Sunday, May 31, 2009

End of Month 3.

I have got to say...time is flying.

I just finished my 3rd month of Medifast.

For a diet program/lifestyle change, it has been really do-able.

My monthly goal is 10 lbs a month and I'm shy about 2 lbs for this month. I am not complaining at all! It was a hard month to get going and the back half of the month my weight started moving again.

So, my goal was to be at negative 30 lbs by today and I'm at 28. That's a pretty darned good percentage if I do say so myself.

Today, I'm tired, bored (since I've been go go go at work and now it's slowing) and really wish it was 10 degrees warmer.
I'm craving "out to dinner." Mexican. I'm thinking it's a celebration day and I will allow myself this margaritas about loaded calories!! :)
Tomorrow back to devoted dieter. I have a wedding to get hot for...not to mention for what I purchased yesterday! YIKES! :)
I am thrilled...the fabulous Angela Cardas is available to be our wedding photographer (speaking of which...I need to email you Angela!)...she did our great engagement pics...

I started Medifast the day of our engagement shoot...or the day before.
28 lbs heavier does not seem that long ago.
p.s....kam, those are my saggy butt jeans :)
I would take a picture of me today, but I look like el crap-o and sprucing myself up sounds like way too much energy.

Laters :)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

target love.

this would go perfect with my apple green walls & red mixer :)

duely noted.

Craig stated that you couldn't see the ax in my previous post.

Here is the ax-man. (um, don't get too close)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

a couple pics from home.

My kitty...chillin' with me while I was hanging out in the sun.
Craig was pretty excited to get rid of the yicky mattress.
A bunny that hangs out at our place...he's got a hurt ear :(
(Craig took the bunny pic)
You gotta love a man with an ax. :)
I love my weekends.

Monday, May 18, 2009

bubble tea.

Is bubble tea good?
I kind of want to try it, but I'm kind of scared.
I think you can get it in Corvallis?

Friday, May 15, 2009

lovely blog.

I found an absolutely lovely blog that I found this picture on...if you love unique, design, art, fashion, you've got to check it out...Design is Mine. I love it!
Craig is being super supportive of my creative abilities lately.
He is dead-set on me entering something in the Benton County Fair. So cute.
He was demanding (in a nice way) that I paint something, take a photo, draw with oil pastels...he didn't care, he just wants me to create :)
I love him.

So this weekend...I am preparing for my new artistic adventures. I am going to try not to be afraid and have fun with it. (I sometimes am afraid because I can be fairly critical, and don't know if I can "live" up to my standards).

I think this weekend. I will create my space. I was thinking of going creamsicle...bright pop of orange on 2 walls and white on the others. I should probably use the paint I have first though...a dirty pale blue...that might be nice. :)

I'm excited.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

glittery goodness.

These make me so happy.
I decided to check out the Rue 21 website (the new store in the mall).
I haven't been there yet, but plan to go for work's 8th grade dance "Blast from the Past." These super fabulous bracelets were so my favorite when I was a kid. They are definately on my list.

Monday, May 11, 2009

mobile home remodel.

Maybe Craig and I should just remodel the mobile home.

Totally Kidding... :)
This is actually a "green" mobile home and probably costs a ridiculous amount. You can power it all for a dollar a day. I saw it on yahoo's homepage.

Yesterday was so fabulous. Craig and I spontaniously began gutting out all of our junk...boxes, a mattress, etc. I can't believe the room we have Christmas stuff actually fits in the closet! Throughout this week I'll be doing some deep cleaning. If it was warmer I'd rent a carpet cleaner, but that's a summertime job in my opinion.

Next step...get rid of the 1987 couch...this is also a summer job. It's so big we have to take out our front window. :) I will be so happy when that day comes...maybe we can burn it. :)

Retro Chairs

I saw these on the Farm Chick's blog today.
I absolutely love everything retro (well...not everything will be allowed in my house, but there is definate appeal).
I think I might just have to make a trip to Lowe's to pick up a couple.
Hopefully they come in red :)

Friday, May 8, 2009

creepy crawlies.

