family news · homemaking

The Guestbook

Happy New Year, friends! I am excited about the possibilities that await me in 2017. I have been eagerly working on my list of goals and books to read, and of course, I’m all ready to start my journey through the Word of God again. If you’d like a list of printable schedules for daily… Continue reading The Guestbook

autumn · homemaking

Welcome, Autumn!

I would probably usually say, “Happy fall, y’all!” But, I’m trying to add a little elegance to the blog. 😉 I’m excited about experiencing the four seasons in Oklahoma. I’m thinking they won’t be much different from where I grew up, but we’ll see! That’s the exciting part of living in a new place, even… Continue reading Welcome, Autumn!


The Kitchen: Before and After

Last week I started working to make this house more “homey”. I picked out some curtains for my kitchen windows and a paint color to match. I have red apple decorations for my kitchen, but a lot of them have broken over the years. Rather than replace them, or change my theme altogether, I decided… Continue reading The Kitchen: Before and After


Protect Your Cabinets from Getting "Trashed"

Most of you know that we have just purchased our first home. While settling in, I got an idea. Now, that’s unusual for me, so I had to sit down and share it right away. I am asking myself now, “Why didn’t I think of this sooner?” In fact, you have probably already thought of… Continue reading Protect Your Cabinets from Getting "Trashed"

homemaking · recipes

Homemade Cleaners

I have been making various versions of homemade laundry detergent for quite a while, and saving money doing it. Now, thanks to Pinterest, I’m finding other types of cleaning products that can be made at home and prove very effective. One purchase that I make about every three weeks is a bottle of Scrubbing Bubbles.… Continue reading Homemade Cleaners

homemaking · recipes

Powdered Laundry Detergent

Ingredients: 1 Fels-Naptha bar, grated and/or processed 1. c. super washing soda (NOT baking soda, must be sodium carbonate) 1/2 c. Borax Optional: 1 to 1.5 caps full Purex Crystals Laundry Enhancer, any scent.(I picked purple!) :] First, I grated the Fels-Naptha bar, (in above photo) and then placed the shavings into my small food… Continue reading Powdered Laundry Detergent

homemaking · tutorials

Little Girl’s Slip {Tutorial}

My daughter Laci, is needing a new slip for some of her Sunday dresses. It is *very* hard to find her size slip at an affordable price. I am not a seamstress. I’ve sewn a lined vest in high school, a jumper for Lauren when she was two, and a few aprons. That’s about it.… Continue reading Little Girl’s Slip {Tutorial}

Devotional Thoughts · homemaking · ministry

My Ministry

Matt. 8:15 And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them.It seems we have two extremes in Baptist churches today. We either have churches where there is much activity and many people working, or churches where absolutely nothing is going on. The first one is the right… Continue reading My Ministry

Devotional Thoughts · homemaking

Ideas for Working from Home

Some of you, no doubt, are expecting this post to be about ways in which we can work from home for money. But, it’s not. Working from home for money is certainly not a bad thing! In fact, my hat is off to the ingenious and exhausted women who do so. I’m not one of… Continue reading Ideas for Working from Home

homemaking · ministry

Missions Accomplished

We are only taking about three weeks off for summer break before hitting the books again. The weather is extremely hot and has been for some time. We’ve also had little rain lately, but after the massive thunderstorms and tornadoes that we endured during March, April and part of May, I can’t complain. However, I’m… Continue reading Missions Accomplished