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I am homeschooling mom of 7 wonderful blessings and wife to my best friend.Baby-Wearing, cloth diapering, pregnancy, natural health and healing and living frugally are some of my other interests. I love to read, write, listen to music, shop second hand, photography and enjoy family time especially out in nature. I enjoy cooking and making things as natural and homemade as possible. I also enjoy learning new things and about others along the way.

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Homemade tomato sauce

This is a great and easy recipe from recipetips.com .





 1 green pepper
1/2 onion-quartered
4 tomatoes skinned
2 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon salt

In a blender, add the green peppers strips and onion. Process until liquefied. 
( I put them all together and added salsa, cumin, chili powder and Cayenne pepper to make this a enchilada sauce)

Add the tomatoes, garlic and salt. Puree until liquefied

In a large saucepan, add vegetable mixture. Bring to a boil for a few minutes, and then allow it to simmer. As it the tomato sauce simmers, the excess water will rise to the top. Go ahead and take a spoon and skim off the excess water. ( I found this unnecessary since water usually boils out)

Simmer until it reaches your desired consistency. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

Once sauce has cooled, you can either use it in a recipe, or it can be placed into a freezer container and be stored in the freezer for up to a year.

Inspiring Friday: April 27, 2012

"I never met anyone on their deathbed who said, "I
wish I spent more time at the office." -- Harold
Kushner

"We must become the change we wish to see in the
world." -- Mahatma Gandhi

"Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to
do and let them surprise you with their results." --
George S. Patton, US Army General

"If I have seen farther than others, it is because I
was standing on the shoulder of giants." -- Isaac
Newton, scientist

"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you
can." -- Arthur Ashe, Tennis Player

"When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember
this: you haven't." -- Thomas Edison

Friday, April 20, 2012

Inspiring Friday: April 20, 2012

"Fathom the hypocrisy of a Government that requires
every citizen to prove they are insured, but not
everyone must prove they are a citizen" -- Anonymous

"Fix your eyes forward on what you can do, not back on
what you cannot change." -- Tom Clancy

"Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or
softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not
have to be cruel to be tough." -- Franklin Roosevelt,
32nd U.S. president

"I am learning the value of unceasing prayer. The
process of going from unceasing thinking to unceasing
prayer occurs several times a day." -- Gary Kallio

"It is your attention and not your intention that
determines your destination." -- Anonymous

"ANGER is only one letter short of DANGER." --
Anonymous

Friday, April 13, 2012

Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe


I found this on cooks.com.

Homemade Pizza Dough
1 Pkg. dry yeast
1 Cup Warm Water
3 Cups Flour (used whole wheat)
1 TSP. Sugar
1 1/2 TSP. Salt
1/4 Cup Salad Oil

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add Sugar, salt and oil: Mix thoroughly. Add 1/2 of the flour and beat until no lumps. Gradually add remaining flour. Knead dough for 5 minutes. Place on Greased pizza pan, leave edges a little thicker than middle. Let rise 20 to 30 minutes. Bake at 450 degrees until beginning to brown, remove and add sauce, toppings and cheese. Bake again until cheese browns.

This recipe was simple and a lot of fun. The pizza tasted great. I made mine into the shape of a heart for fun.

Inspiring Friday: April 13, 2012

"A pessimist finds difficulties in every opportunity;
an optimist finds opportunities in every difficulty."
-- Harry Truman

"Education is of no value and talent is
worthless--unless you have an unwavering aim. Never
find yourself without a compass." -- Condoleezza Rice

"Again and again God has shown that the influence of a
very average life, when once really consecrated to Him,
may outweigh that of almost any number of merely
professing Christians." -- Frances Ridley Havergal

"The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that
hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger." --
Job 17:9 (KJV)

"When the devil tries to remind you of your past, just
turn around and remind him of his future." -- Anonymous

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Easter April 8, 2012



Jesus is Alive! What a great day for all of us. Here are pictures of my kids before church and to my in laws for Easter lunch. I took pictures inside before I forgot to take their pictures. We had an Easter egg hunt the day before with 12 resurrection eggs and a bunch of other eggs filled with candy. Not that my kids needed so much candy:) We had a lot of fun though finding eggs and then reading about Jesus. We also colored some eggs. I hope Everyone had a great Easter and remembered our Savior.

Monday, April 9, 2012

April Goals

I am still working on memorizing:

Luke 2:11
Romans 12:15
Luke 17:33

* I did memorize Romans 3:23

*Husband was kind enough to organize the basement. I decided that I would have a yard sale this year. Since our city wide is in May. This would be a good month to get stuff around.

* I finished last months book club book. I now need to finish Omnivore's dilemma. The problem is I only have until Friday. Our book club crept on me fast this month.

*Still need a family game night

* Still need to work on letters with my 4 year old

*I did get to talk to two of my friends. I will try to call a few more this month.

* Last but not least I need to work on planning my husband's b-day. It is the 21st this month.

God's Word for April 9, 2012

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails... ~ 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Thank you Jesus for loving us. Thank you for your sacrifice for our sins on the cross. I know you are not done with me yet. Each day you are changing me little by little. I will strive for this scripture. Let me remember this and keep it in my marriage. Let me reflect it my children and others I come into contact with. Thank you Lord for revealing to me the truth everyday.

Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32 I am so glad you are alive! Thank you again for loving me.



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