Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Homemade Valentine's Cards

I grew up with a very creative mother. She always had us making things and using our imaginations. I would love to be as crafty as her, but alas I am not...though I do try.

This year I thought it would be fun to make the kid's Valentine's cards...well let them make them with my help.

Here are some ideas I found online that look easy enough that I won't be stuck making them myself. Are there any that you like more than others? Any input is appreciated...or if you know of a site with more ideas I would love the recommend!

Oh and on a completely different note. The ART doctor told me that my shin splints, and most shin splints are caused by ill fitting or worn out shoes. He recommended that I go to my local Run Tex store and get fitted for shoes. So about a week or so ago I went and ran around and let them look at my arch, did some little squat things....and voila! They told me that I am over pronating with one foot, the foot on my bad hip/shin side. So, they recommended I get a stability shoe, instead of the neutral shoe. (I have been running in neutral shoes for years) Their first recommend was the Saucony Pro Grid Guide 4. (Yes shameless Road Runner Sports plug...I love them and will always promote them because you can try shoes for 60 days and if you don't like them you can return them for your money back...worn, as many miles as you can run in 60 days type worn!) But of course they didn't have my size, and there are a lot of mixed reviews on the Pro Grid 5 so I went on to the next shoe that was recommended which was the Brooks Ravenna 2 . Which they did have in my size, and it's on sale! So, they are on their way and I can't wait to try them! I am hoping a more stable shoe will help me in the future....but honestly, and this may sound stupid, but I am sad to move on from my trusty Asics Cumulus...just look at them....600 miles on them...dirty, but so well loved....Took me through my first 10 mile race...my first 20 mile run....my first 1/2 marathon....Good times and memories....sigh.....

P.s....and LOVE the blue laces!

And finally some pictures!


  1. Awesome on the RunTex assessment.. I've heard nothing but good things about them. I really hope this helps!

    For the Valentines - Phene -- do the cards with the hand prints, or the cut outs with the glued on embellishments. For Josie -- do the first one. Too cute!

    What restaurant is that??

  2. My first "real" pair of running shoes were Asics as well - They got me through my first 10K, my first Half, and my first Marathon. In the end, they were beat down, dirty, and wonderful - as cool as new shoes are, I was a little sad when I retired them..

    Good luck with the new kicks when they arrive!

  3. Thanks for visiting my blog! I hope you will return.
    i love the hand print val. Im going to make these with my kids!

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  5. I wear stability and I love Brooks more than anything in the world. Having worked at a running store, I highly recommend the Brooks Adrenaline shoe. That is a stability shoe (that I have worn for years). The Ravena is a guidance shoe ... Which was not a category when I worked at the store. I would question or ask them to compare the Ravena and The Adrenaline.

    Those crafts are so cute!