My daughter made bake potatoes, garnished with sourcream and bacon. I wanted to make it more healthier by foraging in the backyard and snip bit from my vegetable garden. So here's what I added. I added 3 kinds of flowers, cilantro flowers, spiderwort flowers and dandelions. I also added some bay leaves and cilantro leaves.
not your typical bake potato.
It's true what they say that there is a huge difference in taste between store bought herbs to growing your own herbs. The taste is so much better and healthier for your.
It was an impulse buy. But I really did want a bicycle. and instead of buying my 3rd bike from Walmart again, today I decided to buy something I can actually ride. Here are the reason why I opt for Cherry St Cycle.
I wanted a good bike
A bike I can ride up hill
A professional input
What did I get? I actually got more than I bargain for. my budget was $300 bucks. I walked out the store with a $350.00 bicycle. They did had to order it. It wasn't in stock. The owner reassured me it will be in in a few days. and it did. I was measured for the bicycle. It was put together by the pros of Cherry St Cycles. and they even offered a beginner's ride. But I didn't have a helmet.
I have to say this. I LOVE MY FREAKING BIKE. None of the Walmart bikes I bought was able to carry my fat ass going up hill. This bike, omg! I can now ride up hill. Seriously that is just amazing to me. It rides smooth and comfortable. and it's smaller and lighter than my Walmart bikes.
The make and model of my new bike is Raleigh Ventura.
Here are the accessories I need and want.
Here are the accessories that I bought so far from ebay and waiting for them to arrive:
Water bottle holder
flash light holder
waiting for the bus.
and it was the first time I load a bike on the bus rack. It was scary. I kept thinking the whole ride that it was going to fall off. But it didn't.
on the porch
Update: May 4th, 2015
I really wanted a basket. But no money to spare. So I got creative. I have this extra plastic basket from the Dollar Tree. With a couple of shower rings it was an instant bicycle basket.
I love it.
But I am never satisfied. (lol) So I changed my basket to another Dollar Tree basket. Check out the video below.
Bigger basket from Dollar Tree
I even crochet some pocket for my cell phone and things.
Below as you can see, the mirror arrived and the bell.
and I forgot I got this camera mount and so I stalled that also.
The bell and mirror I got from ebay. The mirror is wortless and useless. I'm removing that shit tomorrow.
I feel like I'm really experimenting with my garden. First of all, I lack transportation to visit stores to grab things I need for the garden such as soil. Public transportation or city bus is really my only means of transport at the moment. But I refused to let that stop me from growing my own veggie. I failed at composting. I've been trying to compost since winter and no luck there. I just have plenty of wet winter leaves. I am trying anyway.
My soil where my garden is located is very sandy. I went ahead and transplanted the following:
I want to see how well they will grow for me. I'm not buying any fertilizers or any kind of chemicals for the garden.
I will use:
the leaves I've collected during the winter season
humus - from a tree that composted into mulch - will also use this for mulch - to bring in organic to the soil
plenty of harvested rain water and tap water
egg shells and epson salt for the tomato plants
my urine mixed with rain water for nitrogen - a natural and organic fetilizer.
Five days ago, I wasn't seeing any growth. Then the rain began. It has been raining atleast every other day for the past week. and I am seeing the differences in the garden.
Right now, I have hope.
as you can probably see the pentagon shape. That's because my veggie garden is inside a 1V geodesic dome. It is made out of 1/2 inch metal conduit. Each struts are about 5ft in length. The ends are flattened and holes are drilled through them. Nuts and bolts to put this 5 sided geodesic dome together. I used chicken wire to fence the garden, to keep my dogs away. I also used the chicken wire as tomato stands. I used garden staples to hold them in place.
I've been passing by this place for about a year now and I've been meaning to stop by and try their breakfast. But never happened. So I finally tried them for lunch. I chose a sandwich called "The Usual". I meant to tell them to use hoagie bread but my sandwich arrived in this crispy delicious croissant. I was surprised, the freaking sandwich was actually good. Good enough to come back. I think I got used to being disappointed or just plainly getting boring sandwich. So the goodness of the sandwich literally took me by surprised. So check them out people. Cause you know I will complain if their sandwich or service sucks.
Here's something I love to do. Specially at the dawn of spring. I clean my house. The kitchen, bathroom, living room and bedroom. After a good cleaning or quick cleaning, I burn frankincense and myrrh on a charcoal and while and in the middle of the burning, I add few drops of egyptian scented oil. I walk my tin can container with this stuff around the house. and feels the house with this ancient smells and it brings my mood to calmness. It is best done in the morning after cleaning. and your house will greet visitors with warm of frankincense and myrrh.
I keep my charcoal in a jar from the Dollar Tree
and my Frankincense and Myrrh in re-purpose used glass jar.
Yes, folks, I am as normal as the rest of you. I eat at Wendy's. I am not a vegan or vegetarian but I felt the need to eat a bit healthy and I tried one of Wendy's salad. I am impressed. The salad was so good, I ate the entire plate. Had me craving for more. This is definitely going to help me stay away from them burgers.