Calorie Croppers - February 18-28

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Posted 2/19/2013 by butterfly247 in General Scrappin'
 

butterfly247
StuckOnPeas

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Posted: 2/19/2013 8:43:49 PM
Good evening, girls

I got a chance to get back online tonight. Kids are feeling better. DD still having trouble with her tonsil. She is seeing ENT on March 6th. I'm bit behind on things but I am hoping to catch up this week. How is everyone doing this week? Anyone doing scrapping? Any new recipes?

I'll be back tomorrow with new quote and thought for week.


Michele


My blog: http://michelesscrapycreations.blogspot.com



2013-Calorie Cropper Motto:"When you improve a little bit each day, eventually big things occur. Don't look for big, quick improvement. Instead, seek small improvement one day at a time. That's the only way it happens -- and when it happens, it lasts." ~ John Wooden

2012- Calorie Cropper Motto: Just think where you will be a year from now, if you start TODAY!

2011- Calorie Cropper Motto: PROGRESS, not Perfection!





{Betsy}
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Posted: 2/19/2013 11:19:31 PM
Hi Michele,

Glad your kidlets are feeling better. Bummer about the tonsils, though.

I love quotes so I'm looking forward to seeing what quote you choose.

Hope everyone is having a fantastic week. I lost about a pound in the last few days but managed to gain it right back.

Haven't done any scrapping, but am hoping to fit some scrappy time in this week. Here is the recipe I want to try this week: Citrus Butter Cookies It has been on my list of recipes to try for awhile. I got organic limes and lemons and an organic orange today. If the cookies are too yummy I will have to do some serious portion control. Also need to decide on what recipe to try to use my Jonagold apples. There are several I want to try.

Hoping to watch more Glitter Girl videos this week. Also need to find a jar to rinse my brushes in and then I think I'm pretty much ready to play with watercolors.



weaser
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Posted: 2/19/2013 11:57:58 PM
It's been a busy week so far - closing on house in another state, anniversary, 2 sick kids. Plus I had a biopsy done on a spot on my leg. No scrapping plans in my near future. I guess eventually things will calm down and I can get back to it.

Michele - glad your kid are feeling better, but sorry to hear about the tonsil problems. Hopefully, it's something that will get better without surgery.

Betsy - those cookies sound yummy! I don't think I could make cookies with out eating all of them. Good luck!

Thanks for the reminder about the quotes. I reread our motto for this year and I think I really need to focus on the small things. Looking forward to Michele's thought for the week.


Leisa - GO VOLS!

Completed 2010: 85
Completed 2011: cards - 16; los - 70
Completed 2012: cards - 26; los - 36
Completed 2013: cards - 13; los - 20
Completed 2014: cards - 0; los - 14
Mar goal: cards 0/4; los 14/4


{Betsy}
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Posted: 2/20/2013 12:09:37 AM
Leisa, hope the house closing goes well. Praying that your biopsy results are good and don't show anything serious. Hope your kidlets feel better soon.



guzismom
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Posted: 2/20/2013 6:56:15 AM
Michele: glad the kids are feeling better. I am so grateful that thus far our family has been safe from the awful colds and flu going a round; yes, the girls have had a bit, but nothing that kept them home from school and other responsibilities.

Leisa: I cannot imagine doing a real estate deal and not being physically present for it; that must be tough! Is this a place you plan to live in or is it for investment purposes? Moving is a pain, that's for sure!

Busy day today; Boo Radley has a doctor's appointment (shots), then our neighborhood ladies are doing lunch. A friend may drop in for a quick visit in between! Thank goodness our house is always "company ready"...no major clean ups to do before visitors. My bed will probably be a mess though as this is laundry day.


Marilyn (now in New Mexico!!)
SCUBA diving and SCRAPPING Mom of two

butterfly247
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Posted: 2/20/2013 7:45:23 PM
Hello girls

another rough day--little girl was very cranky and miserable and so was I. I just couldn't sleep at all...

Quote for week:



My thoughts:

I often so criticize of myself when I don't get things done, correct my kids right (correcting my kids especially in public the way things are nowday), too many other things that tend to affect me at end of day. After seeing this, I realize that at end of day, it is done. Don't dwell on what should have happen, what didn't happen but focus on what did happen for day--it can be such simple things such as hugs from kids, surprise visit from a friend, working on layout, completing one to do task, etc. Just be happy with that then focus that tomorrow is a new day to start fresh and be positive. I think we often put ourselves down especially with exercise, eating healthy, or gaining back weight.. we need to give ourselves a break. things happen that affect us. I know for me my weight have remain the same--I have been under alot of stress with bf quitting his job, tighten budget, then him finally finding a job but only part time, then main water pipe burst due to freezing temp we had, then more financial strain this month, then three kiddos major sick with possible surgery next month, it has become a stressful month for me that could cause me to overeat but I'm trying to to be positive and just take it one day at time and just communicate with bf about constant changes we are facing. That seem to help alot. with my one little word this year, is to find Joy again. It has been hard but it is slowly coming around. Sorry it is little long. lol

I have been working on LOAD layouts past couple days and will post them to gallery tomorrow. I am bit behind but plan to catch up this weekend.

