Monday, April 30, 2012


Hi! Happy Monday!

Here are a few things I want to have around my house.

Tortilla Press

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Biscuits for Dinner

Last night for dinner, I made these biscuits. So good! You can never go wrong with cream and butter. Really, those two ingredients make everything better. I will be making them again tonight! 

And I love her hair! I wonder if I can figure it out?


Here's a tutorial that might help.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Other things to do...

Hi! How is everyone?
The camera I have been using is being fixed so I haven't been able to take any pictures.
I feel very unmotivated to blog lately.
Here are a few reasons why...

The weather has been nice and we've been playing outdoors. 
I have so many weeds to pull. Why do they grow faster than anything else???
I bought an old table that I am sanding down. I'm thinking teal and cream for the paint.
I love to quilt! I have started a new quilt using this material.
In the meantime my house needs a good scrubbing.
And I have a few books I want to finish up.
Not to mention my cute little kiddos that want my attention...

That explains it!

This pasta looks yummy.
Find Recipe Here.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Frowns that make me Smile

Have a great weekend! 
I will try to post a few recipes next week!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Dear Family,

In case any of you have tried to call me, 
I am not ignoring you. I have lost my phone. Again. 
This time it has been lost since Saturday. Darn.
I will go get a new one today. 

And, I bought some bacon.
I'm going to try this Bacon, Cheddar and Chive Scones recipe.
Looks Yummy. 

Find recipe here.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The difference between boys and girls...

Dieter likes to shower. 
He showers with me or Kimball. 
The other day after Dieter and I just got out of the shower, this was our conversation,

Dieter: Mama, you don't have a pee-pee, huh?
Me: Nope. I don't have one.
Dieter: Ya, me and daddy have a pee-pee.
Me: Yep, daddy has one too.
Dieter: Ya, only boys. You have to go pee out your bum.
Me: (Laughing) You probably can't shower with mama anymore!

Pee out your bum? Funny Boy!

There you have it folks. 
He's discovered the difference. 
I guess he should no longer shower with his mama.

Link Up Here:
Finding the Funny

Monday, April 16, 2012


Happy Monday!

I want to make this. It looks so good!

Find Oven Baked Risotto here.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Easter Egg Hunt

We had a fun time last weekend. Dieter loved running around trying to find his treasures.
Big thanks to my sister for taking pictures!

See you next week!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

What we eat

Samantha eating applesauce.

I've had some questions on what we usually eat. I love simple meals. A few times a week I am trying out different recipes, but we usually eat the same things. I should get more creative! Kimball and I do go out to eat. Maybe once or twice a month.

Eggs. Always. There easy and Dieter loves them.
Smoothie with milk kefir and pineapple. We only have this when I have pineapple.
On Sundays we have sausage.

Usually leftovers. I loved having soups all winter. It was so easy to have for leftovers.
Pizza. It is easy to cook up for Dieter.
Ground hamburger with salt.
Steamed broccoli and cauliflower.

I have to be more creative for dinner. If I remember, I will start cooking a chicken or beef roast in the afternoon.
I am big on sourdough pizza right now (for Kimball and I).
Pork chops. Our whole family loves those.
Spagetti is easy.
I've been making these biscuits a lot.
Steamed vegetables.
Fermented carrots.
Home canned beans.
Home canned honey peaches.
Squash. We don't have any more in the root cellar. It is so expensive to buy, but I still do it.
Now that it is getting warmer. I will be looking for a lot more crock pot recipes.

We all love these almond biscuits.
Coconut flour bread is good.
If I need a treat, I cook custard, pudding, or gingersnap cookies. They are all simple.
Raisins. Dieter loves them. Really people. I think he would choose raisins over anything.
Dried apricots or nectarines.

What Samantha Eats
Breast milk.
Chicken and stock.
Steamed broccoli and cauliflower/ vegetables.
Eggs. Boiled (I only give her the yoke) and scrambled.
Homemade applesauce.
Fermented carrots.
Dried Apricots. I let her suck on them until they fall apart. Then I take them.
I give her the crust on Dieter's pizza.

There you have it. I'm sure I have missed many things but that gives you a idea. Oh, and I am trying not to snack and trying not to give Dieter snacks. You might think I am strict, but he eats better when he doesn't snack. I will give him a snack in-between lunch and dinner.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Silly Boy

The other day I found Dieter dressed like this. 
Very creative, don't you think?

Dressed up for church.  

One of our new baby chicks. 
We have 30 new layers and 100 meat chickens.  

Grandpa gave the kids a fun ride into the wheelbarrow. 
Sorry for cutting off the top of his head. 

I love Samantha's cheesy smile!

Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Basic Biscuits

Hello again! I have been absent for a couple of days. I had some weird bump removed off of my leg has been sore and I haven't been motivated to do anything. It is feeling much better today! And, I can't let the tornado (which has currently visited every room) continue to destroy the inside of my house! :) I think I will spend all morning just doing dishes (I don't have a dishwasher...well, yes I's me) :)

I can't believe I have ever bought biscuits! These are so easy to make and hardly take any time. I do want to try a batch to freeze. It would be great to just pull them out of your freezer and bake them!

2 cups Flour
3 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 cup Butter
3/4 cup Milk

-Preheat oven to 425°
-Mix together flour, baking powder, and salt.
-Cut in butter. Stir.
-Add milk.
-Turn dough onto floured surface; knead lightly 20-25 times. Roll dough out to 1/2" thick. Cut with floured biscuit cutter or a glass.
-Place on ungreased baking sheet and bake 10-12 minutes.

Monday, April 2, 2012


Happy Monday! 

And for another Someday...Monday

Have you visited the girls over at Shanty 2 Chic lately?

I love their creations! 
The planter boxes are so cute! 
Maybe I will get crafty and make 1 (or a couple).