Monday, February 22, 2010

Great Find

I've been wanting a coffee table or ottoman or something in my living room that I could open and hide some toys. This week Meijer had a leather ottoman that does just that on sale for $69. I went there to buy it but I could not bring myself to pay that much. I left empty handed. Well not exactly empty. I did buy some socks and a plastic St. Patty's day hat. Anyway, I decided to go to the Goodwill store across the street to see if they had any bedding. They didn't but they did have an old trunk for $10. It was perfect. I bought it. I'm excited for Tony to come home tomorrow because I really think he's going to like it. I tell you what though, $10 feels so much better than $69.

Saturday, February 20, 2010


When I got married I weighed about 130 lbs. After my first child I weighed 145. After number two I was 150. After number three 160. After number four 170. After number five I'm at 180. I lost weight after each delivery but not much. Only like five lbs and these are the numbers I was stuck with. Because I was having kids like every two years I was pretty much in maternity pants all the time. I just don't have regular pants that fit. I was size 8 at marriage and now I'm a size 16. I used to go to Plato's Closet. A consignment shop for teenagers and adults. The last time I went, which was right before the family reunion last July, I saw that size 16 is as high up as they go. Even then the selection was very poor. I had a choice of five pairs or pants and only two of them were jeans. I haven't been back since. I've tried the slimming jeans but they just give me a muffin top. I've tried a cincher which was very uncomfortable and the shaper and even the spanx. Nothing can hide my gut.
So I've decided I need to stop trying to hide it and I need to get rid of it. I have never been on a diet before. I don't think I could do it. I really like food and the thought of giving things up sounds way too hard for me. I decided I'm going to do portion control and I have to start exercising. I bought Mousercise and I'm going to do that everyday with the kids. A lot of people want me to join the YMCA. I was a member before I was pregnant with Taygan. I went four days a week and I really didn't notice a difference in weight or muscle or energy or anything. I think I'll only go back if I want to sign the kids up for swim lessons or something. I'm hoping that between the almost diet and the Mousercise plus my Cupid Shuffle while cleaning will do the trick. I just don't know if I can ever get great abs though. I mean is it possible? Can skin ever go back after you lose the weight? I usually got pretty big with my babies and my stomach has been stretched way out. I just want clothes to fit me again so people won't ask me if I'm pregnant again. I can't help it I just have a huge tire of fat and skin around my belly. Sorry to be so graphic. It's true though. Well, here's hoping I will someday conquer my bulge.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


I made these leggings after everyone else in the world had some. I didn't want to pay the $12 for them because I knew I would want a few pairs with different patterns and colors. So I found a website that taught me how to make them and bought some $3 socks and made these. I think they're adorable.

Friday, February 5, 2010


Halloween Stuff

Amazing Acres