Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy new year

Thursday, December 11, 2008

I would like to say... I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas....and may the Lord bless you and your families in the year to come.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Things to do before Turkey day!!!

1) figure out how to make 3 different pies and dinner rolls. 2 pies done 1 more to go... and I am buying rolls lol

2) clean the kitchen floor

3) put some of the Christmas decorations up....

4) wishful thinking that I would like the tree up..... not happening

5) Hoping I can convince Charles to bring a Peperment Mocha Latte for Starbucks home. (don't think that will happen)
Oha while i am doing all of this ... I will be doing school, watching the 1 year old that we watch during the week and then I have to fit Grocery shopping in there at some point.... Hmmmmmm... do you think that maybe I have to much to do?

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I think this is funny ... I love Coffee!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

What we have 37 Days, 13 hours and 25 min. till Christmas!!!

Ok, I don't know about you.... But I am NOT READY for Christmas.

 I thought of some thing..... what if we do one thing a day from here on out that would help us get ready for Christmas.... One thing a day, it can be anything really... it doesn't even have to cost us money... So today I am going to make snow flakes .... 

Would you like to join me in my Challange?

Just one thing a day.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Blogging blahs

That is were my brain is at.... I am not sure why, I can't think of things to write about or even say.... so I am sorry to all... that come to my page and hope to find somthing new and exciteing in Jenn's life.... well alot is happening .. but I am not sure that i can or even want to blog about it.

 Well have a blessed Blah day...

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A beautiful drawing

Ther is a website  called Little Jenny Ren that not only does she sell beautiful dolls but she is having a give away... take a look. I would love to get one of her dolls to they are soooo preseous .

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Canadian Geese

If I had a camera... I would be taking pictures of the Geese that are all around here..... If I could record there song i would play it for you..... With the Autumn Leaves and the sun and now the Canadian Geese.... all I need to a walk on the crisp leaves and i would be happy..... God is so awsome  ..... His creation is marvalous!!!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Autumn Leaves

If I had a camera I would be taking alot of pictures today.

We are at our peak here in Ny and I must say that it is beautiful.
Here are some googles Ny images of NY leaves.
Well I am off to take a walk with the kids .... Blessings on the wonderful autumn day.

Monday, October 6, 2008

A Book Meme

I have been tagged by Mother Hen to participate in a Meme. I have to admit that this will be my very first one to be involved in  , so I hope that I do this properly. 

The rules of this meme are as follows:

Grab the nearest book.

Open the book to page 56.

Find the fifth sentence.

Post the text of the next two to five sentences in your journal/blog along with these instructions.

Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.

Tag five other people to do the same.

All right, ( I am not sure why the font changed ...sorry) here I go . To the right of me is a book that I always refure to it is called More Charlotte Mason. 

Page 56, 5th sentence reads : Second, the more first hand accounts you can find the more accurate your study will be. Third, do not be afraidto challange your children's mind by selecting above -grade -level books. Charlotte wrote that " Education implies a continuous going forth of the mind." ( Vol. 6, p.66)

I now tag: 





Friday, October 3, 2008

She just read her first chapter in this book

Rebekah( who is in 5th grade) just read her first chapter  in this book all by her self...... How awsome is that !!!!!

It has been a long journey for her and reading, but every minute of working and tears on reading has finally paid off.

 Bekah  really likes this book, and even asked if there were more books after this one.....and I of course gave her a whole hardy Yes !!!!!!! Yipeeeeee!!!!!! I am so proud of her.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

I want to make these... anyone else want to help?

Paper Bag Pumpkin

What you'll need:

  • 1 brown paper lunch bag
  • Acrylic paint: orange and leaf green
  • Paintbrush
  • ¼ sheet brown construction paper
  • 6- 12” pieces of green raffia
  • Scissors

Nature Luminary Candle Holders

What you'll need:

  • Leaves and foliage
  • Glass votive holder or jar
  • White tissue paper
  • White craft glue
  • Water
  • Paintbrush
  • Tea light candles

Cozy Scarves

What you'll need:

  • ½ yard fleece fabric
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread to match fabric color
  • Scissors

I really would like to make these does any one want to do them with me?

