Friday, May 20, 2016

Friday Question ????

I'm hesitant to write this because a few weeks ago, if someone told me that they got rid of 80 percent of their personal belongings, I would have thought that was extreme and maybe even, a little nuts.

But now, that's just where I'm headed, and I could not be happier. I started Thursday at 50 percent and ended the night at 60 percent of my own belongings, gone. I feel light, free and happy. Beyond thrilled. Truly.

But enough about me, I want to hear from you. Friday Question: Have you ever done a major purge? How did you feel?

If you've never done a purge, would you and if so, what percentage of your stuff would you be comfortable ditching and/or donating?

Monday, May 16, 2016

Light, Happy & Free (oh my)

I'm two weeks into getting stuff out of the house. With the clutter gone, I feel happy and light. And I'm free to jump into new adventures.

There are bakes to write, pictures to shoot and videos to film. Which is not maintainable in our current state of clothes we don't wear, piled papers, extra fabric and zero space to house a photographer's box.

I finally got out of my own way.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Friday Question: Ditching & Donating

Yesterday, I donated several good boxes of stuff to the local second hand store. Proceeds go to the pound and vet hospital. Both places keep their prices low. And our personal choice is always go with a pound puppy over a pedigreed, any day of the week.

Anyway .... most stuff was easy to donate, but when it came to donating gifts that were given to me, I felt a little bad. But we just don't have the room. More so, I don't want to extra stuff. Once I dropped everything off, those feelings of guilt vanished. Whoosh. Gone. I felt light and happy.

Today, I finished sorting the fabric and I'm happy to report that I'm down to a few boxes of prints that I love. No more of this, keep the fabric just in case business.

No more I say, no more.

Friday Question: Is it easy for you to ditch and donate? Do you ever feel bad about giving away a gift that someone gave you? Or, do you ever hold onto an item for that fan favorite reason of, just in case? Or, or, or, the other classic, because said item reminds you of a memory or person?

Do tell. Do tell.

Friday Question: Mung Beans

The goal was to make these last night and tell you what I thought. But I was out longer than planned and when I got home, I plumb forgot. Instead, we each had a BIG bowl of steamed potatoes, cauliflower and broccoli. Then I made a wholemeal spelt flatbread thingy. It was yummy.

But I digress ....

Let's get to Friday's Question.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

What Are We?

I've never eaten these before. Gonna try them tonight. Pretty excited because I love trying new foods.  Tell us what these are and win a broken rubber band and a pickle. Those allergic to pickles may swap out for a tub of toe-jam.

Monday, May 09, 2016

Ready to Rumble (suck on that, corn)

We went to see Captain America but my allergy to corn (just smelling it), continues. Albeit, the rash this year was not as bad as last year during Avengers. However, the next day was horrible. I'll omit the details and just say it sucked wet monkey balls.

On the bright side, here's a tip. Don't want anyone to sit next to you. Then wearing blue plastic gloves, and over-sized sweatshirt/hoodie, noise canceling headphones and a mask around the mouth and nose should do the trick. Nobody wanted to sit next to us and it was great!

Anyway, it's Monday and I'm rested and ready to rumble. Suck on that, corn! The goal this week is to continue downsizing the kitchen/lab and office. More about that another time. See you in four days, when I'll play catch-up on your blog posts.

Until then, have a yummy week.

Monday, May 02, 2016

My First Half Marathon, DONE !!!!

Hello Buttfaces!

I'm rootin' tootin' excited. If I sound obnoxious, it's because I jogged a half marathon this past Friday. Actually, 13.44 miles because I love fours. The best part about jogging is when I do it, I don't know that I'm sick.

It's really that simple.

What I was sure of though, was that I would complete my first half marathon because I went into it with the mindset of walk/jog. BUT, what I didn't know, was that I'd jog practically the entire distance. That, surprised me.

So, to my autoimmune issues I say ...

Friday, April 29, 2016

Friday Question: What Are We?

Answer them correctly, and win a wad of abc gum and a cob of corn. If those prizes don't tickle your fancy, please reach into the mystery bag of goodies, at your own risk.

What are we?

Wednesday, April 27, 2016


Sleep was on and off last night. And now, it's a little after seven and we have the heat blasting. What the flip, Spring? Where did you go? I miss you.

Anyway, I've got Frankenberry's breakfast started and then he'll head to work and I'll tackle a few house projects that I've been unhappily ignoring. Maybe if I wear these boots, it'll give me the boost I need to get this crap done. And in other, other news, today is five years since we adopted Wiggy.

