So far this week I did a complete and thorough cleaning on some of our regular household items like our fan, swiffer, and vacuum. They had all gotten pretty dirty and I am working on being a better steward of the things we already have...And trust me, these items needed it!
My husband usually does the upkeep on a lot of things in our home, like the computers, kitchen gagets, anything electronic, an much more. But, since he's not here (he's deployed), I guess all of that falls to me unfortunately. I honestly don't like doing it all, and seeing all the stuff he used to do here to help me, makes me miss him even more! When are you coming home, honey?
So, then I made another diaper cake (its so fun now)!!!...
And yesterday I got to go to the zoo with my mom, sister, an her kids. I had an absolute blast with all of them!
September 19, 2011
|Today I made homemade pancakes. I usually use this delicious recipe HERE, but after my mini-cation last week visiting my Aunt, her recipe may be my new favorite. Below is my Aunt Tricia's recipe:|
Combine these ingredients to make a shelf-stable pancake mix:
6 Cups flour (4 whole wheat, 2 white)
1 T salt
6 T baking powder
6 T sugar
2 Cups powdered milk
1-2 tsp cinnamon
To make Pancakes:
In a bowl, mix:
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 Cup water
2 T olive oil
1 1/2 Cups of above pancake mix
Makes about 8-10 pancakes per batch.
|Then, I made some whole wheat crackers. My husband had made some last year that were delicious as well, but this time I used Rae's recipe HERE, and they turned out great! I follow Rae's sewing blog pretty regularly and just love it!|
September 16, 2011
|The Hoover family heart.|
|3 years ago, Steven attended flight school in Florida and earned his commercial flight license. He had always wanted to fly as a little boy, and his dream finally became a reality.|
|Our biggest accomplishment, is our precious son, Nathan, born this year. He is a true gift from the Lord, and is an extension of the love that Steven and I have for one another.|
|This is the love note that Nathan and I wrote to place in the heart pocket for Steven. I know Steven will re-read it endlessly while he's away and treasure it as a gift from home.|
|Here is the heart all put together and ready to get placed in Steven's next care package. I know he'll love it, and when he brings it home next year, we will look forward to adding to it in the coming years.|
September 7, 2011
|What started off last night as this almost-headed-to-the-thrift-store sweater, became 3 new useful items within an hour...|
|A pair of longies for Nathan, a baby hat, and a mommy hat for the winter. |
My mind has changed perspective a little bit this last week about my resourcefulness of used items after reading this phenomenal craft book read. The book was called Handmade Home by Amanda Blake Seoule. Check it out from your local library...if you like to sew, or like crafts, you will fall in love with this one for sure! What can you re-purpose today, instead of throwing out or giving away?
September 4, 2011
|But then...., while Nathan slept, I ate a hot breakfast, watched service online, and then changed all of these....|
|to these below.... Ahh. Peace of mind.|
|And did I mention better safety now for the little one who will be crawling in a few short days/weeks no doubt. To change your own switches and receptacles, see my blog tutorial from last year HERE and HERE.|
|Adding safety plugs to all the receptacles in my Sunday best! Yes, flip flops are my Sunday Best : ). I painted that yellow color in his room last night. What do you think?|
|And, let me point out that I also happen to be modeling a wonderful birthday gift from my sister, Amy. With her creative skills she made me this shirred/smocked skirt out of a man's t-shirt. I just love it! Check out more of her creativity on her blog HERE. And now to clean up the rest of the paint mess in baby N's room..... Happy Sunday to you all!|