A little metal love...

You guys know how I love making chainmaille, right?!

This little creation is a Persian 6-in-1 cross made from aluminum. I find that I cannot weave with steel rings any more. They are just too hard on my hands!

It took me a good long while to really get the hang of this weave. It's a difficult one to get started.

I get all my rings at TheRingLord.com.
They rock and it's always right. You can't beat that! :)

Happy crafting and have a great day!


Weight loss simple.. Our journey Before and now.

Once upon a time I thought losing weight was hard or even impossible. Seriously, I thought it was countless hours at the gym, never eating pizza again and denial of all of my favorite foods. Go ahead and laugh at me. I am laughing too!

I (left in the couple shots) have lost 65 pounds. My wife (right in the couple shots) has lost 63 pounds. I used to be a size 24, now I am a 12! In my wildest dreams I wouldn't have thought I could do it. We keep getting asked what the secret is, so if you're ready I'll tell you. 

It didn't start with 6 hours a day at the gym or a $300 fitness fad program. It started with cutting soda a little at a time until I had quit it completely. The idea that I could lose a few pounds by just that never crossed my mind! I thought it would be endless work... These little daily changes have truly added up. It's astounding to both of us that this is real. Settle on one little healthy change to start today. Next week add another. It turns out that little changes that turn into life changes are what makes it happen. Eat a little better, go for a 30 minute walk with a friend, skip the soda/tea/sugar drinks and choose water.

It doesn't matter what tools, programs, clubs or whatever you use. Anything that helps you get on track is good! Just remember, that you have to change to change you. It's not as hard as you might think. You can do it! :)

Thanks for reading our story. We wish you all a great day! 


Another Easy Card

Just another little card that's easy and kiddo friendly. My daughter and I have been working on a lot of thanks and birthday cards lately.

We have been slowly regaining craft supplies since the fire. We have a little tub now! It's not nearly what it was but we have been enjoying making things together again.

This is all Stampin' Up! products. The punch and banner stamps are from the SAB sets. The punch is super cute.

We hope you all have a wonderful day!


Mederma Scar Gel - Quick Review

One night while I was sleeping my cat fell off the headboard onto my face. I was deep asleep, driving 90 to nothing in a dream. It was a shock to my system waking up like that! The cat's nail went through down by my lip, so it was pretty deep in some places. I thought I should give Mederma Advanced Scar Gel a shot.

Here's when it was fresh, after I was using it for a month and the end result. These are makeup free photos so please don't judge too harshly. It was the only way to show accurate progress.

I'm a believer! High five Mederma!


Easy Snack You Can Share With Your Pooch

Hey there y'all! So, on this health kick I've been cutting out things like entire bags of chips and cookies. I needed something with a little crunch and a little sweetness that isn't just bad for me. Tough one, huh?

Not at all actually. This is a 3 ingredient snack that you can add to or leave simple and it's okay to share with with your pup as well.

Pretty simple list ingredients:
Peanut butter (or almond butter)

Basically you put some oats in a bowl and add peanut butter and honey until it's about right to roll in a ball. Measuring is not needed.

Get the kids involved. My lil crafter Aurora loves rolling the balls. Of course, y'all know me, I'm all about getting the kiddo involved in cooking, snack making and juicing.

This is my little lap dog, Thor. ;)
You can add anything you like to these too!

If you start adding things like nuts, chocolate chips and things like that please hit Google and make sure that's safe for your pup before you give them any!!

My dog, Thor deeply loves these simple human and animal treats. Here he is on Petit Jean mountain last month. He absolutely loved hiking to Cedar falls. The pet friendly cabin was awesome! Big props to Petit Jean State Park.

Thanks for stopping by!