Author Archive: Courtney

Sprouts!

I went camping with some friends and learned about growing sprouts! Once I got home, I decided to give it a try and I’m so glad I did!! Some of the benefits of eating sprouts are: they are biogenic and produce life in our body, rival meat in nutritive value, full of antioxidants, high in fiber, and full of vitamins and minerals.

If you want to give it a try, this is how I did it:

I bought a mason jar sprouting kit and put a table spoon of sprout seeds in a jar, with about an inch of water. I left this in the pantry with the light out over night. I used a spicy variety, but there are tons of different options to try. Two times a day, I rinsed and drained the jar and then put it back in the dark pantry for a total of five days. On the fifth day, I let it sit out on the counter for about a half a day to get some sun.

At the end of the day, I de-hulled the sprouts by using a salad spinner, filling it with water and draining it, sifting out as many hulls as I could until most of them were gone. Then I spun it, put all the sprouts in a baggie and put it in the fridge.

I made a really delicious salmon salad and threw on the sprouts! It was DELICIOUS!!! I highly recommend.

This next time, I’m going to try to grow some mung beans, since they look a little thicker and I think I would like the crunch!!

Affiliate links to amazon were used in this blog.

Ready for the cold!!

I had the most fun this weekend.  I lucked out and got to go to the Blake Shelton Concert at Choctaw Casino with my dear friends and family! It was one of the best concerts I’ve ever gone to.  He interacts with the crowd like we’re all at a party in his backyard.  He was so engaging, and of course his music is amazing!! I hope he comes back again next year and I can go again!!

I’ve been eyeing this fur-lined puffer coat all winter because I LOVE coats and this one is super cute!  It’s down filled and really warm. It finally went on sale, so I got it in white.  I hope I get a reason to wear it soon.  It doesn’t get extremely cold in winter, but if it even gets slightly cool, I’ll be wearing this out and about!! The fur comes separately, so you can wear it with or without the fur hoodie!

(I probably need to put make up on when I take these pictures, so ignore that for me!! I usually don’t take pictures with my face in them so I don’t have to wear make up!)

Fur Coat: https://amzn.to/2RRCnus
Gray Leopard Sweater: https://amzn.to/2uEH8zu
Belt: https://amzn.to/30YTZbQWhite Puffer CoatWhite Puffer CoatWhite Puffer CoatWhite Puffer CoatWhite Puffer CoatWhite Puffer CoatWhite Puffer Coat

Valentine’s Day Decor

I’ve never been the one to decorate my house for the different seasons or holidays, but after Christmas was over, I really missed having those decorations.  I am going to start buying cute little things this year for different seasons and holidays.  Since Valentine’s Day is coming, I bought some cute little LOVE blocks.  These are cute for the mantle. I also might take them in the RV if I go somewhere around Valentine’s Day.  They’re not too thick, so I can put something behind it if I want.  I wish I could have found more stuff on Amazon, so I wouldn’t have to actually go to the store to find holiday decor.

I also got little red throw pillow covers for the couch. I couldn’t find any already made pillows so I had to buy the pillows to go inside. I want to put some square pillows in front of these that say LOVE or something else Valentinesy in front of the ones I have.  I think later today I’ll head to Hobby Lobby and get some more stuff!

LOVE blocks: https://amzn.to/2t1VABq
Red pillow covers: https://amzn.to/38DHyVx
Pillows: https://amzn.to/2RN8viN

Grid Pattern Sweater

I was so excited about this sweater that I pulled it right out of the package and put it on, so there are a few wrinkles.   Now that I have it on, I’m not 100% sold on it.  I love the feel of the sweater. It’s really soft. What I’m not sure of is the fit on me. I was thinking it would be more of a cowl neck, but it’s really more of a turtle neck.  The length is perfect.  It’s even a little longer in the back.  What do you think?  Should I keep it or return it!?

Sweater: https://amzn.to/2TEROc1Black grid sweaterBlack grid sweater

Color Block Sweater 2

This is the second color block sweater I got from Amazon.  I was expecting not to like this much, because I don’t love over sized sweaters on me, but the length of this sweater makes up for that.  The sweater material is so soft.  I don’t think it’s going to be very warm, so it will be best on a cool day.   I love the colors on this one.  The light blue paired with the orange is really striking together!  I will definitely get my money’s worth out of this one!!

Color block sweater: https://amzn.to/30gM9dz
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Cheetah Brown sweater

I was really excited about this sweater when I saw it on Amazon!  I love to wear browns and this has a cheetah block which gives it a little depth.  It’s a lighter weight knit and feels comfortable on. It looks like it would be itchy, but it’s not.  I am wearing a small, but I think that it’s a little large on me. Sadly, I’m probably going to return it because it’s too big, but I really like it other than that.

Sweater: https://amzn.to/2TicEOdCheetah block brown sweater

Marcy Utility Workout Bench

My husband prefers to work out at home, so we have turned one of the rooms in our house into a home gym.  He needed a work out bench and some weights so he could do some additional things that don’t include our machine.  We bought the Marcy Utility Workout Bench, but it came unassembled.  We were supposed to assemble it together, but I was alone on Saturday and decided to give it a try.  I put a couple of pieces on upside down and had to go back and fix it, but even with that it took me about 40 minutes.

I don’t have any wrenches or tools either, so I had to use some random tools that came with other things I have bought over the year.  I’m pretty sure real tools would make it much easier to put it together and I could have done it faster.

I really love this bench. I may even have to use it myself if I ever decide I want to work out at home!!

Marcy Utility Workout Bench:  https://amzn.to/3a1J5X5

 

Baby, I’m a Star (Sweater)!

Star sweaters have been really in this year, but I haven’t been totally sold on all the little stars all over the sweater, but this great big star totally has me!! I love the fit of the sweater. The material is soft and a little better made than some of the other sweaters I’ve gotten through Amazon.  I’ll definitely be keeping this one and wearing it often!!

This also comes in a really cute heart pattern. It would be perfect for Valentine’s Day!!

Star Sweater: https://amzn.to/2NnjTAC
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Color Block Sweater

I’m a fan of the color block sweaters! I’ve been eyeing them, trying to figure out what color options I thought were the best for me.  I finally decided on the blues.  This one is extra cute because it has bell sleeves!  The sweater material is soft and loose feeling.  I ordered a small and it fit true to size. It’s meant to be oversized.  This is a fun sweater that you can dress up or dress down. It made for a great opportunity to wear my over the knees boots!

This is the first group of photos I took using my new selfie lighting ring and tripod! It was really easy to use!

Color Block Sweater: https://amzn.to/2TgeIpV
Similar Over the Knees Boots: https://amzn.to/2Tnu8Zk
Tripod/Selfie light: https://amzn.to/2Tf9cUw

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Frayed sweater

Ever since I saw these frayed sweaters, I’ve been wanting one.  I finally found one for a good price on Amazon, so I went ahead and got it.  This one gets bonus points for having a leopard print, but it comes in various other color options.  I am going to enjoy this over the next few months of the light winter we have in Texas!

Frayed sweater:  https://amzn.to/309pQpW

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