I'm Baaaaaaack


Good Sunday to you!!

I know, I know.

Once again I left the the blog world for a little bit.
It wasn't on purpose, just kind of happened.
I was at my parents for the week, because I started a new job in their town and it was easier to stay at their house then have a 2 hour round trip commute. And have you guys seen the gas prices lately? Sheesh!
So thankful my parents let me crash at their house. And it will probably be the same scene this week too, but I will try and blog.
Sound good?

So what have I been doing with my time you ask?

I got crafty and made my first ever banner!
So easy! I used random pieces of fabric, some ribbon and scissors and my hot glue.

It felt so good to get crafty. I really need to make more time for it.

I also made some fridge pickles.
Once again, so EASY!
And seriously, I prefer these pickles to all others. No joke.
Maybe I can add pickle maker to my resume? Ha!

My recipe for fridge pickles is this:

Cucumbers, as much or as little. I had about 5 medium sized cucumbers and it made 2 large mason jars.
I washed them and cut them up. You can slice them or cut them up chunky or leave them whole. It really just depends on what you prefer.
In a bowl I added some apple cider vinegar, sugar, salt, whole peppercorns and mix all that up.
Then I cut up chunks of onion from the garden and peeled some garlic. I put those into the jars. Again, as much or as little as you like.
Then I added the cucumbers to the mason jars, poured the mixture evenly into the jars. There was some room left so I added water to fill up the jars. I gave a few REALLY good shakes, put the lids on and VOILA! 
Put them in the fridge and the next day they tasted good. The day after that, even better. Ideally you could wait 4 days and they will be great! But who can wait that long? Not this girl!
They will last for several weeks in the fridge, and just keep using the same liquid when you run out of cucumbers. But I would say that after 3-4 weeks, change out the liquid.
None of this is scientific, just google a recipe for Fridge pickles and there you go! :)

Ok, next up......

Home made whip cream!
It was so easy, I'm ashamed at my laziness and the fact that I haven't done it sooner.

Pictures below is some pound cake that I bought from the farmer's market, some organic raspberries, melted chocolate chips and whip cream!

I took a small container or organic heavy whipping cream, added about half a cup of sugar, a dash of vanilla and turned my hand mixer on full blast!
It took about 3 minutes until fluffy perfection.

It was also good on coffee the next day, or served plain with fruit.
But who am I kidding? Like I need to tell any of you how delicious whip cream is or what to do with it?!

Dear Canned Whip Cream/Cool Whip, 
We had a nice run, but your services are no longer needed. 
The no longer going to be lazy in this department foodie.

Farmageddon finally came to our house. 
We have been waiting a few months!
It's been in our Netflix que with a "long wait time frame".
That tells me two things.
1. It's super popular.
2. Netflix has one copy for all 18 million of it's users to share.

I think it's #1.

If you have any desire to eat locally, shop at farmer's market, help local farmers or where your food comes from- WATCH THIS!
I mean it. I hope it will open your eyes and feel motivated to act.

On a lighter note, I signed up for a mug swap.

I'm kind of a mugaholic. I love mugs. I like to change them up and use a different one constantly. But then there are days where I use the same one, like a comforting hug in mug. Ha! :)

And since I'm on a roll, I saw a preview for this movie.
And I can't wait for it to come out next week.

So I hope to be back to blog sometime this week.
Thanks for those of you who have missed me. I've missed you too.

See you soon!


  1. awww! yay! missed you!
    so glad for the update...sounds like you've been very busy!
    super cute banner and those pickles??? yummmm!
    i didn't know your job was so far away! that is a long drive, girlfriend!
    so glad your parents can help you out. :)

  2. You've got to quit dropping off the face of the planet without notice! Sheesh! Glad you're back! Glad you can stay at the parents house...cause that driving is NO FUN! I drive 1 hr one way now...with a 2 year old. :)

  3. I just found your blog, and can I say I LOVE IT!!! :] So, I'm your newest follower. Can't wait to get to know you more through bloggie-land!


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