Friday, June 30, 2006
Monday, June 26, 2006
So I had a nice birthday. Matt surprised me with a lightscribe DVD-R for my computer. A much needed surprise! Way to many valuable pictures, pages and kits to lose to a crashed harddrive. My CD-R just wasn't cutting it. So 20 cd's vs a few dvd's is soooo much better.
Had a great playdate on Thursday at Mistys. Lisa was there with Logan too. The kids played, we talked... I enjoyed it, as did Tally.
Friday night I went to a crop @ ScrapHappys. Always a fun time especially when your with a good friend! I worked on 4 paper pages. Still need to do a little bit of work on them. Journaling and sewing for sure! Misty and I are discussing a crop retreat at her place when hunting season starts. Getting kind of excited about the plans for it. Nice little mini vacation for the poor mom (ME)I also picked up some paper packs at Hobby Lobby on Saturday, 50% off! Great deal so picked up 3!
Weekend was nice. Family day Saturday and lazy at home day Sunday. So now it's Monday and I have some things around the house I want to do, waiting on Miss Tally to take a nap first. Making a WW chicken pot pie with salad for dinner. So I need to get my chicken precooked and shredded before dinner.
I worked on some pages this weekend but I can't show any until the end of the week. I might work on some that I can show soon. Have a great Monday!
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
So my FIL is coming in next weekend from Ohio. He'll be heading back the 5th. Not sure what he's going to be doing while Matt is at work that Monday. I think it would be to weird to hang out with him. LOL So maybe he'll go do some tourist stuff. I am excited for him to be here though, it's been a year since he has seen Miss Tally. He was here in June last year. Can't wait to get some good pictures of him with her, new scrapping material ;)
I worked on 2 new pages for CT's yesterday and a recipe for the new recipe journal I'm in plus I finished Matt's Fathers Day album. Was a busy girl! I also went to bed early. Tally woke up a few times but not enough to actually get us up just woke me for a few minutes. So here are my pages.. first one is for Atomic Cupcake.
Second is for Sara Carling, her Sunwashed Hideaway, 2 scoop with Christy Lyle at the Sweet Shoppe
Last but not least my main dish beef recipe for this week. Made with stuff from Michelle Colemans @ ScrapArtist !Have a great day!
Monday, June 19, 2006
Did a couple of pages this weekend.
This is with Miss Mints new kit Sidewalk Chalk, love it, aren't the beads just awesome!!
Well it's a new day and time for some new pages.... so I'm off to work!
Not sure what the girls were looking at here
Love this pic!
The girls playing
Drinking nasty pool water
She looks older in this pic....
Awww, doesn't like the splashing
Love this pic too, Thank you Misty for these last 2!
Sunday, June 18, 2006
I'll work backwards. Last night I had a great MNO with the girls. I met them at Elephant Bar, where they were finishing up their dinner. (I of course had mine with my parents, family night) Then we headed over to Cosmos for drinks. I had 1 drink and it was early in the night. The other ladies are another story! So we hung out there until a little after 11 and decided to go to The Brook because SOMEONE wanted some Smirnoff. We all piled into Mistys car and I drove to Brookside! So more drinks and me drinking more water led us to Truth or Dare, more like truth only, don't think any of us were up to dares last night. It was a fun night and I can't wait to do it again! I love my friends and it's nice to be able to get out and hang loose with them! BTW I have some great pictures to share... some were excluded so that I don't get similar ones shown someplace! (You ladies know what I'm talking about)
Lovely pic of Misty!
Misty beating up on Jami
They made up by the time we got to Brook
Sheresa, Misty and Jami
Ladies I had a great time! And we forgot the group picture!!!
So Friday nothing new, just grocery shopping. Oh and I lost 3 lbs this past week! Not sure how, but I'm TAKING it!
Thursday I went to Mistys for a playdate. We sat had fun in the pool, had lunch hung out. Always a great time with one of my closet friends! I'll post the pictures on another post! Blogger is being a b*@$%
The beginning of the week was boring, a lot of hanging out around the house! I've been working on my Fathers Day Album for Matt, I am almost done. I also made my dad a page and framed it. Happy Fathers Day to all of the dads out there!
Sunday, June 11, 2006
Miss Mint has a new challenge starting on June 19th. You have a chance to win everything she makes for a year! More info can be found here...
Have a great night everyone!
Friday, June 9, 2006
My diet the past couple of days hasn't been to hot but I didn't do extremely bad! So when I WI this morning I hadn't gained anything and if you want to get technical, I lost .2 on my scale ;) So today is a new day and I am going to try my hardest to keep with plan this week. Still drinking my water, I even had a glass of milk with my LF Muffins this morning! I'm slowly changing some of my habits. Have a couple of new recipes we are going to try this week from Spark People!! Caribbean Chicken and Thai noodle Salad. I really hope we like them! On exercising, haven't really gotten into a routine yet. I am thinking about getting my roller blades out and doing some family rollerblading to get in my cardio. I haven't rollerbladed since before Tally was conceived. LOL At least it's fun, so maybe it will be something I can keep up with during the summer!
Miss Mint/Peppermint Creative is having a Summer Sale, 30% today - 12pm EST Sunday. So you might go check that out! She also has a challenge starting next week, more details to come later this weekend. I can tell you there will be 2 levels to give even new scrappers a chance!
Today we are going out with my mom when she gets off work. We are going to a bridal shower of a former coworker of mine on Sunday. So we are going in together on a gift. Something other than whats on her registry since I am also attending her wedding next month. Bridal showers are really for the bride... right?? We are thinking a gc to Victoria Secret... ooo lala! LOL Then I need to get my grocery shopping done for the week. Have a good Friday!!!
