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Friday, November 9, 2012

Getting ready for Christmas...

Interesting, for the first time in life I am so excited about Christmas and getting ready to have my first Christmas decoration at home. And as always the first time must be something very special, we decided to make it all by ourselves. 
I love to crochet, then I was searching on the internet and found some tutorial on x-mas decor and I just did this ones. They are not my patterns. The crucifix pattern can be found at www.elainecrochet.blogspot.com and the x-mas ball, santa's boot and flower, at
The tutorials are in Portuguese but I believe it is not that hard to follow up the videos. I used 100% cotton Red Heart treads n.10, in double tread and a 2.75mm size hook.

The connection between mind and body

I found out almost a year and a half ago that even having a really busy life being a mother of two very active little ones, and having no one around to help, I can still taking some time to treat myself with a workout. And the benefits of doing it goes far from just getting in shape, I found myself again as an individual. It is so true, and since I started doing my 12-20 min. workouts daily I started to feel more confident and what made me even happier was to know that by doing it as simple as could seem I was setting a good example for my kids and they ended up coming and joining me for some routines, and in a blink of a eye working out just turned to be a family activity in our lives.
The key is not to give yourself always a reason to just be seated in the couch. At first it might be hard to get in the schedule, but you have to find the best time that work for you and just go for it.