Thursday, October 22, 2009

My Obsession with Disney

For those of you who know me I have a deep love for Disney World. Not necessarily owning and decorating my house in everything Disney but in being there. It's magical! We went again this year. My dear husband promised in an attempt to encourage me to lose weight in the journey of trying to become parents (getting closer!) that we could go to Disney if I stayed on goal. I have lost 75 pounds so far so to Disney we went! Here are a few snapshots!

Pirate Lon

I gained 12 pounds-can you believe it? It's been 3 days and I've lost 8.6 already! It was so worth it though!

What's better than Disney and Halloween? Nothing!

I have wanted to stay at the Wilderness Lodge since I saw them building it. It was worth the extra pennies!
At this time I would like to thank the following contributors to my weight loss:
Lon for dealing with my moodiness and keeping me strong while asking for queso and replying "NO!"
South Beach Bars-I can't believe I've been eating them daily for 8 months.
Chick-Fil-A- You are true greatness, good food that isn't that bad for you.
My friends for their love and support and understanding when I can't go out to eat with them. The time for dinner dates again is fastly approaching.
If I can do it-ANYONE can do it!

Seeing Spots

After we got home from to come...I decided to finally buy some pumpkins and since we (Texans) can't carve pumpkins because they mold in a day I saw the cutest pumpkins at a craft show for $15 and decided to make them on my own. So easy, so cute! It cost about $2 a pumpkin!

Start with your pumpkins...I rinsed with soapy water and dried first so the paint would stick.

I used this much acrylic black paint to paint all the pumpkins...that's it! I also bought those circle spongy paint brushes for a dollar.

Add random polka dots!

And voila! Add some cute ribbon! Clearly I have a thing for polka dots and ribbon. These are so easy and would be super fun to do with a little one. I even made a "hidden Mickey" on the back of one in honor of our recent trip. And now you can see the craziness that is the front of my house.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Brownie Cupcakes

In honor of all the boxes of brownies I've been getting free from couponing I decided to make brownie Halloweenie cupcakes for my Dad's birthday. Happy Birthday Dad!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Bow winked

My new project...bow making! Don't you just love a little girl with a hair bow? So here it is-after about an hour of cursing. It's a lot harder than I thought! I did not prick myself while sewing or burn myself while heat sealing and hot gluing. In honor of my favorite holiday here's the first one. When we get back from Disney I will be making them for hours.

Major Cupcake

My Mom's birthday was last month and since I've been taking all of this cake classes I decided to make her a giant cupcake. The bad part is it was difficult to bake. The pan contained the bottom and top and they both needed to cook at separate times. I also decided to use melting chocolate to create her name in 3D. The things we can do with chocolate. Did I mention I love cupcakes?