Aren't they precious? It's a green frog, red ladybug
and a yellow beehive. So sweet. Thank you Denise!
One of my favorite Etsy shops is Kristen's Creations. She makes beautiful frames, tassels, arrangements and has recently added the most gorgeous jewelry. I have bought everything she makes and love it all. Pay Kristen a visit to see more. Here is another M frame she custom made.
When you visit your blog friends it's really
nice to check out the Etsy shops as well.
They have the most lovely items to buy.
I can't believe that 12 years ago this coming weekend
I met my wonderful husband for the first time.
He moved into the apartment across from mine and
the rest is history. By that September we were
engaged and the following February we got married.
Check out our formal living room before the paint. Excuse the blur. I think I almost fell down the stairs. Here is the result afterwards! This is a deep gold called Chicory from Lowes. Don't forget your ceilings. This makes a big difference. Furniture pops and rooms seem larger everytime. I love paint! The formal dining room before any paint. Here is the after. The red is called Cooper Molero Fandango Red. A warm color from Lowes. More Chicory was used. We painted 4 years ago and these colors are gone now. Isn't it fun to read all of the clever names on paint chips? I admit I enjoy everything about the decorating process. The family room and dinette before any paint. After! The family room is a sage green from Martha Stewart called Heath. The kitchen is a lighter gold called Applesauce Cake and more of the red was used.
I remember this fun process over 4 years ago. I can't wait to do more painting again one day. Show us your painted rooms!
My food intake is the same since I lost 45 pounds at
the 6 month mark and then I did not adjust my calories
to a lower amount so I'm weighing about the same.
I'm trying hard but plan to adjust and work harder.
My new goal is to lose 11 more pounds.
I want to drop 2 more sizes.
I'm 5'3" and very petite framed.
I have a date of 09/09/10 to reach this goal.
One year since I started this health journey.
Join me and I will show you my plans.
Isn't she cute with her apple and red sneakers?
My BMI is now in the healthy range. I am very pleased with that but would like to be about right in the middle of 18.5 to 25. Click here to check yours.
We eat healthy and fresh foods daily. No refined sugars or sodas. One mistake I made in the very beginning was not purchasing a tape measure and finding out my results this way. Even though I have only lost 2 more pounds since March it could be I have lost inches due to all the weight training. I am also probably gaining overall muscle mass which weighs more than the fat I am losing. I will keep on moving forward with my plan.
Another adjustment I will make is increasing my water intake even more. This will also help with the water retention problem I have been having. This has been another reason for the 2 pound only loss. I am now off of the B/P medications and that is wonderful but one of the side effects was water loss. I do not recommend anyone to try losing weight using water reducing medication. It's dangerous. Please talk to your doctor first. I hope I have helped to inspire you if need be.
I am certainly not an expert. I just wanted to share my experience of what has worked for me. I plan to post some more healthy recipes soon. I'm hoping with more hard work my next post on this subject will be a before and after success story. Have a fantastic week!
I decided on a stripe, pattern and a solid. This is good rule of thumb as long as you stay in you color family you can mix up designs. I love the rich colors and the fringe. A pop of animal print usually works. They had a floral sale and I found this. This one is in red and yellow for the guest bath. I recently joined a flip flop swap over at Kimberly's Korner. It was so much fun shopping for my partner Beth. Here's what I received from her. A floral apron and not one but two pairs of adorable flip flops. I love it all Beth! Thank you very much! Look at the beautiful flower photo card. That is her photography. It's very pretty. I can't wait to wear them. Look at that stone heart. Have a great week!
A tray of glowing candles says welcome. Another set of candles and a sugar cookie diffuser. This smells good enough to eat. A small lamp for the powder room sink. I leave it lit all the time. A set of hanging plates with sweet words. They make me smile everytime I read them. A grouping of my favorite pillows and the glow of a lamp. Have you added special touches to your home? Please join Richella at Imparting Grace for her newest party celebrating this lovely idea. Have a wonderful week!
I have been blogging for exactly 1 year and 6 months.
I never dreamed I would be still be doing this and
loving every minute of it. It is all thanks to you.
Leave me a comment here and I will draw the
winner on May the 5th to ship on the 6th.
If you read and don't usually comment then do.
I would love to hear from you and meet you.
There are no special rules to this giveaway.
If you would like to follow along or post on this
then by all means you are always welcome to.
I do appreciate that and thank you in advance.
I enjoy shopping and buying giveaway items.
A lovely cross print and display stand. A set of 4 nature themed napkins. Woman's Day & Southern Livings May issues. Blue candles and an aqua glass holder. Some milk chocolate Hershey Bliss candy. A pair of lovebirds. Crystal Waters lotion & shower gel. One more look at everything you will win. Good luck and thank you for entering!