Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Trying to figure out a plan of action! I wanted a reclined backrest to make it more comfortable to sit on. It did require several angled cuts, and a couple rounded cuts for the armrests, though not perfect, I managed with the handsaw. :)
Pile of potential :)
Still trying to figure it out at this point.
The sides were mostly done here and I was trying to decide out how long it should be.
After I had all the boards cut and partly assembled, it was time to apply wood stain. Many thanks to my Mother-in-law for picking up the stain and brushes for me at the store!
This was the slightly apprehensive stage, seeing if it was actually going to work.
I moved it over by the raised gardens and flower bed where there was a good spot for it. The children and I have already used it quite a bit. It was a fun project to make! :)
Friday, May 18, 2018
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Growing up, my family always used to have a garden. One summer we planted 80 tomato plants, I remember picking tomatoes and hauling them to the kitchen in a wheelbarrow where they were processed and canned. We had strawberries, raspberries, apple trees, and asparagus, among other vegetables and fruits growing in the yard. After a move to Florida, my Dad planted lemon, orange and grapefruit trees in our yard.
When I married, I thought I’d continue to grow things. I love being outdoors! Camping, hiking, a walk in the woods, gardening, keeping backyard chickens, all my kinds of things. :) But, after our children came along, I was unable to keep gardening high enough on my priority list, and inevitably, my garden plot it would end up as one giant weed patch. :/ With small children, babies, and a husband who worked extremely long hours, it wasn’t the right season of life for gardening. I gave up the idea for several years.
Then, the winter of 2016-2017 I thought that in the spring I could try making small raised garden beds. That way I could weed easily and even with littles it would be manageable and easy to maintain.
I was excited! Seed catalogs arrived in the mail, and I spent many a happy moment poring over them. I’d planned to buy apple and cherry trees, as well as vegetable seeds. In the spring of 2017 a few various unforeseen, things came up, and in the end, my dream of having a garden once again was put on hold. I was disappointed, all winter I’d hoped. It may seem silly, but to me it was important. :)
This spring I once again was thinking perhaps I could garden. I mentioned it to my husband Graham. A few weeks back, I looked out the window and there in the grass was a pile of lumber! The next thing I knew, Graham came in with two tool bags. He then proceeded to build me two perfect 4x8 (exactly the small size I wanted!) raised garden beds!!! It’s safe to say I was extremely excited! :)
Even though Graham was busy, and has a lot going on (seeding time here on our farm) He stopped to make the garden beds for me. So thankful for a husband who cares for me like he does! He’s the best, I am a blessed lady!
Can’t wait to plant some seeds and plants soon!! :)
“Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.” Psalm 37:4
Friday, May 4, 2018
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
This was my S supper tonight. I bought the THM Troodle vegetable Slicer, and this was my first time to use it. After cutting the zucchini, I tossed it with salt, onion powder, garlic powder and basil. I then fried it olive oil for five minutes. At the end, I added in Parmesan cheese and a half a cup of diced canned tomatoes. It was delicious! My husband does not care for zucchini at all. I didn’t tell him what I’d made, but asked him to try a bite. He thought it was good and asked “What is it?” I had to tell him it was zucchini! Cooked this way it still has a slight bite and isn’t mushy at all. I will be making this again for sure! :) I got my idea for this dish Here.
My S lunch today. Avocado, easy over eggs, and steak. I sprinkled nutritional yeast over the egg and avocado. Yum!
S lunch last week, made from a mix of cubed cheese, spices, spinach, chicken and bacon. I put everything between two small low carb tortillas and fried it up until it was hot. So good dipped in sour cream! This was an S.
Banana Bread! This is a E meal. I figured out the carbs, and saw I could double the recipe and still be fine. We didn’t have oat flour so I made my own. I have made it twice now and really enjoy it! Click Here for the recipe. I also didn’t have Greek yogurt, I substituted water in its place.
Burritos! Super simple delicious S meal. Served on low carb tortillas.
Low carb pancake, coffee with cream. This was a mix I bought online, it was pricey, but both my husband and I agreed it was the best low carb pancakes we’ve ever had.
So there you have it, just a few meals I’ve had lately, the weight is dropping and we are eating like kings! :) THM is great!