Quick Update

We've been pretty busy between
the new place.
haven't had much time to breathe
it's all good.

This is the temp-wall Jamie built for the 
bedroom TV.
it's placed at the foot of the bed.
more pics @ a later date.

i purchased the rugs below on the weekend for the bath.
i tossed them on top of this 
old wooden crate
that sits atop of an old singer sewing machine table.

miss mika spots it!

i've had this crate for a very long time
but never really new what to do with it.
well, now i know!
(another project added to my list)

we think she may have spent 
a lot of her time in the trees
when young
while she was alone
in the outdoors
b4 we adopted her.

she loves the 
she actually goes out on the deck
here when one of us is with her.
she never went out on the deck at our old place;
it was ground level.
this one is on the 3rd floor
We love the tree-house feel as well.

another day.


A few photos of our new place

Final move-in day is next Saturday.
Although, rent is paid here
months end
we can come back to clean
without feeling rushed.

The new place is clean
i went there yesterday
to give the kitchen a 
"good cleaning"
it's set for food to be brought in.

Jamie is building a thin
pop-out wall
in the bedroom
the foot of the bed
to hang 
the flat-screen TV on
we don't have to damage the walls.
The living-room corner 
will get something similar 
once we get settled.

Kitchen Before Cleaning
The ugly lamp in the top right dining area
is going...
we're replacing it with something else.
room on the far right in photo below 
will be split.
one side will be my jewelry bench
the other will be for the
home gym.
I just ordered a heavy duty
sea grass rug 
for this room
to cover the carpet
so the rug is protected.

2 sliding doors come out of the
wall to close the room off
from the living-room.
Back deck is fairly small
but not 2 tight.
plenty big for a couple lounge chairs.

bedroom has a good size walk-in closet
where almost everything we've brought
so far
is stored atm.
Jamies closet is in the
work-out room.

I like the crisp white walls.
will be nice having a blank slate
to work with this time around.

It's quite a bit smaller than
we're used to
but it has a
unlike the place we've been 
in the last 4 years.

I'll post photos as we get things done.


Raw Carrot Cake Recipe

Raw Vegan Recipe Exchange 
was kind enough to share this.


1 c almonds (soaked)

¾ c dates (soaked)

1 c carrot pulp

¾ c carrot juice

1 grated carrot

1 TB ginger

1 TB orange zest

1 TB lemon zest

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

½ c raisins

½ c walnuts or dry shredded coconut

1 tsp lemon juice

Juice the carrots and extract pulp. In a food processor, finely grind almonds and then add dates and process until a ball forms. Put the almond and date mixture into a bowl and add carrot juice, carrot pulp, grated carrot, spices, zests, and lemon juice. Mix thoroughly. Add the raisins and walnuts or coconut. Form cake into desired shape.


¾ c cashews (soaked)

2 dates (soaked)

1 orange (juiced)

1 tsp orange zest

1-2 TB lemon juice

¼ vanilla bean or ½ tsp extract

Place all icing ingredients into a food processor and process until smooth. Ice cake and decorate with shredded coconut and/or fresh fruit. 

I won't be making this until after we move in 2 weeks
I will post photos
let you know how it turns out!


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