Happy Homemaker Monday & Tempting Tuesday

Sandra at the Diary of a Stay at Home Mom has started her own Happy Homemaker Monday as a way of tying everything all together. I love it – a virtual accounting of the week. I have been wanting to simplify many of the memes I do and this is where I’m going to start. I’m anything but a simple woman, but really do need to simplify my life! So I’m combining many memes into the same post as a way to organize my week.
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Homemaker Mondays is hosted by Robyn at 11th Heaven’s Homemaking Haven Making a Happy Home Monday is hosted by LL at As for me and my house… Tempt My Tummy Tuesday is hosted by Lisa at Blessed with Grace Tips on Tuesday is hosted by Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom

Outside my window: The day is dawning very cold & gray yet again.

On my bedside table/what I’m reading: The Art of Mending by Elizabeth Berg

From the Kitchen: Chocolate Gingerbread Cake tomorrow for Tuesdays with Dorie

Homemaking Tip I’m Sharing: Easy Drain Cleaner

On the menu for tonight: Hamburger Steaks

New Recipe I’m sharing:
1 cup Grandma’s Molasses
1/2 cup sugar
2 Jumbo eggs
2 teaspoons ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
1 stick butter, softened
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3 scant cups flour, sifted

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Sift together the dry ingredients and set aside.
  • Mix together the molasses and sugar until smooth.
  • Add butter and mix again until smooth.
  • Add eggs, one at a time.
  • Add milk and then vinegar.
  • Add dry ingredients gradually.
  • Drop by spoonfuls onto greased cookies sheet 1 1/2 inches apart.
  • Flatten slightly with the greased bottom of a juice glass.
  • Sprinkle with sugar.
  • Bake 10-15 minutes.
Around the House/On my To Do List:Cleaning out the “gadget”drawers and starting the spring cleaning to create rummage sale items for donation.

What I’m creating:A finished home so we can move forward with our lives.

In the craft basket:Sooooooooooo many UFO’s and sketches for stained glass pieces that I hope to get to soon.

Looking forward to: Our upcoming Family Reunion

I am thinking & hoping: That it will only take one more coat of paint on the stairs and molding.

Favorite Blog Post of the week: I wish I had had time to do blog reading this week, but I intend to get caught up soon.

Favorite photo from last week:

Just a few dog tracks out to see if there are any new apples. Little bits of snow cling to the inside branches.
From the learning room: Nothing new this week.

Lesson learned the past few days: Don’t take anything for granted. Life is short and precious and cannot be relived.

I am Thankful for:

My health. The cold I caught developed into bronchitis, but I was able to keep it from turning into pneumonia for a change.

On my Prayer List:
Our country as we move into a new regime.
Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses:
Proverbs 10:4 Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.

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Hi, Tamy,

I’m glad you’re feeling better.

You certainly do have ‘diligent hands’! All that work on your house is a joy to behold.

I’ll try to do a daybook tomorrow. Today got away from me (too busy), but I hate to miss a week. 😛

Magnolia Memories08

Tammy I am so glad that I came across your blog. Oh my gosh any dish that I need to fix or just want to try something new. I love it. Thanks for all the recipes. Do you have your own cook book? If not you should.
Have A Great Day.


I love the Simple Woman’s Daybook too. I am glad you are starting to feel better. It’s awful to feel sick.

Thanks for the recipe. That looks really gopopd.

Have a great day Tamy!