Tuesday, February 28, 2012

what i like right now

Just a little collection of images that are inspiring me right now.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

the numbers

I've been going to Weight Watchers since August 15, 2011 and have since lost 26.2 pounds.  It has been a very special journey because I've stuck to it.  In the past when I've gone on a diet, I've sabotaged it, but not this time.  Why did I sabotage it, well, stress was the main reason.  When the other parts of my life weren't going so well, I would eat.  Well, not this time.  I've found other outlets to curb the desire to eat when I'm stressed or anxious or mad or ... you get the picture. 

This time around I've stuck to the plan for several reasons.  I like how I feel with the added weight gone. I love the Weight Watchers program!  I was told by my doctor that I needed to go on a strick low-fat and low cholesterol diet.  I don't want to be over-weight like other members of my family ( I just can't do it anymore).  It's something in my life that I have control of and the best reason ... is that my doctor called yesterday and said I don't have to take medication for my cholesterol and triglycerides because my numbers look really good.  Yea!!!

My numbers have been up in the past because, I ate what I wanted to, didn't take care of myself, and some of it was hereditary.  Well, no more.  I love the numbers I was given and am so looking forward to the best number yet.  My goal number.  The number I want to reach with my weight and maintain and that number is ...

I wasn't sure to long ago if I could reach this number, but I now know that it is so do-able.  So look our 157, cause' here I come!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

finally friday

It's been a crazy week, but I was still able to take a few photos and edit them in Instagram.  The other app that I've been trying in Vintage Photo.  I love how the photos are softened with this app.  I also took a few self-portraits.  I'm usually behind the camera, but love having my picture taken so I self-indulged!

One of my favorite snacks, Utz hard pretzel and a Laughing Cow cheese wedge

My hubbie's valentine gift which I posted here

my sweater DIY which I posted here

deep in thought?

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

valentine DIY

I love to create, because it fills a part of me that nothing else can fill.  To look at something I've made is so fulfilling and this project was no exception.  I came across this sweater DIY on one of my favorite blogs A Beautiful Mess and knew I had to give it a try.  It was super easy because Elsie and her staff/co-creators give such clear and easy directions.  I would suggest to anyone who loves creating and have sewing knowledge to give it a try.  I had so much fun that I also created one using a black sweater.  Oh and I almost forgot that the entire project (both sweaters and the red fabric hearts) only cost me $15.00.  Sweet!

I just love it!

Monday, February 13, 2012

hubby's happy valentine's day

A special Valentine treat for my wonderful hubby.  Red velvet chocolate chip muffins and Udaman chcoclate bars.  I gave them to him tonight (because I couldn't wait) and he said it was one of the best Valentine gift's I've given him because I really thought of him.  Yea!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

the birthday boy

Our little boy Beaker turned one yesterday.  He has been such a cool pet to have this past year.  Every time I walk out into the living room where his cage is, he starts to squeak and 99% of the time he only does it for me.  I guess he knows who feeds him!  I just love that little guy. 

Happy Birthday Beaker!

Friday, February 10, 2012

finally friday

Here are a few Instagram pictures from this week.  My favorite is the "chicken dinner" picture.  That was such a good meal.  Grilled chicken with sauteed grape tomatoes, spinach and mushrooms.  Yum!  Enjoy!

the hubby multi-tasking.  iPod and iPad both goign at once.

imagine ~ create ~ live

yummy, yummy chicken dinner.  it tasted as good as it looks.

"B's" art work from school

south jersey really needs self-service.  waiting for a gas attendant ... ugh!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

chocolate chocolate chip muffins

These muffins are so easy to make and my coworkers absolutely loved them.  Us need one (1) box of Devil's Food cake mix, one (1) can of packed pumpkin and two (2) handfuls of chocolate chips.  Blend the first two ingredients together until well blended and smooth.  Stir in your chocolate chips.  I used a medium scoop, which holds about two tablespoons and filled my mini muffin tray, which I lined with paper liners.  Bake at 350 degrees for 12 - 14 minutes.  Test with a toothpick for doneness.  Cool on wire rack for 20 minutes. Enjoy!

 Delicious and low fat!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Monday, February 6, 2012

don't give up

A little Monday inspiration.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

saturday style

I love clothes.  It wasn't always like that, but as I've grown as a woman I've found that, it is important to look your best when you go out in public.  Now understand, I would never go out in my pajama pants, but there were those occasions that I went to the store looking less than presentable.

I've come to realize that fashion is amazing and that you don't have to pay an arm and a leg to look fabulous.  Saturday Style is going to showcase fashions that I would wear.  I love the website Polyvore.  They have everything you could imagine when it comes to fashion and style.  You can either browse pages that other people create or set up your own page, which I'm thinking of doing.  Every Saturday I will be posting either fashion ideas that I found on Polyvore or showing off some outfits that I've come up with myself.  So here is the first outfit that I found and loved on Polyvore.  Let me know what you think.

I love all the silver!