Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Homemaker's Mentor

I just found a site that I LOVE! It's called The Homemaker's Mentor. They have a monthly newsletter you can sign up for, and they also sell homemaking lessons, cookware, cookbooks, etc. I plan to utilitze this new site for my girls (and myself!) here in the near future, as I am always preparing them to be homemakers one day. I love what they have to offer, and though I was blessed to have a mom who taught us, I know many women out there did not have such a mother. If not, and you're still wondering how to clean and cook, this is a great site! You know, I'm sure I'd still learn alot here, too! (like "Keeping a sparkling bathroom!") Let me know if you check it out.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

If I could go anywhere in the world... (Lizzie)

I'm sharing Lizzie's work, because Myra is more timid and I have to sneak hers into my blog! ha! (again, spelled like she spelled the words. I used to get upset over spelling mistakes, now I realize they are precious and will be a treasure one day. However, we use the spelling mistakes as our spelling words for the next day.)


"If I could go anywhere in the world...

I woulD go to Haiti.
in Haiti I woulD Be a mishenarie.
I woulD live in haiti.
I woulD Give the childern candy.
I woulD help out.
I woulD teacH them abot God.
I woulD teacH them about How to cook.
I woulD say ther's only one God.
I woulD give them toy's.
I woulD tell them a bote crismas.
I woulD Give them steak.
I woulD teacH them Games.
I woulD make a church.
I woulD Give them a hot Dog.
I woulD Give them a Hamburger.
I woulD give them a cheesebugur.
I woulD bring flarp.
I woulD bring mac and cheese."

"If I were the teacher..." (Lizzie)

(personal journal writing assignment for 10/13/10) (spelling mistakes left in tact!)
"If I were the teacher....
I woulD not strike.
I woulD be nice.
I woulDint yell.
I woulD spank.
I woulD do a hunting class.
I woulD be super nice.
I woulD be super super super nice.
I woulD be Good.
I woulD spank the bulleys bottem till it was Bright purple.
I woulD trow tomatos at the kids.
I woulD hit them with a footBall."
I think we'll have to work on not ending every lesson with violence! ha!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

New Gluten Free Blog

My friend, Sara, has just started a new blog on Gluten Free cooking. She was diagnosed with Celiac's disease recently, and has had to start experimenting with new recipes, and decided to share them with all of us! I'm excited, because of having to go gluten free myself. While not diagnosed with Celiac's, I have found that I am sensitive to gluten to the point of having extreme pain while ingesting any, even in small amounts. It was pain I lived with for years, and couldn't figure out. I plan to get tested before long to see if I'm just sensitive or have Celiac's, so I'll keep you updated on that. For now, I look forward to some new recipes! Thanks, Sara! (note: the picture has nothing to do with her blog, but it's one of my favorite pictures, and since meat is gluten free.... :) )

Monday, October 04, 2010

A Few Thoughts On Hospitality

"Entertaining says, 'I want to impress you with my beautiful home, my clever decorating, my gourmet cooking.' Hospitality, however, seeks to minister. It says, 'This home is not mine. It is truly a gift from my Lord. I am His servant and I use it as He desires.' Hospitality does not try to impress, but to serve." Karen Burton Mains, Open Heart, Open Home

Sunday, October 03, 2010

1000 Gifts Sunday...

74. a fun day out with my sister and my girls yesterday

75. a great day at church

76. cool, fall weather

77. healthy children

78. my dear sister in the Lord, Kim, who opened up her heart to me today...for knowing we're not alone

79. for God's grace and mercy on sinners such as I

80. for the True Woman 2010 conference..what a blessing!

81. for a FREE ticket to True Woman

82. for my new friends..Holly, Renita, and Nancy..and for God's sovereignty in putting us together

83. fall flavors

84. Godly parents

85. the joy of children, not just my own, but the joy that they all bring

86. for God's gentleness to keep reminding us that this world is not our home

87. women like Joni Erickson Tada who realize God's sovereignty and who spur us on

88. the opportunity we have daily to make God famous, through our choices

89. the grace we get when we fail miserably at that

90. the friendships of women

91. dirty dishes...because it means we have food to eat

92. dirty means I have a family to care for

93. today our needs are met

94. hot coffee with lots of creamer :)

95. thankful kids

96. almost 11 years with our oldest daughter

97. suffering that brings about growth

98. all things apples in the fall

99. good, deep conversations

100. authentic people