Tuesday, July 31, 2012
I have my sister-in-law's mom to thank for this tip!
You know that weird, black grime that accumulates on the plastic floor of your walk in shower stall? Well, this is the stuff that will get rid of it!
Monday, July 30, 2012
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Here's what's been going on around the ole homestead.
Lots of veggies, as you can see.
Oh my, I'm so amazed by my garden!
Come take a look...
|Oregano drying. There's plenty more growing out there in that pot on the deck.|
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Yep, that, and a few other things.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Like, Yes, I know that all this Mommy stuff is super important and all, but isn't there something else I should be doing?
And I know that growing food, cooking food and cleaning up after the food is important and all but it feels so temporary.
And raising all these children is so meaningful and eternal and close to God's heart, but...
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
Lately I've been on a quest for good, reliable canning recipes. Thanks to all that rain, I've got lots of veggies to deal with. It's a good problem to have, but a problem, none the less. You'd think you could just look up what to do with banana peppers and there would be some sort of consensus on how to safely and easily can them. But there's not. There's 45 recipes for the same thing. And they're all different. Different ingredients. Different processing times. Different etc. Now, if it was just cooked peppers that I was wanting, I would just pick any old recipe and wing it. Then eat it. And not really give it much thought. But canning is a different story. Improperly canned foods can kill people.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
So, are you curious how it's going for a homeschooler getting ready to move off to college?
Friday, July 13, 2012
I've been sitting here at my computer for over two blessed hours almost totally uninterrupted. What a wonderful thing! The rain has been raining for that long, too. I can not tell you how happy I am about that rain. Last night when it was on its way here, I just sat out on the deck and thanked the Lord for sending it.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
You know that old Beatle's song? Yeah, now that's some good stuff!
I can get so stinkin' wrapped around the axle sometimes about the dumbest things. And before I know it I missed out on a whole day of good things. Or a week. Or in my case right now... a month. Just because I'm mulling over something that is really bothering me. Alot. And it shouldn't be that way at all. Especially for a Christian! It's pathetic.
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Friday, July 6, 2012
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Ooh, you guys are gonna love this one! How many times have you planned out the meal & gathered up the ingredients only to find that you're one can short of a casserole?
Never again! Just mix up a batch of this super easy instant mix and you'll be back in business in no time.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Many of you know that I'm new to gardening. I've grown lots of gardens in the past, but never very successfully. And none that I truly cared about. So I never really thought of myself as a gardener. This year is different.
This year I really care about my plants. I've been babying them since February and I really want them to grow. I actually go out into the garden at least once every day and check on everything. And I'm learning so much. About plants and also about life. I'm learning how to be more patient. And nurturing. And I'm learning about these little viney things.