Saturday, 30 August 2014

Clean and Split Jerk PR

As I sit here jealous my hubby went to the Saturday morning CrossFit class, I thought I would reminisce about yesterdays class because I have found my new favorite move! We did clean and split jerks. It was a first for me, I have done clean and jerks before but never a split jerk.
We started out with the normal warm up, stretching and skipping then a few rounds of sit ups, push ups, goblet squats and pull ups. Then worked on ring dips. Which I cannot even do yet, so i do a scaled version.

The beginning is near

The time has come again. Hunting season is here. At the moment it is only bow allowed and we do not do bow but some of our hunting friends are already out, so it has begun! Plan have already started with trips but this year will be my first year in the bush. 
At the end of last year I went with my sister in law and a friend and we are got our C.O.R.E: The Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Education program in British Columbia's which is a hunter education program. Which is basically a hunters license and what you need to hunt. 
I have not been hunting before, besides day trips with the family. It will be an interesting year for sure, thats if I do get out. 

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Freezing Banana Muffins for Lunches

Making big bates of banana muffins and freezing them for lunches is something I did last year and after saving up all my banana, I decided to do it again.

Banana muffins and breads freeze so well and it being a bread, it thaws quite fast making it GREAT for lunches for kids and even the hubby. So it can be a pre-made lunch item thats easy and versatile.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

My little baby is 5!

Today is one of those days I kind of wanna bury my head. I think I am just in denial but my last little baby turns 5 today. It was fine with the boys but it is different with the baby hitting these little milestones. She will also be starting kindergarten this year. Oh how times flies. She has grown such a huge personality, she lights up every room she walks in and definitely not shy at all. Lets see what another year brings!

Monday, 25 August 2014

Life Vest Inside - Kindness Boomerang

This was shared by an amazing person I follow Amanda Palmer. This is a crows funding fund -- for no funding, only kindness. A few years back a wonderful video started to go viral. I don't remember seeing it until around the last year or so but it too amazing not to share again mostly now that they are starting a kindness revolution with the #kindnessboomerang. They are simply asking people to spread some love and kindness and that is all.

Menu Plan for August 25th - 31st

After a crazy weekend the thought of cooking and cleaning makes me wanna crawl back in bed. To make matters worse, we barley went grocery shopping this week and I am not sure when we will have time to finish since it is such a crazy week with birthdays, gym and maybe some canning. So this week I am digging to the bottom of the freezer. So lets see what we can do this week!

Thursday, 21 August 2014

A Recipe From My Childhood I still Make Today: Chicken Rice Soup

Mama’s Losin’ It

I grew up with a single mom and siblings, so things were always tight and mom my knew how to
make a penny stretch. One recipe she would always make and I would eat it for lunch and dinner for as long as I could sometimes is her chicken/turkey rice soup.

She would always make it after she made a big turkey or chicken using the leftovers and I still do it to this day. I will also freeze batches just to save it for later.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Basic Moose Meatball Recipe - Also for freezer meals!

Our family has only recently become a "hunting" family in the last 4 years, or since we moved to BC. I never grew up on game meat, so adjusting has taken some time and I have now figuring out what works and what doesn't with certain meat . We mainly have moose and deer in the house.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Prepping for my first winter vegetable garden

I love to garden. I have been working on my garden for years. Slowly building and adding, however it has been slow. One thing I hate the most about gardening is the sun. I cannot handle to much, which really cuts down my time for the garden. So I am looking forward to my very first winter garden. We finally got a green house that I can use, plus I have been doing a lot of research on what I can plant for my zone. We do not get bad winters here, so looks like I have a lot of possibilities. Although the search has been harder then ever. Every website says something different but a lot of the same.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Menu Plan Monday: Aug 18 - 24

This week is a bit of a crazy one with lots planned. Still a question mark on this meal plan but last week didn't go as planned so I think I will bring a few things over from there. I really like to try and do up a few freezer meals, which I did plan but that didn't work out. So hopefully this week I can get back on track. Summer can be so random, it can be hard to plan. Sometimes the heat is just to much and we just find something small because no one is hungry or I am to scared to turn on the oven.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

One of those nights I learn from my mistakes.

Being new at something usually means you will go through a lot of firsts. Which I got to experience today at the gym and I cannot stop beating myself up over it. We are still new to the CrossFit world, so I know we are still learning.

Friday Night Lights Podcast with my brother Micheal

In every family, you never know how siblings with turn out. It is such a love hate relationship usually.

My brothers and I went through a pretty crazy childhood and looking back to it I would guess that we would have all grown to hate each other. Except all the craziness actually brought up closer, mostly as we are growing up and we don't see each other as much as I would like. 

BLOG Revamping

I haven't been around so much due to some crazyniess going on. I went back to school, which i will update on. Kids home from summer and everything else.

I went back and deleted a ton of content because I am changing things up. Even with recipes, we are going a more healthier paleo way, so recipes will be changing.
My husband and I started crossfit, so I may blog about that now. We are still newbies but it is interesting and I would love to do updates on that.
Plus the usual homestead, gardening, recipes, menu planning and of course my new chickens!

Things have changed around here for sure but we still have the same old household but new hobbies!
I also now have my grade 12 English, upgraded, so maybe my punctuation and everything may be better. =P

So stay tuned!!

Monday, 11 August 2014

Menu Plan Monday - Aug.11 - 17

 In our house we only go grocery shopping 2 times a month. One big one in the middle of the month and a little trip at the beginning of the month. I try to plan trips around meal plans but sometimes it doesn't always work out. Usually we do the route around the grocery store and avoid the middle isles as much as possible. So we do bring more fresh produce home. So a lot of my meals usually are made up using whats in the house. Right now we are a bit low of food with payday coming up, so here is my meal plan with digging through what we have.