Who is getting more productive?
The Lawler Family!
After watching a few too many documentaries -
(latest being, Tiny: A Story about Living Small)
and working through our Happier and Healthier 2014 Resolution
We are doing really well getting rid of excess, being mindful, getting shit done and appreciating life.
The initial plan followed Money Saving Mom's 4 Weeks to a More Organized Home
and we have continued with that daily in trying to get rid of something we don't
"find useful or beautiful"
(which has become like a mantra in our house!)
Most of that stuff has been donated and I've started a small pile of things that we would rather sell.
(anybody have tips about e-bay?)
I'm also on day 56 - FIFTY SIX - of doing yoga every day.
Who knew I had time to do yoga EVERY DAY!?
Mr. Lawler and K-Cup join in most days making for an even more awesome mindful experience.
And as of two days ago, I've added in the Couch to 5k program
(which is majorly killing my shins right now!)
Our house is clean.
My soul feels energized.
Our lovely littles are happy and healthy.
And we have time for all kinds of adventures.
Less is so definitely more.
And with my extra time today -
I made a week's worth of steel cut oats & my first batch of coconut water kefir!
both unbelievably easy and toddler-helping friendly!
Mr. Lawler requested the oats -
Make-Ahead Steel Cut Oats
6 Pint Sized Mason Jars - sterilized!
3 1/3 Cups Steel Cut Oats
8 Cups Water
Couple Pinches of Salt
Bring the above ingredients to a boil
Simmer for 3-5 minutes
Ladle into 6 Pint size mason jars (fill just over halfway)
Screw on tops
Leave on the counter for 6-8 hours to finish cooking (overnight!)
Put in the fridge
When you are ready to eat them -
add some fun!
Honey, cinnamon, raisins, dried fruits, granola...
Enjoy them cold or warm them up!
Coconut Water Kefir
Quart sized Mason Jar - Sterilized
4 cups of fresh coconut water
(I didn't have any coconuts today, so I used organic & raw coconut water from Whole Foods)
Bring the Coconut water to 92 degrees Fahrenheit
Pour into Mason Jar
Stir in Kefir Starter
Loosely screw on lid
Leave on counter for 24-48 hours
Taste test at 24 hours to see if it is fizzy and milky white and you like the taste!
Leave up to 48 hours
Lasts in the fridge for 7-14 days
There are so many benefits to drinking kefir- but hopefully I can do a more in depth post,
once I've created some fun variations!!
Now it's time to get out of the virtual world and be present in the real one!
Happy Tuesday :)
Mrs. Momma Lawler