My Journey. Being over weight has got to end.

So after being on a certain diet “skake” for almost 2 weeks I decided it was time to really talk about it. I’ll tell you what it is in a moment but if you follow me on Instagram then you already know what journey I started.

So a little back story.  I’m 35, 2 kids, 1 miscarriage & 1 stepson.  I’ve always been skinny but when I had my 2nd child I wasn’t able to loose the weight.  We had a lot going on so that made it real hard.  Hubbs got laid off and I lost my job because people came to work with the flu and I got it while pregnant and I got very sick from it. I needed to work so once I felt better-ish I decided working in daycare was my way to go.  I loved working with kids and have a background in childcare (as well as an office background) so I decided to work in daycare.  It paid half my kids tuition and I brought home just enough to pay for groceries.  When my son was 3 months old he got very sick with bronchitis (cause the heat didn’t work in our house) and had to be on a breathing machine at home for a few weeks.  Which made me lose my job.  So we decided at that time I’d stay home.  Hubbs was doing free lance work and it just wasn’t making ends meet.  We were paying an obscene amount of child support and the state doesn’t give a crap about someone being laid off.  So then all of a sudden we get a phone call from my stepson that warrants an immediate move into our […]

Spring is Here!!!

Visit my Etsy Shop now through April 15, 2015 for 10% off your order!!!!

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March 27th, 2015|Crafts, Etsy|0 Comments

Mom Intuition, Super Mom and Allergies

So we’ve all heard of the Mom intuition.  Long before you have that baby your told you’ll just know because your mom.  Well recently I knew my little one was getting sick.  But not real sick.  Just allergies.  I have terrible year round allergies.  So I kinda know these things.  Sure enough my son’s nose wouldn’t quit dripping/running and he felt miserable.  Not the normal snotty nose kid run…this is like a faucet.  Like mine.

Nothing stops it.  NOTHING!!  We can reduce our down time by taking NyQuil (during the day–not DayQuil), kleenex stuffed in the nose, and laying at a slight incline.  But no shot or allergy medicine will stop this.  It’s a nose curse i’m sure of it.

When you have this kind of drainage it literally beats you down.  It’s strange.  People don’t understand and for years when I was in the work field it was hard for my bosses to understand it.  About once a month my nose would do this.  If I stayed at work my production was low and it lasted for days unless I stayed home for 1 or 2 days.  I’d have to get up and wash my hands constantly, clean my desk of the tissues, and clean the tissue lint off everything.  It was horrible.  Oh and I took daily allergy meds…even tried shots.  This drainage makes you feel like you have the flu.  So imagine once a month feeling like you have the flu.  Everything aches, your not hungry, your going through boxes and boxes of tissues (remember this is only a day or two i’m talking about here…not a week!), your sneezing, coughing from the drainage in your throat, and your nose becomes raw and red. […]

March 13th, 2015|Family|0 Comments

February

So now we’re in February.  The month of LOVE, me dipping into HTV (heat transfer vinyl), 5th grade science fair and red velvet oreo’s.

So the second I heard that Red Velvet Oreo’s were coming out I made sure we got a package.  And OMG yes they’re good.

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Then there was the 100th day of school.  I wanted to make the kids a shirt but only Jayson wanted one.  Kennyth’s getting a little too old for it but I still gave him the option.  Jayson loved his shirt!  This is just printable iron on.  Not the best but it worked in a pinch.

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Time for Valentine’s Day!!!  Jayson doesn’t like much candy.  So I saw a similar idea to these oranges and I showed him and he wanted.  I think they turned out great!

 

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Kennyth wanted Fun Dip so I had to think of a way to use my Silhouette Cameo for this one. I think they turned out great!  
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My first HTV project!!!  Kennyth is learning to play the recorder and I wanted to personalize his bag so he’d know which was his.  I like it.  I immediately fell in love with HTV and placed an order for more a few days later.

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See….got my HTV and made shirts!

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I really love how they turned out!
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Sweets for my sweets!!  Of course I used the Silhouette […]

February 20th, 2015|Family|0 Comments

January

We decided to paint my office!!!  Well….I actually wanted to paint it and begged the hubs.  He said yes…even to the color I wanted.  WHAT!!!  Yes, and it’s awesome!

 

Took it from a hunter green to an awesome minty color!  Having a lighter color in the room totally makes it easier to work in there.

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Here it is!  So nice!!

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Then my stepson decided to move back to Texas.  So we made his room into a guest/office for the hubs.

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Then we made the upstairs game room into a large Lego Playroom!!  We spent WAY too much money and time at Ikea!!!  But the turn out was great!  I’ll have another post and better pics soon on the Lego Playroom.

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And that’s it for January.  Not a real eventful month….we were definitely happy about that!

