Chair covers from kitchen towels

While furnishing the new house, I’ve kept my eyes open for affordable furniture that might help fill in gaps and make the home more comfortable. One of the things I’d like for each master bedroom is some kind of chair. When we got the smallest coziest master bedroom finished, we decided it would indeed fit […]

Featured Recipe

Seven Great Ways to Use Eggs

I went grocery shopping yesterday and was amazed to discover that (in our area anyway) a carton of five dozen eggs is only $2.69. I can't remember the last time eggs were that cheap.  That's a LOT of protein for less than $3.  In honor of that … [Read More...]

Parenting Feature

Valentine’s Day

Our Valentine's Day celebration this year happened a day early (to avoid the crowds in restaurants-- we're practical like that) and included our youngest two daughters. At 12 and 14 they are totally old enough to be home on their own.  But you try … [Read More...]

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Stuck In My Head All Day

I will not boast in anything No gifts, no power, no wisdom But I will boast in Jesus Christ His death and resurrection Why should I gain from His reward? I cannot give an answer But this I know with all my heart His wounds have paid my ransom –fromHow Deep The Father’s Love For […]

Sunday

Matthew 17:20

“Yum!”

“Yum,” said the baby as she pulled this item out of my bathroom drawer. Drool glistened on her chin. You see, in her experience, individually-plastic-wrapped items that come out of a box are often something yummy. A granola bar, maybe. A cookie. Fruit snacks. I’m afraid she’d be a little disappointed after sinking all five […]

The Party–

(3rd attempt to post.. darn Blogger anyway) So the party was great. Good food, good company. We actually had the party at our church– our dining room does NOT seat 45. Actually, I doubt if our whole house seats 45. It was really nice to be able to trash the kitchen cooking all day and […]

I Wish I’d Known…

My firstborn daughter turns 18 in a few days. Per her request we’re having a big to-do– a sit-down dinner for 45 people. Mostly family– our clan is huge–but a dozen or so friends as well. We’ve been cooking all day today, and doubtless will be scurrying around decorating and picking up the cake and […]

Thursday Not-13

Was thinking of a Thursday Thirteen but then got inspired in a different direction. Just came from Momhood where she has a lovely post about mothers, daughters and family resemblance. It made me think of this picture of myself with my mom and my five sisters, taken on Mother’s Day last year. My momma is […]

Ack!!

Life as I know it…. …is over! The baby can now open doors! Why on earth when we built this house did we choose such easy-open handles???

Organization

Chiming in again on the Wednesday ‘big family’ thread that was the brain child of The Big Yellow House Chris and Mom to the Screaming Masses Carmen. Today’s topic is organization. I certainly do not have it all figured out, but I do have some things in place at our house that have helped a […]

My Chuckle For The Day

(I read this on my Korean-adoption email loop this morning.) ——————————————————- A new pastor was visiting in the homes of his parishioners. At one house it seemed obvious that someone was at home, but no answer came to his repeated knocks at the door. Therefore, he took out a business card and wrote “Revelation 3:20” […]

Ring Around The…TV?

We’ve just introduced the baby to the delights of “Ring Around The Rosy”. She will go til I’m dizzy and my knees are complaining from too much “all fall down.” Thankfully she has siblings who are still willing to play even after her momma quits. This afternoon the four youngest were going round and round. […]