Chapter 1: How to Join Weight Watchers

Okay folks, I’ve officially been a Weight Watcher for almost two weeks now and I’m already seeing success. Yay! The best part about this plan is that I can eat tons of zero point foods during the day so that I don’t ever really feel hungry. If I start feeling a bit empty, I can eat an apple, peel a banana or even grill up a whole skinless chicken breast if that’s what sounds yummy. Since I’m enjoying this program right out of the gate, I decided to start my story with a quick guide on how to join Weight Watchers…. Continue reading »

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Cute Chick Card for Sketch Challenge

My goodness, where did my card making mojo go? I swear it took me two hours to create a couple of cards for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches sketch challenge and it felt like  a real struggle just to produce these. I don’t know if was the sketch, my paper choice, the Easter theme (you know me, I’m never one to be that much ahead of the game) or the fact that I had to first clean a spot in my craft room just to get started. Ugh! As I gave my crafting table a clearing, I came upon some… Continue reading »

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Prologue: My Weight Watchers Story

With the new year comes resolutions, goals and promises that we hope will renew our lives, transform our bodies and lift our souls. . . fast forward to February and many of us will have already thrown in the towel. This year, like most others, I decided it was finally time to lose weight and get fit via a lifestyle change. Sounds great, eh? Kind of like all the other times I decided “The Weight is Over.” I’ve tried time and again to shed several pounds and beef up my exercise routine (I even managed a 5k a few years… Continue reading »

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A Few Instagram Favorites of 2017

I absolutely must say that Instagram has become my favorite social media platform during the last couple of years, probably because I love to express my own self through photography so much. I can enjoy a quick look at all the quirky, beautiful, fun and amazing photographs in my feed without having to wade through all the opinions and sharp words that often come with other forms of social media. If the old saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words,” is true, then I can uncover a million stories in a fraction of the time it takes to scroll through Facebook…. Continue reading »

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Tear-Free Gingerbread Building

Along with a new year came the fulfillment of a fun family tradition here at The Three-Acre Wood — the eating of the gingerbread! As my boys commenced with the destruction and consuming of a weeks old gingerbread house (good thing we have dental insurance) I couldn’t help but think I should have written this post sooner rather than later, but as I’ve poured through so many plights of gingerbread making sob stories across social media I decided late is better than never. Maybe you will find your way back here before you embark on your next gingerbread building adventure. We… Continue reading »

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Wrapping Up the Year With 2018 Greeting

Since my son and I are playing close to home on this chilly Christmas break day, I decided to get in one more creative card project before the year ran out, which is probably why I settled on a new year’s theme. This Freshly Made Sketch challenge was simple in nature, but I kept leaning toward Christmas type cards knowing full well I was so over those for this year. I then jumped to Valentine’s Day, but thought it might be a bit too soon for heart and roses. Although I don’t usually send out New Year’s cards, at least one mailbox will… Continue reading »

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A Substitute Life

Early Tuesday morning last week I stood staring at the calendar posted on the front of the fridge and was almost giddy about the complete blankness of my day. My husband asked me what I was doing and I explained, “I have absolutely nothing I have to do today.” Now that’s saying something for the month of December! As soon as that one glorious sentence left my mouth, my phone began to ring. . . It seemed that the school district was really hurting for substitute teachers and although I wasn’t suppose to start until after the new year, they… Continue reading »

Christmas Window Boxes

Saturday Sparks — More Christmas Window Boxes

This time of year I usually get lots of visitors to my Christmas Window Boxes post from four years ago, so I decided to create an updated version full of new inspiration just in time for this holiday season. Never mind that I still haven’t decorated my own boxes this year, but my son and I did take a walk in the woods this morning to collect evergreen branches so it shouldn’t be long now. If you’re still looking for a fun, elegant, natural or whimsical look for your windows, I think these creative ideas will be a good place to start.

 

 


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