Monday, May 7, 2012
I digress....soooo been going through a lot of changes!!! Baby(still need about 100 blog post about that...sorry) then our house flooded and that was 4 months of living in a apartment and remodeling he%%. Then we move back in, have Thanksgiving and Christmas and BOOM....my marriage crumbles.
But I will say that this time has been a spiritual blessing. A time that I will always cherish because I felt and still feel extremely led and blessed and overwhelmed with gratitude for a savior who saves us from not only physical death but from every kind of situation. He is my hero for ever more. I am sooooo excited to be living my best life now!
Speaking of living my best life.... right after Chloe was born I heard about Jillian Michaels 30 day shred. I thought 20 minutes! Even a new mommy can find 20 minutes!! So I bought, I played, I exercised, I became disabled for 4 days. Short of installing a elevator in my home I was stuck to one level of my home! So I gave up and sunk back into flubby motherhood.
Fast forward to now. I can not even remember what inspired me to begin. I think someone else was starting something and I thought I can too! I have not been able to get back to teaching at the gym with Chloe screaming like Jason is after her if I leave her vision. I also thanks to the hormone cortisol had lost about 5 pounds, but still felt a little flabby around the core and I wondered was that because of my diet or because of my lack of core strength?? You always hear...it's ALL DIET. My diet these days consist of no breakfast/ salad , omelet, or oatmeal for lunch.../and a light dinner..../and popping chocolate in my mouth in frequent intervals.
So on April 2, 2012 I began 30 day Shred. Minus Sundays (Short testimony on not working out on sunday...I actually started to do it one sunday and promptly felt the spirit inside me say NO! So I thanked that spirit and welcomed the day of rest!)Short of sundays and one monday I had Strep throat...I completed 6 days a week for 5 weeks.
10 Days Level 1 Started very very light, barely squatted down, used NO weights first three days...this got me through initial sore period. NO need for elevator.
10 Days Level 2 Oooooooo Pushups????? I loathe theee!!!! The squat and shoulder rise nearly ended me, I hate shoulder exercises which means I must need them.
10 Days Level 3 I think I died. Have you ever worked out so hard or ran so hard you are sucking air?? Then you promptly feel like puking??? This was level 3, but I loved it!!
So THANK YOU JILLIAN I WISH I KNEW YOUR MIDDLE NAME MICHAELS because for the first time in MY LIFE I can see my stomach muscles a teeny tiny tiny bit. Teeny tiny, like barely but I was beginning to think I may not have them!! I feel sooo strong
? when you are strong you feel strong! It's so hard, so hard, so hard people it's hard....but then you feel sooooo good!! I started seeing results right away...so here are the before and after pictures. My pint size photographer Ryan was too kind to help his dear old mom on these before bolting for the education.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Friday, August 13, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
...but this one wins the award for originality..I think I'm in LOVE, but HOW DID SHE DO IT!
I have white cardstock, a craft knife, and a sewing machine....do I have the right tools for the job?
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Primary Music Leader...Loved it!! Every Sunday I sang and danced, yes danced occasionally for these beautiful children. I loved their little spirits, still love their spirits and I try to sub as often as I can...
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
It's a super cute, easy to make, and the most time consuming craft I have ever EVER MADE!
But just in case you have uber amounts of time on your hands and want to make one for a shower or party or something...this is the lady who taught me how to do it on you tube!
Tomorrow I think I'll make a bunch of tissue paper flowers so I still have time to do my other daily activities such as conquering the universe and other mundane task as such.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Sure iPhone is a super high-tech do it all gadget that I lovingly refer to as "iCrack" becasue It is that addicting and replaced a need for me to get on my laptop, which in turn took me away from my lolli-gagging internet sucking time with blogging.
And facebook entered my world in a big way, and I could now just catch up and see pictures of you there on facebook, from my iPhone...done deal right!!! No need to blogger.com...RIGHT???
Well, that's fine for yall. My no interest blogger, I can totally understand was of little interest to most people BUT...I'm cheating myself and I HATE living with regret!
So I am equipped with a new sporty camera, plus the old one, plus my "iCRACK" photo's so this should be fun. I will start to chronicle my life once again and who will be happy??? ME (throw head back evil laugh)
Because there is a LOT going on in my life that I need to chronicle...I have too, or I will be super mad at myself!
What is sooo important you may ask? Well, only the pregnancy of my third and most likely last child....
whom I was sure would be a boy and I was going to love him and name HIM Cody.....well Cody was missing some accessories and turned out to be Chloe. Seth picked the name which is cute, because he never NEVER has been into pregnancies or the naming of our posterity until Cody became Chloe and I guess he is getting daddies little girl or something.
Maybe we are more settled and he has an easier time getting excited about this baby??? Who knows...either way it's super cute that he is into it. Anyway, Chloe is a spoiled BRAT already! Why?
Is it the closet full off garage sale and consignment store cloths? (YES, we have stock piled diapers up to the ceiling too...if BabysRus is out, you know where to look)...Or could it be her baby nursery I have spent hours of time designing and decorating? Here is that story....
Because I never had any moolah to spend and we were always moving or in transition so I never have really got to "decorate" a nursery. Oh, don't get me wrong, there were pictures drawn up and dreams laid out for the boys, but they were never realized other than the uber cute green toille baby bedding that my mom made for me with matching basket covers...sooo cute!!
This time around I was armed with
a) living in the same house for a record breaking 2.5 years and not moving in the foreseeable future
b) having some cash from the craigslist sell of our guest room furniture
c) TIME to scour the Internet and design and draw to my hearts content!
My first step was to scour the Internet for pictures of my favorite nursery's. I looked at a gallizion. The ones I loved got put in a special computer folder. Then I looked at the pictures over and over again and picked my favorite. The winner was.....The COCO DOT themed nursery from PotteryBarn Kids...I know I know SELL OUT!! But it really caught my eye with the vibrant wall color and muted ivory tones with pops of pink.
Next step was too draw up the plans...which I havent looked at for about 3 months and WOW I actually made a plan and STUCK to it for once....and since I'm the only one who will read this probably...I'm going to pat myself on the back for sticking to a plan! Three cheers for plans!... and start to shop! First stop....craigslist!! I checked it everyday, sometimes two times a day! It was hard to find anyone who was selling a matching crib AND changing table...CRIB here...changer there... and white?? Finally after about a month...seriously a month, an ad popped up and I was lucky enough to catch it in the first few hours, call, and reserve it! I went and looked at it and the same day we went to look at a vintage dresser.
A few hours later we had 4 people, a full crib, changer, and long vintage dresser in our clown car mini-van!
Crib and Changer $125
Vintage dresser $100
Can of matching paint$ 17
New hardware for the dresser $38
Seth painted the dresser likity split and It turned out way nicer than I thought it would! Love, reuse, and recycle!! Then for my side tables I found this little ditty at the PB outlet on clearance....And the only problem with my super awesome new changer is that the pad takes up all the space so I needed somewhere to put wipes and stuff, so back to craigslist I went. I wish I had a before picture of this little guy because he was a beaut! PHYCH! Bright fire engine red he was painted badly needing a touchup! Scratched,dirty, and falling apart really...but for $20 bucks...and it was the perfect height and width.....I got to work right away armed with a lot of soap and paint...here is how he turned out...
And oh yes, I went there...I found this wipe warmer at a garage sale for $3.00 TOTALLY WORKS and then I blinged it out with a little walmart ribbon...oh yah baby go for it! You KNOW you WANT TO!!
Walmart ribbon and a little whimsy =
Painting and crafting has been a constant companion lately.
Coming soon to a home somewhere in Austin, TX...meet CHLOE.....