Thursday, March 24, 2011

March 23 - Snow Day for Our School = Crockpot Day

From a Friend on Etsy (Lona @ ShadySideFarm)
Pinto beans for supper. Will have them in tacos with gound beef. Yum!

3 cups pinto beans
9 cups water
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped fine

Cook all day in the crockpot. Check for doneness--fresh beans will cook quicker than old beans. cooked mine 5 hours on low, but they're as fresh as can be. Then I added:

1/4 tsp. cumin
4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper

You can mash them for refried-style beans (drain excess water) or just eat whole with chips and cheese and salsa and corn or on tacos... Use your imagination.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.

Saddle up and continue on with the day!

You know how much I love photography, right?! Well I came across this cool website named PhotoFunia that is a total blast. I just had to share.

It's free and it's fast and easy to use. And you're not required to download the program onto your computer! This is my kind of program. . .

My kids will be so excited with this website.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Make It: Egg Bouquet
1. Cut out individual egg holders from an egg carton.
2. Paint the outside of about 10 egg holders in a variety of colors using acrylic paint. Blend colors as desired. Allow at least one hour to dry and then paint the insides.

3. Twist together two different-colored pipe cleaners to make the stem.

4. Poke a hole in the bottom of each "flower" and pull the pipe cleaner through. Make a loop at the top to secure.

5. Place flowers in a clean, glass jar. Wrap a scrap of fabric around the jar to add more detail to this timeless, recycled bouquet.