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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Antique Framed Pictures Redone

I have been working on some of the items I purchased at the 127 Corridor Yard Sale, but have been in a funk and have not posted. Sorry. Here are the antique frames that I did like the print inside. I spray painted them antique white and distressed them a bit. I also had to do some gluing as the picture is nailed to the frame but had warped some.

Here are the before pictures:

And here they are after a little sprucing up.
 Sorry about the glare, but it is dark outside and I had to take the pictures with the light on.

Much better I think.

Linking up to these parties:
Elizabeth and Co.
The Kurtz Corner
Hope Studios
Cedar Hill Ranch

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Weight Watchers Week 1

I know, I know, this is a craft blog, but I wanted to share something with you. I have started Weight Watchers and yesterday was the end of Week 1. I lost 2 lbs. Yay! I have had been thin most of my life, then that 40 something metabolism took over and I started to gain weight. I don't like hate to exercise, especially alone, and I like love to eat. This equals a recipe for disaster. Over the last few years I have gone up and down on my weight by as much as 30 lbs. I have Atkin'd, been South Beached, Slim Fasted, Hilton Head Dieted (sounds glamorous), fasted, liquid dieted and the list goes on and on.

Some things worked, but I would always revert back to my old ways...snacking at the t.v. every evening. So now I am trying a new approach. Weight Watchers. I want to tell you something, if you are struggling with the same problem, you might want to give it a try. It makes me think of things differently. Instead of feeling deprived or that I am dieting, it feels more like choosing differently. I can still have the food I love, but then I have to make a different choice at another meal. I am not hungry and I am eating many more fruits and vegetables, which I love, but did not consciously make the choice to eat before.  I will admit I have a little, okay a lot, of OCD. Having the etools WW app on my phone really helps me keep track of every little morsel that crosses my lips. I am also a perfectionist, so of course I have to keep within my allotted Plus Points for the day and feel guilty if I use any of the 49 extra points given to you for the week. Having to weigh weekly is also good for someone like me who hates to disappoint people. Since I don't have anyone here to diet with me, or exercise with me, I find that having WW as my partner has been very helpful.  I am not going to say that I couldn't do it alone, because I have, but this seems easier. Maybe I am just ready to finally do something about my growing middle and back side or maybe I want to be skinny for the Cruise we are going on September 2013. Whatever the reason, I have started this journey and if any of you have had the same problem I would love to hear your stories.

I think that this has really summed up my last few years.
But now I am going to look forward to stepping on it, I HOPE. I don't want to be skeleton thin, but I have not been comfortable with the way I look for a long time and that has really impacted my life. This is something I am doing for me, no one else, and it feels good.

I have some projects to share with you soon, I have to finish them up this weekend.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Sunshine Award

I just received the Sunshine Award from Arod at Making My Apartment a Home. Thank you Arod for this great gift. Please go to her blog and check her out.

I am not going to forward at this time because the last time I did, no one seemed to post their award. I am wondering if these are annoying to you bloggers. What do you think, awards or no awards? Me personally, I think it is kind of nice to be recognized. Any thoughts?

Saturday, August 4, 2012

127 Corridor Yard Sale Haul

Yesterday my daughter and I drove the 127 Corridor Yard Sale route from Harrodsburg, KY to Jamestown, KY. It was a great day with many stops, some snacks and some sprinkles. Mostly it was HOT. We came home with quite a haul. Here is the proof.
I can't wait to get started "prettifying" my finds. Did any of you go?

Cherry Cream Cheese Cake

This is just  a quick post to prove that I can bake. Since my Cake Fail post, I just wanted to show you all that my baking abilities were much better than that awful cake.
This is a great summer cake that everyone loves.
To make it use a boxed white cake of your choosing and make as per package instructions.
Then you will need:
1 8 oz. package of softened cream cheese
1 tub of cool whip
3/4 cup powdered sugar.
2 cans of cherry pie filling

Cream the cream cheese and powdered sugar together
Add the tub of cool whip and beat until creamy and mixed
Spread all over cooled cake.
Spread Cherry pie fill all over cake
Refrigerate until served.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Sea Glass Bracelets

I made my sister some bracelets earlier and she really liked the one that looked more like sea glass. She wanted more of those if I had them. Boy do I have them. I have so many beads and these really were not my favorite ( I like sparkly beads). I made her up some with simple stretchy elastic and I have to say, now I am a fan of these. I will have to make some for me too. Here they are.
I hope she likes them.