September 4, 2010

Etsy Review: Art and Photography by Crissy Page

I came home earlier this day feeling crappy (the kids gave me their Back-to-School-cooties), but I perked up when I noticed that a package had been delivered while I was out. I figured that it was the prize that I won in a giveaway hosted by Carolina Mommy at Wee Share and sponsered by Dear Crissy and I was right.

The prize was an art print from Crissy's Etsy Shop and it is by far the most unique and beautiful prize that I have ever won.

I chose the Lockless print


so I was very presently surprised to also find these two prints inside the package as well (thank you Crissy!).


Now, I'm not an art connoisseur by by any stretch of the imagination, but these prints are so beautiful that I can't help looking at them over and over again. The images all have a metallic 3D effect that I know I could not possibly capture with my camera, so photo credits go back to Crissy.

If you are looking for a unique, beautiful gift for yourself or for others, please visit Art and Photography by Crissy Page on Etsy. And don't forget to visit as well.


Weekend Blog Hops

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September 3, 2010

Announcing the Fit Friends Friday Blog Hop!

Building a support system is really important when you are trying to make a lifestyle change. I received an amazing amount of support from people that I met online, both while I was striving to lose weight and while training for my first half marathon. Now that I'm gearing up to lose more weight and for a new race season, I would like to expand that network.

So, if you have a blog that focuses on your personal journey towards fitness, weightloss or living a healthy lifestyle and you would like some support, lets link up!


How it works:
Follow my blog and leave a comment on this post so that I can follow you back.
Blog or tweet (or both) about Fit Friends Friday (see below)
Add your blog name and blog URL to the linky below.
Follow as many blogs from the list as you like. Be sure to leave a comment on each one, letting them know that you are a new follower so that they can follow you back.

Blog or Tweet requirement:
Write a blog post about Fit Friends Friday. I would love it if you include the above button by copying the code in the box just below it.
Tweet about this linky. Feel free to use the following : "Need #fitness & #weightloss support? Join me & @CardioBunny at for #FitFriendsFriday."

Any blogs that are NSFW or are primarily for solicitation purposes will be deleted from this list!

That's it! Easy peasy, right?

If everyone takes the time to go befriend a couple of people from the list, we should all end up with a few new supporters :)

I will be using to select one blog from the list for the Red Carpet Treatment next week. That means your blog will be highlighted and listed in the #2 spot of that week's post.


September 1, 2010

This Means War! #OperationLuvPounds

Last year I set out to lose 30 pounds before my 30th birthday and I reached that goal with my May 1st weigh in. Shortly after that I met Hunny Luv and between trying to spend as much time with him and the kids as I can and the regular demands of life, exercise has slowly fallen to the wayside.

The scale shows that I have gained 5 pounds since then. Five pounds that I worked really hard to lose and never intended to find again. Clearly, I need to work on making myself a priority again.

But today, is the day that I start turning it all around. Because I am declaring war on those Luv Pounds! In fact, I am going to lose those 5 pounds plus another 15 before the holidays.

My Plan of Action:
30 minutes of exercise 4 days per week
Continue to follow the 80/20 rule with eating
Run the Miracle Miles 15k (ok, run/walk it)
Post an update/status blog each Wednesday

Today I'm going to get my first workout in and put together a workout schedule.


Wednesday Hops

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August 30, 2010

Monday Mingling

I love finding new blogs to follow so I joined a few blog hops!


If you decide to follow me, leave me a comment so that I can follow you back & please let me know how you found me.


I Broke My Blog!

I got the bright idea to play around with my template late this evening and... as you can see, it isn't going so well.

If this is your first time here, welcome and please pardon my dust!