Lets just say…

Lets just say its been a busy couple of months for me…

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Cute table runner I donated to Bethel Friends of Canine
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Fat quarter bag
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Fat quarter bag
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Fat quarter bag
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Fat quarter bag
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Scrap bag
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Rabbit lined mittens
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The school of fish
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Another table runner I donated to a family friend

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I am also now a proud owner of a sea otter pelt!
I am also now a proud owner of a sea otter pelt!

 

 

I have somewhat become addicted to sewing…. Its been a busy few months for me on the sewing machine, in the office, and at home dealing with home life.

My mother never fails to pop into my life when I least expect it, and when I welcome it the least. She has the worst timing. She manages to step into my life and stomp me further into the ground. Her drunken voice boils my blood. Her laughter makes me want to strangle her soul. Its amazing what one phone call can do to my well being. It brings me back to a damn spiral of anger and disgust. And in the moments what I wouldnt do to hurt her with all my might. But then I realize shes nothing to me. Shes been dead to me for years and I just need to let it go like a dead fly. Moments like those rotten phone calls remind me that I will never heal until she has left this earth for good.

Until then I just keep on kicking. Keep on breathing. Keep on moving.

And so the madness begins

A few weeks ago I decided to go all in and try a new product to increase my energy, motivation, and muscle mass.

I usually dont go for products, and try to do it the old fashion way. BUT. Its been too long. Ive been tired, and fatigued daily. SO. I did the jump and decided to try this new product Isagenix.

Now I know your probably thinking its another one of those diet weight loss products that dont give any results, and like throwing money down the drain. BUT let me tell you.

Its day 1. I started my morning off with an Isalean Pro shake with peanut butter, and yogurt and some morning supplements. Now let me tell you that I have the toughest time taking pills so I struggled sucking down the morning supplements but I did it. I didnt need a cup of coffee till about 9:30 am which is unusual for me considering if I dont have my first cup at 7:30 the pounding starts and does not stop. I stayed about full until 2 pm which is another amazing thing. Usually I need to eat about every 3-4 hours since my metabolism is crazy fast. Afternoon snack was a 6 inch subway sandwich. Thank goodness I was off work at 3:45, and hit the gym at 4:45 pm.

Before my workout I popped one of the Energy e+ shots and immediately had a burst of energy! My workout consisted of 25 minutes on the treadmill, and lunges, and lunge kicks with 25 pound weights, and dumbbell curls with 25 lb weights.

And THEN as I got home another burst of energy came out which is crazy! I usually never have this much energy after work. I would have to think that maybe this Isagenix is starting to work its magic. A replishment shake, and Ionix supreme powder were replacement drinks after the workout.

Dinner consisted of baked salmon, corn, and lentils with rice. Overall I would say day 1 has gone fairly smooth besides the hiccups in the morning. I definately feel that my energy levels after work were much higher than any other day.

I am trying out this product to increase my energy levels, motivation, and to try build a little mass. I am not overweight but I am ready to make some life changes.

Here are my before photos I am hoping in the 30 days I will lose the love handles, and build muscle mass 🙂

If any of this interests you, you can check out my website and browse!

Life changes are in the works!

Life changes are in the works!
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132 lbs

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I also forgot to mention I finished the fish skin purse, well almost! I still need to add the beads to it. But heres a preview!

I love how you can see fabric thru the fish skin.
I love how you can see fabric thru the fish skin.
I love how you can see the paisley thru the fish skin.
I love how you can see the paisley thru the fish skin.

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The other side of the bag
The other side of the bag
The beginning product
The beginning product

Sew Crazy

I have been on a sew fest, craziness!

Discovering I can make new things, in a short amount of time is awesome! So what do I do?

I make LOTS of them! And then some!

Here are my latest and greatest!

Fish bags for days. These are for your plastics!
Fish bags for days. These are for your plastics!
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Inside scrap bag
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Scrap bag side 2
Scrap bag side 1
Scrap bag side 1
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Inside scrap bag

I made this for a friend but was soo tempted to keep it! We bartered and she gets this bag and I get a cute hippy slouchy hat! Pictures to come when it is in good hands. My hands!

Enjoy!

My creations in a nutshell

With the help of my good friend we were able to bust out this quilt in 16 hours for my aunt and uncles 50th anniversary.
With the help of my good friend we were able to bust out this quilt in 16 hours for my aunt and uncles 50th anniversary.