Whoosh, goes the time. Whoosh, I say, whoosh.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Friday, April 22, 2016

Friday Question: What Are These?

Did you ever have one of those days where the iPod is playing every single song that you love? That's the kind of day I'm having.  Now let's get to Friday's Question.  Winners receive a pair of sweaty ear buds and three pieces of used tape.

What are these?

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Crumbled Cardboard Feet

Yesterday's banana crumble cake didn't work in terms of texture because the topping tasted like eating crumbled cardboard feet.


Today's chicken turned my lips and face puffy and swollen (but no breathing problems). This recent reaction to chicken has happened enough times now that I'll give it a rest for awhile.

Now onto better news. Medjool dates, mushrooms, peanut butter, avocados and cashews have been back on the menu for months with NO ISSUES. Thank goodness, because to me, those are some of the yummiest things, ever.

Now ... for the BESTEST news of my day .....

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Note to Future Self ...

Note to future self: Don't start eating the treats until all videos and pictures are complete and, when shooting said videos and pictures, make sure there's no dog hair present. Also, try and not shoot upside down.

Welcome to Saturday. Here's my video.


Friday, April 15, 2016

Double Shot (with video)

I didn't plan on posting a double shot today, but then I made lunch, and wanted to share. Tell us what this is and win one broken tea pot and four flat tires.

Hint: Click the video below for the answer.

PS: What did you have to eat today? Anything yummy?


FQ: I LOVE THIS STUFF (how about you?)

It's the weekend, or close enough. Woohoo! Now, let's get to today's Friday Question. Tell us what this is and win a stinky pair of socks and a handful of daffodils.

In other news, it's my jog day.  Plus, if there's time (and energy), I'll bake a first draft test batch of a banana crumble cake. Here's hoping I wrote the science right!

Have a Yummy Weekend :-)

I love this stuff. How about you?

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

I'll Take It

I am woefully behind on today's chores. Yet, as I type, onions are caramelizing, dogs are barking and I'm editing photos. But at least there's laundry swooshing about and I'm no longer in my jams.

I'll take it.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Not So Yum

Saturday, April 09, 2016

That's Progress, Baby

It's another snow storm day here in the land of Spring. But you know what? It's Saturday afternoon, I'm still in my jams, just ate a yummy lunch and I don't have to be, anywhere.


For the last two weeks I've been on a jog/walk 5k every other day, schedule (and I love it). It wasn't long ago when chronic pain made walking to the bathroom by myself difficult and at times, impossible. Imagine my excitement when during today's 5k, I will complete 2 miles of steady slow and low jogging.

That's progress, baby.

Thursday, April 07, 2016

What Are You Eating ????

I'm having a pile of home-baked spicy garbanzo beans and a mound of rice called, Black Japonica. Don't know much about it, other than it's from Lundberg and was within my budget. Also in the oven are baby button mushrooms that I'll cover in garlic and paprika gravy.

Oh my gosh, my belly is gonna be so happy.

What are you having? Or had? Or will have? Really, whatever you're eating, I'm interested to hear about it.

Monday, April 04, 2016


It's our anniversary and we are hanging home, listening to music, waiting for the laptop to charge so we can hit Barnes. What can I say, we love it there.

In other news, I didn't get to catch up (as I do), on the weekend with your adventures, so I'll double up one day this week. Until then, you Lovelies have the yummiest nummiest day, ever!

PS: These are the new treats I made.

Friday, April 01, 2016

FQ: Do You Eat These?

This week is all about my office/lab/kitchen work space. Setting up a permanent food photo area, switching cupboards around, hunting for a NOT expensive fan oven, and donating anything I no longer bake with. I'm happy to report that I am very nearly almost all the way, cannot believe it, done.


But enough about that, it's time for another Friday question. Tell us what these are and if you eat them. Winners receive a set of used earplugs and four unused rolls of crapper paper.

Happy weekend and boogie boogie.

Answer posted in a few days, at the end of comments.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Friday Question: What Am I?



Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Fuel-Filled Boogie

Monday, March 14, 2016

Is That a Banana Cake? Or a Video Camera?

Today I turned on the camera and shot video. Basically me yapping about food. Like there's not enough food in my life, I should feel the need to do videos.  But I do, so there you go. That said, my face was blurry, couldn't hear me (too well), and I forgot lots and lots of words. But that's okay, it's a step forward.

