Friday, February 27, 2009

More healthy food pics!

So i told you guys that I belong to a gym now with a personal trainer, dietician, etc. I was kinda worried that I would be HUNGRY eating 1800 cals a day but OMG exactly the OPPOSITE! I'm so dang full i'm almost feeling like I'm gorging myself! No more hunger pains, no more cravings, feeling physically and mentally BETTER and SOOOO over the 11 month plateau! You have no idea what this is doing for my esteem to know that I'm back on track and in CONTROL!

And just in case you think dieting means eating nasty gross meals and nothing but veggies, I posted some pics below of some of my meals this week...enjoy!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Layout about ME!

Reason # 5? 6? 10? 100? 1000? (I lost track) why i LOVE BISOUS! Suzanne...the OWNER and Designer is soooo super cool and nice! I met her at CHA and she blew me away with how truly fun she is! (her hubby's super cool too=)

Anyways, she just told me she created a layout with a picture of us and posted it on the Bisous facebook page. What an honor for me! WOOT WOOT! I'm totally thrilled and kinda awestruck right now that she would think enough of me to make a page about me I'm gonna go gloat for a to myself...grin from ear to ear...LIFE IS GOOD....

Fun with Jadyn

So I'm playing with Playdough with my almost 3 year old this morning (being a good mommy) cause that's how I roll (stolen from Claytons), and I make this silly old lady. Jadyn smiles and says "That looks like Jordyns teacher!" Rutroh....hope she doesn't view my blog! haha

Hope this made you smile..have a HAPPY day!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Phenomenal woman

Joined the gym last tuesday. Worked out Tuesday night, wed night, thursday night, friday, took saturday off, did cardio at home on sunday (no sitter) worked out monday morning and night, working out tonight, etc etc etc. Scale went down over 6 lbs this week. Not too shabby, eh?

Just a little poem from Maya Angelou to let y'all (tribute to Dona) know how I'm feeling about all this =)

Phenomenal Woman

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I'm telling lies.
I say,
It's in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It's the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can't touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them
They say they still can't see.
I say,
It's in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I'm a woman

Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Now you understand
Just why my head's not bowed.
I don't shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It's in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
'Cause I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Maya Angelou

oh...did i mention..i'm 8 oz away from having lost 80 lbs? *smile*

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Go bid on these auctions!

Hello world!

Once again I want to ask for your help in getting my friend Corinna to Canada to deliver the scrapbook my friends and I worked so hard on. She's got 4 more auctions going on ebay that end tomorrow (Sunday) and then new ones will start tomorrow afternoon also (Sunday). Go see if any of them interest you and bid on them please!!! If you don't remember when I talked about this before, you can read the story at Corinna's blog here. And if you want to see other things she's been receiving as donations and what she'll be auctioning off next, go to her blog here and read the January and February entries.

Here they are:

Autographed Cathy Zeilske book here.

Karen Foster Braditude book and 4 pkgs of brads here.

Karen Foster bbq/picnic bundle of supplies here.

Bundle of Sizzix paddle punches with hammer and mat here.

All of these auctions are at way below what you'd pay retail! So go bid on something for a good cause! Thanks for looking (and for any bidding you do)!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Reps for Life

Did I mention that I joined the gym? I got a great deal at REPS for LIFE gym in Yucaipa (California) and not only am I working out there, but I have my own personal trainer, and dietician! I am so stoked! This gym so totally rocks! I love how it's not huge and busy all the time, the childcare there is wayyy cheap, the trainers and owners are soooo freakin nice, and all of the gym members that I have met there are sooo nice too! There are free classes such as spinning (I'm gonna lose more weight before I try this one) kickboxing (so totally gonna try this one!) yoga, pilates and more! I'll let you know how it goes on this journey of mine! wish me luck!

Costa Mesa Expo

We had so much fun at the costa mesa expo, and we sold a TON of Pazzles machines!

Our new booth was so spacious and so totally rocked, and we had the coolest new cardstock to sell, too! Here are couple of pics i took real quick when we weren't busy!

And at night in the hotel, we got crafty! I made a gratitude journal for Steph, and I love it! I'm acctually thinking of opening up an etsy shop and selling my gratitude journals on there...but I'm not sure if they'd sell. What's your opinion?

A lot of catching up to do!

Ok so it's been a while. OOPS! Lots has happened since I last blogged, so i'll add a few different things on this post, followed by two separate other posts...okie dokie?

While I was gone at convention, at night Jason would be looking all over the house for Bella (our dog). Two nights in a row he found her asleep with Jordyn! SHe must have been missing her mommy!

While I was gone, Jason also took the kids up to the snow..what are they wearing? lol

These were the smallest gloves at the he bought them anyways..haha

Jordyns first grade performance. She was the only blond girl in the room! lol

So Jordyns been off school this week for presidents week. She and Jadyn decided to be selfish and NOT share certain toys with the babies, so they went over the gate...the babies watched sad!

Jason sent me valentines flowers. They were roses, and they were old when he opened the package, so he complained. They sent new favorite!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Scrapbooking Auction!

Remember my friend Corinna who I helped to create a scrapbook for Anita in Canada? Now she's auctioning off donations to try to raise money to deliver the scrapbook to Canada. That story is here.

She's put up 3 auctions on ebay and they end on Sunday. One is a bundle of Making Memories items and the other 2 are Karen Foster themed kits. She needs more bids for the auctions to fund her trip, so please go check them out! Her blog post shows photos of the items and has the auction links here. She'll also be adding new auctions this Sunday coming up.

Now I'm heading out to work the expo with the Pazzles Queen, Klo. Have a great day!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

We are such GEEKS!

Ok seriously, Jacob had way too much fun with these glasses that Jordyn won at school. What my family DIDN'T know, is that OF COURSE I was gonna post these on my blog! DUH people! hehe

ps...In 6 hours, I'm leaving for the Costa Mesa expo...woo hoo! happy Valentines day family! I'll miss you! xoxox


This is how my whole day went...seriously. I think this picture of Jadyn getting a comb stuck in her hair sums it all up pretty good. And what made me even madder, is that after taking 10 minutes to get it OUT, she kept trying throughout the day to get it stuck AGAIN! CALGON TAKE ME AWAY!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Lisa Bearnson qvc kit pages

So last year there were these layouts on qvc, where you order them, and you get two separate sets coming in the mail. They are page kits from the creating keepsakes hall of fame winners. You got 18 DOUBLE PAGE layouts each time, and it only cost about 32 bucks! It took me forever to finally bust open those kits, but I finally did last week, and during the babies naptimes, i whipped a ton of them together. The hardest part for me, was finding pictures to go with them. i went back several years and looked through EVERY box i have, to find some pictures to match...boy, that took hours and now my dining room table is THRASHED! Mass cleanup today, girlies! Anyways, here are several of my layouts. I can't take credit for ANY of the design on these, cause these ARE the kits, and this is what they're supposed to look like..but I still thought I'd share...just in case you wanna go to QVC and pick yourself up some!

wish my camera had better COLOR and did these layouts justice! Don't forget to click on each pic to see it bigger!

Some of these I love,some, I'll be honest...I don't like so much!

but...nevertheless,,,,I B scrappin!