Tuesday, February 26, 2013

V and Co: Sew Red Book Giveaway


i was honored to be included in the Sew Red book. and while i don't have any personal stories of heart disease i do know the importance of taking care of yourself.

Get Heart Healthy

Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States? Heart disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined (including breast cancer!).
i want to be around for my kids and grandkids and i make sure that i get exercise and moderate my chocolate and salt intake. :) the chocolate is a little harder but i try.

This beautiful follow-up to Knit Red features stunning designs from more than 25 top sewing and quilting celebrities, along with three 28 x 40 black-and-white pattern sheets. But this is more than a book of breathtaking projects: it's part of Stitch Red, a campaign started by Jimmy Beans Wool founder Laura Zander to educate women about heart disease and help them take charge of their heart health. Each showcased designer—including Amy Butler, Denyse Schmidt, Anna Maria Horner, Ty Pennington, and Kaffe Fassett—shares his or her experience with heart disease and offers tips for staying healthy.

i made a baby quilt for the book, and i am very honored to have been asked to do this book :) and to be included with an amazing group of people.



if you would like a chance to win a book of your own please leave me a comment with an email attached to the bottom of the comment. 
**in your comment i would like for you to tell me one thing you would change to make your life just that much healthier.

and of course you can always purchase the book to show your support (links to amazon where you can purchase.)


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Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts said...

I wish I had more time to exercise. Apart from that I live a rather healthy live I'd say.
Thanks for the chance!

naehtante [at] googlemail [dot] com

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...
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Sowing Stitches said...

One thing I would change if I could: move to a warmer climate! Instead, I hope to walk more this year and finally get rid of extra pounds that I have been carrying.
sowingstitches[at]gmail[dot]com

Robin (noteverstill/noteversewing) said...

I'm working on getting more sleep. I love the sleep part but I'm terrible at going to bed!

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

I should excersise a bit more, want to try yoga or something light like that. I want to tone but don't want to lose any weight. My diet is pretty healthy already though thanks to food allergies and sensitivities. Thecraftingfiend@gmail.com

Keri Foreman said...

I need to really think about my stress levels and be OK with me taking a little more time to take care of me. My Mom passed from a heart attack, so I need to stop and think about that too.

thequiltedvalkyrie [at] gmail [dot] com

Stitches by Suzanne said...

exercise regularly and always have fruit or raw carrots on the table for the family to munch on before adn during dinner. I find that we all eat more fruit and veggies when they are within reach

Kacey said...

I need to work on eating better - I give in to temptation too easily!

Fuhriman Family said...

I would drink less soda :)

skfuhriman@hotmail.com

Terri U said...

I walk the steps of my house for 30 minutes nearly every day but I need to do more. terriud[at]atcjet[dot]net

sleepycathollow.com said...

Other than getting out and walking more, I've pretty much have been eating better...more raw fruits and veggies, olive and avocado oils, lentils and beans with less meats.

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

I need to cut down on my sugar intake, for sure!

debbie[at]meandmydiy[dot]com

All8 said...

We've recently had a health problem pop up and it is helping me think about what's really important. So I will try to prioritize my life to focus on what is really important and letting all the rest of it go. Thank you for the opportunity to enter. Red is one of my favorite colors.

Melanie said...

I recently had a lipid check and I have heart inflammation. So I gotta move move move!

Dedra C said...

I started going to the gym. I'm 5 pounds lighter so far.

dedra.cheney@gmail.com

Sonia B said...

I've been working on eating more fruits and veggies. Thanks for the chance. soniaquilts at gmail dot com

Tasha said...

At the beginning of the year I cut out all refined sugar, dairy and grains from my diet. I give myself one "free" day a week so as to keep my cravings at bay. But I have never felt better and every day I feel like I'm living healthier and happier!
Would love a copy of this book!
tashamendenhall(at)gmail(dot)com

Dearest said...

I started using stairs instead of the elevator at work. It was hard at first, but now I can walk up to my office on the 9th floor a lot easier. =)

chihyonan(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jeanne W. said...

Get more exercise!

Lynette said...

More walking! Just wish the weather would cooperate. I have been doing some strength training exercises since November.
Thanks for the giveaway and congratulations on getting your design in the book!
glynette74(at)gmail(dot)com

Heather said...

Finally give up refined and grain-based carbs for good.

Kay said...

I need to start exercising. As soon as it warms up a little, I am going to start doinb some brisk walking.

