Monday, February 2, 2009

Happy Homemaker Monday

On my bedside table:

Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
All Things Bright and Beautiful by James Herriot
Barefoot Contessa: back to basics by Ina Garten

The Read Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease's-Every parent with young children should read this book because its about bonding with your children through books.

On my TV:

Trying to live with less TV and more real life experiences...

On the menu for tonight:
Classic Hearty Corn Chowder

On my To Do list:

Clean out the kitty litter box
Clean up Leah's room
Put away clean laundry
Vacuum the stairs

New Recipe I tried last week:

I made hamburger patties, small yellow potatoes, and onion gravy! I will never go back to using the dry onion soup mixes again. This onion gravy is super easy to make and its awesome! You will be literally licking our plate clean. Yummy!!!

In the craft basket:

Just a bunch of yarn and my knitting looms. I really want to start making felt food toys. I don't know how to make them but I keep seeing them all over the Internet. Any tips on how to sew your own felt food?

Looking forward to:

peace and quite
The kids have been home all week long due to the weather
Getting the house clean-not really but I'm going to keep telling myself a clean home is a happy home.
Going to Krista's baby shower!
Going for walks at Lake Bella Vista with the kids

Homemaking Tip for this week:

I don't have any tips to share this week. I'm wanting to start making my own soap! Does anyone have any good tips on how to go about making the soap?

Favorite Blog Post of the week (mine or other):

check out this wonderful site called TeachingTinyTots! She has the most wonderful ideas for little tots! You can find endless resources for teaching your little ones.

Favorite photo from last week:

Lesson learned the past few days:

Cherish your children. This past week we were hit with a big ice storm. We ended up staying home all week long. It was a wonderful time for our family. No distractions from the outside world. It was a complete blast. It wasn't always easy but we ended up with a ton of wonderful memories.

On my Prayer List:

My children, My hubby, and My family!

Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses Key Verse:

"Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities" (The Family: A Proclamation to the World).

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Sandra said...

Great list :)

I make my own soap and I started with one of the easy kits you can get at Walmart and Target.

Nowadays I just buy the supplies from craft stores or online. It's really easy :)

Mama Said said...

Hi, Lara! Nice to meet you. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Wow! I really admire your ability to let your kids run free and explore. I am overly uptight about my DD getting hurt and I know I'm creating fear within her that I don't want her to have. Thanks for the inspiration!

Love your favorite picture! Are you an Ansel Adams fan?

Mama Said

Amy said...

Loved reading your HHM post!

oh, I love corn chowder, girl!~ I will have to check out your recipe!

Have a wonderful Monday!

Hugs.. Amy

Lara Gisela said...

I loved reading your list, Lara.
I've posted the recipe on my post!

Anonymous said...

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Michelle said...

It sounds like Family Time was lovely.Have a Great week.