Final Analysis Friday: Week of February 17, 2013


Lots of baking going on around here this week! I made some peasant bread that was super easy and so, so delicious. Right now I’ve got a new recipe in the oven that I’ll be sharing on my blog in a couple of week called a German Brownie Torte. It’s basically taking a German Chocolate Cake and combining it with a brownie and putting it into a torte. A trifecta of awesomeness!


Weapons of Mass Instruction by John Taylor Gatto which is about what’s wrong with the educational system in America and how we can fix it. Even though I homeschool, public school education is still near and dear to my heart since so many of my family members are teachers and most children are enrolled in public school.


To my kids in the other room watching Kipper on Netflix with their dad. The girls are singing the theme song, and Preacher Man is laughing at them. Sweet, sweet sounds and giggles floating to my ears.


About a mean girl that Chipette has encountered at dance. Trying to keep my Momma Bear side in check has been difficult, but I’ve been so proud of how Chipette has handled the entire situation. I might just be doing something right in raising that girl after all!


Out our next week of homeschool. I’ve been gathering books for our study of France, making copies of workbooks, and filing worksheet pages for the girls’ weekly work binders.

I’m planning out a new series of blog posts on cooking while you have kids. I’ve received a couple of inquires about how I cook all my family dinners while having kids underfoot, so I’m planning on tackling that issue soon via the blog.


Feel free to follow me on Pinterest using the button in the sidebar. I wanted to share some of my favorite finds this past week:

Homeschool: I found a really great chart for kids to color in when they have read each chapter of the Old Testament. Unfortunately I could not find where the blogger had made a New Testament chart so I’ve added making one to my, what is becoming very long, Things to Make on the Computer list.

Home: I am a shoe addict. When Preacher Man and I moved to Denver to attend a preacher training school, I decided to count my shoes. I had 60 pairs!!! I have now whittled that number down to a mere 30, but still, that’s a LOT of shoes. When I saw this pin I knew it was for women like me….member of Shoe Addicts Anonymous.

Cooking: I love anything with cream cheese and when I saw this healthy breakfast sandwich that used cream cheese and fruit, I had to pin it. We’re having these very soon around here!


Preacher Man has become inspired this week to help around the house a bit more. I’ve awakened every morning this week to a sparkling clean kitchen, cleaned off table, and the laundry already finished. He even had time to kick around the soccer ball with Monkey.

 And did I mention he’s been sick this week too! Thanks, PM, I love you bunches.


My Papaw yesterday. It would have been his 91st birthday if cancer hadn’t taken him. I wrote about what an awesome person he was in a past blog post.  Love you, Papaw, and miss eating peanut butter bars with you after I got off the school bus at your house.

Anticipating another week of living, loving, and learning in the tree house,



  1. I pinned several of your recipes this week. Thanks for the new Pin It button at the bottom of your posts. I have a color it in bible reading chart that I downloaded from somewhere on the net. Let me see...
    I got it here:

    1. Thanks so much for the link! Yep, I finally figured out the Pin It button feature. I'm slowly, very slowly, become technology and blog literate. :)