Friday, February 5, 2016

Room Cleaning Game!

Recently, my girls had to clean their room and it was a real mess so the girls decided to create a fun game to get it all done. I ended up helping too because we had let it go too long. But it is a lot better. Today, I wanted to share with you what they did so that maybe it will encourage you to do the same or something similar and make cleaning a little more fun! By the way its still not perfect yet and needs improvement; so don't think we are this super perfect, got it all together family, we definitely are not. I live with a lot of chronic pain and have to take it easy most of the time so we focus on the things that do get done and try to make the most of them.

Here is what they did:

They made a large game card with a picture of the item or group of items that they were to pick up and just put them in a stack and each person got a turn drawing a card from the stack and they all worked together on that group of items that needed to be put away or cleaned up.

You can make cards that work good for your situation and maybe add lamination or use card stock. The girls just used what they had and had a good time doing it. They developed some of their working together skills and one was the artist another a idea person and another a great color-er!

Here are some pictures!

If you do this too maybe you can blog about it or send me pictures. We would love to see your creativity! Blessings to your family!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Why Do I Ebay?

For all those out there who wonder what would possess me to spend so much of my valuable time doing eBay; here are some of my top reasons. click to tweet
  { A special thanks to all of the people out there who have brought us your hand me downs or cast offs and to those who have showed us some really good deals or offered to us some left overs that they were not able to utilize. God Bless you for thanking of us. We appreciate how you care! We used what we can for our family and passed on the others to friends and sold the rest which also benefited our family in some way.}
#1   To provide a quality Christian education to my 7 children.
I have such a desire to provide my children with better materials with which to study and learn from. Most of my curriculum is free and a lot is very good but I would like to order some special math curriculum and some other books that I think will be great for the kids.

#2   To provide money to do special projects for others.
I was able to buy a few Christmas and Birthday presents that I would otherwise not have been able to do this year. They weren't big buck gifts but they were something to say that I cared!

#3 To bring my husband home to work out of the house and be around the kids more. There is just so little time for my dear husband to spend with all of the children that we feel the loss. I want to bring him home so that he can be more a part of the children's lives and share more with them what he knows. He has so much that he could teach them. Plus, the character that he has needs to be passes down, so that they can grow up to be a great Man or Lady because of his influence!

Those are the main focus that I have right now. Please pray with our family that this is possible. So far we have been able to do #2 but are working on #1 and #3.

Photo by Carlos Porto at

Gifts from ebay

My wonderful husband teaching his Sunday school class.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Vegetarian Cabbage Stew That Doesn't Stink While Cooking!

Cabbage has certain chemicals that stink when you cook them, or rather when you cook them too long, that is. Because of that I developed a base recipe so that you can cook everything else first! This soup or stew is as easy as one two three!

Cabbage Stew: (this is kind of like a dump cake or meat loaf)


Step 1
4 to 6 cups of water
2 or 3 table spoons of oil of your choice ( I just use vegetable oil most of the time)
2 cans of stew tomatoes
Seasoning of your choice- plus a healthy dose of sea salt
(I have even used powdered spaghetti sauce for this)
Chop up any vegetables that you have around the house and throw them in. (I used carrots and potatoes and onions because that is what we had)
Let all of this cook for about 15 minutes on high or medium high at a boil.

Step 2
At this point check your other vegetables for to see if they are done by putting your fork in them. If the fork breaks them open super easy then they are done and you can add your sliced cabbage to the pot. This is also the time to add any noodles or garlic so that it doesn't over cook.

Step 3
Cook for only 10 minutes for green cabbage and 15 minutes for purple. If you over cook the cabbage it will stink. So set your timer!

Cool the stew in your bowls for a few minutes, pray and eat!

Let me know how yours turns out!

This week we shared at:
Newman's Corner

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