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Thursday, November 10, 2011

JUST BREATHE, MINI RANT AND WINNERS!!

Hello to all my wonderful friends/followers.  I am just sitting here realizing that there's just not enough time in any day to do the things I'd like to do.  But, I need to keep in mind that the Earth was not created in one day and even God took time off.  This week was pretty crazy as my hubby was gone the first 3 days of the week and so I was the only parent available to run around all my 4 kids to their various lessons, sports and other activities.  Then, our school levy failed on Tues. and sadly many of my friends who work in the schools here will lose their jobs at either the end of the calendar year or the end of the school year.  So, it has just been rough and then as a result of all this additional stuff, I haven't been as on top of crafting and the activities I really love doing and which relax me.

Anyway, sorry to go on, just needed a little venting time.  I have also been dealing with a bunch of weight gain over the past few years, and that really hit home when I ran into an old friend who thought I was pregnant (I am NOT!) - ugh!  My friend is one of the sweetest people I know and I know she didn't have an ill intent by asking me, but it did really hit home that I need to lose weight.  I have been working with a trainer since last February and then increased from 4 days a week to 6 over the summer, but I still need to be more mindful of my food intake and I am also going to work really hard to get myself off of a couple of medications that can cause weight gain.  I hope you will all support me in this journey, I am going to need A LOT of encouragement!!

Finally, with the holidays approaching, I have decided I need to pick some CANDY WINNERS and put up some NEW CANDY! 

So, my winners are:

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle candy

#15 NATALI!!

Welcome Autumn Candy

#106 CEBELICA

BONUS WINNERS:

#68 LISA MINCKLER

#91 JEN LEEFLANG

Please e-mail me at danmoose@aol.com with your mailing address.  Thanks and CONGRATS!!
You have until Thurs., Nov. 17 to claim your prize or I will redraw.

Here's my NEW CANDY!


Please use Mr. Linky at bottom to enter, be or become a follower and leave me some comments when you have time:)

56 comments:

Aartje said...

Congrats to the winners, Audrey thanks for the chance

JD said...

Congrats to the winners! Hope you find some time to relax and craft soon... or at least to close your eyes and take a deep breath. Best wishes on your journey.

~ JD ~

Craftyanny said...

Audrey you need to take a chill pill lol. Tomorrow is another day sweetie and I'm sure things will calm down soon for you.
As for the weight, have a look at Scottish Slimmers website and forum. Loads of very easy to make tasty food. The only thing is it's all made from scratch but soooooooo worth it.
Congrats to the lucky winners too, I'm sure they'll have fun with their new stash
Anne x

myself - einfach ICH said...

Gratulation an die Gewinner!
Und wieder zwei neue Candies am Start - Super!

Sandra said...

Many congratulations to the winners well done!:) Sandra H

Maryann said...

CONGRATULATIONS to the winners here, and thanks a lot Audrey for the awesome new candy, you´ve sat up here again. It is really amazing.
I sure hope, things will settle down a bit around you, so you can relax a bit and get your breath and mojpo back again, as I´m sure, we all miss to see all your lovely creations here. Good luck hun and just smile to the world, then it´ll also smile back to you again, I´m sure.

jules said...

Cograts to all winners! you did make me smile though! thanks so much for the chance!

Elaine said...

Congrats to the winners!
Audrey, you can do it, just don't be too hard on yourself. It has taken me 3 weeks to lose 5 lbs. & that 5lbs. didn't show up until the 3rd week, not even 1 lb in the first 2 weeks. I usually would give up after not seeing a change in a week. But I stuck to it and have finally seen a lose.
Good luck, just keep at it.

Rhonda Miller said...

Audrey, sorry to hear about your friends. I hope things will ease up a bit for you. I'll be thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers.
Congrats to the winners.

Jessica said...

Heya Audrey, I am sure I speak for a lot of other people here in BlogLand when I say...VENT GIRL! That is part of the reason I blog. To get things off my chest that I just don't say out loud. And, good luck to you on your journey...I would love to read all about it and I will try to stop by to cheer you on!!!
You can do it!
:O)
Jessica

Iverova said...

Audrey, sweetie, I'll keep you in his fists, so all you have been good!
Congratulations to the winning girls!

cebelica said...

Audrey, I'm sure you can lose weight! And I hope you'll soon find some more time for crafting etc. too. :)
I saw I am one of the lucky winners. Yay! I'm so excited!!! Thanks a LOT!!! Will send you an e-mail right now.
Hugs!

