SO much fun. I love when museums can be fun for the kiddos. We really need to make an effort to go again. 

I'll be linking up with the Mom Creative. 
The Mom Creative

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Project Life: Week 26

I did another simple spread this week. I didn't like it at first, but it's kind of grown on me. 
 It was a pretty normal week. We didn't do anything exciting, but it was nice.

page one:
The boys played INSIDE their water table. Kaiser looked sad and depressed...even though he's spoiled and extra loved. We had our trees cut and we went out for ice cream.  

 The stickers I used for the ice cream were from an old sticker day by day calendar. I was so excited when I found it in my stash. 

page two:
 The boys stamped with cookie cutters and dressed up as super heros. Nox was in a nesting stage. Right before naptime he used to make a nest in the middle of the floor for snuggles. John and I got a brunch date while the boys played in Gigi's sprinklers. 

 I love this sweet super hero photo. They really are my little heroes.

And here is the spread again...and one of my reasons for doing Project Life.

I'll be linking up with The Mom Creative

The Mom Creative

Monday, April 22, 2013

Craft Cherry Creations

Is officially open!! I've been thinking about opening shop for a long time now and I finally got my act together and did it!
After some debate, I decided to go with Storenvy. We'll see how it works out, but I am so excited about it.
Please come visit. I would love to know what you think: Craft Cherry Creations.

I have a few more items to photograph and list and after that I hope to list items as I get them. Wish me luck!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Scrappy Saturday: Smile

I have plans to get my shop opened over at Storenvy over the next couple days. Super excited!!
In the meantime, here is a new digi page I finished this morning!
3.8.2013 - Smile - Created using You Are My Happy collab - Sweet Shoppe Designs
and Simple Set 9 Bonus Template by lindsay jane

Friday, April 19, 2013

FAF: Week 14

2013 Starting Weight: 165
Last Weigh In: 162
Current Weight: 162
Lost This Week: 0
Total Lost: 3

Jeez-a-loo....I haven't blogged all week. No good reason either. Except I was sick. Better now and hoping my next FAF is a lot more interesting than this one!  

2013 miles as of last week: 132.78
Miles logged this week: 0
Total Miles: 132.78

Hope everyone has a happy and healthy week. 

Linking up with Angie!

Friday, April 12, 2013

FAF: Week 14 - The Color Run

2013 Starting Weight: 165
Last Weigh In: 165
Current Weight: 162
Lost This Week: 3
Total Lost: 3

Thank goodness! Totally got back on the right track this week. We planned our meals and stuck to them....mostly. I got sick and have had trouble eating the past couple days. I'm hoping my hard work at the beginning of the week is why I lost weight and NOT because I was sick, because I would be heart broken if the weight came flooding back when I feel better. 

Last weekend John and I did The Color Run. 

There were SO many more people than last year. It was a little more crowded than I would have liked...in certain spots they definitely narrowed the lanes. We were told over and over runners on the left, walkers on the right. For whatever reason that rarely happened....so we walked more than I wanted to and when we ran there was lots of zigzagging. 

All that said...we still had a BLAST. 


There were a TON of kids there is year...and while Munch didn't seem too pleased with our appearance this year either...we may drag him and Nox (who didn't have ANY problem with all the color) next year. 

The pink took 2 washes to come out of my hair...and my jacket is now a pretty lavender. 

We don't have another 5k planned YET, but we are looking for our next one. I tested my new running sneaks and I think we'll grow on each other. 

2013 miles as of last week: 120.51
Miles logged this week: 12.27
Total Miles: 132.78

I'm linking up with Angie. Come join in the fun!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Welcome Home Wednesday: Kitchen Before

When we were originally looking at homes online, I skipped over this one.
One of the reasons were these cabinets. The color threw me off.  
 I still don't like it. The maroon seems an odd color for cabinets...possibly a good color for a barn though. The walls are sort of a creamy yellow. It is actually kind of a pretty color, but not my style and just painted really badly....and recently we discovered that it's the EXACT same yellow as the house AND the master bath....AND the color that our dining room was. (Is it just me that thinks that is bizarre?)
 It's possible that the microwave and oven were original to the house...I think that's the last time the oven had been cleaned too.
 The dishwasher was pretty old too and the rust stains at the base told of a leak...
 I love the granite counter tops and the huge sink with the beautiful window overlooking the deck outside. At our last house I was looking at an old air conditioner while I did the dishes.
The fridge was missing parts, so we planned on replacing it with my mother's old fridge. When that didn't work we went ahead and replaced all the old appliances with new white ones. 
Above is the set up the previous owners had. That's a curtain chilling out in the middle of the window, held up by a shower curtain rod and a bunch of strings looped through hooks around the window. I have no idea what was going on there. The window does get some insane morning sun, so we will need to put blinds up.

