Friday, October 17, 2014

{Friday Five}

Party-of-the-WeekCornucopia of Blessings
Cornucopia of Blessings by RSVP by Cynthia via Catch My Party

Crispy Smashed Potatoes
Crispy Smashed Potatoes at Oh She Glows

Embroidery Hoop Pumpkins at A Diamond in the Stuff

Songbirds Room
Little Girl’s Bedroom at Grey House Harbor

How to Remove Clutter from a Challenging Photo
Removing Clutter from a Photo at I Heart Faces

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

{Weigh in Wednesday} Week 94

It’s Weigh In Wednesday … which means it’s time for another installment in my roller coaster ride of losing weight without following fad diets.  After 20 years of yo-yo dieting, I decided to focus on getting healthy the right way.  There are a lot of ups and downs, and it’s a painfully slow journey; but this isn’t only about the scale, it’s about real life.

Thoughts: Maybe I should do what Ashley mentioned so many months ago and report the lowest weight the scale shows me during the week.  If I did that then that chart would show less than 10 pounds to my goal.  Unfortunately, I just can’t bring myself to do it.

On other news, the Husband is going to start training for a half marathon soon.  I’m a little hesitant because I know that it will require a LOT of time away for training.  On the flip side, I don’t think I’ve been more motivated to get in shape than when he was training for his 10k this spring.  Sometimes it’s good to be competitive.

How I am Winning this Week: Maybe it’s that the husband has been running more lately – or maybe my mentality finally caught up with me physically; but I ran my fastest pace ever yesterday.  Now I just need to keep pushing harder and longer.

Areas of improvement: The Husband and I celebrated our anniversary this weekend by heading to Richmond and going out for a night on the town. Even with my parents – who are pretty darn healthy – it’s hard to keep a healthy diet.  Next time we visit, I’ll probably pack a few snacks and some more fresh fruits and vegetables to keep us satisfied if the traffic is terrible.

Workout Log:


Speed Intervals

How I feel: Ready to go faster, faster, faster!

Are you competitive?  
What motivates you to stay on track?

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Monday, October 13, 2014

{Roundup} Fall/Halloween Printables

Halloween is only a couple weeks away.  We’ve bought pumpkins for our front porch, T is still waffling on what to be for Halloween (Ariel is the most recent choice), and we are starting to get decorations up here and there – which means I’ve been looking for the best Printables to add to our display.  You all know how much I love printables.  Can you believe this is the fourth year I’ve pulled together a roundup of Halloween printables?  This year I found more than 50 Halloween printables to share with you!  (How’s that for variety?)

2014 Halloween Printables Roundup

Tatertots and Jello (Garlands via Kiki & Co)

Living Locurto Orange-Black-Halloween-Candy-Bar-Wrappers

HWTM Potion Printables
Skip to My Lou Bottle Labels

Pen & Paper Flowers Something Wicked

Kori Clark Take One

No Biggie Cheese & Crackers
Nest of Posies Favorite Fall Things

Catch My Party You've Been Booed
Lil Luna - Falling into Autumn
30 Handmade Days Youre the Balm

While He Was Napping Autumn Subway
Yellow Bliss Road Subway Art
Lil Luna Halloween Trivia
Dawn Nicole Fall in Love

Crafty in Crosby Haloween Bingo
Create with TLC Days until Halloween
Liz on Call Ghost Banner

Lil Luna Wreath Print
East Coast Mommy Little Monsters Blog
Printabelle via Catch My Party Halloween Countdown
 Printabelle via Catch My Party

Tatertots and Jello Happy Owl o Ween

30 Handmade Days - Bread Wrapper
The Idea Room - Potions Printable
My Sister's Suitcase - Soap Label

I Gotta Create - Hello Fall

Love Bakes Good Cakes - Fall Bucket List
Nest of Posies Favorite Fall Things
Becoming Martha - Printable Banner
I Should be Mopping the Floor Pumpkin Monogram

Clearwater Cottage - Fall Favorites Printable
Tatertots and Jello - Enter if you dare

Lil Luna - Soda Labels
The 36th Avenue - 31 October

Lil Luna Falling into Autumn

Bombshell Bling - Fall Subway Art
Lil Luna - Spooktacular Teacher
Insiteful Living Spooky Print
Kojo Designs Treat Labels

Crazy Little Projects Treat Bag Stickers
The Idea Room Drink Labels
Whipperberry Boo To You

Home Made Interest Signs

Hello Little Home Sugar Skull
Create Craft Love
Finding Morgan Subway Art

Bloom Designs Trick or Treat Bags
Tatertots and Jello - Fall Signs

Scattered Thoughts Crafty Mom - Cupcake WrappersScattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom Kristen Duke Photography - Mummy's Bed and BreakfastKristen Duke Photography

Tatertots and Jello - Nevermore Tatertots and Jello
The Domestic Heart The Domestic Heart

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