Thursday, December 23, 2010
To not get so frustrated when I totally mess up the first time when it comes to something crafty.
To not eat so much chocolate.
Exercise more that 3 times a week.
Go back to having Family Home Evening every Monday.
Now for the real hard ones.
Shortly after my ex moved in I ended up being forced to give up the things I love. Things like Family Home Evening, watching the BYU Channel and reading the scriptures. Having Late Night Movie Night and game night. These were all things that had to do with the TV not being on ESPN or resulting in him not having his way completely. So naturally to keep from being hit, things thrown at me or him trashing the house, we were forced to give in his demands. He tossed out my bible and my book of Mormon because he said just by me sitting peacefully reading to myself was forcing religion on him. So I am no longer going to allow someone to force me to have to give anything up again.
Growing up I was programed to believe that no one will ever care how I feel, what I want or what I need. Also that anything I have to say isn't of any importance and no one wants to hear me speak. So my whole life I have never really put an effort to do anything about it when it came to some things. I have always listened to everyone problems and help them when they needed it. Yet when it came to my turn majority of the people I have been there for were always too busy. So gradually I had been working on just not having them in my life. I have always felt that a real friend is there for you no matter what. Even when what ever it is you are going through they really can't do anything, but offer words of encouragement. Further more if I have something to say I will not always keep it myself. I have a voice and it deserves to be heard, just like everyone else!
So there are my resolutions for this year!
Monday, December 13, 2010
Another thing I am excited about is that an art gallery opened up this month. It filled with nothing but Thomas Kinkade paintings! I haven't gone yet, but Alicia and I will be doing that during her Christmas break.
Tonight she has her Christmas concert for school. We don't have to be there until 6, but I have her getting ready now (4:15) becasue we would be late if she got ready any time later then now. I am just tired of always having to sit in the back and not even being able to see her. So hopefully this will be a time I wont be stuck in the back.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
The first challenge is the Out of the box challenge. I challenge all of you to get those old pictures either out of the box, plastic container, undeveloped rolls of film or any place you have old photos that are stored away being neglected.
The second on in to "Shop your stash". I have huge problem with buying all kinds of things and not using it right away. I see something I like and not have anything in mind for it. I have things that I bought 10 years ago when I first started scrapbooking. So I challenge all of you to create a layout with only using stuff that is 6 months or older.
These challenges are for you to get caught up in your scrapbooking and to get rid of the old to make more room for the new or in my case to just make your stash little bit smaller and more organized. LOL If I use it I wont have to spend money on a way to store it.
Have fun and happy scrapping!!!
Saturday, November 13, 2010
I used my cricut machine to make the spider in a wed pp. I ran the spider and wed through my sticker maker to sprinkle glitter in them. The pic doesn't show it too well, but I used yellow glitter for the eyes.
This one my daughter actually designed. She came up with the whole thing all by herself. I did the cutting with my cricut machine and sizzix. She did the shading and stamping!
I love my spellbinders dies! Mainly I love the emboss and stencil option they give you! For these candy canes I did just that! I used chalk for the red and the green!
Friday, November 12, 2010
Alicia got me the Late Night Expansion pack and the Fast Lane Stuff pack for the Sims 3! She also got me a box a chocolate. Made me and Oreo pie and made my birthday cake again this year.
She use Jolly Ranchers and fruit snack to make a smiley face. For the 36 she use gummy worms! Alicia also used Jolly ranchers and Gummy worms to put around the cake. She is just too precious!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Swaps are wonderful! You have the opportunity to challenge yourself to learn something and make new friends. The thing I love most about swaps is hosting them. It always so much fun to get something in the mail. Even if it is something you can't keep. Plus you get to see what everyone has made for the groups you are not in.
Right now I am hosting three swaps. One of them is pretty much done. A Toilet Paper Roll Secret Pal swap. One person has already received theirs from their pal and my pal should be getting hers either today or tomorrow. I forgot to take pictures before sending it off. So I won't be able to share my creation unless she posts pic in her gallery. I hope she does! Most of all I hope she likes it. Seeing how I was hosting the swap I took the opportunity to pick something that was a challenge for me instead of picking something that was easy.
The other two are open and sign ups are still open for both of them. One of them is for handmade embellishments. The thing I love most about scrapbooking is making my own embellishments so I wanted to host a swap for just that. Feel free to check it out! Handmade Embellishment Swap. The third one I am hosting is monthly learning type swap. Each month different techniques are chosen for people to either learn how to do or to brush up on their skill for. I was in one of these many years ago and I had so much fun doing it! Learning Swap.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
I know I can’t do the whole plan the way it says I should for my body type. I am anemic, which I have to control by a diet plan. I am supposed to eat foods that are high in iron. I am to do that by eating red meats and high iron veggies. According to the 6 week program I am to cut way back on the red meats and eat only white meat.
Eating the wrong foods for my body type really isn’t my biggest problem. My biggest problem is that I tend to skip meals. I have never been someone to eat breakfast. For many years I didn’t eat breakfast. For lunch I would have something small, like a lunch meat sandwich with a glass of milk. So my problem is more of not eating enough food. My body would store the fat as its own survival
I did eat breakfast yesterday. I wasn’t hungry but I ate anyway. I had three egg whites and a banana that I washed down with large glass of water.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
This afternoon I had asked Alicia to do the dishes. She being the girl she is did it without delay, but was moody about the whole thing. She later changed her tune when I walked into the kitchen. She had put her arms through the neck of her shirt. When I asked her why she told that she. "I was tired of the sleeves falling down and getting wet!"
I could not resist and had to take few pictures. Too many times I catch her doing something and am unable to take a pic. I am either too late, but most of the time I have no batteries and the batteries are dead in my camera. Today I was lucky and I am just tickled pink that I have new funny moment to put in her book!