Monday, August 31, 2009

Gotta make better choices!

Okay, as some of you know, I've been on a weight loss program since the first part of July. In the month of July I lost 14.5 pounds. That's great but this month I've only lost about 3. I'm finally able to exercise more now that I'm back on my 14 hour a week schedule at work, so I feel I should eat more than I did when I wasn't able to exercise on a regular basis. In July I was eating 1000 calories a day. I know from past nutrition classes that a woman who is exercising on a regular basis -- i.e. three 30 minute sessions a week -- should eat at least 1200 to 1400 calories a day. I've been trying to do that. I'd like to say that the tiny increase in calories is why I'm not losing weight, but the truth is, I've been lazy. It's too easy to splurge from time to time. Last night my hubby grilled burgers, brats and low-fat turkey hot dogs. I chose to eat a pineapple brat, tater tots AND a hot dog. I'm just asking for a plattue in my weight loss.
So anyway, I'm gonna try to do better. That means writing my calories down for the day. During July I was religious about it and I've skipped writing down most of August. I also need to remember that I am making progress. I'm back into my favorite pairs of jeans, I went from the 3rd hole on my belt to the 1st, I went from XL shirts to L, and on the Wii my weight went from obese to overweight. If I can find my tape measure I'll check and see if I've lost any inches. Maybe I'll post a chart showing my progress....thanks for all the support!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Back to School Freebie!

As promised, here is the Back to School freebie. This set includes 6 glitter "stickers" and 4 word art quotes. They include: "Back to School", "My First Day of School", "To teach is to learn twice." and "The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book." Please enjoy them!

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The first day of school for my baby!

Well, today was the first day of school for Sis. She wasn't overly excited or anxious, but I had butterflies in my stomach when I woke up. I can't believe she's old enough for school! She's going to do great. We kind of know a few kids in her class from Sunday School, so I'm sure she'll make friends very quickly. I'd better go for now, but I think I might make some kind of freebie to celebrate this big day in our see you in the next post, hopefully later today!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Guess what I got!

I know I haven't been doing a whole lot of postings lately. SORRY! Anyway, I am excited to announce that I bought a new computer last night! It's a desktop, so I have a better screen and more power. Power to do all my fun graphics. I hope to have a new freebie for you soon. I am still copying all my files but once that is done I should be able to knock out a freebie or two. I haven't made any alphas in a while, so maybe one of those. I don't know, I will see what this brain comes up with!

AND I'm so excited because I finally figured out how to use Adobe Plugins with my photo editor! So we'll see where that takes me! Wish me luck and thanks so much for following!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Attic Treasures Add-On

Okay, let's try this again. I apologize for the whole password thing. The full Attic Treasures Kit in the So Digital Shop requires a password, but the Add-On should not. Here is the preview again:

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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Attic Treasures has finally arrived in the Shop!! Plus a freebie for you!

Here's the Add-On Kit

Download the Add-On kit here.

As you can see, Attic Treasures is a huge kit full of fabulously fun elements and papers! I really had fun making this set and it was so amazing how many people gave me little odds and ends to use in the kit. The places they came from were just too fun. For example, 3 pieces of the ephemera were in old books donated to our library. The pressed flowers were inside the pages of a very old book I bought for $.75 at a local thrift shop. The matchbooks were in a basement, the Easter postcards behind my best friend's walls. I hope you enjoy the treasures I've put in the FREE add-on kit. It has 3 12x12 papers, and 6 elements. Please drop by the So Digital Shop and buy the big kit!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

It's been forever!

Sorry I haven't been around much. I've been super busy with lots of fun projects. While on vacation, I found some great items to use in my Attic Treasures Kit -- soon to be on sale in the So Digital Shop. I want to be sure and give a special thanks to Mills for the vintage matchbooks she found in her basement, to Julie for the very old and gorgeous postcards, to my Dad for the antique photo frames and of course to my Mom for the great vintage jewelry she got for my projects.

When we got home from vacation we rushed over to my very very good friend Becke's wedding. I was her photographer. Thanks to her for believing I could do it! Anyway, here are the first few pages of her custom scrapbook.