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Monday, April 30, 2007

Ah. Spring is here :)

I hope everyone had a wonderful and sunny weekend :) Steve and I finally bought our flowers and panted them this weekend. He has been very eager to do this and I keep hold back, due to our strange weather lately. But, Spring was in full bloom in Bend this weekend. We reached temps in the mid-70's and I got a bit of a sun burn during our Saturday breakfast at Mc Kay's Cottage where we sat out doors. I love that!!! During the winter, of course the tables are not outdoors, so I love when it's warm and you can enjoy breakfast, coffee and mimosas out doors :)

So, as you can see here I planted Gerbera Daisies and Garden Mums. They are so colorful and delicate. They simply make me happy.

Aside from Spring and planting flowers, I've recently made a life choice for myself. To get healthy and loose the weight that I have put on over the last few years and get in shape. I've tried and tried to motivate myself to do this, but have failed miserably each and every time, only to put the weight I just lost right back on----plus some. So--------- I've hired a personal trainer at a private gym, I am meeting with a nutritionist and I going to finally get myself on track. I dream of being comfortable in a swim suit during the summer, or heck----wearing a short sleeved shirt for that matter. If you know me really well, you would never see me in public with a tank top or short sleeves. I have major issues with the way my arms look, so I by making this choice, I'm excited to finally love my body as a whole. Not try to cover it up in 100 degree weather. Ah, that will be SUCH a dream come true. Okay....this post is turning into a rambling session. So, sorry..lol :)

Okay...........now to a more interesting topic---SCRAPBOOKING, YAY!
I'm excited to share that I've been added to our local scrapbook stores roster of teachers. It is a wonderful shoppe filled to the brim with my most favorite supplies. I actually crave going there. Sad, huh? It's called SCRAPBOOKING OUTSIDE OF THE BOX. If you are ever in Bend, email me and I'll give you directions. This is one store I can honestly say, you would love :)

My first class will be on May 8th. I'm SO flippin excited and a bit nervous. I am teaching a class called, "BIG AND BOLD." How fitting, huh? I am going to use Tinkering Ink's Perfectly Posh and Covenant Garden line for a couple layouts and a card and gift set. I was in the store yesterday and Suzy mentioned that my class was close to being full. That was music to my ears..lol!! In July I will be teaching a fun project based class where we will make 4th of July party invites, place settings, thank you cards and even an altered paint can for the children to toss their used fireworks in.
I've wanted to have more teaching opportunities, so I am really thankful for this!
May 1st, my sketch will be up at www.pencillines.com . I'm really excited to see what the design team has created using my sketch. When I first started scrapbooking, I created quite a few sketches as guidelines, but I kind of fell out of the habit of doing them, so this was fun to do! Hey! Idea! If you are into it and the sketch inspires you---just a bit (wink) I would love to see your take on it! Post your link here if you decide to do it!

So, I leave this REALLY long ramble with wishes to all of you for a wonderful week ahead! Get out and enjoy nature and drink-in some fresh air. It can do wonders for your inspiration. I think so, anyway---LOL!

Be a great day!!!!-----xxoo-Tessa Ann Watte`
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Vee said...

congrats girl!!
that is awesome about pencil lines and teaching
you are on a roll
good luck to a healthier eating life style
I am working on that too :)
have a great day!!

ScrapFairy said...

I wish I could get into a healthier lifestyle. Man me and food we are good together, hehe. I only need to lose about 5-10 lbs, but those lbs. are the hardest. I think for me just being in shape is more why I would want to do it. So good luck and maybe you'll inspire me to start while i see your results.
That is so cool about teaching, your stuff is so cool. I taught for awhile several years ago, but just lost my creative juices. You'll have to post what you guys do in the classes. Love to see them.
Funny you mention the store. I asked my hubby the other day after one of your posts about the store, if it would be bad if I drove 6 hrs to just go to a scrap store. He of course said yes it would. I love scrapbooking stores. I hit all the ones I can whatever town or state I'm in.
Ok now I am rambling. Have a good week.

Allison said...

Happy Spring to you too Tessa! Beautiful flowers!

Alexis said...

I can't wait to see the pencillines sketch! And I love your new attitude about your body. I'm getting into that state of mind myself....it's so much healthier..we're all beautiful on the inside...we just need to let it show on the outside :)

Rachael said...

gorgeous flowers!! I can't wait to plant here in 2 weeks!

Great for the healthy eating!! I'm starting that myself! Good luck to ya!

Crystalyn Thorsen said...

Congrats on the teaching job Tessa! I wish Bend and Portland were closer so you could teach at the LSS I work at! Regardless I'm sure all of your classes will sell wonderfully and you will inspire countless people, as you already do.

And congrats on your healthy lifestyle decision!!

Ann said...

Congrats on the decision to start a healthier life! You'll love it!! I just lost 40lb myself and feel great. Feel free to check out my blog if you'd like. :o)

Can't wait to see your sketch on pencil lines. Love that site!!

Starlight said...

Girl this is awesome news!
Huge congrats for the classes!
I wish i was there...
Tess I saw the sketch I must to confess Im not the huge fan of it,but your is really inspiring.So I think I'll try.:0)
Ohhh and you know Im on diet,this time is serious,ltes go girl im with you.
hugs
Lucy

Jana said...

~gorgeous spring flowers!!
~congrats on making the choice to get healthy, I'm doing the same thing so let's cheer for each other
~congrats on the teaching gig!!!

iralamija said...

you make beautiful work !

Have a nice day!

Bety :)

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