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.

Adopted Motto

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

Monday, June 29, 2015

Happy Homemaker Monday

Today I am joining Diary of at Stay at Home Mom for Happy Homemaker Monday.

The weather in my neck of the woods. . .
More scattered rain and thunderstorms.  Row, row, row your boat....

Things that make me happy. . .
 Making something by hand for myself or for the family.

Menu for this week. . .
 Monday:  Homemade Tuna and Noodle with garden peas, and homemade broccoli salad with garden broccoli

Tuesday:  Baked Cod, spinach and corn relish
....not sure on the rest of the week yet.  Maybe some wild black raspberry pancakes for either breakfast or dinner.

What's on my TV. . .
  Anything good on Netlix

Looking around the house . . .
 My living room is actually clean, a few jars of jam need labeled and put in the pantry, and the ice cube trays need refilled.  I am down to 12 drawers/cupboards in the kitchen, that need knobs and pulls added.

On my to-do list . . . 
 check garden
 check water in the barn
 fold laundry
 make broccoli salad
 bake banana muffins
 sweep kitchen
 swipe one bathroom

New recipe I have tried or want to try soon. . .
  Nothing new this past week.  I did make a macaroni salad, that includes a dozen boiled eggs in it - second time to make it.  It uses a cooked vinegar/onion mix in it.  Yum!

In the craft basket. . .
 A dishcloth getting knitted, a few small Christmas gifts getting made, some flour sack towels and embroidery floss.

Looking forward to this week. . .
 I'm looking forward to porch time, whether it is handiwork, reading, or writing.  Or simply sitting and sipping a nice beverage.  Or playing cards with the gang here.

Tips and Tricks. . .
Rub a raw potato on the grill to keep food from sticking.

My favorite blog post this week. . .
 There are so many good ones, it's hard to pick one. 

Blog Hopping (a new discovered blog you would like to share with the readers). . . 
 Nothing at the moment

No words needed (favorite photo or picture). . .

Lesson learned the past few days. . .
 Don't water porch pots with my slippers on.  I accidentally splashed the watering can right over my feet the other day, ha ha!  I left my slippers out there to dry out.

On my mind. . . 
 To be honest, the outcome of the garden is on my mind daily anymore, the excess of rain we are continuing to get, wanting to go camping and I can't (about to pop up a tent in my bedroom). . .talking myself out of a pity party and trying to keep the humor flowing these days.

Devotional, Scripture readings, key verses. . . .
My morning devotional I took to the porch this morning.


RB said...

The To Do List looks a lot like mine today. Done so far, cleaned the bathroom, vacuumed the living room. Next, deep clean the kitchen (again, it's been a daily chore here cause we've been battling ants).

A homemade paste of Borax, sugar and a bit of water, put into old cottage cheese cartons (to protect pets) with tops pierced with nails has helped a lot, as has plain old cinnamon scattered around the borders of the kitchen counter, i.e. they will NOT cross cinnamon. And whenever I've seen one trying to come up through a crack or crevass, I spray that with Pine Glo to eliminate the pheromone trail and kill any ants that do try to come through there after. We've really gotten a good handle using all these things cause they literally swarmed the kitchen last weekend and now we're only seeing a couple here and there.
Thank God!!!

God bless.


Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

RB, thanks for that tip using the container. We have pets too.

RB said...

Make sure the lids on the containers are very tight fitting so a crafty pet can't pry or jar it off.
You could even put this paste into an old glass jar or bottle with a metal screw cap that you've poked holes into for the ants to get in, for extra safety for critters.
If you used, say an old glass bottle like one used for vinegar, jelly, etc. , laid on its side (to keep rain from getting in diluting the mix) right by ants nests in the yard would work well too.
God bless.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Thanks RB