Thursday, September 18, 2014

snap.scrap.share: Thursdays w/ Katie Stories - September 2014

Hello and thank you so much for stopping by today!  Katie and I took a little break from snap.scrap.share last month, but we are back in the swing of things this month and I am so excited to have her back!
Katie Stories

I don't know about you, but I am in a bit of a scrapping rut.  I desperately need to finish a  wedding album that I am working on for a former co-worker, and hopefully Katie's post will help to get me moving in the right direction.


Hi everyone!

We took a little break from snap.scrap.share last month, but I'm back here at Julie's, and I'm so happy to be here!

I've been working on an engagement scrapbook for a long time, but when I was putting together my chronological "regular" scrapbook albums, I was sad that I didn't have anything engagement related in them. All of those layouts were in my engagement album, and I felt like something major was missing as I flipped through those albums.

So I decided to make new versions of layouts covering the same events to put in those albums.

This was my first layout. I used a divided page protector, and pictures of my rings that I took right after we got them.

For my new layout, I decided to use the same big picture strip of all of the rings that I tried on. This was important for me to use again, because trying on all the rings was a really big part of ring shopping for me.

But I also wanted to add my all time favorite picture of our rings, which I hadn't taken yet when I made this layout! So I was pretty happy to be able to add it into my scrapbook :)

I also borrowed the same journaling that I used in the original layout for my second layout. I was making this new page about 18 months after the fact, and I thought my "old" journaling was better than what I could have written this past June! But I figured it is the same story, I just wanted it in two different places!

It was really fun to re-create this layout. Its not something I usually do, and doing it with my engagement album was the first time I ever re-scrapped something that was already "done".

Have you ever gone back and re-done an event in a new page?

Friday, September 5, 2014

Fitness Friday: 09.05.14

Happy Friday!  For a short week it sure did feel like a long one....bring on the weekend! 

Here I am for the third Friday in a row linking up with Aubrey Leigh for Fitness Friday.  I have had a pretty good week.  My eating was far from perfect, but was quite the improvement from the last few weeks....I will take that as a small victory.

ALG Uninterrupted

I haven't been posting scale stats for two reasons....first and foremost - I am so not brave enough to throw that big number out on the internets and I think that you will more likely see pictures before I post that scary number!  Secondly, I don't weigh that often.  When I don't see the numbers that I think I deserve, it seriously bums me out and I don't want those numbers to derail me - plain and simple.  I do know that changes are taking place.  I can see it in the mirror and I can tell by how my clothes are fitting.  Not to mention the fabulous blood work results that I got a couple of weeks ago from the doctor.  High five for non-scale victories!!!!
My workouts were pretty much just as I scheduled:
Friday - I guess I started out with an OOPS on Friday.  I was supposed to do weights, but I ended up with  a rest day and spent time with my son.  I was really tired.  I made the weights up Saturday morning before boot camp.
Saturday - Boot camp and weights
Sunday - 6 mile walk River Legacy
Monday - Boot camp and weights
Tuesday - Boot camp and weights
I have the VERY BEST boot camp instructor ever.... #sorrynotsorry if I sound like a broken record. Heather offered to follow me to my gym after boot camp on Tuesday to help me with form on my weights.  She is beyond inspirational and such a great positive motivator!  I really believe that I would not have made the progress that I have so far without her.
Heather...I call her Fearless Leader and I
Yes, I know the picture is a little cheesy, but you can actually see a little progress in those arms!

Wednesday - Scheduled rest day

Thursday - Circuit Crazy class and weights at the gym

Looking forward to the next week I hope to stick to my scheduled workouts and make more improvements in my food.

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!