Sunday, March 29, 2009

First Auctions Are Up!

Yay! I'm so excited! I got my first set of auctions up today for my pre-made scrapbook pages! I am so happy and excited for all this to be coming together. I had thought about doing this for a long time, and when I finally mentioned it and Kevin liked the idea, I was shocked and oh so happy! And now it's all coming to life! I'm super happy. :)

I've put up a lot of pages, but I'm still working on more. I am just so happy and excited for it all to be actually happening. Kevin has helped me so much these past few weeks. (Thanks babe!) He's been great!

Pretty soon, a lot of my scrapbook pages will also be at my online shopping store at I love it!

I tried to list some of them on here, but the HTML codes just aren't functioning properly here on Blogger, but here's a list of 15 of the 39 auctions I put up on eBay:

12x12 "Mommy & Me" Family Pre-made Scrapbook Page

12x12 "Beautiful" Baby Girl Pre-made Scrapbook Page

12x12 "My Hero" Military Pre-made Scrapbook Page

For Girls 12x12 "Cutie Pie" Pre-made Scrapbook Page

12x12 "Good Times" Pre-made Scrapbook Page For Girls

For Girls 12x12 "beautiful" Pre-made Scrapbook Page

For Girls 12x12 "Princess" Pre-made Scrapbook Page

12x12 "Cherish" Pre-made Scrapbook Page

For Girls 12x12 "Precious" Pre-made Scrapbook Page

For Girls 12x12 "Wild Child" Pre-made Scrapbook Page

For Girls 12x12 "Sweet Baby" Pre-made Scrapbook Page

12x12 "Memories" TWO Pre-made Scrapbook Pages

12x12 "Unforgettable" Pre-made Scrapbook Page

12x12 "Easter 2009" Spring Pre-made Scrapbook Page

12x12 "Spring" Pre-made Scrapbook Page

Sunday, March 22, 2009

"Hey! I should..."

"Hey! I should buy a Cricut and make scrapbook pages to sell!" This is how it all started.. Just a crazy half-hearted suggestion made by me and taken seriously by Kevin..

I used to scrapbook a lot, but haven't been able to what-so-ever for a while now.. Actually the last time I made a scrapbook page (before the last week) was when I was 7-8 months pregnant and got too big to be able to do it anymore. I love scrapbooking, but I just didn't have the time or money or space to be able to do it anymore... I even sold most of my paper and embellishments.

Well, all that changed last Friday. I made the suggestion of buying a Cricut so I could make pages to sell online, and Kevin thought it would be a great idea. I could have a creative outlet and he would get a new desk, so I could keep his (originally it was mine), and then I could also feel like I'm bringing in money too.. So Friday we set out on a mission.. We bought paper (4 12x12 pages for $1 at Hobby Lobby) and tons of other stuff. That weekend we got everything I needed, including tons of paper, brads, adhesive, ribbon, storage, a Cricut and Cricut essentials, etc.

We were going nonstop for 3 days. Finally Sunday night I opened the Cricut and actually made my first scrapbook page to sell. I love it! It is so very cute.. Since then (now a week later), I've made 29 premade scrapbook pages! I am so proud of myself. Kevin had set a goal of 25 pages a wekk for me, and I beat it. :) We spent tons of money to get everything, but after the first month or so, things will be more profitable. I'm loving it and we'll be putting them online soon!

(The picture isn't the greatest, but it will work for now just so you guys can see it!)

Work Out Results and story..

Okay, so yeah... You may remember that I had started out a workout routine with Hip Hop Abs. I told you all that I would give you the results in 2 weeks.. Well, it's been 2 weeks and things have not happened as I would have liked them to.. First off, I love Hip Hop Abs! It is great and motivating. At first, I couldn't keep up and felt dumb just moving around, but I knew it was key for me to keep moving, even if I wasn't able to keep up the people on the video. The next day, I was better at it and it seemed to be going smoother. I worked out for a week, following the routine they had layed out for me on which video to use which day and so on..

Well, my first weekend, I got a stomach virus.. I couldn't keep any nutrition in me what so ever. I won't go into the whole story of things, but not being able to keep food in me and having to breastfeed a one year old are not a good combination! I almost passed out and was weak for several days after I was "better". Needless to say, I wasn't able to work out after that.. Honestly, I haven't been able to work out again since then.. But I will get back on it soon..

Anyway, after my "two weeks" of "working out" (even though it was only a week of actually working out and then a week of sitting on my butt), I weighed and measured myself... Actually I weighed and measured myself at 2.5 weeks.. Anyway, I had actually lost weight and inches! I lost 5 pounds and 6 inches overall!!

