Sometimes my son Keiran will grab my Nikon D60 to take photos. For most of those moments I inwardly cringe. I love that camera more than I probably should. Yet, he took this photo above at my daughter's 15th birthday celebration and took the best photo ever. Note to self; hand him the camera next time to take all the pictures.
Homemade gluten free cake (ish - made it from Pamela's - the best gf company ever).
My dad originally created this dish soon after my parents married in 1961. We fondly refer to it as rice fry. It is made up of ground breakfast pork sausage, green onions and brown rice. For some reason the flavors compliment each other perfectly. It's been a family favorite ever since and Cerys has always requested it for her birthday dinner.
For those that have been reading my blog since 2006, here is Cerys growing up. I'm so proud of my now 15 year old daughter. She's frugal, she's creative, she's unique, she's spirited and she and I are actually growing closer in her older years after a very difficult age 2-12 period. As I said she is/was so spirited.
Raising two Thrifted kids has to be the most satisfying and enjoyable part of this lifestyle. Cerys wears high end designer clothes that I pick up for a couple dollars at garage sales. She proudly tells her friends that her mother bought them second hand for her. She's careful about saving money and loves to spend it with great thought. I think one of the most important educations that our Thrifted kids receive is the art of the thrifted dollar. We should all feel so proud of ourselves for doing things differently and not living a high percentage retail life.