Friday, November 30, 2012

11.30 on the wall

Photo: 11.30 on the wall  #kidart #fmsphotoaday
kid art (the one on the left was painted by the dad when he was about the age of his son, whose painting is on the right)

11.30 thankful for...

my ohana, near and far. i'm thankful for the time we get to spend together and all the love we share. i'm thankful for the opportunities and blessings we experience and the ability to share it all. i hope everyone had a wonderful month of thanksgiving and that this upcoming month brings joy!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

11.29 big

Photo: 11.29 #big (not used to these yet and still think they're kind of #creepy) #fmsphotoaday
windmills #creepy

11.29 thankful for...

having nowhere to be so i don't have to sit in traffic!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

11.20 thankful for...

today i'm thankful that when my family went to sleep last night, my biggest concern was what i was going to wear to work today and whether or not the little one was going to sneak into my room early in the morning, not whether or not i was going to be woken up by air raid sirens or worse, a rocket in my window. i'll never forget that sense of dread and i pray for those who are living that reality. if you've never slept in a combat zone, be grateful.

11.20 work/play

Photo: 11.20 work/play (refinishing this brass monstrosity) #fmsphotoaday
refinishing this brass monstrosity

tuesday's treasury - gobble, gobble


'gobble gobble' by whimspirationphoto

happy turkey day!

Unique 3D Turkey Thanksgiving Place Cards - Brown and White Set of 8 : by Highly Addictive Design - CaryMuller
Unique 3D Turkey Thanks...
Turkey Feather Bow Tie - Start A Conversation - BensBowtieOriginals
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Give Thanks Thanksgiving Turkey  Muslin Favor Bag - andreakirk
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Vintage Thanksgiving Platter Table Settings Turkey Platter Decorations For Sale Made in Japan - UrbanRusticDecor
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Thanksgiving Turkey Cake Pops - SugarAndSpiceCakePop
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Gobble till you Wobble Tags - Thanksgiving Tags - SweetlyScrappedArt
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Turkey Amigurumi Thanksgiving Plush Decoration and Toy with colorful feathers - happyhandmadebyjess
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Thanksgiving Turkey cookies - Bakinginheels
Thanksgiving Turkey coo...
12 Turkey & Football Invites, Thanksgiving Dinner // free personalization and custom colors - girlingearstudio
12 Turkey & Football In...
Pure Beeswax Turkeys - BeeRadiant
Pure Beeswax Turkeys
Instant Download Thanksgiving Holiday Keep Calm and Gobble Machine Embroidery Design in Multiple Sizes - embroiderystore
Instant Download Thanks...
Turkey  Hat - KWBloom
Turkey  Hat
Small Glass Turkey Dish/Dark Amber/Last One in this color - kathyscraftroom55
Small Glass Turkey Dish...
This guy loves Turkey Screen Printed christmas thanksgiving T-Shirt Tee Shirt T Shirt Mens Ladies Womens Youth Kids Funny Geek - IceCreamTees
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Orange Leather Flower Headband with Turkey Fluff Feathers and Gold Filigree Accent piece with Rhinestone - TouchOfAWeepingAngel
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Sunday, November 18, 2012

11.18 thankful for...

my breadmaker!  i made a delicious sesame bread, and a cinnamon carrot bread from the pulp of our morning juice.  and then i made sure to have everything ready so i can make dinner rolls for thanksgiving dinner later this week.

11.18 happened this weekend

Photo: 11.18 happened this weekend (built a chicken coop) #fmsphotoaday
built a chicken coop!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

persimmon preserves

our persimmon tree has been so full lately.  we've been eating them, and giving them away as well as "sharing" them with the birds and possums.  i thought it would be cool to preserve some but i've never canned anything before so i had to do a little research first.  it turned out to be fairly easy but i still didn't want my first canning experience to be me alone and frustrated in the kitchen so i grabbed all of the fruit and supplies and headed to a friend's.  i'm so glad we learned how to do this together!  it was a lot of initial work but the preserves turned out great and it'll be even easier the next time.  if you're curious about canning or the recipe we used, check out this site.  we went with the lower sugar (4 cups) for this batch but i think we'll try the agave or honey for the next batch because it was still really sweet.  one of the best things about this?  making these knocked out some of my handmade gifts for my challenge!

boiling with pectin, sugar and lemon juice

funneled into the sterilized jars


delicious on some homemade bread!  
i'm also thinking of other things to do with these besides canning.  i think next up will be some salsa recipes!

11.14 thankful for...

fresh fruit and fellowship (see this post).

11.14 man-made

Photo: 11.14 man-made #yellowdeli
yellow deli