Today I am going to talk a little about the health side. Here are some things that I am doing to get myself healthier & feel better about myself.
- I'm trying to drink my weight in ounces of water per day....it doesn't always happen, but I'm at least striving for it. :) And, once I lose about 10-15 pounds...it will be so much easier. Lol!
- I started doing Oula (it's a dance fitness that I LOVE) online again, and my plan is to do it every Monday-Friday, then take off the weekends to rest & relax with my hubby. But, I'm not going to beat myself up if some weeks I only get in 3-4 workouts...that is where I fail. I have to remain positive with myself, & not get down if I miss a mark or slip up.
- We have made a resolution to start cooking & eating more at home again. This summer was full of eating out, quick meals, etc...& I kind-of hate that. Josh is an excellent cook, and I'm not too bad myself. We mostly eat really fresh & unprocessed food when we cook for ourselves, and that is what we are getting back to.
- This time of year is when I like to start baking again, & I'm okay with that. I am going to look for healthier recipes for some of my faves, but when I really want pumpkin cake with honey cream cheese frosting....I'm making it! I'm just going to make sure there are plenty of people to share it with so I don't eat the whole thing myself.
I pulled out the "Pretty Things" collection from the My Mind's Eye Record It! release earlier this year...the weathered woodgrain & flowers were exactly what I wanted for this card. I've paired them with some older Prima Marketing flowers & wood button. I've combined stamps from Verve & Papertrey Ink for the sentiment...most everything will be linked below.
I used the Viva la Verve October week 1 sketch to start my design, and just switched a couple elements at the bottom to flow better with the flowers. This month's challenge at House of Cards is to use punches &/or dies, and I've used three different butterfly dies & a banner die on this card. They are all about defining the style of your card...and I feel like this card fits the classic & elegant style, although some might say it is shabby. What do you think? I also wanted to link it up at Word Art Wednesday #153, which are always "anything goes". Since my card uses a Bible verse on it, I really wanted to share it over there.
I know that this supply list isn't totally complete. All of the flowers & the wooden button are from Prima Marketing, but they are all at least over a year old. I don't keep any of them in their packaging, so I don't know the names, etc. If you want to replicate my card, there are lots of beautiful flowers & buttons out there that you can substitute for what I've used. :)
That is all that I have for you this evening. I hope you have a great night!! Thanks for letting me share my heart a little bit.