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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Friday, August 2, 2013

thoughts on this weekend

Homemade Chicken Soup on the stove.
Sweet rain in our forecast.
Sleepover whispers and a softly snoring pug are music to my ears.

Time to start planning for the weekend.


My daughter and I are now gluten/casein free.
No more ice cream...
until I discovered the decadent delight above.  It is crazy delicious!


Breakfast tomorrow will most likely be:

 4 TB Smuckers Natural Peanut Butter + 1 frozen banana + 2/3 cup almond milk + 1/4 cup coconut milk + ice cubes in the blender =  the most awesome Peanut Butter Banana Shake!


Planning on reading this.  Suzanne Woods Fisher is one of my absolute favorites.


Experimenting with these.  Panaway + Thieves is helping my husband's back pain and Peace and Calming lull my daughters to sleep.  They smell ah-mazing.  Not selling, just my personal opinion.

I'll also be making homemade Glass Cleaner! Yes,I do get excited about things like that!  I'm 44, after all.;)

Want to make some, too?

Homemade Glass Cleaner:

1/4 cup rubbing alcohol
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 TB cornstarch
2 cups warm water

Combine and shake well.


I read Joni Earekson's story when I was a teenager.  She's such an inspiring Christian lady.  Her newest book, A Place of Healing is FREE for your kindle today.  Just downloaded it and thought you might enjoy it, too.


What are your big plans this weekend?

6 comments:

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Lori, mmmmm I LOVE chicken soup. Hope you get your rain and that it cools things down for you over there. You are doing so well with being gluten/casein free, hope it continues to go well :) So exited about Suzanne Woods Fisher's new book, you know how much I love her books too. I started reading the next Misty Harbor book last night, I feel like I am back amongst friends. This weekend for us marks the start of an adventure, wish you were coming too. Lindsay x

~The Robins Nest~ said...

Wow look at you two all gluten/casein free! Good for you! You know I've been gluten free for 5 years.... But what you didn't know is that I had to give up refined sugars, fake sugars and ANYTHING with corn in it. I did this 5 months ago and have never felt better (lost 5 pounds in the process too) - Got a bunch of blood work done and it came out remarkable! I hope you two feel great after taking things out of your diet-I truly believe that foods can affect us in crazy ways! Took me years to figure out what food was making me sick!

mysteryhistorymom said...

Lindsay- I love homemade chicken soup, too, but was always afraid to make it myself. It's SO easy and yummy! You know I'll be sending the book to you next , dear sister!:) So wonderful that we can enjoy Suzanne Woods Fisher together. I SO wish I was going on your holiday with you! Have the best time and enjoy going back to Misty Harbor. Love you! Lori

mysteryhistorymom said...

Robin- We've also stopped eating artificial colors & flavors, VERY limited soda (only all natural) as well as al the organic fruits and veggies we can eat!:) I can't tell you how much I love eating organic veggies from our garden.:) You are so right- food can make you sick. My Nana is turning 100 next year and always ate this way. Tells you something right there.;) Thanks so much for helping me on this journey- as well as so many others, Sis. Love you tons and tons! Lori

Tristan said...

i had a yard sale all weekend..ha..i am wore out! i made $85 today..and stopped on the way home to pick up T-A's meds, and it was $84.42 :(...irony!


your weekend sounded amazing, that ice cream looks amazing..and it wouldn't make me sick! Those books look good! And, I bet the glass cleaner will clean even better with newspaper instead of paper towel! I would have never even thought you were 44..no way! I want to be just like you when I'm 44 :)

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

Sounds like you had a perfect weekend planned. The shake sounds delicious. I grew up making our own glass cleaner. I love it and doesn't have that weird smell. For years we put a drop of lavender essential oil on David's pillow to help him sleep. Called it "sweet dreams". He loved it.