Monday, May 25, 2015

Life is Good

Dave and I were able to get away for a weekend in April to celebrate his 47th birthday.  We rented a vacation condo on a sleepy little key in the Gulf of Mexico called Cedar Key.  We had a wonderful and very relaxing two and a half days.  We snapped this selfie on the balcony facing the water shortly after we arrived.  the colors in the photo really matched the colors of the new Pink Paislee collection -- Citrus Bliss.  The only thing on this whole layout that is not from that collection is the yellow felt banner behind the photo.  I used another awesome Laura Whitaker sketch, this time from Stuck? Sketches!

Another reason I really love this photo is that for the last 6-8 months I have been consciously changing my eating and lifestyle to reflect a healthier approach to life.  To date I have lost 45 pounds and I feel great.  Dave has been going to the gym for nearly 2 years and looks incredible.  This picture reflects those changes.  It has been difficult at times to stay on track but we are both determined to enter our golden years in as good shape as is within our power to do so.  For that reason I am entering this page in Lasting Memories Anything Goes -- Determination Challenge.

I was inspired by this color challenge at Kelly's blog Creating With Paper and More
I think I used all these gorgeous colors so I am entering it in Kelly's challenge also.

We are getting ready to celebrate Memorial Day by donating blood and then taking a long walk at the beautiful Waterfront Park.

How are you celebrating this weekend?



  1. Sandi this is fantastic, I love the citrusy colours and the flamingos! So glad you joined us a Stuck?! Sketches!

  2. Beautiful page. I love the bold colors and paper. Goes so well with your picture. Thanks for sharing with us at Lasting Memories.

  3. Love those bright colours!! Thanks for playing with us over at Stuck?! Sketches!!

  4. Sandi - I love the colors and the papers that you used on your layout and you look fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories!

  5. Such a BEAUTIFUL layout and gorgeous photo! Congrats to you both for your hard work and determination! Fantastic take on the color challenge for the Scrappy Friends! Thanks for playing along this month! :)

  6. Very pretty layout and great take on our challenge at Lasting memories, thanks for playing along. Congrats on your healthier lifestyle, you look FABULOUS!!! way to go!!

  7. Super cute layout :) Fabulous photo of you and Dave and the colors are so bright and cheery :) Thanks for playing along with us over at Lasting Memories
    Tina LMDT


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