Tuesday, June 23, 2015

CSA Week 1

We bought a weekly CSA box (Community Supported Agriculture) from our local farm where each week we receive a box from about 50 different types of locally grown fruits and vegetables.  We have even received plants, Maple syrup, jam, and honey!

I started a Pintrest board to help inspire me with recipes and preparation ideas for the items in the box each week.

Here is our first week:
  • Chub Cucumbers
  • Onion
  • Lettuce
  • Romaine
  • Asparagus
  • Kohlrabi
  • Swiss Chard
  • Baby Red Potatoes
  • Herbs: Stevia, Tarragon, Rosemary, Dill
  • Radishes
  • Zucchini 
I love that I have no idea what some things are and research the veggies\herbs in each box and find fun recipes

Here is a picture of this week's items

I made Kohlrabi Fries for dinner, which were super good, I used the coconut oil as the recipe called for but used seasoned salt, chili power, and pepper spices.  It had a great kick and I really like the Kohlrabi flavor, just wish they were a bit crispier.  I only used 2 so I have 1 more to play with this week!

For my lunch tomorrow I put together a salad using the green and yellow cucumbers, radishes, lettuce, and romaine.  Pretty simple, nothing fancy but should be delish.

 
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Monday, June 1, 2015

Shed is all done!

Here is the finished shed!!  I am so excited how this turned out, reminds me of my trip to Switzerland.



How cute is this door!?  My husband is so talented!

Fun little addition, corbels at the sides of the shed


Ok, not totally finished, its one of my typical 98% finished kind.  Like adding the latch so I don't have to keep a board wedged against it to keep it shut, planting hostas around the base, and shelving in the shed.

 
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Friday, May 1, 2015

A Shed for a Garden

We're finally building a shed by our garden beds.  After searching for one, we decided to build our own.  We modified some designs found on The Family Handyman to help us with cuts and dimensions.

We found a great tip for building the foundation and making the shed level (our backyard has a gradual slope).  We dug 4 holes, packed with paver sand and placed a cinder block at each corner.  I will later plant hostas around the shed will look less angled.

Base getting set up:

Brother helping haha

Flooring down: 

Picking up materials for the walls (Obviously far too early for this girl, Husband is as dashing as ever)


Walls going up: 


Rainy day, we built the roofing in the garage and carried it down and covered for next weekend.



Time to paint!  Choosing the color, I painted a piece of board white which will be the trim color and a metal conduit to show the roof color.

Crossing our fingers, we'll have this done this weekend to show off!!


 
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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

CC Hart Millinery Etsy Store Open!!

After months of work, and to be honest a bit of anxiety over starting all of this, I have listed a few of my fascinators and opened an Etsy Shop!

It's basic looking right now, I need to create a look for my shop and start thinking of business cards soon too.  I make a few hats to keep and wear around, when people ask about them I can easily hand out business cards with my Etsy Store link and my contact info.

Here are a few of the hats I have listed in my store!
Ivory and Gold Fascinator

Aqua tear shaped fascinator

Purple Renaissance Crystal Fascinator
Vintage Inspired Fascinator
Go check out my shop for the rest: www.etsy.com/shop/CCHartMillinery



 
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Friday, January 2, 2015

2015 Resolutions

2015 New Years Resolutions

2014 was a chaotic year. I've had 4 jobs in the past 2 years, had several illnesses, gained a lot of weight, and have been battling depression for years.

It wasn't all bad though, I am working again and love the people and company I am working with now.  

My husband and I went to Germany, Switzerland, and France last February 
Fondu is WAY better here OMG, we actually came back for a pizza they light on fire with cognac... and more fondu


Mont Blanc, France

Chateau d'Chillion
 went zip-lining for our anniversary
My family came out to visit me from Colorado a couple times, which I loved and totally needed :), I completed the MS150 Ride bum knee, freezing rain and all.

So, here it is.  It's a small list, I actually had a hard time not putting a bajillion things on here, but I read somewhere to write down your big picture intentions rather than resolutions.  I have this odd habit where I intentionally sabotage myself by "rebelling" against my tasks... it's super annoying and I think most of it has to do with my depression.
  • Get healthy!  I want to make sure I don't get sick this year
    • Loose 50 pounds! Work out 45 minutes, 5 days a week, have one fruit smoothie and drink a gallon of water a day
  • Write more: blog once a month and work on my book
  • Get organized, and get rid of crap. (You should see my craft room... I'll probably blog about it, who doesn't love before and after shots?!)
What are your resolutions/intentions for 2015??

Bandannas on kitty and pup, they loooved it, can't you tell?!



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