Saturday, July 28, 2012

Beach Bound

Yaaaaayyyyyy..... I get to go to the beach.  If only for the weekend I get some time to spend with my girls as this week has been quite hectic.  Well this is my wonderful pic on the bridge.   Bridges, what a love-hate relationship I have with them.  One day I am fine and the next day they terrify me.

Bay Bridge

Monday, July 23, 2012

Between 13 & 14

So #13 and #14 goal was to run a 5K and a 10K.  What about an 8K?  I am going to consider the 5K checked off because even though it wasn't technically a 5K it was more than a 5K so the the 5K is covered. Right?  Right.

This was the first time I have ever done one of these.  Here was my chance to get off my butt and just do it.  I had a blast.  It was a very rainy morning so I was going to bail but I waited until the nth hour to see what the weather was going to do.  It was misty but turned out to be perfectly fine.

A before pic and an after pic.

8K!!!! - Before
8K- After


This was a good lesson for me about focusing on what you can do instead of what you can't.  What mattered to me was I went out there and I did it.  It wasn't about the time it was about doing it and finishing it.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

For the Love of Chevron

Where have you been all my life.  I must be going through a phase but I saw some Chevron walls and floors on Pinterest and I need something chevron in my life.  Like NOW!!!  I am seriously trying to get my daughter to do a chevron wall in her room.

Look at this awesomeness I found on Pinterest.

And this

Source: via ACME on Pinterest

And this wall.

And this too!!!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Keep It Simple

Some good old asprin and baking soda to wash my face.  Great exfoliation action.  What I also like is my skin does not feel stripped or dry after using.  I'll give this a try for a few weeks and see how it goes.  I am about a week in and so far so good.

And as you can see I am 'el cheapo' and just grabbed the store brand stuff.  If someone can give me good reason to by brand for either of these products I am curious to hear why.

Keep It Simple

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Old School TV Shows

They just don't make shows like they used to.  All I know is these days we are lucky if a show makes it a season or two.  Back in the day shows would last a long time.  

Do you remember any of these:

Three's Company
Matt Houston
The A-Team
Different Strokes
What's Happenin
Good Times
The Facts of Life
Mr. Belvedere
Saved by the Bell

I loved all of those shows.  I may have to see what is on Netflix.

Monday, July 9, 2012

July Reading

My July reading list consists of 3 books:

The Bible (1 year plan)
My 70-640 cert book (should have been done with this a LONG time ago)
Fierce Conversations (starting it over)

What books are you reading this month?

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Fourth of July Treats

Every now and then I get in the spirit and do something fun for the 4th.  This year my girls and I made some Jello Jigglers in the beloved red, white, and blue.

Fourth of July Treats

I found the recipe through Pinterest.  I love Pinterest.  I am addicted to it.  Seriously so many ideas being shared and it is pretty darn awesome.  It was nice to sit around and relax and do something fun and stress free.  We messed up a little but who cares.  How bad can you really mess up with Jello!!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

A Little Sewing and Unsewing

Probably one of the easiest shirts to make ever and you know who managed to mess up.  Not horribly but it is always a pain to unpick the thread.  Now that it is unpicked and corrected I will pick back up sometime this week.  I am rusty.  It took me forever to do the little I did.  It's fine because it was a start.  Hopefully I will be done by weeks end.  Going for 15 min a day.  That should be enough to narrow hem the armholes (which I hate) and add the waistband.

A few pics:

New Look 6648
the pattern and fabric
New Look 6648
3 pieces!!! Yay!!
New Look 6648
narrow hems ugh
New Look 6648
can you see the oops