As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this nearly six-acre tract of land, this farmhouse, this domain—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.


Saturday, December 14, 2013

Saturday Morning Chat


I snapped these three photos in rapid succession last Sunday while we were at Kristin's house for Gavin's birthday party. Such energy belongs to children! They move from one spot to another so quickly, just doing and being, in a blur of action. Later I thought that this series of photos could also illustrate the blur of time that is childhood. Now you see it. Now you don't. 






Some of you wondered about Ron's role in the making of the button cookies. Let me assure you that the man took an active role in the execution of said project. He saw it in the Country Living magazine, and he was a man obsessed. He decided that we needed to do these and off he went -- checking ingredients, shopping for containers (CL magazine showed the cookies in paper mache boxes, but we couldn't find the right size), choosing the two sizes of circles to cut and indent the buttons, planning a day to make them. I made the dough (with Ron handing me the ingredients), but I was by no means the director. 

I must tell you that Ron is not a regular in the kitchen. He makes the mashed potatoes most of the time, and he cooks the waffles after I make the batter. But occasionally, he gets inspired by a special project and, as I said, he is a man obsessed. A few years ago, it was sweet potato pie. Many years ago, it was a butternut squash and cranberry pound cake. It doesn't happen often, but when kitchen inspiration hits, he will get it done!   




Don't you think that these candy cane candles are the cutest things? Deanna brought them to me when they came for a visit on Monday, and I immediately put a pair in the bobbin candlesticks on my pie safe/school cabinet. They are festive and prim, a perfect combo for my farmhouse kitchen! Thank you, Deanna! 






I have a busy day planned today, involving some housecleaning and a bit of Christmas shopping, and some time spent with my sweetheart. I am also preparing for a special project that doesn't exactly fit my "uncomplified"  mode for this season. But it has presented itself, a one-time opportunity, and I am going with it. 

5 comments:

  1. Oh I am waiting for the day when John will become inspired by something that requires doing in the kitchen. He says that, if pressed, he can fry cornflakes. Uhm. No, thank you. He does make coffee and for that I am most grateful.

    Those candles are wonderful and unique. I've not seen any like them here. Your daughter's home is so perfect for a large family...love the tree before the window that way!

    Hope that you'll blog about whatever it is. Everything makes good blog fodder! A happy day to you and may the whatever it is go very well indeed.

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  2. Oh Cheryl, you have me intrigued with your project! Do tell about it sometime!

    I am still loving "uncomplified." It works in so many areas not just Christmas!

    I have returns to make to the UPS store. Sigh. I love buying online but this is one of the risks.

    Deanna

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  3. Those button cookies are the best! Can't wait to see what your special project is. We are having a snowy day here. xo

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  4. Hi Cheryl! Things are looking just right at your home (and your daughter's). We are coming along here.. can't believe it's all going to happen in less than 2 weeks! Maybe I'll show Larry this post and encourage him that Ron likes to help in the kitchen. Then again, I'm not sure if that would be a help or a hindrance! ;)

    Blessings to you, Debbie

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  5. Enjoyed your chat. I remember those button cookies in CL and you are clever to reproduce them … it's nice your hubby has a few things that are his to do in the kitchen. Those candles are so sweet! And sweet memories of your friends' visit,

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