Saturday! My favorite day of the week!  Watch out because Im LONG winded today

I have been creating up a storm here, and my mojo is on FULL SPEED AHEAD!

In creative mode I took a leap of insanity! This leads into my ” life is cruel “spiel.

On  huge whim I chopped over 8 inches OFF MY HAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It hasn’t been this short since I was 12! Granted it was almost at my waist so its not BOY hair, but to me its close! LOL!

 Im freaking out a bit, I must say. You’ll see it in my next video. I want to die! LOL!!! I don’t know what came over me. I knew it needed a TRIM, so I started, then just kept CHOPPING. I mean CHANGE isn’t that bad right?

After I was done, I went to get some retail therapy to heal my upset over my poor hair episode! It was better than eatting the HUNDRED plus candy bars we have to sell for t-ball!! More of the life is cruel rant……

Now we are talking 112-KING SIZE yum-a-licious candy bars-Take 5 (my fave), Caramellos (OMW! another fave) Kit Kats, Reese Peanut butter cups, Hersheys’ and Hershey’s with Almonds.

LIFE can be so cruel sometimes! Can it get much worse in the area of temptation? Add PMS to the mix and forget it!

 Not only is it EASTER candy time (my weakest time of year because of Cadbury Cream egge, and the Cadbury mini eggs which ONLY come out at Easter), but I get stuck with these 2 huge boxes of candy. NOT COOL!!! 

I work out EVERYDAY! I have worked SOOO hard to get healthy, and avoid BINGING on candy! I’d probably get SICK-literally from the chocolate if I even attempted it.

have lost 62lbs and fit into my pre-kid clothes! I’m starting to get those 6 pack abs!! YEAH! I see definition starting! I have a “2 pack”! LOL! My stomach is flat-arms toned, thighs tight!! My butt looks good, and I can slip on a size 7! For being 5’10 -30 years old, and having 3 kids, thats awesome in my book! I REFUSE to let myself break down and feed (literally) into the temptation of those candy bars. I may have to lock them up, but I am not going to do it.

I had ONE Take 5 yesterday-after the box starred at me for almost a WEEK, and swear that is my limit!! I’m ready to raffle them off here, just to get rid of them.

This is what happens when you put TWO kids in t-ball. Not only do you have to pay $30 per child to register, but you then have to SELL 56 candy bars PER kid! If you don’t, you STILL have to pay for the box!

With the economy being so bad I think thats a little insane! Its basically costing $86 per kid to play baseball! Now MY kids aren’t old enough for “baseball camp” and other stuff. We are talking, whack the ball off a TEE kind of baseball. Can’t cost THAT much.

Anywho, can you tell Im stressed?!

If I can’t sell both boxes (we have to pay for them anyway) Im totally doing a LITERAL Blog Candy here! I’ll keep you posted!

I took a quick break to blog, and share the sketch for this week with you all.

I know! Did you forget that was the point of my post! LOL! Boy did I get off track today.


 CLICK ON Mister Linky below to add your link!


Now if you blog hop you will know that Mister Linky is become QUITE popular! So I am jumping aboard and giving him a go. I think this feature will also help YOU blog hop to see other peoples versions of the sketch, each week!

 Now MY Mister Linky is a bit different! I did join the membership, so I can have the “usual” Mister Linky you see everywhere else. BUT, I have to have a special template enabled on my blog template, before I can post that style of Mister Linky. So I hope to get that going next week. Its up to the blog powers that be-when they have time.


Now for those of you who blog, and are more FRUGAL 😀 I found there is a FREE version! YEAH! Who doesn’t love free right??

That is the version I have installed here on my blog!

Does the SAME thing-just click it to add and view the links. Now they are all in one place, just pop up on a separate page.

Again this is the FREE version, and the other one will get installed here soon.

OK now onto the sketch!

I am so in love with it. I do want to take more time to make a few more, but have “work” to get done first.

Its  Keyword mytimess26


Happiness is…

I in going to say “I love” a lot in the post I think! LOL!

I Love the outcome of this card!

I also love that I used 4 different stamp sets to get 1 complete look.

 I used With Sympathy,on the base, and the scallop panel. I love the swirlyness of it. I added some flowers from Honey Bees.I actually like pulling flowers from various sets for adding to the vine, rather than using the ones that come IN the set! LOL!! You really should try mixing up your sets and maximizing the look. You don’t HAVE to stick to ONLY the images that come in a set. Take some creative liberty and try to mix and match. You will have so much fun if you do that.

