Friday, October 30, 2009

Sweet Pink Saturday!

Hi, Friends! Happy Sweet Pink Saturday to you and thanks, as usual, to our lovely host Beverly at How Sweet the Sound
I picked up my copy today of...

Oh, yes! So Lovely and PINK! Let's delve right in, shall we?!
We're just beginning! We need to also think of our decorations for our homes...

Ah, so LOVELY!
Let's have a few pink sprinkled cookies...
And shop online at Grandin Road for Martha Stewart glitter houses, shall we?! YES!
Just imagine in your mind's eye your home all decorated and you're inside warm and cozy...

Enjoying a pink candy cane cookie

And a little cupcake too!

Our children will join us in our joy of the season!

Oh, let the season begin!

Happy Pink Saturday, Friends, from Suzie Button & her sweetie pie granddaughter Madison too! OH, she's so precious!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Cupcake achieved!

Well, there's only 2 days left until Halloween, and I've FINALLY finished up baby Granddaughter's costume, a Cupcake!
As you can see, she's NONE TOO THRILLED for us to put this on her, and I had trouble getting a good shot of the whole thing, much less her not crying today!
The headband has a painted glitter ball on top with a candle and, of course, a little ballerina too!
You can see me in the background laughing, she's cute whether she's happy or crying in my book!
The costume turned out cute, but I am not sure how long she'll wear it being little, she's probably going to cry. One bonus is that the cupcakes are like soft intertubes and they balance her when she sits upright, ha,ha!
Maybe we should have stayed simpler, like just this little witch headband of her head!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Weight Loss Wednesday

Hi there! Boy, is this week flying by! I am very busy at work and so it's slowing me down with blogging (Smiles)
I believe we all benefit from positive affirmations in all areas of our lives. After all, our body reacts to our thoughts, so if we can increase the positive input and decrease the negative we live a healthier life in all areas, not just in our body size or weight!
So I would like to share some positive weight affirmations with you today to benefit not only you, but me too!
Here is a great one...
Every cell in my body vibrates with energy and health!

I choose to make positive healthy choices for myself!

I treat my body with Love and Kindness.

Here is a video to start your weight loss day off better and mine too!

I wish you good health and sunny skies today!

UPDATE! I just got back from Weight Watchers and I lost 1.8 this week!
WOOT! WOOT! It's a good day!


Sunday, October 25, 2009

Can Have Pumpkin!

Here's a lowfat recipe that I'd enjoy, so I knew you would too! Thanks, Good Housekeeping!
1 1/4 cup(s)
cake flour (not self-rising)
1 teaspoon(s)
ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon(s)
1/2 teaspoon(s)
ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon(s)
ground nutmeg
Confectioners' sugar
1 2/3 cup(s)
(12 to 14 large) egg whites
1 1/2 teaspoon(s)
cream of tartar
1 1/2 teaspoon(s)
vanilla extract
1 cup(s)
(half a 15-ounce can) pure pumpkin (not pumpkin-pie mix)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In medium bowl, with fork, mix flour, cinnamon, salt, ginger, nutmeg, and 1 cup confectioners' sugar; set aside.
In large bowl, with mixer at high speed, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until soft peaks form; beat in vanilla. Beating at high speed, sprinkle in 1 cup confectioners' sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, beating until sugar dissolves and whites stand in stiff peaks. Remove 1 cup beaten egg-white mixture to medium bowl; fold in pumpkin.
With rubber spatula or wire whisk, fold flour mixture into beaten egg whites in large bowl just until flour disappears. Then, gently fold in pumpkin mixture. Do not overmix.
Pour batter into ungreased 10-inch tube pan. Bake 35 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Invert cake in pan on funnel or bottle; cool completely in pan.
Loosen cake from pan; place on cake plate. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.

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Amazing Pictures!

My daughter discovered Heather C. King Photography from a friend several years ago and I'm so glad because we've had awesome sessions with my grandbaby, Madison, with her!
Here's one from a couple weeks ago...

And here is one from her first session as a newborn...

And we had senior pictures taken of my daughter, Katie, with Heather also!
and they were just fantastic!
If you live in the Dallas vicinity and want a great photographer, just visit my link above! Happy Sunday!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday Meanderings...


adison is my favorite girl!

