Category Archives: The Living Room: Homemaking

Hope on a tray . . .

It’s January 14th, I know.  But yes, these seedlings are happily growing on the table in my kitchen. I’ve always been a big fan of flowers.  And growing things.  Of course, flowers are expensive, and so are vegetables.  So at … Continue reading

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“He knows . . .” 1,000 Gifts

“He knows the way I take…” Job 23:10 What a comforting thought.  No, comforting isn’t really a strong enough word, is it?  The idea that the Lord knows the way I take when it is all darkness and cloud and … Continue reading

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My New Favorite Homemaking Quote

I’m reading through a WONDERFUL book right now which I recommend very highly: Large Family Logistics by Kim Brennemen.  I used to visit Kim’s blog years ago and have numerous printouts of various scheduling helps she created back then which … Continue reading

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Meal Planning Made Simple(r)!

I must admit . . . I’ve been a pretty sorry grocery shopper lately.  Between Christmas planning, Christmas having, and then getting back to school this week, I’ve been avoiding the grocery store like the plague!  Why do people want to eat … Continue reading

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Pondering, this New Year’s Eve

“Teach us to number our days, that we may get us a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:12    The New Year’s coming causes most of us to take an inventory of sorts . . . where we are, where we’ve … Continue reading

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A Mom at Christmas

     The other day on my way home from another round of shopping for gifts and food, I reflected for the millionth time on one reality of Christmas that I sometimes struggle with.  Why is it that I am the … Continue reading

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The Necessity of Mess to the Creation of Beauty

Last year around this time, I walked into my bedroom and was surprised by a sweet note my seven year old daughter had left me.  A bountifully decorated Christmas tree was the star of the picture, and she’d written her … Continue reading

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My MomHeart Matters!

If you’ve read many of my posts, you might have come across a mention or two of one of my favorite people in all the world, Sally Clarkson.  I’ve got to pass along the new ad for her upcoming Winter … Continue reading

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Blessed to Be a Blessing–link to HeartoftheMatter article

“O Lord that lends me life, Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness”. ~William Shakespeare Happy Thanksgiving! For most of us, today will be a day of remembering our blessings.  Giant stuffed turkeys will be placed into ovens to emerge … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins…a fall tradition!

    I’ve made these every Thanksgiving Day morning for the past 10 years or so.  My kids *love* them!   Spicy and sweet, they’re great with a steaming cup of coffee *or* a big glass of cold milk.  And since they taste … Continue reading

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