Sunday, October 16, 2011

Fall, what things may come



This Fall, has been a very Pintersting one.  Yes I said Pintersting!!  I have learned some very pinteresting words.  For instance, Pintervention - I may be in need of one soon.  If you don't already know about it, Pinterest is (my description) like an online copy of all your favorite magazines that you can access all at the same time.  If you are into fashion...it's there.  Home decor...they've got it.  Cooking and baking...yup. Crafts and DIY...You betcha baby. The topics are endless.  If you are interested in something, you will find that there are tons of other people that are too.  Take heed my friends... time slips away while you are browsing all the wonderful items and ideas on there.  Go ahead, check it out, set up a profile and start PINNING!!!

Fall has also brought my usual amounts of volleyball, but this year a wee bit more.  I am still doing my drop-in nights and coaching the Jr. Boys team, but this year I am also on a ladies team.  I was emailed by a team of ladies who are all around(older) my age in Tier 7.  We have now moved up to Tier 6 and I am loving every second of it.

Teri and I have made a pact to stop shopping for stuff to do projects.  We find all this great stuff at thrift stores that maybe need a coat of paint, or a little tweek of some sort.  I have quite a collection.  We challenged ourselves to stop shopping and start doing some of these projects.  I made a little logo but can't figure out how to get it on here.  Once I do, I will share it.  This pact I have called "Project Stash".  Stash stands for Stop Teri and Adrienne from Shopping and Hoarding.  I have no problem finding an item that needs some TLC or repurposing , but it's the follow through that I have a problem with(as I have said in a previous post).  Well, procrastinate no more.  I have managed to get a few projects done.  Another part of our pact was to blog about each of the projects we get done.  And yes, follow through, here we go.  I am doing it.  As busy as I have been this Fall, I am finding little bits of time here and there to get things done or at least started.

Well, enough for tonight.  I will post in the next couple of days with some of the projects that I have accomplished so far.

Take care all,
Adrienne                                                                                                                              

Thursday, July 7, 2011

I'm entering a challenge

I love, love love CARDS magazine and I have an online subscription.  They have amazing ideas and challenges and I always want to play along, but never quite seem to get it done.  Well, not this time baby.  I saw the challenge today and actually got a card done that I think is worthy of posting, so here we go...
The challenge is to make a card with an accordian flower.  I have recently started making them and I think they are really cute!  Hope you like it.                                                                                                      

I'm back baby!!

Back from where.  Well, life I guess.  School is done for another year and with the promise of 'gettin 'r done', I have managed to get into my craft room and dabble a bit.  It's been a while since I have done pretty much anything.  I'm having a tough time reaching my goal and really need to get back on the proverbial HORSE and finish strong.  Ever seen that show, "Last 10 pounds Bootcamp"?.. I really need Tommy to visit me for a month and I can get rid of that last 10-15 pounds that keep hanging around.  I know what I need to do, but for some reason, I just seem to have lost the motivation.  It's been a year and a half and I have worked really hard to get where I am now, but REALLY need to reach my goal for myself. 

Dabbling.  I like that word.  I guess I tend to dabble in a lot of things craft/home decor related.  Again, there's my 'can't seem to finish' rearing it's ugly head.  Maybe that's where the non-weight-loss is coming from.  Hmmm, who needs to see a shrink, I've just figured it all out.  Well, maybe not all, but......I digress! 

Where was I?  Oh, yes, dabbling.  In my craft room.  Came up with these beauties today.  Not totally my own creation.  Have been wanting to do a few things, but really needed some inspiration lately.  Oh ya, did I ever get inspired.  Thanks to Michelle Wooderson over at MishMash and Maile Belles at Simply Stamped.  Those ladies completely inspire me. 


Here's my take on their cards!  Hope you enjoy!

Monday, May 16, 2011

A while indeed!

