60 Days, 30 Pounds.

60 Days, 30 Pounds.

July 8 I began the 21-Day Sugar Detox Plan giving up bread, rice, pasta, cereal and other refined carbs, fruit, some dairy and artificial sweeteners. You can read my original post about my weight loss journey to see how I got started. This week marked 60 days on this journey and I’ve lost 30 pounds. [...] Continue reading…

Making Time

Making Time

A week ago Making Time began. This is a fun series of daily prompts in September from Beth Kempton and the team at Do What You Love. They say its “31 Days to Carve Out Time For the Things You Love.” Sounded fun so I signed up. It was a great first week of making [...] Continue reading…

Okay Day One App – I’m Hooked!

Okay Day One App – I’m Hooked!

I never thought I’d admit this, but I just might be leaving my trusty paper methods of chronicling daily life behind. I recently downloaded the Day One App – I’m hooked! Its not new I know, but its new to me. Its easy interface and features are the perfect way for me to keep track [...] Continue reading…

Foodie Pocket Scrapbooking Printable Cards

Foodie Pocket Scrapbooking Printable Cards

We all have fun taking photos of food these days – seems to be a national obsession. Whether its the new recipe at home, a special dinner out or a priceless photo of the kids enjoying a melting ice cream cone, food is a major player in our albums. If you’re a scrapbooker using Project [...] Continue reading…

Rusty

Rusty

Recently we lost our beloved dog Rusty after 13 1/2 years as a member of our family. It was a sudden, unexpected illness that began at 9 am and ended with his death at 5 pm. A heartbreaking day. Like most people think about their pets, our dog was amazing. All of our friends knew [...] Continue reading…

Finding My Way

Finding My Way

At the beginning of the year I declared some goals … more like promises to myself. They touch on things I enjoy, or are important to me and what I wanted to focus on this year. Keeping a gratitude journal, getting back into regular reading, improving my photography, practicing a healthy lifestyle, and making progress [...] Continue reading…

Quick and Easy July 4th Centerpieces

Quick and Easy July 4th Centerpieces

There are so many great 4th of July recipes, cocktails and crafts online these days that I can’t decide which I want to do more! But one thing that is sure to make a holiday festive is something to liven up the table where all that yummy food and conversation is. Nothing is more cheerful [...] Continue reading…

Project Graduation Scrapbook

Project Graduation Scrapbook

There’s nothing like working on a gift scrapbook. I so enjoy creating a hand-crafted gift of memories. I think it pushes me to try new things and test myself. For the past month I’ve been working on what I’ll call “Project Graduation” — an album commemorating a graduation celebration. Not only was it a fun [...] Continue reading…