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Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Deb

    Sounds like you had a great holiday, and Gracie’s looks fantastic!

    Not sure how you’d electronically check out library books- I don’t think out library does it- actually, I don’t even think they have a website.

    I bought myself a Nook HD with an N2A card to convert it to full-blown Android with my Christmas money and giftcards. Can’t wait to get it!
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    1. Deb

      Ack! Forgot to add Bella looks so cute!
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    2. Lisa Eirene

      Our library has the option to download ebooks. I’m home sick so trying to figure it out today. 🙂

  2. T

    U have to ask your library to give you access to their ebook site. Then creat an account there, then find your books. Also note, amazon has a newsletter of 4 upcoming books and you can get 1 for free to own each month. And they allow you to borrow 1 book a month for free if you have prime.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks for the great tips! We do have amazon prime. I’ll check it out.

  3. Courtney @ Don't Blink. Just Run.

    Sounds like some great gifts and lots of yummy food! That restaurant looks beautiful!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      It’s very elegant. We might stay there for our wedding!

  4. Cindy

    I know for my library in the US, I needed to download a program to my computer that synced to my Kindle and then I was able to download books from the library.

    I hope you’re feeling better soon. 🙂
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  5. Maren

    Awww what a cute pup 🙂
    I have to say that I’ve never actually had mac’n cheese! That looked SO delicious!
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  6. Lisa

    Our library has the information on how to download E-books everywhere – pamphlets at the library and links on the website. I can tell you that you may need to download an app to access the books, at least that was the case for me. It seems that libraries are much more friendly to Ipod users than they are to Kindle users.

    Beef tenderloin isn’t too hard, but I’ve only seen them over 7lbs this year, which is fine if you are feeding lots of people or have part of it slice into steaks. I ended up just buying filet mignon steaks since they were the same price as a whole tenderloin.

    Bella looks great in her holiday wear! Was she cooperative in wearing the hat?

    How wonderful that such a nice restaurant is open on Christmas day! The food pictures always look delicious.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yes, Bella was super chill with the hat! Didn’t seem bothered at all by it. 🙂

  7. Lori

    That hotel looks neat! I love old places like that. New hotels just don’t have the same feeling.

    I have a plain old kindle and John has the Fire. Check your library’s website because there is probably a link to check out online titles there. I haven’t set foot in the actual library in months. It’s so nice to browse books in my jammies 😀 Also – the free book a month for Prime members is good. I have been working my way through the Hangman’s daughter books this way.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I finally figured out the library thing. It’s AWESOME! Love getting books without going to the library. The downside–they don’t have a HUGE selection. But then, I can’t really be picky, right?


    OMG…Bella!!! SO CUTE!!! Happy Holidays to you and the whole gang Lisa. Thanks so much for your posts and inspiration in the last year.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thank you Roz! I’m glad I could inspire!

  9. Biz

    1. Love your dog – we could never get our dog to keep a hat on to save our life – even when he was 15 years old and slow! So cute.

    2. I want that mac n cheese recipe please!

    3. Love that Layer Cake Shiraz – do you have World Market’s in your area? I can get that wine for $12 a bottle – so good!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Bella is SO good about that! She didn’t seem to care at all about the hat! Here is the link to the mac n’ cheese recipe (best you’ll ever have):

      We do have a World Market. That place is dangerous. I go for one thing and leave broke!

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