Being thin is a choice. Maybe it isn't for everyone. Some people seem to be born thin. For me to get thin, it will be a choice. It means time after time making the choice to say no to cake. And cookies. And brownies. And ice cream. And fudge. I think you get the picture. :)
As we don’t have a fireplace, we don’t really have a mantel. So I created one using our server in the dining room. Lately I’ve taken a fancy to decorating for the holidays. I don’t do every one (no Mardi Gras, for example) but I will do most of the biggies.
1. Subway art is my favorite thing. It’s easy and I keep subway art for each holiday right in the frame and just switch them out.
2. Holiday candy is fun and easy. I just display in clear jars.
3. Instead of buying things, I just walk around and pull out things that fit the color scheme.
4. Banners; there are lots of free printable banners I make out of paper and ribbon.
Happy holidays! All of them 🙂
I have been watching my serving sizes lately. My favorite afternoon snack is pretzels. The bag I buy has 4 services. That’s 5 pretzels per serving. I was a good little girl and counted out 4 bags of 5 pretzels each and wrapped up each in tin foil.
I can do this. You can too! 🙂
Forgive me but I can’t stop thinking about these mixers. They combine so many things I care about: hand-made things, people working in manufacturing, cooking, colors, and quality. Take a look at this video about the history of these mixers. You just might want one too!
By the way, my latest favorite color is red. 🙂
- KitchenAid plant in Greenville sets production record (bizjournals.com)
- KitchenAid Announces Two Million Stand Mixer Milestone (thehotspotorlando.com)
- Why choosing the right color for things is important (brittanywesterberg.com)
I want one. Plain and simple. When you get to the point when you are turning 50, you love to bake, and you’ve never had one, you deserve a $350 mixer. Don’t you agree?
The big decision is what color to get!
- KitchenAid Launches Hand Painted Stand Mixers for Holidays (shoppingblog.com)
- Do I Really Need A…Stand Mixer? (designmom.com)
My first macaron ever. Light green. Chewy. Creamy. Delish.
Thumbs way up. 🙂
- Macarons, macarons! (froggyfrogs.wordpress.com)
- What We’re Sweet On: Macaron-Inspired Lip Balms (bellasugar.com)
- Authentic Ganache Macarons – The La Bamboche Macarons Mix Fine Ingredients For Luscious New Flavors (TrendHunter.com) (trendhunter.com)
- Macarons: The Perfect Sweet Treat for Little Taste Buds (redtri.com)
- DIY felt macarons (kittenhood.wordpress.com)
- Macaron: The Opposite of a New Year’s Resolution (thespendicate.typepad.com)
I’m loving my new book: Ravenous: A food lover’s journey from obsession to freedom by Dayna Macy. Here’s an excerpt:
“Salt, grease, tasteless pulp in my mouth,” he says, koan-like. “I can never eat
enough corn chips to be satisfied because there’s no there there. And if I
wasn’t paying attention, I’d keep eating them to try to get what isn’t there.
“Compare this to an orange,” he says, “which is sweet and tastes like sunshine.
When you taste something, don’t only let your mouth respond. Let your heart
respond. There’s a lot of food in this world that doesn’t have much to offer
Wishing you sunshine in your stomach, in your heart, and in your world! 🙂
- A Review: “Ravenous: A Food Lover’s Journey from Obsession to Freedom” (mybigfatjuicydiet.wordpress.com)