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Fifty Ways

question05 50 Ways to Say Goodbye (listen to the tune) Where have I been? Well, I have too many hobbies and work too many hours….don’t we all! Time has escaped me and I have not hardly written at all! So, what has driven me to the keyboard? Well, there are more than 50 reasons I am saying goodbye to processed foods and reducing carbs.

Fast forward, It’s been one month! I have had no pasta, no rice, no crackers, and the only flour I’ve had has been in the pumpkin muffins that I bake on Saturdays! This is a pretty big deal, not because I don’t like to eat healthy, more because the amount of time I am spending shopping for fresh vegetables, fruits and cooking! The hours in the kitchen have been increased! It’s hard to fit everything in on a daily basis. It seems dinner is a little later now, there are more trips to the grocery store, and no easy does it I think I will stop at Panda Express on the way home with dinner! But, I am dedicated to this new lifestyle change for health reasons and to help me lose weight. So goodbye to Panera Bread, Starbucks, Panda Express, Olive Garden, and more….haven’t been there in a month!

The great part is Mike is doing this with me! That makes it so much nicer! Although he isn’t a cook, he is 100% in agreement to try to eat healthier, and will eat anything I prepare! This is quite a feat for the big cookie monster that he is! He does have a sweet tooth, that is for sure! And along with a better eating lifestyle, we are BOTH hitting the exercise room….elliptical and exercise bike, here I come. Weights are being added again next week!

So, I thought along with writing about my hobbies, my letterpress letter collection, my wee jewelry making business, and my family, I thought I’d add a bit of our new healthy exercise and dieting lifestyle change. I must admit, I’m never really hungry, but sometimes I do miss pasta and warm crispy bread and butter! (I do still count calories too, I have an App for my phone so I’m always aware) And, I feel like I can’t fit another minute into my day! Sometimes it’s after 9:00 pm before I get into my exercise room. But, today is Saturday, and both Mike and I both have our exercising done already today!

So, I’d like to share one of my new recipes that I made today, then I’m off to the kitchen to prepare our dinner!

I used Bob’s Red Mill Flour Meal, however, it is quite costly, it was just about $12.00 for less than 1 pound at the store. So, now that I have tried almond flour and I like the results and taste, I am going to use Honeyville Almond Flour, it’s supposed to be even more tasty! It’s $31.99 for 5 pounds….still expensive, but how about that Starbucks….it’s all the way you look at things! http://store.honeyvillegrain.com Also, I just put walnuts on the top only to reduce the calorie content of the muffin. And, a little less honey too.

So, here’s the Recipe

muffinsAlmond Meal Banana Nut Muffins

  • 3 cups blanched almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 2-3 (I used 3) bananas mashed
  • 1/2 c honey
  • 1/4 melted coconut oil or butter (I used butter, next time I’m trying olive oil)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (darn, I forgot that)
  • 1/4 chopped nuts (I just put a whole one or pieces on the top

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LindaGeez Blog – 2012 in review

Here’s an excerpt:

The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,100 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

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Friends

16 Friends

I thought this song was totally appropriate for my little post tonight…..

So I just got a note from Georgia, a new customer that visited me on my LindaGeezToo shop! Such a wonderful person! I like it when people send a note to me, a connection to an otherwise wordless digital transaction! Sales are nice, but a sale and a conversation, priceless :o)

I’ve met so many wonderful people on Etsy, and that is so nice! And Georgia is another wonderful person that made my day! I’ve had a lot of wonderful notes and conversations this week from customers. I got to talk to Susan again, Deva , Vicki, Mary and Laura, all just lovely and their souls were uplifting to me! Wonderful feedback also in my shop, that makes me immediately smile, tilt my head and say ahh, how nice! These people restore my faith in mankind! No seriously, it’s such a fast paced world, and when others just take a time out of their busy schedule to just be nice, well that’s a wonderful thing! Thank you girls, it’s what makes all the time I put into my jewelry making SO worth it! My customers rock my world! 

So, I thought I would put some flower photos up tonight and take a moment to enjoy their beauty!

