Pittsburgh

Baking Eggshells and Dipping My Nose in Milk

I have some explaining to do with a title like that 😉

Let’s start with why I’ve been baking eggshells. So, a woman in my neighborhood makes homemade dog food and I decided to buy some for Lola. She loves it. I’ve even noticed that she has more energy on her daily walks.

Black dog with bandana walking on a leash

The homemade dog food definitely isn’t as cheap as kibble, so the woman suggested I use some of the homemade food and add in other foods like scrambled eggs, sweet potatoes, and fruit. I started doing that, and then I bought a book about making homemade dog food and basically fell down a rabbit hole of research 🙂

I’ve dabbled in homemade dog food before, and  even shared a few recipes here on my blog, but never went as in-depth into analyzing the vitamins, minerals, etc. as I have lately, though.

From what I’ve learned so far, eggshell powder is a great source of calcium for dogs. Hence the reason why I’ve been hoarding egg shells, baking them, and pulverizing them in our blender!

Feed Your Best Friend Better By Rick WoodfordHomemade dog food with fruits and eggs

I will probably end up continuing to buy homemade food for Lola (I’m so happy to be able to support a local business here in Pittsburgh!) and also make some on my own. I’m having a lot of fun with it and Lola is definitely enjoying her new diet!

Black lab pitbull mix with homemade dog food

Now onto why I dipped my nose in milk.

I was making jalapeño orange chicken last week and I accidentally touched my nose after chopping jalapeños and it was burning within a few minutes. I tried to ignore the burning sensation, but to no avail.

After about fifteen minutes, I started to get desperate. I did some searching on Google and found that people who eat spicy food find relief from the burn by drinking milk. So my logical thought was to dip my nose in milk.

So I did. And it worked!

Have you found yourself doing anything unusual lately?

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Currently: June 2017

Current obsession Filming vlogs! It’s just so much fun to have video footage of special memories and daily life. I have another one up from yesterday. I visited the hospital and showed our garden.

Current book Women of the Bible by Ann Spangler and Jean E. Syswerda. I just finished up learning about Gomer, Hosea’s wife, and now I’m onto Elizabeth!

Current beauty product Coppertone SPF 50 Clearly Sheer Whipped Sunscreen. This stuff is amazing. I love the way it feels, and it goes on great. Sorry, I’m a tad bit obsessed with sunscreen. I used Sun Bum on our honeymoon, and was loving Supergoop last month. I think my favorite sunscreen is a tie between Sun Bum and Coppertone Whipped. Okay, I’ll stop going on. Maybe I’ll discuss sunscreen in depth in another post, if anyone is interested 😉

Coppertone Clearly Sheer Whipped Sunscreen SPF 50

Current craving Spending time with my friend, Kim. We are hanging out soon, and I’m so pumped!

Current drink Coffee from Cafe du Monde! My mother-in-law went to New Orleans and brought me back some since she knows NOLA is one of my dream travel destinations. I’m super tempted to buy beignet mix off of Amazon to have the complete Cafe du Monde experience.

Current indulgence Bringing Malcolm outside while Jimmy and I eat dinner on our back porch!

Current food Sushi! I had been craving it for a few weeks, but hadn’t had a chance to get some. I was at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh yesterday, and grabbed lunch in the cafe. I found some sushi and it hit. the. spot.

Brown rice sushi with avocado and tuna

Current need A haircut. It has been a few months since I last had it trimmed, and my hair is starting to feel downright straggly. I’m hoping to have it trimmed before my sister’s wedding on the 10th. I better get on that, now that I think about it!

Current blessing Memorial Day weekend. We had such a nice time celebrating Jimmy’s birthday, planting our garden, and spending time with family.

Current confession I fell asleep while working at my desk last week, and I slept so hard that my ear imprinted on my arm, LOL.

Ear imprint on arm

Current excitement We planted our garden! More on this in another post.

Current procrastination Mopping our floors. I just don’t feel like doing it, but totally need to since we’ve been out in the garden and then track dirt, grass, and mud into the house!

Current mood Content. God is good 🙂