Thursday, December 24, 2015

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Wishing you all a beautiful and very happy Christmas!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Friday, November 20, 2015

A Very Prairie Breakfast

I have not shared a recipe with you all lately and the other morning, as I was making our breakfast, I thought I should share with you all what we like to eat on a cold Autumn morn.
Yes, it is a oatmeal recipe. I know, you are saying "Oatmeal? Really? You can't do any better than that?"
Don't knock oatmeal folks!
When you gotta spend a day in the cold and wind, trying to wrangle sheep around, you want something that will stick to your ribs:)
Now this recipe I made up myself, so the measurements are not exact and ingredients can easily be adjusted for what you have on hand.
This recipe is for oatmeal for two people, so adjust the other ingredients accordingly.

First step is to make your oatmeal as directed on the back of your oatmeal box, or your favorite way of preparing your morning oats.
Now! Just before your oatmeal is done cooking, add the following:
3/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (or apple pie spice, or cinnamon)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/4 chopped walnuts
1/4 maple syrup (the real stuff, ya'all, nothing artificial:)
a large dollop of butter and a skoosh of milk to loosen it up and make it creamy:)
Stir it up and let the butter melt, than serve up in bowls!
Its wholesome, healthy and if you are like us and sometimes don't have a lunch break, you will be just fine:)

I recommend cooking this over a fireplace like this:

But, if you don't have an awesome fireplace like that, then you can be like me and just cook it on a boring, normal cookstove.
Hope you all have a beautiful weekend and stay cozy!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Dining Rooms

Its that time of year where we squint and scowl slightly at our dining rooms and wonder if they are good enough for the oncoming holiday affairs.
I mean, normally it's a place where we fold laundry and do bills, but, now we have to make them look like they always sit beautifully awaiting large meals and hungry folks.
Then, I swoop in, bringing us pictures of other people who have it all together (and probably never have had sewing machines sitting on their table with fabric stretched out on it for weeks:)

I like this first one.
Mainly because I like the idea of putting the menu on the wall and also so little ones can escape and draw on the walls during dinner :)

This next one is a bit formal for my taste but I have been loving the grey color on the walls,plus it is such a interesting (and slightly confusing) light fixture:

This one is more up my alley, love the wide board wall, and, liking that light fixture!

This next one is pretty much perfect, In my opinion, and I think we are seeing a pattern in the lighting I am liking right now:)

Oh my goodness, check out this fireplace, folks!

Here is one last one, mainly for the light fixtures;)

How about you?
Got a favorite?
Are you obsessed with lantern style lighting fixtures or is it just me?
Hope you all are having a good week!

Friday, July 17, 2015

~ All the places I have been ~

Early spring, before we started heavily into farming, Manly and I started taking Day trips.
We would drive as far as we could, explore that area, and drive home.
Some places we had been before and others we had not.
I had taken photos, but not had a chance to get them off my camera or share them with you.
So, here is a picture heavy post of photo's taken earlier this year.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Gettin' Your Irish On

It's that time, folks.
Get out your recipes, buy your Guinness, don your green sweater.
Need a little inspiration?
Okay, well, here it is!

Okay, now that your Irish-ness is standing up loud and proud, I will call to Irish Piggy to come and bring you a Guinness...