I haven't forgotten the blog, and I'm still alive... it's just been so busy :) I realized as I was thinking about what photos I wanted to post here today.. that I can't let it go this long between posts because I have too much to share. lol I feel like I'm drowning you in photos today.
I'm just so happy it's finally NOT WINTER!
Today I'm sharing some simple note cards I made using Authentique papers. Since I've been creating less since I'm stepped down from designs teams, my "go to" card supply box is getting low. I love to send little hadmade notes, so I sat down with this Picnic collection, which I adore.
There is something so relaxing about creating simple little note cards like these. It satisfies my need to play with paper.... even when life it busy.
What else have I been up to? Well..... using up some rhubarb from the cabin for one things. I feels like it's been for ever since I've baked a pie, so I thought I'd better, before I forget how. haha
I've been working on weight loss, so it's not exactly what I need around, but It's Amy's favorite and we had people over to grill out on Memorial Day, so It got eaten up. whew!
I think of mom and dad and all the great memories they created for us kids. I think of them everyday, but I guess even more because of memorial weekend.
I took flowers out to their graves on Friday. As I look at those dates on the headstones, I'm always taken aback when I realize how long they've been gone. Crazy how it seems so fresh in my mind. It never seems like that many years have passed.
I'm so thankful for all the great memories they left us with.
For the most part, I'm cooking so much healthier since I've been doing Keto. This was Monday when we had company so there was pie. lol But otherwise most of this is Keto friendly.
Do any of you do Keto? I feel like it's something that is actually sustainable for me. I'm down 40lbs ( but with much to go). Thankful for each day I continue to try to eat healthier. Weight has always been a issue for me, but I think for me, like many of us... as you get older you give much more thought to your health rather than just appearance.
We have been grilling and eating out on the deck since it's been nice. I had been looking for a little holder for paper plates, napkins and silverware, that I could just grab and take out with us. I found this ( 1/2 off ) at Hobby Lobby. I love it and it works great!
Which brings me to some sad news. I feel like I need to share, because many of you who have followed my blog, have seen many photos, over the years, of this sweet girl. Our grandpup Chloe. We had to say our goodbyes to her after 15 years. Kate had her even before her and Jarad were married and she became part of the family when Kate did. She was the kindest, most gentle loving dog you could ever imagine. We all miss her so much. It was a hard, and heartbreaking decision for Kate and Jarad, but it was just time. She was so loved!!
It seems with all the good things in life, there is always some tough ones.
I found this quote and loved it.. so I wanted to share.
I added it to a photo, and I'm going to use it as I screen saver on my phone, as I little reminder.
Thanks as always for stopping by. I love that you do