Monday, January 22, 2018

New challenge.

Last week I payed close attention to our shopping habits and  to how much garbage we produce and that made me decide to start a new challenge. I will go zero waste. It will be hard at times and definitely a slow process. For a family of four we make way too much garbage but that is mostly  because of the way we shop. When I go to a grocery store 90 % of what I buy is packaged and most of that packaging is not recyclable. I already use my own bags for fresh fruits and veggies but now I want to avoid any product that I get in packaging but can get in my local bulk store using my own bags. To get me started I got some fabric and made more bags and I also made a big shopping bag for my trips to the farmers market. For now my focus is on kitchen and then I will slowly go thru everything in my house, meanwhile I make notes when I see something that can be changed. This week I will go for my fist bulk shopping.







   

Friday, January 12, 2018

Baking.

This week I caught a baking bug, I spend so much time in the kitchen. I made scones - twice, apple cake ( I will post the recipe soon), turnovers also twice, first time with cherries and second time with blueberries. And yesterday I made mini pies with cherry and blueberry filling, I used muffin pan for it.







Monday, January 8, 2018

Weekend.

This weekend was the last sleeping in days, my kids go back to school today and with that comes early rising. I truly enjoyed sleeping until 9 am.
Yesterday I spend some time in the kitchen and made pancakes for breakfast, steak for dinner and waffles for dessert. 









Friday, January 5, 2018

Reading.

One of my plans for this year is to read more, I find very hard to make free time during the day to sit down with a book. Being busy with all the house work and kids and my sewing and I also cross stitch it leaves very little time, but I'm trying really hard to make reading time a routine this way after a while it becomes something that I do everyday just like cooking. For January I picked 3 books for myself and 3 books for my younger daughter to read together. She reads only graphic novels so I want to read with her chapter books. 

My books:
This one I already started, its a great read.


A Christmas gift, really looking forward to this book.



This one is in Polish, I am polish and like to read books in my language from time to time.



Ella's books: 
This one we started last year before Christmas but had to put it away because I was too busy.


This book we are reading now and we are almost half way thru it.



And this one will be fun to read.


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

New Year.

This year I have many plans for simpler living, more home  and hand made, crafting, blogging, reading and being happy. For now I'm starting with vanilla pudding with home made blueberry syrup. 


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Christmas.

Here is just few pictures that I managed to take at our Christmas, this year it was just us girls because my husband was at work. It was much simpler too, because I was sick with the flu ( still filling sick).
Our tree this year is decorated half way because off the crazy kitten we have at home.




Packing cookies 





5 table setting because Grandmas came to visit



Some of the food, my favourite is sauerkraut with dry mushrooms and split pea, with potatoes and onion. Simple yet delicious.   





Christmas cards.



Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Cookies.

Like every year I make lots of cookies for teachers, family and us to enjoy. This year I was so busy that I completely forgot to take any pictures. The only one that I managed to captured was sugar cookie sandwiches with home made jam. 



Sunday, December 24, 2017

Monday, December 18, 2017

Gingerbread houses.

Yesterday we decorated some gingerbread houses, this year I got few little ones instead of one big one, this way everyone had something to play with.