I also used the PTI anniversary set, Everyday Classics. That can be seen HERE! I love the bird in that set, and found it was perfect for this too. The sentiment is from Tags for Spring. Another FAB set.

I adore the monochromatic feel this has. The monchromatic look is always a great way to go if

1) you are in a color rut!

 2) have limited time

3) limited supplies

4) want to quickly mass produce a card set-that matches perfectly

5) want a striking look-easily!

I got this combo idea from my GORGEOUS dark pink new ribbon from —->My Little Ribbon Shop

The colors in this particular ribbon match Papertrey Ink Berry Sorbet cardstock, and then Stampin Up! Cranberry Crisp.

Its been a LONG time since I ordered ribbon, and have been sick of the ones I already have, so I ordered a few to spice up my collection 😀 I got my order in 2 days! That was way quick!

Anywho, thats for stopping by, and I hope you try Mister Linky to add YOUR take on the sketch today.

Don’t miss what the Sketch Team did

  • Alicia Weimen
  • Dawn Easton
  • Kendra
  • Kim Gasper
  • Kirsten Dubosque
  • Kristy Vernon
  • MacKenzie Bruckler
  • Maria Levine
  • Tamara Harder
  • I’m heading back to the stamp cave 😀 I hope to get my template peeks done (WHEW!!) and 2 videos this weekend.

    That should all keep my mind OFF the candy!

    On a side note I have some new workout videos Im loving!! Since I talked so much about candy, I better discuss working out too! LOL!

    One video I LOVE-Jason got me called Skinny B*tch  (I got the body one)

    ( I know-not a nice name :C, and they do swear on the video, so if this language offends you, you won’t want to purchase it (or do it when the kids are home from school!!)) I will say that are pretty amusing during the workout (not the swearing part! LOL! Just the talking)

    This is a fabulous workout! Talk about targeting areas I didn’t know existed even with other videos! That is great!! You want to keep your body guessing and always work new areas. I like that they are like 20 minute segments for particular “areas’. Its a great 6am workout (which is when I do it-pre-coffee too!). You aren’t JUMPING around, but get a amazing workout. Really works those are to tone areas. I think you can do it not matter what your fitness level is. I do have to say they are fabulous with the INSTRUCTIONS on HOW you do the exercises-you just gotta follow along and pick up where you can. You will get the moves on some after a few times doing the video. Like most, I say just go at your own pace, do what you can, and if you don’t make it through ALL of exercises just keep trying to improve!

     Remember you don’t NEED to got the the gym to work out and get HEALTHY (remember NO DIETS! Diets are temporary and don’t really work long term for a reason!) Just make Healthier choices!

    You can do it.

     Now another I love is Denise Austin 5 minute Target Toners!

    (Now Im not saying that I don’t still LOVE Mitch Gaylords workout! I do, and he still visits me once a week or so-but I need to mix it up or Ill get BORED!)

    You MUST know WHO Denise Austin is! She has been around since I was a kid! My mom use to get up at 6am and do her workouts by the beach! LOL! I remember it like it was yesterday! LOL! All I can say is if THIS workout is what she does, to look THAT HOT at her age, count me in!!! She is in killer shape and has had 2 kids. When I grow up I want to be Denise Austin! LOL!

    Another FABULOUS one-excellent for everyone! No jumping around either. Works on TARGETING those hard to tone areas. I swear she is the reason I lost another 4lbs, and 1 inch off my waist! I do her videos at 6 am too!

    Now if you are going to TRY to tell my you can’t find 5 minutes in a day to get some areas worked on, YOU are only fooling yourself!

    You can pick ONE area to work out, customize your workout, OR work the GROUP of a certain area-like Upper body lower body. it will group the workouts to target that area. I usually to the GROUP (so a whopping 25 minute workout) and alternate what parts I work each day.

    The downfall-she talks in tune with the music and its a little weird at first! LOL! The first time I did this work I laughed more than I worked out because of the way she spoke through it. Basically its a current version of a workout vid-you’d expect to see in the 1980’s. If you get it you will see what I mean.

    I can tell you, its worth every penny. Especially her ab workout and waist cincher! LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    OK now Im really going! I hope if you set some goals for yourself you are working on them DAILY! Its like AA. You need to work on it daily, one day at a time! LOL! Avoiding each temptation as it comes. Choose better snack foods and keep yourself “full” so you don’t BINGE!

    On a quick side note…anyone else’s kids KILLING eachother these days? Or is it just mine?

    If I didn’t chop my hair off I’d have surely pulled it all out by now. Where is SPRING?!!

    OK, really going now.

    Until tomorrow…….