Thursday, 31 March 2022

Day 105 of 365 Days of Life and Stuffz

 Such a perfect Spring day, warm but raining and a chill . Perfect Spring mix. Headed to the trail, looking for beavers of course and to see how it looks at this point in Spring. Besides the beauty in the forest and trail waking up;  the disgust from mounds of dog shit and garbage strewn every where was rather disheartening. We did enjoy getting mud from head to toe  and did our best to navigate around the destruction of humans and their lack of respect for the Earth. Kiddo had fun that was the main thing. 

















We saw beaver tracks and many many freshly eaten trees and we did find to of their homes. We will keep trying to see one. Closer than before today that is for sure.


Kiddo found an egg.




God I hate tantrums. 

Wednesday, 30 March 2022

Day 104 of 365 Days of Life and Stuffz

Yummy apple cinnamon pancakes for breakfast. They were so good, will make the apples into a sauce /jam next time to make the more soft and fill then to the brink with more spices. But that will just level up the game.

Driving around a UHaul, I love big band. I do get Google's when my fun size is seen in such a large vehicle. 
I was helping one of my brother's nice from residence so that is why I was driving the cargo van around. Man I tell ya 4 floors with double stairs there is no way anyone who lived there would be gaining a freshman 15 lol. Was a lot of exercise so I didn't have to go any today so that was good. 
Now a rest with a movie , glass (es) of wine and will end the night with a few more chapters of my library book. 


Tuesday, 29 March 2022

Day 103 of 365 Days of Life and Stuffz

 Such a delish breaky. Plant based Chili cheese code.



Ughhhhh... While I adore and love my Norwegian Forest Kitty to bits, I do not love her long white hair when she has shit stuck it. It was one of those days and it is hell to get it cleaned. Not to mention I gag through the whole thing because for some reason I can not handle shit of anyone, kind etc. The ordeal lasted all day. I mean all day, still have to be vigilant tonight. So no sleep for me. 


Monday, 28 March 2022

Day 102 of 365 Days of Life and Stuffz

 If you love sweet desserts, and I mean sweet but also perfectly gingerbread spicy spiced, then that cookie "cake" I made would be a treat for you. Net time won't make so much as there is no way I can eat the whole thing within a couple days. But best thing ever. The cookies became a perfect consistency. Most delicious. 2 ingredients and spices that is it. I am going to try other cookies as well with the condensed milk. Speculoos would be amazing I bet. 




Lots of crafting fills my days with not much more as too cold to walk anyway right now. So glad that it is time for leaf bag collection sure hint of Spring. Can not wait till warm enough and all ground insects have hatched and made their way out of the soil to plant so much veggies, herbs, flowers, fruits. 

Sunday, 27 March 2022

Day 101 of 365 Days of Life and Stuffz

 


Kiddo made perler creations for me.

He made himself a silly one. A few letters missing and run on words but I think he did an awesome job. 

Push button for service but a few of the letters in glow in the dark beads so you can guess. It is silly, funny, and harmless. Take it that way. 






Kiddo wanted popcorn and used some of the Mennonite kernels we bought. So white and amazing tastes so good. We have also blue kernels which are a little larger, will test them out another day. Kiddo douses his with Watkins Cheddar cheese sprinkle. 



Found some of those old thyme cookies the ginger ones. No where near how amazing they were years ago, but I turned them into a cake. I did not have any pudding to make a pudding biscuit cake but I did have some sweetened condensed milk. layers of that, extra spices and the cookies and sitting in the fridge for the milk to soak through the cookies. Sucks I  have to wait tomorrow to try it but will let you know how it worked out. Just cookie layers and the sweetened condensed nothing else added. 






Saturday, 26 March 2022

Day 100 of 365 Days of Life and Stuffz

 Crazy been 100 days already since I decided to blog this particular theme. 

Looks like someone stole our stop sign (giggle) city replaced with a make shift one for now.


Kiddo managed to make it through Earth Hour without a hitch.


Friday, 25 March 2022

Thursday, 24 March 2022

Day 98 of 365 Days of Life and Stuffz

 Thankfully nice enough today for a walk so I took kiddo to Giant Tiger. Managed to steer him away from everything except 2 chocolate bars. He does so like to shop and browse. I have high hope of people having yard/garage sales this year, hopefully he can find some finds..