Monday, September 29, 2008

This is what we are doing

These ar pillows that i made for my couch ... I made a total of 4 pillows
Sona is working hard ... she has a car , insurance to pay, a job to find, a mexico trip to pay for ..... but yet she is determined to finish school 1 year early.

Chris is hard at work....or should I say trying to be hard at work on his handwriting.... I don't think little boys like to write..... what do you think?
Beka is working on her math at the moment..... is seems to be going really well this year... I am very proud of her as I am of all my children ( sounds like a soap opera)..... It is great to see what God is doing in all of ther lives.

Charles..... I don't have a picture of......but he is hard at work at Best Buy...... He is a hard worker and I am very proud of him.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Italian Pizza bread

I am home alone and I found a recipe that I am going to try.... I'll tell you how it came out.

Printed from COOKS.COM

1 pkg. dry yeast
1/4 c. warm water
1 c. pizza sauce
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 tbsp. dry minced onion
2 tbsp. butter
1/2 c. shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp. Italian seasoning mix
2 3/4 c. bread flour

Dissolve yeast in warm water. In saucepan warm pizza sauce and baking soda. Then add onion, cheese, butter, salt, sugar and seasoning mix. Heat and stir until cheese melts. Cool to lukewarm. Add beaten egg and dissolved yeast. Stir in half the flour and mix well. Then stir in remaining flour.

Turn onto floured board and knead 5 minutes. Place in 9x5 inch greased bread pan. Brush top with melted butter (sprinkle with sesame seeds). Cover and let rise in a warm place 30 to 45 minutes. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from pan, brush with butter. (If necessary cover with foil the last 10 minutes of baking to avoid overbrowning.)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

to do list

1) get out of PJ's

2) get school started

3) do a couple of batches of dehydrated apples ( Yes I am drying apples)

4) Sew pillows for couch

5) Think about dinner .... (I hate that you have to think about dinner in the morning )

6) Make a dessert for no reason...... well , because I am dieing for something sweet

Thursday, September 18, 2008

master and commander

This is what Beka and Chris are playing

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Old fashion Cooling

Carrot cake for tonights celebration!!!!! Happy 30th GGC

The Laundry room

Yesterday I said that I would clean the laundry room... well i did .
I don't have any before picture but i have after pics.... I am proud.
This is a shelf that I use more in the winter time for boots  but comes in handy for other shoes that seem to flood over in my house... the top shelf holds my detergent and bug spray.

This corner is wear i leave the cat food container... this container i bought years ago with cat food in it and now i just buy cheaper cat food and pore it in.... it keeps in very clean... Tom does not like the smell of it... so it works well...... The mop I use on my kitchen floor... it was a dollar 2 years ago... I like it and it works well... I just use my hands to ring it out.....
The white container is what I use for mopping the floor and the coffee container has small holes on the bottom so that I can put my clothes pin in it.... some times the container get left out in the rain and that is why i have small holes in the bottom.
This shelf is above my washer and dryer ... I use this for my arts and crafts.... well and squirt guns and a microscope... but it is used for these things.

And now to tackle the Linin Closet and the Kitchen closet... that is what I will be working on next.....

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Chris did finish his hand writing .

If you interested...... 

A rainy day list

1) Make sure Chris stops talking so that he can finish his hand writing .

2) do dishes... so that I can keep an eye on Chris while he is doing his hand writing.

3) Make a cake for our churches anniversary service..... and hope that Chris finishes his hand writing by then.

4)Clean my laundry room..... todays project!!!!

5) sew a skirit for myself.... tired of wearing the same one all the time to church...hopefully you didn't notice.

6) before # 5 I need to make sure school is finished.

7) take a nap...... yeah right ... I am not sure this one will happen.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Organizing and Decorating

These boxes I bought a few years ago... the star box has my wooden blocks for play and the flag box has folded material for future projects.
These two ... I mean three.... have sewing fabric , supply's and colored string for embroidery and cross stitching.... I have many started and not yet finished cross stitching projects....well maybe?
This is an eissal ... not sure how to spell it... well any way I can't wait to try to make dresses and skirts for myself and maybe others... Thanks to Oma!!!!
This is an old sewing cabinet... Tom bought this for me 1yr or so ago.... I love it My machine seems to sit perfectly on top.

