Sunday, December 9, 2018

Life is a Journey

I saw this picture with the caption "There is no right path, just YOUR path" and right now in my life this says so much to me on so many different levels, and I want to share one of those ways with all of you.

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For YEARS I have struggled with my weight. I often joke that I am still trying to take of the weight from having my second child, 18 years ago, but I know it is because I love sweets and hate to exercise. As I have gotten older, my metabolism is gone. I felt more tired.

All of that changed on October 24, 2018, when my sister-in-law introduced me to some products that have changed her life. In just 6 weeks, I have lost 8 pounds and 1.5 inches around my hips. I am wearing clothes I have not worn in YEARS!!! I no longer have to hold my breath as I zip up my jeans when they are fresh out of the dryer. While 8 pounds might not seem like a lot to all of you, remember that I am only 4'-10" tall. If I gain a pound I can tell. Weight gain shows up a lot faster on a short girl.

I have done all of this while still eating the food I love . . . pizza, chocolate, burgers, ice cream . . . I am just satisfied after eating a lot less of it than I used to.

So what changed? I started to use the products from

I love my morning coffee, so I was really excited to try the Pure Cafe. I have used other drinks that you can buy over the counter to try and suppress your appetite, and they all taste great but I was still hungry, but I was willing to give this a try. I make one of these in the morning instead of my normally mocha coffee drink. I do add a little splash of zero calorie, sugar free flavoring syrup to it just to make it taste a little more like my mochas I used to drink. I usually have a bowl of cereal for breakfast with this, but sometimes I have a bowl of fruit. I have found that I have been fuller longer with this, so instead of being starving by lunch there are some days I forget to eat my lunch until much later in the day. And I noticed I am eating less at lunch. When I get home I am not starving for dinner as soon as I walk in the door. Let's be honest, when we are hungry and walk in the door after a long day at work we make bad eating choices.

The other product I have used is the Metabolic One. I take this about 30 minutes before dinner, since that is my largest meal of the day.

The ONLY other things I have changed in the past 6 weeks is that I have reduced the amount of potatoes I eat . . . coleslaw instead of fries if we go out to eat . . . and I have reduced the amount of bread I eat. I know that if I ate better or added exercise to my daily routine I could drop even more weight, but I also know that long term I am not going to become the kind of girl that works out every day. I also know that I could probably drop more weight if I was eating salads every day, but really who wants to do that! This has helped me to just eat less of the food I love and I can really feel that I am full sooner so then I am satisfied sooner. If you want to know more about how did this and how you can do it yourself, check out the info at or send me a message.
Since the time I originally posted this I have been asked some questions, so I am adding that info here.
If you are worried about Gluten and Stevia then read the info at LivePureQuestions

Monday, November 12, 2018

Disney Pixar Online Craft Shop

Welcome to the first Disney Pixar 
Online Craft Shop!

If you have visited my blog before, you probably know that I am a fan of Disney.  In the past I have organized Disney Pixar Blog Hops, where I gather my favorite crafting bloggers together and we all post Disney or Pixar inspired projects on our blogs on the same day . . . then you get to "hop" from blog to blog to see all of our creations.

Well this time, we are taking that same sort of idea, but we have gathered crafters who make and sell Disney and Pixar inspired items.  Below you will find a preview image of the items each crafter makes and links to their site or Facebook page so that you can go and purchase any of the items you like.  Think of it like a online version of the mall directory . . . but all of the stores in this "mall" sell Disney related items!

This could be a great way to get your Christmas shopping done for the Disney fan in your life, and support some small businesses at the same time!

Okay . . . let's get started!  I would suggest logging into Facebook so when you click on the links you will be taken right to the page and can like and follow all of our vendors.

First off is me, Shawn Mosch.  

Some of the items I have are decals, Mickey Mouse snowflake window clings, headbands and hats.  I can also do custom decals on request.  Just let me know what you are looking for!

Check out my website and Facebook page for other colors and designs.

Deanne Lynn
Charming Dezigns
Beautiful charms of your favorite Disney character that can be attached to a bag.

Check out Charming Dezigns at to see all available designs.

Donna Mann

Donna creates totes and bags from fabrics with your favorite Disney characters.

Check out Mann Made by Donna at and

Melissa Jo Cady

Melissa and her husband create 3D printed ears.  They have a wide variety of styles to choose from, and you can even upgrade to add your name.

Shannon Glass

Shannon creates hand painted shoes with your favorite Disney characters

Check out her Facebook page for all of her designs

Barb Oertelt
Elegant Glasses by Barb

Barb creates hand painted glasses, and some of her creations include Disney designs.  Here are a few examples.

Check out her Facebook page at

Lori Apgar

Are you looking for just the right shirt, hat or bag for your next trip?  Check out what Lori has created

Make sure to check out her store and Facebook page at

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Star Wars Digital Mystery Box - October 2018

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Have you heard about the October Digital Mystery box from Cricut?  It contains some amazing Star Wars images that are perfect to create a unique and custom item for the Star Wars fan in your life. 

Right now you can get it for just $34.99

Star Wars Digital Mystery Box. Valid 10/17-10/23. 

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Mickey and Pluto Christmas Towel

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It's beginning to look like Christmas at my house.  I live in Minnesota, and it is snowing outside right now.  Ironically I wanted to work on a Christmas related project today so the snow kind of put me in the right mood for Christmas.

I love it when I get to combine crafting and Disney . . . and using my Cricut allows me to do that so easily!

I made this Christmas kitchen towel featuring Mickey in a sleigh, and Pluto dressed up like a reindeer!  It was really easy to make!

First I made the image by combining a Mickey, a sleigh, Pluto and the antlers of a reindeer in Cricut Design Space.  There was a log of playing around with the images until I got it just how I wanted it . . . welding and slicing pieces and parts until I got this image.

If you don't want to go through all of the work of finding the individual pieces and slicing and welding them together, you can purchase the SVG at the Crafting Pixie store HERE.

After I cut the image from the Cricut ion on vinyl, I just ironed it onto a plain white kitchen towel.

If you like this project, be sure to check out The Crafting Pixie and The Crafting Pixie Facebook page 

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Disney PopSockets

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Did you know there are with Disney designs on them!  And right now the site is doing free shipping (offer good until 9/30/2018)

My favorite one is the Stitch one

There is also a Jack Skellington one

There is a pizza Mickey one

one that looks like the face of a classic Mickey Mouse watch

To purchase any of these, or one of the other designs, click HERE and go to the Pop Culture section.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Donald Duck Tsum Tsum Card

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My daughter loves Donald Duck, so when I saw the new Disney Tsum Tsum images that are available in the  Disney Digital Mystery Box I knew I had to buy it.  Who are we kidding  . . . I will buy almost anything if it is Disney related!

 I created this Donald Duck shaped card and put it in with all of the stuff my daughter is packing up for college so she will find it when she is unpacking.

First, I welded two of the back pieces together to make this image into a card.

Then I just cut the rest of the colored pieces and layered them on to the card

Here is what the back looks like

If you are looking to add some Disney images to your collection from Cricut, then you have to check out the Disney Digital Mystery Box!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Disney Mystery Box from Cricut!

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If you are looking to add some Disney images to your collection from Cricut, then you have to check out the Disney Digital Mystery Box!

For just $29.99 you will have several different Disney images that you can start creating projects with, including Disney Tsum Tsum images, Disney Halloween images

, Lion Guard images, Zootopia images

 and Tangled images and even some Disney Classic character images.

That is over $100 worth of images for less than $30!  Click HERE to buy yours now!