Canada Garden: 03/16

Monday, March 21, 2016

ISFA 2016

Inspired by the class led by Rene Van Rems this past weekend at the Illinois State Florists' Spring Show.  This was originally a hand tied, but I always want to take class projects apart and put them back together once I get home. The compote is very in these days and this one was grandma's.  Rene's work is gorgeous and some of those bouquets were absolutely breathtaking.  Like this one with hyacinth & ruscus, so simple and it smelled like heaven.
  Deborah de la Flor is an ambassador for florists everywhere.  This was my favorite of her bouquets, roses & tree fern. 
I made a floral necklace for the banquet Saturday night, inspired by Francois & Susan with some of PJ's beautiful vintage finds.  Wish they had all been at the show with me  too :)

Saturday, March 05, 2016

LCHF Ketogenic WOL (Low-Carb-High-Fat Way-of-Living)

Two months ago, I found  Ketogenic Success on facebook.  They  provide a daily stream of education, hope and inspiration on my news feed.

With their help, I've lost 22 pounds.  
And I'm off NSAIDs for the first time in 15 years.  

I used to think there was something wrong with me because I couldn't lose weight--that I was weak and had no willpower.  Turns out the sugar and grains were making me fat and keeping me hungry & craving all the time.

If you're interested,  join us at  Ketogenic Success.
And let me know what you think! 


Thursday, March 03, 2016

60 and Counting

Thank you Mark for the birthday flowers!  
I have dreaded the day, but it's here and of course it's all good.  
Hard to believe I'm all of 60; but really, don't we all feel ageless inside?  
I have been blessed beyond all I ever dreamed.