I have a few things to show you.. Cindy of thimbleprimstudios hosted alittle mouse swap. You saw the ones I made a bunch of posts back, (the needle felted ones). Anyways.. these are the sweet mice I received from Heather Morse. They are so cute! I'm going to clean up my craft room today and find a perfect spot for them.
Look, she even decorated the box~ I love it! thank you Heather!
I was also in a swap hosted by Heather from speckledegg. she hosted the inspriational valentine matchbox swap. We each had three partners. I had wonderful partners that made AWESOME boxes full of great stuff! SEE?
The first one I recieved was from Gilda Suncar. isnt this wonderful?
The second to come was from Julie Ann Grakowski. I love it! turns out Julie lives only about an hour from here, adn we are going to get together. I invited her to Natalea Kandefors valentine teaparty! Im really looking forward to meeting her.
The third sweet box arrived this week from April Dous! How stinking cute is that little girl on the box! (lol... its me....!!) April found my picture and used it on my box.. I love it! And she too filled hers with wonderful little things. this was such a fun swap! I hope they liked mine half as much as I liked theres.
OK.. lastly.. in the weight watchers department.. I only lost .8 pounds this week I seem to have slowed down a bit. but I also havent been getting the excercise in that I was getting when the weather was nicer. I did walk the tread mill for an hours this morning and then used the eliptical (spelled?) for 10 minutes . Walking is a piece of cake.. but that eliptical.. eiy yie yie~~ I figure I'll hop on it when ever I go for a few minutes and will eventually get used to it. I'm still behaving though. Eating with in my points and healthily most of the time. I will never be able to go back to my old habits.. It doesnt appeal to me at all. Thats not to say that I wont have treats or pig out and eat what I want.. I just will never be out of control again.
this morning I found this recipe on hungry girl.. (check out hungrygirl.com great stuff tips and stuff there!) The recipe was for blueberry pancakes made with oats.. It was sooo good!
Blue ribbon batter
1/3 cup of oats ( regular oats, not instant or steel cut)
1/4 cup of blueberries
3 tbsp egg whites
1 tbsp nonfat milk
1tbsp fat free cottage cheese (I didnt have any of this, so I used lowfat cream cheese instead)
1/8 tsp vanilla
1 no cal sweetner packet ( i used a tsp of splenda)
2 tbsp water
pinch of salt
combine all ingredients except for blueberries and mix well. Gently fold in blueberries. In a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray , drop batter into pan to form 3 pancakes or 1 big pancake. Once pancakes begin to look solid (about 3 minutes) gently flip, try to respritz pan to prevent sticking and cook til done about another 3 minutes or until done.
they suggest sugar free maple syrup. I didnt have any, but mrs butterworths is 4 points for 1/4 cup.. which is 4 tbsps.. I used 1 tbsp of syrup which was then one point.
The pancake was 3 points and VERY filling!
and oh so worth it to make!
Check out that Hungry girl site!
OK.. I've eaten, Ive played with kittens, I've exercised, Ive blogged, now I need to do the dishes and then work on some valentines stuff!
have a great day all!
Oh and if you havent left a comment on my giveaway post.. go back 3 entrys adn be sure to do so. I still have no idea what the prize will be. but it'll be something you'll like.. I promise!