Saturday, October 06, 2012


I've been a bit spare with the blogging lately, but I've been posting to Instagram/flashbangfibers (often linking through Twitter/@flashbangfibers).  I've been having fun sharing little moments and playing around with double proccessing photos/mix-and-match with filters using Little Photo, Retro Camera, Vignette and Instagram (I've got a Droid Bionic).  For those of you who haven't been following along, here's a little catch up...

Getting ready for school

Weekend crafting with the children

The Garbage Men's biggest fan
Cheering for the garbage men

Birthday Cake Protein Shake
Birthday Cake flavored protein shake (not very good, but pretty to look at!)

The Oil Cleansing Method face wash experiment
The Oil Cleansing Method face wash experiment -- I used a ratio of 2-1 (olive oil to castor oil), with 3 drops of Tea Tree oil.  Next batch I'm going to try a 3-1 ratio, with 6 drops of Tea Tree -- more moisturizing, more blemish zapping power.

Pesto and Rosemary-Olive Oil Flatbread
Pesto and Rosemary-Olive Oil with Smoked Sea Salt flatbread -- I'm avoiding wheat for the most part these days, but I made this for an event and it was FAB.  I miss bread...but my body is way happier without it.  ~sigh~

Pumpkin Coconut Smoothie
Pumpkin Coconut Spice Smoothie: 1/2 cup pumpkin puree, 1/4 cup canned coconut milk, 1/4 cup almond milk, 3 tablespoons maple syrup, pinches of cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.  Blend with ice and adjust sweetness to taste.  LOVE IT, and it totally kills my pumpkin-spice-frozen-custard cravings.  Score!

Jonah has started caring about clothing A LOT, and now gives me his unfiltered opinion every morning.  He makes me laugh so hard -- his comments on this particular outfit: "Um, Mommy, next time when you get dressed, can you please put on something that looks good?!"

Lavella is learning to read!

Audio books are a lifesaver when I'm housecleaning.  And did you know that you can "return" a book to now for a new credit if you didn't like it?  I recently returned two that I was less than pleased with, and got two more I loved instead!

White Bean Fennel Soup with buttered crusty French bread
A chilly, rainy day dinner of White Bean Fennel Soup with buttered crusty French bread...because sometimes, I just need BREAD BREAD BREAD!

Soaking nuts and seeds to dehydrate.  (See reasons for this here.)

Honey Spice face masks for a cozy night in watching New Girl and eating hot soup in our pajamas.

Coffee date and consignment shopping with a girlfriend

....and literally trying on about half of the store.

Greg came home last night for a 10-day visit, and we're so glad to be able to spend some time together this week!!  Fun pics soon of a night full of Roller Derby and food trucks.