Thursday, April 17, 2014

{Roundup} Easter/Spring Printables

Talk about bringing it down to the wire!  There are only three days until Easter.  Have you decorated yet?  The closest we’ve come is finally removing all the Christmas, New Year’s & Valentine’s Day artwork from our dining room ledges.  And those of you with kids know, it’s hard to take that stuff down without a meltdown of some kind.


Thankfully, L is too young to care yet and T is okay as long as she’s involved in the redecorating.  Which is one of the reasons I love finding printables from all over the Web!  Today it’s all about Spring and Easter.  Of course, if you don’t see what you like here, you can always check out the Spring and Easter printables roundups from 2011 (Spring only), 2011 (Easter Only), 2012 and 2013.

New Mama Diaries
HWTM (shabby chic bunnies) HWTM
30 Handmade Days
Tatertots and Jello (banner)
Basically Frank
Craftaholics Anonymous
Catch My Party
To Sow a Seed
Nest of Posies
Yesterday on Tuesday
PNP Flowers
Tatertots and Jello (Spring Bunny)
Tatertots and Jello (little things)
Design Eat Repeat
Paper Charm Designs


Skip to My Lou
The Idea Room
Five Heart Home
Huckleberry Love
The Pinning Mama
Kori Clark
Today's Creative Blog
Heartwarming Vintage
Ma Nouvelle Mode
The 36th Avenue
No Biggie
The Graphics Fairy

Have you decorated for Easter yet?

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

{Weigh in Wednesday} Week 68

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:  A lot of people get motivated by warm weather to get outside and exercise.  Apparently I’m not that way.  The weather was beautiful last week, and I didn’t get to the gym until this past Monday.  At least I did spend a couple hours digging out a new border for our mulch pits this weekend.  Let’s just hope that the freezing temps we’re seeing right now doesn’t kill everything.

How I am Winning this Week:  Even though I didn’t actually “work out” for most of the week, we were doing more fun and active things.  Saturday was busy with two kid’s birthday parties and lots of gardening.  Sunday we went out for a walk as a family…and with T on her bike and me pushing L in a ride-along toy we were actually able to go at a decent pace.

Areas of improvement:
Last week, I asked what everyone does to help combat sugar cravings.  I actually took a look at what I eat on a normal weekday and noticed something interesting.  It’s not that I’m eating a whole lot of calories, or that they’re from poor food sources.  According to the LiveStrong website, I’m far exceeding the fiber and protein recommendations.  But I’m WAY below recommendation for fat content.  I’ll be taking the next week or so to look into getting more healthy fats spread into my diet throughout the day.  Hopefully that will help.

Workout Log:

Workouts 30 min jog Strength

How I feel: Will this journey ever end?  Or will I spend yet another summer feeling fat by the seashore?

What are your favorite sources of healthy fat?

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Monday, April 14, 2014

{Listicles} 10 Things Spring…in Pictures

When I saw today’s Listicles prompt…I immediately thought about my garden, and all the flowers I’ve been working on putting in for the last few years.  But since I just talked about our garden last week, it felt a little redundant.

Then I was looking through my phone and noticed all the pictures I’ve taken over the years, but haven’t done anything with.  So here are my 10 favorite iphone pictures from Spring of the last three years.

(I can’t wait to put L in this dress this year!)

I promise I didn’t do it to her!

2013 Spring 5
I had to fit some of our flowers in here somewhere!

2013 Spring 4
2014-Spring-1Mommy doesn’t give up the phone, but Daddy will!

2014-Spring-2 L is her sister’s #1 fan!

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