Saturday, November 3, 2012

Frog Hooded Towel

I found a great tutorial for this super cute Frog Hooded Towel a few months back and finally made it tonight!  If you have or know little ones, this would be a great gift idea!

My version :)

I can't wait to give it to my nephew for Christmas!

Isn't he adorable!

Can you think of a little one you would make this for?


Sunday, September 30, 2012

Time For A Change!

I'm a small woman - only 5'4".  And I'm small boned.  I like this about myself actually - I don't mind being 'tiny'.  Even my feet are tiny, which usually means my size is available when it comes to shoes  :)

My problem right now is that I've let myself gain weight over the past year.  So much weight that I'm muffin topping over my jeans big time.  I had to buy 2 new pairs in a bigger size to get me thru.  I don't like this - at all!  

Here is a recent family pic.  (I'm the short one on the right ;)) I know, I know - I'm not huge or anything, but I'm certainly not happy with so much extra flab!  Looking a little pear shaped for sure, and I need to lose about 20-25 lbs.

(We just got our family photos done for the first time in years - I absolutely love this one, so casual and modern!)

I have a friend who did the 17 Day Diet, by Dr. Mike Mereno, with some great results in the first cycle.  I thought I'd check it out so I looked it up.  Then I thought about if for a couple of weeks.  Finally, I just ordered it, and the accompanying cookbook.

Over the past couple of nights I've read thru them and I'm pretty excited.  I think this is going to be doable.  After major cutbacks in the first 'cleansing' cycle, items are added back in during the next cycles to get you to a diet that's healthy and satisfying.  This one doesn't feel overwhelming right at the start.  And it's really about change in eating habits, not food deprivation, and I know that's what this body of mine needs!

Let's see how the first 17 days go!  I'll be reporting back for sure...

How about you, any changes going on, diet or otherwise?  Fill me in!

(Links are below for both books, on Amazon, as well as a freezer meal cookbook that I will take advantage of for feeding the rest of the family during my 17 day cycles (although I do plan on having the family follow the 17 day plan at least 3 dinners a week).  LOTS of great recipes are in the Fix, Freeze, Feast book!)

Sunday, September 23, 2012

A Link For Ya

We got our family photos done yesterday.  Here's a link to one :)

Monday tomorrow folks :(  Back to the same old grind, and adding some studying into the schedule (going for CAPPA level 3 - 2 months until mid-term - yikes!).

Have a happy week!

I Soooo Want To Do This!

It's been so long since I've posted to this blog that it's complete format has changed and I have to relearn everything all over again!  Apologies to my 3 followers, life took over and I let it.

Like the title says, I really do want to do this, and maybe this one little post of words will prompt things along?  I even have drafts, waiting to be posted!  And I never did the official before and after of the renovations, and I REALY want to do that!  Especially now that the house is starting to come along personality wise.

Anyway, my daughter just arrived for Sunday brunch and I must go get started with the cooking, but I'll be back soon...