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Well Hello there! If you've stumbled your way to this blog WELCOME! I'm a widwestern gal who is darn crafty. I love taking all kinds of pictures,  but taking funny ones of myself are my favourite. I am a t.v. and movie addict who can remeber all kinds of movie history, actors names, dates and trivia, however, I cannot seem to remember where I put my purse, keys and sometimes my children! 

To learn more about me you can get a backstage tour by clicking on the different links and visiting the bio/headshot area.


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my other house....

I must  apologise, here I say I'm back and then I disappear ... again.

On Monday I came down with possibly the worst cold/ flu I've had in years.

I think it was extra terrible because I was weaning my self off an anti anxiety pill and I probably should have taken it slower, but i just wanted to be off it. One of the side effects of taking and then not taking it is severe flu like symptoms, so that was probably why, plus boating in the cold and rain on Sunday didn't help!

Back in March is when my depression and anxiety really was in full swing. I was convinced I was dying, I thought I had some sort of cancer and was suddenly terrified of death and dying.

I could not concentrate, all day long i kept hearing these crazy thoughts in my head and could not shut off the doom and gloom tape  from playing in my head.

I had been doing pilates twice a week and even tried to give that up. My trainer suggested that I give spinning a try.  Her advice was to get my endorphins going. I admit that I wasn't thrilled with my first experience, however as of today you could say i'm addicted to it, and absolutely love it!

This is also why i began walking and have since started strength training 3 times a week. Ballet Barre once and yoga once a week. Roughly that puts me in the gym about 2 hours a day 6 days a week.

Now some 6 months later I am in the best physical shape of my life.

I love it so much that I have begun the process to become a pilates instructor and after the new year would love to become a certified spin instructor.


This is the pilates studio.


 Looks scary, but is actually so much fun!


This is my favorite piece of equipment the chair, and my favorite work out pants.

This is where i do the ballet power barre class.

 Then finally ....

most days you can find me here at Jamba Juice. This particular day I was trying a wheat grass shot.

It is said to detoxify you, however the next day I still got a cold!

Well it's off to the the gym for me, have a wonderful weekend !


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Reader Comments (4)

first of all, you look a.mazing! second, i'm so inspired by how exercise was something you thought to do, and did, when you were feeling depressed. i am terrible about getting exercise and i know i need to be better, but i never think of it as a way to improve my mental health. i definitely need to reevaluate my thoughts on exercise in my life. have a happy weekend!

September 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterheather

My very best friend turned to exercise also and can't live without it! She says she would be insane without it. You are such an inspiration and always have been. I am so glad you found a new passion and look amazing. Thank you for sharing your journey. Hugs from me to you...have a wonderful weekend XOXO

You deserve to look great and feel great and just be exactly who YOU are! Which is nothing short of awesome! And damn, you do look good! Such an inspiration!

September 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTraci

this is so off task but when ii went to your house you showed me a green ne feather flower head piece and i dident have time to ask you but i would really like it if you made one for me thanks loooooooooooooooooove shae

October 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commentershae

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