Tuesday's "Three"

3 Things I Want To Cook/Bake:
  1. These Almond Joy Cupcakes.  Yummmmmmm!!
  2. I love creamsicles.  Here's a homemade version.
  3. French Macarons.  I love to eat them but haven't yet braved making them.

3 Things I'm Working On This Week:

  1. Cleaning my craft room.  Again.  I moved my work office home and left it all in my craft room.  It's downright scary in there.  I will be venturing in.
  2. Finishing up the mulching of my flower beds.  Thanks to the rain, I haven't completed that task but should be done tomorrow.
  3. Making chocolate lip balm.  Yum-me!  If it turns out, I'll post the recipe/instructions in the near future.
3 Things You May Not Know About Me:
  1. Part of my childhood was spent living on a small farm.  My parents and I lived on a small farm in Washington State {where I'm from}for a few years.  In today's terms it would be considered a hobby farm.  We raised cows, pigs, chickens, rabbits and a horse.
  2. Living on the farm turned me into a vegetarian.  Unfortunately, we raised the animals {cows and pigs} for our meat source, however, I was allowed to name them and it was my responsibility to care for them and feed them before and after school.  I was an only child and saw them as my friends.  The first time a pig disappeared and a tower of white wrapped pork showed up in the freezer, I swore off meat.  I was a vegetarian for about 14 years, until I moved in with Jay - it was too much work to cook 2 different meals.
  3. I have lived in Hawaii.  Yes, it was unbelievable - temp's in the 80's.....always.  It was much different living there versus being a tourist.  That's a story in and of itself.
Happy Tuesday!!


Tracy said...

I'm really keen to see your chocolate lip balm recipe when it is ready.
And definitely give the macarons a go. They aren't too difficult but just need a little extra attention to detail.

Tanya @ Lovely Greens said...

You poor thing...I can imagine how devastated you were to lose your animal friends :(

"Alone again.... naturally!" said...

If we don't hear from after you "venture" in to your craft room, we will send reinforcements!

I lived really close to the American border of Washington State,(Aldergrove, B.C.) as a teenager and we came over the border a lot then. Used to roller skate at the rink in Lynden all the time.

daisy said...

Fascinating! The more I know about you, the more I like you! ;0)
I'd love to hear more about your life on the farm as a kid.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I don't know why, but I am always so fascinated by people who have lived in Hawaii! Everyone thinks it would be amazing, but I'm sure it has its challenges as well, just like anything. But it does sound nice to live in paradise :)

Meg said...

How cool, I didn't know you lived in Hawaii! My dad and his family lived there in his high school days. He always talks about it fondly - I think he would move back if given the opportunity!

I am glad you are back to eating meat. :)

Mary @ BarnBugStudio said...

I'm a macaroon LOVER!! I need to try those too. I hear you on the messy workroom. Mike has been off this week and we've been alternating fun little day trips with big chores. Cleaning out the storage room over the garage, so that I'll have more room for the overflow from my workroom is one. Mixed-media is a mixed mess! You're my gardening hero. Veggie wise, I have 3 tomato plants. Plenty of herbs, though.

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Tracy - I will definitely share it if it works. :)

Cathy - that's cool that you used to go to Lynden. Before I moved out of state I lived in Mount Vernon - south of Lynden but up there. I loved visiting B.C. and Whistler is my all time favorite place!

Thanks Daisy and Tammy!

Meg - you always make me laugh. :) My husband would likely move to Hawaii if given the opportunity but I'm just not sure I could live there permanently - crazy as that sounds.

Mary - I'm with you. I LOVE macaron's too! Good for you cleaning out the garage. We still have to get to our storage unit so we can get rid of it. Hopefully in June..... That's funny - I started with tomatoes and herbs before becoming a full-fledged gardener!