Friday, June 26, 2009

Made my own Fireworks!!

I decided to make my own firecrackers for 4th of July.

Sound scary?

I have some fabric that has flags on it - I don't know why I have it or even where it came from, but I have it. lol Anyway, I cut the fabric into pieces to fit around the cardboard tube at the center of toilet paper rolls. After it had dried (actually it was weeks after it had dried) I mod podged it onto the tubes leaving a little room at the bottom to tuck the fabric up inside the tube and a lot of room at the top. I put a rubber band at the top to hold it all close together and then cut the fabric into thin little strips.

I thought they came out cute. I made three of them and put them on the red pedestal plate that I had made along with some other things.

(please ignore the computer and books on the table)

There are three wooden stars stacked at the back of the plate. One each of red, white, and blue, the firecrackers, and a couple of pictures of very important soldiers.

The picture in the foreground is my Grandfather. The picture in the back is my Great-Grandfather and was taken in Paris, France during the war. I thought this would be a great time to set them out. Although, these aren't the originals, just scanned copies that I reprinted. I wouldn't want the originals to get destroyed. :0)

Monday, June 22, 2009

Monday Morning Check In

Finally!! I'm so thrilled that I finally have something to report on Monday! lol I lost 1.2 pounds last week. Woohoo!! And that's with going out to eat three times over the weekend! I'm just so glad to have broken through the plateau and to be heading back in the right direction again. Of course, this is 1.2 pounds that I've already lost several times before. lol Not having snack foods in the house while the kids are gone makes a huge difference too. It's not that I don't want to snack most nights, there's just nothing there to snack on. lol

I hope everyone else also had a good week, and here's to an even better week this week. :0)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!!

I hope all of the Dad's out there have a great day!!

I know I haven't been posting much lately in the way of crafts or things that I've accomplished. I actually have been working on things but just haven't managed to get anything finished. lol Sad but true!

I did manage to get this completed for Dax for Father's Day.

It was a bit of a challenge trying to get it made and put together without him finding out about it.

The pattern came from here. It's a embroidery machine pattern but I just copied the words and hand stitched it. (I don't own any fancy machinery...yet *giggle*) I used one of Dax's old dress shirts. The stitching is on oned side of the button down part and then I slipped a picture of the kids (it's a kind of old one) into the pocket. He really seemed to like it and was touched by the gesture. Who can ask for more, right? :0)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Monday Morning Check In (late again!)

Well, there isn't anything at all to report this week. My 25 year class reunion was over the weekend so there was not dieting going on. But, I've finally got the hubby on board with me and the kids are gone for two weeks so there won't be any tempting junk around the house. Hopefully those two things combined will help make a difference. Besides, I just booked a cruise for all of my family for my parents' 50th anniversary next summer and I told Dax that I want to be able to feel comfortable in a bathing suit by then. I have to do this!!

Here's a pic from the reunion. It's the group picture of all of us that showed up. I thought this one was really funny because the person that the hand on the left just happens to be pointing right at is me. lol

Hope everyone has a great week. I'm expecting a better update next Monday. :0)

Monday, June 8, 2009

Monday Morning Check In

Oh, no need for this really. Nothing has changed at all. I have got to get serious about the exercise thing. I just usually feel too exhausted by the end of the day to want to do anything. But, there is a curves right here close to the office. I should see what their schedules are. Maybe I could go work out in the mornings before the office needs to open. That's about the only way for me to get it done. Unless I go at lunch time and not sure I want to do that.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Before + After

I was at the thrift store and bought some cute little plates and some candle holders.

A little super glue gel and now I have these:

I put one on the piano with some glass candies in it. I love it! They all turned out really cute. I'm going to have to stop doing this soon though because how many plates on stands does one person need? lol

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Monday Morning Check In (on Tuesday)

Well, I guess it's obvious that I didn't get any crafty type stuff done last week. lol

I finally gave in and bought some of the slim shots things. I got the cleanse one. I was afraid it would really bother me but it didn't and it did seem to get me off of dead center. I was actually down about 1/2 pound on Friday and then pms hit and I'm suffering from bloat. By Saturday morning I was up 3 pounds!!! There's no way I ate that much on Friday. lol

Hopefully, I can get all of this over and done with quickly because I really need to go buy something to wear to my reunion in less than two weeks and I don't want to have to do the shopping when I'm all bloaty. Aaahhh, life's delimas. lol