Jan 6, 2017

Creating From the Pantry

I can't believe it the 6th day of the new year already. This arm is kicking my butt as far as me getting anything done. 

I was able to work off and on today toward completing 2 small tasks. I work a bit then sit with the ice bag till the swelling goes down then I can work some more. 

One of the things I got done today was for me.

I thought it might cheer me up and make me feel a bit better.

And the other was for hubby. 

His request was for pot roast like they serve at Bob Evans. And so into the crockpot it went with carrots and spices. It cooked slow and steady all day long and made my house smell like a home is suppose to. Then I pulled a quart of green beans from the pantry and smashed some potatoes. The meat dripping was thickened and we called it a meal.

Hubs said, "it was better than Bob Evans! Good answer dear!

I love dinners that are from our stores. Meat from the freezer, green beans in the jars, potatoes from the garden and carrots from the garden. 

Jan 2, 2017

Time To Catch Up

Well Happy New year to everyone! 

It has been a while since I posted. And I have had a tad bit of surgery on my hand and arm. It was my dominate hand so I am still trying to get things back to normal. But the range of motion is coming back pretty quickly and I am already not having the numbness and the pain and swelling I was having before, so it's a good thing!

So not being able to do some of my normal stuff right here around the first of the new year has given me a lot of time to think and "create" in my mind. And I have decided that there is a lot of things I want to create in the coming year.

I want to create a happy home. 

I want to create more time to spend in God's word.

I want to create more time for hubs and I to spend doing the things we enjoy together.

I want to create yummy food that is healthy for us both.

I want to create relaxing and invigorating friendships with other like minded folks.

I want to create and teach some creative workshops for children.

I want to create art and rugs and some new free form weavings. 

I could go on with this list but I will stop and just say that 2017 is the year you will find me Creating! So follow me here and see what each day holds. You never know what kind of creating you might see going on.

Dec 12, 2016

December 12, 2016

So some of you are having snow, but I am getting rain. And I mean rain and more rain. All those months when we had nothing and now we have barrels full. 

Now that the gardens are over and there is time to stop and think I have decided that I need to find a way to grow without water. Now I know that is not 2 things that go together. Growing food without water sounds kinda like an oxymoron. But hang with me I am trying Hugelkultur, let's just say hugel beds for short. Now I have set up 2 of them and I am excited to plant them out in the spring and give it a go. Always trying new things. Improving? It is a wait and see kind of thing, but it will be fun trying.

So Christmas is almost here. I am NOT running myself ragged trying to do everything in the biggest and best way. We are spending the holidays this year relaxing as much a possible and trying to just enjoy each other. How about you, what is your goal for the holidays?

I had fallen behind on weekly menus and with the hustle and bustle being pushed at us from all sides this time of the year I find it helps me to plan ahead. so here are the menus for this week.

Monday........salsa chicken and all the fixin's in a spinach wrap

Tuesday........chopped salad with all the toppings plus boiled eggs for protein

Wednesday.......omelets w/onions, peppers, spinach and bacon topped with fresh tomatoes

Thursday.......tortilla soup using the left over salsa chicken

Friday........chopped salad and homemade pizza

Saturday......no idea! Maybe eat out.

Sunday........pot roast

So as it is getting colder I know we tend to go more for comfort foods. But I am trying to keep the fresh salads on the table as much as possible. How about sharing some of your menus with us?


Oct 29, 2016

Christmas In MY Shop

I have just listed some ornaments in my Etsy Shop, so if you want to take a look just click the link above. And let me know what you think.

There will be others showing up next week so be on the lookout.

What do all of you have planned for the weekend? 

I am heading out on a special adventure this evening and I will tell you all about it when I get back home.

Be safe and enjoy time with those you love.
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