Well, kids are calling me to do our cuddle time.. i'll be back on tomorrow hopefully little earlier.. Have a great night..


Michele


My blog: http://michelesscrapycreations.blogspot.com



2013-Calorie Cropper Motto:"When you improve a little bit each day, eventually big things occur. Don't look for big, quick improvement. Instead, seek small improvement one day at a time. That's the only way it happens -- and when it happens, it lasts." ~ John Wooden

2012- Calorie Cropper Motto: Just think where you will be a year from now, if you start TODAY!

2011- Calorie Cropper Motto: PROGRESS, not Perfection!





guzismom
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Posted: 2/21/2013 8:32:35 AM
I love the quote Michele. I try, as much as possible, to live something like that. In our house, once the kitchen is cleaned after dinner the day is officially DONE...it is a rare obligation that has me working/going/doing anything other than relaxing after dinner. Of course, this is much easier now that the kids are older and there are no baths to give, school projects to oversee, etc.

I have nothing on the agenda today so I hope to get a little scrapping done. I want to prepare some free printables I downloaded so they can be sent for printing; I don't like to do it at home since the cost of the ink is more than the cost of sending them to Sam's Club! Hubby has a dinner time meeting so the kids and I will be having french toast for dinner and hubby will have leftover steak when he gets in. I also have to get to the post office to send a check to my sister.

What's on your agenda for today, ladies?


Marilyn (now in New Mexico!!)
SCUBA diving and SCRAPPING Mom of two

{Betsy}
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Posted: 2/23/2013 8:25:13 PM
Hope everyone is having a great weekend! Tried a new recipe last night for Chile Rice Casserole. Yummy! Hoping to find some time to scrap this weekend.



butterfly247
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Posted: 2/24/2013 7:00:47 PM
hi, everyone

wow time sure flies... lol I have been busy catching up.. and still have few things on my list..I had to call the doc about dd she was really complain about her throat and wasn't feel all that great so he order some medicine for her to help clear up some congestion she was having it really help and she is back to her old self. she is still complain about her throat but not as bad as it was. just couple more days until we see ENT..

Only four more days to LOAD, I really have been scrapping, today i was able to catch up on couple of them that needed finishing touches plus ordering pictures for them today to complete them by 28.. I haven't counted how many i have done yet.. will do that in next day or so..

exciting new is we starting the kitchen renovation as soon as we get the building permit. we are also adding back deck this year instead of waiting until next year. so exciting...

I hope everyone have a great weekend.. i'll be back tomorrow with a new quote for week..



Michele


My blog: http://michelesscrapycreations.blogspot.com



2013-Calorie Cropper Motto:"When you improve a little bit each day, eventually big things occur. Don't look for big, quick improvement. Instead, seek small improvement one day at a time. That's the only way it happens -- and when it happens, it lasts." ~ John Wooden

2012- Calorie Cropper Motto: Just think where you will be a year from now, if you start TODAY!

2011- Calorie Cropper Motto: PROGRESS, not Perfection!





{Betsy}
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Posted: 2/25/2013 12:40:52 AM
Michele, that is so exciting that you will be starting your remodeling project soon! Yay for a new kitchen!

Glad your dd is feeling a bit better.

Getting ready to make the Citrus Butter Cookies. It will be the first time I've used limes. Mom always insists that she does not like lime. I'm hoping that she will find she likes it mixed with the lemon and orange flavors, as I do not want to eat the whole batch myself.



guzismom
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Posted: 2/25/2013 8:02:28 AM
I spent my weekend working on those "freebie" files I find on the internet; mostly journaling cards but also some printable embellishments. I recolored them to my liking and resized them and started printing a few of the smaller ones at home. I will send the bigger ones out to Sam's for printing since to do so at home would use so much ink.

I hope to get some scrapping done today or later this week; would love to finish up my last SCUBA trip pictures and move on to something else. I don't scrap in order, so over the last few weeks I've done a few SCUBA layouts then mixed in some halloween layouts; but now the SCUBA pictures are so few I can see an end in sight and I would like to get there!


Marilyn (now in New Mexico!!)
SCUBA diving and SCRAPPING Mom of two

butterfly247
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Posted: 2/26/2013 11:54:22 AM
uum what's happen to MONDAY? lol...

