Thursday, January 9, 2014

Lifebook Lesson - Week 2

I am having such a great time playing with all my new art supplies and have thoroughly enjoyed my first 2 lessons. This week the teacher did a piece of art with circles, paint and lots of doodling. this was my interpretation of the class carrie style. Can you tell I have Disney on the brain. We we're supposed to be there next week, but after we heard that "thunder mountain" was still down for refurbishment we are changing the dates. Thunder Mountain is me and my hubbies all-time favorite ride. Hope you enjoy my new piece.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Game On Challenge

I have recently joined 59 other people to do a 6 week health challenge. We started this on Jan 6th, this last Monday. So I am on day 3 today. We have certain things we must do everyday that allot us points. Here is a break down
  • We have to stick to a meal plan of our choice (I chose a no sugar/no white flour plan)
  • We must drink 3 Liters of water a day (no soda.. I usually have a coke almost everyday)
  • We must workout for at least 20 minutes a day x 6 each week
  • We must accomplish a new healthy habit each day (mine is to floss/brush 2x a day)
  • We must meet our goal on breaking a bad habit each day (only playing games on the computer no more than 1 hour a day)
  • We must get 7+ hours of sleep each night
  • We must report or contact other players each day
So far I have had a perfect score each day.
I joined this challenge to try to get healthier, I am hoping to have a baby one of these days and would like to be healthier when it happens. I have always struggled with my weight and am tired of putting of helping myself. I miss out on too many things because of being overweight or get embarrassed in certain situations (good example: when trying to ride the bat at the Lagoon, I had to squeeze into the seat, barely making it)

So I am motivated and on my way to a healthier me.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Christmas all year Round

Christmas time is such a special time of year. One most of us enjoy. Not only are there presents, parties, food, love and family time. I think family time is one of the most precious parts of christmas time. So as a family what can we do during the christmas season to be able to enjoy this special time together. Here are some ideas

  • If you enjoy singing. grab some christmas songbooks, bundle everyone up, a list of friends you would like to go and visit (you can also go to neighbors, an old folks home or hospital) and either get walking or snuggle up in your car and head on out. 
  • 12 days of Christmas.. pick a couple or 1 terrific family and put some goodies together and drop them off every night for the entire 12 days. most people start this tradition on Dec 13th and end Dec 24th.
  • Decorating... in my family decorating the tree is usually a family night, we put on a christmas movie or music and trim the tree. the little ones love helping put on ornaments. 
  • Go to the theatre. My husband loves "the Christmas Carol". We went this last year as a family and enjoyed the live theatre and the meaning that this particular story teaches us. 
  • Go to the theatre (you probably thinking you just said that one) This time I am talking about the movies. We dressed up and went to the movies. We had a blast going to see Frozen in 3D. Can you tell we loved the glasses. 

When it comes down to it though. any time spent with family (or friends) is good.

Thanks to our host:

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Pre Lit Christmas Trees 
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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Lifebook 2014 - Lesson 1 "Find your guardian and word of the year"

My sweet hubby for our 5th Anniversary bought me an art class called
 Lifebook 2014. This is a art package that lasts the whole year.  Each week we get a class on a Full piece, technique, color lessons, mixed media practice and so much more. The first class was scheduled for Jan 1st. But as a surprise our lovely host Tamara Laporte posted the class yesterday on the 31st. I stayed up last night celebrating the end of the year and beginning of a fantastic new one, sitting in my craft room creating my first piece of art for my life book. she turned out wonderful and the lesson was really well done. 
Check back each week to see what new piece of am working on each week.

If you want more info on the Lifebook 2014 classes check it out: and the great thing about it is, wonderful lessons for a really decent price. 

I had so much fun with her. :)