Heather said...

I'm fit, I eat healthy and exercise a lot, but the thing I need to do to be more healthy is fill my Lipitor prescription to take care of my hereditary high cholesterol. heathersharee at gmail.com

From a country road said...

I need to be more active.

fromacountryroad(at)gmail(dot)com

Domestic Bliss said...

I've been hearing about this book, and it looks amazing!
One thing that I could do to improve my health is to learn to manage stress better - I can tell that it is affecting my sleep and my weight.
sarahs dot domestic dot bliss at gmail dot com

Chris S said...

I've recently had some heart troubles at the age 0f 44. It wakes a person up to eat better and take care of ourselves. I need to exercise more as well!

ginger said...

I need to exercise more. I used to walk with an awesome friend and that made it fun, but then we moved and I haven't really done it since.

gingerleeman@yahoo.com

the girlfriend gap said...

I am doing things i don't like to do but am doing it anyway... EXERCISE . Thanks for a chance. janita

Courtney said...

I recently went gluten free! I sure hope this will help get the weight off I've been carrying around for 18 years!

Kathy C said...

Less sugar!
kcannon@anwsu.org

Little Ella Lu said...

Not having a sweet tooth or Stouffer's Macaroni and Cheese addiction would be helpful.

Nati said...

Thanks for the chance to win this amazing book, I try to ea healthy everyday!

Brynn said...

It's time for me to hit the treadmill again. Blah but necessary :/
brynn(underscore)reese(at)hotmail(dot)com

Emilee said...

Probably more sleep. Cant week to get to bed early and morning comes too quickly.

Janelle @ Emmaline Bags said...

I need to cut out fat and carbs in my diet! janelle@emmalinebags.com

Kristie Mattson said...

I need to get active each and every day!

kristie@m2assoc.com

Lex said...

I wish I was more consistent with my working out. I try, but more often than not, I"m tired when I get home and don't want to do anything. Trying to get in the routine of Zumba twice a week - it's fun

enigmatic_15 at yahoo dot com

Linda said...

Hi! I'm right in there with the rest>I want to exercise more regularly!!!! Making myself do this is so darn difficult!
Thanks for sharing a great giveaway!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Cecilia said...

I need to get back to my regular exercise program. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book.

Anonymous said...

I need to exercise more, stress less and overall take care of myself. Thanks for making a blog post about this, it is a good reminder about how important heart heath is for women. dmlafrance@gmail.com

Stephanie said...

My family eats healthy, excessively so, but I have a weakness for donuts, which have too much processed sugar, and I sneak them on my way to work on Saturday. So I made a new years resolution to not eat any and have done well so far but if my daughter was not with me the other day I WOULD have gotten one. So I really need to stick to not consuming those sugar laden discs that tempt me so well. I guess I could also start exercising again,going up and down my stairs at home around 50 times a day, really does not count.
Stephanie
toundas@gmail.com

Lisa Merkley said...

I think I would make better choices about my sleep. Because good sleep leads to good choices in all the other areas. I'm just so DANG bad at going to bed on time!

lisamerkley at gmail dot com

Brian G. said...

I need to eat less ice cream and cookies! :)
lmgardunia at yahoo dot com

Diane said...

I need to get back to regular exercise!!!
dkb2@hotmail.com

Plock said...

i'm swapping my snacks from crackers to more fruits and veggies.

jules said...

I need to lose some weight. NEED to. And I am working on it.

juliegcf@gmail.com

Nancy said...

I need to walk more and drink more water

nrbid (at) gmail.(com)

Lesley said...

I would exercise more!

LeAnn said...

My mom had triple bypass surgery last September. It was quite a shock. I am choosing to walk instead of drive when I can. Baby steps to a healtier lifestyle.

leannolsen at hotmail dot com

Carolyn at Moose Mouse Creations said...

Excercise more!
moosemouse at optimum.net

Mark and Annette said...

I would exercise more - I'm always great during warm weather but winter really gets me slacking!

Julie Pauley said...
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Julie Pauley said...

Eating more fruits and fresh vegetables and working in more activity in our every day tasks. My mother died of heart disease she didn't know she had. She did not survive her first heart attack and that is the case for many women. I am thrilled to see awareness on a disease that kills more women each year than any other disease. Thank You! jpauley2004@gmail.com

Johanna said...

I exercise, but I could cut out a bit of the junk food!

