I love Pinterest, not only for the cool photographs, but also for all of the delicious recipes I find. Some are healthier than others and I wanted to share a couple of those with you. Staying healthy and looking good have always been important to me. Sometimes people say, “You’re lucky because you have good genes, that’s why you stay slender”. No…because I work at it. I exercise regularly and eat healthy (most of the time). I treat myself also, which is very important! Anyway, I made this first recipe a couple of weeks ago for lunch. It’s so light and refreshing…
If you’d like to use one of your own photos for a DIY Photo Wall Art project, Sugar Bee Crafts has a great post to walk you through each step. For less than $15 I was able to make a 3′ x 4′ piece of art with a photograph I took in California! It’s hanging in my office, so I can look out the window at the woods and look on the wall at the woods!
I found the idea on Pinterest and followed the link! It’s a great idea for photos of people also. Next, I’d like to make some for friends!
- DIY: Wall Art Makeover (homecreationseveryday.wordpress.com)
- DIY: Scrapbook Paper + Bronze Stencil = Cool Wall Art (indiapiedaterre.com)
- Top 5 Valentine’s Day DIYs (mjtrim.com)
- Apartment Décor on a Budget: As Curated from Pinterest – Rent.com | The Shared Wall (rent.com)
- DIY Witty Kitchen Printables (culdesaccool.com)
- diy: hanging a print (stardustcoyote.wordpress.com)
- DIY Santa Fe – A Creative Way to Discover Santa Fe – Special Workshops, Classes and Lodging Offers in March, 2013 (prweb.com)
- Buy Now, Cringe Later: Store Bought Wall “Art” (fatfreefashion.com)
2012 was a year of discovery and fun!
I participated in lots of activities…
Pinterest inspired me to make over 125 new recipes! My husband gained a few pounds.
And…I made homemade Febreeze, carpet stain remover, deodorant, In a Pickle Bag, scarves made from t-shirts, and these beautiful Easter centerpieces…
I attended lots of fun festivals, farmers’ markets, parties, and concerts!
I was a tourist in my own hometown of Cincinnati and the surrounding areas…
And–had so much fun seeing familiar places with new eyes through the lens of my camera!
In May/June, I camped for 26 nights of the 40 nights I spent touring seven AMAZING countries in Africa. You can read the first post here!
Met unforgettable people and had once-in-a-lifetime experiences!
Strangers opened their homes to me in South Africa, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida–through an organization called Couchsurfing!
It is an amazing way to meet new people, make travel affordable, and get tips from locals on what to see and do!
My six week-4,200 mile-USA road-trip through North & South Carolina, Georgia and Florida was an adventure! I left in late October and returned home in December.
I so enjoyed walking through all of the cities I visited!
There is so much beauty in the USA!
Florida was too pretty for words!!
I took a wine painting class with girlfriends, went to Columbus, Ohio for a girls’ weekend, and had girlfriends visit me in Florida!
Last…but most importantly…had quality time with family! I thank my husband for being a good sport concerning my passion for travel!
My cousins and I had fun taking photos with Santa!!
I’m not sure what I’ve done to deserve such a rich life…but I’m truly grateful and if 2013 is as good or better than 2012…then all I have to say is…”LIFE IS
GOODGREAT IN YOUR 50′s”!
With the holidays almost here…if you need a quick and easy gift…consider making Irish Cream Liquor. It’s less expensive and tastier than Baileys!
First, you’ll need some empty bottles. I’ve been saving wine bottles, so I took four of them, soaked them in hot water for 5-10 minutes, used a rough cleaning pad to rub the labels off, and then sprayed Goo Gone on to remove the sticky residue. You can also use olive oil, nail polish remover or white vinegar to rub the residue off. I found a number of recipes on Pinterest for Irish Cream, so I combined a few of them and have the ingredients listed below.
- 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
- 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
- 1 2/3 cup Irish whiskey
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon instant coffee
- 2 tablespoons Hershey’s chocolate syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth (less than a minute). Pour into your bottle and refrigerate. It will stay good for at least a month. I made three batches, which filled four bottles and half of another (for me)!
It’s quick, easy and yummy!!
Yesterday was another fun-filled day! Randy took the day off work and we went boating on the Ohio River again! We invited our friends Lynne and Mark and my girlfriend Gina. We thought it was funny that Lynne and I bought the same bathing suit. Obviously, my back is feeling better because I lifted Lynne for a photo…
and we water-skiied…
Anyway, wanted to let you know how my homemade deodorant turned out. I love it! It works…it’s simple to make…and you aren’t putting any unnecessary chemicals into your body. I used an empty plastic jar to put it in.
I found the recipe at How About Orange.
Here’s a simple organizational tip. Put your extra reading glasses/sun glasses on a hanger…
Since I’ve been on the Paleo plan I lost almost 10 lbs. in two weeks and feel great! I gained back 2 lbs. just from yesterday. We ate at Skippers Marina on the river. I had a Mahi Mahi sandwich and a few potato chips…then last night we had pizza. Talk about cheating!!
Well…I’m off to help a girlfriend unpack boxes. She just moved yesterday. It’s supposed to rain here for three days…so we’ll probably go to a movie and out to eat. Make it a great weekend!
- Now You Can Iron On Your Deodorant (bellasugar.com)
- Well This Is One Way To Hide Your Farts (buzzfeed.com)
- Wanaka waterskiers’ winter dip (stuff.co.nz)
- Injured soldiers fine strength in waterskiing program (gazette.com)