It's a wonderful day. Of course what about Friday isn't wonderful?  That big weekend is just beaming at me and just within my grasp - with only a picnic and wine tasting fundraiser on the schedule.  Wonderful. Also on the list of wonderful, the fact that I can actually wear some things in my closet that I haven't worn in years.  It's like shopping, going in … [Read more...]

Winged Hope…

Taking the Leap It's been a little over a week since my weight-loss surgery.  I'm proud to report that I've lost 31 pounds since I started this journey! I don't have any problems to report. I've kept everything down. Only a very mild feeling of nausea or heartburn (not sure which, actually). But I CAN see a difference in my ankles and hands - and my husband says he … [Read more...]

What’s Your Word?

Last year was the first time I took the time to select a word to reflect my goals and intentions about the coming year. My word for 2011 was 'Focus'. That post is here: http://www.sallylynnmacdonald.com/weblog/2011/01/whats-your-word.html. I feel like I accomplished the essence of what that word meant to me in different parts of my life throughout the year. Sometimes just really looking … [Read more...]

Joy Canvas Collage

I love taking the Christmas decorations out of the boxes and decorating the house for the season.  As the years have gone by, more and more of those decorations have meaning to them, whether it's an ornament that signifies an important date or place, or the increasing amount of handmade decorations I've made through the years.  The mantel and shelves of my family room are … [Read more...]

Holiday Hostess Gift using US Art Quest

Today I'm featuring products from US Art Quest. If you've attended rubber stamp and mixed media expos and retreats, you've probably seen Susan Pickering-Rothamel demonstrating the products there.  She is passionate about these products, product safety and product quality.  I've been a big fan of their products for a long time.  Just browsing their website I … [Read more...]