Apr 3, 2016

Grilled Flatbread

Finally the weather is warming up! One of my favorite things about Spring and Summer is grilling.  Grilled Flatbread is so easy and versatile, don't let the thought of grilling dough scare you off from trying this recipe.  Making flatbread on the grill adds a wonder flavor to the bread.  And I love being able to cook the entire meal on the grill to minimize running in and out of the house during meal prep time. 

Flatbread Recipe

1 T. quick rise yeast
1 cup lukewarm water
1 tsp.salt 
1 tsp. sugar
1 T. olive oil
3 cups flour
1 additional cup lukewarm water

In a mixer or food processor, Mix yeast and 1 cup water, allow it to set for a few minutes. Add salt, sugar, olive oil and flour.  Then slowly add more water.  You may not need the entire cup.  It varies each time you make the recipe.  Just add enough so the dough is moist, but not sticky. Cover and allow it to rise for about an hour.  Then spread out on oiled baking sheet.  I divide it in two pieces, so it is easier to manage on the grill.  

 2-3 T olive oil
herb of your choice, I use dried italian seasoning when I don't have fresh herbs on hand
1 tsp. minced garlic

Coat one side on dough and place on preheated grill. Cook until firm and it has good grill marks. Coat other side with topping and flip, again grill until cooked through and it has good grill marks.  

We enjoy eating as a side with meals, with hummus or marinara sauce or turn them into pizzas. So YUMMY!  

Apr 1, 2016

Spring $5 Goodwill Challenge

I love doing this challenge each season hosted by Hilary at My So Called Home on Youtube.  This time I struggled to find items that I really wanted to bring into my home even at the $5 price point.  I have been purging quite a bit lately and only have a few areas of my home left to do, so I really looked at what I wanted to bring into my home differently this time.  I finally found some items that I really liked and knew I would enjoy having in my home and that could also be functional too.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out what I found.  

Sep 20, 2015

$5 Goodwill Challenge-Fall Edition 2015

What can you do to decorate your home with just $5? 

Well the $5 Challenge is a fun way to find out.  I lucked out with half off day at Goodwill.  See what I came up with for my challenge.  If you participated in this challenge please let me know, I would love to check it out!


May 7, 2015

Early May Garden Tour

What is growing in your garden?

Here is what is growing in mine.  Hope you enjoy!

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Apr 22, 2015

Early Spring Garden Tour 2015

Finally it has warmed up enough to start working in the gardens.  I share with you a tour around my gardens and will share more throughout the Spring and Summer!

I hope you enjoy! What is growing in your garden?

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Dec 23, 2014

Christmas Home Decor Tour

I love Christmas and wanted to share some of my decorating this year.  I have changed things up a bit this year and been pairing down my Christmas decor.  I love how it turned out this year. 

Hope you enjoy! 

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Oct 9, 2014

Blogland Tour

I was invited by a new Youtube friend, Libby to participate in a Blogland Tour.  I am honored that she chose me to participate.  Libby has a blog and a Youtube channel, she does videos on thrifting and many crafty activities.  Right now she is working on her bathroom makeover and is taking us along with her. She has shared the process with us on video and found some awesome deals along the way.  You have to check it out it is looking amazing and I can't wait to see the finished room reveal.  I bet she can't wait to be done with it too! 

Please go check her out she is a really inspiring and motivating person, I feel fortunate that we have become friends over the last few months. I know you will enjoy her blog and videos!  

About me

What I am working on?  I really have been focusing quite a bit on simplifying and reducing the amount of stuff in our lives.  I just feel the need to pare down what we have to only things we love and use.  The rest is just taking up space!! Donating and letting go feels so good.  We have already taken 2 large truck loads to donate and I am working on the next load now.  

How does my work differ from others in the genre?  I am in a different stage of life than most of the bloggers and Youtubers that I watch.  My kids are older, so I don't have the same struggles and challenges.  I bring a different perspective to the table than most of the gals I watch on Youtube. 

Why do I write/create what I do?  Honestly I just enjoy it.  I have blogged for a long time, but in the last year have spent more of my free time on making videos.  I enjoy sharing projects, meal planning, hauls etc. 

How does your writing/creative process work?  I am just a think it, do it kinda gal with both blogging and Youtube.  I keep a list of ideas and just share what I want when I want. But there is no real grand plans.  I think it would feel too much like work if I was too scheduled with it. 

 Sharing the Love!

And now I would like to share another new friend I have met through Youtube and she also has a blog.  Bridgett is such a sweet and kind friend. I feel fortunate to have met and developed a friendship with her through Youtube.  

She share vlogs, thrifting hauls,crafting and organization projects on her blog and Youtube Channel.  She shares her family and her heart with you in her videos.  She is just a kind and genuine person, which is why I was drawn to her channel.  I think you will really enjoy her so go on over to her blog and Youtube channel to check her out. 

Her Youtube Channel Bridgett Owens

Her blog hoosierstamper

Thanks for stopping by and please go check out both these wonderful ladies blogs and channels.