Monday, June 27, 2011

Laundry time!

Nathaniel hung a retractable clothesline for me last week.

It is on my covered back porch, so I can hang laundry even if the weather's 'iffy'!

This porch was added to the house by my father-in-law years ago.  When I was hanging my laundry, I kept thinking of Deuteronomy 6. 
"And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up...  And houses full of all good things, which thou filledst not, and wells digged, which thou diggedst not, vineyards and olive trees, which thou plantedst not; when thou shalt have eaten and be full;  Then beware lest thou forget the LORD, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. "

Having a child of my own definitely gives new meaning to these words for me. 

Eloise likes her new toy bucket.

I love her face here!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Taste and see that the Lord is good!

Eloise has been enjoying playing more these days.  Below is a clip of her Daddy playing with her.  Even though she hasn't been feeling well, her Daddy can always make her smile!  I am so blessed! 

Psalm 34:8-11
8 Taste and see that the LORD is good;
   blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.
9 Fear the LORD, you his holy people,
   for those who fear him lack nothing.
10 The lions may grow weak and hungry,
   but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.
11 Come, my children, listen to me;
   I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Multitasking Hall of Fame

I learned quite a few new 'multipurposing' tricks from this article, "101 New Uses for Everyday Things: The Multitasking Hall of Fame." 

While I know quite a few women who should be in the multitasking hall of fame, this article is about common household items.  For example, everyone knows lemons are good in tea, but did you know that cleaning your stained wooden or plastic cutting boards with lemon will lighten the stains?  Or that rubbing the pulp side of a sliced lemon on a cheese grater will soften the hardened cheese? 

Lemons aren't the only item on this list.  Salt, olive oil, newspaper, coffee filters, and softener sheets are some of the other hall of famers. 

Here is Eloise enjoying our beautiful yard on Memorial Day.