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.

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