You Asked For It!

I get so many wonderful comments on my blog post : 5 Reasons I Stopped Coloring My Hair and a few requests for an update. The last update was here: 4 Reasons I'm So Glad I Stopped Coloring My Hair which was in January! I don't post a lot of selfies, but if I do, it's on Instagram. That might be the best place to keep up with my hair!

Sooooo... here it is! 

Growing out Gray Hair

I chose today to share an update because this is the first day in over a week that I've put on clothes other than sweat pants! I've been sick with a virus all week and finally started feeling better yesterday. The week before that, we were camping, so it has actually been almost 2 weeks since I've done ANYTHING with my hair!

Growing out Gray Hair

All the old dye is now GONE! I think it has been gone for quite a while, but my hair appears darker now because the highlights are gone. The front is very white and the underneath and back is brown with some white but not enough to notice. 

Please ignore the double chin! It's hard to get a good selfie of the back of your hair!

In other news, we bought a motorhome a couple months ago and are in the process of fixing it up but also using it! More on that later!

xo, Cathy 


With Brave Wings She Flies

With Brave Wings She Flies. The square pewter pendant is accented by a white pearl and a turquoise color magnesite bead. A long necklace flatters any neckline and will peek out of your infinity scarf! Shown on the 30" chain.

See it HERE!

White Bean and Ham Soup

It was cold here today. And I had some ham that needed to used soon. I also had beans on hand, canned and dry. What would you do? Yup, to Pinterest I went!

After a quick search and reading a few recipes, I started to see a common element. They were using dry beans in the crockpot. Could it really be that easy? I've tried several Pinterest recipes with success, and a few stinkers. 

I did what the recipe said with a few modifications. After 3 hours, I checked the beans and they were no longer little stones! It was working!

An hour later, it was done. I was a little shocked at how easy it was and how good it tasted!

Here's my recipe:

  • 1 lb dry Great Northern Beans
  • 1lb. chopped up ham
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tsp onion powder

5-6 hours on High or 8-10 hours on Low. I have an awesome crockpot and it only took about 4 hours on High.

Enjoy! Let me know if you try it!

xoxo Cathy