Saturday, October 24, 2009

Halloween or no Halloween...

I need some input.  We just moved ourselves into a cabin out in basically the "Middle of Nowhere".  We are living in an awesome place that would look amazing if I decorated for halloween.  But who would I be decorating for?  We won't be getting any trick-or-treaters and I am not having a party...   

Yet, this is my FAVORITE holiday.   I love it.  It would be a shame not to decorate... I am stuck, what should I do? 

Sunday, October 18, 2009


over these books...

I most especially want this one... I would make EVERY single piece in this book. 
So, so dang adorable.

Monday, October 5, 2009

GOALS! so exciting :D

I have finished all of my "Pre-Baby" goals!!!!

1. I made a mobile

2. I made a baby sling

3. I made his quilt/bedding

4. I taught myself how to knit

5. I knitted a super-soft-alpaca-yarn-gray-gnome hat!!

I will post pictures of everything as soon as I find my camera batteries...

I feel awesome! Usually projects (especially those of the crafty kind) are my biggest downfall. I start them, then I get stressed out, stress leads to anxiety and then I find that I never finish it only to tell myself I was better off not doing it in the first place. I know, I'm sad. But I did it this time! I am so proud of myself, that I am ready to name my final, GRAND FINALE, goal......\

I am going to lose 60 lbs.

I can finish things, I know I can, so now I am going to get my life back into gear. From the time I got pregnant with Autumn until now (9 months pregnant with Liam) I have gained about 30 lbs extra weight to what I usually am used to. I feel like crap! I am supposed to be 21 years old and I feel like I am in the worst shape of my life. Losing 60 lbs is going to get me down to my "this is what I have always wanted to be" shape. I will be 125 lbs and feeling awesome! I am way stoked.

I start after Liam is born, but I have been planning this in my head for about the past 9 months now. It is going to be a LONG journey, but I know I can do it (especially if I have help and support from everyone around me!)

So, when this baby comes, it TRULY is a new chapter in my life.
And, to top it all off... I have a prize waiting me at the end of the tunnel...

SHOPPING SPREE FOR NEW CLOTHES! I have talked it over with Charlie and he agreed to let me use part of our tax refund (which is going to be awesome thanks to my two kids :D ) to get myself a new wardrobe when the time comes... considering I wont fit into ANYTHING that I own right now.

I am so excited! I will keep everyone posted on here, not because I think you are all super interested, but because it will help me keep going.

So for now, I am pregnant and will enjoy a bowl of ice cream (I'm 9 months along! I have to have something to make me feel better ;) ) But in just a little while, I will be on my way. Awesome Opossum.