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2015 Goals…February Check In

2015 Goals…February Check In

It has been about a month now since I shared my 2015 goals with the world.   If you missed my original post it is HERE.  It would have been much “easier” to keep them to myself in case I fall short of meeting them, right?  Here’s how I am doing…

  1. Get serious about looking into making my business idea reality or get off the pot.  So far I applied to a program to learn about starting up a business and didn’t qualify 🙁  But I have a connection now to some information online and a career counselor that agreed to meet me next week to talk about what I need to do next.  Baby steps!
  2. Partner with Seattle Farm School to launch a seed library in West Seattle.  No updates here,

    still meeting with the King County seed library founder later this month as planned.

  3. Tally my harvest all year.  So far 11lbs and 11oz.  11lbs of Jerusalem artichokes!
  4. Ensure my life is balanced…exercise! Struggling with this one, got sick and was out of commission for two weeks.  But we have been hiking one day each weekend with the little one for about 3 hours.  She zonks out about 10 minutes into every hike and gets a little nap in.
  5. Grow my blog.  I have been working on some ideas for upcoming posts that I think you will love!  Gardening planning with kids!  Tool Libraries! Timebanks…stay tuned!

How are you doing with your 2015 goals?

2015 Goals…not resolutions!

2015 Goals…not resolutions!

So I am a little late getting this out……these goals have been floating in my head for the last few weeks and I am ready to let them be known!  Here they are starting with probably the biggest one!

1. Get serious and meet with small start up business mentors to see if I can make my top secret business idea a reality!  I have had this idea of a business floating around in my head for probably 5 years now and really I need to fish or cut bait.  My friend gave me some contact information yesterday so now I must move out! (more…)

Peanut Butter Cookies Gluten Free (3 ingredients)

Peanut Butter Cookies Gluten Free (3 ingredients)

Ok so you gotta try this recipe out before the New Year.  I am saying this because it isn’t a cookie you should be eating when on a diet which is a lot of peoples New Year resolutions!  I was looking for a simple recipe to make that was gluten free for work so everyone could enjoy them.

Peanut Butter Cookies Gluten Free

Makes: 2 dozen cookies


  • 2 cups (organic) peanut butter (our Costco sells a big two pack of organic for a great price)
  • 2 cups (organic) white sugar (once again Costco…10lbs for $10)
  • 2 cage free eggs

Kitchen Gear you will need:

  • A cookie sheet or two preferably
  • Parchment paper (optional)
  • A small spatula (optional)
  • Cooling rack (optional) or plate to use for cooling
  • Measuring cups
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Mixing spoon
  • A normal fork
  • A normal teaspoon you eat with


Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cooktime: 8-10 minutes

Temperature: Preheat oven to 350

Here we go:

  1. Measure ingredients and throw everything into your mixing bowl.  Looks like this….IMG_2391
  2. Mix for approximately 2 minutes until everything is evenly mixed.
  3. Take heaping teaspoons full of the mixture and place on cookie sheet…you can probably fit a dozen on a sheet.
  4. Take your fork and make criss-cross patterns on the top of the cookies smooshing them down some.
  5. Place tray in oven and bake 8-10 minutes.  Note: These cookies don’t get brown like other cookies with flour in them.  They will look almost undone but they are really done.  If you over cook them til they start to brown they will be dry.
  6. Take out and allow them to rest for 2 minutes before moving over to a cooling rack or plate.  They are still really mushy when you first take them out of the oven..that is why you have to let them cool before moving them.
  7. EAT THEM!





Yesterday as I woke up to my alarm at 6am I groaned mentally about the thought of getting out of my warm bed….then as I procrastinated getting out of bed I realized how ungrateful I was being!  I was getting out of bed to get my little girl out of her crib for cuddles & kisses!  I was getting out of my warm bed to get ready for a steady job that I can count on being there for me day after day!  I was getting out of bed with fridge full of food waiting for me!  So I am going to make this post short and sweet as I want everyone to get off their phones and computers today and spend it with family and friends!  I challenge you remember to give thanks EVERY DAY not just Thanksgiving.