Wednesday, May 30, 2018
This page has not gotten the love it deserves, and I am hoping to get more active on here.
The kids are finishing up their school year. Zarina chose to go this year and wants to go back in the fall. Torrin said he wants to be home educated. We tend to follow more of a relaxed/unschool style in our home, but Torrin NEEDS routine and lots of "facts". Torrin has taken quite a liking to the new Magic School bus episodes on Netflix, so I am reconsidering the curriculum I mentioned a long time ago. This free homeschool tool is available here. I am sure I will stretch it past the 180 days, and will implement more items and possibly skip some items along the way. I am going to start printing the pages and requesting books and videos. I am not sure he will want to start with space, but since we have an amazing telescope and it is almost summer, it seems fitting! Our bat section will include building bat houses!!
Monday, October 17, 2016
I have not been very good at this whole blogger thing. I have been sharing pictures and progress with our bus on my bus Facebook page, as well as food pictures on my personal page.
This weekend, I had a very productive weekend. I made some homemade minestrone soup in the instant pot and I also made another fresh homemade apple pie. We cut up a ton of fruit and made a huge healthy fruit salad for us to snack on this week. And in the midst of being overly productive, I totally forgot to make granola and yogurt for the week. This morning I got the granola made and my house smells amazing. Now I have my yogurt going and it should be ready to go in the refrigerator tonight before bed.
Making homemade soy milk yogurt is one of the easiest things for me to do. I dumped in one container of store-bought, silk yogurt with a gallon of shelf-stable soy milk. I put this all in the instant pot and hit the yogurt button. 12 hours later my yogurt is ready to go into the refrigerator. After it sits either overnight or in the fridge for a few hours, I scooped out a couple cups of yogurt and combine it with frozen fruit in the blender. Normally, I end up with about a gallon and a half of homemade yogurt. I add a little bit of stevia to the fruit in the blender as well. It is so simple and takes next to no time at all.
Monday, June 6, 2016
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Last night, we brought home an old (86?) Party bus!!! It was a school bus back in the day, and you can see the party bus paint peeling away to show the yellow and black. We bought the bus cheap, with plans of turning it into an RV. We hope to possibly full time it in the future! We are so excited to share all updates with you along the way. Check out my Facebook page for videos and pictures too!! A Crazier simple life - our bus adventure. (The name could change at some point)
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Easy food that tastes good is my main mission, along with being *sorta healthy*.
I had some cooked, leftover lentils to use up, and a bag of potatoes mocking me...
I decided to cut up the potatoes and bake them with the lentils, a bag of frozen corn, an onion and nutritional yeast. Salted and peppered and dinner is ready about an hour later!!
Simple. Easy. Delicious, and *sorta healthy*
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
3 cups of hemp hearts, 1 teaspoon of salt , 6 cloves of garlic, 4 tablespoons of lemon juice.
Friday, April 15, 2016
I have this crazy , crazy idea that will just not leave my head. This idea would seem so crazy to any normal person, but I think I am seeing my vision taking up residence in my husband's head as well!
Every now and then, I think I can even see my kids taking on my crazy idea too.
My dream is to sell everything, and move my family into an RV.
We want to travel up to 200 miles in a day, but not so far that we do not enjoy what is around us.
I want to visit every awesome park, every beach, every children's museum and science museum. I want to go on an adventure.
This dream feels like it should be so easy, but I'm not quite reckless enough to risk being homeless and starving.
I have to figure this out.