Thursday, December 31, 2009
I really have a passion for healthy cooking and green living, so more on those subjects will appear in the coming months. I have a few book reviews to do to. I will also be doing some giveaways (hopefully ones that aren't to lame, lol).
*after some online searching and the like, I may simple create another blog and keep this one for my family stuff and entering giveaways for myself. When the new one is finish, (hopefully soon) I will set up links.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
(1) The first is from Crickett's Diapers is offering on lucky reader a diaper of their choice of size. These look so soft and comfy! (ends 1/4)
(2) The second is from Nifty Nappy, they are offering a $40 gift card to one lucky reader. She has some a really cool diaper wrap, I hope that I win!! (ends 1/4)
(3) The third is from Rockin' Green Laundry Detergent, this could actually get me excited about doing laundry. They have some really fun scent. (ends 1/18)
Go check em' out, there is some great stuff here if you cloth diaper your baby!!
Sunday, December 27, 2009
The boys got new games, fishing gear, and lots of different kinds of books. They also received some new movies so hopefully they will be entertained for awhile. They are actually really good about that sort of thing, every time I try to sort out toys to decrease our stash I realize that there really isn't anything that they don't play with.
This is our little snow covered chicken coop, we have odd chickens, they seem to love the snow, most mornings they can't wait to get out of the coop.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Luke 2:1-20 The Christmas Story, the reason for the season, Jesus Christ!!!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
I also realized that I am not that person that can sew four skirts in two hours, I just can't go that fast, which is also frustrating. My kids would like their jammies before they grow into the next size. I would like to be able to finish all those projects that I have bough fabric for, like my corduroy vest and matching messenger bag, one of the few things that I have gotten for myself. So what's a girl to do, take a deep breath, say a little prayer, and be thankful for all I have been given, because this day shall pass to quickly.
Monday, November 9, 2009
1 Gro Baby One Size Diaper and Gro Baby Disposable Diaper Soaker Pad. They look really neat, I wish that I could buy a few but I have a ton of diaper fabric downstairs, so this mama needs to get her butt in gear and make a few more dipes for my little dude. So, cross your fingers and hope that I win this one.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
These not so great photos were taken a couple of months ago and my shelves are now overflowing with fabric, quilting supplies, etc. My mom received most of my Aunt Graces stuff when she pasted away and we brought it all down here so that at least all the stuff was together in one place and we would know what we have. We have a lot!! But I am having so much fun I don't care. The only thing that I would love to be able to do is finish a project from start to end without being interrupted, I know that day will come, so for now I will appreciate the time I have.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
1 organic banana
6 cubes of organic pineapple
1 small organic orange
small handful of organic blueberries
1/3 cup of Nancy's Organic Whole Milk Plain Yogurt
Blend and Enjoy
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Yes, that happens to be my toothbrush on the floor, I'm just thankful she didn't put it back in the toothbrush basket.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
I made these fun polka dot fleece pants for Grace with some fleece that my sister gave me. They fit perfect, a little to perfect, the next growth spurt she has will make them to small. But, alas, not all is lost, my niece Clair can wear them next. I use Katrina's Sew Quick pattern. I now figured out why they fit so perfect, I didn't add the seam allowance like I was suppose to, it pays to read the directions (I apparently haven't figured that out yet)
Monday, October 5, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
finished staining the bunk bed
painted half of a very large bedroom
several loads of laundry
started the curtains for said half painted bedroom
baked cookies, made granola, roasted a chicken, made beans and rice and better butter
washed a weekends worth of baking dishes in a single session
finished two pairs of jammy pants and a pair of short-alls (now that it is autumn)
untangled a mass of yarn (started dress for Grace, decided I didn't have the right yarn after working on the bottom hem all week, ripped it all out, didn't get to winding it back up before the kids got to it. A very patient and loving hubby helped me untangle it at 10:30 at night when he would have rather been doing something else.)
toilet paper holder and towel bar affixed to a stud, so hopefully that is the last time it had to be put up
tried to participated in a recipe swap, but so far not very many people seem interested in doing
Researched more about hypothyroidism since I can't find a doctor to prescribe Amour(a natural hormone versus the synthetic I was taking), I stopped taking the synthetic because I couldn't stand the side effects anymore. I decided that taking a pill everyday for the rest of my life is not the answer, I needed to figure out how to heal my body. I am going back to biblical basic, Genesis 1:29, a primarily raw foods diet, the one that God gave to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. My husband says that I am so far into the deep end that I am out of the pool!!
I hope all of you had a great weekend!!
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
I have been working on several projects and will have pics soon. A vintage scarf from Renee from Goosie Girls, a crochet diaper wrap, finally kool-aid dyed the wool Jersey diaper covers I made eons ago and making jammies for the kids. Of course all the pics are in the camera still so you will have to wait for them, plus the diaper covers are in the wash.
