Archive for July, 2008

Learning to be a Wife, Mom, and Sewing…

Posted in Uncategorized on July 31, 2008 by nevaeh2003


So, here I go. I am 36 and now going to learn to sew…on a sewing machine. Now we have proof…you CAN teach the old gal a new trick …LOL. I have wanted to learn to sew all my life. I have been able to accomplish many things in my life in which I have been told, it might be hard to learn….I was even told I may not be able to have children. HAHA! I have made all my doubters reconsider that thought!! With God anything is possible! Now God, I pray a little help with this simple machine where I need to use a 25 page manual and one husband and three gals to show me how to thread the needle.

I have a a new study I will be venturing in where some lady friends of mine and I will be learning all this together…we have one gal that can do it already and she is going to show us how. I feel so blessed with my friendships. We are going to study the book, Created To Be His Help Meet. I am very excited!


And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. -Genesis 2:18

Posted in Uncategorized on July 31, 2008 by nevaeh2003

Dishwasher Detergent

Posted in Uncategorized on July 31, 2008 by nevaeh2003

I would love to take credit for this but I cannot. I am going to start using this recipe for my dishwasher. I am tired of buying all the commercial brands!!

I found this at a really good blog click above and you can enjoy it also!

I make my own dishwasher detergent, so today I’d like to share how simple it is. 🙂


– 1 cup borax

– 1 cup baking soda


1. In a small container, mix together the borax and baking soda.

That’s it! 😀

I keep a table spoon inside the container with my mixture, and when I run my dishwasher (which is twice a day) I put in 3 tablespoons of the homemade detergent.

Once every week or two I fill the rinse aid receptacle with vinegar.

Soft Pretzels – I am trying this one!!

Posted in Uncategorized on July 31, 2008 by nevaeh2003

Homemade Soft Pretzels
1 1/2 cups warm (110 to 115 degrees F) water
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 package active dry yeast
22 ounces all-purpose flour, approximately 4 1/2 cups
2 ounces unsalted butter, melted
Vegetable oil, for pan
10 cups water
2/3 cup baking soda
1 large egg yolk beaten with 1 tablespoon water
Pretzel salt

Combine the water, sugar and kosher salt in the bowl of a stand mixer and sprinkle the yeast on top. Allow to sit for 5 minutes or until the mixture begins to foam. Add the flour and butter and, using the dough hook attachment, mix on low speed until well combined. Change to medium speed and knead until the dough is smooth and pulls away from the side of the bowl, approximately 4 to 5 minutes. Remove the dough from the bowl, clean the bowl and then oil it well with vegetable oil. Return the dough to the bowl, cover with plastic wrap and sit in a warm place for approximately 50 to 55 minutes or until the dough has doubled in size.Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line 2 half-sheet pans with parchment paper and lightly brush with the vegetable oil. Set aside.

Bring the 10 cups of water and the baking soda to a rolling boil in an 8-quart saucepan or roasting pan.

In the meantime, turn the dough out onto a slightly oiled work surface and divide into 8 equal pieces. Roll out each piece of dough into a 24-inch rope. Make a U-shape with the rope, holding the ends of the rope, cross them over each other and press onto the bottom of the U in order to form the shape of a pretzel. Place onto the parchment-lined half sheet pan.

Place the pretzels into the boiling water, 1 by 1, for 30 seconds. Remove them from the water using a large flat spatula. Return to the half sheet pan, brush the top of each pretzel with the beaten egg yolk and water mixture and sprinkle with the pretzel salt. Bake until dark golden brown in color, approximately 12 to 14 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack for at least 5 minutes before serving.

Sometimes it is a compromise…

Posted in Uncategorized on July 29, 2008 by nevaeh2003
"This is what you ment when you said sit, right?"

"This is what you meant when you said sit, right?"