Monday, August 31, 2009

Happy Homemaker Monday

The weather in my neck of the woods:
Its 70 degrees. It is feeling like fall here in Ohio.


One of my simple pleasures:
A hot cup of tea on a cool day.

I am reading The Bride’s of Lancaster County Series. I finished the 2nd book “Looking for a Miracle’ and 3rd book Plain & Fancy. I am now reading the 4th and final book in the series The Hope Chest. I can not believe I have actually made the time to read 2 books this past week and start a third.


On my bedside table:
The same as last week tissue, lotion, candle, lamp, a glass bowl that holds chapstick and hair ties. An Upcycled candy sprinkles contained that now contains chocolate and a fabric placemat.


On my TV:
Nothing


On the menu for tonight:
Homemade Pepperoni & Mushroom Pizza


On my To Do List:
My daily cleaning schedule such as laundry, dishes, and cleanings up the kitchen. I am finishing the work on organize my little office this week. It has been slow moving but mostly because I haven’t spent a lot of time on it. Some of our homeschool activities start this week so we will be plenty busy. My daughter Nastasja and I are baking later this week to sell at the Farmer Market.


New Recipe I tried last week:


In the craft basket:
I am still working on the Mary Engelbreit embroidery project called “Sentiments in Suede” from her book “Wrap It Up Gifts to Make Wrap and Give”.


Looking forward to:
I look forward to watching a movie at home with my family tonight while we eat homemade pizza.


Homemaking Tip for this week:
I like to always have some kind of little cleaning or organizing project going on that I can work on over a week or two. I am not talking about normal cleaning that gets done daily so that it doesn’t get backed up. The projects I have worked on this summer have been clean & organize my cabinets, my extra kitchen stuff in the basement, my stored homeschool supplies in the basement, our homeschool room, the entertainment center, my potting space in the shed, and currently my little office. My next project will be my gift center that I have in the basement so it will be ready for the holiday season. I never pull out more than I can do in an hour and try to work on it daily until it is finished. Most of the time an hour is all that is needed since I am constantly working on an area as I see a need so that it never get too messy.


Favorite Blog Post of the week (mine or other):
I can’t think of just one.


Favorite photo from last week:


Lesson learned the past few days:
That there are a lot of people who don’t cook or bake.


On my Prayer List:
My husband and children
My family
Our homeschool
Homeschool programs starting up


Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses:
The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes. Psalm 19:8


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