Wednesday, March 27, 2013

WWTKW: The Anti-HDTV girl.

*EDIT* after posting this, my friend Sharon sent me a note to tell me it’s HGTV, not HDTV.  HA!  I’m such a doorknob sometimes!!!  So anyways… HGTV, I don’t do.  HDTV, on the other hand… I am a fan of. LOL

So.  Remember yesterday when I vented about how my weekend of too-much-food resulted in me missing out on hitting my 30 lb. weight loss mark yesterday morning as I’d hoped?

I must’ve had a REALLY good day yesterday.  Because I weighed myself again this morning (against the rules, I know, I’m only supposed to weigh once a week - but curiosity always gets the best of me!), and I had dropped over a pound since weighing yesterday morning.

And I was officially at 30 lbs. lost.  EXACTLY 30 lbs. lost since I first weighed in on January 7th.

I’m not gonna lie.  Feels good.

Let’s hope it’s not a fluke.  The next step is surviving Easter without a major set-back.  If I’m successful, that celebratory “HOLY SMOKES I LOST 30 LBS. I’M SO HAPPY AND HERE’S HOW I DID IT!!!” post will be on the sched for next week. :)

But for today… It’s We Want to Know Wednesday, hosted by Scriptor & Kenzie!!


This week’s questions:

{no. 1} What is your favorite room in your house? (Bonus if you share a pic!)
{no. 2} How organized are you?
{no. 3} How did you find inspiration for your home?
{no. 4} What is/was your favorite DIY project?
{no. 5} Share your favorite website for ideas for your home?

My answers:

{no. 1} What is your favorite room in your house? (Bonus if you share a pic!)  I’d have to go with my living room.  It’s where I spend the majority of my time at home – watching TV, movies, working out… It’s a nice spacious room with a big window facing out to main street, and since getting my new furniture last year, it’s really become one of my favourite spaces.  I’d like to paint it someday (the white walls are boring) but overall, I love it!

28775_10152353522765554_1971352533_n This is a pic of all the girls & kiddos at our annual Christmas Potluck – not the best pic of my living room, but the only one I could find this morning!

{no. 2} How organized are you?  I like to think I’m an organized, A-type gal, but fact of the matter is… I’m not.  I’m a procrastinator, and I may go on an organizing bonanza once in a while, but most of the time, it’s more like organized chaos. ;)  Just ask my Canada Day Committee pals, who have laughed at me for the past few years because I’ve been planning to “organize” the big, falling-apart, messy file holder we use to keep all the important paperwork in.  For the record – Susie finally gave up on me last week and did it herself! ;)

{no. 3} How did you find inspiration for your home?  There really hasn’t been much inspiration, to be honest.  I just kind of do what looks/feels right to me.  I ended up working with a lot of hand-me-downs, especially decor and furniture that I inherited from my Grandma, and I like those special touches.

29551_10152353519390554_1440320218_n Another picture from Christmas Potluck – the guys hanging out in the dining room, which is a room infused with my grandmother’s things – the dining room table is hers (with the chairs re-upholstered by my sister-in-law’s father), and that credenza on the wall is filled with the little dogs Grandma used to collect!

{no. 4} What is/was your favorite DIY project?  Ohh… I’m not much of a DIY’er!! haha!!  I’ve gathered many wonderful ideas from friends via blogs and Pinterest, but haven’t actually put anything into action yet. (Procrastinator, remember?!)  I spent almost all of last night just changing up the photos in my frames around the house, and I was sick of it by the time I was done! lol!

{no. 5} Share your favorite website for ideas for your home?  I’m really not one to seek out ideas for the home – although, I should!  I don’t watch HDTV, and while I wish I had more of an interest in DIY projects and ideas for my home… I just don’t.  I don’t get excited about that stuff.  I wish I could just afford to pay someone to come in and decorate for me! haha!!  But if I were looking for home decor or reno ideas, I’d definitely be going to Pinterest first.  I think the ideas people find and post on there are AMAZING!!

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This is a home decor idea I’ve always loved – but never had the ambition to tackle it!!

So… I’m not a DIY’er, I’m not organized, and I don’t really have that burning desire to be a home decorator…apparently this WWTKW wasn’t made for me! haha!

Side note:  I’d like to take a moment to point out that back in the first question, I used the words “Watch TV”, but did not elaborate.  You all know that I WANTED to talk about my favourite show, but I didn’t.  Why?  Because yesterday I got a text from a certain member of my family  telling me that I had to stop writing posts about my favourite TV show, because he “along with everyone else” thinks I’m insane.

I thought everyone already questioned my sanity pre-that-TV-show, but whatevs.

I only have two episodes left.  Hang in there, folks.


Anonymous said...

Whenever I go around redoing the photos, I feel so put out by it. I don't know why!

Stacie said...

Guess I need to update photos around our house, too! and we don't mind that you are insane!

Steph said...

Congrats on 30 lbs. I've been stuck on 15 for about a month. Help, friend!

Sorry I haven't been by your blog lately. I've been pretty "lost" when it comes to blogging lately.

Anonymous said...

I am so with you on the organization - I like to think I am organized, when really I'm not. Ha ha, I have an organized chaos :D
Thanks so much for linking up with us!

LeeLu Creations said...

You are hilarious!! :)

I love me some HGTV and have become a bit of an HGTV junkie in the past month. I think I just love seeing what everyone else is doing to their crib.

Jolene said...

I love how the boys and girls are segregated like back in junior high, cracks me up. You have a lovely family and get together must be enjoyable.

Nicole said...

So our nutrition teacher a few semesters ago told us that the best way to handle Thanksgiving (so Easter in this case) is for your portion sizes, only take one serving spoon worth and if you can, leave room between each thing (don't fill your plate). And don't go back for seconds.