Poppies!

More Poppies

Clamatis

Early blooms – Flowering Quince

More Flower Quince – early May

Delphinium

So, I hope you enjoy my blooms! I can’t wait to get my garden totally planted this spring, I’m a bit late compared to usual…but weather has been quite different this year in Illinois!

So, I thought I’d add another really pretty song to end the post for today. It’s a such a pretty song by Jason Mraz, enjoy!  04 I Won’t Give Up

Well, I won’t take so long to blog next time, there are flowers in my yard to share!

So when you’re not in the garden, and have time to spare, please take a look at my Etsy shop! I have so many new styles! I’ve been getting into copper, besides it’s beauty, it is a healing metal, especially for arthritis and rheumatism. I handmade the medallion in one of my favorite flowers, a lotus flower! You can read all about the meaning of the lotus in my Etsy shop.

Enlightenment Medallion

Until Later….Love and Peace….Linda

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Thankful for electricity!

New Guinea Impatiens and Rose of Sharon

1-15 Turn On Your Love Light

Please enjoy the music by Bobby Blue Band! a little play on the light thing!

So, the beginning of my week, certainly wasn’t as planned! 7:00 a.m. the sun was shining! How exciting! So, I think I’ll open the blinds and just lay hear and soak up the morning sun….and I started planning my day! Well, just about the time I crawled back in bed to enjoy the sunshine, a storm broke loose! Well, for that 25 minutes it was CRAZY! The wind was wild, the trees were sideways the rain was dancing crazy on the pond and the sky was black! Then, silence, complete silence. There wasn’t a sound to be heard, along with the loss of our electricity! I didn’t think much at first! But then, it continued to be quiet for a few hours. Without electricity, I really didn’t hear the news or anything, so I was not aware how bad it was! I text the big guy, told him our electricity was off and I got the bad news, “they say it might be days”! What! What happened to my plans! A bit selfish, but all I could think of was that this was the week I was dreaming of, a week off my day job to do as I would like! I stuffed the frig and freezer with good food for a week of cooking, coffee on the porch, gazing at the birds, and Jewelry Making! So, Monday, no power, Tuesday, no power, but still hopeful! By Wednesday I was really cranky now and knew all my good food was spoiling!  3:00 p.m. we had lights!

Well, now came all the sad news. Four of our saltwater fish did not make it! It was so sad! They were big bold beautiful yellow Tangs and another purple Tang.  Nemo, Dori and Homer the Blenny and the Pajama Cardinals made it!

On to the refrigerator, well, all the good stuff was thawed, dripping and no longer good! Tell me why, the shrimp, the steaks, the berries, the chicken kiev (to name a few) all the good stuff….not good…but the 2lb packages of hamburger were fine!

I’m over it today and feeling foolish! At least today, we can go back to our conveniences and carry on! But, many people have devastating months ahead when a storm passes through their town.

My NEW Rose Bush!

So, today, coffee on the porch with Savannah, a slice of toast, and cool yogurt with strawberries…and counting my blessings!

Here’s another pretty rose flower! And just wait, my Rose of Sharon should be bursting open soon!

Now, off to my workshop to make jewelry! Woohoo! Jewelry, photographs and postings to come! So, stay tuned and visit my LindaGeez soon!

Also, I’m not ready to give up on my BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS! I’m just not selling them on my LindaGeez Shop, so I OPENED UP A NEW ETSY SHOP just for my beautiful flowers! It’s LindaGeezFlowerPower! Please check it out, you will love my beautiful flowers!

Please LIKE me on my Etsy shops! and please visit my LindaGeez on Etsy facebook PAGEhttp://www.facebook.com/pages/LindaGeez-on-Etsy/209646382410450 I need 25 LIKES to get to register my FACEBOOK PAGE! So, like me all over the place :o)! I need LIKES so I can spread the news about my Etsy Shops! I love my little shops and I hope you do too!

Love and Peace….LindaGeez, LindaGeezToo and LindaGeezFlowerPower!

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