For the most part, I cook everything we eat from scratch. At the moment, the only prepared foods in my house are Boca burgers, a Kashi frozen meal, a frozen burrito, a few boxes of Zatarain’s black beans & rice, Tofurky, a box of Kraft mac & cheese, and an assortment of condiments. There are… Continue Reading
I love this lavender-vinegar cleaner, which I use in place of Windex for all-purpose cleaning. The essential oils have antimicrobial properties. Homemade Lavender Cleaner Recipe 1/2 cup white vinegar 1/2 cup water 10 – 15 drops of lavender essential oil (or lemon or tea tree) Add everything to a spray bottle. Shake to combine.
I spent Saturday afternoon listening to Joni Mitchell and baking Mother’s Day muffins for my mother in law. I made my jumbo blueberry muffins, individual coffeecakes, and mini loaves of cornbread. The coffeecakes were a bust because the streusel didn’t set properly. Still, it was a nice little basket of homemade goodies :)(I wish I’d… Continue Reading
I mentioned last week that I was sewing curtains for my mudroom. I finished them today and what a difference $8.99 and a few hours can make! Here’s the door with a valance I half heartedly reappropriated from somewhere else in the house. It had been like this for longer than I’d like to admit…… Continue Reading
This baby bunny came to visit me in the garden last spring. It was very trusting, and definitely one of the cutest creatures I’ve ever seen! Today is my birthday; I turned 28…again ;) Easter birthdays are kind of a drag, but my husband came through with pastries and Cabernet :) I’m contemplating treating myself… Continue Reading
Finally… gardening, driving with the top down, picnics, bike rides, line dried laundry, and leisurely evening walks are within reach! Beauty in my front yard last April :)
As I read Frugal Luxuries by Tracey McBride, I find that I share many of her ideas. She writes in chapter 7: You are the caretaker of your own happiness. As such, you must discover the positive pleasure in performing the tasks that enhance the essence of life itself: Collecting, preparing, and preserving foods Feeding… Continue Reading