Sunday, January 16, 2011

A Healthy 2011 Giveaway

My mom and I are trying to be healthier this year.  I know that this is often a New Year's resolution, but hey, as long as you're trying to improve yourself, who cares if it's cliche? 
So here's the details:
  • leave a message if you want to join.  Let me know what you want to do this year to make yourself healthier.  Include your email address so I can contact you.
  • We will be giving out points each week to those who have kept their goals. 
  • There will be 2 goals each week that we post, and you can choose one more.  These goals will be set by yourselves, but we'll have suggestions to help if you need them.
  • At the end of each week, email me if you met your goals for the week or not.  Points will be tallied and those who met their goals will be entered into a raffle.
  • At the end of each month, there will be a drawing using  The winner will receive one item that relates to getting healthy.  It could be a gift card to a health store, it could be a water bottle.  I'm open to suggestions.
I want everyone to be able to participate, that is why I'm not making this strictly a weight loss thing.  For instance, my sister is pregnant - her goal could be to do prenatal yoga or to go on a walk everyday or drink a certain amount of water.  Obviously, weight loss wouldn't be the best thing for her right now.
Okay?  Questions?  Comments?  Leave a message and I'll answer it.  We'll be open for joining until Feb 1.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Okay, so I've been so excited to give these dinos to my nephews!  They really liked them, and I didn't get a picture of Thomas and his truck patterned stegosaurus or Michael and his green puppy brontosaurus, but here's Weston and his sea-themed stegosaurus.  I know he's a bit young, but in about a year he'll love this thing!  I love the bright colors and they're just so cute and were fun to make!  I also made a purple triceratops for Phred.

Penguino Peterson

Looks like 2011 will make me an aunt again twice over :)  This one is due on Aug 27th!

Decorating Cookies!

 Jared's family has a tradition that they make and decorate sugar cookies each Christmas.  I loved this tradition from the start, especially the intricate and imaginative ways that his family makes each cookie.  When I was in college I started a "Muppet's Christmas Carol watching party."  This year, we invited my sister and her husband over and had combined traditions party!  It was so much fun.
Kaitlyn especially enjoyed the frosting part of the cookies :)
Scott joined us a little later and helped out as well.
Above are some of the favorites!