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Stayin’ Busy

Posted in Day-To-Day by matt on Saturday, August 27, 2011

Okra & Spicy Peppers Drying On Our Front Porch

Summer’s here are hot.

So rather than sitting around and letting the heat drive her crazy, Cayla has taken on a few projects to help distract from the heat.

The plus side of the heat and a bone-dry climate is being able to dehydrate things. So Cayla and her Kurdish friend spent several hours one day setting okra, tomatoes and peppers out on our front porch and in practically no time at all they were moisture-free and the result was delicious!

Can you tell what was dehydrated in the photo below?

Cayla's Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Cayla also decided to add a little pizzaz to our house by painting stenciled designs on our bathroom and bedroom walls:

Cayla stenciling a design on our bedroom wall.

Cayla's stencil design finished!

Isn’t she great? Her doing stuff like this makes our house feel so much more homey than it would otherwise.

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  1. Erin P said, on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    ohhhhh… I love it! Good job Cayla!

    • matt said, on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 9:36 am

      Thanks, Erin, I’ll let her know.

  2. gracesgristgrace said, on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 8:20 am

    the dried tomatoes….look GREAT! The walls…well, that is SO creative and pretty! well done! thank you for sharing! love grace b

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