Making My Home A Haven is important to me. Sharing homemaking skills. Recipes and food. Bible Studies. This is a treasure chest of goodies. So take a seat. Have a glass of tea and enjoy. You will learn all about who I am.
Hello! The holly jolly-ness continued for the Fagan family over the weekend. With what feels like a very condensed holiday season thanks to such a late Thanksgiving, it seems like everyone is cramming all of the usual holiday festivities into a shorter time frame and our family is no exception. After we hosted our friends […]
Old Fashioned Sweet Potatoes (aka Candied Yams). Grandma Betty’s recipe comes out perfect every time with with or without marshmallows! Continue Reading → The post Grandma Betty’s Old Fashioned Sweet Potatoes (aka Candied Yams) appeared first on Culinary Craftiness.
From Sarah : This is another New-To-Me Blog that was part of the ROUNDUP on Courtney’s post from 2010. I am enjoying reading these. I may have read them when they were first posted but don’t remember them. I didn’t have a blog back then. From The Making Your Home A Haven Series By Women Living Well And Good Morning Girls This one is Carebear And Co. Still active and going strong in 2019. The following is from Carebear And CO.
” I was actually kind of formulating a post relating to this subject in my head-before I read Courtney’s post at Women Living Well . But it was one of those ideas that I was just playing with in my head as I went about my duties. It might never have made it to my blog if it weren’t for her challenge.
Courtney mentions two homes. Number 1 has a mom who is distant, distracted, crabby, discontent and doesn’t pray. The woman of the home in number 2 is engaged (connected), manages her time wisely, pleasant, content and prays. As much as I hate to admit it-even to myself-I see more of myself in the description of the first woman. “
From Sarah : I believe most of us may fall into the first category at least part of the time. Homemaking can be very rewarding and fulfilling. It can also be stressful and wanting “MORE IN LIFE.” While reading her post from November 10 OF THIS YEAR I realized that it tied into OUR MAKE YOUR HOME A HAVEN SERIES .
“Moving is EASY. I know that’s probably not a statement most people who have moved would agree with but bear with me. Moving is easy…compared to making where you’ve moved a real home. I’m not talking about a house. We are working on that but it’s mostly within our control. Furniture, your things put away and pictures on the walls. It’s a work in progress but it’s also a labor of love and just takes time. But we choose when and how. We aren’t dependent on anyone else. “ http://carebearandco.blogspot.com/
From Sarah: After I shared Courtney’s Post (from October 2010) on Sunday, I went back and started going through her blog roundup for that week. I have discovered a few NEW-TO-ME Blogs . Home With The Boys Is one of those. I came here because of Making Your Home A Haven but I stayed around because of her “Good Morning Challenge”. The Following IS FROM ERIN : ”Home With The Boys”
“After a weekend of reflection, I am ready to jump into this week with new focus and determination! I feel so peppy!
Don’t you just hate people who are this peppy on Monday mornings?!
So what do I have to share with you today?
Oh, lots of good stuff, my friends!”
#3 – I’m joining in on a couple of home challenges right now that are right in line with where my heart is – and needs to be.
For the Making Your Home a Haven Challenge, I am buying a nice big, fall-smelling candle to keep lit in our home. I LOVE Courtney’s idea to pray for peace in our home and lives every time we look at the candle. Beautiful.
PLEASE go over and read Courtney’s post today and know how desperately I am trying NOT to be the woman in House #1. It will be a VERY uphill battle, but 100% worth it. Anyone else with me on this?
“Imagine a porch filled with rocking chairs and people sitting in those rockers with dogs laying at the feet of those around them, screened doors pulled open and slamming shut as kids dash out to play tag with one another, glasses with perspired edges filled with ice cold sweet tea, good smells coming from the kitchen, siblings pulling out card tables to set up extra seating because there’s not enough room at the family dining table and mom swatting at dad’s hand to stop eating all the deviled eggs before the pastor arrives. It’s almost time for Sunday dinner.”
“Like most southerners, when I think of autumn, I think of cooler temperatures, leaves changing colors… and apples. As in picking apples at the local apple orchard, drinking sweet and spicy cider and delighting in thick slices of apple pie. It’s an exciting season of fall foods, so I’m sharing four of my favorite ways to enjoy a delicious seasonal fruit – the humble apple.
Apples that do well in the south are those that remain crisp in the summer, will fight off diseases and that will make it through to fall and can be used for eating or cooking. There’s a long growing season for apples in the south, all the way from June to late October. A personal favorite of mine is Honey Crisp. This variety of apples were actually first developed in Minnesota but they do well in the south and you are sure to find them included at your grocer this fall.”