One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. 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, July 22, 2019

Happy Homemaker Monday

Romeo just love Jesse so much.  We snapped this photo quickly, as it was such a precious moment.   Jesse is starting to tolerate the little ball of energy, and we are loving it.  He is such a good puppy.  We'd like to get a fence up now, and get another puppy to grow up with him.  

Saturday we heated up to 95°F with a heat index of 104°F.  It got up to 110°F just 20 minutes north of us.  We needed to go to town for some odds and ends.  Mainly, because we ran out of organic coffee.  I did NOT want to go.  I did not want to get dressed, no go outside for a darn thing.

Sunday we cooled down just a hair. We had a long day in the kitchen Saturday.  I baked homemade cinnamon rolls for a planned family breakfast.  Sunday morning came, and people changed the time to a brunch, so we couldn't go.  Oh darn.  We got all those rolls to ourselves.  We also baked a birthday cake for my step-daughter.  Actually, Hubby and our youngest daughter did.  Hubby dropped one pan out of the oven, but the cake survived (ha ha ha!).

I told him I am done baking cakes for the kids, so it was his job this time around.  Nope.  Not doin' it.  I also reminded him to never volunteer my cooking/baking time before asking.  He did not ask this time, so I was a bit on edge Saturday.  The heat didn't help either.  Youngest Daughter was to frost the cake and backed out.  The cake was put in containers and left to frost Sunday morning.  He slept in.  She slept in.  I had puppy duty.  I was not about to frost it either.

I'm up at 4am again. Sigh.  We had a tornado warning for the town just a short drive south of us last night.  Thankfully, no tornado. 

I'm joining Sandra this morning at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom.  Hopefully you'll enjoy this post.  I know it's a doozy of one.  

On the breakfast plate . . .
I can show you what we ate for breakfast the other day.

Hubby made us his famous omelets.  English muffins with home canned strawberry margarita jam.

The weather outside . . .
It's 69°F and raining, and a high of 80 today.  Much cooler.

Right now I am . . .
In my PJ's sipping nice hot coffee posting this.

On my bedside table . . .
Water cup, homemade lip balm, stuff that needs put away.

On my reading pile . . .
Nothing.  No time despite the heat we just had.

Movies I watched . . .
Canceled our Hulu, just what ever is on Amazon.

On the menu. . .
Biscuits and gravy, fried potatoes and scrambled eggs, and baked apples
Homemade corndogs, corn on the cob, homemade baked beans
Grilled chicken kabobs with veggies on them.
Crock pot Beef Stroganoff, broccoli

On the to-do list . . . 
Sweep and mop kitchen
Start shampooing carpets
Wash rugs
Mail wedding response card
Clean up computer area
Wash winter coats and hang on the clothesline
Weed, put down more mulch in flower beds
Go to daughter's career school for registration/uniforms
Library returns
Make sauerkraut
Cook up a breakfast scramble for the next few days
Do more spray painting of mini clipboards
Hopefully get a rooster delivered this week too.
Try a new recipe if I remember to do it (ha ha!)
Freeze more dandelion greens
...yeah it's a long list, but for the week, and it all depends on the weather.

What I am creating . . .

More crocheted beaded bracelets.  I have 7 more to make after this one.

Here are some of the finished canning lid Christmas tree ornaments.  I'll have it up on my S.C.R.A.P. Blogspot later this fall.

Looking forward to . . .
Our first camping trip. Soon.  Very soon.  Puppy may go on this trip too.  We'll see.  Depends on weather.

Looking around the house . . .
New dog gates need unpacked and put up.  House needs toddler proofed.  I'm running round the house telling Romeo, "drop that" and "what you have now?"

From the Camera. . .
Made homemade cinnamon rolls for the first time in over 15 years.  Even taught my 17 year-old now.  Well, sort of.  Kind of.  She had to take the puppy out, so she missed a few steps.  These take time to make, so they will never be made early in the morning for breakfast.  Lots of rest times and rise times, but oh so good!  If interested, I'll post the recipe next time I make them, and I will be making them again (promised one daughter).

What I am wearing . . .
PJ's.  It's only 5am right now.

Prayers. . .
Friend requests (one person in hospice)


Faith said...

Who ended up frosting the cake? Hope your week is a cooler one, today is cloudy and cooler here in the 70's. Cinnamon rolls, and coffee....yum. I got tired reading your todo list. :)

Kristina said...

Faith, I made the frosting and our youngest daughter did the decorating with my frosting tips/bags. It is much cooler here today, thankfully. Yeah, the list is long due to the recent hot weather.

Henny Penny said...

I thought I was the only one up at 4:00 every morning. Those cinnamon rolls look delicious. You sure get a lot done, especially in the kitchen. We were up at four this morning and for some reason it hit me really hard. I am dragging today!

Kristina said...

Henny Penny, I'm usually dragging by 4pm. In bed early too. Ugh.

R's Rue said...

Your menu is delicious.

collettakay said...

Your homemade cinnamon rolls look scrumptious! I haven't made them in years either! Prayers for your friend...

I hope you can stop by:


Jodi said...

Oh my word.... those food pics... I am drooling! The omelet looks amazing.... and homemade cinnamon rolls! I'm coming to your house for breakfast!!! Crochet beaded bracelets, sounds interesting! Have a great Monday/week!

Jean said...

I'd watch more Amazon if it were a bit easier to navigate. Of course, that could be our TV remotes or user error ;) You've been so busy over there. Those cinnamon rolls look wonderful. Hope you have a great week!

RB said...

I read your to do list, and think, "Whew, she's busy." And you are. LOL
Prayer request for dear friend. Can't state her name or the reason. Highly confidential. Anyway, God knows. Please just join with me in prayer for her. Thanks.
Prayers also for a great week ahead for all of us, and for a safe one too.
God bless.

RB said...

And by the way, that sparkly shiny bracelet is da bomb!!!
Love it.
God bless.

Kristina said...

Thanks R's Rue

Kristina said...

Thanks collettakay

Kristina said...

Jodi, the bracelets are easy to make. It's stringing the beads that takes a long time.

Kristina said...

I agree Jean, I'd rather have netflix. I may return to them if the price goes down.

Kristina said...

Will do RB

mamasmercantile said...

Those cinnamon rolls look amazing, my goodness I do wish I lived nearer so that I could pop round for one and join you for coffee.

Kristina said...

mamasmercantile, I would love to join you for coffee and rolls. I'll post the recipe after I make them again.

Rebecca Knox said...

I'm running a bit behind this week, but here I am! We've had the extreme heat, too, but am finally get a bit of a break. Yesterday was absolutely gorgeous! The cinnamon rolls look delicious and love your craft projects! So cute! Blessings for a great rest of the week! <3

Kristina said...

Thanks Rebecca, I hope to be posting the cinnamon roll recipe soon.

threesidesofcrazy said...

So sorry I'm so late this week. LOL I'll turn around and be back here tomorrow I'm so late! I loved your puppy photo! Hope you are having a GREAT weekend.

Kristina said...

Thanks threesidesofcrazy