NEW BLOG!!! How Exciting!!!

Hello old friends!! Oh how I’ve missed y’all!! Lots has happened since the Farewell blog… So hard to know where to begin…

Things at the Mini are great, Chris & I are just as in love with it as we have been since the very beginning. Unconventional seems to be our standard and well…it works for us so we’re taking it a step further!!

I’ve been creating lots of…let’s call it Art for simplicity sake…during our down time at the Mini. I have so many ideas running around in this brain of mine that I just have to get some of it out!! Now it seems we have an over abundance of ‘Art’ and I wanted to find a way to share it. is the outlet I’ve chosen to start selling my creations. If you’re unfamiliar with it’s a FABULOUS site that allows people like me to sell their homemade goods online. They’re unique because they only allow the sale of items that are homemade with love, supplies to make homemade goods and vintage treasures.

It’s no small feat to create an Etsy shop!! I’ve had to put my organizational hat on Big Time!! But after a month of research, cataloging, photography, more research, supply purchases, organizing and even more research I’m thrilled to announce that the shop is open and ready for business!!

Welcome to – MadcapCrazyCreations

Please stop by, take a peak, browse and let me know your thoughts, comments and opinions!! I’m admittedly very new to this whole online shop thing so any input would be highly appreciated!!

But where can you send me all these comments?? Well the new Blog of course!! I’ve missed blogging…more than I thought I would I must confess… But Kofy Thyme didn’t really have a purpose, a theme anymore, just my random babbles. The new blog is going to be full of my creations, recipes and all the crazy funny things that happen in Mini life. I hope you’ll jump over and follow us there, we’d love to have y’all!!

Welcome to –

See y’all there!!

With Much Love




Farewell Blog

Well this has been a long time coming… I’ve put it off for too long already… This will be my last post on Madcap328.

I couldn’t shut down the blog without one final farewell to the few of you left that still get the emails. No one comes here anymore. Why would they?? I hardly post and when I do it’s so random…without the RV adventure the blog has floundered and become quite boring. If I wouldn’t follow it or read the emails who am I kidding to think that anyone else would either!!

I enjoyed writing to y’all when I had something to write about. But with the Mini…I love our job, our new life, too much to write anything that could in any way jeopardize it. The crafting…well…that’s coming to a close too. The new shop is great when it isn’t too hot and the bugs stay away. I live less than 2 blocks from the great Mississippi River in the deep south. High temps and bugs are just a part of life here. No where to craft = no crafts. Which takes yet another topic off the table. Clean eating… If y’all are truly interested there are hundreds of really good blogs dedicated exclusively to the wonderful world of clean eating…this will never be one of them though.

I won’t drag this out. It’s been fun. I’ve enjoyed it tremendously!!

I wish you all the very best, where ever your adventure leads you!!

With Much Love


Clean Eating – Full of Surprises!!

So y’all know we embarked on a clean eating journey starting a couple of months ago. We’re really enjoying a cleaner way of eating!! We’re learning as we go…trial by error… We aren’t looking to be extreme about it, instead we’re making better choices more often. I’ve been finding some of the most outrageous recipes online…weirdo stuff…at least to us. I don’t think it has to be all that difficult. More like the simpler the better!! But…I am learning a whole bunch of good stuff while researching online too. Sometimes it still amazes me how much great info is out there to be had!!

We have been surprised at how much less real food we’re eating than we were of the processed stuff. One of the books I read, sorry I can’t remember exactly which one, said that our bodies crave real food and our brains are smart enough to know when we aren’t getting it, thus making us hungry again and again until our bodies get the nutrients we need. I don’t pretend to understand the science behind it but if what we’re experiencing is any indication there just might be some truth to it.

We have actually been able to decrease our food budget while buying more veges, only the best cuts of meat and all whole grains. I was hoping to keep our budget the same, I never imagined it could go down!! One of the easiest ways to keep the cost down is cooking at home, besides, that’s the only way we can know whats really going into our food…if you think about it… Anywho, when I cook something I make a whole bunch at once. Saves a lot of time too which is a huge plus when nearly everything is made from scratch. If I didn’t I’d be spending all of eternity in the kitchen!! That’s a total deal breaker for me. I like to cook and all but I have other things to do too!! For example the other night I made a huge batch of chili. We had chili and cornbread (from a box, I haven’t tried it from scratch yet) for supper. Then I divided the leftovers between tupperwares for the freezer, some for chili mac and others for chili over baked potatoes. One batch of chili will provide at least 5-6 suppers for us over time. Not bad for browning some hamburger and dumping everything else in the crock pot to simmer all afternoon. Great time saver, easy on the budget and a great way to spread out 1 pound of hamburger!! I’ve made spaghetti sauce, granola, roast beef hash, broccoli cheddar soup and an asian inspired chicken salad in bulk for us to either freeze for later or eat on for a whole week of lunches.

Another budget saver is making the absolute most out of everything, waste not want not. I save every scrap from cleaning veges. It may seem extreme…Chris thinks I’ve lost my mind…it’s ok…it’s like a game to me now… I save all my peelings and trimmings in a gallon bag in the freezer. That way when it’s time to make chicken stock I have all my veges ready to go without using good veges that are going to have to be thrown away in the end anyway. Last week I was able to take 3 good size chicken breasts and make 2 batches of chicken stock for the freezer, a chicken pasta that we had for 2 suppers and 2 lunches, then a couple huge chicken salads and still enough chicken left over to try out a new recipe using quinoa for the first time. No waste!!

The newest tid bit of wisdom that I just gleamed from the internet is how to grow veges at home from the scraps you normally throw away while cleaning veges. Say what?!?! Oh YES!! Those green onions that are so fabulous in any number of different kinds of salads or all on their own… We trim the roots off the onions every time we clean these babies to eat, right? Silly me, I’ve been throwing these in the freezer for my stock collection…not anymore!! These are going directly into a glass of water for those roots to sprout!! Once the green onion starts to regrow simply leave in the glass of water being sure to change the water every couple of days or plant your new roots in a pot in the kitchen to harvest whenever the need arises. Then rinse and repeat!! How amazing and ummm FREE!! So guess what my new project is?? Oh Hell Yeah!! I already have some garlic that’s sprouted and is ready to be planted. I’m definitely going to have some green onions too and I’m going to give romaine lettuce a go too!! All inside with my beautiful herb garden!!

As for the outside garden…I’m lucky enough to have a patio at our new Mini. A very very small patio but a patio nonetheless!! We’re still debating on exactly how to do the garden though. I’ve found some stackable planter pots that will allow me to have more of a variety of veges while only taking up a little space…but they won’t hold all veges, just some. I also have an abundance of rubber totes that I could use to plant in…bonus being their FREE!! Another option was suggested to us today of buying a kiddy pool to hold our whole garden. The pool would take up the majority of my patio area which could make it very difficult to plant or weed… I need to get cracking on whichever option I decide to go with… Suggestions?? Ideas?? HELP!!

We’ve made a lot of great progress in moving our way of eating to more real foods and less processed but we still have a way to go. I’ve nearly kicked the soda habit and now enjoy coffee, water or iced tea instead. We are hoping to switch over to homemade bread next month since finding true wheat bread without all the extra crap is impossible at the store. If only a good, cheap bread maker would find its way to me!!

Now that I’ve bored y’all with food stuff next post will be the craft projects I’ve finished up – full of pictures!!

With Much Love