Peachy Simple Syrup and Jam

Peachy Simple Syrup and Jam

Why make your own simple syrup? Because it is SIMPLE! Hahahaha! Firstly, why did I do this? Well, because we were out and I forgot to grab some at the store! Also, I realized all that makes up this simple syrup is sugar and water!! Amazing right? That is the simple syrup that I made. I did use raw sugar so that is why it is brown 🙂 Then I wondered what else could I do with this easy recipe! PEACHES!!! I…

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Saving Your Fresh Herbs

Saving Your Fresh Herbs

This year I planted a herb garden 🙂 Because of this I have A LOT of herbs (Basil, peppermint, thyme, parsley, cilantro, sage, and oregano) that I will not be able to use ALL RIGHT NOW! So I decided to do this fun way of preserving them. Preserving Herbs for Cooking by Freezing 🙂 What you need!  Fresh herbs Olive oil(or oil of choosing) Some helpers – preferably with smiles. About 30 minutes of time (or thyme) whichever you prefer…

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Plants, plants, and more plants…..

Plants, plants, and more plants…..

Oh dear! Yesterday was such a full, busy, tiring day! We had lovely breakfast burritos for breakfast then went to Flower World in Snohomish. I wanted to go there because they had the best selection of succulents the last time we were there. I did not like the ones from Home Depot or QFC when we were there the last time. I picked up some little glass orbs from World Market for the previous succulents I had acquired.  At Flower…

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Misadventures of Toothless River

Misadventures of Toothless River

Well, recently River has been a whole new type of kitten (being a 2-year-old one). She has been friendly, dealing with my antics, and (as shown below) even lets me put hats on her. She does steal my chair and make me sit awkwardly side ways next to her…. because seriously, who is gonna move a cat off the chair! That would just be too easy.   The cats have greatly enjoyed their new playground – the backyard. Badger is…

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Completed Bath Bombs :)

Completed Bath Bombs :)

I have a quick update! I completed the bath bombs!!! Stored them safely and last night used one 🙂   I had two types, the coloured ones and the white ones. Both are made with lavender and bergamot. I found out a missing ingredient though…. corn starch! Add 1 part corn starch to my previous blog post on Homemade Bath Bombs.   See, THEY ACTUALLY FIZZED!!!   They aren’t necessarily the prettiest, yet, but here is one 🙂 I did…

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First Attempt at homemade Beefless Beef

First Attempt at homemade Beefless Beef

Alright, so tonight I attempted to make homemade beefless beef. I love the Trader Joe’s brand of it, but I always seem to need it when I’m out. I keep TVP in the pantry at all times and most of the beefless beef have TVP as the main ingredient. When I am at the stores I tend to scan all the ingredient lists and sometimes I am just grossed out, so I don’t buy them (Note to self: make list…

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Homemade Bath Bombs

Homemade Bath Bombs

Yesterday I finally purchased my citric acid for making bath bombs. I have been pinning and pinning and pinning ideas for bath bombs and I finally did it. Overall here is the recipe for both batches 2 Parts Baking soda 1part citric acid 1part epsom salt 1part corn starch 2.5 tbsp oil (I used grape seed) 1tsp – 2tsp your choosing of essential oil Water (I used a spray bottle that I usually terrorize my cats with) HOW TO: Mix…

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Blog is finally up and running!

Blog is finally up and running!

Ok, so there may be some glitching and mess-ups, but Mark and I will discover and work on those. However, he finally set up my blog to be on its own little account. Now I have to start working with the innards and other things. But frankly I was just wanting to post pictures!!!!! BWAH! And now that it is up and running and I have played with it a little bit I have nothing I want to write about….

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July 4th with my Brit!!

July 4th with my Brit!!

Well, my lovely Brit and I had an amazing July 4th. We spent the majority of it doing yard work! Hahahaha, we got an amazing mower! Battery powered, isn’t took loud, and still works great!! Look at it! We were able to get all the grass mowed and then replanted our honeysuckle and some Sweet Williams. Of course there was a Home Depot trip in the middle. Mark and I had some delicious homemade ham and swiss croissants this morning…

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Mornings, kids, plants, glories, gardening, dogs…. Oh the busy-ness of life!

Mornings, kids, plants, glories, gardening, dogs…. Oh the busy-ness of life!

Oh goodness! Where to even start! We MOVED! YAY! Last week we moved to our new house and it is a lovely house! We moved to be closer to Mark’s kids and also to have a very house of our own. The children LOVE the house!! So exciting! They had a lot of fun moving and packing while we were doing so the week they were with us. I had a lot of fun teaching them things and hanging out…

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