Month: June 2010

First Impressions

I would love to have a yard like that, but I don’t know where to start. I come home from their house so inspired, then I wander around the garden center of Lowes and don’t do anything. We moved into our home on July 2nd three years ago, and I’ve never done anything but mow the yard or build a vegetable garden.

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Baking on a Massive Scale

A local church is facilitating a bake sale for our family’s youth summer camp for disadvantaged youths. The bake sale commences at 8AM on Saturday morning at our local Wal-Mart (and Wal-Mart will match whatever we make in the bake sale!)

It has been REALLY hot out there lately, so we’ve been trying to plan what to bake that will handle the heat. For instance, I think chocolate chip (or cinnamon chip) cookies would become big gooey messes, and icing would likely slide off of any cakes.

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The Garden – Week 6

I know some of you have been wondering why I didn’t post any garden pictures last week. Well, I took them, and the garden needed to be weeded so badly that you couldn’t see the plants for the weeds and grass growing, so I didn’t post them. Here’s what I mean:
So, needless to say, I had some work to do there. Here are this week’s shots. It’s still not where I want it to be, but the plants are at least not being choked by the weeds.

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Menu Monday 14 June 2010

Here’s the menu for my family for the week of June 14th. This should be week 4 of the Abs Diet, but I did not follow it last week. I started volunteering cooking at a soup kitchen and worked 3 days last week coupled with the fact that we had Vacation Bible School all week at church. It was enough that I ate and that I fed my kids, to be honest.

Things like this only work when you’re consistent, and I seem to have had a week on, week off mode since deciding to do it. I haven’t weighed myself, but guessing, I’d say that any weight I may have lost in the beginning is back. So, I need to get serious about this. I’m going to pray about it, something that I have not done (strangely) and make sure that I’m doing the diet that I should be doing and the exercise that would most benefit me.

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The Power of a Praying Wife: Chapter 5 – His Affection

While I feel strong feelings of love and devotion to my husband, to whom I am certainly emotionally attached, I am not an overly affectionate person. I think there was a time when I once was, when I was younger, but circumstances and situations can strip tendencies away. Over time, I’ve become very stoic about most things. I am not overly emotional ever, I don’t react emotionally, and I’m not really a reach out and hug kind of person.

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America’s Housekeeping

So when Grace kept mentioning the America’s Housekeeping Book, I did a search and found one. The description said, “No dust cover, binding is cracked.” I figured, for $3.25, I could deal with a cracked binding and no dust cover. Imagine my surprise when I received a first edition that was signed by the original owner!

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