A Little Retreat

Lake Maxinkuckee IndianaGood morning!  The days are whipping by and if it were up to me, I would hit pause on life and soak up as much of fall as I possibly could.  I returned home from a work trip in Philly at 12:30 AM Tuesday night only to turn around and pack up for a mini retreat to celebrate my love’s birthday.  Oh it is delightful to wake up on the water!  Wednesday afternoon, I whipped up this banana cream pie (it’s his favorite), some breakfast and lunch wraps, fruit salad, and a cooler full of his favorite snacks and drinks.  The cable guy came to hook up the internet and such and we took off by 8:30pm.  We love a little adventure.

By the way on a completely random note–I’m trying to cut out some bad foods I’ve been eating lately (refined sugars, fats, etc…).  My breakfast wrap had an egg white, spinach and sweet potato in it and it was awesome.  I couldn’t believe how easy it was to make them the day before and then microwave it for 1 minute.  I’ll be doing more of this in 2015!  Is it too early to plan?

Another completely random note–I missed having internet for a week and a half, but I don’t think I missed the television.  I got more stuff done without it and had more time to make art for art’s sake.  Hubs HAS to have cable because he loves sports (which I support), but I definitely need to keep embracing the “create everyday” lifestyle and not get sucked into too much tv watching.

Statement Stone Layering Necklace from Candie CooperHere’s another stone layering necklace like the one from last week’s tutorial.  I’m not sure I’m loving the round link chain with the geometric stones, but I had to try it.  Here’s a link to the layering necklace jewelry making tutorial.

We are off to explore some more!


  1. I think the round links go great with the stones! And it’s never to early to plan ahead to be healthy haha 🙂

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