Thursday, July 11, 2013

What to Scrapbook when There’s Nothing to Scrapbook About

... over on the Jot blog :)

Have you seen this FREE magazine yet? It is full of funky and fresh new ideas for scrapbooking, paper crafts and Project Life? Jot is fantastic- you need to take a look! 

The first issue has an article in it written by the lovely Sian Fair. "What to Scrapbook when There’s Nothing to Scrapbook About " gives you a list of prompts to choose from and challenges you to take photos and make layouts of different things. Little things that I would like to have read about my Grandma, and most likely my grandchildren will find interesting.

My first layout is based on the prompt: "your favourite kind of weather and how it makes you feel".

Summer makes me happy.... What type of weather do you like?

Monday, July 8, 2013

Stuck?! Sketch for July 1 and thoughts on fitness/weight loss

Hi everyone.

Just thought I would share my layout for the Stuck?! sketches blog this month. It is called "Foodie" and describes exactly what I am. Food (and craft supplies) is my weakness. I am trying to overcome the food effects by going to the gym regularly and giving up some junk.

I'm finding it hard so far... Working full time, 2 school aged kids (going to a school 20 minutes drive in the opposite direction of where I work), husband and parent-in-laws all under one roof. I have my mother in law cook for us to help out while I am working but it's hearty and not so healthy food. I know I can say no to that nice big helping of meatloaf bbq sauce and scalloped potato, but who does that after putting in a full day teaching teenagers? Its just easy to pile up the plate and sit with my family.

So exercise? The gym is a 40 minute round trip, and running around our estate gives me pain in my shins. I read that I may be doing it wrong... but who can help? Nobody I know runs or goes to the gym... I feel alone on this journey. I can't exercise at lunch because I work in and office and wear shirts and skirts and have 30 minutes for lunch. I read thais journey.

Sigh... I need to find a pattern, a routine, and make it a habit. But I do persist, I do keep going to aerobics, I do keep trying to run through the pain, and I choose not to eat that second scone at morning tea. I don't buy the tim tams any more, and I choose to walk along the beach instead of watching tv on the weekend.

And I have noticed changes, subtle but they are there. Any tips on making this journey easier would be welcomed!

Mel xx