1. mochi donuts — they have tofu?!? Recipe: https://eatwithjean.com/mochi-donut/?amp=1 Reflections: The dough was too sticky to roll into balls. I added more flour but they were still too sticky. So I coated my hands in cornstarch. That worked but it was hard to regulate ball size. Cooking time varied. If they sit overnight they become … Continue reading Adventures in Japanese donuts
“CAN I TAKE YOUR ORDER?” • STARBUCKS- venti iced caramel latte decalf w/ almond milk • SUBWAY – 6″ italian herb & cheese, chicken, bacon, pepper jack cheese, ranch, spinach, green pepper, black olive, & tomato (but only if they look good) • McDonald’s – either a 2 cheese burger ketchup only w/ diet coke … Continue reading Silly food survey
Who can really cook? No boxed Mac N Cheese or Stouffer’s lasagna. I know there are several of you that can really cook.I look forward to seeing your surveys.Who can cook real food, not stuff prepackaged or in a box? HAVE YOU EVER?1. Made biscuits from scratch? 🤔🤔I do t think so2. Fried fresh okra? … Continue reading Silly cooking survey
As we all know, 2020 has not been the best year – and that is an extreme understatement. For Josh and I it was super important to start 2020 getting married. We have to say that was our best decision of the year. Though we had to postpone our honeymoon for an unknown future date, … Continue reading Another 2020 Bingo & our Christmas letter
We relaxed after lunch this afternoon and then Josh played some video games and I sat down to a Star Wars prequel marathon and some sewing. Humorously enough, I had Star Wars fabric… multiple in fact… Yet I didn’t think to use that. Not pictured is a pikachu bag and the beginning stages of my … Continue reading Sewing afternoon
I have three styles I make: Originally I used ribbons for ties but I now have elastic and adjustable beads. For interested parties I also add fog filters and nose support. UPDATE: here’s what I’ve made in the past few hours
We put another afternoon into our headboard. We’ve continued to adapt our plans as we’ve seen progress. We adjusted some of the cuts as the tight fit moved things around a little. We realized we needed some supplies so we made a quick trip to Lowe’s for some Boiled Linseed Oil, sponges, and french cleats. … Continue reading Headboard day 2
On a whim during lunch Josh and I decided to make a headboard. I have hated our current headboard since day one. It’s metal bars are not great for a lazy afternoon read and my pillows frequently slip through the bars. Yes, I realize #firstworldproblems. So as we sat at Olive Garden for some delicious … Continue reading Starting a Mountain Headboard
This will be a short bullet point list of what we did on our trip with photos. I’ll keep updating the post throughout our trip so that everything is in one place. Day 1: left church and drove to Black Forest State Park in Wisconsin. Couldn’t get our electricity to work so we slept in … Continue reading July 2020 Duluth Camping trip
I’ll keep this post updated with different sewing projects I try. Bags Monsters
So we bought a rocking chair at The Original Treasure Mart in Kokomo, In. It was on their discount floor for about $50. The structure of the chair was amazing. The ONLY downfall was the weird orange cushions. We decided to bring it home and research how to reupholster it. I cannot tell you that … Continue reading Rocking chair upgrade & “The Green Room”plans
June 18th, 2020 Prophetstown is a great example of Northern Indiana. This park is mostly Prairie with sporatic trees. There is an aquatic center, nature center, operating homestead and during special events they have living history type reenactments. The campground is small but nice. The playgrounds are beautiful! This definitely is a great experience for … Continue reading State Parks: Prophetstown & Battle Ground, IN
We have 2 dogs: Dexter (a Shih Tzu/Terrier mix), Freyja (a Great Dane). We have 5 cats: St Francis of Assisi (Franny), Martin Luther, Mary Magdalene (Maggie), St Hildegard of Bingen (Hilde), and Gomez. We also have 8 chickens.
With the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for PPE increased, I took time to make masks. Thanks to generous donations of supplies and funds, I’ve been able to help many people. It started as just a plan to help essential workers and that expanded to any one needing masks.
Josh and I started tending chickens April 2020. It has been a major learning curve but also an amazing experience.