Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! Bella won't make it to the ball drop and to be honest I probably won't either. I'm going to cook the traditional ham, greens, black eye peas, and cornbread for the first time tomorrow. Wish me luck! 

I hope everyone has a wonderful New Years Day! 

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Merry Christmas and Happy Yule!

Bella was thrilled!

My babies

Me and my youngest

Christmas will continue this Saturday with my stepdaughter, son in law, and my Grandbabies 

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas/Yule! 

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Samhain 2013

Alter to Hecate 

Alter honoring my ancestors 

Bella is a scary skeleton 

Wishing you and your family Samhain Blessings

Monday, October 28, 2013


I love to juice. Here is my favorite recipe.

This is the juicer my sweet friend sent me when mine died. I love it!

I use beets (including the greens), celery, cucumber, carrots, apple, and ginger root.

I add a half teaspoon of Moringa to every jar.

I end up with about a half gallon of juice and then I fill it the rest of the way with purified water.

It yields  12 small jars of yummy goodness. I keep them in the freezer until I am ready to drink it.  

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Slow Progress

For the last year I have been working pretty hard on getting healthy and changing my body composition. I have had my ups and downs. The last few weeks have been a down so it's time to refocus, regroup, and push on. 

This is from December of last year

And this is from September of this year

I do have to admit I see a slight change and I also have to remember that when you are 40 it takes a little more time and effort to achieve your goals.

Now that I have wollowed in self pitty and copious amounts of food for two weeks it's time to get back on track! 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Lazy Day

We did not want to get up today

But we did and made a small breakfast 

And I decided to flip through some books and this one caught my eye. My mother gave it to me on her last visit.  Its very interesting.

Maybe tomorrow Ill have something interesting to post.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Max and Breakfast

I decided to make the family an overnight blueberry and cream cheese bake for breakfast,  It turned out pretty good!

12 slices of bread
two blocks of cream cheese
12 eggs
teaspoon vanilla 
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 cup blueberries 
cube 6 slices of bread and place in the bottom of a casserole dish
cube the cream cheese and place on the bread crumbs
sprinkle on blueberries
place the other 6 slices of cubed bread on top
mix eggs, vanilla, and syrup and pour over the top
refrigerate over night

bake at 350 for 30 minutes covered and 30 minutes uncovered (the top should be golden and the center should be firm)

while the casserole is cooking boil
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
and two tablespoons of cornstarch
after it comes to a boil stir in one cup of blueberries and simmer until the blueberries pop and the sauce thickens slightly
add two tablespoons of butter

pour over casserole after its done baking

Of coarse I decided to have something different for breakfast

Sprouted bread, bacon, and a fried egg


I was trying to make a grocery list while I cooked and Max decided other wise.

I hope everyone has a great day!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Early Birthday Gift!

Check out my early birthday gift from my husband! 

That's right! An official "Leg Lamp" from A Christmas Story! Yes, it will be going in my front room window on Thanksgiving Day!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Fall Decorating

I'm trying to decorate for Fall but my sweet Bartleby thinks I'm decorating for him. 

Clearly he doesn't care about the size of the pumpkin bowl......it's his new spot!

Monday, August 12, 2013


Bella is our Boxer and youngest child. She is such a sweet spirit and love bug. She never meets a stranger and is so gentile with our mean orange kitty Pumpkin. She brings so much joy to our little family! 

One of her favorite humans....her big sister. 

Getting "Bella Tots" 

Cuddles with her feline siblings.....sometimes. 

She just wants to taste a little!

I love this picture of her and Loki. 

Iz too early for pictures mommy

Mean Pumpkin will not let her pass! He swats her every chance he gets! 

And he stalks her. 

Hope you enjoyed! 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

I Love Tea

I really love tea. And I love tea cups. It's the simple things in life that are the most enjoyable sometimes.