Friday, May 24, 2013

My weight loss journey

Growing up I was always so skinny.  Everyone was always telling that I needed to put some meat on my bones.  Well, I sure did, about ten years ago.  I started with some fertility drugs and they made me gain some weight. Then about 12 years ago I decided to quit smoking....along with that came about 15 more lbs.  Then I got sick and had to take some steroids and well you all know how that is...I blew up.  I have been struggling with excess weigh for about 12 years.  Give or take a few years because I always thought I was overweight.  Now I would love to be that weight again.

Recently, I started trying to lose again!!!  Well, for the millionth time.  Anybody out there know what I am talking about?  I am losing the same 10 lbs right now that I have lost so many times.  So, I thought that if I logged my journey then maybe it would help me. Kim and Tara helped me with my blog and crafting.  I would never have started working on my craft room if it wasn't for Tara over at Craftin Desert Diva's. She encouraged, motivated and kept me going.  I felt like I did not want to let her down; so, I worked really hard to clean on my craft room so it would be presentable on her blog.  She is so great..she never judged me; only offered advice and gave me encouraging words.  My friend Kim is also a big help with my journey. She is always so upbeat for me and is just as excited for me as I am. So, I am hopeful that if I put myself out there that you guys will encourage me and I will be able to lose the weight that I need to.  I want to be healthy so that I can raise my children and play with my grand children.

My children also are such an encouragement.  I lost some weight before with Zija, when my daughter Aimee was a consultant.  But I gained that did work though.  Then my daughter Jennifer bought me some Ace and I tried it.  I can't take it everyday but it is very helpful.  Right now I am taking that occasionally and then I drink energy drinks.  I am also walking.  I would like to say that I walk daily, but not yet.  My husband is so awesome; he has fixed me a place outside to walk on our farm so that I don't get bored.  I want to share my journey with you and maybe some pictures.    So far, I have lost 8 lbs....I think... so that is what I am going to go with.  I walked 48 mins today and I am really trying to watch how much I intake (food wise).  My problem is the night time.  I get up in the night and have sweets before I even know it.

Today I thought that I would share a few pictures of some of the walking space that I have.  NO EXCUSES!!!  My husband has mowed me a great walking path.  I will share more about that later.

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Here is some pictures...Sorry my post is so wordy.

This picture was taken on Sunday...  I weighed 196.  This is me, my son, and my husband.

I so hope that I will have an after picture in about 30 days...

Pictures of  the farm where I am walking...
view from the porch...

view of another field...

view of another side of the farm from the porch..

Monday, May 20, 2013

Craft room renovation cont....

Well, as is another shot of my craft room.  
This is a picture of how messy my shelves were.  

I am liking this little wall shelf to help sort and organize some of my embossing powders and flocking powder.

I really like how pretty my Sizzix dies look.

I just don't know what to put on that other shelf!!.
The punches are just not working for me.

Alright all you crafters out there....
What would you put on the shelf on the right?

thanks for dropping by.
This is the last week to link up your craft room.  
Head on over to Craftin Desert Divas and link up!!!

But before you is a craftin tid bit:
Put things away as you bring them into your craft room instead of piling them up to do later like I do.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Craft Room Renovation!!!!


Not much room to do anything!!!

Here is the after picture!

I am so excited!  Now I can finally start crafting...

I will have more sections that I will post before and after pictures of later on.

Would love for you to sign up to follow me as I try to find my way out of my crafting hoarders room!

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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Hug Your Cat Blog Hop

Are you a crazy cat lady, but in a good way? I know I am. Today is purina’s Hug you cat day. There are several hug your cat days and I would love to hug my cat(s) on each and everyone. Today we are celebrating cats! Diamonds, dogs’ pft. Cats are a woman’s best friend.

I have a grand daughter that loves cats!!!  

I thought that I would make her a cute little layered cat card!

Today we are celebrating with all kinds of cat projects.
So sit back and lets hang out.

Give away alert…
Jessi is going to give away a bundle of each of the brand-new twine that are available in her etsy shop.  rainbow teal and the blossom iridescent.

Your next stop is Lynne

Line up
Jessi - 

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Crafty Clearance Haul

I decided to share my latest  "crafty" shopping trip with you.  I know that I love to look and see what kind of awesome deals that others get on their craft items. Town is an hour away for me and when I go I have to hit all of my favorite stores and of course take my coupons with me and go straight to the clearance aisle!

and my favorite
Hobby Lobby

Not on clearance but I have wanted this little mold for a long time!

Can't wait to make some cool stuff with this!

could not pass up Tim Holt's  stuff!!!
Little over $6 for each....

Gingerbread man cookie cutters 10 cents each!
Winter time projects!

I am loving my lots of plans for these little cuties.  Love all of Martha Stewart Molds!

Lots of cute buttons for 50 cents pack.
( I am currently addicted to the buttons! thanks to my friend Tara!)

got this storage container for $10

I think that I done pretty good.  Just want to invite you to link up any project with a pun in it over at

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Blogging tid bits #1

I noticed that my friend Tara from over at Craftin Desert Divas was leaving comments on blogs and it was just the blog name and not the HTML part.
For example when I leave a comment this is what I would type:

But I would rather it say:


So I asked her to share her secret with me....wanna know what her secret is?  

Here is the example that was shared on a website that I Googled.

Use this code to add a Link to a page:

<a href=“http://Internet URL goes here.”>Title the visitor sees.</a>

Code example:  <a href=>Example</a>    

Hyperlink visitor sees:  Example

So here is what I will use...
<a href=>Cut One Designs by Robin</a>

and here is what will post :
Cut One Designs by Robin

Try it out and let me know what you think.  Pretty neat trick if you ask me!  Thank so much for sharing this little tid bit with me Tara!!!!  

Don't forget to link up your project!

with prizes!

Come check it out!!! 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Craftin tid bits #1

I was guest designer for Tara over at Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party #4.
I wanted to do something different so I decided to try my hand at embossing on glass.
The first time was a big flop!!!

I cleaned the jar (an old mason jar) with a Clorox wipe.
I was in such a big hurry that I did not wait for it to dry. :(

I used the versamark to stamp the image of the Peacock on the side of the jar.
As you can see when I put the embossing powder on it stuck on a bunch of places that it should not have.

Not pretty at all.
Just to be sure that it was not the embossing powder or my stamp I stamped on a tag. 

As you can see it was a very clean, nice, neat stamp.

So I decided to attempt it again. 
Can't give up on one try!

Now this looked great!  I am quite pleased! I made my first wire loopy lou also.

I think that it looks real nice.  I like working with this wire.  It is real easy to manipulate.
So what do you think of the finished version?

I am making a few to sell for Mothers Day presents.
I think that the next one will be dragonflies and butterflies or I may just surprise you.  

Linking up to:

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Welcome to my new blog..
I look forward to sharing with you Little Tid Bits and such..
Short cuts, ideas, and just anything I find real interesting~!