The weather here in MN is sticky and hot and I an looking forward to Autumn. I have a cling-on baby and doing things with one hand really takes a lot out of me, thus the reason for lame blogging.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
This is a book full of facts found in medical studies done by MD's. It has info that should be presented at well baby checks, like the warnings from the manufactures about the dangers of the vaccine. It also talks about how vaccine have not rid us of disease but kept them around longer than they need be. It is written from a christian point of view and about how God created our immune system. I vaccinated my older children but my last will remain vaccine free because of the info I have discovered since then. My second son is still dealing with problems that developed after he was vaccinated with the MMR. Even if you are pro-vaccination, read it so that you are fully informed, what will it hurt, you may even save your child's life with the info that you discover.
Info that made my stomach turn
"The germ is weakened by a process known as "serial passage," which involves passing the germ or virus through animal tissue, or the tissue of an aborted human fetus, several times to reduce its potency" page 43
"The University of Nevada School of Medicine conducted a survey of 103 American children whose deaths had been labeled as SIDS. The survey found that two-thirds of the children had been given a DPT vaccination within three weeks of their deaths, and that many died within 24 hours if the vaccine."
90% of doctors don't report vaccine related injury or deaths, they don't even know were to find the forms
Really scary, but it makes me even more thankful that God has created us in such a marvelous way, our older kids are going to the naturopathic doctor in October to have their systems stripped of the vaccinations that are damaging their systems.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
6 Tbsp powdered milk
6 Tbsp wheat germ
6 Tbsp real peanut butter (peanuts and salt, that's it)
6 Tbsp honey (raw is the most nutritious)
mix the dough with your hands until well mixed. Form small balls, and roll each ball in some coconut flakes or raw sunflower seeds if desired, they are great all by them self. Put in the fridge to let harden a bit.
You can use dark cocoa and after they have hardened, dip them in some melted dark chocolate, they make a great truffle (that is good for you), proceed to hide in the fridge in a brown paper bag labeled tofu because if your kids find these they will be gone!!
Will post a picture when they are done hardening in the fridge.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Step 1: find a recipe without corn syrup. Found one, looks good, all systems go
Step 2: make marshmallows ha!!
I used agar-agar flakes instead of gelatin, recipes says "place flakes in cold water in cold mixing bowl, the hot sugar mix will dissolve the gelatin. NOT!! But I didn't know that till about an hour of mix the stuff and finally concluding that it wasn't going to thicken. I used really good organic ingredients ($$$) so I wasn't going to throw it away, oh no. I strained my sugar mixture and got about a half of cup of undissolved agar-agar flakes(next time I will try the powder). Put the sugar mixture back in the pan and reheated it to soft ball stage. Got the mixing bowl out of the freezer and used regular gelatin, add reheated sugar mix and mix on high for about 15 minutes and got nice fluffy marshmallow, I wish I would have taken a picture of the marshmallow cream, it was so yummy looking I could have taken a swim in it. Here is the finished product, we will cut them in squares and roast them to perfection(those of us who have the patients for that kind of
thing) I will post the recipe later for out Smarshmallows.
Instead of Graham crackers (which I haven't been able to find without corn syrup or hydrogenated oils) I made monster oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. I have tweaked my recipe so that it is relatively low in sugar compared to other recipes. I do have a recipe for the crackers but they are really hard to get really thin and I thought the change of pace would be fun. I will put both recipes in another post, lcause lunch time is here and the natives are restless.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
I also have the perfect magnets to go on my new super size board, are these babies cute or what. Handmade by DiEtte, a friend of a friend. She has tons of neat photos that brings nature to life and really fun whimsy acrylic paintings for a childs room. She has really neat stuff and will make you a custom order if you wish, go check it out.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
I fooled around with my blog and changed the backround. It is kind of whimsical fall, back to school sort of feel. We have been trying to get everyone back on our homeschool schedule and doing pretty good I might add. My hubby most likely will be working second shift by Sep. 1, as the lead man, way to go honey, which means we get the best hours of the day with him. We will be able to get school done on two hours flat if I have help with the other kids and we will get to do way more cool things this year which will be awesome since the boys are getting bigger. This is Zach on his first day of kindergarden last year, he has known the alphabet since he was two and a half but he thought this puzzle was so cool. He read a whole reader to his dad the other night, they grow up so fast.
Hopefully tomorrow will be sunshiny and bright so I can take some good pics. I have been looking at past post and I don't know how many times I have promised you all pictures of a current project and then didn't get them up, sorry. Will work on that, sometimes it is more fun to work on the projects and I get going and don't stop to take a breath and share. Now I can upload pictures just fine, don't know what my problem was before, oh well, there is always tomorrow.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Run on over to http://todaysgiveaway.blogspot.com/ for an awesome giveaway, you can win a kit for a ruffled apron or a kit for a quilt top, all in really cool, bright fabrics from Two Birds Fabric Shop, link below.
(i haven't figured out how to do a "cool" link yet, ya know, where the word is highlighted and you click on it and it brings you somewhere else, still working on that)
Monday, August 10, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Not the best picture, but as you can see it is shaped like a box.
I made a little charm for the zipper pull. It was lots of fun. I found the tutorial here.