Archive - July 2015

Tip Tuesday
Goals For July 28th to August 4th
July Blanket Update and silly crochet.

Goals For July 28th to August 4th



Cooking Goals

  • Make snacks to freeze for the coming school year.
  • Make bread
  • Cook up and use chicken I got on sale.
  • Makes fresh pasta
  • Try a new recipe. I think I will go with another one from smitten kitchen, since I am too lazy to search else where.  I have spinach i need to use so I may have to try this yummy looking slab pie.   (

Cleaning Goals

  • Catch up on laundry.( I always fall behind)
  • Make laundry soap.
  • Clean each room for 10 minutes a day.
  • Clean Fridge
  • Clean and organize the kitchen drawers and cabinets.
  • Clean and organize the hall closet.

Crafting Goals

  • Crochet more baby hats for gifts.
  • Work on scarf.
  • Cut out 4 lunch bags.
  • Sew lunch bags?
  • Start thinking up Christmas gifts.


  • Clean the chicken coop.
  • Put chicken wire on the bottom of the rabbits home.
  • Get the boys to start harvesting rabbit food for me.
  • Look up and maybe try to ferment chicken food. ( hoping this will save us money on chicken feed)


  • ferment garlic (This has been on the list for almost 2 months)
  • Can beans.
  • Dry herbs for tea.


  • Weed all beds.
  • sort seeds for fall planting
  • plant out more buckwheat
  • Earth up potatoes
  • Update the garden note book.


  • Forage for goose berries
  • Try the new work out video at least 2 times.
  • Take the boys for a hike.
  • Go the the library
  • Go to bed at 9:30 pm
  • Wake up at  5:30 am


July Blanket Update and silly crochet.

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while the last few months have been super crazy I have managed to find the time to work on my blanket and work on this super silly hat for my friends new baby. I had some lovey friends give me more yarn for my blanket and I delight in seeing it grow as I add each  persons yarn.  As for the hat….well I think it speaks for its self. Although I have to say the hardest part was finding breast colored yarn locally that was soft enough for a baby and not too expensive.


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This morning my little and I made scones with some blueberries we bought at the farmers market and some raspberries we picked from the garden. these scones were so easy to make and they taste great! I used a recipe from my favorite cooking blog smitten kitchen ( These were so simple that the 3 year old did most of the work and they came together in less than 10 minutes. I did make a few changes to the recipe to make use of what we had. first I added raspberries from the garden and I also replaced the wheat flour with oat since I am out of whole wheat.