Riley our mini schnauzer turns 4 today! We had a simple celebration yesterday with my In Laws. We ate pizza and cupcakes. Riley loved all the attention and gifts he got from everybody. While writing this post,the birthday boy is just sun bathing in the yard. He really think he’s a little human being! The funniest and most adorable dog in the world!
It’s been a while since I posted my grocery haul, with my sisters visit last week I didn’t shop at all because we ended up eating out most of the time. I also decided to join Smith Brother’s Farm Milk delivery (they’re a local company). I noticed a lot of our neighbors have this service so I wanted to check it out. This is our second week of delivery and though it’s pricey compared to our local grocery, I think it’s worth the price for me and the milk taste “fresher” in my opinion. So far I’m liking the idea of our milk delivered and I don’t have to get it from our grocery store and who knows how long it’s been in their refrigerator. I only shopped once this week because I still have a lot of meat in our freezer, so I bought mostly produce this time. Happy shopping and savings friends!
More pictures of our fun activities while sis and her friends were here last week!
My sister joined the Seattle Rock n Roll last weekend (she’s from New York). Two of her friends joined her because they’ve never been to Seattle. It was so much fun doing the touristy things with them and spending time with family and friends. We miss them already ,but hopefully we’ll see them again later this year!
It’s been a busy couple of days here because my sister and two of her friends visited us (sis joined the Rock and Roll Seattle marathon last Saturday) and we showed them around Seattle and we had a great time. I will post more of her visit this week. I wanted to show the new developments in my garden and goodness it’s thriving very well. I’ve been using a lot of my herbs in my cooking and I’m looking forward to eating a lot of salad this week too. My favorite harvest this morning was the strawberries, I plan to make the home made version of Starbuck’s strawberry creme drink. My hydrangea plant is growing like crazy too and I’ve been enjoying having fresh flowers all over the house. I love being in my yard this time of year:)
Hello all! I’ve been wanting to post some of the food we’ve been eating lately but I’m kinda lazy in the posting department:) We try to eat real food and less processed food in our house, but let’s be honest Hubs and I over indulge with treats and junk food (hello ice cream!) more than we should. As a homemaker, it’s my job to make sure we are eating healthy and well balanced meals. Happy cooking and eating friends!
I hope you had a great weekend all. It was a quite and relaxing one for us. We are dog sitting my In Law’s dog Lexy, I don’t mind it because she s such a good Havanese. We watched the new Tom Cruise / Emily Blunt movie (Edge of Tomorrow), lots of play time with the doggies, watched a couple of documentaries on Netflix(Fat,sick,and nearly dead; Killer at Large; Forks Over Knives). My SIL also visited us and had Sunday dinner with us. We enjoyed Thai food from my favorite local restaurant. Scenes from our weekend:
I’ve been enjoying planting and growing our garden since last month. I really do enjoy it and consider it one of my hobbies. But I’m not saying that I’m an expert because surely I’m not and I’ve killed a couple of veggies and flowers since I started gardening (through the years). Last month my Mom In-Law helped me pick flowers and we went to her favorite nursery where the plants are “nicer” compared to what I’ve seen in our local Home Depot and Lowes. I will plant more of the veggies I bought this week (green beans,pac choy, swiss chard). My herbs are also doing pretty well. The chives are out of control and we’ve been using them a lot. I’m so looking forward to “harvesting” tomatoes this summer, last year we were successful and grew lots of tomatoes and were able to share them with our family and friends. Here’s some of the pics: