Saturday, June 29, 2013

My Accomplishments From Last Week

Busy week it has been. We started our Summer homeschooling again, after a long break of house selling. Things did have to be pushed to the side for a while. The Lord was really gracious to us during that time. It feels good to be back on track and getting things accomplished around the rental cottage. I have even put some photos up of the cute cards I made with my kids this week. We enjoy making the cards and having them ready in a box to send when one is needed. So much better than purchasing a card.

Lately, I have been thinking about how I am using my time wisely. Honestly lately it has been a bit crazy with the move and getting settled. My heart wants to glorify God in how my time is spent. I will keep you updated on what steps have been taken in order to accomplish this important change in my life.

Super Delicious Gluten Free Banana Nut Muffins

Perfect Gluten Free Oatmeal Millet Bread

The cards my children and I made. We used my embossing machine from Sizzix and fun templates from Cuttlebug.

  • I made homemade chicken pot pie, used up phyllo dough sheets I have had in the freezer since last November.
  • I made a double batch of gluten free millet oatmeal bread, and pumpkin muffins. Family loves these
  • Made a spaghetti with italian sauce, then ate leftovers another day.
  • Really focused on how my time is spent. I find that my accomplishments this last week were were more than they had been in quite a while.
  • We had homemade vegetarian chili from dried beans in my bulk buckets. The best way to re-hydrate beans is in the pressure cooker. I just cook them for 15 minutes and they are pretty soft.
  • Took a few more things out of boxes from the garage.

Have a wonderful day!!


Saturday, June 22, 2013

The Cottage

Busy is the word for our household last week. Things began to get back to regular schedule since our home had been put up for sale. We had to sign final papers on Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday escrow closed and getting settled in our rental cottage. The Lord has been very good to us during this time of stretching in our faith. Selling a home is a huge undertaking.

The cottage is out from town about 15 minutes or so. The trips I take into town are few now. I am so glad that the last few years purchasing food in bulk, cooking from scratch and  stocking up the pantry has been done in my household. Not having to run to the store for something has been great. Last week I made some great meals from items we had in the freezer, and pantry. Here is a list of some of the things we have eaten last week.

Turkey spam sandwiches
Black bean chili with rice
Pork chops with left over black bean chili with rice
Left over pork, black bean chili, rice tacos
Lots of wonderful green salads
Ham (that was already cooked)and baked potatoes
Potato zucchini pancakes with salad and fruit

I did make a large pitcher of mint water. Our landlords planted several things for us in the garden on the property. The mint water was very refreshing. My daughter asked if I could make some more. Very free indeed. My main goal is to make everything stretch as far as possible. Making sure the meals are healthy and tasty.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Officially Back to Blogging

So much has happened since March. We placed our home up for sale in April. 4 offers and 3 times in escrow we officially handed the house to the new buyers as of today. It was an odd journey but, God had his best plans for our family. We ended up with the best offer and more money in our pockets. Last week (Thursday) we finished moving everything out of the house. What a huge chore!! Glad it is done. Loving our little rental cottage out in the country. Many birds, deer and other wildlife visit our place. Best thing of all, no traffic noise anymore. We are thankful for all the Lord has done for our family. Now we are praying for our next home, prayerfully before Christmas.