Wednesday, February 29, 2012

{A Better Stacy}

Here lately I made a decision that I wanted to be a "healthier me", not that I am unhealthy, or eat tons of junk food, I just want to make it a conscious effort to be better.  As I have said before I enjoy walking, it's my exercise of choice, so I always try to do that, I also enjoy doing different toning routines here at home, I really want to tone up my arms so I have been doing some hand weights, I always feel so good when I finish.  When we lived at the apts. we had access to a really nice workout room, I loved it, and miss it. 

The other day when Jim was on Craigslist I ask him to check out exercise equipment, I really want a treadmill,  we were so surprised at how affordable they are on there, we saw several that were maybe a year old and around $125, alot of people listed that they have joined a gym or they just don't use it, so that was a comfort to know they are out there.  So, we plan to get one in the next month or so, we will both benefit from it and the kids have voiced that they will be using it also, I am all for some family fitness, I am so excited about getting one!

My husband made some changes in his eating and is very pleased,  I went to the grocery store today and made sure to get some fresh spinach and flax seed,  I have been doing a fruit smoothie everyday here lately,  and I have seen so many recipes on Pinterest about adding spinach and flax seed to it for extra nutrients, they say you really can't taste the spinach after the other stuff is put in, I will be making one tomorrow morning, can't wait to try it. In fact I may sneak some flax in my family's food, every little bit helps.

None of these changes is due to summer coming up and me wanting to rock a bikini, no thanks on that, in fact no matter how good a body, I get so sick of seeing way to much skin, and these days that's all you see at the pool or beach, cover up girls!!!  ha! I mean it!!  It all has to do with feeling better, I am in my early 40's and the ol' body is changing, not always good either, ha!

Do any of you have any tidbits for me on overall health, let me know!!! Have a good evening, we have bible drill class tonight!  S

Friday, February 24, 2012

{This n' That}

Happy Friday peeps!  Hope everyone has had a good week, it went by fast if you ask me, they always do though.  We have had such a mild winter that I am getting spring fever, I am disappointed that winter has not been stronger though, we need alot more good freezes to kill all the bugs off! Yesterday was in the 80's and Jim and Cameron did some yard work, our yard looked terrible, but after some mowing and weed eating it looks alot better, anyway, as I was outside wandering around it smelled just like spring, the grass smelled so good, seems so unnatural for February! With our luck as it as been in the past we are freezing for Easter, such backwards weather! ha!

I am loving Pinterest these days, I find the best ideas on there, I am working on a few things right now in fact, my office/craft room is a mess, but a good mess, a mess of goodness! I just love some of the things I am doing and plan to do, and what's even better is I already have most of the stuff and just needed to buy a few more things to complete them, love that! I have seen the most darling Easter stuff on there, so precious!

Tonight my Hannah girl has a birthday party to attend at the bowling alley and I am going to my mother and Wayne's house and hang out with them while she is there since they live by the bowling alley, plus my talented mother has been doing some of her own crafts and I can't wait to see what she has done!  Cameron is spending the night with a friend so that means Jim gets some peace and quiet here at home for a few hours! and I am looking forward to sleeping late in the morning, I didn't sleep well at all last night and I am tired, even though I will get my second wind a bit later! ha 

Well, that's about it for me, have a good weekend!!
{hugs}  Stacy

Monday, February 20, 2012

{Daddy/Daughter Dance}

Jim and Hannah went to a Daddy/Daughter Sweetheart Dance on Friday night, to say she looked beautiful would be an understatement,

 Pretty Pose

Hannah and daddy, he looked pretty handsome too!!!

They had a great night, they said their feet hurt from dancing, wish I could have been a fly on the wall!! ha! She said her daddy swirled her and all, love it!!!  So glad they got to go, such a sweet daddy to his "banana".

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

{A Little Decor}

I wanted to share with you somethings I have been doing.  This lamp is really old, but still a nice lamp, it just needed some updating.  I simply started with a coat of primer, then spray painted the base with a metallic that I already had, I had bought some gray shiny ribbon to put around the top and bottom of the shade, it had a thick rope band on there at first and I took it of, well, the ribbon was not working out for me, so I put my thinking cap on and decided to spray paint the old band the same color as the base, just wanted to see if it would turn out, well, it did and I think it looks great.  I spent no $ on this project.

 This is a bulletin board for Hannah's room, it is the fabric wrapped padded kind.  I simply cut the old ribbon off, pulled the buttons off, and recovered it with this new fabric, bought the buttons and the ribbon and used my heavy duty stapler to attach the fabric and ribbon, I had to make sure everything was very tightly attached so when she puts pictures in the ribbon it  would hold them and not be too loose, I hot glued the buttons on and wala, a new accessory for her room that I am making some changes to, I have some great plans for it!!

This frame here was from my Mamaws house, it used to be brown, I simply primed it and then painted it black, used some leftover fabric from the above project, then I bought this letter at HobLob, painted it white and then attached it to the glass and it now lives in my dining room, that I am also in the process of fixing up!

And these large utensils, ha! I got at Ross last week for $4.99 a piece, I simply could not pass that deal up, they also live in the dining room, I love them, I can't wait to get it all finished and show you the results!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

{Valentine Love}

Happy Valentine's Day !

I am treating my family to a candle light dinner in the dining room tonight, and I am making this for dessert, Sweetheart Cherry Cheese Danish, yummi!
I hope to do another post this evening and show you some of the fun crafty things I have been doing, I am having so much!

Monday, February 6, 2012

{Our Super Bowl Fun}

We had a really fun little Super Bowl party at our house last night, my mom and Wayne came over and we ate lots of great snacks, the menu consisted of, chips/dip, stuffed new potatoes, sandwiches, grilled stuffed jalapenos with crab dip stuffing, and football shaped brownies for dessert, they were so good, thanks mom for doing those!!

 I also wanted to show you some the cute decor on the table, I got these printable from a great website Living Locurto, since both teams had the same colors it was easy to decorate for!

I just adore these straw tags, especially the commerical one!

We had a fun time, ate waaay too much and am ready to get back to normal eating this week, but it's so much fun to eat these fun foods because we don't do it that much, for me family and good food are what make life fun!!

Friday, February 3, 2012

{The worst and best of times}

I am always amazed when I look back on my week and process everything that went on, for one this week as flown by, I cannot believe that January is over and we are in February, I think I say that every month, ha!  This week was filled with so many different feelings and emotions for me, first part of week I was just not feeling that good, really tired, all that good stuff, (not)! I was also discouraged about some things in my life, so that made me just miserable.  I knew I needed to tackle these things head on, so I did what always works for me, I Prayed, reeeeally hard, I pleaded acutally, for God to help me in whatever way he felt was best for me, and ya know, he did... and the next day things started piecing themeselves back together.  As I have always learned in church and our preacher touched on it the other day that yes God will help us, but we have to put forth effort also, we can't sit back and just wait, we have to work at it, so true, it makes us stronger, and I want to be stronger.
So to say my week was a bust, not on your life, I just needed some "tweaking" and I am so glad I did.

Have a good Super Bowl weekend!!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

{Hannah 10th Birthday Party}

Hannah turned 10 this weekend, double digits, my girl is growing up, we had a fun bounce house party to celebrate her day.  The colors we used were her favorite green and blue.  I just love how the table turned out.

I love this cute sparkly "H", I found this at HobLob for half price, it will go in her room, I am making some changes to it.

The cupcake toppers are courtesy of my sweet and talented mother...

Her gifts, such a lucky girl...

I encouraged her to read each card carefully instead of rushing through it, she did just that and was so thankful for each gift she received...

Hannah and her friends

Silly pose!!!