Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Welcome Wednesday

We are having the best weather this week. I walked last night and it was delightful. My goal is to walk at least 4 times a week and do wii FIT at least twice. Healthy eating this week was the turkey sausage I used in the sauce instead of hamburger. It was very good I might add. I have some whole wheat pasta to give a try. It is small things, but I am hoping over the long run it will pay off instead of the roller coaster eating I normally do. Visit Jennifer and see how everyone is doing. Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Thrifty Tuesday

I wanted to share one of the fabulous finds from my last weekend junkin' trip. It was a very wet weekend, but we ventured out to a few spots. I am saving a few pieces for Pink Saturday but here is a cute light switch plate that I hung in the powder room. Yes - it really is that blue. I always wanted a pink powder room but hubbie thinks we have enough pink already.
I also wanted to share my violets with you. I have always loved them and NEVER been able to get them to bloom... well come to find out I was not giving them enough sun. As soon as I relocated them to a sunnier spot viola - they are both blooming!!
Today, we have a wonderful sunny, cool day. I am heading out in a few to pick up my sweet one and will enjoy the temps with the Mini's top down!! Have a great fall day!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Hello Pink Saturday

Hello Pink Saturday. I wanted to share a wonderful piece I had received for a pink and green swap. I finally found a wonderful place in my studio for it. I love it! Have a wonderful Pink Saturday and please visit the all the wonderful pinkness with Beverly. Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tuesday Thinking

Hello blogland. It has been raining her for the last 4 days and might still today. I know we need it but I sure would have loved to have my rain barrel all ready for it. I could have collected a lot for the pansies I want to get this weekend. Those are the pansies from last year. Love them and the colorful pots. I need to remember to drill a hole in the bottom for drainage

I feel like it has been ages since I blogged. I have found so many wonderful blogs that I am thinking I will start having a share my favorite blog day! I was also thinking Flamingo Friday would be fun but wonder if everyone has as many as I do. :-) and Motivation Monday!

I have been sorting out some stuff in my studio, but not making a very big dent. We are having a neighborhood yard sale in a couple of weeks so maybe motivation will strike. I am cooking (I know shocking) a pork recipe I saw on Sandra Lee this weekend. I will let you know how it turns out. SO far it is 2 thumbs up on easy to prepare. One mixing bowl, measuring cup and spoons. Prep time was 5 minutes. I love my aprons but the whole cooking thing is not my cup of tea.

Oh before I go, I filled out an energy survey from Duke Power and received 6 energy saving lightbulbs today for FREE!!! Got to love FREE!

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Weightloss Wednesday

It has been another week and so far my healthier eating is happening in very small changes. We finally picked our watermelon and so I have been enjoying that. I am still addicted to sweet tea, but did have water with breakfast - which was a Kashi GoLean waffle. Don't think I would recommend those - they taste like sawdust to me. Of course I am getting over the crud so a lot of things taste odd. I need to figure out a healthier side dish than instant mashed potatoes. They are so easy and so yummy, but must work on that. Check in with Jennifer and see how everyone else is doing.

I have been working in the studio a bit and hope to tackle some more this weekend. We are having a yard sale in Oct. so I am gathering my stuff. I can't believe the holidays are around the corner. Where has time gone. Have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Weightloss Wednesday

My friend Jennifer at Rosey Little Things is having a blog along. She recently had a baby and is trying to get in shape. I decided to join, because I would like for my clothes to fit better, eat healthier and exercise more. I am also trying to eat healthy without spending a fortune. One of my weaknesses is eating out at restaurants and oh don't forget how I love pasta.

I have decided to set small weekly goals so I am not overwhelmed. I hope to walk 3 times a week at least. I have to find a walking buddy in the am since I find it lonely. I will rotate with the wii fit as well! I am also trying to give up candy bars.

If you want to join, just head over to Jennifers. Have a wonderful 09.09.09!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Happy Pink Saturday!

Hope everyone has had a wonderful summer. We are back in the swing of things with school. Bella is doing better with adjusting to Middle School than I am. :-) I always dread the end of vacation because I know she will be gone for most of the day and it won't be long until all the beautiful flowers will be as well. I guess next week we may go look at some pansies and mums. I wanted to try and plant a winter veggie garden but don't know what would grow here. Maybe my local home improvement store can help.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Labor Day weekend!! Take care and be safe. Please make sure you stop by Beverly and visit all the other pinkers!! Thanks Beverly for the wonderful job you do! Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Blog Along

My sweet friend Jennifer is having Weightloss Wednesdays. I have decided to join in to try and get better exercise habits and to eat healthier. Since the weather is so nice in the mornings I am trying to walk after I drop Bella off at school. I have also started making my own salad dressing and I must say it is pretty good.If you would like to join grab the button and drop by Jennifer's and she will add you to the list.

Wonderful Wednesday

What a beautiful day Hump Day is turning into. The weather is cooling off. I just hope our watermelons finish before it gets to chilly. I am thinking of trying some winter crops. We ran into a few issues with the summer crops:
• carrots don't get very long in clay soil
• slugs attacked my peppers
• watermelons are doing good - just picked one too soon. We tried it anyway!

I have received another award from my sweet friend Rose in England. Thank you Rose!!!

"This award is bestowed on to blogs that are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. deliver this award to six bloggers who must choose six more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."
My sweet six are:
Tonya - Le Core Femme
Kathy - A Biit of Serendipity
Jennifer - Rosey Little Things
Dana - (she needs to get back to blogging!!)
Diana - The Chic Life
Bella - Fuzzy Snails

Today may be a two post day I have more to share but lunch is calling. Have a creative one!!