Hello Monday: Support the Crayons

For today’s Hello Monday post, I thought I would talk about this fabulous new book about supporting the crayons!! I am an artist after all and can’t resist a good book about crayons!!

If you haven’t read Drew Daywalt’s book, The Day the Crayons Quit, you must!! It is delightful for both kids and parents. My daughter read this at school and talked about it for so many days after that I had to check it out! Each crayon has it’s own letter and goes from hilarious to mirroring my exact thoughts!! Why is black only ever used for outlining? Which color is best for the sun? Orange or Yellow? Even Beige offers up his opinion on why he is quitting!

Don’t let the crayons quit!!

don't let the crayons quit

Hello Monday

Inspired by Lisa Leonard, ***Hello Monday is where Lisa greets the new week with an open heart and a fresh perspective. It’s a new beginning–and there’s so much to be thankful for!*** 

I love reading her Hello Mondays but rarely post my own. I’d like to change that. My Hello Monday is, Hello Motivation! If you’ve been reading my recent posts, you’ll know that I am coming off my 3-Day Refresh. I am feeling energetic, excited, happy to have lost 6 lbs and kept it off, happy my pants fit without giving me a fat roll and happy to begin a new week eating healthy! Part of being healthy is physical but I firmly believe that even more so it’s mental. How you take care of your mind and emotional state effects everything else. Finding ways to be inspired daily, taking in the little things and being kind to others is important. 

My daughter came home from VBS this week excited about a book they read called, How Full is your Bucket? It’s about how your actions impact those around you, aka, fill their bucket. Are you filling their bucket with happiness or sadness? She learned that if you fill someone else’s bucket with love, your own bucket will be filled. It’s a great concept and one we should all attempt daily. 

I am going to take my energy and excitement from this past week and move it forward into this week! I am going to stay positive, fill my kiddo’s buckets and take some extra time to pet the kitten! Her bucket needs to be filled, too!


Hello Monday, let’s pump and shred

Hello Monday, let's pump and shread

Hey friends, I hope you had a fabulous weekend. I began my Sunday with Pump and Burn from beachbody.com and will continue today with Pump and Shred. I am really enjoying this dvd series. I am currently down 6 lbs in 3 weeks. I am not doing my measurements until the 1 month mark so I will let you know next week how that comes out.

In June I joined Alicia’s Challenge Group. I can’t say enough good things about her group. The small, private message group has really helped me stay accountable with my choices.

Hello Monday

I grew up knowing an amazing couple who breathed joy into my life. They were kind, generous and gave love freely. Their honest love made the sun brighter and the hard days easier. When both passed away, I felt like I lost that light in my life that I had always depended on. For years I wanted to get a tattoo of a balloon so that I’d never forget and I’d remember to love freely, honestly just as they had taught me. So recently, to give me this permanent reminder, (and probably to make sure I didn’t get the tattoo finally) my husband bought me a bracelet that says, “from your love i will love”.