Monday, November 28, 2011

Duval House

Monday, November 21, 2011

Bohemia, Bavaria, and Beer, Part VI: The Weis'n

Find Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V

You are probably asking "you were in Munich during Oktoberfest and you didn't go?  And your husband loves beer?  What is wrong with you?"  Don't be silly, of course we went to the Weis'n, and the Munich-ers call it!

All of the major breweries have what we'll loosely call "tents".  I say loosely because these are permanent building that are roughly the size of Congress. You cannot eat or drink in the tents  without a reservation, and you must have a minimum of 10 friends and family to eat and drink with you.


 But you can easily get a table outside in the beer garden. They only serve beer in Litres.  Because who would need anything less than a Litre?

And luckily they pipe the oompa band music outside to the beer gardens.

The food is excellent.  If you have the chance to eat homemade warm Bavarian pretzels, I highly recommend it.

The ponies bring in the brew.

Its really a very small area that holds very many people.  We were there on a Tuesday afternoon.  I can't imagine what this would look like on a Saturday night.

So that about does it.  I actually took about 1200 pictures.  I'm hoping to have them all edited and printed so I can start scrapping them by my Christmas break.  Wish me luck!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Cute Lil’ Pink Nose

It’s Ozzy, again.

Based on My Minds Eye Blog Sketch #23

Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned Paper, journaling block, “Cute” die cut, stickers, cardstock stickers, brads, and stamps: My Minds Eye; Letter stickers: Making Memories, Basic Grey; Label sticker: Basic Grey; Birdcage die cut: K & Company; Martha Stewart punch.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Accountability Wednesday: Success??

3.5 lbs.  That's what I'm down this week.  Wow.  I haven't been that low since August.

I took the Adipex for all of 3 days before my husband suggested I not take it anymore.  It rocked my world, and not in a good way.  But I guess that it, combined with the resulting three-day fast and overall decreased appetite this week shook something loose in my metabolism.  I'm trying to take advantage of this by decreasing my overall calorie intake and increasing my exercise level.  Maybe this will do it.  Maybe this time it will stick.

Weight: 137.4 (-3.5)
Activity: Bike - 45 minutes; 10 pushups

Monday, November 14, 2011

Bohemia, Bavaria, and Beer, Part V: Bavaria and Castles

Find Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV

Are you tired of my vacation yet?

Our last day, we took a bus tour to Kin Ludwig's Fantasy Castles, with a short stop in Oberammergau, home of the Passion Play.  The scenery in Bavaria is like a postcard around every turn.

I took as many photos in the one day as I had an any three days before.  Mark made me quit taking pictures of Bavarian cows.

We stopped at Linderhoff castle.  It was very small, but gorgeous, especially the gardens.
The star of the show was Schloss Neuschwanstein.  Walt Disney based Cinderella's Castle at Walt Disney World on this castle.  See the similarities?

The castle was up in the mountains, so instead of a 25 minute climb, we took a horse cart.  I'm from south Alabama.  To me, a mountain is anything over 12 feet high.  This was way more than that.


This was my favorite day of the trip.  I can't wait to go back and visit Salzberg and the Romantic Road.



And finally...Part VI: The Weis'n

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Dots, Stripes, and a New Challenge for Me

Well, we've had a bit of bad news this past week regarding my husband's employment in the future.  SO, I'm embarking on a new challenge for me: A spending freeze/Use It Up!  I'm actually pretty excited that I'm sort of forced into not buying paper and embellishments for a while, and using up that giant pile that gives me a guilt trip every time I look at it!  Anybody want to play along?

On a more pleasant note, one of our challenges from Shimelle's Pretty Paper Party was to combine polka dots and stripes onto a layout.  I have oodles of dots AND stripes, so this was a pretty fun one to do.  I used up some favorite scraps, which made me happy.  Here's my take, using a sketch from class:



Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Accountability Wednesday

Sigh.  Up another 1.5 lbs.  I did go to the doctor.  Tested thyroid and had an ultrasound.  Found nothing.  I did walk away with a prescription.  Appetite suppressors.  Being hungry isn't my problem.  I guess I will never get any help.  Mark, God bless him, says I'm done travelling for a while and can get back to my eating and exercise routine.  Yeah, because that was working so well before.  I guess I'm just meant to be fat.  So... disappointed.

Weight: 140.6

Monday, November 7, 2011

Grunging it up

Our latest challenge at the Pretty Paper Party is to grunge things up a little.  It may not look like it in my layout, but I've inked and sprayed, and the sticky paper is all frayed along the edges.  I love scrapping all of these old pictures!

Easter 1991


American Crafts Dear Lizzy (and other) patterned paper and flowers, Doodlebug buttons, Studio Calico Mr. Huey, Art-C silver spray, American Crafts number stickers, glitter letters from Target Dollar Spot.


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