Sunday, January 1, 2012

So here we are again! It's 2012!

Last night we spent with family and a friend popping fireworks and visiting.

Today we're making the traditional southern new years meal. Cabbage & black eyed peas. With it we're having grilled pork steaks and un-fried jalapeno poppers. (the recipe for the poppers is on here just click on recipes)

As with every year I've taken inventory of much in my life. I have decided to make some changes and improvements. Getting back to a schedule, budgeting, and meal planning mostly. Another big one is we're changing homeschool curriculums.

My daughter has improved greatly in her reading and math skills so it's time to move it on up because I feel like what she has now is mostly busy work and she needs some new stuff!

With great consideration and prayer we've decided to switch to Ace School of Tomorrow homeschool version.

I have also started clearing out my homeschooling books. I plan on putting quite a bit on our local homeschool board. If it doesn't sell there I'll do ebay.

So I hope to keep up more on my blog but I say that alot and life just gets busy. I will really try though.

Hope ya'll have a wonderful new year!

Monday, October 17, 2011

There is only one TRUE GOD!

I have recently been exposed to some false or "half-teaching" of "preaching" For this I thought I would share this scripture. It is sometimes hard to tell what is true or not especially when it's coming through someone who is a leader is proclaiming to have a revelation of sorts. I have gone back to reading through the whole Bible again. Also if I have a specific question I look to the front of the Bible or go to a site like There you can type in specific verses or key words and get some CORRECT info.
I also have a book that we use regularly for the children called "What Does the Bible Say About That?" a really great resource.
If someone, anyone tries to tell you something and cannot back it up with the word of God then I say move it along, and quickly...

Galatians 1:5-9
New Living Translation (NLT)
5 All glory to God forever and ever! Amen.
There Is Only One Good News 6 I am shocked that you are turning away so soon from God, who called you to himself through the loving mercy of Christ.[
a] You are following a different way that pretends to be the Good News 7 but is not the Good News at all. You are being fooled by those who deliberately twist the truth concerning Christ.
8 Let God’s curse fall on anyone, including us or even an angel from heaven, who preaches a different kind of Good News than the one we preached to you. 9 I say again what we have said before: If anyone preaches any other Good News than the one you welcomed, let that person be cursed

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Our Saturday

My daughter & I got up early and went to a bunch of yard sales. We didn't spend much but did bring home a few treasures!
Then the kids went to a local fall festival parade. Hubby & I took a drive over to a farm where they sell feed corn for a better price than the feed stores. We bought 10 bags. This will feed the pig & the cracked corn the chickens. They also had sweet potatoes in 40lb boxes for sale. We bought one of those too.
While there the nice farmer showed us around. We got to see how the grain grinder thing worked & another machine that filled and then sewed the bags shut. He also shared with us all about how they started the farm there over 50 years ago, about the big grain bins, elevator & more. It was very interesting & we both appreciated the information.
After that drive we stopped off at a little convenience store out in the country & got some cream soda's. ~yum~
We took the long way home & arrived just about the same time the kids did.
While hubby and kids fed the animals & fixed the tiller I got dinner started.
We had baked sweet potatoes (of course) and grilled pork chops. We also had some left-over blueberry pound cake from the other day.
My daughter & I played around on the trampoline, son visited his girlfriend, and hubby watched a little tv.
Now we're about ready to go to bed. It was a long, fun day!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Dinner Salad

Last night I made THE dinner salad.

In a really big bowl put:

(All chopped fine)
1 tart apple
chicken breast

A handful of:
dried cranberries
feta cheese

Pour over this some poppy seed dressing.

Toss to coat and let set for about 15 minutes.

Serve & enjoy!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Saturday, September 24, 2011


There is a contest over at Homemaking on the Homestead for some green cleaning products. If you'd like to enter head over there & do so.
Hope ya'll have a great day!