Monday, November 22, 2010


I haven't been very verbal about this but a I decided to announce that this past weekend I became the newest member of Fair Play Presbyterian Church. I have never been apart of a church family. When I joined it was the most exciting thing that I have done...since the day I was married. I am also ....getting baptized on December 19Th. I am beyond excited to share this news to everyone. These past few months has proven to me that God is in control and I am returning the favor by accepting Jesus Christ as my savior and I couldn't be more excited about it. (behind the story)... I never grew up in a church...the only time I remember going to church is with a friend or with my grandparents. I am excited that I have a church to call my own and I am excited that I will be able to share this special day with the ones that I love. I have entrusted him in so many ways lately and I am glad that I can count on him for so long now...thank you Jesus Christ!

Thursday, November 18, 2010


I am excited to say that dirt has been moved in our back yard and they have started the building process. Hubby and I are sooo excited and ready for our new house! I am going to try and take pictures each day even if it looks like nothing has been done!!! Here are some pictures from day 1 and day 2.

Day 1

Day 1

Day 2
As you can tell...there really has but hasn't been a lot done...more to come though!

Sunday, August 29, 2010


I am soooo excited that I finally reached one of my goals...I am now down to 140lbs!!!! I am making an appointment Monday to get my hair did! I am so excited to finally reach this next goal will be to get to 137 which will be a total of 40lbs lost.

In other news..we are closer to building our dream house. We met with the bank on Friday and if everything goes as plan we will close on the construction loan in 2 weeks and the builders will start building...SO EXCITED..can we say PARTY..well I have to run for now...

Love, B.

Monday, August 2, 2010

No Longer Stuck

I am no longer stuck at 143...that's right! I have lost another pound..Not a big lose but hey it's one step closer to my goal! I am one pound away from going blond and I couldn't be more excited to get that done. I like changes and this will def. be a change from the dark hair.

For some more exciting news...I won two tickets and meet and greet passes to the Justin Bieber and Sean Kingston Concert Sunday night. I am soooo excited to go to a concert. I know that I am a little old to be listening to Justin Bieber but oh well!!!

Hopefully the next time I post I will have a new hair color!

Love B.

Thursday, July 15, 2010


143. That is what I weighed this morning...UGH. I know I should be proud of that number because I went a week with eating whatever I wanted but I want to get to 141 soooo bad I can't stand it. I have been really good this week so hopefully it will pay off next week. If not I will have to reevaluate a few things and try something else. Oh well...Kind of bummed.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

So I have been MIA from writing but it has been for a good reason. I was on a mission trip to NYC. I had an awesome time and miss the kids like crazy.

I haven't been able to weigh myself still because I don't have a battery for our scale (I got one today and will weigh in the AM). I am a little nervous about weighing because I didn't follow WW's at all on my trip. It was really nice to eat what ever I wanted and not count points but I we did a lot of walking every day.

On to other things...I went to target today on my lunch break and found a really cute dress for 7.50....thats right, 7.50. I wish I had a wedding to go to so I could wear it but I am going to wear it to work tomorrow. I also got a pair of sandals for 4.00. I am a little embarrassed to say this but they are Kids shoes and that is why they were so cheap.

Well until I step on the scale again...B!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Trying to Make some $$$$, while spending a little ;)

So I am going on a trip to NYC this Friday... I am super excited that I get to go play with childern for a week, celebrate culture and worship God. I am a little low on the spending money fund so I thought I would get some of my old clothes (that are TOO BIG for me now) and take them to our local Fashion Shack to cash them in. I have never done this before but I am hoping to get some money out of it. Can't hurt right?!?!?! Well while I was there, I was looking through the clothes and found a really cute dress for $10.00 then I saw a sign that if you sent a text message to a certain number you would receive $5.00 off (only for first time users) so I sent the text and got the dress for whooping $5.60. I love getting good deals on clothes.

On to other things...I havent been able to weigh my self this week because the battery in our scale died...or I dropped it..Who knows. I will write about that once it gets fixed.

Love, B.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Skinny Jeans

I just wanted to write that today I am wearing a size 8 jeans. They are cropped skinny leg jeans from Old Navy and I am super excited to be able to wear I got them for a whopping 8.99! Gotta love deals. Hope you are having a wonderful day.

Love, B.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Back On Track

I am getting back on track with my weight loss goal. Just hit a bump in the road, got over and now I am back on track. I am back down to 143. I am hoping that when I step on the scale next week that it will say 141 (or at least 142). I have been stuck around this weight for a while now...well it at least seems that way.

Any who on to other goals...I have a friend that would like me to start writing more on my blog (I won't name any names) but I am going to try and write more often. It might not always be about my weight lost but I will try to make it interesting.

The hubby and I are going to look at floor plans on Saturday. I am so excited about this and I am excited to get this adventure rolling. Please pray that we do not kill each other in the process.

Until tomorrow ;) Love, B

Monday, June 21, 2010

Being Honest with my self...and the world

I havent had a good week with the weight loss. I gained two pounds and tried to blame it on my "women issue that comes once a month" but who am I kidding. It probably doesnt help that I ate Waffle House at 11:30 at night (a double order of hash browns will do that do you, but it was oh so good), plus the wonderful food that I had at a cookout, PLUS the wonderful food I had at my in-laws on fathers day. So here goes a new goal for me...I usually don't stick to my points on the weekends as strict as I do during the week. SO this weekend I am going to stick to my usual 20 points and see how that goes. I know I can do it and I WILL DO IT. I am so close to my next goal that I need to do it. I want to start walking, but it is really hot here and it doesnt make it fun when you can't breathe after walking only a few steps. I am hoping to reach my next goal before I go to NYC on a mission trip the first week of July. I think...NO I KNOW I CAN DO THIS. SO when I post again, I will have some good news to share about my wonderful weight LOSS.

