Friday, January 31, 2014

I'm With the Penguin!

Okay, so, I know most folks are getting too much snow or not enough snow or too much ice or not enough ice.  Wait a minute- there's no such thing as not enough ice.  Unless it's 106 in the shade!

I just love how pretty the snow makes everything.  It covers the ugly that the winter exposes.  It transforms dull browns and grays into the magnificently enchanting, pristine, white beauty... flake by ornate flake.

It's also fun to make snowmen and snowballs and snow angels.  I want to make snow ice cream

So, if you have extra, will you please pass the snow?

Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage
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Tuesday Art of Homemaking

Monday, January 27, 2014

May I Please Borrow a Cup of Snow?

Hello Ladies!
     I live at the edge of the Ozarks in southern Missouri.  This morning we awoke to bitterly cold temperatures.  My arms are stinging with cold IN the house. ~smile~  Fortunately my sweet man crawled out of our very warm bed and stirred up the fire in the woodstove.  He also made coffee.  I smell bacon frying as I write this.  I have a request for my northern readers.

     We have no snow.  Could you send a little, please?  I love a light blanket of snow to pretty things up!  If we must have the cold, I'd like a little snow to go with it.  It's only fair. Oh, don't tell anyone around here that I asked for snow, they'd all snowball me.  ~smile~

Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Feeling Thrifty and Frugal.......... BRRRR! It's Cold!

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It's 13 outside right now, but I can feel the cold encroaching in the house.  I try not to use the propane and just use the wood stove.  I may break down. 
First we'll try hot tea, sweaters, blankets, and maybe even some baking.  Trying to be thrifty.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Growing in Grace

I named my children with the meanings in mind.  I have a daughter named Amy.  It means beloved.  We are the beloved of the Lord.  I also have a daughter named Emily Anne.  Anne means full of grace.  It's wonderful to see the grace developing in all our lives.  Extending it to others can be as difficult as accepting it from God who loves us. ~smile~

Monday, January 20, 2014

Pouring the Morning Coffee

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Pouring the Morning Coffee
by Laurits Regnes Tuxen
How do your mornings begin?  Rush rush rush?  Slow and easy?  However they begin, take some time to open your Bible and speak to God.  The rest of your day will be better for it.  You'll be better for it.  Have a terrific day!

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Feeling Thrifty and Frugal: School Expenses

I recently read that it's just as expensive to send a child to some preschools as to college.  I don't know about that, but it made me curious.  I just looked up how much it would cost to put my three children in Christian school.  $15,000/year plus clothing and fees and transportation.  That's a minimum of $18,000.  If I had to work to cover it, I'd probably have to make at least $22,500 before taxes!  That doesn't even include the lifestyle changes that would result.  Suddenly, my work as a homeschool mom seems to add a bit more to the family income!

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Thursday, January 16, 2014


Big number. 
That's the number of posts that I've published on this blog including this one.
All this from a woman who protested to her husband, "I have nothing to say!"
I think I was wrong.
He tells me I need to write an e-book.
I tell him, "I have nothing to say!"
He doesn't believe me.

So, I think I need to pray.  Perhaps what I might say doesn't matter nearly so much as what GOD might say through me.

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Feeling Insecure
Finding Security in Jesus

Monday, January 13, 2014

My Computer Has a Virus or Many

My computer has a virus or maybe many viruses.  My husband hasn't been able to fix it, so it's going to need a trip to the computer hospital.  Yucky ads are showing up on my blog when viewed from my computer.  I don't know if you can see them.  If you can see the yucky ads when you look at my blog, I apologize. 

Have a terrific week!
Happy at Home

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year!

I've been spending time with my favorite people
~ my family and friends. 
I'll be back to regular blogging in a few days. 
I need to get life back in order.
God bless you,
Happy at Home