Friday, November 27, 2009

Quick Turkey Day Recap and a Milestone!

Thanksgiving was a hit! Everyone stayed late and after playing some intense dominos, a group went down to the bowling alley just before eight. :)

The kids and I went to the sock sale at Fred Meyer and then to one other store before heading back. They were both very well behaved.

Now for the milestone. Today, after dinner, Audrey stood on her own for almost five seconds! Go, baby girl, go! :D

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you and yours a happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Weigh-In Wednesday




I lost zero pounds this week. I can't say that I'm suprised. I only worked out once and I hardly curbed my snacking. I need to get working out built into my schedule. If I walk on the treadmill I have to do it while baby girl is napping as she won't hang out in her toy in the garage for 30 minutes without getting bored and fussy. It's supposed to be nice out today (read: no rain) so I think I'll take the kids for a walk. It's a little too depressing treadmill today as my cat (who lives in the garage) went missing last night. :(

I also need to do something in the evenings to stop the majority of my snacking. I do have a plan for that. I ordered some laminate. :) I know that doesn't make sense now but it will! I'll post as soon as it's ready! In the meantime, I'm going to start crafting my little head off in the evenings. I'll work on Christmas presents and home decor. Oh, and I have some computer stuff I need to take care of as well. Hopefully all that will keep my hands too busy to stuff food in my mouth.

If you're making this journey with me, how are you doing? Any ideas on how to survive Thursday? I really need help with that as I'm hosting two Thanksgivings, one on Thursday and one on Sunday.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Weigh In Wednesday

It's time.

I'm ready.

I'm sick of only wearing a tenth of my clothes.

It's time for me to get serious about ditching the baby weight. With Mickey I didn't start losing weight until he was 18 months old. I got within 4 pounds of my goal weight and plateaued. Turns out my plateau was a pregnancy. Heh.

It's time to start that journey again.

It's going to be harder to do this time as I'm still nursing Audrey. I get hungry when I nurse her! LOL! Also, I can't drink caffeine or have sugar substitutes, two of my best friends when I'm losing weight. I also need to make sure I don't curtail my calories too much so that my milk supply is still sufficient for her.

I need to start walking 30 minutes a day, drink more water and quit eating so much after the kids go to bed.

I've tried to do this before but I think putting it out here for the world to see may help motivate me a bit. ;)

So, without further ado, here it is.

My first weigh in.


Wish me luck! :D

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Gettin' Crafty!

Friday, I finished up a project that I'd been wanting to do forever. I'd originally seen it in a Martha Stewart book years ago and just never got around to it. Finally, the $8.00 rug at IKEA (down from about $15 last year), the self adhesive vinyl and the fates all aligned so I could make this!!!

I also had to buy some indoor/outdoor black spray paint, dig out the good old painters tape and search the internet for hours (seriously!) to find the perfect H.

Now we finally have a front door mat! :D

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Awesome Fabric Giveaway!

Remember that post I made here about My Mind's Eye fabric showing up at the Quilt Expo? Well, I've finally found it online here at Hawthorne Threads. And, whilst zipping around that lovely site, I found a totally awesome giveaway!!!

All you have to do is sign up for their mailing list to get one entry. If you blog about it, you'll get an additional 10 entries!!! ;)

And here are the lovely prizes! First place gets a kit to make a super cute bag and second and third place get a fat quarter set of this awesome fabric, Girly Girl in Sweet. I'm actually hoping for second or third because I've got some projects going on that would look fabulous with this fabric!

Oh, and did I mention that they also carry Basic Grey and Cosmo Cricket fabric?

Yeah, they rock! :D

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Songs I Sing to the Kiddos

These are the songs that I sing to my kids. I made up the lyrics but I'm pretty sure I jacked at least some of the tunes from somewhere. I haven't a clue where though. :D I wanted to get them on "paper" though so I don't forget them.

This one is Audrey's bath song. :)

It's bath time, it's splash time,
for little miss Audrey Rose.
It's bath time, it's splash time,
We're gonna wash you from your head to your toes!

This is one I used to sing for Mickey when he was a baby.

Who's got the Mickey?
Mama's got the Mickey.
Mama's got her Mitchell Jack.

And a version for Audrey.

Who's got the Audrey?
Mama's got the Audrey.
Mama's got her Audrey Rose.

This is a before bedtime song that I've sung for both kids.

Let's put your p.j.'s on,
'cause it's time for bed.
Let's put your p.j.'s on,
and rest your sleepy head.
And you'll sleep all through the night.
Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah.
And you'll sleep all through the night.

(This song worked better for Mickey as Audrey is a little less consistent on sleeping all through the night. LOL!)

Anybody else make up songs for their kiddos?

Or am I the only one who can't remember the words to traditional songs. Heh!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Coffe and Naps

Nope, I'm still not drinking caffiene but I did go to coffee with my Granny this morning. It's quite the feat as it involves getting myself and the kidlets ready to go when she shows up at 7:10 am! We went to the Hitchin' Post in Molalla and stayed for about an hour and a half. Mickey had bacon and eggs and toast and I had water ... and one of his pieces of bacon and his leftover eggs and toast edges. LOL!

About 10:00, I put Audrey down for her nap and then took one myself. Apparently Mickey thought that this was the thing to do as he put himself down for one, too!

Monday, November 2, 2009

I Got My Halloween Scrap On!

Well, my craft on at least. ;) The night before Halloween I plopped myself down in our master and plopped the kids in the living room with Daddy.

And, here's what I created. :)

First up, a sign for the trick-or-treaters (we did have some!) so that they wouldn't miss the basket of Play-doh by the front door. The paper is Pink Paislee, the black glitter letter stickers are American Crafts and the other black glitter stickers are Making Memories. I cut out a smaller piece of chipboard to adhere to the back to make the piece a little sturdier. I also adhered the ribbon to that piece. Oh, and you can't really see but their is a line drawn from the letter E in ONE to the spider. :)

The other project I did was actually finishing up one I'd started AGES ago! I'd already painted the letters black and cut out and rounded the corners of the patterned paper but hadn't done anything else. So, I dug out my Shimmerz mist and went to town. I sprayed the base of the door hanger with Concrete Shimmerz and the letters with that, too. Once they dried, I inked the edges of the chipboard (actually an accordian mini book from Maya Road) and the edges of the paper (from Scenic Route). I then glued the letters to the paper and mounted the paper on the chipboard with foam adhesive. I used my Crop-a-Dile to punch two holes at the top and tied the ribbon through them.
For final touch, I added some Mrs. Grossman's green gems to the letters.

So, there they are. My Halloween scrappiness! Hope you like them! :D