A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22

Friday, December 24, 2021

Gingerbread House Decorating Contest 2021

 Well nothing like going a whole year in between posts. Ha! But this is something that we've been doing for many many years now and I'm not going to quit posting about it now. 

We usually do these near the beginning of the month but this year we just didn't have time so we literally decorated these 2 days ago. And as usual I will give no clues as to who's is who's. 

Normally we name our houses but we didn't even have time to do that so in no particular order here are the houses. 

House #1



House #2


 House #3


House #4

House #5

Now we just need you to cast your votes. :-) And don't worry you won't hurt anyone's feelings. We do this for fun. 

Merry Christmas everyone!



Thursday, January 28, 2021

Let's Talk about Supplements!

 Let it be known that I am not a professional. I'm just a 50 year old woman who feels really good and isn't on any medications. So take this information that I'm about to give you and do your own research. I'm just sharing because if you're like me, you want to feel good and might not know where to start. So there's that. Moving on. :-)

So I grew up with a mom who was always getting in on the latest trend. Microwaved eggs anyone? Blah! But one thing I always remembered her taking, was her vitamins. I'm convinced she's kept dad alive all these years as well. Go Mom! Now that they are 88 and 85 and have been married for 67 years, I'd say whatever she's been doing has been working. They also had friends who made fun of all the supplements they took daily and unfortunately one of those has passed away and the other has a tirade of health problems and not living life to her fullest. Mainly because of diet and lifestyle. 

Now am I saying that if you eat pure, take vitamins and exercise that nothing will ever go wrong? No I am not. Stuff happens. Even to those of us who try really hard to do things right.  What I am saying is that it's worth giving it a shot because when those things hit, maybe you can get through them quicker or easier. 

I'm not going to talk about what I eat in a day in this post,  but I am going to show you the supplements I take in a day. 

Now this may seem like a lot and maybe it is but let's face it, as you hit middle age, no matter what you do, some things start to wear out. I've come to grips with it, sort of. 

Now I take stuff for my eye health, hormones, immune system, vein health, anxiety, dehydration and my heart. 

Here is a website I found that gives a run down of a selection of different vitamins and minerals and what they do, if you're interested.  

Now I don't suggest you stop taking any medications that you're currently taking but I do suggest you seek out a health care professional that specializes in nutrition helping the body heal itself vs. just masking a problem and not fixing it.  

Take the time to do your research. Invest in your well being. You are worth it. Your people need you to be around for awhile. :-) 

Also find an exercise that you enjoy and is fun for you. If you don't enjoy it, you probably won't keep it up.  

I love these two ladies and their videos. Easy to do inside with no equipment. 

Lucy Wyndam Read and Leslie  

And lastly, get outside and soak up some of that Vitamin D. It's so important to your health. In Florida we have it in groves but if you live up north and gray skies are the norm, them make sure you take a supplement. 

Okay, I think I'm done. *smile*

If you have any questions I would be more than happy to try to answer. I don't know everything but I have learned a lot over the years. 

Have a lovely day my friends.




Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Coasters Made With Recycyled Jeans!

 Well hello everybody! I thought I'd get on here and show you all a little recycled project I've been working on.

So I'm sure like me, a lot of you have been busy cleaning, organizing and purging since just after Christmas. Well on my journey of purging I came across a bunch of jeans that I said ten years ago that I was going to get rid of but never did. LOL! If you want a chuckle you can read about that HERE. I've literally been holding on to these jeans for over 25 years! Do I have issues? Yes, yes I do.

But as of a few days ago, I am one pair down. Yes, I actually cut one whole pair of Wranglers into different sewing projects I plan on doing. One of them I'm going to show you today. It's soooo super easy and fast. 

It's these cute coasters. 

They aren't perfect. In fact I'm calling them rustic. ;-) I was experimenting with fabric and different stitches and stuff to see what would give it the best edging. I think these last two are my favorite so far. 

I wasn't going to wait until they were perfect to show you because then I would probably never get this posted so here they are in all their glory. 

Now because they are denim (and not the new kind of denim, these are the sturdy, no give denim) I decided to just stack and stitch. No turning them out and then sewing because it's too hard with this kind of denim. So the stack and stitch is what I did. 

So basically you just stack and stitch. LOL!

I put a layer of batting in the middle for extra support and stability. I used Heat Bond to iron the heart on so it wouldn't move and was easier to sew around. I would suggest doing the same if you have it. And basically that's it. 

 Have fun with different stitches and fabric. You could even do a blanket edging if you wanted. The possibilities are endless. But I like to keep it simple because I have the attention span of a two year old sometimes. Ha!

If you're interested here are a few other projects that I made in the past with old denim jeans.

 Just a warning. I've been blogging for way over ten years and a lot of my past posts have terrible pictures. So you've been warned. In fact we've been in our home now for 10 years and all of these posts were from before that in our old house. So yeah.....

Note Pad Holder



Have a lovely day my friends. 


Let me know if you make these. You can connect with me on Mewe these days. I started a group for this blog where us gals can get together and have a fun community.

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Gingerbread House Decorating Contest 2020!

 Well better late than never. I meant to post these over a week ago and got so busy, I forgot. But I hope you all are still able to cast your vote because we love doing this every year and look forward to sharing our creations with you.

Don’t worry about picking your favorite, we all do this for fun and no feelings are hurt, so pick away.

None of us had time to name them so I’m just going to put them in no particular order and you pick your favorite number. And if you’d like to give your favorite a name that would be great!!

So without further ado, the houses.

House #1

 House #2

House #3


 House #4


Well there you have it. Please take a moment to vote your favorite and I hope you have a Very Merry Christmas!!



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