Currently Doing- Getting my act together and blogging about: life, our homes reno, momming, and frugally spending alllll of the money (oops). Plus postings about hair, makeup, and nails that I work on.
Listening: Pandora Station- Big Block Singsong
Kiddos: Syl, 5.5mo, is down for a nap, Row, 2 1/4yo, is currently attacking me when EVERY awesome song comes on (and they all are). "Goesbutters!" (Name that song)
Momming: Trying to figure out if letting him have free play is good, or if I should be offering him activities to preoccupy him. Just guess which will win out today.
The Frugal Spendthrift: I am currently like $600 over budget. Which renews today, soooooo, I guess this will be a tight month with only $300 for activities, groceries, and travel. On the plus side, I spent $60 on a tote full of Polly Pockets and a bunch of other awesome stuff at a local closing daycare. Debating if I should display them in my large china cabinet or buy a small one, paint it pink and display them permanently...
Before & After’s: Currently we are mid-front porch makeover. I had the option to buy jewelry, but with a 2yo and a5.5mo I rarely wear the good stuff right now. But I am always irritated by our dysfunctional/ugly porch. Dedicated post on that to come.
Our Reno: We have done sooooooo much to this house. I am glad I had the forethought to go through and take detailed pictures the week we bought it so our f&f could take a virtual tour!
Me: Semi-Retired Hairdresser in Red Wing, MN, Full Time Mom, VeryLittlePartTime home decor store employee, Cat Mom to
Coco & Louise, Rufus wrangler, chronic painter of everything and anything that stands still long enough,
That Icky Stuff: Stress, anxiety, depression, yucky icky feelings. Like putting all this out there for the world and being generally rejected.
Clean Up!: I struggle with being the Martha I want to be. Hey Suz, It's easier to paint the kitchen if you just wash the dishes first...
Yummers: I just pureed like 25 bananas... Now I need a recipe or 5.
(Luc and Me on our 1st Wedding Anniversary before kids)
The clearance bags of bananas at Kwiktrip is a deal I can't resist. One grocery bag full of tastey ripe bananas for $1. Uh yeah, I'll take that deal. So, I just pureed like 40 bananas. Now i need to figure out what to do with all this luscious, lavender-brown goop.
1. Banana Ice Cream My sister recently bequeathed upon me her neglected cuisinart ice cream maker. (In limited edition aqua which also matches my original 50s steel kitchen cabinets.) So into the frozen bowl went: 4-5 laddles of banana mush, a teaspoon of vanilla bean paste, and half a packet of sf ff vanilla pudding mix from aldi to help it along. It's currently working away on the counter. I dont have measurements on this, just eyeballed it, apparently the only rule is to keep your ice cream substance a 1/2" away from the top for expansion.
3. Banana Bread I loosely follow the Joy of Cooking Recipe. Except that I triple it and make it in a 9x13 aluminum cake pan. Then i cut it into 3 loaves, wrap and freeze! Mainly because i have one loaf pan and zero patience.
After that, if i have any flour or banana left I'll have to figure something out! Come, Mister tally man, tally me banana Susi