Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Today was "Meet the Teacher Day" at Central Canyon Elementary. Hailey is starting Kindgergarten this year and was very excited to meet her new teacher, Mrs. Lords. We found her name and her cubby in her new classroom. She even put away all of her school supplies!
Then we went to Rion's new classroom. He is in 4th grade this year, and his teacher is Mrs. Mullanix. She is new to Central Canyon this year. After finding Rion's new desk (right in the middle of the class) and putting away his supplies, the kids were ready for school!
This is actually a waterbed frame, but I love the four posts. In person they are so much bigger than they appear in the picture. (This is not our bedroom, by the way.) After a week of painting, adding a clear coat, and extending the bed rails on the sides by 4 inches so our bed would actually fit in the frame, it is nearly complete! I still have to sand and paint the portion of the extensions, but it is certainly usable until I get that done. Here is the "after" picture.
Our bedroom is so large (23.5 feet by 15.5 feet) that this fills in the space very nicely! We are so excited about it, and now that the smell of the polyurethane has died down, we are no longer hallucinating. (just kidding!) Once I get the rest of the room decorated, I'll add more pictures. After this find, we were joking that I should give a class on how to furnish your house for less than $500. Considering we were going to buy a bedroom set in about 6 years that is around $2K, I think I'm doing VERY well! I am extremely happy!
Sunday, August 10, 2008
I have a few of these lillies growing in my yard. I'm not sure the type of lilly, though. Very pretty!
Friday, August 8, 2008
There have been other things, such as a twin/full wooden bunkbed with mattresses and matching dresser for $300, and a kitchenaid mixer for $95, but I have a hard time rembering the rest of them! Sad, huh? Somebody help me!
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
7-8 green onion – use almost the whole thing, cut of top inch or two and bottom roots
1-2 heads of cilantro – I only used one since the bunch was so big. If you find your salsa is green when done, add more tomatoes or a can of diced tomatoes (drained).
10 roma tomatoes – cut them in half, then squeeze out all of the juice and discard
1 can Ro-Tel diced tomatoes w/ green chilis – I heard that this particular brand is best, and I actually use 2 cans
1 tsp-1 Tbsp salt – add 1 tsp at a time to taste. I actually used the whole Tbsp, as it sucks up the salt the longer it sits
Squeeze in lime to taste
Blend onions and cilantro separate from each other in food processor, then add together with tomatoes. Add remaining ingredients one at a time. Puree to desired consistency. If too tomatoey, add 1 more can Ro-Tel, if too spicey or too cilantro-ey, add more roma tomatoes. Let sit in refrigerator for a couple of hours to make the tastes mesh together. You may have to adjust things here and there, but overall it’s good!
Monday, August 4, 2008
Just for giggles, here is the list. As it moves down the posting row, you can always look at the sidebar.
August Food Storage List
We will see the day when we will live on what we produce."
Week 1 - August 3rd-9th
Back to school sales! Paper, pencils, crayons, envelopes, stamps, journals.
Week 2 - August 10th-16th
Baking powder, soda, corn starch, vanilla, bouillon cubes, cooking spray, yeast.
Week 3 - August 17th-23rd
Tomato Week! Salsa, juice, sauce, whole, chopped, paste, pizza and spaghetti sauce.
Week 4 - August 24th-30th
Do some fruit canning or drying. If not, then buy it! Watch for sales!