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Charlie and Katie’s room went from dark to light…
When we moved last year, we had three children two and under, and I was six months pregnant. So, despite the fact that I did not like the color of Charlie and Katie’s room (AT ALL), the thought of painting it completely overwhelmed me. Well, after living with it for a year, I could no longer take it and spent this past week painting. Oh my gosh, it’s SO MUCH BETTER…and now I want to paint our entire house white.
In other decorating news, I was bored with our living room wall art and decided it was time for a change. However, I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on a big project. So, I gathered digital files of photos I love from various people, had Staples blow them up onto engineer draft paper ($1.50 each) and used this spray adhesive to glue them to previously painted canvases I already had. Done.
In traveling news, Chris and I took a quick trip to Colorado last weekend…
We drove from Denver up to Nederland and did the Diamond Lake Hike. Colorado, I love you.
In food news, my basil plant has been slacking lately, but that’s okay, because I discovered that peas make a delicious substitute when it comes to making pesto…
Pesto recipe here, but I subbed 1/2 cup toasted walnuts for the pine nuts. Remember when I used to have a bunch of food rules and only ate piles and piles of veggies instead of pasta? That was silly. Still love my veggies, but cooked brown rice pasta drenched in creamy pesto > raw spiralized zucchini drenched in creamy pesto.
Snacking on buttered and salted popcorn with bacon, candied walnuts, and chocolate chips.
A few weeks ago, I took the kids to tour a local dairy farm, and while there, I purchased some of their whole cream. My morning mug (or two…okay, three) of coffee never tasted so good.
We LOVE pesto around here, but buying fresh basil from the grocery store gets expensive. The above basil plant cost me $10, and it has supplied us with homemade pesto all summer…well, for most of the summer anyway. I got a little pesto happy two weeks ago, and I’m eagerly awaiting for my plant to fill out again. When it’s low on leaves, we end up with more of a walnut-Parmesan dressing with basil (see photo below), but close enough!
My go-to pesto recipe here (toast the walnuts, use half the garlic, skip the butter, but add the salt).
I have searched and searched for an all natural deodorant that actually works, and I FINALLY FOUND IT! Love the above stuff. My scent of choice is patchouli. Now, I love me some patchouli, but I don’t like to reek of the stuff. However, the scent of this deodorant is light and perfect and makes me so happy. Plus, it works really well. I’ve been using it everyday for about a month and have barely made a dent in the jar. So happy to have found you Happy Hippy!
Any other all natural products (that work really well) that I should know about? My shower and kitchen sink could sure use some help as I have found nothing natural that works quite like Comet.