I may just be the flakiest blogger ever…

07. April 2015 Random 0
Four months?  It has taken me FOUR MONTHS to get in here and post an update for you all.  I miss this little chunk of the interwebz.  But, alas, I am 38.5 weeks pregnant with baby number 5 (SURPRISE!) and have not the brain capacity to write something worthy of you reading it. I’ll be ...

I’m still around. November was crazy!

16. December 2014 Random 0
Thanks to everyone who has been wondering where I am, the month of November was HUGE for me.  My husband and I decided that I would work towards a personal goal with my Lilla Rose business and promote to manager.  Well, that meant a TON of work – parties, events, team motivation and support, reviews ...

New grocery budget – month in review

14. November 2014 Moolah Conservation 0
Here’s what I have for our food purchases in October.  I think we did pretty darn good!   apples 5lb apricots 2 can Bacon 1lb Baking Soda bananas 17lb! beans 4lb Beef pepperoni for hunting snack broccoli crowns – 2 brown rice 1lb Brown Sugar (2 boxes) butter 8lb Butterscotch chips, 2 bags Canola Oil ...

Down with the sickness…

07. November 2014 Random 0
It’s been a LONG two weeks.  I’m finally starting to feel a bit better and will be back to the regular blogging schedule.  I am SOOO ready to be over this cold.  I’m having a hard time staying on-task and following a coherent train of thought, hence the lack of posts.  But, I’ll be back ...

Beef Gravy Over Rice

Beef Gravy Over Rice
There’s just no way to photograph this and make it look tasty, especially with photography skills as lacking as mine.  So you’ll just have to trust me that it’s super tasty!  It’s also really easy to make.  There were no leftovers, and the kids ended up eating more than hubby and I, so it’s totally kid-friendly ...

Quick and easy carpet refresher

Quick and easy carpet refresher
We’re working on switching out rooms, and the kids’ new bedroom smelled really stale.  We had plans to leave for the afternoon so I whipped up some of my easy carpet refresher so I could do the carpets before we left.  I let it sit the whole time we were gone, and now it smells ...

I made tasty, tasty bread!!!

I made tasty, tasty bread!!!
  After walking astray I came back to my friend Melissa’s awesomesauce sourdough bread recipe. I was certain it would fail like every other recipe I have tried, but it didn’t! I also learned that my mixer has a very narrow window between too much and too little dough. Hoping it’s not a fluke and ...

Odds and ends and randomness…

Odds and ends and randomness…
This is really hard.  Not only are we trying to re-do our entire budget, but we’re also doing some rearranging of the homestead too.  Prior to this weekend the kiddos all shared a bedroom that was roughly 100 sq feet.  So we made the ultimate parental sacrifice and switched rooms, meaning we need to sell ...

Bread making woes….

Bread making woes….
Post by Katrina Burbank. Had to do an “emergency” shop yesterday.  I ran out of flour and bananas, which can be a crisis in this house.  No flour meant I also had to get hamburger buns for our supper. One of the ways we are cutting our food costs is me making our bread from scratch, but ...