Feather your Nest Friday, 2nd December, 2022.
It is officially Christmas! In our house December = Christmas! Also it is Summer! We started off with beautiful days. On the farm Summer is actually the hardest season but it is also when so much produce comes in which is one of the best things!
For those that followed along in The Tuesday Afternoon Club we have made Christmas gifts, created, baked, grown, preserved our way through the year and we are in good shape for the season. I did add a couple of things this week including some beautiful soaps (pink Dove, it smells so nice!) and I must credit Stephanie who posted some time ago her use of tiny little sparkly birds on soaps. They were just divine, I had the birds on hand for some time but finally had some paper that I thought worked with them.
My attempts to share some of Mimi's most helpful tips and recipes were met with so many difficulties! Andy printed for me all the recipes she had shared and published and I finally got them organised into folders. These folders have room for more and are becoming my ideas for 2023. As I put them together I found so many things to try. These can be found on the Facebook Group "Mimi's a tray of bliss...living a life beautiful for less" group. They are in the files. Lots of you had trouble finding this so I am going to gradually post links to them from Mimi's blog. We will start with something easy, basic and very handy... how to cook perfect fluffy rice every time (using hardly any electricity) and basic fried rice. These two things are so economical, stretch meals... and lead into so many other things! You can find these here.
I have also been on a mission to print recipes I cannot do without. Things I use all the time I keep printed and stuck inside my kitchen cupboard doors. So I just open the cupboard above my mix master and the recipe is usually there. But I realised I have lots I should have printed copies of. I saw an online question the other day and someone was advising others to have all their tax information and all their photos on "the cloud" and to "declutter" actual physical copies. As if the "cloud" will be there in ten years, thirty years...
Mimi's blog is another. While I hope it stays up it might not and so I am copying recipes I really always want to have.
The spare pockets are already filling with recipes I want to try, craft ideas for 2023 and so much more. This will make these my working folders for the new year. I hope by January we will be ready to hit the ground running with a whole new year of things to make for our present cupboards!
How did you build up your home this week? I hope lots of opportunities can your way!
I am planning some gift wrapping and card writing this weekend. I have not decorated yet as we are having a real tree and so I leave it a little while but I want to create some Christmassy atmosphere, twinkly lights, gifts wrapped, cards written, parcels posted and appreciate and take in all of the good things. There is only one thing better than feathering your nest with your family and that is adding some glitter and sparkle to it! xxx