Sunday, December 29, 2013

This Weeks Menu 12/30-1/5

It has been some time since I have made a post. I will address that later, it will take a whole post for

I hope that everyone had a blessed Christmas and took time to reflect on the true meaning.

This weeks menu will be pretty laid back, nothing all that special. Trying to take advantage of this last week of break.

Breakfast - bagels or cereal, fruit
Lunch - noodles
Dinner - Crock pot beef stroganoff, rice, green beans

Breakfast - toast and eggs
Lunch - chili dogs and chips
Dinner - New Years Eve snack dinner
              chicken strips with canes sauce, bacon cheddar fries, warm crab dip, hot chocolate cookies

Breakfast - cereal or bagel
Lunch - something fast out after movie
Dinner - smoked sausage, cabbage, black eyed peas, corn bread

Breakfast - egg sandwich
Lunch - turkey sandwich
Dinner - chicken fried rice and pot stickers

Breakfast - biscuits and sausage gravy
Lunch - chicken salad sandwiches, carrots and ranch dressing
Dinner - left overs

Breakfast - cereal and fruit
Lunch - fend for self
Dinner - hamburger steak, mashed potatoes, green peas

Breakfast - biscuits, smoked sausage, eggs
Lunch - Out for Daddy's(husband) birthday
Dinner - left overs

I hope that everyone enjoys the end of the year, and beginning of the new one, with their loved ones.

Many blessings,

For other menus please visit The Organizing Jumkie.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


What is cluttering our lives, keeping us from the life God wants for us? Are we not as close to God as we used to be? Is our home not running as smoothly as it used to?

First we need to get on our knees before God, leave all of our clutter there. Ask Him what we need to do to get out lives back in order.

After we lay it all out to God it time for action. First make sure that you start your day off right, in Gods work. Then make a list of everything you are behind on in your home. Don't feel over whelmed, start slow and stay steady. It will all get done. Once it is all done make a schedule that works best for your family and stick to it. It doesn't have to be a strict schedule, whatever works best for you. Make sure that you end your day the way you started it, in Gods word.

I pray that God blesses you and your home!

Many blessings,

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Busy Day and a Heavy Heart

First I will start with the heavy heart. This past week was one of the hardest I have had in a long while. I had to make a heartbreaking decision, one I never thought I would have to make. Many times God leads us to make hard choices, ones we never would have made on our own, but God only wants the best for us and His decisions are always the right ones. I have faith that these choices will enrich my life.

Now to the busy day. I love the Christmas season because it gives me another chance to do for others. Even when there is not a lot of extra money to go around you can still find a way to be a blessing to others. I love to cook so that is how I am going to give this holiday season. I will be delivering to four different families and my Husbands fire station this afternoon/evening. I feel so blessed to be able to do this. I am thankful to God for these abilities.

What are some simple ways that you can be a blessing to someone this holiday season?

Many blessings,


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Rest of the Day

Good afternoon my sweet friends. I hope that everyone is having a blessed, productive day! I have not been as productive today as I should be. I have made my list of what to get done and as soon as I hit send I am off.

Today's to do List
- wash clothes
- vacuum furniture
- deep clean living room
- vacuum youngest room

I also have to catch up on the kitchen and tidy our bedroom.

Many Blessings,

Sunday, December 8, 2013

This Coming Weeks Menu

Well here I am up at the wee hours again. I have only slept about two hours. After several hours of tossing and turning I decided to just go ahead and get up. This is good thinking time for me. For a momma of four you take the quiet time whenever you can get it.
I decided to take some of this time to come up with my menu for the week. This is something my husband asked me to so and is now one of my Sunday chores. He added it to my list so that it would get done…lol. There wont be anything super inventive or really special this week. This time of the year we try to keep it as simple as possible because everything is so busy. The most time consuming thing in the kitchen will be making goodies! (Did I mention I LOVE this time of the year!!)
For my menu I will not be putting days, sometimes its best to just have a plan and pick which day as the week goes by.
Cereal and fruit x2
Homemade cinnamon rolls
Egg sandwich
Pancakes and sausage
Grits and eggs
Biscuits and sausage patties
Chicken salad sandwich, carrots and ranch dip
Chicken nuggets, mac n cheese
Pasta with herbs and oil, cheesy bread sticks, salad
Ham sandwich, carrots and ranch dip x2
Fried rice
Left overs
Meatloaf, rice, corn on the cob
Fried round steak, smashed red skin potatoes, corn on the cob, corn bread
Family night – homemade pizza, garlic cheesy bread
Homemade hamburger helper, green beans, homemade rolls
Patty melts, French fries
Hamburger steak, rice n gravy, green peas, homemade bread
Extras, Sweets, and Snacks
2 pans of rolls
4 loafs of bread
2 dozen banana muffins
Christmas cookies
Pan of fudge

Plea visit for more meal planning ides.

Struggles and Cold Feet

Cold feet? No I’m not talking about getting married, I’m talking about actual cold feet. My Louisiana feet, that are used to 90 plus degree weather, are freezing. I want my flip flops back not big fuzzy socks.

Okay rant over lol. Now to the deep part of this post. I am struggling with something, something I cant really talk about, but I could really use prayers of enlightenment. Please pray that I follow God’s leading and not my hearts.

Many Blessings,


Cold Winter Day Blahs

 I think I have let myself get down today. I have been getting over a serious migraine, missing my best friend, the cold and flu season with asthma, four children. I’m sure we all have a large list of things, that if we let them, will bring us down.

Satan would like us to believe that we have no control over our emotions, that we feel what we feel and that’s it. Well as is anything with satan, that’s a lie. We can overcome even the most serious of “funks” with Christ. Prayer works wonders. God can bring us through the smallest of “funks”, through the largest of depressions. All we have to do is ask him and he will answer.

New Venture

I am up at a crazy hour when I should be snuggled in bed next to my wonderful husband. But to the momma of four very loud children this time of the night is so peaceful. I am sitting here, snuggled up in my husbands recliner, computer in my lap, the beautiful Christmas tree in the background, thinking about how truly blessed I am. And yet in the midst of feeling blessed my heart is burdened and weary.

This summer my 35 year old husband was diagnosed with stage two testicular cancer, tomorrow is his second set of blood work and first scan since chemo. Cancer is such an ugly word, an ugly disease, but I know that my God is stronger than any cancer, and I have faith that my wonderful, strong husband will come out on top. What a testimony he will have to give!!

Cant wait to share my stories, struggles, and whatever else may come.

Many Blessings,



I have decided to change hosting sites. I eventually want to have my own site but until then I am happier with this one. As soon as I post this I will move over all of my other posts.

Many Blessings,