Monday, December 31, 2012

The end of the old and start of the new

Wow, the last day of the year. Looking back at the stuff I did accomplish and the to-do of future needed to-do's. I found that I love paper crafting this year, I tried to love my family deeper, and not be such a people-pleaser all the time. I am not perfect and that is ok, because I serve a God who is! This year I hope to grow deeper in my relationship with God, give lo e more freely to those I encounter, and be healthier. These are not things that are just resolutions, these need to be my goals and way of life. I will use this tool as a means to encourage these three areas of my Life to grow. Have a Happy New Year!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

On the road again...just can't wait to get on the road again.

Well I am officially so sick and tired of being unhealthy...I am ready to just let go and follow God on this and give him my overeating addiction.  I must change for my health and peace of mind.  I am going to begin this journey and will rely on God to get me through.  I love food and it is going to be very hard to let go and let God fill the spot that I fill with food.  Please pray for me through this battle, I know this is going to be VERY hard!  But...we all know "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me".  I am trying to put together healthy food choices for myself as well as food my family can enjoy.  This is a challenge but with proper planning and preparation it can be done.  Here are some dinners I am hoping to make this week, all but one are under 300 calories.  381 for the the sandwich.

Chicken in creamy gravy
Chicken nuggets
Tex-Mex lasagna
Open faced meatball sandwich
Chicken fried steak
Chicken Quesadillas

Stay tuned as I weigh-in with my lifestyle change.


Friday, June 15, 2012


Hi, I have been busy finding my house under the middle of all of our mess. It is a long process but will be worth it once it is completed. Have also been working on the forgotten yard work. It has been five years since I have had the opportunity to really do this work at the same time. We leave for vacation in two weeks and I hope to have the inside of the house complete.

I purchased a Biggest Loser slimcoach and am loving the push to be more active to turn my device green. I am adding in the healthy eating to the increased activity on Monday.

I have crafted a little bit, hoping to do a lot more after vacation.

Thunder up! Take care until next blog!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

It is almost Friday, which is very exciting as it is Mother's Day Tea at Ben's school.  They have prepared a program for all of the moms as the end of the year is near.  We have 14 school days left in this year.  This year has definately been a challenge but has still flown by.  I know God has some changes coming for me as He is going to lead my through a new "me" phase of being healthy.  I can't wait to see what all of that will include but I am sure that it is going to be hard and not something I can do without relying completely on Him.  I know it will be good.

Here are a few cards that I created for Secretary's Day and a few other special occasion.  Let me know what you think.  I am hoping to purchase the Cricut Quarter Note cartridge to use in my classroom next year and considering the new Cricut Wild Card 2 cartridge, though I am not sold on it yet.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, April 20, 2012

I know it has been too long since my last post.  I am going to include several projects I have worked on over the past couple of weeks.  Thanks for checking in....I really hope as the school year winds down I will find more time to craft.  I love to craft and find it truly relaxing!

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Has been a very busy day.  My uncle has come into town and we are busy painting the interior of my dad's house to get it ready to go on the market.  We have several more full days of painting, but it is fun to spend time with my family.  I haven't been able do any new projects, but hope to work on something tomorrow for a bit.  I received two new Stampin' Up embossing colors that I want to try out.  I have not been able to work out either, but did spend many hours painting today.

I am posting a previous project for today's blog, it is a pedestal card.  Hope you have a wonderful day!  

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Baby shower

Here is the baby shower card. It is not gender specific as they are waiting to find out when baby arrives.

On the first day of break.....

Today has been a great day with Charlie and Benjamin.  We spent the morning working in the yard finding our bushes and cleaning weeds. I trimmed a lot of bushes as our front yard has tons.  I am counting all of the trimming of bushes and bending to pick up trash as my main portion of exercise, we were out there for three hours.  My healthier eating choices for today revolve around eating all three meals at home today.  We are not buying any fast food today, which is quite a large step for us.  Small changes over the long term will result in a healthier me.

I am beginning to create my Easter cards for the upcoming glorious season.  There are so many cute possibilities on my Cricut, I hope to have a chance to discover a lot of them this week.  I created the chick card about two weeks ago and just finished the bunny card a few minutes ago.  

I need to make a baby shower card for tomorrow, so I will post the finished card after church tonight.  

Thanks for checking in 

Friday, March 16, 2012

The time has come......

I am a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, a teacher, and most importantly a child of God.  I love to craft!  I have recently began to craft cards.  I love my Cricut Expression 2 and anything I can create on it.  The time has come for many aspects of my life.  I am beginning my spring break this week, beginning to exercise and really evaluate what all food I put in my body and make time for me to unwind....through crafting.  I will share my progress and creations on my blog.  

Welcome to my journey.