Saturday, April 29, 2017

a rainy day with beauty all around

On this cool, rainy day thought I would share a few treasures from the kitchen.

Monica Potter Home Lavender candle is burning, so lovely.
A vase full of lilacs from our yard, they also smell heavenly!

My son Chris sent me this pitcher vase filled with flowers several years ago.   I use it all the time!
The Monica Potter Home rustic barn box is holding little milk bottles filled with delicate wild violets.  The cute bird holding string came from the Monica Potter Home store in Garrettsville, Ohio.

Sitting on top of the box is my Dad's "work" bible, he carried with him everyday day at work.
I have my Grandma's diary from the 1950's displayed here as well.
Sharing the inside cover and first page of her diary.
So sweet.


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Easter weekend

We had a wonderful time in Indiana with Kelly, Josh and Everett over Easter weekend!
 We ...
shopped, ate out, went to an antique mall, went to church, cooked and ate Easter dinner together, watched movies,  played with Everett,  walked the dogs, talked.
made lots of new memories!

 It was a lovely time seeing the kids and celebrating Easter!

It was Everett's first Easter and also our youngest grandson, Finn's first Easter!

 Here is Finn!


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Happy Easter & Throwback Thursday

Happy Throwback Thursday!
Here is a pic of my Grandma
She is golfing!
I never knew she golfed.
This pic was taken sometime in the 1920's in Chicago.

wishing everyone a happy  Easter holiday!

We will be spending the weekend in Indiana with our daughter Kelly and her family.
They recently moved into a new home, we are excited to see it!
Of course can't wait to see Kelly, Josh and baby Everett!

So happy to celebrate Easter, celebrating Jesus and all He did for us!

I will blog again sometime next week.

God bless



Friday, April 7, 2017

eating & weight loss

If only it was this simple!

I need to lose 10-15 lbs. 
My clothes do not fit.
I am uncomfortable.

I am pretty active.
I walk,
do housework, gardening..etc.
Now that Spring is here...
I plan on starting to ride my bike again.

So, it does come down to my eating habits for the most part.
I love sweets.
Cake, cookies, candy, name it.
I like to snack...too much.

Weight Watchers has worked for me in the past...
but once the weight was off  I started careless eating again.
I get tired of the counting of calories, points, etc. 
Last month I  put an app on my phone, tried the WW method
for a couple of weeks.
It got old real quick.

has a good plan for eating.
It's healthier.
It's not depriving.
Eat in moderation.

As Bethenny says...
"Cancel Your Membership in the Clean Plate Club."

I am re-reading  & putting to practice her book

Here is a good article about carbs

I am adjusting my eating style & habits
I am exercising more.
I am drinking more water.


Sunday, April 2, 2017

spring fever has arrived!

 Happy April!

So happy to be in a new month, a new season!
Flowers are coming up, the grass is green again,
buds on the trees
the birds are so happy!

I am planning out the month in my Planner Perfect April book.
Keeps me motivated, productive and on the road
to fulfilling the purpose God gave me.
I am blessed.

Also Spring cleaning has started!

I am not doing much today,
after all it is Sunday!

My coffee choice this afternoon is
Jazzy Java by Monica Potter ...delicious!
My mug is from Life is Good.

If you have time check out
my musings on
sharing life

be blessed