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, December 31, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday

Today I'm joining Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom.  Sunday we got "Big Red" fired up.  Here's hoping she'll keep starting now.  It (the truck) could need a few parts yet.

We drove "Big Red" to the "Big City" and delivered a gift and Christmas cookies, picked up load of straw and headed back home.  I forgot to renew my library books, but it looks like only a few are late (this time).

On the breakfast plate . . . 
Homemade breakfast burrito and coffee

The weather outside is . . .
Rain is on the way, with a high of 56°F, but will quickly go back to the low 20's at night for the next week.

As I look out my window . . .
It's still dark out.

On the to-do list . . .
-take care of the chickens
-feed barn cats (Leo still comes once every often)
-put away clean dishes
-empty ash pan (depends on the rain today)
-start another tincture
-knock down some cobwebs
-put a few Christmas decorations away
-put a Christmas tablecloth away
-re-file all of the recipes I got out over the holidays
-take down the snowman shower curtain and put it away
-sweep kitchen
-measure out dry ingredients for homemade biscuits

Currently reading . . .

On the TV . . .
A netflix series called The Ranch, and another called Rain.  not sure if we'll finish the Rain series.  It's getting weird like the Walking Dead got weird.  I don't enjoy movies where they eat people.  Yuck.

On the menu this week . . .
I'm about to go check my pantry.  Possibly homemade stove top tuna and noodle with some veggie sides.  I'm taking meals much easier this week. 

What I'm creating . . .
More sunflower keyfobs

Sorry for the dark photos.  I took the rest of them very early in the morning this morning.

Started a granny square winter scarf

Working on some mini crocheted hearts

Knitted dishcloth, another scrap lapghan, and more crocheted headbands.

Finished some spring cup coasters

Finished a few knitted dishcloths

Finished a few heart dishcloths

New recipe I tried or want to try . . .
Nothing this week.  

Favorite photo . . .
I haven't been taking a lot of photos lately.  This one makes me smile.  It's always a good day when laundry can dry outside.


Jean said...

You are so talented with all that crocheting! I renew my library books on-line, not sure if that's an option for you but it helps me when I can't get to the library. My husband watched The Ranch and I got kind of sucked into it as well. Hope you have a great week & of course, a very Happy New Year!

Rebecca Knox said...

Looks like a busy Monday. We've got the rain and clouds here today, too. I love all your handicrafts! I especially like the sunflower keyfobs! What a cute project!!! Have a blessed and happy New Year, my friend!

Darwin Girl said...

What a lovely bunch of photos. Happy New Year.

Sandra said...

You have been busyyyyy :) I love all your crochet and knitted goodies, those always make me so happy.

I hope you have a wonderful blessed New Year Kristina :)

threesidesofcrazy said...

Sounds super busy - I don;t know how you get it all done! Have a wonderful New Year and may 2019 be a wonderful year for you and your family.

Kristina said...

Thank you Jean. Yes, I can renew online, but often forget.

Kristina said...

Thank you Rebecca.

Kristina said...

Thank you Off Grid Ferals. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Kristina said...

Thanks Sandra, same to you!

Kristina said...

Thanks Tamy, Happy New Year to you too!

Sherry Jolly said...

The Ranch is a funny show. Those sunflower key fobs!!!! <3 Love!