Saturday, January 11, 2014


I have come in contact with a new idea. That your truths may not be my truths. That my lifestyle may not be your lifestyle. I'm trying to let go of my prejudices and grow as a person. I am willing to fight for what I believe, but I will not look down on people that make other choices than me.

I know what is best for my family, I know what works with my child. I make my choices based on scientific findings, research and my own trial and error. We will not change because of someone else's anecdotes, and strive to make our lives productive and safe. My daughter's growth and development is up to me to motivate her and myself to live healthy and be awesome. I won't let her waste away in front of the television, and commit to teach and engage her mind.

No judgements, no labels, just togetherness.

I just hope that I will be stable enough to live openly, and the strength to out aside all the anger I feel towards people that don't walk the same path as I do. My resolution for this year is to look within myself, to be a role model with honor and integrity.

When I fail, when I mess up, I will own my mistakes and learn from them.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Snow Ice Cream

Michigan is in snowpocalypse right now, so it was a perfect time to try a recipe from Country Drawers.

Snow Ice Cream
4 cups snow
1 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

This was the easiest recipe ever, and we added coffee creamer to get a different flavor. We had pumpkin this time, but I'm guessing the flavor possibilities are only limited to what you can mix in. So much fun, and if you do it right not too bad for you. I used 2% milk and real sugar.

That's all, enjoy the snow day!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Happy New Year, Re-Commitment To Blog

Now that I have at least a way to update (since my computer is having issues charging) I am making a re-commitment to my blog. The house so far has been very good to us, only a few minor projects, but my next attempt is to take pictures of the 'before.'

I have been line drying all the laundry for the past three months, gotten one parking ticket from being on the wrong side of the road, and successfully navigated the 2013 holiday season.

We got to celebrate three holidays; Zelda's birthday, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Each has been a wild ride, and I can't even explain how hopeful I am for the next year. Next up - my journey to another 5k, Zelda's bedroom, and hopefully many more posts to come.