It has been a very, very busy month.  Not really busy doing tons of stuff, but very busy in my little world.  I have spent the last month getting ready to go to my cousin's wedding in BC and working my butt off at the gym so I could look as amazing as I hoped to so I could show off my new bod to my family.  Run-on sentence, I know!  I have also been very busy (mentally) due to a HUGE change at school.  I have recently begun working with a severely autistic boy in the mornings and it has definitely taken it's toll on me both mentally and physically.  So I was giving all I could at school, plus at the gym.  Can you say TIRED??!!  So now that the wedding is over, and I am learning to work with this boy at school, I thought I should get my arse in gear and back on my blog. 
I made a couple of really cute cards last week.  One for mother's day and one for my cousin's wedding, but of course I didn't take pictures of them, so I will have to recreate them to put on my blog.
In my weight loss journey, I am sitting at 84 pounds right now.  I was up to 86, but then with all the travelling and (not eating so great) and more coffee than any person should drink in a week, I managed to be up 5 pounds.  I was pretty strict with my eating this last week, and got rid of 3 of the 5lbs I put on. So, I am now looking at losing 16 pounds in the next 6 weeks.  I am bound and determined to be at my goal of 100 pounds by the last day of school. I see a very busy and sweaty 6 weeks in my future!
Here's a picture of the family from Danica's wedding.  What a great time we had!!
Toodles for now!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

BAD BLOGGER!!!

Well, we are into the 3rd month of 2011 and this is my first post.  Ya, I know, "where've you been" you're all probably saying. I didn't post sooner because I wanted to include a picture of me to show my weight loss progress, but I haven't managed to take any as of yet. I haven't been anywhere, haven't been doing much of anything.  Well, no, that's not entirely true.  I have been working out like a mad woman at the gym and playing volleyball.  I am now up to 74 pounds gone. SEVENTY -FOUR!!! yeehaw!!!  I was hoping to have lost 100 in the last year, but I have hit a few plateaus and at the very least, have been able to maintain and lose a little.  Since Christmas, I was sitting around 60 pounds and couldn't do much to get the numbers to keep falling.  I decided to sign up at the World Gym and it was the best decision (since deciding to lose weight a year ago) I have ever made.  I started slow and worked at my own speed, and now, I am up to running on the treadmill for 10 minutes at a time without stopping.  I spend a good hour and a half or more while I am there and love every minute of it.  I have never felt better, or looked so good(in my opinion).  Well, hope that appeases everyone for now, and I promise, I will get some pics done and post again soon.
Take care,
Adrienne

Saturday, January 1, 2011

More or less.....in 2011

Happy New Year everyone!  Hope you are all looking as forward to the new year as I am!  I have big plans for the next 12 months.  Now that I know I have been able to be successful with big things such as weight-loss, I figure, why stop there?!  I have bit of a more or less list to share with you.  I guess you could say these are my New Year's resolutions, but I thought I would put my own spin on things.  Here goes...

In the next near, I would like to accomplish..

1.  more organizing...less procrastinating
2.  more exercising...less couch potatoe(ing)!!
3.  more crafting...less shopping
4.  more reconnecting...less turtling
5.  more mailing...less hoarding (i'll explain this one later)
6.  more doing, being, seeing and loving all that life has to offer!!!

Okay, so the more mailing and less hoarding line.  I make all these great (I think) cards and projects, but never do anything with them.  I make all kinds birthday cards, anniversary cards, and just because cards, but again, I never seem to be able to send them.  I love crafting, but hate sending.  So, I hope I can start mailing my cards to their intended friends and family, and stop keeping them tucked away in a box.

Here are a couple of cards that I made today after sitting on the couch for about a million hours.  Less couch potatoe(ing)!!!!  Hope you enjoy them!



I have been wanting to include pics of either my supplies, or my process, so today I took a picture of a portion of the supplies that I used.  The stamps are both from Hero Arts, some Kraft cardstock, butterflies cut from Stampin' Up exclusive  Sizzix die, Cuttlebug and Quickutz embossing folders, copper Smooch sprtiz and a doily from the good ol' $$ store!
I guess I should also add more posting to my list.. Well, here's hopin'!!
Adrienne

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

After Christmas Activities

I seem to get into the Christmas crafty mood - after Christmas.  I guess with all the pre-Christmas Hub-ub, I never seem to find the time to get my craft on. With 2 weeks of holidays, the first is spend on getting ready for the big day, and the second is spend getting over it and doing what I want, when I want.  I have been trying to keep things tidy around the house so I have the time to spend in my craft room.  I spent some time on the computer this morning and was checking out Tim Holtz's blog.  Man, that guy is talented.  I was inspired by his 12 days of tags and thought I would see what I could come up with.  So, here is what I did this afternoon.


Hope you like them.  Let's see what I can do tomorrow!
Adrienne