It's easy to see why, such a cutie pie!
Where did you get that beautiful "M" Suzie Button, you say?!
Well at this fabulous talented artist's blog Jessica Hische You must pop over to see!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Dallas Arboretum

Hi, Friends! Didn't this week just fly by?! I know it felt that way to me!
I spent a little bit of my free time this morning adding pictures to the mini scrapbook I had won from Ruth and I am so pleased with how cute it's turned out, so much so that I wanted to share it with you!
Madison spent an afternoon last week at the Dallas Arboretum with her Mommy and their mommy group friends and just loved it! Now I want to find time to sneak a visit there myself!
Here's a page that was cut off, but I want to show you this close up anyways because it shows just the depth of love between baby Madison and her mommy Megan
Hope your Thursday finds you well!
Loves and Hugs from my Springer Spaniel Cody...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Weight Loss Wednesday

photography Pictures, Images and Photos
Snacks. Appetizers. Cookies and Candy. Cakes and pies.
All pitfalls for weight loss!

And yet here we are heading straight into Candy Mania on Halloween!

And it doesn't get easier as November and December hits.
I need a plan, a very BIG plan to not sabotage losing weight.
See, I can gain weight by just LOOKING at it, REALLY!
So I'm going to make my holidays brighter by searching out a lower fat way to be satisfied..
So it's Halloween night and I want a meal that is appropriate for Fall and something just a little sweet too...
How about a low-fat Chili for 6 WW points?

Add a little non-fat cheddar to the top for an additional one or two points.
Then we need a little sweet roll to hit the craving for sweet and breads...
So I found a mini muffin Pumpkin Walnut for ONE WW point!!
YUM! Pumpkin is DEFINITELY one of my Fall favorites!
When the kids come home with their stash I will probably not be happy with just a mini muffin so I need dessert!
Again, I'm partial to Pumpkin And also cheesecake!
Here's a combo with Lowfat Pumpkin Cheesecake now it's really healthy, but don't go wild here because it's still a treat and we can eat just a bite, ok? And the recipe really does look lowfat, so I say enjoy a sliver, a SLIVER, I said, NOT half a pie! Goodness!
Enjoy yourself and I'll meet you back here next week!
Be sure to visit Weight Loss Wednesday participants at Rosey Little Things to get more tips and to meet fellow dieters!
P.S. I only lost .4 (yes, less than half a pound!) last week but I soldier onward anyways!

Trickin' and Treatin'!

There's still the excitement over Halloween about, so i'm still creating a bit here and there to decorate.
What a blessing it is to have so many online sources these days for craft supplies, ideas! I can spend all day just browsing and picking up this-n-that from so many wonderful sites!
One on my fave list is Elle's Studio
I purchased the instant downloadable Halloween banner off the site and made this...
Have a crafty day from Suzie Button and baby Madison!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Make it Pretty, Please!

Hi, Friends! Well, I lived through the conference yesterday and am here today to share some pretties with you.
It's funny how there are "decorating" trends and icon symbol crazes that move through our lives, isn't it? Like I remember when I was little, like 7 or 8, in the beginning of the 1980s and the Smiley Face was SO in! One of the strong memories I had was of my love for the Smiley dress my Mom had a friend sew me! I loved that dress, a white background with big smiley faces all over it!
I could go on into how popular different decorating styles were, I remember when wall sponging and the craze over wall stencils came out, I was stenciling up on a chair for hours in my bedrooms and living rooms. (The only problem with the whole wall stenciling is when you need to paint your walls, it's hard to paint just up to and not over your wall stencils, and if you paint over them, well, there went all the HOURS of back-breaking stenciling you did!)
Anyways, I was at Hob Lob the other day with my daughter and pointed out to her, look now at the popularity of the "decorated bottles." There were so many to choose from! I knew Megan also was into this craze of bottles, and it's easy to see why! They're so pretty gathered together, so feminine and eye-catching!
Megan has quite a few bottles that she's deposited in my craft room to glitz up, and I try to please (good 'ol people pleaser me!) and here are a few of the results recently...
This bottle was from Hob Lob (Half OFF! only $3.50!) and I had this rhinestone crown that's been in my craft drawer for a while now, so hello E6000 glue, and now it sparkles!
The next bottle took a bit more thought, because though it was a pleasing shape, it was just a flat boring glass, no etchings or special color tints...
So I decided to make it more Christmasy by putting something inside it to sparkle and add interest, hence, into the odds n' ends craft drawer, and the iridescent trim out and into the bottle and then into the trims drawer for some pretty, feminine lacy trim and then, oh, look, there's a glittery ornament, I broke it in half and glued it on top and it's now got presence!
One more little bottle to go, and this one I thought at first needed to be a "Halloween" bottle because it was a little cloudy, dirty looking, but Megan didn't want that, she wanted pretty...
So back into the trim drawer and I dug through and found a little flower bouquet and I went through my images and found one just the right size to cover up and beautify the dirtiness inside the bottle, and now it's pretty enough to sit among all the other bottles!
What trends and crazes of crafts and decorating do you remember?
Have a Happy, Love filled Sunday!