Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Just got done eating a bowl of classic Shredded Wheat Biscuits. I forgot how yummy those are, I haven't had them in years. I usually prefer Frosted Mini Wheats but now with the recent change in lifestyle I went for the unsweetened sweetened with a packet of Splenda bowl of goodness. That cereal reminds me of my late grama Duran. She always had that kind of cereal or puffed wheat too! Speaking of sugar my glucose levels have been right on target! I'm soo happy. This is not as hard as I thought it would be, it's all about being aware of what your eating and how much your moving. I feel so much better already. I have my first diabetic class next week at the hospital so hopefully it will be really informative and helpful.

The healthy range for me is between around 75-170 (anything higher is not good) I apologize in advance if this is boring but I will be documenting my progression and successes of living with diabetes regularly her on Pandamonium. It's apart of me now :(

Today I already went to the gym with my friends Kristy and Nikki. They are sisters and hilarious. They are from Wisconsin and I get a kick out of their accents. Now I'm off to shower, do some laundry, and fold clothes.

Here are a few photos for your viewing pleasure!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Weekend in Review...

Thank goodness today is my day off. It seemed like forever to get here! Well I was off on Sunday but it was little baby Salem's birthday so it was a busy day. I made the cupcakes and helped decorate and serve and stuff. It was adorable and Sally got soo many gifts. She is the cutest little cousin ever! I just love her.

Yesterday I just pretty much worked and that's it. Today I stopped by my rents in the morning, then came home and packed some of my craft stuff up (getting a head start on the move), then went and got my pearly whites cleaned at the dentist, then off to Zumba with my sister. I love Zumba it's sooo much fun. If you haven't tried it and like to dance you should seriously give it a whirl! Then I went on a little spin around the neighborhood with my neice on our bikes, now I'm home reading blogs when I should either be showering or cleaning my messy room. Tomorrow my schedule consists of gym, cleaning, zumba, sleep!.

How is your week going? Fantastical, Yes?!

Enjoy the pics :)...xo. Ren

More tomorrow :)

Friday, April 23, 2010

Finished Friday...

Hey Yall! I hope you had a fantastic Friday. Mine was alright considering I has to work. I didn't make it to my young adults group tonight at church because my car or as Jeremiah calls it "little weird" is kinda out of commision. My driver side window in stuck in the down position and of course it had to rain so I couldn't go anywhere. It's ok I needed the little nap I took instead with little Salem. She is soo adorable and she's my cousins baby whom lives me. She will one year old on Monday and it seems like just yesterday she was born. She is so silly and she loves me. Her birthday party is on Sunday so I have a few thinsg I need to make for the shin-dig. Should be really cute because it's an owl themed "Look Whooo's One!" party.

Salem Delaney! Soo sweet!

Here is my little project I finished this week. I think they came out adorable but I'm considering making one more purple shroom to go with the set. I think I might even post them in my Etsy shop but I'm not sure. I really need to get my update rolling that's for sure. I hope you like them.

Sweet Dreams.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

50 Posts already!...

I'm back from the dead! GrrrrArggg! I've been MIA which seems like FOREVER! It's been some crazy times around here lately so that kinda why. I'll get more into that later :) It most recent new like right now news...THIS IS MY 50TH BLOG! I can't believe it's already here it came mighty fast especially with me not blogging on a daily basis. I must say I've really enjoyed it and all the craft blogs I read too! They make me happy. I will have giveaway on my 75th post so be looking for that down the road.

So lately I've been mostly crocheting, working, watching movies, and NOT cleaning my room. It's an absolute disaster area and no one in there right mind should come in here without a hard hat on! OK maybe that's a little extreme but seriously I need to put all this clean laundry away before it swallows me whole.

So I found out on April 6th that I'm a type 2 diabetic. I was shocked to say the least, especially since I was actually going to the doctor for other reasons when I found this out. My mommy was there with me so I thank God for that. If anyone knows me they know I LOVE LOVE LOVE sugar! Especially candy and ice cream. Diabetics are not uncommon in my family both grandparents on both sides have it so it was a huge possibility for my brother, sister, or myself to end up with it. I've always had a feeling I would be though because of my history of passing out from having low sugar levels and getting shaky if I don't eat at least every 5 or so hours. I'm just soooooo glad I don't have to be on medication. It's pretty much controllable with exercise and a healthy diet. I've really been strict with my diet and exercise everyday. I have to say I'm proud of myself so far. I also have to check my blood sugar a couple times a day which was really scary at first. I'm not afraid of needles or anything but just the thought that I would have to do this everyday for the rest of my life was just kinda sad to me. It took me 45 minutes to build up the courage to poke my little finger. Jeremiah is such a sweetie that even though he hates needles offered to do it for me. He has been such a wonderful boyfriend through all this. He is really compassionate about how I feel and how I'm feeling and really goes above and beyond what I could possibly ask for. I'm so thankful for him, my family and his family. So everything has been good since I've found out and my life totally changed, AGAIN! lol. BUT I know I'll be fine and I'm already feeling better. I will just have to settle for smaller doses of sugar and my ever growing collection of cupcakes and sweet things :)

xo. Ren

Monday, April 5, 2010

Where I lay my head... {Image Heavy}

Ello EveryBunny! I hope everyone had a great Easter weekend. I worked Saturday and relaxed in the evening. I had intentions to dye eggs but that was a bust. I tried crocheting some bunnies for my three nieces but didn't get them finished in time but I'm almost done. They won't care if they are are late, they are very forgiving when it come to gifts :) Plus they got sooo much stuff yesterday it was insane they probaly wouldn't have even not noticed my teeny bunnies.

On my last day off which was on Wednesday I finally cleaned my room up just the way I wanted it with the exception of the closet which still need some work but that can wait. As long as I can get clothes out, I'm good. Here is a personal tour of my bedroom/craft cave/ workplace/retreat. Enjoy!

Welcome! Here is my bed "I luv sleep..." It was my grama's bed frame, I love it soo much it is my favorite piece of furniture I own.

My dresser I found it on craigslist, it was a steal!

Here is my crafting area, You can see some of my hats in the top right corner :)

This is where I work from home. My dad made this shelf for me for my birthday I had to put it on my work desk due to space issues but I like it there because I love to stare at all my cute stuff on it. It needs to be painted but I'm waiting until I buy a house and can paint it to match my dream craft cave.

My bulletin board full of randomness! Above it my Hello Kitty mask I ordered from Japan, an "R", and a mylar balloon I got for my birthday, I framed it in an embroidery hoop after cutting it.

This where I surf, blog, paybills, wind yarn, listen to music , and get inspired!

I love sunglasses and necklaces, can you tell??

My crafty hutch, orginally to be in the kitchen but again due to some space issues is a temporary house for some crafties and my ipod player (i can't live without that thing)

I love winding yarn, it's so pretty!


For the love of lipgloss :)

Bracelets are also a must have.

Nail polish can become an addiction if you didn't already know.

Pretty flowers for my hair.

Shoes! Shoes! Shoes!

Some favorites....Knitting needles, crochet hooks, apples, Kokeshi doll, and paper cranes.

A little part of my craft book collection ( the rest are in storage :( )

Purler Beads!

Happy Monday -- Have a superb week!!
xo. Ren