Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Crafting Again

My space at American Country Mercantile is feeling the LOVE. You can drop by the shop or contact me and I'll ship to you. 8030 Wheatland Rd N, Keizer OR

Like the Heart Garlands I made?

 this one is taken at the shop
taken at home but I also have windows at the shop too
 Dave added the lights on the Collector Club
Tree at Xmas time and I left 'em on for Valentines Day
I change out the Fill It Hurricanes seasonally

 handmade Heart Garlands packaged 
and ready to ship 
5+feet for @ $19.95 includes shipping 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Perfect Salad Plates

I find myself reaching for Grandma Bonnie's Pie Plate for individual dinner salads. 10" round and deep enough to load up with fresh veggies and assorted lettuce. I make our salads right in the pie plates so it's easy clean up too. Makes me feel like I'm at a restaurant.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

60 x 60 Begins

TODAY * is the day I began my journey to 60 x 60.  I wasn't sure I wanted to post my weight but I decided that I HAVE to say it out loud and face it head on. First weigh in 194.8.  ugh...I can't believe I let it get to this point. It's just a number right?  A number NEVER to be seen by this girl again!

TODAY * I started with my usual shower; then I sat and read for 30 minutes!  Wow!  The Four Year Career by Richard Bliss Brooke.  You see, it was a dare from Julie Muller, with Chicks Connect. Visit Chicks Connect on facebook and join the DARE. 
This is the DARE in Julie's words - I have a Dare for you for 2013. Who's up for the Dare? I dare you to spend the first 20 minutes of your work time on a daily basis working on a current project or goal. No opening up email or facebook until the 20 minute timer rings. You will be AMAZED at what you will accomplish with just 20 minutes a day. :) In order for your new years resolutions to come true, you need to change your behavior. Here is one easy tip! Happy New Year my friends! Happy Holiday Hugs! Go get those timers.

TODAY * I drank lots of water, vi-shake for breakfast, had just 1 McDonald's diet coke mid afternoon, had a healthy snack and a delicious dinner.  Even have calories left to have some popcorn tonight. 

TODAY * I revisited the treadmill.  Starting slow this time so as not to injure myself.  15 minutes felt just right.  Did 24!  Linda P and I are doing this monthly challenge.  Squats every day. I'm starting small since I probably haven't done a SQUAT since high school.  haha. The first day was 35 so I'm a bit behind but I WILL DO THIS!  Check out the fan page @ the fit girl inside.

Excited. Committed. Grateful. Scared. TODAY * I am strong and I AM fabulous!!