Saturday, January 31, 2015

Doing a bit of fluffing

Hi Friends,

Well, it's been raining in Arizona for 3 days
I decided I'd do a bit of fluffing in my bedroom
Since I can't work outside much this weekend

All fluff really means today is 
Cleaning :)

This dresser belonged to my mom's parents
I love it
Yet, I am almost ready to paint it
(Don't faint mom)

I bought this piece at a flea market
Many years ago
It's gong to get some paint as well

One of my favorite little pieces

This desk belonged to my hubby's dad
It did get some paint several years ago
But I'm not happy with the finished product
So, it may get a make over soon too

When I received this hand made basket
From my secret Santa this year
I decided to add a bit of grey to my bedroom
I love this basket and keep my remotes and what not in it

Although this guy is my son's doggie
He follows me everywhere

I bought new sheets (pewter)
Love adding the new color 
My bed is my comfort zone
I recently purchased a new mattress
And a really fluffy thick cover for it

Then I found this sweet white quilt on a super sale
And even though it's a twin
I loved adding it to the foot of my bed

I took the red/white comforter off and
Put the black/white one back on for a lighter look
Since most of my furniture is very dark
I needed to let go of some of the red

I do hope to paint all of my bedroom furniture this spring

The next two photos are the reality of my bed

I LOVE Pillows
And have 8 of them on my bed at all times
Yes, I even sleep with them
It makes me feel safe

I think I need some new pillowcases
So they match a little better
Don't you???

Well, that's my little fluff for the day

Tomorrow the kids/grands are coming to watch the Big Game

My DIL is from Washington and a Sea-Hawks fan
Sshhhhh....Don't tell her
I'm rooting for NE

Have a super blessed Sunday

Thursday, January 29, 2015

What I found on my Walk

Hi Friends,

As you will be able to tell
From these photo's
I don't live in the cold mountains
Or Snowy areas around the country

Nope, I live in the desert southwest

Our city is very busy this week
We have a Major Golf Tournament going on 
A Super Bowl getting ready to happen
Along with a week of partying
And many celebs walking about
Yep, it's busy around these parts

And the weather, well it's great
Albeit a bit drizzly 

But, I did take a short walk today
And look what I found

January Weeds :)

Rustic Beauty

Desert Landscape

Cacti Galore

And a couple of Really Cute Girlies

Hiding under the mailbox from the sprinkles

Enjoying each others company

And helping Nana bring in the trash can

Yes Friends
It's a beautiful day in our neighborhood

I pray you enjoy the blessings around you
No matter what they are

Consider It All JOY

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Downsizing Update {16 weeks}

Hi Friends

I've been fairly delayed on regular blog posts
I suppose January is a time to reorganize
And reevaluate life
I've stayed busy but haven't kept up with blogging
As I would have liked to

It's been 16 weeks since I started the NutriSystem Program
Here is my latest update

40.8 pounds
20 inches
2 dress sizes

Many would say that is GREAT progress
However, I'm a bit discouraged
As this past 4 weeks, I only lost 5 pounds

I know it gets harder as you go along
I just have 44.2 more pounds to go
And I have begun to struggle somewhat

This is the pile of clothes that I took out of my bedroom
Over the past couple of weeks
They are going to be donated tomorrow
I don't want the temptation to pull me from my focus

I'll keep plugging away at it
I've added exercise and am attempting to 
Tone up the 'flappy' arms and legs :)

I'm praying that the monthly expense doesn't 
Hinder me from reaching my goal

That's the update on my downsizing for now
I'll be back with a new update 
In 4 weeks

Just because I always need something to cheer my heart
Here are a couple pics of my two youngest K's
From this past Thursday

Our weather has been absolutely gorgeous
So, we have totally enjoyed
Playing outside and in the play house

"Children’s children are a crown to the aged,
    and parents are the pride of their children".
Proverbs 17:6 

I LOVE my Grandchildren and am SO very blessed
To have them in my life....

Praying you have a 
Super Week Filled with Encouraging Words


Sunday, January 18, 2015

Photo Overload ...

It was an absolutely Beautiful
Weekend for a family picnic
I took over 170 photos
These are just a few of my Favorites

My 3 K's

Follow the Leader 

My sister's Twin sons and daughter
This does represent their personalities
Love these kids

My sister's and my grandchildren

It really is January here in the desert southwest
But it sure feels like a beautiful fall day

It blesses my heart 
That our grandchildren have so much fun together

Praise the Lord for falling leaves

This little guy is SO fun to photograph

Cousins and train tracks

Cousins and Cup Cakes

Nothing as good as Chocolate

My Boys
Yep, that says it all

Such a wonderful day
With some Great Kiddos

Blessings for a wonderful week
Wherever you Live
Whatever weather you experience
Turn in all to JOY

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Photo Shoot

It's possible I had a bit of a let down
After the Holiday season
I worked so hard at being okay during the season
That the blues kind of took over after it was all over

I've spent the past 43 hours in bed sick
But was able to get up, shower and go do a photo shoot
For my sister and her family

Now, after 4 hours of being up
I'm in my jammies and ready to hit the bed again
 Need to rest up for the work week

I was so happy to be able to get outside
And enjoy this beautiful fall like weather

My sister and her hubby have been married for 38 years
They have twin boys and a daughter
All of whom are married
They also have 6 grandchildren
And, they are all in town this week

I promised I'd do a photo shoot
All of these photos are straight out of the camera 
With no editing
But I wanted to blog a bit
So you get to see the SOOC shots

I just love these kiddos so much

Even though they only see each other once a year or so
They love each other and get along so well

Can't believe we got E up the tree

These kiddos are from the east coast
Sure do miss them
And so happy to see them this week

Praying they enjoy many memory making moments 
While they are together this week

Sure did have fun
Now, back to bed 

Blessings to all!