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Thursday, September 27, 2012

My Fitness Pal

I don't know if I told you, but I got a Kindle Fire for my birthday.
I don't have a smartphone, so I have just recently discovered the wonderful world of apps!
Yay apps!
I got this new one called My Fitness Pal.
It is a place where I can record all my food intake and exercise, and it calculates how much I should be eating in a day in order to lose weight.
I'm doing pretty good so far.
The cool part is, you can use it on the computer or as an app, and everything syncs together so you don't have to worry about it!
Super easy right?
I almost always have my kindle on me as well, so it makes it super easy.
It also remembers the stuff you ate so adding the same stuff again is a cinch!
Goodness knows I'm not a beauty queen, and I have always been big, so I need all the help I can get!!!
I'll try to keep you posted about how it goes!

Monday, September 24, 2012

~White Paint is Magic~ (Part II)

Here is another lovely white paint makeover.
I don't know if I ever told you, but my house is really small.  Really, really small.  Like 900 sq ft small.  And we have 5 people living in it.  It is so hard to get alone time in a house this small....but I digress.  I thought I needed to brighten up the house by changing all my decor from dark brown to white.  This is what the frame wall looked like before...
(It looked good, but I wanted lighter and brighter)


The walls are a nice neutral latte color(who doesn't love lattes.)
And the white frames are really going to look great.
A couple of years ago I hosted Thanksgiving at my house, and my great hubs painted all of the walls in 2 days. I guess that's one benefit to a small house. Anyway, we painted all the windows white so they would all match too. Some were wood, others were white. It was very mis-matchy. :)
Here's the frame wall now...

I finally added a copy of the family pic we had done in March!
(I'm such a slacker sometimes)
I think the wall looks great!  I am now going to add some small pops of color to it.  I have a chipboard "P" that I am going to do something with and a couple more small pictures to put up, but you get the idea right?
It really is amazing what some white paint can do.


Sunday, September 23, 2012

What to do with a $$$ Store Pumpkin?

I was shopping at The Dollar Tree(my fave) the other day and I came across these great little foamie-like pumpkins.
They look a little fake, but some spray paint will fix that right up.
I've been pinning all these cute little pumpkins here and here and here, here, here.
There are just sooo many cute ideas out there...I had to narrow it down to a few of my faves.  I also love to do fake ones so I can reuse them over and over and over. :)
First I spray painted them all black.  I used basic high-gloss paint.  Nothin fancy.  They have a center seam that looked totally fake, so I hot glued ribbon around it.  Tres facile!  Then I hot glued a previously painted wood letter to the ribbon seam.
 I think they turned out pretty cute.
I let my daughter glue googly eyes all over this one.  I love the orange goblet to display it(That was a thrift store score.)
I used some new editing software called PicMonkey...
and...well...I don't really like it.
You don't even want to know how long it took me to do this, and then figure out how to save it to my computer.  I ended up with about 4 copies, and in every one of them I had spelled pumpkin wrong.  Duh.
I have a bunch more cute pumpkin ideas in the works.  Check back in a couple of weeks to see em!!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Angry Birds...and then some...

My littlest turned 3 this month.
Where did the time go?
He used to be my little baby...

There he is at a year...so cute..

There he is at 2...growing up so much...

Now he's all big, and he talks, and he goes on the potty....
Isn't he super cute?
As you all know 2 & 3 year olds can be stubborn(really?) and he wanted an Angry Birds Pool Party. Since we had a pool party for his sisters 2nd birthday I though it was only fair...
I was too lazy to make anything this year, so I opted for store bought stuff.
(A cop out, I know, but sometimes you just gotta)
Still looks cool, and he did so enjoy himself anyway...
The cake from Trefsgers Bakery was super good.
The favor bags full of Angry Birds goodies.

Die, Piggies, Die.

The party room looked great
Max had so much fun playing with all his cousins and friends.
Last year his party was at Monkey Joe's.  And he hated it.  He did not play on anything. at. all.  I'm glad he enjoyed himself more this year.
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