Well, it’s my turn in the 25 steps for blogging we’re doing. This time it’s a round-up of daily life in photos
It’s an interesting challenge, because I automatically thought it meant I should get pictures of just about anything in our house. But I think it’s meant more along the lines of having photos that are used or done very often in our house. So, going along those lines, and probably getting carried away, I will begin.
Clearly Annie, our black lab, is a big part of our lives. She keeps us active. She makes us happy. When we need to love something furry, she’s there for us.
Okay, I’m a dog lover. I could easily go on talking about her for a while.
In the Summer the garden is a big part of our lives. So much so that sometimes I want to give up everything else, grow a ton of veggies, fruit and herbs and live off of that! Of course, living in New Mexico, where sunlight is abundant and rain is- well, not as rare as it used to be. This picture is of our Zucchini plants from last year, which produced some fantastic zucchinis- and we did a lot of different things with them! Grilled veggies is one of my favorite, but we tried an amazing stuffed zucchini!
Which, of course, brings me to food- one of the most important daily things in our lives!
I love food- from pastries to puddings, salads to sushi, hamburgers to horseradish! (I don’t like horseradish, actually, but I had to finish the alliteration)
Here are some chocolate chip muffins, which is a surprisingly rare occurrence in our household (and no, it’s not because all the chocolate chips are eaten before they can be cooked with)
At some point in the day I get onto a computer. It may be to get in contact with someone, do Etsy work, write or play games (but you’re not supposed to know that)
It’s also an important part of our day, considering we blog via computer!
And then of course there’s the sewing machine, which is, of course, a big part of what I do. I especially enjoy sewing clothes for myself, but I am coming to really enjoy sewing bags.
There are many plans and ideas I have for my sewing projects in the future. Lots of ideas. I’m sure some of them won’t happen just because they don’t make sense.
Among the more wild ideas I have is for sewn wall art, with a wire-like substance to stiffen my creations. And, to the left, is what I think will suffice! It’s flexible, strong and inspiring. I’m not sure what it’s usually used for but- I’m coming up with ideas for what I want! We found it- where else- at Hobby Lobby.
In the afternoon we have tea. We also have coffee in the morning and either drink may occur during the day, but we always have tea in the afternoon. As you can imagine, we have lots of mugs.
There’s Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Irish Breakfast, Chai and London Fog. I like Darjeeling tea and Scottish breakfast tea, but sadly they are not as easily available.
On the day I was taking these pictures I finished reading my Bible at the same time I had my afternoon tea and was taking these pictures. It doesn’t always happen that way, but I generally try to break up my reading into 3 parts so I’m not trying to rush (unfortunately that still happens)
And this is a bit of the chain of green and peach color that I’ve set up in our kitchen, as well as flowers on the lamp (which I’m still not sure of)
Strangely enough we don’t have much decoration except possibly at holidays, certainly autumn and Christmas. I want to do more decorations. I’m a decorative person- when I think about it- and I enjoy the chains here.
I think I’ve made it clear that we like food. We could easily start up a food blog (ooh- ideas!)
But, as most people, we are trying to lose weight and trying to figure out how to cook well. Well, we got a cook book from the Library and among the recipes I found one that not only sounded healthy but fun. Quinoa fruit salad! The dressing was lemony and honey-y, the fruit grapes and peaches. It was supposed to be various berries but we didn’t have them on hand. The result was surprisingly yummy!
And sadly that is where I must leave you, because- what else- I am off to cook! This time we’ll have peppers rolled up with tuna, and I am looking forward to seeing how it turns out!
I hope you enjoyed this tour. I could have put in lots more (I haven’t even gotten to our garage!) But then the post would be way too long, but now you get the idea of what our life is like.
come back soon and I’d love to hear from you!