cross stitch · needlepoint

Rue Paris Cross Stitch

I began this cross stitch the other day. Everything was set up and ready to go.

Just like Derby, I will post my updates as I stitch.

Rue Paris setting it up


Today, I had time to stitch. It is a cold rainy day. Might have a wintery mix later. It’s a good day to put the fireplace on and stitch watching Netflix. I’m watching Supergirl.

The first block is completed. I found the center of the pattern and now working out from that point.

Happy Day



Sunday in the Kitchen

Today I started the morning off by a bubble bath and yoga. Then walked my dog.

For breakfast I had a smoothie and rice cake with peanut butter and banana.

Gluten free chocolate chip cookies

Then I started baking. I had this box of gluten free cookie mix by King Arthur in my pantry. I decided to give it a try.

I used a vegetable shortening from Whole Foods Market. It is from Spectrum culinary. And I used dairy free Enjoy Life chocolate chips.

The mix stirred up really nice.

They came out with a nice golden color. And very plump.

These were surprisingly good! Definitely will buy more boxes. Next time I will be adding more chocolate chips to the batter!

Dinner or is it Lunch?

Today’s menu is stir fry. This year I am working on buying food and meals as I go. This is a process for me to save money.

Stir fry. My Version

I had stir fry frozen bags in the freezer. Rice in the pantry. And beef in the freezer. pad Thai sauce in my pantry and coconut aminos was in my refrigerator.

I made the rice and set it off to the side. Then saute the beef, I will be putting it back in the skillet with the veggies. But first need to warm the veggies.

Add coconut aminos and Thai pad sauce, as much as you would like. I cooked it until it bubbled took about 20 minutes.

Serve together in a bowl. I had water for my drink (dehydrated) but green tea is a good choice as well.

Drinks-the goal for this year

I have too many juices in the refrigerator. My plan is to drink what I can by the end of the month. Then I’m going to dump the rest. And the only thing I want to concentrate on drinking is tea and water. I will at times have coke, because when I get those migraines it really helps.

Happy Day