Wednesday, April 18, 2012

What I Heart Today: More Vacay

Getting ready for a special trip :) Going to be offline for a week or so. Will have lots of fun stories when I return!

What I Heart Today: My Weight Loss Journey

Since I share a little bit of everything on this blog I thought I would start a series sharing my weight loss journey with you, I hope at least one person out there can relate with this series.

I just had a baby 3 months ago, let me repeat that, I just had a baby 3 months ago. I use that as an excuse a lot, but the truth is after all the baby weight went away I was still left with an extra 30 pounds that I didn't have before I got pregnant. Add that to the fact that I was overweight before I got pregnant and I get to where I am right now. Way too overweight.

It's really hard to share this kind of personal information with the world but I'm hoping that sharing it will keep me more accountable along my journey.  My journey started about 6 weeks ago and since then I have lost 6 pounds. Not bad but I've got way more to lose so I'm stepping things up a bit. At first I was avoiding all flour and added sugar. Now I've moved on to no flour or sugar and in addition I'm drinking a protein shake and green smoothie for breakfast, a protein shake and 2 servings of light string cheese with a handful of almonds for lunch, and a sensible dinner. I'm on day 2 and so far, so good. For exercise, I'm walking about 2 miles with my sister-in-law twice a week and in May I'm also going to start Stroller Strides.

Here's the tough news. I want to lose 77 more pounds. Yikes! Can't believe I just admitted that. I want to be around the same weight I was in high school, haven't seen it since high school!

I'm still too embarrased to share a before photo but plan on sharing a before and after when I get to my goal weight. That will probably take me about a year. So here we go, join me on my journey.

Anyone else want to come along?

Thursday, April 12, 2012

What I Heart Today: If I Only Had $100

I'm totally in to the neon trend right now, neon in accessories that is. Don't think you'll see me in neon pink puffy socks anytime soon. If I only had $100 I would buy this neon pink friendship bracelet from Made By Girl.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

What I Heart Today: Google Image Search

Have you heard about the new Google image search? Not sure just how new it is but it's new to me. I had pinned the sign below but the pin didn't have a source to purchase the sign. I kept thinking and thinking about it. I tried to locate it on Etsy, no luck.

Then  I heard about Google image search, you literally input an image and Google shows you all the sites that image appears on. Here's how it works, step by step.

1. Navigate to Across the top of the page should be a black toolbar (note: I am not using Google Chrome). Click on "images."

2. The search box should now be updated with a camera icon in the far right of the search box. Click on the camera icon.

3. Here's what you should see, from here you can choose to upload the image (if you have it saved on your computer) or you can paste the image URL.

4. Once you upload the image or paste in the URL, Google will show you the results for your search, just like if you'd done a text search.

How amazingly cool is that? I was quickly able to find out that my sign is available on Susie Harris's blog. So happy to report that this great sign is coming home with me!

Monday, April 9, 2012

What I Heart Today: Spring!

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great Easter, we sure did.

Everyone seems to be feeling Spring-y and color is everywhere. I'm feeling so inspired by color right now, here are some images that I keep coming back to. Welcome Spring!

(via tumblr but no longer available)

What's got you thinking Spring?


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

What I Heart Today: Easter Vacay!

Taking a the rest of this week off to spend time getting ready for Easter. But I'm leaving you with this free Easter printable from Polkadots on Parade. Happy Easter!

Monday, April 2, 2012

What I Heart today: Weekend Rewind

Guess what we did this weekend?

If you guessed dyed Easter eggs you would be right.

I've got a couple of Easter projects lined up for this week. We'll be enjoying Easter dinner at my mom's house along with 20 or so other people (big extended family). Here's what I'm bringing.

This fun silverware

This delicious orange creamsicle fudge

What are you doing to get ready for Easter?