Pioneer Woman at Heart
One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!
One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
You have it in a case with your only other flash drive, because you are in a hurry to get it to your editor. It's thunder storming and you are running across the street to the door to deliver it.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
My goal is to declutter the clutter, no matter what or where it's at, one day at a time.
Current (and ongoing) project: Recipe Organization
Each "work" day, I take the time to copy, or cut and paste, at least 5 recipes. I have a bad habit of printing of or making a copy of a recipe, then clipping it to my fridge magnet. It got so heavy, it fell off (sigh).
Step two to this project, is to take the recipe titles and record them on a word document, so that I can simply access it for dinner/meal ideas when planning my meals. It's hard to remember every good recipe we use or try.
Current Bible Verse:
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
Today, I am reading and praying, and putting my trust in the Lord.
Monday, April 16, 2012
The organic section at my store had organic juice on sale for buy one-get one free. I got a few and got busy canning.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
I found this recipe in a copy of The Herb Quarterly several years ago. I lost it, then ordered a back issue of the magazine.
(for adults, dogs, and children older than 5 - otherwise they recommend using a gentle rose geranium hydrosol)
2 oz. jojoba oil
20 drops geranium essential oil
10 drops lavender essential oil
Combine all ingredients, place in small bottle and label. To use: Before going outdoors, apply this oil to any exposed skin. For dogs, place a few drops on your hands and then gently smooth the oil over the coat. If you prefer spray, substitute 2 oz. of distilled water for the jojoba oil, and place all ingredients in a small spray bottle. Spritz over your hair, clothing and skin. Repeat as necessary. (From The Herb Quarterly Magazine, Summer 2009).
I do recommend organic oils. So far, this is working for us and for the dogs. I'm not sure if you can use it on other animals, but wanted to share. There is a concern for using it on young children, but you could research it for other animals.
My son is constantly picking up ticks on his legs when he walks the dogs around the 6 acres here. He just rubs some on his legs and arms to prevent them from attaching. It's a nice way to repel ticks naturally.
Note: It was recommended by my Herbalist to never store your oils in the refrigerator. She recommended storing them in a cool/dry place. There is too much moisture in the refrigerator.
Monday, April 9, 2012
Sunday, April 8, 2012
I told hubby, we could skip buying the cow and just make regular trips to the bakery that sells this butter. It's a 2 1/2 - 3 hour drive, but we all need to get away right?
I haven't convinced him yet, so we may just have to buy the cow some day soon. I am already searching for a butter churn.
I am really enjoying the taste of this growth hormone free butter. It's tastier than organic butter I find in stores here.
Friday, April 6, 2012
After: A beautiful "new" pair of earrings to match my baby blue prairie skirt this summer.
Thank you Beansie Babbles Blogspot! You were my inspiration. If you haven't visited her site, you should. Lots of inspiration there.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
The asparagus is up too. It's hard to believe it's up this early.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
This is only trouble for those of us with no self-control in shopping at such stores, ha ha ha!
I recently earned $15.00 free at one particular store.
Monday, April 2, 2012
Here is some interesting information on this coffee: The Coffee Company.
There are different blends of it also. I'm sitting here sipping some of the mild blend right now. Mmmmm!
Sunday, April 1, 2012
She's black and white and her face has a tiny white dot on each cheek. My 15 year-old is taking suggestions for a name. Visit her blog to give her any names for this cutie: Life as a Teen Farmgirl.