Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
|Me, My mommy, and My Sister(she is the angry one.lol)|
As I get older and try to remember what I use to do to be so fit and healthy I look back and the greatest thing was water. I know I use to enjoy the occasional soda, but it wasn't a constant in our house. We were lucky to grow up in a community with amazing water, straight from the tap was about as good as it got. My mom and I often talk about drinking water, especially this time of year when here in West Texas temperatures often reach over 100 degrees. Like any great mother she asks me probably at least once a day if I am drinking enough water, if the kids are and if my husband is.........well of course mom we couldn't forget it. She always reminds me how important it is to stay hydrated and how water helps your body in every way. Unfortunately the water here just isn't great, or even really good for you were my family is now, so we turn a lot to bottled water. My favorite brand to buy is Nestlé® Pure Life® water, not only because of the great taste but because of all the great things that Nestle does to help people around the world.
Become a fan of Nestlé® Pure Life® on Facebook and stay tuned for the launch of this year’s Hydration Movement in late July! Nestlé® Pure Life® will continue to focus on healthy hydration, while also embracing Mom’s Wisdom – sharing and discovering all of the little things that moms have shared over the generations that make our lives better. And one thing all moms can agree on is that it’s important to keep the family healthy, hydrated and happy. This year, Nestlé® Pure Life® is asking fans to take a simple online pledge to drink more water. They can also enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win prizes and share their own wisdom through the Facebook mosaic.
Stay tuned in the coming weeks for great tips in staying hydrated. Remember trading just one soda for a bottle of water can help you lose several additional pounds a year. Stay Healthy, Stay Hydrated.
**This post was sponsored by Nestlé® Pure Life® with additional content from Linqia.**
Monday, June 17, 2013
My oh my what a gardening day. I got up and out in the garden by 8 in the morning. Everyone is growing so well! My tomatoes though were getting a bit over grown. My friend over at My Side of Life told me they needed two feet of space a piece and while I couldn't listen to that point(I gave my just over a foot between them) some of them had to be moved. So I got to digging and transplanting, when I reach a hard piece of ground I got my spade out and started hacking at the ground............guess I should have moved a nearby pot......because as I was trying to transplant and dig I hit the corner. At this point I don't think it is broken enough to go in but I messed something up good :p . Here are some pictures for the garden this week.
|Beautiful clouds before our evening storm, you |
can see how big the sunflower is getting!
Sunday, June 16, 2013
When I woke up this morning I just couldn't decide what would be for breakfast. As we delve into preparing to homestead the amount of pre-packaged and process food decreases which effect me the worst for breakfast. This morning I decided muffins were the way to go and well, I had Chocolate chips!
- 2 Cups of Flour
- 2 Tablespoons of Sugar
- 1/2 Teaspoons of Salt
- 2 Tablespoons of Baking Powder
- 1 Egg
- 1 Cup of Milk
- 1 Teaspoon of Vanilla
- 1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips(or more if you want)
- Mix together all your dry ingredients so they are well blended.
- Add wet ingredients all together and mix until blended.
- Add Chocolate Chips.
- Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes
These were really good and just what I was craving this morning I hope you enjoy them!
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Hmmmm........not much to say this Saturday. We were going to have our first big sell down yardsale but the weather prevented us from doing that booooo!!! We did end up finding a great deal on a solar panel set up that should be big enough to run our rv. I am really excited about that, everything we have to sell is just material and while it would be nice to get some cash for it, if it ever comes time to go what we don't need could easily find a new home. Each step closer gets me more excited and even more overwhelmed! I did sell 2 large storage containers full of stuff online though so tomorrow my goal is to refill those containers! I hope everyone has an amazing Father's Day with the ones they love.