Monday, April 21, 2008

It's a Major Award. I won it!

I can't believe it, I'm in shock...look at all those goodies I won from the crop at Savvy n' Sassy! I have never ever won anything this big...omg!! I won't feel so bad about my weigh in tomorrow (I know I gained) at WW tomorrow! :(

So, in honour of me winning this "major award" I will be doing blog candy again soon!!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

New stuff :o

Well, I have totally cut back on my computer usage, I'm sorry to those who I haven't visited on blogs for awhile...but once I am done with the crop at Savvy N Sassy, I for sure will be taking a visit. I've limited my time greatly, and I'm starting to actually feel better about myself!

My first weigh in at Weight Watchers, I have lost 2.4 pounds. I was hoping that I would have lost more, but reality check...that's 2.4 pounds in a week, it really isn't bad. Rome wasn't built in a day right? I won't bore you with my whole weight loss stuff...but be prepared to hear about it at least once a week. :S

I've manage to get a lot of scrapbooking done quickly, when I give myself little time frames. I still prefer to wait until everyone's in bed anyways, no guilt..and I haven't been staying up nearly as late...for the most part! ;)

Here is a layout I completed tonight for the Savvy N Sassy crop. I quite like it, and I feel like a hypocrite sharing it, because I'm not an Love Elsie fan. *blush*

Yesterday, was the kit reveal at Just Cre8. HOLY MOLY!!!! Freaking fantastic kit, my favourite has the About a Boy line paper..which I LOVE. So, of course I will NOT complain about getting more of it. ;) I think this has been one of all time favourite lines...ever! Check out the kit, soooo many YUMMY goodies, and those great stamps!! Yay! Oh, and if you do stop by, check out the rockin' gallery..the DT is so inspirational with their designs!!! Can't wait to get my kit!

Thanks to all of you who read my blog!
XO Aleks

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

The Attempt + Ice Cream Sandwiches

I've decided to make a LOT of changes in my life. I get some serious depression in winter, and now that it's nice enough to be outside, I'm starting to feel better....but at the same time, worse. Worse because the sweaters I hide behind will soon be put away for tshirts and clothes I can't hide behind. :o
So, last night I joined weight watchers. I am down 25 pounds from my highest weight right now, I have a LONG way to go...but I made the step.

The other major issue, is I realized I was spending way too much time on the internet, way too much time scrapbooking, way too much time on ME. I feel selfish. So, in an effort to be a better wife and mother, I have cut down my usage....large. I think the goal is an hour a day... that's not so bad is it? Most of the time it's when everyone's in bed.

Speaking of in bed... I stay up way too late, 3 AM late. I've been making an effort to get to bed earlier..and that's slowly moving down... 2AM and 1AM even. I want to be able to go to bed at the same time as DH so we have a chance to connect.....that's where we discuss a LOT of things, and that just hasn't been happening, because I've been night owling. I miss it. So, that's my goal...go to bed with DH more often. Otherwise we don't even spend much time together..he works long hours.

The internet, is quite the obsession that can drain the life out of you...and can make you spend a LOT of time thinking/overthinking and becoming involved in something that has blown out of your own mind. HELLO..there's a real world!! LOL

So, anyways..that's what's up. Less time on the net, more time for my family, work on my self esteem/weight...and learn to enjoy life. I have a long way to go. :)

SOOOOO...on a lighter note...I'm not just a scrapbooker! heheh. I love trying other things... here is my little cutie felt ice cream sandwich. He's from the Softies book. The directions FRUSTRATED me to NO end..and he was not MODERATE to make but IMPOSSIBLE. In my mind, I made alterations and I think I can make him a lot simpler...if I ever wanted to again! HA

The pictures aren't the greatest..I took them at night, and who would've thought that felt is hard to photograph?! He (Smooshy) is actually a dark chocolate colour. Have a peek:

Hope you're all enjoying your week! If you do felt guys, I would love to see! :D
Jocelyne and Lori, you're goodies are going postal today...sorry for the hold up!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

I got new Pants!

Fancy Pants that is!!! I got so much of it, at wonderful prices minus 10% for my birthday month! So yeh, I stocked up..hehe. The paper is the new About a Boy line, The word Love is the reverse but is layered with the transparent die cuts. Stars and circle frame are also from the Clearly Big, Clearly Unique package of transparent die cuts. I love them so much!! I love this paper so much!!

Doesn't my little guy look so cute in his sling! :) It's blue on the inside and brown on the outside. I got it at Sweet Pea Ring Slings.

Have a wonderful weekend!