Thursday, January 20, 2011

January Favorites!

1. SHARPIE PENS- I am so picky about which pens I use at work. They have to have a fine tip so I can write neatly and they ABSOLUTELY cannot smudge! These types of pens are hard to come by! The sharpie pens are amazing. I feel my handwriting is so neat when I write with them. I get ill if someone takes it from me at work; everyone knows they are MY pens:)

2. Origins VITAZING- this stuff is AMAZING! It's a moisturizer that is slightly tinted to even out your skin tone. When I put this on before I put on my Bare Minerals foundation, I feel like I get such a better coverage. I even wear the Vitazing by itself some days with just a little face powder and blush on top.

3. KASHI GO LEAN PROTEIN BARS- This has been an old favorite of mine but I recently started eating them again. They are pretty low in calorie for a protein bar and taste so good! My favorite is the caramel:)

4. P90X- It has been a couple of months since I was consistent with my weight training. I am so glad I've gotten back into it though. I still like to go to the gym and lift weights or use the machines there, but this is great to rotate in your workout schedule so you can mix it up!

5. AHHHH: MCDONALD'S CARAMEL FRAPPE- I need rehab to wean myself off of these! I have recently downsized from a medium to a small so I feel that's improvement. I try to only get them a couple times per week but it is HARD! They are so delicious. I never eat the whip cream with the caramel drizzle so I can justify that it's fewer calories that way:)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Photo Project!

A couple of weeks ago, I purchased a couple of hanging photo trays from Archivers. They had all different sizes to choose from and some really great project ideas for them. I decided to use pictures from mine and Brandon's trip to Boston in 2008. I LOVE the way it turned out! Here are some of the things I did:

I took a map from a book that we used on our trip, photocopied and printed it out on resume paper, then inked the sides to give it an "aged" appearance.

I used my wonderful Cricut for the letters in "Boston."

I used themed stickers that had famous Boston landmarks.

I found some cute bronze hardware in the shape of a suitcase, antique-like ribbon, and really fantastic buttons to add a little flair!

I can't WAIT to hang it up!!!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Favorite Things To Do When it Snows!!!

It's SNOWING! This is the first significant snowfall of the year here in Memphis and it's looking VERY white outside right now! I'm off work for the next two days, so to avoid getting out in this mess I stocked up on food for myself and Ruby when I left work tonight. So what am I going to do with myself while I am snowed in? Here are some of my favorite things to do on "snow days"-
1. Work out! Forget using the snow as an excuse not to go to the gym and workout- I have a stationary bike and my P90X DVDs.

2. Curl up with Ruby by a fire! We have a real fireplace, but I think I'm going to cart my little "fake fireplace" around the house with me! This little heater that we bought at Lowes has flames made to look like a real fire is burning in the stove. I love it!

3. Take a hot bath and read my NOOK! So what if I didn't have time to stock up on books! I can just download whatever I want from Barnes & Noble, and poof! It magically appears on my NOOK in no time!

4. Watch Ruby play outside in the snow. Ruby loves the snow! She has so much fun jumping around it it and getting it on her nose:)

I've got plenty of stuff to do- SO BRING ON THE SNOW!!!
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