Friday, November 14, 2008
Making Your Home A Haven: Inviting & Giving
This week has just flown by and it's been so much fun! I have so enjoyed participating in Making Your Home a Haven. It has been a huge motivator for me.
This morning after getting everyone up, dressed, fed and off to school, I sat down with a cup of coffee for my quiet time. My days just go so much better when I spend some time in the Word. Today I read Matthew 22, 23, and 24. It really reminded me that I want to always be in the mindset of waiting for the Lord's return.
I did a quick "swish" of each bathroom, more laundry, and some organizing in the girls' room. Today I listened to Big Band music as I worked. I love that we have satellite radio on our TV. I don't watch TV nearly as much as I listen to the radio.
Today's theme is inviting and giving so I decided to bake some pumpkin bread and share with my neighbors. I used up every bit of my flour on last night's pizza crust, so I had to make a quick run to the store first. I also got the ingredients to make "haystacks". They are Greg's favorite candy and I haven't made them in ages.
I spent the afternoon in the kitchen. Here are the haystacks. I usually lay them out on wax paper, but I was out. The foil worked just fine.
I made little tags for the mini loaves of pumpkin. I found a poem that Monica wrote and printed it one side. I printed "pumpkin bread" on the other side so they would know what they were getting. I didn't have any really cute fall themed paper, so I resorted to this bright orange.
I wrapped up the bread, tied the tags on with curly ribbon and put them in the basket. We waited until about 5:30 when we thought people would be home and the girls delivered the bread. Everyone was really sweet and seemed pleased to have the bread and the girls really had fun with it. I'm hoping to do this soon for the neighbors on the other side.
Bobby asked me why we were doing this and I told him that we want to be nice. He jokingly said "If you're nice people will think you're weird". Unfortunately that's probably true, but this time it worked out OK (at least I think it did). :)
We had "brupper" tonight. I made Belgian waffles, bacon, eggs, and orange juice. It was really good. I tried something new by baking the bacon (how's that for alliteration?) and it worked out well. It goes much faster than pan frying it or cooking in the microwave.
Hope you all had a wonderful day! Be sure to head over to The Homespun Heart to read more haven posts.