We Moved...

It's been about a month since we got the call that the sellers moved out (2 weeks early) of the house we were buying. It was exciting, but also there was the "oh shit" moment, realizing that we weren't ready to move!

We had the same realization about 4 months earlier when a realtor approached us about selling our condo. Thankfully my parents took us in and we were on our way to a fresh start, in a new house with some land and room to work and grow our businesses. 

 This is the view from the back of our 7 acres to the back of the house and pole barn. 

This is the view from the back of our 7 acres to the back of the house and pole barn. 

The house needs a little work...

 Some wallpaper needs to come down...

Some wallpaper needs to come down...

 Some rooms need to be painted...

Some rooms need to be painted...

 But first, the garden needs to be tilled.

But first, the garden needs to be tilled.

And our workspaces needed to be set up. That was priority #1. So we are set up and will work on other projects as we can. Some things like prepping the garden can't wait, but stripping walllpaper can be done a rainy day. 

 I did take some time to trim and smell one of the lilacs today. 

I did take some time to trim and smell one of the lilacs today. 

Have a wonderful weekend!

xoxo, Cathy

White Bean and Ham Soup

It was cold here today. And I had some ham that needed to used soon. I also had beans on hand, canned and dry. What would you do? Yup, to Pinterest I went!

After a quick search and reading a few recipes, I started to see a common element. They were using dry beans in the crockpot. Could it really be that easy? I've tried several Pinterest recipes with success, and a few stinkers. 

I did what the recipe said with a few modifications. After 3 hours, I checked the beans and they were no longer little stones! It was working!

An hour later, it was done. I was a little shocked at how easy it was and how good it tasted!

Here's my recipe:

  • 1 lb dry Great Northern Beans
  • 1lb. chopped up ham
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tsp onion powder

5-6 hours on High or 8-10 hours on Low. I have an awesome crockpot and it only took about 4 hours on High.

Enjoy! Let me know if you try it!

xoxo Cathy

 

Do You Pinterest?

Do you LOVE Pinterest?

Pinterest has become my go-to for recipes, hair styles, home decor and lots of other great topics. 

Here's ME on Pinterest and a few of my boards:

When hubby went salmon fishing and brought home a zillion fillets, I went to Pinterest for salmon recipes.

When I quit coloring my hair, I went to Pinterest to see who else was going gray and not coloring. Did you know that people are actually coloring their hair gray?

When we move into our next house, I have a wish list of what I want.

When my sister was getting married, I had a Bridesmaid/Wedding board.

I share a lot of Pins and I've created a lot of Pins. Maybe you've seen them! This is one my most popular with over 4780 pins! 

 

Tell me, do YOU Pinterest? What's your favorite topic?

Share your link and I'll follow you. There's so much to discover!

xoxo, Cathy