Life Is Okay The Way It Is

After my most-delicious vegan Banana Cream Pancakes breakfast, I took a moment this afternoon to relax.


I brewed some hot tea and read my books.

I started in on All New Square Foot Gardening. I want to take my time reading this book, so I only started the first chapter. I can’t wait to dig into the how-to’s on getting the garden set-up and actually starting to plant!

I also read a new chapter on Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff. I’m still planning to read about one chapter per week. Though the chapters are short – only about a page worth of content – I’d really take the time to digest each chapter. I intend to read and possibly re-read each chapter and take my time processing what I learned over the week.

I’m currently on Chapter 2 – Make Peace with Imperfection. This chapter seems especially fitting with all the work and incompleteness of the house. From the book – “Gently remind yourself that life is okay the way it is, right now.” Though it’s driving me crazy to not have furniture or all our curtains up or a finished kitchen, I still feel extremely blessed to even have a house.

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Yogi tea quote – “Practice kindness, mercy and forgiveness.”


Lunch was pretty random. I have some fresh produce that will be going bad soon and some deli cheese that was on its last legs.


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So, I made cheesy toast in the broiler, a big romaine based salad with broccoli, carrots, and sunflower seeds, and a side of vegetarian baked beans.


Lunch dessert – Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cookie.


More fabric fun today. Still TOP SECRET….sorry!

I spent 3 lovely hours in our guest room (currently functioning as my sewing room) singing away to Tori Amos and sewing away with pretty fabrics. It was lovely!

I had plans to go to the grocery store to stock up the pantry some more, but I got so carried away sewing, it was time for dinner by the time I was done. Hubby was kind enough to go out to get some cheese so we could make PIZZA!


Now, you guys know hubby and I are BIG pizza fans. We are definitely missing not being able to visit our fave pizza shop, but we still plan to enjoy pizza, Eat in Month or not!

Our meal was nearly a $5 meal. The pepperonis put us over. But the meal was still super affordable. We got the pizza dough from TJ’s for 99 cents and hubby got the cheese buy one get one free. Score!


I spread corn meal out on my Pampered Chef pizza stone (which I love btw) to get that pizza shop texture.


I used my rolling pin to first shape the dough, then move it.


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Pizza toppings – sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni


Whole wheat crust


Pizza sauce


1/2 cheese and 1/2 pepperoni with pizza seasonings – just like we like it.



Not too shabby eh?


Check out our Valentine’s themed kitchen towels. It’s not too early for Valentine’s Day…right?


Romaine salad with organic baby carrot, sunflower seeds, and Drew’s Rosemary Balsamic dressing.



I started with a slice of pepperoni and a slice of cheese.


Followed by a second slice of pepperoni.

Overall the pizza was super easy to put together and pretty darn tasty too. I wish the crust would have risen some more. It was rather dense in the middle and the crust never popped up. Buuut, on the other hand for 99 cents, it was pretty darn good. The sauce was nice and simple.

Overall, pizza win!


I re-baked a pumpkin chocolate chip cookie in the oven to make it taste oven-fresh. It was pretty good, but I think I added too much flour when I baked these up…it tastes more like a mookie (muffin + cookie) than a cookie. lol

Ahh…secret fabric project and other top secret project starting Tuesday. SOOOOOOOO much to tell you guys! Can’t wait!

Anyone doing anything interesting this week?

How are my Eat in Month participants doing? Post links to your eats in the comments – I’d love to see what creative eat-in foods you’re concocting!

12 thoughts on “Life Is Okay The Way It Is”

  1. That cheezy bread looks divine!

    A couple tips with TJ's dough – make sure the dough is room temperature before you bake it – and for a crispy crust, prebake the crust at 425 for about 6 minutes – just enough so it is stiff – remove, add your toppings then put it in your oven just on the rack – the crust bakes evenly that way.

    I make pizza EVERY Friday night, so I am with you on the pizza love – if you have time, check out my Mexican pizza from this past Friday 😀

  2. I absolutely love pizza too. It's one of my favorite meals. We basically eat homemade pizza once a week! 🙂

    Nothing interesting going on for me this week. I'm really hoping to get in some friend time though. I've been losing touch more and more with my friends! I miss them!


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