Saturday, March 23, 2013

Food, Photos, and My Favorite Fellow

I am overwhelmed by the response my last blog post. So many of you reached out to me via email and Facebook; it was rather humbling.
I thank you.
This has been a lovely week, partly because of your support. It has been a lovely week despite the little guy having a reaction to amoxicillin and getting a horrible case of hives. My poor little pal. He weathered that storm rather well, and I am ever amazed at how much he is growing up. In fact, this week was the start of a milestone; we registered him for kindergarten.
Ready to start kindergarten!
Between kindergarten registration and that case of the hives, there has been little focus elsewhere this week. Still, looking back, I was still able to accomplish more creative endeavors than I would have expected.
The biggest one, literally, was (mostly) finishing the makeover of our bedroom. We had the ceiling redone and added molding. Down came the heavy drapes and in came the new light and bedding. A little rearranging and voila!
Isn't it lovely? I have some art for the walls that I have to get framed. Then, we are doing a closet makeover. There are two closets in the room, one being an add-in that covered an existing window. We're opening that closet up and creating a window seat. Can't wait until we get to that project!
I've also been continuing my daily iPhone posts. That is a quick and easy project to get just a bit of creativity each day. Here are some recent shots:

Morning Flight

I also had some time last Sunday to process some "real" photos. It was so nice to be able to return to that. I'm in dire need of a photo safari soon, though. Where are my warm spring temperatures? Ah well, in the mean time, I'll just stay snug and warm by the fire and make some pretty little pictures like these:

A Farm in Winter

Finding Home
I really, really enjoyed that time spent processing these pictures. (Insert happy, content smile.)
The other burst of creativity I had came in the form of trying out a couple of new recipes. Yes, even making food can be a creative endeavor! This week, I made a low-cal cheeseburger casserole. Yes. Low-cal cheeseburger casserole. It's a real thing that tastes amazing. The recipe was courtesy of a genius woman named Gina Homolka. She has a phenomenal website called In addition to My Fitness Pal, it was finding her recipes that truly changed the way I eat, cook, and lost weight.
The other two recipes were not as calorie-conscious, but I find that if I don't jump start my metabolism now and then, I stall in my weight loss. So I made a turkey-kielbasa crock pot recipe and some macaroni and cheese. Both are winners and both recipes can be found on my Pinterest board dedicated to recipes I've actually made. I'm sorry there are no pictures. I was too interested in eating... ;)
Well, I guess that's it for this week. Time to plan a grocery list and pick out a couple more new recipes to try!
Have a great week!!

1 comment:

  1. I'm going to go look at the recipe link...I've been using my fitness pal for a while now but am in such a rut with food. The things that I like are too fattening, the things that I eat are so boring! So I'm excited to get some new ideas :)