2 Little Cantaloupes

The stinkin’ deer and groundhogs devoured all the cantaloupe except for two.
They had a rough time growing and because of the yard varmints,
We decided to pick the last two before they were eaten as well.
Cantaloupe is so pretty.
To be honest though, these didn’t taste the greatest.
Oh well!

 

(I don’t have a monster sized hand, so you can see how very dainty these melons are indeed)

Maybe we’ll have better luck next year in the garden!

-peace and love-

 

America!

Happy American-ness to all of you Americans.
I’ve had this idea for a drawing in my head since last year,
And now that I have my new drawing toy,
I decided I should just do it.

Apple pie is my favourite, second to pumpkin.
I found a delicious looking picture of an apple pie here
(BONUS! There are directions to make your own!)
And used the picture to go off of, because the apple pie in my head didn’t look nearly as scrumptious as this one.
I hope this inspires you to go bake a pie and enjoy your freedoms with every bite.

-peace and love-

Saling, saling…

I don’t usually stop at yard sales.
I’m one of those annoying people who typically creeps by slowly,
Glances pretentiously around the yard,
And upon seeing nothing worthy, drives off.

Ok I’m not actually a snobby jerk, but you know what I’m saying.
The yard full of primary coloured plastic toys and worn out sporting equipment just doesn’t appeal to me.

Well.

Today I hit the jackpot.

A big box of cloth diapers AND

a couple pairs of babyGap skinny jeans!
I could have blown all the cash I had there on cute baby girl clothes for my pretend niece,
But I held myself back.
Since my bestbest is expecting a baby boy now too,
This multitude of diapers is hopefully really going to be useful. 

(HEY MREEMOW! BOX O FUN, COMING YOUR WAY!)

DI-DEEEESSS! YEEEEAHHHHHH

 

Also in other news,
This delicious-looking salad was created from stuff in my  yard.
Remember that little garden I talked about planting?
Well!
Some of the veggies are finally mature enough to eat!
Yum yum

 

Also,
My little buddy is a total  goofball.

-peace and love-

Weekly Menu

Inspired by this DIY menu planning board that I discovered on Pinterest,
I decided to put my own spin on it and simplify it for my own impatience.

The idea is that you write the meal titles (example: “baked mac & cheese”) on the front of the cards
And list the ingredients you need to use on the back of the card.
That way, you choose your meals for the week,
Flip all the cards over ,
Write your grocery list down,
Go shopping,
Buy everything,
And you’re all set to make some good home-cooked meals for the week!

It’s the simplest ‘menu planning’ idea I’ve seen yet
Which is probably why I’m so attracted to it.

ANYWAY

I ended up making two of these cute little dealies with some scrapbook paper I had on hand and tiny clothespins. Also I did some sewing on the paper and used rubber stamps to do lettering. And a hot-glue-gun. That was it! Simple!

Now I have NO EXCUSE for cooking meals..
Right?
Right.

-peace and love-

Hygge

I was talking to some friends at church, and one of them mentioned his grandmother who was Danish. 
I am also of Danish descent, and (for some reason) got to wondering what is traditional for Danes to eat?


So I googled “Danish Cuisine”
And read the wikipedia entry. Well part of it. It is pretty long.
This caught my eye though, and made me think, “THAT’S why I’m like this!”
The concept of ‘hygge’ is exactly me.




”  Good food is an important ingredient in the Danish concept of hygge, a word that can be best translated as a “warm, fuzzy, cozy, comfortable feeling of well-being” and may be seen as analogous to the German Gemütlichkeit. While the attainment of hygge is a near-universal goal in Danish culture, hygge itself is a highly personal concept, and varies significantly according to circumstances, region, and individual family traditions. Generally speaking, however, good food, good company, wine, comfortable furniture, soft easy lighting (candle lights in particular), music, etc., all contribute to the feeling of “hygge”.  “


I’m not lazy, I’m just hygge.




Oh, and here’s a picture of aebelskiver to tempt your eyeballs.
We like to make this at Christmas in my family 
(thanks to some fellow Danish friends who showed us how!)





-peace and love-

Pizza at Last!

Try finding pizza without cheese…
It’s impossible!
I hadn’t had pizza for months and months because of this,
So finally, I decided to make some myself.
I found a delicious recipe for crust,
Conquered my fear of killing yeast,
And put some stuff on top of it
AND
This is what I got!
(I did put cheese on part of it for the husband!)

It tasted like world’s funnest birthday party.

Vegan Cupcakes!

Here is a recipe for vegan cupcakes that I will most likely be using for Walter’s 1st birthday. They turned out really good! I have yet to find a frosting for them, but they are actually really good plain too!

The only thing I did differently was that I used olive oil instead of coconut oil.

Original Recipe Yield 18 cupcakes
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, warmed until liquid
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 12 cup muffin pans or line with 18 paper baking cups.
  2. Measure the apple cider vinegar into a 2 cup measuring cup. Fill with almond milk to make 1 1/2 cups. Let stand until curdled, about 5 minutes. In a large bowl, Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the almond milk mixture, coconut oil and vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir just until blended. Spoon the batter into the prepared cups, dividing evenly.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the tops spring back when lightly pressed, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool in the pan set over a wire rack. When cool, arrange the cupcakes on a serving platter. Frost with desired frosting.