Saturday, August 22, 2009

Fit For Health offers a 12 week challenge for people around Fremantle!

(Update: 4 Sept 09) due to so many things going on at the moment, I've decided to not actively participate in the challenge, as I do not need any added stress, but I will continue boot camp, and continue to try and do all the right things on the path to better health and fitter body :) I just don't have time to fill out the form and take the pics!... and the deadline is today! I do boot camp 3x per week, I walk about 3 km 2-4 times a week getting the girls from school after work, and I've recently started drinking Green Smoothies (not just that but I've added them to menu) so if that doesn't do it, I don't know what will!!!

Hi all
The "health club" where I've been doing Boot Camp (for FOUR months now!!!) is having a 12 week challenge, with prizes even, for people around the Fremantle area.
Ric, the owner of Fit For Health is "on a mission to help as many local folks as possible experience and enjoy real body transformation results."
If you're interested, the challenge starts on 5th September (deadline to register is on the 4th, and all it will cost you is a $20 donation to the Rett Syndrome Research Fund via Fit For Health).
You can register HERE!

I won't be able to attend all the Saturday sessions, but I'm going to take the challenge and use my Boot Camp sessions as my exercise for the 12 weeks.

Think about it, 12 weeks will take you close enough to Christmas!!! :)

I'll be back with regular programming a bit later in the week :) with any luck!!

This below is Ric's email, if you're interested in the challenge...

Hi France,

Congratulations again on accepting the "Your Best Body 12-Week Challenge."

I know you're going to love participating. You'll definitely love the results you achieve.

And that's why I'm writing you today...about results.

See, I'm on a mission to help as many local folks as possible experience and enjoy real body transformation results.

I want everyone to have their Best Body!

Call me pollyanish, but that's my mission.

But I need your help to make that happen.

Will you help me? All that I ask is for you to send a quick little email to all your family, friends and co-workers who live locally and invite them to check out the Best Body Challenge web site at:

Freo Best Body Challenge

In fact, probably the easiest thing to do is just forward them THIS email.

That's all there is to it.

Remember, the Best Body Challenge serves two important purposes:

#1: To help as many local people as possible get their best bodies.

#2: To raise funds for a very worthwhile Charity, the Rett Syndrome Research Fund (because, as you know, everyone who participates in the Challenge is asked to give a small, one-time $20 donation to them at or before the Orientation on Saturday, 22nd August).

So this Challenge is BIG winner all the way around.

That's why I hope you'll help me spread the word by forwarding this email to all your local family, friends and co-workers.

Thank you VERY much, in advance.

Ric Isaac
Fit For Health

P.S. Don't forget to submit your Best Body registration before the deadline on Friday, 4th September!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Thank You Soaps

Thank you Soaps

Saw this great tutorial at The Soap Queen's Blog .
I thought it would be the perfect thing to make for a small thank you present I have to make. I decided too that I need more micas! *VBG* they add sparkle to soaps. The rubber stamp is one I got made a while back, with polymer, and it's perfect for this as it has really nicely rounded edges (you should see the way I usually chop my stamps!! Well, actually pretty well, but not as smooth as polymer can be!)

This below is another one I made too.

Thank you Soaps

Anne-Marie could make anyone love Melt and Pour!! Check her out on You Tube - SoapQueen TV too!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Friends have soap for sale!

My friend Ann has some Breast Cancer Awareness (fundraising) soaps for sale, as she states "these soaps have been made especially for the Australian National Breast Cancer Foundation to aid their research, councilling and education services and as such all profits will go to them."
At $2 a pop it's a great buy! Click on the image to get to her shop, or click here. She'll be adding more items to the shop, so please bookmark it and come back!

Click here to go to Ann's soap shop at

I found Gabbie (another friend) there too! Her shop is HERE.

Click here to go to Gabbie's soap shop at

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Where Did July Go???

