Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Ok, so I've been a little slack in working with my blog. Actually STILL waiting on a certain person to help me with it, however, I'm never available so I can't blame her.

Update on weight loss. I've only lost 9 pounds in 11 weeks. Not what I expected but losing it slowly is better then losing alot at one time. I dont't run as big a risk of gaining it back. I have fallen into a bad eating process again so I will work on it AFTER Thanksgiving.

I hope everyone that reads my blog has a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Week 6

I only lost .6 pounds this week but I am still happy. A loss is a loss, no matter how much. I plan to exercise a bit more, was kind of lazy this week.

Friday, October 16, 2009

weight loss

Its been awhile since I posted. I have been so busy with swaps that I cant catch my breathe. Anyway, I started my weigh loss regiment. Right now all I am doing is portion control, lots of water and a little bit of exercise.

I have lost 7 pounds in 5 weeks. I just imagine what I would have lost if I had exercised harder. I have 42 more ponds to go to reach " a normal weight", but I dont think its going to happen. I will make 10 pound goals. Right now, I have 3 more pounds to reach my first goal, then its on to the next 10 pounds.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Samples of recent ABC swaps

Changing directions

I have been gaining weight like crazy over the past few years. I always shrug it of and say, "it's because I sit all day at work" "it's not what I eat". Well, I've realized it is not only what I eat but what I DON"T do.

I signed back up to a probram called TOPS - Talk Off Pounds Sensibly. Very nationally know. Been around longer then WW. Anyway, I have started keeping a Food Journal to see how well I do with the eating. I will be using my blog as an outlet for my hunger frustrations.

I wanna be like The Pink Stamper. Man has she lost weight.

Friday, August 14, 2009


Good morning everyone! I wanted to say to you this morning that I have now joined another crafting group. Seems I have so many crafts to do, I feel like I'm not appreciating them like I should. I have met some wonderful artisans and believe me, I'm not one of them, but want to be just like them when I grow up.

Enjoy your visit to my blog, come back soon; you never know what you might learn about me or can HELP me with.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

What do you get?

Well I'm back from a short stay in Florida. My daughter and I took my grand daughter (2) to the beach at Perdido Key. Had a great time, she loved it. We did everything possible to protect her from the sun and to enjoy her time there; baby sunscreen, umbrella, more sunscreen, bucket and shovel, water, hunting shells, the whole nine yards.

So, the answer to my question "What do you get" - when you add 90+ degrees, warm water, bright sunshine, white sandy beach, and NO SUNSCREEN? You got it! Burn baby burn. No, not the grand baby, ME and my daughter. We were so focused on making sure Addison was taken care of that we omitted to take care of ourselves.

Pictures will be posted soon. Also pictures of some ABC swaps I'm hosting.

Until next time.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Florida sand dunes

This is my beautiful grand daughter at Pensacola Beach. I can't take all the credit for the layout, I lifted it from a magazine and altered it a bit. Hope to be going back this weekend.


Back on July 4th, I went to Pensacola Florida for a visit with my sisters. This is a picture of the four of us, starting from left to right, youngest to oldest: Charlene, Marie, Claire and Pat

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Yet another problem, geeeees, I was given an award and I can't even figure out how to get it.

Step by Step

Snowmanlover from the cricut mb posted a step by step tutorial on creating your own blog, (thank you for this info), so I'm going to TRY to do this. Please be patient with me.

Not a good blogger

I give up! I guess I am not supposed to be a blogger. I have no patience and my computer runs like its on dial up. Gees. I might try again in the near furure but for right now....forget it.

Friday, June 19, 2009

You color my world

This is a layout of my beautiful grand daughter. She is 21 months old and is the smartest child I have ever seen, beside her mother of course (and I taught school for 15 years).

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Maybe one day I will figure out how to post the pictures better


Just a few swaps I have been involved in: nursery rhymes, color book, school book and number book

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Door Sign

My daughter made this for Addi-bugs bedroom door. First time she has made ANYTHING in a long time.

ABC Flash Cards

Another Cricut board member and I did a private swap. We coordinated very well together. We took every other letter, determined what size these cards would be, what font we would use and so on. We used animals to coordinate with the letter. Had to use animal finder on the internet for some of the letters. After receiving all letters, I used my crop a dile to line up the holes, used snap o rings and tied ribbon onto rings. Needless to say, my Addi-bug loves them.

Well, I will have to learn how to edit the pictures better. But thanks for looking.

Trying this again

I have been MIA. Haven't had the patience to figure out how to blog but I am trying again. In the next few days I will post a few items I have made, my sibling wall decor from November, wall decor for Addison's room, flash cards and recipe cards.