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Wednesday, May 02, 2012      2 comments

I took this from an article I read here on SP. It explained why the 5% than tend to keep the weightloss off.....I want to be the 5% and since I'm doing the 5% challenge I thought it was worth repeating here. But it is good advice no matter who y... Read more

"Cherry Crow Round"

Tuesday, May 01, 2012      2 comments

This is my newest rug. It is 24 x 24 inches and is an adaptation of a Magdalena Briner rug. It is hooked on rug hooking monks cloth with #6 to #9 cut of "as is" recycled wool ... Read more last!!!

Monday, April 30, 2012      3 comments

I'm doing a happy rain dance today!!!! We are finally getting rain!!! Besides our garden needing it, I'm thinking that this may be terrific in allowing me outside tomorrow. Pr... Read more

Begin this Minute!!!

Sunday, April 29, 2012      2 comments

Many times we put off beginning something because it is inconvenient..or we don't have the right tools or equipment. We don't want to start our diet until after this weeken... Read more


Saturday, April 28, 2012      2 comments

Yes consistency is the key to winning at almost everything...especially when it comes to weight loss and getting healthy. If we set up a consist exercise program or diet then ... Read more


Friday, April 27, 2012      3 comments

We need to desire success at weightloss and getting healthy more than fearing failure. So many times as we diet we face failure..and many times when we fail to meet our goals ... Read more


Thursday, April 26, 2012      4 comments

This has been my motto for many years now. I realized long ago that we can be miserable or we can be happy and it is a choice we can make every minute of every day. And you kn... Read more

Gathering Cobwebs

Wednesday, April 25, 2012      1 comments

I just love this picture from Graphic Fairy...and just love the green June bugs that are waiting on the Fairy queen. But alas she looks like I feel...just sitting still too lo... Read more


Sunday, April 22, 2012      0 comments

We have to take the thorns with the roses...I love being outside but the thorn for me right now is the fact that I'm allergic to privet hedge pollen and it is in full bloom. I... Read more

More fruit

Saturday, April 21, 2012      3 comments

As you can tell we have lots of baby fruit where we live. Apples (topleft), dwarf lemon (top right and has to be kept in pot to take inside in winter), blueberries (bottom lef... Read more

Butterflies are free

Friday, April 20, 2012      3 comments

Not sure I posted this photo before. I happened to just "catch" the perfect photo of a monarch butterfly on one of my iris. I love iris and now they are beginning to get ra... Read more

Can you tell the difference?

Thursday, April 19, 2012      6 comments

We have several varieties of peaches and one lonely almond tree. Strangely almonds start their lives similar to peaches and really you can hardly tell the difference in the le... Read more

Gnome Village

Tuesday, April 17, 2012      10 comments

I worked hard today getting the little gnome village in order. Hubby had been complaining that it was hard to weed eat around we made a concrete moat around an are... Read more

owl rug

Monday, April 16, 2012      5 comments

Many of you know that I have been working on an owl rug to go on the wall of my spare bathroom. Well he is finished except for the limb that goes at the bottom..I didn't pl... Read more

Plum good

Sunday, April 15, 2012      3 comments

If nothing happens weatherwise, we ill have plums this year. We have several varieties from a small wild yellow to an ozark to a green gage to a red....We eat at many as we... Read more

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