Monday, February 11, 2008

In The News: Premarital Sex & Divorce cakes

I saw some very upsetting stories on the news today. I am sure to allthe Non-Christian viewers they were cute little stories on enjoyinglife, but to me they were very upsetting. They show and promote themoral downfall of our Country and destroy family and marriage. I planto write ABC.
Divorce Cakes: It seems local Bakers are cashing in on broken homesand destroyed lives. Local bakeries are now offering "divorce cakes"tp "celebrate your freedom" the cakes look like wedding cakes with aplastic bride/groom sawed in half! This is so disturbing and sends anawful message to America's children and youth! I suggest allChristian families boycot bakeries who are promoting this awfulcelebration of the broken home.

Engagment Honeymoon: The hotel industry is cashing in on the sexualsins of Americans. Valentines day is the #1 day to "pop thequestion". Men can now hire a proposla planner. This is now a milliondallar industry. Hotels are getting in on the money byoffering "proposal suites" extremly simular to a honeymoon suite forthe newly engaged couple. This also sends America's youth the messagethat it is ok to have sex before marriage or that it it ok if you are planning to get married! I also suggest all Christian Couples boycot hotels offering this package that promotes premarital sex.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Making Your Home a Haven Challenge

Good Evening Ladies! I just stumbled upon something I had not seen Crystal's Blog,Making your home a Haven, find it here. This is what being a good Christian Women is all about! I am writing out my Schedule TONIGHT in hopes to start following it tomorrow~

Amazing Cleaner~Cheap, homemade & Natural! Better than Bleach!

I know this is going to sound crazy,But it really does work! Try it!A family member works in the Oil Field and is always covered in gunk. Needless to say the show has a permenent discusting soap scub and gunk stain. I have tried every fancy product on the market to clean this and nothing works.I have been trying to be more "green" and use homemade more natural (and cheaper) cleaners. I use baking soda and Vinigar to clean my toilet bowl and it does wonders. So I had an idea.I wetted the shower and tub a it. I sprinkled baking soda all over it. I poured so vingidar on my sponge and put some in a spray bottle. I added the vinigar to the soda and WOW like magic it ate away all the scum nd gunk! I have never seen the tub so clean! Give it a Try!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Home Companion Book

Hi Ladies!
I am now using a home compaion book. This has been a life saver! This keeps me organized and if i am sick it helps keep the home running smooth. I am adding to it all the time!
Here is what I have in it:
1. Weekly Items ( I reprint these each week)
A Weekly Cleaning Chart
Weekly Home Blessing hour Ck List
My to Do list
Grocery & Shopping List
Ck register and Budget sheet
Freezer cooking forms
2. Daily Rountines ( These are in slip covers)
Morning, afternoon, and evening rountines
Weekly Plan
Weekly check list ( Quick overview of housework)
3. Monthly ( this is in a tab with a coby of the months calandar, I bring it to the front each month)
Bill Pay log
Monthly Balance and budget sheets
Monthly pantry and freezer invenory
Monthly home cleaning check list ( I use this to grade my self once a month)
4.Important info
birthday list
biller information
Family health and doctor info
Important accts and other info
Babysitting info
Energenct plans and info
5. Phone numbers and addresses
7. Cleaning Information ( Recipes anf tips ect)
8.Price Book
9. Pockets
Bills to pay
Paid Bills
Envelopes, stamps, ect.
10. Copy of Diet ( I have migraines and have to follow a strict diet)

