Friday, December 16, 2011

Merry Yuletide!

 I love Yule. I feel like Yule and I are right on with each other, we are TIGHT! I love the Sun, I love the Summer and Yule is the day we get to beg/ask/pray for the Sun to return.  We have bon fires/ candles/lights to encourage the Sun to come back. Silly? HELL NO!  I'm sitting here in my apartment while the Sun is teasing me outside. It's really NOT warm out there. it's 25# and looks like you could go outside in shorts! lol I'm so over winter!
Not to mention the kids are having "christmas" shoved down their throats. And Santa. Sure the kids know about Santa but they also know he's pretend. It's FUN to pretend but "Santa" does not give them gifts. Daddy does. Daddy works his ass off so they can have gifts. Sometimes it's HARD being Pagan.

Friday, October 28, 2011

getting caught up with life

I haven't posted lately and i'm sorry. I just couldn't bring myself to do it.

  On October 6th my Granny was killed in a car accident near Omaha. She and my Grandpa were on their way out to Wyoming to visit us. Granny and I were very close, I know people say there are no favorites in families but I was my Granny's favorite. No question about that! lol I really miss her. She taught me to knit, sew, cook. We've been all over the Eastern and Southern US and Quebec together and Granny, Grandpa took me to France twice to visit family. I've tried to call her a bunch of times. =( My Grandpa sustained broken ribs , fractured vertebra and a nasty cut to his head. He's doing..... eh. As well as he can. He and Granny were married almost 60 years. My poor Grandpa can't even cook! =( & =) at the same time!

 I could go on but I'll go cry later and come back. I'm having a super hard time with this.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

so sad =(

 It's fall. I like fall. But I don't like Fall in Wyoming. There are no sugar maples here so I don't get the bright red leaves. Oh well, I guess I can just look at pictures of fall back in MI!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Easy Pumpkin Pie Fluff

1 Can Pumpkin Pie mix
 1 tub cool whip
add ginger, nutmeg and/or pumpkin pie spice.

Super easy, so yummy.

OR you can make your own whipping cream
1 cup whipping cream,
4 tbsp powdered sugar,
1/2 tablespoon vanilla
mix until soft peaks form 
 ( Thank you Shanna P for the recipe!) 

 You can use your own light cream . 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

shelf update

 That thing weights a TON! My arms are sore from trying to get it hung up but I couldn't find the 2x4's and there are 8 ( yes EIGHT) holes in my wall. I give you. It's up to Hubby now. I'll make him do it in the morning. .... Now BACK to True Value to buy something to fix the wholes......

vegatable pasta sauce

 Yay! it's everyone's ( ok, my kids') favorite food, Spaghetti!
  If your kids are anything like mine, they LOVE vegetables.  ( lol Mine really do) But they Love Spaghetti even more.  I like to mix it up so that we aren't using a straight tomato sauce. As you can see this is what we have for dinner tonight!

This sauce has tomato sauce, zucchini,  garlic, onions,cauliflower, carrots, parsley, pepper and rosemary . You can put whatever you want in it. I just used what was in the fridge. You can add meat if you want but WAIT until you are warming the sauce.

Toss it all in your handy blender and blend!! I use ice breaker and then puree.
It won't be a nice red color. Don't worry, since you are adding other veggies it takes on their colors.
Let your kids try it

  and ta da!! You are ready to warm it up!  Add it to whatever pasta you like and you are ready to go!

Kandy Apple Kids

  The first shop in our series of Shops is Kandy Apply Kids!
  Here is want Owner Kari says:

My name is Kari and I am the owner of Kandy Apple Kids, a unique children's boutique! I create one-of-a-kind boutique quality, handmade items. My specialty is cloth diapers, but I also love to create childrens clothing, toys, baby items, and more!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

New kitchen shelf!!

Araya and I painted it blue while Noah was at school.  and then we added a dark green to give it an aged look and sanded it down in some spots so the wood shows through.
  Dustin and Noah hammered the spoons for me and we bent them over for hooks. =) I used cement epoxy to them to stick them on!
I'm going to hang it in the kitchen to put all our tea/coffee/coca stuff on!

2 contests that you NEED to enter!

 Here are some AWESOME give aways and contests for you to do!!
 First up we have a Referral Contest over at Kidable Consignment!
 Here are the details!
Referal contest time! Choose an item from the website - leave a comment about it here - tell your friends and family to like or comment on your comment and like Kidable Consignment - once you reach 25 you will receive the item you chose FREE! *This contest is not endorsed or sponsored by Facebook* - People only, no business pages please. 9/13/11 - 9/15/11
Next up we have a Recipe Contest over at  Crunchy Savings
 Every recipe counts are an entry and ones with pictures are double!


 I was talking in to opening a shop in a Congo on Hyena cart. Since we all know I'm addicted to wool, I figured I could base my shop on wool!! YAY for sheep!  You know you love them too!

 So if you ever get bored hope over to HC and check us out!

 I'll be posting more info as the weeks go on about each shop!

It's Not just butter!

My hubby LOVES garlic butter ( thanks for getting him hooked Granny!) So I made some today! It's so easy! I may never use regular butter again!

chop up your garlic, onions. herbs
 melt your butter
and cool!
 that's it. so simple and so yummy!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Zucchini Alfado

1 cup milk

1 stick butter

 1.5 cup Parmesan Cheese 
 a ton of  Zucchini

Toss everything in the blender.  heat , but NOT to boiling ( you don't want to boil the milk) , let it cool for a bit to thicken up and add to your pasta.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

herbal infused oils!

This is my infused oil mix, Comfrey, Plantain and Calandula in Organic Olive Oil.  This will be made into Lip Balm when I add bees wax, Vit E Oil, and a few drops of EO. Or into a herbal healing salve when I add Aloe Vera, tea tree oil, Bees wax, and EO.  I made this mix over Memorial Day weekend. It's been setting a good time and I will hopefully have it made into both a lip balm and salve by next weekend. =) Lofty goals. lol

 Next up we have Cayenne, Garlic and onion in organic olive oil. This I just made today and it has to set for at least 2 weeks. I plan to add TTO , bees wax and lemon EO. It is a anti-fungal salve. =)


Wednesday, April 27, 2011


 wool longies and shorties for cloth diapering!
 I'm also working on mittens and hats for the kids this winter  ( if I start now they should be done??)and well as a Royal Guards coat for Booba.