Things to share…

Truth time.

I have felt a little chaotic of late.

I am sure it’s never like that for you, is it?!? Right?

New year, new habits, new schedules, new responsibilities, and I feel like I am just now sinking my teeth into them.

So, this post is completely random with no prior planning involved. So, forgive my futile attempts to update you on the comings and goings of life including new things I’m trying, links I am loving, projects I am participating in, and a little bit of everything else too thrown in for good measure.

I started Weight Watchers last week. It worked for me once, really, really worked, and I am hoping for a repeat result.

Yeah! Feels good.

There is a group of about 30 women at my office that are also participating, including my sweet roomie Katie. It’s wonderful to have someone to hold you accountable, cook and share meals with, and then encourage when they feel weak, and vice versa!

I will continue to keep you updated on my weight loss and progress towards my goal. Which, at this time, I am uncertain what it will be. I will know it when I get there. I will also share great tips, tricks, and low-cal recipes with you as well, should any of you out there also be trying to lose a few lbs.

And some recipes that I have tried/will try/ know that I love are…

Soft Black Bean Tostadas from Cooking Light {this bean spread is also great as a low-fat dip with chips or veggies}

WW Crock Pot Chicken Stroganoff

Southwestern Egg Muffins {and to make even lighter, substitute a few egg whites}

Asian Salmon in Foil  {although I dial the honey in this recipe back}

And, because I don’t believe in total deprivation, I am going to try this method out next time we have the girls over and we need a little chocolate fix!

I shared this recipe with a lady in the Wal-Mart checkout line today!  Brownies made With Greek yogurt --sub the oil w/ yogurt

Dark chocolate brownie + low-fat, lean protein from greek yogurt sounds too good to be true!

So, one of my 52 things to do this year involves a little closet clean-out and reorganization.

I found this post on Pinterest and found it very helpful. 6 Foolproof Steps to Purge, Organize, and Renew your Home.

PURGE. TOSS. DONATE. 6 Foolproof Home Organizational Tips that will get you pointed in the right direction NOW!

Worth a shot I’d say!

The process commences this weekend! It always makes me feel so good at the start of each new year to get organized and have my surroundings reflect that.

I am loving this new scarf tie. It may not be new to you, but it is to me and it is so chic, classic, and clean.

How To Tie the Barcelona scarf tie. Easy & chic. 2 of my very favorite qualities.

Very helpful tutorial… try it out!

Just finished this book,

and I am onto these…

They were all recommendations from other sweet, sweet people in my life who love books as much as I do!

Can’t wait to crack their covers!

In other news, I did something very adult this past weekend. I bought dining room chairs.

I think it is the official step into domestic life & adulthood.

And I am very, very pleased with my purchase. I have been waiting for these bad boys to go on sale & when they did, I was ready to pounce!

It’s the Dayna Side Chairs from Ballard Designs. I purchased the Ivory finish with natural linen seats. Should look just delicious cozied up to my sweet little gray dining room table.

Now I can invite people over for dinner and not have them sit in mis-matched desk chairs!



So, there you go!  Just a little bit about what’s going on with little old me!


2 thoughts on “Things to share…

  1. Debbie

    The Tea Rose looks interesting! Goodness, we do love a pretty cover don’t we? Proud of you for all these actions! I’m in the midst of purging a closet myself. Need to do the same with sugar!


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