I’m feeling pretty domestic.

First roast of the year.

Baking cookies.

Our new shower curtain.
Shower Curtain <3

I’m feeling pretty domestic lately.

I’ve joined Popinjay, a weekly concept photo challenge. The challenge two weeks ago (give me a break) was domestic. The week before was selfless and this week is caged. Join us why don’tchu? I’ll catch up.

P.S. Do you have any recipe recommendations for green beans? I canned a whole lot of ’em (in jars) and honestly, I’m a lil’ green bean challenged.

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Sheena Tatum

Hey, I'm Sheena! I married my jr. high sweetheart and together, we raise three tiny humans in NW Indiana. I'm an introverted free-spirit and serial dreamer obsessed with all things tropical and carefree. I love inspiring others to live wholly and find beauty in the mundane. I don't always get it right, but I'll keep trying anyway. :) Email: [email protected]

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  • courtney September 28, 2010 at 8:44 AM

    LOOKS YUM and I love the shower curtain~

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  • Caity September 28, 2010 at 6:02 AM

    I love your pictures! I think photo challenges are so fun!

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  • Sheena September 27, 2010 at 12:09 PM

    @Jessica, I’ll have to try adding mushrooms! I’m on the hunt for a smokin’ casserole recipe.

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  • Jessica September 27, 2010 at 9:05 AM

    We eat a lot of green beans in my house. Our favorite is frying up some bacon, then adding mushrooms and green beans to the pan. We also make green beans with onion and mushrooms. Or green bean casserole.

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  • Serene September 25, 2010 at 11:27 AM

    I’m afraid canned green beans are my nemesis, but I sure do like your photos!

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  • Sheena September 25, 2010 at 7:23 AM

    @BLR Graham, when you say canned, do you mean canned from the grocery store or “homemade” canned (in jars)? I canned fresh beans in jars.

    Thanks for stopping by :).

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  • traceykinohio September 25, 2010 at 1:47 AM

    the soup looks fantastic! even though sad to see summer go, i love Fall. The cool air makes me cook & bake, too! Last made cream cheese brownies – yum. Cool shower curtain :-)

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  • BLR Graham September 24, 2010 at 1:14 PM

    Hmm, I use canned green beans for emergency only:) Add butter, heat it up, drain, and serve warm seasoned with salt and pepper:)

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  • Liss September 23, 2010 at 4:47 PM

    There’s a recipe I LOVE, but not sure how it’ll work with canned beans, but if you can saute them, feel free to give this a try.

    Using a wok or a saute pan, cover the bottom in your favourite cooking oil (EVOO is my favourite), and heat to just below smoking point. Add in green beans and saute until they turn bright green and begin to darken, continuously stirring to keep from burning. Add in sliced onions (smaller cooks faster and more evenly), garlic powder, and pepper and continue to cook until beans are fully cooked to your preferred level.

    P.S. that roast looks extremely tasty!

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    • Sheena September 23, 2010 at 4:57 PM

      @Liss, I’ve tried this before but they were canned (jarred) and they tasted…I don’t know…greasy if that’s the word I’m looking for and not that flavorful – I even added bacon lol. It wasn’t because of the oil, I think it’s just the texture of green beans. Sigh. Maybe I can make a casserole. LOL

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      • Liss September 23, 2010 at 5:03 PM

        @Sheena, yeah, that’s what I thought, since they were canned. I really just have experience cooking with fresh beans.

        And there’s nothing wrong with casserole! ;) or in stews…

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  • Drea September 23, 2010 at 11:32 AM

    mmmm that looks SO GOOD!! and love the curtain :)

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