9 Jul

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Still Curvy

9 Jul

Hey friends!  Happy almost middle of July!

WHAT?!?  Where has the summer gone?  I can’t believe it’s already July 9th.  We’re at the point where there’s only a month left of summer camp.  I can’t believe how quickly the summer has flown by!  I guess that’s what happens when you work almost every day.

And we’ve been busy with other things too.  We kicked off the summer with a bridal shower, followed by our first wedding of the summer; we have 5 total!  We’ve been camping, had a garage sale, a Fourth of July cookout, and family stay with us.  Whew…I get tired thinking of how busy we’ve been.  And we still have much coming – the 4 other weddings, which include a trip to Minnesota and a trip to Idaho; black raspberry picking and jam/ice cream/whatever else we can think of making; and hopefully some fishing.  It’s been a pretty good summer so far!

The only thing I wish I’d been more on top of is going to Curves.  I’m still really loving the work out, but I’ve been a bit lazy.  I’ve been tired from working in the kitchen and having a fluctuating schedule.  But today, I made the decision to get off my lazy butt and get back to it.

I was more than a little nervous to go in and get on the scale.  I haven’t been eating well or terribly.  Kind of right down the middle.  And the only exercise I was getting, was my steps while in the kitchen.  But everything turned out ok.  I lost a couple pounds from my last weigh in and also lost 4 inches.

So, I started Curves on March 17.  Today is July 9.  So, in almost 4 months I’ve lost 12 pounds and 16.25 inches.  I’m so happy with these results!  Sometimes I wish it was more, but I can feel my body becoming more balanced and I’m happy I’m doing it with very little medication.  I’m actually weaning myself off the only medication I’m taking.  I am supplementing with vitamins.  I’m eating better, most of the time, but I know my body needs the extra push of vitamins and minerals.

I hope your summer is going well!  We’ve had beautiful weather, too!  It seems the rain comes exactly when we need it and then we have nice warm days.  It really doesn’t get much better than that!

What week are we in?

29 May

Ok, so hey there.  I’m back.  What a whirlwind of a month and a half.  I’ve been working more and we’ve been getting outside and enjoying the wonderful sunshine and weather.  I’ve also done quite a few Pinterest projects, but just haven’t wanted to sit down and blog.  Forgive me?

I forgot to take pictures of some stuff, but I hope you enjoy the ones I did take!

Super yummy chocolate cake and frostingSuper yummy chocolate cake and frosting

Mother's Day Spa giftMother’s Day Spa Gift (brown sugar scrub, lemon sugar scrub, Kate Alvis spa washcloth)

All wrapped!All wrapped!

Tablet CoverTablet Cover from Crochet One-Skein Wonders

Wine Cork MonogramWine Cork Monogram

Berry-topped CakeBerry-topped Cake with vanilla buttercream frosting

For Mother’s Day I also made oven-roasted cauliflower, roasted garlic pasta salad, and rosemary and garlic roasted pork loin.  We feasted for Mother’s Day!

It seems I did more projects, but can’t seem to recall all of them right now.  If I remember, you’ll be the first to know! 😉

Pinterest Projects Week 16

23 Apr

Hey y’all!  Last week was I was quite productive with my Pinterest projects.  I even have a couple crafty ones in the mix this week!  So, without further ado…

Sweet Tea JellySweet Tea Jelly

Southern Style BiscuitsSouthern Style Biscuits

Crochet BuntingCrochet Bunting

Crochet BunniesCrochet Bunnies

Rhubarb Curd Tart with StrawberriesRhubarb Curd Tart with Strawberries

I think the tart was our favorite thing this week!  The crust was so yummy and the curd was just right and those strawberries added such a bright flavor.

Pinterest Projects Week 15

15 Apr

Happy tax day everyone!  Ha!

You guys, I had to scrape my windows this morning.  What?!?  It would have been really depressing had the sun not been shining.  It snowed yesterday and actually stuck to the ground by the end of the day.  Bleh.

I didn’t feel good last week, so I didn’t do much of anything.  But Saturday morning I watched Heartland Table over on The Food Network and got inspired.  She was making a good ole fashioned supper club meal.  The hubby and I followed suit and had yummy rib eye steaks, made-from-scratch hashbrowns and corn.  Oh, how yummy it was!

Anywho…here are the projects from Week 15

Giant Chocolate Peanut Butter CookiesGiant Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Carrot CakeCarrot Cake

Lemon CurdLemon Curd

Made-from-Scratch HashbrownsMade-from-Scratch Hashbrowns

Happy Spring!

9 Apr

Just a little something to brighten your day!

Happy FlowerThis is what I found after raking.  It was a wonderful little surprise! 🙂

LincolnI just couldn’t resist putting in a cute picture of this happy dog.  He is so excited to be able to explore the front yard again.

Little Nomadic Kitchen


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