JustHayley is a font


I have always admired the beauty of handwritten fonts, and those bloggers who had them.  I am truly a font snob. I have always loved typography and how words look.  You should see my Pinterest board of quotes.  But I digress.

Over the past few years I have wanted to make a font of my handwriting yet I thought I would need some high tech tools.  After some easy Googling and a few YouTubevideos later I find out that I can make a font with great ease.  I was a bit skeptical of how the font would look but as you can see above it turned out.

I used this site: http://www.myscriptfont.com/ and it was very easy.

First attempt was with a Sharpie Pen – Fine Point.  Yet it was too thin and did not scan and translate in to a nice font.  Sharpie Products- Pen - Fine Point.clipular

Second attempt was with a regular black sharpie and it resulted in the font above.  I want to play around with some other pens to see what results with the best font line size.  I will let you all know what I find out.  I am planning to do this process a second time to see if I can fix some of my letters.

This is part of my #28before29 series.

Have you ever wanted to make your own font?  Do it today seriously so easy!!


Fired up!

Do you ever read something in news or gets posted on your timeline that gets you all fired up?  I do.

I do not often express that anger or upset back out into the world but I am today.

TLDR: Love your body and yell from the roof tops how awesome your weight-loss journey is!

(4) Beautiful bodies come in all shapes and sizes.... - HuffPost Canada Living.clipular

Huffington Post shared this on Facebook today! I am personally outraged.  I have purchased the magazine SHAPE in the past but I have not read it in over a year.  Not for any reason in particular but I am less inclined to read it now after this.  As a fellow female who is losing weight this makes me sad.  And funny enough at the bottom of the SHAPE reply on their website is:

Weight Loss Success Stories and Tips - Shape Magazine.clipular

As a human we are all entitled to our opinions and I have a huge opinion on this.  I am proud of my weightloss and I honestly BRAG and tell anyone who will listen.  I am not ashamed of how much I weighted before nor that I am still on my weight loss journey.  Especially when it comes to dating – I see no point in hiding your successes.  I was recently single after ending a 4 year long engagement. One of the first things I talked about when on dates was that my health was very important to me and that I am in the middle of a weight-loss journey.

Why did I share this? My health is number one priority to me… if I am unhealthy and overweight I am not going to be able to achieve what I want to achieve personally in life.  And I need to know my potential partner is on the same page and understands that going out for high calorie fast food is not a option for me.

I am thankful everyday that the man I have in my life now is not only proud of what I have accomplished but supports my weight-loss.  He is there to cheer me on and encourage me when I do not want to get my ass in the gym.  He also reminded me that:

Couples who sweat together stay together…

What do you think about this? Are you losing weight? Do you share your weight-loss with others?

Come to the edge and let it go

Dancers Pose

As I mentioned earlier today it was a terrible no good day.  I am 100% and extrovert. I love people and socializing but from time to time the percentage changes to about 90% extrovert and 10% introvert.  I need time to recharge my social meter.  Well over the holiday’s this was over flowing!

From Friday to Sunday I did very little socializing basically taking my own time out.  If I do not do this I get rather grumpy and very impatient.  Ideally I needed one more day to relax but today was the first day back to work work after the holiday’s.  It started off blah and carried through.  I work as an EE at my local Moksha Yoga studio and I did not want to do my shift today because I had a case of the blahs and the grumps.  But I knew I could not slack and went.  I am ever so glad I did.  I took my Moksha 60 class and in the beginning shavasana every issue and negative thing melted into the floor.  It was restorative.  I felt 100% better when I left class.

So much so – a good friend and fellow EE – took this shot of me practicing my dancers pose.  I must always remember to take time for myself and to come to my edge and then just let it go.

Do you ever take Hot Yoga? What helps you relax and recharge after the holiday’s? 

#28before29 Birthday List



I was inspired by Sarah from The Laughing Medusa to share my #28before29 Birthday List.  She had commented that she wanted to complete a 30 day yoga challenge on hers and I did that as one of my many presents to me for my 28th! So we are now 321 days till my 29th which is well enough time to make 2015 full of fun and memories.

  1. Get a stamp in my passport
  2. Visit one other place in Canada (outside of Ontario)
  3. Take a road trip
  4. Knit a sweater for me
  5. Read 12 books this year (or listen via audio books). And review all 12 (or more).
    1. Divergent – Veronica Roth
    2. Insurgent – Veronica Roth
    3. Allegiant – Veronica Roth
  6. Take an aerial yoga class
  7. Learn Russian
  8. Take a photography course
  9. Make my own yogurt, butter, and goats cheese.
  10. Attend business related networking events monthly.
  11. Document more of my life – Scrapbook and Photos
  12. Whittle down student loans and past debts
  13. Participate in a Photo Challenge
  14. Spend more time with the people who matter most to me.
  15. Make one crafty pin or food pin from Pinterest each month, and share about it.
    1. Avocado Baked Eggs
    2. Very Berry Muffins
  16. Create my own handwriting font
  17. Make a photo wall of my pictures
  18. Run 1000 km this year!
    • December: 2.11km
    • January: 6.2 km
    • February: 6.52km
    • March: 6.15km (as of 3/17/15)
    • Distance to date: 20.98km *as of 3/1715
  19. Take a headshot or selfie monthly to compile on my birthday.
  20. Get a whole body massage
  21. Visit the Royal Ontario Museum
  22. Go to Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
  23. See a play
  24. Go to a concert
  25. Be sized properly for a bra
  26. Start listening to a podcast
  27. Send a postcard to my sister every month
  28. Hide 1 geocache for every 10 I find.

((Updated 2/5/15))

28before29 list

I have 11 months to work on these and my goal date to have them all done by is Nov 20th 2015 when I turn 29.

Do you make lists to do before your birthday?