What changes might those be?
getting back on the Weight Watchers Point Program with continued walks is my top priority.
Over the holidays too many sweets and treats have been savoured and despite the walks I am up a few pounds...it is not the end of the world but I do not want to let it get out of control.
I feel better when my clothes have a little bit of "breathing room!"
But I digress...
this post was titled adding a bit of polish.
My hands and nails have never been given much thought...
I am a no nonsense kind of gal...and have thought of my hands as tools in the domestic arena.
As a result of neglect and my haphazard way of wearing gloves when I wash dishes and clean house
I have had to invest heavily in hand creams and slather them on throughout the day.
(L'Occitane Shea Butter... and I buy the small size to keep in my handbag and the car)
I have been inspired to make a wee change...
at least for now
while the New Year is fresh and new.
(will see how long it lasts!)
For now I am enjoying taking extra care of my hands and my nails.
My gloves are handy right beside the sink
as a reminder to put them on when I am immersed in domestics, which I am on a daily basis.
Purple Playtex Living Gloves
endorsed by This Hostess.
Workhorses in The Humble Bungalow
Base coat, polish and a top coat are applied so that they last longer and resist chipping.
This OPI shade is called Chocolate Moose...
I love how they choose creative names for their polish.
I think this is a neutral versatile colour.
Looking for some pretty pink shades in the OPI, Essie or Butter lines to add to my collection.
Perhaps something soft...and light, maybe in a blush pink.
or a deeper fuchsia like this Camellia.
Blues and greens and blacks are popular
I am not sure that they are suitable for my 60 year old hands...
though they are fine on my toes in the summer months.
Speaking of trying new things...
Cheryl, my friend from France, taught me how to make duck confit.
We browned the duck legs in a hot Le Creuset pan and then heated them in the oven.
We de-glazed the pan with a bit of Sancerre and added about a half cup of marmalade and let it simmer and reduced it until it was thick.
The wee potatoes were roasted in a bit of the duck fat in a hot oven until they were golden and softened.
The green beans were steamed until they were almost tender...
(I like a bit of resistance when I bite into a green bean)
~ Dessert ~
tasty lemon tarts from the bakery.
You can see why I am up a few pounds as we enjoyed many rich meals
while our house guests were here in The Humble Bungalow.
So it is salad daze and healthy eating for the foreseeable future.
If you are looking for some inspiration and a fresh way of starting your New Year
Janet at The Gardener's Cottage has a week of healthy menus posted on her blog.
until next time...
~ Be Kind and Take Care ~