Warning: If you’re not already addicted to balls, you will be after trying these bad boys. They are not addictive in a destructive manner like drugs, Pokemon Go, alcohol, or the famous “Song That Never Ends” (yes it goes on and on my friends). Rather, they are addictive in an unsuspecting and pleasant way. We enjoy them so much that we often make a double batch. Lucky for us (and for you), these delicious treats take less than 10 minutes to make, including clean up. [Read more…]
Last week I could have SWORN that I overheard my mom and dad (the rents) discussing “reefers”. Since it is unlike them to discuss such taboo topics, I disregarded their conversation under the assumption that I must have misheard. Then, later that week I heard them talking about “reefers” a second time. This time I knew my ears didn’t deceive me. As I continued to eaves drop (because how else are you going to listen to someone else’s conversation of which you are not invited to participate?), I was both confused and intrigued by their sudden interest in this contraband commodity. Why the sudden interest? Had they considered the ramifications of getting caught with this prohibited substance? And more importantly, why were they talking about buying their “reefer” at a local home improvement store? While continuing to stealthily eaves drop, I was able to piece together (as Paul Harvey would say) “the rest of the story”. What the rents referred to as a “reefer” was in fact (drum roll please)……. [Read more…]
If you know me very well then you know I’m a HUGE fan of smoothies. Not a fair-weather fan like many NFL team so-called “supporters”, but a true die hard fan like my Nana was of the Dallas Cowboys. She rooted for them from the day they were founded in 1960 up until her passing in 2012. I imagine my commitment to smoothies being similar to how ABBA fans (such as my husband) are unwavering even though they are regularly ridiculed by mean-spirited bullies (such as my husband’s wife…whom shall remain nameless). Of course this is a purely hypothetical example. 🙂 Anyway, getting back to the topic of this post, because smoothies are easy to make and jam packed with nutrients, they are a staple at our house. Knowing how much I enjoy the sweet taste of liquefied Heaven on Earth, my acupuncturist (MuQi) recently shared his go-to smoothie recipe with me. And I must admit that it is AB-SO-LUTELY mouth-wateringly delicious! So, in honor of the individual who introduced me to this tasty treat, I present to you……. The sMuQi (pronounced smookie): [Read more…]
There are a lot of things that I don’t miss from my old eating habits (soda, donuts, cappuccino, etc), but I do occasionally miss the refreshing taste of a good cherry limeade. I remember when I was 16 (oh to be sweet 16 again…) I decided to give up soda for lent. I typically drank 1 can of soda a day and thought I would use lent as a motivator to kick that nasty habit. Thinking I was being a good girl by avoiding soda while simultaneously getting some fresh fruits into my diet (cherries and limes), during the six week observance of lent I would go to Sonic daily and buy one of their famous cherry limeades. Did I order a Small? (Ummmmm no…) Perhaps a Medium? (That would be a negative ghost rider…) If not a Medium, then a Large? (Close, but no cigar!) Now tell me, why would 16 year old me order a large when I could spend pennies more and have the ultimate ROUTE 44?!? That’s right, not only did I cheat EVERY…SINGLE…DAY of lent, but I cheated with nearly 4 TIMES the amount of soda I was drinking prior to “giving it up” in the first place. (Seriously, if cherry limeades aren’t the epitome of false advertising, then I don’t know what is. The name cherry limeade implies fruit which is healthy, or so one would think…) [Read more…]
WARNING: Due to some graphic details, this post is not for individuals who have an aversion to potty humor.
All parents know that one day their children will go through “the change” and begin to take an interest in certain parts of the human body that they were previously unaware even existed. Even though I knew this day was coming, somehow that didn’t make it any easier. I’m writing about it in today’s post in hopes that many of you can relate to what I’m going through and so that we can be a support to one another. I think it best if I forgo tiptoeing around the subject and just come right out and talk about it. Parker (our dog/child) is a BUTT MAN! Yes, I said it, he likes butts (and I cannot lie) and he likes them any way he can get them: [Read more…]
Now that we’ve established local colloquialisms for our farm and crew, it’s time to come up with a slogan. You know, a real attention grabber. Something that makes you say “Hey, this place looks pretty cool/interesting/weird” (ok, maybe not weird….then again, if weird is your thing….). I’ve ranked our proposed catch(y) phrases as either Honorable Mention, Bronze, Silver, or Gold as a tribute to the summer Olympics (which is currently taking place in Rio).
Honorable mention: [Read more…]
We made a trip out to our land this weekend and were admiring the custom metal signs that adorned many of the entrances to properties along the way. In typical American fashion, after seeing the signs, I HAD to have one for our property. Literally, my life could not go on until I came up with the PERFECT idea for our entry sign. But what would it say? Do we put our entire name “Majestic Farmacy” or do we abbreviate? And then it hit me. In today’s busy world it is common practice for people to abbreviate their text messages and emails. Acronyms such as LOL, OMG, BTW, ILY, and WTF (which obvisouly stands for Well That’s Fantastic) are widely used and recognized by individuals of all ages. So, in order to keep up with the times, I’ve come up with a proposed acronym for our entry sign. [Read more…]
BRAGGING ALERT: I’m not trying to brag or anything, BUT our dog goes above AND beyond to help do his part around the house. I would like to take credit for his helpful disposition, but I’m sure he gets it mostly from his biological parents (yes he was adopted). I’ve spent the past few weeks secretly capturing the below pictures of him doing helpful things because I KNEW people wouldn’t believe me if I told them.
Earlier this year we embarked upon a joint venture with my parents and purchased 20 acres of land just outside of the major metropolitan area in which we live. The dream of cultivating a large piece of land (well, large for us city folk) for gardens and orchards is both exciting (because I REALLY like to eat) and daunting (because there’s a lot of work involved in maintaining a farm). Before we could start our endeavor we were faced with the difficult task of naming our acreage. After much ado, I am happy to announce we are officially calling our piece of paradise (drum roll please…….) [Read more…]