This is the hidden drawer that holds thread and needles... underneath I have placed fabric for more future projects.
This is a old fan that Tom grew up with and I am also thinking that this was his fathers growing up..... got to watch those fingers tho.
Here are few of my old books .... I love them as I said earlier.... I do have more... but ... well this is what I have out for now.

This is a mini basket with candles inside for that once in awhile power outage that we get up here. The embroidery was some thing my mom did... it is all made with French knots ..... I have so many other things that I will prob show at another time.

Old things

I love old books....even if I don't read them... the hard cover of some of the older books are beautiful... to me it is art.

So yesterday I displayed some older books in my kitchen/school room.

I also put a little basket with a rose on it.... and then draped my mothers stitching craft she did... I would love to frame it some day.

I am trying to display things that i love in my house. My dinning room/ sewing room needs help... so today i will work on that a bit.

If I can get Sona's camera I will post them.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Small goals.

Now I am not a homemakers dream. I don't have the ability like some to have my house spotless.
Some have the talent of maintaining a home, keeping up with dishes, Laundry, dusting, washing the kitchen floor, the bathroom, master bed room.

Now if you came to my house right now, It is a mess..... My home is not a trash heap ...but it is messy.... If you called and said that your were coming ... I would clean like a mad women .

Now I am setting simple little goals for myself... and i am not sure i want to share them...because of embarrassment..... But, If any of you could share with me your daily schedule for your house , then maybe it will help me with mine.... Am I being selfish by asking?....nah.... I am just trying to figure out why I can't seem to always have a clean house.

Flowers, weed and Veggies

Weed.... what can i say... I have not perfected Gardening
at all!!!!!!

These are my tomatoe plants
This is all i had time to plant this year
Next year is going to be better!!!

I love my flowers , this is the first thing I see. and it makes me happy to know that they at least look nice.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Things that got done

School is finished for the day

Dishes are still in the works.

Laundry is folded and needs putting away.

Dinner is on the stove.

I am showered ...even tho it didn't happen till 3pm

Kids are happy !!!! and that is a big plus.

I am wearing makeup .

and my toes are painted pink.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Third day of school

We have 2 subject to go and then we are done for the day!!!!
It is all going so well.... I am so glad that it is!!!!

Monday, August 25, 2008

The First Day

Today I decided to start school with Bekah and Chris.
It took them and Hour and a half to do hand writing....a lot longer then what I would have liked.
They are now working on cursive... Chris is just learning and Bekah is reviewing.

Next we are going to try our new Science ... I am excited about this one... I did it with Sona and Now I get to do it all over again with these two.....

School is always a fun thing to start... it takes tweaking but all in all it will run well as soon as we get in full gear.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

School for Three ..... Bekah and Chris part 2

Chris will be doing His History , Science , Bible , Literature, Penmanship and Currant Events with Bekah. However he will be doing other subjects on hi own such as:

Language Arts- Learning Language Arts through Literature by Common Sense Press

Math- Math U See Gamma By, Mr Steve Demme

Music- Drum lessons and Vocal

Art -Various Mediums

I know that maybe some of you are not homeschoolers, But I was feeling motivated to share some of the things that we will do this year. All though there are those ( Maureen ) who know that I might just change my mind..... Lets hope not.

School for Three ..... Bekah and Chris

This is what I am doing with Bekah this year.

Language Arts- Learning Language Arts through Literature by Common Sense Press

Math- Math U See Delta By, Mr Steve Demme

Music- Piano lessons and Vocal

Art -Various Mediums

History/ Geography- Story of the World, MIddle Ages by, Susan Wise Baur/A Book of Discovery by M. B.Synge

Bible- Various readings

Science- Considering God's Creation by by Sue Mortimer and Betty Smith

Literature- Swiss Family Robinson by,Wyss, Johann David ,Treasure Island by, Stevenson, Robert Louis,
Gulliver's Travels by,Swift, Jonathan

Penmanship & Copywork- The Book of Proverbs, 3 to 6 verses per day.

Current events- world magazine

School for Three

Well, We are going to be going into our 8th year of homeschooling ( wow 8 years) We were schooling 4 and now I have 3. Charles my 18yr old has graduated and is not focused on working full time and probably not going to go to collage till he is ready ( all is God's time).

So I have Sona who is going into 11th grade, Bekah going into 5th grade and Chris who is going into 3rd.

