Monday, November 28, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Question of the day...

What is more important to you?

Having a life where you have a lot of money and you have a lot of stress / health issues... 


A simple life that is stress free and enough money to afford you nice things.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Holding myself more accountable...

I am in the process of holding myself more accountable in life...

Certain things need working on, so I have started the process by utilizing 
modern technology to help me keep on track.

I have discovered a few IPhone applications that are making quite a difference in my life
and that are helping me reach my goals more efficiently.


First, one I want to tell you about is Nike+.

This app is a great running partner.  
It not only tracks your distance, time and speed but, it also has many great 
additional features that can keep you on track while make working out FUN!

Before each run, I log on and let it track my progress at getting in shape.

I love to hear the cheers that people are sending from facebook while I run 
and also the narrator letting me know I have almost reached my goals!


The second app that I think is absolutely GREAT 

I love to eat! 
I love to wind down at the end of the day with a glass of wine (or 2).

Because I do, I seem to have gained 20lbs in the last year.

Although I am working out, I have not been watching my diet.
Therefore, I have been getting little results.

A while back my running partner told me about this app.
I thought, eh, I know what I am eating and it's okay...
BUT, what I learned from this app is that IT ISN'T OK!

By logging in my daily food consumption and workouts
I have been able to realize that I am eating completely wrong to 
get the results I am looking for.

With this all I have to do is scan the UPC barcode on the 
food I eat and then watch as the 
calories add up. 

This triggers me to work out more and also be more 
conscious of what foods I am 
choosing to eat.

This app is great for holding yourself accountable and helping 
you see what it takes to reach your weight loss goals.


The third app that I live by is I CHING.

I used to love reading my daily horoscope 
but, since I have put this app on my IPhone,
I find myself looking for my daily "motivation" here.

There is something to be said about having positive thoughts.
With this app I find that each day 
I read my daily divination
& from there is seems to  
guide me through my day.

All you have to do is touch the coins!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Fast Favorites!

I am all about a good manicure and pedicure!

For years I have done the french manny/peddy 
or the black polish manny/peddy 
never veering from the same old same old
to try something new...  

I have never been one for all the crazy, 
jazzy colors or designs... 
(although they look great)

But, recently
I have been finding myself 
wanting to try something new.

These are my new favorite styles...

What do you think???

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

I was a Busy Bee this weekend!

Hey everyone!

I have been busy at honing my jewelry making craft this weekend!

I went to my first official beading class @ Bead Bar in College Park, Orlando.

I bought a Groupon months ago for the beginner beading and stringing class & finally used it!

Although I already knew the basics it was really nice to go in and see how I could do everything better. 
The ladies in class were real nice and the instructor was super helpful!
I am really excited to report that I learned a few new steps that have come in handy already!

This weekend I spent a lot of time making some great pieces!
I can't wait to wear them! 

Take a look!

The first is a stone piece.  
I purchased the stones at my first bead show a month back...
They are bulky ~ Just what I like!
It is an amazing piece (the picture does it no justice!)

The second is a chain technique that I have been wanting to try.  
I made it of silver glass beads that I had laying around and it came out quite nice!  
I even made matching earrings.

The third is another color of the stone beads that I made the above necklace with.  
At the bead show I could not walk away from them!  
They were too stunning!
I made matching earrings too!

The last is a necklace I have been working on for a while.  
While I was out one Saturday with my sister checking out a new bead shop, 
I found the large turquoise piece.  
It is a stunning dark blue turquoise with an amazingly rare marble effect.
The matching pieces & clasp I found at the bead show.
This is by far my favorite!
Of course, I had to make matching earrings...

The large turquoise bead is stunning (I can't seem to take a picture to show its detail).
The smaller beads have a sterling sliver casing around them which reminds me of ivory pieces.

I had a great weekend doing something I love!

What are your hobbies???