Saturday, February 15, 2020

...WWs’ love...

I LOVE Weight Watchers! (Now called WWs.) I think y’all might know this.

Just in case you don’t...

I’ll say it again: I LOVE WWs!

I’m a Lifetime Member. (Which means I reached my goal—losing 44 pounds—over two years ago.) As long as I don’t weigh two pounds over my goal, I receive the WWs App free. If I go even one ounce over two pounds? I have to pay $15.00. The cost of WWs is approximately $45 per month. So $15? That. Is. AWESOME. Right?

In over two years, I’ve paid $15 once. I was four ounces over two pounds. FOUR OUNCES! And, yet, I didn’t care. I NEED WWs to stay at my goal weight. My health is worth $15! Has paying that $15 that morning made me try harder to stay at my goal? Yes. Yes, it has.

FYI: TLC joined WWs last Fall. She wanted to lose 20 stubborn pounds that wouldn’t go away. It took her three months to reach her goal. Now she’s a Lifetime Member, too! I was/am truly proud of her.

We BOTH LOVE WWs!

Hope y’all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day! And that this weekend will be FANTASTIC! Make some small changes in how you eat. (If you need to!) It’s baby steps that helped TLC and moi. Little itty bitty baby steps.

Hugs,
ELC

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

...animal flower crowns...

So it started with a little bear pillow from Target several years ago. The bear had a flower crown! TLC and I fell hard for animal flower crowns.

Then it went to TLC finding more “flower-crowned animals” at Hobby Lobby. Pictures. I bought one when we sold our country casa in 2018 and moved to the DFW Metroplex into our new-to-us home. It’s the cutest little cow with a flower crown. Also found it at Hobby Lobby and wanted it for one of our guest bathrooms. (The bathroom Little Leighton and Belle use when they spend the night with us.)

Then one Saturday this past December, I found this calendar at World Market! I always keep a fairly big calendar in my utility room. I note when My Sweet Hubby (aka MSH) and/or I vacuum our house. Clean bathrooms. Even when we need to change sheets in our three bedrooms—particularly our master. (Yes—you Younguns are thinking it’s mighty sad I can’t remember when we do these chores. My defense? We is OLD. And time goes by sooo fast, MSH and I simply cannot keep track of our efforts to maintain a clean and organized home. It is what it is. Sigh.)


When I showed TLC this precious calendar by the artist Spring Whitaker (She has the sweetest story she tells about herself...), TLC got EXCITED. Little Leighton had told her she wanted a 2020 calendar for her closet. TLC got her one for Christmas! (Grammy had to keep hers hidden until Dec. 26th. I didn’t mind. Winky. Wink.)

February is for TLC! The owl is truly perfect for her. I think she’s shared her “owl”’story that is hilarious. (Which is probably not nice of me to say—since the night she experienced The SCARY Owl Mystery, Her Hubby was out of town and she was extremely frightened.) This owl is beautiful!


March is for Moi and Belle!


May is for MSH! This deer is beyond special as he went from being a BIG deer hunter (for about twenty years) to wanting to feed and protect them.


July is for Little Leighton! And AMERICA!


It’s safe to say  I’ll always LOVE pretty animal crown pillows, pictures and calendars. FOREVERMORE.

We’re getting very close to Valentine’s Day. Yikes. 2020 is flying by FAST.

TLC, Little Leighton, Belle, MSH and I all wish each of you a day full of chocolates, flowers, hugs and smooches!

And if you don’t receive them? GIVE THEM. PLEASE. Give them.

ELC

Saturday, February 8, 2020

#1a all-time love...

Happy Saturday!

In celebration of TLC’s 36th BIRTHDAY, I want to make this OFFICIAL:

She is my #1a ALL-TIME LOVE. (My Sweet Hubby—aka MSH—is and always be my #1. He must be. For a ZILLION reasons. But TLC is a teeny-tiny smidge under his rating. Winky. Wink.)

TLC is smart. Funny. Beautiful. Kind. Charming. Silly. STRONG. Gifted. (Gifted in fashion. Decorating. Cooking/Home Chef-ing. SHOPPING! Organizing. Planning.) Most of all? Gifted as her Precious Princesses’ Mom.

She makes me laugh. Cry. Smile. Giggle. Learn. Try harder. To be more like her. She makes this Mama PROUD.

Please enjoy some of my favorite pictures of my FAVORITE Daughter and FRIEND:







(By the way—I made her gluten-free “cake.” She wanted something lemon-y. I experimented with a cake mix and tried to actually make her a lemon cookie “bar.” See the last picture. The flavor was YUMMO. The texture was like a wedding cookie! Flaky. It kind of melted in your mouth. I’ll try again. Her necklace? An original made by Little Leighton! “I heart you.” In Little Leighton’s special creative way!)

Happy Weekend, Y’all!

Hugs...ELC

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

...a few random loves...

So, my first LOVE is technically an ELC find. This was included in one of my Christmas gifts. I’m now on my third (wait, fourth?) bag of this certified gluten-free granola. I am obsessed. It is delicious. I top my yogurt with about a 1/4th of a cup, but believe you me, I could eat the entire bag—yogurt-less. Who knew granola could have probiotics? Win—WIN! Get thee to your local Walmarts and grab a bag or three. You won’t regret it. Treat yo’self!


Next up? My two new FAVOURITE books! I purchased these on Amazon for Little Leighton and Elle last week. The night they arrived, we read them both. They are absolutely precious. “Love Is” made me cry! The illustrations are beautiful. It’s about a sweet girl and a little duck. It’s very “metaphorical” to a mother’s love—at least that’s how I interpreted it! It’s amazing. The “Not A Valentine” book is about a little boy and his crush, and how he loves her everyday and in every way—not just on Valentine’s. These books will both have a permanent place on our bookshelves all year. I cannot recommend them enough! Hurry and head to Amazon and grab these for your little loves. Or even just for yourself.



I LOVE this month! I love Valentine’s Day! I love sharing my favourite things!

Y’all stay cozy. Texas is, of course, a weather disaster of spring-like days followed by snow. It’s currently freezing. I wish it would make up its mind.

TTFN.