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~
Monday, February 29, 2016
We have placed them in starter cups in hopes to bring them to grow new plants.
We'll let you know if they grow this way. According to the internet sources, I think we are doing it right. The girls have given each one a name.
Sunday, February 28, 2016
I wasn't sure if they would be interested, but they ate the entire tray. I repurposed a tray used to bake a giant coolie with. Cleaning has it's advantage.
They absolutely love rotten bananas. So if I don't feel like whipping up banana muffins or bread it goes to them.
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Friday, February 26, 2016
Our snow arrived, and we are going through many old towels from wiping paws off. I'd rather have the snow then the previous pouring down sleet we had. School closed yesterday.
Jasper found the sun spot the other day. He gets along with Zuri just fine, but King has too much energy for him.
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Pssst! You're gonna need a cup of something to sip and read through this today, ha ha!
I went straight in, bought what I needed, and headed for the front of the store. I was in the last store before returning home.
I raced down the aisle, hoping the speed would burn more calories, but came to a halt. The clearance shelves. Yikes!
There in front of me was a beautiful kitchen rug. The kind you put in front of your sink.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
I went online and could not find one suitable either, or found them too expensive. I shopped at three stores, and looked a craft supply companies online - nothing.
Monday, February 22, 2016
Sunday, February 21, 2016
We drove to town and parked the car. We shopped at locally owned stores and even sipped a hot coffee at a popular (also locally owned, by someone who I graduated from high school with) coffee house/used book store. I was tempted to come home with a book, but knew I better get home to read the ones I already have.
After picking up chicken feed, and other necessities, we retreated to the front porch. Ahhh, porch time. What a blessing it was. Fun day, and ended fun. Hubby beat me at two games of cards too.
Saturday, February 20, 2016
The exercise is starting to balance out now. The tight knots I had in my hips and back are working themselves out.
I'm quite honestly running out of steam for this "extreme" clean going on here. Although, I must be spreading motivational thoughts into my kid's heads. I see them cleaning quite often in their rooms lately.
Don't throw tomatoes,
Friday, February 19, 2016
I paired it with a beef/potato/veggie plate. Not that I am a wine connoisseur, but anyway....
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Well, evidently, I used the wrong yellow yarn to make all 96 of those yellow center flowers, so I have to make them all over again with the right yarn. They are too big.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
I purchased a jar of non-gmo/organic virgin coconut oil. This stuff is not cheap either, so I waited until I had a $3 off store coupon for it (while on sale).
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Monday, February 15, 2016
Do I like them? Well.
I still have to wet them to use them, just as I would use a spray bottle of vinegar/water solution.
I still have to use the same elbow movement to clean the area with.
Sunday, February 14, 2016
By the time he would be home, it would be way too late for this gal to go out, and way too cold, so I took to the kitchen.
We needed some extra heat in the house anyway. The warmest hour was about feeling like 0°F.
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Some days I want to flavor my greens (other other dishes) with shallots and I don't have them on hand.
Friday, February 12, 2016
Mountain rose herbs has a few more recipes on their site too. I have no idea why I chose rosemary, but it intrigued me.
Thursday, February 11, 2016
I decided to use my dried thyme and use less of it (dried is more potent). Most recipes that use 1 stick of organic butter, require about 3 Tablespoons of fresh herbs, plus garlic.
I did not want garlic in my herbed butter for breakfast toast. I wanted simply thyme. Thyme has so many healthy qualities and I love the taste of it on toast with a few eggs.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
It was sort of a peaceful type of snowfall. They kind that made you smile, hunker down and curl up with a few puppies and a good book.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
I got bubbles, but I have well water too. The water turned a milky white due to the ingredients too. The bubbles were not real big, but the clove oil really stood out. I think any good essential oil will work. It just depends on what you want.
Monday, February 8, 2016
Saturday we has a long list of chores - inside and out. Wood needed restocked, bathrooms cleaned top to bottom (dusting included), recycling taken out, a trip to donate items to the thrift, and much more.
I wanted some "fun" time on Sunday, so I put a limit on my deep cleaning, but 9 sconces (light fixtures) were taken down and scrubbed clean. I have 8 more on ceiling fans, and then I move to the kitchen light fixtures. It's such a relief to get that sort of cleaning done.
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Friday, February 5, 2016
That chase landed literally almost at the front of our homestead. Just another reason to be prepared out here.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Sigh. Recipes will just be getting the best of me here lately.
These were so easy to make, and I had all the organic ingredients on hand too.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
I had to read this recipe three times to make sure I read it correctly - "contents of one tea bag."
The recipe was delivered to my inbox, and I could not locate it anywhere online, so I'm sharing it here.
The tea you will need to buy, is made with organic herbs and is non-gmo.
Yogi tea brands are available in most stores. This is not to advertise their teas. I'm just sharing, because the recipe intrigued me. You need Honey-Lavender tea.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Monday, February 1, 2016
A well deserved weekend was called for - just Hubby and me (and solitude). We both voted for "spontaneous."
The jar holds day trips, one night trips and two night trips in it. Our marriage revival getaway was a two night trip. Yay for us!
The drive was very peaceful. Beautiful scenery, good driving weather, and positive thoughts along the way.