Friday, May 14, 2010

Well I hopped on a plane and headed t...

Well I hopped on a plane and headed to Denver and I am now a Dr.Sears Certified L.e.a.n coach. For those you you who have no idea what that means, here are a few of the seminars I will be offering soon:

From "America's Pediatrician" Dr. William Sears, L.E.A.N. is a series of effective, innovative and educational programs that teach practical and easy to follow methods for parents and children to create a lifetime of health.

All L.E.A.N. Programs focus on the four pillars of health:

L - Lifestyle: How we live
This means healthy living without smoking, excessive alcohol, or other unhealthy substances.

E - 
Exercise: How we move
One of the healthiest ways to stay lean is to exercise. The more muscle you have, the more fat calories you can burn.

A - Attitude: How we think
Trim the fat in your feelings by keeping your mind off counterproductive stuff.

N - Nutrition: How we eat
Emphasize a fresh, real-foods diet.

L.E.A.N. Essentials
A fast paced, highly interactive two-hour class designed to introduce busy parents and caregivers to easy, practical ways to choose healthy, nutritious foods for their families.


Subjects discussed include:

  • Why should you care about what your family eats?
  • Traffic Light Eating
  • Why breakfast is important
  • The skinny on fat
  • How much protein is enough?
  • Play helps kids grow
  • Water can be cool
  • Know the NO’s
  • Myth Busters

L.E.A.N. Start
Targets parents of children ages 3-12 and provides six hours of practical instruction on nutrition and physical activity for parents and caregivers to:
  • Develop a lifetime of healthy habits for the entire family
  • Improve the mood, learning and behavior of children through proper nutrition
  • Avoid nutrition related diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity
  • Make nutrition at home easy and fun with healthy foods that taste great
  • Keep children and family members physically fit

This is a scientifically proven and clinically tested program that benefits the whole family as they experience:

  • Improvements in their overall health
  • Fewer missed work and school days because of sickness
  • Reduced medical expenses
  • Better weight control
  • More active, energetic and happier lives.

 Sessions topics include:

  • Traffic Light Eating and Portion Control
  • Breakfast and Grains
  • Veggies and Fruits
  • The Skinny on Fat
  • Power Up with Protein and Play!
  • Water Your Growing Child

L.E.A.N. Expectations is a series of educational workshops that teach those preparing for pregnancy, expecting and nursing mothers how to care for themselves and their babies. The program is made up of three separate workshops, each two hours long, that can be taken in sequence or individually.  

Friday, March 5, 2010

Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Brass Hussy GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

It is so funny - the squirrel necklace is actually on my Christmas list - check it out!

The Brass Hussy GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A Christmas Update...

Waldorf Doll with Doll Clothes and a Doll Sling

The doll is done - you can see her above, her name is Beryl and I even made her a little friend, who's name is Clo. I still have to make her some clothes and get a doll sling figured out so I'll post about her in more detail then

This was so fun and I am so proud of my very first quilt - more details in my next post.

Makeup bags: maybe a couple of these boxy little pouches from Three Bears or this box bag tutorial from Drago[knit]fly -
huh, I cannot remember who I was going to make these for, oh well, they are off the list!

Car organizer - I started it but it got removed from the list so I'll post about it when I finish it.

Car garbage - not done yet

Cashmere lap quilt - finished one, then started another, almost done

Corsage scarf done, love it! might make another

(3) Cookbook and Cooking DVD and Apron - scratched the DVD and apron, added T-shirts, none of it done

(3)Fabric necklace using a tutorial from Froogal And artsy clutch (Bend-the-Rules Sewing: The Essential Guide to a Whole New Way to Sew)done and I love them!

(5)Tissue holders using the oh so great tutorial on Skip to my Lou With some embellished pencils and magnets (earring/fabric)- love the tissue holders, not done the embellished stuff yet

Woolen leaf scarf (Sewing Green: 25 Projects Made with Repurposed & Organic Materials Plus Tips & Resources for Earth-Friendly Stitching) or Corsage scarf - scratched in favour of a really cool bracelet, I'll show it when it is done.

(5) Stenciled t-shirt - the Hubby is in charge of this so I'll add some links when he decides what he is doing - hahaha, so not done, I'll let the hubby post when he gets around to it

Music portfolio - I am going to work this out myself, I'll post the tutorial - changed to an April Bag from Sew Mama Sew Handmade holidays, not done yet.

(3) Crayon roll - another Skip to My Lou gem Or pencil roll all with pad - done, love, love, love them!

(2) Wool bonnet or maybe fleece? - again this is one of mine - tut to follow- not done yet

I added a Busy Book that I am just getting ready to assemble - I will write a very detailed post about that!

I may add another Easy Lap quilt - we'll see.

So that is it, I am actually quite proud of where I am!

Friday, October 30, 2009

A preview of Hallowe'en

I put together a Princess Leia costume for Lil'A and it turned out so great. I don't have time to post a tutorial right now but I will within the week. The Bun Hat was so easy and turned out so cute that I must share it with the world. It is great for Hallowe'en but I am sure she will wear it throughout the winter to keep her head warm (and her Daddy delighted)

A new cape and hat in time for the Halowe'en train

Inspired by this tutorial from Ruffles and Stuff blogger Disney, I raided my stash and whipped up this little cape. I added a hat with some ears and it made the perfect outfit to ride on the Hallowe'en train. Lil'A was warm and happy!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


It has been way too long since my last post. Never fear faithful readers, I am not completely off track with my Christmas gifts. After I completed the awesome clutches I made the matching necklaces, sewed up the pad and crayon holders, cut out all of the fabric for the tissue holders, the car garbage and the car organizer. I also received my order for the Waldorf doll kit (so excited about that), ordered some wonderful felt from Lupin to make a busy book for Lil'A, won an Ebay aution for 4 cashmere sweaters (only paid $13.50 including shipping, score)to make Lil'A a cashmere quilt, won and received 12 awesome vintage patterns, celebrated Thanksgiving and my birthday, received two Japanese Children's pattern books (birthday gift from the hubby) and received a copy of Amanda Soule's new book, Handmade Home(birthday gift from a great friend). Whew - I have been too busy to blog, but I promise I will post about as many of these things as I think you might be interested in reading. I'll leave you with a snapshot from Thanksgiving!