Sunday, January 22, 2012

Scrapbook Sunday

It's been a looong time since I shared anything scrappy/crafty so I wanted to do that today...besides, I missed posting my Fab 5 Friday so this can take it's place this week...

A layout about taking the boys to see the Blue Man group while in Florida last Spring was AWESOME!! Carsyn even got pulled from the audience to participate on stage...sooo cool! The boys loved the show...Brian and I knew they would as soon as he and I saw them in Vegas a couple years ago.

This layout was created with a challenge issued over at LiitD last summer during the members online summer long crop. Chelsea challenges us to use "I hope you never forget" in your title. I wanted to remind Zack of a few things as he prepared to leave home and move to University.

This was another title challenge from the online summer crop that another member had issued. The title on your layout needed to be "Happiness Is" Now there a lot of things that make me happy but these photos, and the feeling I had when I put these "fat" pants on still brings a huge smile to my face.

Now that I have my own scrap/craft room,(there was one good thing about Zack moving to I plan to spend more time creating and will be able to share more often. My addiction to Pinterest is also helping with creative mojo. Do you Pin?

Monday, January 16, 2012

Friday, January 13, 2012

Fab 5 Friday

This week has been so crazy busy...I feel like I've been rushed/on the go everyday...looking forward to the weekend that's for sure!

making the bed before leaving the house...may seem like a no brainer to most but mornings fly by in this house so making time to get this done each day was a big deal for me

managing to make decent suppers for the family despite the hectic schedule we all had this week

the number of nights I actually managed to stay awake long enough to read before falling asleep

the number of times I worked out...need to up this next week...easing myself back into it is over

making the right food choices each day to keep me within or under my calorie allotment as indicated @ myfitnesspal

Weekend plans include pizza and movie night with the family, some shopping, laundry/housework and for sure some creating!
How about you?

Monday, January 9, 2012

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Fab 5 Friday

Losing 5 pounds this week after getting back on track with healthier eating, loggin into myfitnesspal, drinking lots of water every day and starting workouts again!!

Staying on top of the Organize and Declutter challenge I found at My Simpler Life

only working 3 days this week topped the highlight list for sure

two nights in a row I was able to get into my scrap room to create...that was fabulous! I don't normally have time to create during the week...hoping this continues for 2012!

I feel great...physically and mentally!!

I hope your new year too has gotten off on the right foot!
Have a great weekend!!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Motivational Monday

sooo true...I've said this to myself many times

Just a little reminder and motivator

In an effort to keep myself on track, I altered a dollar store composition book into a weight loss journal...
this is the front cover

the back cover

the first page created yesterday...on the first day of my journey

Will be adding to it daily...can't wait to look back on it a year from now to see how far I've come!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

I hereby declare

As a lot of people do at the beginning of a new year, I too, am making a commitment to live a healthier lifestyle...again!
Started out many times before, only to get caught up in life and putting other peoples needs ahead of my own.
That changed for more than half of 2011 (when I started a healthier lifestyle last January) and I am pleased with the results I achieved in the time I was committed. However, it's time to finish what I started and I am determined to make my last year in my 30's the year that this weight comes off and stays off once and for all! I will be 40 and fabulous...LOL!!
Any goals or resolutions for you?
Wishing you all the best of health, happiness and many great memories in 2012!