Wednesday, June 7, 2006
Have a couple of pages to share working with CT stuff! First Miss Mint!
Now Atomic Cupcake! This is a scraplift of the cover of Scrapbook Etc. May/June issue!Ok I think I'm done for the night, if I think of anything to add I'll do it tomorrow. Enjoy the rest of the evening!
Tuesday, June 6, 2006
The exercising is rough for me, I was never one to exercise. Today I planned on getting up early. It rained here, so lets just say it didn't happen ;) I listen to music while sitting at the computer though and I put on some fun songs and tried to get Tally to dance with me. She just looked at me like I was crazy... already getting the embarassing mom looks...LOL Going to try and do that for 5 mins at a time for a while. Should be able to add up pretty quick to get 15-20 mins in over the day. That will at least hopefully get me ready for more of a routine soon!
Well I'm going to try and get some scrapping done now, I need to get busy! Matt has a meeting tonight and I'm thinking that we are having sandwiches/soup again because I had a chinese lunch and should probably stick to low calorie food for this evening instead of a big dinner!
Monday, June 5, 2006
Now I am doing great today! I have been choosing good snacks for those times I want something. Natural Applesauce is my friend ;) So here is what I had plus what I am going to have for dinner.
1 cup of Honey nut cheerios with 1/2 cup milk
1/2 a large banana, Tally ate the other half
Delightful wheat sandwich with honey ham
the last brownie!! ;)
1/2 cup natural applesauce
half a serving of goldfish crackers (I went ahead and put a full serving on the tracker cause I'm not sure exactly how many were there, just know it wasn't 55)
Then a cup of Applesauce while I fed Tally (we shared this, mostly me though)
For dinner we are having soups and stuff, so I am having
Progresso Beef and Vegetable probably the whole can
then a salad with Romaine, carrots and some scallions with Low fat Sesame Ginger Dressing.
Plus I can probably have another snack later after dinner (something milk based) so chocolate milk or sf pudding!
I am not eating after 8:30pm anymore. I am also going to start going to bed by 11pm and getting up around 6:30am when Matt leaves for work so I can get in a early morning workout before Tally gets up! Water is still going great!!!
Nothing in scrapping news.
Sunday, June 4, 2006
I made a page with Mindys new kit "Treasured" It's about being on my road to Self Acceptance! Also did it for a LO challenge on Sara's blog.
And here are some cute pics from the zoo!
Saturday, June 3, 2006
Today I am doing excellent. I have already put in my points for the rest of the day. With those in, I still have 5 pts left. I made some yummy WW Rocky Road Brownies, 3 pts. Going to take half of the batch to my moms, it makes 24 semi-small squares. Enough to get a chocolate fix though ;)
So this is whats on my tracker today...
1 cup cheerios with 1/2 cup 1% milk
1 cup romaine salad with 2 tbsp of Newmans Own Sesame Ginger Dressing (the kind that is on the asian salad from McD's)
1 cup seedless grapes
1 Rocky Road Brownie
1 serving of my moms Gumbo with 1 cup rice
1 cup Watermelon (dessert at moms)
5 pts left for the day on maybe another brownie and some milk... we'll see!
I know I do not drink all of my milk. I am going to try and work on that over the next couple of weeks. I have been getting my water in for the most part. Something else I need to slowly work on. Haven't had a diet pepsi yet today. Did have 2 glasses of decaf tea and I am drinking a glass of water as I type! So I'm getting there. I weighed myself this morning because I forgot yesterday. I have gained 1.2 lbs since my last WI at the end of April but I now have a starting weight for my new challenge. Ok enough of the weight loss talk.
Matt & I watched 2 movies last night. Date Movie... stupid movie but it wasn't my pick... men! The second one was The Family Stone, good movie. Made me laugh... almost made me cry. I highly recommend it!! Tally is still at my parents house, she went home with them after dinner last night. Will be taking her home after we eat at my parents tonight. Nice to have those nights away a couple of days a month. So grateful that my mom lives a couple of miles from me and loves to spend time with her grandaughter! Thank you MOM!
Ok my laundry needs to be put in the dryer and I need a shower. Will update tomorrow on how my meal plan worked out and if I stuck with my pts and what my plan tomorrow will be. We will probably be hitting the zoo tomorrow, need to use that year pass plus we have a coupon to see the Wings of Wonder for free. Have nice Saturday!!
Friday, June 2, 2006
I completed a LO last night with Miss Mints Sugar Dollhouse papers and elements!
Ok.. more later!
Thursday, June 1, 2006
I got a lot accomplished today. Got a few groceries from Albertsons, they were having an 8 hour sale! The rest I'll get tomorrow. Cleaned out my fridge and IT NEEDED IT! Done a couple of loads of laundry. Going to try and finally figure out how I'm going to alter my recipe journal box. So guess what that means.... a trip to my LSS!!! Woohoo!!!
Ok better get the kiddo to bed and exercise before I back out! Night!
Todays challenge is 32 ozs of water before my diet pepsi and 32 ozs of water after (before bedtime) Ok again, I started this late! So I have already had a small dp! So I am going to drink 32 oz of water now and again after dinner. I plan of making some decaf tea sweetened with splenda to drink mostly during the other times and putting a pitcher of water in the fridge also. I HATE warm water, even with ice in it... yuck!! Now I still need my caffeine everyday but I am limiting myself to one glass. This may help with my sleep problems.
So that's it for now, I might post again with an update on how the rest of my day went! TTFN!