Monthly Archives February 2012

Simple Starfish winner

Yesterday I recieved something very fun in my mailbox. A couple of weeks ago I entered a contest on one of my favorite blogs.

LAYLA over at THE LETTERED COTTAGE you can read her blog here: Theletteredcottage.net

Layla featured an amazing jewelry designer that offers something different. It is all customizable jewelry.  The company is called {simple starfish} and here is a little about what Christine, the designer, offers.

“{simple starfish} inspired by sun, sand and sea and the relaxed feeling of the beach.  Our goal is to create something unique and custom that you love!  Our beautiful, affordable personalized pieces of handmade, hand stamped jewelry are designs that you can wear each and every day while expressing your own unique personality...

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Week end weigh in 7

I feel so out of the loop. Well only when it pertains to the blogging/facebook world! I have taken a break from logging on everyday and reading through some of my favorite blogs and I took facebook off of my phone so I wouldn’t check it….um I don’t know….30 times a day. I know, a huge addiction that was taking over my life. So instead this past week I spent a lot of time doing something I never thought I would actually fall in love with. Hopefully knowing that this is my weekly check in with my favorite blog reading friends, you would know it has to pertain to losing weight. EXERCISING! Yep I said it. I will exercise, but fall in love with it?! NAH! That was not my thing. That seemed to only be for healthy, fit women. Not me...

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A simple project that’s inexpensive too

My daughter has an abundance of headbands and it seems that we lose one each week. They have been getting stepped on and broken mainly because she hasn’t been putting them away, but also because she really didn’t have space in the bathroom drawer anymore. I needed to come up with an idea to help her keep the organized. So I grabbed an empty oatmeal container.

 

 

I grabbed some decorative scrapbook paper and glue to cover the container, and got this.

 

 

 

It even makes a place to put hair brushes.

 

 

The outcome. Super simple, but huge space saver.

 

 

 

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Soccer has begun!

This past weekend Little T officially started her soccer tournament season with one of the largest tournaments that we have ever attended. Noah is the assistant coach this year to her team and we are very excited to see how they do this year.

Even my mom and my favorite little monkey came out to watch.

Each child on the team has to sit out one tournament because of the number of girls on the team. We decided to have Little T sit first. We then got a call from the U14 coach asking if she could play for his team. What an honor! I try very hard to be humble. Sometimes it is just not in my personality….and this weekend was no different. I was a PROUD MOMMA!

She just turned 12 and played this weekend with girls that are 13-14 some going on 15! She played her little heart ...

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Week end Weigh In 6

Well I believe it has been over 2 months since my last post. Many things have changed for me and my family, so I will start off by apologizing for just going M.I.A! I made the decision to take myself off face book and by doing that I really thought I cut off all my readers. Gratefully I have been getting feedback asking me to write! I love the support and would continue to love more support by sharing my blog with others.

I have been maintaining my 47 pound weight loss for two months now and love that I can enjoy some chocolate and not gain back what I lost...

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Laundry Room Redo!

I was beyond ecstatic when my father in law offered me some free wood floors in the color that I love!!! The only catch was that he only had a few boxes. Well I immediate thought about my laundry room. I have been itching to redo something but due to budgets I didn’t have much to work with and knew that I needed to do a small room. I had started out by picking out some inspirational rooms that I pinned a few weeks ago, on you know it…Pinterest! Striped walls kept jumping out at me like a jack in the box, but in a good way…not the scary way like those freaky clowns! Anyways I had my mind set on the stripes and I wanted them horizontal, not vertical. My husband try to talk me out of it, but I stuck to my guns.

Noah was great in helping me...

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Week end weigh in 5

So yesterday was a pretty big milestone for me. I hit my 50 day mark of eating healthy and changing my life. I have never went this long! Whoo Hoo!!!! Can you tell I am excited?! I also have some great changes that have taken place that I can’t wait to share…so here it is.

A couple of days ago I was driving and noticed a weird feeling that I have not experienced I think….EVER!

I could actually feel room inside my pant leg! HA! Do you know what I am saying? My jeans always fit..I mean F.I.T! FIT!! They are tight in all areas. So I was so excited when I could actualy feel room inside my pants. Okay I know that sounds overly dramatic…but that is what I am DRAMATIC!

Second I have lost another 1.8 pounds this week. I am .4 of a pound away from losing the BIG 2-0!! I can’t wait...

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Love is in the air

Each year I anticipate decorating for the extra holidays. Valentine’s, Easter, Fourth of July…you know those “extra holidays.” Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and yet I don’t have by my standards enough decorations to decorate, so why try. I just think “I’ll do it the next year.” Does that only happen to me?! Well this year was no different EXCEPT I now have Pinterest.

I found some really cute things on there that inspired me to be a little more creative than going out and spending money on overpiced Valentine’s Day decorations. So that’s exactly what I did. I found things around my home to repurpose. I was actually surprised by myself…haha!

I put fake flowers in vases that I already had and added water.

This is too much Valentine’s decor, but I wanted to show of...

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Week end weigh in 4

Sorry I am just getting this out today. I really want to make sure I send the weeks installment of Week End Weigh In each Monday so I can stay consistent, but yesterday was a very special day for us. If you didn’t get a chance to read…scroll down and check out what we celebrated!

As for the last week it has been a little sad to me. I only lost 1 pound. A little dissappointing for sure but it hasn’t stopped me from feeling great! A total of 17.4 pounds down. This last week I ran three times and worked out with my favorite friend, Jillian Michaels! I made asked Noah to do it with me. I don’t think he enjoys it as much as I do…hehe! But he was a great husband trying to support me. I also went running with him yesterday for the first time since getting back into running...

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Happy Birthday T

Today my family celebrates the birthday of my oldest child. Little T is 12 years old. I can’t believe it! I know I say that every year and it never fully seems to sink in that she is this old. Twelve years ago I was a scared, excited, and overwhelmed brand new momma. She was delivered at 8:45 am by my midwife Fran. As she was coming her heart rate dropped and they needed to get her out fast. The next few hours were a blur not knowing exactly what was wrong with her. The nurses assured me she was okay but the fact that I wasn’t able to see her was definitely telling me a different story. When I finally got to see her about an hour later, my joy turned into fright. I saw my baby there hooked up to so many machines and had no idea what was going on...

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