Monday, April 11, 2011

List update

I guess since it is about to be mid-April I should do a list update! Blogging has not been a priority lately!

My 5th out of 10 new restaurants was Hefner Grill out on lake Hefner. I had the California burger with shoe string fries. It was delicious! And berries and creme for desert- which was also yummy! Nice atmosphere, quiet, good lake views- I would go back.

The 6th new restaurant was Sauced. We had an eat around OKC deal for there, and had been wanting to try it. We did take out, so I'm not sure what the restaurant is like, but our pizza was so good! We got 1/2 Hawaiian and 1/2 supreme. It was huge! I got three meals out of my half. So good and we will definitely order from them again!

My 6th book was the Color Purple for book club. I didn't love it. But I also kept reading and read it pretty fast to find out what was going to happen.

7th book- Starting Solids by Annabel Karmel. This book was helpful and has stages broken down in ages, 0-6, 6-9, and 10-12 months. There are recipes for each stage and suggestions for finger foods and so on as the child gets older.

8th book- First Meals and More by Annabel Karmel. This book would have been better to have read while pregnant or a few months ago as it covers more breastfeeding/formula information, but there was also helpful info on starting solids along with more recipes. If I was going to buy one I would get the one above.

9th book- Organized Simplicity by Tsh Oxenreider. Loved, loved this book. I read this lady's blog and I got her book for Christmas. The whole premise is creating a home and family life that is simple enough that you can truly enjoy it. Not having so many things that your home is cluttered and difficult to take care of, not having such a busy schedule that time for family and doing things you enjoy is crowded out, not having so many financial obligations that you are stressed in that area, and so on. I can't say enough good things about the book. I had Michael read some parts of it and we had some really good conversation about what we want for our family and our home. I think it is so important to be intentional in these areas. This book has also spurred me on to do some organizing and decluttering I have been wanting to do. The author is also big on using products in your home and for your body that are not full of harmful chemicals. There are several recipes in the back of the book. I decided to try her all-purpose cleaner.

All you need is 1/4 c white vinegar, 2 T of baking soda, 1/4 gallon hot water, spray bottle, and optional essential oil for scent. I got some orange oil at Akins. It smells good and seems to work well also. I am debating trying out the homemade laundry soap.

That's all for now. We worked in the garage for several hours last Sunday afternoon and have made good progress toward that goal. I will keep plugging away!

1 comment:

  1. the laundry soap is super easy but it still doesn't feel like "real laundry soap" to me. But our clothes don't stink so I guess it works!