Homemaker’s Binder – Menu Planning

23. September 2013 Homestead 0
Homemaker’s Binder – Menu Planning
Menu planning.  We’ve all heard about how much time/money/sanity it will save. But I tell you what, I am a horrid menu planner.  So, because I’m so horrid I decided I needed to put myself through menu planning 101 with the help of good ol’ Google. Warning:  if you google “menu planning tips” you will ...

A week in review – [7 Quick Takes]

A week in review – [7 Quick Takes]
1.  Exactly ONE WEEK from today I get to go to Catholic Women Rejoice!!! In case you hadn’t noticed, I’m quite excited.  I’m ready to get fired up and recharged.  I’m ready to meet some like-minded women who don’t live on the other side of the country.  Oh, and I’m ready to have supper with ...

Homemaker’s Binder – Budget

16. September 2013 Homestead 1
Homemaker’s Binder – Budget
Today we tackle the budget section of my binder.  This one is crucial for us – we have debt to pay down and are very serious about it.  There are many spreadsheets available to keep track of your budget online, but I’m a pen and paper kinda girl so I just made up a quick ...

So glad it’s Sunday

Man, its been a busy couple of weeks.  Between canning and the landscaping we’ve been constantly on the move.  Last night we were invited to a potluck with some friends and had a wonderful time.  The kids played with a hose, visited with the cows, and ran amok with their new friends.  It was really ...

I’m still around… {7QT}

I’m still around… {7QT}
1.  I’ve been canning.  A lot.  That’s part of the reason I’ve been so MIA lately.  We’ve now got peaches, pears, fruit cocktail, beets, dilled green beans, bread and butter pickles, and some berries all ready to combat the winter blahs.  I’m planing on canning some apples next week, probably applesauce and apple butter.  Nom ...

Lists {Guest Post}

12. September 2013 Faith, Homestead 0
Lists {Guest Post}
Guess who’s back?  Back again?  Bokerah’s back.  Tell your friends… ————————————— Lists. I am a list maker.  I feel better when I can see my life organized by lists.  When I get stressed, I make lists.  When I am depressed, I don’t make lists.  When I am depressed because there are too many bills and ...

Managing it all – Homemaker’s Binder

07. September 2013 Homestead 1
Managing it all – Homemaker’s Binder
I’ve been two steps behind lately; it seems no matter what I do I am always playing catch-up.  So I prayed and spent some time trying to figure out the missing piece that is keeping me from efficiently using my time.  One thing I like to do when something isn’t working is to think about ...

words… { Guest Post }

05. September 2013 Faith, Family 1
At one time, I thought I was skilled at framing everything in a positive, encouraging way.  Then life happened.  Every day weirdnesses, unjust circumstances, situations that cost us emotionally, physically, financially, all of these things happened.  Most of them have happened in the past two years.  I started worrying between the good, always waiting for ...

I’m the suckiest blogger ever.

03. September 2013 Random 1
I’ve been absent.  For too long.  I miss writing.  But, the reason for my absence is awesome. You see, we bought a fixer-upper.  What looked like this shortly after we purchased it…   Now looks like this *cough* sevenyearslater *cough*   Pay no attention to the mess on the other side of the fence, just ...

Lilla Rose Giveaway

30. August 2013 Random 0
I’m sponsoring a giveaway over at Trial By Sapphire.  You should enter.  Then go read her posts, especially this one.  Good luck, and stay tuned.  I’ll show you the awesomeness that is September’s Flexi on the 1st! Have a few minutes to kill? Why not read these too? Lilla Rose Giveaway! I’m still here…mostly Pre-launch ...