Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Craft time

I have three more weeks before I go back to work full time and have been filling my time with Pinterest projects. This is a picture I modge podged onto a tile. Out of the three that I did, I only liked one. Now I remember how much I hate to modge podge. I can never get it to be smooth and not gluey or have smudged glue.

I am all caught up on the scrapbooking! I even took Jacob to get new photos taken at JC Penney. I feel really good about that!

This is a container I painted. I can't seem to turn the picture, but you get the point.

This picture was copied straight from Pinterest. I'm thinking it would look beautiful with different color flowers and green stems but on the blue wall it worked just fine in black.

Here is an example of catching up on the photos. I've worked some on genealogy. The Obenhaus family in particular.

I made these two pillows out of dad's ties. I really liked the one that I weaved the ties. The other pillow was made by taking the ties apart.

These are picture of my siblings and I as our kids were growing up. I made them into their own bulletin board for the guest room.

Justin took some of the ties for memory's sake and the rest I made into the wreath.

I have spent time with Scott in Corpus, Mom and Larry in San Antonio and plan to go to Georgetown. Now I will organize my school stuff. I am excited to get it organized in a way that when I start back to work, I can find what I need. Yay!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Vegan "diet"

It has been atleast a year since Jacob moved from being a vegetarian to becoming vegan. He has noodles, rice or cereal at every meal, lots of fruits and vegetables, protein smoothies, peanut butter, fried tofu, stir fry, pot stickers, veggie hamburgers, bean burritos, cheese-free pizza, and many other things. I am still surprised when I hear people argue that he should be eating meat. It's his ethical choice and I think for him, it would be wrong to do anything else.

He loves his kale smoothies. He's getting tired of strawberries so I have been using kiwi and mangos instead.

Green Mango Smoothie

1/2 cup kale
1 cup orange juice
1 cup mango
1 kiwi
1-2 tablespoons flaxseed

Blend in blender.