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Monday, April 29, 2013

busy, business, and blah

we are busy folks around here!  of course, if you've been a reader for any length of time, you know that MM and I have a home business.  He is a general contractor, and i do his paper work.  well, within the last couple of weeks, i started my own business...I am back to bread baking.  Selling at local produce stands.  or at least one stand for now!  It seems to have taken off, so i'm thrilled with it!  however, balancing my business, his business, and homeschooling/home keeping...has now officially caused me two panic attacks.  God help me...life is so great. :)

Thursday, April 25, 2013


Yummy bread

Monday, April 08, 2013

an audio book review...

I received  two unabridged L. Ron Hubbard audio books to review. It took me a while to find a good bit of time where i could HEAR the stories...course, there are seven people in my house! LOL.

I have to say, I enjoyed these audio books!  now, in order for you to know what that is an incredible thing, you have to have a couple of facts...first, I can not STAND being read to.  I know, what was i thinking, offering to review audio books, right?!?  but, i tried it, and am so glad i did!  they will be great on road trips!  dh is gonna like them too!

I found a couple of the actors to be a bit...monotone.  However, I was able to overlook those couple of voices and really get into the story!  The way the story is told makes it easy to follow and enjoy.  Even my girls sat to listen for a while...

if you get the opportunity, check out L. Ron Hubbard's audio books.  I can't recommend them enough!

check them out here!

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Mornings, evenings, and a yummy recipe

Hello ya'll!  I just wanna know, anyone else ever wake up and think "gosh, it's so quiet it's CREEPY"?  oh, that's just me?  never mind.

here lately, i've started my mornings with journibles.  what's that?  never heard of journibles?  let me explain!  Journibles are hard bound books that are basically blank.  their purpose is for you to write the Word.  God's word.  let me show you a pic...or three.  courtesy of the phone of course...

I find that writing the Scriptures by hand keeps me more relaxed...

also, evenings are anything but relaxing...cooking for seven is no tiny task...especially when one of you has severe (lots of) allergies to food!  Last night we grilled steak as a treat (thank you Lord for Your provision!), and i made homemade french onion soup to go with it...also made peas, balsamic glazed carrots, and parmesan noodles...but i digress.  i posted these photos to fb, and got a response or two of "oh i want the recipe!"

I don't really have a recipe, but here's what i did:
sauteed 2 baseball sized thinly sliced onions (sweet onions) in a stick of butter until they were translucent.
added two boxes of beef broth and salt and pepper to taste.

scooped into a bowl, topped with french bread and cheese (traditionally it's swiss, but i didn't have any so i used co-jack) and broiled until bubbly.  yummy goodness in a bowl.

it was a hit.  that big pot was full...and was empty by the time dinner was over.  even my two girls that "don't like onions mom" loved it!