Saturday, February 18, 2017

Treasured Threads

I had a collection of a few yards of yarn that had gone into precious projects. So I decided to make a scarf from these lovely yards.  I warped my Ashford Knitters Loom with these lovely yarns. And what a mix of lovelies!  Haiku, Tili Thomas, Mountain Colors, Cascade.

So happy with my new scarf! Lovely yarns and precious memories!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

2500 miles!!

I finally reached 2500 miles on my fitbit!!

I a few weeks I will have three years invested in Fitbit.  It is a friend! It just tells me the truth. When I am active it shows...and yeah when I am not it definitely shows.

I love looking over the graphs on my account and seeing progress.  And seeing when I need to get in gear and get moving!

Another important feature for me is I have set mine to alert me when it is time to take my medicine.

Worth the money?

Sunday, February 5, 2017

First Try Bread

I started making bread when Eli was a year old. And it is great bread.  I have continued to make it even after I went gluten free.  So for almost 4years I have made bread--only for family, friends, neighbors.  One day my next door neighbor told me just because I went gluten free that he didn't.  Yes occasionally I send one of the boys over with a fresh loaf.

Today I am home bound caring for 4 males with the flu. --->ever heard of "Man Flu"--just sayin'!!

So I decided to try to make up my own gluten free bread recipe!
And it turned out good--I will definitely be having fresh bread again!!

5cups of Bloomfield Farms Gluten Free All Purpose baking mix

2tsp salt

1pkg dry active yeast

1 egg

4Tbsp honey

4Tbsp oil

2 cups hot water (not boiling)

Combine all dry ingredients,honey and oil. Then stir in water. 

Heat oven to 200°. Turn off oven set dough in oven to rise for 20 mins.

Knead dough lightly. Divide into two lightly greased bread pans. Place in the still warm oven for 2 1/2 hours.

Bake at 375° for 25mins. Let bread cool in pans for 3 mins then flip bread out and allow it to cool upside down (this will keep the bottom from being soggy.)

The bread is flakey yet spongy.  I am already thinking of new additions to try- like bananas! Pumpkin! 

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Treasure Hunt!

This morning a friend and I met at a local coffee shop--  Vibe Coffee Shop.  Braving the 14 degrees 7:30 this morning.  While we waited on a library sale a couple blocks away to begin.  {Wendy and I may or may not have discussed camping out last night to make sure we got in first!--glad we met for coffee instead!}

It was a great score!!  48 books for $48!!  I got some curriculum, several biographies, classics and Hardy Boys!  Thinking maybe I need to start cataloging our books before our home library gets out of control.