Friday, May 09, 2014

Around Our Home

:: Around Our Home :: 

In an effort this week to remain "screen-free" this week, I've not been blogging which is a hard thing because I love sharing our adventures. I am trying to be less screen oriented and more world oriented. It is a challenge but I don't want to let life pass me by while I am absorbed on the computer. 

So let's catch up. 
Making Mariana Sauce for the freezer. Goodness knows I hate having to make sauce on the same night I am trying to cook some new pasta dish. 

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread 

We made homemade bread, felt flower brooches, and cards for Miss E's Sunday School teachers since this was the last week. 

the dreaded Puffy Paint Project. She loves it so whatever....I just go with it! 

A homemade Mother's Day gift for my mom. 

the fabric is cut and ready for sewing....

This is what we are reading this week. I am reading Little House in the Big Woods to the girls each night. I am reading The Midnight Rose by Lucinda Riley and James is reading Duty by Robert M. Gates. 

Menu planning & tea drinking

Watercolors Night. I have decided that once a week we will do watercolors and music listening. This week we listened to Lorenna McKennitt radio on Pandora. 

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Our Weekend

:: Our Weekend :: 

Friday Night: Our traditional pizza and a movie night with my brother and parents. The girls watched Finding Nemo and my brother made us some great black and tans to go with the amazing homemade pizza my husband whipped up. I will take pictures of his pizza creations next Friday, they must be shared. 

Saturday: Oh my....SHEEP and WOOL!  We went the the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. What a morning. We saw so much beautiful yarn and fiber goods, watched adorable Border Collies show off their sheep herding skills, learned some more about raising sheep, and I fell in love with some darling lambs. It excites me to think about what the future Shaw farm will hold for us. I bought some beautiful hand spun and hand dyed yarn. I wish I could buy more but we're on a budget these days. I can't wait to start a new shawl with my Oyster Bay yarn.  The garden is just chugging along with some early cabbage and mixed lettuce growing more and more every day. 

this was my favorite sheep. by far! 

Sunday: We have been all about relaxing and just doing little things today. I made some Cowboy Cookies for the week. I like these cookies because I can mix in all kinds of yummy things to make them a bit more nutritious for a cookie. (shhh! don't tell my family) 

Hope you had a wonderful weekend with your loves.