Wednesday, February 23, 2011


 We've all been sick lately. An evil flu came and stayed for far too long. My house is a huge mess. And I know that there are piles of laundry upstairs just waiting to get me.
I was having such a hard time just being cheerful when I was sick. It is so easy for me just to be be a grumpy sick person. Just laying on the couch thinking, "I want to feel better. I want to feel better. Leave me alone!"
Do you do this? There are people out there who are sick and content. Maybe they only get there after years of sanctification.  Maybe I need more practice.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

I need a baked beans recipe.

Does anyone have a good baked beans recipe that uses dried beans? I'm surfing allrecipes right now, but haven't found one that looks amazing so far.
If anyone has a recipe, or even some tips to share I would appreciate it very much.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Small Renovations

  We're getting an office. Well sort of. When we moved into this house. There was a small room off the kitchen with a shower in it. Yes, a shower. There also was a tiny, freezing cold closet under the stairs with a toilet in it and no sink, but that's another story. We used it as a bedroom for the first few months while the upstairs was being drywalled and painted. I admit it was nice to have a shower right in our room, but it wasn't very practical. The room was just too small.
Since we moved upstairs, the room and the shower have been used for storage.
Today that all changed. Jeremy decided that he needed an office. So he moved everything from the storage room into the living room.

 The moral of this story is, never complain about laptops and printers being on the kitchen table. Because the solution might just create a need for 5 new closets, or at the very least an unused shower to stuff things in.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Valentines Decorations

 I'm looking for Valentines Day Ideas.
Something special to do on Valentines day that isn't super traditional, but nice enough to be special.
One of my sisters said that she was going to make heart shaped pizza for her valentine. I might do something like that, maybe some heart shaped lasagna. What do you think? Weird, or sweet?

 In my quest for Valentines Day art. I made these and hung them all in a row on the beam in my kitchen.

I used a tutorial I found online. You can find it here

Do you have any easy Valentines Day DIY decorating ideas?
Or any cheesy, heart shaped food ideas? (No pun intended)