Work is my biggest money pit. Not much of a brain to “inventory-full” filter and *are there ever some amazing new things!”
Statements like, “I could definitely use this,” “I’ve been looking everywhere for that,” and “Now I don’t have to settle for that shabby variation” regularly pass through my thoughts when out at the store.
I write a list. I leave with everything but what I set out for.
Honestly, if I can’t buckle down with these accessory spending habits I’m going to tighten the belt to tools only purchases. 1 month ago
a) Learned how to make findings, beads, thread, dye, enamel and much more for self employment as a smith. Was a very gratifying experience. Most of all, liberating. Shady suppliers are a thing of the past.
b) Lemon Sorrel, a favorite green I’ve come to enjoy with the growth of my garden, has supplanted a portion of my overall happiness. Foraging for food is lastly a frugal endeavour and foremost a social and ecological connection.
c) Game and movie swap among friends have made outings less about money and everything about spending playtime together :D
d) Yarn and tea socials, because learning a new way to do a familiar hobby is exciting. #Crochet-knitting #cro-knit 1 month ago
A seasonal solution has arrived. Just in time for the summer months!
I can us the income to enrol and start professional training ASAP. In my spare time, I’ll run my business.
It’s time I start shutting down my full-time business for part-time. 1 month ago
Cheers for also working at home!
Cooking is a lifelong developed skill and it helps to have the right place to make preparations. Good for you on buying your new house.
Just wondering where the official notice, of 43things shutting down, can be found.
Thanks. 1 month ago
It’s foraging season!
At the top of this years list of hiking edibles are all my familiar favorite tea and coffee alternative bitters :D
That will include roasted acorns (for drinking, grinding into baking flour, and inedible parts for ink making), mints (spearmint, peppermint, lemon balm, etc), lavender, roasted dandelion root, roasted chicory, red clover, and possibly a few new wild treats. 2 months ago
Just found a new BLACK BEAN brownie recipe. Can’t wait to try them as 2-bite brownies!
- Gluten free
- High protein
A case of writers block is instantly dispatched of with a listen to an inspirational talker. Especially when they have something relateable to say! It prompts the whole “I can do that too” response.
TED talks are excellent for that.
Good luck :D 2 months ago
How I did it: It's easy enough with a familiar brownie recipe. Even a store bought package of brownie mix will do.
I freestyled my recipe since I've been making brownies for years and don't have a specific recipe to offer. Have fun with it!
The ratio is approximately 2:1 flour, 1:4 cocoa, 1:4 oil, 1 egg, salt to taste, 1:3 water and 1:2 of your choice of optional ingredients. (see list below)
Read how I did it… 2 months ago
- skor bits
- chocolate chips (white, butterscotch, milk, dark, etc)chopped nuts (hazelnut, walnut, pecan, cashew, macadamia nut, coconut, etc)
- protein mix, NON FRUIT FLAVOURED (protein shake mix, whey protein, muscle builder powder, etc)
- A dash of flavoured liqueur (Grand Marnier, Amaretto, Creme du Cocoa, Malibu, Frangelico, Irish Cream, etc)
Been to the doctor, physio, pharmacy, grocery store, library, bed.
I think I have all my bases covered. This is not how I wanted to spent the month of May. 2 months ago
My spouse shocked even me with soft pretzel bagels the other week.
Honestly, I didn’t think I’d eat them all and presumed that they would go bad long before the last one had a chance to be eaten. On the contrary. They were so satisfying and practical I want more.
To put things in perspective, about a year back I made a request for a graduation gift. A bread maker. As of recently this bread maker has been collecting dust. When suddenly my spouse get’s the idea to make one of my all time favorite foods.
I could go on and on about how simple and rewarding it is to make these. How well they freeze and how even better they toast with butter and savoury fillings. It’s best if you find out for yourself. So here’s the recipe!
Either this 1 : http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Buttery-Soft-Pretzels/Detail.aspx?event8=1&prop24=SR_Thumb&e11=soft%20pretzel&e8=Quick%20Search&event10=1&e7=Home%20Page&soid=sr_results_p1i3
Or this recipe 2 : http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/soft-giant-pretzels 2 months ago
Injuries : ligament & deep muscle tissue
Fractures : none
Pain level : 6 to 7
Mobility : Sufficient 2 months ago
It’s a 9. My pain level is at a ($%I# 9. 2 months ago
I need to make things official with my business. To start with, I’ve settled on a few names, and a matching logo. Some progress was made by publishing and interacting with the public, and I’ve decided on a few names for specific aspects of my work.
One of my tutorial channels name is along the lines of dying to live. I’ve decided on a jolly roger with crafting tools and hardware features. Although I haven’t settled on a design yet I do like some of the rough drafts.
What do you think? 2 months ago
It has been said that impact injuries become most painful days after the trauma. Where initial symptoms consisted of pain, debilitating stiffness, localized muscle fatigue and swelling I could at least force myself to continue being mobile. Today walking errands, however, was a much more shocking realization.
This was reminiscent to a sporting injury years back and I was terrified with the sudden onset of pain, instability, and complications. Of all places, I stopped to sit down out front of a pain clinic. They were too busy to see me today but had made time to treat the pain, thankfully without prescription (no need to travel elsewhere).
Electrical stimulation. No idea how it works but it certainly made all the difference.
It might be a hairline fracture in my hip. Won’t know for sure until much later. In the mean time I’ve stocked up on books, smithing supplies, assorted skeins, and baking ingredients prior to the injury. All of which demand a great deal of sitting on my part. So there’s that. 2 months ago