Thursday, June 30, 2011

Almost 3 weeks...

Almost 3 full weeks Dr Pepper free and out comes the story that Dr Pepper Snapple Group is suing Dublin Dr Pepper for contract infringement so it is all over on Facebook and the radio! I am being tested that is the only explanation. I WILL OVERCOME!

Okay enough ranting...I am moving right along with the dragon cross stitch and it's a good thing too just about 1/3 left to do then on to the back stitch!  My problem with the pattern is the blended needles and color changes, I much prefer to do little color change and bold colors. I lie I do like to do the more complex projects too but this one is kicking my derrière!  I promised pictures in my first post and I will not disappoint! I WILL post a picture of this project in my next post! 

Love and Kisses!

PS have found a pattern for a crochet shirt that I want to try, looks pretty simple and may get started next week after the party or I may make myself finish the dragon first...votes?

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Well I just realized I have had nothing to drink except water and one frozen daiquiri for quite some add some flavor I have been using the flavor packs that you add to bottles of water but have tried to stay away from those that use artificial sweeteners.  Choices are very limited but there are some out there.  Crystal Light has a range called Pure that is a total of 30 calories for a 16.9 ounces of water, it uses citric acid to sweeten.  Another one that I really like is from Arizona Tea Company, Pomegranate Green Tea, it has 0 calories, yes you read that correctly, 0 calories and is sweetened with powered honey and citric acid.  My hubby likes some of the other flavors of tea and such but I like fruity stuff.  I did spend about 30 minutes in the drink mix aisle at my store reading labels and deciding which ones to try.  With the variety it is making giving up the sugary drinks loads easier.

Have been busy getting ready for our party on Saturday and have been clearing out a LOT of stuff.  Hoping to keep that trend going! Want to simplify and clear out the clutter definitely do NOT want to end up on that Hoarders show! LOL  Need to do a little tonight and then sit down to watch some more auditions for America's Got Talent and stitch some more on the dragon piece. 

Peace to you all!

Friday, June 24, 2011

2 weeks later...

Yes it has been 2 weeks now and no Dr Pepper.  At first I wasn't missing it very much but I am starting to crave the flavor!  Tonight will be a real test as we are going to a restaurant for dinner with friends and it would be soooo easy to order that soda instead of water!  Focus on the goal! When I have this one mastered I will move on to different eating habits but for now water is my friend. LOL :D

Blessings and Love to everyone!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Dragon Cross Stitch

Working diligently to finish this dragon for my mother in law's friend! Have been working on it for about a year and due to other things cropping up and frustration with the pattern (lots of color changes and blended colors) but am more than half finished, maybe even three quarters done!  I have found if I start talking about it I work on it more so I am carrying it with me to work and to Karate and everywhere!  Now all I have to do is get someone to keep me accountable to keep working!

On another subject, I have given up my beloved Dr. Peppers and am determined to lose some weight!  I am trying to eat healthier and work out a little every day.  I don't feel like I am making much progress so far but again if I put it in writing and I can stay accountable then I am determined to make it happen!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

First Post

So here it is! My hubby has been on me for a while to start my own blog where I can post what I am doing so here it is!  Expect to see pics of cross stitch, crochet and yard and garden work, along with pics of kids and hubby.  Looking forward to doing this on a regular basis. See ya soon!