Monday, July 21, 2008

Lots of "Stuff"

My husband got me a curio cabinet from freecycle. Most of the clips to hold in the glass are broken so we went to get some. The first store we went to didn’t have any so we went to Lowe’s. We were looking at a cart that was full of clearance items. My hubby asked about a fake doorknob, the kind that doesn’t latch but is used for dorts that just pull open like closets. The salesman said he would knock it down from the clearance price of just over $6.00 to $1.00. When my husband asked about the electrical tools, the clerk told him he could have the two power tools for $10.00 each or $20.00 for the both of them or $15.00 for everything on the cart. So now we have 25 fake doorknobs, 3 bags of sprinkler parts, lawn strippers, drawer pulls, 10-15 garden planning CDs, finials, 3-4 paper tiger replacement blades (good because we have the tool and a room full of wallpaper we want to remove), emergency light control socket, a tape measure, a whole roll of tie wire like used to close off garbage bags, a dead bolt, pull chains, lawn mower blades (that don’t fit our lawn mower), a couple of valances, wall switch covers, a bag of bolts, a tub surround and other stuff for $16.03 total. The clearance price for this “stuff” was $1,126.60. I am happy for the tub surround as we needed one anyway. The valances and one matching switch plate cover will go in my girls room. My son wants the drawer pulls. My husband was happy for the sprinkler parts and will my father-in-law when we take the leftovers to him. Where do I put the rest of the “stuff” for now? Its in my livingroom and driving me nuts. Oh well. It made my husband happy. By the way, still no glass clips.


We went to a discount store on Saturday. We were hoping to get cereal and I think thats the only thing we didn’t get. They had a 40 pound box for $11.00 dollars. My children love bananas so I thought that would be okay. Many of the bananas were ripe with a few quickly passing the point were they would be good for eating. Figuring I could use them for banana bread later, I froze most of them. Today, I’m using the ones I didn’t freeze to make banana bread, banana cookies, banana muffins and banana cream pie. Forty pounds is a lot of banana.

Friday, July 18, 2008

FHE for July 21

I know I have issues having Family Home Evening every week. I will post the FHE lesson we will be having every week. I know that would help me and hopefully it will also help those who need some inspiration. Ideas are always welcome. Post your ideas and lets inspire each other.

Because I am in Utah, I decided to do my FHE on Pioneers.

Scripture: D & C 136:1-11
Song: The Strength of a Pioneer
Going to review personal ancestry from both sides of the family who were part of the gathering to Zion. Did you know it took 40 years to build the Salt Lake Temple?
Poem: Our Pioneer Heritage by Sheldon L Anderson
Game: Pin the Nose on the Pioneer (Finch Family Games) or Pioneer Bingo
Refreshments: Johnnycakes (a fav. of Joseph Smith Jr.)
3 c cornmeal
1 cup flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 TBSP molasses
3 c buttermilk
2 well-beaten eggs
Stir together the dry ingredients. Slowly stir in molasses and buttermilk. Mix well. Add beaten eggs and beat hard for two minutes. Pour into shallow, well-greased pans and bake at 400F for 30 minutes.

Just Us

I am a SAHM to three children. My huband and I recently celebrated 14 years of being happily married (most of the time). I love photography, spending time with my family, scrapbooking (when I get the chance), sewing and cross-stiching.