Monday, May 31, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Right now I am on day 3 of using my homemade deodorant and so far I love it!
I totally don't stink. Of course, we will wait and see once it warms up if that changes.
Here's my tweaked recipe if you want to give it a go!
1/4 cup corn starch
1/4 cup baking soda
3 tbls. coconut oil
2 tbls. shea butter
1 tbls. jojoba oil
lavender essential oil to desired scent
I melted the oils and shea butter down to liquid and then added the liquid to the dry ingredients. I whipped it with a fork while adding the essential oil. Once it was smooth I poured it into my clean glass jar. I refrigerated it for about an hour to bring it back to a semi-solid state. When finished it's like a grainy cream.
Let me know if you make it! I would love to hear how it works or doesn't!
Here's a recipe to try if yours was successfull!
1 cup sourdough starter
1 cup organic flour
1/2 cup water
Mix starter, flour and water. Let stand overnight (about 12 hours), covered with a cloth in a warm place. Stir mixture well and carefully ladle onto a lightly greased griddle. Flip flapjacks after bubbles form and tops have lost their sheen.
I got this recipe from Mary Jane's Ideabook. My flapjacks tasted like kindergarten paste but this was my second flop using my starter so I am quite certain that it was my starter that was the problem. So try it out and let me know if you succeed.
I will post a bread and biscuit recipe and tomorrow I will finally post pics of my project.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Work day, taking girls to dance, and library!
Pants, T, and sweater all Old Navy.
Flats, Etnies a hand me down from my sister.
Volunteering in the morning and work in the pm.
Jeans from Target.
White T from Old Navy.
Orange tank from local surf shop.
Brown flats from Gottschalks.
Really really super cool sun bracelet hand made for me by my Aunt Mary Jane.There are no weekend pictures and this is why..........I look scary when I am working outside!
Work day and take the kids out to ice cream after work!
Tanks and cardigan from Old Navy.
Jeans and flats from Target.
Posies from the Pleated Poppy.
Work and errand day!
Dress from a local boutique called Weekend in Paris.
Leggings and flats from Target.
A quick note: I wear a necklace from Lisa Leonard everyday!
Another note, after looking at some other WIWW posts I realized that my "work wear" seemed really casual. I figured I better explain what I do. :o) I work in an RSP classroom with special needs kids. I push wheelchairs, get many boogery hugs, and get to love on 12 amazing kidos! Hence the casual and comfort level of my work clothes. I have the most rewarding job on the planet and I truly truly love what I do. That's a whole other post in itself. Maybe I will include that in my next weeks WIWW, since it's our last week of school.
Monday, May 24, 2010
This recipe came from my cousin Anna and it truly is the best cobbler recipe ever!
1- because it's so delicious and 2- because it's soooo easy.
Line the bottom of a 13x9 inch pan with fruit.
With a fork mix together 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 tsp. baking powder, and 1 egg. Mix until crumbly. Sprinkle on fruit and pour on 1 cube melted butter. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes until golden brown on top.
Enjoy! It's especially good with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
White T, flowered cardigan, and flats are from Old Navy.
Ancient Levi's are from ???
They are so old I can't remember.
Headed to a Farmgirl Sisterhood meeting!
Shorts, top and flats all from Target!
Necklaces from Lisa Leonard!
Posy from Pleated Poppy!
Another exciting work day!
Skirt, T and flip flops from Target!
Necklace from Lisa Leonard.
Posies from Pleated Poppy.
Check out all the other brave ladies at The Pleated Poppy!
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
I also have a dry erase phone list, that includes all our neighbors, dr's, and family members.
The kids put up the school lunch calendar, even though they rarely eat a school lunch.
Monday, May 17, 2010
My Roasted Chicken
1 whole chicken
5 sprigs fresh rosemary
2 tbls. minced garlic
1 cup dry white wine
1 cup broth (chicken or veggie)
5 slices of bacon
sea salt and pepper
Heat oven to 425 degrees. Wash and pat chicken dry. Use fingers to lift skin and insert 2 whole sprigs of rosemary, and 1 tbls. garlic between skin and breast meat. Coat entire chicken with salt and pepper. Insert 3 sprigs rosemary, 1 tbls. garlic and 1 sliced lemon into the cavity. Position chicken in roasting pan and place 1 sliced lemon on top. Lay 5 slices of bacon over the top of lemons draping over chicken. Add broth and wine to the bottom of the pan and lay remaining lemons (quartered) in liquid. Roast in the oven for 1 hour, remove bacon and return to oven. Roast an additional 30 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170 degrees. Let chicken stand 10 minutes before carving.
Roasted Spring Veggies
Heat oven to 425 degrees. I used 1 bunch asparagus, 1 pound fingerling potatoes, 1 pound green beans, 2 bunches spring onions. (You can use any veggies that are in season.) Cut veggies into pieces and place on a large baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt and pepper. Give the veggies a quick toss and pop into oven. Roast for 30-45 minutes, turning once halfway through. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
You can do it too!
2 cups organic whole wheat bread flour
1 1/2 cups water
Place flour and water in a clean glass jar or bowl and stir with a wooden spoon. Cover with a cloth and keep it handy on your kitchen counter. Each day, mix in an additional 1/4 cup water and 1/3 cup whole wheat flour. This needs to be done for six days. On the seventh day, the starter will be ready. It should have bubbles and small pleasantly sour, like stout beer.
In a few days I will post some amazing recipes for your sourdough starter! Give it a try.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
I couldn't imagine a better way to start my week than a Monday field trip! Even better, it was a hike and tide pooling at Point Lobos nature reserve. 94 6th graders and chaperones enjoyed a beautiful day on the California coast! I love that our little mountain school does things like this for our kids!
Sunday, May 2, 2010
The bags are big enough to hold a baby! :o)
Emma's Room handmade bags! They are $25.00 each and there is still some left! Send me a message if you want one! They are handmade by my good friend Shauna!
Baylee, ready to work in my booth!
Thank you to everyone who came out and supported me and our community! You all ROCK!!!!