Friday, March 28, 2014

Spring break

Today is the final day of my kids being on spring break, and I must admit it that it has been an extremely long week and I have survived it (well mostly. more on that in a bit) Between soccer practice, ballet, guitar lessons, housework, work, and countless appointments. Spring break is over and we have made it thru unscathed. I really do wish that we could have gone out and done something fun for our spring break but with the man barely having started working that made it impossible for us. Anyways we made it thru with only one ONE almost devastating disaster.
My son thought it would be a good idea to start our hay bale on fire yes I repeat OUR 6 year old started a FIRE! Now I have no clue as to where he managed to find the lighter. We keep all lighters hidden and locked up because he has started smaller fires before. But none as big as this one, It took just a few seconds between me gathering laundry from one room to the other for him to run back in the house screaming that there was a fire! I managed to keep cool and calm even though hay burns extremely fast and it just happened to be sitting about a foot away from our house. And that's basically what our spring break consisted of. I will now leave you with a horrible image of our backyard. it will be getting lots of TLC this next week as I go out and  Do some MAJOR clean up and plant my seeds for the garden.
Umm yeah reality looks horrible and this is what a very neglected yard looks like :( 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Thrifty Thursday

For todays thrifty thursday I have scored 9 wool and cashmere sweaters that i will be using to make wool soakers( diaper covers) for the new baby. I have got to say wool is addicting, these were a steal at $16.00 for all sweaters.

 I have already used one to make a tester wool diaper cover for one of my sessions yesterday.

I also scored two feather throw pillows for $3.00 each (insert happy dance here)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


Yep that's all the news for today, there is another little one on the way!
be on the look out for wool and cloth diapering in the future 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Red chile sauce tutorial

I am not too great with recipes so today I will show you how I make red chile sauce from scratch. (with not too many accurate measurements, don't judge me I'm just not good at this stuff)  No Chile powder here.  Lets get started! 

Step one ( and i forgot to take photos)
You only need about 10 chile pods 
Deseed chile pods by taking off stems and shaking out seeds. Rinse off to remove dust and debris, place in pot of water and boil until pods are soft.

Step two
Place pods in blender until pureed 

Step three 
Strain into a pot using a fine sieve to separate, puree 
Here is what it looks like after they are separated

Step four 
add salt to taste and a few bay leaves, you can also use some garlic or onion powder for additional flavoring optional.  Boil for about ten minutes until all flavors are infused. Enjoy!

You can use this in any recipe for red chile sauce, I used this to make tamales for dinner. 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

I'm an auntie!

I'm so excited, I am officially an auntie!
My baby sister had her precious little bundle of joy on 1/4/14 and I was there to photograph the birth, no worries it does not show anything graphic just lots of emotions and new life

The birth of Leon from Diana on Vimeo.