Thursday, March 15, 2012

So much goodness!

Just recently I was admiring this very same box on Suzanne's blog. She made it herself out of paper and lace. When I saw it on her blog in Australia, I had no idea I would be admiring it in my own house here in Ohio a week later!

It is not an empty box! It is filled with the most charming hand made cards you have ever seen. Suzanne made them herself! She has a nifty new device she uses to create beautiful things from paper.

I love them all! Isn't this butterfly card beautiful?
Don't you love this darling monster?
Each card has its own special envelope, also made by Suzanne.
What a wonderful gift this is. Thank you, Suzanne!
Another nice gift I got this week - yummy Plum Sweets! My co-worker, Linda, and my brother, Peter, both had the same idea for my birthday. You can never have too many Plum Sweets!
A friendly blog reader asked recently how my weight loss is going - well may she ask! Another co-worker gave me a box of Panera cookies, as did my son, David. We ate them up before I got to take their photos.

I posted a while ago that I had lost 48 pounds, and have to be ever vigilant to keep it off. My secret, especially with all these tempting goodies around, is to eat very low calorie meals, saving lots of calories for the good stuff! For dinner tonight I had a big plate of fresh spinach with a tiny bit of rice and a chicken tenderloin. Some crunchy carrots on the side finished up the meal. Good thing, too, since earlier in the day I ate a WHOLE BAG of Plum Sweets. Not in one sitting, mind you, and there is only one cup in the bag, but it does amount to 760 calories.


Suzanne said...

Diana it is always my pleasure to share with you. I am so happy that you love them and also so happy that you share so much with me. Enjoy my friend.

Jodie said...

Diana, what on earth is a plum sweet. ? Is it a lolly, like a soft jelly? Or a hard boiled lolly or something completely different.

ladydi said...

Thank you, Suzanne!

Jodie, a Plum Sweet is a piece of dried plum coated in chocolate. Some people compare them to Raisinettes, (chocolate covered raisins) but I don't even like Raisinettes, and I LOVE Plum Sweets. I hope you can find some in your part of the world!

Daisy said...

What a lovely box! And the cards inside are so creative and beautiful. Such a thoughtful gift. :)

I've never had plum sweets, but they sound good.

ladydi said...

You're right, Daisy, they are very thoughtful gifts! Discovering a treat you enjoy is not always a good thing, but they are very tasty, and if you would believe the back of the bag, they're practically health food. :) Well, except for the sugar and fat.