summertime

Summer Brings Freshness!

I love Summer for so many reasons, but as you will see in my post today, I love the freshness that it brings in so many ways!

Fresh peaches!! Oh, how i love them! I was able to can 12 jars to enjoy during the winter months. You can find the method I use for canning in this post. You can make an incredible Peach Dump Cake with canned peaches (fresh or store bought)! Find the recipe here.

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Biblical Womanhood · Home making · refreshment at home · Wife's Role

Keep on Building

A wise woman knows that building her home has many faces.

  1. When she stopped to play baseball with the children in the backyard, she was building into the life of her child.
  2. When she spent time scouring the pantry and freezer, then made a menu for the week using those items, she was building her family.
  3. When she took time to organize the closets,, she was building her home.
  4. When she left that little note on her husband’s pillow, she was building her marriage.
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Lunch · salad · Side dish

Mason Jar Salads and Homemade Dressings

We eat lots of salads at our house, so that means we need salad dressings. I like Ranch, but that can be pretty boring after a while! I love to make my own dressings for three reasons:

  1. To add variety and freshness to our meals
  2. To add the right flavors with the type of salad I’ve made
  3. To be able to control the ingredients.

I’ve recently tried two new dressing recipes and they were so fresh and delicious that I just have to share them with you!

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refreshment at home · Wife's Role

How I Intentionally “Built” My Home This Week

In this recent post, I suggested…

Every day do one thing to build your home. 

Being inspired by Ina Garten’s quote that said, A good home should gather you up in his arms like a warm cashmere blanket, soothe your hurt feelings, and prepare you to go back out into that big bad world tomorrow all ready to fight the dragons” I wondered how I had accomplished this in my home this week.

As I thought back on it, here’s what I came up with –

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home · Home making · Wife's Role

A Heart That Makes a House a Home

‚ÄúSomething Smells really good! My husband, Jeffrey exclaims every Friday night when he walks in the door. Most weeks, he has been around the world and back and when he walks in that door, I want him to feel that he’s really home. What he doesn’t realize is that what feels very casual, is, in fact, quite deliberate:: The music is playing, all the lights are on, there are flowers everywhere, and chicken and onions are roasting in the oven. 

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