Tuesday, February 23, 2010
After MUCH waiting, praying, thinking, looking, waiting, and more waiting. This is our new house! I am so happy! This whole thing came together in a week and half from the time we looked at the house to when we signed the contract and gave 'em our check. We have to have it moved to our property. (the land wasn't for sale...just the house) Another development of that week and a half was finding out that there is an acre of land available across the street from where we were originally going to build. So we quickly snagged it and now are in the process of getting the septic, electric, and water well all taken care of before the house gets moved. It has to stop raining first though.
Here are the specs:
Built in 1905
when we are finished with it, it'll be a 3/2
1400ish sq ft (gigantic compared to where we were)
2 bedrooms downstairs and a little loft upstairs
HUGE walk in pantry in the kitchen (i've never had a pantry!)
Wood walls, bead board ceilings, wood floors...the works
It does need some work but it's all do-able stuff. I'm so excited I can hardly stand it!
So here's a little tour of our new/old little farmhouse!
There you have it! I'll have you over for coffee as soon as we get it all ready! I can't wait to show it off!!! God is good...I couldn't have asked for anything more. In fact, it's exactly what I wanted. I'm still in awe of what he has given us. wow....
Sunday, February 21, 2010
According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, fresh parsley delivers:
- vitamin C and vitamin K
- natural plant compounds such as flavonoids and limonene
- volatile oils and potent antioxidants that benefit digestion
- carotenoids such as beta-carotene and lutein
A special note: pregnant women should avoid excessive amounts of parsley.
There are two kinds of parsley: curly and Italian. Use them interchangeably, but remember that curly parsley is milder and works well as a garnish. Italian (flat-leaf parsley) is stronger, thicker and heartier and is best for longer cooking, stewing and simmering. To maximize those health benefits, aim for a 1/3 cup serving.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
1 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk (I used organic)
1 1/2 c of milk (I use my yummy raw milk)
Mint Chocolate add:
2 T raw cocoa
1 t peppermint extract
2 t vanilla extract
Studel add: (I haven't tried this one but it's next on the list)
1 T cinnamon
1 t vanilla extract
1 t almond extract
Here's a few more...enjoy!