Monday, 24 September 2012

Don't hit yourself in the face, Melissa

I am a person that needs accountability. When I take on a new venture, I will often tell as many people as possible so I will feel like I need to follow through. I do this quite often when I am trying to eat healthier, or exercise more - if everyone knows I have vowed to stop eating fried foods, I certainly can't order those nachos- I can't let my peeps down!

This is one reason why I made my list of things I wanted to accomplish this year public to the blogosphere, and certainly a reason why I was so vocal about my most recent adventure- My attempt to cross of #12: Jump off 30 ft diving board at Kinsmen Swimming Pool

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

The Liebster Award

I've been nominated for an award! Thanks Trisha!! Visit her blog here and you will be rewarded with real, honest posts about her struggles and triumphs. 

The Liebster award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. Liebster in German is defined as sweetheart, darling and beloved. Well, shucks*
The rules are simple for receiving this award:
  1. Answer the questions that the tagger set for you
  2. Share post 11 things about yourself  
  3. Pass the award to small blogs
  4. Ask them 11 questions

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

I'm good at some stuff, really! (Cookie recipe!)

It was pretty hard for me to be so honest about how I really don't like gardening. I kind of hate being so open- letting you all see my flaws. I do it as often as I can though in the hopes that one day I'll kick this pride habit and stop hating it so much.

I'll let you know how that goes.

I feel the need to talk about something I DO like. Ok, ok... I just want to talk about something I'm good at to try to cast shadow over the thing I'm horrible bad at. Ugh. I seriously hate gardening.

Back to it

Thursday, 6 September 2012

I just want to spit out the word "Busy" Blech!

What we do or do not have time for really is a relative idea, don't you think?

A couple of years ago my life consisted of work and "relaxing in the evening" each night. Every single day I would get up, go to work, and then come home, eat dinner and plunk down in front of the TV and stay there for the rest of the night until I went to bed. We're talking a routine of 5-6 hours a night watching TV.

I called it being a "Homebody" although some might argue it's also referred to as "couch potato"

Po-tay-to, Po-tah-to?

Monday, 3 September 2012

Bedroom Re-Do


When Chris and I first moved into this house we focused on redecorating the rooms that other people see the most - we painted the kitchen first, then the living room, then the hallway. This summer we took on the bedroom. I have been begging Chris for a romantic, beautiful bedroom since the very beginning. ... and it turned to so much better than I could have imagined!!

I just had to share some before and after pics, 
so we'll start with "before"...
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