Its pretty much salad with a side salad for almost every meal these garden days. I am so excited to have such an abundance right out of our own garden. We had last year off from gardening and I was elated to have sooo much garden space to play with this year with our new house. The garden grew three fold do to an excessive amount of dirt from a "project hole" that was dug last week (new gray water septic system). My next goal is to prepare greens for breakfast and not be the only one to indulge. I found these helpful images over at Fresh4five.com an amazing nutrion blog by Danielle Rouse, along with breakfast in a jar recipes. I must do this!
Thursday, May 23
I was just in the coffee shop in our small town of Trinidad sharing our future plans to move and my career path that is changing at the same time. I figured this space is as good as any to share these changes. Our family is headed back to Kodiak Alaska this summer on a new life adventure to live for a few years. Our time on the north coast is coming to a temporary pause. There have been so many new things in our life that this blog got neglected in the the process of managing all the change in our lives. We have our new home that we are making "ours" with lots of love and time devoted to leave and come back too in a few years. I love the transformation process and cannot wait to share some of the before and after pictures. Here are some previews of some of the changes.
Wednesday, March 6
This my friends is what our February looks like on the North Coast of Northern California. Its not Maui but its not Alaska(which will be our new home in 6 months). I will miss our mild winters and all the outdoor adventure we find. There will be no surfing in February for us up in Kodiak Island but for now we have this magical place to live in and live in is.
Tuesday, February 5
Craft time! Little B got his class list for Valentines so we busted out the art supplies and heart cut-outs for the old fashion version. It took a lot for me to not want to design them and have "cool" ones to hand out to the class kiddos. Minted has some really cute ones that are all designy and such. Instead, the ones Little B is making are truly out of love as he picks colors and images for each classmate. Love is our theme at home for the next week and a half and we had some fun conversations as we worked on this project. My goal is to show the kiddos that love is just not romantic but how we should live most days of the year instead of just Valentine's Day. We are picking three random acts of love to complete in this time frame. Remember we ALL need Love!
Wednesday, January 16
We found the snow over the weekend in the hills and busted out the sleds. The boys LOVE snow! It was the perfect day with two feet of fresh snow and the california sun on our faces. The sledding skills are getting better and a little more harry carry. We brought out a thermos of Hot cocoa and enjoyed sipping in the sun!
Wednesday, December 12
An object like a tree or animal (I used this white glitter tree made of candle wax)
a small jam jar or mason jar
glitter or fake snow
I picked up this tea light candle at a store for $3.00. I already had the other materials around the house and estimate the total cost if I had to but it all new would be less than $10. Once I saw this little tree my craft brain was on a roll to make "something". Little B asked for a snowglobe the other day and since we have northern California cost winters, we lack snow of the real variety. I figure why not craft some snow for the kiddos. Here are the really simple steps in creating this DIY snowglobe.
1. Super glue the object (tree) to the inside of the lid. I would let it dry for 15-20 minutes.
2. Put fake snow/glitter in the bottom of the jar, at the most 1/3 full.
3. Fill with water almost to the top leaving room for the object to not overflow the jar.
4. Put super glue around rim of the jar and secure top.
5. Bam, you have a super cool snowglobe.