I would like to share what they will be doing this year for school.

Sona's school year is inspired by two differant web sites .

One is Ambleside yr 11 and also the Old fashion eduaction 11th grade

Math- Stewardship Consumer math

History- Beacon lighs of History Vol 12 and 14

Literature and poetry- Invisible man, Dracula, Journey to the interior of the earth, and Uncle Tom's cabin / The Best Loved Poems of the American people

Bible- Romans, Colossians, Hebrews, Titus, 1 and 2 Chronicles , Obadiah, 1 and 2 Timothy, Isaiah, Joel, and 1 and 2 Peters

Current Events- World Magazine

Biographies- Up from slavery, Life of Harriet Beecher Stowe

Writing and Grammar- Writing and Grammar 11th BJU

Spanish- Alpha Omega Spanish 1

Science- Apologia Chemistry

Music- Guitar and Vocals

Character Building- Passion and Purity and Quest for Love by Elisabeth Elliot

Vocabulary- BJU 11th grade

Now not all of this is on those 2 websites . Some of this is what I would like for her to do for the year.

I will do Bekah's and Chris's later.

Friday, August 1, 2008


Were is it?

I have a creative mind but no room to splurge.... that is how i feel!

When money is always the issue it is a hard to think creatively .

Now I am usually the queen of frivolously finding ideas ... you know the the one who will make something out of rubber bands and tissue.... but NOTHING is coming to my mind .

Grrrrrr... I just thought I would share.... If I think of some thing I will tell the mean time I will do the normal stuff that I do every morning.... boy I sound like I am complaining... sorry.

Sunday, July 27, 2008


More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of. Alfred Lord Tennyson

Thursday, July 10, 2008

making bags....again

Yes I am making bags again... I really enjoy making them...they are simple and relaxing to make....I don't have any pick on here but i do on my soon

Saturday, June 21, 2008


Today there were tear from a broken heart .

Today there is understanding that is needed.

Today there is forgiveness that is needed to be given.

Today I need to pray for wisdom.

Friday, June 20, 2008

weed wacking

I need to say that this is prob. one of the very things that really don't like to do.
As you might have guessed ...yes i have done SOME weed wacking today.
I do wish my Husband was home to do it.... it is a tough job.... I really respect guys who do this for a living.... I am convinced that it is a man's job... I will do dishes ...ok?

Thursday, June 19, 2008

One step at a time

Since I am back home , with great joy in my heart. I have made a goal to work on putting the house back in order.
First thing I did was straighten and clean the entrance way and dinning room..... it is the first thing I see when i walk in and it bring me great peace in knowing that it is in order....... then second thing was the living room.... dust , put things away, vacuum and water the plants that are screaming ... HELP ME!!!

Thirdly, I caught up on six loads of laundry....yes in one day i did this.....and lastly I cleaned my bed room.... it still needs attention in area's but it will have to do until another time.

Now I did not do all of this in one day ... that is something I would have done normally.... but I decided that I was not going to stress over things that will be here tomorrow..... ahhhhh it feels so go to be home

Monday, June 16, 2008

Trophy Children

What we want to do with our children, is not merely to control them and keep them in order-but to implant true principles deep in their hearts which shall rule their whole lives; to shape their character from within into Christ-like beauty, and to make of them noble men and women, strong for battle of life. They are to be trained rather than governed. Growth of character, not merely good behavior-is the object of all home governing and teaching. Therefore the home influence is far more important than the home laws; and the parents' lives are of more significance than their teachings. Whatever may be done in the way of governing, teaching or training-theories are not half as important as the parents' lives. They may teach the most beautiful things-but if the child does not see these things modeled in the life of the parent, he will not consider them important enough to be adopted in his own life.

It is from J. R. Miller's classic book, Home-Making, originally published in 1882:

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Coming Home

That is just it..... I am coming home were I belong... My husband needs me and my children do also.... and to be honest... I need them..... this has been a road that was needed to be taken....but it is a short chapter that is about to end.


Saturday, May 10, 2008

Vinegar again!!!

Today I desides that I would try weeding my walk way and my garden with hopes to have a garden with veggies.

