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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