Friday, May 11, 2012

Friday and Fitbloggin'12

Happy Friday! Woohoo!! My favorite day of the work week. It has been a pretty good week and I am hoping it is a good weekend. My brother is coming up and we are going to work on my mom's yard by adding tan bark and planting flowers. I am picking out the flowers :-) that we will be planting. I chose Gazania's because they are drought resistant, hearty plants and they come in great colors like these:

I think it will look great and add some color to her yard. It looks pretty sparse now but this will really liven it up.  I will be sure to take some pictures.  We will be taking her out to dinner on Saturday night for Mother's Day. She only wants cards and I found a really cute one a few weeks ago so I am set there.

Speaking of yards and flowers, here are the dahlias I planted

Here are the flip flops that I made :-) I am not sure if they look better together or staggered like they are below. What do you think? I will try them different ways and see how they look.

I signed up for Fitbloggin'12 yesterday! I am so excited! There are so many people I want to meet like TJ, Sue, Kelly, Carla, Karen and of course, Jack! This will be the 1st time I have ever been to the East Coast. I have been to Florida but I don't think that really counts. I paid for the conference and reserved my hotel room and now I just need to book the flight. At least I know for sure that I will not be needing a seat belt extender. I am fired up now to get to my next goal of losing 35 lbs by conference time.

Hope you all have an excellent weekend! To all of you that are mothers, Happy Mother's Day!  Until next time... 


  1. I am thinking about going to FitBloggin but with Blogher and Bloggy Bootcamp this year it might be though.

  2. How exciting that you're going to Fitbloggin! Trip planning is half the fun, too...and hurray for not needing a seat belt extender!

    The flips came out so cute. They look like they're walking through your garden in that picture.

    Lovely flowers, and I know your mom will enjoy looking at the fruits of your and your brother's labors all summer long. Great idea for mother's day!

  3. I love those flowers. Talk about nature's true beauty!

  4. Gorgeous flowers, and YAY for trip! Have a good weekend Katie :)

  5. I LOVE the flip flops! IMHO having them in walking mode (like you do) is better than next to each other. I wish I had the nerve to go to FitBloggin. Roni is the BEST - so down to earth and real. NO BS! Enjoy the weekend.

  6. Love the flowers, and YAY for fit bloggin'. How fun!!!!! Have a wonderful weekend.

  7. The flip flops look great staggered. I am so not a gardener and have never heard of a Gazania, but wow are they beauties. Fitbloggin sounds so fun, have a great trip.


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