The Zarb Homestead

Living natural and healthy on a simple budget

Project 365:Week 8 & 9 March 10, 2013


Ice Bears Hockey Game


Won Tickets to Side Splitters on my Birthday


Birthday present: Galaxy leggings


Got a little bit of snow on Sunday 3/3


Got a hoop to get in shape for summer time


Trip to Coral Fish fish store. This is their “pet”, he is a puffer fish


It has been super cold in Tennessee. Here are the cats snuggling. I felt bad to make them move where I could make the bed.


Wearing my new socks


Trying a new recipe


Strawberry shortcake


Got a new table. I didn’t notice until now that the cat is also checking it out


Received my socks from the Reddit Gift Exchange


Our boarding pass to the Tennessee Riverboat


Trying out my new Harry Potter socks


Project 365: Weeks 6 & 7 February 17, 2013


Heidi cat giving us her profile


My new purse from Earthbound Trading Company


My rose my father-in-law gave me


My Valentines Day Orchids  from my husband


If it fits it ships


Spending the day at the parents house and hanging out with Gizmo


My Valentines Day steak dinner my husband cooked me


Mr. Mal rocking his tie dye shirt


Horseback riding in the mountains


I have been working on my sewing area, starting to look good


Clean tank, well it doesn’t look clean until the next day


Homemade sticky buns


Weenier dog race at the Ice Bears Hockey game


Project 365: Week 1 and Week 2 January 13, 2013

Another year, another 365 pictures to take. So, here we go. To start off 2013 here are the first two weeks together. I was sick last week and not able to post them. I will try better this week, enjoy.


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Heidi Cat was happy we were finally home


This cat is the hardest cat to get a picture of. You have to use a DSLR.


It is so warm this January my bulbs are staring to bloom


Cinnamon rolls, yummy


Still no one living in here, maybe in the spring


Mr. Mal keeping me company while I was so sick


Still sleeping with me


Good fruit smoothie for breakfast should help me back on my feet faster


Rain, Rain, Go Away


Set up my sewing machine


Ice Bears Hockey Game


Road Trip North to Michigan January 11, 2013

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This New Years, like many others in the past, we spent out-of-state. We usually are on the annual family vacation but regretfully we had to attend my husband’s grandfather’s memorial service, which was being held just outside of Detroit, MI. We left East Tennessee bright and early on Friday Dec 28 for our 8-9 hour drive north. The rain showers that had hit the south a few days prior headed north and turned into some very snowy conditions. Fortunately, we missed all the bad road conditions and just got to see the pretty aftermath of snowy landscapes. Along for the ride were my brother-in-law and his girlfriend. 4 people packed into the little toaster “Honda Element” made for good times 🙂 Naw, it wasn’t that terrible and the time passed by rather quickly, I didn’t even take a catnap. I wasn’t sure how the toaster would do in snowy conditions but to my surprise it did really well and got us all there safe and sound about 9 pm that night. After dinner we all settled into our hotel room for the night.

The memorial service was early the next morning, so no sleeping in that day. We all arrived at the funeral home at 9:45 am and the service began at 10:00. It was an exceedingly pleasant service and many friends and family attended. My mother-in-law, along with others, gathered pictures of her dad and had them placed around the room. That was uplifting to see all the fun things he had done in his life. It was also good to see some old faces again. Following the service the family held a luncheon at a local Italian restaurant. They had tremendous food I would go there again just to have dinner. It was a good day and everything went better than I had planned.

Over the next few days we toured the city and of course did the Michigan thing to do, eat. We ate and ate, I was stuffed the whole time but I wasn’t complaining at all because it was some good food. We had to stop and get a hot dog at one of their well-known Coney Island’s, yummy. We took a tour of Detroit’s Greektown. While there we ran into my husband’s Uncle from his father’s side of the family. I had never meant him and his family before so it was a nice surprise. During of time in Michigan we hung out with his Uncle a few times. Once we all had dinner together, another time we hit up the arcade with the children, and even caught a local hockey game.

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New Years Eve was spent at his uncles and aunts home (mother’s brother’s) outside of Detroit. His aunt cooked a lovely dinner and we had a few drinks and shot some pool in their basement. Of course we didn’t make it the whole time to watch the ball drop but we had a nice time just catching up but we had to hit the bed early because we had to pack and leave the next morning. The ride back home went well, other than many places being closed due to it being New Years day. We did get to stop by a Cabelas which we do not have locally and I have never been able to visit. My husband had a field day there and shopped for 2 hours, but so did I 😉 The weather on the drive home was almost ideal until we hit Tennessee then there was thick fog. After we passed Jellico, TN and got out of the top part of the mountain it was a smooth sailing all the way home with just a bit of a small rain fall. We arrive home about 11:00 pm. Tired and drained from the drive we hit the bed and didn’t unpack too much. It was odd to have just one animal in the house. The house cat, Heidi, was very happy to see us; I guess she got bored all alone for a few days. The next day I would have to pick all the other fur babies from their boarding places and Mr. Mal from granny’s house, he is a bit spoiled.

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We had a great time but it was nice to finally be home after weeks of travel and get back to normal life.


Project 365: Week 52 January 2, 2013

This is it! The finally week, 52, of 2012. I did it! I took 366 pictures everyday of 2012. It was hard at first and I didn’t think I was going to make it but in the end I really enjoyed it so I think I will continue it into 2013.

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This is very fitting for me



Mr. Z grilling the bird



Mr Mal enjoying Christmas time



Christmas at my parents house. So happy to finally have a sewing machine!



On our way to Michigan. I guess they ran out of road.

DSC_0194Catching a hockey game with the family


New Year’s Eve