Sunday, August 19, 2012

Le Mysterieux Carnival

I just signed up for another amazing blog part for this season. If you love the dark and mysterious as well as the thrill of a carnival then you really must join me on October 6th for the first Le Mysterieux Carnival being hosted by Frosted Petunias and Incipient Wings!

Hope to see you there!


Saturday, August 11, 2012

"The Bewitching Home" Blog Party

The Witch of Howling Creek is hosting a wonderful blog party celebrating the many ways we cook, decorate, entertain, etc on Halloween. Since I've been wanting to start decorating already I had to join in on the fun! I can't wait to see what everyone posts about. I  hope to see you there!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Fitness and Health Update

Yippee! The work is FINALLY paying off. Every year the company I work for requires us to get a “Health Screening” to qualify for a reduction in our health care premium – totally worth the time to do and the information I get on my health is invaluable.  This year they were offering FREE cholesterol, blood sugar and body fat % tests as well as a free Flu Shot. Now I am not one who is usually excited about getting blood sucked out of me or getting shots for that matter, but since I have a family history of high cholesterol I normally pay for that test every year and I really wanted to know my body fat percentage. I know, sounds like a bad idea, especially since I have only lost 5 pounds since January BUT I wanted to know anyway.  I am still waiting on the blood work but...

Drum roll please… my time at the gym is definitely paying off to the tune of a total body fat reduction of over 10% since January - YES! I still have a little ways to go to get to what is considered a healthy range but I am so much healthier than I was!
The cool thing is that I really like working out now. I actually get up at 4:00 AM (seriously and yes I am a morning person) and head over to the gym. I have noticed changes in my body, the flying squirrel flaps that were threatening to go wild on my arms are gone, I have biceps that you can see and I am much stronger that I was in January. I am at the gym 3-4 days a week and loving it!
The next step on my get healthy plan is to actually, really, truly, follow the Weight Watchers plan. I half-ass it and have pretty much maintained my weight while toning up, not too bad but I want more. I want to head into the Doctor’s office in January and redo that body fat test and see another 5 – 7 % gone! I am building a better, healthier me and I feel great.
One step at a time…

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Zombies in Storybook Land Swap!

If ever these was a swap designed especially for me THIS IS IT! Yarnigras is hosting her 4th annual  Halloween swap and this year's theme is Zombie Storybook dolls! Check this out. There is plenty of time to create your Zombie Doll and get in on the fun!

Hope to see you swapping!


Mad Tea Party Top Hat Winner

and the winner is... Susan from Pieces of Fate

Hi AutumnWind! I enjoyed your magical party! and I would LOVE to win your hat, so I could really start some Mad Tea Parties for the years to come! I've been a follower for a long time! Thanks for the invite, for visiting my mom, my girls and I and for the opportunity! :)
Love n light,

Congratulations Susan email your mailing address to me at and I'll get your Mad Lace Top Hat mailed out to you.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by.