Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Happy Homemaker Monday

The weather in my neck of the woods:
Its 70 degrees and cloudy. They are calling for scattered thunderstorms and it is feeling like fall here in Ohio.


One of my simple pleasures:
Doing devotions early in the morning before anyone is up and then reading a book.

I finished reading The Bride’s of Lancaster County Series. I am now reading Going Home the 1st book of The Brides of Webster County Series by Wanda E. Brunstetter.


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:
Hamburgers, Hotdogs with Sloppy Joe Sauce, Eggplant Parmesan, Baked Potatoes, and Corn on the Cob


On my To Do List:
My daily cleaning schedule such as laundry, dishes, and cleanings up the kitchen. My focus room for this week will be my Living Room. I will clean it from top to bottom and organize. I run my cleaning schedule similar to the Fly Lady’s Zone Cleaning except we do each room every week rotated between the kids and I. I finished the work on organize my little office last week so I will be uploading pictures to my blog. My next project will be in the basement working on my extra kitchen storage.


New Recipe I tried last week:
Winter Squash Casserole


In the craft basket:
I bought an apple themed fall wreath for $2.00 at the Thrift Store last week so I will be reworking it this week for our back door.

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 am look forward to watching a series that I borrowed form the library called 1940’s House with my husband this week since we watched 1900 House last week.


Homemaking Tip for this week:
If you know that you will have a busy week to lighten your load ask your family for help or make plans to do a couple chores early such as cleaning, prep food, making an easy meal. Put off anything that is not necessary for that time list extra trips to the store.


Favorite Blog Post of the week (mine or other):
The post by Homespun Heart about her Add-A-Pearl Necklaces.


Favorite photo from last week:
This is a flower that I shared in my Middle Summer Flower Garden post.




Lesson learned the past few days:
That I should have given my oldest daughter more responsibilities this summer.


On my Prayer List:
My husband and children
My family
Our homeschool
Our homeschool groups activities & co-op


Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses:I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. Philippians 4:11



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