Friday, January 22, 2010

New items in shop

This is a new item listed in the arthcics shops.  The photo is one of my roses. The photo is a professionally printed 4x6 print. Stay tuned for more new goodies to come. Four more post until my 100 Blog Post Anniversary. Oh what shall I do?

Eat In Month update * Failed horribly* It did make me realize I don't like cooking. I don't have a well stocked pantry. I am not the best at planning meals or remembering to take snacks with us when we go out. I did very good for one week. Maybe I can work my way up to a month. :-)

Monday, January 11, 2010

Frosty Temps Warming

Whohoo this week is going to be in the 50's. Still below my comfort of 68 but better than 17. I would never make it in a real cold weather climate. We rarely get snow and the picture is from a couple of years age when we had a little blast of it. I like to watch it fall and go out in it for about 15 minutes and then I am done. With snow here we usually get power outages.

This weekend was not so good on the Eat In Month Challenge. Went out with family visiting from out of town. Still very happy with my accomplishments.

Have a creative day!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Happy Saturday

Looking outside from my window is looks like such a lovely day. But, I know that it is tricking me into thinking it is nice and warm - not the case. It is cold out!

Today, we have company coming and since there will be 7 of us dinner out is planned. So, there is my one free pass that I will be using. I am still very happy with my success. It has really not been that hard if I stop and think about it.

This is my desk. I must get it cleaned off to be able to work. That is how I will be spending my weekend. You?

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Happy Hump Day!

Still getting back into the routine of things and kicking the Bronchitis. I can say with it I have added a lot of water and that is good for Weight Loss Wednesday. The constant cough is becoming a pain. Once the crud is gone I will be adding an indoor exercise, since it is too cold out. Any suggestions? What is your fav exercise dvd?

Eat In Month Challenge is still going well. However, will be hitting a screaming halt on Monday when I meet up with my friend to discuss names for her new idea. Since I am freelance breakfast and lunch places are where I hold my meetings. I am still very pleased at how well it is going. Carrying lunch is not bad if you have a cute bag to carry it in.

Seven more posts to 100! Whoohoo!! Stay warm everyone.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Well Hello Normal

Today, was the first day back for school. (Hence the painting from the wall downtown of a school of fish) Which meant some really early get up times. I must say I am more of a night owl than an early bird. Not to mention it was 16 degrees when I drove Bella to school. Holy cow! Thank goodness Minnie the Mini fits in the garage and has fab heated seats.

I can proudly say I have made it through day 5 of the Eat In Month Challenge. Tonight, I made the Mandarin Chicken Apron meal idea from Publix. It was pretty easy and tasted pretty good. (Forgot the camera)! I am excited about going and getting the $5 Dinner Cookbook this week. I love her blog and hope she has some easy, inexpensive recipe ideas. I must say we had a lot of spices, but had none of the ones for the meal. Now we do, so when I see a dish on Rachel Ray I can consider it.

So, how are your New Year's Resolutions going?

Monday, January 4, 2010

Back to Normal

Our holiday vacation is finally over. :-( I enjoy having someone here with me every day other than the furries. All though they are loveable, I have not been able to get the to carry on a conversation.

Eat In Month Challenge is going to be very difficult. Forgot we had to run out today and where behind in meals so Bella had to have take out. Hubby doesn't like carrying his lunch to work, so the only one still in is me. Which is what I figured. It is a great challenge, but may prove to be impossible. I will be happy with just a drastic cut down in dining out. Tuesday night we are having the Apron Meal Idea from Publix. Never go on Monday when you are hungry. :-) Bella has decided it looked good and she is willing to try it. I hope to have that and something pretty to share with you!

Happy Day 4 of 2010.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Welcome New Year!

This year started with a challenge from my blog friend Diana. So far day 1 was a check! Here was the brunch I fixed myself and hubby - little artchic prefers scrambled eggs.

We have a lot of eggs I forgot about in the garage fridge so I made this tasty little omelet. Last Christmas Walgreen's had a great deal on little kitchen appliances. So I grabbed this omelet maker, not wanting to spend a lot on it in case I did not like it. Well, I must say it makes a pretty good little omelet and when it no longer works will be replaced with a nicer one. (This one was only $5.)

I started my list and decided I probably will continue to add to it. It has the basics: eat healthier, save money, get more exercise and so forth. I will share the rest as I go along. I am still trying very hard to kick the crud. I do not like being under the weather!

So now I am off to slowly de-holiday-ize the house. Next stop the fireplaces. It may take me all week, since I am trying not to over do. That and I start making some flowers I want to finish. :-) Happy Day 2 of 2010!