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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Week 2, Of the Last 30 Days: My 90 day Challenge.

 


 Week 10
Week 10
Never in a million years did I ever think I would be doing something like this. I usually record my DIY's  and fashion. I have found myself in a place where I have had to do a DIY on myself.
Please if you are struggling with life, stress or anxiety so was I!
  This is what I had to do to straighten myself out. 

Have you ever challenged yourself to do something.? Do you think exercise and eating well can help with Anxiety and Panic Attacks? I am testing out that theory on myself. I am on day 78 of walking 1 hour and 10 minutes everyday for 90 day's, plus 20 minutes of spot training 5 days a week. On top of that I am eating clean and recording my food and macros.
  I have a daily feed on my Snapchat and instagram.
 For the  last month of this challenge I have been video recording my progress.
Join me.

Week 1 Video
Week 2 Video
Feeling great and loving life again.

Anne

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Healing from the loss of a loved one. My 90 Day Challenge.







Wow this is so hard to write, I am crying writing  through this whole post.

  This is my Grandmother Polly, she was 101 years old and we were very close.  She Passed away this past April and I was with her when she left this Earth. To say I was devastated  is an understatement. It hit me really hard.  She is the first person I have experienced  anything like this with.  After her death I started to suffer from severe panic attacks. I would have  trouble breathing and my ribs and chest felt like a vice was squeezing me to the point that  I might die. I would wake up in the middle of the night  not being able to breath and I started to experience a gradual depression. Everyone deals with death differently. I was not handling what was happening around me well at all. The final straw was when I  woke up in the middle of the night and my chest hurt so bad that all could do was rock back and forth to try and get it to stop.  I finally fell back to sleep after praying for God to help me.  The next morning I  started to research what was happening to me and after about two hours of reading  I knew what I had to do.  My body needed to move, it needed to be working so it could help my mind heal.  When your body is physical and moving your body produces Endorphins.
 The main purpose of endorphins  is this writes researcher McGovern:

"These endorphins tend to minimize the discomfort of exercise,
block the feeling of pain and
are even associated with a feeling of euphoria."

I had no other choice but to go outside and walk, I live really close to a Lake with a path and when I was younger my Mom and I would walk a lake near  my childhood home almost every night.  I can always remember feeling so great after. 
Once I started walking there was no stopping me. At first I did it once a day when I could. Then I discovered 5:30 AM; quiet time, sunrise time, meditation time.  the golden hour which is what I  refer to it as.   To  make a long story short, I gave myself a challenge. I would walk 90 days straight no excuses.  I would treat this  like a job, like it was life or death. To be honest it was life or death.  I had to make a decision and I chose to heal and live. I needed to feel the sadness and work though it instead of pushing it down deep inside me.Walking at 5:30 allowed me to cry  and be angry and no  one saw me.  It gave me freedom to express myself and it was OK .

Right now I am on my 70th day with only twenty days left.  I am video logging my last 30 days and posting a weekly Vlog.  This is the first week of my last 30 days.  I really just wanted to be of some help to anyone struggling.  The transformation it has done to me is just short of a miracle. Not only am I healing my mind, but I am making my body Strong and my Spirit at peace.  I have been trying to balance  those three things for about a year now. I still have sad moments and episodes of anxiety, but now I  have the  tools to work through it.   My Grandmother is very proud of me.  


Friday, July 14, 2017

Double Tied, Open Back Tee: DIY






I have been working on a few new designs.
 Here is another No Sew Tee for you to make to wear this summer.

I am also working on a vlog for the last 4 weeks of my 90 Day Challenge.
I am going to try and post a video every Monday of the week before.  It will basically be me navigating through the  last part of my journey. It will have the food I eat and the progress I make Physically, Mentally and Spiritually
The first video will be posted Monday, July 17.
I hope if you are struggling in any way  it will help you move in a forward, positive direction and
help you with your life's journey.
All My Love,
Anne




Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Open Back, Crisscross Tee; DIY



Here is another easy shirt  for you to make in less than 5 minutes.
Today marks day 40 of the 90 day challenge that I set up for myself.
Hows it going?,  in one word, Super!
Right now I seem to be on auto pilot. Which means even if I wanted to I couldn't talk myself out of doing it.  Even the possibility of being sick hasn't  swayed me.  I have developed a slight chest cold, which is the first chest cold I have ever had in the fifty years I have spent on this planet. It seems to be lingering longer than I think it should  so I have been going to bed super early to help my body fight it.  I have great confidence that  by next week I will be back to normal.:)