Hanneke said...

Hi Audrey, I am sorry you are having a hard time. I too am trying to lose some extra pounds, good luck! I hope you'll have some more time to craft and relax! Congratz to all of the winners! Hugs, Hanneke

Ardilla said...

Congrats to the winners!!!
I hope to win next one :)

Rhonda Miller said...

Not trying to enter w/Mr. Linky again, I didn't notice it still had my name from last time.

Simi said...

Gratulations to all winners...
I try my luck herre, sorry but I can´t find Mr. Linky :(

Wishes
Simi

Annette Bowes said...

Hi Audrey, just popping by to catch up, you are so right there is definately not enough time in the day lol! With regards to weight it really is depressing! As each year goes by a kilo or two is gained far easier than losing it! But we shall keep trying! Sending a huge cyber hug, have a wonderful weekend, take careX:) p.s. don't count me for the candy as I was so lucky to already win one, but will post in my sidebar.

Irene said...

Hey Audrey, hope you will have a less hectic life soon and about the weight...........slowly but steady does it and you already proved you can do it by working with a personal trainer! These months are not the easiest but you will manage beause you want to!!!!!
Congrats to the lucky winners, you will have a party when the box arrives!!!

Hug, Irene

Giugia's Style said...

Hi!! thanks for chance to win ^_^

Hugs Sara

LittleSunday said...

Oh, I am still breastfidding my 5 months baby and have those 23 extra kilos on me! Everybody who sees me says to me the same for having a good birth (I guess the 20 kilos are in my belly)... I hope I ll get back to my previous kilos sometime (except if I ll get pregnant again)... But I guess if you try enough you will succeed it! Just keep thinking yourself thin with joy!
Congrats to the lucky winners! Very generous you are!

LittleSunday said...

I forgot! Glad you changed the colors of your blog, especially the backround! Believe it or not, it was too difficult for me to read your posts! :)))

LittleSunday said...

I just linked my name for the new fabulous candy! Hope to win some of those goodies!

Designing with Debbie said...

I feel your pain. I have so much to do and I often think that if I just stay up late I would get it done. Boy was I wrong. Great blog candy. I am already a follower. Stop by my blog for a chance to win my blog candy. djchrist71.blogspot.com

CraftyLoops said...

Congratulations to the lucky winners. My goodness Audrey, you do give away the most amazing candies. My word, youve been a busy bee. So sorry your friend upset you with her remark, Im sure she's more upset about it than you. Keep your chin up Audrey, you are a wonderful lady, Im sure you wont let it get you down. Lee xx

Love crafts forever said...

Hi Audrey. First of all, you are beautiful person on the inside and out, so don't worry over couple pounds. Sometimes i'm joking with my Hubby "It will keep me worm in the Winter time".
Thanks for the chance to win your candy
Hugs Nat

THERESA said...

Congrats to the lucky ladies..........:)))
I have been wondering how on earth do you get everything done, you are such a busy girl and then extremely talented too, love your creations, must have been tough!!
Look after yourself, will be back to enter the new candy, wow, see there is 'Sew Easy', would love that,lol
lotsa luv

Ardilla said...

Hi, Audrey!
I can´t find the new linky tool... I already posted your new candy on my sidebar, thanks for the chance!
I would love to win the sew easy set, hihihi... and the dies are awesome (I just bought a Big Shot):)

Riti said...

Hi Audrey,
Sorry to hear that U are going through rough times. Sending U hugs....
Am already a Follower here & love to visit your Blog. Well the New Candy looks yummmmylicious!!
Thanks for the chance to win !!!

Congratulations!! to all the previous winners...
yoohooo...

Nov 17th is my Birthday..and here too I am the 17th person in the list !! I hope I Win! :)

Linda-Ann & Simon Brunton said...

There's nothing like a good rant to get you back on track. I do so know what your mean with the weight thing. I do so hope you get where you want to be. Me I'm still fighting the losing battle. But hey Keep smiling. The new blog candy looks super yummy, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
Linda

sofia said...

congrats to winner and thanks for the neew chance

rachel said...

you are amazing:) thanks for the neew chance:)

greetings

rachel

Natali said...

"#15 NATALI" It is meeeeee!!! Wooohooo!! Thank you Audrey!!!!
New candy fantastic as well. Good luck everybody!!!
Hugs
Natali

Lorraine said...

i know what you mean hun i get up and then look round and the day has gone thankyou for another fab candy and congrats to the lucky winners too xx

Moni said...

