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Friday, September 30, 2016

Meal Planning by Me

Well today was a busy day, as most Fridays are. That's because it's grocery shopping day!

This week's gatherings include 10 dinners and 5 lunches, plus various snacks and household needs.

We plan to have bbq chicken, pbj, bagels with cream cheese and fruit, scrambled egg bake, and cheesy potatoes for lunch.

Dinners are as follows: ham and bean soup, chicken and yellow rice, chili (at Jamie's request) , chicken spaghetti, tuna casserole, chicken noodle casserole, sloppy joes, roast chicken and veggies, pizza and salad, and turkey with the trimmings ( why wait til Thanksgiving?)

Breakfasts will be cereal ( I had coupons), eggs in various forms, hot cereal, or cocoa and fruit- take your pick!

What's on your meal plan this week?

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Look What I Made! And More!

Today I made German pancakes, also known as Dutch babies.

This video, by one of my favorite bloggers, Esther Emery, explains how to make them.

I have meat for dinner thawing. Can you read the goodness I am so excited about? Grassfed beef , only $4.19 a pound!

I am starting over "on the farm". I have sold my horse, pigs, and goats. I kept the cats, chickens and dogs.
My heart and mind need a rest so I am stopping everything and deciding what is most important to me. 

I have started composting directly to my lasagna garden in hopes of a good spring crop. Not sure what those crops will be lol.

I have started attending a new church...the kids really like it. I am getting there. *smile

Hopefully I will be blogging again. We'll see!!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Blog Review of Sarah Mae's New Book


The basic premise of this book is to put our  hearts into our house cleaning.
However that doesn't mean making a clean home something  we worship but that we understand why we clean our homes.

Sarah Mae writes with a gentle friendly conversational tone in which she leads us to the Bible for the reasons that we need to present a clean home to others.

Make no mistake about it,the author knows the people inside the house are more important than the house itself.
She just shows us ways to aid the former with the latter.

There are no strict guidelines to follow- this is your routine you are working out, not mine, and not Sarah's.
Flexibility and Jesus are the keys.
Sarah guides us through both of these aspects. 

For me living in a one room off grid cabin means my cleaning schedule looks different then most.   So I decided to focus on the biblical part of this book instead of the cleaning part.   The part that gives us the why to what we as homemakers (or lifegivers as Sarah calls us) do.

Another example of something I really liked was that  Sarah talks about anchors instead of schedules so I will share my super simple  anchors with you 
1-wake up, read bible with kids, feed farm animals and then breakfast.
2-lunch and reading
3- prepare supper, feed farm animals, get dishes out.
4- brush teeth and wash up for bed.

I think this book  will appeal to different women  for different reasons. For some the practical cleaning advice will jump out at them and for some  the spiritual words will be stronger. And I think both will stand out for all of us at different times in our lives.

All in all ...I loved this book and strongly recommend it to every woman out there!

I was provided this book free of charge in exchange for my honest opinion by Tyndale.