Sunday, October 11, 2009

Doing What I Love~

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The weather in my neck of the woods:
is cool and crisp.....the mornings have been frosty!

One of my simplest pleasures is:
nursing my 2 year old while sitting in my favorite chair! My coffee is good too!

On my bedside table:
is a bunch of gardening,canning and homestead books I think I will read! (hee hee)
Actually I do flip through them with great glee but have not had the chance to really sit and ponder over the wealth of info. with in them!
On my TV today:
Nothing during the day~
CD of Seventh Heaven season 3 @ bedtime in my room!

On the menu for tonight:
Horseradish mashed potatoes
Garden Salad with fresh herb vinaigrette
Homemade wheat rolls

On my to do list:
harvest the potatoes
3 loads of laundry
clean my bathroom
declutter my daughters room

New recipe I tried last week:
a semi homemade cookie (I don't like to bake)
To make Cookies
Mix 1 box of chocolate cake mix, 2 eggs and 1 cup apple sauce (or oil), 1/2cup toffee bits and 2 tablespoons of a coffee drink powder. Spoon cookies on a cookie sheet and bake 12 min. @ 350!

In the craft basket:
some sweaters I bought last week to cut and sew into pants for the baby. Look here to see how!I think that they might be in there for a while as I am to afraid to get started! I don't want to mess up....I don't think sweater material seam rips very well!

I'm looking forward to: in laws are coming out to visit!
MOPS in 2 weeks! I love the breakfast casseroles!

Homemaking tip for the week:
Take time to sit in the easy chair and watch the kiddos play....maybe even join them!
The housework can wait~

My favorite blog post this week:
was over @ Yet He Abidath Faithful~

Danielle is a momma of 5 boys and 1 new (girl) bundle of JOY! Her family is just beautiful! She has posted the most wonderful pictures the past few days of her newest little darling~so go take a peak but make sure you're quit the baby might be sleepin' lol!

My favorite photo from last week:

was the kiddos(3 of my 6) in the corn maze! We had a great time playing in the saw dust pile,looking @ the farm animals and buying apples! We got a few small pumpkins too for home canning!


Lessons I learned this week:

To just stock up on bath towels because no matter how much I lecture about not wanting to find bath water all over the still keeps happening! (I have 6 kiddos) Plus God knows how much I enjoy and love the smell and feel of warm towels right out of the dryer! (no shortage here @ our house!)

Oh~and the up side of down is that my bathroom floors are always really clean! LOL

On my prayers list:

My family and many of my blog friends in need of prayers

(many are due to deliver another blessing soon!)

Scripture reading, devotional or key verses:

In everything give thanks- 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Have a great day~




  1. Love the inspiration in that post. I'm going to go take a look at the new baby. The horseradish mashed potatoes sound great. You'll have to post the recipe. Have a great week!

  2. Cute pictures! And meatloaf sounds yummy!

  3. You said on my blog post that you make 2 loaves of bread a day??? I have 5 children but I only make it 3 times a week. I make 2 loaves at a time. At least once a week I make buns instead of loaves. Even though it is the same recipe, some of my family thinks the buns taste better! I used to make just buns because it was easier for the kids to make sandwiches with. But then when my husband made me the slicer, the buns weren't necessary, but now they all like them.

  4. Hi Sandra~
    Sometimes I do slow down on the bread making...and only make it every other day. But I have one 12yr old son that would live on toast!
    I found that when I made only one loaf I would run out of bread because the slices of bread were sssooo thick for the sandwiches.

    We eat bread @dinner.(sometimes homemade rolls instead of loaf)

    I have 3 of the 6 kiddos home during the day....if there is bread from the day before we finish it off by making french toast in the morning. Put in the food proccessor to make bread crumbs for topping casseroles or put in meatloaf.

    If I had the slicer thing I saw on your blog I would possibly be able to cut down on the amount of loaves I needed to make.


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