Monday, October 22, 2012

30 by 30

This past Friday was my birthday.  I'm 29.  That's right, I am now living out my final year of my 20s.  It's been hard to swallow that soon my 20s are going to be over, but in actuality I don't feel like I'm 29.  I feel more mature than that... like I should be in my 30s already.  But I'm not quite 30 yet, so to help make my 29th year a success, I decided to create a 30 by 30 list. 

30 things I want to do by the time I turn 30. 
  1. Marry Ryan Gosling Run a 5k
  2. Take a Road trip
  3. Go to Disney World
  4. Lose 20 lbs (will this ever be off my list?)
  5. Take a mini-vacation with just the husband and I
  6. Read 1 book a month
  7. Try something I've never tried before
  8. Take a class at the local college
  9. Make yoga a routine activity
  10. Volunteer for something.  Habitat for Humanity? Animal Shelter?
  11. Do childish activities: make a snowman, sledding, run through the sprinkler, etc...
  12. Listen to my records more
  13. Spend 1 ENTIRE (24 hours) day to myself
  14. Sit outside and enjoy the outdoors
  15. Go camping often
  16. Drink tea often
  17. Awaken my creative side
  18. Make my own beer or wine
  19. Spend a morning at a coffee shop by myself
  20. Grow a bigger garden
  21. Swear less
  22. Be kinder and less judgemental
  23. Decorate my bedroom
  24. Raise chickens
  25. Take lots of pictures
  26. Learn a new craft
  27. Bake more & cook new things
  28. Go to a concert
  29. Keep a journal
  30. Get a tattoo
Lets see if I can do all the things I want to do.  Wish me luck!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Squash Love

I went to the vegetable stand across the street last night and picked out some lovely squash.  I ended up buying 6 acorn squash.  What's a girl to do with 6???  Puree it and freeze it for baking purposes, of course.

 It's really simple.  Halve the acorn squash, spoon out the "guts", place face down on a greased cookie sheet and bake for approximately 50 minutes at 375°.  Let cool and spoon the puree out.  Place in freezer bags and there you have it. Simple, right?

Need a delicious recipe to use this squash puree?  Try this Squash Tea Bread... It is soooo good and you can use any squash puree, not just acorn squash.  Pumpkin, perhaps? 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Special Delivery

Remember back in March when Andy and I built our worm composting bin??  Well, here is a delayed update for you:  it failed.  We had bought the wrong worms.  Who knew that worms differed so much!  In my eyes, worms are worms.  Anyhow,  it only took me 7 months to correct the problem.

Today I received my special delivery: 1lb of RED WIGGLER WORMS (write that down).  It was hard to spend the $30 for them considering I'm a cheap ass, but it was from a Wisconsin farm so I tried to justify it. 
I was a bit rusty on the whole worm bin thing, but I went back to my old post to refresh myself and put the bin back in working order in no time.

Do you have a worm bin?