I'll happily take it.

As for today's labs, waffles in the morning and as type this blog, bakes a first draft of a banana oat cake.  Smells good, but I won't know until she cools down.

Either way, this concludes my lab work for the afternoon, as well as this post.  Thanks for reading and as usual, I'll catch your blogs on the weekend.

Have a yummy day and boogie boogie.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Bananas, Oats & ANTswer

I just pulled another lab from the oven. Banana Oat Bars (draft one). I love developing formulas. And soon enough, I'll be sharing them on my new website.

But not today.

Today, it's sunny, bright and oh by golly, another spring day. Below is how far I've gotten on the bed. I can only do a wee bit each day but I'll take it because this time last year, I was too weak. This year, I'm making up for lost time.

The answer to Friday's Question: Creamer in Tim's coffee. Dehydrated ants to EVERYONE who commented.

That's all folks. Happy Weekend!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Friday Question: Ewwww - What Am I?

So this happened and I grabbed my camera.
I promise, it's not poo bits.

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Waffles, Beans & Seeds (oh my)

Today, I'm all about waffles. I wrote a first draft for a bean and seed waffle mix, it's cooking as I type. More on that another time. As for yesterday, that was extra special because I got to start my garden AND eat homemade Lemon & Banana Frozen Yum, outside!

Hello Spring!

That's about all from me. I'll be around on the weekend to read your blogs. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY SPRING! Or AUTUMN, for my fall friends.

Upcoming Garden (started yesterday)

Sunday, March 06, 2016

Zombie Head Giveaway

It's about the end of the weekend for us, but still too early to close the lids on our coffins. But it's nearly closing time at Barnes and that means, home to toss a bird into the oven with a side of baby potatoes and mixed greens.


What are you eating? Something yummy, I hope.

As for Friday's Question, a round of zombie heads for all who played. The answers were: walnut, raisin, cacao and homemade psyllium powder.

Thanks for playing and have a yummy night.

Friday, March 04, 2016

Friday Question: What Are We?

Hello Boogerbutts!

I'm done prepping ingredients for my next lab and before I toss them together to make the most yummy cookie in the history of ever, I snapped a few shots. Tell us what these are and win a decapitated zombie head and a broken roller skate.

Enjoy & Happy Weekend.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Instagram ... Like it? Love it? Hate it?

We're at Barnes and I'm reading more about the body, digestion, healing and stuffing my brain with all the goodness that will fit.

Tim is beside me, tippy-tapping his fingers on his laptop.  We are both wearing headphones.  I'm listening the the Bee-Gees (because they rock).

In other news, I'm ready to crack into Instagram. Do you have an account? Like it? Love it? Hate it? Indifferent? I'd love to hear your thoughts.

PS: The answer to Friday's Question: The Nanny! Love that show.  Snowballs and waffles for all who played. A few extra if you knew it was the BREAD box.

PPS: Stayin' Alive just came on. Yeah, baby. That's good stuff.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Not Enough to Choke a Bumble

Check it out, two posts in one month. Boy, I'm on a roll. I was gonna head out to the market but it's still snowing. Not enough snow to choke a Bumble, but enough to keep me indoors. Onto the quiz ...

Whose kitchen, is this?

Bonus points if you know what I don't own from this photo but would LOVE to have in my own kitchen.

Winners receive an unlimited supply of snowballs. Unless you'd rather have waffles. Thanks for stopping by and I'll be around your blogs this weekend to see what adventures you've all been up to.

Cheers and boogie boogie.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Cupcakes, Shovels & Whisks

Thursday, January 28, 2016

28 Days Later ...

Hello Lovelies. It's been 28 days and I'm here to say that I'm alive and well, working lots of long, fun hours on my new projects. But the one thing I haven't touched yet, is building my new site, which I thought might be done by now but nope, not even close.

But enough about me. What's the last yummy thing you ate? Do tell. Do tell. Meanwhile, I'll catch y'all in another month, or by the very latest, spring.

Hugs & Bugs,
 -- Me

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Bubbling Brain

This is my last post for awhile but before I vanish, I wanted to say thanks for the laughs, the fun, your time and for always telling me what you're eating. I love my blog. But now, I have to bow out for a bit so that I can focus on a few projects that are bubbling in my brain.

And with that, I wish you Boogerbutts and Buttfaces a healthy 2016. Cheers with the biggest side of boogie boogie, in the history of ever. Over and out.

PS: I lied about the hint.