Mothers Day Giveaway

Go over to Bearly Threaded Quilting Too’s website and enter to win a Mothers Day goody bag 🙂 The giveaway ends at 6pm today! Hope you all had a wonderful day yesterday!

Bearly Threaded Quilting Too

In honor Mothers Day we are having a surprise giveaway 🙂

The item pictured below is not the giveaway but we will be giving away a surprise bundle of goodies 🙂

To enter to win the giveaway please comment your favorite mothers day memory OR your favorite sewing pattern or project 🙂 Or tell us both!

Giveaway will end Monday, May 9th at 6pm.

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Be grateful.

Allow yourself to experience joy. Believe it or not, I know way too many people who don’t allow themselves to have fun. And they don’t even know how to be happy. Some people are actually addicted to their problems and the chaos in them so much that they wouldn’t even know who they are without them. So try to allow yourself to be happy! Even if it’s just for a small moment, it’s important to focus on joy, not your hardships.

 

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Day 2

Nothing out of the ordinary today. Started my morning out usual with the shake, vitamins BUT no coffee amazingly!

The shake kept me going strong till about 2 pm and I finally needed to grab a quick bite. But then hit the wall after eating, oddly enough. 

No changes in mood, energy levels, or motivation. 

Actually came home today and struggled to go work out but I did and felt even more pooped afterwards. 

So maybe my body is adjusting to the Isagenix. Im hoping. Lets hope tomorrow is a better day with more energy 🙂 

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer From Scratch!

The stores where I live are behind the times and I am just going to pull up my sleeves and bust out some delicious Pumpkin Spice Creamer! Cant wait to try this bad boy out! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

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We have a thing for pumpkin and once the first day of Fall is here, it is officially “pumpkin season” at my house! 🙂 We used to consume numerous Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks but since we gave up starbucks we have had a hard time finding a good Pumpkin Spice latte flavor. Plus, we try to stay away from coffee syrups.  So, when Lydia saw this recipe she knew she needed to give it a try. And honored me with the privilege of making the Pumpkin Spice coffee creamer for her. 😉 She loved it! And for Lydia to “love it”, it means this is a spectacular recipe! Real pumpkin, pure maple, and spice makes up the perfect fall coffee. 🙂

The recipe originated from Deliciously Organic. I did add additional vanilla and cinnamon. If you prefer your coffee a little sweeter I recommend adding more maple syrup!…

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horrible

I just have to say I am horrible at this.

So… Last week I spent a wonderfully long week in southern cali and it was amazing! The first night we arrived in LA we stopped into the laugh factory and was able to see Whitney Cummings, Chris D’elia, Dane Cook just to name  a few. It was flipping awesome. If you havent seen any of them I def think you need to check out their shiat. I snapped a photo with a super duper excited Chris D’elia ha.

super excited comedian. not.
super excited comedian. not.

If your in LA and havent been to the laugh factory I highly recommend you stop in there and catch some laughs. I havent laughed that hard in a LONG time and my face hurt from smiling! LA was good, and SoCal is always good to stop in for a visit. I went back to my old stomping grounds and visited with old friends & family. And got to see my old high school basketball coach, which was a trip!

This whole Boston Marathon bomb is deathly terrifying for me espesh since I am signed up for the Portland 1/2 in October. I am a little skeptical but I cannot let fear take ahold of my life. So I am pushing on and starting my training regimen. I finally found some shoes that might be promising and I can run, run, run!

I am on a mission to lose 10 pounds of fat, and gain 15 pounds of muscle. So here goes nothing with juicing, healthy meals, working out, and resting. I am motivated to get back into my fit old self. Half marathon training is beginning and will be in full swing as well as juicing. I have found that following fitness, healthy gurus on instagram are motivating me to want to do more and be a healthier, better me.

I will get back into the groove of using my blog to keep track of my workout regimen. Yesterday I got back on the treadmill and ran 2 miles, and the day before that I walked an hour on the tundra in a chilly -10 🙂

Too long

Its been too long since I blogged! I have been busy sewing like a maniac, traveling across the state, playing too much basketball, and neglecting my homework, work, and blogging!

Here is the latest and greatest since I have been busy sewing! I brought these lovelies with me to Nome and sold about 25 of them and brought the leftovers to Anchorage for state basketball.

Sew Madness
Sew Madness

Besides sewing like a mad woman, I got to enjoy some fun basketball and happened to jump on a winning team! Finally got a watch since 2009! I neglected to document my trip to Nome during the Iditarod and March Madness but here is a snap shot flying over! This is the reason why I love Alaska!

Beautiful!
Beautiful!

I was able to swing into JoAnn Fabrics and grab more fabric for my new fish projects! Cant wait to start sewing!

Loving these new colors!
Loving these new colors!

I also made a new summer/fall jacket! 8 hours total with cutting, sewing, and all! BUT on the downside I sewed too fast and sewed over the plastic zipper and it broke 😦 After all my hard work! I was pretty sad! But I also used a bigger pattern so the shoulders were too big and I ended up taking it to Moons Alterations and she worked her magic! The corduroy is super heavy duty, I think for my next coat I will use an old jacket for a pattern and create one! Its fun discovering new talents!

My latest and greatest creation!
My latest and greatest creation!

 

 

Accidental neglecting!

I have been horrible! I have been sew busy being a busy bee with my sewing I have been neglecting to document all my creations!

So far I have made my first parka! The coat took 2 days, ruff 6 hours, and bottom fur 3 hours! A total of 2 days and 9 hours! I think this is a world record for me in finishing a big project like this. Of course I finish this product when its warm & sunny outside! Its okay, I still need to add black beaver to my cuffs because the sleeves are tad bit shorter than what I like.

Before I added the ruff, and bottom fur.
Before I added the ruff, and bottom fur.
My first parka! The ruff is made up of Arctic fox & black beaver. :D
My first parka! The ruff is made up of Arctic fox & black beaver. 😀

I have made almost 30 fish bags to bring with me to Nome and my next project is to make Dora the Explorer pencil bags, and make up bags of all sizes! I have only 5 days to make as many items as I can to bring up with me to sell. In between all of that I have to squeeze in work everyday, mid-terms, homework, and Spring cleaning!

Yay! I always love this time of year! Melting snow! Longer days! Sunny skies! And warm weather! Except the brown-ness everywhere! On the plus side its means summer is around the corner, and gardening season will be in full swing! I am going to tackle the garden this year and attempt to plant a variety of veggies, and maybe even strawberries! 😀 Wish me luck!

I will post more pictures later of all my finished products! Since we dont have a huge variety of craft stores to choose from I am waiting for buttons to come to finish my fishes!