Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Quote of the Day



The fact that you aren't where you want to be, should be enough motivation. - Unknown



Monday, June 29, 2020

Garden Progress

I have to say we are having so much fun with this garden. It it putting out so much stuff that I am amazed at how well hubby has done with it considering he has never gardened before.



You can above that the garden is very green and growing so well. Aarron planted this garden to supplement our groceries and the animal feed. The barley has all been harvested and is in the process of drying for the animals. The corn didn't do so well. We got one ear...lol. Last year we got 2. The flax has been harvested and is drying for use for my dad.



Everyday Aarron brings in squash and zucchini from the garden. If anyone has any good recipes for them I would love to hear them. The beans and the peas are doing good. I almost have enough peas for a meal now and Aarron says there are more to come in yet.




The sunflowers are for the animals. They are just starting to flower now so a few more weeks yet and we can harvest those to dry the seeds for the animals. 





Then we have a couple pomegranate bushes and potato plants outside the garden that doing amazing. The pomegranate was transplanted last year and already has blooms on it this year. I was surprised about that.  My canner should be here soon, so I will be able to preserve a lot of what comes in too.

Have a great day!

Renee

Quote of the Day



Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. - George Bernard Shaw



Sunday, June 28, 2020

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Pine Tales Premium Designer Buckwheat Pillow



- Raise your Standard! The finest Buckwheat Hulls Pillow is now available at www.pinetales.com!
- Comes with a super soft and skin friendly Designer Bamboo Pillowcase. Extra thick and durable. You won't find this anywhere else.
- Unbeatable hygienic and machine washable.
- Inner Pillowcase made with 100% leak proof cotton.


- No need to buy extra pillowcases.
- Our pillow is ready to go! Unpack it! Use it!
- Equipped with state of the art Japanese YKK Zipper! Because quality matters!
- Filled with 100% Organic Buckwheat Hulls (Naturally Gluten Free). The unique structure of buckwheat hulls is known to create enhanced air circulation. Air circulates better than with any other material on the market.


- Fully adjustable. Durable zippers on inner pillowcase and the bamboo pillowcase allow you to easily remove or add filling.
- Good for all sleeping positions and specially for people with posture, neck or spine issues.
- Superior support and adjustability over other filling materials.


- We only use the Highest Quality Buckwheat Hulls. All our hulls are triple screened and heat treated. Guaranteed Odor and Pesticide free.

Have a great day!

Renee

Quote of the Day



No relationship is all sunshine, but two people can share one umbrella and survive the storm together. - Unknown



Friday, June 26, 2020

Green House Progress

I am so excited about how well my green house is doing! I am actually getting to use out of it in the  house with our dinners. I have never  been able to grow anything. I am so thankful I was able to make use of some the information my grandfather gave me for growing things.


This basil just keep coming and coming. I have already harvested it twice and it is in need of doing so again.



I only one bell pepper off this plant last year but this year we have already used one, there is another ready to come in and another one growing yet. I love the flavor these give to anything that I cook.



This grape vine has a bunch of grapes growing on it and the one in the backyard has 2 bunches growing. I'm not sure what we are going to do with all the grapes, maybe some jelly is in order this year.



The tomato plants are beginning to flower so I am very hopeful that we will get more than 1 tomato this year. Yes, that is all I got last year off a beautiful tomato bush. lol. Like I said I have not been able to grow anything until recently.



Can you see it? There is a cucumber there ready to come in the house. I am hoping the plant will make more this year so I can make pickles and salads with them.



Even my thyme is doing really well. It's ready to harvest too. I can't wait to start using all the herbs in my cooking. I know the flavor will be better and I can dry and save some for use later too.

Have a great day!

Renee

Quote of the Day



Worry often give a small thing a big shadow. - Swedish Proverb



Thursday, June 25, 2020

Quote of the Day



The more anger you hold in your heart towards the past, the less capable you are of living the present. - Unknown



Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Water Bottle

This post may contain affiliate links. This means if you make a purchase, I will receive a small commission at no cost to you. I received this Water Bottle for free or at a discount for my honest review. To see my full disclosure, click here.  

