Wednesday, August 15, 2012

back to school teacher gift

honestly,.. i wasn't going to do a gift for the first day.
then...i went on facebook and all my friends were
doing them!  i felt the here it is.
i think it turned out pretty cute
and it was super easy!
i got the idea from a good friend and
it's also all over pinterest.

what do you think?

i added:
mini dry erase markers
anti bacterial gel
mini nail files
band aids
cute polka dot clips
hershey's candy
pencil box



Tuesday, April 17, 2012

44 pounds

i've lost 44 pounds in about a year and a half!
why is 44 a huge deal..well, i finally got into a new number bracket!!
i was bouncing around about 5 pounds and wasn't hitting my target weight.
so, 44 pounds was amazing to me!!

it's not fun losing weight.
in fact..i dread it.
i've lost weight slow so i could still enjoy life.(we love to go out!)
what sucks is i've had to lose 40 pounds plus, 4 times!! (4 kids)
i'm now on the road to losing the married weight,
and then on to the dating weight.
pathetic...i know.

i'm gonna be honest.
i'm not quit ready to share my weight.
only fellow chubbies and my sister know
the true poundage that still dwells on
my stomach and legs...actually everywhere.

i must say i am very excited to share that i'm a "true" 16!!
i also own one pair of 14 gap jeans.(that was the highlight of my month)

let me break it down for you:
im 5'11'
my goal is to lose 30...if i'm really motivated 40 more pounds.
my goal jean size is a 12.
i only weigh myself once a week..(at the gym.)
 (my husband threw my scale away..he got sick of me getting down on myself.)
i started off doing the South Beach Diet... i lost 25 pretty quick doing this.
i then moved on to an app. called Lose It.
now, i'm doing a mix of both.
i also work out 4 days a week for an hour to an hour and a half.
i try to do a lot of weights.
i first started out running, but my body stopped changing.
i joined a gym and now i'm addicted to the classes!!
making these little changes have really made a difference.

here are my "before and afters"

happy weight loss!!!


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

nail polish in my carpet...GONE!!

sunday was a seriously a crazy day.
while ironing clothes for church.
my little chicken decided to flip my laundry
basket over and take my nail polish down.
in the process he broke a bottle of redish nail polish
on my carpet!!  i was up a creek...or so i thought!!!
i of course posted the pic. on my facebook and instantly
i had comments...but, one stuck out!
it was from my girlfriend tricia (check out her blog)
here's what she said:

I just want you to know that you can get nail polish out of carpet!!! I spent about 3 hours scrubbing it out once but it came out! Acetone (straight acetone you buy at the home improvement store) and before that Barbasol (the really cheap shaving cream) let the cream sit for a bit and then tons of Acetone!!! We got the carpets cleaned after that to get rid of the stench! Sorry about your day!

i took her advice and it worked.
i was lucky and didn't have to work on
it for very long.
it took me about 30 min. and that
junk was out!! i was soooo pumped!!
it was also the next day and dry!!

here is the before an after

via cell phone

i used acetone nail polish remover.

the culprit..i put him to work! ;)

it's GONE!!!

try it!!


Friday, March 16, 2012

shout out!

i have some new/oldies i wanna
share with you!
i love finding and sharing new things
that i love!!

i put it in my hair when its damp and
 blow dry. it leaves my hair silky and shiny.

the Brazilian Blowout!
i was a little sceptical.
i had the blowout done 2 weeks ago, and
let me make one thing's not a straightener.
it conditions and helps with friz.
it seriously cuts my straightening in half.
(i have curly, frizzy hair)

Arm and Hammer makes
a fantastic detergent.
it's cheap and smells sooo good.

this is a oldie but,... it is a goodie!
this stuff takes everything out!!

i love my Skull Candy ear phones!!
i can't say enough about them!
i use mine to run and they never..NEVER..
fall out!! i have tried everything!
(i have the ones in the top left..)

have you tried any of these products??


Saturday, March 10, 2012

childrens prints

i'm in the process of getting
some prints for my chickens rooms.
i was surfing the web and found
some super cute ones.

what do you think?



see anything you like?


Saturday, March 3, 2012

new dining room!

for 5 years i've had my husband's
grandmother's ethan allen ancient
dining room set.
and it totally served it's purpose.
it was great for family get together's
and party's. the kids did homework and
crafts on it... but, it was UGLY!
it was time for a major change.
i didn't want anything too formal.
i wanted the table to be big and solid.
i didn't want to pay a fortune, and i
wanted to mix the chairs.

here are some before and afters.

(my living room has changed in the process as well.)


this has to go!
(if you want my fan...let me know!)

what do you think?

have a great weekend!


Saturday, February 25, 2012

office "face lift"...done!

in december we gave our OFFICE a much
needed "face lift".
we did it in record was crazy!! (2 weeks)
i think it turned out really nice and it
was less expensive than doing
a complete remodel.

check it out!

we bought new furniture.

hung a new pic. of the kids.

new carpet and wall paper.

i love the bench.

we added laminate wood flooring.

what do you think?
HUGE improvement,...right??


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