Tuesday, August 14, 2012

'round here and the best chocolate peanut butter pie recipe in the universe!

'round here we've been sleeping in and cuddling with little people who like to sneak into my bed.

'round here sisters have been getting along(mostly!) and spending time together.
this photo was not staged.  

'round here we entertain heroes at breakfast.

'round here i've been fluffing and cutting fresh blooms off of my bushes.

'round here i've been nursing a broken/disjointed pinky toe.  
i stubbed it on an old metal school chair one night and thought i was going to die.
over two weeks later, it's finally healing!

'round here brothers have been playing well(for the most part)
and can you even believe how big they are getting?
i can totally see how they will look when they grow up in this picture.
little men in the making.

'round here we took a trip to our favorite thrift and it didn't disappoint.
$12 later, we had all this and much more.
maddie found the perfect vintage birthday gifts for her friend and eleanor found two 
long skirts(dad approved) that are super cute!

'round here(in an effort to rest my toe) and hang out with the kids more, we watched my favorite movie #ofalltime,
pride and prejudice.
can you say couch potato?

'round here the kids have been painting quite a bit.
a little summer art, if you will.

'round here we brushed up on our schoolwork.  
everyone is thrilled as you can see.  :)

'round here, i have been loving this IKEA mag.
i can find about 10 places i would put that fabric covered hanging lamp and so much more.


'round here we have been trying a whole lot of new recipes.

and some people don't appreciate the abundance of eggplant and summer squash in their soup.

so a few weeks ago, i went and bought a smash book with the intention to use it for a special recipe book.
then i saw carissa had done the same thing!
how cool is that?

my girls hunted down a recipe for silken chocolate peanut butter pie that was dairy free, so it met the qualifications to go in the smash recipe book....IF we made it and loved it.

well, we made it, ate it, loved it.
end of story.
now you have to, too.


1 cup non dairy dark chocolate chips
1 package tofu(we used 12 oz. firm tofu)
2/3 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup evaporated cane juice(i'm going to try agave nectar next time)
1/2 tsp. vanilla

graham cracker crust

you can make your own which would be best using earth balance instead of butter
you can buy one at the store like we did for times sake and just make sure you pick one with the least amount of ingredients(no dairy for us)

1.  melt chocolate chips on low heat...let cool
2.  place tofu, peanut butter, sugar and vanilla in food processor or blender until smooth.
3.  add cooled chocolate and blend again
4.  pour into crust and refrigerate until firm.
5.  garnish with raw peanuts

i kid you not, this pie tastes like the dreamiest reeses peanut butter pie EVER.
there will never be enough of it.

hope you try it!


Saturday, August 11, 2012

who needs the zoo..

...when your friends down the road ask you to do chores!?
of course, i didn't do the chores.
i was on important photo taking duty.  

well, hello ladies.

sir stinks a LOT!

goat milker.  photo taker.  see how this goes?

pig hole.  #disgusting

the outdoorsy ones.

ummmm...were you guys raised in a barn?

God's country.

 the 'in'doorsy ones.  :)

ironically, this cat's name is midnight

well, hi.


milkin' time.

love him. #farmeratheart




 black market raw goats milk.   not really.  ;)

how fun is that?
maybe i can convince the kids that we don't need to go to the zoo now.  
think they'll go for it?
happy day, friends!


Friday, August 10, 2012

10 on 10:::august blessings

it's about that time again...

Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
Psalm 127:3

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven...

Matthew 6:19-20a

Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 19:14

I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.
I Corinthians 3:6

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
Psalm 19:1

O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Psalm 136:1

O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
Psalm 34:8

I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
Psalm 139:14

Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things [are] naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
Hebrews 4:13

 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;
 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.
Matthew 9:37-38

blessings to you all...
we're off to taste as much summer as we possibly can before it's gone!


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