Sunday, January 31, 2010

Where did January go??

This month just flew by. I'm sticking to my goals for the year so far. I took an honest look at why I've been unable to drop those 10 lbs for the past 10 years and the answer may not have been what I wanted to hear--but it's working. Finally. Jeff and I have made a pact to go to the gym every. day. of. the. week. I've increased my cardio to 50 minutes and fallen in love with a new machine that's part elliptical part stair-stepper. It's an @ss-kicker. Of course, I don't ever feel my workout's complete unless I've run. This year makes 20 straight years of running. I hope I get 20 more out of my knees. Doubtful, but a girl can dream. I've also recently cut caffeine out of my life and we're both calorie-counting. Not cuckoo-crazy calorie counting, but just being much more aware of what's going in. I'm down 6 lbs in 3 weeks. Woohoo!

As for the time management--it's slowly starting to happen. I've scrapbooked a few times this month. I've spent more time purging my supplies of old stuff I just don't think I'll ever use. My niece is getting a fun surprise donation in a few weeks! I can finally take stock of what I have and get excited again about using it.

I've also made another honest observation after seeing all the new MS punches coming out this spring--- a girl does not have to own EVERY SINGLE PUNCH. I love them, I really do, but I'm running out of space to store them. I think I'm also getting a little overwhelmed with the choices I currently have so I don't want to keep adding to it. I'm vowing to enjoy the plethora of punches I already own and STOP BUYING MORE. ( there are a TON of new border/corner ones coming out--at least 30 that I saw, not to enable or anything)

Here's a layout I did this week in the spirit of Valentine's (of course). Just wanted to do at least one using the MME LoveNest stack. I have some Valentine's projects/gifts I hope to finish this week using this paper and then I might just donate the rest. That's the problem with stacks sometimes. I get sick of creating with it after awhile. Note to self: STOP BUYING STACKS.

Other supplies used on this:
QK Gazebo
MS lattice heart
MS eyelet lace heart
MS scroll heart
QK label
MS doily heart lace
MS loopy hearts
Bazzill In-stitches
Cuttlebug embossing folders

I hope to post in a few days with some V-day cards. Enjoy your upcoming week!


  1. Love the layout!!! I agree I need to start using what I have instead of buying more. That said have you seen the awesome stuff from CHA?
    I'm lovin everything I see and that's not a good thing. I may have to get my hubby to build an addition on to the barn (ha,ha) I have had to put scrapping on the back burner. We're doing some redecorating and remolding of our downstairs. Started with the greatroom. New paint, furniture and fireplace mantle. we're doing it all ourselves. The painting is almost done. The furniture is on order and I hope Dale can start on the fireplace this weekend. Duh I didn't think to take some before pics so I could do a before and after layout. We'll have to do lunch soon. I'm getting a craving for Mexican. How about you?

  2. Great layout! Here's to a new year of doing great (FUN) things!

    Congrats on those 6 lbs too!!

    Waiting on some crocheted flowers from MIL so I can get my Jan (12 Days of Me) page done. Hope to post soon!

  3. Lunch sounds great! You tell me when it's good for you. I'm loving some of the new CHA stuff, but I HAVE to use up some of my paper. It's just getting ridiculous--I just saw pics of 3 new stacks at J's and I like all of them. I must be strong, I must be strong.

    Thanks for the encouragement Yvonne! Some days(like yesterday) I feel like I want to eat the house. Can't wait to see your 12 days of me!

  4. Hey,
    Where ya been? Hope all is well.