Friday, February 22, 2013

Fitness Pal Challenge!

Are you trying to lose weight?  Have you tried the App on your iphone called My Fitness Pal? 

 I could stand to lose about 15 pounds or so before summer and I am determined to make it a challenge!

Here is the Scoop:

This App is awesome for following your caloric intake, monitoring it, choosing and watching what you eat and eventually losing weight. 

The app allows you to log your food into your phone in seconds including restaurant food and scanning barcodes of what you are eating!  The app  knows many popular restaurants which is a bonus,  yet can be a little depressing at the same time.  Restaurant food can often be full of calories that obviously come from making this food taste so good.  That yummy restaurant food that looks great and tastes amazing can be super high in calories! 

Another great part of this app is that you can add into your day your exercise and it calculates your caloric intake again using this information.  Whether it is a 1/2 hour run, a bike ride, or any exercise you do, it will affect the outcome of your daily allowed caloric intake.  You are totally in control....want a big supper? ......go for a run, walk the dog, hop on your bike, and then feel good about yourself and have that supper!

This app allows you to make a profile,  plan of how much weight you would like to lose or gain, or if you would like to stay at the weight you are at now.   It will tell you how long it will take for you  to lose/gain your weight at a specific daily calorie schedule.  The addition is all done for you.  All you have to do is simply keep a diary of your food  and activity and follow your plan! 

Here's the link to a great description of My Fitness Pal:

Take control and Challenge yourself! 


Monday, February 18, 2013


Custom orders have been fun! 
This past month I have had a few custom orders in "The Wicked Shop"  and I am happy to share a couple of them!
Magnets are an excellent way of advertising, gifting personalized experiences,  promoting your business, birthday party favors, teacher gifts.... get it, the list goes on and on! 
These domino tile magnets have super strong rare earth magnets attatched to the back and hold lots to your fridge or whatever you are sticking them to. 
Personalize your childrens artwork and send it to grandma! 
Here is a sample of a custom order that was made to commemorate a family Disney Cruise.
                       **Send me a message with your ideas and we can create together!
Taylor Swift is on tour!!  Who isn't excited, she's selling out as we speak!  This is a sample of a true fan's order! 
These glass pendant tray necklaces can come with any image you like in them.  Your photo of a loved one, a pet, or whatever you choose! 

Friday, February 08, 2013

Throwing Pots!

Have you had Carpal Tunnel?  After years of tingly fingers and a sleeping arm,  last year I had surgery on my left hand.  Not fully understanding how I would be put out of commission, it has been not quite a year that I have felt comfortable throwing on my wheel again.  It has felt great and I am pleased to be playing on my wheel once again!

Mugs and bowls are on my February to do list as well as the regular buttons, pendants, gift tags and smaller creations I have been working on. 
This plainsman M340 clay is a mid temperature clay, a very popular soft, smooth, buff burning clay.  M340 is mined from the "extensive white mud formation of southern Saskatchewan, Canada." and uses a  different selection of glazes  than I have been using  for the past 6 months. I am super excited to mix up some new glaze! 
I am working on a batch of buttons and some pendants with this same clay and will fire as soon as my mugs all have handles! 
These little earrings are available in my shop! 

....rustic, with a handmade touch!