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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Building Our Homes Together ~ July 6th

Building Our Homes Together


Welcome to Week #6 of Building Our Homes Together With Jesus!  We have Linda @ Prairie Flower Farm to blame for this ~ to thank for inviting us to come along! 

Be sure and head over to Prairie Flower Farm to find out  the details!  Then blog about what you and JESUS are doing to build your home.....transforming your house into your sanctuary and transforming you life and those around you.  After that, link up with the rest of us!  

I didn’t get the Blueberry Muffins made this morning, but I do have freshly made Blackberry Jelly, a pan of hot Buttermilk Biscuits and some Little Smokies in the skillet ~ better hurry on the little smokies, they disappear fast!

 Fill your plate and pour yourself a cup of coffee or a glass of juice then have a seat at the table where we can visit!

(As you can see, around here you have to make yourself at home and wait on yourself!  We believe in treating people like family!)

It has been a busy week!  I am not too sure I accomplished much other than shopping, feeding people, cleaning up, feeding people….well, you get the picture.  I’ve been on the holiday 


I love the Fourth of July.  We had an excellent time.  I am exhausted!  (Hot weather has that effect on me.  Like the garden, I tend to wilt.)

Four the next eight days, I do not plan on having any extra kids! 
Hopefully, I will get so much done this coming week, you will be amazed!  
(Or ~ at leas,t I will be amazed!)

So, how was your holiday weekend?  Did you have family visiting?

Our county lifted the burn ban for the Fourth!  I’m not kidding.  Apparently, it is okay to burn the county down as long as you do it on the Fourth of July

Our kids and grandkids were thrilled.  Honey-hunk filled the big water tank which is on a trailer, then hooked the trailer to the tractor….just in case.

Fortunately, we didn’t need it.

God had to be watching over us!

I wondered what the county commissioners, fire chief and whoever else plays a part in determining when to issue a burn ban….What were they thinking?!!!

As you can see, it has been a typical (for us) holiday, fun, and family.  Not much housework though.  I am reminding myself, "Building Our Homes" isn't just about bringing order to our houses.

For me, "Building Our Homes" is about living and serving in the present.

Here are a few tips, that hopefully can help make life a little easier ~

1.  Clean out the refrigerator before you go to the grocery store to buy a week’s worth of groceries.  There is less in the fridge, making it quicker to deal with and you will have a better idea of what you have.  (Because who needs six packages of cream cheese?  Don’t ask.) 

2.  Keeping the cleaning supplies you use daily in a caddy (so you don’t have to look for them), can save time.

3.  For things that are important, create a space especially for them.  We have a place on the side of the cabinet for all keys.  It is a great time saver.  Before we did this, honey-hunk and I probably spent hours looking for “the keys”.

4.  A friend of mine recently took an old shoe box, decorated it and made a cell phone/charger station.

5.  You might want to create a special place for mail, library books, …
you name it!

6.  Another friend (that is sort of like me – a bit unorganized) set the alarm on her cell phone to go off every morning at 10:00…so, if she can’t find it, she listens for the alarm.  It really helped when while on a trip, she had locked it in her trunk.

7.  Keep a prayer journal (a simple notebook will do) by the phone.  When you get ready for bed, place the prayer journal with your Bible to keep beside your bed at night.  It can be a spiritual Lifeline.

Hope some of these help!  Look forward to seeing you next week.



  1. Oh my goodness, I'd love a jar of that blackberry jelly!! I'd just love to find blackberries around here. We used to go picking, but haven't seen them for years. Enjoy that delicious breakfast! :-)

  2. Miss Prairie Maid..........blackberry jelly is on my list of favorite jellies. NUM is the word for that! Tressy always said that in our home when she was little and is one that has stayed. Means VERY GOOD! I would love to come to your place on Wed. morning.........well any morning for that fact.

    I love that you are a part of Building Our brighten the lives of ladies!

    Love your post............very very nice sweet friend, Linda

  3. Mmmm-mmm, sounds like a wonderful breakfast! My favorite meal! Loved your post -- I described some of our 4th of July weekend activities on my blog. The household hints are good ones also. We all can use some good household hints that are tried and true. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Excellent tips! And Little Smokies (in BBQ Sauce) are high up there in my list of favorite foods!

    Top 10 tomorrow will be 10 things you like/love/enjoy that start with the letter G. :)

  5. That blackberry jelly looks delicious! Thanks for the reminders. Hubby says I'm organizationally challenged. We were just talking this evening about setting up better systems for dealing with the paper piles that seem to materialize all over the place! Heather


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