The Zarb Homestead

Living natural and healthy on a simple budget

My Interest in Pinterest: Apple Rolls December 19, 2012

I have fallen in love with a website. I didn’t think anyone could top my favorite but Pinterest is stealing my heart away. I love to try new ideas that I find and I also enjoy just looking at what others have found. I decided that I am going to try to post 1 activity that I found on Pinterest at least once a month. I would like to try for once a week but I will make say once a month to keep from fibbing.

Here is my first go at Interest in Pinterest: Apple Rolls

As with many things on Pinterest, the website was just a link to a picture. However, under the image it had the following directions.

apple rolls


Crescent rolls + Sliced apples + Cinnamon, bake for 11-13 min. at 350

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 I added a little sugar to half of the rolls to make them a bit sweeter but I honestly couldn’t tell the difference, so save the calories. Also, a bit of advice, use small slices of apple. The large pieces didn’t cook all the way and had an odd texture. The taste was great and super easy to make. Great for a quick breakfast.

Project 365: Week 50 December 17, 2012

Wow I can’t believe it is already week 50. Only 2 weeks to go!


Found these cuties at Earthbound and Trading Company, one of my favorite stores.



When you see it??

Yep that is a Mr. Blackie stealing the bed




I was reading the paper online when this showed up. Wow, she must make great Kool-Aid



My Cinnamon swirl bread



My Blueberry pie, yummy

Hubby and I having a drink at the Downtown Grill and Brewery.



Cookie time. I think I baked too much this week!


Project 365: Week 49 December 9, 2012

You know me, late again with posting my pictures from last week for project 365. Oh well, better late than never!


After buying 2 comforters and spending them back I am finally happy with this one from Anthropologie. I still need to get the euro shams but that can wait.


The center piece on my tree


This was my grandmothers owl ornament


Last tree picture I promise. My new 2012 ornament.

imageMy early morning saver


Party Bus!


My hubbys idea of photo of the day


Tennessee Party Bike


If you are out and about then you may have seen the Tennessee Party Bike pedaling its way down the roads in East Tennessee. The party bike holds up to 15 passengers with 10 peddle seats and 5 stationary seats plus 1 seat for the sober driver. The bike has a few different tours you choose from in 3 different cities. Once a deal for it  popped up on Living Social, we got a group together and purchased tickets to try it out. On Saturday, a group of 9 of us cashed in our vouchers for the Pigeon Forge winery/brewery tour. This tour starts at the Mt. Valley Winery and stops at Salsarita’s, Smoky Mountain Brewery, and Mellow Mushroom. It has very few hills and only about 4-5 miles round trip.  You do however have to be 21 to ride the party bike and sign a waiver that you do not need to wear a helmet. The cost is about $10/per person and will need at least 8 people to peddle.

Here is an image from their Facebook page of the bike. Please note, the seats above the wheels do not have peddles and if you are not at least 5 ft 6” this is where you will be sitting. If you are short, like me, you will not be able to reach peddles and the seats do not adjust.

The tours last about 2 hours with 4-5 stops along the way. You book what time you want to start (9:00 am – 12:00 am) and they will have the bike waiting on you at your first stop. We met around 4:00 pm at winery and started to peddle when the sun was starting to set. The weather was prefect not too hot and not too cold and no rain but traffic was bad.  Next time, I would prefer to do the whole route at night, it was funner in the dark. You start peddling down the main strip in Pigeon Forge for a few blocks to your second destination. Once parked, everyone runs in and grabs a drink and then jumps back on the bike and peddle a few more blocks to your next stop.  TN law does not allow public drinking; therefore, alcohol is not allowed to be consumed on the bike but that wasn’t a problem.

Here we are having fun

It was super fun event. I could not tell you how many people were laughing, taking pictures and hooking their horns to cheer us on as we made our way around. I hope they weren’t hooking because they were mad because the bike has a top speed around 5 mile per hour but if traffic was getting backed up, we would pull to the side to let it pass.

Here we are sitting letting traffic pass still having a good time

If you want to book a tour or for anymore information you can check out their website.

This is a great healthy and  eco-friendly event to book. I would recommend it to everyone who is 18 and up to try.


Project 365: Week 48 December 3, 2012

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Putting up the Christmas tree. I know you can’t see it very well but it has became an owl tree.



Putting up the holiday decor



I had to take a picture of this sweet little guy.



Dear Santa I have been good this year 😉



Downtown Knoxville’s Christmas tree

phil's deer

Mr Z’s kill of the week


Project 365: Week 47


Checking out the beautiful moon


Homemade laundry detergent


My beautiful flowers from Maria’s dad on Thanksgiving


Mr Mal is all nice and clean along with a little hair trimmings


Saw this online and all I could think of what prank could I pull with this stuff 😉


Cinnamon swirl beard! Yummy!