Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Plants!

I have been a very busy bee this last month- the summer always seems to be the busiest time of year for everyone, and  it sure is for me. August in particular!

I hope to get back to posting a little more regularly once September hits, I've been taking lots of photos to share with you all on some upcoming posts in the meantime I'll leave you with a few shots of my current addiction..,... Succulents! 


The reason I am such a die hard succulent fan is that they are pretty impossible to kill, ESP for a brown thumb like myself. 

Indoor plants are beautiful & they help with air quality not to mention they add a little colour to your home. 

I am hoping to get a few different types of plants before the end of the year to help keep a little of the summer inside all winter long. 

I can't wait to start planning new shrubs & flowers in the yard, but that is another list altogether! 

Here are the ones I'm looking at,

Bromeliads
image courtesy flowerpictures.org


Lambs tale/Donkey tail
image courtesy ckenb.blogspot.com 
Pearl Plant
image courtesy casasugar.com

maybe a small Palm

image courtesy tropical-plants-and-flowers-guide.com

and some lucky bamboo
image courtesy thehomelook.blogspot.com


I am also going to the Swan Island  Dahlia festival (which you can read about here) to get some Dahlia bulbs to plant for spring.

What are your favorite plants or flowers? Have any gardening tips for me? 

Monday, August 12, 2013

Paleo Greek Ribs

One of my favorite rib dishes is Greek ribs, which usually consists of Cavendars Greek seasoning, lemons, and pork ribs.

But Cavendars has a bunch of extra stuff in it.....

So I opted to make my own version. 

1 pkg. pork baby back ribs
A couple lemons, halved
1-2tbsp Garlic powder
1-2tbsp Dried thyme 
Salt to taste 
Kerrygold butter

Preheat your oven to 300 degrees
In a heavy bottom cast iron pan, melt the butter and place the ribs in the pan. 
Add the seasoning, squeeze the lemon juice over the ribs. Add the lemon halves to the pan.  Brown the ribs on both sides and cover with aluminum foil. 
Bake for 2 hrs or until the meat is falling off the bone. 
Once the ribs are nice and tender, pull out the pan and place it back on the stovetop, brown the ribs until they are nice and caramelized. 
I also like grilling them on the BBQ after they come out of the oven. 

Enjoy!

Friday, August 9, 2013

I Heart Old Photos


Over the last few weekends I have been working on going through old photos so I can enlarge them and showcase them in the house. 

I am hoping to get some photos from my mother in law of my husband's side of the family as well but here are a few favs of my grandparents. 











technically these are my parents. too cute


Back when people didn't take a million photos of their food, selfies, diys, etc.  don't get me wrong I'm guilty of those, but there is just something unique about old photos, maybe because they are in black & white or because they were taken in a simpler time. 

I can't wait to put these up. I bought a mix of new ikea frames & got some old frames from goodwill, which I'll probably spray paint.... Spray paint has been my BFF lately.  If you follow me on instagram you have probably seen my newest project (updating our front gate