Thursday, April 30, 2009

graphics freak.

So since we are getting closer to nailing down the wedding date, I have been dreaming of invitations. I loooove invitations and I want to design ours.
I was thinking it would be super cute to find a cute deer sillouette.
Have it really woodsy, cute, country.
I seriously was thinking about this just today.
Then I went to and voila...there were these...
I love this little deer. I was thinking of a solid red heart somewhere rather than the flower.
Ahh, I am so ready to get designing on these suckers :)
The girl who did these invitations was designing them for her wedding. She signed up for a letterpress class! I SO wish we had that around here.
Letterpress is amazing!

Friday, April 24, 2009


Since I see myself everyday...I thought I'd do a side by side at what losing 20 lbs does.
I look and feel so much more comfortable.
I cannot wait for the next 20 lbs!! :)
Seriously though...I couldn't do it with out the love and support I get from my family and friends.
I love y'all!
Middle School Dance tonight...ugh.
Going home for a long break...yay!

1st milestone.

There is this much less of me since March 1...Yay!
I told myself I couldn't try my first wedding dress on until I lost 20 lbs. And I've done it! :) The scale was actually trying to stay on 21.
I don't know when I'll shop. Don't know when our wedding will be.
I want to I can shop.
A bit frustrated, but FREAKING HAPPY that I'm on my way to a hotter, healthier me :)

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Have you ever heard the song...

"Yo Mamma Smokes Crack Rock"
I sometimes absolutely adore my job.
I'm not going to get into the story, but the gals I work with will totally get this. :)

Downtown Tour & Wine Walk

This looked like fun...I can't make it (heading to the coast with some good friends), but I thought I would share.Friday, May 1, 4-8 p.m.
Go to for more information.
(I know this is kind of hard to read) :)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Finger Monkey.

So...I believe this is the latest craze in "little pets"
A Finger Monkey!
It's real name is a Marmoset and it only grows to be about the size of a Coke can and weighs about a pound. I think they are soo cute! I don't think I really would want one, but I had to share!
They are not cheap...averaging about $3000 bucks. Yikes!
(And they don't attack)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


I so wish I had a reason to make these :) hostess with the mostess

Monday, April 20, 2009


Yesterday was such a great day...well besides a few "diet breakdowns"
Craig decided it was too nice to stay home, so he took me to lunch at Applebee's.
Then we headed to Peavey Arboretum to have a little hiking fun.
I didn't know that they had logging competitions there.
We stopped by Winco- got a few things.
Then went home.
We still decided it was too nice to stay inside, so Craig was a good sport and did a little bit of lounging in the sun on a blanket in the side field.
One of these guys tried to sneak up on us!...

After a bit Craig asked if I wanted to go for a little ride on his 4-wheeler up to the top of the hill. We chased a deer...It reminded me a bit of the whole Twilight opening sequence plus 4 wheels.
On the way back we stopped at the pond and watched for frogs. Craig caught one! He was itty bitty...I am so sad I didn't have my camera. I held him, but I am a typical girl that I squealed and dropped the poor thing when it moved just a little.

Overall..great day. :) Thanks babe!

Friday, April 17, 2009


I cannot wait for the weekend and it's weather! :)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Susanne Tagged Me....

So this tag is definately floating around. Susanne got me!
Once you are tagged you must take a picture of yourself right then and primping.

so in all it's glory here is mine...
Reasons it's horrible:
1. Taken with my trusty phone
2. My eyes are killing, scratchy watery, basically been crying involuntarily.
3. Hair is just hair...blow dry and go day.
4. Glasses... *according to Craig my Vermont Country Club Snooty Glasses...I really like that I am so blind my face behind my glasses does not line up with my cheek. lovely.
5. Fuzz balls all over this sweater...yuck.
6. Self-portrait never know what you're gonna get :)

My tag victims...
and whomever else would like to throw yourself out there :)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

60 lbs.

So since my heaviest I have lost 60 lbs.

This has been over the course of a few yes, I need to remind myself what I have accomplished....and that a pound here....a pound there truly adds up.
I wish I had a picture to post at my heaviest, but I have an almost halfway picture. I think the only picture I had at my heaviest was on my sisters computer and it crashed. I couldn't believe how I looked when I saw it after I had lost some weight.

(yuck...I hate this pic) :P
Here is a sort of now I have one?? Well this is from October...I've lost about 15 lbs since then. neither of these pictures are the most body revealing, but hey...I see a difference, and I think I look more "normal" here. :) I can't imagine what 50 more lbs will do.

I found this website where you can plug in the weight you lost or weight you need to loose and see how much it is in other "measurements." Here is my 60 lbs....

You entered 60 pounds (27 kilograms).
60 pounds is the average weight of a 8-year old boy.
How Much Fuel Is That?
To lose that amount of fat would mean to burn 210,000 calories or 878,640 KiloJoules! That is the equivalent of 6.83 gallons of gasoline. Humans, however, are far more efficient than cars, getting about 912 "miles to the gallon". If you could dump this many calories into the tank of a Honda Civic, you would be able to drive it about 230 miles before running out of gas!
Let's see how your goal would convert to other forms of fuel. 210,000 calories is equivalent to:
6.83 gallons of gasoline, or
75.04 pounds of coal, or
104.25 pounds of oven-dried wood, or
9.23 gallons of propane
This amount of energy would ...
Brew about 586 pots of coffee, or
Light a 60-watt light bulb for 4,068 hours ( 169 days = 0.53 years)
Cutting 210,000 calories is the same as saying "no" to:
2,625 apples, or
2,100 bananas, or
12,353 cups of cabbage (whew!), or
1,448 baked potatoes, or
2,625 large eggs, or
1,750 cups of 2% milk, or
151 pounds of ground beef, or
2,414 glasses of wine, or
650 Snickers bars, or
875 Clif Bars ( 1,167 Luna Bars), or
1,511 cans of Coke, or
1,235 pints of Guinness beer, or
427 Big Macs, or
408 Quarter Pounders with Cheese, or
300 Whoppers, or
636 Subway 6" Oven Roasted Chicken Breast sandwiches, or
1,235 Taco Bell crunchy tacos, or
894 slices of pepperoni pizza from Pizza Hut
What it Takes to Burn 210,000 Calories
To burn 210,000 calories, a 190 pound male would have to:
Backpack for 348 hours (14 days) nonstop, or
Walk for 805 hours (34 days) at 3 mph straight, or
Walk 2,414 miles (1,509 kilometers), or
Bike for 609 hours (25 days) at 10 mph, or
Bike 6,087 miles (3,804 kilometers), or
Play basketball nonstop for 335 hours 14 days), or
Play billiards for 972 hours (41 days), or
Go bowling for 811 hours (34 days), or
Stay on the golf course for 609 hours (25 days), or
Spend 271 hours (11 days) playing competitive football, or
Jump rope for 256 hours (11 days) straight!
You would have to walk the length of England about 4.03 times to burn 210,000 calories.

This definately puts in perspective what I've accomplished and *gasp* what I'm still going to accomplish :) It's a long road, but I'll get to the end eventually.

Saturday, April 11, 2009