August 24, 2016

New little fur baby...Tyrion

It's been over 2 years since our precious Harley passed away from Cancer.  My husband and I decided we were ready to bring a new little fur baby in our lives, home and hearts.

I found an adorable little baby at a Turkish Van Cattery.

Meet our baby...Tyrion.

He's so sweet.  :)

He's just a few weeks old.  We won't be able to get him until October.  We are so excited and can't wait to bring him to his forever home.  :)

Be Mindful

About a month ago, I went to a Be Mindful party at my neighbors.  Everything was naturally made by Lisa who owns the business.
So many great smelling soaps.
Everything is natural and handmade.  No chemicals.  My favorite soaps was thesunflower, orange and turmeric soap.
I’m actually going to be hosting my own party next month.  Lisa is great.  She also has yoga sessions out of her home studio and she has workshops you can sign up for to make your own soap, bath salts, makeup, bug spray, perfume, deodorants and more.  She is the real life Pinterest queen.  haha
Find Be Mindful on facebook or get more info at the website.

Best Birthday Cake Ever 2016

August 11th was my birthday.  My BFF surprised me with a homemade birthday cake at my birthday gathering a few weekends ago.  Well the birthday BBQ, was for me and another friend who had a birthday a few days before mine.  My bestie, Kristen knew how much I loved a cake I’d seen at the Caroline County Fair and did her own take on it.  It was so awesome!!!!  And another cool thing about it.  The cake itself was chocolate zucchini.  It was so yummy.  🙂


Your 2032 Olympic Gymnast Gold Medalist


Yesterday after work, I went down to Richmond to see my niece, Ellie.  She had her gymnastics class and she’d be getting a medal with the other little girls in her class.
After class all the kids lined up and received a medal and got to pose on the podium.  Here she is with her gold.  haha
I had Ellie do the pose that all the Olympic athletes do where they “bite” their medal.  She thought it was funny.
Ellie has been enjoying watching the Olympic Gymnasts on TV from Rio.  She loves Simone Biles, Laurie Hernandez, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas and Madison Kocian.  🙂  GO U.S.A!

CSA Box- Week 17

CSA box- week 17

Another box packed full and a bigger watermelon than week 16.

Look at the whole spread...

-6 Corn on the cob
-2 cucumbers
-pint of toms
-3 green apples
-3 toms
-butternut squash
-acorn squash

I was excited to see the butternut and acorn squash b/c that means fall is just around the corner.  :)

I ended up giving my neighbor who watches our house for us if we are away some goodies.  I gave them the 3 big toms, eggplant and the 6 corn on the cobs.  

CSA Box- Week 16

Week 16 of our CSA box.  I went to pick up my box and I loved seeing how colorful the boxes were this week.

I had to put my box in my car and come back and get a huge watermelon since I couldn't carry it all together.  I was happy to see a watermelon because I love watermelon.

Here's everything I got.

-Red bell pepper
-Green bell pepper
-6 potatoes
-2 cucumbers
-3 zucchini 
-3 toms
-pint of toms
-2 eggplants
-2 peaches

August 10, 2016

CSA Box- Week 15

My CSA box I picked up yesterday.

I gave my dad the cantaloupe.  My husband and I don't like them.  I know my dad does.

Here's everything that was in the box...

Cucumber- 1
Corn on the cob- 6
Red Bell Pepper
Green Bell Pepper
Pint of grape tomatoes
Tomatoes- 2
Peaches- 3
Eggplants- 2
Potatoes- 4
Green Apples- 2

I gave my BFF's- 2 corn on the cob and some grape toms.  :)

CSA Box- Week 14

Here's my CSA Box- Week 14 and some lavender from a co-worker.  The lavender is for my chickens.  They love it and I like putting it in the coop.

Here's what I got...

Corn on the cob- 6 ears
Carrots- 2
Head of Broccolli
Green Bell pepper- 1
Peaches- 4
Roma Toms- 3
Pint of tomatoes
Eggplants- 2
Head of Cabbage

I also bartered with a farmer.  He wanted some of my Homemade Vanilla Extract.  I traded him 2 bottles for 30 farm fresh eggs.  I also gave him some extra egg cartons I had and an orange extract.