Friday, January 27, 2012

Pin It Friday

Here is my favorite Pin this week on Pinterest!   I do love Pinterset...so many ideas now!

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Friday Confessional

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It's that time of week again... come confess with Mamarazzi.

I confess...

I am totally excited for tomorrow...wait Sunday.

I confess...

Todd bought us (mainly me) a treadmill.  It is for everyone, but Todd and I are not in shape.  He has been watching me struggle and watched me add 60 lbs over the past 3 years since my knee started acting up.  The only true aerobic exercise I can do daily is walking on a flat surface.  It is not so flat where I live.

I confess...

Over the past few years, I have not been very active.  Sadly I am winded just walking from my car to my desk every morning.  It is not a very long walk.  I am very out of shape.

I confess...

I want to be healthy.  It is so hard getting up when I am on the floor with Taj.

I confess...

I am also going to go through my closet and dresser and get rid a lot of clothing.  I have decided... I am going to dress what I like.  No more punishing just because I am large.  I will dress to feel good.  Thanks everyone!  Your support is very much appreciated.

What do you have to confess about?  Come joint the fun!
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wooden Angel




I made this angel years ago.  While I was at my Mom's I found it again.  I am thinking about making some for Christmas next year to decorate part of the house with, in Christmas colors.

It's easy peasy...here is how I made it.  Her body is a wooden candle stick that I picked up at Michael's craft store.  The head is a wooden ball.  Paint the body and the ball the same color.  A little paper raffia torn for the bow tie.  The halo is a small grape vine wreath...very small grape vine wreath.  Now the for the wings.  Take a brown paper sack.  Cut out the pattern of your wings.  After the wings have been cut out, apply a thick layer of Aileen's tacky glue, while it is still wet place the wing under a fire.  Yes, you burn some of the tacky glue off.  It will look like a roasted marshmallow.  You will have to do one side of the wing at a time in order to lay the wing down to dry.  Once both sides have this process down, the next thing you will need to do is sponge a little bit of yellow paint on it here and there.  This will give an illusion leather.  Add any type of decoration to the wing that you want.  With your hot glue, glue the wooden ball to the body, the grape vine to the wooden ball.  Place your wings in the back of the body.
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We Want To Know

Welcome to We Want to Know Wednesdays Q&A!
Hosted by MamarazziQueso and C



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This week's questions came from Mamarrazi herself.




{1} What is your favorite room in your house and why? Bonus points for a picture.
 Currently, my favorite room is my Kitchen still.  It is the only room that my husband and I have decorated and chosen the colors on the walls.  April will be 7 years and a lot of the house still has his and his ex wife's choices.  Hopefully by the end of this year all the rooms will be us.
{2} What is your favorite time of day and why?
This is a hard one.  It's easier to state what time is my least favorite and why...bed time for the children.  I hate arguing with them that they are late to go to bed.  It doesn't matter how much advance warning I give them they still can not make it on time and one gets out of bed several times or yells out to us to join in with our conversation.  I also hate getting up in the mornings to get ready for work.  I feel so tired, I would just love to stay in bed and sleep some more.  Any other time of the day, if no drama is going on that will stress me...it's my favorite time.

{3} What is your favorite genre of music (or band/singer) and why?
My absolute favorite is anything Paul McCartney... Beatles, Wings, Solo Career.  Love love love that man.  My favorite genre would be Classic Rock, many artist in that genre of music makes my heart happy, but I do enjoy other music as well.  I enjoy The Goo Goo Dolls, Matchbox 20, and the Bare Naked Ladies, and the Dixie Chicks.  I am very fond of Eric Clapton's Wonderful Tonight!  Todd's and My song. 

{4} What is your favorite "go to" snack? Is it something you keep on hand?
Popcorn is my favorite snack.  We do keep it on hand.  I love my popcorn, my gums do not like it.

{5} What is your favorite form of exercise or way to keep moving?
Dancing....I love to dance, especially with my husband.

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