Last year at this time, I made the first New Year's resolution that I ever stuck with and was quite successful at it. I vowed to eat healthier and lose weight. And, when I say weight, I'm not talking just a few extra pounds. I lost a total of 92 pounds last year and am now currently more than halfway to my weight loss goal. I have to give credit to a program I discovered from a Facebook friend for my success. That program is called "SparkPeople" and it's absolutely wonderful. You can eat like a "normal" person which means you don't have to deprive yourself when going out to restaurants or eating with the family. I highly recommend it for everyone who wants to shed a few (or a lot) of pounds. I've dieted my entire life and I've tried every program out there, but this is the one that really WORKS. Listen, if I can do it for an entire year, that says a lot. :)
|"Before" pic (yuck)|
|After losing 92 pounds - halfway to goal!|
After much thought, I've decided to reduce the inventory in my EBay store and move a bulk of my handmade items to ETSY. During the months of January and February, I will be making the transition. Don't get me wrong - I'll still be selling on EBay, too - but on a smaller level. In order to help reduce the inventory there, many items will be on sale in my EBay store. ETSY customers can also save during this transition by using coupon code "WELCOME" to save 20% on their entire purchase. In addition, in the very near future, my daughter, Brianna and I will be selling our homemade candy and cookies on ETSY. Each year, around the holidays, we always make lots of sweets. We've had many suggestions from people to market our sweets - so why not? We will highlight our tried and true buttery caramels, English almond toffee and Scandinavian almond cookies (to name just a few). All of our homemade sweets contain quality ingredients such as real cream butter. (No margarine used here!) Please stay tuned for details....
|Buttery soft caramels|
|English almond toffee|
I hope this New Year brings lots of love, laughter and the things that are truly important to everyone this year.