Today, he and Kynslee fell asleep at the bus stop, so when I got home, took their car seats straight from the car to my bedroom where it is nice and dark! Ask me how I am going to do this when they have outgrown the pumpkin seats .. maybe I will have an answer by then! HAHA!
Anyway, since the babies are doing so well, I have had plenty of quiet time that allows me to work on my crafts. The other day my MDF Advent Calendar came in the mail so I quickly found some Christmas paper (from my stash and of course a welcomed trip to JoAnns)! Side note .. I knew this would come quickly, so I prepared and made sure I had everything I needed to complete the project BEFORE G Baby started coming. I am not ABOUT to take the babies shopping yet. We are good to get to the bus stop!
Well, with my free time, I completed my calendar and I just started yesterday! I used mod podge (my new favorite friend) and lined the outside and the little boxes with fun papers. Then, I used my SIZZIX machine and made numbers 1-24 and slipped them through my handy Xyron Sticker Maker (thank goodness I used to scrapbook and never got around to selling some of the better stuff)! I used some fun Christmas stickers that I got years ago to decorate the center and then Mod Podged over the top of everything and WALLAH! I am so excited and pleased with the outcome!! I really need to learn to take pictures as I go, but when covered in Mod Podge ... its kinda hard. So, for the "before" picture, I grabbed that off of the internet. This is what the calendar looked like after I assembled the pieces.
And this is what it looked like after I got to play with all my scrapbooking toys AGAIN! YAY!
I must note. I had no idea what MDF was. It looked like thin wood. NOPE! It is a fancy word for some kind of cardboard type stuff. Don't get me wrong, it is nice quality and good for what I did. But, kind of wish it had been a little more durable for longevity purposes. But, it will do for now! I love how it turned out!
As far as the diet goes. Things are pretty good. I am doing better than I thought with my 1200 calories. It actually ends up to be more than that because with every time I work out, I earn extra calories to eat which are usually spent on a fruit smoothie in the evening after the kids are in bed.
Lunch is by far my hardest time of day. Breakfast is easy ... I make a Lean Protein shake with some powder I got from GNC ... I love it. It is called Total Lean and I use the swiss chocolate. I also mix in some peanut butter and part of a banana and it ends up AMAZING! Lunch, however, I am ready for food. I did find some really good healthy frozen lunches that aren't bad. They are about 290 calories and I have some diet cherry coke zero (my new favorite drink) so I don't feel so abnormal. Then by dinner, I am so happy with how my day has gone, I eat pretty sensibly. Sunday night and Tuesday night Kaelyn and I ran a mile in addition to my morning beat-down by Jillian.
Tomorrow, however, might be different. I am going to be on a strict 1200 calories because I don't think I will be working out. I might do some strength training or yoga maybe. I nursed Kynslee for the last time last night and am pretty sore today. The jumping jacks and jump rope portion were incredibly killer so by tomorrow, I can't imagine them being any better. Hopefully the babies will sleep long enough so I can fit SOMETHING in! We shall see.
OH - Also, I finished another crate cover for Kynslee's toys. Head over to my post from the other day to see the updated blog with pictures of the new one!