Thursday, November 21, 2013

Getting crafty.

I recently spent a long weekend with some scrap book buddies of mine. We rented a condo in park city, hung out in pj's and glued to our hearts content.
It's very productive. 
Here's some things I made. 
Paper tree. 
Mini album

Lots of memory filled pages, like this one of me with dark hair and cheekbones. 
These cute storage jars 
And this resin necklace. 
Plus I got home, all creative and made this for Asha's room. 
She has this extremely delicate collection of fairies from my mum that needed a home,  with room to grow and to be out of reach. I think this works. 
So have you gotten your glue on lately? 
How do you create? 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

What kind of day are you having?

Some days I want to wear heels.
Some days I want to stay in bed.
Some days I want to do both.
What kind of day are you having? 

Monday, November 18, 2013


I made this banner for Thanksgiving to match my decor. Simple. I used Heidi swapps shimmer spray on patterned paper and added some bling.
Not so naked any more.

Friday, November 8, 2013


Every year I rebel a little when I start seeing orange leaves and scarecrows in the store. I proclaim loudly, that just because kids are back in school, does not mean it is autumn, it's still 90 degree's outside and I believe it is still summer.
Then all of a sudden I wake up energetically, with the urge to pull out my Halloween stuff and it is officially holiday season.
I put away the turquoise and bring out the orange. 
We dress up and have fun. 

Then I put everything away and think how naked my house looks. 
I never know what to do since there's only 3 weeks until thanksgiving, then it all changes again. I have a hard time spending time and money on such a quick change. 
Any suggestions? 
Looks so naked. 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

It starts young.

So this is no Shocker but I'm in need of loosing a few pounds or 20. I wish I could blame a knee injury for the gain but alas, it's pretty much nachos and macdonalds fries which  accompanied with a knee injury, add up to the peak of my weight gain /loss cycle. I joked with someone that I need to loose 20lb quickly so I can get on with gaining it again.

No joke, I have photos to prove that this has been my life for 10 plus years and I wonder when it will actually stick. Probably not as long as French fries are still legal.
Anyway the motivation for my latest effort is that I have no clothes that fit and everything I try on in my current size, which incidentally is not even into the plus size section, is just not cute or flattering.

This is my gripe. Regardless of size 2 or 20,  why do we need perfectly smooth skin under our pants in order for the bumps not to show through? Why must all shirts and blouses cling right on the soft part under our arms to create a fold? Why are jeans even made with enormous back pockets?I know someone created spanks just for this reason but it feels like you are suffocating in them.

The fact is, I'm pretty healthy and active and my bmi is in the healthy range but my 2 buckets full of clothes that don't fit tell me I need to get serious.

It's not just me. I took my little girl shopping for some colorful skinny jeans. She could not fit in a single pair in the girls department. We tried the boys and had to go to a size 18. Size freakin 18 year old boys!  They were a foot too long but fit in the waist.
Seriously friends, is this a good message to send this 12 year old girl? Does she look unhealthy to you? She is not, she is active and eats really well plus a normal amount of snacks or treats yet she is oversized for anything age appropriate. 

It's a sad fact. We are going to be unable to, easily find fun clothes that flatter us, unless we are prepared to make diet and exercise our priority or are a tiny size unhealthy. 
That is my rant. Now I will choke down my egg whites.