I often stop by a blog called The Glamorous Life of a Housewife to read what is on her joyful heart. Whitney is the sister of my husbands best friend from high school. Did you get that? Anyways, I feel like I know her even though I have only met her a couple of times. She is an excellent writer, and exudes her joy and love for family and life through her blog. Last week she did a little series about her love for her husband, and one post was dedicated to their first year of marriage. They had such a fun spontaneous year, always there for each other and always enjoying the good and the hard.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Posted by Megan at 10:50 AM
Monday, February 15, 2010
Well, Megan and I need to talk about the future of this blog! (Right Megan?) It sounds like we have a few people interested in keeping up with us:) I just thought I would throw a random topic out there for some discussion. Please leave a comment and join in!
The topic is New Years Resolutions. The realistic kind that you'll actually try your hardest to stick to. All of us have said "I'm going to exercise more this year" or "I'm going to eat better this year" but how many of us actually stick with that past February? Not many. SO, I'm talking about the resolutions that you will stick to. I will start.
We are in the process of trying to sell our house. We are going to rent for a couple years so as I'm packing up my house, I'm keeping that in mind. I'm reminding myself that in probably 2 years, we will be moving again. So as I'm thinking through that, I'm thinking about what our family of 5 actually NEEDS for the next two years and what can just stay boxed up for a while. Basically, trying to live on less, simplify things. It's been a very nice feeling. Even just opening our kitchen cabinet and finding 6 mugs instead of 20 mugs or packing away a lot of the extra toys that my kids rarely touch and realizing that they can still have fun with a lot less stuff. So, my resolution is to continue to simplify as we move and even when we do get settled to stay more organized and more clutter free. For this OCD type mom, it's a GREAT feeling!! (and makes cleaning at the end of the day a LOT faster:)
Friday, February 12, 2010
I thought I would see if anyone still checks into this blog! If you do, you are probably shocked to see a post..even you Megan:) It's been a loooong time. Life has been busy with three kids but my youngest is 6 months now so I'm feeling like I can slowly get back into some hobbies that I have missed, including more blogging. Who knows what that means for this blog?!? Megan...any thoughts??
Well, if anyone reads this, I hope this message finds you well. Hope you are BLOOMING!!
Posted by Faith at 12:40 PM
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
I think Megan and I are really choosing to bloom where we are in life right now. No time for blogging I guess! We are both busy holding down our houses and kids while our husbands work hard and I just found out I am pregnant with number 3 so that has me pretty tired these days. Who knows what will come of this blog in the future, I just wanted to check and say hello! Hope all (three of you) are doing great!
Posted by Faith at 12:28 PM
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
I received this email from my sister today,
"I think we could all use the opportunity to think about our snowy thorns and turn them into roses… I have a couple I could add…"
Posted by Megan at 10:56 AM
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Wow..almost a month and no posts on this blog! I have to admit it has been nice getting a break from so much blogging. This season is just so busy and when you have 7 blogs (only 2 are updated regularly) like I do, it's nice to get some breaks!
I love Thanksgiving and Christmas. I love this whole holiday season, especially here in Oregon. The smells, the trees that are red, green and vibrant orange, Christmas music, Christmas lights, candles, fires, hot drinks, Christmas movies, time with family and friends and the list goes on.
Lately I have been asking family members what their favorite food is at Thanksgiving so I thought I would ask you all. I will answer first. I could skip everything but the following..turkey(white meat), a huge serving of my mom's mashed potatoes, a ton of my mom's gravy over both and a side of green bean casserole. Yum. Yum. Yum. Oh, and a glass of my mom's iced tea. Can you tell I like eating at my parent's house??
So, what do you look forward to most?
Have a blessed Thanksgiving day with family and friends. Thank God for all he has blessed you with!
Posted by Faith at 11:23 AM
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
This is probably a really obvious thing that you all do but just in case, I thought I would share this quick, yummy tip.
Make your own croutons! It is so easy and so worth it. Homemade croutons are SOOO much better than store bought.
Over a period of weeks I put the ends of my bread loaves (ya know at the end when it gets a little stale?) in the freezer and after I have about 10-15 pieces of bread I take them out of the freezer, cut them into cubes, (whatever size you want) spread them on a baking sheet and drizzle olive oil over them, mixing them around to distribute the oil then sprinkle any herbs or spices that you want. My favorite is simply garlic salt and dried basil. Mix them around and bake them at about 275/285 degrees. It usually takes about 25-30 minutes depending on how many you have made. I just check them every once in a while and bake them until they are chewy to crispy. Put them in an air tight container and store in your fridge. They last forever and they are so yummy!!!!
If you do make croutons, share the things you put on them! Hope you all try this if you haven't already!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Blog Update... I just wanted to let everyone know that Faith and I will not be posting as much as we used to. We are still going to update, but not as frequently, at least through the holiday season. We both feel the need to slow down a little. Thanks for reading.
Posted by Megan at 8:02 AM
Friday, October 24, 2008
I tried my hand at making some Butternut Squash soup the other day, and YUM! It was easy and delicious. The recipe is from my cousin Jen. I think I will make some more for the freezer when squash is inexpensive so that I can enjoy it for lunches through the winter.
Posted by Megan at 9:05 PM