Monday, January 30, 2017

Happy February Desktop Background

This is the second month of the year I want to sharing a new desktop background with you  I hope you enjoy it and let me know if you use it in the comments below.
All you need to do is right-click on the image and save to desktop then once it is saved to the desktop right click again and select set as desktop background.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

A View of My Life with some Knitting

I love watching the sunrise on the farm. Because I take my girls to school I get to see it everyday. This is the best picture that I could get that shows off the colors. There are way more shades than the camera lens can capture but you get the idea. We are almost finished with out new home. The yurt is getting close, so close that I can almost see us living there right now. I will share some picture once we get it cleaned up and I can take better pictures. Right now there is still a lot of materials everywhere. We have most of the walls covered and the doors are up on the rooms. The cabinets have been installed in the kitchen but I still have to finishe painting them. That is my project for this weekend, after we get our storage building cleaned out. I am so ready to be in and have a normal bathroom and my bedroom back. We have been in the camper for over a year now and it is getting old. I am grateful that we have had it but we are tripping over each other and have no privacy really. It is almost done and them we can celebrate.
On the knitting scene I have one post Christmas finished object. I am working on writing up the pattern soon. This is an infinity scarf that made with one skein of Cornbread and Honey's beautiful hand dyed yarn. It was a pretty simple pattern and easy to knit. There was just so many stitches each round, but. I love the feel of the yarn , it really is so soft.
My next project is already on the needles and I am loving the combination. This infinity scarf is made with two different yarns one is Cascade 220 Sport and the other is Malabrigio Sport weight yarn. I love of the hand painted yarn looks with the solid color, it really shows off the color and makes it pop. This picture really doesn't show off how good the colors are working together.
Here is about another 3 hours into the project. I hope to have this pattern written up soon. I really love they way these yarn feel when I'm knitting with them and the fabric has a beautiful drape even before I have blocked it. I know once is has been blocked it with be even better. I am really excited that this is light weight enough that it will make a pretty accent scarf except on the warmest days.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Free Coloring Book Page

Last year I published 3 coloring books you can purchase them over on Amazon here.
I am planning on offering one free coloring book page each month this year. So here is the first of many. I might just have to share more.
I hope you enjoy coloring it as much as I enjoyed making it. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

My Latest Influenser Box

I really love tea and have really been on a green tea kick as of late, so I was super excited to see this box show up in the mail. I have seen these in the stores but sometimes I have a hard time trying new things. So since I was given the opportunity to try it for free I couldn't wait.
I love the packaging but I wish that the containers were not clear. I like to keep my teas out where I can see them but these containers I will have to keep in my cabinet so that they won't be out in the light too much. I need to get a pretty box to store my teas in and them I could keep them with all the rest of my collection.
My daughter tried both of them and really like them , she liked the black tea and said that the flavor was really good. I know that sometimes tea that has a vanilla flavor isn't as strong as I would like.
She loved the green tea and I did too. I was drinking it prior to starting my Juice Reboot. So if I decided to add caffeine back to my diet once it is over I will drink more, that is if there is any left now that my daughter loves it.

Friday, January 20, 2017

I Joined The Reboot

Today is day 8 of my juicing journey. I was pursing through Netflix and decided that I would watch Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. It really opened my eyes to what I needed to do to get my energy back. I have not been feeling good for a while now. I have an auto immune issue, chronic fatigue and acute inflammation. Watching this really helped me to see that this could be the answer to my problems. So I have been working toward going on a full juice fast. I have swapped out two meals a day with juicing and I can really tell a difference already. I have been off caffeine for 8 days, and I and working toward to going completely plant based. I don't eat red meat or pork because I am severely allergic to them. So I only eat Chicken or Turkey when I eat meat. I am working toward eating only fresh produce and not canned veggies, this is something that I have to work hard on because I have two teenage daughters and a husband who are used to eating a certain way and I plan on slowly making the transition for them as well. I am sharing this here to help hold me accountable and share some of the juice combos that I have found are really good. The 80/20 plan of 80% veggies to 20% fruit is a really goal for me but I really do have a sweet tooth so I am gradually making my way to this goal.
I also have my youngest daughter on this with me because she wants to lose weight like the Dr said she needed to . She is doing good even though I have not gotten her on the green train as of yet.

This is my Power Green Juice
  • 5 large kale leaves
  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • 1 med Apple
  • 4 sprigs of parsley
  • 1/2 a larger cucumber
I really like this one because the apple adds sweetness and the cucumber cuts the bitterness of the kale. Make sure that you wash all our produce before you run it through the juicer. I like to wash everything and put it in a gallon zipper bag for each type of juice when I come home from the grocery store as this helps me to just grab and go.

This one is one that my daughter will drink.
  • 4 carrots
  • 1-1/2 Apple
  • 2 2 inch chunks of pineapple
  • 2 2 inch chunks of cantaloupe
The second Carrot based juice that I make is:

  • 4 Carrots
  • 1 Apple
  • 1 Orange
  • 1 Pink Grapefruit
This one is very good for breakfast. I like it because it is sweet and tart. I know that am getting my veggies with the carrots, so I feel pretty good about it.

My next one is trying Beets. I am looking to visit a juice bar soon so that maybe I can get some new ideas.

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