This salad comes out tasting a little lighter and brighter than one made with bulgur. Plus there’s extra protein in the quinoa! Cooking time: 20min Hands on time: 15min (while quinoa cooks) You will need: 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa 1 … Continue reading
Uli helped plant the radishes so we had a lot of sprouts to thin. They were so pretty. They were the first things to grow in the garden. I couldn’t just throw them away. You can, actually, sprout radish seeds. … Continue reading
I have a confession to make. This is a view our kitchen table on a typical morning. Todays mess is actually prettier than adverage because we used glitter! Glitter always deserves an exclamation point!
My two year old is starting to help more around the house. She helps unload the dishwasher, sweeps, and picks up her toys. These things only happen when she decides she’s in a helpful mood. So, I found myself repeating this sentence a lot. “Let’s put this away before you get out another toy.” And then I started thinking…
This is my weekness… How can I tell her to do something I’m not doing? Maybe we should live in a beautiful tornado of creativity. We tried it for a bit… It’s not as glorious as it sounds.
So I set a goal to finish things. I really wanted to reach my goal. So, I broke it down.
*Organize my art supplies
-get rid of two things a day
-have a place for everything by Jan 29th
*Finish one piece before starting a new one
-finish the twentytwo I have started
-Do not start more untill this is done!
The last part is where I need help. I’ve started three (ok four) new projects since I first wrote this goal. Only two have been completed. That leaves me twentyfour pieces away from being able to start anything new. I’m making this public so someone will hold me accountable. Evidently, yelling at myself just isn’t enough. Let’s see if this is.
My daughter constantly reminds me what I should be cherishing. Go back. Remember the first time you jumped in leaves as a kid. I know it might me hard. But, do it. Believe me. I found a joy I thought … Continue reading
She’s still a little mad that I tried to start breakfast without her. Woops! Those are fragile. Let’s just move them back a bit. “What’s in here?” “Ahhhh..hahaha” Try this flour mom. Uli’s pretty forceful with her sharing. Ok. Now … Continue reading
Pesto, Yogurt Dressing There’s finally enough basil to really do something with in the garden! It’s in season now so enjoy it! This went on a potato salad today. It’ld be great on pasta salad or as a dip for … Continue reading
Uli thought the trellis needed adjusting. ( Look how big she’s getting! and sassy too!) Well things got crazy on the home front. I would like to preface this by letting you know upfront I’m not complaining. (I fled home … Continue reading
We’re a Coastie family. It can be hard to find coastguard kids stuff…especially if you want something cute. The generic onesie just wasn’t going to do it for our little princess. So, I whipped this up. You can make it … Continue reading
The first cherry tomatoes ripened this week! It was so exciting. Uli’s reaction was priceless. “Ahhhhhhhh!!!” followed by a big bite and then another. I’ll have to wait till the next ones are ripe to tell you how they taste. … Continue reading
Snap peas! Yum My dad is a champion putterer. It’s becoming clear that it’s a trait he passed on to me. Through the spring, summer, and fall we would have to practically force him to come inside before dark. He … Continue reading