Love, B.

Monday, June 14, 2010

I have started again with writing down what I am eating...boy it is hard to track EVERYTHING. But I know I have to if I want to get to my goal fast. This is what I ate today~
Breakfast: Coffee with Sugar Free Vanilla Creamer and a fiber one bar.
Lunch: Tuna Salad (1 can of chunk white tuna in water, relish, mayo, and mustard), Special K crackers, zucinni and squash.
Dinner: Salad with Italian dressing and a little bit of shredded Parmesan cheese, 1 cup pasta noodles, and 1 cup meat sauce. Oh and I can't forget the few bites of yummy watermelon. I could have eaten the whole thing. All of this came to about 18.5 points. I wish I could afford to do WW's online but I have done pretty good on my own so far.

I weighed myself on Saturday and I have lost another pound. 2 more until I go blond and 16 until my tattoo. My hubby and I were talking and I need another goal in between those. I do a lot better with little goals. I just don't know what I would do/get to reward myself...once I figure that out I will post it.

Love, B

Saturday, June 12, 2010

keep on truckin...

Well I haven't lost anything for probably the past two weeks which is okay with me because I am not gaining either! I just want it to move a little faster because I have absolutely no patience! When I hit my big goal I am going to get a tattoo. My hubby is not to thrilled with me getting another one (i have 4 but it looks like two, hard to explain). I have been thinking a lot about what I want to get and where I want to get one. I think I would have a lot if I could...and that may sound trashy to some people but I would have them tastefully done and tastefully placed. I want one on my wrist, my neck, my side on my ribs (OUCH!), my ring finger and on my foot. I have wanted to get angle wings for the longest time in honor of my grandfather but I already have a humingbird in honor of him...SO I think I have decided on an OWL. For some reason lately I have become obessed with Owls. They also remind me of my grandmother for some odd reason. Here are a few pictures that I have found of possible tattoos. Of course I want it to be small. I dont know where I want to put it yet, but at least one part of the puzzle is complete. I love all three of these but it all depends on how small the artist will be able to make them. Well I know this has been a really random post but it is what is on my mind now...Love, B

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

So again its been awhile since I have posted...a lot to update on.

First, I am ready to post how much I actually weigh. I have been struggling with this for some time now. I haven't wanted to post how much I weighed because I was embarrassed that I let myself go that much. BUT now since I have starting loosing weight I think that it is time to be honest with my self and the world. When I started weight watchers I weighed in at 177 (ouch, that's a lot). Like I said, I cant believe I let my self go. I am proud to say that I now weigh 144. I have not weighed myself this week (which I usually do every Wednesday morning) so I will probably weigh my self in the morning. My next goal it to get to 141 so my hubby will pay for me to get my hair did! My ultimate goal is to get to 127...only 17 more pounds to go. I will be rewarding my self big time one I hit that goal. Here is a before picture and what I look like now picture. This one is a before picture:

and this one is an after one. I can really tell a difference when I look at pictures now. Also I have had to buy new clothes and some of the ones that I have bought are even getting too big..which is a bittersweet feeling I guess.

I have also been selling my alpha art. I have sold a totally of 5. That's a start I guess. Here is the picture of the one I did for my last name. I love it but I haven't put

it up yet because I am waiting to see

if I need to use the frame for another

one. I have also done a friend's bridal pictures and pictures for my

brother in laws band. I am starting out little in hopes of going big. Well that's all i have for now I guess. Hopefully I will get better at this blog thing and write more often.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Its been a while

Wow, I didn't realize that it had been so long since I had last blogged!

First we will start off with a few changes:

1. We celebrated an anniversary!

2. Its 2010!

3. We lost our Dixie! I miss you every day!

4. I have stuck to my weight lost goal, more about that in a minute

5. Have started to get more creative with my picture taking, more about that in a minute too!

Back to numero 4. I guess you could call it a new year's resolution but I call it a new year new me plan...I guess. It all started with a little conversation with a friend in Target in Jan. of this year...I want to loose weight, me too. Do you want to do WW? Let's do it. Well I went to 1 meeting and decided that I would do it on my own and I have been successful so far. With the encouragement from my husband, motivation and having awesome friends; it has worked for me this time. I have lost a total of 28 pounds so far since Jan. I am 2 pounds from my 1st goal of loosing 30 in 6 months and 8 pounds from my second goals of getting to a certain number ( that will come when I feel more comfortable sharing my weight) and going BLOND! My husband wants me to go blond so bad so I told him if he pays for me to get it done the first time then I will do it. Of course, he said had to set a weight lose goal. Which is fine because I have been stuck at the same weight for about 4 weeks now. My OVERALL goal is to loose 50 pounds. I wanted to celebrate with getting another tattoo but I think that is not going to happen so I have to come up with another idea.

Now on to numero 5: I have loved photography for a long long time and I am starting to want to do it more and more and professionally. Once I figure out this whole blog thing and how to post pictures, I will post some pictures.

( the above picture is of course a G) I have a lot more and I am hoping to getting all 26 letters and duplicates of some letters. I want to start selling these but I don't know if tht will work or not. I have done my last name and I will post that picture soon too.
Right now I am working on letters from pictures. I will have to post the picture so you can understand the concept. Okay just looked at some of the buttons on the top of the page and think I figured it out myself, Whew some times I wonder how I make it through the day...anyway. I am doing some bridal pictures for a friend next weekend and I am really hoping that this will just start everything. I have done pictures for a friend of her children so I am getting there.

So that's about everything...for now.. I will post again soon.