Monday, June 23, 2014


One of my favorite things to do is go out and pick what ever I need for dinner. I am definitely an "outdoors person", and if I don't go outside at least once a day, I feel so cooped up-for lack of a better word(who ever is like me knows what I mean). When it is my meal day to cook, my routine is to prep dinner around 3:00pm, then at 3:30 go out and get my garden goodies, and lastly cook at 4:00pm, to eat at 5:00. Because I love wild edibles, my family will vouch that many times I have a new special "ingredient" in my pot... along with many herbs from my garden.

Here is a few pictures of my new garden plot, I am still trying to figuar out a good way to keep weeds down, so please exscuse the underconstruction garden.

The main garden bed:

My new tire garden:

My close up on the main garden plot:

I hope you enjoyed these pictures!

Kari Kanani

P.S. If anyone has a suggestion in getting stuborn grass out of the ground let me know!

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Friday, June 13, 2014

Piano Scarf-

Recently I found a really neat pattern off a knitting website which I would like to share with you. It is on ravelry, a free online website for knitters and crocheters with tons of neat patterns. Anyway, here is the story behind the piano scarf...

The Piano Scarf Story-

My son, Mikkel, wanted a scarf and he wanted it to be an exact copy of a real piano keyboard with 88 keys. Every key had to have the real size.

I knitted it with 3 mm needles, which resulted in almost perfect size. I knitted it double and sew it together. The scarf is knitted in intarsia. I used 2 balls of black and 3 balls of white at the same time, so I did not have to break the yarn.
My son, Mikkel, has been playing classical music on his piano since he was 6 years old, now he is 22.

So if you know anyone who is a really great pianist, this is a challenging, yet rewarding pattern to try.

Kari Kanani~*~

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Starting Anew

I went through a season of not blogging for a few months. With school studies and daily life, I believe my time was well spent getting everything organized that I needed to. My blogging time is not to clutter life with my family, friends, and most importantly, the One True Elohim. So, right off, I want you as my reader to understand that I will most likely not be writing very often, yet I have decided I would like to make this blog about the following topics to help organize my finds, mainly, and hopefully help pass on information to others that have the same interests as me.

Topics for the Revised Riding Down the Lane:

-Wild Edibles

-Natural Healing



There might be more topics I write about, but my main topics will be wild edibles/ herb finds. So come and join me on my adventures learning about herbs from a biblical view!

Kari Kanani~*~

P.S Happy 18th Birthday to a friend ;)

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Body Butter~

I found this is a recipe I have been wanting to try to make for a long time, and finally made it today! Here is he recipe and picture!

Here is where I got this great recipe~


Body Butter

Makes 2 1/2 to 3 cups whipped butter.

1 cup Organic, raw shea butter
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup almond oil
1. Melt shea butter and coconut oil in the top of a double boiler. Remove from heat and let cool for 30 minutes. 

2. Stir in almond oil and essential oils of your choosing.*

3, Place oil mixture in freezer or outside to chill.

4. Wait until oils start to partially solidify (see photo) then whip until a butter-like consistency is achieved. 

4. Place in clean, glass jar and enjoy! A little goes a long way.

*Not all essential oils are skin friendly or child friendly. Please do your research before adding.


1. You can use what ever oils you wish, just make sure you keep the ratio 75% solid to 25% liquid.

2. The chilling step is crucial. If you don’t chill it properly, it won’t whip or stay whipped. About 20 minutes in the freezer usually does the trick for this batch. Make sure you scrape down the sides before mixing.

3. Since this recipe does not contain any water, it will not mould. You should keep in a cool place but it does not have to be refrigerated. 

4. I do not know the exact shelf life but I know it will keep at least a few months, plus. 

5. The body butter melts as it goes on and gets a little oily but absorbs beautifully, quickly and leaves your skin very soft.   Ingredients~ >

Melting in the double boiler~

Almond oil and Essential Oils~

Out of the freezer~

Starting to blend~

Soft silky substance~

In the jar~


All done~

Try it sometime!


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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Modest Fashion Challenge~

Hello Everyone!

I am linking to my friend's blog at for a modest fashion challenge. Here are my pictures!

(My sister helped with everything outfit, hair, and pictures.)

The theme I am entering is .....

~ Green Spring Picnics ~
Hair styled by my sister ~

Here is my outfit!

There is another picture of my outfit!

Thrift Store
Brand: Merona

Thrift Store
Brand: J. Jill


Hair Accessory:
Flower clip from Claire's

Other Acessories:
Rose earrings and ring from friend ;)
Longaberger basket with flowers~

This is one of my favorite outfits to wear! I just love these colors, and yes, my skirt is past my knee.

Have a great day!

Here are the accesories of my outfit.

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