Archive for July, 2013


Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

I’m so thankful that I’ve had so much help while I recuperate. I didn’t plan to have extra complications but I did and I’ve needed help. Lee of course was an amazing help to me at 1st. When he had to go back to work, friends have helped me with errands and my appointments at […]

Teaching Children To Serve~Guest Post

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

One of the challenges in having five children in a wide range of ages – 21 months to 13 years in my case – is that it can be hard to find outreach and volunteer opportunities to do as a family. It is not easy to find places that will allow us to take a […]

Easy Meat Pie Topping~Guest Post

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

Last year while we were in South Africa for a family reunion my sister in law shared her favourite Easy Meat Pie topping.  It takes less then 5 min to prepare and is delicious. Ingredients 1/2 c. Milk 1/2 c. Oil 1 Egg 1 c. Flour 2 tsp Baking Powder   Method Take your prepared […]

Baby Update

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Our little guy is a very good baby. He has a 3 or 4 hour stretch he sleeps every night–that’s helpful to mom! He doesn’t scream in the car (like his brother did!). He loves music–it’s sweet to watch him listen to music and fall asleep. He likes to have his hands right in front […]

Tupperware Trick

Friday, July 26th, 2013

I have probably not mentioned that I’ve been selling Tupperware for a couple of years. I use my real name so haven’t advertised it here. It got us through the last months of Lee’s loooooong unemployment but I haven’t done very much with it since he started driving. His schedule changes quickly and I didn’t […]

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Monday, July 22nd, 2013

I was thinking the other day that this time last year, I was struggling mightily about only having one child. And now, our perfect little bundle is here! So, far we’re adjusting–he’s a very good baby. I had some complications from my Csection that have involved daily hospital visits. You can pray for that to […]

Lemon Cake~Grain Free

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

I played with a recipe that I found in this cookbook~it sounds delightful BUT I’m trying (trying!) to eat healthier and wanted to see if I could make something out of my healthy ingredients that tasted good. I did not make the original recipe so I can’t tell you if it’s remotely close. I can […]

Make Your Own Vanilla Tutorial

Friday, July 19th, 2013

I’ve been making homemade vanilla for a couple of years. I think the jar above is my 3rd batch. It’s super easy and very economical too. **My mother was horrified because I bought liquor to make this. I realize that is a hurdle you may have to cross. We do not drink alcohol EVER. I […]

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Button Bracelet Tutorial~Repost

Monday, July 15th, 2013

This is one of my most visited posts on sitemeter and one of my most repinned button on Pinterest~ When my mom came to visit in June, she brought me a button bracelet. I loved it! Here is the one she made for me. (this is the one my mom made for herself) Are you […]

His Debut

Sunday, July 14th, 2013

Our baby boy arrived last week. I didn’t end up with a VBAC, but I’m completely at peace with his arrival. Thank you for praying for us. Here’s baby Nathan~ 9# (and a few oz) and he was almost 23″ long! James was a peanut so this is quite a change. We’re doing well–I’ve only […]