Saturday, November 29, 2014
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Sunday, November 23, 2014
The no-roll crust is seriously the best thing ever. We'll start there:
1 1/2 C gluten-free flour blend
1 1/2 t sugar
1 t salt
1/2 C oil
2 T cold milk.
Mix together and press in pie pan.
Then for the pumpkin filling mix:
1 15 oz can pumpkin
3 eggs slightly beaten
1 C sugar (brown or white)
1/2 t salt
1 t cinnamon
1/4 t EACH of cloves, nutmeg, and ginger
1 C evaporated (or regular) milk
Pour filling into pressed in pan crust dough. Preheat oven to 450. Bake for 10 minutes and then reduce heat (leave pie in oven) to 350 and bake an additional 40-45 minutes. Insert a knife to check if it is done.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
20 C dry milk (the largest box at Walmart)
3 1/4 C powdered coffee creamer
3 1/4 C plain baking cocoa
10 C powdered sugar
2 boxes of candy canes, crushed
Friday, November 21, 2014
Great news. I think....
I've been grouting the tile whenever I'm in the mood to get messy, so pretty often. It took longer than expected but today marked the finish of the first bucket o' premixed grout. Still have more to do but considering we bought 5 buckets we've got WAY more than enough.
Monday, November 17, 2014
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Friday, November 7, 2014
One of my favorite writers Martha Beck once wrote a small piece about the people we see ourselves reflected in. You know, like the group of people we think of when we say, "Everybody feels ______ about me." Or "everybody thinks this about ______.
If I remember it right, our EVERYBODY is usually just 5-10 people whose opinions we value and/or have certain spots in our life. Sometimes there are members of that "group" we don't even agree with or respect, we've just grown accustomed to the idea that we should be in fear or obedience to them by keeping their hypothetical judgements as part of our choice making.
It was an "aha" moment for me as I realized through the end of the article that *I* could reconstruct my Everybody just as she suggested. It was many years ago (pre instagram, twitter and the like) when I took in her suggestions that even authors or dead celebrities or whomever from where or whenever could be in our chosen group.
Well, that just changes everything, right? Feminists from the past who fought hell and high water to get me a few freedoms are gonna give me a certain grace that a privileged person from another arena might not. It was my choice who judges me. Even if it's all in my head. (Which it already was/is anyway, right?)
Just a few days ago, this idea popped back into my mind. I could do this with my social media! Instead of grasping at people to like me or worrying that they didn't, I could raise my vibration to taking in the updates and energy of those I want to emulate and feel encouraged by. It really is a switch for me in making the media serve me rather than feel fearful and tossed about by it.
In that vein I'd like to mention Taylor Swift's instagram feed was super empowering this morning. And I'm off to my weekend. Hope you love yours ♡.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
One of the great bonuses of getting our building supplies in bulk and delivered on a truck is all the pallets they arrived on.
We've got the fresh clean pretty ones out in the backyard "weathering" the natural way (not like this) and as I looked out over the one that is still out there I started daydreaming what it should become. Do you have any votes?
Here are my ideas so far:
Because, hey...why rip them apart when you have perfectly spaced areas for lettuces?
This looks like a pretty fast way to use them without much effort. And we do need a new bed....
Not sure, but I'd add some stain on these maybe. We could use sidetables in every room in this house. Quick and useful.