Dear friends, I hope you have had a lovely week. It has been a rather ordinary week over here, but there is such goodness in the ordinary, isn’t there?
I thought I’d give you a short rundown of what we’ve been up to. Homemaking and teaching have taken up the bulk of my time, which is the case for most homemakers, I would imagine.
I’ve been cooking soups and baking sourdough bread. Soups are just right on cold winter nights. Just last night, I baked sourdough loaf bread for the first time using a recipe found on Melissa K. Norris’ website. Although I need to tweak my method a bit, I’m overall very pleased by how it turned out.
My first attempt at sourdough loaf bread.
I’ve been contemplating adding more whole foods into our diet. I really would prefer this, but I haven’t had the nerve to go all in yet. I would love to bake all of our bread and snacks from scratch. Hopefully one day soon.
I’ve been listening to Sounds Like Reign as we go about our day on YouTube. Their soft songs help the atmosphere in our home calm down, which is important while we are working on seat work in our homeschool.
I’ve made calendula/comfrey salve using dried herbs I saved from my garden last summer. I use infused oil, beeswax, and lavender essential oil in mixture. I use it on my kiddo’s skin often. I’ve also worked on orders from my Etsy shop.
I’ve used a photo app to make photo books from my phone’s photos this week, and now I’m working on my husband’s photos. This has taken some time!
I’m planning my son’s 11th birthday party and our Valentine’s Day. We don’t do a whole lot for Valentine’s Day, but my children enjoy eating special candy and getting a new stuffed animal.
I’m also planning our spring garden. I drew it out on paper and have a rough idea of what it’s going to look like. I can’t wait!
I’m homeschooling many of our children, and we’ve been concentrating on botany this week along with the three R’s. My four year old has enjoyed putting puzzles together, and we are working on her writing skills. She is my first left handed child, and teaching her is a bit different than it has been for my older ones.
I’ve been praying for my husband and children. I’ve also been praying and thinking about the direction I would like for this blog to take. Since leaving most social media outlets, I’ve found that I want to write about “life events” here more often, when in the past I didn’t do that too much. What type of writing would you prefer to see here? What topics do you prefer to read about the most? An older post titled, Head Covering as a Form of Protection, has been one of the most popular ones this week on the blog.
I’ve been waiting for this lovely Scripture Cutting Board to arrive in the mail, and hopefully today is the day! It doesn’t take much to get me excited, ladies!
Friday is our “home blessing”/ prep day, so I must go and continue to get my home in order. I hope everyone has a blessed Sabbath!
What have you been up to this week? Please feel free to share in the comments!
See that no one repays evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good for one another and for all. Rejoice always, pray constantly, in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Messiah Yeshua.
1 Thessalonians 5:15-18 TLV
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