I can't believe it's been so long (now don't all bloggers say that when they have been slack!?) since I put anything up here. Lack of time. And you'll judge by the way this post will go that time is still scarce.
Hubby got a job starting 1 July, juuuuusssst before the holidays, I scrambled to find a babysitter so I could work a bit, I also took a MYOB course during the holidays. I'm not planning a career change but I'll be able to help Hubby in his new venture. It was nice to spend time with the girls during the holidays.
They kept me busy too, they went to a "Mario World" activity organised by a local church and wanted to be dressed up as Princess Daisy and Princess Peach for the picnic (on the Sunday), but as luck would have it, the email I had received said "12:30 pm" for lunch. Little I knew that they had the picnic right after the service on Sunday. I guess that's what happens when you need to rely on others to pick your kids up from activities because you have to work! After a few tears it all ended well, the organisers were really kind to them and they left with each a "green" bag (actually Orange) with Yoshi on it on one side and Mario World logo on the other (if you have kids, they'll tell you who Yoshi is, and they'll also tell you if I spelled it properly!)...
Here's a pic of my little princesses:

I made the dresses, they helped with the fabric picking, and they made their accessories (earrings, pendant and crown). I used magnetic earring backs as neither of them has their ears pierced yet. It worked really well.
I used the pattern McCalls 5135. I used the top from the green one and the bottom of the black one, making it much, much, much longer, and it took lots and lots of fabric!!
I did buy a pattern to make gloves, but it was just a waste of money, I just don't have the patience, and the fabric we had picked was just too curly-wurly at the edges! so I used the fabric to make petticoats as the dresses sort of needed them!
I made them swear they would wear those for Hallowe'en as a lot of work (and money as with anything handmade, really) went into the dresses :)
We'll have to dress up DH as Bowser or Donkey Kong, but he'll probably want to go as the Grim Reaper again!!

Oh, Little Miss C has been really busy making Mario World paper constructions and even started modifying the templates she found on the web to make other Mario World characters. The other morning I made them pancakes for breakfast, so they set up Mario, Luigi and Toad for breakfast, complete with pancakes, syrup (the punched swirl) butter, and knives and forks:

I didn't make any soap in July, on the list are a lot of things, though I need to make shampoo first of all. So nothing new on that front!

Lately I've discovered (well, so to speak) Martha Stewart's website... and actually made one of these: T-Shirt Bag with an old band T-shirt that DH had been wearing (Red Red Meat!) and which was completely ripped at the armpits... It's a great way to give a bit more life to T-shirts. I have a few more which will be dedicated to the cause as I'd cut off the sleeves and end up not wearing them a whole lot, also, why is it that white T-shirts go yellow over time? I can feel a bit of "tie dye" envy here!!!

This is another Martha Stewart thing I did!! I used an eyelet (my lovely little Crop-a-dile came in handy, and no, it's not little really) on the wallet leather, and for the cards... This is the Martha Stewart version (membership card organiser), and below is mine:

I've also been enthused by my buddy Ann G to try a "one sheet wonder" type card, you take one piece of nice paper, cut it up in pieces, and end up making 10 card fronts with it. I had a nice piece of Christmas paper, so I'm going with this. I've just started, marked the paper, if it works out I'll give you more details.

I am still doing boot camp (I know, un-be-lievable!!!) and (even more un-be-lievable) I'm actually enjoying it and looking forward to it. My shin splints have given me a break, so I thought "hey, I can run and jump now!!" but they are back a bit, not with a vengeance though, but I need to be a bit careful for a bit, that does mean I don't do as much as everyone else, but I still work hard (well, at least I think so!!)... I also got to meet HazelBlackberry who left me a comment last time I went to a crack-of-dawn workout on a Saturday. That was fun!! (Hi Hazel!!!) I still prefer my end-of-day workouts, it doesn't wipe me out for the day.

here's one more thing I've thoroughly enjoyed watching every week, and which my daughters enjoy watching with me, this is probably the girls's favourite - there's heaps more to view too:

Enjoy the videos!

Gotta run, I have some presents to go wrap and a cake to ice as we're celebrating Hubby's brother's birthday - he's visiting us for the weekend.

Ok, that's it for now, see you soon... or next month!!

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