I found the shelf liner at T.J Maxx for $5.99. Can't beat that!
Check out your T.J Maxx for more pretty shelf liners. There are some gorgeous patterns!
This morning I had good news... I lost another pound. It really was thrilling and exciting to have reached the 15 pound mark! Although I don't believe I can make it to 20 by Thanksgiving, I am pretty happy that I have gotten this far!
So to celebrate, of course I had to make some coffee after my healthy breakfast of yogurt and an egg on toast. And my vitamins too! I have been dying to get an espresso maker so I can make my own lattes at home, but since that won't be happening soon, I'm on my own for crafting up a yummy coffee.
To make my coffee a little extra special, I brewed a strong pot (I normally do anyway) and added some plain soy creamer. I then topped it with Cabot whipped cream and drizzled some ice cream topping (caramel) on top. To finish, a pinch or two of pumpkin pie spice. Let me tell you, it is so good! And really, it isn't full of as many calories as you would think! I counted 95 calories. Of course if you would have only opted for way less caramel than I did (don't judge! ;) it would have been less. Pretty good for a special treat, I think.
So there's a little something for you to try on occasion... Maybe even today to help me celebrate! ;)
Today is definitely one of those days where I am happy to be home. The weather has turned nasty, yet it just makes me want to bake and be all domestic. :)
I decided to try homemade bread again. Last time I made it, it turned out okay, but I have yet to bake a homemade bread that I absolutely loved! So the dough for my French bread is rising and I am anxiously waiting to see how it turns out.
Meanwhile, I am going to watch a couple movies from RedBox while I crochet Christmas gifts. All of this is definitely taking place with some strong, hot coffee and a cozy blanket. I'm really feeling the whole winter thing here today. Weird how the weather can put people into different moods. Hah!
There are many other things I can think of to accomplish today, but we will have to see how far I get. The list of Christmas "to-dos" is getting longer and longer, so I hope to kick a few items off while I have days like this! Now if only I could get to Jo-Ann's for more supplies. My sweet husband willingly offered to take me yesterday in the snow, but the highway was backed up and accidents were everywhere. So we ended up turning around.
Don't we all wish we had a Jo-Anns in our back yard? Hehe.
Guess I should get to my projects. The thing about not having internet connection or cable is that it makes it a lot easier to get projects and housework done without the distraction. There, I found one positive thing about it! ;)
Enjoy the first snowfall... Even if it is yucky. :)
I have had an extremely long day, but I won't take the time to write a book about it! Let's just say, almost everything that could go wrong DID.
Anyway, tonight I decided to go through some of my bins packed away to see if I could add anything to my mom's yard sale tomorrow. Yesterday I found my books and supplies from taking the GCNM nutrition course and decided to pull out Dr. Andrew Weil's CDs on optimum health. Tonight I found my notes from the whole course and went through them.
My note made me chuckle:
"Fat is not evil! The more people cut out fat from their diets, the fatter they get. Haha."
Very true statement. And that is my fun fact for the evening.
Enjoy your weekends, everyone! I know I plan to enjoy mine. :)