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Author: Cindy Created: 7/31/2010 12:41 PM
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By Cindy Case on 10/11/2010 8:27 PM
I got this great recipe from EatingWell.com. I love it. It is easy, healthy, and really fresh tasting. It also has 11 grams of fiber, 9 grams of protein, and 331 calories per serving. Try it.

1 cup barley, cooked according to package directions

1 cup black beans, rinsed
1/2 cup corn (thawed if frozen)
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 Tablespoons lime juice
1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes
salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste


Directions: Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix. Serve chilled.

Serves: 4. Total time: 45 min (unless you use the instant barley, then prep time is about 15 minutes.)
By Cindy Case on 8/5/2010 8:10 AM

A few months ago we moved into a new house. We love our new home; it is big, bright, and has a giant yard. We live out in the sticks, so we see a lot of fun wildlife in our yard, like deer, foxes, groundhogs, and rabbits. The kids love it!


Our new home


When we bought our house, we started several projects right away. So far we have put in new tile floors, carpet, blinds, and a few other things. All the walls and trim were cream, and we wanted to have more color in the house. So I took on the task of painting the entire interior of the house. Our main color palette is dark tan, chocolate brown, and roasted red pepper, with bright white for all the trim, doors, and ceilings. To date I have painted most of the ceilings, 3 bathrooms, the family room and half of my office. I only have 11 rooms left...ha...ONLY 11 is no small task. Painting is a lot of work, but I do love how it transforms a room and sets the mood. I love sitting in a freshly painted room. It is so clean and beautiful and it makes all that effort worth it.


Our family room


Our family room has tan walls, and then one accent wall we painted chocolate. We really like the two-tone look in that room. I will post more pictures of the other rooms as I complete them. I can't wait to finish this project so that we can fully unpack and organize the house and enjoy our beautiful walls. Farewell, I need to get back to painting!

 

By Cindy Case on 8/1/2010 10:17 PM
After several months of heavily researching mormon church history, we no longer believe in mormonism and have left the church.

We do love our mormon family and friends, and hope that they will not perceive our leaving as offensive or a rejection of them. We believe that we are good people regardless of our religious beliefs, and hope that we can still have the pleasure of your association.

This was a difficult journey for us, with some painful decisions along the way. But we are happy and optimistic about our new direction.