As a quilter, sewer, creator I am discovering that I love to make new things. I love to play around and make new creations. Everything I make I have taken a class, pinterested, or just accidently created it. Its a fun process and I learn something new every time I am creating things. I want to eventually make my own clothes, once I am skilled enough. On my Christmas list is a serger. I think I am ready to tackle that fear of using a serger and start expanding my sewing skills.

I took a class and was able to bust out these 2 qaspeqs with bags from left over fabric.
This is the first apron that I ever made. I just copied the pattern from an apron that was given to me.
This is the first apron that I ever made. I just copied the pattern from an apron that was given to me.
I made this for a good friend. I had a hard time giving this one away I love the colors.
I made this for a good friend. I had a hard time giving this one away I love the colors.

 

WIth the help of a great friend I was able to make this for an old friend in Takotna. First time making a hat with a velcro strap.
WIth the help of a great friend I was able to make this for an old friend in Takotna. First time making a hat with a velcro strap.

 

My auntie made me the red stocking when I was a young girl. I wanted to keep the tradition alive and made my step-children and husband stockings.
My auntie made me the red stocking when I was a young girl. I wanted to keep the tradition alive and made my step-children and husband stockings.

 

Holiday apron that I kept for myself.
Holiday apron that I kept for myself.

 

I wanted to make my gifts last year and these were the gift packages I created. Pillowcases, apron, and a fish bag.
I wanted to make my gifts last year and these were the gift packages I created. Pillowcases, apron, and a fish bag.

 

I made this qaspeq with no hood.
I made this qaspeq with no hood.

 

Qaspeq I made in a weekend class. I find I bust out more when I take a class.
Qaspeq I made in a weekend class. I find I bust out more when I take a class.

 

Love the colors, and the pockets this was my favorite to make.
Love the colors, and the pockets this was my favorite to make.

 

I gave this to my cousin for Christmas last year. I love giving away homemade gifts.
I gave this to my cousin for Christmas last year. I love giving away homemade gifts.

 

This was the first scrap quilt I made. I love scrap quilts.
This was the first scrap quilt I made. I love scrap quilts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 3

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Our delicious breakfast!

Its the morning of day 3 and I feel great! Woke up feeling great at 9 am which is unusual for me because I love, love, love to sleep! On my week off I usually can sleep till 12, 1, 2 in the afternoon. So this juicing this working for my energy! Its a beautiful cold day! Started the morning off right with a breakfast juice that had apples, pears, bananas, strawberries, kiwis, and oranges. It was delicious! We found out yesterday the best way to add in the strawberries and bananas is to blend them into the juice.

Joe had to work at 6:30 am so I had to make enough for him so he can make it through the day! After breakfast it was time to stock up on my groceries. Unfortunately, there was no kale at the Meyers farm so I grabbed some other veggies. I figured I would try the AC and I scored with one small batch of kale which I was grateful for. I also scored on some half of apples & oranges. Heres what $45 worth of groceries look like here.

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$45 worth of veggies & fruits

So far so good! Its been a beautiful morning! I have been busy with loads of energy doing laundry, cleaning house, dishes, and preparing our vegetables. I was so proud of myself I had to take a picture of all my hard work!

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All my hard work paid off!

The veggies & fruit may not be as top notch as I hope but they do the job! I am off to continue my busy day of cleaning, and a long day at the gym enjoying our young Warrior basketball players. Heres to a beautiful day!

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Beauty, right in my backyard!

Day 3 was a success! Although due to the craziness of the juicer stopping on me twice tonight while I was juicing, and the uncontrollable shaking, we are stopping tomorrow until our juicer arrives in the mail. I am expecting our new juicer to be here either Monday or Tuesday so we can begin again then. I am sad to stop since I hae been going on strong for the past 3 days with juices but its too much to hold down the juicer with all my might so that it doesnt shake off the countertop. Tonight we watched an exciting game our Bethel Warrior boys defeated the Nome Nanooks! Good job Warriors, way to get away with a W!

Here was our last and final dinner for the evening until our new juicer arrives. We had kale, carrots, celery, beet, lemon, orange peppers, cucumbers, and apples it was delicious!

Final dinner till the juicer arrives!
Final dinner till the juicer arrives!