This shirt is really simple to make and now I want to make one in every color :|
I wore it today walking the lake and it performed spectacularly as well.
I hope you enjoy.XXOO

Monday, June 12, 2017

Braided Back, Crisscross, T-Shirt; DIY







I suppose working on DIY Tee Shirts is my obsession.  I try to change a plain tee- shirt as many ways as I can.   It's a challenge and one of  my favorite ways to be creative.  The pink shirt in this tutorial  does have a little hand sewing, but the orange shirt is completely "no-sew".  Trying to make them where there is no sewing involved is my ultimate goal.
Why am I creating all of these sleeveless, cut-up, workout looking shirts?
Well, I am in the middle of a 90 day challenge which I created for me to stay sane.  I am on day 31 and super excited. Giving myself this challenge is something that came out of pure necessity.  I was having a extremely hard time dealing with my Grandmother's death.  I had terrible symptoms of anxiety, insomnia, not being able to breath. I found myself needing to be outside, moving my body.   It is really very scary how your body reacts to high amounts of stress. It is also extremely amazing how your body can deal with all of that by just moving and setting your mind to the direction in which you want it to go.  I was able to get instant relief by walking 45 minutes and so the challenge was born. This small thing has saved me.  It is not an option, it is just what I do now. I do this challenge like I would brush my teeth, get dressed or  take a shower, it is  a part of my daily routine.
 If  you  want to know more about my daily  Challenge you can follow me on Snapchat.

or you can follow me on my Instagram: Anne A. Hollabaugh- WobiSobi.
I am going to start adding different things to my daily walk, like sit-ups or squats.
I have never challenged myself to improve my body before. The honest truth is  I just want to balance my life  Mind, Body and Spirit and I would like to stay sane.  I hope you enjoy this Tee shirt DIY, it was fun to create.

 Video For this Shirt
 HERE!
Have a beautiful day.!
XXOO


Friday, May 26, 2017

Cut up, Workout Shirt: DIY



 Two weeks ago  I had to make a huge shift in my everyday life to save my sanity and help me get though the very difficult time of losing my 101 and 1/2 year old Grandmother Polly.   I knew that if I did not  make a change in my Physical Activity that I would end up losing my mind. I was having serious pains in my chest and it felt like a vice was squeezing my ribs. The last straw was when I  woke up from a dead sleep not being able to breath and being scared to death.  I was able to calm  myself down and eventuality fall back to sleep.  That morning I put on some walking shoes, grabbed  my music and started to walk at least 45 minutes everyday.  This small act of movement has saved me. The pains in my chest disappeared the tightness around my ribs is gone and I have wonderful conversations with my Grandmother. I miss her so much but walking allows my mind to be quiet which makes me hear my Grandmother better and somehow that calms me.  This is not just something  I am going to do for a month or so this is one of my many  lifestyle changes.

I really want to thank all of you for your on pouring love and support over the loss of my Grandmother. Your kind words and love have helped me so much.  She meant the world to me and this is the first real significant loss that I have had to work through. I just have to remember this is  a process and if anyone is going though the same thing I am here if you need to just talk it through. What a beautiful World we live in. I feel very lucky and very Grateful.Thank you All.

The T shirts I am attracted to cost 30$- 40$ (I have bought two.) Because physical activity  is  something I will be doing for a very long time, I better start creating my own, less expensive versions of the shirts I want.   Making your own workout shirt is not only easy but  it is also a great way to save  your hard earned $$$$$$$.
  How easy you ask?  Well let me show you.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Butterfly Tee: DIY





 I saw this cute  shirt on Pinterest and I really thought it would be easy to recreate.
What a perfect shirt for a summer trip to the beach.
I named this a Butterfly Tee because that was the first thought 
that went through my head when I saw it.
No Sew, Tee shirt DIY, my favorite as always.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Easy V-Neck, Choker Tee: DIY.

I have seen These Choker tee's everywhere, 
and I love how flattering they are. 
Such and easy no sew DIY, that you could make one in minutes.



Saturday, March 18, 2017

Glitter Heels; DIY





These Glitter heels are so easy to create. Not only does it take very little time, it is something you can do to spice up an old pair of shoes you are tired with. I did a re-style about 4 years ago with a pair of heels I thought were ruined using this same technique. 
They turned from trash to treasure with just a little glue and glitter.
 Click HERE    to see that DIY
I am loving the new chunky heel trend.  Comfy and cute. 
 I thought, why not spice up just a plain pair doing the same thing? 
I am currently working on a pair of black ones using some crystals and glitter. 

