Thursday, May 28, 2009

Weight Watchers - Week 20

Let me just say UGHHHHH!!! I gained .5 this week (back up to 168.5/24 pounds lost). I started my week off well but blew it Memorial Day weekend. Although, I wasn't that bad? I'll blame it on my "friend" again this week. I'm really bummed because I expected to have all the weight I wanted to lose gone by now so I'm about 8 plus pounds behind. I really need to get back on track. I've been saying it but it's hard to stay on. I hate to admit it but I am kind of a junk food junkie. I love chips and chocolate and ice cream especially. Not good!!! Well, good but not so good for the ass! LOL It doesn't help that I'm home all day and the snack cabinet is right there, tempting me all day. It would be a lot easier if I was working and it wasn't just there, available to me at any time. Let me reiterate... UGHHHHH!!! hehe

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Blog candy over at Denise's!

Denise celebrated her birthday last Saturday and she's celebrating with us by offering up some blog candy. Who doesn't love that??? Denise used to be a demonstrator for Stampin' Up but has recently moved on to bigger things and is now the owner of Whimsy Stamps. She has lots of great cards on her blog. Go check her out!!! By the way, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Denise :)

Weight Watchers - Week 19

Well, I gained weight this week as I kind of figured I would. It was only ONE pound though so it's not that bad. I went away for the weekend with my girlfriends and had planned on eating and drinking whatever I wanted... and I did :) We had a great time! I especially enjoyed the chips and salsa and margaritas!!! hehe Back on track this morning and hoping for a great week next week!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

YAY! I got my first blog award :)

Thank you to Brenda Rose who totally surprised me today with my first blog award!!! I know, you're all chanting "Speech! Speech!" HAHA It was so sweet of her to think of me and my blog so thank you again! I really appreciate it :) If you want to check her blog out, she can be found at Here's the deal on this award if you want to share a sweet glass of lemonade with one of your blogging buddies...

The Lemonade Stand Award:

*Comment on this blog
*Cut and paste the award logo and use it on your own blog
*Nominate 5 to 10 blogs that show great attitude and gratitude
*Link your nominees within your blog post
*Comment on their blogs to let them know they received the award
*Link back to the person who gave you the award to show your appreciation

Here's who I am awarding the Lemondade Stand Blog Award to:

1. My dear friend, Melanie, who is super talented at paper crafting. I just love getting together and scrapping or making cards with this girl. Who'd have thought I'd meet someone I have so much in common with at Walmart?!?!

2. Meredith whose blog always makes me laugh (find the post about Yard Sales if you want to pee your pants)!!! I just love her sense of humor!

3. Jamie whose scrapbooking pages blow me away. I am so envious of her talent!!!

4. Chelsea whose blog ALWAYS makes me cry with the music that she has playing, her faith that I wish I shared, her beautiful family and her unbelievable layouts and cards. She's just precious, I can tell.

5. Heather whose blog I just recently came across. Her cards are AMAZING!!!!!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Basic Grey Ambrosia/Butterfly card

I made this card a couple of weekends ago and never got around to posting it. I used Basic Grey Ambrosia paper with the coordinating butterfly stamp. The metal photo corners are from CTMH. The color actually matched perfectly so that worked out well. The sentiment reads "Hopes and dreams and the possibilities of it all....". It was an older woody that I had lying around... and by lying around I mean in a bucket full of sentiments that I have organized in a cabinet that holds bins and bins FULL of rubber stamps!!! I need to go through them and purge about half. Add that to my list of things I want to do but never will! HAHA

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I'm sooo anxious!!! CKC: Here we come!

This coming weekend I am going to the Creating Keepsakes Convention with my girlfriends. We have been counting down for MONTHS and now it's only days away!!! Our festivities will start early as one of my friends is driving over tomorrow night and sleeping over so we can leave bright and early at 7 am on Friday. I have been attending CKC since they started coming to New Hampshire so this will be my 4th (or is it the 5th???) year going but my first time staying at the hotel it's being held at so it should be extra fun!!! The first couple of years, I went with my friend Melissa. I think there was a year in between where she couldn't go and I might've went alone. Then the year before last, we added my then new friend, Melanie, to the mix. We stayed at a cheap hotel that considered packaged snacks their continental breakfast! LOL Always an adventure! Last year, I had a baby on April 8th but was still able to make it. My hubby was a sport and went with me toting our 5 week old in the Baby Bjourn as pictured :) This year we're adding one more... my friend, Michelle. I think I'm going to go crazy with the 3 M names (Melissa, Melanie, Michelle) so I think I'll have to give them all nicknames! HAHA I am so looking forward to spending time with my best friends: taking classes, shopping, going out to eat, enjoying some cocktails, dancing and just having the best time ever!!! I truely love my friends and am so happy that we'll be able to spend this time together. Love you, girls!!! xoxo

Weight Watchers - Week 18

Good Morning and Happy Hump Day!!! I lost 1.5 pounds this week. I was hoping for a better number but I can't be too upset. I had stayed at my mom's over the weekend and we had gotten chinese food Friday night. Then I ate pizza from Pizza Hut last night :/ That was a splurge for sure but I had went to a friend's house and that was just so much easier to feed the kids. Anyway! I am down to 167, having lost 25.5 pounds. I am a bit behind where I was hoping to be (about 7 pounds) but I keep reminding myself that it isn't that far off and I'll get there. I've also not been torturing myself this time around. If I feel like having something, I have it. I want the weight off but I also want to be happy! What can I say? Sometimes food makes me happy :) I hope anyone else that is dieting is doing well and that you are still enjoying life... even if that means an ice cream sundae once in a while!!! hehe

Friday, May 8, 2009

Weight Watchers - Week 17

I'm sorry to report that I gained .5 this week! I wasn't even really bad but I didn't write anything that I ate down and I hardly drank the water you're supposed to. I am happy to report that I am still down 24 pounds since I started. I had also joined The Biggest Loser Pound for Pound Challenge so 24 pounds of food was donated to local food banks. WOOO HOOO!!!