Friday, March 11, 2016

...One Year Later

One year ago today I walked into the doctor's office and made a huge decision that changed my life.

The picture on the left was taken that day by my doctor and the picture on the right was taken this morning (Yes, that is the same shirt, it just fits properly now). Although I don't see a huge difference, it is still amazing that the change even happened. 

I'm not going to say it has been easy (my husband can tell you definitely has not been), but I would do it all over again. Even during the worst days, I never regretted it. 

Today, I'm able to eat most of what I want, keeping in mind protein first. I don't eat the dozen donuts at once or the burger and fries, but I do occasionally have a burger with the bun removed and a couple of fries. Instead of donuts, I will have a few dark chocolate covered almonds, not too many because my stomach won't hold it. So, I don't have to deprive myself, I just make better choices. I'm more aware of the food I put into it. When I eat out, I choose restaurants with higher quality, simple foods like steak and fish (have not touched a McD's burger in over a year and do not plan on it ever.) 

It's only been 7 months since my surgery, but I've lost a totally of 110 lbs. (40 lbs. on my own before surgery, because I was too heavy to safely have the surgery). Statistically, you continue losing 12 to 18 months after surgery, but if I never lose another pound, it was still absolutely worth it.

If you have any questions about my weightloss journey, don't hesitate to ask. 

Have a great day,

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

My First Plan With Me and New Releases

I have so much to learn when it comes to filming. The light in my room kept messing with the image and my desk is so unstable, it was driving me crazy. However, my new camera is awesome. So, with a little practice and luck, my videos will get better (and shorter). 

If you are interested in ordering from my Etsy store (link above), there is a 10% coupon code at the end of the video. In addition, friends and family willing to meet me for delivery, I have a coupon code that removes the shipping charge. Arrangements to meet need to be worked out before ordering. Just leave a comment below and we can work something out.

Have a great day and happy crafting,

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

My New Etsy Store!!!

For several years I have had an Etsy store, but didn't list anything. Well, that changed this week. I listed my first set of planner sticker sets and single sheets. Most of my sets are designed for the Erin Condren Vertical, but I have a new St. Patrick's set for the Happy Planner. I am working on other Happy Planner sets, I just need to list them.

Here are the sets I currently have listed. You can also buy each sheet individually. Visit my Etsy store for pictures of each sheet. While you are there, "Favorite" my store so you will see all of my newly listed items.

St. Patrick's Day - Erin Condren Vertical

St. Patrick's Day - Happy Planner

Vintage Spring - Erin Condren Vertical

Easter - Erin Condren Vertical

Vintage Garden - Erin Condren Vertical

In addition to sticker sets, I will be listing most of my mini albums. I bet I have 50+ finished right now. I have all shapes and sizes. I have very simple albums to very ornately decorated ones. My plan is to film a video of each one, post it on YouTube and include that in the shop description.

To my family and friends living near my home, if you purchase from my Etsy shop and are willing to meet me, I can give you a special free shipping coupon code.

Don't forget, I also do custom work. For more information and prices, click the Visit My Etsy Store tab at the top of this page and scroll down a bit.

I am very excited about starting my new store. If you have any suggestions or questions, please contact me.

Have a great day and Happy Crafting,