Susan said...

I would manage my stress better. Choose what to worry about.

jessesusan@comcast.net

Laura said...

Wish I didn't love chocolate and bakery goods so much!

Ellyn said...

what a wonderful book! I am working on losing weight to make my life healthier. Just started but already down about 9 lbs. thanks for the chance to win

ellynzins@gmail.com

Willa said...

trying to eat healthier! more fruits and veggies.

Courtneysews said...

I need to lose weight! Thanks!
courtneysews at gmail dot com

marysza said...

I want and I need to walk more and do exercises this year. And do some aerobics at home at least 3 times a week, so i won't die when going up the stairs on the 3rd floor!!!

marysza.fotolog@vp.pl

java diva said...
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Cara said...

I would move to a drier climate. I have rheumatoid arthritis and the humidity here is a killer sometimes. Plus, getting more sleep probably wouldn't hurt me. I run on about four hours a night now.

java diva said...

I would exercise every single day right away before I could even think about it and the day has slipped by.

thanksalatte (at) gmail dot com

Gill said...

I'd take more exercise! especially in the winter!

Terri said...

Oooo! I just saw this book last week at B&N! Didn't open it though and now I'm sad I didn't. I need to change the way I eat and excercise more.

tdwoverton @gmail.com

Debra Lee said...

I would cut out those big juicy steaks!
Needledd at gmail dot com

Diana said...

I wish I was more disciplined in my eating. I love sweets and they are my downfall. Would love to add this book to my library. Thanks for the blog and the giveaway.

Melissa said...

I am eating healthier and working on exercising more. My email is on my google profile. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Would love to cut out carbs and sugar they are my weakness!!!! Thank you for the giveaway.
Sheri
smic252@yahoo.com

Angie from Dear Spring Green said...

I should probably give up eating Cocoa Puffs for breakfast. I love them so much I sometimes eat them for lunch too. :) marshallandangie(at)gmail(dot)com

Becca said...

I'm trying to cut back on sugar - I'm a chocolate addict!

shel1057(at)yahoo(dot)com

New Salem Homestead said...

In the past year I have gotten a lot more healthier by going to the gym, eating healthier homegrown and organic vegetables, cutting back on red meat. I have even given up soda. But for the life of me I can not give up the sugar in my tea or coffee. I have cut back but i would really like to conquer this habit!

mama dub said...

This book looks great. I go to Curves four times a week and I eat my oatmeal every morning! Paula

Paula said...

I have been working on my diet for the past few months, but the one big change I need to make is to get more exercise. This is my next big challenge and one I intend to do.

Lyanna L. said...

This book looks fantastic! I am trying to drink lots of water and do kick boxing. I also try to not eat out very often. =)

terrieannie said...

As a woman looking at 60 in two short months and faced with the necessity of cholesteral lowering statins and also blood pressure on the cusp of needing medication, I have started walking a minimum of 20minutes a day and up to an hour on weekends. Eating wisely helps, but increased activity level is an absolute necessity for me!

Vik said...

I am working on eating healthier. When my kids lived at home, I was organized and efficient in the kitchen. Since they have moved off to college, I have slipped into eating whatever is convenient.

Needle little Balance said...

As soon as the snow melts I´ll drive to work by bike again.

ardreysend[at]hotmail[dot]com

Claire said...

For me it is more balance - working full time as a teacher and having 3 kids of my own I often feel that it's my needs that are met last. I want to be able to squeeze some exercise in every day - oh and I'd like to grow some of my own veggies too.

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Oh one thing? I guess I should start eating smaller portions! Congrats on being in a book!!! amycav at hotmail dot com

Robin said...

I eat way too many sweets. Must cut down.

robindemaree(at)yahoo(dot)com

Dianne Mitzel said...

I need to exercise and have it be a regular part of my life. I am a 7 yr breast cancer survivor, and I know that so many more women die from heart disease that BC..we all need to eat healthier, exercise, and be aware of our vital numbers..
diannemitzel1@hotmail.com

Goldogmom said...

I NEED to get an exercise program in place. I would love to join a gym/health club as I think I need the structure to succeed. I have a brand new grand daughter and want to be there as she grows. I am going to figure out how to get more exercise... I must and I want to.

Thank you for the chance to win. I worry that heart disease mght be lurking and I need to listen. I could put this book up in my sewing area to remind me to stay present.

