Thursday, March 31, 2011

"FAMILY" Blocks

It's amazing what a little paper, wood, and chalkboard paint can do! I was able to whip up some blocks in no time, thanks to the hubster cutting them all manly-like out in the garage ;)

I made two sets, and put one for sale on Etsy and kept one all for myself! I love the whimsical touch they add to the room, and they also added more colors into the rooms color palette for me to work off of!

Plus, I love being able to write special messages on the back for the people I love ;)  Here's the other set I made:




Have a great day!

Allie

Pink and Black Bib Necklace

I LOVE bib necklaces - I really do - because they are a bright touch to a casual outfit that kind of dresses it up. Throw a few pearls on and ta-da, you've got an awesome little touch of color.

I made two last night, for my Etsy store. The pink and black one, and a red and black one. I tell you - I've been crafting away, but after putting all the pictures up over there, I've been too much of a slacker to repost over here, but I'll post some of the projects in the next couple weeks.





Have a great day!

Allie

The Charlotte Pillow

I know a little fashionista who is destined to be a designer someday. She came up with the idea that I should make pillows, because everyone loves pillows, she says. So last night I gathered up my supplies, and thanks to my hubby snapping a pic of a cute pillow at a store he delivers to, I had an idea in mind for one.

Thus, the Charlotte Pillow was created and listed in my Etsy store, Prose Boutique. It's 10x10, and has a cute, black, layered flower on the front. Turned out pretty good for my first pillow ever! Now let's just see if pillows actually sell!




Have a great day!

Allie

Friday, March 4, 2011

My second video - let's fight brain cancer!

I made my second video ever, for my upcoming 5K in honor of my mom.

When it comes to brain cancer, we aren't given a choice. We are the patients, or the caretakers, or the friends and family who pray day by day for a cure. And sometimes, as in the case of my mom Dawn, a cure doesn't come - and that's when the hardest days come. If you're like me, you wonder what you can do, how you can help make sure that no one has to go through this someday. I realized after all the help ABTA had given me over the course of my mom's battle, supporting this event - and research towards a cure - was a simple way to honor of my mom, and my friend Amy's mom, Carolyn, who had also lost her battle.





The money I raise will help support the research and patient/family support programs of ABTA. I?ll be one of thousands participating that in this amazing and successful event. Here's our team page if you want to take a peek - my friend Amy also has an awesome video on the page about her mom.
Allie




Time for a February Fitness recap...a little late ;)

Well, February was a difficult month. While I didn't lose much in pounds (5) I did manage to lose some body fat percentage, and I gained muscle. I would be disappointed by the scale if it weren't for the fact that I dropped two pants sizes already since January 3 - woo hoo! I bought some new jeans (modeled in the pic below) and am very happy with the progress so far.

I'm also training for a 5k (it's for brain cancer, in honor of my mom who passed away from that in 2005). I'm up to 1.5 miles running - whew! Got two more months to get up to 3.5 miles. Wish me luck!

I took some pics today because when I can't see progress in numbers, at least pics makes me feel a little better. So here they are. I know you can't see my legs in one of the pics in the bottom one, but I don't really have any full length pictures from before, because I never let anyone take any! I was always crouching down or hiding behind people so that my belly wasn't showing. P.S. I really disliked that dress in the pic that I had to wear for a wedding.




Happy weekend everyone!

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