Our weekend harvest of home grown vegetables in Mr. HB's new wooden Trug.
The Trug looks very much "at home" with the wooden cutting boards.
Mr. HB tends to the veggies in the garden and grows tomatoes in his greenhouse.
The tomatoes are so tasty and sweet,
nothing like those that you find in the grocery stores.
The potatoes were amazing too...we ate them for dinner last night.
Love being able to go outside and harvest some home grown veggies.
After much consideration and testing many samples I was finally able to chose a rose fragrance...the one that I opted for is Le Labo Rose 31.
It was a time consuming exercise testing all the samples.
Some were too sweet, some too strong, and one made me break out in hives and I had a rash with a couple of other ones which was a surprise as I have never had a reaction to any perfume before.
Le Labo makes a "natural product" that is compounded fresh at the retailer
when one places the order.
Nordstrom's Fragrance Department in Vancouver were extremely helpful.
They sent me all the samples for free.
I received the scent promptly after placing my order and a few samples of Le Labo Rose 31 lotion and shower gel were included.
The scent is subtle and can be worn by both women and men.
It is a subtle fragrance and layering the lotion with the eau de parfum makes it last longer.
Fall is in the air and our furnace came on this weekend when it rained.
We need the rain badly as there are forest fires still burning in our province
and the gardens are looking quite parched.
With the change of season comes the change of clothes from the out of season closet downstairs and swapping out the summer things in our bedroom closet.
Some pieces overlap and are worn all year long.
I do not have a huge list of things to replace.
(or a big budget)
I did get rid of a pair of basic grey pants last Spring...
they had lost their shape and the seat pouched out making them look shabby...
having worn them for 2 or 3 seasons they had served me well and owed me nothing.
I went out and did a wee bit of shopping this past Sunday
after our family brunch
and the beach play time with the grandchildren.
NYDJ boyfriend jeans
Cupio tank top
OM3 jersey jacket
OOTD without the jacket.
Calvin Klein sturdy skinny knit pants
a wide elastic waistband with a slim line
no extra details to add bulk
smooth across the tummy
I like these very much!
Gap long sleeved top
a basic in a neutral shade that is very soft and will be cozy for Fall and Winter.
Great for layering under my vests.
Patterned Mod-O-Doc tunic top in black, grey and white that will be paired with the skinny knit pants.
All three items totalled $130
plus they can be worn with several other things already hanging in my closet.
hang to dry
which extends their life
keeps them looking new as long as possible.
Still on my list for Fall and Winter are a new pair of black leather Chelsea boots.
I wore out my last pair...
which is not surprising
because I must have worn them 5 days out of 7 for the past 2 years!
The weight loss regime continues...
I have lost 6.8 pounds in the past few weeks.
Eating lower WW point count food and not drinking wine
coupled with more exercise has finally paid off.
It's hard work and dedication that make the difference.
It is my hope that the losing will continue and that the scale will reflect my efforts.
The goal is to get back to my WW goal of 132 pounds which is at the top of the WW weight range for someone my height.
If I eventually weigh 135 I will be content...
132 would be amazing.
My heart goes out to the people affected by the recent wild weather events.
The devastating earthquake in Mexico and that powerful hurricane Irma.
There are so many things that are beyond our control.
Watching the news it is encouraging the way that people are helping each other get through these troubled times.
Hope that your week is off to a great start.
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~