Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Happy Homemaker Monday

The weather in my neck of the woods:
Its 69 degrees, and sunny.


One of my simple pleasures:
I finished reading Dear to Me the 3rd book of The Brides of Webster County Series by Wanda E. Brunstetter and also the 4th book in the series Allison's Journey. I am now reading the Sisters of Holmes County Series I have started the 1st book A Sister’s Secret.


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:
I have not been following my menu plan very well the last several weeks so I am going to do the same plan this week since I have not made most of the meals yet. If you would like to see what our menu this week is you can check out our menu plan.


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 the kitchen. I plan to clean and organize my kitchen along with the cabinets and get them ready for the holiday baking season and yummy meals for my family on cold days to come. I have been collecting bean, rice, pasta, and bread recipes lately to last us through the winter. I plan on organizing them this week and collecting more recipes that my family might like. I will also be gathering comfort food for sick days such as canned chicken noodle soup & saltine crackers.

I am still working on the bathroom that I planned to clean, reorganize, and restock supplies including medication for cold & flu season.


New Recipe I tried last week:
Minestrone Soup


In the craft basket:
I finished the projects for the “The Halloween Blog or Treat” and got my box of goods for my partner mailed out. I am now working on putting together my partner’s box for the “Noel: A Sister’s Shoebox Swap” .

I am still looking for project that I can use for a possible class I will be teaching for 10 weeks starting in March. The class will be for 12-13 year olds. It will be on token gift and letter of kindness or notes of appreciation.

I am going to use “The Children's Book of Virtues” as well.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:
the holiday season


Homemaking Tip for this week:
Stock up on chicken noodle soup & saltine cracker for sick days.


Favorite Blog Post of the week (mine or other):Essential Oils and Herb Recipes


Favorite photo from last week:
Autumn Tablescape


Lesson learned the past few days:
Thinking on it.


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


Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses:“And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart …saith the LORD” Jeremiah 29:13-14


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