Books & Such | 6.27.17

I’ve been drawn to read books about farming, gardening, and living more simply. Right now, I’m craving books with souls and stories over the more dry ‘how-to’s’. This isn’t a very easy genre to search, if you’ve never been inclined to do so, but it is like finding a buried jewel when you do it…

CRAFTY: Flower Crowns | 6.10.17

I’ve really wanted to do a photoshoot with my daughter before her 6th birthday in August. The more pregnant I get, though, the more I’ve doubted that I’d actually get it done. I think I just made the cutoff, because whew! The photoshoot itself was incredibly taxing, especially for how cooperative my girl was. At…

Currently Reading: The Dirty Life | 6.8.17

    I’m in the middle of so many books that I don’t know why I started another, other than the fact that I read this one last year, during my year o’ devouring books, and lately I’ve simply been missing it. I’ve been thinking about the people I met in the book, the animals,…

Quick Post about Quick Food | 5.30.17

I have fallen in love. It took me about 5 months to try using the Instant Pot that I got from my parents for Christmas last year. When I did, I made brown rice in 12 minutes. The second time I used it, I made brown rice again. Then, I ventured out to chunks of…

Oceanside | 5.26.17

We spent the weekend before my son’s 3rd birthday, 5/19-5/21, in Oceanside, CA.  We started a “travel journal” to document our trips. We’re trying to keep the entries short, just writing down where we went and why, and then any memorable things that happened. For example on this trip, a small sand crab crawled into my daughter’s sandal…

Weighty Issues | 5.17.17

  I had my 29th week prenatal appointment yesterday with the one doctor at my office that I actually like.  And then he went there. In one breath the doctor praised my glucose test results, saying “your blood sugar could not have been better!” in the very next breath he scolds me for gaining too much weight….

Vegan/Vegetarian/Neither/Both | 4.27.17

I want a big steak. I’m just going to go ahead and say it. I am craving it, whether pregnancy related or not, and I’ve been fantasizing a little bit about a huge sliced up med-rare steak over a huge salad, maybe with some feta cheese crumbles on top. But I’m a vegetarian, again. I’d love…

Maiden Voyage | 4.25.17

We took our first camping trip in the R-Pod last weekend for my husbands 34th birthday down to Dockweiler Beach, CA. We went down on Thursday, but because we had to stop on the way out of town for gas and a few things from the store we got going much later than we’d hoped,…

Doing Life | 4.18.17

I haven’t posted much because, well, I don’t have much to post. We’re trying to settle in but things have been slow going. We avoided moving a lot of things in for a while because I came across one spot of what I believe to be termite frass in our new rental. We notified the…

Moving & Settling In | 4.4.17

We met up with our new landlords late Saturday afternoon at their home about 20 minutes away. We gave them our 1st months rent, last months, and a deposit and we signed a 2 year lease, which is something we have never done before. We haven’t stayed put longer than a year and a half tops…

Falling Through & Falling Together | 3.29.17

About a week ago we were invited with my mother-in-law and her husband to check out one of the homes they were looking to purchase. They had us in mind to rent it, but as we started looking around we quickly realized we had different ideas about the type of home we were hoping to…

Not in Hot Water | 3.24.17

After my second freezing cold shower of the week because I’m stubborn and apparently enjoy being miserable, my husband was finally home for the weekend and determined to figure out why we can’t get hot water to work in our new R-pod 179. It is also, thankfully, a beautiful sunny day with a light chilly breeze. Part…