1.30.2010

Struggles and Changes...

Sometimes I think these 2 things go hand in hand. Most times it takes struggles to bring about changes in our lives. I know that most of you who have found my little corner of the world wide web don't know that I have struggled for many years with my weight and along with that my manner of dressing, among other things.

Last year I made a decision that enough was enough and that it was time to deal with these issues. I was never heavy or chunky or any of those other words we use for people who are overweight until I was about 28 or 29 and then the weight just started piling on. At my heaviest I was about 190. That weight might look great on a 6' tall man but not so much on a 5' 6" woman. When I started this struggle to get to a healthy weight and size I was down to 174 and had maintained that weight for a number of years. Still to heavy for my height and fame size. I'm working on this issue and hope that 2010 is going to be my year to finally succeed.

The struggle I've had with clothing is that when I gained all the weight my love of shopping & clothes went away and at times I have dressed like an 80 year old woman or a schlumpy, dumpy mom with no fashion sense. When I think back about the clothes I've worn over the last 10 years or so I'm horrified! I have been following a couple of fashion blogs we the woman look great and I'm hoping to take lessons from each of them.

And finally the other thing I'm hoping to work on this year is our home. I am 42 years old and in the 18 years that hubby and I have been together I have never had a completely decorated home. The biggest problem I struggle with in this area is being too damn picky and not having the ability to just pick things out. I have purchased so many thing that I thought I loved until I started trying to put them together in a room only to find out that I hated them. This year I must work on stopping this trend and start making definite decisions and follow through with getting our home finished. I would be so embarrassed for anyone to come in and see how unfinished our home is.

1.22.2010

Sunshine's Stamps - Key to my Heart

This great image is another one from Sunshine's Stamps and is called Key to my Heart. This card is again done 100% digitally.

I used a paper sampler from Lynn Grievson, Katie Pertiet's Rejoice kit, Pattie Knox's Brad Bonanza No. 03. The font is Arial.

Thanks for looking!

1.15.2010

Sunshine's Stamps - 71 Mustang

It time for new images from Sunshine's Stamps. This little guy is 71 Mustang you will find him and others in the Movers & Shakers section.

This again is 100% digitally done using PSE 5. I did use the burn tool to kind of "dirty" the image up. Supplies used are Katie Pertiet's Naturally Krafty No. 07 & Classic Cardstock: Christmas, Pattie Knox's Brad Bonanza No. 01, and Liv Esteban Tabby Tabs. Font on tab is Jailbird Jenna.

1.11.2010

This stuff actually works...

I have to start by saying that I am one of the most skeptical people there is when it comes to as seen on television items so you can image my surprise when I tried this and it actually works. I spend a lot of time barefooted and that leads to dry, cracked heels and trust me when I say I have tried everything from lotions to ointments to razors, etc. In last months Woman's Day magazine the Heel Tastic was listed as a must try.

I found it at Wal-mart for $9.88 and started using it at bedtime. My heels are so much unbelievable better looking and I'm thrilled! You put it on like deodorant so you don't even have to use your hands to rub it in. Which makes me even happier about using it. If you have dry, cracked heels you have to try this stuff. Oh and it smells good too.

1.08.2010

Sunshine's Stamps Sweet Bee 4

A new week is here for Sunshine's Stamps. This cute little image is called Sweet Bee 4. There are lots of new images for valentines so be sure to go check them out.

I used Sweet Sprinkles from The Shabby Princess. It is a freebie that can be downloaded here. The black background is from Katie Pertiet's Classic Cardstock Cleansing.