Saturday, January 30, 2010

Having a Camp-In tonight

Will has been having issues keeping himself in "check" at school lately and so I told him if he was good ALL WEEK we could have a Family Camp-In in the livingroom on the weekend. Camp-In=Blanket fort in the livingroom. Sleeping on the floor under a makeshift tent of blankets! That's what it's all about! Well he did it! So guess where I am sleeping tonight. Hope my back holds out. I might have to steal the couch cushions. Hmm...wonder if we could rig it up OVER my bed?! LOL

I'll report on the fun tomorrow if I am not too stiff to move! heehee

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Designs by Sine-Retiring

Ladies, don't forget about the big retirement sale by Sine over at
ALL HER STUFF IS $1.oo. NO JOKE! Hurry. The 31st is the last day!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Sunday, January 24, 2010

where's January going??

Wow...time is flying. I can't believe we are winding down the month of Jan. Didn't we just have Christmas? I spent the weekend with my sister. We had fun. We worked on centerpieces for her wedding in July. Then went to a bridal show. Then shopping real fast at Target. Found out I dropped yet another size. They are a tad tight but I could get them on and zipped and I could sit down in them! LOL Down 2 from last sundays' skinny jeans weigh in. Moving in the right direction.

I am having issues with my shoulder/back. Tense feeling. Think I need to go have a massage done. My right shoulder blade area has been really bugging me again. I had it worked before and it seemed to really help. It's been almost a year and it's really bugging me again. I think it's stress but it could also be job related. Not sure. But asprin doesn't seem to help so I think it's time to have the kinks worked out. Josh tries but he isn't successful. I think he just enjoys hurting me more than helping.

We are saving to redo Will's room and I would love to have the foyer/upstairs hall redone too. Just paint. Nothing too major. I'm ready for a change in the house as well as my life, job, etc. I'm just mixing it all up lately!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Remember the winds of change?

Well, I told you they were blowing. My work schedule has been put in a blender on puree. I am still only working 2 days but I am now on a floating schedule. I think I am really going to enjoy it. I'm ready for a change. Well, sorta, kinda. I mean, I wasn't looking to quit and go to a new office but I was ready to mix up my days a little. And this is it. Time will tell if I really like, I guess. I felt really good today though to know that the boss was willing to keep looking for another RDH if I wasn't willing to mix up my days. That meant a lot to me. So, starting in Feb. my schedule will be different each week. I have my days for the whole month of Feb and I will notify my family and friends with that schedule so you can keep up with me! wink wink

So yep, the winds of change blew! And so far, I like it! Let's hope the scale is kind to me on sunday for the skinny jeans weigh in! Last week it hated me. grr..and frankly...I was ready to take a hammer to IT.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Staying with my sis!

I'm heading to my sister's on Saturday to spend the day with her working on wedding stuff and then going to a bridal show on sunday. Looking forward to it! Of course I will take my camera and laptop. Watch for photos!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Charity Collab for Haiti

Some kicking hot designers got together and are creating a kit to benefit Haiti victims.
I know for sure that Kristin and Krystal will be a part of it. You can see the sneak peek at the colors. I will be sure to link you all up once it is done. So start saving those pennys. I know I will be buying it. How about you?

Friday, January 15, 2010

Grab a drink and get comfy...

This is gonna be long and deep.

So I went with Zander tonight to see the Blind Side. Best dang movie I've seen in a LONG TIME. But back to the post. So...I have these really deep thoughts that run through my head on a regular basis. Many of you know how deep my heart is. I would do anything for anybody. And as I am watching this show, it occurs to me, that I am the mom on this show. I would so totally do what she did. And it then hits me. My god, some day, I will be in her shoes. It won't be an adopted child but yet my own. My oldest has the same personality traits that I saw in Michael. He's so darn giving, caring, protective, extremely smart, and has a passion for football. So as I see Michael walk across the stage at his gradution my mind starts to go as it often does. Reflecting, transfering, making what is happening at that moment become ME in the future. I saw Zander walking across the stage at graduation and I was there full of pride and crying. I can't even imagine what I am going to be like as mom when these milestones hit. I pictured some of those plays on the field as if it was Z doing what he does. Will he be awesome, will he love the sport, will he hate, will he not even play it after all? My mind goes crazy at times. All I really know, is that I want my boys, my family to be happy and love life. That movie hit me. It moved me. I can so totally relate to type of family they were and what they did. I could do it, I would do it. I do do it. I give a lot. And frankly, I wouldn't have it any other way.

Go see the blind side. Awesome movie. I hope it wins an award of some kind. They did it without a ton of bad language, no sex scene, no killings. Just a nice family doing a good thing. That's how the world should be. We need a few more of those families in the world.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Good Bye Sine!