Judith said...

My granddaughter was born with a heart defect and has had three surgeries in the last five years. Today you could not tell that she has sick heart. She recently told me that she wanted me to be heathy and live long enough to enjoy my company. She wanted me to lose weight. She is only five years old going on twenty. What a beautiful child. I am walking more and watch my diet today. I keep healthy thoughts and motivate myself to try more things in life. Thank you for sharing today for sunny Texas, Judith

Julie said...

I need to eat more fruit - I make sure my husband and kids do, but I forget about me. Thanks for the chance to win this.

Patricia Wojnar Crowley said...

I would add a personal shopper in my life to buy fresh fruit and veggies every day...and maybe a personal chef to cook healthy meals!

tcrowley122 at hotmai dot com

Jen and Daz said...

I need to eat more veggies and less chocolate. Thanks for the chance to win!

charlotte said...

I am trying to live healthy. I am training for a 5K next month and I try to eat healthy. I just need to eat less.

Heather said...

I would find more itme to exercise on a regular basis. When I do find the chance, I feel so much better...mentally and physically!

heathermtrent@yahoo.com

Evelyn said...

I would love to be able to jog but I have never been able to because I have asthma
Evelyn_007@hotmail.com

Callin and Kristen said...

I should exercise more. I know it, just have a hard time getting it done. Thanks for sharing.

Callinswife@gmail.com

Jana O'Brien said...

This looks like a great book and for a great cause. Thanks for the giveaway.

I exercise regularly and eat a pretty healthy with a little chocolate once a month. The one thing that I need to work on is sleep. It is just so hard once the Kids go to bed my creative juices start flowing and I cannot stop. Maybe I should think moderation.

Irene García Díaz said...

I eat too much chewing gum, I guess it's a habbit but I know I should stop or at leat reduce it. Thanks for the chance to win!

igarciadi@gmail.com

HallieBerryQuilts said...

I work for a large cardiology practice in the Midwest. We have many medical advances to help women with heart disease. I would love to win this book to share with my co-workers who love the quilts in my office. Everyone...know your numbers and eat healty!

hasw64@comcast.net

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

I am currently looking for a jog stroller so I can walk more

Books_Bound said...

I've been trying to commit myself to working out 3-4 times a week. It's hard, because I hate it. :) I find myself worrying about all of the diseases I could get or things that could happen to me, but I recently had the epiphany that while I can't ultimately control whether or not I get cancer or have certain genetic predispositions, I am in complete control of how much I exercise and what I eat. So, I've been trying to focus on those things within my realm, rather than the things that are ultimately out of my hands!

~ AKJ ~ said...

Less sugar at night... Oh chocolate, I just can't quit you... ;)

ashley [dot] laurabee [at] gmail

L said...

Looks like great projects!

Lisa E said...

I really need to eat healthier. My weakness is sweets!

Jennifer said...

I wish I enjoyed exercise more! I do it, but don't enjoy it. My mom died of a heart attack at 44 yrs old.

Carol Cervelló said...

I actually make Pilates once a week, but I would really like to find the energy to go out jogging/running once or twice a week. That would be great.

Carolyn said...

More exercise for me would be a good thing.

LauraH said...

I need to exercise! It seems like I will start at the beginning of the year and then I taper off to nothing by the mid-to end of the year. I need to just do it!

Thanks so much for the giveaway, I enjoy your site!

val said...

We eat pretty healthy and our active, but I definitely could try to curb my sugar!

Brenda said...

I really should dust off that jogging stroller I insisted we buy last summer...hey, in my defense, it has been COLD in Minnesota these last few months!!

Would love to win :)

Unknown said...

I would work on eating less salt and butter with warm bread. I do walk each morning (with the dogs) and eat healthy most of the time.

ME said...

I would find more time for yoga, and try to stop eating Hot Tamales... for some reason junk candy is my weakness!

Nana said...

The past 9 months I've spent loosing 54 lbs. and eating healthier. I want to continue to loose weight, eat healthy and exercise!
Thanks for the give away.
countrynana340@gmail dot com

Kirsty said...

I would like to be more consistent with exercise.

kirstykennedy76 [at] gmail [dot] com

Anonymous said...

To keep doing what I've been doing: eating fruits and veggies, drinking lots of water, walking or exercising almost everyday and having fun with friends and family!

beauregard_chantal[@]hotmail[dot]com

tj said...

i already do a lot... exercise (crazy addicted to running), i only eat clean (ok, 95% of the time) but one thing i would change is i would SLEEP MORE. i try. i really do. as we all know, there are too few hours in one day...

