Monday, April 19, 2010

Time Time Time? Where does it go?

I am sooo excited to get to go to Paper Cow Girls Art Retreat in June and get to spend some time with some really cool artists and teachers such as my blog buddy Cindy Mayfield! She has tried to get me to go before and sadly did not have the funds but this year I am going for a Rootin' Tootin' Boot Scootin time! In June I will post after all the goodies and what I will be making for the swaps I am in! Things such as a bloom swap , Napkin swap, Cuff swap, ATC swap and more in classes and vendors and shopping so it will be picture overload time I hope! Be sure and check it out and all the links on the page, Cindy is the Yapping Cat Link she has a really cool blog also as well as an Etsy shop!


Well I changed part of my journey in weight loss two weeks ago !

Instead of just Harris Fast food or HMR I have now added Fruits and veggies into my world! It is so hard not having them and doing this for 28 weeks I was assured by my educator Stacy that I could still loose the weight and last week I lost 1.8 lbs where the week before I gained .8lbs, so I think that was my confirmation that this can work! just had or have to be more optimistic 36 lbs to my next goal to be under 200, so we will see . Here is October compared to 2 weeks ago in April crop! The Ole hips are shrinking....Hip Hip hooray!














October 2009 April 2010

It is finally sunny outside after 3 days if rain and Gee is in the window sleeping in it!



Went shopping on payday Friday! and found some sales and coupon goodies now to go and play!

Just did some Cards for the troops again two Sundays ago and this is one that one of the other girls did in baby girl mode! Way to go Terri!
Here is some of the finished cards...I did 86 this time!
Terri's baby boy card!

I will show close ups next post of my cards but they were Fathers day and thinking of you cards!


LeeAnn's fab work of a shirt and tie card and part of one of my shirt cards is laying next to hers!



We have to much fun doing this at the Scrappers Boutique once a month to send to the troops !
Well gotta get back to housework then hopefully the studio for some down time!
Keep creating!
Denise

Friday, April 09, 2010

Bad Blogging!

Well boys and girls I have been a pretty bad blogger this year so far with all that has been going on around here. But her goes a long one! first of all last month I designed my first cards for "The Cards For the Troops" at Scrappers boutique! I had a phobia for card making till now....Made and prepped 66 cards for last month! And I am working on that and some more for this coming Sunday! two will be Father's Day again and two common like Thinking of you and maybe another Birthday! Still working on those tonight!
My first Father's day card!

Happy Birthday!


Second Father's Day card!
We have had a crazy spring thus far with invasions of nature itself in the form of Bees, Squirrels, Rats and others.......Needless to say I have not been a happy camper in my house!....MONEY MONEY MONEY! MMOOONNNEY!

Bee's were coming into our bedroom wall outside through the mortar next to the window and along the brick , these are pics after he dosed them with something to make them go away for a bit to be able to get them out of the wall.

To be kinder to my house they came into the house to get them , which means they tore at part of the sheet rock to get them, I thought that they would have to take more but wound up to be less! Whew!


The squirrels no more than an hour after cable guy came and fixed this they had it chewed again! even after metal applied over their holes that they were getting in the attic from! UGH!



Below is the wall before bees removed! All nice and intact! Also with sheet rock and paint!


Casey and I had to cover everything we thought might get sticky or that the bees might fall into!


Casey was wonderful in helping shorty me out!

This is my wonderful wall after they removed honeycomb and bees and my poor wall!

Oh by the way forgot to say Jeff my DH is deathly allergic to bee stings, The grand kids came to watch all the activity although they were closed out of the room during the capture in the BIG vacuum they had!

After most bees gone they let the boys help with some clean up and finishing of all of it! They thought that was cool , but their mom is the one that wants to get into the suit and do this! Crazy daughter of mine!

The guys telling the boys what they had been doing in the closed room!


One of the bags of honeycomb that came out of the wall.....It went from floor to ceiling but only top half was juicy with honey thank goodness!


Showing and retrieving some of the honeycomb for show and tell!

The wildlife truck portion of Orkin! and Toby and TJ!

Viewing my room from outside! The safe view! Tee Hee!

Toby showing me that they were missing the ones behind the blinds! And scaring me with his pose on top of the fence!

Honey comb in jar with some bees that were still in the honeycomb! one lived without any air in there for four days protecting the stuff!

To another topic when we got the channels and cable back Jeff was very intense with his sports and Gee decided she needed attention, getting into his lap wasn't working so......

She climbed on his shoulder and verbally started letting him know....LOL!

And decided she liked the view out the window from there much to my husbands dismay!
Well I finally had another pic taken and I am now 60 lbs lighter but still have so much more to loose! Was hoping to make one of my goals by summer but.......

Not sure the 37lbs is realistic at this point, but we will See gotta get to working out again at fitness center more regularly like I was doing in past! Just have not been as motivated before allergies started driving me crazy in our wonderful Texas spring wind and pollen season amongst other things....Well time to get into the studio and finish prepping some cards, Hope you get time to create something wonderful too!
Denise
PS...... down 5 pants sizes since starting! 30 to 20!