I have very stubborn weeds that have long roots and break and will not come I googled Vinegar as a weed killler and wouldn't you know ..... It does..... I took a spray bottle .... rinsed it out then filled it with vinegar and some salt ..... and went spraying some of those stobborn weeds..... they are turning brown !!!!!!..... I also am trying baking soda... I read on google some werew that it might work..... it sure beats round out @ 20.00 a gallon.

So there is my little tidbit of info.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

how's it going?

Well it is going pretty well.
My job has a lot to it more then I thought.
My first week was training on a computer ....many many hours... I thought my eyes were going to burst, and my brain was going to pop.

The the next week I was brought up front... we lets just say that I have a better appreciation for cashiers and for the service desks in retail..... I do understand why the walmart lady is grumpy, and won't say a word , or why the complain about there job. Now I am not a complainer.... and I will always give a smile and go out of my way to help ...and let me just say...people are not use to that.... they look at me very strangely .... it's ok.... but what has happened to the world that we live has really opened my eyes to why people are the way they are.... first and for most they need Jesus!!!!.... there are so many lost people out in this world ... and maybe i was living in a bubble for so long that i didn't see it all.... Now my job is very difficult... and I do understand why people have quit this position ... but I am determined to make it work.

Well there you go.... I miss the blog world and my friends and family very much.... have a blessed week.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

I got job!!!!

I am now a full time customer service representatives . I am so excited!!!!

Monday, March 31, 2008

This and that

Ok this is straight forward.

1) I have applyed at 4 or maybe 5 places for employment.

2)I am making Tote bags or cloth grocery bags to make a little extra money on the side.

3) I have a interview tomorrow at 9 am!!!!!

4) I have a list of things that I have not even started... but yet I still have day light and children to help.

5) I still need to do school.

so there is a sneak peak of Jenn's world

Sunday, March 23, 2008

He is Risen!!!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Apple Dumplings

I really really want to make these... I found this recipe on one of the many frugal sites that I go to. If you interested take a look at it ...and if you make it please invite me over for tea.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Cold remedies... take it or leave it

Cold Remedy #1 Drink plenty of fluids to help break up your congestion.

Cold Remedy #2: Inhale steam to ease your congestion and drippy nose.

Cold Remedy #3: Use saline nasal sprays or make your own salt water rinse to irrigate your nose

Cold Remedy #5: Stay warm and rested.

Cold Remedy #6: Gargle with warm salt water.

Cold Remedy #7: Drink hot liquids.

Cold Remedy #8: Take a steamy shower

Cold Remedy #9: Try a small dab of mentholated salve under your nose to help open breathing passages and help restore the irritated skin at the base of the nose.

Cold Remedy #10:Apply hot packs around your congested sinuses.

Cold Remedy #11:Sleep with an extra pillow under your head.

Cold Remedy #12: Learn about natural remedies like zinc, echinacea, and vitamin C.

If you need more info take a look at this site

Who said it?

"Absence makes the heart grow fonder."
This is a quote that I have heard on and off through life , but didn't know who said it the first search I did said that It was quoted by Eleanor Roosevelt .

But then i did more searching and found out it is from a poem by,
Thomas Haynes Bayly...the poem is titled Isle of Beauty .

What would not I give to wander

Where my old companions dwell?

Absence makes the heart grow fonder:

Isle of Beauty, fare thee well!

I thought of this quote because Tom has been away for about 6 days and we have missed him very much.... we pick him up at the airport today..... So the quote: Absence make the heart grow fonder is true .... I think.... what do you think?

Monday, March 10, 2008

cough remedies

The past couple of nights.... well more like a week . My house has had the flu, followed by a cold and cough..... It has not been very lively around here, We have watched more TV to the point that kids are begging to shut it off.....I have two couches that have been occupied by children, with one on a mattress on the floor ......Now I am not complaining at all, I am glad that I have them home... I just thought that I would give you a visual of what my house looks like.

Now we are done with the flu over here,but the cough still remains.
So I went on line and looked up cough remedies and found many ideas.
There are so many different things out there to try.... but will it work.

I have tried DM cough syrup, and it doesn't help much.
So today I am going to get some friendly neighbor honey and mix it with some lemon juice, this is one of the ideas from this site.

As far as a cure for the common cure... there are a lot of different ideas out there.
If you have any ideas on how to help a runny nose.....please feel free to share.

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