Yay! We've reached the weekend! And because it's Friday, of course I'd like to link with my good friend Amy of Love Made My Home for Five on Friday.
I thought I would share what's been happening around my northwoods home this past week.
Health has bumped up my priority ladder lately. I know the holidays (aka season of indulging) is right around the corner, so I'm trying to get a jump start on my health and weight before it shows up. Also, now that I'm in my 40's I know I'm at the crossroads of choosing what kind of path I want to be on as I continue to age. I choose the path of activity, exercise and health! I've been putting my fitbit in overdrive and joining many challenges that really keep me motivated. I've also been much more conscious of my diet and water consumption and I'm keeping a food/exercise journal now. I'm still going to cook and bake because I love it, but Go Health!!
sneak peek at Fall bunting I've completed and will share tomorrow
One of my favorite decorations: Lenox china Fall tree - in my china cabinet cubby
nice moody evening candle glow among the china
I've continued to decorate the mantle and other areas of my home with Fall decorations. I'm definitely in my happy place when I'm decorating in my favorite season of the year!!
This cracks me up to share: but my hubby's favorite collection has been growing this week. He collects McCoy pottery cookie jars & a few other kinds too (I think I've shared before), but his favorite is the "Freddy the Gleep" jar from the 1970's. It's the weird bright yellow fellow with the red eyes and mouth. Believe it or not he's pretty rare and valuable. He gives me the creeps - and that's why he lives in a closet of our home. Yes, we have a lovely walk-in storage closet that my hubby has built shelves and dedicated to his collection! He found someone recently, in a different country, that is getting rid of his Freddy collection and so my hubby has been acquiring more. That's fine as long as they stay in the closet! Lol
I like how my MIL embellished the face on this one
My MIL and I have been back to coloring after taking a break for a while. The 2 things that keep her happiest and focused (due to her Alzheimers as many of you know) is being outside and walking or coloring when we're inside. As you can see from the top 2 she did... she often doesn't complete them, but she is able to focus pretty well compared to any other activities. We had fun using pages out of a whimsical book of my daughter's. We put on some pretty music and I think she finds it soothing and calming. I know I do!