One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Monday, January 22, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday

I absolutely forgot to join in on this last Monday.  Today I am.  I'm joining up with Sandra at Diary of at Stay at Home Mom.  My week is starting up with less stress and more of a better plan this week.

Sunday, by 3pm I shockingly told Hubby, "I haven't had a hook in my hand all day!"  Nope.  We had a lumberjack breakfast, cut a load of barn wood (making another dent in the debris pile), and spent the rest of the day in the kitchen.  It was a meatloaf, potato kind of day.  I also got a frittata baked for on-the-go breakfast, along with homemade blueberry pancakes for those who were not on the go.  With breakfast baking/cooking freeing me up today, and the bed sheets already washed and dried, I'm ready to tackle cleaning chores today.

On the breakfast plate. . .

(I'll have a post on this soon)

Looking out the window . . .
Sunshine and warm however, high of 55° but rain is in the forecast (and we all know how mushy the ground is after a thaw, so we don't need rain).  


Right now I am. . .
-writing down the new recipes I want to try (tincture, deodorant, and some food recipes). Oh, my youngest daughter finally took my suggestion for coloring her hair with coffee grounds and coffee.  I think she'll be making a video to post on YouTube as well.  She said it felt so refreshing on her scalp.  If she does, I'll share the video.


Thinking and pondering. . .
Calling all yarn stashers!  I'm looking for more yarn.  This time it's a cotton yarn I need:

(best lighting, but not really capturing the true color)

Peaches and Creme, Cotton yarn, Color: Bright Orange 01628, 2.5 oz.  

I can find it on ebay and etsy, but for high prices.  Gosh, Amazon wants $7.20 for one tiny ball (when these sell for less than $2 in stores).  If you have this yarn, and want to sell it at a reasonable price (USA shipping), please email me.


On my bedside table. . .
 -homemade lip balm, crochet needle and hooks, a cup of water


On my TV tonight. . . .
 Whatever we find on Amazon Prime. 


What I'm listening to. . .
 - nothing, radio is not on and it's nice and quiet.


On the menu this week . . .
 - have no clue, leftovers tonight so it's easy going all week


On my to-do list. . .

-one bathroom
-wash towels and possibly hang them outside
-take towels off indoor clothesline and fold
-make tea infusion
-floors, all of them
-bake muffins
-prepare roll dough
-pick up books at the library
-dust
-water plants
-muck coop

(short to-do list today)


What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating. . .
- currently, cup coasters, more hats, baby blanket, another scarf, and more.  I just pick one on the hooks and try to finish one by the weekend.

My simple pleasure. . .
Journaling by hand.  Pen/ pencil on paper.


Lesson learned this past week . . .
Don't store cocoa powder in the same area as my corn starch (another story you will soon hear about)


From the camera. . .



Prayer list . . .
No special requests at this time.  Family, myself, friends.


Bible verse, devotional, quote. . .



Image result for quote for staying in shape




18 comments:

Row. said...

Hello Kristina, That photo of your bread has me salivating! It looks so good I can almost smell it. Glad to see you enjoy journaling, maybe sometime you will share photos, I find photos of pen, paper, stationary and books/journals so beautiful. Cant wait to hear about the cocoa powder story lol
Have a great day!

Jodi Saladino said...

The quiche looks yummy! I will look through my stash of yarn and see if I have any orange... I think I may have, but not 100% sure. Have a great week!

Rebecca Knox said...

I love reading your blog! You seem so up, fresh, full of energy, and do so many interesting and inspiring things! Love the idea of dying the hair with coffee grounds and will be looking forward to hearing more about that! :) Have a blessed week ahead! <3

Lucie said...

Oh, I think we have the same kind of tea! I want to hear about that hair tint! Have a great week

Kristina said...

Row, thank you. And yes, it is a funny (but short) tale to tell you all about, ha ha!

Kristina said...

Thanks Jodi, it's a color I don't think they make anymore, and I use it for cup coasters and to make my chicken ornaments.

Kristina said...

Rebecca, I love to read your blog too. I left you a email and comment. Have a great week.

Kristina said...

Lucie, my bathroom has coffee grounds all over the floor, but at least it's natural, ha ha. She loves making YouTube videos so I can't wait to see it.

mamasmercantile said...

The photo of the breakfast plate was amazing, what a great breakfast.

Kristina said...

mama, thanks!

Susan said...

I have taken to making overnight steel cut oats for a portable breakfast, but that frittata looks SO good! I was going to remark on your "short" to-do list - it's unusual when it's under two pages!

Rain said...

Oh, I'm interested about the corn starch cocoa incident!!! Your bread looks yummy! :)

Jean @sonotorganized.com said...

You always sound so busy over there and imagine your house must be full of delicious smells from all that baking. Blueberry pancakes sound so good and the frittata looks amazing. Hope you have a wonderful week!

Kristina said...

Susan, I love steel cut oats too. I need to make some soon.

Kristina said...

Jean, I make my blueberry pancakes with a variety of Einkorn and other flour. Thanks. Have a nice week too.

Kristina said...

Thanks Rain, I will share that story on Tuesday.

Tamy Bollar said...

I'm running so late this week visiting everyone. I sure hope you had a GREAT week!

Kristina said...

Thank you Tamy!