February 20th, 2015|Family|0 Comments

December

OMG it’s almost Christmas!!!

So we did the Black Friday shopping this year.  It was fun and we over bought.  But we both worked extra this year to give big!  We gave about $100 worth of gifts to Toys for Tots too.

 

So this was our tree 3 days after Thanksgiving.  Lol!!

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Our lil elves!!  I love the jammies!  They’re from Target!10888568_10204065239123922_2155558125394874822_n

Our tree Christmas eve!!  This is before Santa came!!!

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And this kid nearly exploded!!!  He’s wanted this for years and we finally decided to bite the bullet and do it.

 

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The kids had a breakfast picnic upstairs.

 

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We had a pretty good Christmas and hope you did too!!

February 20th, 2015|Family|0 Comments

October and November

Not much went on these 2 months.

My son Kennyth that has Crohn’s started a new therapy since the medicine they had him on wasn’t working.  He wasn’t a fan of the new meds but we’re glad he chose to go with it.  He’s getting IV therapy every 2 weeks for a few months then it will be every few months.

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Then it was Halloween, getting my Etsy shop together for a big season, and of course Thanksgiving.  Here are some pics.

I don’t remember what Derryk’s costume was called but Kennyth was a ninja (big surprise, lol) and Jayson was his first superhero, Ironman.  I was a little sad about that too.  Does it mean no more cute costumes?!

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Here are some of the new ornaments I made this season.

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February 20th, 2015|Family|0 Comments

September

Remember my stepson, Derryk?  Well he decided to move back home.  Except home wasn’t in Texas obviously…it’s now in Washington.  So he sold his things and we flew him up here.  The boys were so ecstatic that their big brother was moving home!

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School started a few days after Derryk got here and I not only had a Fifth Grader and a Kindergartener but my baby turned 6 years old!!  He wanted a SpongeBob party.  So duh, that’s what I gave him.

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I made the cupcakes and bought the cookies from a local cookie maker.  She’s fantastic!

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I also made this banner with my Silhouette Cameo.  I sure do love that machine!

 

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Here’s my lovely 6 year old!

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The day after the birthday party we went to the State Fair.

These boys sure did love this ride.  They rode it like 10 times!

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Some donut chicken sandwich the Hubs and Stepson had.  We had a few other fried foods that day but I didn’t get any pics.

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We’re done!  They had fun!
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The BEST scone EVER!  Seriously.

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August in a post

Well let’s see.  August.  If you’ve followed me from the beginning this will make sense.  If not I’ll catch you up supa fast.  We moved to Washington from Texas.  It’s hot in the summer here and most houses have NO AC!  Ok, that’s it.  Your caught up.

So with no AC in the house and me hating our neighborhood and school I wanted out of there!  I found a house on CL.  Contacted the realtor and she said it was rented but I have these two.  I liked both but one was my favorite for many reasons. Oh, btw we rent…we have our reasons and one day we’ll maybe buy a house but definitely not in Washington.  So back to the house.  One ad said it had AC!  So of course we wanted to see that one first.  It was perfect….for me.  Big 2 story, 5 bedroom, located in a culdesac, park literally across the culdesac, and yes this is the one with AC….so we thought but I’ll get back to that soon.  The other house was super nice too but not as super….to me.  The hubs didn’t like the location of the 1st house.  We’d heard bad things about the new city I was looking at but there aren’t many cities with new houses and all the other houses here are old, ugly and suck. He liked how big the 2nd house was.  I really did too.  It had enough room for us to bring my MIL up here to live with us.  You could fit a dresser in the entry way as a side table.  But….it was on a busy street.  Kitchen was small and mediocre compared to the 1st house.  And I wanted nice […]

February 20th, 2015|Family|0 Comments

The Trip Home

So back in July 2014 we drove from Washington to Texas and back in 10 days!!  I wrote a post on the trip there and said to be continued.  So yah, I’m a little late.  Not like I’ve been busy or anything.

 

To see our trip to Texas click here.

So we left Texas and now that it’s months past I don’t remember everything.  Darnit!  But I will do my best to remember.  I do have lots of neat pics though.

So according to my pics we made it to Oklahoma!

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A cool pic.  Where we were I have no friggin clue, lol!

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HOLY CRAP look at the rain up ahead!!

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So the one thing we wanted to see on the way home was The Grand Canyon.  And we got there too late to see it so we decided to hit Vegas (I’d never even seen it before) and go back the next day!  So here are our boring Vegas pics!

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Then of course before we hit the road we got In and Out Burger.

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So here’s a pic of my awesome travel trash can.  I use this trick all the time!  I try to bring a few with us but anytime we stopped at a gas station and bought stuff I requested a bag no matter if […]

February 19th, 2015|Family|0 Comments