As the days get warmer I start craving beautiful salads. My Mom made this yummy one and I just had to take a picture of it to share with you. I haven't talked about this much, but I am on a weigh loss journey, trying to find myself. I have kept myself hidden under layers of extra weight as a way of protecting myself. Last September when the kids went back to school I found my way to the gym. I turned 40, and told myself that it was time to start living. I had been suffering from depression, diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol, and sleep apnea. My outlook was very gloomy. So off to the gym, doctor, and councilor I went. I also found a great free podcast to keep me going (Inside Out Weight Loss by Renee Stephens). Its been kind of easy with her help.
So where am I today you ask? I exercise 1 hour everyday, eat better, and have lost 25 lbs. I am off of my BP pills, diabetes pills, and cholesterol pills. I don't go to the councilor anymore, and my creativity has blossomed. I look forward to everyday, and am so happy to be alive with so much time to live.
Mothers Day is coming around the corner. I took one of my child's artwork and made it into a necklace. So with this idea in mind I took some mini prints of my artwork and made pendants out of them. They are listed on my ETSY shop.
Two days ago I received a request for a custom 6x6 album using pink, black, zebra, and damask prints. The collection that I came up with is here in this photo.
So needless to say I ran with it. It was such a fun theme to put together. The album cover is made with pink and black zebra furry fabric. There are 10 pages and lots of ribbon. I want one for myself now. I hope it inspires you too.