The Zarb Homestead

Living natural and healthy on a simple budget

Project 365: Weeks 10 and 11 March 19, 2013

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Cajun Dinner Week


Had a light dusting early one morning


Um, no


Reddit Gift Exchange Scarfs: Homemade Harry Potter! I love it


My birthday present ❤


Finally, finished.


Making my mom’s tablecloth and Mr. Mal is trying to help out


Crazy husky had a cat up the tree


Been wanting this for year finally broke down and got it


My fish sleeps on the filter. Scares me all the time


Waiting at the airport


Went into the husky’s cage and my husband locked him in. Sad puppy


Trying to sell our snake. I am not a fan


Red Beans and rice, yummy


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: Week 4 and 5 February 4, 2013

Here are my pictures from Week 4 and Week 5 this year. I know, I know, I am late again, story of my life.


Ladybugs, really?


Ladies Night at Coal Creek Shooting Range


Nothing like homemade bread


Still working on getting more fruit in my diet


Ice Storm Khan


Making fresh rolls, yum


Not too much snow this time.


Hard to see, but that is Blackie Cat watching the bubbles screen saver


Waking up to a snowy morning. Notice the claw marks in the screen? Never sleep with the window open when you own a husky.


Finally, after 9 years I am a top rated seller. I just sell stuff I don’t use anymore I guess that is why it took so long 🙂


Mr. Mal snuggling with a snuggie


Thunder Snow in the South January 24, 2013

It went from 70 degrees and sunny to low 30’s and snowing in the matter of a few days, really. I live in South Knoxville and I have renamed it the Bermuda Triangle because once bad weather hits East Tennessee it destroys South Knoxville. On 1/13/13 I got stuck 4 times on the way home from work. I am not one to drive in the snow but I can and I do well in it but I just DO NOT like it. When I left work, I called my husband, who works is West Knoxville, wondering why he hasn’t called to check my safety and he said it wasn’t even snowing there, crazy. By this time we already had 3 inches of snow and it was still coming down hard. I told him to head home ASAP but it was already too late. Traffic was starting to back up and the interstate was not moving. It took him 3 hours to drive home, should have been 30 minutes on a normal day.

There really wasn’t a hurry home because we had lost power at 5:00 pm and did not get in back on until late the next night. It was freezing in the house, well not technically it was 47 when we awoke the next morning. We passed the time by playing some board games and trying  to stay warm. We had to pull out the ski gear to stay warm. I slept in my long underwear and a coat, it was a long night. The worse part of the past few days was that the saltwater tank got too cold and the 2 clown fish and some corals did not make it. I thought our star fish was also a goner but he defrosted once the tanks was up and running again. He however did lose one leg but it will grow back in time. The dogs did enjoy playing the snow and it was nice to see everything covered in white but I only like it if the power stays on.

They are calling for more snow and ice tonight, joy.

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Project 365: Week 3 January 22, 2013


Yummy Harry Potter Frog


Snow starting to fall


Power was out, so what else was there to do


Woke up to this, 47 degrees in the house not cool


Yeah, we have heat!


Power is back on so I made some cookies


Happy Birthday Maria!



If it is Cold it Might as Well Snow October 21, 2011

I am not a fan of cold weather. It sends chills down my bones when it gets in the 40’s. One of the worst feelings is walking outside and it’s cold and raining; however, I do like one thing about cold weather, snow. I absolutely love it when it snows. It makes me all cheerful and warm inside. I don’t know if this feeling comes from my childhood, were I remember sitting on front of the TV watching the news and waiting for the weather man talk about some percentage of snow and hoping it would be a blizzard where we wouldn’t have school the next day. The sensation could also come from the movies. Whenever you are watching joyful Christmas movies there is normally classical music with snow falling in the background and everyone is happy and warm. Either way, I just love the snow.

When you live in the south snowfall is very limited. Knoxville’s annual snowfall is around 6.5 inches and snow on Christmas may happen once every decade, but once it arrives almost everyone is happy.  I love to make snowmen and sled down hills; I am like a child again. So, I say if it has to be cold it might as well snow.