Congrats to all winners. And thanks for another chance. Hugs,moni

mary_chu said...

Congratulations for winners!

Again very yummy candy!
Will take a chance!

Merry said...

Wow...with four kids you have a full life to start with. I certainly will have you in my thoughts as you continue on your fitness program. Take care and you can do it. Life just seems to get so busy at this time of year and blogging really does add to it. So many wonderful people to visit. Congrats to the lucky winners.

Fiona said...

fabby candy Audrey...keeping my fingers crossed.

I joined slimming world which is here in the UK 5 weeks ago and I have 2lb to go and that will be 1 stone that I will lost. It's not a diet as such, it's changing the way you eat so you can still eat plenty you just need to know which don't have fats. If you have your mind set then I am sure you will do well with the weight loss.

Fi
x

Shazza said...

great candy Audrey. Keep up te training, weight loss is not easy, especially when medication contributes to the gain in the first place.
Hope you have a relaxing weekend x

Glo said...

Thanks for all these candies!

ILARIA said...

Congrats to the winners... Now it's my time....I hope.
Hugs ILA

abbie1 said...

Hi Audrey, Moving those pounds gets tougher as I get older. I just keep saying to myself "I didn't put it on overnight & it won't come off overnight". Have faith sweetie, there will be rewards along the way. Thanks so much for the great candy you have offered. Congrats to the last winners. Hugs Barb

Made by Mandy said...

I'd lost 4 stone and dropped 4 dress sizes before I went on anti-depressants last year and one of the reasons I couldn't face seeing anyone was knowing I had put all my weight back on again and one person in particular had been very cruel about it. Now I am off the tablets the weight is starting to shift slowly but I know I've got a long path to travel and it definitely gets harder to shift as we get older :(

Know that you are not alone darling, but you are a strong woman, you have coped with so much and this will not break you.

Lots of love always Mandy xxx

Germana said...

Hi Audrey" I've to lost weight too...and I know how hard it can be...You have all my support!!!! Be strong!!!!
Thank you so much for your candy!!!Hugs!

Sandy G said...

Good luck with the training I hope all goes well. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderfull candy too.

Nikki said...

It's so nice to be able to see your blog again blogger wouldn't let me and thanks for the chance and congrats to the winners
hugs Nikki C

Deanna said...

Congratulations to the lucky winners! This looks even more Awesome!

Claudia said...

Yeah those are some lucky, lucky winners,,, thanks for another chance to win some amaZING candy, WOWeeee :o)
wishing u all the best...
Claudia W.

Elinka said...

Hi Audrey)) just follow ur blog and i really like ur handmade cards n works))) HOpee new candy will go to my place><
all the best to u!Elina

LaJanette said...

Hey Hunny; hope you feel better after that rant! Wishing you all the best and hope that you achieve your goals.

Congrats to the lucky winners and thanks for the chance to win:0)

Hugs;
Janette

Lisa M said...

Hi Audrey,
First and foremost, you sound like an amazingly wonderful and dedicated mother. That alone takes up most of the crafting time. I sincerely send you positive and supportive wishes for your personal goals and know that you are not alone in this! That's for darn sure.... Proportions are my worst enemy, but eating breakfast is probably the hardest thing to do. I'm a coffee drinker. Curious to know if you think it really helps and what you recommend.
Also,
Thank you SO much for the blog win. I sent you an email with the information on it.
Good luck to you in all of it.
Hugs,
Lisa xx

Manu said...

This is amazing!! Thank you so much for the chance to win your candy!! Hugs from Italy!

Лілюська-Lilia said...

Haha, I just found Mr. Linky today. I was looking for it at the end of the post, not the blog. Silly me. )))
Love your candies! Every candy is so cool and so yummy. Always add myself, even though I'm never lucky enough. But still... you can always dream. Can't go wrong with that. )))

toscania-art-life said...

Thank you for this candy. Keep up the training. You rock girl.

Romayne said...

Hi Audrey
Thanks for providing another awesome candy for all of us who love your cards. I'm fairly new to blogging & in particular stamping, so trawling round many blogs for inspiration. Still trying to save up for stock so would be wonderful to win your candy. :)

Claudia said...

Hi
thanks for the chance to win.
hugs

Кася said...

Hey, great candy!
Hello from Ukraine!