Yes, I'm sure that day and a half affected my weight, but I think eating for an entire week after that without working out would have helped me gain back whatever I lost during that time.. Anyway, I'm pretty happy with things so far... Like I said, I haven't been able to start working out again, but I think I will this week. :)

I weighed myself again... even though it's supposed to be tomorrow morning, and in all, I've lost 8 pounds now!!

Happy Birthday To Me... 10 days ago... lol.

So, yes, I have been slacking.. What else is new? I turned 22 on March 12th.. I still have not had a legal drink.. lol. I've been breastfeeding the entire time, but oh well. We're not into all that anyway.

Anyway, I had a great time. The day before my birthday, we went and hung out at my parents' house and had dinner over there. It was nice, since we haven't been abler to see them much lately. Then on my birthday, Kevin did lots of things to make me feel special. I got 2 cards (I know we're weird.. we almost always do more than one card..), roses, cheesecake (YUM), a new fan for my laptop, and hand weights (like gloves) for my workouts. Oh and some chocolate too! We went out to eat and he had rented a movie too. It was quite nice and Leala kept us laughing the entire night.

I also had a couple of friends who were sweet enough to send me gifts too! Shauna at Trying To Stay Calm sent me a cute little brag photo album and some potpourri. It smells great! I love it. Thanks so much! She is a somewhat new friend, but was nice enough to remember me on my special day. :) Thanks again!

My best friend Jennifer also sent me something. She knew I was trying to workout and lose some weight, so no chocolate from her! She got me edible flowers instead!! It's all made out of fruit (yummy yummy fruit too!) and even had a few chocolate dipped strawberries too! I had always seen the commercials and thought these were soo cool, so it was quite a surprise when I answered the door to see one of my very own. Thanks hun. You are too sweet and didn't have to do that. I enjoyed though! And so did Kevin and Leala. :)

Overall, I had a surprisingly great birthday. I know Kevin knew I didn't expect much and I didn't think my birthday was special anymore since I am a mommy now, but he made sure that the day was about me and that I got what I wanted. :) Thanks babe. I love you!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Tons of Updates...

I will be updating on tons of things soon.. I will try to post them all relatively soon... Just bear with me; things have been crazy. They probably won't be in the right order, because I still need to upload pictures, but I do promise to update you all on everything that has been happening lately.

Oh and just so you all know, I haven't been commenting that much on your blogs, due to lack of time, but I am reading your blogs. I figure that with my limited computer time, it's better that I stay up to date than comment, for now. I'm sure you all understand.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Working out, Update, Pictures...

It's been a while since I've updated, so I figured I should.. There is lots going on. But I guess I'll start out with my new work-out routine. I am very excited about it (today was the first day though).. Kevin bought me Hip Hop Abs! I am so excited.. I have been wanting it for a long time, and almost bought it one time, but then found out I was pregnant... haha... So yeah, no more babies anytime soon (though baby fever gets to me from time to time), so I'm ready to work out and gain back control over what I've lost (or gained...).

I had Kevin measure me everywhere and record it on their handy chart. I weighed myself and in 2 weeks, I will be measuring and weighing again.. I am excited, but anxious.. I HAVE to stick to this, because if I don't now, then I never will... This is my chance. Looking at the pictures Kevin took of me (for record purposes), I am bigger than I thought I was.. It's sad actually, but it's more motivation. Maybe in another post, I will share my measurements and weight. I will definitely update you in 2 weeks to see where I'm at with things.

Anyway, on to other things... Kevin is at his new job now.. and he got a raise the very first day! He's getting 5k more each year, and working 4 hours less each day! So he goes into work at 9 and gets off at 2! I love having him home early. He still gets more time with Leala, and we get the stability of an outside job... and we still get his disability money and his side work he does for SEO. :) Here's to the beginning of paying off debt!

Leala is 13 months old today. I can't believe how fast she is growing up! I think she might already be starting her terrible two fits... sometimes.. Anyway, I'm not sure if I mentioned it or not, but she's walking! She has taken 35 steps at a time, so I think she's doing pretty well! She tends to walk more when we are somewhere else other than home, but I figure that's normal.. She knows that she can crawl here, so she tends to try to do that... But she's getting better at it. I'm so proud of her!!

Oh, and I've begun meal planning and making more meals at home (though the meals might not be considered meals to some people.. haha.. hush, I'm just beginning!). I've also decided that I am only drinking water at home (with the exception of milk and the occasional orange juice and coffee).

I have some pictures from the past few weeks I thought I'd share. :) Enjoy!

Leala on Valentine's Day.

She was so tired!

Silly baby playing..

So curious!

Look at all those teeth!

She was dancing when I took this picture.


She's so cute!