Friday, January 6, 2012

Sneek Peek-Joy Jam

Happy Friday!! I am feeling absolutely amazing this week. And a BIG part of that is because of how I've eaten for the past 6 days.
As a part of my New Year's Resolutions I am following the "Eat Clean" plan by Tosca Reno. 

Now Tosca is just like me {and maybe just like you!}.When she was 40 years old she was fat and frumpy...look at her today...WOW! She is 52 years old and in the best shape of her life.

Tosca says that 90% of what we eat determines how we'll look and feel...90%!!

The past 6 days I've eaten 5 to 6 small meals a day and taken out all the sugar in my diet. I feel fantastic!! I will be sharing more of this plan, recipes and what I eat next week.

So many things are bringing me JOY...I am linking up with "You're Heart Makes a Difference" and spreading my joy all over blogland!!

This little family of mine brings me JOY every single day!! This is us on New Year's Eve...oh what fun ringing in 2012 with this crew!! We had our bubbly and Times Square on TV and we were set:)

This sweet girl of mine is so JOYful.

She is silly and funny, too. Whenever someone's down Em will start talking in a goofy way or dancing around, spreading her light everywhere she goes. People just naturally gravitate towards here goodness. I want to be just like Em when I grow up!

The abundance of warm weather and sunshine this week has brought everyone in my small town so much JOY!! It's January 6th and my windows are open!!

And NEW and IMPROVED studio
 is bringing me joy and making my heart sing...

Here's a sneak peek at one of my shelves and a few of my favorite things....

Be sure and come back Monday for a complete tour.

What brought you JOY this week??


  1. you always cheer me up Les. I wish we were neighbors! I was sitting here feeling angry from a "hot topic" on FB, then annoyed with some familial situations, and pouting about needing a great friend close by. Then I read your happy post and feel so much better!! (and ready to get off the computer and do something else!) So, I guess I could say you brought me some joy today! This week, my husband had to step up as I was under the weather, and I am so happy to have his help.

    Enjoy your weekend!

  2. This makes me feel happy . . . and I thank you for it! I feel like I'm climbing this huge mountain right now, and I'm at that point - going uphill - when you think it would be so much easier to turn around and head back down. I want to make it to the top, I just don't know how.

    I love this post. I think the eating habits are KEY and I want to do this . . . bad. I need to do it. Off to look into Tosca's plan. Thanks for the inspiration, my dear. Hugs!

  3. Thank you so much for joining the joy jam this week - so many lovely things on your joy list. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Xx

  4. Lovely!...mmm for me was visiting a bestie who moved to another state last giving her a big hug in the that is all the

  5. I bought a magazine called "Clean Eating," and I'm trying to incorporate some new recipes, but my husband is NOT I'll only try maybe one a week! I love how you say you want to be just like Em when you grow up! Can't wait to see your studio tour!

  6. I've been into clean eating the last few years and what a difference it makes! I'm been a bit off again recently, not much but a bit. One of my goals for this year is to be the the best shape of my life by my 50th birthday this year. Can't wait to see your new studio! I'm a new follower :-)

  7. PS - Just love Em, can tell just by the photos how wonderfully contagious her joy is :-)

  8. Leslie-I can't wait to hear about your meals + food plans etc...I need to get my booty in shape!! Holy smokes...she's 52???? For real?? I have one of her books I think...totally agree with eating clean and eliminating sugar. A lot of experts agree that it's not fat that makes us fat but...sugar!!
    Hey...I think your word for 2012 is perfect...STORY!! It is you...and where you are right now. Also..I can't wait to see your studio!! All the very very best in the New Year


I appreciate your thoughts and ideas...they inspire me!! I will be visiting you soon. Have a CREATIVE day!!

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