Food Network celebrity Sandra Lee has used social media to faithfully keep her fans up-to-date on her breast cancer journey. From the news of her diagnosis, double mastectomy, hospital stay, and some difficult days recovering at home, Lee has been very open about her battle. Now, the upbeat lifestyle expert has announced she’s “back to work,” at least for “a little while.”
I’m back at it- and I need your help! I need your great ideas: http://t.co/1KeWPrcHK0pic.twitter.com/Gu87nFKMC3
— Sandra Lee (@SandraLee) June 11, 2015
Sandra Lee shared on her blog Thursday that she is up and already working from home on her editorial for the upcoming Fall/Halloween magazine issue. She goes on to explain that she absolutely adores Halloween and the Fall season. If you’ve watched her on Food Network over the years, this is no surprise to you.
Lee tells her readers that while she loves Fall and Halloween, planning for it in June is a bit of a challenge. That, in addition to her recovery time, has left her needing inspiration to get her “mind whirling with ideas and exciting content.”
“I absolutely love the fall and Halloween – especially in New York, but writing, planning and shooting Halloween in June it’s kind of like celebrating Christmas in July. : ) WHICH, by the way, is exactly what I’m doing next month (shooting Christmas in July).”
Sandra goes on to say that she plans on “celebrating like never before,” and she needs the help of her creative fans, telling them to send their ideas to her Facebook page. We’ll see what she and her followers come up with when the magazine hits stands August 1st.
Today I am getting up and out. It’s time for some new scenery – I am sick of being sick! http://t.co/cRGR7ZjFcz pic.twitter.com/87Uvon61cc
— Sandra Lee (@SandraLee) June 12, 2015
Early Friday, it seemed the queen of Halloween was getting restless recovering at home. She tweeted a picture of herself en route to the gardening center with a friend to purchase new plants for her garden. She says she plans to plant a “line of trees,” including “beautiful rose bushes” to enhance her entryway and replace the ones that died over winter.
In a touching blog, she spoke about how “having a beautiful, serene place to recover has been a real blessing.” She described the stunning nature that surrounds her home and brings her happiness and peace. She promised to share more pictures of her beloved “Lily Pond” in the future.
“One of the things that I’ve loved the most going through this last few weeks is my recovery at home. Although it’s been very challenging – some mornings I am curled up in a ball on the bathroom floor – it has also been very calming and grounding.”
As strong and resourceful as Sandra Lee is, it is likely she will use her experience to continue to inspire others to bring even more beauty and joy into their own homes.
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