Grabbed Jack o Lantern pumpkin seeds so kiddo can FINALLY have his own pumpkin patch. We have the decorator pumpkins as well can not wait to grow them. Will be starting most seeds soon. Managed to get 2 of those grow light light bulbs as well. 

More crafting for items to sell in the summer. Got the load of soil today so can start plantings soon for more gardens than I could have ever dreamed of.


Wednesday, 23 March 2022

Day 97 of 365 days of Life and Stuffz

 Just have the Book Tour Post today. Another great read check it out. 

https://wannabesuperheromom.blogspot.com/2022/03/mark-dardens-elijah-goes-to-cleveland.html

Weather was crazy today. 

Just spent the day making items to sell.


Mark Darden’s Elijah Goes to Cleveland! Book Tour


 


ABOUT THE BOOK

 


Elijah Goes to Cleveland

Written by Mark Darden

Illustrated by Anh Bui

Ages 4+ | 32 Pages

Publisher: Buckeye Muscle Media | 9871736703007

Publisher’s Synopsis: Elijah is in Cleveland visiting his grandparents when he finds out that his favorite music band will be performing at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The tickets are free, but there is a catch: You have to do a scavenger hunt to find band members at various landmarks throughout Cleveland. With the help of his grandparents, will Elijah be able to secure tickets to see his favorite band perform? Pick up a copy of Elijah Goes to Cleveland to find out.


PURCHASE LINK


https://buckeyemuscle.com/shop/elijah-goes-to-cleveland



ABOUT THE AUTHOR




Mark Darden is an author, sports travel blogger, and Chief Content Creator for Buckeye Muscle Media, LLC. Since 2017, Mark has documented his sports travel adventures on his blog, buckeyemuscle.com. Originally from Cleveland, Mark’s first book is IT’S GAME TIME FOLKS!: Quest for 30, a travelogue of his journey visiting all 30 MLB ballparks during the 2017 season. He is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA).

For more information, visit https://buckeyemuscle.com.

GIVEAWAY



Enter for a chance to win one of ten autographed copies of Elijah Goes to Cleveland—5 books will have a gift card to one of the following places: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland Museum of Art, West Side Market, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Karamu House!

Five (5) winners receive:

A signed copy of Elijah Goes to Cleveland

A gift card to one of the following places: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland Museum of Art, West Side Market, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, or Karamu House!

Five (5) winners receive:

A signed copy of Elijah Goes to Cleveland


BEYOND THE BOOK ACTIVITY 
 The obvious choice of course is to have some kind of scavenger hunt yourself. There are a million options you can come up with. A way to get to know your town would be to search out special places, monuments or historic buildings in your town and go find them. You can learn about where you live and get in some exercise at the same time. You would be surprised at how many new things you can see if you look in a different way. Be more aware of what is around you. 

 Play an I Spy game. Create a list before you go out. 

 Make yourself a pretend camera out of construction paper. Decorate it as you wish. You want to make sure the lens area is big enough to see your picture in after. While out exploring look through the view finder and mentally take a picture of the most favorite thing/person etc you saw and when you get home draw the picture out and tape/glue  behind your camera lens area. This gives you a memory keepsake of your walk about. (from Idea Exchange)

 



 You could also grab a bunch of stuff from around the house and make some DIY instruments following the theme to the scavenger hunt. Try to dig around the recycle box and repurpose some cardboard or paper towel rolls etc.


DISCLOSURE

Per FTC guidelines, I disclose partnership with The Children’s Book Review and Mark Darden.



Tuesday, 22 March 2022

Day 96 of 365 Days of Life and Stuffz

 Walk to library today. Might bit chilly but nice little walk. Kiddo played for a bit and they had more freebies and crafts. We bought a library tote so he can decorate it and carry his books about and to even out the offerings they have all the time for the kiddos to take. 





Had to grab some goodies for grandma and managed on the way back to get right in thru drive thru Timmies for his just the chocolate timbits.



Monday, 21 March 2022

Easter Bunny Time

 On going post where we will be adding just pics of everything we make and do this year for Easter Bunny Time. We celebrate the original pagan roots. 





*tons of ideas and finds to make with your own twist on Pinterest.

Here are some pics of kiddo hanging the creations on the Rose of Sharon tree in front garden. The colors are so sharp and look so beautiful against the gray from Spring awakening. They jus pop. Wish the pics showed the extent of how vibrant they look .