That DIY is coming soon.
Click read more for the full tutorial on the tan glitter shoes

Friday, March 3, 2017

Cut Out, Ladder Shirt; DIY




 Inspiration:
Noun   1. An inspiring or animating action or influence:  2. Something inspired, as an idea:  
 3. A result of inspired activity.
 
Motivation and inspiration comes from all kinds of places. I quite often grab my inspiration from someone walking down the street or a window I walk past.  Sometimes my inspiration comes from a conversation or a view out the window when I am  driving. This particular shirt was something I saw on, Pinterest. Pinterest is a place I often go to when I am feeling uninspired,  and it never fails to spark my inspiration.
What Inspires You?


Sunday, February 26, 2017

Grommet/Eyelet Hem: Jean DIY


 I am always looking for ways to change up my jeans.  Creating different kinds of hems is a fast and easy way to do that.  In this DIY I took a few eyelets and a spiced up a pair of jeans that  I would have thought about tossing into the give away pile. Click "Read More" if you want to see how easy it was.



Sunday, February 12, 2017

Felting Heart Tee: DIY




Hey everyone, I hope you all are  having a wonderful Valentine's Day week. I have been working on a few things, like putting a few finishing touches in office and trying to record a few makeup videos for those ladies 45 plus like me.  Let me just say recording a video with your face in the center of it is really intimidating and challenging.   I am going  to power through and  finish it because it is a challenge I  have made myself.  I am also working on dropping the last ten pounds that has been so hard for me to do over the last year with the help of  Skinny Shake. 
 It is a new year with all kinds of new possibilities. I am going to really stretch my self and do things that challenge me and push me to be a better me. What is your goal this year? Do you have any?
I never make New Years Resolutions because I  never keep them.  I am approaching it completely different this year, I am making small goals and so far it has been working
Goal #1 Make a new space just for me to create and film Videos in. 
Goal #2 Lose the last Ten (Working on)
Goal #3 De Clutter ( the biggest challenge)
Goal #4 More DIY's
Goal #5 Blogging Full time.
Goal #6 Learn  Something weekly that will challenge me.
Goal #7 Write everyday 3 things I am thankful for. Go back an re- read before bed.
Goal #8 Felting
I am sure as the year goes on I will be adding to this, but for now  this is it.

Valentine's Day can either be the best or the worst Holiday.
Spend that time loving yourself. Pamper yourself with a facial or a massage. Grab your best friend, Mom, or  cousin that is single and go see a movie.  Pop some corn and watch that movie only you like at home.  Make something. Cook your favorite meal and invite all your single Girlfriends over.
 I have to confess Valentine's Day has never really been my favorite Holiday for reasons of the past.
But I love the Idea of Valentine's Day. Pink Hearts, a wild romantic night, A beautiful dinner with someone. We make it what we want.
Just Loving  one another is what Valentine's day and everyday should be.

 Felting is a project that  I have been wanting to do for a long time.
I finally found all of the materials  to do this shirt at Hobby Lobby.
It really is easy and not very expensive.  I have used a regular t-shirt for this project but it really works well on sweaters. Be creative and make your own design. I thought pink hearts would be great for this Valentine's day. Click read more to see how you can create a cute shirt by felting.




Anne


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Pink Flag Garland: DIY


 Hey everyone I just finished my Studio / Office and I could not be more thrilled. This is a new space just for me to create and to do more videos in and I am loving it so much all ready.  Sometimes I just go in there to sit and think and I just can't believe how very lucky I am. I am also experimenting on a few makeup videos, something that came out of always searching the internet for Makeup videos that is focused on the over Forty team.
Something else that is happening this week is I just started the Skinny Shake Challenge ( Info on all of that at Skinnyco.com.  Great tasting and it gave me such an energy boost today. Something I really needed. But I will post more about that later. Feel free to follow me on Instagram, Snapchat or my Facebook page if you would like to see the daily shake I create and also to see if it helps me shave off a few pounds.



Now back to the DIY.  This DIY was created because I am always looking to make fun things for Valentine's day and  I thought that I could  create this cute little pink flag garland for my new room just pink enough to pass for a Valentine's day decoration but something I  could I could use  past that holiday. This project is really easy and it only took me about an hour from start to finish. So if you are looking for a fun, quick project, this is it.

