Thursday, September 30, 2010

Ten new uses for...

A Lemon...

1. Sanitize a chopping block. Run a slice of lemon over the surface to disinfect.
 2. Eliminate the browning that occurs when food sits out too long. Sprinkle apple or pear slices with lemon juice before serving, or squeeze a bit into guacamole and give it a stir.
 3. Remove tough food stains from plastic and light-colored wooden cutting boards. Slice a lemon in half, squeeze the juice onto the soiled surface, rub, and let sit for 20 minutes. Rinse with water.
 4. Fade tea stains on cloth. Dilute lemon juice with an equal amount of water. Use an eyedropper or a Q-tip to make sure the juice targets the stain. Thoroughly flush with cool water.
 5. Decorate on the cheap. Fill a glass bowl with lemons for a sunny centerpiece. Or display a row of them along a windowsill.
 6. Relieve a sore throat. Cut a lemon in half. Skewer one half over a medium flame on a gas stove or an electric burner set on high and roast until the peel turns golden brown. Let cool slightly, then mix the juice with 1 teaspoon of honey. Swallow the mixture.
 7. Whiten fingernails. Rub a wedge on the surface of your nails.
 8. Shine the interior of copper cookware. Sprinkle a lemon wedge with salt, then scrub.
 9. Brighten laundry whites. Add 1/2 cup lemon juice to the wash cycle of a normal-size load.
 10. Remove soft cheese or other sticky foods from a grater. Rub both sides of the grater with the pulp side of a cut lemon.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sunday, September 26, 2010

It is that time again...time to make a difference in the world.    
Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, which blesses children, around the globe, with Christmas gifts and information about the love of Jesus. 
What a great lesson for our children and a wonderful reminder for us on how small this world is and how HUGE God’s love is.
  Collection for OCC is November 12-15.
Some box item ideas...crayons, soap, brush, toothbrush, coloring books, small toys, socks, gloves, pens, hair accessories...the sky is the limit!
  Questions: See Sarah or check out their website

Jill Savage

Tuesday; October 12, 2010 at 7:00 pm at Park Hills Church
Jill Savage is an author and speaker who is passionate about motherhood.  She is the founder of “Hearts at Home” and mom to five!  She has been featured in Focus on the Family, Today’s Christian Woman magazine and Family Life Today.
This is a FREE event, but a love offering is being taken, but not required. And is open to ANY mom.  
Hosted by C.H.O.S.E.N Homeschool group

Friday, September 24, 2010


Bring what you want for food.  We don't care if it is not homemade,  as long as someone else made it!   :)

Happy Birthday, Rachel S.

Hope you have a fantastic day and get pampered like a queen!!

Food duties

October 14th..
  Phenomenology brings food and Homology brings fruit

October 28th..
  Audiology brings food and Zoology brings fruit

October 28th

We will get a some AWESOME money saving, coupon using, budget sparing tips from Angie Nordbrock!  And a quick course in Meal Planning 101!  Bring your notebook and get ready to jot down some great tips!!  (This is a meeting your husband will never regret).   

On October 14th....

...we will get tips on how to tame our "bubbling" emotions before WE ERUPT!!  
     Carol Elliott will share her story and offer us ways to calm down and enjoy mommyhood.  Oh...and make us realize that we are not bad moms for being short fused, we are "NORMAL" moms!
Mount Mamasgonnablowa

YUMMY goodness

This is the yummy recipe that our wonderful mentor mom, Carol, brought yesterday.  It has been requested by many!!  ENJOY!

Up and running, not running so fast though!

    Hello moms!  This will be one of the places for you to come for info about your Freeport MOPS!  What a PHenoMEnal turn out yesterday!!  WOW...God is great AMAzinG ( he IS great too, but that word wouldn't be a big enough description) and so are you ladies!   
    Please be patient while I learn the ins and outs of the "blogging world."  I will have schedules, recipes and meeting info up here soon!  Please email: with questions.  And check out our Facebook group!    

See you soon!