Mostly food and some cows

On Sunday I went to T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, Petsmart and Target with my mother. I didn’t plan on shopping for anything for myself since she was at the first two places looking for Rae Dunn items and the second two for pet food and people food, but I ended up finding these Adidas NEO white on white sneakers for $34.99. Considering I paid nearly twice that for my black on white pair, I had to have them.

On Monday I helped my mother put away a bunch of peaches and cream corn. She bought one of those food saver things and we ended up with about 8 packages with four cobs of corn per bag. For the July 4th holiday, we had grilled corn and I don’t know that there’s anything that tastes better than that, honestly.

We’ve also bagged a dozen or so sliced green tomato packages for winter. She has so many ripe red tomatoes collected in her kitchen it boggles the mind. I suspect we’ll be canning those in the near future. I’m not really a raw tomato person but I love them in soups. It’s nice to have jars of stewed tomatoes to stews, chili, and spaghetti sauce in the winter time. They add such a fresh flavor.

I haven’t posted a meal plan post for this week because we have been kind of winging it with trying to catch up with the produce that’s rolling in. Last night for dinner we had Enchilada Stuffed Bell Peppers from Chef in Training using bell peppers from the garden. It was so good and different! I removed my cheese because I’m trying to cut back on dairy but I’m so looking forward to my leftovers for lunch today.

My week has been otherwise uneventful. I’ve had trouble sleeping for a few days but I think I’m getting back on track now. I’m currently reading Christina Lauren‘s Dating You/Hating You, which is delightful and funny, as expected. I’m also catching up on Big Strong Yes episodes. I missed the premiere of The Bold Type last night but I dvr’d it. I’m pretty excited to see where it goes because the previews look great. Anyone else watching it? Oh!!! As for music, I’m currently listening (nonstop) to HAIM’s Something To Tell You. What are you reading, listening to, and watching right now?

Lipsense try out

I decided to give Lipsense a go! I’ve read/watched so many different opinions on it and figured I really needed to try it out myself. I posted several little video snippets on Instagram (see below) but I’m sharing the photos here. I may do a full youtube video at some point as well. I purchased […]

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Baby you’re a firework

A post shared by Amanda Graham (@shutterpecan) on Jul 3, 2017 at 4:59pm PDT It’s hard to believe it’s already July! Time just flies by faster and faster the older you get. I’m lucky that my office was closed both Monday and Tuesday for July 4th. On Monday we had some family over in the […]

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Meal Planning, week 1

So ok, I’ve been wanting to start meal planning for The Longest Time and finally did it last week, for this week. I’m sharing a few photos of recipes we used this week (so far). Monday was Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken from Damn Delicious, which we added carrots and broccoli too. It turned out so […]

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New start

It’s me again, Margaret. I decided to start with a new domain name; one that is perhaps easier to remember and more all encompassing for everything I may plan to do in the future. Right now it’s pretty basic around here but I have my eye on a custom logo for the header as well […]

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TBEX Huntsville Alabama

This weekend there is a little travel bloggers conference happening in Huntsville Alabama. When I call it “little” I’m being somewhat sarcastic because it is far from little. The TBEX conference is around 500 people and occurs all over the world and showcases speakers from various aspects of travel, seminars, classes, and a plethora of […]

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Woof and meow

This evening when I came from work these two wouldn’t leave their post in front of the front door. There was nothing else for me to do but grab my camera and start taking pictures. Allie [dog] wasn’t interested in the least, but Jasper [cat] likes the attention.   When he flares his whiskers out […]

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Wrecking Havoc and playing with Lightroom

I’ve been attending hockey games for my towns SPHL team this season. Since I’ve been trying to get more use out of my camera I decided to pull it out during this past weekend’s playoff game. These guys have played their hearts out this season and I’m so proud of them and everyone involved with […]

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All the fur

So here I am, finally, trying to get this thing going again. I keep thinking about it, then forgetting, then remembering, then putting it off. Not that I don’t want to get started blogging again, because I do, but internet, I am lazy. That’s the honest truth. Also, the house I’ve lived in the last […]

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Weekend Update

How is it almost May already?! Not much going on around here during the weekend. I’ve spent a good bit of time trying to finish reading The Shadows by J.R. Ward so I can get caught up on those books. I finished it at 2 am Sunday morning because I’d made it to a point where […]

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