Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Banana muffin tops

HEALTHY muffins anyone? Something quick when you are in a pinch.

Breakfast, snacks or add extra maple syrup and they are an instant dessert

Vegan and gluten free

2 ripe bananas
2 1/2 Tbsp all natural peanut butter
3/4 cup gluten free oats
1/4 cup chocolate chips (white or milk chocolate )
1 1/2 Tbsp maple syrup
2 Tbsp coconut flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
Dash of salt

Mix all the ingredients together.
Bake at 350 for 14- 17 minutes
They are going to come out soft like muffins, but if you cook longer they could come out crispy.


Tomato and basil pasta

My basil plant it doing awesome so this recipe works out great to use up some fresh basil!

I may have licked my plate.... maybe... I don't think anyone was looking to confirm.

This recipe is dairy, gluten & nut free. So you can serve it to any audience. Including kids cause mine loved it!

2 1/2 cups brown rice noodles (tinkyada)
1 cup carrots, chopped
1 cup onion, chopped
2 tsp  minced garlic
2 cups sliced mushrooms
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 -14oz can diced tomatoes
2 Tbsp tomato paste
1/2 cup fresh Basil (about 2-3 Tbsp when minced)
1 Tbsp chives, minced
1/4 tsp Thyme
1 tsp oregano
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1/2 tsp sea salt
Dash of red pepper flakes

Cook pasta according to packaging.
Sauté onion, garlic and carrot in olive oil for about 7 min over medium heat.

Add in mushrooms, Thyme, oregano, basil, chives and cook another 8 min.

Place the rest if the ingredients in pan and let it cook uncovered for another 10 min on medium- high to let some of the liquid evaporate.
Mix together with noodles and enjoy.
Try not to be too sad when there's not leftovers.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Goat milk ricotta cheese

Here is a recipe I have shared before but it is worth sharing again because now is prime milking time after all the goats have had their babies and milk is in abundance

This recipe is so easy! I love it!

You need:
1gallon Goats milk
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

Bring your milk to 175° on medium heat. You want to warm slowly so you don't burn the milk. Remove from heat, add vinegar and stir. You will see the milk start to separate. Strain milk thru cheese cloth or a cotton dish towel, a strainer will work too but you may lose some of your cheese.

Now season as you wish!
Italian seasoning
Raspberry chipotle sauce

Options are endless!
We love to season it and eat it on crackers or spaghetti!


Thursday, May 5, 2016

Table and chairs

Table and chairs $325

I love the accent chairs!!
Looks great with so many things!
Fun addition to any kitchen!

Baby goats

Sweet little baby goats came to our herd!

1 boy & 1 girl

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

End tables / night stands

2 beautiful night stands that can also be used as end tables. Queen Anne style vintage legs and beautiful ornate handles.
In great shape.
$45 each

Chair and photo tower

Photo tower and peacock blue chair.
Unique and perfect for great photo shoots!
Chair $25
Photo tower $20

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Bar stool and easel

Is it decorative or functional?
Yes please!
These are both

Cute, functional and within budget! Gotta love it!

Trunk and burlap chair

So cute

I love burlap and I love white! Even though these go perfect together they are separate.
The trunk screams vintage shabby chic and has beautiful markings and embellishments.
The chair makes an accent corner look great! Either way they are a great piece.
Chest/ trunk -SOLD
Chair $25

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Healthy? Probiotic?

Kefir, a funny word, but it has started to become very popular as people are finding huge benifits not limited to increased energy, clearing up constipation and acne, and decreased sicknesses throughout the year as well as the length/ downtime when you do get sick.
It is so easy to make and with the right information you can skip the learning curve.
You can buy it in the store or you can save some pennies and make it yourself. All you need is a cup of milk and 2 tsp of kefir grains.

 The reason kefir is so benificial is because of the Probiotics it produces. Antibiotics kill the natural flora in the body and Probiotics build it back up in which time it helps with digestion and the whole host of problems that can come from Digestive issues.

The grains are Probiotic and when placed in the milk it will consume the lactose  (milk sugar) and give you probiotics that are so amazing that I am sure you will be surprised.

I find this lady amusing and fun to follow!
She has many recipes for using Probiotics in everyday life, which is the best way to go while trying to find health while living life at the same time.

I make about 1 cup and put it in smoothies with a little bit of honey. When I do that I don't have a problem getting overwhelmed. I have to smile as my kids get a dose and don't even know it.

Wrought-iron footstool

Ever seen a footstool more
 decorative than this one? 
I love the rose pattern in the corners and the queen Anne style legs!!
 The stool is $5
If you want matching pillows...
$3 for the red
$2 for the brown
($5 for both)

These all match great with the previous post! 

Beautiful drapes/ curtains

Burgundy drapes with an awesome gold valance / swag. I love the elegance they add to a room.

What do you know about your eggs???

Chickens are the easiest farm animal to raise and they are a great source of constant daily food supply.

Do you know where your eggs are coming from? Are the chickens cage free, antibiotic free, and hormone free? You would be amazed at how much of that stuff  makes it into each egg and the effects that can have on your food!

Nutritional reasons?
Here's some cool facts!!
Farm Eggs VS Store eggs:
1⁄3 less cholesterol
1⁄4 less saturated fat
2⁄3 more vitamin A
3 times more vitamin E
7 times more beta carotene
21 times more omega-3

  Consider raising your own hens or supporting the local farming community.
They may cost a bit more but a little bit of health goes a long way!!
Great way to start the morning off right!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Fake tree

Need some color to a room without the maintenance of watering and fertilizing all the time?
Aprox. 6 foot tall

Decorative head board

Small grey antique style metal head board. 

This is short and fits perfectly on a plant shelf for decoration or in a decorative collage to give it a fun pop to a room.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Baby Nubian goats

New to the farmyard are two baby goats from our mama goat Bambi. 1 Doe and 1 Buckling. Beautiful moon spots and sporting 5 different colors in their coat.

Saturday, February 28, 2015


I am so excited about my calendula finally being ready to harvest!!!
Skin problems, stomach aches, inflammation. ...
It is such an easy plant to work with, but because I'm new to the planting seasons of Arizona it took me a while to get it right!

 I planted it last year about this time, so the plant wasn't ready before the 115° summer hit. But it survived thru the summer with shade and lots of watering
Next time I'll plant the seeds in September for it to be ready for spring!

Just cut the tops off and it's ready to make a tea. Dry them in a cool dark place and them seal them in a jar to keep them fresh.

Learn more here-

Garden salad anyone!

It feels so good to be able to eat from your own garden! It brings a whole new meaning to Organic veggies!
(calendula flower too)
 Here is a fresh new batch of spring lettuce to mix up a salad for dinner! 
Good pointer~~
I hear a lot of people say their garden veggies go bad quickly. We'll that comes from not spraying them with preservatives.

SO, on my lettuce I will soak it for 5 to 6 hours to plump up the leaves and make them crispy, dry them off and place a paper towel in the bag to absorb excess moisture that will make it go all mushy after a few day in the fridge. 
I can keep lettuce fresh just as long as the store bought!!