Sunday, May 15, 2011

Salutary Sunday

I posted earlier about some goals I had for this week as part of the 8 Weeks to a Better Me, and I ROCKED them. I am so proud of myself!

I was very good about keeping the dishes done. I didn't have every dish washed every night, but the ones that were leftover were just a few and I did them the next morning. YES, I did dishes in the morning. Unheard of!

So that was my top goal and I hope I stick to it over the next few weeks so that I can make a habit of it. I can't believe what a relief it is to walk into my kitchen and have everything cleaned. It's SO much less time consuming to make dinner when you don't have to wash all the dishes you need! It also makes me realize that I really want a dishwasher.

Another goal that I was super excited about was exercising! I'm going to write a separate post for that so I can explain in detail what my workout was, how long it took, etc. All I will tell you now is that 

I also made some super cute earrings! 

{I swear they look cuter in real life...}

I originally made some for the Flogging Molly concert, but the glue I used didn't work, so when I took them off that night the beads popped off! Definitely not what I wanted. Here's the few very short steps on how to make them, and have them stick:

{1} Gather 'ingredients' - earring posts, any kind of SLOW DRYING super glue, seed beads, and Elmer's glue.

 {2} Apply super glue to the post using a paintbrush. It most likely won't go on smoothly, but that's ok. That's why it's important to have a slow drying super glue, so that it doesn't dry all clumpy.

{3} Dip the earring post with glue on it into a pile of seed beads so the beads are picked up by the glue.
{4} Apply a small amount of Elmer's glue to the top of the beads that are now on the earrings and spread the glue around using a paintbrush. If you use plain white Elmer's glue, it's fine because it will dry clear.
{5} Allow to dry!

See, super simple! And they look really cute on your ears.

I also made some chocolate cupcakes.

On Friday night I went to a friends graduation party and there were delicious looking chocolate cupcakes, and I HAD to have some. So I came home and made some! Luckily, we were having a work meeting and a goodbye party for a friend/employee the next day, and there are a couple gluten free people at work so I brought in the cupcakes for us. Along with the blue and pink cupcakes, I made blue ones with gold sprinkles for NAU's colors.

So aside from those earrings and cupcakes, I haven't made a thing! {Which means that I am sorry, Sara, that I still haven't made the tutorial for those curtains!} I really did just want to focus on my cleaning and exercise goals, and I'm really glad I did. It's nice to not have to worry about anything else.

Did you do anything awesome this week or make anything?


  1.  mm mm mmm! best cupcakes ever!! 

    Oh, wait.
    Those cupcakes look delicious and now I desperately want some... but alas, that damn Danielle has me trying to be healthy all week. I'm okay with it though because on Wednesday I'm getting me some PF Chang's and I'll scream that it's healthy until I'm blue in the face. 

  3. It wasn't until I had a husband and 2 kids that I learned to do all the dishes before bed. You're doing an awesome job on your goals. Go you! Love the earrings too. 

  4. those cuppy cakes were the best!!!

  5.  So funny thing: I was reading an article the other day and it said PF Changs is one of the more unhealthy restaurants! I couldn't believe it! I still think it's the best place EVER. And you can eat cupcakes some other week and do what I did: Give all except two away! haha

  6.  Thank you, thank you! I'm glad I'm getting in the habit of it now before I have kids. I don't know if I'd be able to do it then! haha

  7. I'll have to bring in everyone more desserts!

  8. I'm just gonna slowly back away and pretend I didn't read that.

    I'll be back Friday. 

  9. Oh gosh darn it! I was doing so good too! If only I'd known.