Sunday, August 9, 2015

Living Virtuously: A Wife's Complete Guide To Keeping Her Heart & Home and Giveaway

Many years ago my friend shared some wonderful books and DVD's with me and one of the DVD's was of Erin Harrison and her family sharing on homesteading. We have always enjoyed watching them. When I saw her book Living Virtuously: A Wife's Complete Guide To Keeping Her Heart & Home, I knew it was something I would love reading.
 
 

This book takes you through Proverbs 31 in the bible among many other scripture. This is absolutely a wonderful book. I have really enjoyed reading it. There is so much to learn from this book. Any woman wanting to bless her family and herself will greatly benefit from the wonderful read. Many a woman would be blessed by this book by learning things taught in this book. It encouraged me to do better and become a better wife and mother.






This book will help you in so many aspects of your life. As a homesteading and homeschooling mom, I understand how hard it is to balance life! This book, for me, was a complete guide to learn to do better and how to do it. On the back of her book it lists.....

In the complete guide you will learn how to....
 
~Face adversity and find joy in your circumstances.
~Clean and organize your home as a haven of rest.
~Be frugal and plan meals.
~Arrange your life so you have more time.
~Teach your children a good work ethic while embracing motherhood.
~Control words and actions.
~Keep your heart pure.
~Honor your husband.
~Find balance in all areas.
~LIVE VIRTUOUSLY!
 
It is through her words and quoted scripture that I feel I can do better. When I read this, it made me smile. If you need encouragement and feel like you are failing at keeping your home, this book is for you. Erin will be a true inspiration to you.
 
 
You can order her book here. 
 
 
Time for a giveaway! I have an extra copy of this wonderful book to give to someone that would love to read this! Enter Below!
 
 
 
 
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Friday, July 24, 2015

Housekeeping - Day 24

I have an all time favorite book for Housekeeping among other things. 


I highly recommend this book. She gives so many good tips on this subject.

For the past two weeks, I promised myself to never leave dirty dishes in the sink, at anytime. I am, so far, doing good with this. 

What kind of good housekeeping secrets do you have?

Garden - Day 22

Well, our garden this year wasn't to spectacular. I killed everything except the cucumbers. I usually put hay around all the plants and this year, I decided to use some store bought wood mulch. It killed all my plants. I used hay around my cucumbers and they flourished! Here are some things we have been enjoying.


These squash and zucchini were the only nice ones we got this year.

Blueberries, I think we put up about 25 quarts of these beautiful things.


Lots of corn!


Cucumbers! Canned into sweet pickles and sweet pickle relish.


Okra
Figs!

What have you been growing in your garden?





Garden - Day 22

Well, our garden this year wasn't to spectacular. I killed everything except the cucumbers. I usually put hay around all the plants and this year, I decided to use some store bought wood mulch. It killed all my plants. I used hay around my cucumbers and they flourished! Here are some things we have been enjoying.


These squash and zucchini were the only nice ones we got this year.

Blueberries, I think we put up about 25 quarts of these beautiful things.


Lots of corn!


Cucumbers! Canned into sweet pickles and sweet pickle relish.


Okra
Figs!

What have you been growing in your garden?





Friday, July 17, 2015

Reading - Day 17



I love reading! My family loves to read. I am reading this book right now and will be blogging about it shortly and I have an extra copy for a giveaway. Stay tuned!



My son is ready this....


and this.....



My oldest is my book lover! She is reading this book. Not really sure about this one, it was recommended to her and she said, OK! We will see.


She is usually reading more than one book at a time, so, here is the second one! 


My other bugs are currently enjoying a break from reading before we start back to school.

What are you reading?

God Bless!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Fridge - Day 11

Lots of good things in the frig right now. Fresh, sweet figs, beautiful blueberries, crunchy cucumbers and homegrown tomatoes. Lots of yummy things growing on the homestead.




We also have about 4 gallons of fresh, raw cows milk and half a gallon of raw cream to make butter. Organic plain yogurt to make homemade vanilla yogurt with and farm fresh eggs!



I almost forgot this delicious blackberry jelly I made a few months ago! It's great on homemade buttermilk biscuits!




I am planning my menu plan for next week and I am looking forward to using all of these yummy, whole foods we have been blessed with!

What's in you frig?


God Bless!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Art - Day 9

Today is all about ART! These are not recent. These were drawn by my second bug when she was 11 years old. She will be 14 this month. I had forgotten about these drawing until she showed them to me the other day. I thought this would be the perfect post for today!
 
 
 












God Bless!