Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Jump Little Froggy, Jump!

So I've been using MyFitnessPal to track my food, exercise, and weight loss.  I know it sounds ridiculous (if you haven't been in my shoes), but since I look at myself everyday (not in a vain way, but more of a does this outfit look presentable for the workplace way), I really can't tell much difference in my body. 

So what I look forward to the most is not the projected weight if I continue to eat/exercise like this... it's not the graph that shows my weight over time... it's totally the frog. 

He scoots along the line to my ever changing goal and grins at me like, "hey sexy lady... aren't we doing well." 

And I'm all, "hell yes little froggy... keep on keepin' on."

We really do have a pretty swell relationship, me and the frog. But I worry that one day I'll log in and he'll be all, "WTF. Stop moving the goal line away from me."  Until then, I've goaled myself at high school skinny.  We shall see.

Created by MyFitnessPal - Nutrition Facts For Foods

DIY Save the Dates!

Design it yourself, not do it yourself. I'm all about crafting, but seriously, you really have to draw the line somewhere. Let someone else print for you.  There are some seriously cheap options out there and the time savings is only trumped by the frustration you won't be experiencing. Printing at home is usually a disaster.

When New Guy and I were on our hot air balloon ride, my dad called.  While we were in the balloon. With a ton of people. No other noise. Just people, hot air, and my phone. Oops.

My dad wanted to know what the big news was.  Why had I called so early that morning.  So I turned and quietly whispered, "New Guy asked me to marry him."

Quiet my butt. The charming ladies next to me announced to the entire basket-o-tourists, "Oh my goodness! These two just got engaged!" So, the first official public announce was made. To strangers. In a balloon. Floating above vineyards in northern California.

It all turned out to be pretty helpful actually.  After the flight, we all headed off to a fabulous homemade breakfast at a winery. The two women wanted to hear the story, so after regaling them with the humorous bit about falling off the railing, they suggested using that part of the day to make our announcement.  Wheels were spinning, ideas where being thrown about, and our Save the Date was born!

So without further ado...

We are saving money by sending our Save the Dates as postcards rather than kicking in for envelopes and adding to the postage. It's not like the photo is a glamorous pic from an engagement photo session.  It's us falling off a railing at Point Reyes.  So if it get's to folks a little dinged up, so be it.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Crimson Romance

Before you get too excited... This is not about romance... Mostly.

I ordered some oversized postcards from vistaprint a few weeks back.  The design on the front has quite a bit of white on it.  It included this adorable, whitewashed, 1920s boathouse. As I started looking through my gorgeous postcards, they became unfortunately less gorgeous... because they were covered in ink from someone else's project.  So much ink in fact that I can read it. 

14 lines of it. 

On my white building. 

Crashing the Congressman’s Wedding

Alice Cramer is tired of being pitied for her family’s transgressions, so she resolves to break out of the gutter and into the spotlight. As long as her local congressman can forget about their checkered past and help her secure a federal grant to open Harmony Falls Little Theatre, she’ll be the brightest star in town. But when Alice stands up in church and stops the congressman’s wedding, she dives headfirst into fresh scandal.
Why is Harmony Fall’s golden boy, Justin Mitchell, speeding down the interstate sans a new wife but with the local drama queen he’s been trying his whole life to avoid? Alice Cramer may have saved him the hassle of an arranged marriage to a woman he didn’t love, but she’s also put a business transaction big enough to save an entire town in jeopardy—not to mention his reputation.
Soon Alice and Justin are dredging up and indulging in an attraction that threatens all their dreams and aspirations. But what if life together is the dream that matters most?
Ummm... wow. It's a romance novel marketing piece for a "sensual" romance novel... on my postcards. 

Well poop. 

No worries though. Vista Print is making it right and sending me a new rush batch at no cost.  But still... a little QC would have been helpful.