Wednesday, May 30, 2012

It's Giveaway Time!

(Edit on June 6 at 4:40pm: Silly me, I thought today was the, for those of you waiting for the winner of the giveaway, I will be drawing the name at 8pm MST! Sorry!)

Hi all!

In the spirit of sharing, I have some fun scrapbooking supplies for one lucky reader. You might remember that a few weeks ago I won a few magazines from a woman whose blog I read and love. I thought it would be fun to pass on the good vibes and promised a give away on my blog. Recently, Mark and I attended a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls' Club, and we came away with a few prizes, one of which was a basket of Stampin' Up supplies. I would like to share some of that goodness with one of you!

This assortment of all-new supplies includes the following:

1 - 12x12 scrapbook album
1 - 8x8 scrapbook album
1 set of wood mounted stamps
1 - 1 3/8 circle punch
1 package of assorted ribbon
1 package of rub-ons
2  packs of assorted eyelets
80+ sheets of solid colored 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock

All you have to do to enter to win is leave a comment on this post! I will randomly select a winner the evening of June 5th. (Giveaway is open to those in the continental United States only...thanks!)

Not a scrapbooker? Surely you know someone who is!

So leave a comment, and check back on June 5th to see who the lucky winner is.

Friday, May 18, 2012

May Photo A Day Updates

Here are my photos for the last 11 days, May 8-18:

A Smell You Adore: Coco Mademoiselle - my favorite!
Something You Do Everyday: Yep, contact lenses. Ugh.
A Favorite Word: Defenestration: A throwing of a person or thing out of a window. How great is that?!
Kitchen: A favorite wine, and a pig from Costa Rica
Something That Makes You Happy: Getting together with friends!
Mum: My mom!
Grass: Well, no grass around our place, but at least there are greens!
Love: No explanation required.
What You Are Reading: Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, by Seth Grahame-Smith
Snack: These pretzels are making me thirsty!
Something You Made: I made these pillows as Christmas presents. Found the idea here.

Thanks for stopping by! Stay tuned, that giveaway I mentioned before will be up soon!


Monday, May 7, 2012

Photo Prompts, Days 3 - 7

Playing catch up with the photo a day challenge. It's been fun!

Day 3: Something you wore today

May 03: Something I wore. Favorite jeans & slippers

Day 4: Fun!

May 04: Fun! Something Mark does for fun.

Day 5: Bird

May 05: Bird. A bird on a piece of artwork we received as a wedding gift.

I saw a beautiful heron on a bike ride this day, but couldn't get my camera out fast enough.

Day 6: You

May 06: You. Me! Photo by Dad.

Day 7: Someone who inspires you

May 07: Someone who inspires you. Amy Tan, AKA Amy Tangerine

This woman has got it going on. Seriously.

Have a fantastic week!


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Photo A Day Challenge: Skyline

Today's photo a day challenge prompt was "skyline". Pretty doable around here.

May 2: Skyline - Salt Lake City

Thanks for stopping by - Cheers!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Photo A Day Challenge

Two posts in one day? Simply unheard of.

It's May Day, and while other people choose to riot, I choose "Peace"!

My sister, Catherine, over at "Hello, New Day", has been participating in a Photo a Day challenge by Fat Mum Slim. Basically, there is a prompt for the day, you take a picture that relates to the prompt, and post it. I have enjoyed looking at Catherine's photos, and decided to play along this month.

Today's prompt is "peace", and here's my photo:

01 May Photo a Day: Peace.

I may not post every day. Let me rephrase: I will not be posting everyday. There. I said it. But I will post!


Well, that went by fast...

Okay, so it's May already. Sheesh.

I must say, I successfully rocked my April goal, following the Atkin's diet. Of all the meals I ate in April, which we can assume to be 90, I only strayed on three of them. Yeah, that's right. Three. And it was okay, really. I missed dessert and bread, but I didn't crave either one. I found a great alternative to potato chips - Parmesan crisps. Salty and crunchy. Thank you, Harmon's. And I love my new breakfast protein shake that uses almond milk instead of 1% milk. I dropped a few pounds, lost a few inches, and my skin complexion is so smooth, it's freaky. Of course, you know what that means. Guess I'm going to have to continue cutting back on those nasty carbs. Maybe not each and every day, but certainly most of the time. 

Atlantic Cafe-inspired salad. 
Which brings us to May's goal...

May is "add weights to the workout routine" month. It's pathetic, I know, because I should already be doing this. But I dread lifting weights. I do it once a month (why I even bother, I have no idea). To me, it is more boring than the treadmill. And I hate the treadmill. It is a necessary evil, however, and this month, I'm giving it a good faith effort. Maybe I should hire a personal trainer to help me out. 

In other fun news, I wanted to give a big "thank you" to Lisa Dickenson, of one of my favorite blogs, "Gettin' By". She is a fantastic scrapbooker who has a great writing style and never fails to make me laugh, smile, or be inspired by her posts. She recently hosted a giveaway on her blog, and I won! Yay! I will be the recipient of two issues of Scrapbooks, Etc. magazine, which will be a nice way to get inspired to get my craft on. Go check her out. She's a hoot. And in the spirit of giving, I will be hosting a giveaway on my blog this month. So stay tuned! 

And finally, a few weeks ago Mark and I participated in a couple of the events that were part of the Salt Lake City Marathon. Mark ran the 5K:

And I rode in the Bike Tour:

Thanks for stopping by. Cheers!