This water bottle is really nice. There are several colors that this comes in, I got the black one. It keeps cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot. 


It's got a seal around the top to help seal the bottle. This is double walled and vacuum sealed to keep you cold drinks cold and your hot drinks hot. According to the sales page it will keep cold for up to 24 hours and it will keep hot for up to 12 hours. I'm not sure this is the case because I haven't had anything in it for that long. However, I can say that it did keep my tea cold for the couple hours that I was drinking it.




I am thankful this bottle is able to go in the dishwasher, because the small opening makes it hard to clean any other way. A bottle brush though should do the trick if you have to hand wash it. The bottle brush should fit in the top quite nicely and be able to scrape anything out that may be stuck. I think that is the only thing I found as a negative for this bottle, the small opening. Otherwise I really do like it. 



You can get this on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082TLS8K7?ref=myi_title_dp  I would love to know if you get this and what you think of it. Just leave a comment below to let me know.

Have a great day!

Renee

Quote of the Day



Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right. - Henry Ford



Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Quote of the Day



Our only security is our ability to change. - John Lilly



Monday, June 22, 2020

Face Shield Hat

This post may contain affiliate links. This means if you make a purchase, I will receive a small commission at no cost to you. I received this Face Shield Hat for free or at a discount for my honest review. 

I know that no one wants to wear a mask, so maybe this could be an option. Personally I would think more about wearing in addition to a mask, but I guess to each his or her own.



It comes in two pieces with nothing to tell you how to put it together. I found the Velcro on one side and then had to figure out where it attached to because with the hat being black it was a bit difficult to find it at first. However, once attached, it seems like it will stay without any fussing with it to keep it in place.




The shield doesn't appear to affect sight and it doesn't get in the way. It also doesn't affect your breathing in any way. So if you can't wear a mask, put this on. It's better than nothing I think.



You can get this on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B0868GPJH4
I would love to hear if you purchased this and if so, what are your thoughts on it? How well do you think it would work?

Have a great day!

Renee

Quote of the Day



Be proud of yourself for how hard you're trying. - Unknown



Sunday, June 21, 2020

Quote of the Day



Sometimes the best thing you can do is not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess. Just breath, and have faith that everything will work out for the best. - Unknown



Saturday, June 20, 2020

Stainless Steel Tumbler

I got this Stainless Steel Tumbler for free or at a discount for my honest review. This post may contain affiliate links. This means if you make a purchase, I will receive a small commission at no cost to you.

I am always looking for ways to have less trash that has to go to the landfill. This is one item that helps with that. This Stainless Steel Tumbler can be used for years to come for any beverage that would usually be held in a paper cup or plastic bottle.



This tumbler comes with 2 straws, one straight, one bent and a brush to clean them. The mouth peice of the tumbler has a place in it that the straw will fit through. I love the design of this tumbler and the fact that you can use a straw with it. I generally use a straw for most of my drinks so this fits in with that perfectly.



This tumbler is stainless steel so it will help to keep hot beverages hot and cold beverages cold. This tumbler is double walled and vacuum insulated to help with this. The lid slides so it should help with leaks also. I really like this tumbler so far and it seems to work really well so I can see using this for a long time to come. 



You can get this item on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08192KWPT
I would love to hear if you purchase this and what you feel about it if you do. Just leave me a comment below to tell me your thoughts. 

Have a great day!

Renee

Buckwheat Pillows

For those who prefer to use their own pillowcase on top of it.
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Equipped with YKK Zipper because Quality matters.



Filled with 100% Organic Buckwheat Hulls (Naturally Gluten Free). The unique structure of buckwheat hulls is known to create enhanced air circulation. Air circulates better than with any other material on the market.


Fully adjustable. Hulls can easily be removed to adjust the pillow to your liking. Simply open the zipper and remove hulls using a cup or with your hand.
Good for all sleeping positions and specially for people with posture, neck or spine issues.
Superior support and adjustability over other filling materials.


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We only use the Highest Quality Buckwheat Hulls. All our hulls are triple screened and heat treated. Guaranteed Odor and Pesticide free.

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Quote of the Day



If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself. - Henry Ford