Monthly Archives: April 2013

A bit busy; fun with family

Well, it’s been a busy weekend… We had an unexpected (but much welcome visit) from my six year old nephew this weekend. He stayed with us while my brother and sister in law moved into their new home, which is just a few states away from us… much closer than Texas that’s for sure! This […]

Glass pitchers with tops

Most of the time I use stainless steel pitchers for the smoothies and juices I make… But sometimes I find that (depending on what I toss into my juices/smoothies) that some of the ingredients can react with the metal. While I much prefer my stainless steel pitchers (I love the way stainless steel looks!) If […]

Mango green smoothie and drinking instead of eating…

Yesterday evening I made a pitcher of a Mango green smoothie. My daughter liked it and consumed two cups of the smoothie over the next hour or so. Although the smoothie was loaded with vegetables you couldn’t taste them because of the sweetness of the mangoes and other sweet fruits. My daughter and I both […]

Knitting with Malabrigo yarn; Knitted hat with seed stitch brim

Do you recall that lovely stash of Malabrigo yarn that I received on New Years Eve? Yeah that yarn, those are my colors you know… Originally, I was going to make this entire hat seed stitch… Row one: *Knit 1, purl 1. Repeat from * across. Row two: *Purl 1, knit 1. Repeat from * […]

Loads of carrots…

Yesterday, I made a juice blend of carrots, ginger, garlic, spinach and kale. The carrots added sweetness to the blend and the ginger added a bit of spice (along with energy). Garlic was added since it’s great for the immune system (just like ginger.) Spinach and kale were added since they both have numerous vitamins […]

Adventures in Beekeeping: Purchasing a top bar feeder and making honeybee food

When purchasing package honeybees it is a smart idea to feed them. Why? Think about it, the honeybees are moved into a brand new home after traveling in many cases a long distance. With package bees, they don’t have any suitable honeycomb stored. From what I’ve been reading, it’s a good idea to assist them […]

A shot of ginger

Two days ago, I made a big batch of ginger tea and added it one of my Mason Jars that I normally use for canning. Ginger has many benefits and is a natural energy booster. I use ginger in numerous ways, but my favorite has to be drinking the blend. Sometimes I get a bit […]