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Cookies, Wine, a New Diet, and Pretty Girl on a Horse

Hello friends, and happy T-day. 

Gone are the days of cookies, sweets, and wine - at least until I can get this holiday weight gain off - lol!

Even our General Manager at work sent sweets to everyone.  I loved this box of ginger cookies decorated like a water heater and the Rheem logo. Perfect treat, and a very sweet letter he sent.  I am sure this accounted for at least one of the lbs I gained.

Thee next goodies may have resulted in a few more of my extra lbs - especially if you could see all cheese, dips crackers and chocolate that went with it.  It was a very good wine and it is my ticket to Elizabeth's T-day play date where we all share something related to drinks (of any kind).  
These days it is mostly water for me, and I am eating tons of veggies and fruits too. 

Last night, my Grandson, Lewis, wanted to make some cards.  He found my brayer and wanted to learn how to use it.  I showed him how I use it, and he had a blast with it.  To clean it off, I used an uncompleted page in my journal.  It reminded me of a western page so I ran with it and did this page in my journal.  I may or may not have watched Yellowstone recently....

This is my daughter, Allie.  She recently went to Tennesse a week ago and posted this picture on Facebook.  I had to "steal" a copy since was perfect for this page.  It fits Erika's Lets Face It theme over at **Art*Journal*Journey*

Hope you have a great week!




  1. Lovely treats Nancy, I think we all put on a few lbs over Christmas, I know I certainly did!
    A super journal page, how lovely that your Grandson enjoys crafting with you.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  2. Those look like great choices of gifts that you received. Who can keep from eating a cookie? It always makes you feel better.

    best... mae at

  3. Hi Nancy, love the journal page, your daughter looks great, too! And I like the gifts you got, so pretty. Cookies are always dangerous. I think we all put oN some weight over Christmas �� Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie!

  4. What a fun post!
    Ingo got a super-yummy "tree" with hearty goodies, hmmm.
    Your Daughter looks... WOW and FUN!!!!

    Happy T-Day

  5. Good morning Nancy-I love your journal page for faces It amazes me after I hit 50 years old (years ago smiles) how the weight just comes on so fast. We didn't overeat over the holidays since it was just the two of us-but I did make some treats for us and now I need to lose the pounds I gained too. Nice gifts, and how fun your grandson enjoyed creating-Happy T wishes Kathy

  6. I gained some weight over the holidays, too, but I think it'll drop off as I return to my normal eating habits. I hope your daughter enjoyed Tennessee. I'm in Memphis and am always happy to see photos of folks having fun in our state.

    Happy T Tuesday!

  7. Ah great minds, I have given up sugar so no treats for me! I am also taking it easy with fruit because of all the fructose but I am looking forward to some homemade soup for dinner. Love your journal page, it reminds me I need to catch up on Yellowstone! Warm Winter Wishes and Happy New Year T Day Elle/EOTC xx

  8. aah, yes, holiday indulgences can be killer but it's nice to enjoy special treats and such. (so long as we get back on track once it's all over;)
    Interesting wine label. Love the journal page with the perfect photo of your daughter for it! Happy New Year and happy T day!

  9. Oh wow Nancy, your page is stunning!! Great way to take your daughter's photo to use it for this! Love the colors and boy can I relate to the "Yellowstone" show! Hubby and I are addicted! LOL! Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year friend!

  10. I love your journal page!!! The photo of your daughter is great.
    Didn't you know that calories over the holidays don't count? That's what my husband always tells me...
    Happy T day and Happy New Year to you, Nancy!

  11. Yes, we have all put on a few pounds I think. But it's nice to indulge every once in a while. Once my stash of goodies is finished, we will go back to normal healthy eating. And on Friday the gym club starts up again, so I will get more exercise too. It all helps.
    I love your journal page. Especially the colors.
    Happy T-Day,
    Stay safe,

  12. I love the background and all the colors in your journal page. I know what you mean about holiday weight gain. I lost 7 lbs from being sick and gained it all back in a week from eating holiday food. Best wishes with the fruit and veggie diet.
    Happy Tea Day,

  13. I'm with you and those few holiday pounds. I don't think the hubby appreciated salad and some grilled chicken for supper though. Smile. And that cookie is a fun shape. And thanks for the page at AJJ. It works great. Your daughter looks like she visited a dude ranch. It's a great photo. I love the face! (and its expression). Hope it was a great T day. Hugs-Erika

  14. It's not fair that cookies, candy, and other goodies are filled with calories and fruit/veggies have few. It should be the other way around. Cute Western page with your daughter. Happy T Day

  15. we're all on the post Christmas diets :)
    Love that brayer cleaning page, so much texture and colour. It's perfect with the picture of your daughter ♥

  16. Hi Nancy, this is a fantastic journal page and a lovely photo of your daughter.
    Thank you for linking with Erika's theme at AJJ.

  17. Who can resist yummy treats?! I just LOVE your journal page, so so beautiful! xx, Autumn

  18. Those Christmas treats somehow seem less like treats after Christmas don't they? My weight is OK but my sugar levels have definitely suffered! Your page for Erika's theme at AJJ is absolutely wonderful and love how it came about! Good luck with your healthy regime. Hugs, Chrisx

  19. Sorry I'm late visiting. I've had no internet or phone since last Monday, and am just now playing catch up. I haven't been on the scales in months, but the way I've been eating lately, I'm sure I've ALSO put on the lbs. What a nice gift from your boss and the card was great, too.

    Your wine looks great. I bet it tasted good, along with all the cheeses, dips, and crackers that must have accompanied it. Thank for sharing it with us for T this past week, dear.

    LOVED the journal page you shared. Nice use of the brayer (I'm brayer challenged) and a great page for Erika's theme at AJJ, too, dear. Hope you had a great holiday.


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