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Plans – Could Today Be The Rest Day?

I am so excited for Valentine’s Day. Tonight Dave and I are making a big, fancy dinner to go along with some fancy drinks. Being on Keto for the months of November and December was great for a kick-start to weight loss, but lately we’ve wanted to have more elaborate dinners. When I first met Dave we would go out and eat all the time. I think he was trying to impress me. To go along with our vday-menu, we are also making a fun bevvy and some apps. I’m looking forward to cooking beside Dave. Normally we are great in the kitchen together, and by great I mean he dirties every single dish and spoon and element we own and I like to do all my cooking in one big pot and eat out of said pot.

IMG_20130214_084239We gave each other our gifts this morning. Dave made me a big puzzle and I had to put together a message. He also got me speciality tea from Teavana which I’m really excited to try out.



IMG_20130214_081433I gave him the coasters I made. They have Chaos Dwarfs on them. Dave runs a site called www.chaos-dwarfs.com so I took art from the site and stuck the pictures on floor tiles. The whole thing was really easy to do, but time consuming because you have to wait until the Mod Podge dries completely before applying more coats, and then you have to wait in between sealing coats. I really like how they turned out, I found the tutorial here. If you already have the Mod Podge and the sealant they are relatively inexpensive to make.

I have big plans for the table set up tonight, and I’m going to insist we wear aprons and snap some pics. Up until our wedding there were virtually no pictures of us together. I’m planning to work out after work, but I might be too pumped about dinner. Probably no one else is this excited about Valentine’s Day but I’m married now, so I’m going to use that as an excuse. If you happen to be reading this post around 10 pm send me a quick text and shame me into working out, please!


I stepped on the scale this morning. I know, I totally cheated. I wasn’t going to check my weight until March 1st but it’s really hard doing all this work and not knowing if you’re budging the damn thing. Turns out, I’m not. I am the same freaking weight I was when I stopped checking on January 31st. I’m sure part of it is muscle gained and part of it was water weight because the night before I drank 3 giant glasses of water after working out, but stilllllllllllllllllllll. Come on, weight!!!!! What do you think we’re doing here! Do I really have to start eating that much better? Unfair. I don’t want to eat great and work out, that is how a loser lives their life. So, in light of this terrible news I’m going to devote the rest of this post to crafting. Because F that scale noise, it doesn’t rule my mood!

I’ve managed to make 6 owls, 4 big sequinned ornaments, 2 little sequinned ornaments and 7 folded stars for our tree. I have ideas for a bunch of other ornaments but the closer we get to spring the more I don’t want to make Christmas ornaments, so I’m going to leave them on the back burner until after the summer, or until I find some better supplies. It ain’t easy making winter crafts in the almost spring time.

Right now I’m concentrating on 3 other things. I have an idea on how to incorporate 9 lyrics from 9 songs I love into a big art piece, however I need to buy a Silhouette Cameo to accomplish it. I don’t want to spend $300 on one right now so I’ve had to abandon that project until I come into some money. I tried to do it without the Cameo and the time and cutting needed is laughable. I can barely cut a straight line using an exacto knife, so there’s no way I’m going to be able to hand cut hundreds of letters properly. The Cameo is really awesome, anyway. I’ll get a lot of use out of it. It works with so many cool fabrics and papers. Dave is already wicked at Illustrator and Photoshop so I’m sure we can come up with a lot of stuff to do with it once we buy it.

The second project is for Valentine’s Day. I’ve already made Dave something, I’ll put up pics once he sees it since he (occasionally, when I remind him) reads this blog. I was too impatient to wait for him to leave the house for a few hours so I did the whole project while his back was turned away from me. Let’s just say it involved a lot of Mod Podge and I need to invest in some better paint brushes. Let’s just also say that crafting with 2 cats is really difficult and that I can’t guarantee the thing I made isn’t partially covered in cat hair. Mod podge + cat hair  = my life since I started crafting. We’re also going to do a big, fun Valentine’s day meal. Dave made us a vday-menu and I bought some fun stuff to put on the table to kinda at least attempt to decorate. We even hung a big heart on our front door. I’m not sure what’s gotten into me, but the older I get the more I want to celebrate all the really sappy stuff in life. I blame getting cats and nieces.

The third project will take a lot less time than the other two, provided I can get the stuff required to do the craft. The walls in our apartment are kinda bare. So the third project involves putting pictures of our nieces onto wood and hang them up in a timely manner. I’m really tired of looking at bare, white walls. Our nieces are way cuter than a white wall next to a water cooler.  I found the tutorial here and I’m really excited about the idea. Unfortunately only 1 of my nieces has glamour shots, so I’m waiting for some of the other nieces parents to get moving and have some photos done for me!  We suck at putting anything up. Once in Sudbury I was convinced we could hang a gigantic mirror without using anchors, or a level, or a drill. The mirror fell right off the wall. In fact, I don’t know if we managed to get it on the wall at all before it came right off taking much of the dry wall with it. We had to stare at 2 really big dry wall holes for the rest of the time we lived in that apartment. The mirror now rests on the floor until such a time we are confident we know what we’re doing. Likely will never happen, but we have a concrete bit and a wireless drill now in the hopes that one day we get motivated to put things up. I make us sound really lazy, and it’s partly that and partly because we have no idea how to put things up. The few things we’ve managed to put are all under 3 pounds and required only 1 screw. Over the weekend we bought these great hooks to hang up something we got for our wedding which probably weighs around 30 pounds. I was really proud of us. I took a picture.

So maybe I haven’t lost any weight in 2 weeks. I’m still accomplishing something! #craftlyfe

Cooking, wearing an apron, hanging up art. My kinda guy.