What a difference a few months make...November - December I was undiagnosed with a metastasis breast cancer to my brain...I would be diagnosed in January 2014 with 4 weeks left to live. I am here because of my husband and children. Here to make Squidoo lenses on Healthy Bread Pudding Recipes ...I'm finding different ways to incorporate "healthy" into our diet...slowly, I admit. But better baby steps than none at all.
We were asked recently to review our favorite baby product on Squidoo. Now, it's been MANY years since I held a baby in my arms as my string beans are tweens and teens but the best baby shower gift I received was a Boppy Pillow and so I've posted my Boppy Nursing Pillow Review.
I love it when I'm on the front page of Squidoo...there's something about seeing your photo up there, especially when it's a cute Ghost Cupcake for Halloween.
The kids and I baked up a few on the weekend. I shared a simple cupcake recipe that's nut free, it's also vegan free (I'm pretty sure) as there are no eggs or milk. Check out the page, we made it fun with "who's the cuter cupcake" poll...named them and you can even add a caption.
So pleased about the new purple star (Squidoo thing) I received for my page about photographing with my new Canon EOS Rebel T3 (which I purchased with Squidoo earrings!). I'm also excited to be on the front page of Squidoo. Check out my review of the Canon digital camera and my photographs...let me know what you think.
My friend the tree frog came back. I was cleaning the sun room when I heard him singing and a few minutes after weeding the vines by the rock wall there he was. He love to pose for the camera...maybe I'll add the photos to my Zazzle store.
Up early this morning, baking cupcakes and banana bread for co-workers and re-listing and listing digital collage sheets on Etsy before going to work. 1st one I re-listed was a Thanksgiving collage sheet and came to the realization that summer is almost over. The kids are close to going back to school and for August it's quite chilly out...after school starts it's Thanksgiving, Halloween, (my US friends celebrate in November) and then Christmas...wow, time is just flying by!
Every day there are new things for me to photograph in my own front lawn! My neighbours must laugh watching me roll around the grass following the dragonflies or bent over in a half squat with my face in my lilies.
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 I fell under the category of being HER2+ (Her 2 positive) ...this means my cancer was "estrogen fed". I didn't drink, I didn't smoke, I was under some stress and I was and still am obese. :( ugh! I don't feel obese, but for my height and weight I guess it's a technical fact. I weigh 175 - 180 lbs, I am 5' 3 and it's time to change that.
I am on year 3 of the cancer drug, Tamoxifen with very few if any side effects (maybe some joint pain but that could also be the start of osteoarthritis) and the added pounds won't help with arthritis either. I have 2 more years of Tamoxifen to go, my oncologist told me to look at it like a vitamin, and I do now...but in 2015 I have to stop taking it, which means it won't be protecting me or my breasts from cancer any more...so I need to be at a normal, healthy weight. Do I want to do this publicly? Absolutely not. But maybe if I put it out there for people to see I will be more accountable when it comes to chips vs spin bike. My deadline for this transformation is June 2015 (when I finish Tamoxifen...I extended it because my DH said it was too aggressive a plan before) I had to pick a deadline and better to do it slowly rather than some shake or pill diet where it happens over night and (IMO) isn't the healthiest way. Slow and steady wins the race. Not sure when I'll post updates but stay tuned...
Found this public domain copyright free vintage image of a child holding a bird's nest and thought I'd share it. I think it's adorable and can visualize it lightly tinted with flesh tones and red highlights in the hair. Whatever you chose to do with the image, scrapbook, smash book, altered art etc...enjoy!
Updated my Squidoo lens about my Smash Book with a new journal page...this really is the "scrapbooking" for me...messy, freehand etc. Anyway I did a "what are you doing currently" page...check it out: http://alteredkat.squidoo.com/how-to-make-a-smash-book p.s. The part about wanting a dog...well, I've been puppy training - that's why so few blog posts. :o)
Wishing everyone a Happy and Healthy Easter...I can feel spring is here, the snow is melting and I'm so looking forward to preparing my garden. In the meantime I am busy adding the last few Digital Collage Sheets to my Etsy store. It's a task that I've let slide.