Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Self Control do I have any?!?

Okay so during the Christmas Holiday I was allowing myself to indulge in all the sweet things around, you know normal Christmas stuff. Well let's just say it was getting out of hand. Really our of hand. It was like I had no self control.

I had decided that I wanted to kids and I to eat more fruit in place of the sweet since they also were eating way too much junk. So one day while at the grocery store walking around the produce I saw the pomelos and remembered that I had tasted it a few months back at a playgroup and had liked it. They are big and I knew the kids probably would not eat it but I rarely eat fruit because I want my kids to eat it. I know dumb reason not to eat some myself but I am always saving it for them. So I brought it home opened and sectioned it so that the bitter skin was no longer around it and I put it in a bowl on the kitchen counter. I told myself any time I wanted something sweet I would eat it. I had limited myself to sweets in the evening. I know a lot of people say not to eat sweets and night because then you sleep on all the fat and calories but once I take a bite of somethings sweet I can't seem to stop eating. At least if I wait until night time I go to bed and I stop.

Well after a few days of eating this pomelo I found I was not craving sweets as much, in fact I wasn't even eating my something sweet at night. I couldn't believe that I could just want to stop eating junk. Then a few nights back I mentioned this to a friend and she told me that grapefruit were suppose to curb cravings, for sweet especially. So I went home to check it out the Internet and sure enough I found this website :http://www.hhnews.com/essential_oil_grapefruit.htm

So there you have it. Pink Grapefruit, but I have found that the pomelo does just as good of a job and it is way easier to peel and section so it is easier to eat. Hope you find this helpful.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Glazed Peanutbutter Bars

For Family Night this week I made these yummy peanut butter bars and wanted to pass the recipe on to you. They were really easy to make and even easier to eat way more than you should but then it's made of oatmeal so it's healthy right? Hope you enjoy them.

Saturday, January 16, 2010


Well this card was a technique challenge I decided to try yesterday. The point was to quilt, or make a quilt pattern with paper. This was my second go at it, my first attempt you could see then lines I drew to try and keep myself in the pattern. I also didn't make the pattern as well as this one. So I decided to give it another try and this is how it turned out. Since there are so many small pieces I used Modge Podge to glue it all together and I am and very happy with it.

Friday was my visiting teaching partners birthday and I wanted to make something for her and these are what I made. It took me all week to make the 5 cards I gave her since I don't get much time in my scrapbook room now that I have 4 kids.

I think this one is my favorite. I bought these clear buttons a long time ago but had never used them. I punched 3 flower punches and then crumpled them up and sewed them together with the button to give it some depth.

This one was time consuming since I had to cut out the flowers but in the end it was worth it.

This was the first one I made and I used a sketch that I found on line. I thought it would be really easy but it actually took me the longest of all the cards.

This card I think went together the quickest.

With this one I was a bit smarted and remembered I had some bigger oval cutters and they were just about right for the large oval punch I have so these ovals look crisp and clean unlike the card a few above.

Hope you enjoyed looking!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Pirate cards

Well since I did a tea party for Jouette and only invited the girls I promised Zekaia we would do a party for him and his friends too. So I made these pirate inviations for Zekaia's pirate party. It took me awhile to figuare out what I wanted to do and it even took me awhile to decided if I even liked the way they turned out but in the end I am very happy with them. Zekaia thought they were great and in the end that is really all that matters to me!

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