Tara said...

I've been running for about a year and a half now and am really enjoying it. I eat generally healthy, but I really could ramp it up and eat even better. Thanks for the chance!

Sarina said...

I need to be more diligent in exercising consistently. I do well for a while, then life gets in the way, then I'm out of the habit... so, continued consistency for me. bellaroolambert at gmail dot com.

tpott said...

I'm eating healthier and I've lost 10 lbs next I need to exercise. Every little bit helps. ;-> Toni Anne

Katie Cohagen said...

I wish I could stop drinking pop. I have tried so many times but the headaches that I get are unbearable.

Linda Nelson said...

Eat more dark chocolate...it is a superfood you know!


lenelson(at)mail(dot)com

Rachelle said...

Stop making excuses and start exercising more

sable(at)xtra(dot)co(dot)nz

Linda said...

Well....thanks for another opportunity. You are so great to pass your blessings on to the rest of us. I just bought new sneakers today...so far they are hanging on the treadmill....hopefully I will have them on and moving a bit tomorrow morning!
linda@acc-inv.com

Kathie said...

I'm already on track; rejoined Weight Watchers last month!

sandi s said...

I joined WW in Jan. and try to walk as much as possible. I use a Fitbit to track my steps. Thanks for the giveaway.

barbara woods said...

I treadmill 3or4 Times a week.no diet

Pinkadot Quilts said...

I am on my way. After literally breaking my neck when a tree fell on me, I work out with a personal trainer and go to Zumba 4x a week. I love Zumba, it's a workout and a dance party!

Mama Said Sew said...

I would make time to exercise and cook healthier meals for my entire family. Thanks for the giveaway Vanessa!

annemarie said...

Exercise more!!! a(dot)haun(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

pippirose said...

I would move more--take walks, do pilates or yoga.

Cathy said...

I can tell you what I'VE DONE on a daily basis since October 2011....i've lost 95 lbs...lowered my cholesterol to low normal levels...no longer need high blood pressure meds and I walk 1 hour, first hing every morning!! I'd love to have this book!!

Diya said...

walk meditate and maintain proper schedules for my sewing hobby:)Thanks for the giveaway..
cweetgal(dot)10(at)gmail(dot)com

Kimberly Cassie @ Quilty Doodads said...

My diet needs to change....I eat a high fat diet and love to sit on my toosh all day. Not a very heart healthy lifestyle, I know but it is so hard to change.

Polly @ Helping Little Hands said...

I would love to win one!

Vanessa said...

I eat pretty healthy already but really want to try Pilates for more exercise. Thanks for a chance to win this awesome book!

vbehymer at gmail

Linda said...

I would have walked and exercised more. I am now unable to stand or walk w/o a walker, and when I do walk, I am in a lot of pain, so I get very little exercise. Don't waste your youth, ladies (and gents)

xo Linda

Shannon said...

While I am eating very healthy right now, I need to fit in more exercise. It's hard to get motivated in the winter!
If Sew Red is anything like Knit Red, I hope I win!!

skyeaton@insightbb.com

Ms De said...

I've drastically changed the way I eat but need to get more exercise!!
msdestreasures@gmail

Rhonda D. said...

This would be a great book to win!
I had a stroke when I was 44. I had
to learn how to walk and write again. My left side is dtill weak.
I am left handed. I use my sewing
as "physical therapy". I am so thankful to be able to hold a needle. It is hard for me to be
able to excercise as much as I would like. Thanks for the chance
to win!

wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

May Park said...

To make my body healthier, recently I've been drinking fruit and vegetable juice which are homemade. It makes me eat variety of nutritious food. Thanks for the great giveaway!

fepooh(at)gmail(dot)com

Beth said...

I would exercise more. I do exercise, but it is hard to make it the priority it should be.

beth(dot)sebastian(at)gmail(dot)com

lindag1947 said...

Slow down would be good and not worry so much.


lindagerig@sbcglobal.net

Melanie said...

The book looks great!
To improve my health...I should not buy any more Easter candy :)

Barb said...

I've cut back on salt and fats!
barbs562 AT gmail DOT com

rush said...

move more!

rush88888 at gmail dot com

Rae R said...

