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~
Sunday, December 27, 2015
Christmas Unwinds ~ Rain
There is a woman that sells them on Etsy.
I'm sharing for anyone interested - Gun Powder Woman
I don't have the tools to make these myself, nor the supply of shells to make them, but I don't they they would be that hard to make either.
Hubby and I had a wonderful anniversary day. First, I made him go out and pick us up breakfast from a local eatery (he he!). He was all for it. They make the gravy from scratch, so he picked up biscuits and gravy and other goods. That started out my day nicely.
We him-hawed on what to do, because his family was having Christmas at 3pm, which put a wrench in the day's celebration. He insisted we go, I said skip it. He won. We decided to drive about 40 minutes from our homestead and window shop in a very large antique mall. A mall in which we have never been in.
We only walked the outside booths, as time was limited due to the family party, so we walked through sort of quick. I did snatch up a pearl dangle bracelet, and pearl dangle necklace, along with a pair of gold earrings - all for under $8. I like the jewelry from the 50's, and every booth almost had a discount sale going. I found so many other things I wanted, but did not buy. I will be going back there more often, and taking a tape measure to make sure the cake pan is tall enough. Some things were very over priced, but other booths had great buys.
Conveniently, we were up by many restaurants, so we opted to eat before visiting his family. Our plans were to head south and eat at a local restaurant, but that quickly changed.
We, for the first time, ate at a fancy Italian restaurant. We were ahead of the dinner crowd, so we were served quickly. Crazy as I am, wrote down what we ate, so I can make it myself here at home - Butternut Squash Ravioli, and Farfalle Alfredo. I liked the squash dish better too.
Hubby proudly told everyone that served us, we made it through 17 years of marriage, and raising kids. He took photos of us to share of course too. It's not like we eat out on a regular basis. It was a very special treat for us.
With full bellies, and yes we devoured a creme brulee together, we headed back to the family party. We stopped in, held a new baby, laughed, hugged, and retreated home.
When we arrived, we found that my best friend from high school, had stopped in and left us a Christmas basket. It was spilling out at the rim, and included a very large book on natural remedies. What a nice surprise.
It poured down rain most of the night, otherwise I would have window shopped at the very large bookstore near the restaurant. It's probably a good thing. I have a lot to read here yet.
The rain never stopped, not like we need more this year. It's raining as I type this morning post on Sunday. Today is a good day to recoup, and relax, and clean up a bit too.