Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Would anyone be interested?

So... like many others out there, we can use money. I have been brainstorming on what talents I have and if it can help with family income. I have been told that I could sell some of the stuff I create, but the thing is... is there a demand for it? So, I am asking you. Would anyone be interested in the stuff I create? I am going to post just a couple pictures, but it isn't everything I have done. I also have an album of more stuff on Facebook. I just don't want to start making stuff and then not sell it. Seems kinda counter productive if you ask me.
Anyway... feedback please. Here are just a couple pictures.

A chandelier 

Royal Iced Cookies. Thing is, I have only made these once. Turned out really good for the first try...

Name Decor

Please leave feedback on here or on Facebook if anyone would be interested in this stuff...

Friday, May 10, 2013

Life in the Price Family

Golly! It has been a long time since I have posted ANYTHING! Usually, I get inspired or something so then I write. But, I have had a lot of people ask how our family is doing, so here is an update!

He has been super busy with his school! The band program has quadrupled since he started teaching here! So, super awesome. The kids really seem to enjoy him. He also had the opportunity to play with a local symphony in the percussion section. He really enjoyed that and loves to play any instrument he can get his hands on. Marcus was also head speech coach this year and took a couple kids to state! So that was very exciting.

I just finished my first semester of going back to school. I decided to go back and go after my certification to teach Music Education. (I know, a bunch of people are telling me "I TOLD YOU SO!") I was really excited with my grades. Piano Tech IV was really difficult for me. I haven't played piano in a long time and I had to make up some proficiencies. I passed all of my proficiency tests AND earned a B- in the class!!! I was shooting for a C so that was exciting. I also just finished up playing with the local symphony in the horn section. Gotta tell ya, I love to play. :) I have also been working at the local school as a para educator. That is actually what helped me decide that teaching is what I want to do. I was also assistant speech coach this year. So our weekends were busy for a LONG time. They are finally starting to slow down and we are having weekends at home. Yay!

I don't know if you guys want videos of her on youtube or not, but she is a really busy squirt. She has hit 21 months now and is EVERYWHERE! I found out recently that she can reach the counters, so I pushed everything back. Well, that didn't stop her. She opened the cupboards and climbed up them to reach what she wanted and then proceeded to grab a box of chocolate cereal and dump it all over the floor. I guess she thought she and our dog Charly deserved a snack. Anyway, she is super busy. Marcus and I are speaking to her in English and in Spanish and she is actually picking up on both! So, that is very exciting. She is running and trying to figure out how to jump.

Lydia's words: Mommy, Daddy, Da, Mama, Charly, Please, Thank you, no, yes, si, the spanish word for listen but I don't know how to spell it, hi, hello, bye bye, nuh night, cracker, elmo, inside, outside, puppy, kitty, cow, baby, and I am sure there are tons more and I just can't remember them off of the top of my head.

Anyway, that is a little update for you. Things have been super busy, but we are loving it. We are loving it more that things are starting to slow down a little and we can enjoy time being a family. :)


Marcus and the squirt

One of my favorite photos of Lydia from her 18 month session in February.

My most favortest favorite of her! ;)

Getting fit

A long time ago, I posted a blog about how I was determined to loose weight. Remember? I do, because it turned into a failure. Why? Because I gave up.

It was about a year ago actually, because I wanted to be under 200 for my sister's wedding. I started at 217 and I got down to 202 then I hit a plateau. I was angry. Marcus was loosing weight faster than I was and I was having cravings for fatty foods like crazy. I gave up.

Well, due to me giving up I hit an all time high. I was the same weight as when I was full term with my daughter, Lydia. I hit the scale as was at 222.8. Yikes! I was at 230 the last time I was weighed before delivering Lydia. I cried. I was almost the same weight as when I was full term. I couldn't believe it. So, I decided to try again, this time with a different mindset of I will not give up. I started turning things around in February.

I am using Weight Watchers again. I loved how it worked last time and I love it now. I would totally recommend it to anyone who can use some structure when trying to loose weight. It teaches you how to eat and holds you accountable. It also helps you set goals. The first goal was to loose a percentage of body weight. Which I HIT TODAY!! YAY! I have gone from 222.8 to 209.4 today! Yeah, I am excited.

Here are some of my reasons why I want to loose weight.

1. To have a longer life with my husband and daughter
2. To reduce the chances of a high likelihood of getting diabetes or heart disease (thank you family genetics.)
3. To obtain a real goal that I have set for myself
4. Confidence and self esteem. Both can use a little boost right now
5. To have more energy for my family
6. To feel attractive when I see myself in the mirror and smile!
7. To be able to go to ANY store and find clothes that fit and not have to worry if I need to be in the Plus section or the Misses section
8. TO WEAR CALF HEIGHT BOOTS!! Those things rock, but my calves are too big to even zip them up
9. To feel more comfortable in a swimsuit
10. To be able to go up a flight of stairs without being winded
11. I want my knees and feet to stop hurting so bad
12. To have healthier pregnancies at a lower weight.

So, those are my reasons for wanting to loose. I think they are pretty good reasons myself! My goals include basic get past 210 (which I have just accomplished), then beat my last low which was 202, then get below 200, and then I will set goals from there. My longterm goal is to fit in to a size 12 pant or dress. I am also telling myself I probably won't get my actual nice stomach back that I had in high school, mostly due to being pregnant with an almost 9 pound baby. But that's okay! I earned those stripes.

A picture before my BEAUTIFUL sister's wedding. Yes, I have a twin. I am the person in the blue. I would love to look at this picture and enjoy it. But, I keep looking at my stomach and arms. The sister getting hitched has lost TONS of weight. So, I am super proud of her. I would say she is my inspiration. :)

I am in the black with the read boa. I can even remember sucking in my gut in this picture and it is still hanging out. But, working on it. 

I tried going on a run yesterday with 3 min intervals of walking and running. I couldn't make it the whole three minutes of running. So, I need to readjust. This is the terrain I am running in. Beautiful, but difficult. 

Afterwards. I DID IT! Now to just keep going.

Anyway, thanks to everyone that is encouraging me! I appreciate it more than you know.  I am trying to become a healthier and more confident person. And I am on my way! Just have to keep going!

Good words to live by:

1 Corinthians 6:19-20
 19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.