Saturday, October 29, 2011

Sweet & Delicious

We took the kiddos blueberry picking in May.  It's always such a wonderful family outing that isn't to hard on the wallet.

Sketch Inspiration #243
My November Challenge for S4A - Paint.
OLW - Sweet from The Moments.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Complete My List Of Items

I really need to finish putting my list together.  I didn't realize how much 101 items were.  Plus, I wanted to make it realistic because the more and more I read that other people who didn't complete their list in time it was because they added items that just weren't possible.

I have also realized that I should of completed my list before I started my clock.  The items towards the end of my list I won't have as much time to complete.  Oh well lesson learned. 

My Work In Progress Items:
8. Lose two pant sizes and stay in the single digit clothing size. (0/2)
I know it hasn't been a whole month yet but as I was warming up my lunch and I noticed that no one else was around so I weighted myself.  I lost another 2 pounds.  I haven't been eating the best the past few weeks so I'm happy that as least I didn't add weight. My total loss now is 20 pounds.  My clothes still fit although a little lose now but not enough to go to a smaller size.  My number 8 is going to be a real work in progress.

9. Do something for someone else (5 different people) that is completely unselfish. (3/5)
I came up with this idea a while back and finally sat down and did it.  It didn't even start out intended to make my list but I guess that the best part doing stuff in my everyday life not just working off a list directly.  Now I have to be honest this is somewhat selfish.  I made this mini album for my sister and honestly it didn't come out the way I originally envisioned it would but she liked it anyways.  It's selfish because it made me feel really good to be able to give something to my big sister.  She is very sweet and generous and I liked that I could give finally her something in return to show her my appreciation.

Completed Items:
50. Keep car clean for 1 whole month.
Well I'm very proud of myself that I did it!  However, as much as I want a clean car all the time I had a few situations where if my car was cluttered on the inside like normal it would of been helpful.  For example, my Son wakes up at the crack of dawn so he got ready with me but my daughter sleep until it was time to leave.  I knew that I had everything but I needed to grab some shoes for her.  Big surprise I forgot her shoes.  Normally this wouldn't be a problem because I usually have an extra pair in my car.  Not this time because it was spotless.  I ended up giving my Aunt $20 so they could run into Target and pick her up a pair.  The bright side is she LOVES her new sparkly shoes.  They wouldn't of been my pick and I can't believe that my Aunt let her pick those one out but in the end I'm glad that she did.  I'll have to take a picture to post.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Monkeyin' Around

We took a family trip a while back and the San Diego Zoo was part of our vacation.  The pictures are of my Dad and with my kids and the right photo has my sister and BIL in the back ground.  However, my little plan of getting a picture of my son with his giraffe tank top in front of the giraffe exhibit didn't really work out so I did snap a photo of a giraffe and included him in my layout. 

I was watching Jungle Book with my kids the other week and thought how great the songs go with our zoo pictures and the Scrap that Song Challenge was just around the corner on the 15th.  Perfect! 

The sketches from Sketch Inspiration fit my scrappy style perfectly and last weeks #241 was no exception. 

Monday, October 10, 2011

Life is Bliss - Mini

As promised, I finished the mini for my friend and I'm sharing it with you all.  It's super simple but I like the way it came out.  I've also started working on the Thank You cards for her shower too. I'm curious to know what you all think. 

Friday, October 7, 2011

Another Great Contest Coming Soon...

Come join us at S4A, October 10th - 17th, for a fun fall layout & card contest.

Regina, over at The Cutting Cafe has generously donated some goodies for the event. Be sure to mark your calendars! 

Stop by The Cutting Cafe and check out all of the yummy treats.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Hooray!!! Baby Shower Coming Up!!!

Hooray!!!  Baby Shower Coming Up!!!  LOL, and NO it's not for me.  My good friend is having a baby girl.  Can you say crafting, crafting and more crafting.  I'm making her card (see below), a chipboard album (all post soon), thank you cards and possibly a shower banner.  Then I'm going to dust off that sewing machine of mine and attempt some bibs, receiving blankets, burp clothes and these snack bag things.  I have a lot to do and the shower is only a little over a month away. 

I used a sketch from Burlap & Buttercups.  It was exactly what I was looking for when I was trying to figure out what the card should look like.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

-8 Pounds and Counting

My Work In Progress Items:

8. Lose two pant sizes and stay in the single digit clothing size. (0/2)

So, after a wonderful comment from my BIL I remembered it's time to weight myself this month.  I don't want to be crazy about weighing myself so I've limited to once a month.  It's helpful that I don't own a scale and have to use the industrial one at work.  LOL

Well, as you can tell from my title I lost 8 pounds this month.  I'm down 18 pounds total since I started this new eating and exercising life style.  I hate the word diet because that seem so temporary.  I think to be able to lose the weight and keep it off you have to change your habits. 

Just last week I started to notice a change in certain areas of my body not much but I have noticed a change.  I still haven't dropped a clothing size but I do think I'm getting close to it.   

9. Do something for someone else (5 different people) that is completely unselfish. (2/5)

Ok, this seems like a small thing but I think it counts.  I'm not crazy tall but I'm tall enough to reach the top shelf at the grocery store.  I often get asked by people to grab something that they can't reach.

Well, my DD and I went to the grocery store on Thursday.  This sweet little old lady complimented how adorable my DD is (which she is adorable), then asked if I could reach that can of beans on the top shelf for her.  Sure no problem and I got to do a good deed for a stranger.  I love that my DD was there to see me do something for someone else and hopeful teach her to help others when needed. 

50. Keep car clean for 1 whole month.

I've been doing really well with this but I do still have 16 more days to go.

12. Visit 100 random blogs and leave comment(s). (100/100)

I completed this one but I know I'll never stop my interest in finding cool/fun blogs.