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

More Mary less Martha: Part II

Why Once a month Cooking?
Ministry.Imagine the possibilities. My favorite reason to use freezer cooking is ministry. Now I know you are thinking "How on earth is freezer cooking a ministry?" Simple. You have food on hand when you need it packaged and ready to help others. Imagine... You hear word of a new mother in the church under bed rest, you have an extra lasagna and spaghetti in the freezer. You can take it right over. All her family needs to do is heat and enjoy! What a great alternative to taking them junk and processed foods! With freezer cooking two batches is a easy as one. You can easily make extras of all your best recipes to take to the elderly, visiting families to your church, new people in the community or those in need. The possibilities are endless! Does your son or daughter have friends from school who are "latch key kids"? No one is at home in the evenings and afternoon to welcome the children and see that they stay out of trouble. I know you would love to help those children but the idea of after school snacks for all those kids is a scary thought! That is the case no longer. With freezer cooking you can make tons of delicious and nutritious after school snacks. You just take em out of the freezer when needed.
Family. Your family needs healthy tasty foods. In this world of Go, GO Go! Its hard to provide meals in a manner that works for everyone. Freezer cooking is the answer. You know all those "meals" you get at the burger place and pizza you have ordered in because its more convenient when you are in a hurry? You will not have to do that anymore with freezer cooking. You have fast home cooked meals ready for your family. You will have more time to spend with your family and it will be of a higher quality. Your family will be happy and healthier.
Money.We all know that buying in bulk is the cheapest. So why don't we buy it bulk? It goes bad. Not anymore. With freezer cooking and a little planning you can buy in bulk and what is on sale and save your family lots of money. You can give that money to a worthy cause. Best of all you will no longer spend hundred on wasteful convince foods.
How do I get started?
Well, First you need to decide what kind of freezer cook you are.
You can cook once every X. Some times a cook once a month others once every two weeks. I decide based on whats on sale, when we get paid and how much I have in the freezer.
You can double. This is the easiest way to get started. Next time you make you award winning lasagna why not double or triple or quadruple the recipe. It is just as easy to make 4 lasagnas as one and you will have 3 in the freezer ready to heat and eat.
You can also freeze in portion sizes. When we have tons of extra lasagna I freeze it in individual portions. When I am hungry for something for lunch or someone needs a snack or comes home late we have individual size portions ready to heat and eat.
Freezer cooking is just like all those fancy frozen dinners and lunches in the freezer isles at the grocery store. The only difference is freezer cooking is healthy and cheaper.
What have you got to loose?! Try freezer cooking today!

The lost apron

The amazing apron. A necessity in the days of old. Until recent years a women would not be caught dead with out an apron.

Why an Apron?

Well for one its practical. We are so very wasteful modern working women and homemaker alike wear an outfit for a few a day or a few hours or a few minutes and it is dirty. You waste resources washing and drying the garment. Also clothes wear out allot faster when you are washing them all the time. Now as women we waste millions of dollars on t-shirt and jeans or sweats to "wear around the house." We wash these clothes all the time to. With an Apron you can wear an outfit multiple times with out washing. The apron protects your clothes and keeps them neat and clean.

Our families?

The apron is beneficial to you and your family. Why? Don't you feel better when you look nicer? I do. Maybe June and Lucy knew something we didn't. Unless they were involved in a really really nasty job like painting they wore there dress and apron. When company or their husbands arrived the messy apron was removed the hair snug was removed and they were beautiful. Wouldn't your husband feel better if he came home to see you in a comfortable dress instead of those old sweats or worse, still in you PJ's. Wouldn't your kids feel better if Mom looked Good. Wouldn't you feel better if you looked Good? And apron gives us that Freedom. The apron has become a symbol of the ball and chain of homemaking. It is not that at all. It is a practical tool to make our work easier and us feel better.
My Quest:
I have searched the stored high and low. All I can find are plain canvass aprons with no pockets meant for grilling. This doesn't help with my work. This doesn't make me feel pretty and it doesn't protect my clothes. So I am going to do something about it. I have gathered some apron ideas. I have some $1 a yard material and some old canvass aprons. I plan to reinvent my home wardrobe with these beauties and see the difference it makes.

I will start making the aprons today 1/16/2007 as they are finished I will share the help it brings.

Here are My Inspirations:
I WANT TO CLARIFY: I did not make these! They are beautiful aprons I have seen and want to re-create! I repeat the following are not my creations but the inspirations for the aprons I am making!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

More Mary Less Martha

Cook once a month. I use to think it was not possible. I have been using this method now for some time. It is amazing. The next few weeks we will look at Freezer cooking. I will post my worksheets recipes and tips! Here is to happy cooking!