Winter squash is all around us! This time of year is always very pumpkin-centric, but the other cool weathered squash are just as awesome. Pumpkin goodies get their flavour from the spices used, so branch out! We planted a variety of squash this year. I can’t even tell you exactly which one I just used for muffins. It was some sort of buttercup. Any buttercup or acorn squash will do. ….
The summer lasted a long time this year, but it is dwindling. I had to bust out the warmer clothes. We are squeezing every last ounce out of the day light since we know it will soon be dark at 4 PM. The sunflowers in the front yard are dying. I tried to clip some to bring in and a bunch of earwigs crawled out. Yuck. Since the cold will ….
But not really. I did, in fact, learn something. Whole30 30 days without any grains, dairy, legumes, soy, sugar in any form, including honey, sucralose, or stevia. No alcohol. No flour. No food analogues. You are allowed just meat, fish, fresh vegetables, fruits, water, and nuts. However, check the ingredients since many nuts have sugar or dextrose or rice bran added. Which are not allowed. There are pretty much no ….
It was a week of firsts last week. my husband planned a surprise family day at the stable where his friend boards her horse. We saddled up a mini for Wyn to have her first ride. she was a total natural. It was like she had lessons. So, we are seriously considering getting lessons in English riding. Well, for her and me, anyway. I don’t think the rest of the ….
Time for September’s Ipsy Glam Bag! Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription where each month you receive a Glam Bag with around five samples focusing on makeup and sometimes nails or skin care. The cost is only $110 per year with occasional savings options, and you can purchase full sized items from your bag on your Ipsy account for a discount. referral link! In this month’s bag: Pixi by Petra ….
The September 2015 Beauty Box 5 is here! (Affiliate links) Beauty box 5 is a beauty subscription box with 4-6 sample size (and sometimes full sized) beauty products like makeup and toiletries. It is $12 a month by the month, $10 a month with a 3-month subscription, or $8.25 a month with an annual subscription. Sometimes the value of the box can be six times what I pay for a ….
It is my youngest child’s birthday. Her First birthday. We are having the party next weekend, but I still wanted to make a quick and easy treat for the kids to have on the exact day. Cookies, pie, cake? All three in one! A speed scratch recipe created by Just Add Cloth & sponsored by Nestle Toll House. Mini Pumpkin Pies with Chocolate Chip Cookie Crust Crust One package Nestle ….
Pumpkin you say? Don’t you know it is all the rage? My husband tried again this year to cultivate an heirloom pumpkin patch in our back garden, and again it was a bust. This year, slugs were the problem. Well, the squirrels didn’t help. Next year, we need to figure out the slug problem. I am guessing a combo of straw and diatomaceous earth might do the trick. Luckily, canned ….
We are gutting our laundry room. Ripping out drywall, tearing up tile, removing wallpaper and old junk. It is a slow process. See, our laundry room is original to the house, and is in desperate need of renovation. The wiring is not up to code and the room is dysfunctional. In addition to this, our washing machine is a late seventies model in an unattractive harvest gold color. Not that ….