January 2011 archive


Well, like many others at this time of year, I have resolved to eat better and to loose weight. However, instead of taking a drastic turn on Jan 1st, we actually started this gradual shift in August. We were (mostly) good during the holidays, but have resolved to be even better.

We are doing a whole foods, no processed/packaged foods, no refined sugar, organic, raw dairy thing…

Also, we temporarily gave up grains… yeah…

Actually, it is NOT so bad. We have been following some fabulous meal plans from The Nourished Kitchen, and there are quite a few fabulous recipes on her blog as well. Many of the meals have a low carb/grain free option, and that suits us just fine. Of course, once we are back on grains I do plan to go back and indulge… ahhhhhhh, bread!

Also, I have been trying to focus myself by making a rough blueprint for what meals will be on which days. What I have so far?

  • Sundays: Roast chicken (do it whole and make stock from the bones)
  • Wednesday: Soup/stew (get rid of the veggies to make room for the co-op box)

Ha! Guess I kinda have to work on that a little more :p

The Beginning!

Well, the Epiphany (January 6th, otherwise known as 3 kings day) has passed. We are now finally done with the holidays. Things should slowly be going “back to normal.”

With a clean house, a new meal “schedule” and (hopefully) some time set aside for crafting, this looks like it will be a good year.

Look forward to more babbling :D


Welcome to WordPress!

I have moved from my old blog, http://thinkaboutthebox.typepad.com/think-about-the-box/, and am making myself all warm and snuggly here.

Why did I move? Well, Typepad is pricey, and I have a live in programmer who insisted I make the switch to WordPress. We spent less on this domain for 2 years then we were on Typepad each month.

Wow, I know…

So, why the new name? Well, sadly, Think about the box was TAKEN! *GASP*

Although, the new name is nice. It is like starting over. This time I am more stable, and able to, ya know, actually POST SOMETHING once in a while. (It is my New Years Resolution to make at least 3 posts a week… we will see.)

I have also fine tuned my topics. This will be mainly a craft blog, but I will also be touching on topics such as Whole Food cooking, Waldorf Parenting,¬†Attachment¬†Parenting, natural (or as my brother says, “hippy”) things such as herbs, baby wearing… basically whatever I want. I am basically going to blog about what I would be talking to you about if you were here (but shorter, and hopefully more interesting.)

So, we will see how this goes. Crafts, food and babies. Shouldn’t be too hard, I love all those things.

Hope to see you soon :D