So there is something to be said for a stress free start back to school. I'm not sure what that saying would be, but I can only imagine it to be nice things & angels singing. We can literally plan, prep & organize every. single. detail. but ultimately, it's what works best for the whole family unit.… Continue reading Starting off the school year right…
Lately, we've been trying really hard to eat better, not waste as much food (overspending on perishables), and actually cook. I would like to tell you it's super easy & cheap..but it really isn't any more expensive to eat healthy then it is to eat junk...it's the trial and error process of figuring out what… Continue reading Meal Prepping – Waste Not Want Not
Happy Thanksgiving! We've been celebrating Thanksgiving since last week. Here's some pictures of preparing for it & attending our community Thanksgiving dinner. Behold- the "turkey disguised as a cheerleader" so we won't eat him/her. And the: I didn't have a turkey, so I made my own! And all dressed up for our community's Thanksgiving dinner:… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving & a Super Easy Cranberry Sauce from Scratch
Change is in the air! Maybe we're crazy, but we've decided to list the house in pursuit of our dream to live in the country, farm & live off the land (as best we can)! We thought we would wait until things settle down in our life, but we might be 90 by the time… Continue reading Change is in the air – We’re selling!
What a summer! We're wrapping up the summer & I can hardly believe it's coming to a close. The garden produced more than we could tolerate to eat or preserve & we were fortunate to give boatloads of zucchini, tomatoes, cucumbers, cantaloupe & butternut squash away. At one point I had over 200 jars of food… Continue reading wrapping up the summer
A few weeks ago we loaded up our camper & headed south for 10 days. Beach vacation, baby! It was a great break from the rush of every day life, the garden & it's overwhelming amount of weeds, and a normal routine. And did I mention it was to the beach? I yeah, I… Continue reading Our beach vacation
I know. What the heck are "bama beans" and what do they have to do with a 95th birthday celebration? Yeah, its random. But it'll all make a full circle in a minute. Stay with me here. "Bama beans" aren't any exotic brand of bean. But their story is a cool one. "Bama beans" as we… Continue reading “Bama beans” & a 95th Birthday Celebration