Friday, January 17, 2014

A Lovely Bunch Of Randomness

There has been a lot going on.  Some of which I am not quite ready to talk about but I will fill you in soon, really!

Sorry I have been away for more than a week and a's been a very weird couple of weeks - but, again, more on that in the future.

Today I have a bunch of random updates for you!  Including this photo of me wearing one of my favorite hats of the season!  Some of you know my LOVE of hats!  This came in handy this winter with the bitter cold's probably the warmest hat I have right now! 

I have been working on my Craft Room again but still have a long way to go!  Here's a nook in the one corner that I took so you can see some of my supplies as well as some of the stuff I am working on organizing! 

In the white canvas compartments I have smaller paper, some scraps, random photos, and other odd-ball things I didn't know what to do with yet.  In between the two larger shelves/racks you can see a smaller structure that I have put my ink pads in.  At first I was going to pitch or repurpose that but I decided to keep it just the way it was.  It works just fine for what it's for and sometimes I need to tell myself to 'leave well enough alone'.
This structure is NEW, however!  A couple of weekends ago my husband did this for me...he's been getting into his tools again.  I thought it was great since he hasn't really been into the tools for years...unless he needed I have been encouraging him!  I think it's GREAT! Plus...he's been making some really great stuff for around the house including my craft room!  For this space I really needed something that I could put a BUNCH of stuff ON so I could have it in front of me...I'm a very visual person - that needs to see everything in order to use it!  We also weren't able to hang anything from the walls since our house is over 114 years old and the room I use for my craft room has wall of a Spackle or something close to it anyway and it's very "weak and crumbly" so I don't want to many any more holes in the walls than are already there, ya know!?  So with this massive shelving unit it was able to sit on the table top up against the wall - we did try and adhere it to the wall a but just for a little extra sturdiness.  It's working GREAT so far and it is as long as the feet or so.

The other night I noticed West Side Story from 1961 on Netflix and it's been a few years since I have seen it so I decided to sit down with the furkids and watch it.  I think it's the first time I have watched it since they remastered it in 2011 and I thought the quality was wonderful!  I've always LOVED West Side Story!  Of course, I have been a fan of musicals most of my life.  I'd like to get back into them more this year!

Last weekend my mom, sister, dad, and I were over at our local mall for an Outdoor Show with our Wildtree Products.  This is the 2nd year we have done this show and it's a fantastic one sales-wise!

We stocked up as much as we could on product and it was good that we did.  We ended up taking some orders and got a few more orders after the event was over (throughout the week!)  We even got a few leads for parties and a possible rep!  YAY!

As for food - I have been plugging along with some home made stuff, of course, as well as some stuff from my stash from my trip to Trader Joe's a few weeks ago.  I do need to go shopping to replenish my frozen and fresh foods very soon!  I have been going thru a lot! 

I have been doing a few Bento's the last couple of weeks and need to get back into DAILY Bentos!  This was one of my bigger meals which included a nice salad with a little bit of Daiya Shreds and Nutritional Yeast.  I did a smoothie for breakfast that day.  I used some leftovers of Garlic and Pine Nut Couscous topped with peas and Hemp Seeds.  In the snack sections I packed cashews that I had seasoned at home and they were great - along with a bit of Coconut Chips.  The dark liquid is just red wine vinegar for my salad.  I didn't have any home made salad dressings left at that time.  It worked out well for a Vegan Bento Box, tho!

Eventho I don't have a complete recipe for you with this photo here, I will tell you what's in it!

The photo doesn't do it looks a little "iffy" but I assure you the flavor was YUMMY!

It has the following in it...Avocado, Corn, Lime Juice, Coconut Sugar, Hot Sauce, Cumin, and a very little bit of Pink Himalayan Sea Salt Crystals.

As for this Dressing...I must say I LOVE it!  Here's what I used for this and it make quite a bit!

1 C Water
1 Large Orange Bell Pepper
1 Large Red Bell Pepper
1/4 C Tahini
2 T Lemon Juice
1/2 C Cashews
2 Sundried Tomatoes
1/2 C Nutritional Yeast
1 T Hot Sauce
And FINALLY - my lunch for today...Mustard Brussell Sprouts and Corn:

1/2 Small Onion
Garlic Powder to taste
Onion Powder to taste
1 T Lemon Juice
1 C Frozen Corn
1/2 pound Brussell Sprouts
1 T Coconut Oil
1 to 2 T Yellow Mustard

What have you been up to!?


  1. I was cleaning my crafting area yesterday, great minds eh? I love that hat it is so adorable.

    I have not seen West Side Story in a long time, I should get it from Netflix. A few weeks ago, I finally got a chance to see More than Honey. Netflix finally received it, it was a great documentary. I loved it so much I'm getting my own copy. My daughter told me she like it also. She also said she didn't think she would, she thought it would be boring.

    1. Thanks so much on the hat! I have a couple of other craft room ideas and plans for the near future, too! Funny you mentioned More Than Honey!!!! I just added that to my Netflix List to Watch!!!! I thought of you! Thanks for the feedback on it! I might have to push it up to the front of the list and watch it this weekend!

  2. Glad you're back! And the craft progress is awesome, how fun. The recipes sound great too! Happy Friday!

    1. Thanks! And now I'm really back! So sorry for the delay in response and posting - it's been a rough week!

  3. Nice hat, and I love West Side Story. We saw it on stage a few months ago.

    1. I bet it was wonderful! Thanks for the feedback on the hat! It's fun!

  4. That hat is adorable =) You are too cute.
    Wow - your craft room is looking just amazing!
    Love West Side Story! I'll have to see if it's on the American version of netflix...
    That brussels sprout dish looks super tasty!!!
    Hope everything is ok with you lady =)

    1. Thanks so much on the comments :) Yup! It's on the US Netflix - that's how I saw it :)

      I see that you are doing the Friday Blog Meme! YAY! Can't wait to jump in!

  5. Hi Jennifer,
    OMG! I love your Mustard Brussel Sprouts and that amazing salad dressing. That dressing will take any salad to a whole new level of taste and enjoyment. Thank you so much for sharing this healthy and delicious post on the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop! I appreciate it!

    1. Thanks! I'm really hungry for these B.Sprouts today for some reason, too! LOL