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January 15, 2008 Sarah Coggins

The Bangles keep running through my head today. It’s been a LONG one. I was grateful to walk in the front door tonight and, at least for a few hours, leave work behind. We had planned to try and make the yoga class at our gym. However, Trent had stayed home today not feeling well so we opted instead to try the new Gaiam Yoga Conditioning for Weight Loss DVD my brother gave me for Christmas. We did one of the 45 min routines and both feel worlds better. Amazing how missing something that simple can alter how you feel. We need to reinsert it into our weekly routine one way or the other.

2ps blog challenge:
Do you tend to find yourself always trying to keep up with the in scrapping trend? Or do you just go with what your flow is at that time?
I definitely do not follow scrapping trends. Half the time my stash is full of “last year’s” hot items. To be “in” doesn’t matter to me. I prefer to enjoy the art form and work with what I find appealing at the moment.


  • Mrs. Staff Sergeant January 15, 2008 at 4:16 am
    I love the bangles! I love 80s music in general :)

    Glad you enjoyed your workout. maybe you'll inspire me to get back into that! It really does make you feel better during the day doesn't it?
  • jill January 15, 2008 at 11:19 am
    The Bangles! Havent' thought abou them in long time.

    Working out is the best! Sometimes it's so darn hard to get yourself going but once you do it feels great!

    Love yoga too!
  • :: gingerkitty :: January 15, 2008 at 11:39 am
    Yeah for YOGA! I think if everyone in the world did yoga just once a week It would make all the difference.
  • Gina (frazzledmom) January 15, 2008 at 11:46 am
    Sarah, I am so with you on the trends issue. I'll buy new stuff if it appeals to me. But I'm all for using my old stuff too - I just moved my scrap space into a new area, and rediscovered tons of old stuff that I can't wait to use. Think BG's Lucky and Color Me Silly etc. LOL!!
  • oceans5 January 15, 2008 at 3:15 pm
    It's great that you are doing yoga. I have gotten into Tae Bo and used to do it all the time but I got sidetracked and stopped. I just bought a new DVD and I can't wait to start working out again.
  • Jen Sue Wild January 15, 2008 at 3:52 pm
    I love Yoga!!!
    As for scrapbooking trends I am my own scraper I buy what ever apeals to me . I don't have to have all the latest and gratest stuff but I do tend to love new papers.
  • Ryzmomplus2 January 15, 2008 at 4:18 pm
    doesn't it always feel good when we get our workout in!
  • scrappermimi January 15, 2008 at 5:08 pm
    I missed my spin class yesterday too, sick son as well. Hope to get back to it Wednesday, I always feel better starting the day with my workout!
  • Linda January 15, 2008 at 5:28 pm
    I think we have the same stash. I need to get better about using it up.
  • Joni (kix) January 16, 2008 at 1:14 am
    Thank-you for the visit, Sarah! I just went browsing through your 2peas gallery... great stuff girl! I'm so glad to meet you!
  • trying January 16, 2008 at 1:44 am
    Wow I just looked around your blog and your scraps are AMAZING!! I'm so impressed that you have the creativity and energy to do such beautiful work. I have to say since the hubs has been gone more the scrapping has gone with him. But you might have inspired me to take some on.

    And wow on doing yoga daily too.
  • Cheri January 16, 2008 at 4:09 am
    That is such an awesome song; now it's gonna run through my head for a few days too.

    I prefer a more "timeless" look to scrapbooking...if I like a trend, I'll jump on the bandwagon, but I try not to go overboard. My local scrapping group (we have a Yahoo group and meet in person at least once a month to scrap, visit, or hang out), often does spending freeze challenges to see how much old stash we can use up. It helps with creativity too, if you really have to make do with what you have. (and yes, we often fall off the wagon, lol)
  • tmac96 January 17, 2008 at 12:23 am
    I love the Bangles! Good for you for finding time to work out. I so need to do that! :-)
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