Versatile Style by Tracey

A Day Just For Me!

Posted on: December 5, 2013

I want to thank everyone for the kind words and support yesterday as I allowed myself to be so vulnerable by posting my before and afters and the emotions that were awakened in me from  seeing my journey and remembering how much pain I had been in during the weight gaining years and my mother’s illness.  

I spent the day in mourning, but am now ready to begin celebrating my success….it really is funny that one event can cause such lows and swing back to such highs….

Penguin lightbulb ornament

Since I took the day to deal with my sadness, I didn’t get photos… Thursday is suppose to be Pinned it and Did it…

So, going to do a Holiday Craft version of things that would be fun to make…. 

golf ball santa and snowman

Love the use of golf balls…

get inexpensive wooden letters from the craft store and modge-podge fun scrapbook paper on

Could do Last initials or First…

DIY Glitter Ornaments

Mop and Glo and Glitter…

Dear Readers, Do you do any crafting?  I love how easy these all look and hope to plan a crafting day next week…

I first began crafting when my daughter was a baby and made hairbows… I moved up to painted furniture when I had my Consignment store and a place to sell them….  Homeschooling doesn’t allow me as much free time these days. so holiday time is a great way for me to fit it in….


I am so grateful to all those who commented both on my blog and the forum, your kindness helped to soften the feeling of vulnerability that was so strong after posting my before pics..,

I am grateful to my husband for sharing in my joy of reaching Lifetime status at Weight Watchers.

I am grateful that my 18 year old son shared his feelings with me regarding a video ciruclating where a Mexican cartel leader beheaded his wife  and the discussion that followed.  I am grateful he didn’t try to deal with this on his own, but reached out to me…

I am grateful that God blessed with those amazing  parents! 

I am grateful for a day off from fashion and the fun of planning a day of crafting…


9 Responses to "A Day Just For Me!"

I am very crafty. My sister and I love finding new ideas to make together.


so great to have a sister to join in the fun!

Love seeing all the crafts at this time of year. I learned a lot about you in the last couple of days. I only started reading your blog about a year ago and didn’t know about your mom, your consignment shop, and now, that you have a granddaughter. Maybe someday you could do a little post about your family for those of us who are just getting to know you. Enjoy your “day just for me”. You earned it.

Thank you, don’t know where the confusion came in , but not grandchildren, yet…two nieces I dote on…

A craft day sounds like a fun way to treat yourself. I was super, super crafty when my kids were growing up, but I’ve gotten so far away from that and I don’t miss it. I’ve moved my creative side to other areas I guess.

That is the same with me, but just started missing it as i have a Facebook friend who does a monthly craft group and she is posting pics of the fun…

I love to craft! These are all cute ideas!

Didn’t get a chance to comment yesterday but CONGRATS on reaching your goal weight!!!!!!! That is amazing & you look great! I am about half way through my journey so you are very inspiring to me. 🙂

Congrats on the halfway accomplishments and thanks for commenting!

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