The Butchart Gardens, victoria BC. My personal gardening inspiration. You MUST go! I came home, ripped out my yard, and started over. This
The Butchart Gardens, victoria BC. My personal gardening inspiration. You MUST go! I came home, ripped out my yard, and started over. This is how it is done.
“People always ask me, ‘You have so much confidence. Where did that come from?’ It came from me. One day I decided that I was beautiful, and so I carried out my life as if I was a beautiful girl … It doesn’t have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see. Your body is your temple, it’s your home, and you must decorate it.” —Gabourey Sidibe
Interiors and Inspiration
“She came home from the hospital after her father passed covered in tears. I started crying and kept asking her ‘What can I do for you?
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“She came home from the hospital after her father passed, covered in tears. I started crying and kept asking her, ‘What can I do for you?
my idea bedroom.....i love this bc you could go for a swim before bed or right when you wake up!
Look, I weigh over 200 lbs but I would never go out with my arse hanging out like that. Seriously.
For The Home.
One pinner said: "After I had a baby and my husband was deployed - I obviously had ZERO time to go to the gym. I lost 65 pounds by the time he came home - THIS was my arm workout every day. And ooooooh boy did it work. 10 sets of 10 every day & each of my arms has lost 7 inches since giving birth. Proof you don't need a lot of time or money or equipment to change the way you look."
Labels and beauty
"I Just Found Out I Wear Mom Jeans!" Where do you shop? Where do you go for fashion inspiration?
I would love to go out with you, but I have to stay at home and be by myself.
Bath Activities for Kids: Bathtub Ice Fishing (As I was checking out the blog post, my 2-year old came over and said, "I want to fish in the bathtub!!!" :)
art activities for kids
OH MY GOD! I love succulents! Perfect for rock stairs and walls in back yard! GET ON THIS! (Better Home Gardens: Do It Yourself: An Attractive Rock Garden Anyone Would Be Proud Of)
Too funny! Susan Clemens in Aliso Viejo, CA says, "I don't have a yard (I live in a second floor condo) so I create miniature gardens as centerpieces or to sit on my desk so I always have a garden view. I've been doing this for about a decade. Gardening and miniatures were both fascinations of mine - and just about every kind of crafting hobby - and they all come together in my tiny gardens."
Promised myself I would post my results online to keep me motivated. So here it is. This summer (may) I was determined to look as fit as I felt. I was weighing in at 168, the worst shape and the biggest I have ever been. I told myself I would not hit 170 and to start getting my butt in gear. I started working out on my own at my school gym with @Nora Viveen and eventually found a personal trainer with my bestfriend #meganferguson. I ended up gaining weight a little bit while I was with him and realized it was too expensive to move forward when i saw no results. When July hit myself and megan thought we would try out Limitless Preformance (@limitlesspreformance kitchener ) as you probably know i am in love with this gym. We started going 3 times a week and even than I started see amazing results. I felt stronger, faster, thinner and healthier because I got excited to eat right and work out. In august when megan went off to school I started to become a regular. No matter what day I was at limitless. I felt like a family and it never felt like a chore to ever work out as hard as I did. I pushed myself and all the older guys too ;) I am currently weighing in at 148 and continuing to eat healthy and work out as much as I can. I know I'm not the skinniest but that wasn't my goal. I am proud of myself and my results. Thank you to everyone who supported me, pushed me, and didn't believe in me
thinspo and remember before
why you shouldn't worry... hard to do but oh so true! I have started letting go of my anxiety with God's amazing grace and patience and i feel like a totally different person.
So it turns out we're getting married
I found this on one of the best blogs I have ever read in my life. If you need a little inspiration, please check it out. Just click on the
Antarctica, I must go! Ah, to think that if I would have chosen differently I could be there in a few months... oh well, I really love my little home in Denver
Oh the places you'll go
10 Predinner Snacks to Quiet After-Work Hunger: I don't know about you, but when I get home from work I'm often starving, especially if I've just worked out. The key to keeping myself from devouring any junk food we have in the kitchen is to have healthy, ready-to-go snack options in my fridge. If you're like me, keep reading for 10 sweet or savory snacks that are easy to make, can be prepared ahead, and are perfectly portioned to tide you over before dinner!
Southern Living buttermilk biscuits. This is my go-to recipe for homemade biscuits. One thing though--you MUST use light self-rising flour for them to come out right. UPDATE: I made these; sooo good. Didn't need anything on them. It's a recipe that's sticking with me. Yay!!!
Brain fog--I don't think the docs can even understand what we are going through. I tried to get a glass of water from the fridge, but it wouldn't come out. I kept pushing the button that said water, but nothing came out. I thought it was broke--my kind husband came over and pushed my glass on the lever so the water would come out--lupie moment!
Cute idea for the first day of school. I started to make a sign for the first day of school for Eve last year and this would be neat to go with it. You fill this out on the first day and then one for the last day. It was linked on simplyfrugal.ca
For the Littles
I'm crazy...if you can't handle it...go be normal somewhere else. My kids tell me this all the time...so I must be crazy.
WHY can't I can that? The ONLY article out there telling you the honest truth about the safety of home canned foods! A must read for anyone
Tara: That’s not fair. Jax: Not fair? You wanna know how many women I’ve slept with over the last ten years? Tara: Don’t do this. Jax: Hundreds! Maybe more, I don’t know I barely see their faces. I married Wendy because I was lonely. I got tired of the endless disconnect. It was just a sad timeout. Because when I’m inside someone, there’s only one face I see. When you came home, it was like some kind of sign to me. Like my past coming around giving me another shot to do this different.... <3
I am completely and utterly head over heels, I can't get you out of my head....& I'm not sure when this happened
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I like to surprise people with something cool in my home! Illuminated by water without battery, the light will go out when the water was turned off. $7.25
Essie Shine of the Times - I just got this and painted it on my nails over an opaque plum purple color, and it came out looking so pretty! The purple and the flame-y flakes in this make a sort of coppery color when the light hits it, I love it!
Mom talks about how the sibling feels: Thank you. I see this over and over in my little girl who is 8 looking out for her older brother. I
art activities for kids
From the original post:
" Whenever I go clothes shopping and I find myself not too happy with my reflection or discover the clothes I really like don’t fit, I get my camera out and take a few photos of myself in the mirror instead of letting any negative thoughts creep in.
I took this one yesterday after discovering a dress I fell in love with the moment I saw it didn’t fit me properly around the bust. I did a few silly poses, a few sexy poses and a few happy ones where I smiled as widely as I could and focused on all the things about me and about my body that I like. I came out of the fitting room feeling really positive about myself and how I look instead of brooding over the fact that the dress was too small for me.
I really recommend doing this when going clothes shopping - it it’s a great way to chase away any negative thoughts or disappointment if clothes don’t fit!"
Almost perfect-front garage=guesthouse. I love the porte cochere and garage in the rear...need two office spaces downstairs-seems rather large, but I also like two sets of stairs. Kitchen not my favorite, but I like that it looks out over the back yard, and is connected to the family room.