I love food.  I have the body of someone who loves food to prove it.  But over the years, and as I get older I find it much harder to be healthy-due to unhealthy habits.  I have been thinking about making some changes in the way I cook, the way I eat out and the way I deal with food/my relationship with food as a whole.

In talking to my daughter, who is a long time vegan-we & I mean my family tend to have the meat as the main focus of each meal.  When really, it should be the tiny portion or maybe just not even there to start with.  Don't get me wrong, I like eating meat.  But I don't have to dislike it to try to change my relationship with it or change the way I eat on a daily basis.  In having said all that, I have decided to scale back on my meat intake.  I am going to try to reduce the amount of dairy, eggs and sugar I intake as well.  Focusing more on whole real foods as the major and main source of my diet, not the other way around where as my daughter puts it.  So when cooking, making vegetarian dishes or versions of dishes for myself and even the family!  Making things plant based; and real.  Having fruits and veggies available at all times for snacks, not string cheese and potato chips.

I don't want it to be a big deal, or to announce it to the world as who knows what will happen in a month, two months-will I be able to keep up with it?  Will I loose my focus?

To sum it all up, my main focus isn't to become vegetarian per say, it's about being healthy and eating healthy.  Making smarter choices when I am able and just being more mindful.  I want to be strong, in my body and in my soul.  Last night, as I sat on my porch having a glass of wine I could hear the cows at a neighboring farm moo and I thought, I won't be eating any of you guys for a long long time & felt happy about that.

Living Room Update - Ideas

I have been thinking about updating my living room a bit for a while now.  I don't know if it's really so much as an update or a finishing something I already started.

We need to recover our coffee table turned ottoman.  I picked out some gorgeous new fabric for that-just need to make it happen!  I love the idea of having a big mix matched living space, with lots of pillows and blankets-comfort for all.


Some ideas: (on pinterest)

Fabric found on Etsy:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/646571433/aztec-fabric-boho-fabric-by-the-yard?ref=user_profile&pro=1&frs=1

Rug found at Home Depot:  https://www.homedepot.com/p/nuLOOM-Corbett-Vintage-Boho-Multi-9-ft-x-12-ft-Area-Rug-KKCB11A-9012/302084386

Papasan Chair from Wayfair:  https://www.wayfair.com/furniture/pdp/beachcrest-home-decker-papasan-chair-bcmh2016.html?piid=23641846

Beanbag from Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/CordaRoys-Full-Convertible-Bean-Bag/dp/B0798XCC6N/ref=sr_1_15?hvadid=78683907138556&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&hvqmt=e&keywords=cordaroy+bean+bags&qid=1578403807&sr=8-15

Christmas Craft Festival with O

How lucky am I to be able to take the day off to spend at the 1st Grade Christmas Craft Festival with this little elf?  She is the sweetest little thing sometimes, but man when she is doing craft she is pretty determined.....and a bit ruthless.  She "snapped" at me a few times when I tried to assist her or give her suggestions.....lol.  It was a little fun to see her personality sort of evolve.  But I may have to pull in those reigns a little.

xoxo, Lela


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