GIVEAWAY HAS NOW BEEN CLOSED & WINNERS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED VIA EMAIL
Join me today on my birthday, and I have a giveaway at the end of the post!
Just to catch you up on a little bit of this and that and it’s been a good while since I’ve done one of these posts! Let me know if you enjoy them, and if so I’ll try to get on with some more.
We are on our way up the beach home for a long weekend and with that comes projects! I recently shared the makeovers of the master bathroom, guest bathroom and the powder room. Next up is the foyer, which is small and I hemmed and hawed over replacing the console. It was a choice of either this blue raffia covered table…
Or this one, which is from an Etsy seller… this guy.
Which one do you think I ordered? I’ll be sharing it soon…but below is the foyer currently at the beach. It’s a work in progress, as most homes are! The chandelier is vintage and was hung a bit too high, so we plan on adding more chain and lowering it. As for which table, let’s just say that a bit of gold paint is required! I have a vintage rug for the foyer, but it’s tucked away at the moment since we’ve had workers coming and going recently.
The laundry room at the beach house has been getting a makeover too! It’s nothing fancy and small and has mismatched cabinets. We had to purchase a new washer and dryer, since the old ones stopped functioning efficiently. I LOVE my front loaders at our house (see the makeover HERE), but there just wouldn’t have been enough comfortable space to do this here. Top loaders it was then, and I plan on wallpaper and possibly painting the cabinets (blue!) when time permits. It’s hard to squeeze in the time when we are there because we like to relax on the beach! I mean…not a tough choice, right?!
Maybe I mentioned that when the pandemic first started we decided to embrace a vegetarian lifestyle? I understand that this would not be for everyone and thankfully my husband was fully on board. Our decisions were based on several factors and we thought long and hard about them. Firstly, we both need to lower our cholesterol and want to have the best health that we can by food and try to avoid drugs. Secondly we truly love animals and simply didn’t want to include them in our meals any longer. As I said, personal choice.
Speaking of animals, it’s been awhile since I’ve shared our rescue bunny rabbit Mars with you! She is so sweet and getting old and grey, but I hope she’ll be with us for as long as possible.
On to the lifestyle change. We both had blood work drawn about halfway into our vegetarian venture. Neither of our numbers changed 😩 and I’ve been researching what it could possibly be. I’ll share more with you soon, but I had blood drawn this week once again and since our last test we’ve gone completely vegan. That means no dairy or eggs in addition to no vegan junk foods for us. Yes…there is vegan junk food, just like there is KETO junk food! We are doing whole foods plant based for the most part and are committed.
There’s more to this…I hope that my numbers are good, but I’ve lost 15 lbs so far! While I’ve always been thin, my mid section has that typical postmenopausal woman pooch. Ugh!! I need to lose probably another 15 to get that off to where I want it to be. My husband on the other hand is very thin, so I’ve had to adjust what I serve him and what I eat. Weekend breakfasts are often these vegan homemade waffles with lots of fruit that I make from oat flour. Oat flour that I grind myself!
I’m hoping when I have my checkup in a couple of weeks that the news will be good. Lots of walking and I’m keeping track on my Apple watch! This is NOT a day…it’s a week.
So that’s it for today, but I promised you a GIVEAWAY and here it is!
One thing that I wanted to say first is that I do get complaints every so often about the ads. Trust me I KNOW that advertising can be so annoying, but it’s everywhere and a fact of modern day internet life. I could not take the time to create all of the FREE CONTENT here without making some sort of income. It’s a full time job and ads are what pay the bills. It costs money to run a blog with hosting fees and so much more, so these ads really help offset the costs. Thank you for understanding and if you ever see anything truly “off base” in the ads, please let me know so that I can tell my ad management company AdThrive.
I’m giving away TWO $50 GIFT CARD to AMAZON to you…even though it’s my birthday! I truly appreciate you being here and reading my blog.
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I’ll draw two winners at random and will announce the winner next week on another special post that I think you’ll love! Happy weekend all, from the beach!
CONGRATS TO THE 2 WINNERS (Catherine & Mary) WHO HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED VIA EMAIL!