Thursday, December 30, 2010

Mom and Dad's Xmas Gift!

YUP ... FOR REAL .. 2 DAYS IN A ROW!  BAHAHAHA  Katie  are ya still with me .. did you fall off your chair?  LOL

So now that I have a new point and shoot, I feel much better about posting my work!  The crap thing I had before was wayyyyyyyyyyy too much work!  This camera is much more sensitive though so the slightest shake can distort the pic!  So I am having to readjust and realize I don't need to really push hard to take a pic .. bit of a learning curve!

I made my mom and dad some picture frames for Xmas.  They have tons of pics of their grandbabies but never have displayed any pics of themselves.  With all the travelling they have done .. I thought some great framed pics  over their new decor family room fireplace, would be amazing!

Here they are!

So these are the basic wooden framed that are for sale at Michaels ($1.50 I think).  I had mixed three different kinds of paints to mimic the stain colours on my parents fireplace, and the patterned papers were picked to match the rich mocha/pink/brown hues that they has chosen.  Actually I had a stack of PP and my John picked the ones that he liked .. I think he did a great job!  The rest is Prima flowers, embellishments, beads etc ....  I was so happy with how they turned out .. and my parents faces (especially my mama) was SO WORTH IT!  She was like a little kid in a candy store! 

I was thinking of submitting them to Prima .. whacha think .. should I????  LOL  Regardless felt great to create once again .. and I look forward to much more creating in the future .. (also cuz my TOJO will kick my ass if I don't

Thanks for looking! :)


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

My One Little Word

I love that every year Ali Edwards inspires other to choose one word to live by for the year!  It amazes me how a commitment to one word for a year can really encourage positive energy to flow!  This is one bandwagon .. or as my Stechie would say (jump on the hayride that I love being a part of!

So 2010 was a big year for me.  It was a healing year!  2009 really beat me up, but 2010 lifted me back up, bandaged my skinned knees, and let me soar!  2010 was a year of change, and of accomplishments.  I went back to school, I met some great new friends (love you TOJO), made amends with some old ones, I QUIT SMOKING, and just generally nurtured my soul a little!  While there were still bumps to go over, I felt better equipped to deal with them.

Now on to my new word!  2011 is all about HEALTH!  Health of my mind, body and soul!  Time to get back to doing things that make my mind and body strong!  Time to jump in with both feet and make some long term changes!   My dad is pretty sick right now with heart issues. It has come to all of our attention recently that the heart issues that are genetically predisposed in our family, are not something to take lightly.  Actually .. truthfully ... IT SCARED ME!  I am almost 100 pounds overweight right now ... that is 10 bags of 10 pound potatoes that I carry on my body each and every day!  My knees are hurting going up and down stairs, me heartburn gets so painful, I get sick easy, my energy level is usually low, my back hurts, and I get indifferent at times! 

So there you have it!  HEALTH HEALTH HEALTH!  I am researching and mapping out ways to live HEALTHY!  I want my kids to follow this path and I know that if I make these changes, John is right there with me!  I love that my group of friends have already ventured on this path .. so I know the encouragement to do this will be at my fingertips. 

So I have no idea what you have in store for me 2011, but I know what I have in store for you!


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Deal Sites Added

Hi guys!  I know I have been MIA .. and I really want to do better with my blogging in the new year!  I just wanted to do a quick post to let whoever reading this know that I have composed a list of Daily Deal sites on the right hand side on my blog.  I have found some amazing deals from some of these sites and I thought I'd share the wealth!  LOL 

Enjoy! :)