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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Shout Out to SilverSneakers!



A Big Shout Out to SilverSneakers!

Hello everyone,
I want you to meet my new best friend.
This charming young woman is my 
instructor for the local SilverSneakers fitness program at
our local tennis and fitness club.
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings.
I started my exercise program on February 1, 2017.
My body has lost so much mobility in the last
few years, I just had to do something about my
range of motion and stamina.  I can't say enough
about how great I feel since I have been working on
balance, flexibility, 

Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises 
designed to increase muscle strength, range of movement and 
activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles
 and a SilverSneakers ball are offered for resistance. 
A chair is used for seated exercises and standing support.

SilverSneakers is a free fitness program for seniors 
that’s helping millions of boomers and beyond defy the odds,
 shatter stereotypes and answer every challenge with,
 “I can do this!” SilverSneakers includes unlimited access to
 every participating gym and fitness center in the network.
 That’s a gym membership at more than 13,000 locations with unrestricted
 access to EVERY location. Weights, treadmills, pools 
and other amenities are included. We also offer fitness classes for
 all abilities led by our certified instructors at gyms and at alternative locations.
 The gyms are yours. The amenities are yours. The classes are yours.
 Now go get ’em!

Staying in shape and feeling good are important at any age. 
That’s why most of Humana’s Medicare plans include
 the SilverSneakers Fitness program – at no extra cost*.
 So what are you waiting for? Sign up today 
and see how much fun exercise can be.

SilverSneakers is the best thing I have done
for myself in a very long time.

This post is not a sponsored by Humana or 
any other source.
I will be 76 in a couple of months and
I am also planning some traveling by
airplane and car and I need all
the strength in my legs I can muster.
Thank you for visiting 
Joyously, 
Betty 



Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Bouquets to Art overlooking San Francisco

Hello everyone,
I promised you a trip to the de Young museum. Well here is 
a small snippet of the Bouquets to Art 2017. HERE go to 
the bottom of the page to exhibition preview and see more of
this beautiful art. The object of the display is to replicate the
artwork with a living floral arrangement in the same colors and
design.

This a large wall hanging and has an interesting story.
Discarded bands from liquor bottles create this beautiful piece of art.



On the ninth floor of the de Young Museum is an observation 
 tower with a 360-degree view. You can see the Acadamy of Science
with the green grass mounds and garden on the roof top.



The two towers side by side of San Francisco University 


The de Young Museum with the observation tower.
We had a wonderful day visiting my
favorite city (Well almost. I have been to some pretty amazing cities)
in the world. 
website credit
Thank you for visiting today.
Come back real soon!
Joyously,
Betty
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Normandy Life for Mosaic Monday
 The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday 
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home
Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday
Tuesday Cuppa at Antiques and Tea Cups
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse 
Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at our Home
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday 
The Dedicated House for Before and After Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday 
Katherines Corner for Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life 
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Thoughts of Home at Poofing the Pillows
The Essence of Home for  Show Your Style Thursday
Ms. Toody Goo Shoes for Best of the Weekend
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday~Anything Goes


Sunday, March 26, 2017

Visiting San Francisco Flower Mart

Hello everyone,
Happy Sunday to all my blogging friends. 
Flowers are Art. On March 17th I took a trip
to San Francisco to visit the Flower Mart and the
De Young Museum. 
Today I'm sharing the flower mart with you. If
you would like to know more about the 
San Francisco Flower Mart go HERE
I was up at 4:00 o'clock in the morning, and we left 
Shasta College at six a.m. Riding to the city is
a long day, but it is so worth it. 
The Mart opens at two o'clock in the morning to the floral businesses.
 We arrived at ten in the morning when they were getting ready to close at noon.
Buckets and buckets of beautiful flowers. The choices are overwhelming.


Daffodils ready to bloom.
I love the bunny topiaries for Spring decorating. 
Ivy covered bunny

Later this week I will share with you the
De Young Museum and a view of San Francisco from the observation tower
on the ninth floor of the Museum. Fabulous.
Thanks for visiting.
Joyously,
Betty 
Linking to:
Rustic and Refined for Dishing It and Dishing It
Love of Home for Sunday at Home 
Normandy Life for Mosaic Monday
 The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday 
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home
Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday
Tuesday Cuppa at Antiques and Tea Cups
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse 
Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at our Home
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday 
The Dedicated House for Before and After Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday 
Katherines Corner for Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life 
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Thoughts of Home at Poofing the Pillows
The Essence of Home for  Show Your Style Thursday
Ms. Toody Goo Shoes for Best of the Weekend
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday~Anything Goes

