Thursday, October 11, 2018

Amazing God

We are building a new church due to church growth. When our church families arrived at church Wednesday night this beautiful rainbow was over the new church...what a great reminder that God always keeps His promise! We serve a amazing God, He is so Faithful. Praise His Holy Name.

Simply Farmhouse

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The Heart Of The Home

(This isn't my recipe)
Pumpkin Doughnuts Muffins click HERE for the recipe

Home a collection of beautiful moments.............

Behind the scenes , my oldest is holding a white sheet of
 paper to reflect light on the side of the dish that isn't getting the nature light.

One word ~ Delicious 

The winds has shifted out of the North all afternoon, reminding us that winter is not far away.  Even when the cooler air is here for a short visit.  Baking in the kitchen always makes a grey, cooler day feel warm, and cozy.

Fall don't rush away!

Nothing says Autumn, better then having something baking in the oven, candles burning, and hot apple cider in the crock pot.    Happiness is still homemade, don't you agree!?

Embrace every moment at home.

From my kitchen to yours,
Simply Farmhouse

The home happiness depends on the wife. Her spirit gives the home its atmosphere. Her hands fashion its beauty. Her heart makes its full of love.  J.R Miller

Friday, September 14, 2018

Simplicity of Fall

 I have purged all my old fall decor, and my goal is to keep my fall decor simple, light, and inexpensive. The pumpkin on the end table and the plaid blanket scarf came from Target dollar section.  As well as the little ceramic pumpkin shown below.  Less stuff, less storage.

Today, I purged my kitchen. I kept only a set of eight white dinnerware, eight mugs, and eight drinking glasses.  I also kept only one white casserole dish, and six white serving bowls and plates.  The rest has been purged.  I even have one empty wall cabinet with nothing in it. 

With less dishes I feel that I will not need to use the dishwasher.  Which will be great because it will bring back that mother and daughter time of washing dishes together.

Then there's the love for throw pillows, oh my goodness, they are the easiest and fastest way to change up the living room or bedroom and even the front porch.  The only problem is where do you store them all?

I have purged a lot of my throw pillows.  I am only keeping three pillows for living room, two pillows for each bedroom, three for the front porch.  I have slowly picked up pillow covers from Ikea to change out my pillows. The pillows do not have to be stored, they stay in their places. Instead of rows of pillows in my closet taken up a lot of space, I now have one simple little bin of pillow covers.   More to come as I keep working on living with less.

Wishing you the loveliest soon to be fall days🍁

Simply Farmhouse

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

At Home

My home is the most important institution in the world to me. If we really think about it home sustains us it fulfills our deepest needs for love and understanding, it gives us emotional stability, and it teaches us to live with others.  A wonderful place to retreat to after a day away and it is comforting to know that love awaits us.

Here is where life's hurts are healed, here we find new strength for the next day.  Isn't home a wonderful place to be!  We must see that the true values in life and in the home are not material but spiritual. 

It doesn't matter how much money a family has or how many comforts, the only thing matters that there is love and Christ in the home.  At the end of the day, all that matters is the affection and understanding that each of us share as a family.

A home where moral values are taught such as "The Ten Commandments, The Beatitudes, The Golden Rule, and The Fruit of the Spirits. In our home hubby/dad is the head of the home, there must be this loving and godly authority in the home.

In my home my goal is to have a attractive as possible home not with wealth but clean and clutter free.  A place where dad can't wait to get home to and our children never hesitate to invite a friend over.

When I was growing up there were two brothers who lived across the road from us in a very fine home. We lived in a little farmhouse nothing fancy.  They loved coming over to our little farmhouse, because of the love and home feeling they felt when they visited.  Sometimes my mom would cook breakfast for supper these brothers loved mom's homemade biscuits and gravy served with fresh garden tomatoes. Our little farmhouse left a lasting impression on them.  See it's not the finest comforts we have to offer it is the love and the warmth our home gives to others.

After all home is where our children learn the real meaning of love.

Be vigilant and guard your home, it is the little foxes that spoil the vine. Little things that take away from our lives of devotion and worship with God in the home and at church. 

Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it.  Ps 127

Love to hear from you.
Simply Farmhouse

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Simply Farmhouse Homemade Vegetable Soup (5*'s)

This recipe is my own recipe, I just toss together what I think would be great together.

My family gives this soup five stars *****.  With fall right around the corner it is time
to bring out the soups recipes to give our homes that warm cozy feeling.🌻

 Serving it with your favorite bread or with homemade cornbread covered in heaps of butter.  yum!

 Enjoy!  (copy and print)

Simply Farmhouse Homemade Vegetable Soup  (I use all organic ingredients)

1- 1 1/2 pds of ground beef
1 onion chopped
1 green bell pepper chopped
3-4 med carrots shredded      (I use a hand grater)
1 garlic clove peeled and diced
1 tsp of salt ( or to your taste)
1/2 tsp of pepper
1/2 tsp chili powered
1/2 tsp turmeric   (op, I add this for our health it fights cancer)
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp of mustard

1/2 cup of HONEY
1 can of diced tomatoes
1/2 cup of ketchup
1 box of BONE broth   ( I only use bone broth it is excellent for your health)
2 small (frozen) bag of organic peas
2 small (frozen) bag of organic corn   ( frozen is better for you than can)

1. Brown the ground beef , onions, garlic, bell pepper in 2 TBSP of coconut oil.
Brown over med-heat.

2. Add salt, pepper, chili powder, turmeric, cumin, mustard, honey. Stir until thoroughly mixed.

3. Add tomatoes, ketchup, bone broth, corn and peas.

4. Bring to a boil- reduce heat on med-low stirring occasionally simmer for 30 mins or longer.
Serve with your favorite bread.  Serves 4-6.  It is even better the next day!

 This recipe can be easily double.  It can be cooked then simmered in a crock pot all day. I love simmering mine in the dutch case iron soup pot.

The longer you simmer this soup the better it gets.

Blessings, from our Farmhouse to your home.