Polyvore: A Tutorial Part 1

Pinterest has been all the rage for the last few years. And there is a good reason for it. Its fun to “pin” all those great ideas that you find when wasting time surfing the internet! And to be able to easily share them with all your friends? And spend hours organizing them into the perfect folders? What could be a better way to organize all those things you will probably never try at home?

I joke, as I too have been known to spend hours pinning things to my pinterest account. Recently I deleted just about everything and started fresh. It felt good to not have so much clutter on my boards. But I still love to use it as a place to store things that I want to come back to. Ideas that I think are genius. Hairstyles I love. Quotes that make me smile. Whatever makes me smile.

About a month or so ago my awesome friend Krystal told me about a site called Polyvore that she had been using to find really fun graphics for her Jamberry business. (By the way, are you in need of a consultant for your own Jamberry products? Check out her Facebook here!) I was intrigued and wanted to check it out so that I could make some graphics to use for my Lilla Rose Facebook parties.

Since then I have been playing on Polyvore a lot! I have so much fun making great graphics that can be used for a variety of different purposes and sharing them with my fellow Lilla Rose consultants. Several of them (YOU!) have asked how I make them. So I thought I would walk you through how I make a graphic on polyvore.

polyvore main page

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Run Forest Run!

Okay, so maybe that title dates me. But I don’t care. No one is more inspirational than the fictional Forest Gump, who broke his braces, and then ran his way across the country, just because he could!

(If you haven’t seen the movie, I highly recommend you see it at least once.)

About 5 weeks ago I started a journey to improve my fitness through running (jogging). I have been following the Couch to 5K running schedule, with a few repeated days when my mom came to visit.

Honestly, I was terrified of week 4. A lot more running, and a lot less walking. Two days of the three down though, and I have accomplished it!

Not only have I accomplished it, I have increased my speed and distance. For example, I was originally running about a 21.5 minute mile. Today I ran an 18 minute mile!

I still have a long way to go. I cannot run longer than 5 minutes at a stretch…yet. But last week I would have told you that I wasn’t able to run 5 minutes straight. And I have conquered that.

Now before you ask, no, I have not lost weight. I still have a good 20-30 pounds to shed. And yes, it is my goal to lose those pounds. But I am not running for the sake of weight loss.

I’m running for my fitness. I’m running because my body is a Temple of God and I haven’t been treating it as such. I’m running because it is me time. And yes, I am hoping to eventually lose weight and keep it off for good.

If you haven’t heard of C25K and were wanting a way to ease into running, I highly recommend it. Here is a look at what the plan entails. 


Keep in mind, this is only the first 3 weeks. It goes for a total of 9 weeks.

I have tried this program before, and was never successful. The thing that I have found to be the MOST helpful for me is purchasing the app through active.com. It doesn’t matter if you have an iPhone or an Android, you can get the app. It will tell you when to walk, when to run, and can log your progress. If you run outdoors it can even keep track of where you are running via GPS. And, if being chased by zombies is more motivating to you, there is even a zombie trainer!

You can find the link for the app and the whole program by clicking the photo of the schedule above.

Have you tried C25K?


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P.S. Don’t forget to check out my Facebook giveaway! I am picking the winner TOMORROW at NOON!

Giveaway June 2014

Summer Time Fun!

Just a quick peek at the outfits I have been (slowly) working on for my kiddos so that they will be nice and cool when the hot, humid, Mississippi summer hits…

Peek a boo patterns summer outfits


I need to get my stinkers to let me get better pictures. And to get some of the outfits outside. But I am so in love with these summer outfits. So cute, so cozy…perfect for summertime! Now all they need are a couple of glasses of lemonade and some time in the SUN!

I’m linking up:

Keep your eyes peeled for more on the cute and comfy Coastal Craze Baggies pattern by Peek A Boo patterns coming soon!
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