Monday, November 15, 2010

Holiday Cheer: Day 5

"I will ever praise your name and be constant in my prayers to you. 
Thereupon the Lord heard my voice, He listened to my appeal."  ~ Sirach 51:11 

Good morning & welcome to a new week of holiday cheer! Pull up a cup of coffee or tea (I am drinking Chai tea), and let's chat!

Getting Things Done - Are you loving the simple one-task days? I am! Today we inventory our tableware (plates, utensils, etc.) and servingware (platters, gravy boat, etc.) and list what we still need. This is, of course, if you are hosting this year. That's it!

Homefront - Today we are deep cleaning the kids' bathroom. We already did the master bath (hey, what if the kids' bathroom is occupied?). So we will wipe everything down, sweep & mop, and clean the toilet. I also have a towel rod to hang and a new over-the-toilet cabinet to fill/organize. With four people working on the bathroom, however, we can surely do it quickly!

Family - I love doing crafts with the kids, and they love it as well. I also enjoy decorating the house. When I can do both in one, yay! How cute is this scarecrow centerpiece? It is made from a cereal box! Check out the step-by-step at The Party Animal Blog.

Faith - This will really take off after Thanksgiving, of course, for the Christmas season. Yesterday, today, and tomorrow, we are really talking a lot about bringing the good news of Jesus to others and how what we do for others in need is really what we are doing for Jesus. Operation Christmas Child and the video I shared yesterday was a great springboard, of course.

Food - Tonight I am making loaded potato soup for dinner (from my favorite food blog: Framed). It is quick & easy. Serve it with steamed broccoli and a nice side salad. You can also serve bread or serve the soup in bread bowls. I found a super easy & fun way (have the kids do it!) to make bread bowls. Simply take a tube of croissant roll dough, turn a muffin pan upside down (extra-large-muffin tin works best), spray it with non-stick, wrap each croissant dough piece around the bottom of a muffin well, and bake according to package directions!

Have a Blessed Day!


  1. What a great idea for soup bowls! I'll have to try that, maybe I can entice my picky eater to have a little soup if he gets to eat the bowl too :)

    Stopping by from Catholic Mothers Online to say hi!

  2. Thanks so much for stopping by! My kids definitely love that they can eat the bowls; good luck & may you have a blessed holiday season!

    Tanya Taylor

  3. Hi, I just found your blog through Catholic Mothers. I'm also a homeschooling mother, and found your banners on the right so lol funny! "I'm not talking to myself, I'm having a p-t conference" and "I've seen the village..."

    What a good idea with the croissant soup bowls, I gotta try that!

    I'm looking forward to following your blog. God Bless!

  4. Hi Jaracz family! Thanks so much for stopping by! I love the banners as well, they are such a fun addition. =) The village one I keep quoting to my parents when they bring up the "your homeschooled kids are missing out" talk yet again, and I try to explain my priorities for my children to them.

    God Bless!