Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Sweetheart Swap Reveal!

The Reveal!

My Sweetheart for this swap was Beth over at Living a Goddess Life. She is a really great blogger and I am proud to say one of my new bloggy friends.  I found this swap through Chaotic Goddess Swaps. (Which Beth is a Co-Founder)

Beth and I have been talking for the past month to get to know each other. I found out she has a passion for gardening, baking, costumes and LOVES SPICY FOOD!

Here is what she sent to me.
Look at all these goodies!
The "Valentine's Heart" Bunting is adorable! & Hanging in my Window!

YUMMY! Mango Gummies, that aren't bad for the waist line!
Notebook for my new adventure in chicken raising
Hair Accessory 
A New Prepping Tool
For Crafting!

New Scarf! & in my FAVE Color!
Yummy smelling Soap!


Orange Body Butter. MMMMM!

Heirloom Seeds for the GARDEN!

New Decor for our Walls! There are 2 more of these.
 I am looking forward to using all these great gifts! Thank you VERY VERY MUCH! 
Beth I hope you like all your stuff!

I have definitely caught the swapping  bug and can't wait for the next one!


Monday, February 25, 2013

This Weekend I ... 2.25.13

I am Linking-Up with Syn from Synfully Delicious!

We stayed in and RELAXED!

I had to WORK!

 This is the 1st day of my WEEKEND!
It started off with breakfast at Bristol Bakery & Cafe
Dan had a Maple Glazed Cinnamon Bun & I had  Sesame Bagel and we shared a side of Home Fries
 We then went for a walk with the puppy. 
We spent the day at my parents house. We helped my mom with assembling her paintings for her show! You can see her paintings in this post. After that we came home and spent a relaxing evening with a frozen pizza for dinner.  

Today is my Sunday! I am going to spend the day catching up on watching T.V shows, blogging, and maybe doing so dishes and laundry. And cooking the Hubby dinner.

~ Kayla

Sunday, February 24, 2013

My Top 5 Prepping Book Reviews & BONUS

Top 5 Prepper Books in MY Opinion


A Chicken in Every Yard: The Urban Farm Store's Guide to Chicken Keeping

This is a a WONDERFUL book. My Husband and I are starting to raise chickens this year. I am trying to learn everything I need to know. The Authors give their recommendations on everything from birds to bedding to coops. For a total BEGINNER  this is an AMAZING book. 

(4.8 out 5) AMAZON'S RATING

Lemons and Lavender: The Eco Guide to Better Homekeeping

This book has tips on EVERYTHING from  plumbing to canning to health. This book teaches you to up-cycle aka use items you already have or can get for free or for a small price. 

Did you know that using GARLIC POWDER to taste in your food can help you be able to fight off infections easier?

(4.6 out of 5) AMAZON"S RATING

Show Me How to Survive (Outdoor Life): The Handbook for the Modern Hero

The Prepper's Pantry: Building and Thriving with Food Storage
This book has a lot of helpful little tips for EVERYBODY! It shows you how to clean a gun to how to build a TORNADO SHELTER OUT OF A SCHOOL BUS! It is mainly all illustrations with detailed written instructions alongside.
(4.5 out of 5) AMAZON'S RATING

This book is not only for the Beginning Prepper but for the Seasoned Prepper! It breaks down food storage into understandable instructions. This GREAT book also has TONS of recipes to STOCK YOUR PANTRY!
(4.7 out of 5) AMAZON'S RATING

Ball Blue Book Guide to Preserving

Every self proclaimed prepper know that CANNING is ESSENTIAL to a well stocked pantry. Dan and I can EVERY YEAR! We make pickles, dilly beans, pepper jelly, pickled beets and this year pork stew. This book gives good tips on water-bath canning and pressure cooker canning. TONS of recipes!

(4.7 out 0f 5) AMAZON"S RATING



You grate the Fels-Naptha in to fine pieces. You then mix all the ingredients together. 

1 TBSP per LOAD 

IF like us you can't find WASHING SODA you can bake the same amount of BAKING SODA in an oven at 400 Degrees for  30 minutes. For detailed instructions visit this BLOG.

Virtual Gallery of Mellissa Hallock- Pawul's Oil Paintings

I thought I would share the paintings my mother is going to have displayed at the
Charlotte Library in Charlotte, VT
March 2nd - March 31st.
115 Ferry Rd  Charlotte, VT 05445            
(802) 425-3864

Mellissa is a Bob Ross style painter, she has been painting for 10+ years. A native Vermonter who lives in Salisbury with her husband and two cats. She volunteer drives for ACTR.


Her 1st Painting Ever!

2nd Painting
Cardinal Through the Window
 The Loon
Under the Sea (FOR SALE)

Northern Lights (FOR SALE)
Pond through the Trees (FOR SALE)
Mountains and Waterfall
Square in a Square (FOR SALE)

Winter Morning (FOR SALE)

Sky on Fire (FOR SALE)
Photo Taken By Gordon Marsh

Autumn Mt. Abe (FOR SALE)
Photo Taken By Kayla Emerson

Lake Champlain Outlook (FOR SALE)
Photo Taken By Kayla Emerson

Camel's Hump from Dorset (FOR SALE)

Photo Taken By Kayla Emerson

All Paintings that are noted "FOR SALE" maybe purchased after show. Please contact me or Mellissa at mellissaa@gmavt.net for more details.


All Photographs are taken and the property of Green Mountain Couple/ Kayla M. Emerson