Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Here's the thing...

This post is about to be all kinds of random, because sometimes I don't feel like making one post about one thing, so there.....And the kids are in bed and the Rangers game is on.

Here's the thing...I've had this DVD for about 3 months now.
30 day Shred? 20 pounds in 30 days, you say?! Yeah I couldn't tell you, because the plastic is still on it. I have great intentions, really I do. Every Sunday since I ordered it I say I'm going to start tomorrow. Because you can't start a workout routine unless it's on a Monday. Apparently.

I fully intend to start. Not because I'm aiming to lose 20 lbs by any means, but I gotta say, 3 kids and these hips don't lie ya'll. They say I've had 3 kids and they aint liein! I've lost all of my baby weight and a few extra so I'm good with that. What I'm not good with is the shakin. And I don't mean the good J-Lo on American Idol kind of shakin. I need to tone up ya'll. And truthfully I really do miss working out. I'm the kind of person who loves it. I love to get my butt kicked in a work out, I like to be told what to do and just know it's doing me good. I figure Jillian's good about that. So I'm going to start. Really I am.

Next Monday of course. If you want to join let me know. Or if you want to just say "Go Laura" you can say that too. Or if you've done it and want to throw in your 2 cents about it, feel free.

You want to know what is so ironic with that entire last topic? I typed it while juggling a piece of freschetta pizza {my FAV}....stop judging.
Here's another thing. I've got our new "creative room" pretty much done. It's been done actually, I just haven't found the motivation to take pictures. That's another thing I fully intend on doing. I worked on one of my recent finds today. It's an old school desk. It is perfect for Asher as he starts school next year. I love it. But I didn't love the prep work I had to do today to "restore" it. Let's just say there was a whole lot of chewed gum under that bad boy, not to mention other things one might wipe under a desk. Gag. Yeah I just said gag. It's the only word that truly describes what I literally did. But it was worth it. I'm in love with it. And with kilz primer.

But I'm not in love with that title "Creative Room"...it's just not jiving well with me. It doesn't exactly roll of the tongue you know? I need some suggestions because it's not a play room, but it's not strictly a "craft room" either. It's just a place where the kids and I migrate to do all things "creative"....except for the large tv in the room, that doesn't count. But still its not a TV room either. See, I need help you guys. "Kids go up to the creative room" is just not working.

Person with the winning suggestion wins a prize {not really}.

As I said before I have some things "in the works" that I am literally busting at the seams about, but I'm just not sure on when to let it all out. Lot's of new things. Very fun, a little intimidating but exciting none the less. One of them you will be seeing soon. This here blog is getting herself a makeover. I hope it will reflect my "style" a little better and also where I'm going with it. Oh and a new name. I have a new name for it. But that's a whole other post for a whole other day. Soon.

I had to take Mia to the ER on Saturday. She was running a fever and I couldn't get it down. So in we went thinking it was an ear infection, but when that was ruled out, they had to run some tests to figure out why she was running a fever. They had to do a catheter on her and put a hospital gown on her little 6 month old petite body. I looked at her on the hospital bed as they held her down and I had to leave the room. It was so hard. Being in the hospital always brings floods of memories back, but to be there for my Mia girl was even harder. I was so, so, thankful to be walking out of there with her in my arms. But I couldn't help thinking of all the other parents who don't get to do that. My heart was so filled with appreciation for the health of my kids, yet ached at the same time as I looked up at the huge building filled with lit up windows. I prayed for those sweet kids. For the parents of those sweet kids. And I squeezed my precious one even harder.

All that to say, please never take the health and happiness of your children for granted. Be thankful. Always. I'm reading "One Thousand Gifts" by Ann Voskamp and she talks about how important it is to name a thing. To name your blessings....your gifts. As I laid Mia down on her changing table that night to put her pj's on, I thanked God for her healing, for her little tongue that she sticks out when she's excited, for her constantly kicking legs, for getting to change her diaper....all of it. I don't take a bit of it for granted.

Life is precious. I am eternally thankful for the ones God has given to me.

On a much lighter note. I figured out that I don't have to have my personal facebook to keep my Faith Hope Love one. I assigned another administrator (Brandon) in order to keep it up for now and keep those of you facebook followers updated on when I switch over to my new blog facebook page with my new blog name. Are you following all of this, or am I confusing you with all the new stuff?

I also wanted to say that if God is speaking to you about doing something and you keep putting it off- analyzing, excusing, procrastinating etc....don't. You will feel SUCH freedom the second you decide to obey. Whatever it may be. Don't put it off anymore. Breakthrough is on the other side of your obedience.
So, yeah, I told you that would be a whole lot of randomness. Who else can talk about J-Lo and Ann Voskamp in one post?

Be blessed! I'm off to snuggle with a very handsome guy I get to call my husband (I'm buttering him up because I'm going to make him watch one of my shows with me ;) )

P.S Don't forget to enter the Scentsy Giveaway!! Contest ends tomorrow!
Oh! And, my "Re-purposed Frame" was featured over on Fancy Little Things. Go check it out :)


  1. i LOVE: jillian's 30 day shred when i actually do it - ann's 1000 gifts book and what it has done for me - interested to know more about this new blog name/change/thing - and thanks for mentioning us too!! have a great night! :)

  2. Vanessa Raschella-DeckerMay 31, 2011 at 10:16 PM

    The "All-Purpose" room. You can just call it the "AP" room. :)

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