I swear i blinked it's tuesday.. yesterday was errand day of running around by time we got home with supper, bathtime, getting kids ready for bed, then working on load layout then i was ready to settle for soem computer time but boys had something else on their mind last night they were having some trouble sleeping--very fussy either they had bad dreams or wasn't feeling well... so by time i got them settle i must have crash with them. lol

Today's images fit our over eating habits:



I know I really struggles with food choices--do we watch what we eat or over indulge... how can others eat like horse and not gain weight while we struggle with weight and have to watch like hawk? I have notice that i really have to watch what i eat especially after 7pm. I tend to overeat late at night while watching tv. I also find that i want to enjoy eating foods, not having to limiting or even remove certain foods. that is no fun.. i also find that i dont' want someone else to say that I'm on diet, am i suppose to be eating that (if that a cupcake or carmel sauce over apple)? yes that has happen to me at a party by my bf and I look at him and say to him I haven't eaten all day since i was busy cleaning and getting the party ready... gave him the devil eyes.. and my sister stood up and say she can eat whatever she wants on this special day.. ugh I am not on a strict diet, just watching what i eat and some things I do eat in moderation and some things I avoid because i can't stop at one helping lol ...
i thought this was interesting.. we are what we eat... but i also want to add that exercise is also key.. I remember as kid I was always outside playing, running, etc.. and we had gym class and outside play now it seem that doesn't happen much... I really try to make sure my kids get outside play but that is hard when weather are too cold for kids plus for me.. but i'm ready for spring. going to take advantage of it while we can...

How is everyone doing? any scrapping project this week..


Michele


My blog: http://michelesscrapycreations.blogspot.com



2013-Calorie Cropper Motto:"When you improve a little bit each day, eventually big things occur. Don't look for big, quick improvement. Instead, seek small improvement one day at a time. That's the only way it happens -- and when it happens, it lasts." ~ John Wooden

2012- Calorie Cropper Motto: Just think where you will be a year from now, if you start TODAY!

2011- Calorie Cropper Motto: PROGRESS, not Perfection!





butterfly247
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Posted: 3/2/2013 10:54:09 AM
hi, everyone

pretty quiet this week..

I am still catching up.. i swear my to do list seem to be increasing instead of decreasing.lol

LOAD is done.. I did 33 layouts all together.. I couldn't believe it. I didn't do the last prompt as I wasn't feeling all that great.. I was having such migrance with servere nausaous.. not sure what was up with that. all i could do was lay down on sofa and watch tv with kiddos which my dd love.. she love to cuddle with me. lol so that what we did. so today was paying bills, then working on cleaning up which is never ending, couple loads of laurdry, still waiting on approval for building permit, and continue my to do list. I am hoping to do couple cleaning in scraproom tonight as it need a good cleaning and put away from this past month of scrapping.. I also want to gather all my 2012 photos and sort and put them in my new photo organizaiton album. I'm changing how i store them so i want to get start and see what i have already develop and what i need to get develop yet.

how everyone doing?


Michele


My blog: http://michelesscrapycreations.blogspot.com



2013-Calorie Cropper Motto:"When you improve a little bit each day, eventually big things occur. Don't look for big, quick improvement. Instead, seek small improvement one day at a time. That's the only way it happens -- and when it happens, it lasts." ~ John Wooden

2012- Calorie Cropper Motto: Just think where you will be a year from now, if you start TODAY!

2011- Calorie Cropper Motto: PROGRESS, not Perfection!





guzismom
Ancient Ancestor of Pea

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Posted: 3/2/2013 11:04:54 AM
I'm here....doing laundry, listening to Pandora radio through the TV, and working a bit on my scrapping. We are having a home based weekend; hubby is working so I have nothing but time to work on my projects. Church later tonight and dinner out. The weather is beautiful so the puppy and youngest daughter are currently in the backyard soaking up the sun!



Marilyn (now in New Mexico!!)
SCUBA diving and SCRAPPING Mom of two

butterfly247
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Posted: 3/2/2013 11:14:14 AM
hi, Marliyn

cool--i'm home as well but watching my neice and my kids lol right now one is napping and other three are playing fort.. with toys around them..

I'm working on my date and journals for some of layouts i have completed but need those information. that is hard part that my laptop is downstair while my scraproom is upstair.. lol so that is almost finish, next step is to order couple pictures (they are bigger sizes) then after that cleaning to do..



Michele


My blog: http://michelesscrapycreations.blogspot.com



2013-Calorie Cropper Motto:"When you improve a little bit each day, eventually big things occur. Don't look for big, quick improvement. Instead, seek small improvement one day at a time. That's the only way it happens -- and when it happens, it lasts." ~ John Wooden

2012- Calorie Cropper Motto: Just think where you will be a year from now, if you start TODAY!

2011- Calorie Cropper Motto: PROGRESS, not Perfection!




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