It’s been super busy for us and I’m sorry I haven’t posted a new DIY project lately.
Just recently we got a new a/c unit, a new furnace, new ductwork throughout the house and had about 5 trips out of town to Dallas, to Phoenix, Vegas, Los Angeles and Dallas again. I repainted all the bedrooms and have been working hard to put together my new craft room. Oh, and we just got new carpeting and all new doors and hardware! We’ve been busy bees!
I can’t wait to show you the photos of our new carpeting and rooms when we get everything moved back in and put back together. Right now everything has been smushed and stacked in our living room, dining room, kitchen and garage.
Here’s something I put together during one of my very few free weekends:
My dog is such a grump. She’s not supposed to be on the bed or in our rooms anymore since we have new carpeting.
It took just a couple pieces of boards, some nails, wood stain, about 1-2 yards of cheap muslin fabric, a lot of hot glue and white paint. I also needed a picture hanging kit, a paint brush, and a stencil/really good free-hand.
Today for breakfast I did my usual, egg and bacon. I’m still not sick of it after almost 30 days!
For lunch I had just a mix of cooked leftoever veggies we had in our fridge: green beans, zucchini, squash, broccoli and cauliflower. I also had a few slices of cold ham, a large helping of grapes and a banana to snack on.
We didn’t have anything in our fridge so we HAD to go grocery shopping.
We spent a bit much on groceries this week. It was around $125. But we got some extra things like Coconut milk, almond milk, loaded up on organic tomato sauce, organic pizza sauce, and then a lot more meat. My husband also wanted to splurge on the Paleo-friendly $13 pound of ham and get a pound of fresh shrimp ($8) for a recipe we found.
I also added a few things I would like to try with a Paleo recipe. Kumbucha (which is pretty pricy for a small bottle), Kale (so I can try to make some homemade Kale chips), eggplant and some other veggies that I’ve never had like this purple zucchini:
We’re just 9 day away from completing the 30 Day Paleo challenge.
I can’t believe I’ve lasted this long.
Just a few more days to go! I got this.
I was running late this morning so I ran out the door with a few pieces of cold ham, a banana, and some fruit to snack on. Obviously had no time for pictures, but it’s nothing impressive, trust me.
I even forgot my lunch this morning. I don’t know where my mind is anymore.
For lunch, I went out to the local store and loaded up on some strawberries, grapes, an orange, and some other fruit to snack on. That’s all that I really wanted and didn’t feel like preparing a salad.
By dinner time I was hungry. We decided we would give the spaghetti squash another try and this time we’d make our own sauce. Continue reading →
One of our dogs has been in bad shape over the last few days. We’ve had to take him to the vet almost every day or ever other day this week for his other eye that he may be losing. Friday night after work we rushed him to the vet and had to take him in again this morning.
His right eye was messed up from an infection awhile back and now he is having trouble keeping his left eye open.
I skipped out on breakfast and lunch. My husband found some leftovers and salsa to snack on.
He was pretty busy today too. He finished painting the exterior of the house (He had to climb up to the roof and paint the backside of the chimney, cleaned the chimney, killed weeds around the house, bought us tickets to see John Mayer in Memphis in the next few weeks and even cleaned the house some! What an awesome guy!
For breakfast, we had the usual. Eggs and bacon (Like I said, I could do this everyday and not get sick of it).
For lunch I had leftovers again. I was getting kind of sick of it by this time so I just ate bits and pieces of it.
By dinnertime I was hungry. My husband has been craving hardcore mexican food. Cheeses, peppers, tortillas, salsa. Me, I don’t care too much for anything spicy. I pretty much only like quesadilla’s and everything about that but the chicken is against Paleo rules. My taco’s contains the tortilla, meat, cheese, lettuce and sour cream. A Paleo taco my-style would just be meat and lettuce. Same goes for a taco salad. I would typically use crunched up Dorito’s, meat, kidney beans, lettuce, cheese, and Catalina dressing.
My husband came up with a great idea of making a meatza.
What is a meatza you ask? You take ground beef and flatten it into a pizza shape into a cast iron skillet. Bake it in the oven. Once the meat is brown, take the meat-crust out, drain the grease and add your toppings before throwing it in the oven to cook your veggies on top.
For the ‘pizza sauce’ we used Paleo friendly mild salsa. I added spinach and mushrooms to my side. My husband added the same but included peppers and olives on his side. Then once it was cooked he garnished it with a helping of guacamole.