Wisdom to Live By

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths."
Proverbs 3:5-6

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Woodworking Wednesday!!!

YAY!  It's actually Wednesday.  Time usually gets away from you when you're meal planning, homeschooling 3, keeping the house in some sort of order, taking care of an infant, creating handmade items for Christmas, oh yeah, and getting ready to move.  Phew, just saying it makes me want to take a nap.  Back in May, I was doing a purge clean in the boy's room.  I was fed up with all the small containers we had the toys in so hubby and I got together and he put this together for me.
It's absolutely beautiful and holds all the toys that we had scattered over 2 containers.  Not to mention, this thing is crazy sturdy and can withstand our 2 crazy boys.  I love it.  Hope you enjoyed.  All for now.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Woodworking Wednesday!!

I know, I'm late again.  Yesterday was a challenging day, but I am determined to show off my hubby's beautiful work (and maybe a few things I have made ;P).  The piece I'm showing off today was another brain child of my hubby.  I, for several years now, have wanted a grandfather clock or at the very least a chiming clock.  Well, they are quite expensive if you've ever priced one.  So hubby said, would you like me to make you one.  I said sure.  He went to the garage and Voila, he came back with this very beautiful clock.  The routing on it is fantastic.  He did such an awesome job.
I'm absolutely in love with it and the fact that every hour (except at night) it chimes a beautiful song.  I hope you love it too. :)  All for now.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Christmas Gift Ideas

I am not one of those people that skips over holidays.  I do not like the fact that people are already decorating for Christmas.  That's just me.  But since a lot of the gifts I'm making are handmade and I have an infant and three other children and we're getting ready to move, I had to already start creating.  I decided to share one of my ideas with you all because the person receiving is not old enough to get online.  The gift I'm gonna show you is a rag bag gift bag.  It serves to purposes, a gift bag and a little purse. This particular one is for my niece so we will be filling it with crayons, a book, a coloring and activity book and Christmas candy of some sorts. She can use as a little purse when she pulls everything out.
It's super simple and I made this one in one afternoon so you could make a few for the little girls in your family.  I would love to see pics if you make any.  All for now.

The Frisks

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Woodworking Wednesday!!!!

I know, it's Thursday.  I meant to post this yesterday.  I've decided to start this little series to highlight and show off the pieces that my gifted and very talented husband makes.  I've been meaning to do this for some time now, but life happens and I prefer to enjoy it.  We like to build together and I have made a few pieces by myself, but he is definitely the carpenter in our house.  A lot of the pieces we (he) make are out of necessity.  I'll tell him what has popped into my head, draw up a rough sketch and he just makes it.  Most of the projects that we have created, whether it be wood or not, have been creations of necessity.  Several years ago hubby picked up this passion and has become very skilled.  I joke with him that a lot of the weight for our move will be power tools and things in the garage.  And it's always a plus that his passion has made us some money.  That's always a good thing, right.  The first piece I'll show off is a small piece.  A few months ago, he was approached by someone needing a display for a Louisville slugger baseball bat and wondered if they could buy a few from him, so he went to the drawing board, made a few designs and came up with this beautiful design.
After he built it, he brought it to me for customizing.  All I do is draw out the stencil and he wood burns it.  I love it and I think he did such a fantastic job.  'Til next week. :)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Fall Yumminess!!

I absolutely love greens.  All forms, mustard, turnip, collard, it doesn't matter.  So I figured I would post a recipe that I love.

Collard Green Soup

1 bag frozen collard greens (16 oz.) (You could substitute any greens)
2 small potatoes (peeled and chopped)
1 onion (chopped)
4 cups chicken broth
1 lb smoked sausage (chopped)
salt and pepper to taste

Super simple, throw everything in a crockpot and put it on high for 2 or 3 hours.  I like to make some cornbread to eat with it.  I'm old fashioned and lived with my grandma for 4 years so I like southern cornbread (not sweet) and I cook mine in my cast iron skillet.  If you would like my recipe for that, just let me know.  Let me know if you cook it.  I would love to hear how yours turned out and if you loved it.  All for now.