Wednesday, January 27, 2016

i am so making this!!!!

DIY MARDI GRAS BEAD MOSAIC TRAY

DIY MARDI GRAS BEAD MOSAIC TRAYI love this project - make it using mardi gras beads and a tray from the dollar store!Great project by Aunt Peaches, for iLoveToCreate.

Posted by Dollar Store Crafts on Monday, 25 January 2016

DIY MARDI GRAS BEAD MOSAIC TRAY

Monday, January 18, 2016

16 weeks

So, I started a pilot program through my health insurance provider for ppl @ risk of diabetes (I had gestational diabetes in 1986-1987 & am overweight now). It involves a wireless scale that transmits my weight directly via cell signal (so no lying there!) and a phone app to track all my activity, food, etc. How long will this last, you wonder? 16 weeks. So far I have lost 3.6 pounds..I think I can put up with this. It is arranged in a group of 2 dozen ppl one 1 health coach. We are all linked via a chat room/forum board for discussions, support, exchanges, etc. There is no cost for the wireless scale or phone app so the only thing I have to lose is... you guessed it...weight. This is why I signed up for it...that and the fact that I really do not want to end up with diabetes.

Today is a holiday for the BF...we are going to the gym & then goofing off he rest of today. I do have some art-related items to catch up and a few pen pals to write, but that is not really work for me :-) Even though some of the art-related items are for my job @ Michael's I just can't seem to think of that as a "job". And, really, that is how a job should be. If you have to force yourself to get up & go and you are miserable while you are there FIND SOMETHING ELSE TO DO!

Monday, January 04, 2016

my Word for the year

is Create... I have taken up the challenge of Journal52 for the year and my Word for this year is “Create”. I have gotten in a rut making just greeting cards and have found, through trying to create classes for Michael’s, that I need to get back to some other types of papercrafting and art. And I want to get back into journaling. I used to write every day but got out of the habit when I started having to get up @ 330am for work. I miss it. Am not going to commit to daily but think I can do so at least weekly. I am more active in ATCs as of late, swapping with others via snail mail. Still no real great art group here. I am still going to the “Scrap & Crop” group that meets locally but have been unable to for Nov & Dec bc of work & holidays. Want to get back into making my own journals as well. Used to be part of a “deco” group, where we made our own booklets & traded them around so that other people worked in them as they got passed around and then they came home full of art. So, long was of saying I am basically missing making art. Hence, “Create”.