I've been trying to eat more whole grains and vegetables, and start an exercise program.

mascanlon said...

Move it, move it, move it....

Tamie said...

I really need to eat more vegetables. Why is that so hard?

Patty said...

I need to change my eating habits. Eat food that's good for me instead.
paweis @ yahoo dot com

ELNM said...

I need to exercise more. Thanks for the nudge, and the giveaway!
ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

booboomac said...

I'd like to think eating healthy and exercising is a time issue but other busy people are doing the right thing. I know my issue is really about making eating right and exercising a priority!

rickimoo said...

I have tried to cut back with portion control with eating. It is helping a lot. I am eating more salads also. Trying to do more exercise but it is difficult watching the grand kids.

Dee said...

I have been trying to exercise a bit more. It is so hard to prioritise it above other more enjoyable activities like sewing. I want to be here with my kids and grandkids and try to remind myself that it is equally as important to go for those tedious walks.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Debbie said...

I should exercise more. Thanks
gussek at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I started yoga after Knit Red. I need to do more aerobic and strength training. laurakam@iowatelecom.net

Elizabeth said...

Recently, I have been eating healthier. I've cut out refined sugars and grains and I'm eating a lot more fruits and vegetables. I could work on getting more sleep though!
Thanks for the giveaway! I would love a copy of this book!

BarbaraG said...

I'm already doing it! I have lost over 50 lbs, hubby and I joined the gym and go together 3x per week, we eat lots of fruits, veggies and lean protein, and I personally eat vegetable protein instead of animal protein 5x per week! Oh, and I got a new knee in October! Look out world!

bdaiss said...

Right now I'm working on 1) putting my butt back on the treadmill, and 2) getting my family back on the whole, homemade food wagon. The kids are not happy, but they will thank me some day. I swear. Thanks for the chance!

Jennifer said...

Reducing stress and anxiety. Thanks for the chance, the book looks wonderful.
sdjg@pacbell.net

Anonymous said...

Regular exercise, healthy vegetables, less meat (and animal fats), less take-away, less stress, sounds easy doesn't it? We all know what to do, let's give it a try :) monicatwilliamson (at) yahoo.com.au

ritainalaska said...

if i could, i'd rather not have post polio syndrome. i would be able to quilt or knit or do anything more than 10-15 minutes at a time. thanx for the chance to win a copy!

Quel said...

Without boring you w/ the details... I'll just say I have many a health issues that have rendered me Mostly homebound for the last 4 years. Therefore, my loving family has agreed to move to an entirely new area where the weather is warm & the air is clean! This is a huge new beginning for me & it starts next week! :) looks like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway!

Quel said...

My E-mail is Raquel_j_g@msn.com

Mary W Quilts said...

Work less, exercise more, and sew often.....

Vicky said...

I need to lose weight and make sure that exercise becomes more of a habit. Also would love to find more time to sew, which would make me a healthier happy me!

vheintzy@comcast.net

Carol C said...

Like everyone else I need to lose weight and exercise more. I am eating healthier most of the time ( those darn potato chips keep calling my name)LOL Thanks for the chance to win!

Kate said...

Wish I could give up my weekend snacking. I try and eat well most of the time, but weekend get-togethers and just relaxing at home both lead to some extra unhealthy calories. Maybe I should limit it to just one day a week...

Anonymous said...

I have been trying to start quilting for a long time. Thank you for the opportunity Vanessa

Michele said...

I need to walk long distances more and exercise more.
I am just learning to quilt and I don't have quilt books yet. There are so many and it is overwhelming.
Hard to choose which books to buy.

I really don't want to leave my email in an open area but I do receive your blog updates and am on facebook.

thank you!

Anonymous said...

More exercise and less red meat! Love my steak!
Palvena@windstream.net

Elsa said...

Drink more water!
Thanks for the giveaway!
elsa.hart at gmail.com

Pattie Crum said...

I don't exercise at all, I really hate it but I can start by walking and work my way up.

Libby said...

I have been eating better ~ cut way back on sweets and trying to walk more ~ actually playing tag with my 4-year granddaughter helps also. I am intending to walk around the block during my lunch break on the prettier days with my co-worker ~ The book looks exciting ~ That may be another inspiration for me ~ THANKS ~

senoraresources@msn.com

mimi said...

I already workout and exercise on a regular basis but this year I am working to eating more natural unprocessed foods. My other goal is some how some way getting my kids to realize vegetables are tasty. We talk about how heathly and good for you they are but actually getting them to eat it!!!