To Do:
Replace Appliances
Repair problem with cabinet wall housing the Dishwasher (VERY soon I hope)
HOPEFULLY repaint cabinets - (I was leaning towards a light gray, but our bedroom is gray and so is our dining room...opinions?)
Paint walls - really depends on if we CAN repaint the cabinets
Purchase and hang blinds in window
Repair/replace light fixtures
Ultimately I would like a new backsplash, but that probably won't be anytime soon.

I really hope we are able to focus on this area soon...I love this kitchen, but really have yet to make it mine. 

Monday, April 08, 2013

Project Life: Week 25

 I had a little bit of a panic last week. I was on week 25 of 2012...and we are now on week 15 of 2013. Talk about insanely far behind. Seriously started to lose all motivation for Project Life. Then I looked over my previous pages and thought how sad I would be if I left it unfinished. Plus, I do have a huge chunk of the pictures for 2012 printed already so I HAVE to scrap those...right?! Right. So, I got to work. 

Week 25 is not one of my favorite spreads. It has mistakes and I didn't embellish as much as I would have liked, BUT it's DONE.

Page One:
Just an average week at our house.  

I loved this group of three instagrams and also the memory of painting rocks. We really need to do that again. 

Page Two:

It was a pretty low photo week for me, but I made it work. 
 During a purge treasure hunt, I found an old scrapbook day by day calendar and one for stickers too. 
I'm glad I've found a place for the random pieces in my hoard. 

Not my favorite by any means, but I kinda hope I can keep some of the simplicity and stop fusing so much over little mistakes...even though they drive me nuts. 

I will be linking up with The Mom Creative. 

The Mom Creative

Friday, April 05, 2013

FAF 2013: Week 14

Starting Weight: 165

I am trying VERY hard not to be completely furious with myself. It's not working out so well. Just a warning, this post will probably be mostly me venting. 

I should be proud. I have kept 58 pounds off. 

I'm not...cause I've gained 20...and I have been struggling so hard to keep the motivation to get that weight off again. 

What's killing me is I don't have any idea why I can't keep that motivation. 

I was so happy with where I was 20 pounds ago. I loved how I looked in clothes, I loved how much energy I had, I loved how fit I was. There is NO REASON for me not to fight to get back there. 

I haven't run since the Firefly Run two weeks ago. 

I DID get new running shoes! But...haven't tried them...mostly because of the weather and I won't be using them during The Color Run tomorrow, because I don't want my new shoes drowned in the rainbow right after they come out of the box. So yeah...I'm thinking Monday. Monday I will run again and there will be other workouts, yoga, strength training...it WILL happen. 

It seems like we somehow haven't gotten a GOOD grocery trip in two weeks. So we haven't been cooking that many decent meals...which means no left overs...which is NOT good. 

Okay, I need some good stuff in this post:
Got new shoes...YAY!! They are light and comfy and I can't wait to test them out. 
The Color Run is tomorrow and the weather is supposed to be AMAZING. Double YAY!! 
John bought me a white tutu for the run. How awesome is he? 
Meal plan pretty much completely organized for the next two weeks!! 
It's lovely out today, so when John gets home, the pup and I are heading out for a nice walk. 

2013 miles as of last week: 117.59
Miles logged this week: 2.92
Total Miles: 120.51

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

April Goals

March kinda had me falling off wagons left and right. Not sure what was going on. So, since we are a quarter of the way through 2013 (seriously?!), I thought it might be a good idea to refocus.

I'm still trying to mostly keep up with my 2013 Resolutions. Although, I have been struggling with my mile a day plan and I still haven't sat down with my camera yet.

Here is the plan for April:
*Start tracking my food again. REALLY not sure what happened there. 
*I kinda have been dragging on working out since my birthday injury, but I need to get myself back in gear.
*Start up a shop on Etsy or Storenvy. We've had some rain come in, so I'm waiting for some beautiful drier weather to get pictures. Then I just need to shake being overwhelmed, by all the stuff that seems to go along with a shop. Any and all advice welcome!
* I've gotten a little bit of an itch to sew lately, which I haven't had in a while...so I want to get a couple things completed this month. Top of my list is this Schoolhouse Tunic:
I rarely make anything for myself and I feel like it's time, I certainly need to make one before the heat of the summer sneaks up on us. 

I'm linking up with: