Thursday, August 28, 2008

September Card swap

The theme for this month's card swap was "circles" and I have this wonderful set from Stampin' Up that I love. It's just so versatile! I believe the colors I used for this were; River Rock, Soft Sky, and Groovy Guava from 2007's "In Color" colors. Correct me if I'm wrong. I left the white area blank to fill in with whatever greeting I need later and the card opens vertically. If I get a better picture, I'll repost that.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

"Get out of Jail FREE" card.

After last weeks total pig-a-thon, having chicken wings and pizza on Wednesday and Thursday, then going to the Taste of Saugatuck on Sunday... I still managed to lose .6 pound. For those WW folks, in the know, I do the FLEX plan, ate my 19 points a day, my 35 weekly points allowance, and 36 additional-totally-not-allowed points. I'm now down 12 pounds total. I promise I will be a much better WW girl this week. I think I used my "Get out of jail FREE" card at today's weigh in.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

One Vision

I love this song for so many reasons!

I weighed in at Weight Watchers today and lost another 1.2 pounds; so that makes 11.4 lost so far!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

A post it note...

Following a week's vacation where everything I learned at Weight Watchers was left behind on the dock in Charlevoix; I weighed in today and still managed to lose a little more than 1/2 a pound (.6 to be exact). That makes my total weight loss to date (drum roll please) 10.2 pounds! Yeah! We did do a lot of biking for exercise; so that must have helped.

Clever t-shirt clip...

Members of my family are into martial arts (not mixed martial arts though) and I'm into crafts; so I thought this was pretty funny. This website has a lot of printed t-shirts and it's where I found this clip. I would love to have this shirt. Maybe someone will get it for me for my birthday? (Not so subtle hint!)

Monday, August 11, 2008

The Toy Museum

If you go to Beaver Island; you have got to go to the Toy Museum and Store! They are open daily from 11-4 and if you go at 11, they are packed! This is quite the place! The inside is packed with art supplies, jewelry supplies, old toy displays and then tons and tons of dime store plastic toys. I can't even begin to describe this. It's a definite must see, regardless of age and be sure to check out the huge supply of handmade buttons. I've got my "Obama Mama" one. They were out of the "Artists make terrible slaves" button that I was dying to have.

Leave it to Beaver

We just got back from a week on Beaver Island. Beaver Island is located in Lake Michigan about 25 miles north of Charlevoix; a two hour trip by ferry.

We rented a cottage and biked, for the most part, where we wanted to go. We did rent a Geo Tracker for a day. It was $50 for 24 hours and you needed to replace the gas; gas on the island was $5.49 a gallon.

It was a wonderfully relaxing week.

Oh, and I finished reading "Wicked" too. Great book! Definitely not for children. Has a few slow spots, but overall a great read.