Friday, November 11, 2011

Veteran's Day Freebies!!!

For all of you veterans and active military out there, here is a link to places that are offering free things just for you!!

Thank you for your sacrifices and all you do so we can be free.

Have a great day!!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Weigh In....

Well, I didn't have a great week but I did lose 2 lbs. and 5.2 inches. I lost 3.2 lbs. just in 1 day with my cleanse day! That is great! This next week will be much better! ;)

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I have begun the weight loss journey.....once again....and need some motivation. So, I am posting this weight loss ticker!! Now, you can follow my weight loss journey too! I have lost about 15 lbs. on my way to losing close to 100 lbs!! Wow!! I can't believe I am saying it out loud!! I need to lose close to 100 lbs.!! I can't believe I have let myself get this far away from a healthy weight! I always said, "I will never let myself get overweight! I will be a fit mom! I will be a wife my husband is proud to show off." Well, needless to say, I didn't stick to any of that. I did lose 60 lbs. about 1.5 years ago and then got pregnant with baby Garrison.....gained it all back plus a little extra!! However, I am ready to start losing again and gain a healthier me!! What I need from you? Lots and lots of motivation and encouragement PLEASE!!!

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Hi there.....

Hey to all of you out there in Cyber Land! I know..... I know..... it has been a super long time since I have posted on my blog! I apologize for that! I have let life get in the way. I plan to post something of substance in the near future! So....... stay tuned!!!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

"Holly-Lou's Paper Parties....and More" photo shoot prep...

Here are the products I have been working on for "Holly-Lou's Paper Parties....and More" photo shoot. I made things for a "Super Hero" boys birthday party theme. I made a candy stick, cupcake wrapper, cupcake topper, sour cream candy holder, invitation, thank you card, a mask for kids to wear on their face, and tags for the candy sticks and sour cream containers. Everything turned out so cute!
Melissa made a "Princess" themed birthday party for a girl. I made candy the sticks and tags, the crown for little girls to wear on their head, the cupcake wrapper, and the cupcake topper. She doesn't have the same cartridges I have so I made these to go with her theme. These turned out super cute too!
Melissa also made baby shower products and I made a cupcake wrapper and a cupcake topper to go with what she made. She had bubbles in her theme and the cupcake wrapper turned out perfect! It looks like bubbles! She also had duckies so the topper fits perfect too! She doesn't have the same Cricut cartridges I have and that is why I made these. These turned out so cute!

Thank you's....

Here are the thank you's I made for the guests that came to the boys' birthday party.
Here are the Christmas thank you's I made. I know, I know. I am way late with these but better late then never! Right?

Valentine's Day Favors....

These are some Valentine's favors I made for my son's preschool class. I used a small fry box for a template and made them out of cardstock. I then covered them with Valentine paper. I filled them with a mini notebook I decorated, a pencil, a sucker I made a paper covering for and a candy stick filled with m & m's. I made sixteen of them and they were my first attempt. They turned out so cute!!

Here are individual pics of each item as well as pics of them all put together!

Candy Sticks
Suckers with Wrappers
Notebooks - I made a girls one and a boys one. I was in such a hurry I wasn't able to get a pic of the girls' one. Oh well. Here are pics of some of the boy ones. I didn't get pics of all the patterns.
Here are the kids' favors all put together.
I made the gable boxes for his teachers. I made them out of cardstock and then covered them with Valentine paper as well. These were so much fun! I loved the way they turned out! This was the first time I attempted these too and I love them!! I will definitely be making more of these in the future! If I wasn't in such a time crunch, I would have decorated them more. As it was, I was running out the door ten minutes late for his preschool class!!