Monday, December 9, 2013
Dehydrating, Decore, and Dogs!
Dehydrated Apples! Yes...I left the skins on! I know many of you take the skins off while dehydrating. I have done both but wanted them on there this time! I dipped them in Organic Lemon Juice prior to putting them in my Excalibur. I also sprinkled on Wildtree Hearty Oatmeal Sugar & Spice Mix In. They were so good I already have to make more. Hubby enjoyed a few as well!
Dale has been wanting to decorate the living room and put the tree up so we did that over the weekend as well. He's big into the fake tree and I enjoy outdoor lights a bit more. This year was the first time we have done both indoors and outdoors in a LONG time.
Here's a photo of our tree. We have it high and up and out of the way since we have our 3 dogs and 2 cats we had to strategically place it 'just-so'. Instead of buying a new tree skirt we used the skirting of a 'bed in a bag' since we don't use the bed skirting anyways...it worked out pretty well!
As an afterthought we ended up getting the 2 spiral lighted trees last-minute for $20 at Family Dollar.
We are thinking about keeping the 18-foot tub lights out and wrapped around the light pole all year - even after the holidays - because it's VERY dark on our street and Hubby leaves for work around 4am M-F.
Here's another look at the right hand side of our front 'yard'. I use the term 'yard' very loosely because it's not really a 'yard' due to the fact we don't have any grass! Right past the public/city sidewalk is our front 'garden' and steps up to our house.
We have some large stones, a fossil (not pictured, but cool to look at), and a cement block, along with a couple of other things in our front garden that we could add a few Season's Greetings type decor to the mix.
I think it turned out nice without going overboard. Unfortunately, we haven't been overly social with our neighbors but I know some of them must be surprised that we decorated out front this year!
Here's a picture of Riley being lazy last night. I forgot to mention last week while I was tinkering around with my dehydrator that Paco some how unzipped my Memory Foam Pillow and ripped apart the inside as well as ate some of it. BUGGER!!!! Long story short he's ok, but OMG was I upset and more importantly worried about the little guy! He hasn't chewed on things in MANY MONTHS so I don't know what that was all about!