Friday, January 11, 2013

Teresa's First Blogaversary Hop!

Hello to all our crafty friends! We have a great blog hop for you today. A little over a year ago Teresa began this new blog to celebrate the fact she wanted a change in her life. And for that change to be permanent came lots of prayer and leaning on God to give the right answers. The answers He needed to give not the answers Teresa desired. Well here we are 1 year later and Teresa is a Stay at Home Wife loving life and doing all she needs to do to create a warm, loving atmosphere for her family!
So thanks for joining us today...Teresa asked all the participants to create something that represented a change in their life...So hop on along.
If you found me first, then head on over to Teresa's and start from there -

You should be coming from Miranda's.

For my project, I wanted to do something reflective of my New Year's Resolutions. My resolution is to get in shape. I know this is something people try to do and struggle with every year, myself included. So I needed something that would scream at me every day, Dr. Pepper 10 not Dr. Pepper!

I made Lbs To Go and Lbs Lost counters. They are bright and fun and it will be even more fun to see the stones move from the To Go vase to the Lost vase!

Here are close ups of the vases:

As an extra incentive I added these gems randomly throughout the vase with a bigger one at the bottom. Every time I get to one I'll treat myself with something like a new cartridge or new tool or something!!

You next stop is Michele!

Sarah Mae

In case you get lost along the way here is the whole line up:

Lori ~
Anita -
Miranda -
Sarah -
Michele ~
Melissa ~


  1. Great idea. Hope you meet your goal.

  2. What a great idea! Love it!

  3. This is beautiful, what a unique idea

  4. Sarah,
    I love your jars! And you already have stones in the LBS Lost one! Way to Go! And what a cool idea for the unique stones to be even more incentive along the way! Now if I just had some of that willpower to get rid of my muffin top it would be wonderful!

    Thanks for celebrating with me and for sharing your story. Have a blessed day!

  5. What an amazing idea! i think i'll do that too! i missed it, when do you move the stones from one jar to the other, at 1 lb, or 1/2 or when. i mostly like rewarding yourself with a cartridge. i can do that! Thanks for sharing your story and project.

  6. So cute and a light and fun way to keep you going.

  7. What a fun way to keep on track! Good luck!
    Miranda :)

  8. What a fun way to celebrate the small successes!!! Really, if you make a lot of little changes you will have big results!! Good luck in your weight loss journey!!

    Glad to be in this hop with you!!

  9. What a great way to keep track! I might have to swipe this one!!!


  10. Sarah this is a great idea - what a way to watch those pounds melt away!! If only it was that easy huh?

  11. What a great incentive and wonderful gift for yourself. Congratulations on your success so far and strength for the continued success!
    Glad to be on the hop with you.

  12. Cute!!!! One of these days I will have to try this!

  13. What a clever idea! Best of luck to you!

  14. I love love love this idea! It really helps to have a visual aid for any goal you are trying to reach. The added "treat for myself" gems are an ever better incentive! Super cool project ~ Good luck to you

  15. What a neat idea. Good luck with your goal.