Kombucha on the Ceiling

Kombucha is no joke!

Noah had told me a story about a woman he knows who did a second fermentation, and she ended up having to repair and paint her ceiling after opening the bottle. Needless to say, I thought maybe it was a slight exaggeration…nope, no way…it’s certainly not.  It’s one of those things you have to see to believe…and I am now a believer.  My kitchen ceiling…one spot above the sink…now needs to be repainted.  Terrible.  My mom, well she took it better than expected, but she is still kinda mad.  Right before the “explosion”, I told my smallest puppy (5 lb.-er) to “Hit the deck!”.  The bottle made a squealing noise, then BOOM!  Kombucha shot to the ceiling, all over the cabinets, in the cabinets, across to the wall, on the countertop, and on the stove.  And by “shot to the ceiling”, I mean shot – with excessive force…to the ceiling!  I kid you not.  Insanity.  Luckily the bottle didn’t break, but to top it off, there wasn’t much kombucha left in the bottle after the explosion; what was left was pretty awesome though.  A week is way too long to keep that fermenting!  Dually noted.  Eesh!  To tell the truth, I’m still laughing about it.

Yesterday, I got a quick lesson from Noah on fermenting pickle slices.  It takes 2 days, so by tomorrow I should have some awesome pickle slices.  I still have 2 bottles of kombucha fermenting…I see two little babies forming, too.  It’s a lot of work, but I enjoy it.

Total weight loss: 29.5 lbs.  Couldn’t be more proud of myself (you should be proud of yourself, too).

I picked up all my Thanksgiving supplies (first one that I’m doing the cooking).  Everything I’m making is paleo…or at the very least, primal.  I’m also making a bacon wrapped turkey!  For my stuffing, I’m cheating a little.  I picked up gluten free stuffing breadcrumbs.  :c)

I’m giving thanks to everyone that is a part of my life.  I’m giving thanks for all the people who never judged me, and for all the people that make me feel comfortable in my own skin.  I’m a lucky girl to have a life this amazing, filled with all the amazing friends I have.  Love you all.

What are you giving thanks for?

“You have brains in your head.  You have feet in your shoes.  You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  You’re on your own.  And you know what you know.  And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go.”



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I’m a 36 year old kid at heart. I reached a low point in my life where I felt like I needed to take control before I didn’t have the choice, and that’s when I decided that I needed to change my lifestyle. It’s going to be my life long goal to always achieve optimum health…I am still young after all. Here I am, over one year into my Paleo journey, and I never felt better.

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