I just got into a battle with this guy.

I won.
But now I feel like they are crawling all over me.

p.s. he was only like an inch and a half long. This picture is way scarier...which kind of freaks me out. :)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

link fixed. fixed to i heart shoes' blog.
Totally my fault, I had it in there wrong :)

i heart shoes blog!!

Hey everyone!!
My sister's shop has started a new blog! Please add her to your list and start following her :)
She will have updates on merchandise and sales...and specials you can only get by checking out her blog. She'll also have some style and fashion tips.

Remember how important it is to shop local and support our community.
It's a difficult time, and these little shops need support.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

the eights.

I've been tagged by the fabulous Miss Anne (correction...Mrs. Anne) :)
from Indefinately Definate.

It's the *8* things post!

8 Things I Look Forward To...
#1.) Seeing Craig's smile :), hugs, kisses
#2.) Weekends!!
#3.) A real meal at the end of the day!
#4.) Hangin' with our moms & dads
#5.) Watching Ellie freak out
#6.) Being Craig's wife.
#7.) Doing little art/home projects
#8.) Cleaning out a bunch of junk *hopefully this weekend*

8 Things I Did Yesterday
#1.) Washed my hair
#2.) Went to work
#3.) Drank lots of water!
#4.) Went to Winco on the way home
#5.) Got trapped in the Winco parking lot by the a downpour.
#6.) Gave Craig his Blueberry Eggo Waffles :)
#7.) Talked with Craig about cakes, future stuff and were silly with the exercies ball.
#8.) Made a super duper omelette. (that was good for me!)

8 Things I Wish I Could Do:
#1.) Make my sister not upset & feel better
#2.) Loose all my weight overnight :)
#3.) Be a mommy.
#4.) Have a successful graphics business...small, but makes enough money I can stay home with my babies when I'm a mommy.
#5.) Eat pizza.
#6.) Make sure that my friends and family have no hurt or pain in their lives.
#7.) Have a craft room.
#8.) Surprise Craig with an awesome house I had secretly custom built. :)

8 Shows I watch:
#1.) American Idol
#2.) FOX News
#3.) Intervention
#4.) Family Guy
#5.) Ax-Men
#6.) Anything HGTV
#7.) Anything Bravo
#8.) Anything We

Those are my 8's.
My turn to tag....YOU!Come on, you know you want to!Here's the rules, just in case you want to follow them:

1) Mention the name of the person who tagged you.
2) Do the lists of 8.
3) Tag 8 bloggers of your choice.

My tags:
Sunny over at Haynes Our Way
Susanne over at PaulaDeanWannabe
Missy over at "Miss"Understood
Kambria over at {TheNextBestThing}
Maxine over at Mamaof3ds
ok...I'm cheating...i'm tired and going to sleep :)

4) Let them know that they have been tagged!

rustic cake stand.

I found this on Once Wed and I love it.
I love "rustic chic" and I think this would be perfect for little cake at a little wedding in a barn.
It looks super easy and inexpensive to make...check out the picture tutorial below...

Craig told me last night he wants chocolate cake at our wedding and he wants like 30% more than you need because he wants lots of cake.

I'm thinking cute little round cake (like above)...and we can have some monster New Morning Bakery chocolate sheet cakes in the back....and some vanilla...that's my favorite!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

home inspiration.

Since it's probably going to be a little while until Craig and I get into a house, I'm collecting ideas that I'd love to have in my home someday. Not all will happen, but it's fun to daydream.
The Martha has a fantastic idea in her April 2009 issue of Living to customize an Ikea dining chair.
With a little paper, glue, exact-o and sealer. You can create a chair to fit your decor and personality. I absolutely love this paper. They refer to Print Icon for paper, but I can't find this pattern. :(