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    Household,  Thoughts

    On Top of the World

    As some may know, I am a stay at home mom. This requires me to wear many hats: maid, cook, teacher, organizer, etc. And I love this job. It fills my heart with joy to be able to spend the day with my children, to make my house look homey, or have an inviting environment for my husband to come home to. Especially when it has been a good day at home, I feel confident, successful, and able to take on the world. This morning I am on top of the world… I am following my schedule. It is only 7:30am and I have laundry going, breakfast baking, devotions finished,…

  • family,  Household

    Home Keeping 101

    As a mom and wife, I am trying to really work on an area that I struggle in…Homekeeping. In our 11 years of marriage I have had times when I did it almost perfectly and I have had times that it really needed some help. Currently I am somewhere in the middle. I want my home to be better than what it is, but it has been worse. So today I want to share a few things that help me keep on top of it. First thing make a list. If you are struggling, make a list because if you don’t you will forget something. I have a list for…

  • Cooking,  Household,  Kitchen,  Recipes

    Red Pepper Chili

    The other day it was snowy, windy, and cold – absolutely perfect weather for chili. Our family all loves chili, and I have tried several recipes over the years. The one I am sharing with everyone today is reaching the top as one of my favorites. I found it on www.tablefortwoblog.com, and just adapted it our taste. One of the nicest features about this recipe is that you can throw all the ingredients into the crockpot at once and let it cook down while you are doing other projects. I serve mine with dabble of sour cream and shredded cheese on top, and cornbread on the side. But you can…

  • Household

    Its the little things

    A family from church had a house fire caused by their dryer a few months ago.  This got me to thinking about our dryer, and the fact that I haven’t really cleaned it out (other than emptying the lint screen with every load) since we bought it 10 years ago.  Lint catches fire so easily, and I know the screen doesn’t catch everything!  I went downstairs today armed with a screwdriver, Q-tips, rubbing alcohol and a microfiber cloth. When I took the lint screen housing off, it was amazing how much lint was inside. Unfortunately, the main part of the housing was attached to the dryer by some wires that…