Monday, October 9, 2017
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
As usual, I didn't have everything that was called for in the recipe so I left out some things and added a few according to my cooking style: if you don't have it, improvise! :) Here is how I made mine.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
High up on the treetops the branches are waving gently in the wind. Among the dark green leaves of summer there are tinges of yellow, signalling the soon to come change of seasons. I have mixed feelings about Autumn, it used to be my favourite time of year. How could anyone not love pumpkin treats, bonfires with toasted marshmallows, cozy sweaters, and beautiful foliage, right? I used to think so, but after experiencing seven Saskatchewan winters (that last forever), now fall is a reminder of what is coming. I still enjoy it, :) but now my favourite time of year is the first truly warm day of spring when the children and I can go outside with bare feet and no jacket! :)
Around the house...
Crumbs and dust and dirt abound. :b Since starting homeschool, housework has become a wee bit neglected. Right now the baby is sleeping good and since we are finished with schoolwork I have time to clean, so that's good. :)
What's been happening lately...
Harvest on the farm is in full swing. God has blessed with good weather thus far, for which we are thankful! Looking forward to when the crop is off! In other news I started the Trim Healthy Mama plan again last week. So far it's going well. Pinterest has been handy for finding new recipes. This time I've tried incorporating more E meals, mostly for breakfast. The first three days I only ate S meals and I could feel my energy drop, but once I started the E meals it seems to have balanced out again. One E recipe I tried was for overnight pumpkin spice oatmeal, it tasted good and was handy because I was able to make it the night before (when the baby was sleeping) and grab it out of the fridge in the morning to eat (when the baby is usually up and crying).
What I am reading....
I haven't done much reading lately, there are several books on my list, but for now I usually only have time for the Bible. I'm trying to read through it again this year, I only wish I'd set up the reading plan a bit different. I prefer to read both Old and New Testament everyday, but my plan is set for reading straight though. I use the app called "A Lamp Unto" it works great and helps keep me on track. :)
In the kitchen....
I have leftover chicken in the refrigerator from the two birds I cooked the other day. My plan is to make either a THM casserole, or soup with it. I took the time to boil the bones from the chickens this time, combined with the reduced cooking liquid, it made a flavourful broth that will make a great soup. Right now, it's starting to smell good in here from the two pans of muffins baking in the oven. They part of the children's supper, while I'm reducing carbs they still need them. :) I must say though, the thought of fresh muffins sounds mighty appealing! Despite all the claims from some die hard THM people, coconut flour mixed with almond meal does not make "just like the real thing" muffins or biscuits or bread, or cake....Ok, it's not that bad, just going through carb withdrawal here. Haha! :) Being serious again, I have found a few recipes containing the above mentioned ingredients which have tasted good. Hopefully I can post about them soon.
What I'm thinking....
That I need to go downstairs and make a THM FP shake and then read some books to the four children who aren't napping. :) Though I don't have much time for my books, I try to read short storybooks to the children as often as I can. I want to instil a love of reading in them, just as I loved reading growing up! My Mom and Dad always had good books for my siblings and I to read, and going to the library and finding new books was a highlight in my life back then. :)
What I'm excited about...
All the things my brother fixed and made when he was here a few weeks ago! He's an amazing handy man! :) My sister came too and was a wonderful help to me! I had such a nice time when they were here and the visit went far to fast!
A favourite quote for today...
"A Humble Christian studies his own infirmities and another's excellencies."
A picture to share...
A Verse for today...
"Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD. "
Friday, September 8, 2017
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Monday, August 21, 2017
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
After picture. It's nice what a difference two lazy Susan's can make! Now I can find the spice or herb I need super easily. Everything that I don't use frequently is on the top shelf.
This cabinet was a disaster, one of my sisters had tried to help me organize it awhile ago, but it quickly went back to disarray. There was no real place for anything and the measuring cups and spoons were always buried behind something. Whenever I would try baking, the little ones would also scramble things up more trying to find chocolate chips, walnuts, sprinkles and other things to make a mess with.
And here we are after! I'm happy about how it turned out. :) Again just a couple lazy Susan's and a under shelf basket made a difference.
It feels great to get these two cabinets done! It may not seem like much, but it's sometimes hard for me to find time and the motivation to do things like this with all six little children around wanting to "help" getting into everything and needing me crying etc. Anyway, I'm very happy with both cabinet results, now to tackle the bathroom cupboards. :)
"Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might.." Ecc. 9:10a
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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Monday, May 15, 2017
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
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Monday, May 1, 2017
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
"O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever." Psalm 136:1
"It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness." Lam 3:22-23