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.
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.
Around the holidays, there are three dishes I like to prepare on certain days: turkey (smoked or roasted) for Thanksgiving, ham (citrus and honey glazed) for Christmas, and a rib roast for New Years Day. My traditional rib roast recipe is featured in The Heritage Cookbook, but last weekend I wanted to try out a […]
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/
“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.”
Recently, I was telling my friend that I have difficulty “hearing” God when I pray. Often finding it difficult to make decisions in my life, I will turn to God in prayer and ask Him to show me His will, to let me know what He wants me to do. I pray sincerely and then […]
” From Focus Features On YouTube: Jane Austen’s beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending, is reimagined in this delicious new film adaptation of EMMA. Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along. Directed by Autumn de Wilde. Written by Eleanor Catton. Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Johnny Flynn, Bill Nighy, Mia Goth, Miranda Hart, Josh O’Connor, Callum Turner, Rupert Graves, Gemma Whelan, Amber Anderson, Tanya Reynolds, and Connor Swindells. “
“So right off the bat, spot-on casting of Miss Bates. Miranda Hart, 100%, absolutely, done and done.
I also love the casting of Bill Nighy as Mr. Woodhouse. I do wonder if he’s a little too sardonic and spry for Emma’s hypochondriac, never-gets-the-joke dad. But I’m pretty optimistic.”””
” I am pretty excited for this film. I’ve loved every Emma adaptation that’s been made in the past 25 years, especially Clueless, and even Emma Approved, all for different reasons. And I’m prepared to love this one. I’m very ready to be pleased, much like the Misses Bertram. “