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Everyday Life : Week 1

Here’s a look at what the first week of 2017 looked like:

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We got a lovely dumping of snow this week!

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New Year’s ‘good luck’ food, Southern style.

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This little love nugget is almost 10 months old and experienced snow for the first time this winter (she’s an eager fan!).

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Obvious appropriate snow day attire for an 11 year old. Within a couple hours, there was an additional 7 1/2 inches of snow accumulated on the ground.

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Recently lunch is made up of whatever happens to need to be consumed. Toast topped with hummus, spinach, goat cheese, avocado and an egg.

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Baby.

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Note the “feels like” temperature.

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Kitchen buddy, watching every move.

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We bought a Vitamix as a Christmas present to ourselves. Favorite concoction almost daily: frozen bananas, unsweetened cocoa powder, whole milk (or vanilla soy milk), and peanut butter. So damn good!

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Morning working. With a side of coffee and cat.

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My healthy adult dinner of mac and cheese from a box plus freshly steamed green beans then sautéed with a lot of garlic and pepper.

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Icicles.

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I love this time of year.

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Favorite morning routine. Snuggle.

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Winter storm weather calls for soup, and this vegetarian udon noodle soup was no joke.

Day to Day Life: Week Eighteen

The last week looked something like this:

Our first iris of the season popped open this week!
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The rhododendrons have been going crazy, too…
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Chicken’s parents have been attempting to make their way into the house and nest-build again
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This is Papa Chicken flying into the house, thinking no one was looking… Hehe.
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Whenever I walk up this alley past our house, this cat comes running out to visit.
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Two separate visits in one week!
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A couple baseball games this week… Silas’s team won both games.
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Burrito bowls one night… with “chip sprinkles,” a.k.a. the crumbs left at the bottom of the chip bag once the kids eat all the chips and put said crumb-filled bag back in the cupboard.
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Lots of sunny blue skies this week!
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Snickerdoodles… because… why not?
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Apparently when your 30th birthday approaches, you get gifts like this in the mail! Bwahaha.
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Homemade Chinese food one night.
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And Mexican food another night.
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Beer:Thirty.
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Homemade bread gets increasingly easier the more you experiment with it…
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Those loaves were Lousiana-style po boy bread for these crispy eggplant po boys, filled with goat cheese, spinach, fresh basil, tomatoes, and a garlic basil aioli.
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A lunch date with my friend Janet at a new taqueria in town. The tacos were delicious! And a margarita before noon? Why not.
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English muffin pizzas… transporting me back to being approximately 7 years old.
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I hope you’ve had a wonderful week!

Day to Day Life: Week Seventeen

The last week looked a little like this:

Spring time around here… So bright!
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Homemade Chicken-grub.
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Southern Oregon dogwoods are blooming everywhere. (My favorite and a definite sign of Spring.)
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Afternoon smoothie snack. Açaí berry purée, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, vanilla yogurt, coconut milk, and Aloha green juice powder.
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Chicken’s parents had more babies (OUTSIDE! Like normal pigeons!) yet they seem to be managing to find their way into the house whenever the hell they want. This is one of Chicken’s new siblings. Vincent’s named her/him New Vincent Chicken.
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Homemade spanakopita, crispy Greek potatoes with lemon and parmesan cheese, and a Greek salad with the kalamata olives on the side, since my husband refers to them as “little nasties.”
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A midweek baseball game this past week…
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When I saw this kite out of the corner of my eye, I most certainly thought it was a real bird.
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Did you take Google’s Earth Day quiz? Apparently I am a woolly mammoth.
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A late afternoon snack for the purpose of curing hangry-lady-syndrome.
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Our white dogwood tree blooms once a year. ‘Tis that time of the year.
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Pizza night.
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Flowers everywhere…
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Including on the French lavender plant I planted last year.
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Some days require stovetop espresso.
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Wisteria.
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Crazy skies with approaching rain.
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Blueberry pancakes!
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Yesterday included an impromptu adventure to the acid castles in Ashland.
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This little town…
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Day to Day Life: Week Thirty-Five

Here’s a look at the last week:

Our beans have finally made an appearance… and more appearances every day since! This salad with raw beans and tomato conserva with tomatoes also from our garden… YUM. (And kid-approved?!)
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Have you ever played hide and seek with a feral pigeon? Bwahaha.

Happy garden = happy tomatoes.
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Hmmmmm.
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Smoothie magic!
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And veggie chili dog madness.
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Thrown together dinners are some of my favorites. Eggplant parmesan pasta, pesto pizza bread, big ass salad.
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Homegrown goodies!
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The pickles I canned last year were a failure. I tried refrigerator spicy garlic dill pickles this time… WINNER.
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Chicken manages to find little pieces of finger skin to pull EVERY SINGLE TIME.
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Bourbon : 30 is one of my favorite hours.
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I so very much love when local peaches are in season!
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I made us a thingy! Will share soon. :) (It’s DELICIOUS.)
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My niece turned two this week! How can that be?! Isn’t she still this little booger?!
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Breakfast for 20! Just kidding… breakfast for 3?! Around here, yes. Buttermilk biscuits, vegetarian sausage gravy, spicy homefries!
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One thing I learned from Vincent is that when you go to Chipotle and order a burrito, you can totally order ALL the salsas on your burrito. So I got medium green salsa and corn salsa and hot salsa… and the free guacamole on veggie burritos?! Hell YES. P.S. His and Hers burritos. Haha. The only difference? Her’s has some lettuce. His does not. Vincent went for the not-pictured-sofritas-burrito.
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Goodnight, little sunshine…
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Day to Day Life: Week Thirty

A look at the last week:

While a California water park isn’t exactly island-living, the sunshine, warmth and water were nice.
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Complimentary hotel breakfast-ing… Huevos rancheros on sopes.
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“C’mere and gimme a kee-se!”
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A very, very spicy, nearly non-edible burrito.
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North-bound on the I-5.
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Little bird hanging out, doing what little birdies do before bedtime…

Ashland got bombarded with a bit of rain right before we pulled back into town. This is what rain in the garden does:
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It delivers Sa-squash, which is bigger than my arm and just about 5 pounds.
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One of my favorite cocktails for this week.
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Summer colors.
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Eggplant sammiches one night with the first eggplants harvested out of my garden.
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I spy pizza a-coming.
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Yes, most certainly so.
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Fish tacos another evening. With homemade blue corn tortillas and locally made “Irish Salsa.”
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And when you have leftovers from pizza night, salmon from taco night, and eggplant from sammich night… Smash-bang them all together for lunch. Salmon-tomato pie, eggplant-tomato pie.
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Somebody slept in one morning… I heard him talking and thought he was awake, only to find him in this position fast asleep.
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