I can not wait to post the room makeover so all of you can see my new pink room
Have a Fantastic Weekend.
Lots of Love.
A

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Cutout; Love T-Shirt DIY



Making a t-shirt that expresses me or my  feelings of the day is highly satisfying. I have always been fascinated with creating that one shirt that expresses me in that very moment.  The sayings I want to use  are always changing from feelings of  joy and happiness,  how I despise running, to loving Coffee so much I could marry it. I scroll Pintrest all the time for clever, thought provoking T-Shirts that describe me the best.  Truth be told I could put about 5 sayings on the front and 5 on the back of my shirt to describe the  roller coaster my emotions take on any given day.
 This shirt sums me up in one word. " LOVE"  It's how I feel about 99.9% of  everything. Those close to me can verify that fact. I pretty much love and get excited about everything. The very best thing  about this project is that you can replace the word Love with any word you want. "Be Mine "or
 "Taken" or even "LOVED". The possibilities are endless. Have Fun with this one. 
 I would LOVE to see any new shirts you guys come up with  and  would  LOVE to share  them.



A little update on my Studio/Office. The furniture has been ordered and the video lights are on there way, so I am one step closer to my dream.  I have promised myself to work on at least one thing in  my room everyday and I have been keeping my promise. Today I will be cleaning everything out and putting the rug down.  I  cant wait to show you. Follow me on  Snap Chat for a daily update.
Have a Beautiful day.
Anne

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Broken Heart Sweatshirt; DIY.


 You all may be wondering if I fell off the face of the Earth.  If you follow me on Snap Chat or any of my other media channels you would know I still live.

Where have I been ?

 No one ever really knows how one will react in a stressful, difficult time in their life.  I tend to stop doing the very thing that I love the most, the very thing that makes me feel the very best possible way that I could ever  feel about myself.  I retreat into the safety of my quietness. I stop doing anything artistic and save every bit of energy to deal with an emotion  in which I am unfamiliar.  Is this the right reaction?  Most likely not, but it is my reaction.  I am a very lucky girl to have amazing family and extraordinary friends to rely on.   I know each  of you have had to weather a very difficult storm at one time or another, maybe even two or three. What I have experienced about these difficult moments in my life is that I learn more about the inner part of me and how strong I am.  Another thing about me is that no one will ever  know that I am going though something so unbearable, not unless you are in my closest circle.  I like it that way.  I really do not like too much outside influence on how I should be dealing with a very private, emotional, situation, oh and let me tell you everyone has a strong opinion on what you should do and how you should deal with it.
Sometimes when tragedy hits it takes your body months to react because you are running strictly on adrenaline. Survival mode. We have all been there.  Then one day you wake up and all of your adrenaline is gone,  the walls come crashing down on top of you and your holding them up with nothing left. The very core of you is tested.  Can I hold it up? Will I die?  Am I strong enough? The answer is always YES!  I am strong enough!. Yes!  I can hold it up!  No!  I will not Die.! 
 I have only had three significant times in my life where I have had to really dig deep.  I don't know about you but I always see things so clearly after the pain. I really can't share with you the details of what I am talking about. I will let you come to your own conclusion.   I will say that pain is pain no matter where is comes from.
 If any of you are dealing with a difficult time in your life, you know that your life is forever changed but this could be a new beginning,  a chance to look inside and see what you are really made of.  A chance to change.  A chance  to make yourself  the very best you.  Sometimes all you can do is sit and watch the tragedy unfold.   That helpless feeling is almost unbearable. That feeling is the worst part, especially for me because I love to control things.   As I sit and write this I see the lesson in all of it is learning to let go. Letting it all go to regain all you lost.  We cannot control anyone but ourselves so why not concentrate on the things that deal with just ourselves. Learning to let go and trust. What a concept.

This is the first Post I have done in about two months. It feels really good to be back doing what I love. I am also working on my new Studio/ Office. A place where I can rev up my You Tube  Channel with more weekly DIY videos. The beginning of WobiSobi Inc.
  I Hope I was not too much of a Debbie Downer. My  road to emotional  recovery is set into place. I am doing wonderful, and  taking each day one day at a time. Trying  not to focus to much on the future but to make everyday the very best day that I can.
Just a quick reminder.
Treat each person you see with kindness you never know what kind of struggle they are going through on the inside.
 I hope you enjoy this DIY I saw it on Pintrest, of course.
Of course I thought what a great DIY.
Thank you all so much for your endless support and encouragement.
It means the world to me.