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Wow, I made it! (I actually started to write this yesterday, but then someone came in demanding my attention………*sigh*) 😉

I’ve actually really enjoyed having this little challenge and it really has made me take a closer looks of things. There are a lot of things I’ve learned, but I think the biggest thing really goes back to the beginning. And that is being able to focus on my goals.You know, in your head you make goals all the time of the things you want to do, but for some reason writing them down makes it more official to me. I can tell that I have been more motivated getting my house the way that I want and have been working very hard at it. Granted the only things I’ve really started on were Rylie’s room and my bathroom. (working full time kind of makes things go slower. I get so exhausted!)

I have learned ( again and again) that I really can do the things I want to do if I motivate myself.  I am so thankful that I finally have a home that I can do the things that I want to do.

I’m very excited. I picked up this magazine yesterday……

Um….I am LOVING it.  I won’t be able to do ALL of the things like they have in here, but it does give me great ideas. I also picked one up for Derek because this is his favorite style…..

So now…….to mesh these two together without it looking like a mess……

It was fun 30 day challenge………Thanks for giving me things to think about.



Yes. Shoes. But not just any shoes…………these my friends are chocolate shoes.

And especially as a woman, you have melt down days….and with those meltdown days you obviously want something to comfort you. And these two are SUCH a beautiful mix.

And even though they look cute enough to wear, my mouth waters to think how good they must taste.

And yes….I DID have one of those days today. These pictures are making me happy. Eating them would make my soul happy.

The problem?

Deciding which one!!! (and would I eat them? They are too cute….)




Images courtesy of Gayle’s Chocolates

So this is me last year…..

and this is me now……

Besides the obvious haircut and weight gain (yay no more throwing up!!) I can tell that I’ve changed a lot emotionally. I can tell in ways that I’m stronger, more confident, and giving myself credit where it is due. I can tell that I’m more assertive knowing what I want and actually going for it.  Maybe it’s because I’m married to someone who is one of the most assertive people I know and it’s rubbing off on me. Not sure, but I know that I like it!

I still have moments of weakness where I feel that what I do isn’t good enough, but then I take a look at my life and see the things that I’ve done or have been able to change. And this is just in a YEARS time.

I won’t lie. In so many ways it has been a very tough year. But I made it. I’m still here and I’m really liking the things that I have been able to accomplish. It may not seem much to some, but to me it really is.

If you think you haven’t changed in a years time, your wrong.  In some way you have done something that you may not have given yourself credit for.  And if you don’t give yourself credit, then your missing the whole point on this topic.


Why am I doing this challenge?

At first I was doing it because I loved the idea from my cousin and thought it would be fun for ME.

It seems that it’s been making me think about certain things I normally have brushed off.

Like….my purse.

I always tell myself that I need to clean it and keep it tidy, but with kids on the go….it’s my storage for EVERYTHING.

Me.  I am super hard on myself and tend to brush my capabilities aside. I need to stop doing that because I know I have potential. And I need to learn to be more accepting of myself.

My goals. They can be accomplished. I just need to schedule my time better and work on those goals so I FEEL better.

Also this challenge keeps reminding me of  people in my life.

My friends. They are amazing. I’m so thankful for them.

They deserve recognition on here because they are simply beautiful.

And  I have to say is this challenge has been giving me more ideas which I LOVE. My head has all sorts of things it’s wanting me to do!

I may be involving my SIL in these ideas I have flowing because she has my favorite style and is full of creativity.

I have to say. I am really excited.

I really adore this woman.

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