Thursday, May 26, 2011

Thrifting Thursday

Does anybody else have the camping bug?  I do!  I do!  So, The Hubbs and I have been racking our brains to make a little list of things that would round out our stash of gear.
 Here is what I bought today...
Black/Orange mummy-style sleeping bag (for Mr. J) $2.89 & a Ready Bed (retails for $113 *choke*) paid $5.99 (for Miss A)

Chalk $.99, Net mitts $.99, Ping pong paddles $1.99, 7 plates $.79/each

Not really a camping thing, but we LOVE this game and it appears to be brand new, $1.99 (we'll be giving this as a gift)

Another non-camping item, but I was SOOOO excited to find this shirt for The Hubbs, $1.89!

Do you like camping?  
If so, do you tent, trailer, or something else?  
What's your favorite convenience item while camping?

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

AWESOME Heartsy deal today

Do you deal with wet swimsuits, dirty cloth diapers or other wet stuff?  Go get this awesome deal on Heartsy for which gets you a $30 credit for $14 :)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Go, go, gangbusters GARDEN!

21 tomato plants (all heirloom) from local sellers, a 1/2 flat of sunflower starts (free, woot!), and 2 banana peppers.  All in all, I spent $49 :)
12 onion starts + sungolds + yellow pears + heirlooms

11 more tomato plants
I'm hoping that in 3 months I'll be taking pictures like these :)

What are you planting this year?

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The chicken coop is finished

And it has been for 2 weeks, errr.  The grand total was $26 which was the green chicken wire!

Scratchin' around my garden

After LOTS of zip ties ;)

Scratching around the un-turned garden bed

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Gluten Free Strawberry Cupcakes *recipe inside*

My recipe is inspired by this cookbook.

Gluten Free Strawberry Cupcakes
Makes 24 cupcakes
1 cup brown rice flour
½ cup tapioca flour
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
3/4 teaspoon salt
1.5 teaspoons baking soda
12 large eggs
1 1/3 cups honey
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1.5 cups finely chopped fresh organic strawberries (plus more for topping the frosting)

Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F.  Line a cupcake pan with paper liners.  Set aside.  
In a large bowl, whisk together flours, xanthan gum, salt, and baking soda.  

In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, honey, and vanilla extract.  Add the wet ingredients, all at once, to the dry ingredients and whisk together.  You can do this by hand or with a handheld mixture.  Whisk until all ingredients are well combined.

Fold in the strawberries.  

Scoop batter into lined cupcake pan.  Fill papers to two-thirds full.  

*These can be breakfast muffins too, if you leave off the frosting

Sunday, May 8, 2011

All my Fred Meyer Mamas...this is for you!

As you may know, today started Fred Meyer's Founder's Days Sale.  I follow a local blogger, Frugal Chic Living who is a great coupon'er.

Here is her breakdown of the sale and here is the breakdown of the 7th Gen sale.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Tired of being different

This post from Natural as Possible Mom hit a chord with me :)

Does anyone else feel this way?