Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Home tour: my bathroom

I am still working on getting the house set up and decorated the way I want it. I let go of so much in the great purge of 2016 that we don't have a lot of things. I've had to order quite a bit. I'm trying not to go overboard but at the same time I want the house to look nice.

R and I are pretty close on decorating styles,  but we've found a few things to be a challenge. We are still working on those areas.

One room that I have complete control over is my bathroom.  We have separate bathrooms so he rarely goes into mine.

My favorite spot is still the deck. But let's take a look at my bathroom.


The walls were this color when we bought the house. I decided to just go with it. I fell in love with this shower curtain the moment I saw it.


A small table/towel holder that sits between the shower and toilet.  To carry on my "Treasures of the Sea" theme, I added the tray with a chest, sea shells and a dolphin.


These fish are on the wall straight across from the shower.


The vanity. Not very exciting,  but still pretty I think. Do you see the sleeping mermaid?

Here she is.....

I love how this room is turning out. It's the perfect place for a relaxing, candle light, bubble bath.

I was hesitant to post a tour of the house just yet. So many things are not "finished". But I finally decided that it might  be fun to post them now and then do an update later.

My wish list for this room:
1. New window curtain.
2. New towels.
3. Artwork for the wall by the sink.
4. A few little things to add to the fish wall.
5. Maybe add star fish near the seahorse.
6. Fix the small hole in the sheetrock.
7. Hang a hand towel holder.

I hope you have enjoyed the tour of my Treasures of the Sea bathroom. Stay tuned for updates as they become available.

Next up.....a look at my dining room.

PS: My new couch is being delivered next week, so I'll be working on the living room too.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Weigh in


August 12:  176
August 19:  176
Loss/gain:  0

☆Holding steady.  Not bad since I didn't focus on this at all during the week. I'm really in "re-vamp the plan" mode. Hoping to get the details worked out soon and get back on track before "just give up" mode hits.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Mid-month stitches

What a difference a month can make. I finished the entire top row and have started on row 2, page 8. We will start seeing some new things show up in this row....maybe the very top of the dragon's head?

July 16, 2018

August 15, 2018

Stitchy Stats:
☆Start date: March 7, 2018.

☆Each square on the fabric is 100 stitches.

☆I have worked on this for 264 hours and 10 minutes so far.

☆I have completed 32,101 stitches.

☆I have finished 7 pages of 56. That's 12.5% complete.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

3 Random Things

Can you believe I haven't done a 3 Random Things post since January? I do them all the time in my journal, I guess I just didn't think to post one.

So, here you go..... 3 Random Things:

Snack bowls that are sitting on my kitchen bar.

A page from an old journal. 

This balloon has been in this flower pot for months.  I don't think it will ever lose it's air.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Weigh in


August 5:  175.4
August 12:  176
Gain:  .4

I was expecting to gain a lot this week. It was "lady bug" week and there was water retention, several days in my sweats and not a lot of exercising going on. And on Wednesday, the chocolate cravings were a real struggle.  I lost that battle and ate 6 mini Hershey bars LOL.  So, I'm ok with the results.

Steps goal: 35,000
Total: 26,456

Miles goal: 14
Total: 10.52

Active minutes goal: 120
Total: 66

Water goal: 224 oz
Total: 96 oz

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

July's Webwalking results


I'm walking coast to coast on The American Discovery Trail which is 5048 miles.

July:  50.59 miles
☆Almost ten more miles than last month! I'm in Ohio,  just passing through Pike Lake State Park.

Total miles walked:  845.48
Miles remaining:  4202.52