Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Our Weekend

I tried the homemade pretzel recipe from Martha Stewart Living. It literally took two days, and they were only ok.  About the same as the pinterest recipes that take 20 minutes and does not require 100 crazy ingredients. I'm totally cancelling this magazine and getting Southern Living next year. 

Sometimes we order pizza then drive around and look at fishponds while we wait for it. Haha.
Saturday Daniel helped some friends with their house and then we went to the beach.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Thursday Beach Day

Last Thursday was THE most beautiful day! We picked up the kids right after work and headed straight to Pukoo.

Maui- so close you can see the buildings, yet so so far away. 

Reggie was going crazy playing with the seaweed.



my models were not very cooperative :(

My life right now: Michael feels the need to be attached to me at all times. 

Thursday, January 21, 2016


I'm attempting to brew my first batch of Kombucha! If it's successful (who am I kidding, even if it's not successful) after this we're moving on to actual homemade soda, and then beer!!

For Starters:

Update: Day 5

It's growing some wierd stuff on the top, so I'm somewhat obsessively googling if it's mold or SCOBY....

Update: day 6:
It was not mold. It was just the SCOBY. Mold is on the surface, and is dry. This was not.

Update day 11:
I got busy and lazy so I just made my second batch today. The first batch was good! It only made like 1/2 cup (measuring cup) bc I wanted to be sure I left 4 cups for my next batch, and I only did half of the recipe from the SCOBY I bought.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Monday Beach Day

Today was a LONG day at work....and I have a lot of work to do for this molecular breeding class I'm taking. So, what better to do that shirk all your responsibilities and go to the beach. we haven't been west in awhile and it's winter, so the wave are HUGE! we stopped at Mauna Loa Store for some snacks then went down to KaluaKoi and let the kids run around and be crazy while I practiced all the Manual settings on my camera! I'm getting better!!!