Designs by Sine is having a huge retirement sale. She's taking a break. Not going to a new store or anything just plain retiring. I pray she will come back later but that's her choice. She needs a break and you get the benefits of it. This starts on the 15th. Just letting you know so you can prepare your wallets! I will miss her terribly. She has touched my heart to the core and I wish her and her family nothing but the best. I hope she keeps in touch with me. She's my favorite Denmark friend ever! Ok fine...she's my only friend from Denmark but she's "da bomb". I will miss you and your templates, ZEENUH!! not Sign!

Swan Creek Candles

well I have a new love! My coworker bought me one of their candles for my birthday. Gingerbread. Well, I found out they have REFILL kits!!! You save $5 by buying the refill kit vs. a new candle. Hey, $5 is $5! And it was fun! Took me 5 min, if that, to do it. I am thinking it would be fun to pour up some small containers to use as shower gifts! Oh AmyJo...I have a project for use! LOL

Anywho...just wanted to share what I did this morning. Needed something to cheer me up. I woke and know why I have been feeling "out of it". UGH...No wonder I couldn't get enough to eat the last couple of days! LOL Mystery solved!

I get my stitches out today. Yippee. I'm sick of not being able to wear my strap up. I feel lopesided. I think I might dust off Photoshop today. Maybe. It haven't touched it in a while and it's been sorta nice. But I think I have a few designers who might be wondering where I am.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

So busy

I can't believe I haven't posted in awhile. I've been busy. I had breakfast with Bev today! It was so great to see her. I really needed that time with her to laugh and share life. My next goal is to visit with my sister Amy. I'm really needing some sister time with her for some reason. I saw her at Christmas but it was so rushed. Plus I want to work on some wedding stuff!

I'm feeling out of sorts lately too. I am not sure what's happening but I just feel overwhelmed. And honestly, I have less on my plate than before. I am not doing as much at the school lately and trying to focus on me. Maybe that's the problem...I'm taking care of me and not doing enough for others. My body is shock! LOL

onward and upward!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Friday, January 8, 2010


I'm happy to report that I am finally losing again! I was at a sluggish point over the holidays. I didn't gain but I didn't lose either. BUT remember, winds of change...they be blowing!

I am officially at 36.4 pounds GONE! I've lost a toddler from my body!! ahh...I just wanna hit 40 gone so bad I can almost taste it. I'm not sure why? Other than I have been stuck in the 30's for so long and I am sick of it. I wanna be able to say, I have lost over 40 pounds on WW! I'll get there! I know that! Slow and steady wins the race! This is a lifestyle change and nothing more. So if it takes me two be it! But I do see my Sister's Wedding date screaming at me sometimes. Or is that really just my Sister herself screaming at me? Hmm..

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Project 365 revisit

My plans are this: I am going to attempt to do a photo a day. No plans, no pressure. I feel like right now my direction/focus is weight loss and I have to stick with my JOURNEY. If I do not make a photo a day, I will still have weekly photos of ME and my journey! I can only handle so much and I am taking over Skinny Jeans 3 so that is going to be my main focus.

I have a designer retiring this month and I am going to scale back the rest. I need to keep my energy on the REVEAL. It's my mission. It's what I am all about and I want to do it for ME. I am kind of tired of doing things for everyone else first. I've done that ALL my life and I ready to make ME a priority. I sounds so selfish when I type it out. Does it really come across that way to others or am I just being too sensitive about it? This is all new, uncharted territory for me. So I am not sure if I am saying it right or presenting my feelings in the proper way. I mean let's face it, I am a MOM first and foremost. So of course my children will be a top priority, as will the hubby. But all the EXTRA stuff is just that to me now, Extra. I still enjoy helping others and will never be able to let it all go but the winds of change are blowing.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Skinny Jeans 3 is starting!

I'm going to take over and run this round! Anyone want in? Starts 1-10-10 and runs to 4-4-10
Let me know here if you want in and I will get you the info! Come know you wanna!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

3rd Place in Skinny Jeans

I took 3rd place in the skinny jeans contest!!! I lost 6.14% in 66 days!!! Wahooo!!! I'm so darn happy!! I am going to miss those weekly photos. I am going to keep up with them as I really love seeing the change as much as I hate seeing "myself" being put out there. Maybe if I get the courage....I will share my photos here. MAYBE.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

A look back at 09

Here's a look back at my 09. I was thinking it was sorta a crap year but you know what...looking at these wasn't THAT bad! We did a bunch of cool stuff last year as a family and I am so glad I keep up with my family's memories!
ETA::: Here's where I bought the template: