Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I made this cake this weekend during our monthly scrap/stamp girls night. I had die cuts for the cake slices that I bought online, then I just decorated them with paper and flowers and brads! Viola! Looks great in my cake plate and now I have something to keep in there when I dont have real cake. I think it is too cute!
Check out my new column of hints located in the right column of this page. Check back often to learn new tips on homemade organic products that are healthier for you and cheaper than you can buy! Todays homemade item is peppermint hair conditioner, scroll down and look in the right hand column to learn how to make your own!
The kids and I had "visitors" this weekend... we love company! My friend Carrie and her 3 daughters came Friday night and stayed til Monday afternoon. We all had a GREAT TIME! These are just some of the fun moments!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Well after a hard day of pumpkin picking, the kids did what they do best on a Sunday afternoon. What you don't see is what MOM was doing... cleaning, cooking, tending to chickens, laundry and more! lol.
Well I learned how to can a couple weeks back. It is really enjoyable to me! I also realized that you need about 50 million apples to make a very small amount of applesauce or apple butter. I actually canned 3 pint jars of apple butter and 3 pint jars of applesauce. The stuff is sooooo good! Totally delicious and WAY healthier than the stuff the store tries to pass off as edible. Mine has NO artificial ingredients, no high fructose corn syrup and actually very little sugar but it is really sweet and very yummy!
Funny thing about skunks... they dont like it if you run at them and scream! We put the trap out to catch a groundhog that has been eating our chicken feed and making a home in the coop. To our surprise, we came out in the morning after setting the live catch cage and we caught this adorable little baby skunk. All was fine, we opened the cage to release it, but it decided to try and run in to the chicken coop. Soooo, in my infinite wisdom, I decided to run at it while screaming "shoo shoo" noises so that it would not go in to the chicken coop. Well, you know what happened next... it sprayed me. uhg! After a day of washing and several showers with tomatos, all is well now. Hopefully next time we will catch the darn groundhog!
Monday, October 6, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Many of you know that I have been losing weight and getting healthy! With so many people asking me what I was doing, I decided to just teach a class on it. Last night was the first class, held at Keller Williams.
Harry and Carrie got to draw on the boards before class started. Then during class they quietly read books, they were really great!
As for the class, it was a success! We will be meeting for 6 weeks on Thursday nights. For those curious, the premise of the class is just eat healthy and exercise daily. Avoid processed foods or things that are un-natural. It is not a diet, there are no restrictions, just make better choices to live a healthier life!