Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My OWOH Winner announced!

Here's my OWOH winner!

Using random.org I got #132

bellamodiste said...

How fun! I'm hosting a giveaway as well, come stop by!
I would love to be included in your giveaway!
Thanks for the chance to win!

February 11, 2010 5:02 PM

Congratulations bellamodiste!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Best Etsy Store Ever!! LOL!

Wow, what a stressful day!  People should really stay home when the weather's bad!  Anyways.....I was looking online for something to cheer me up and I found Gary!  Poor Gary's wife left him and he now uses her stuff she left behind and other wonderful household items to make his "jewelry".  Check out Gary's etsy here.  If you're having a crappy day Gary's descriptions are sure to give you a laugh!  Enjoy!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Knotties&Nesties on Etsy: Plumb Pretty Giveaway

I'm giving a necklace away today! Make sure you get to our team blog to get your entry in. Drawing winner at 10pm CST.

Knotties&Nesties on Etsy: Plumb Pretty Giveaway

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Intuitive Eating...

I guess I'm what you would call a "chronic dieter".  I've been on all the big diets (atkins, weight watchers, south beach, nutrisystem, etc.) at one time or another and some more than once!  Thinking back on all of these diets, all I've really gained from them is mostly useless knowledge of calorie counts, fat grams, and "points" information............oh and also about 50 extra pounds!

I saw a show a year of two ago called "I can make you thin" with this british guy Paul McKenna.  I really liked the show but it only had a few episodes and then you really didn't hear much about it.  His plan was basically you follow the four "golden" rules and you'll lose weight naturally.  You can still find these shows if you do a search on youtube.  Here's his rules

1. When you're hungry, eat!
2. Eat what you want (not what you think you should)
3. Eat consciously (ie slowly)
4. When you think you're full, Stop!

Easy right? Not!  It's actually pretty difficult. 

To help I bought his book and "mind programming" CD but there's not a lot of scientific data or rather the "why" of this program so I started looking into intuitive eating which is really what this whole plan is based off of.

Recently I found the best intuitive eating book so far, "Intuitive Eating" by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch.  This is a fantastic read that gives you the whole low down on how diets hurt your self esteem and why dieting make you fat.  Yes that's right I said DIETING MAKES YOU FAT!  Very eye opening and for all of my chronic dieting sisters a MUST READ!

Granted this is not a "get skinny quick" type of program but unlike every other diet plan I've ever tried, once you lose the weight the authors promise it's gone FOREVER! 

I can't wait to get skinny forever!  But for now I'm slowing my roll and just practicing the program one day at a time.  

It must be working because yesterday instead of punishing myself by continuing to squeeze into my too tight clothes I went out and bought some stylish clothes for my upcoming cruise that actually fit me!  This may not seem like a big deal to "normal" people but for a chronic dieter this is a huge step towards "honoring the body I have". 

Tuesday, February 2, 2010



I am participating in ONE WORLD ONE HEART blog carnival by a whimsicalBohemian.  A carnival for bloggers to get to know each other a little better and maybe make some new bloggy friends! 

Hi, I’m Tina. I am a newly wed and work full time as an emergency dispatcher and sometimes jewelry designer. I have a teenage stepdaughter who is 14 going on 25, if you know what I mean! ;) My husband and I have 4 fur babies between us, 3 dogs (Cisco, Zoe, and Pepper) and one bossy cat (Luther). Between taking care of everybody and working full time that doesn’t leave much time for my craft but I try to make time when I can.

I love to make fun jewelry that works for all occasions. I really enjoy mixing new and vintage for a great one of a kind piece.  I am in love with necklaces and pendants and that’s what I have the most of.

Here's my handmade necklace I'd like to giveaway.

I used vintage components to make this modern style necklace.

Necklace measures 18 inches.

  • For your entry leave a comment. 
This is an international giveaway so everyone's welcome.

Make sure you leave a way for me to contact you if you don't have a google profile.

I will draw the lucky winner on Valentine’s Day Feb 15th at 10pm CST.


Good luck and happy blogging!