15. July 2015 · Comments Off on Random Food Picture of The Day – Cloud Toast · Categories: Random Food Picture of the Day, Random Picture of the Day · Tags: , , , ,

It’s my blog and I can post ridiculously silly things if I want to.  And I do.  I really do.

Cloud Toast RW

– Joanna

17. June 2015 · Comments Off on Random Picture of the Day – Rain Play · Categories: Random Picture of the Day · Tags: , ,

New uses for umbrellas.  Man, I LOVE this kid.

Rain Play RW

– Joanna

25. May 2015 · Comments Off on Random Picture of the Day – Moth · Categories: Photography, Random Picture of the Day · Tags: ,

This, my friends, is why I LOVE my macro lens.

Moth RW

As is my new norm, comments are closed.  Here’s why.  Thanks for understanding.

– Joanna

P.S.  The Rainbow Bed Runner is coming along nicely.  Progress report coming up and hopefully a finish soon.

Because I haven’t posted anything in awhile and I’m getting complaints (ok just one.)

Can you spot the bunny?

Bunny RW

Hoping to be back next week with the introduction to The Patrick Project.  Also the Father-in-Law has a guest post coming up.  It’s about the cool table at the senior center.  No, I’m not kidding.

– Joanna

Question of the Day:  How much sleep do you need per night?

Can anybody tell me why in the world there are blueberries on this bag of sugar?

Sugar RW

No?  That’s what I thought.

This is what I HATE about marketing.

This is a bag of sugar.  It is NOT I repeat NOT healthy like, say, blueberries.

Blueberries are good for you.

Sugar is not.

There are no blueberries inside this bag of sugar.

There is no earthly reason to put sugar on fresh blueberries.

Can it with the crappy marketing, sugar manufacturers, we are wise to your game.

– Joanna

Question of the Day:  What marketing ploys drive you nuts?

Did you know that you can make zucchini pickles?  Yes, well, you can.  Who needs cucumbers?


Zucchini RW

Zucchini Pickles:

Zucchini Pickles RW

The recipe came from the Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving.

– Joanna

Question of the Day:  Have you done any canning?  If so, what have you canned?

WHY am I still calling my Grandpa “Gramps” on this blog of mine?  I have no idea.  So for my Throwback Thursday post this week, I shared an old picture of my Grandpa and a few facts about him, including tales of an old rusty desk he worked at in the basement.

I managed to find some pictures of that desk!  These were taken when my Grandma entered a care facility and we cleaned out her house.  Grandpa had passed away quite a few years before that but his desk remained largely untouched.

Here’s his desk, rust and peeling laminate and all.

Gramps Desk 5 RW

And a few close ups of the shelf contents.

Gramps Desk 1 RW

Gramps Desk 3 RW

Gramps Desk 2 RW

Gramps Desk 4 RW

The husband was proud Grandpa loved himself some Pabst, even if it was the non-alcoholic kind.  Personally, I only remember Grandpa drinking O’douls beer.

– Joanna

Question of the Day:  Do you have sentimental items you’ve kept from loved ones that have passed away?

Beet pizza dough.  I promise it tastes better than it sounds.

Beet Pizza RW

The point here is not to make your pizza taste like beets, but to add some vegetably goodness to a meal often packed with gooey fatty cheese.  I LOVE cheese, but it’s not exactly considered a healthy staple.

It’s been a long while since I’ve made this, but I’m certain the recipe came from Never Homemaker.  Go ahead and click on over for the recipe if you want to make your own.

If you want some other fun alternatives to traditional pizza, check out my pizza posts!

Cauliflower Crust Pizza the recipe is way at the bottom so keep scrolling down till you get there mmmmm K?

Quinoa Crust Pizzathis is one of my favorites!

For a fun alternative way to eat beets, check out my one and only beet post!

Salted and Sauteed Beet Peels – take a slicer and curl those beets, then saute them till lightly crispy.  SO GOOD!  You’ll want to try this recipe.

– Joanna

Question of the Day: What’s your favorite pizza toppings?

Since this week’s Throwback Thursday post was all about our destroyer, Sadie, it’s only fair that today’s Random Picture of the Day post be all about The Snoops.

There’s a reason The Snoops loves my husband so much.  Mike had just gotten Sadie when we first met and I often brought The Snoops with me on our dates.  While we were dining or going to the movies, the pooches would chill out together at Mike’s apartment.  What I didn’t realize back then was that every time I stepped away to use the restroom, Mike would sneak the poodle a snack.  Mike quickly became one of her favorite people!  The way to a girl’s heart is through her dog, right?  It sure turned out that way.  The Snoops hasn’t always liked my gentleman friends so I took it as an excellent sign she was so infatuated with Mike.  Heh.  Little did I know.

Our neighbor across the way has adopted a similar attitude and is the local favorite for pretty much all the dogs.  He’s less covert about it though, and everybody knows when they see him he will have a pocket full of treats.

Here’s Don bribing The Snoops for her affection.

Snoops Gets a Snack RW

Works every time.

– Joanna

Question of the Day:  What would you do for a Klondike Bar?

Last Saturday for Random Picture of the Day I showed you the first picture I took with my DSLR camera.  Today I’m showing you the first picture I took with my I-Phone.

Strawberries.  Delicious strawberries.

Strawberries 1 RW

Yesterday was the Fourth of July and the Fourth of July just screams for strawberries doesn’t it?

The Husband and I have even been to a Strawberry Festival!

Strawberries 2 RW

This was in our pre-child days so naturally we took the motorcycle.  Festivals are never more fun than when you arrive on a motorcycle and snag a super close parking spot because a bike can squeeze in just about anywhere.

There were tons of craft booths and tons of berries.

We dined on strawberries dipped in white chocolate . . .

Strawberries 3 RW

as well as . . . what was that anyway?

Strawberries 4 RW

I can’t recall the name of it.  Strawberry Meringue?  Strawberry Shortcake?  Strawberry Cloud?  It had some funky name I think.  Anyway, it was whipped cream and strawberries over ice cream and some kind of light cake or meringue.  Supposedly the Strawberry Doughnuts were the big attraction but we didn’t try those.

– Joanna

Question of the Day:  What’s your favorite kind of berry? Strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, blackberry . . .