Finally it is cool again! There wouldn't be anyone who liked the weather his week!
Yesterday I got busy washing as we are told rain is coming sometime today.... we need rain desperately. The garden needs it, the farm needs it. Chloe is almost out of rain water. All the drinking water on the farm is rain water.
This week I made some cup cakes. Half were for Andy's lunches and half were for Harper. These ones were Harpers not Andy's!
I recycle the cake toppers endlessly, Lucy gives them back to me. I have Princesses, fairies, ballerinas in several colours.
I stewed some Quinces in the slow cooker. They start out lemon in colour and rock hard. After slow cooking they come out pink. They are beautiful and I had stewed fruit for my deserts and breakfast.
I finally finished a cotton baby rug and it is ready to post.
Now I need to start a new project!
I had two days where I just stayed home and caught up. These were beautiful days.
Andy made an enclosure for the chickens as in the winter they have no sense and stand in the rain and get soaked so we are putting them under cover.
I got out my winter boots and shoes and cleaned and polished them up. I spent a while on it but they came up looking brand new!
Yesterday I spent an hour or so making up some essential oil blends for gifts. For my niece (it is her birthday today) I made winter essentials.... On Guard and a cold/sniffles blend.
For my friend who wants to try essential oils I made the things she is asking for... something to help with stress, relaxation, sleep. I made a Clary Sage and lavender blend, Lavender Peace and Console.
This all was fun and so relaxing. The house smelled glorious.
I packaged them into these gorgeous little paper bags... (love these!)
Once you are set up with oils yourself it is very inexpensive to make up some blends as gifts. A roller blend is $30+ to buy... but you can make them for about $2. I am going to do a post on using your essential oils as presents soon. I already did this with Chloe's Easer gift which was all germ busting cleaners and sprays. So my supplies now are giving me so much more than just medical uses.
Yesterday Scarlett started walking! So excited about this! 😊
Today I am going to a wedding dress fitting with Chloe! And we are having lunch together. Then we are having dinner with Allie. I already baked her a banana birthday cake. So if rain comes over the weekend this will be perfect.
This was my week! It was really nice!
How did you build up your home, increase your pantry, save or get ahead?
Have a wonderful weekend. xxx