Friday, December 5, 2008

Greek Yogurt!

Okay so another thing that I have found since moving to California is Greek yogurt.  First let me explain that I love yogurt, but have been very frustrated trying to find one that tastes good with low sugar and nothing artificial.  I was eating the healthy and fit stuff, but wasn't crazy about it.  So I decided to switch to plain yogurt to eliminate the sugar.  One thing at a time right?  After getting used to the tartness I liked it.  Plus I could definitely see why you should use that instead of sour cream so that has been an easy switch.  Then someone told me about Greek yogurt, so I was at Trader Joe's one day and thought I would look for it....if you don't know about Trader Joe's I could write a whole piece just on that store..maybe another day...anyhoo...saw the greek yogurt with honey on the side and thought I would try it!  OH MY GOD!  So thick and creamy and utterly yummy and LOWER in sugar than the healthy fit stuff!  A little tangy (but I have come to like that!)  I mix honey in for the girls and everyone is happy!  I have even found it at the local Commissary....go try it..you won't regret it!!!

So my Bikram Yoga update is, I just attended my 6th class....getting through it like a trooper and dare I say it actually is starting to feel a *little* good.  Noticing some improvements, I was actually able to get my arms under my body tonight..one of the postures is you lie on your stomach, lips touching the floor to keep your spine straight and you put your palms face down on the floor underneath your hips and lay your stomach on your wrongly turned elbows..yes it sounds painful and yes Virginia it is painful!  Especially with my bad elbow, so until tonight I had never been able to lie on them I just had them real close to the side of my body with my hands only underneath me.  Tonight I did it...not as far as you are supposed to go..your elbows are supposed to touch...yeah right....anyways the elbows were definitely under the body tonight and although it still hurt like the dickens they actually feel better now!  Amazing!  Yes, I am still sweating in there like a sieve, I have to keep wiping it out of my eyes because it is blinding me....oh and this is even better...THERE IS A 9 MONTH PREGNANT WOMAN in the class can you believe that...All I can say is WOW or she is really wanting that baby to come out!  She said today she is due Dec 31.  YOWZERS!

So how about a card since you guys have patiently read through all this????christmas heart 

I love this card...it says Welcome Christmas into your heart and I used a cuttlebug heart folder to dry emboss the hearts on the ruby red background.    Tree is from Lovely as a Tree (have you guys guessed that this is my favorite stamp set yet???)  Kiwi Kiss paper from Bella Rose collection, and cute button bouquet button in kiwi kiss with red taffeta ribbon tied to accent the sentiment.  All supplies SU.

Here is another...

brayered sky

Simple card....sanded background stamped in so saffron on the same color of paper.  the image is brayered first in the saffron on glossy paper and then in the rust masking off the rest of the yellow so it wouldn't get to mixed together.  then flowers from Upsy daisy were stamped in black stazon on top and I used black stazon to shade the edges....some gold organdy ribbon (retired SU) finishes it off...and yes Claudia..I figured out how to add the copyright....I'm learning...

Ciao for now!  Deidre

1 comment:

Claudia said...

Hey I am so proud of you :-) You are a real trooper! Loved the article and the cards! I never would have thought to use red on a tree, but totally like it!