Sunday, March 19, 2017

It's the Little Things that Matter in March

Hello everyone,
Oh, Happy Day... I have had a wonderful week. 
First, we celebrated my husband's 75th birthday last Saturday.
Our family gathered together for a reunion.
Our children and granddaughters all live in different cities,
and it's so much fun to get together every six months or so 
and share our lives and our love for each other.  
Spring is in full swing here in Northern California.
Friday (St. Patrick's Day) I traveled to 
San Francisco to visit the Flower Mart and 
The De Young Museum for the annual Bouquets to Art 2017.
What a beautiful day we enjoyed in the fabulous city of 
San Francisco. I will share pictures later this week.
Speaking of our family reunion, I found a perfect written piece,
about how I feel regarding my family.
Family Is One of Life's 
Greatest Gifts
The best feeling in this world
is family.
From it, we draw love,
friendship, moral support, 
and the fulfillment of every
special need within our hearts.
In a family, we are connected to 
an ever-present source 
of sunny moments, smiles and laughter,
understanding and encouragement,
and hugs that help us grow
in confidence all along life's path.
Wherever we are,
whatever we're doing.
whenever we really need to feel
especially loved, befriended,
supported, and cared for
in the greatest way,
we can turn to family
and find the very best
always waiting for us.
~Barbara J. Hill
Today I am so full of gratitude to live each day
with a thankful heart. 
Hope you have a great sunny day and please come back soon.
Joyously,
Betty 
Linking to:
Rustic and Refined for Dishing It and Dishing It
Love of Home for Sunday at Home 
Normandy Life for Mosaic Monday
 The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday 
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home
Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday
Tuesday Cuppa at Antiques and Tea Cups
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse 
Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at our Home
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday 
The Dedicated House for Before and After Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday 
Katherines Corner for Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life 
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Thoughts of Home at Poofing the Pillows
The Essence of Home for  Show Your Style Thursday
Ms. Toody Goo Shoes for Best of the Weekend
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday~Anything Goes





















Tuesday, March 14, 2017

75th Birthday with Family

Hello everyone,
Saturday, we celebrated my husband's 75th birthday. Our family
gathered together for an afternoon of fun and games.
We have a kitchen outside, and my husband prepared 
a traditional St. Patrick Day's dinner.
Some of the family is peeling onions for our meal.
Our son is jumping rope, while his wife and two 
granddaughters watch in amazement.
The baby granddaughter is showing everyone how easy 
to jump rope, while another granddaughter watches.
The oldest granddaughter is playing toss the washer,
and her dad, aunt, and cousins watch.
I love to take a family portrait every time we have a family reunion.
I love these people♥
This is so silly! We are singing Happy Birthday before
hubby blows out the forest fire in his cake. LOL.
He is contemplating how to blow out the candles. 
Smokescreen. LOL
He received many heart-warming cards and fabulous gifts
to fit his sense of humor. I love this hat with lights.
My granddaughter took this photo of us together.
I just can't believe we are both 75 years old.
What a journey we have had and are still enjoying today.
This post is dedicated to our family.
Love you all so much.
Mom and Dad.

Linking to:
Rustic and Refined for Dishing It and Dishing It
Love of Home for Sunday at Home 
Normandy Life for Mosaic Monday
 The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday 
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home
Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday
Tuesday Cuppa at Antiques and Tea Cups
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse 
Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at our Home
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday 
The Dedicated House for Before and After Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday 
Katherines Corner for Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life 
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Thoughts of Home at Poofing the Pillows
The Essence of Home for  Show Your Style Thursday
Ms. Toody Goo Shoes for Best of the Weekend
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday~Anything Goes

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Decorate a Birthday Cake from the Bakery

Hello everyone,
This weekend we celebrated my husband's 75th birthday and family reunion. 
Later this week I will share more with you in another blog post. 
My daughter purchased the chocolate moose cake with plain chocolate frosting from Costco. 
The birthday guy loves NASCAR and my creative daughter and granddaughters
decorated the frosted chocolate cake with the cake decorations, I bought them 
from Wal-Mart.
My shopping list included:
A box of 48 candles
Small package of M and M's candy
White decorating frosting
Red decorating frosting
Green sprinkles
A small bag of Black Fondant
Two candles * the number 7 and the number 5
And a little red car.
The candles represent the spectators in the grandstands at the race track.
M and M candies are the pit boxes 
The black fondant made the race track, and the white
frosting is the white line and the checkered finish line. 
Green sprinkles cover white icing to represent green grass.
The red decorating icing trims the race track.
The number candles laid on the green grass, and the party started.
The candles are lite, and this guy with COPD
 is ready to blow out the candles. 
I didn't get a fire permit, but I thought about it. 
We had a great celebration. I hope this tutorial about personalizing your 
cake will come in handy one day. 
Sometimes we just don't have time to bake a
big cake, and creative granddaughters love to help. 
Thank you for joining our party.
Joyously,
Betty 
Linking to:
Rustic and Refined for Dishing It and Dishing It
Love of Home for Sunday at Home 
Normandy Life for Mosaic Monday
 The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday 
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home
Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday
Tuesday Cuppa at Antiques and Tea Cups
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse 
Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at our Home
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday 
The Dedicated House for Before and After Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday 
Katherines Corner for Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life 
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Thoughts of Home at Poofing the Pillows
The Essence of Home for  Show Your Style Thursday
Ms. Toody Goo Shoes for Best of the Weekend
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday~Anything Goes
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