Saturday, June 16, 2012

This and that

It's been awhile. Things have been really busy.
We took a trip to Evans, GA which is right near Augusta. The drive down wasn't bad at all. It took us around 12 hours. We only had to fill up once along the way and we stopped in South Carolina for lunch at Chick-fil-a. We saw Rick Springfield, he played Don't Talk to Strangers for about 15 minutes. It was incredibly bad, but it became an inside joke during our trip. When Johnny played at the Bean on Saturday night, he added "Don't talk to Strangers" into Princes Purple Rain. ahahaha. Good times.
Great friends, great food, good drinks, and fun games. It was a blast and we were sad to leave. I can't wait to go there again some time. Maybe next time we will fly.

As for baby news.. we have been doing all kinds of fertility tests. Jason checked out okay, but I have PCOS. So, I'm on Metformin and the doctor wants to put me on Femara and hopefully we will be pregnant soon. *Fingers crossed*

Other than that, we've been keeping busy. Jason works all the over time he can and I've been busy with my books. I currently have 11 orders I need to get in the mail over the next few days so I better end this now and get working on that.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Questions Google Can't Answer

We are in a series at church right now called, "Why? Questions Google Can't Answer". Today, our pastor spoke about feeling the presence of God and why we don't always feel him. Is it God's fault or ours? I feel the presence of God a lot. But I've noticed that I don't usually feel his presence unless I'm open and receptive to it. That's MY fault, not His. I know that I would feel Him more if I was constantly reading the word, praying more (I'm getting better at that!) and just opening myself up to Him. I tend to let my own agenda get in the way. I hate to admit this, but I've got to be honest, it's been maybe 2 months since I opened the Bible. That's got to change! I need to make time for Him, every day! Anyway, I'm getting off track...
The sermon was great, Pastor Curt reminded us that feeling the presence of God is not always some huge feeling. It's not ALWAYS the huge show of emotion, the chills, the warm feeling you get, sometimes it's a whisper, but if we're not listening, we won't hear it. God is always with us, he is always in our presence, it's not HIS fault we can't feel him.

You can watch a video of the message at this link:

Thursday, April 19, 2012


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Another Great Day!

I woke up this morning at 6:00 AM, had a bowl of Fiber One with skim milk and then I went to the gym. I got a really good workout! Ran some errands and now I'm home and starving! I just ate this amazing yogurt, toasted coconut vanilla! Yum!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Treasury and Orders

My Newspaper Mini book was featured in an Etsy Treasury called: "THE NEWS"

I also had two book orders today. Two very lovely books that I'm looking forward to making. I'm going to try to get one of these books finished tonight before I settle in to watch the Biggest Loser and then head off to sleepy land! I have an early day ahead of me tomorrow. I'm waking up at 6:00 AM to workout, then I'm volunteering at church for a few hours, have to run to the post office to mail off one of these books and then I have some grocery shopping to do. I'm making summer time veggie pizza for my small group on Thursday night.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Busy Bee

I have a craft show coming up in May and I've been spending a lot of time making mini books. It's a "Celebration of the Arts" show where I'll have my own vendor booth area. I've never done a show before but I'm excited about it! Since most of the books in my shop are for weddings, I decided to make the mini books so that I can appeal to all ages and occasions. So, I've been making about 2 or 3 a day for the past couple weeks. I figured it would be smart to offer books that are cute and cheap! ($12-$14) You can see them all in my Etsy Shop ;-)

Love Bird Books

Here's a picture of me working on one of the mini books.

Saturday, April 14, 2012


I've been doing so amazing for the last week and a half. I've been tracking each and every thing, eating 5 servings of fruits and veggies a day, getting my water, my vitamins, my 2 servings of dairy, etc. I've been following all the rules and have been very satisified. And I was down 3 pounds on Friday.

Then tonight happened!
My day was going along really good, I had a bowl of Fiber One for breakfast with skim milk, a banana, and 2 cups of coffee. Then I had a slice of veggie pizza as a snack, then I made this really delicious spinach salad that was to die for. Later I had some Special K Chips which are ridiculously low in points. Then 6pm rolls around and I started craving and I couldn't get it out of my head. I was craving Fried Chicken of all things. I'm not sure where that came from. Then I debated on making some, but then I didn't want to deal with the mess of it all, then I thought about where I could go to buy fried chicken and that all sounded gross to me and then thinking about the grease kind of made me ill. By that time I didn't want chicken at all and that's all I currently have in the house right now (but I ALWAYS bake my chicken). So.. Jason got home and we went to Taco Bell.
I stared at that menu for 5 minutes. The lady in the drive thru kept asking me if I was ready but it took me so long to figure out what I wanted because the truth is, I didn't want any of it. Thinking about those burritos made me nauseas. Then Jason suggested I get the Nacho Bell Grande (which is SO high in PP) so that's what I ordered. I also ordered a chicken quesadilla and a pepsi (not diet pepsi, regular pepsi). I came home and ate it and now I feel awful. Not only is it not agreeing with my stomach but I feel awful about myself.