Jessica said...

My husband and I have taken Baby steps, since January we have really done well on fixing our eating patterns. Now I am ready to start adding exercise to the mix!

jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

elizabeth said...

i take exercise very seriously, and try to do it EVERY day. I do however, have a sweet tooth. I could eat cleaner. This book looks AMAZING! so many great gifts in this one!

Anonymous said...

I would cut back on sweets.

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The Stivender Family said...
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The Stivender Family said...

get outdoors and move!

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Whitney M said...

My goal is to get more active, once the Iowa snow melts!
Ryan.whitneymoss (@) gmail (dot) com

Thumper said...

I'm trying to prepare more of my family's foods from scratch so that I'm aware of every ingredient that goes in...and walking daily with my wonderful walk buddies. Thanks for supporting such an important cause!

Jenny said...

Cut out more Sugar!

queenbjenny at hotmail dot com

Vivian said...

I just signed up for my first half marathon! I can't wait!

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Lisas Mom said...

I hope to continue my weight loss by adding more exercise to my routine.

jpbatik(at)gmail(dot)com

Laurence W said...

I started jogging last September and now every Sunday I go jogging for 30 minutes. And with a friend I go to step sessions. I feel more fit and I'm not short of breath anymore when I go up my stairs.Doing sport is a sort of new revival for me as I'm going on 50.
laurence.weus@wanadoo.fr

scott newburn said...

One thing I would like/need to do is be okay with everything not getting done in a day. I need to relax and enjoy my kids, and worry less about the "mom jobs" that can wait.

lynaeve said...

well. I work with food. I wish I worked with fabric so that I wouldn't be tempted to eat so much fried stuff. thanks for the chance

Mountain Woman said...

Exercise is what I need. But I've just started (in my 3rd week) making a fruit/veggie/flax seek smoothie every day in order to eat better.

Heidee Hallam said...

I need to exercise. I'll not say more as I don't exercise at all. In between working 30 hours at the hospital, looking after kids and college coursework, I just don't have the energy. However, the one thing I am working on changing is my children's lifestyles. My mum has recently had some heart problems and the Drs have told her that even though her diet in the last several years has been good, they believe the damage was done during her childhood. So, my aim is to give my children a healthier future by making sure they start now.

Yes, I would love to support the cause by buying the book, I just need to find it in the UK.

Kathie said...

I would like to eat more veggies and fruits to be healthier! I'm doing the walking but those greens and I just aren't meeting each other enough!

Laurie said...

I need to drink more water!

O'Quilts said...

Love that red!!!

Lindsay said...

I would manage my food portion sizes better to be healthier.

Phat Quarters said...

I would stop drinking so much soda, I know this would make things better, but right now soda makes me happy.
Gemia
ghat99014@hotmail.com

Janice Regier said...

I really just need to work on it all ! I need to eat better and exercise and especially destress !
Thanks for giving us the opportunity to realize this !
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Jennifer said...

To not allow stress and anxiety to over rule me!!!! THat would be nice and not to hold everything thing in too!

debbiekl said...

More water is my #1 goal. More excercise is always good too!

Clothed in Scarlet said...

Move it! That's what I need to work on lol. Just get up and move :o) And I can see that not using it is definitely causing me to lose it. Sarah at sllj40 at yahoo dot com.

DEAN FAMILY said...

I am currently trying to drink more water which I'm not always good at but I should probably think of lowering my sugar/sweets consumption. Thanks.
Rhianneholmes(at)hotmail(dot)com

apple blossom said...

thanks for the chance to win

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Angelia Lanouette said...

This book looks wonderful! I am living with coronary artery heart disease and would like to say to everyone...please don't ignore the warning signs. As mothers and wifes we are all so busy taking care of others, but we must take care of ourselves too. Try to eat right, exercise, and get plenty of rest. Thank you!
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ellen said...

I have been making changes in cooking by making healthier substitutions in favorite dishes and when eating out, choosing wisely. We've been watching our portions and walking a lot more. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

pojeda said...

I have started eating more greens, stopped frying foods and cut down on salt.

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Patty said...

The biggest thing I already did to make my life healthier was to quit smoking after 30 years.

Rebekah B. said...

I guess I would cut back on butter, but I love it so much, I'm not sure I want to do that. It's a good idea though.

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