Thursday, November 17, 2011

House Wife?! (& Sneak Peak)

Yep. Yesterday was my very last day of work! And with just over 2 weeks until my due date, I couldn't be happier. My employer was cool with me bringing the baby to work with me, and I appreciate that. But Stevie and I decided that at home would be the best place for me and the baby. So now I'm home-free, or should a I say home-bound?

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Kitchen Improv - Vegetarian Fajita Mix

Another improv recipe...

DIY Dog Bed

We were sorting through our clothing in an effort to downsize, and some of our unwanted stuff was not nice enough to donate to the local thrift stores as we usually would. I've also been using every excuse I can to practice sewing now that I finally tried out my old Singer. During my most recent sewing fix, I made a dog bed for my terrier using old clothing.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Kitchen Improv - Stuffed Sweet Peppers

Got some leftover sweet peppers and Italian cheeses from recipes used earlier in the week? I did, and I needed to use them up before they were wasted. This is a fine example of the "kitchen improv" we do at least once a week.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Hand Wash, Hang Dry

What first began as a "crazy idea" that I found very interesting soon turned out to be the second largest cut to our monthly utility bill we have ever accomplished (first was heating/cooling habits). This method of clothes washing uses minimal electricity, minimal water, and wastes little to no water. We also have no washer or dryer to ever maintain or repair. For the past year, we have been doing the wash by hand, though not exactly the old fashioned washboard way that you might imagine.